JEE Main Eligibility 2021, Qualification & Age Criteria – Know Here

jee main 2021JEE Main Eligibility 2021 is published by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is the main exam conducting authority which organizes Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main). It is a national level examination which is conducted to provide admissions in various undergraduate engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IIITs. The examination is being conducted four time i.e February, March, April & May 2021 via online (computer based mode) mode. Before filling the application form candidates have to satisfy themselves with the eligibility criteria that they are eligible for the paper which they are applying for. Here in this article, we have provided the information about officially announced JEE Mains 2021 Eligibility.

JEE Main Eligibility 2021 – Relaxed for B.Arch

newiconJEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch courses has been relaxed for academic session 2021-2022. Requirement of minimum 50% in PCM has been relaxed to only pass in 12th Class with PCM subjects/10+3 Diploma with Mathematics. Check other eligibility from below.

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Below, we have mentioned complete details about JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the examination. Candidates must fullfill the given eligibility before JEE Main Application Form Filling.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian Citizen.
  • NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign national candidates can also apply.

Requirement of “Aadhar Card”:

  • Aadhaar Card is not compulsory to apply for this exam.
  • Candidates can use Passport number, Ration Card number, Bank Account number or any other valid Government identity number.

Also Check:

JEE Main 2021 Application form

JEE Main 2021 Aadhaar Card Requirements

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2021.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have to take minimum 5 subjects in 12th/equivalent examination. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2021 must have passed class 12th with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • Passing Marks: There is no prescribed percentage to appear in the examination. Candidates will now only need passing certificates in class 12th irrespective of the marks obtained (applicable only for 2021 session).
  • Appearing Candidates: If a candidate appears in 12th or equivalent class in 2021 are also eligible for JEE Main 2021.
  • NIOS candidates can also apply for this exam. Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination students are also eligible.
  • Diploma Holders: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2021. But their rank & score in JEE Main will not be considered for admission in NITs & CFTIs.
  • No board marks will be taken into account for calculating JEE Main score from the year 2018 onwards.
  • For B.Arch (Paper 2): Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects are mandatory in 10+2 exam.

Passing Year Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have passed 12th class or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020 (not before 2019) are eligible to apply for this exam.
  • If candidates have appeared in a 12th or equivalent exam in 2018 but did not cleared in 2018, but passed in 2019 are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2018 or before or appearing in 2022 or later exams are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • If candidates qualify 12th exam in 2020 & appear for improvement in 2021 for one or few subjects, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2020 will be considered.
  • However, if a candidate write all the subjects in 2021, then the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • Candidates also note down that for the percentile system, total marks obtained in all the five subjects of mark sheet are required for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Eligibility for Admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs:

  • Subjects combination required in the qualifying exam for admission in engineering & architecture courses are mentioned below:
CourseCriteria Required for Admission
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

Eligibility for Paper 2 (B.Arch):

As per the notification released by NTA, we have mentioned below the eligibility criteria for paper 2 (B.Arch):

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed 12th level from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Marks: Student must have passed 12th level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Qualifying Subjects: In the 12th level, student must have passed with aggregate of 50% marks and 50% marks in PCM subjects.

Eligibility for (B.Plan):

Check below the eligibility criteria for B.Plan course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed 12th level from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Marks: Student must have passed 12th level with Mathematics as mandatory subject.
  • Qualifying Subjects: In the 12th level, student must have passed with 50% marks in
    Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of qualifying exam.

List of Qualifying Examinations (QE) for JEE Main:

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 year duration General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

If you have any queries related to JEE Main Eligibility 2021, you may ask your comments below in the comment box.

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  1. sharmash Kumar says:

    My date of birth is. 24 – 2 – 1999 can I apply for jee main 2016

    From jkboard

  2. Asish says:

    I have completed diploma.Am I elegible for ojee entrance exam????

  3. Dileep kashyap says:

    sir,i have got 55% in PCM and total 58% from CBSE BOARD.may i apply or not jee mains?

