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JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria is almost similar as last year. Proposed change in JEE Advanced 2019 has been postponed by the JEE Admission Board (JAB) until enough data has been collected and analyzed to prove that the new norms like Top 20 percentile eligibility criterion or has got more than 75% aggregate marks will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2019.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2019

Only Top 2,24,000 candidates across JEE Main Merit List of various categories will be eligible for taking JEE Advanced exams. These candidates are distributed across merit lists in the following manner:

  • 50.5% candidates or Top 1,13,120 candidates from the Common Merit List (CML),

  • 27% candidates or Top 60,480 candidates from the Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer OBC(NCL),

  • 15% candidates or Top 33,600 candidates from the Scheduled Caste(SC),

  • 7.5% candidates or Top 16,800 candidates from the Scheduled Tribe(ST). 

3% of Total Seats in Each Category are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. Hence, 3,393 seats from General (GE) category are for PwD candidates. Similarly, 1,814 of OBC seats, 1008 of SC seats and 504 of ST seats are for PwD candidates of their respective categories.

Academic Qualifications for JEE Advanced 2019

JEE AdvancedFor admissions to IITs and ISM Dhanbad, students will be selected only on the basis of JEE Advanced All India Rank IAIR) but only if they are among the Top 20 percentile of their respective boards or score more than 75% aggregate marks will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2019.

  • Candidates from Boards that do not declare information regarding their Top 20 percentile cutoffs will have to produce a certificate from their Board stating that they do fall within that category. If they fail to do so, the CBSE percentile will be considered to decide the minimum marks they need to get in their Class 12 board exam. However, according to the directives of the Government of India, some relaxation will be given to PwD candidates in the above-mentioned condition.

  • If Board only awards letter grades without the equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, candidates will need to submit the certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks at the time of online acceptance of seat allotted to them.

Other Qualifications for JEE Advanced 2019 include: 

Age Limit

General Candidates and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates should not be more than 25 years old to be eligible for the exam. It means they should have been born on or after October 01, 1994.

SC, ST and PwD candidates should not be more than 30 years old to be eligible for the exam. It means they should have been born on or after October 01, 1989.

Number of Attempts Allowed for IIT JEE exam

Unlike JEE Main for which students get three chances, a candidate only gets 2 chances to crack JEE Advanced and that too, in consecutive years only.

Students who appeared for Class 12 boards in 2016 or will appear for it in 2017 cannot sit for the 2019 exam.

It means that students who will clear boards next year will only be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2019, if they fulfill other eligibility criteria.

Admission Granted in 2019

Candidates who took admission at any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad in 2019 and paid the admission fee at any of these institutes cannot sit for the exam in 2019.

IITs take a strong view against such candidates who waste seats as these vacant seats mean lost opportunities for other eligible candidates and additional financial burden on the institute.

Important Points

  • Candidate’s admission to the institute can be cancelled at any stage, if their original documents are found to be false at the time of verification. 

Check out this interesting piece of news relevant to this point! 

  • Candidates whose board results will be declared after 2nd Week of July, 2019 are advised not to sit for the exam. It will be the last date to produce their statement of marks of the QE and additional time will not be granted.


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