JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2019

The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) 2019 will be conducted by the IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2019.
The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The final decisions are made by JAB 2019 in all matters related to JEE Advanced 2019 and admission to IITs.

JEE Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Advanced can be attempted by the top JEE Main qualified candidates, the top limit being specified by the JAB. There are various eligibility criteria to apply for the JEE Main Advanced Examination such as performance in JEE Main, age limit, the percentage required, education qualification and nationality as mentioned below.
The percentages required for qualification for various categories are given below.
  • Open Category – 50.5%
  • OBC – NCL Category – 27%
  • SC Category – 15%
  • ST Category – 7.5%
A reservation of 5% is available for PwD candidates within each of these four categories.

Performance in JEE Main 2019 Exam

Candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IITs for the year 2019 will have to appear in the Paper I (B.E. / B.Tech.) of JEE Main 2019. Based on the performance in Paper I of JEE Main, a number of top candidates as per the requirement of JEE Advanced (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) opting for the JEE Advanced 2019 should be among the top 2,45,000 (including all categories) in Paper I of JEE Main 2019. However, the total number of candidates may be slightly higher than 2,45,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores in each category.

Age Limit for JEE Advanced 2019 Exam

The age limit for the JEE Advanced Examination has been removed from the year 2019 onwards.
Earlier, candidates who were born on or after October 1, 1994, were only allowed to take the exam. SC, ST and PwD candidates are given 5 years relaxation.

Number of Attempts in JEE Advanced Exam

A candidate can attempt the JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. The candidates who have attempted JEE Main/JEE Advanced in 2017 or earlier, are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.

JEE Advanced Education Qualification

The minimum academic prerequisite for appearing in JEE Advanced 2019 is that the candidate must have passed in the final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination. Those appearing in these examinations in 2019 can attempt JEE Advanced 2019 provisionally.

JEE Advanced Exam Eligibility for Dropouts and Already admitted in IITs

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for IIT Dropouts or for candidates who have got admitted in IITs earlier: 
  • A candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs in 2018 is eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria as mentioned above.
  • Candidates admitted for a preparatory course in an IIT for the first time in the year 2017 can apply for JEE Advanced 2019.
  • Candidates who have paid the acceptance fee in 2017 but have not accepted the seat are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have earlier accepted any seat in IIT or admitted in any of the IITs are not eligible for JEE Advanced Examination.
  • Candidates whose admissions to the IITs were canceled are not eligible to apply.

Performance in class XII and Equivalent exams for JEE

Candidates qualified in JEE Advanced 2019 will be eligible for admission to the mentioned academic programs at the IITs, subject to satisfying at least one of the following two criteria:
  • Candidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII or equivalent Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
  • Candidates must be within category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII or equivalent board examination.

Additional Requirement for specific courses

Candidates who wish to pursue specific courses should fulfill additional requirements along with the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
  • Candidates opting for Mining and Mining Machinery Engineering and Integrated M.Sc. Program in Geology or Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering should fulfill physical fitness criteria like no visual ailments viz., color blindness. The medical fitness certificate should be provided by the medical board assigned by IITs after validation and to be submitted as proof.
  • Candidates opting for admission to Mining Engineering course should fulfill the physical standards of visual acuity with or without glasses as specified by the DGMS Circular 14 of the year 1972. Persons with vision in one eye only won’t be allowed to work underground.
  • No woman is allowed to work underground or in mines. However, they are allotted seats in the Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering courses at IITs and allowed for other works related to these courses.

JEE Advanced Exam Eligibility for Foreign Nationals

Candidates under the following categories are considered as Foreign Nationals in the context of the JEE Advanced Examination.
  • Non-Citizens of India
  • Non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and Non-PIO (Persons of Indian Origin)
  • Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under the OCI/PIO category
Foreign Nationals as mentioned in the above categories must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria given below for appearing in JEE Advanced 2019.
  • Born on or after October 1, 1994. Five years relaxation is given to PwD candidates.
  • Not have attempted JEE Advanced in 2017 or earlier.
  • Appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2018 or 2019.
  • Not have accepted admission at any of the IITs earlier.
The categories considered for reservation of seats are not applicable for the Foreign Nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats allotted for every course in the IITs.

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