JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (I) & (II) Exam

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The National Test Agency (NTA) is vested with the authority to conduct Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main. The students have to take the new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and other centrally funded technical institutions.

Eligibility Criteria For JEE Main (I) & (II) 2022:

  • The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Main) is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class 12) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination
  • Those appearing in 10+2 (Class 12) final or equivalent examination in may also appear in JEE (Main) provisionally
  • Admission criteria in the concerned institution/university will be followed as prescribed by concerned university/institution and as per the guidelines & criteria prescribed by NTA
  • The candidates who are seeking admission in NITs, IIITs or CFTIs must ensure their eligibility for the admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

Age Limit:

  • There is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed Class 12 examination in 2020, 2021 or appearing in 2022 are eligible to appear in both exams
  • The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission
  • Date of Birth should be as on Class 10 Certificate


  • A candidate must be an Indian Citizen. NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign national candidates can also apply
  • The candidates can apply for JEE Main exam only for 3 times. Aadhaar Card is very important to apply for this exam

State Code Of Eligibility:

State Code State Code
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 Madhya Pradesh 20
Andhra Pradesh 2 Maharashtra 21
Arunachal Pradesh 3 Manipur 22
Assam 4 Meghalaya 23
Bihar 5 Mizoram 24
Chandigarh 6 Nagaland 25
Chhattisgarh 7 Odisha 26
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 8 Puducherry 27
Daman & Diu 9 Punjab 28
Delhi 10 Rajasthan 29
Goa 11 Sikkim 30
Gujarat 12 Tamil Nadu 31
Haryana 13 Tripura 32
Himachal Pradesh 14 Uttar Pradesh 33
Jammu & Kashmir 15 Uttarakhand 34
Jharkhand 16 West Bengal 35
Karnataka 17 Telangana 36
Kerala 18 Foreign/OCI/ PIO/Nepal/Bhutan 98
Lakshadweep 19    

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