JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019

JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit, Qualification Marks and Percentage

Preparing to Crack JEE? Know These JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced offers aspirants with an opportunity to get enrolled in the best engineering colleges in the nation – the IITs. This is a mandatory exam to get admission to these institutes. Hence, each year, engineering aspirants all across the country delve in dedicated preparations to clear this test.

Various IITs take responsibility to conduct this exam each year by rotation. For example:

  • • 2017 - IIT Madras

  • • 2018 – IIT Kanpur

  • • 2019 – IIT Roorkee

  • • 2020 – IIT Kharagpur

  • This year’s conducting body, IIT Roorkee released the important dates relevant to this national level test, and also the eligibility criteria required for it. However, before proceeding with the preparations for JEE Advanced, remember that it is crucial to clear JEE Mains exam to qualify for the Advanced level.

    Read on to find out more eligibility requirements fulfilling which will help you become eligible to appear for your JEE Advanced exam.

    JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

    Once candidates have cleared JEE Mains, they look forward to either getting enrolled in the engineering college of their choice or aiming to clear JEE Advanced in case they want to study in IITs.

    However, aspirants need to be eligible to appear in the Advanced exam. Here are a few requirements that are mandatory to meet for appearing in this test.
  • A. Age of the candidate

  • Until 2018, the upper age limit of an applicant was 24 years. However, owing to a recent declaration by the Supreme Court, this age limit has now been removed. Therefore, there is no upper age limit of candidates to appear for JEE Advanced exams 2019.
    However, the admission is provisional for candidates aged 25 or above. They have to wait for the final verdict of the Supreme Court. 

  • B. Qualification criteria

  • Among lakhs of students appearing for Paper 1 in JEE Mains, top 2,24,000 candidates are selected for JEE Advanced level. This is inclusive of the reserved category applicants as well. Here are details of the candidates to be shortlisted for the Advanced level according to their categories –

    PWD (5%)5,656
    ST PWD (5%)840
    Iii.OBC NCLOBC NCL27%57,45660,480
    OBC NCL PWD (5%)3,024
    SC PWD (5%)1,680

  • C. Performance of the aspirant in Class XII board or equivalent examination

  • For 2019 JEE Advanced aspirants, here is something that plays a crucial role as their eligibility determiner – the year of Class XII result. Here is how you can develop a better understanding of these criteria.

    Academic YearDate of result declarationWithheld/Not withheldEligible/not eligible for 2019 JEE Advanced
    2016-17After 2017Not withheldEligible
    2016-17Before 2017WithheldNot eligible

    Other than the above academic session, candidates who have given their 10+2 or equivalent examination for the 1st time in 2018 or 201 may also appear for this prestigious exam.

    Additionally, a candidate needs to have a minimum marks’ percentage to be eligible for JEE Mains, which is the preliminary exam for JEE Advanced.

  • • General category requires a minimum 75% marks in aggregate

  • • Reserved category needs a minimum of 65% marks in aggregate

  • • To fulfil 20 percentile criterion in JEE Advanced eligibility, applicants will need to obtain the above mentioned scores in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Language, Mathematics, and 1 any other subject.

  • D. What are the equivalent examinations for 10+2, which are considered for JEE Advanced 2019?

  • Following are the examinations that the conducting body of JEE Advanced 2019 would consider to be equivalent to a 10+2 board examination –

  • 1. The final exam of Joint Services Wing of NDA (National Defence Academy) after a 2-year course.

  • 2. Intermediate examination conducted by any Board, which is recognised by AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

  • 3. H.S.C. vocational examination.

  • 4. Advanced level General Certificate Education examination from Sri Lanka, London, or Cambridge.

  • 5. 10+2 final examination conducted by any Board, which is recognised by AIU (Association of Indian Universities) or State or Central Board.

  • 6. A diploma of at least 3 years which would be recognised by a State Board of Technical Education or All India Council for Technical Education.

  • 7. Any university, public school, or board examination in foreign country or in India that is recognised by AIU.

  • 8. Any NIOS approved Senior Secondary School Examination, which has a minimum of 5 subjects in their qualifying examination.

