JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Attempt, Marks

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Dec 2, 2023

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JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 are one of the requirements and conditions candidates must satisfy to appear for the examination. General/OBC category candidates must have scored a minimum of 75%, and SC/ST/PwD category candidates should have scored 65% in class 12 exam or equivalent examination. Ineligible candidates will be disqualified from the JEE Advanced 2024 examination process.

In addition, IIT Madras has issued an important notice for JEE Advanced 2024 aspirants. As per the notice, candidates who have recieved their OCI/PIO card before Mar 4, 2021, are considered as Indian Nationals. Hence, they are eligible for apply for IITS via JEE Advanced 2024 under Indian national category.

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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024

JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 will be elaborated by the conducting body on the official website of the exam. Candidates have to make sure they meet all the eligibility requirements set by the conducting IIT before they applied for JEE Advanced 2024. If a candidate is eligible to appear for the exam, their application will be cancelled.

The conducting body, IIT Madras has issued a notice stating that any candidates who got their OCI/PIO card before Mar 4, 2021, will be considered as Indian nationals for IIT admissions. Candidates should also note that this decision is applicable only for IIT admissions as of now. The official information brochure for the same will be released soon.

The eligibility criteria includes JEE Advanced age limit, educational qualifications, marks required in the qualifying exam, and so on. There are relaxations for candidates belonging to minority categories. It also includes the minimum JEE Main 2024 scores to be obtained by the candidates to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2024. 

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Candidates

Candidates who have already appeared for the JEE Main can apply for JEE Advanced with slightly different eligibility criteria. They must score the minimum marks in JEE Mains to qualify for JEE Advanced.

Candidates can find the eligibility for JEE Advanced on the basis of performance in JEE Main in the table below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 1

The first criterion based on the performance of the JEE Main candidates to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2024 is tabulated below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria Based on Performance in JEE Main
Performance in JEE Main- JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024 Only the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) candidates in Paper-1 of JEE Main fulfil the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024.
Shortlisted Candidates Percentages of categories of candidates to be shortlisted for JEE Advanced are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all.
Reservation for PWD In all the above four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

JEE Advanced 2024 Category Wise Distribution of Candidates

The category-wise distribution of candidates for JEE Advanced 2024 is below.

JEE Advanced 2024 Category Wise Distribution
Order Category Number of Top Candidates
1 OPEN 96187 101250
2 OPEN-PwD 5063
3 GEN-EWS 23750 25000
4 GEN-EWS-PwD 1250
5 OBC-NCL 64125 67500
6 OBC-NCL-PwD 3375
7 SC 35625 37500
8 SC-PwD 1875
9 ST 17812 18750
10 ST-PwD 938

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 2

The second eligibility for JEE Advanced 2024 is tabulated below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 2
Criteria Performance in 10+2
Minimum Percentage The candidate must secure a minimum of 75%, if he/she belongs to General/OBC and 65%, if he/she belongs to SC/ST/PwD, in class 12 exam or equivalent examination.
Compulsory Subjects Candidates should clear class 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. The students appearing for JEE Advanced 2024 must be in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 board exams.
Rewritten Examination If the candidate passes class 12 in 2023 and is rewriting one/all of the required subjects in 2024 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage is calculated using the maximum marks in the required subjects.
Year of Passing Candidate should pass their class 12 exam/qualifying examination in 2023 or in 2024, to become eligible for JEE Advanced 2024 paper.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 3

The number of attempts a candidate has to appear for JEE Advanced exam is below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 3

JEE Advanced Number of Attempts

Candidates can attempt JEE Advanced for a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 4

The JEE Advanced age limit for general and reserved category candidates to be eligible to appear for the exam is tabulated below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024 Age Criteria
JEE Advanced Age Limit Only candidates born on or after Oct 1, 1999, are eligible.
Age Limit for Reserved Category Relaxation of five years is given to SC/ST/PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after Oct 1, 1994.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criterion 5

JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 for the candidates with previous seat booking at IITs are listed below.

  • The candidate must not have been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) or even accepted the IIT/ISM in the past to fulfil the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024.
  • Any candidate whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled is also not eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2024.
  • The candidate who is admitted for a preparatory in any of the IITs for the first time in the year 2023 meets the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria for 2024.
  • The candidates who have already paid the seat fee but did not accept the seat for some reason (by not reporting during joint seat allocation in 2023) are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2024.

