Welcome to Global Academician’s guide on the JEE Advanced 2024 eligibility criteria. Aspiring engineers, it’s essential to understand the prerequisites for this prestigious examination. In this section, we’ll walk you through the eligibility criteria to ensure you’re well-prepared to embark on your JEE Advanced journey.
Overview of JEE Advanced:
Before we dive into the eligibility details, let’s grasp the significance of JEE Advanced:
- Gateway to Excellence: JEE Advanced is your ticket to the world of premier engineering institutions, including the esteemed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
- Testing Excellence: It evaluates your knowledge, problem-solving skills, and analytical thinking, setting a high standard for engineering aspirants.
🚀 Exciting News for Engineering Aspirants: The JEE (Advanced) 2024 exam is set for Sunday, 26th May. Registration will begin from April 21, 2024! 🔥
JEE Advanced 2024 Eligibility Criteria:
Now, let’s explore the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2024 in detail:
Qualification in JEE Main 2024:
To be eligible for JEE Advanced 2024, candidates must meet specific criteria:
- Candidates should be part of the top 2,50,000 successful candidates, encompassing all categories, who appeared for the B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2024.
- Shortlisting percentages for various categories are as follows: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, with the remaining 40.5% open for all candidates. Additionally, within each of these five categories, there is a 5% horizontal reservation for PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates.
- The selection process for the top 2,50,000 candidates in various categories based on their performance in the B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2023 follows a specific order, as detailed in the table below:
|Order||Category||Number of “Top” candidates|
Note: The total number of candidates may be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks / scores in any category.
1. Age Limit:
- There is an age limit criterion for JEE Advanced. To appear for the exam, you must:
- Be born on or after: October 1, 1998
Note: Five years age relaxation is given to SC, ST, and PwD candidates, i.e. these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993.
2. Number of Attempts:
Candidates can take the JEE Advanced exam a maximum of 2 times in two consecutive years.
3. Educational Qualifications:
Eligibility for JEE (Advanced) 2024 requires that candidates:
- Have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time either in 2022 or 2023, with compulsory subjects being Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
- It’s important to note that candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2021 or any prior year are NOT eligible to participate in JEE (Advanced) 2023, regardless of the combination of subjects attempted/offered.
Please bear in mind that for eligibility purposes, “appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” refers to the year in which the Board officially declared the results, irrespective of whether the examination itself took place. It is still considered an appearance even if a candidate’s result was withheld for any reason.
However, there is an exception: if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2020-21 on or after October 25, 2021, then candidates from that Board who appeared for their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2021 are also eligible to participate in JEE (Advanced) 2023, provided they meet all other eligibility criteria. In cases where the examination Board declared results for the academic year 2020-21 before October 25, 2021, but the result of a specific candidate was withheld, that candidate will not be eligible to participate in JEE (Advanced) 2023.
Earlier Admission in IITs:
- Candidates should not have been previously admitted to any IIT, regardless of whether they continued in the program or accepted an IIT seat through the “online” reporting process or at a “reporting centre.” Furthermore, candidates whose admission to any IIT was cancelled, regardless of the reason, after joining any IIT, are also ineligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2024.
- Candidates who were admitted to a preparatory course at any of the IITs for the first time in previous year are eligible to participate in JEE (Advanced) 2024.
- Additionally, candidates who were allocated a seat in an IIT through JoSAA 2023 but fall under any of the following scenarios are also eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2023:
- They did not report “online” or at any “reporting centre.”
- They withdrew before the final round of seat allotment.
- Their seat was cancelled before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, regardless of the reason.
- However, in all of the above cases, candidates must also fulfill the conditions outlined in Criteria 1 through 4 to establish their eligibility for JEE (Advanced) 2023.
JEE Advanced 2024 for Foreign National Candidates and OCI/PIO Card Holders:
- Candidates must provide identity proof in the form of a Citizenship Certificate, Foreign Passport, and/or OCI/PIO Card, where applicable.
Registration Fee for JEE (Advanced) 2024 For Foreign National and OCI/PIO Candidates:
- All foreign national candidates and OCI/PIO candidates who wish to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2024 must complete their registration online via the JEE (Advanced) 2024 website.
- Please be aware that the fee structure provided here is based on the tentative dates for JEE Advanced 2024. Keep a close watch on the official website for updates regarding the registration fee.
|Registration Fee (in USD or equivalent in INR)|
|Foreign Nationals||Candidates Residing in SAARC Countries||USD 90#|
|Candidates Residing in Non-SAARC Countries||USD 180#|
|OCI / PIO candidates||Female Candidates (GEN and GEN-PwD)||INR 1450|
|OPEN (GEN-PwD)||INR 1450|
|OPEN (GEN)||INR 2900|
Please note that the registration fee structure for foreign national candidates and OCI/PIO candidates may vary, so it’s essential to refer to the official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the fees and payment process.
Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2024
The eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2024 are outlined below:
- Candidates who are not citizens of India, either by birth or naturalization, and/or are OCI/PIO cardholders, and who have studied or are currently studying in India or abroad at the 10+2 level or its equivalent at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2024, must simultaneously meet all of the following four criteria (Criterion A to D) to be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2024.
Candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1999. If a candidate is in a country where a minimum stint in the armed forces (or allied) for a certain period is mandatory before or after the completion of Class XII (or equivalent) examination, they will receive a relaxation of the required number of years. In such cases, the candidate must upload a certificate or testimonial issued by the competent authority confirming this at the time of registration.
Number of Attempts:
Each candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
- A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2023 or 2024, with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
- Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2022 or earlier, regardless of the combination of subjects attempted/offered, are not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2024.
Note: “Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” refers to when the board concerned declared the result for that year, regardless of whether or not the examination was conducted. It will be considered as an appearance even if the result of a particular candidate was withheld.
However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2021-22 on or after October 25, 2022, candidates from that Board who appeared for their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2022 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2024, provided they meet all other eligibility criteria. If the examination Board declared the results for the academic year 2021-22 before October 25, 2022, but the result of a specific candidate was withheld, that candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2024.
Previous Admissions at IITs:
- Candidates should not have been admitted to an IIT previously, regardless of whether they continued in the program or accepted a seat at an IIT through JoSAA by reporting “online” or at a “reporting centre.” Candidates whose admission to IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT for any reason are also not eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2024.
- Candidates who were allocated a seat in an IIT through JoSAA 2023 but (i) did not report “online” or at any “reporting centre,” OR (ii) withdrew before the final round of seat allotment, OR (iii) had their seat cancelled (for any reason) before the final round of seat allotment for IITs, are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2024.
In all the above cases, candidates must simultaneously meet the conditions outlined from Criterion A to Criterion C mentioned above to establish their eligibility for JEE (Advanced) 2024.
Performance in Class XII (or Equivalent) Board Examination for Admission to IITs:
Candidates aspiring to secure admission to IITs must meet at least one of the following two criteria with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the year of their first appearance in the Class XII (or equivalent examination):
- Minimum 75% Aggregate Marks: Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination.
- Top 20 Percentile: Alternatively, candidates should be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
Percentile calculation will be done for all the required subjects within a single academic year. Therefore, candidates appearing for improvement in Board examinations can either appear in one or more subjects and secure a 75% aggregate after improvement or appear for improvement in all subjects to be in the top 20 percentile of the corresponding academic year.
The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:
- A language (if the candidate has 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 marks will be considered).
For the calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject are not out of 100, they will be scaled (up or down) to 100 to ensure that the total aggregate marks are out of 500.
If a Board provides only letter grades without specifying an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, candidates should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it when accepting the allocated seat. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2024 will be final.
For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for the first time in 2023 and reappeared in ALL subjects in 2024, the best of the two performances will be considered.
If a Board considers aggregate marks from both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), only Class XII marks will be considered. For Boards that consider the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards following a semester system, the marks obtained in the final two semesters will be considered.
In cases where a Board does not provide marks for individual subjects but provides only the aggregate marks, the aggregate marks provided by the Board will be considered.
These criteria also apply to candidates who first appeared for their Class XII examination in 2022 but whose examination Board declared the results for the academic year 2021-22 on or after October 25, 2022.
Documents Required for Registration:
Candidates need to submit various documents for their JEE Advanced 2024 registration. These documents include:
- Birth Certificate: A birth certificate is required as proof of age.
- Class XII Certificate: Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent examination) for the first time in 2022 or whose Board declared the Class XII (or equivalent examination) result after October 25, 2021, need to provide their Class XII certificate. If the mark sheet of the Class XII (or equivalent examination) for 2023 is available, it must be uploaded.
- Identity Proof: Candidates are required to provide an identity proof, which can be one of the following:
- Citizenship Certificate
- Foreign Passport
- OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) Card
- PIO (Person of Indian Origin) Card (where applicable)
- Testimonials: Any other testimonials or documents may be required as applicable.
Understanding the JEE Advanced 2024 eligibility criteria is the first step towards your engineering dreams. It’s essential to fulfill these criteria to make your mark in this highly competitive examination. As you prepare to conquer JEE Advanced, Global Academician is here to provide guidance, resources, and support every step of the way.
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