JEE Advanced Eligibility 2020 – Check Attempts, Qualification, Age Limit

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility CriteriaJEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria must be checked by the applicants before filling the application form. JEE Advance is a national level entrance test organized by IITs under the supervision of the Joint Admission Board. It will be organized by IIT, Delhi. This exam is conducted for providing admission to students in UG, PG and other courses in engineering, architecture, science or pharmaceutical offered by IITs and ISM. Students are suggested to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Through this article, students can check detailed information about JEE Advanced Eligibility 2020.

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2020

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Candidates always check the eligibility first before filling the JEE Advanced 2020 application form. The complete eligibility criteria are given below:

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  • Indian citizen and OCI & PIO candidates are eligible to apply.

Number of Attempts:

  • Students can attempt JEE Advanced exam for maximum two times in consecutive years.

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: Students should have born on or after 1st October 1995 (for general candidates) and 1st October 1990 (for SC/ST & PwD candidates).

JEE Main 2020 Performance Eligibility:

  • Candidate should be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2020 to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • The percentages of various categories 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. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

The authority will follow the following order for selecting top 2,50,000 candidates in various categories:

OrderCategoryNumber of “Top” CandidatesTotal

Note: The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

Performance in Class 12th (or Equivalent):

  • Candidates appeared in the 12th or equivalent exam in the year 2019 or 2020 for the first time in all subjects are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination results for the academic year 2017-18 were declared after June 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
  • Students should be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective 12th or equivalent board exam.
  • For calculating the aggregate marks and cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion, the following 5 subjects will be considered:
    (a) Physics
    (b) Chemistry
    (c) Mathematics
    (d) A Language
    (e) Any subject (other than four above mentioned subject).
  • The aggregate marks must be calculated out of 100. If the marks of any subject are not out of 100 then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100.
  • If marks in the qualifying examination are provided in a grading format, then the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. If certificate is not provided, then the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2020 will be final.
  • If Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks
  • Candidates who have appeared the class 12th examination in 2019 and re-appearing in 2020 then the best performance out of both these will be considered.
  • In case of 3-year diploma or equivalent courses, marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • Candidates who have passed the 12th or its equivalent examination in 2019 but appearing one of the subject in 2020 improvement then, aggregate percentage will be evaluated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.

Earlier Admission at IITs: 

  • Candidates who have been admitted in an IIT/ISM in the past are not eligible to appear the JEE Advanced or candidates who have accepted any seat in IIT/ISM by reporting at the reporting centre. Students whose admissions were cancelled at IITs or ISM are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who have been admitted first time in a preparatory course in any IITs in the year 2019 are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Those candidates who have paid the seat acceptance fee in 2019 but not accepted the seat are also eligible to apply.

Examinations Considered As Equivalent to Class 12th

Here, candidates can check the list of examination that will be considered equal to class 12th examination for JEE Advanced 2020:

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system which is conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination which is conducted by a Board or University recognized by the AIUs.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Higher Secondary School Examination conducted by NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU. H.S.C. vocational examination
  • 3-year diploma course recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • HSC examination of Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • In case of candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from outside India or from a Board which is not mentioned above then, such candidates are required to produce the certificate from the AIU subjecting that the examination they have passed is equivalent to class 12th examination.
  • If Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

If you have any other queries regarding JEE Advanced Eligibility 2020, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. vivek kumar says:

    Sir,my expected jee main score is 110 but in maths my score is negative, can i eligible for jee adv.

  2. nikhil dhande says:

    How many mark should be in 12 th board exam

  3. Akhilesh yadav says:

    NcL obc ka criteria kya he .

  4. Rabi says:

    With out writing Jee mains is it possible to write Jee advanced?any other quota can enter into iits who studied in abroad?like dasa quota

  5. sahil says:

    Sir i have passed my 12th(session 2016-17).. sir please tell me.. shall i be able to appear for jee adv in 2019 or not??

  6. sunil kumar says:

    I give jee mains exam in 12th class bt not give jee Advance
    Jst next year i give jee mains and jee Advance first time
    Bt after jst next year i give third time jee mains
    Now can i give jee advance ????????
    Pls tell meeee.. …..

  7. saurav says:

    Sir appeared for 12 board in 2016 but I failed. Then I again gave 12 board in all 6 subject under failure category in 2017 Am I eligible for jee advance in 2018???

  8. mohit says:

    What if i clear paper 2 but not paper 1 …..will i be eligible for jee advance ??

  9. abhishek jha says:

    Sir ,i passed 10th board in 2014 and now going to appear in 12th board in 2018 should i eligible for jee (mains+advanced) in 2018 and 2019..

