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JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria: Qualification, Age Limit, and More

Updated On - August 05 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria have been released on the official website by IIT Guwahati. JEE Advanced is the tougher second phase of the Joint engineering examination. Lakhs of candidates dream of qualifying the JEE Main exam so that they can sit for this exam. However certain eligibility criteria define the requirement, fulfilling which, a candidate can apply. JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria consists of certain important points such as JEE Main score, age limit and other important criteria and qualifications. JAB conducts JEE Advanced jointly with one of the seven zonal IITs. And IIT Kanpur will organize the JEE Advanced Examination in 2024. Candidates should check all the eligibility criteria and then proceed to the application part. Also, the interested applicants can read the article below for complete details. This year National Testing Agency is going to conduct JEE Main 2024 twice a year. But JEE Advanced will be conducted by one of the IITs only. 

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates need to refer to the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024. The candidates’ eligibility for the test will be on the basis of five parameters set by the authorities:

  • Candidates’ performance in JEE Main 2024 i.e. under 2.5 lakhs rank in JEE Main 2024.
  • Candidates must have passed the 12th (or equivalent) examination with a minimum of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • The age limit for JEE Main 2024 is 17 years on or before 1st July 2024.
  • Candidates can appear for JEE Main 2024 a maximum of 3 times.
  • Candidates who have already been admitted to an IIT or any other national level technical institute are not eligible to appear for JEE Main 2024.

What are the 5 main points of JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria?

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria - IIT JEE Qualification Criteria is as follows:

The five main eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced 2024 is listed below. Candidates should carefully go through these before filling the application form. JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria consist of points such as Mains score, age limit etc. JAB conducts JEE Advanced jointly with one of the seven zonal IITs. This time IIT Roorkee is going to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).

Criteria 1: Performance in JEE Main 2024

Firstly, all the candidates willing to take admission in the Undergraduate Programs at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the year 2024 must appear in Paper 1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) of JEE Main 2024. Also, the candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories). And, they must have positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2024. Recently JAB decided to increase the number of eligible candidates from 2.20 lakh to 2.24 lakh for JEE 2024.

Admissions to IITs / ISM Dhanbad will be only on the basis of category-wise AIRs (All India Ranks) in JEE Advanced 2024, subject to the conditions that are available in JEE Advanced 2024 official website.

Reservation Criteria

The percentage of various categories are as follows:
OPEN to all50.5%

Finally, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PWD (including Dyslexia) candidates in all the four categories.

Reservation in JEE Advanced Exams

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates (Criterion 1).

ORDERCATEGORYNumber of “Top” candidates
1OPEN1,07,464Total 1,13,120
3OBC-NCL57,456Total 60,480
5SC31,920Total 33,600
7ST15,960Total 16,800
Note: The total number of students may be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in case of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

Criteria 2 - Age Limit

Applicants should be born on or after 01 October 1998. However, the PWD/SC/ST applicants Date of birth must be on or after 01 October 1983.

Criteria 3 - Number of Attempts

Every candidate has got a maximum of 2 consecutive attempts in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she qualifies the Qualifying Examination. Hence, the candidate who took the JEE Advanced exam in 2016 or earlier can not again appear in 2024. This a very stringent rule and every candidate has to abide by it. In case of the exception please read new updated Eligibility Criteria for Jee Advanced here.

Criteria 4 - Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

A candidate who has appeared for the Class 12th (or equivalent) Board for the 1st time in either 2022 or 2024. JEE (Advanced), 2024 will not be open to students who first appeared in Class Xll (or equivalent) examination sin 2021 or earlier.
However, candidates whose Class 12th (or equivalent) examination results for the 2020-21 academic year were declared after October 25, 2021, the candidates are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2024.

Criteria 5 - Previous admission to IITs

A applicant should NOT have been admitted to an IIT, regardless of whether the applicant stayed in the programme or accepted an IIT seat by reporting "online" Or at a "reporting centre" in the past. Applicants whose admission to IITs was revoked (for whatever reason) after enrolling in an IIT are likewise unable to take the JEE (Advanced) 2024.
Students enrolled to a preparatory programme at any of the IITs for the first time in 2022 are eligible to take JEE (Advanced) in 2024.
Candidates who were assigned a seat in an IIT through JoSAA 2022 but I did not report "online" / 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 are eligible to take JEE (Advanced) 2024.

However, in all of the above instances, the candidate must also meet the criteria listed from Criterion 1 through Criterion 4.

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria for the Candidates in Preparatory Courses at IITs

Furthermore, candidates who have been admitted to any of the IITs for preparatory courses, the first time in 2018 can appear in 2024 JEE Advanced. Also, the candidates who have paid fees for seat acceptance but did not accept the seat in any manner are eligible to appear in Advanced JEE  2024.


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