JKCET Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Apr 7, 2021 | Engineering


Important elements regarding JKCET Eligibility Criteria are discussed below.

JKCET Eligibility Details

  • Authority: JKCET Eligibilty Criteria is framed by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (JK-BOPEE). This is for all applicants looking for admission in its 6 participating institutes.

  • Source: JKCET Eligibility Criteria gives detailed information about minimum requirements such as: academic qualification and domicile criterion.

  • Instructions: All candidates must check the JKCET Eligibility keenly. Moreover, all aspirants must fulfill every element of the framed criteria before applying and attempting the exam.

JKCET Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate applying for the JKCET 2021 must be a domicile of either Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh region. The candidate needs to have a basic academic qualification of 10+2 or equivalent certification to be eligible for the exam. A minimum of 50% of the score in the same is necessary however in the case of a member from the SC/ ST/ OBC community the applicant is subject to a relaxation of 10% in their scores. The table below shows the complete eligibility criteria for the JKCET Exam.




A candidate must be a permanent resident of Jammu & Kashmir State.

Age Limit

Every aspirant must be at least 17 years old on 31st December 2021. There is no upper age limit to apply for this exam.

Qualifying Examination

The candidates should have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks.

Subjects in Qualifying Exam

All test-takers must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their elective subjects.

Aggregate Relaxation

Applicants belonging to open category must have an aggregate of 50%. Same applies for students whose parents are serving in State Police, Defence, Para-Military Forces and also for Candidates possessing outstanding proficiency in Sports. Minimum eligibility Aggregate mark is 40% for SC/ST and Other Backward Candidates.

JKCET Eligibility

  • Nationality: Candidates must be a permanent resident of Jammu & Kashmir or Ladakh as the case may be. No foreign students are eligible to apply for JKCET. 

  • Age Criteria: Each applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021 to satisfy the age eligibility criterion for attempting the JKCET Exam. There is no upper age limit for aspirants applying for the exam as per prescribed JKCET Eligibility Criteria.

  • No of attempts: A candidate can attempt JKCET any number of times according to his/her wish as long as they're within the age limit as prescribed by the conducting authority.

  • Education Qualification: A test-taker must have passed 10+2 grade in school education to satisfy the eligibility criteria for attempting the JKCET Exam.

  • Subjects: All test-takers must have completed 12th Grade with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English as subjects. He or she must have completed it from a recognized Board or University of Jammu and Kashmir to fulfill the eligibility criteria for JKCET.

  • Aggregate marks: A general category student must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics. This is set as the eligibility criteria by BOPEE for JKCET.

  • Reservation Category: The SC and ST candidates must have secured a minimum of 40% marks in the same subjects.


After an aspirant has found that he or she has fulfilled the framed eligibility criteria, he or she can apply through the JKCET Application Form. Documents uploaded in it must be valid as students have to bring them during document verification. 

Reservation for JKCET

  • Certificates: Applicants who are seeking admission through the JKCET reservation scheme will have to upload the attested copy of the valid reserved category certificate. Only then they will fulfill the eligibility criteria for the JKCET Exam.

  • Seat allocation: The seats under the central pool will be allocated to aspirants on the basis of their merit. Therefore students with higher ranks have more chances of getting a seat in their desired college. Only JKCET qualified candidates will be considered for allotment of seats.

  • Proof: An affidavit that no other member of the family has got the benefit of this category is to be submitted by candidates. This is required for aspirants who are seeking JKCET admission through Central Pool seats.

Note: If a candidate fails to upload certificates during the JKCET Application process or the certificate is found invalid, then they will be treated as Open Merit Candidate during the JKCET admission process.

Percentage Bifurcation

Below is a table listing the percentage of seats allocated to students from different categories.



Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Residents of Backward area (RBA)


Children of Defence personnel


Candidates possessing outstanding proficiency in sports


Children of State Police personnel and paramilitary forces



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