||Number of Top Candidates
|GEN – PwD
|OBC (NCL) – PwD
|SC – PwD
|ST – PwD
II – Age limit
Age limit for JEE Advanced for General or OBC-NCL category candidates states that they are eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they are 25 years of age or less.. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be 30 years of age or less.
III – Number of attempts
The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced states that candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam a maximum of two times in his/her lifetime. Here, candidates also need to ensure that they appear for this entrance exam in consecutive years. To explain this further, if a candidate wants to appear for JEE Advanced in then this attempt should either be his/her first attempt and if not so, then this should be his/her second consecutive attempt.
IV – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.
The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced also lists that candidates who have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent examination and thereafter want to re-appear for the same examination next yearvfor any reason – whether it is for improvement of score/marks or if they have failed in one or more subjects, then in such a scenario, candidates will need to re-appear in all the subjects (of their Class XII or equivalent examination)
V – Earlier admission at IITs/ISM
JEE Advanced eligibility criteria mentions that a candidate can only appear for the exam if he/she has not taken admission earlier at any of the 16 IITs and ISM, this critreion also holds true even if the candidate took admission and did not continue with their admission in the programme on offer at any of the 16 IITs and ISM.
Candidate will also be disqualified from appearing for the exam if it is brought to notice that they in the past had paid the admission fee for any course at IITs or ISM through JEE Advanced.
Another eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced on the basis of which a candidate’s application can be rejected is if their admission was cancelled by the board/institute earlier.
However, candidates are eligible to appear for it if they have been granted admission in any of the preparatory courses on offer (at any of the IITs).