JEE MAIN 2020 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
NTA released JEE Main Eligibility along with the official notification. As a basic condition, candidates appearing/have passed class XII can apply for JEE Main 2020 April session. NTA has also scraped out the weightage of class 12 marks for calculating All India Rank. From 2019 onwards, the engineering examination is being conducted twice a year in online (computer-based) mode.
Latest: JEE Main Form Correction is open till May 31, 2020. Candidates can also make changes in their exam center preferences.
The key points about JEE Main Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
The basic requirement to take JEE Main 2020 exam is to pass a 10+2 examination. The detailed eligibility is as follows for JEE Main 2020 is as follows:
|Passing Year of Class 12||Eligibility|
|2017 or before||Not Eligible|
|2021 and beyond||Not Eligible|
Candidates have to secure a minimum percentage in order to be eligible for the JEE Main 2020 exam. Details regarding the same are given below:
The basic eligibility for JEE Main 2020 exam is class 12 from a center or state-recognized university. Although there are other equivalent qualifying exams considered for eligibility in the JEE Main Exams
JEE Main 2020 introduced some new eligibility criteria. Some of the new features in the JEE Main eligibility are briefed below:
The subject combination that is essential for the candidates in order to gain admission to any of the IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs through the Joint Entrance Exam 2020 is given below:
There is no specific age limit for candidates to apply and sit for the exam, however, there are a few requisites to be met in case a student wishes to take a gap year after Class 12 or wants to re-appear for the JEE Main Exam.
For candidates appearing in improvement examinations in either one/two subjects or all the subjects, these conditions apply when it comes to the eligibility criteria for JEE Main Exam:
The mandatory documents that are needed for the candidature in JEE Main 2020 Exam:
The Government of India has a section of the total number of seats in JEE Main reserved for different categories of candidates. The allocation of seats is in the form of:
|Candidate-Category||Percentage of Reservation|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5|
|Non-Creamy Layer - Other Backward Classes (NCL-OBC)||27|
|People with Disability (PwD)||3|
While filling the registration form, candidates have to fill the state from which they passed their class 12th exam or an equivalent exam. The candidates’ JEE Main Eligibility will depend upon the state from which the 12th exam is cleared. It is important to note that the State code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.
Admission to JEE Main B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning courses in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs (participating though Central Seat Allocation Board) will be based on All India Rank. Though, it also depends on the fact that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class / Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class/qualifying examination.
Central Seat Allocation Board
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B. Planning
NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs
75% marks in the 12th
In the top 20% percentile in class 12th
(For SC/ST- 65% in 12th final exam)
Council of Architecture
Institutes other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs
50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam.
Ques. I am confused regarding the state code of conduct. What is it?
Ans. Basically, the state code of conduct is for candidates who have passed the class 12 exam from a particular state. It is just the code that has been given to a particular state.
Ques. Is there any separate eligibility requirement for international applicants?
Ans. No, there is no such requirement. Eligibility criteria are the same for both Indian and International applicants. However, it is important to have scored marks/grades equivalent to the required percentage from a board recognized by AIU.
Ques. If I am appearing for an improvement exam in one subject in Class 12, can I still apply online for JEE?
Ans. Yes, you can apply online for the examination. However, you must produce the mark sheet stating that you have secured 75% and above percentile (65% for SC/ ST) in QE at the time of admissions.
Ques. Is Aadhar Card mandatory for JEE Main 2020?
Ans. No. Aadhar Card is not mandatory for JEE Main 2020. Any identification proof is sufficient for the JEE exam.
Ques. How many JEE Main attempts are allowed for a candidate?
Ans. According to the latest update, a candidate can appear for JEE Main exam three times.
Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for Paper 3 of JEE Main?
Ans. Paper 3 of JEE Main 2020 is exclusively for B. Planning program. Candidates who have passed class 12 exam with mathematics with a minimum of 75% marks are eligible for the Paper 3.
Ques. I will be appearing for the class 12 Board exam in March 2020. Am I eligible for JEE Main 2020 January Session?
Ans. Yes. Candidates appearing for the class 12 exam in 2020 are eligible for the January session of JEE Main.
Ques. What is the minimum percentage of marks required for a candidate from the reserved category?
Ans. A candidate from the reserved category must have at least 65% marks in class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam.
Ques. I was born in Noida but I passed 12th from Delhi. What will be my state of eligibility?
Ans. If a candidate appears for the Class XII examination in New Delhi and is a resident of NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be that of Delhi and NOT that of Uttar Pradesh.
*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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