JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024 (Released) - Check Age, Qualification & Documents

Updated By Soham Mitra on 07 May, 2024 12:26

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JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced eligibility criteria2024 has been released by IIT Madras on the official website online at must fulfill the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 to participate in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced. The candidates must check the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 before filling out the JEE Advanced Application Form 2024. The requirements for admission into IITs through JEE Advanced include a qualifying test, minimum marks, and more. Candidates will be excluded at any point throughout the admissions process if they are unable to meet the JEE Advanced eligibility requirements. JEE Advanced 2024 will be conducted on May 26, 2024JEE Advanced 2024 will be held by IIT Madras. The top 2,50,000 successful candidates in the JEE Main B.E./B.Tech. paper will be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2024.

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JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before submitting an application, it is advisable for all applicants to check the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2024 to determine their admissions eligibility. The candidates must meet the requirements for JEE Advanced eligibility, which include age, tries, qualifying exam scores, and more. Additionally, droppers should examine the JEE Advanced 2024 requirements for droppers before submitting an online application.

Criterion 1- Performance in JEE Main 2024

Candidates must rank among the top 2,50,000 participants in the B.E./B.Tech. paper of the JEE (Main) 2024 exam (across all categories). The percentages of the different applicant groups that will be shortlisted are as follows: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for everyone. There is a 5% horizontal reservation available for PwD applicants within each of these five categories. According to their performance on the B.E./B.Tech. paper of the JEE (Main) 2024, the top 2,50,000 applicants in each category will be chosen in the order shown in the following table.

Order Category Number of “Top” candidates (Based on Previous Data)


Number of Top Candidate


























Note: The total number of applicants may exceed 2,50,000 in any category with "tied" ranks or scores.

Criterion 2  - Age Limit

The candidate's date of birth must have been on or after October 1, 1998. Candidates who are SC, ST, or PwD are allowed a five-year age reduction; thus, they must have been born on or after October 1, 1993.

Criterion 3 - Number of Attempts

A candidate may attempt JEE Advanced no more than twice in each of the two succeeding years.

Criterion 4 - Appearance in Class 12 or its equivalent examination

  • A candidate must have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as required courses while taking the Class 12 (or equivalent) exam for the first time in 2023 or 2024
  • Number of the combination of topics tried or provided, candidates who had first taken the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2022 or before are NOT eligible to take the JEE Advanced in 2024

Note: When a class 12 (or comparable) test appears, it means that the board in question released the results for that year whether or not an exam was held. Even if the outcome of a specific candidate was withheld, it would still be seen as an appearance

However, candidates from that Board who took their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2021 are also eligible to take the JEE Advanced 2024, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements, if the examination board for Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2020–21 on or after October 25, 2021. The candidate will not be qualified to take the JEE Advanced in 2024 if the Class XII examination board (or equivalent) released the results for the academic year 2020–21 before October 25, 2021, but the result of a particular candidate was withheld. 

The qualifying examinations listed below will be regarded as 12th standard equivalents:

  • Final examination of class 12 boards conducted by a Central or State Board which is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University exam which is conducted by a Board or University and moreover recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination or the class 12 exam conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects cumpulsory.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or a foreign country which is recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • H.S.C. vocational exam
  • Diploma course which is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education for atleast 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • Cambridge University's High School Certificate Examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Process of Calculating Class 12 Marks:

  • The marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 if a subject's marks are not out of 100, making the total aggregate marks out of 500.
  • The candidate must acquire a certificate from the Board stating the corresponding marks and provide it at the time of accepting the allotted seat if the Board only accolades letter grades without providing a corresponding percentage of marks on the grade sheet. The Joint Implementation Committee will make the ultimate decision if the applicant fails to submit the certificate.
  • The percentage of overall scores will be determined using the scores for the same subject from the previous year or years if any of the subjects—Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language  paper are not assessed in the final year.
  • The best of the two performances will be taken into account for candidates who took the 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination for the first time in 2023 and then again in all subjects in 2024.
  • Only the marks from the 12th standard will be taken into account if a board awards aggregate marks based on both the 11th and 12th standard examinations. The final year's grades are the only ones taken into account if a board awards aggregate marks that take into account the completion of all three years of a three-year diploma or courses of comparable length. In the same manner, marks from the last two semesters will be taken into account for boards that use a semester system.
  • The aggregate marks provided by the Board will be taken into consideration if it withholds the marks awarded for individual subjects.

