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JEE Main 2022

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on December 29, 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2022 Exam will be conducted in the month of February, March, April, and May. This year the eligibility criteria would be released along with the commencement of JEE Main 2022 Registration through official brochures of NTA. Before applying for the exam, candidates would be advised to check if they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the agency. If the candidates are not found eligible as per the requirements, NTA has the authority of cancel the candidature at any stage of the admission procedure. The eligibility criteria generally consist of vital aspects such as minimum educational qualification, age limit, nationality etc.

  • The basic requirement to be eligible to take JEE Main Exam is to pass senior secondary school i.e. 12th class or equivalent.

JEE Main exam will be conducted in four sessions i.e. in the month of February, March, April, and May. The JEE Main Application is yet to start for JEE Main 2022 February. The exam will be conducted online as it is a computer-based test.

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Highlights

Candidates appearing for JEE Main Exam are given three options/papers they can appear in. These exams are Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.

  • Paper 1 for B. E./B. Tech – Candidates must have passed 12th class with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects along with one of the subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
  • Paper 2 for B. Arch – Candidates must have passed 12th class with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Paper 3 for B. Planning – Candidates must have studied Mathematics as compulsory subject in class 12th.

Note* Candidates are given a total of three attempts (consecutive) in order to qualify JEE Main Examination.

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility

The National Testing Agency defines JEE Main Eligibility based on the four parameters and students appearing for the exam must qualify each parameter in order to be eligible for JEE Main. These four aspects are as following:

  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Number of Attempts
  • Year of Appearing in Qualifying Examination

Age Limit

Year of Appearing in Qualifying Examination

Educational Qualification

Number of Attempts

There is no age bar set to sit through the examination.

Candidates who have completed senior secondary school in 2020, 2021 and those who are appearing in 2022 are eligible to take the exam.

  • Candidates must have studied at least 5 subjects in senior secondary school.

Candidates have the opportunity to appear for the exam thrice that to in consecutive years.

Candidates must make sure that they satisfy themselves about the age limit required by institutes (they wish to apply in) to take JEE Main examination.

Candidates who completed their senior secondary school in the 2018/before that or would be appearing in 2022 are not eligible to take the exam.

  • For B. Tech – Candidates must have studied Physics and Mathematics as main subjects along with one of the subjects such as Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical/Vocational.
  • For B. Arch – Candidates must have passed 12th class with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as main subjects.
  • For B. Planning – It is important to have passed 12th class with Mathematics as main subject.

 

Candidates who have completed senior secondary school in 2020, 2021 and those who are appearing in 2022 are eligible to take the exam.

 

 

 

JEE Main 2022 – Detailed Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility to appear in JEE Main examination would be having passed senior secondary school/12th class or qualifying examination. The detailed eligibility criteria given below would help you understand the requirements clearly.

JEE Main 2021

Age Limit

  • There is no such age limit bar set for students to appear in JEE Main 2022 Examination.
  • Nevertheless, there are some age limit criteria set by some institutes. Candidates must check this before applying for the examination.
  • Besides, candidates must consider their year of passing 12th class.

Year of Passing Qualifying Examination

  • This is one of the criteria defined to check if the students are eligible to apply for JEE Main exam or not.
  • It is important for students to have passed qualifying examination in the year 2020 or 2021. Students who are appearing in 2022 are also eligible to apply for JEE Main 2022 Exam.

Find below the table which defines year of passing qualifying examination:

Year

Eligible or Not

2019 or before

No

2020

Yes

2021

Yes

2022 (appearing)

Yes

2023 and beyond

No

Number of Attempts

Candidates are also considered if they are eligible or not based on the number of attempts, they have been given to qualify the examination. It must be noted that students can apply for JEE Main for three years that too consecutively.

  • JEE Main 2022 Exam will be conducted four times a year i.e. in the month of February, March, April, and May.
  • Students can appear for all the four sessions.
  • Students' appearance in all the four sessions would be considered one single attempt.

Number of Subjects in Qualifying Examination

  • Students appearing for JEE Main are also required to fulfill this parameter of eligibility to be eligible for taking the exam.
  • Candidates must pass the qualifying examination with at least 5 subjects in total.
  • Candidates with less than 5 subjects will not be eligible for taking JEE Main 2022 Exam.

Marks Required in Qualifying Examination

  • Students appearing for JEE Main exam must pass senior secondary school or qualifying examination securing a minimum percentage.
  • Candidates must secure at least 75% marks in aggregate in senior secondary school or qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories must secure at least 65% marks in aggregate in qualifying examination.

JEE Main 2022 – Qualifying Exams

The basic eligibility for students to appear in JEE Main 2022 exam is to pass senior secondary school or qualifying exam from a center or state recognized university or board. Following is the list of other relevant qualifying examinations students of which are considered eligible for taking JEE Main 2022 exam:

  • 12th class examination conducted by central/state board namely Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, etc.
  • Two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of National Defense Academy.
  • Exam conducted by the National Institute of Open School.
  • Any examination in India or Outside India recognized as equivalent examination by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
  • Any diploma recognized by All India Council for Technical Education or State Board of Technical Education. (with at least 3 years of duration)
  • General Certificate of Education Examination at the Advanced level for admission to IITs.

