JEE Advanced 2016 : Eligibility Criteria

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JEE Advanced 2016 : Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates, including foreign nationals, must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2016

Candidates should be among the top 2,00,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2016. The category-wise distribution of the number of “top” candidates is shown in the following table:

CategoryNumber of candidatesTotal
OPEN97,9701,01,000
OPEN-PwD3,030
OBC-NCL52,38054,000
OBC-NCL-PwD1,620
SC29,10030,000
SC-PwD900
ST14,55015,000
ST-PwD450

Age Limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates i.e. these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1986.

Number of Attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2015 for the first time are also eligible.

Appearance in Class XII Examination

  • A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2015 or 2016.
  • Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 and wish to re-appear in the same in 2016 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2016.
  • Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2014 or earlier are NOT eligible.
  • Candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2013-14 were declared after June 2014 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016.

Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

  • A candidate should 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 seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  • The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible.
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2015 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016.

  • The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat by not reporting at the reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2015 are also eligible.

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