JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2023

The JEE Advanced eligibility criteria are important guidelines that aspirants should adhere to before filling out the application form. Students are suggested to carefully check the detailed information on the eligibility criteria listed by the exam conducting body. It will help them know many important details about the exam, like age criteria, nationality, number of attempts, and more.

The JEE Advanced eligibility criteria will help students know the minimum requirements they need to fulfil to appear for the exam. Further, the information provided will help students analyse whether they are eligible or not. Those who fail to meet the requirements will not be able to appear for the exam.

IIT JEE Advanced 2023 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Guwahati will release the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2023 on the official website. The eligibility criteria contain all the existing or new conditions and requirements for the entrance examination. Meanwhile, from 2020 onwards, the exam authorities are shortlisting the top 2,50,000 JEE Main candidates to appear for the JEE Advanced.

The complete information on expected eligibility for JEE Advanced 2023 is discussed here. Aspirants can go through them below.

Nationality: Students who are citizens of India, PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin), OCIs (Overseas Citizens of India) and foreign nationals are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. Certain conditions have to be met by foreign nationals. We will look at them in detail below.

Age Criteria: Candidates who were born on or after the 1st of October 1998 are eligible. Applicants belonging to the reserved category are provided with a relaxation of 5 years. So, candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993.

Candidates may appear and write the exam twice in two years, regardless of whether they passed the qualifying exam.

Exam and Percentage of Marks: We will look at the exam requirements in detail below.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Based on Performance in JEE Main

To be eligible for JEE Advanced, aspirants should rank within the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) of successful candidates in JEE Main. The total number of candidates may also be greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks or scores in any category.

The percentage-wise reservations of different categories are:

Category Percentage
Open 40.5%
GEN-EWS 10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC-NCL 27%
PwD 5% Horizontal Reservation

The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing the top 2,50,000 candidates in various categories based on their performance in B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2022.

Category Number of Top Candidates Total Candidates
Open 96,187 Candidates 101250
Open PwD 5,063 Candidates
General-EWS 23,750 Candidates 25000
General-EWS-PwD 1,250 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer 64,125 Candidates 67500
OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD 3,375 Candidates
Scheduled Caste 35,625 Candidates 37500
Scheduled Caste PwD 1875 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe 17,812 Candidates 18750
Scheduled Tribe PwD 938 Candidates

JEE Advanced Eligibility on the Basis of Class 12 Board Exams or Other Equivalent Exams

  • The applicants should have cleared Class 12 board exams or any other equivalent exam in 2022. Applicants appearing for the 2023 board exams are also eligible. Candidates who had appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2021 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2022.
  • Students are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced if the results of their Class 12 board exams or any other equivalent examination for the academic year 2022 were declared after June 2022. Note: By appearance in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination, it is meant that the board concerned declared the result for that year irrespective of whether or not the examination was conducted. It would be considered as an appearance even if the result of a particular candidate got withheld.
  • However, suppose the examination board of Class 12 (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2020-21 on or after October 15, 2021. In that case, the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class 12 exam in 2021 are also eligible to appear in the JEE (Advanced) 2023, provided they meet all the other eligibility criteria. If the examination board of Class 12 (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2020- 21 before October 15, 2021, but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2023.
  • The students belonging to the general category must secure a minimum of 75% of their marks. Students belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 65% of marks in their Class 12 board examinations, or they must be from the list of category-wise top 20 percentile in their respective Class 12 equivalent board examinations.
  • The following five subjects will be considered to calculate the cut-off marks and aggregate marks for fulfilling the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria of the top 20 percentile:
Mathematics Physics Chemistry Optional Languages Elective subject
  • If the total marks scored in any of the subjects are not out of 100, then, while calculating the aggregate marks, the total marks obtained will be scaled up and down to 100.

Relaxation in Criteria as a Special Case for JEE (Advanced) 2023

The exam authority has announced a one-time measure for those who first appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2021/2022 AND successfully registered for the JEE (Advanced) 2022 but did NOT appear. The conditions are as follows:

  • Candidates who appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2021 OR 2022 AND successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2022 but were absent in BOTH the papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2, of JEE (Advanced) 2022, are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) directly 2023 and do not need to fulfil criteria mentioned above.
  • However, they must successfully register for the JEE (Advanced) 2023 in the online registration portal and pay the registration fee. Further, these candidates would be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE (Main) 2023 for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2023.

