JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria: The JEE Advanced ( Joint Entrance Examination ), or the IIT JEE, is conducted every year for admission to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs in India. Interested candidates will have to fulfill the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria which will be explained in this post in detail.
JEE Advanced 2019 was conducted by IIT Roorkee on May 27, 2019, which was rescheduled from 19th May due to the overlapping of dates with the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. In a recent notification released JEE Advanced will now be conducted only in the online mode. Read on to know the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria in detail.
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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019
Every candidate must fulfill each and every one of the following five points of the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Criterion 1
Performance in JEE Main 2019: Candidates should be among the top 2,45,000* (including all categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2019 as per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are highlighted below:
|General – EWS||4%|
*The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,45,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
Tabulated below, according to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019, is the category-wise distribution of top 2,45,000 candidates based on their performance in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2019.
|Category||Number of Top Candidates|
|General – EWS||9310||9800|
|General – EWS – PwD||490|
Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Criterion 2
Age Limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1994. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1989.JEE
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Criterion 3
No. of Attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Criterion 4
Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: According to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, a candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2018 or 2019. However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2016-17 after June 2017, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2017 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019, provided they meet the other JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria. In case, the Examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2016-17 before June 2017 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Criterion 5
Earlier admission at IITs: As per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, a candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.
Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2018 can appear in JEE Advanced 2019.
The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2018 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019 as per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019. However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4 of the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Performance Criteria In Class XII
- The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria for admission to IITs:
|a. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.|
|b. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.|
- In accordance with the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, the percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only. Therefore, candidates appearing for improvement in Board examinations can either appear in one or more subjects and secure 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST and PwD) after improvement, OR, appear for improvement in ALL subjects to be in top 20 percentile of the corresponding academic year. The percentage marks will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2018 or 2019, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2018 and 2019.
- The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion according to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
|d. A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)|
|e. Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).|
- For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500 to meet the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
- If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2019 will be final.
- In case any of the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then, according to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.
- If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
- The JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria states that if a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Cut-Off Marks For Top 20 Percentile
- The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
- The cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
- It is reiterated, according to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, that top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2019 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2019.
- Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2018 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2018.
- Candidates who appeared in Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2018 and wish to (or have to) reappear in 2019 with the objective to qualify through top 20 percentile cut-off criteria, should reappear in all the subjects. For such candidates, top 20 percentile cut-off for 2019 will be considered as per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
- In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks, in the respective categories, for the CBSE will be used as per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
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