Eligibility for JEE main 2017 Examination 

JEE main 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 01st Oct. 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of SC/ST & PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after 01st Oct. 1987 are eligible

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2015 or 2016; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2017
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying Exam in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such exam in 2018 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2017

No. of Subjects in the Qualifying Exam (QE):
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying exam in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2017. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2017 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2017 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared

No. of Attempts:
The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2017 As well as eligibility for admission to various institutes
Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Exam, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down

No. of Attempts & Age Limit for the States of Madhya Pradesh/Odisha:
Since the States of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) System from 2014
Age Limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their State Level Exams, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs