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IIT JEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria


IIT JEE 2015 Eligibility CriteriaThe IIT JEE 2015 eligibility criteria has changed from Top 20 percentile to 75 per cent marks in Class XII board marks.

The IIT JEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria is as under: 

  • Date of Birth: Only candidates born on or after October 01, 1989 are eligible to appear for IIT JEE 2015. Relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit is given to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. Hence, SC, ST and PwD candidates born on or after October 01, 1984 are eligible for IIT JEE 2015.

Please note that Date of Birth recorded on the certificate of Class 10 board exams, secondary education board pre-University system will be considered final.

  • Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE): Only candidates who have passed their Class XII in 2013 or 2014 are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2015 examination. Students whose Class 12 board exam results are to be declared after June 2015 will not be eligible to sit for IIT JEE 2015. Students, who appeared for Class 12 board exam in 2012 and cleared it in the second attempt in 2013, will not be eligible for IIT JEE 2015. Similarly, students must have taken at least five subjects in Class 12 to be eligible for JEE Main 2015.

  • Number of Attempts for JEE Main 2015: Students can appear for JEE Main for a maximum of three times. However, number of attempts allowed for JEE Advanced is only two. For engineering institutes, other than IITs and ISM Dhanbad, admissions are done only on the basis of JEE Main rank. Hence, engineering aspirants can take JEE Main thrice to be able to get an entry in engineering courses offered by these other institutes.

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JEE Advanced 2015 Eligibility Criteria

  • One will have to apply for JEE Advanced 2015 or IIT JEE 2015 after JEE Main 2015 results are declared. Do check the eligibility for IIT JEE 2015 carefully before you apply for it:

  • Only top 150000 rank holders in JEE Main 2015 merit lists for all the categories will be able to apply for JEE Advanced 2015. The distribution of top candidates in different merit lists that will be allowed to sit for IIT JEE 20154 will be as follows:

  • Top 75,750 (50.5 %) candidates from Common Merit List

  • Top 40,500 (27%) candidates from Other Backward Classes – Non-creamy layer OBC (NCL) merit list

  • Top 22,500 (15 %) candidates from Scheduled Caste (SC) merit list

  • Top 11,250 (7.5 %) candidates from Scheduled Tribe (ST) merit list

  • As per Government of India norms, 3% of the candidates in the merit lists of each category will be Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.

  •  For admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad, the top 150000 candidates will have to prove that they are top 20 percentile or have obtained 75% marks in their respective categories in Class 12 board exams.  

  • If the Board does not provide information about what is the their cut-off score for top 20 percentilers in different categories, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the concerned Board to prove that they do fall within the acceptable percentile range. Otherwise, CBSE cut-off score for Top 20 percentile for the respective category of the students will be considered binding

  • Number of Attempts for JEE Advanced 2015 or IIT JEE 2015: An individual can attempt IIT JEE for a maximum of two in consecutive years. Candidates who attempted Class 12 board exams 2014 for the first time and cleared it or those who will attempt Class 12 board exams in 2015 for the first time and clear it will be eligible to appear for IIT JEE 2015, by qualifying in Paper - I of JEE Main 2015.

  • Candidates who have already cracked IIT JEE 2014: The practice of accepting admission in any of the prestigious IITs, IIT-BHU or ISM Dhanbad and not pursuing the course (leaving the seat vacant) is frowned upon. Hence, students – who cracked IIT JEE 2014 were admitted to any of the IIT JEE colleges, accepted it by paying the registration fee, and then decided to leave the seat vacant – will not be allowed to sit for JEE Advanced 2015.

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IIT JEE Eligibility for Droppers

Students can appear for IIT JEE 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015), only if they have appeared for Class XII exams in 2014 (for the first time) or 2015 and are born on or after October 1, 1989. Otherwise, they are not eligible for IIT JEE 2015.

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