JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019

Diksha Nautiyal Updated On: 23 Apr, 2019 11:47 IST

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JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who successfully pass the JEE Main 2019 exam and secure a position among the top 2,24,000 candidates, will be eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2019. The exam conducting authority is responsible for furnishing the JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2019 for various undergraduate programmes is given below. 

All candidates will have to fulfill the following criteria to appear for JEE Advanced 2019 exam.

Performance in JEE Main 2019 Exam Criteria:

Candidates who qualify the JEE Main 2019 exam and are in the top 2,24,000 candidates including all categories, they will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2019 examination.

The percentages required for categories are:

  • OBC-NCL: 27%

  • SC: 15%

  • ST: 7.5%

  • Open (General): 50.5%

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 list of top 2,24,000 candidates as per the criteria:

Category-wise No. of Top candidates Total no. of top candidates
OBC-NCL 57,456


OBC-NCL-PwD 3,024
SC 31,920 33,600
SC - PwD 1,680
ST 15,960 16,800
ST - PWD 840
Open 1,07,464


Open - PwD 5,656


Age Criteria:

  • Open category candidates whose date of birth is on or after 1st Oct. 1994, 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).

  • Candidates who were born on or after 1st October 1989 will be eligible.

Number of Attempts in JEE Advanced:

  • Candidates get 2 attempts for JEE Advanced exam.

  • Candidates who appeared for the first time in JEE Advanced 2018 exam will also be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2019.

Appearance in Class 12th Exam or Equivalent Examination Criteria for JEE Advanced 2019:

  • A candidate should have appeared for the first time in class 12 exam or equivalent examination either in 2018 or 2019.

  • Candidates will also be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2019 if their Class 12 result or equivalent examination board result will be announced after June 2018.

Previous Admission at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs):

  • 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 2019.

Examination Equivalent to Class 12th Examination for JEE Advanced 2019:

  • 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

FAQs on JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

1. I have taken admission in one of the IITs for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced?

Yes, you are eligible for JEE Advanced 2019 provided you fulfill other eligibility criteria.

2. 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.

3. I got admission in NIT in 2018. Am I eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019?

Yes, candidates who got admission to any NITs in 2018 can appear in JEE Advanced 2019 if they fulfill all other criteria.

4. Can PIO and OCI card holders apply for JEE Advanced 2019 or not?

Yes, all foreign nationals are eligible to appear for the exam, unless there is a change in the rule.

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