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JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility

By: Archana on April 04, 2019

The candidates who wish to appear for JEE advanced write Paper 1 of JEE main which was conducted in the month of either January 2019 or April 2019. The candidates must fulfill all of the following criteria to appear for JEE Advanced:

Also Read: JEE Main 2019 schedule released by NTA and will be conducted twice a year

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2019

The candidate should be among the top 2,24,000 rankers (all categories included) in JEE Main 2019. The percentages of the total number of candidates for various categories is as follows: 50.5% for GEN (from the common rank list), 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. It is to be noted that PwD category includes Dyslexic candidates also.

Category Count of top candidates Total count
GENERAL 107464  
GENERAL PwD 5656 113120
OBC NCL 57456  
OBC NCL PwD 3024 60480
SC 31920  
SC-PwD 1680 33,600
ST 15960  
ST-PwD 840 16,800

Criterion 2 - Age limit

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994, if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1989, if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

Criterion 3 - Number of attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Therefore, JEE Advanced 2019 should be either the candidates FIRST attempt OR the SECOND consecutive attempt.

Criterion 4 - Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

The candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2018 or 2019. Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2016 and wish to re-appear for the same in 2019 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2019. Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible. 

Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

The candidate should NOT have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted admission by paying the admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was canceled are NOT eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2018 can appear for the exam again. 

Candidates who have paid a seat acceptance fee but have not accepted the seat are eligible to appear for the exam. 

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