  4. surya narayana sahu says:

    Dear sir, i m surya narayana sahu d.o.b 27/07/1995,matriculation 2010, i have no +2, but passed diploma in metallurgy in 2013 with 80% from odisha board of scte&vt.can i apply it.And same student of 2014 can apply

  5. Rohit says:

    I failed in 12th CBSE in 2015 and going to reappear in CBSE 2016 as a private candidate. Sie please tell me whether I am eligible in JEE Mains 2016 or not. In place of school name in application form what I should mention as I am doing 12 CBSE as private.


  6. biswaranjan parida says:

    I passed 12th exam in 2013,some told me that i can apply,some told me that i can,t
    Plz tell me can i apply?????

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can not apply.

    • prakashpal says:

      Diploma Holders: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2019. But their rank & score in JEE Main will not be considered for admission in NITs & CFTIs? why we are not eligible for iiit ,nit ,cfit i need answer?

  7. malik says:

    i’m in nit currently and i read previous cmmnt that i’ve to surrender my seat to appear in mains’16. i think i’ve to surrender seat to accept new seat….
    is there any condition for appearing…

  8. Nakul Shelke says:

    i am in 12th now.i wiil give 12th exam in 2016. can i eligible for jeemain

  9. Rounack Kundu says:

    I am appearing in class 12th board exam in 2016. Am I eligible for jee main exam 2016?

  10. Jpr says:

    Iam writing my A levels under Cambridge board. Normally the exams are held during May – June. This year Cambridge is giving Indian students the option to write in Feb- Mar or during May-June. Students who write during Feb-Mar will be able to compete with students of other Indian boards and will be able to write all entrance exams, since the results will be out by April.

    My school has registered my name for MPCB papers for Feb-Mar and for English in May-Jun. They havent conpleted portiond for English and we lost more than a month of schooling due to floods in Chennai.If I split my papers between Feb-Mar and May-June will JEE Main/Advanced board consider my English as an improvement exam?

    My school says I can submit my AS level (+1 equivalent ) english marks. JEE ADVANCED eligibility says we must have English as one of our papers and only the 12th mark will be taken for eligibility. This is all so confusing, each one saying a different thing with not much consideration for students from Cambridge board studying in India and who want to do their UG in India. Can you please clarify as to how English paper has to be treated under these circumstances enabling me to appear without any hiccups for JEE MAIN and JEE Advanced. Pls respond ASAP so that I can talk to my school into getting me enrolled to write English paper too during FEB-MAR. Thank you so much for your time. Sincerely,

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes you’re right…English Subject of class 12th will be taken into eligibility not 11th, so it will be good if you enroll yourself for Feb/March examination. Also you can talk to the JEE Main officials regarding that.7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399524, 7042399526, 7042399527, 7042399528,7042399529

  11. Shruti says:

    I am presently studying in nit. Am i able to give jee next year without loosing my present seat?

  12. Fagu Singh says:

    I passed out 12th correspondencly from Haryana open school board in 2014. I got
    Math- 62
    Physics- 57
    Chemistry- 59
    Is I’m eligible for this exam?

  13. Saroj says:

    Sir,i secured 35% in PCMB at chse odisha. can i apply for jee(main) exam?

  14. sahir singh says:

    if anyone applying compartment in maths.
    then what he fills in form regarding 12th marks.

  15. shubham sharma says:

    i passed out my 12th class with 49.8% marks am i elligiable for jee mains .

  16. megha santhoshkumar says:

    Sir ,
    I have written the GCE A level exam , equivalent to 12th class in november 2015. I am an indian.results will be out in february . I am expecting 80% or more for pcm .am I eligible to appear for iit jee.pls advise.

  17. krunal rane says:

    sir i am appearing for jee mains 2016 whats a criteria of boards weightage.. (maharashtra board)

  18. Nupur jain says:

    Maine improventment exam diya hai 2016 mai five subj mai cbse bord se aur 2015 mai bord complet kiya tha .cbse bord se .jee mai mere konse no add hoge jismai jada ayege vo ya keval improvemt vale agar mai appering mai click karu plss help me i cant understand im totally confussed and worried too. Pls reply must

  19. Nupur jain says:

    Maine improventment exam diya hai 2016 mai five subj mai cbse bord se aur 2015 mai bord complet kiya tha .cbse bord se .jee mai mere konse no add hoge jismai jada ayege vo ya keval improvemt vale agar mai appering mai click karu plss help me i cant understand im totally confussed and worried too

  20. kundan kumar says:

    I am final year diploma student in mechanical engineering can I give the examination of iit

  21. Abhishek saini says:

    I am in the class 12 at present and i want to give jee mains paper so what i do starting to end answer in step wise

  22. Shubham Gupta says:

    I belong to obc category and have applied for certificate bit right now i don’t have certificate it will take 1 month for making …so should i fill the mains for obc or general??