Note: The JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 given above must be strictly adhered to. Any violation of the eligibility criteria will lead to the cancellation of the JEE Advanced 2024 Admit Card and the disqualification of the candidate from writing JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2024 Qualifying Examinations Equivalent to Class 12

Apart from class 12 marks, candidates with the following educational qualifications are also eligible for admission through JEE Advanced 2024.

  • A diploma course of 3 years that is recognized by AICTE or State Board Of Technical Education.
  • Examination conducted by NIOS for Higher Secondary School with a minimum of 5 subjects.
  • Examination conducted by the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy for 2 years course.

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Important Points

The candidates must fill out the JEE Advanced 2024 application form only after checking their eligibility. Candidates should be in the top 2,50,000 (including reserved categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2024. However, the total number of candidates can be higher than 2,50,000 in the presence of tied scores. Some important information with regards to Eligibility for JEE Advanced in mentioned below:

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria Highlights
Criteria Description
Performance in JEE Main 2024 Top 2,50,000 AIR holders of JEE Main 2024
Performance in 10+2

75% marks in 10+2 (unreserved category)

65% marks in 10+2 (reserved category)

Age Limit for JEE Advanced

For the General Category candidates, they should be born on or after 1/10/1999
For SC/ST/PWD the candidates should be born on or after 1/10/1994

Previous Seat Booking at IITs The candidate must not have been admitted to an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) to meet the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024.
Number of Attempts Two attempts in two consecutive years

Documents Required for JEE Advanced 2024 Registration

Following are the documents that candidates are required to carry for JEE Advanced 2024 registration purposes.

  • ID Proof
  • Birth Certificate
  • Address Proof
  • Class 12 marksheet
  • Passport.

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Candidates falling under the following category will be considered as Foreign Nationals for JEE Advanced 2024.

  • Non-citizens of India (by birth or naturalized)
  • Non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and Non-PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) category
  • Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under the OCI/PIO category at the time of JEE Advance registration

Seats for Foreign Nationals

Seats allotted to foreign nationals through JEE Advanced 2024 are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

JEE Advanced 2024 Reservation for Foreign Nationals

All the seats allotted to the foreign national candidates through JEE Advanced 2024 will be supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course. These candidates are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the GEN-EWS, OBC NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories/sub-categories as specified in the Information Brochure of JEE (Advanced) 2024.

Foreign Exam Centres for JEE Advanced Aspirants

The JEE Advanced 2024 exam centres for candidates outside India are listed below.

  • Dhaka
  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu
  • Singapore

Basic JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

These candidates will not be required to appear for the JEE Main, and they can register for JEE Advanced 2024 directly subject to the fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.

  • Age limit: Students should have been born on or after Oct 1, 1999.
  • Number of Attempts: Two times in consecutive years.
  • Appearance in Class 12: A student must have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2023 or 2024.

Performance in 10+2 or Equivalent Examination for Foreign Students

JEE Advanced eligibility marks for the foreign students are listed below.

  • Must have scored 75% or more aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.
  • They must be included in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.
  • The marks scored in the four compulsory subjects, which are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and a language subject, will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion. If any candidate has opted for more than one language, then the language with the better marks will be taken into consideration.

JEE Advanced 2024 Cut Off Marks for Top 20 Percentile

JEE Advanced cut off 2024 for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on Class 12 marks. The top 20 percentile to qualify for JEE Advanced 2024 for the academic year will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2024. In case the board does not provide information about the cut off for the top 20 percentile, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the board.

JEE Advanced cut off 2024 is the minimum marks the aspirants must score to clear the admission process. There are two types of cut off: qualifying cut off - the criteria to qualify the examination and admission cut off - the criteria to have higher chances to get the preferred course.

JEE Advanced 2024 Process of Total Marks Calculation for 12/SSC Marksheet

The process of calculating the total marks for class 12/SSC marksheet for JEE Advanced 2024 is listed below.

  • Marks will be adjusted to 100 in case the mark is not 100 for each subject. It will be done to bring the total marks to 500.
  • If the student's board only gives "Grades" and provides no equivalent marks for the same, candidates will have to obtain a certificate from the board with the same information.
  • For candidates with more than 1 mark sheet for the 12th examinations, the best marks will be considered for the calculation. This is for a candidate appearing for the exam for two consecutive years.
  • Board providing the aggregate marks of both 11th and 12th, only the 12th marks will be considered. For Diploma and 3 years degree programs, only the final year marks will be taken into consideration.
  • Finally, if the board only releases the aggregate marks and not the subject-wise marks, then the aggregate marks will be considered.

