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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Attempts, Marks

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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) will soon specify the JEE Advanced 2024 eligibility criteria. The registration process for JEE Advanced will commence from April 21, 2024, and the last day to apply for JEE advanced will be April 30, 2024. JEE Advanced 2024 exam will take place on May 26, 2024. IIT JEE Aspirants must check the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria before applying for the JEE Advanced exam.

Joint Admission Board (JAB) and IIT Madras will jointly conduct the JEE Advanced 2024. As per JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, candidates must be of a specified minimum age and obtain the required marks to appear for JEE Advanced. Read this article to learn about JEE Advanced eligibility criteria.

JEE Advanced Latest Updates:
— IIT JEE aspirants must check out all the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria to ensure that they satisfy all the requirements set by the IITs. We also advise them to take the JEE Advanced mock test series, which is available for FREE!
— IIT Madras will conduct JEE Advanced 2024 on May 26, 2024. Online Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2024 will begin on Sunday, April 21, 2024 and will continue till Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
— IIT Madras will release IIT JEE advanced 2024 admit card on May 17, 2024.
— JEE Advanced Result 2024 will be declared on June 09, 2024.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates must fulfil each of the following JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024:

A. Performance in JEE Main 2024

As per the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, candidates should be among the top 2,50,000* (including all categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2024. The exam conducting authority will release a cut-off list for JEE Advanced in 2024. To be considered for JEE Advanced, a student must qualify for JEE Main and score above the cut-off.

JEE Main Qualifying Cut-off 2024

The exam conducting authority will declare the JEE Advanced result 2024 online on a stipulated date after the exam. The cut-off marks will also be released simultaneously. Candidates can check their results and whether they have cleared minimum marks in JEE Mains to qualify for JEE Advanced from the official website. Those who successfully clear the cut-off marks can proceed toward admission.

In addition to being among the top 2,50,000 candidates in JEE Main 2024, candidates will have to compulsorily qualify in the JEE Main – Paper 1. The percentages of candidates belonging to different categories who will be shortlisted are highlighted below:

CategoryPercentage
Open40.5%
General – EWS10%
OBC-NCL27%
SC15%
ST7.5%
PwD5% Horizontal

Category-wise Distribution of Top 2,50,000 Candidates

The distribution of the top 2,50,000 candidates as per the category is listed below:

Order Category Number of “Top” Candidates
1 OPEN 96187 101250
2 OPEN-PwD 5063
3 GEN-EWS 23750 25000
4 GEN-EWS-PwD 1250
5 OBC-NCL 64125 67500
6 OBC-NCL-PwD 3375
7 SC 35625 37500
8 SC-PwD 1875
9 ST 17812 18750
10 ST-PwD 938

Note: The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 250000 in the presence of score-tie/ranks in any category.

B. Age Limit for JEE Advanced 2024

Candidates must have their date of birth on or after October 1, 1998. Five years of relaxation in age limit is given to SC, ST, and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993.

C. Number of Attempts for JEE Advanced 2024

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced exam a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

D. Appearance in Class 12 or Equivalent Exam for JEE Advanced 2024

The eligibility criteria for appearing in Class 12 or equivalent exam are listed below:

  • According to the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, a candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2023 or 2024.
  • Candidates who have appeared for their Class 12 or equivalent exams for the first time in 2022 or 2021 will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam 2024, provided that the Board declares the result of the Board exam on or after October 15, 2022.

E. Earlier Admission to IITs

The eligibility criteria as per earlier admission to an IIT are listed below:

  • As per the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024, candidates should not have been admitted to an IIT, irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program.
  • Candidates should not have accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  • Candidates whose admissions at IITs were cancelled after joining any IIT are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2024.
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2021 can appear in JEE Advanced 2024.
  • Candidates who have paid the seat acceptance fee in 2022 will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2024, provided they follow the below conditions:
    (i) They did not report at any reporting centre or,
    (ii) Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, or,
    (iii) Had their seat cancelled before the last round of seat allotment.

F. Performance Criteria in Class 12th (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2024 Admissions)

Candidates should satisfy the following JEE Advanced eligibility criteria for admission to IITs:

