JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria – Marks, Age, Number of Attempts

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Dear JEE Advanced Aspirant,

In our efforts to provide you right information about JEE admission process, in this article we are bringing you JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility rules of JEE Advanced have changed many times in past few years, therefore applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria properly beforehand.

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About JEE Advanced Exam

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) organises JEE Advanced exam. This exam is used for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs). Only the students selected in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. In addition, institutes like the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science use JEE Advanced score for admission.

JEE Advanced Exam Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for JEE Advanced, candidates should check following eligibility conditions. JEE Advanced eligibility criteria has changed recently, so pay close attention to all the points mentioned below:

Performance in JEE Main

Based on performance in Paper-1 of JEE Main, only top 2.2 lakh candidates are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.

Reservation and candidates to selected for JEE Advanced for different caste categories is following. This number is based on performance in JEE Main exam

General PwD1.52%3,333
OBC Non Creamy Layer26.19%57,618
OBC NCL PwD0.81%1,782
SC PwD0.45%990
ST PwD0.23%495

JEE Advanced Age Criteria

Age limit for candidates appearing in JEE Advanced examination is 24 years, with cut off being October 1. For example, for general category and OBC candidates appearing in 2017, a candidate must be born on or after October 1, 1992. For SC and ST category candidates, the same limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. the candidate should be born on or after October 1, 1987.

JEE Advanced Number of attempts

A candidate can appear in JEE Advanced for two times. The attempts should be in consecutive years. For example, candidates who appeared in JEE Advanced 2016 for the first time are eligible to appear JEE Advanced 2017.

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JEE Advanced Class 12 Exam Eligibility

A candidate should have appeared in the class 12 exam at most in preceding year to be eligible for JEE Advanced. For example, for JEE Advanced, candidate should have appeared in class 12 exam in either 2016 or should be appearing in 2017.

In addition to this, candidates whose result of class 12 exam were declared after June are exempted from this criteria. For example, if you appeared in class 12 exams for the academic year 2014-15, but your results were declared after June 2015, then you are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017.

JEE Advanced Earlier admission at IITs Criteria

If a candidate has already been admitted in any IIT, he/ she is not eligible to appear again in JEE Advanced. It does not matter weather he/ she continued the programme or not or accepted the IIT seat at reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled for some reason are also not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.

However candidates, who were admitted in a preparatory course in the IITs, can appear in JEE Advanced next year. In addition, candidates, who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat, are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced next year. One can do this by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016.


JEE Advanced 2017 Notification

Students can download JEE Advanced notification for more details or doubt clarification

For further, students are requested to visit JEE Advanced website


It must be noted that all admissions in IITs are subject to original document verification of the candidates. If it is found that candidate has misrepresented himself or herself, his/ her admission will be cancelled. In this regard, decision of the Joint Admissions Board will be final verdict.

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