JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria – The top 2,20,000 candidates of JEE Main 2017 will be shortlisted to appear for JEE Advanced scheduled to be held on May 21. In addition to it, candidates also have to fulfil the other JEE Advanced 2017 eligibility criteria to appear in the examination. The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2017 includes age limit, performance in JEE Main 2017, total number of attempts, academic qualification and earlier admission at IITs. It is mandatory for each and every candidate to satisfy all the five eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced. Before filling the application form, aspirants must go through the JEE advanced 2017 eligibility criteria to ensure that they are eligible for the examination. Moreover, for admission through JEE Advanced 2017, candidates must secure at least 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks in class 12 is 65%. If any candidate is found to be ineligible at a later stage, he/she will not be granted admission into the 22 IITs and ISM Dhanbad under any circumstances. For complete details related to JEE Advanced 2017 eligibility criteria read the article given below on this page.
JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Aspirants must fulfil each and every one of the following five eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2017 to appear in the examination:
Criterion 1) Performance in JEE Main 2017
- All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad will have to qualify Paper 1 of JEE Main 2017.
- On the basis of candidates’ performance in JEE Main, top 2,20,000 candidates (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017.
- The percentages of seats reserved for various categories are 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. The remaining 50.5% is open for candidates belonging to all the categories
- Horizontal reservation of 3% of the seats is available for candidates belonging to PwD category (including Dyslexic)
- The top 2,20,000 JEE Main candidates are distributed among different categories in the following order:
|S.No.||Category||Number of top candidates||Total number of candidates|
Criterion 2) Age Limit
- As per the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2017, candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1992
- For candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD category, there is a relaxation of five years. Hence, they must be born on or after October 1, 1987
Criterion 3) Number of attempts
- The candidate can avail a maximum of 2 consecutive attempts to qualify the examination.
- Candidates who appeared in the year 2016 for the first time are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017
- Candidates, who have attempted JEE Advanced in 2015 or earlier, are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017.
Criterion 4) Academic qualification
- In class 12 or its equivalent examination conducted by the respective Boards, candidates must secure at least 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the qualifying marks in class 12 is 65%.
- Candidates should appear in class 12 or its equivalent examination or any other equivalent examination for the first time in either 2016 or 2017
- Candidates whose class 12 or equivalent examination result for the academic session 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017
Criterion 5) Earlier admission at IITs
- Candidates who have taken admission in IIT (irrespective of whether or not they have continued in the program) are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017.
- If any candidate has accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in previous years whose admission at IITs was cancelled are not eligible to appear in the entrance examination
- Candidates admitted in a preparatory course for the first time in any of the IITs in 2016 can appear in the exam.
- Candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee in the past but did not accept the seat can apply for JEE Advanced 2017.
JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates
In every course, 10% of total seats are allotted to foreign nationals under supernumerary category. However, there is no reservation of seats under OBC- NCL, ST, SC and PwD categories for foreign candidates.
Foreign candidates can directly apply for JEE Advanced 2017. They are not required to appear in JEE Main 2017. However, candidates have to satisfy the following eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2017
- Candidates should not be a citizen of India, by birth or naturalized and they should not belong to OCI/ PIO category
- Parents of candidates should not be citizens of India or belong to OCI/ PIUO category at the time of registering for JEE Advanced 2017.
- In class 12 or equivalent board examination, candidates have to secure a minimum 75% aggregate marks
- If in the Board exam, candidates are awarded only letter grades, they have to obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks. Candidates will require submitting it at the time of seat allotment process
- In case candidates are unable to provide such the required certificate, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2017 will be final
Examination equivalent to Class XII
The following are the examination considered as equivalent to class XII by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of JEE Advanced 2017:
- Senior Secondary Examination organised by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
- Class XII examination conducted by a Central or State Board which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- Examination of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (NDA).
- Higher secondary vocational examination.
- Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to class XII by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
- A two-year or intermediate Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University acknowledged by the Association of Indian Universities.
- A Diploma recognized by the State Board of Technical Education or All India Council for Technical Education of minimum duration of 3 years.
- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at Cambridge, London or Sri Lanka at the Advanced (A) level.
- Cambridge University’s High School Certificate Examination or International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva’s International Baccalaureate Diploma course.
- Candidates who have completed Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above have to produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities as a proof that their qualifying exam is equivalent to class XII examination.
- If the Class XII examination is not a public examination, candidates must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.