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JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria : Age, Attempts, Qualification Marks

Updated On - October 15th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 has been released officially by IIT Roorkee, the organising institute of JEE Advanced 2019. The exam is conducted by one of the seven zonal coordinating IITs under JAB for admission to Bachelor, Integrated Master and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs. JEE Advanced 2019 is scheduled for May 19 in multiple sessions.

Top 2,24,000 JEE Main qualifiers are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019. Various eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2019 such as Age Limit, Percentage Required, Qualification and Nationality are mentioned in the following article. 

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JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility (for Indian Nationals and OCI/PIO)

There are five criteria that a candidate must fulfil to appear in JEE Advanced 2019. JEE Advanced eligibility for engineering aspirants is as follows:

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2019

Candidates should be in top 2,24,000 (including reserved categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2019. However, the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores.

The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% seats for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. 

Note: Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Category-wise distribution of top 2, 24,000 candidates 

CategoryNumber of “Top” Candidates
OPEN1,07,464Total: 1,13,120
OPEN-PWD5,656
OBC-NCL57,456Total: 60,480
OBC-NCL-PWD3,024
SC31,920Total: 33,600
SC-PWD1,680
ST15,960Total: 16,800
ST-PWD840

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2 – Age limit

  • Candidates should have been born on or after October 01, 1993.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category will get a relaxation of 5 years.
  • They should have been born on or after October 01, 1988. 

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 3 – Number of Attempts

  • A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 4 – Year of Passing Class XII

Students appearing for class 12 in 2019 or 2019 are eligible to appear in the examination. 

However, if the examination Board of Class 12 declares the results for the academic year  2016-17 after June  2017, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2017 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. 

In case, the Examination Board of Class 12 declared the results for the academic year 2016-17 before June 2017 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 5 – Earlier Admission at IITs

  • A candidate who has earlier been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program) OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past, are not eligible to apply.
  • Those candidates whose admission at IIT was cancelled after joining IIT are not eligible.
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but
    • did not report to any reporting centre OR,
    • withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR,
    • had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.

Equivalent Examination to Class 12

  1. Class XII exam from Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  2. Final exam or 2 year course in Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  3. Senior School exam conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling with minimum 5 subjects
  4. Any school, board or university in India or abroad which is recognized by AIU. H.S.C. vocational examination
  5. A Diploma recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration
  6. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  7. High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva

    Candidates falling under the following category will be considered as Foreign Nationals for JEE Advanced:

    • Non-citizens of India (by birth or naturalized)
    • Non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and Non-PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) category
    • Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under OCI/PIO category at the time of JEE Advanced Registration.

    Seats for Foreign Nationals

    • Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

    Reservation for Foreign Nationals

    • Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.

    Eligibility

    These candidates are not required to write JEE Main and may register for JEE Advanced 2019 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.

    • Age limit: Students should have been born on or after October 01, 1993. 
    • Number of attempts: A maximum of two times in consecutive years.
    • Appearance in Class 12: A student should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2019. 

    Performance in Class 12 or Equivalent Examination

    1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.

    2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.

    3. The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
    • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).

    Cut Off Marks for Top 20 Percentile

    • The cut off marks for top 20 percentile are calculated based on Class 12 marks.
    • The top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2019 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2019.
    • Similarly, top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2017.
    • In case board does not provide information about the cut off for top 20 percentile, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the board. 

    JEE (Advanced) Eligibility FAQs

    Ques. How much marks should I score in JEE Main to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced?

    Ans. Eligibility for JEE Advanced depends upon the JEE Main cut off. Students who clear the cut off and be in the top 2.24 lakh AIR holders of JEE Main will be considered eligible for JEE Advanced.

    Ques. What are all the subjects that are considered for JEE Advanced eligibility?

    Ans. The minimum qulifying marks to be eligible for JEE Advanced eligibility is 75% in class 12. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English/Hindi and any other subject apart from these 4.

    Ques. I appeared in Class XII for the first time in 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2019?

    Ans. Yes. You are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced, provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

    Ques. I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016 and my Class XII examination board declared the results by June 2016. I neither appeared in JEE Advanced 2016nor in JEE Advanced 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2019?

    Ans. No. You’re not eligible for the exam.


    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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