JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria-Part 1: Eligibility Criteria

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  • Education Minister has declared that the requirement of minimum 75 % marks in class 12 has been waived off from JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria.
  • JEE advanced eligibility criteria are important guidelines that aspirants should adhere to before filling the application form.
  • IIT Kharagpur will release detailed JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria in the official website along with the application form.
  • Students are suggested to carefully check the detailed information on the eligibility criteria listed out by the exam conducting body
  • Candidates must meet the conditions and requirements of eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2021 to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021.
  • It will help them know a lot of important details about the exam like age criteria, nationality, number of attempts and more.
  • Various factors such as a qualifying exam, marks required and more has to be met by the candidates for admissions into IITs through JEE Advanced.
  • By understanding the JEE Advanced eligibility for 2020, students will basically get to learn about the minimum requirements that they need to fulfill in order to appear for the exam.
  • If the criteria are not met, then the candidates may get disqualified. It is to be noted that only JEE Main qualified candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Further, the information provided will help students to analyze whether they are eligible or not.
  • Those who fail to meet the requirements will not be able to appear for the exam.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2021 before filling out the application form to know if they are eligible for admissions or not.
  • Criteria related to age, number of attempts, qualifying exam marks and more has to be met by the candidates.
  • The complete information on eligibility for JEE Advanced is discussed here on this page.
  • Aspirants can go through them below.

Performance in JEE Main 2020

  • Candidates should have compulsorily passed JEE Main 2021 (Paper 1) .
  • It is also necessary for them to be among the top 2,50, 000 candidates.
  • GEN-EWS - 10 %
  • OBC-NCL - 27 %
  • SC - 15 %
  • ST - 7.5 %
  • OPEN - 40.5 %
  • PWD - 5 % horizontal reservation in all of the above.

The Category-Wise Distribution Figures

The Category-Wise Distribution Figures
CategoryNumber of Selected CandidatesTotal Candidates
General1,08, 464 Candidates1,15, 120 Candidates
General PwD6,656 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer57,956 Candidates61,480 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD3,524 Candidates
Scheduled Caste32,420 Candidates34,600 Candidates
Scheduled Caste PwD2180 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe16,460 Candidates17,800 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe PwD1340 Candidates


Students who are the citizen of India, PIO (Person of Indian Origin) , OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India) and foreign nationals are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced exam.

Number of Attempts

The maximum number of attempts that the candidates can attempt JEE Advanced is two times in two consecutive years.

Age Criteria

  • For JEE Advanced 2021, the candidates should have been born on or after October 1,1996.
  • Though, SC, ST and PWD candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years (born on or after October 1,1991) .

Earlier Admission at IITs

  • A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the programme OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  • Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2020 but
    • Did not report at any reporting centre OR,
    • Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR,
    • Had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2020, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.