  10. SAGAR KHARE says:


  11. Riya says:

    If I got65% in class 12will my jee advance result and rank list will declare or not

  12. sujay says:

    sir,Iam an SC category student . if i got 120marks in jee main2017 can i get seat in NIT

  13. Ranjana Dubey says:

    Sir my 12 th aggregate is 75 per but in maths 62 percent am I eligible for jee advance

  14. Ranjana Dubey says:

    Sir individual subject percentage will be calculated or only aggregate 75 per is required of class 12 th exam for appearing in jee advance ~

  15. Pareshkumar trivedi says:

    If igot above 75% in math,phy,eng,compu.but if i got 65℅ ●in chem,then i eigible for jee advance? If i get All 5 subject together above 75℅? Please guide me

  16. Mohit Malik says:

    Respected sir,
    I scored 76% in cbse board but scored 68% in PCM can i will be eligible for jee main and advance???
    Plzz tell me!!

  17. SAGAR KHARE says:


  18. Nageswararao says:

    Sir I passed intermediate in 2015. I appeared for mains 2015 and 2016. But I did not write advanced exam for 2015 and 2016. Sir shall appear for 2017 for mains and advance

  19. gauru says:

    Can I discontinue 11th class one time and repeat it and after 12th class am I eligible to give 2 attempts of jee there any problem is getting job after btech from iit by doing this.

  20. pinaki says:

    in +2 i have taken PCB without Maths. can i eligible for jee advanced 2017?

  21. agni says:

    sir i passed my 12th in 2015 i didnt appear jee advance both in 2015 and 2016 but appeared jee main in both the years am i eligible for jee main and advance this year

  22. Eliza says:

    I haven’t fill the form for jee mains cause of some issues and now want to fill the form but the date has gone so what should I need to do

  23. Muthalib says:

    Iam only looking for b arch course in IIT /NIT .what I want to do to get admission in IIT….

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is separate procedure for which the candidates should see the website of IITs. Admission into NITs can be done through the paper-2 of jee main.

  24. zaid says:

    I passed 10th board in 2013 and 12th board in 2016 am I eligible for jee advanced 2017

  25. rehmat says:

    My 10th board was from Maharashtra state in 2013 and 12th board from Bihar board.
    Am I eligible for jee advanced 2017

  26. murali kumar says:

    I passed 10th in 2014 and i will appear in 12th board in 2018 for the first time .am i eligible for jee advance

  27. murali kumar says:

    I passed 10th in 2014 and i will appear in 12th board in 2018 .am i eligible for jee advance

  28. murali kumar says:

    I have passed 10th board in 2014 and i will appear for 12th in 2018 for the first time. Am i eligible for jee advance

  29. Rekha says:

    Sir,I passed 12th in 2015.I could not appear for jee advance any time.Am I eligible eligible for taking jee main & advance paper.plz reply

  30. Your Name...Nidhi says:

    sir, I gave mains and advanced paper last year in 2016 and have now taken admission in an nit,now i wanna give advanced 2017 paper retaining my last years mains marks without appearing for mains paper, is it possible 2 do so??

  31. Rajesh Thakur says:

    Sir mere 12th me 60% he.agar mera jee main me acha rank aata he to kya me advance ke liye apply kar sakta hun

  32. rajsagar says:

    sir mere 12th me 70% parcent hai cetigiri sc kya mai avanced eliggibal hu

  33. Viral vasava says:

    I’m belong to st category so What’s the percentage is needed for jee.

  34. kamal says:

    I passed 12 exam in my 2nd attempt with 95% in 2016 . I have never given jee mains + advance . am I eligible to give jee advance exam this year?

  35. dhruval meena says:

    Hello sir,
    My name is dhruval i have scored 68.4 %age and i m in st category will i be eligible for jee advanced

  36. Mukul Atal says:

    Sir,I m a foreign national and have scored 65℅ in my 12 board examination,am I eligible for jee advance 2017?

  37. suroj says:

    I am requesting you to plz info. I am a ST student of Odisha .I have scored in PHY-64,Che-65 ,math-56,Eng-34,odia-80 and bio-78 in CHSE Odisha state board 2016 .total marks 377 .Can I eligibile for jee advance 2017 by top 20 pecentaile category wise .plz give me information

  38. bela shah says:

    My son born in India and having candian citizen ship with Oci card and schooling in india since last 10 years. IS he eligible to appear for JEE mains and Jee advance ?
    we should inform that he is foreigner or he will be getting/ treated as indian for admission critiria or we have to pay in dollars for Nri quota?

  39. Danish Ansari says:

    sir i am danish ansari and my up board prcntg is 74.5℅ am i eligible to give jee main 2017 exam??? plz reply me

  40. Vk says:

    I had got 72% in 2016 board’s exam but acorrding to the list of top 20 percentile given in josaa I’m in top 20 percentile then can I give IIT exam in 2017 ???

  41. khushwant sen says:

    I have 78.3% in boards but I am not having 75% in pcm am I eligible for advance … and also if I appear for improvement exam , so do I need to give exam for all 5 subject for jee advance eligibility or I can give exam of any 2 or 3 exam??

