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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020: Qualification, Age Limit, Attempt
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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021: Qualification, Age Limit

The conducting authority of JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria will be released soon. This article will help you know all the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria required for the candidates to meet before applying for the exam. The candidates must clear the JEE Main exam in order to appear for the JEE Advanced. This article will give you complete information regarding the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2021

Aspirants who have cleared JEE Main Examination and are eligible or have checked their eligibility criteria can fill JEE Advanced Application Form. Here we have listed major criteria for applying for JEE Advanced Examination:


  • Candidates who are an Indian citizen and OCI & PIO candidates can apply.

Number of Attempts

  • Candidates can take it maximum two times with consecutive years.

Age Criteria

  • Candidates who born on or after 1st October 1997(for general candidates) and 1st October 1982(for SC/ST & PwD candidates).

JEE Main Performance

  • Candidates who secured the position in the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in JEE Main 2020 Paper-1, Can apply for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • The category wise percentage is: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% more horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

The authority will follow the following order for selecting top 2,24,000 candidates in various categories:

Order Category Number of “Top” Candidates Total
1 OPEN 1,07,464 1,13,120
2 OPEN-PwD 5,656
3 OBC-NCL 57,456 60,480
4 OBC-NCL-PwD 3,024
5 SC 31,920 33,600
6 SC-PwD 1,680
7 ST 15,960 16,800
8 ST-PwD 840

Performance in Class XII (or Equivalent)

  • Candidates must appear in class XII or equivalent examination for the first time in the year 2019 or 2020.
  • Those who appeared in the 12th examination at 2018-19 academics years and their result declared after June 2019 can apply.
  • Like previous years 75% of criteria ha been curbed off from this year only the JEE Mains marks will be considered.
  • If candidates will get grading marks (Grading Format) in their qualifying examination, then those candidates need to obtain a certificate from the respective board which will specify the equivalent marks. Candidates need to carry or submit this certification at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. If such a board or university not providing these certificates, then the final decision will be taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2021 will be final.
  • If in case of candidates final year diploma subjects not containing Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Language for evaluating the final year marks(e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the mark for the same subject are obtains from the previous year/s which will be used for calculating the percentage of aggregate marks.
  • Those who have passed their qualifying examination in 2019 but appearing for improvement in 2020 then the performance will obtain of such candidates from the best performance out of both these will be considered.
  • In case of a 3-year diploma or equivalent courses, marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards that follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • Candidates who are appearing for improvement in any subjects of the 12th class which he/she already passed in 2018 session then their marks percentage will be evaluated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.

Earlier Admission at IITs

  • Candidates who already enrolled in somewhere in an IIT/ISM in his previous session, are not eligible to appear the JEE Advanced. Candidates who already accepted any seat in IIT/ISM by reporting at the reporting centre. Any candidates who got disqualification from the IIT and ISM, cannot apply for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Those who attempted earlier in 2020, JEE Advanced Can apply for JEE Advanced 2021 as well.
  • Candidates who have not accepted the seats or pay the acceptance fee can also apply for JEE Advanced.

Qualification Exam which will be considered as Equivalent to XII 

Here, aspirants can get complete information about qualification exams which will be considered as equivalent to XII:

  • Senior Secondary or 12th Standard examination which is conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Two-year Pre-University examination or Intermediate Examination which is conducted by a Board or University recognized by the AIUs.
  • Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy’s 12th Standard Examination.
  • NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) 12th certification or exam with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Institute which is associated with the AIU system, i.e. Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the qualifying examination.
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education’s 3 Year Diploma Course is also equivalent to the qualifying examination.
  • In London, Cambridge and Sri Lanka’s Advanced Level (A) General Certificate Education (GCE) examination is also equivalent to the qualifying examination.
  • Cambridge University’s Higher Secondary Degree or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • If in case candidates who passed their qualifying examination outside India then, in this case, they need to show their passing certification from the AIU subjects which are equivalent to the 12th standard.
  • If a candidate who passed earlier his board or pre-university level examination from the recognized board or university or 12th standard is not a public examination, then it will work.

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