  23. Bheema says:

    How many marksto be score in jee to get a seat

  24. akash kanare says:

    i’m in 1st year of …but i want to appear for jee mains 2016 to get a better college..can i give the exam?? if so what are the requirements?? plz let me know sir..

  25. manoj vaishnav says:

    i have done polytechnic this year with 73.35
    can i apply in jee mains please help me

  26. nihar swain says:

    my birth date is jun27//1999…can i appear for the exam????am i elligible for this exam???/

  27. nabasmita swain says:

    i am continue my +2 2nd year(12)..can i apply for this entrance exam?

  28. Amol Desai says:

    We are from Maharashtra state but due to employment at present we are in Punjab. My daughter is giving exam for 12th in Punjab (Delhi University). But we we want to give the JEE Main in Maharashtra. Is there any problem to appear JEE Mains in Maharashtra if not what is the procedure to apply.

  29. apoorwa says:

    sr .. i m diploma 3 yr student .. but yet 2 yr results are not out …
    can i able to fill the form

  30. Aryan Kumar says:

    Dear sir/madam

    I have passed 12th exam in 2015.i had filled improvement form for two subjects only. can I able to fill the jee mains form.
    please let me know.

  31. Mario shoute says:

    Will i be able to apply for jee main if i exam bio comprtmnt in 2016?sir

  32. Rama Krushna Pradhan says:

    What is state eligibility?

  33. sourav debnath says:

    Dear ,sir/ medam
    I have passed class 10 in 2011 and passed 12 in 2015 with 45% in core subject pcm.i belong to obc -b category .so am.i eligible for 2016 jeemain?

  34. rizwan debnath says:

    Dear,sir/medam i have passed class 10 in 2011 and passed 12 in 2015 with 45% in core subject pcm .I belong obc -b. Category so am I eligible for 2016 jeemain ?

  35. Md Ismaeel Shaikh says:

    I passed in pu board 2015 with 79% and I am appearing for 3 subjects in board improvement exam in 2016. Which of my marks will be considered for jee mains and jee advanced

  36. Rukmani Pandey says:

    Dear sir, I am a Nepali student. I have Passed I. Sc. with good marks. May I get chance to apply for NIT or not. please inform me sir

  37. Rabi says:

    Dear sir/madam
    I am diploma 3rd year student Then i am elligiable or not in mains???

  38. Sreelatha says:

    Sir, my son is foreign born but he is been doing Cbse syllabus from here since his 2nd class and will be doing his 11 and 12 from here onlythe question is should I put him in iit training courses which is been offered with 11 & 12 and is he eligible for jee mains I know about Dasa,will he be eligible for open category for Jeemains as he is been here foe the past 9 yrs but holding a foreign passport

  39. amit says:

    Sir I m giving maths compartment can I m eligible for filling the form of jee mains

  40. amit says:

    I m giving compartment in maths can I apply for jee mains

  41. Jitesh says:

    what should be the minimum % and sub. wise min. marks in 12th class to be eligible for JEE-Main ???

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      There is no minimum 12th marks criteria to appear for JEE Main.

      • Abhishek Singh says:

        Sir if someone score less than 75% so he or she is eligible for jee mains..??…if not on admission process then which collage to choose …some collages take their admission by jee mains examination.. .so what are the names of those collages..

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        Yes, such candidates are eligible for JEE Main.

  42. Ishan Aditya says:

    I’am giving improvement exam for only maths subject am I eligible

  43. Yash kumar says:

    sir I ma giving improvement exam in 2016 from CBSE board which year I will write in column of jee main form in a appearing plz tell me

  44. Nagarjun says:

    Sir im studying in nit.If i want to appear for jee advanced 2016,when will i have to cancel my present seat.Before exam or after getting new seat? Plz give me reply

  45. akshara says:

    I am studying b-tech 1st year am I eligible for mains

  46. Babu V S says:

    Sir. any payment relaxation for wards of Ex serviceman gen cat.

  47. chaitanaya says:

    can a 11 class student fill the form whose age is 16 yrs

  48. Rahul Rastogi says:

    My pcm group % is above 50 bt i have secure only 39 marks in maths am i eligible???

    • vishal says:

      Sir m failed in maths last year and unable to give improvement due to physically illness but this year i qualified for jee mains 2016…m eligible for counselling or not or it will create any prblm???

    • Ananya says:

      I m only improving maths and chemistry,can I eligible for advance

  49. kartikay agrawal says:

    i got 33 marks in maths,64 in chem. ,56in phy. in 12 cbse exam 2015, can i apply for jee main 2016

  50. Nagarjun says:

    Sir iam already studying 1st year in Nit.If want to appear again for jee advanced,when will i have to surrender my seat before exam or after getting seat ?

  51. Arbaaz says:

    How I have to pay fees for jee main’s
    For minority quota

  52. Arbaaz says:

    How I have to pay fees for jee main’s

  53. rahil says:

    Hello,guys Will u plz tell me .I passed 12th in 2014 now I changed my additional subject to math in 2015 those result are not declared now what I put in the form plz help me out

  54. nilotpal says:

    I got only 49.67% marks in PCM in 12th exam.can I feel the application form??

  55. rahul says:

    Sir. I have applied for improvement exam for PCM only…am I eligible for jee mains 2016

  56. Meghna Tripathy says:

    I have not taken Math in 12th class. My subjects are Physics, Chemestry, Biology & Biotechnology. Can I apply JEE Main ?

  57. nikhil says:

    I got only 41percent marks in maths in 12 the class
    Can I fill the application form

  58. nikhil says:

    Is their any minimum marks in any subject in 12 th board for filling application form

  59. raju pandey says:

    sir,ihave passed class 1o in 2011 and passed 12 in 2015 am i eligible or not

  60. i hv 41 in math 58 in phy nd 68 in chemistrey in 12 rbse year 2014 can i go for mains 2016 says:

    wht should i do

  61. mohit kumar says:

    i have got 36 in maths 63 in chemistry and 67 in physics can i eligible for jee main 2016

  62. prabhat kumar says:

    i am residensy of bihar but education qulifing-12 class in utrakhand. benifit catogory why aplication filing…..

  63. in age limitation and under three attempts a candidate can give his respective board 12th exam two times to be eligible for jee mains? is there any rule that how much time you can give your board 12th exams? says:

    please response as soon as possible

  64. Md Aftab Alam says:

    I have passed board exam in 2014 with 46% in core subject am i eligible for 2016 mains.

  65. preetam kumar says:

    what is the different between the pen paper based exam and computer based exam.

  66. prakash says:

    a OBC-NCL candidate of BIHAR studying clas 12 in WestBengal / for filling JEE MAIN 2016 application what will be his Eligibility of State



  68. rupam mishra says:

    dear sir/madam
    I belong to Nepal so whether i can apply for this exam

  69. vinod kumar says:

    sir i pass 12th in 2015 and i put my cbse marksheet in jeemains 2015 but i want to put stateboard marksheet in jeemains 2016 is there any problm in this or not give me a right answer

  70. Yograj says:

    Can i give exam if i have a nit in present time

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, you can but you have to surrender your seat.

      • roshan says:

        sir i am 12th passes in 2016 but i don,t apply in 2016
        can i apply in 2017 but sir my marks in some less my marks are
        maths 37
        phy 57
        chem 65
        total in percent 51%

      • Mohit Negi says:

        you can appear in JEE Main, but not qualified for admission to IIT’s, NIT’s and CFTI’s.

      • Vishnu vardhan says:

        Sir.. Iam a student of 2nd year in NIT agartala, I have passed my 12th class in 2015. I have not appeared for jee main 2016. Now I want to appear for jee main 2017. I just came out of my present NIT without writing 3rd semister exams. Can I appear for jee main 2017 sir?

      • Sarvgyan Team says:


  71. faisal says:

    if anyone is applying for improvement then what will he fills in form regarding 12 marks

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