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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Age Limit, Qualification, Number Of Attempts

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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020: Eligibility criteria are minimum requirements for candidates to be eligible for examination. JEE Mains qualifying students need to be eligible as per the official eligibility criteria to be able to attempt JEE Advanced exam.

By learning the eligibility criterias of JEE Advanced 2020 exam, students can take an idea of minimum qualifying conditions required for JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020

JEE Advanced exam has several eligibility criterias which needs to be fulfilled by students. Eligibility criterias are very important which needs to be carefully checked by candidates. Top 2,50,000 students will only qualify for the JEE Advanced exam. Students must come in that 2,50,000 students according to different categories weightage.

Here are some important eligibility criterias for JEE Advanced 2020 exam.

Performance in JEE Main 2020 

Top 2,50,000 students will be the only ones who qualify for JEE Advanced 2020. Out of this, percentage of different categories of students eligible for admissions under different categories:-

  • General category students – 46.5%
  • General EWS – 4%
  • OBC-NCL students- 27%
  • SC candidates- 15%
  • ST candidates- 7.5%
  • PwD candidates – horizontal reservation of 5% in above categories

Table below mentioned shows the order of selecting top 2,50,000 students among different categories based on performance of students:-

Category         Number of Top students
OPEN 96,187 101250
OPEN-PwD 5063
GEN-EWS 23750 25000
GEN-EWS-PwD 1250
OBC-NCL 64125 67500
OBC-NCL-PwD 3375
SC 35625 37500
SC-PwD 1875
ST 17812 18750
ST-PwD 938

JEE Advanced Age Limit

For General and OBC-NCL category students born on or after 1 October, 1995 can apply for the exam.

For SC, ST or PwD category age limit has been relaxed, they can apply if they are born on or before 1 October, 1990.

Number of Attempts

Students can attempt JEE Advanced for a maximum of 2 times in consecutive years.

Appearance in Class 12

Students who have completed their Class 12 examination first time in 2019 or 2020 are only allowed to give JEE Advanced 2020 exam.

Earlier Admission at IITs/ISM

  • Candidates should not have been admitted OR allotted a seat by a reporting center in IITs before. Also, candidates whose admission at IIT was cancelled after joining are also not eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 exam
  • Candidates who have been admitted in a preparatory course at any of the IIT in 2019 can appear in the JEE Advanced 2020 exam.
  • The students who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (a) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (b) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (c) had their seat cancelled before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the seat allocation are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020 exam.
  • However, in all the above cases, candidates are required to fulfil conditions mentioned in criterion 1 to 4.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Nationals

Eligibility criteria for Foreign Nationals is different from Indian nationals. Candidates are termed as Foreign Nationals who are not citizens of India or whose parents are not of Indian origin and they do not belong from OCI/PIO category.

Important information to be carefully assessed by candidates:

  • Foreign nationals do not have any reservation as per Govt. of India
  • They do not need to attempt JEE Mains and they can directly register for JEE Advanced by meeting the eligibility criterias.
  • Identity proof of parents and candidates are required in registration of JEE advanced
  • Foreign nationals are allocated a maximum of 10% of total number of seats

All the above mentioned eligibility criteria are very important to be fulfilled in order to appear in JEE Advanced 2020 examination. Students  are advised to read and follow the eligibility criterias thoroughly.

JEE Advanced FAQ’s

Q 1. I have appeared for the Class 12 examination in 2019, am I eligible for  JEE Advanced 2020?

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

Q 2. Is it compulsory to give JEE Mains to be eligible for JEE Advanced exam?

Ans. Yes, it is compulsory for Indian students to attempt JEE Mains examination to be eligible for JEE Advanced.

Q 3. How many candidates are eligible for JEE Advanced examination?

Ans. Top 2,50,000 candidates are eligible for JEE Advanced examination.

Q 4. What is the relaxation period for SC/ST/PwD?

Ans. Relaxation period of SC/ST/PwD is 5 years.

Q 5. What is seat weightage for Foreign Nationals?

Ans. A maximum of 10% seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals.