JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 (Revised)
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 - MHRD has revised the JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria for the academic year 2020-21. As per the new criteria, candidates who have passed class 12 irrespective of any percentage is eligible to take admission in IITs. The other JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2020 remains same with no revision in any condition. Candidates can find below the details about eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2020 that have to be met by candidates to appear for the entrance examination and admission in IITs. It is compulsory for all candidates to satisfy JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria. Various factors such as performance in JEE Main, qualifying marks and more constitute the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2020. Only those who qualify JEE Main will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Candidates can read the full article to know more about JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020.
Latest: JEE Advanced admit card is now available; JEE Advanced 2020 to be held on September 27
Important: JEE Advanced eligibility criteria has been revised, candidates who have passed class 12 irrespective of percentage can take admission.
Revised Eligibility Criteria for Admission in IITs
MHRD has revised the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria for the academic year 2020-21. As per the new criteria, candidates who have passed class 12 irrespective of any percentage is eligible to take admission in IITs.
For admissions to #IITs, apart from qualifying the #JEE (Advanced), the eligibility was to secure either minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations. @HRDMinistry @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 17, 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates are expected to meet all of the five criteria mentioned by the authorities under JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2020. If the candidates are not able to meet the criteria, then they may be disqualified from the admission procedure.
- Performance in JEE Main 2020
- Age limit
- Number of attempts
- Appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination
- Earlier Admissions at IITs
Candidates can check the detailed JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2020 below.
Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2020
It is essential for the candidates to have qualified JEE Main 2020 (Paper 1) and be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) candidates. Among the top 250,000 JEE Main qualified candidates, the categories will be divided as follows:
GEN-EWS - 10%
OBC-NCL - 27%
SC - 15%
ST - 7.5%
OPEN - 40.5%
PwD - 5% horizontal reservation in all above
Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000* candidates (Criterion 1)
Number of “Top” candidates
*Total number of candidates can go above 2,50,000 with “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
Criterion 2 - Age Limit
Candidates born on or after October 1, 1995 are eligible for JEE Advanced 2020. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years for SC, ST and PwD candidates (born on or after October 1, 1990).
Criterion 3 - Number of Attempts
JEE Advanced can be attempted a maximum of two times in two consecutive years by the candidates.
Criterion 4 - Appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination
The candidates should have appeared for 12th standard (or equivalent) qualifying examination in 2019 or 2020, for the first time. However, if the result is declared for the academic year 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their 12th standard qualifying exam in 2018 will also be termed eligible for JEE Advanced 2020, if they also meet the other eligibility criteria.
Criterion 5 - Earlier Admissions at IITs
Candidates who have been admitted in an IIT will not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020, irrespective of whether he/she continued in the programme or not. Those candidates who accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past will also not be eligible. Along with the above mentioned criteria, those candidates whose admissions at IITs was cancelled after joining will also not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020.
As per the eligibility criteria, those candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 will be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2020. Similarly, those candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in 2019 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 if they meet the following conditions:
Did not report at any reporting centres OR
Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment OR
Had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the final round of seat allotment
Qualifying Examinations Considered as Equivalent to 12th Standard
Final examination of 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Final examination of the two year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the 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.
Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or 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.
JEE Advanced 2020 Additional Requirements for Certain Courses
Candidates opting for Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Integrated M.Sc program in Geology or Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering should not have any form of blindness. At the time of seat acceptance, a certificate from a govt. registered medical practitioner has to be produced.
For Mining Engineering, the standards of visual acuity with or without glasses will be strictly adhered as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Candidates with one-eyed vision will not be permitted to work underground.
Female candidates will not be allowed to work underground and in mines as per Section 45 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952. However, female candidates will be admitted to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering related courses at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
Performance in 12th Standard (or Equivalent) Board Examination [Not Applicable for 2020]
This year, IIT's have eased the minimum 75% percentage requirement in class 12. Candidates have to otherwise fulfil the at least one of the following two criteria has to be met by the candidates to be eligible for JEE Advanced
Should have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. For SC/ST/PwD, the aggregate marks should be at least 65%.
Candidates should be within the top 20 percentile (category-wise) of successful candidates in their respective 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination.
It should be noted that the marks secured in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and cutoff marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:
Language (if the candidates have taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest mark will be considered)
Calculation Process of Total Marks for 12th (or equivalent) Examination [Not Applicable for 2020]
For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks given in a subject is not out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks becomes out of 500.
If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, then the candidate will have to obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance if the allocated seat. If the candidate fails to provide the certificate, then the final decision will be taken by the Joint Implementation Committee.
In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year, then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.
Candidates who appeared in 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination for the first time in 2019 and reappeared in all subjects in 2020 will have to note that the best of the two performances will be considered.
If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both 11th and 12th standard examinations, then only 12th standard marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3 year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the 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.
If a Board does not release marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered.
JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Cutoff for Top 20 Percentile [Not Applicable for 2020]
Category wise cutoff marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
Cutoff marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cutoff marks for other categories.
