JEE Advanced 2017: Eligibility Criteria explained

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The JEE Advanced examination will be conducted by IIT, Madras on May 21, 2017 and the exam will be conducted for admission to eligible candidates in various Bachelor’s degree, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-master Dual Degree in Engineering, Science, Architecture or Pharmaceuticals in IITs and ISM. The online registration Process of JEE Advanced 2017 will start from April 28, 2017. The candidates can complete their registration online from the official website of JEE Advanced

This examination is open for Indian national as well as for foreign national candidates. So, the interested and eligible candidates for JEE Advanced 2017 are advised to check eligibility criteria before he/she start the application process.


Class XII Performance: Applicant appearing for JEE Advanced 2017 has to score minimum 75% marks (for Gen/OBC) & 65% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in 12th or equivalent class. OR Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

If a candidate passes Class XII (or equivalent) in 2016, but writes one of the required subjects (mentioned above) in 2017 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage will be calculated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.

JEE (Main) 2017 Performance: Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

Age Limit: Applicants must possess the age on or after October 1, 1992. Five years age relaxation will be provided to the SC/ST candidates. These candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.

All the aspirants can appear for the examination maximum two times in a consecutive year. Those who appeared the examination in 2016 are also eligible to apply this year. Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled or candidates who has already taken admission in any of the IITs irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

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