JEE Advanced 2024 Age Limit

Candidates appearing for the JEE Advanced 2024 exam must check if they fall under the age limit set by the exam conducting body. All candidates must be born on or before Oct 1, 1999, to be eligible to appear for the exam. However, 5 years age relaxation is provided to candidates who belong to SC, ST and PwD categories. In other words, SC/ST/PwD candidates born on or before Oct 1, 1994, are also eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2024.

JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Based on Class 12 Board Exams

The eligibility for JEE Advanced 2024 for class 12/equivalent board exams are listed below.

  • Candidates must have passed their class 12 board examinations or other tests with a similar level of difficulty before taking the JEE Advanced 2024 exam.
  • Candidates who took the class 12 exam or any other similar test in or before 2021 are unable to sit for the JEE Advanced 2024 exam.
  • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, an optional language, and an elective topic are the five subjects that NTA takes into account while determining the cut off scores for the class 12 board exams.
  • When calculating the overall percentage, the total marks obtained in each of the aforementioned subjects will be calculated out of if any of them did not yield a total score of 100.
  • If a candidate has written the class 12 board exam more than once, the best out of the two results will be considered for JEE Advanced 2024 admission.
  • If the class 12 board exam results are declared late, the candidates who appeared for the exam are eligible to write the JEE Advanced 2024.
  • Suppose the class 12 board exam results are withheld for a particular applicant, they cannot appear for the entrance exam.

Relaxation in Criteria as Special Case for JEE Advanced 2024

There are two exceptional cases where the candidates will be given relaxation in the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024. These one-time relaxations were valid only for JEE Advanced 2024, as the conducting body took this measure due to the current pandemic.

The candidates must confirm their opportunity to appear for the exam on the official website by filling out the required details on the online application form. These one-time facilities could not be used by the candidates who appeared for the class 12 exam before 2021.

The special cases where relaxations were applied in JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2024 are as follows.

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2024 Relaxation: Special Case 1

Candidates who passed the class 12 or equivalent exam in 2023 or 2024 and successfully registered for JEE Advanced 2024 but did not appear for both the papers, i.e., Papers 1 and 2, of JEE Advanced 2023, are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2024 directly. Such candidates did not have to meet Criteria 1 and 4.

However, students must complete the online registration process for JEE Advanced 2024 and pay the registration fee. Furthermore, the number of applicants who qualify for JEE Main 2024 to appear for JEE Advanced 2024 will be added to the total number of other candidates.

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2024 Relaxation: Special Case 2

As mentioned above, due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the candidates who appeared for the first time for the class 12/equivalent exam in the year 2023 and who satisfied the following criteria were eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2024 exam.

  • Candidate must have appeared for the JEE Advance exam only once in 2023 or 2024 or have not appeared for any paper of JEE Advanced in both these years.
  • Such candidates must have appeared and qualified for JEE Main 2024 by scoring the cut off marks of the top 2.5 lakh qualified candidates of all the categories to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2024 in the respective categories.

The exam conducting body provided this one-time facility only to those candidates appearing for the JEE Advanced 2024 for the first or second time and not to those who appeared for the class 12 exam before 2021 for the first time. There is no provision for the candidates to appear for the JEE Advanced exam more than twice. In this case, the candidates did not have to meet Criterion 5 of JEE Advanced 2024 eligibility criteria.

FAQs

What is the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2024?

Candidates who will qualify for JEE Main 2024 exam, and are among the top 2.5 lakh candidates, will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2024 exam.

What was the age limit of JEE Advanced 2024?

Only the candidates born on or after Oct 1, 1999, are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2024. However, age relaxation will be provided to the candidates who belong to the SC, ST, and PwD categories.

I appeared for class 12 examination for the first time in 2023. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2024?

Yes, you will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2024 exam if you meet all the other eligibility requirements set by the conducting body.

What is the maximum number of attempts for JEE Advanced?

Candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced exam not more than twice, in consecutive years.

What subjects are considered for JEE Advanced eligibility?

To be eligible for JEE Advanced 2024 exam, the candidates must have passed class 12/equivalent board exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language, and an elective as their compulsory subjects.

Is it mandatory to write JEE Main in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced?

Yes, the aspirants must to qualify for the JEE Main exam with the top 2.5 lakh qualified candidates to be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

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