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JEE Main 2022-2023 Eligibility Criteria 

 

Before you decide to appear in JEE Main or even when you start preparing for the exam, you must have knowledge of the eligibility criteria for JEE Main. The eligibility criteria are nothing but certain conditions that the students must meet in order to appear in the JEE Main examination. NTA prescribes the eligibility criteria for JEE Main every year. Here you can find the JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria and the latest information about what will be the JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria. 

 

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria Highlights 
 

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed the 12th board or equivalent from any recognized board.

Age Limit

There is no age limit for applying to the JEE Main examination.

Year of Passing

Candidates who have qualified for the 12th examination or equivalent in 2020, 2021 are only eligible to apply in the examination.

Minimum Number of subjects in the last qualifying Examination

The applicant must have passed the 12th examination or equivalent with a minimum of 5 subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language, and an optional subject

No. of Attempts

Candidates can appear 6 times for the exam for 3 consecutive years.

 

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

 

There are three main things to note for appearing in JEE Main - Age, Qualifying Examination, and Year of appearance in the Qualifying Examination. Let us understand all three main criteria. 

 

  • Age

There is no age limit as such for JEE Main for the students. To appear in JEE Main 2022, the candidate must have passed the Class 12 examination in 2020, and 2021, or should be appearing in the Class 12 2022 examination respectively. However, the institutions taking admissions on the basis of JEE Main scores might have their own age criteria. So, students must check that before applying for JEE Main so that later on, they do not have to face any issues because of their age. 

 

  • List of Qualifying Examinations 

A qualifying examination refers to the qualification a student must have in order to appear in the JEE Main. According to the JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria, the following qualifying examinations were considered: 

  • Class 10+2 examination conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 Examination.
  • In case the Class 12 Examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

 

  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination

The year in which you appeared in any one of the above-given examinations also matters to be eligible for JEE Main. According to the JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria:

  • Only those candidates who have passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or those who are appearing in the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2022, are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2022.
  • Candidates who passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2019 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2023 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2022.

 

*Note: The above information has been taken from the jeemain.nta.nic.in. 

 

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

JEE Main 2023 notification has not been released by NTA yet. But, we can expect the eligibility criteria to be somewhat similar to the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2022. JEE Main 2023 tentative eligibility criteria is given below: 

 

  • Age

There is no age limit as such for JEE Main for the students. To appear in JEE Main 2023, the candidate must have passed Class 12 examination in 2021, 2022, or should be appearing in Class 12 2023 examination respectively. The students must check the eligibility criteria for the institution in which they want to study before applying for JEE Main so that later on, they do not have to face any issues because of their age. 

 

  • List of Qualifying Examinations 

A qualifying examination refers to the qualification a student must have in order to appear in the JEE Main. According to the tentative JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria, the following qualifying examinations can be considered: 

  • Class 10+2 examination conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 Examination.
  • In case the Class 12 Examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

 

  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination

The year in which you appeared in any one of the above-given examinations also matters to be eligible for JEE Main. According to the tentative JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria:

  • Only those candidates who have passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2021, 2020, or those who are appearing in Class 12/equivalent examination in 2023,  could be eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2023.
  • Candidates who passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2020 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2024 or later might not be eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2023.

 

*Note: The above information is tentative, based on the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2022 given at jeemain.nta.nic.in. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 
 

  • Does a candidate need to score 75% marks in Class 12 to be eligible for JEE Main? 

No, the 75% criterion is no longer applicable for JEE Main now. Anyone who satisfies the three eligibility criteria given above can participate in the examination. 

 

  • When will the JEE Mains be held in 2022?

JEE Mains will be held in two sessions in 2022. The first session is to be held in June 2022 while the second session is to be held in July 2022. 

 

  • Is it necessary to score good marks in Class 12 if you want to appear in JEE? 

There is no compulsion that a student has to score good marks in Class 12. But, if a student has decided to crack one of the toughest exams in India, they should be able to score better marks in Class 12 exams also since the syllabus for JEE Main and Class 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are almost identical.


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