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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020: Age Limit, Number of Attempts, and Qualifying Marks

IIT-Delhi has officially announced the release of the JEE Advanced Eligibility criteria 2020 in its brochure. The candidates preparing for JEE Advanced 2020 need to meet the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria so that they can apply for the exam. The candidates failing to meet the eligibility criteria of the exam will not be permitted to give the exam.

There are various factors like the performance in JEE Main, qualifying marks and others that constitute the JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria. The candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in JEE Main to become eligible for JEE Advanced 2020. The candidates who have qualified JEE Main will be allowed to give JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding with the process of applying for JEE Advanced 2020, the candidates need to refer to JEE Advanced eligibility. The candidates’ eligibility for the test will be based on the five parameters mentioned by the authorities:

  • Candidates’ performance in JEE Main 2020
  • Age Limit
  • Number of Attempts
  • Appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination
  • Earlier Admissions at IITs

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2020

The candidates must have qualified JEE Main 2020 (Paper 1). They must be in the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) candidates. The top 250,000 JEE Main qualified candidates who will be considered for JEE Advanced will be divided as follows:

  • GEN-EWS – 10%
  • OBC-NCL – 27%
  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OPEN – 40.5%
  • PwD – 5% reservation in all above mentioned

JEE Main Performance - Category wise

Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 candidates.

Order Category Top Candidates
1. OPEN 96187 101250
2. OPEN – PwD 5063
3. GEN – EWS 23750 25000
4. GEN – EWS – PwD 1250
5. OBC – NCL 64125 67500
6. OBC – NCL – PwD 3375
7. SC 35625 37500
8. SC – PwD 1875
9. ST  17812 18750
10. ST – PwD 938

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2 – Age Limit

The candidates born on or after October 1, 1995, meets the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 and will be allowed to give the exam. However, there the candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD candidates (born on or after October 1, 1990) will be granted 5 years relaxation.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 3 – Number of Attempts

The candidates are allowed to give JEE Advanced for a maximum of two times in two consecutive years by the candidates.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 4 – Candidates’ appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination

Candidates, who have appeared for class 12 examination in the year 2019 or 2020 will only be allowed to sit for JEE Advanced 2020 Examination. However, in case the results for the academic year 2017-18 are announced after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their 12th standard qualifying exam in 2018 will also be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020, in case they meet the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 5- Earlier Admissions at IITs

  • The candidates who have already got admission in an IIT/ISM will not be allowed for JEE Advanced 2020, irrespective of whether he/she continued in the program or not.
  • Also, in case they have accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past, they will not be permitted to give JEE Advanced 2020.
  • The candidates whose admissions at IITs got cancelled post they joined the institute will not be qualified for JEE Advanced 2020.

Based on the JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria, the candidates who got admission to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 are allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2020. Similarly, the candidates who deposited the seat acceptance fee in 2019 will be allowed for JEE Advanced 2020, in case they meet the below-mentioned JEE Advanced eligibility conditions:

  • They have not reported at any reporting centers OR
  • They withdrew before the last round of seat allotment OR
  • Got their seat cancelled (for any reason) before the final round of seat allotment

List of Qualifying Exams for JEE Advanced 2020

The aspirants planning to give JEE Advanced must have cleared following exam so that they can fall under the category of JEE Advanced eligibility criteria set by the authorities:

  • They must have given the final examination of the 10+2 which is organized by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Senior Secondary School Exam organized by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country which has received recognition as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  • Candidates who have received a diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
  • Any General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) of Advanced (A) level.
  • The candidates who have got the High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva will be considered.

Performance in 12th Standard (or Equivalent) Board Examination

At least any one of the following two criteria must be met the candidates to become eligible for JEE Advanced 2020:

  • The candidate must have scored a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. For the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD, the aggregate marks must not be less than 65%.
  • The candidates should be within the top 20 percentile (category-wise) of successful candidates in their respective 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination.

The candidates’ marks in the following five subjects will be considered to calculate the total marks and to fulfill the top 20 percentile criterion:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Language (in case the candidates have opted for more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject other than the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language (the subject with the highest mark will be considered)

Additional Requirements for Certain Courses

  • The candidates who have selected Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering or any similar course must not have any kind of blindness. In case they are selected for the course, they need to produce a certificate from the government registered medical practitioner.
  • The candidates planning to do Mining Engineering need to know that the standards of visual acuity with or without glasses must be according to the guidelines mentioned in DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. The candidates who have one-eyed vision will not be allowed to work underground.
  • As per Section 45 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952, the female candidates are not permitted to work underground and in mines as per. However, the female candidates will be allowed to do Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering related courses at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU) Varanasi.

