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JEE ADVANCED - Eligibility Criteria

Joint Entrance Exam Advanced 2021

Form Date: 07 Aug - 31 Aug 2021 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 07 Aug - 31 Aug 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria: 5 Important Points

Updated On - May 11 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria: JEE Advanced is the tougher second phase of 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria consists of certain important points such as JEE Main score, age limit and other important criteria and qualification. JAB conducts JEE Advanced jointly with one of the seven zonal IITs. And IIT Kanpur will organize the JEE Advanced Examination in 2021. 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 2021 twice in a year. But JEE Advanced will be conducted by one of the IITs only. 

Latest Updates

  • Scoring of minimum 75% aggregate marks in class 12th exam have been scrapped to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.

What are the 5 main points of JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria - IIT JEE Qualification Criteria is as follows:

The five main eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced 2021 is listed below. Candidates should carefully go through these before filling the application form. JEE Advanced 2021 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 2021

Firstly, all the candidates willing to take admission in the Undergraduate Programs at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the year 2021 must appear in Paper 1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) of JEE Main 2021. 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 2021. Recently JAB decided to increase the number of eligible candidates from 2.20 lakh to 2.24 lakh for JEE 2021.

Admissions to IITs / ISM Dhanbad will be only on the basis of category-wise AIRs (All India Ranks) in JEE Advanced 2021, subject to the conditions that are available in JEE Advanced 2021 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 1993. However, the PWD/SC/ST applicants Date of birth must be on or after 01 October 1988.
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 2021. 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 2017 or 2020. 
However, candidates whose Class 12th (or equivalent) examination results for the 2015-16 academic year were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.

Criteria 5 - Previous admission to IITs

The candidates who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs and ISM Dhanbad in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021 if they satisfy other eligibility criteria.

A candidate who has NOT taken admissions in an IIT previously (irrespective of he/she continued in the program or not) OR a candidate who accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
Moreover, the candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled for some reasons are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced this year.

JEE Advanced 2021 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 2021 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  2021.


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