JEE Main Eligibility 2025: Get Marks/ Age Criteria Online Here

JEE Main 2025 Eligibility Criteria will be released by NTA. It will be checked via online mode at site. NTA is the main exam conducting authority which organises Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main).

Go through complete eligibility norms before applying for JEE Main 2025….

It is a national level examination which is conducted to provide admissions in various undergraduate engineering courses in IIITs, NITs and CFTIs. JEE Main 2025 examination will be be conducted two times i.e in January & April month via online (computer based mode) mode.

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Before filling the application form candidates will have to satisfy themselves with the eligibility criteria that they will be eligible for the paper which they will apply for. Here in this article, we have provided the information about JEE Mains Eligibility 2025.

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JEE Main Eligibility 2025

As per the last year changes made in JEE Main Eligibility criteria, candidates must check below complete information. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main is every year announced by NTA and certain changes are introduced.

Recently, the NTA authority reviewed the eligibility criteria for admission into IIITs, NITs, CFTIs & other institutions accepting admission based on JEE Main ranks through CSAB. As per the criteria, students must secure atleast of 75% marks in 12th conducted by respective boards (65% for ST/ SC) for admission in the institutions OR

Candidate must be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 exam conducted by the respective boards.

The candidates will be required to pass in each of the subjects of Class 12th/ qualifying exam.

Below, we have mentioned complete details about JEE Main 2025 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the examination. Candidates must fulfil the given eligibility before filling the JEE Main Application Form 2025:

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 2025 Application form

JEE Main 2025 Aadhaar Card Requirements

JEE Main 2025 Preparation Tips

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: There will be no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2025.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised board.
  • Subjects: Candidates have to take minimum 5 subjects in 12th/ equivalent examination. Candidates appearing for JEE Main must have passed 12th with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one among Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in 12th or equivalent class in 2025 will be also eligible for JEE Main 2025.
  • 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 will be able to apply in JEE Main 2025. 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 2019 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 2023 or 2024 will be eligible to apply for this exam.
  • If candidates have appeared in 12th or equivalent exam in 2024 but did not cleared in 2021, but passed in 2022 will not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2022 or before and those appearing in 2026 or later in 12th will be not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2025.
  • If candidates qualify 12th exam in 2024 & appear for improvement in 2025 for one or few subjects, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2024 will be considered.
  • However, if a candidate write all the subjects in 2024, then the best of the two performances are 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 (Through CSAB):

  • For B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Plan admissions in the institutions accepting admission based on JEE Main ranks through CSAB (based on AIR), candidates must have secured atleast of 75% marks in 12th conducted by respective boards (65% for ST/ SC) OR
    He/she must be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12th exam conducted by respective board.
  • Also, students must have passed in each of the subjects of 12th/ qualifying exam.
  • Students will be provided admission in NITs, IIITs & CFTIs based on announced qualifying percentile by individual institutes.
  • JEE Advanced: Students will have to qualify JEE Mains which is an eligibility test for JEE Advanced conducted for admission into IITs.

Eligibility As Per COA:

Below the eligibility criteria has been discussed as decided by COA for admission to B.Arch & B.Plan at institutions other than NITs, IIITs & CFTIs:

For 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.

For B.Plan:

  • 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.

Subjects combination required in the qualifying exam for admission in engineering & architecture courses in NITs, IIITs, & other CFTIs are mentioned below:

CourseCriteria Required for Admission
B.E/ B.Tech
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

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 recognised 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 query related to JEE Main Eligibility 2025, you can drop it in the comments section given below.


  1. My son studying in plus one now 2024 April Honours plus two plus two completed for 2025 March when is apply for JEE main

  2. Sir,I am 12th (shishya) as per as…jee mains examination attend bhi kre iske baad bhi by chance percentile down hua to me kya next section-2 jee advanced examination attend kr paunga??fast reply for this my comment…And thankfully for all of them for the chance of every students through at the level will come to achieve and our Pride and country as beginning base of level 💝💝🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. i have passed my board exam with less than 75% in the year 2023 and also filled form for improvement exam in 2024.what should i write while filling form for jee as appearing or appeared

  4. Passed 10 th std during corona lockdown.we don’t have marksheet. How can we enter mark while filling jee application form .please clarify.

  5. My son 12th exam pass with 74 percent in haryana board. I m belong obc category. My son are eligible for this exam? Tell me sir

  6. Hi , I am currently pursuing diploma in ECE from DSEU, and same will be completed in June 2025. Can I appear for JEE mains 2024 exam. And Is there any 75 percentile criteria for diploma holders.

  7. sir , I have passed my class 10th with 64% from ICSE board and applied for diploma and now I will be passed out in 2023 in this year in diploma course electronics enginnering.But I have not completed and not given my class 11 and 12th board exam .
    whether I am eligible for JEE MAINS exam 2024.

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