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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2020 along with the official notification. Interested candidates are advised to check the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the entrance test. They need to fulfil the eligibility details, otherwise, the candidature will be rejected at any stage of the admission process. Candidates who will meet JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria will be eligible for the entrance examination. Aspirants of JEE Main seeking admission to B.E/B.Tech programmes at the undergraduate level are recommended to go through the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 carefully. The eligibility criteria will consist of important details includes educational qualification, age limit, nationality, subjects in Class 12/10+2 or equivalent and other mandatory details.
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Important - Last year, the conducting authority changed from CBSE to NTA, it is necessary for the candidates to know about the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2020 and there will be two attempts - one in January other in April.
Candidates will be considered to be eligible to participate in JEE Main 2020 based on the parameters provided below.
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Qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
Date of birth
Qualifying exam subjects
Marks obtained in the qualifying exam
He/She should have passed class 12 or qualifying exam in 2019 or 2020.
He/She appearing in class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam in 2020 can also apply for JEE Main.
There is no age limit. However, the He/She have to pass 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020.
He/She appearing for 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2020 are also eligible to apply.
Number of attempts
JEE Main candidates can participate in the entrance exam for 3 consecutive years. The exam will be conducted twice a year, they may appear in both the attempts. The attempt for an academic year will be considered as One.
It is necessary to have taken five subjects in class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam
The five subjects for B.Tech/ B.E are,
Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subjects
The five subjects for B.Arch/ B.Planning are,
Candidates should have to qualify in the following exam to be eligible for the JEE Main 2020. Check detailed information below.
Class 12 or equivalent exam conducted by a recognized Central or State board like ICSE, CBSE, CISCE etc.
Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course conducted by any of the recognized Board/University.
H.S.C - Vocational examination
The final exam of the two year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
AICTE or SBTE recognised Diploma of at least three years duration.
National Institute of Open Schooling conducted Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of five subjects.
For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A).
Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognised School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 12th class.
Candidates who have passed class 12 or any other equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020 or those who will be appearing in class 12 or any other equivalent examination in 2020 will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Those who have passed class 12 or equivalent examination in 2017 or before and those who will appear in 2021 or later will not be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Aspirants who have appeared for their class 12 in 2017, failed in 2017 but have appeared again in 2018 and passed are not eligible for JEE Main 2020.
The five subjects given below are compulsory for the candidates who want to appear in the JEE Main 2019. They are considered as eligible only if they have at least 5 subjects in class 12 or equivalent exam
Physics (mandatory for B.Arch.)
Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Technical Vocational Subject (Any one)
Mathematics (compulsory for both B.Tech & B.Arch. both)
Any other subjects
The state code refers to the code of the state from where the candidate has passed 12th class or equivalent examination. Based on this, they will be eligible to participate in the JEE Main 2019 exam. They can check the State Codes from the table given below.
Name of State/ Union Territory (UT)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)
Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT)
Daman & Diu (UT)
Jammu & Kashmir
Foreign/ OCI/ PIO/ Nepal / Bhutan
NOTE: If a candidate passed class 12 or equivalent exam from a state but he/she has appeared for the improvement exam from a different state, then the state code of originally passed the qualifying exam will be considered for eligibility.
The eligibility details that will be considered during admission available below for the candidates who will not appearing in the exam or filling the online application form.
NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs Admission: Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 75% marks in class 12 or equivalent exam or they must be in the top 20 percentile in their class 12 examination. For SC/ ST, the eligibility is to obtain a minimum of 65% marks in class 12 or equivalent.
JEE Main 2020 B.Arch Admission: Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board with a minimum 50% aggregate marks in PCM and 50% overall marks.
The term droppers can be classified into two categories. One are the candidates who have dropped a year after completing their class 12 to concentrate on JEE Main 2020 exam. Other one consists of those who got admitted to another institute and wish to attempt again or did not qualify JEE Main earlier and waited a year while preparation. Candidates need to check the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Droppers to make sure that they will be able to appear the entrance exam without any problems.
There is no specific age limit.
For NITs, IIITs and CFTIs admissions, the candidates should have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks or be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For SC/ST category, a minimum of 65% marks required.
It is important that they must have passed their class 12 examination in 2018 or 2019. Only three consecutive attempts are allowed for JEE Main.
He/She should have been taken at least Five subjects for the 12th class or qualifying exam (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics compulsory).
Improvement for all subjects - If an aspirant appears for improvement in all subjects in 2020, then the highest of both the years will be considered.
Improvement for one or more subject - If the candidate appears for improvement in 2020, then the top 20 percentile of 2019 will be taken into account. The maximum marks secured in the necessary subjects will be considered to calculate the aggregate percentage in such a case.
Q-1. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs?
Answer: He/She must obtained a minimum of 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 or equivalent.
Q-2: If I appear for improvement in five subjects, which scores will be considered for JEE Main 2020?
Answer: The better scores will be considered by the exam authorities.
Q-3: If I fail in one subject in Class 12, can I still apply for JEE Main 2020?
Answer: If you appeared for Class 12 in 2017 but failed in the subject and are appearing in 2018, you are not eligible. However, if you appeared in 2018 and have failed in one subject, you have cleared it in 2019, you are eligible. If you have failed in 2018 and are appearing in 2020, you are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020 examination.
Q-4: Can I appear for improvement in one subject in Class 12 and apply for JEE Main 2020?
Answer: Yes you can. However, it is valid if the attempt is for getting the required 75% marks in Class 12. They have to appear in all five subjects, If it is to get into the top 20 percentile.
Q-5: What should my state of eligibility to be eligible under home state quota for NITs?
Answer: The state of eligibility should be the same as to which state the NIT is located to be eligible for home state quota for NITs.
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