  42. Gaurav says:

    As I passed 12th in 2016 with 95 percentage and l have not appeared in jee main and advanced in 2016 .Is i eligible to give jee main and advanced in 2017 and 2018 (two consecutive attempts).

  43. madhu says:

    Sir I have passed 12 in 2015 I gave my jee main exam first time in 2016 can I appear for main and advanced in 2017 as a two year consecutive rule plz reply

  44. madhu says:

    Sir I have passed 12 in 2015 I gave my jee main exam first time in 2016 can I appear for main and advanced in 2017 as a two year consecutive rule

  45. DIWAKAR says:


  46. sadik says:

    Sir just tell me that what is the meaning of “Students should be within the top 20 percentile category wise of successful candidates in their 12th or equivalent exam.”

  47. Aditya Anshu says:

    I scored 64.8% in 12th bseb board.Am I eligible to apply for jee mains as well as jee advanced 2017 as well as can I get admitted to iits and nits after qualifying jee based on this aggregate marks?If not,what is the solution to this problem?

  48. Rajesh says:

    Sir, if I’m not in top 20 percentile n got over 75% am I eligible for jee advanced 2017

  49. shubham vishwakarma says:

    I am passed 12th in 2015. can i eligible in jee advanced

  50. tage gyati says:

    Sir, I got 69% in 2016 & I’m ST I eligible for admission in IIT and NIT if I qualified remaining criteria?

  51. Rohan says:

    Sir , I have got 72% in hsc board exam 2016 and my marks are belong in categoriwise top 20 percentile. Will I am eligible for jee advanced 2017?

  52. Hanif Khan says:


  53. Hanif Khan says:

    Yes you can.

  54. Hanif Khan says:

    Yes you can use OBC for 2017.

  55. Saksham says:

    Sir, i have obc ncl certificate of State government published on 20 april 2016 will it be eligible for obc ncl in jee mains and advance 2017

  56. Vikrant says:

    Sir i have scored 75 % in cbse boards am i eligible for jee advanced 2017

  57. Omprakash says:

    Sir I’m passing we th by state open university 2016&my percentile is 80%
    Can I eligible for jee advanced2017 plz reply

  58. Priyadharshini says:

    Sir I have passed my 12th in 2016 and I have passed jee main 2016 and I failed in jee advanced I want to reappear for both jee main and jee advanced I heard that I have chance to appear in jee adv as I had passed in 2016 my question is can I able to appear in jee advice in 2017 eventhough when I would fail in jee main 2017

  59. Ravi Chaudhary says:

    Sir I have pased clas 12th in 2015 and i have pased improvement in 2016 in all subject and i have not given advanced paper in both year can i give advance paper in 2017..

  60. Your Name...Devjyoti Halder says:

    sir ; I am passed 12th exam with 65% in pcm and allover 73.2% west Bengal board I am really interested to attend this exam can I eligible for this exam if it’s yes so please tell me the date this exam and pattern
    my what’s app number 9593768569 its also my contacting number
    thank you

  61. Rahul Gupta says:

    Sir I am pass out 12 from u.p board and I scored 79.20 percentage. Then my question is I will appear to jee main only or jee advance or both will be. Sir please give me jee criteria 2017 information.

  62. Gulshan says:

    Sir I have 65% in my up board result in the year of 2016 with pcm .I am eligible for the examination of jee mains & advanced.& I am in Sc category


    SIR Iam 12th pass in 2015 .
    can I give JEE Advance exams.


    Sir those student who appeared their 12th board exam in 2015 and appeared jee adv exam only once in 2016 can they apper jee adv 2017 ?

  65. arshad says:

    sir i’m 2016 pass out
    if i give cbse improvement in 1 subj then i m eligible for jee mains and adv

  66. Soumya says:

    Sir,I secured 63%in chse board & I’m in sc category. If I secured 100 marks above in JEE main2017 ,can I elligble to get nit ?
    Plz tell me …..

  67. Satyabrata Dalei says:

    Sir, I have secured 63% in board.but am a sc catagory can I take admission into NIT. If I overcome the cutoff mark of jee main…. ????

  68. Avani meshram says:

    Its been written their that if a students has appeared for 12th equivalent in year 2014 is not applicable,n if students has appeared in 2016 or 2017, he is applicable….what if students has appeared 12th in 2015??? And it is also said that students can give advance 2017 for 2 consecutive years…I have given my 12th and jee mains in 2015.I didn’t appeared for advance .can I give jee advance 2017.

  69. rushikesh chopade says:

    i got 77% in my state boards exams in 2016. but my avg. score in pcm is 67%. i am going to repeat 4 jee advanced in 2017. will i be eligible for exam?

  70. ashish singh says:

    I got 66% in boards can i eligible for jee advance

  71. nitesh Choudhary says:

    Sir I score 65% in 12th so can I eligible for giving jee advance

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