JEE Advanced Eligibility – Check Age Restriction, Educational Qualification

JEE Advanced Eligibility: The IIT Bombay has released the JEE Advanced Eligibility for the 2022 exam. JEE Advanced is a Computer-based online test for Admissions for admission in B.E / B. Tech courses offered by all the IITs. Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E./B. Tech. Paper of JEE (Main). Candidates need to check their eligibility before filling the online form. For more details about JEE Advanced Eligibility, keep reading this article.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Details, Age Restriction

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JEE Advanced Eligibility

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. Over the years, IITs have created a world-class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. So, JEE Advanced is one of the most popular exams in India. Detailed eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced is given below.

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JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must simultaneously fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2021

Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Main) 2022. The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these five categories, a 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1997. Five years of relaxation is given to SC, ST, and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992.

Number of Attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2021 or 2022 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2019-20 after June 2020, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2020 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Earlier admission at IITs

A candidate should not have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program or accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Defense Service candidates

Defense Service (DS) candidates are children of defense / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute for DS candidates. To avail of this preferential allotment, a DS candidate must be in the Common Rank List of JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Foreign Nationals

Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) and have studied (are studying) abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE(Advanced)2022, are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to such foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as specified herein. These candidates are NOT required to write JEE(Main)2021 and may register for JEE(Advanced)2021 directly subject to fulfillment of other eligibility criteria.

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Supernumerary Seats for Female Candidates

A decision has been taken at the level of the IIT Council to, inter alia, improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs to at least 20% in 2022-23 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates, without any reduction in the number of seats that were made available to gender-neutral candidates in the previous academic year. Accordingly, to achieve this objective, and in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, supernumerary seats will thus be created and offered to female candidates for improving the gender balance in the undergraduate programs in IITs. These supernumerary seats will be offered (a) to only those female candidates who are declared qualified in JEE (Advanced) – 2022.

Reservation of Seats

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • General Category belonging to Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) – 10% of seats in every course.
  • General Category belonging to Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) – 10% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in every course.
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) – 5% seats in each of OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBCNCL, SC, and ST category seats.


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