JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020: The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has released the Revised JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria. The JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria comprise the qualifications and conditions that have to be satisfied by candidates to appear for this exam. Candidates will have to fulfil the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria which will be explained in this article in detail.
The JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced), or the IIT JEE, is conducted every year for admission to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs in India. Read on to know the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria in detail.
What’s New In JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria?
Due to the Nationwide Lockdown, many of the competitive entrance exams have revised the eligibility criteria and JEE Advanced exam is one among them. As per the new JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, candidates of Class 12 no matter whatever the percentage secured by the candidate, he/she is eligible to take admission in IITs.
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidate should satisfy each and every one of the following five JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020.
A. Performance in JEE Main 2020 (Criteria-1): Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000* (including all categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020 as per the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are highlighted below:
|General – EWS||10%|
NOTE: The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 250000 in the presence of tied scores/ranks in any category.
B. Age Limit (Criteria-2): Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1990.
C. No. of Attempts (Criteria-3): A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
D. Appearance in Class XII or Equivalent Exam (Criteria-4):
- 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 2019 or 2020.
- However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020, 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 2017-18 after June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020.
E. Earlier Admission at IITs (Criteria-5):
- 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 canceled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020.
- Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 can appear in JEE Advanced 2020.
- Those who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (i) did not report at any reporting center OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat canceled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2019, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
- However, in all of the above cases, the candidate is also required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 4.
JEE Advanced Old Eligibility Criteria
Earlier, the officials used to consider the Class 12 performance, Calculation Process of Total Marks for 12th (or equivalent) Examination, Aggregate Marks of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD), Cutoff for Top 20 Percentile are some of the qualifications for admissions. But due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many of the board exams were postponed or cancelled. Due to this reason, the officials have to relinquish this criterion. So the following criteria are not applicable for JEE Advanced 2020 exam.
Performance Criteria In Class XII (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2020 Admissions)
Candidates should satisfy the following JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria for admission to IITs:
- 1. a. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination in 2019 or 2020. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
- 1. b. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination in 2019 or 2020.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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.
- a. Physics
- b. Chemistry
- c. Mathematics
- 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)
- 4. For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject are NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks are out of 500 to meet the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
- 5. 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 2020 will be final.
- 6. 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 the percentage of aggregate marks.
- 7. 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 that follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
- 8. 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.
Exams Considered Equivalent To Class XII (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2020 Admissions)
- The final exam of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
- Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
- Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
- HSC vocational exam.
- A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or
- International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
Cut-Off Marks For Top 20 Percentile (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2020 Admissions)
- 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 the top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2019-2020 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2020.
- Similarly, the top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2018-2019 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2019.
- Candidates who appeared in Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2019 and wish to (or have to) reappear in 2020 with the objective to qualify through top 20 percentile cut-off criteria, should reappear in all the subjects. For such candidates, the top 20 percentile cut-off for 2020 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.
Aggregate marks Of 75% (65% For SC, ST & PwD) (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2020 Admissions)
- The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2020 (12th Class) or equivalent Board exam will be considered for candidates who pass the Class 12 exam in 2020.
- The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2019 Class 12 or equivalent Board exam will be considered. The candidate does not reappear in the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2020 in any of the subjects.
- If a candidate has cleared his/her Class 12 or equivalent in 2019 and wishes to improve his/her aggregate marks, He/She can reappear for any number of subjects. The percentage of marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2019 or 2020, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2019 and 2020.
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