JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility - Age Limit, Attempts and Qualification Marks

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    Along with the official notification, JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria has been released by IIT Delhi, the organizing institute of JEE Advanced 2020. As basic eligibility, applicants must have a rank within the top 2,50,000 in JEE Main 2020 across all categories in order to apply for JEE Advanced 2020

    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 2020 was scheduled for May 17, 2020 in computer-based mode. However, due to the JEE Main postponement, it has been postponed. JEE Advanced 2020 is now scheduled for August 23, 2020. Detailed eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 such as age limit, the percentage required, passing year, qualification and nationality are mentioned in the following article. Check JEE Advanced Reservation  


    Eligibility for Indian Nationals and OCI/PIO

    JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility (for Indian Nationals and OCI/PIO)

    There are five criteria that a candidate must fulfill to appear in JEE Advanced 2020. JEE Advanced eligibility for engineering aspirants is as follows:

    JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2020

    • Candidates should be in the top 2,50,000 (including reserved categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020.
    • However, the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores.
    • The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% seats for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. 
    • Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

    JEE Advanced 2020: Category-wise Distribution of Top 2, 50,000 Candidates 

    For the convenience of candidates, the category-wise distribution of candidates for the previous year is tabulated below:

    CategoryNumber of “Top” Candidates
    OPEN96187Total: 101250
    OPEN-PWD5063
    GEN-EWS23750Total: 25000
    GEN-EWS-PwD1250
    OBC-NCL64125Total: 67500
    OBC-NCL-PWD3375
    SC 35625Total: 37500
    SC-PWD1875
    ST17812Total: 18750
    ST-PWD938

    JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2 – Age limit

    Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e. these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1990.

    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

    Candidates should have appeared for the class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

    However, if the examination Board of Class 12 declares the results for the academic year  2017-18 after June  2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. 

    In case, the Examination Board of Class 12 declared the results for the academic year 2017-18 before June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020.

    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, is 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 2019 can appear.
    • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 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 XII

    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

    Performance in Class 12 or Equivalent Examination

    Performance in Class XII (Or Equivalent) Board Examination

    Candidates must qualify one of the following criteria for admission to IITs:

    1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65% with Physics, chemistry maths as compulsory subjects in the Class XII Board examination in 2019 or 2020.

    2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination in 2019 or 2020 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects. 

    If a Board gives letter grades without the equivalent percentage, the candidate should present a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks against the grades. 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).

    Eligibility for Foreign Nationals

    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, GEN-EWS, 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 2020 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.

    • Age limit: Students should have been born on or after October 01, 1995. 
    • 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 2019 to 2020. 

    Performance in Class 12 or Equivalent Examination

    The candidate should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:

    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.

    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 2020 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2020.
    • Similarly, top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2019 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2019.
    • In case the board does not provide information about the cut off for top 20 percentile, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the board. 

    Documents Required for registration

    • Birth certificate for age proof
    • Class XII marks sheet/certificate for 75% cut off (if available at the time of registration)
    • Identity proof
    • Citizenship certificate/Passport
    • Testimonial (if required)

    Foreign Centres for JEE Advanced 2020

    Foreign centres where JEE Advanced 2020 will be held are as follows:

    • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    • Dubai (UAE)
    • Kathmandu (Nepal)
    • Singapore

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 2.5 lakh AIR holders of JEE Main will be considered eligible for JEE Advanced.

    Ques. I have entered a wrong category during my JEE Main Registration, can I correct it during JEE Advanced Registration?

    Ans. No, Category entered during JEE Main Registration can’t be changed under JEE Advanced Registration. 

    Ques. I have wrongly entered my category as GEN-EWS during JEE Main Registration. But I don’t belong to GEN-EWS category, can I still register for JEE Advanced?

    Ans. Yes, you can register for JEE Advanced 2020 by declaring that you do not belong to GEN EWS category provided your JEE Main score is above the general category cut off.

    Ques. I have appeared for class XII exam in 2020, can I register for JEE Advanced 2020 without uploading a certificate?

    Ans. Yes, the candidates who appeared in class XII exam in 2020 do not have to upload any document regarding their class XII examination at the time of registration. 

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

    Ans. The minimum qualifying 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 2019. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2020?

    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 2018 and my Class XII examination board declared the results by June 2018. I neither appeared in JEE Advanced 2018 nor in JEE Advanced 2019. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2020?

    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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    Isabela Malik

    I got 73% in XII. Am I eligible to sit for JEE mains?

    09 Nov, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Isabela, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates must have scored at least 75% in intermediate to be eligible for the exam.

    09 Nov, 2019 11:02

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