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria – Cutoff for Top 20 Percentile

  • Based on the category, the cutoff marks for the top 20 percentile will be calculated according to the total marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • The JEE Advanced 2020 Cutoff marks for the students belonging to PwD category will be the same as the lowest of the cutoff marks for other categories.
  • The top 20 percentile cutoff for the academic year 2020 will be considered for those candidates who have cleared 12th standard (or equivalent) exam in the same year. Similarly, the cutoff of 2019 will be considered for the candidates who cleared the exam in the academic year 2019.
  • The candidates who have already appeared for the qualifying exam for the first time in 2019 and want to reappear in 2020 to qualify the top 20 percentile cutoff need to reattempt all of the subjects. The top 20 percentile cutoff of 2019 will be considered for such candidates.

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria – Aggregate Marks of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD)

  • The candidates’ 12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination aggregate marks secured in 2020 will be considered at the time of admission.
  • The total marks achieved by the candidates in the 12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination of 2019 will be taken into consideration only in case they have not appeared for the examination in 2020 again in any of the subjects.
  • The candidates who have passed 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2019 and want to improve their aggregate marks to satisfy the criterion of 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC/ST/PwD) are allowed to reappear for any number of subjects for improvement.
  • The percentage marks of the candidates will be taken into consideration based on the marks obtained in 2019 or 2020, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in both the attempts in 2019 and 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

The candidates who are foreign nationals have to adhere to a different set of JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria finalized by the authorities. The candidates will be considered as foreign nationals if the candidates who are not the citizens of India and do not come under the OCI category and the candidates whose parents are not the citizens of India and do not come under the OCI category at the time of registration will be treated as foreign nationals. 

International Applicants are under no obligation to take JEE Main before applying for JEE Advanced. If they fulfill all the other eligibility criteria, they can apply for JEE Advanced.

Note – Foreign candidates who are interested in the B.Arch program will have to reach any of the zonal IITs to take Architecture Aptitude Test.

Reservation Criteria

Foreign nationals don’t get the privilege of reservation of seats under any categories according to the guidelines laid by the Government of India.

Eligibility

Candidates can fill JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form if they have fulfilled the following eligibility criteria.

Criterion 1 – Age Limit 

  • Candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1995.
  • In countries, where a minimum stint in the armed forces is required before/after class 12, relaxation will be provided to the students for the required number of years. 
  • The candidate, in such a case, will have to upload the required testimonial or certificate by competent authority to this effect at the time of registration.

Criterion 2 – Number of Attempts

Candidates can attempt JEE Advanced, a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Criterion 3 – Appearance in class XII or Equivalent Examination.

  • As per the guides laid down by NTA, candidates who have appeared for class 12 examination in 2019 or 2020 will only be allowed to sit for the examination.
  • However, if the Board declares the examination results for the academic year 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates, in such a case, will pass the JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria.

Criterion 4 – Earlier Admissions at IIT

  • 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 cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

Candidates are eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2020 if they have paid the acceptance fee in 2019 in the following conditions:

  1. Did not report at the reporting center.
  2. Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment.
  3. Had their seat cancelled before the last round of seat allotment for IITs.

However, in the above cases, students must satisfy the above three criteria too.

Documents Required

  • Birth Certificate for Age Proof.
  • Citizenship Certificate/ Passport.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Class 12 mark sheet or any equivalent.
  • Testimonial, if required.

NOTE:- Performance in class 12 should be as any Indian candidate.

Performance in Class 12

The candidate should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:

  1. The candidate will have to score at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.
  2. The candidate should be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.

The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).

Foreign Centers for JEE Advanced 2020

  • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Singapore

If the candidates fulfill all the eligibility criteria, they can fill the JEE Advanced 2020 Application form, by registering, uploading the necessary documents and paying the required fee.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Ques. I have appeared for boards in 2020. Can I register for JEE Advance 2020 without uploading class 12 certificate?

Ans. Yes, candidates who have appeared for Class 12 Examination in 2020 can register without uploading any certificate.

Ques. What are the subjects that are taking into consideration to meet JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria?

Ans. The subjects that are taken into consideration for JEE Advanced 2020 are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English/Hindi.

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020?

Ans. Students must be less than 25 years of age with minimum qualifying marks. Candidates must have qualified Class 12 Examination in the previous year.

Ques. Is 75% necessary for JEE Advanced 2020?

Ans. Yes, 75% of aggregate marks are a minimum requirement in the class 12 examination.

Ques. If I have appeared for Class 12 examination in 2019, am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2020?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible for class JEE Advanced 2020.


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