  • 9. International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva, or High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.

  • 10. 2 year Pre-University examination of Intermediate test conducted by a University or Board acknowledged by AIU.

  • E. Prior admission to Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

  • There are specific criteria that an aspirant has to fulfil in relation to his/her previous association with any other IIITs in the country. Read on to know what those criteria are:

    a. Had been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITsEligible
    b. Had their admission cancelled at the IITs in the pastNot eligible
    c. Accepted any seat at the IITs irrespective of whether they continued the course or notNot eligible

  • F. The number of attempts made by a student

  • Each candidate can apply and sit for JEE Advanced examination for only 2 consecutive years. Hence, students who appeared for JEE 2017 or the ones prior to that, are not eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2019. 

  • G. Eligibility criteria for foreign applicants

  • Owing to the immense scope that it presents for engineering aspirants, candidates from all across the globe apply for it. Keeping this in mind, the conducting body of this reputed exam has kept certain eligibility criteria for foreign applicants:

  • When will an applicant be considered in JEE Advanced as a foreign national?

  • Applicants of JEE Advanced 2019 can be considered a foreign national if – 

  • a. their parents do not fall under the non-PIO or non-OCI category and are not the citizens of India while JEE registration process is in progress

  • b. they are non-citizens of India, either naturalized or by birth

  • c. they belong to the non-PIO (Person of Indian Origin), or the non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) category.

  • What is the eligibility requirement for foreign applicants?

  • The foreign applicants need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to appear for JEE Advanced examination 2019 –

    a. They must appear in their Class 10+2 or equivalent examination for the very 1st time between 2017 and 19.

    b. Applicant should be born not before 1st October 1993.

    Note: They can have a maximum of 2 consecutive attempts to crack the JEE Advanced exam.

  • Details about their seat and reservation

  • The candidates of foreign nationals are allotted a 10% of the seats in every course offered once they clear JEE Advanced examination. However, they would not get any particular concession for the category they belong in – Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes (NCL), Person with Disability (PwD), etc.

    Some essential FAQs in relation to Advanced JEE Exam

    The details mentioned above should be adequate to explain the basics of eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced. However, there may still be doubts in the mind of students. Considering the numerous sources available on the internet, they may get confused over the authentic answer.

    Thus, here are a few of the predominantly asked questions with precise answers on eligibility criteria.

    FAQ 1: What are the compulsory subjects required to be eligible for JEE Advanced test?

    Ans: Mandatory subjects that should be present in 10+2 or equivalent examination of a candidate for him/her to be eligible for this exam are:

  • • Physics

  • • Mathematics

  • • Chemistry

  • • A language subject

  • • Any other language

  • FAQ 2: Can corrections be made in the application form of JEE Advanced?

    Ans: No. In case you made a mistake in the application for JEE Advanced, you can make corrections only before you submit the form. However, once the application form is submitted, no correction can be done.

    FAQ 3: What are the essential dates that any JEE Advanced aspirant must be aware of?

    Ans: When candidates have a clear notion about the time and date of their examination, they develop a better understanding of how they should progress with their preparation. So, here is a table containing all the important dates relevant to JEE Advanced.

    For B.Tech -

    03.05.2019Beginning of the online registration process for JEE Advanced 2019
    09.05.2019Last date for the online registration process for JEE Advanced 2019
    10.05.2019Last date to pay the application fee
    20-27th May 2019Availability of the admit card
    27.05.2019JEE Advanced 2019 Paper 1: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
    Paper 2: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
    04.06.2019Display of answer key for the exam
    14.06.2019Declaration of the final result

    For B. Arch. -

    14-15th June 2019The registration process of JEE Advanced AAT
    17.06.2019JEE Advanced AAT 2019 exam
    21.06.2019Declaration of the final result

    So, that was all about JEE Advanced eligibility criteria. Remember to carry the scanned copy of the necessary documents before sitting down to apply for it. It is also essential to decide upon the method of your payment. Additionally, while preparing for your exam, make sure to follow the exam pattern and mock tests available for you. This will make it easier for you to know what to expect in your JEE Advanced 2019 paper.
    All the best!