Top 20 percentile cutoff for the academic year 2020 will be considered for those candidates who passed the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in the same year. Similarly, the cutoff of 2019 will be taken for candidates who qualified the exam in the academic year 2019.
Candidates who appeared for the qualifying exam for the first time in 2019 and wish to reappear in 2020 for the sole objective of qualifying for the top 20 percentile cutoff will have to reattempt all of the subjects. The top 20 percentile cutoff of 2019 will be considered for such candidates.
In case a Board does not provide information about the top 20 percentile cutoff, the candidates will have to produce a certificate from the respective board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates.
JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Aggregate Marks of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD) [Not Applicable for 2020]
12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination aggregate marks secured in 2020 will be considered for those candidates who pass the 12th standard in 2020.
The aggregate marks scored by the candidates in the 12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination of 2019 will be considered provided the candidates do not reappear for the examination in 2020 in any of the subjects.
If a candidate has passed 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2019 and wishes to improve his/her aggregate marks to satisfy the criterion of 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC/ST/PwD), then he/she can reappear for any number of subjects for improvement. The percentage marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2019 or 2020, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2019 and 2020.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 (Revised)
Question: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2019. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2020?
Yes. You are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced 2020, provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria.
Question: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2017 and my Class XII examination board declared the results by June 2018. I neither appeared in JEE (Advanced)-2018 nor in JEE (Advanced)-2019. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced)-2020?
NO. You are NOT eligible for JEE Advanced 2020.
Question: During JEE (Main)-2020 registration I mistakenly declared the wrong category. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced)-2020 registration?
No. Category declared during JEE (Main) 2020 registration cannot be changed during JEE Advanced 2020 registration.
Question: I have appeared in JEE (Main) Paper II. Am I eligible for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) without writing JEE Advanced 2020?
No. Only the candidates who qualify JEE Advanced 2020 are eligible for AAT 2020. There is no relation between JEE (Main) Paper II and AAT.
Question: I had taken admission in one of the NITs in 2019. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2020?
Yes. Candidates who had taken admissions in NITs in 2019 are also eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2019, provided they satisfy all other eligibility criteria.
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where compartment students can appear for jee advance exam ???
You can appear for the exam twice in the consecutive year. If you have appeared f or JEE advance 2019, you are eligible for 2020 as well which you can apply from online mode.
for more information go through the given link below:-
I have uploaded self declaration in lieu of EWS certificate while registering for jee advanced 2020 & now my certificate is issued but I cant find any option to upload it. Please guide me.
As the notification on the jee advance 2020 exam say " Due to COVID-19 related restrictions hindering the issuance of various certificates in time, valid category certificate(s) may be uploaded at the time of reporting after seat allocation. Accordingly, certificate upload portal will be enabled for document upload at the time of reporting after seat allocation".
So, you do not need to worry. You can upload certificate at the time of seat allocation as mentioned above. After seat allocation the portal will be provided to upload the documents.
Hope it helps.
how will I get 1 hr extra in jee adv if I am pwd candidate and can i leave the exam in 3 hr if my paper is completed.
see jee advance exam has two papers, it is compulsory to attempt both of the paper. jee advance exam scheduled on 27 September, 2020.
Paper 1 09:00 IST to 12:00 IST
Paper 2 14:30 IST to 17:30 IST
All PwD candidates are eligible for one hour compensatory time, i.e., the end time will be 13:00 IST for Paper 1 and 18:30 IST for Paper 2. Please see clause 15 for additional information.
Candidates are required to be present in the examination hall for the entire duration of each paper. They CANNOT leave the examination hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and before 17:30 IST for Paper 2. however for pwd candidates the decisions of the exam authority of the center would be finalized. however there is not any time rules separately mentioned for pwd candidates. so the rest of the decision would be catered by the exam center authority.
Can you please explain me about EWS category in Jee Advanced And Jee mains is there are benifits of it and is the same examination is going to done or a different exam. all about EWS in jee
EWS Category reservation is given to the economically weaker section of the General Category. There is a significant advantage to EWS Category students in JEE Mains and JEE Advance. As per, 2019 JEE Mains Cut off, EWS Cut off was 78.21 against the general cut off 89.75. Similarly, in 2020 JEE Mains, EWS Cut off is 70.24, lower than OBC Cut off 72.88, whereas the General Cut off is 90.37.
In JEE Advance, as well, EWS Cut off in 2019 was lower than General Category Student.
Hope, this information suffices your curiosity.
what is the jee advanced 2020 reporting and gate closing time ? what are the documents required in the exam ?
Hello student ,
All the candidates has to reach before 1 hour of the reporting time which has been mentioned on the admit card . Further for documents you have to carry is admit card and photo identity proof . In case if you miss or lose some of the important things mentioned then you should have a printed copy of the downloaded admit card , atleast 1 Original Photo Identity Card - Aadhaar Card, School/ College ID, Driving Licence, Passport or PAN Card , Black ball point pen with transparent body , And your water bottle . Beside this you have to not carry any other electronic gadgets .
Hope it helps !