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JEE Advanced 2019 Eligibility Criteria

There will be minimum eligibility criteria for any exam which have to be met by any candidates to appear for that exam. JEE exams are now conducted at the international level. In such cases, it’s mandatory to submit the citizenship documents where ever necessary. The following are the eligibility criteria for Indian citizens including those who hold Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card.

  1. Qualification :

Candidates must be qualified in any one of the following exams,

  • The candidate must have cleared XII exams conducted by any one of the following boards such as Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, Central Board of Secondary Education, etc.
  • He/she must have taken up any pre-university exam under government recognized board.
  • The candidate should have completed a 2-year course in Joint Service wing of NDA.
  • He/she should have appeared and finished the Senior Secondary exam in National Institute of Open schooling.

He/she should have appeared in any public board exam or university exam in India or in abroad institutes which is recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • He/she should have cleared A Level in General Certificate Examination (GCE).

Apart from the above list, the candidates with any one of the following qualifications can also take up JEE exams. But these are only for getting admission into IIT.

  • The candidate must clear the Higher secondary Vocational exam.
  • He/she must have completed a three-year diploma course under AICTE or under any State board.
  • He/she should have cleared the high school certificate exam at Cambridge University.

For more details regarding the qualification kindly take a look on Information Bulletin on JEE (Main) First attempt as released by National Testing Agency (NTA).

  1. AGE

Candidates must be born on or before 1.10.1994. Maximum of 5 years of age relaxation is given to SC/ST and Physically disabled candidates.


The candidate can appear twice in the two successive years. To put it in other words, he/she shouldn’t have appeared for JEE exams in 2017 or earlier. If so they are not qualified to enter JEE exam 2019.

  • The candidates must secure a minimum mark and should be listed among top 2,24,000 in the paper I of JEE (main) 2019 to enter into JEE (advanced) 2019. The number of seats may vary based on the reservation like OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and It will be shortly updated in the website
  • The candidate who had cleared JEE exam 2018 and got admitted into central government institution other than IIT’s can apply for JEE (Advanced) 2019. In such case, the candidate must fulfill all the above criteria.
  • The candidates who had appeared for the JoSAA counseling 2018 and had paid a fee for their admission but,
    • withdrew at the last moment during the seat allocation process,
    • Didn’t appear at any of the reporting centers,
    • Canceled their seat during JoSAA counseling
  • In the XII board exam or the equivalent exam, he/she must secure a minimum of 75% whereas in case of SC/ST and PwD the minimum qualifying mark is 65%.
  • The candidates who are in the top 20 % of the board exam is also eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • The candidate must take up both the exams (paper I & II) in JEE advanced to enter into IIT’s.