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JEE Advanced Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) Exam

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

The IIT Council has changed the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2017 examination. Candidates who are aspiring for appearing for the JEE Advanced have to know the eligibility norms and important dates to apply for the exam.

Eligibility criteria for all the candidates including foreign nationals:

1. Performance in JEE (Main) 2017:

  • The candidate should be among the top 1,50,000 (all categories included) in JEE Main 2017. The percentages of the total number of candidates for various categories is as follows;

  • 50.5% for GEN (from the common merit list), 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PWD candidates.

    The category-wise distribution of the number of "top" candidates is shown in the following table:

 Category   Number of Top Candidates  Total
 General  73, 478  75, 750
 General-PWD  2, 272  
 OBC-NCL  39,285  40,500
 OBC-NCL-PwD  1,215  
 SC  21,825  22,500
 SC-PwD  675  

2. Age limit: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1990 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1985 if belonging to the SC, ST or PWD category.

3. Number of attempts:

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Therefore, JEE Advanced 2017 should be either the candidate's first attempt OR the 2nd consecutive attempt.

 4. Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

  • The candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2016 or 2017.
  • Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2016 and wish to re-appear for the same in 2017 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2017. Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 or earlier are NOT eligible.
  • However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2016-17 were declared after June 2017 are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2017.

5. Earlier admission at 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 an admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are not eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2017 can appear for JEE Advanced 2017.