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Eligibility for Admission for JEE (Advanced)-2019

Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2019

  • All the candidates, including foreign nationals, must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019
  • Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2019

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2019:

  • Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2019
  • The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
  • The following table show the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000* candidates in various categories based on the performance in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2019.

 

Criterion 2 - Age Limit:

  • Candidates should have been born on or after 01st October 1993. 5 years relaxation is given to SC/ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after 01st October 1988

 

Criterion 3 - Number of Attempts:

  • A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years

 

Criterion 4 - Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) Exam:

  • A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2019
  • However, if the exam Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2016 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria
  • In case, the Exam Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019

 

Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs:

  • 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 centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2019
  • However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4

 

Reservation of Seats for JEE Advanced 2019

  • As per the rules of the Govt of India, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Castes (SC) - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 7.5% of seats in every course
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) - 3% of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC NCL, SC/ST
  • Benefit of OBC (NCL), SC and ST reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Govt. of India
  • Candidates (belonging to OBC (NCL), SC/ST and PwD) who will be eligible to write JEE Advanced must upload the soft (scanned) copy of their certificate during the online registration
  • SC/ST Candidates: For candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5 seats, respectively, are reserved in every program in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories will be declared qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion
  • OBC (NCL) Candidates: For candidates belonging to OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), 27% of the seats are reserved in all IITs, and ISM Dhanbad. For the purpose of reservation of seats in JEE Advanced, a candidates will be considered as OBC only in he/she belongs to the non-creamy layer of this category
  • Personas with Disability (PwD): In each institute 3% of seats in every category are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD); for any type of disability (viz, locomotor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and / or hearing) benefit would be given those who have at least 40% physical impairment
  • Candidates who are Persons with Disability will be required to submit the original certificate issued by a district medical board/competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of admission
  • Preferential Allotment of Seats: Defence Service (DS) category candidates are children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations; two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute for DS category candidates
  • To avail of this preferential allotment, a DS category candidate must be in the Common Merit List of JEE (Advanced) 2019

 

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