New Features of JEE Main 2022 Eligibility

The National Testing Agency has introduced some changes in the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2022. It must beknown by students who are willing to appear for the examination. Following are the recent changes introduced in JEE Main Eligibility:

  • Candidates seeking admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs must secure at least 75% marks in 12th Class. Candidates who manage to be in top 20 percentile are also eligible for admission. (candidates belonging to SC/ST category would require at least 65% marks in aggregate)
  • 12th class marks not considered while calculating All India Rank of JEE Main.
  • Applicants from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya must provide the officials with details such as passport number, ration card, bank account number, or any govt. id number. These details are to be filled while filling the application form.
  • Candidates applying for JEE Main must possess a valid id such as Aadhar card in order to take the examination.

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility – State Code

The state code generally defines the state where the students have completed their senior secondary school from. This is another aspect based on which it is decided if the students are eligible to take JEE Main examination or not. Below is the list of State Codes for JEE Main Eligibility 2022.

State/UT

State Code

State/UT

State Code

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1

Lakshadweep

19

Andhra Pradesh

2

Madhya Pradesh

20

Arunachal Pradesh

3

Maharashtra

21

Assam

4

Manipur

22

Bihar

5

Meghalaya

23

Chandigarh

6

Mizoram

24

Chhattisgarh

7

Nagaland

25

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

8

Odisha

26

Daman & Diu

9

Puducherry

27

Delhi

10

Punjab

28

Goa

11

Rajasthan

29

Gujarat

12

Sikkim

30

Haryana

13

Tamil Nadu

31

Himachal Pradesh

14

Tripura

32

Jammu & Kashmir

15

Uttar Pradesh

33

Jharkhand

16

Uttarakhand

34

Karnataka

17

West Bengal

35

Kerala

18

Telangana

36

 

 

Foreign/OCI/PIO/Nepal/Bhutan

98

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility for Admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs

  • Admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs usually depends on Central Seat Allocation Board and the admission procedure primarily depends on All India Rank (AIR).
  • For admission to NITs, IIITs, or GFTIs, candidates must qualify senior secondary school with at least 75% marks in aggregate. Besides, candidates in top 20 percentile in 12th class are also eligible for admission. (65% for students of SC/ST/PwD category)
  • For admission to B. Arch and B. Planning, candidates must have passed 12th class or qualifying examination securing at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board.

Institutes

Admission to

Eligibility required

NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs

B. E./B. Tech/B. Arch/B. Planning

75% marks in aggregate

Or

Top 20 percentile

Other Institutes

B. Arch

50% marks in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics along with 50% marks in aggregate in qualifying examination.

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FAQs related to JEE Main

Q-1

How many sessions will JEE Main 2022 be conducted in?


JEE Main 2022 Exam will be conducted in four sessions during the months of March, April, May, and June.
Q-2

Why JEE Main 2022 is being conducted multiple times?


There are various advantages of multiple sessions of JEE Main 2022: 1) This will provide JEE Aspirants with multiple opportunities to improve their scores and do well in the next examination. 2) During their first attempt, students will get a firsthand experience of taking an exam and know their mistakes that can be further improved while writing the exam for the next time. 3) This has reduced the chances of students to drop a year and those who already are droppers would not have to waste a full year. 4) Candidates need not appear in all the sessions of JEE Main.
Q-3

Can candidates apply for more than one session?


Candidates can apply for as many sessions as they want. Students will be required to process the payment of application fee accordingly.
Q-4

Do candidates need to fill up separate application forms for each session?


No. Candidates have to fill up one application form for all the four sessions. If candidates fill the form now, there will be only one form available. If he wishes to apply for the upcoming sessions, he will have to fill the form now and the same form will be shown to him.
Q-5

If any candidate does not apply for February session, will he/she be able to apply for the other sessions?


Yes. If candidates fail to apply for February session, they can apply for the remaining sessions once the application window is made live.
Q-6

Can candidates apply for another session after declaration of JEE Main Result?


Yes. Candidates will be given this opportunity to apply for the upcoming session examination. The registration window will be re-opened immediately after JEE Main Result of current session is declared.
Q-7

Is it mandatory to pay the application fee for all the sessions students will be applying for together?


No. It is not mandatory to process the payment of application fee for all the sessions in one go. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to choose the number of sessions they will be appearing in.
Q-8

Is JEE Main Exam Tough?


The difficulty level of the examination ranges from moderate to difficult. Since qualifying this exam is a gateway for admission to the top engineering colleges in India and appearance of lakhs of candidates make it difficult to crack.
Q-9

Can JEE Main Exam be cracked without coaching?


The need for a coaching center for preparation is entirely subjective and depends on the caliber and preferences of the student. Your performance is also constantly being analyzed to help you. On the other hand, self-study has its own advantages. You can save travel time, energy and money. Self-study can be very focused during school conferences.
Q-10

How many languages JEE Main 2021 Exam will be conducted in?


JEE Main Exam 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati.
Q-11

Is 75% marks in 12th class criterion removed for JEE Main 2022?


Yes. The authorities of jee main conducting body have removed this criterion of securing at least 75% marks in aggregate in class 12th. Candidates with less than 75% marks in aggregate will also be considered eligible to take jee main exam.
Q-12

Is it important to score well in 12th class for JEE Main 2022?


No, the officials of jee main exam have relaxed 75% criterion for admissions through JEE Mains for current year.

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