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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 21 Jan, 2021 12:25

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JEE Advanced 2021 New Eligibility Criteria (Announced)

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 2021. Also, the 75% eligibility criteria have been scrapped according to the recent announcement made by the Education Minister - Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" The exam conducting authority is responsible for furnishing the JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2021 for various undergraduate programmes is given below.  All candidates will have to fulfil the following criteria to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam.

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Category Wise Percentage of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE AdvancedCategory Wise Distribution of JEE Main Candidates for JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced Age CriteriaJEE Advanced 2021 Rule on Number of Attempts
Additional Details Regarding JEE Advanced Eligibility 2021-

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Category Wise Percentage of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2021

The percentage of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows -

Name of the Category% of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced
OBC-NCL27%
SC15%
ST7.5%
Open (General)40.5%
General EWS10%

In each of these 4 categories (OBC, SC, ST & Open), 5% reservation is applicable for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates (including Dyslexia).

Category Wise Distribution of JEE Main Candidates for JEE Advanced 2021

 Here is the category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders for JEE Advanced 2020 -

Category-wise No. of Top candidatesTotal no. of top candidates
OBC-NCL64,125

67,500

OBC-NCL-PwD3375
SC35,62537,500
SC - PwD1,875
ST17,81218,750
ST - PWD938
Open96,187

1,01,250

Open - PwD5,063
General EWS + General EWS PWD23,750+1,25025,000
Total 

2,50,000

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JEE Advanced Age Criteria

The age criteria for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows -

  • Open category candidates whose date of birth is on or after 1st Oct. 1996, will be eligible to appear for the examination.

  • For the Reserved category, candidates have been exempted by 5 years i.e., Scheduled Tribe (ST) Scheduled Caste (SC) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). These candidates have to be born on or after 1st October 1991.

JEE Advanced 2021 Rule on Number of Attempts

  • Candidates get 2 attempts for JEE Advanced exam.
  • Candidates who appeared for the first time in JEE Advanced 2020 exam will also be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2021.

Additional Details Regarding JEE Advanced Eligibility 2021

Appearance in Class 12th Exam or Equivalent Examination Criteria for JEE Advanced 2021:

  • A candidate should have appeared for the first time in class 12 exam or equivalent examination either in 2020 or 2021.

  • Candidates will also be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2021 if their Class 12 result or equivalent examination board result is announced after June 2021.

Previous Admission at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs):

  • The candidate will not get admission if he/she had been admitted in any IIT regardless of whether he/she continued in the course or not.

  • Candidate should not have accepted any of the IIT seats by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.

  • A candidate whose admission was cancelled by IIT in the past will not be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.

    Examination Equivalent to Class 12th Examination for JEE Advanced 2021

    • General Certificate Education (GCE)

    • Central/ State Board

    • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

    • Certificate from Association of Indian (AIU)

    • National Defence Academy (NDA)

    • Diploma from the State Board of Technical Education

    • Higher Secondary Vocational Examination

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    FAQs about JEE Advanced Eligibility

    Can I appear for JEE Advanced if my admission to IIT was cancelled in the past?

    A candidate whose admission was cancelled by IIT in the past will not be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020.

    What is the percentage of marks required to apply for JEE Advanced?

    You require to obtain at least 60% in graduation to get eligible for JEE Advanced.

    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.

    What is the lower age limit for JEE Advanced?

    The lower age to limit to apply for JEE Advanced is 17 years for General candidates and 30 years for the reserved candidate.

    Is there any reservation applicable for Physically disabled candidates in JEE Advanced?

    Yes, there will be 5% reservation applicable for Physically disabled candidates in JEE Advanced.

    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 circulates the eligibility required for the JEE Advanced?

    The exam conducting authority is responsible for furnishing the JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria.

    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.

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