Know the Aspects of JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

IIT Roorkee has planned to organize the JEE Advanced 2019 in the month of May 2019 under the direction of JAB. According to the official statement at, the entire exam is computer-controlled. Registration is likely to commence in May following the declaration of the JEE Main Results. IIT JEE Advanced is held for admission to several bachelor programs such as engineering, architecture, and science. Only the applicants who clear the JEE main exam are entitled to apply for the JEE Advanced exam. The test is performed by the zonal IITs on a rotation basis. The following article lists various criteria for JEE Advanced 2019, such as Age norms, essential percentage, qualification, and nationality.

Basic Eligibility Norms to apply for JEE Advanced:

  • The candidate can be an Indian citizen/ Foreign national/ PIO to apply for JEE advanced.
  • The applicants applying for JEE Advanced 2019 should have taken up the Class 12 qualifying exam in 2018 or 2019 for the first time.
  • In the event if the examination board announces the result of 10+2 for the academic period 2016-17 post June 2017, then the aspirant passing from that board will also be entitled to apply.

Age limit:

  • The applicant’s age must be inside the age criteria set by the officials.
  • To qualify for JEE Advanced 2019, the candidate must be born on or after October 1, 1994
  • Applicants who fit into the SC / ST / PwD categories receive 5 years of relaxation at the age limit.

Performance in JEE Main:

  • Applicants may take this exam only twice in a row.
  • Candidates must have taken up the JEE Main 2019 before appearing in JEE Advanced 2019.
  • Candidates must have secured their place among the top 2, 24, 000 (comprising of all categories) in paper 1 of the JEE Main 2019.
  • The percentiles of various categories are: OBC NCL (27%), SC (15%), ST (7.5%) and General Category (50.5%). Inside each of these categories, 5% flat reservation is allotted for PwD applicants.

Performance in Class XII

  • Candidates applying for JEE Advanced 2019 will need at least 75% of marks for General and OBC and 65% for SC, ST, and PwD in 12th or corresponding exams OR
  • The aspirant must hold a place in the top 20 percentiles of their category wise list in grade 12 or equivalent or
  • If a candidate completes class 12 or an equivalent course in 2018 but writes one of the compulsory subjects in 2019 for improvement or for some other motive, the total percentage will be computed taking into account the best marks achieved in the required subjects.
  • Candidates can be from any school or board or university exam in India or abroad acknowledged by the AIU as a 10 + 2 system.
  • Candidates holding a 3-year diploma course accepted by the AICTE or a state technical college for technical education can apply.
  • An A-level GCE applicant from London, Cambridge, and Sri Lanka may also apply for the exam.

Number of Attempts:

The candidates can only take up two times in a row for examination. Applicants who had taken up JEE Advanced in 2018 can also apply in 2019. On the other hand, applicants whose exam results are in Class XII (or equivalent) for the academic year 2016-17 after June 2017 is still pending may appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019. The student must have completed the 12th grade in one attempt with all subjects either in 2018 or 2019.

Previous admissions to IITs:

  • Candidates who have been previously admitted to IIT / ISM in the past or who have acknowledged a seat at IIT / ISM by being present at the reporting center cannot appear for JEE Advanced.
  • Candidates whose IIT / ISM approvals have been terminated may not be eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Applicants who have been admitted to a preparatory program in an IIT for the first time in 2017 can apply for JEE Advanced.
  • Eligible applicants who have paid the seat approval fee in 2017 but have not accepted the seat may apply for the exam.

This is all about the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria. Meet the same find the way to success in engineering education.

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