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Eligibility For JEE Main Exam

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main eligibility criteria describes all the terms and conditions that aspirants should satisfy in order to be eligible for the exam. Hence, to avoid rejection in later stages, the students go through and understand the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. We have highlighted some of the important ones below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main exams. However, candidates must note that the IITs can set age criteria for admissions. The details are usually published in the JEE Main 2021 Information brochure. 

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of the age the applicant can qualify if they have cleared their class 12th or any equivalent exam such as a two-year Pre-University exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination, a diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board, General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level, High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Year: Students should have appeared for the exam in 2019 or 2020.  Those who are appearing in their class 12th examination in 2021 are eligible to appear in January JEE Main 2021 examination.

Criteria For admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs: The candidate must secure 75% Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65%.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their class 12 board or other equivalent examination.





Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:

B.E or B.Tech Courses

1. Physics

2. Mathematics

3. Language Subject

4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject

5. Any Optional subject

B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses

1. Physics

2. Language Subject

3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)

4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject

5. Any Optional subject



Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Paper 2 and 3

Total Attempts: The candidates can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years.

  • The candidate must have secured 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for candidates applying for B.Arch./B.Planning courses.

Click here to know the complete JEE Main eligibility criteria

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

The examination authority follows the reservation criteria laid by the government of India for granting admissions through JEE Main. All India ranks will be provided based on the categorical reservation policy. The percentage reservations of categories for admissions through JEE Main are as follows:

OBC candidates: 27% reservation

SC candidates: 15% reservation

ST candidates: 7.5% reservation

PwD candidates: 5% reservation

GEN-EWS candidates: 10% reservation

Women candidates: 5% reservation

This reservation applies to institutes run by the Central Government. For reservation details regarding a participating institute, candidates can check in the details with that particular institute.



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