JEECUP Eligibility Criteria 2021: Qualification, Age Limit, Reservation Policy

Exam Date : April 8, 2021 To April 16, 2021
Result Date : May 25, 2021

The JEECUP Exam is conducted for admission into different polytechnic and diploma courses in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Candidates who want to get admission into these courses have to appear for this exam since the exam's score is one of the entry requirements for such courses. Candidates registering for the exam must make sure they meet the JEECUP 2021 eligibility criteria. Only those candidates who satisfy the JEECUP 2021 eligibility criteria can appear for the exam. This section discusses all the important aspects of the JEECUP Eligibility 2021. The candidates are advised to go through this page properly and ensure that they satisfy all the conditions of eligibility for JEECUP 2021. 

JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are different factors that come into play like nationality, domicile, age of the candidate in the JEECUP eligibility 2021. The candidates go through the JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam, and ensure that they satisfy it. 

The age limit and education qualification with cut off marks required as per the eligibility for JEECUP 2021 are given below for the candidates to go through. 

Education Qualification

The minimum required educational qualification to fulfil the JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria are given below:

  • Diploma: The candidates must have passed a 10th standard examination in the relevant stream with a minimum of 35% marks from a recognized Board of Education.

  • PG Diploma: The candidates must have passed a Bachelor's Degree in the relevant stream from a recognized university.

  • Post Diploma: The candidates must have passed an Engineering Diploma for clearing the JEECUP Eligibility 2021. 

JEECUP Eligibility 2021- Age Limit

There is no upper age limit prescribed in the conditions of eligibility for JEECUP 2021. However, the candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to apply for the exam.

JEECUP Domicile Criteria 2021 

Candidates possessing the Uttar Pradesh State domicile certificate are eligible to apply for the exam. Those candidates possessing 10th or 12th mark sheets issued from schools under the Uttar Pradesh Board fulfil the JEECUP Eligibility 2021. To verify their domicile status, a candidate may be asked to produce certain documents such as the water bills or electricity bills from past 5-7 years, or their school certificates. 

Course wise Eligibility for JEECUP 2021 

The course-wise JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria is given below. The information related to educational qualifications that the applicants must possess, such as the minimum passing marks, the combination of subjects, etc. is given below in detail for candidates' reference. 


Courses/ Programmes

JEECUP Eligibility 2021

Group A

Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Passed 10th standard with a minimum of 35% marks

Group B

Agriculture Engineering

Passed the 10th Standard with Agriculture as a subject with a minimum of 35% marks or must clear Agriculture subject in the 12th Standard

Group C

Home Science Fashion Design, and Textile Design and Engineering

Passed 10th standard with a minimum of 35% marks

Group D

Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practice

Pass the 12th standard with English and Hindi as a subject in class 10th and 12th


Library & Information Science

Passed the 12th standard

Group E

Diploma in Pharmacy

Passed the 12th standard with Science as a subject with a minimum of 50% marks and (40% marks for SC/ ST category candidates)

Group F

Post Graduate in Biotechnology

Passed B.Sc in Biology, Chemistry/ Biotechnology

Group G

Post-Graduate Diploma Courses

Passed Graduation in any stream

Group H

Diploma in Hotel Management

Passed the 12th standard with 50% marks and (40% marks for SC/ ST category candidates)

Group I

Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

 Passed the 12th standard with Science as a subject with a minimum of 50% marks in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics

Group J

Post Diploma in Information Technology

Passed Engineering Diploma from BTE UP affiliated Institution

Group K1 to K7

Lateral Entry (Engineering & Technology Diploma Courses)

Passed 12th standard/ ITI


Reservation Policy in JEECUP 2021 

As per the UP Government rules, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on the relaxed JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria. The reserved categories are:

Vertical Reservations for JEECUP Eligibility 2021

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) - 27%

  • Scheduled Castes (SC) - 21%

  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 2%

Horizontal Reservations for JEECUP 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

  • Persons with Disability (PwD) minimum 40% disability) – 3%

  • Freedom Fighters–2%

  • Ward of Military personnel–5%

  • Girl Candidate of All Categories–20%

Note: Candidates belonging to "VIMUKTA JATIYAN" are not allowed to take any benefit of reservation as Schedule Tribes (ST) in admission.

JEECUP Application Form 2021 

The JEECUP Application Form 2021 was released on January 1, 2021 and was available for the candidates until February 21, 2021. Candidates should meet the JEECUP Eligibility 2021 criteria prior to applying for the exam, otherwise, their application forms will be considered invalid. Along with the application forms, candidates must attach certain documents. 

The application fee for the JEECUP 2021 Exam was INR 300 for OBC and General Category candidates and for reserved category candidates, it was INR 200.

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