The IIT Council has changed the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 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:
Performance in JEE (Advanced) 2020:
a. Should be among the top 2,45,000 (including all categories) in Paper -1 of JEE (Main) 2020.
b. Should be 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.
c. Should not have appeared in JEE (Advanced) in 2017 or earlier
d. Should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination for the first time in 2018 or 2019.
e. Should not have accepted admission at any of the IITs earlier.
Foreign Nationals must fulfill Eligibility Criteria b, c, d, and e, as mentioned above, for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
Candidates should be among the top 2,45,000* (Including all categories) in Paper - 1 of JEE (Main) 2020.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are : 4% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 46.5% is open for all. Within each of these four catgories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
The category-wise distribution of the number of "top" candidates is shown in the following table:
|Order||Category||Number of "Top" Candidates||Total|
Age limit: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
Number of Attempts:
A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Therefore, JEE Advanced 2019 should be either the candidate's first attempt or the 2nd consecutive attempt.
Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:
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 canceled are not eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs can appear for JEE Advanced 2019.