Criterion 5 - Earlier Admissions at IITs

  • Regardless of whether the applicant remained in the programme or accepted an IIT seat by reporting "online" or at a "reporting centre" in the past, the applicant should NOT have been admitted to an IIT. Candidates who joined an IIT after having their admission to an IIT revoked (for any reason) are likewise unable to take the JEE Advanced 2024
  • Candidates who were first-time enrolled on a preparatory programme at any of the exams in 2022 may sit for the JEE Advanced Exam 2024
  • Candidates who received an IIT seat through JoSAA 2022 but 
  1. who I failed to appear "online" or at any "reporting centre" OR
  2. withdrew before the final round of seat allocation OR 
  3. had their seat cancelled (for any reason) prior to the final round of IIT seat allocation are eligible to take the JEE (Advanced) 2024 exam
  • But in each of the aforementioned situations, the applicant must also meet the prerequisites listed in Criteria 1 through Criteria 4

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JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Students

All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2024. Furthermore, candidates from outside the country, who comprise less than 10% of the SNQ, may apply. It is imperative that applicants have finished their Class 12 examinations in the academic year 2024–2025.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2024 Cutoff

  • The JEE Advanced category-wise cutoff marks for the top 20 percentile are determined by taking into account the marks obtained by the candidates who pass their respective boards in that specific year.
  • JEE Advanced 2024 cutoff marks for PwD category candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cutoff marks of the JEE Advanced for other category candidates.
  • Candidates who passed the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in the same year will be given consideration for the academic year 2024 if they scored in the top 20 percentile of results. Likewise, candidates who passed the exam during the academic year 2023 will be evaluated using the cutoff of 2023.
  • Applicants who took the qualifying exam for the first time in 2023 and would like to retake it in 2024 in order to meet the top 20 percentile cutoff will need to retake every subject. For such candidates, the top 20 percentile cutoff of 2023 will be taken into consideration.
  • Candidates must present a certificate from the relevant board attesting to their placement in the top 20 percentile of qualified applicants in the event that the board does not disclose the top 20 percentile cutoff.
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FAQs about JEE Advanced Eligibility

What is the eligibility percentile for JEE Advanced 2024?

For admission to IITs through JEE Advanced, candidates from the General and OBC categories must score 75% and SC/ST category candidates for the 12th percentile for JEE Advanced eligibility criteria are set to 65%.

Can a final exam appearing student apply for JEE Advanced?

The final year student whose Class 12 result or equivalent examination board result is announced after June can also apply for JEE Advanced.

How many attempts can I give for JEE Advanced?

Candidates can give 2 attempts for JEE Advanced exam.

Is there an upper age limit for JEE Advanced?

The lower age to limit to apply for JEE Advanced is 25 years for General candidates and 30 years for the reserved candidate.

Is the qualifying percentage same for JEE Advanced for all category candidates?

No, the qualifying percentage for different candidates of JEE Advanced is different. 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 40.5% for General and 10% for EWS.

Who will be eligible for JEE Advanced exam?

Candidates who successfully pass the JEE Main exam and secure a position among the top 2,50,000 candidates, will be eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced exam.

Who is not eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced or joining 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 cancelled are not eligible. A candidate who has not qualified in JEE Main will not be considered for JEE Advanced irrespective.

How many attempts candidates have for appearing in JEE Advanced exam?

Candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

What is the age limit to appear in JEE Advanced exam?

The maximum age limit permissible to appear in JEE Advanced exam varies according to the catrgory of the candidates. The maximum age limit for General candidates is 25, for reserved category candidates it is 30 years.

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