  • They must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination in 2023 or 2024. The minimum requirement of aggregate marks for SC, ST, and PwD candidates should be 65%.
    Or,
  • Candidates must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates as per the category they belong to in their respective Class 12 (or equivalent) Board examinations in 2023 or 2024.
  • For fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion, the following subjects will be considered to calculate the aggregate and cut-off marks of the candidates:
    a. Physics
    b. Chemistry
    c. Mathematics
    d. A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language in which the candidate has scored the higher marks will be considered)
    e. The subject in which the candidate has received the highest marks, other than the above four subjects mentioned, will be considered the fifth subject for calculating marks.
  • If the marks awarded in any of these five subjects are not 100, then, to meet the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, the marks will be scaled to 100 to ensure that the aggregate marks obtained are out of 500.
  • If a Board has not awarded marks or percentages to candidates in the grade sheet but has graded them in terms of letters, the candidates should obtain a certificate from the Board that specifies the marks equivalent to the letters graded. This certificate should be submitted at the time of seat allocation. If the candidate cannot produce such a certificate, the final decision will be at the discretion of the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2024.
  • Suppose 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). In such a case, the marks from the previous year/s will be considered for the subject in concern of calculating the aggregate marks percentage.
  • If a Board awards aggregate marks for 2 years (say, Class 11 and 12) or a 3-year Diploma course (or an equivalent course) altogether instead of awarding marks for each year individually, only the marks granted for the final year will be considered. A similar process will be followed for Boards that follow the semester system.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks for a subject instead of individual scores, in JEE Advanced, aggregate marks shall be considered.

G. Exams Equivalent to Class 12th (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2024 Admissions)

The following exams are considered equivalent to the Class 12th exam:

  • The final exam of the 10+2 system is conducted by a Central or State Board that is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognised 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 is recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  • HSC vocational exam.
  • A Diploma recognised 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 Cambridge University or,
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

H. Cut-off Marks For Top 20 Percentile (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2024 Admissions)

For the top 20 percentile, the cut-off marks are as follows:

  • The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the candidates’ marks who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • Out of all the categories, e.g., GEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD, the cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the lowest.
  • For the academic year 2023-2024, the top 20 percentile cut-off will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2024. Similarly, for the academic year 2020-2021, the top 20 percentile cut-off will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2021.
  • Candidates who appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2022 and wish to (or have to) reappear in 2024 with the objective to qualify through the top 20 percentile cut-off criteria should reappear in all the subjects.  For such candidates, the top 20 percentile cut-off for 2024 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, the authorities will consider the cut-off marks applicable in CBSE for the respective categories.

I. Aggregate marks of 75% (65% For SC, ST & PwD) (Not Considered For JEE Advanced 2024 Admissions)

The details of the aggregate marks for JEE are listed below:

  • The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2024 (12th Class) or equivalent Board exam will be considered for candidates who pass the Class 12 exam in 2024.
  • The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2020 Class 12 or equivalent Board exam will be considered. The candidate does not reappear in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2024 in any of the subjects.
  • If a candidate has cleared his/her Class 12 or equivalent in 2022 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 2023 or 2024, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2023 and 2024.

JEE Advanced 2024 All India Test Series (AITS)

Aspirants appearing for the JEE Advanced 2024 can also take the All India Test Series (AITS) given below to boost their overall preparation level. This series will improve exam-taking skills and boost speed and accuracy. The following AITS has been designed for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Steps to Take JEE Advanced Mock Test at Embibe

  • 1st Step: First, go to Embibe’s homepage, i.e., www.embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Click the ‘Login’ button, enter your Email or Mobile, and then click ‘Get OTP’.
  • 3rd Step: On the next page, enter the OTP and click on ‘Proceed’.
  • 4th Step: On the right-hand side, you will see a goal selected by default; click on that, choose ‘Engineering’ as your goal and then select ‘JEE Advanced.
  • 5th Step: Choose your language as ‘English’ or ‘Hindi’.
  • 6th Step: From there, you can choose your JEE Advanced mock test series, or you can use the direct AITS links added to the table below once you have signed in:
JEE Advanced Test SeriesTest Links
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 1 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 1 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 2 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 2 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 3 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 3 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 4 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 4 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 5 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 5 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 6 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 6 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 7 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 7 Paper – 2Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 8 Paper – 1Full Test Link
JEE Advanced All India Test Series – 8 Paper – 2Full Test Link

FAQs On JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024

There are times when aspirants may have questions regarding the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced exam. Check out the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) below:

Q: Has the 75% minimum criterion been removed from JEE Advanced?

Ans: The Supreme Court rejected the plea challenging the 75% marks eligibility criteria for Class 12.

Q: What is the basic eligibility criterion for JEE Advanced 2024?

Ans: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 candidates who cleared JEE Main 2024.

Q: Is JEE Advanced a challenging exam?

Ans: The JEE Advanced exam grants admission to candidates to the IITs, considered the premium engineering colleges of India. For the same reason, JEE Advanced is one of the toughest exams conducted in India.

Q: What is the age limit for JEE Advanced 2024?

Ans: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1998. SC, ST and PwD candidates will have five years of relaxation in the age criterion.

Q: If I pass the Class 12 exam in 2021, can I appear for JEE Advanced 2024 exam?

Ans: No, to appear for the JEE Advanced exam, a candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent exam in 2023 or 2024.

Q: How many attempts are allowed as per JEE Advanced eligibility criteria?

Ans: A candidate can attempt the JEE Advanced exam two times in two consecutive years.

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