Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2021
All the candidates, including foreign nationals, must fulfill the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021
Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2021
Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE (Main) 2020
Candidates should be among the top 2,50000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2021
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
Criterion 2 – Age Limit:
Criterion 3 – Number of Attempts
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 2019 or 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2019 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2018-19 before June 2019 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
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 center in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021
- Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2020 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2020 but (i) did not report at any reporting center OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat canceled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021
- Students who could not take JEE Advanced 2020 due to Covid-19 will also be allowed to directly appear in the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Such students will not have to qualify n JEE Main 2021 Exam again.
- However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4
Eligibility criteria for foreign candidates can be Check at: https://jeeadv.ac.in/foreign.php
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