The exam authority has specified that this is a one-time measure valid only for JEE Advanced 2023 due to the ongoing pandemic. Candidates must confirm their eligibility for appearing in JEE Advanced 2023 by visiting the JEE Advanced website and filling in the requisite information during registration.

NOTE: The one-time measure does NOT apply to candidates who appeared for their Class 12 exam for the first time before 2021.

One-time measure for those who first appeared in Class 12 in 2021:

As a one-time special measure due to the ongoing pandemic, candidates who appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2021 for the first time are also eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2023 PROVIDED they satisfy the following two criteria simultaneously:

(i) The candidate should have appeared ONLY ONCE for JEE (Advanced), either in the year 2021 or 2022, OR, have NOT appeared in any paper in both JEE (Advanced) 2021 and JEE (Advanced) 2022.

(ii) These candidate(s) should appear/should have appeared in JEE (Main) 2023 and meet the cut-off score of the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) for qualifying for JEE (Advanced) 2023 in their respective categories.

This one-time measure applies to ONLY those candidates for whom the appearance in JEE (Advanced) 2023 will be their first or second attempt and does NOT apply to candidates who appeared for their Class 12 exam for the first time before 2021. No candidate will be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced) more than two times. Further, these candidates would be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE (Main) 2023 for appearing in the JEE (Advanced) 2023. Criteria 5 would be applicable to these candidate(s).

These candidates must confirm their eligibility for appearing in the JEE (Advanced) 2023 by visiting the JEE Advanced official website and filling in the requisite information during registration.

Also Check: JEE Advanced 2023 Information Brochure

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Those candidates who are foreign nationals have a different set of eligibility criteria laid out for them by the authorities. As per the details provided in the official document, candidates are treated as foreign nationals if they are not citizens of India, or their parents are not of Indian origin and do not belong to either OCI/PIO category.

Some of the other information that candidates should be aware of are:

  • Foreign nationals do not have the privilege of reservation of seats under any categories as directed by the Government of India.
  • Foreign national candidates who have studied or are studying ABROAD at  10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2023 are not required to write JEE (Main) 2023 and may register for JEE (Advanced) 2023 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria. 
  • Foreign national candidates who have studied or are studying in INDIA at 10+2  level or equivalent are required to write JEE (Main) 2023 and qualify for JEE (Advanced) 2023 under the OPEN category. 
  • Identity proof of both the parents and the candidate is required as a citizenship certificate/passport.
  • Talking about the availability of seats, foreign nationals are allotted a maximum of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

All foreign candidates planning to write the JEE Advanced exam must first register online through the JEE Advanced website (https://jeeadv.ac.in) or (https://jeeadv.ac.in/foreign.html). The registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2023, applicable to foreign nationals, is given in the following table.

Registration Fee for JEE Advanced 2023

Registration Fee for Examination
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 75
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 150
  • The registration fee does not include any processing fees or service charges, or any other charges that the banks can levy.
  • The online registration portal normally provides detailed instructions related to the payment of the registration fee.

Documents Required for Registration

  • 12th standard marks sheet/certificate for cut-off.
  • Identity proof.
  • Birth certificate for verifying the age.
  • Citizenship certificate/passport of parents.
  • Testimonial (if required).

*All the seats allotted to foreign national candidates will be supernumerary, with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course. 

Foreign Centres Where JEE Advanced Are Held

There are several centres where the exam is conducted. The centres include Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), San Francisco (USA), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.

The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2023 highlight some of the minimum requirements that engineering candidates need to fulfil in order to appear for the exam. Those candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced. 

Note: Registration for foreign nationals will begin first for JEE Advanced 2023. And for Indian candidates, the registration will open at a later stage.

Notably, it is crucial for aspirants to read and know the eligibility criteria before filling out the JEE Advanced application form. The student’s applications will be rejected if the defined requirements are not met. As for the exam, IIT Bombay has been chosen to organise and conduct the upcoming exam.

Important Notice: Due to the prevailing pandemic situation resulting from COVID-19 in  India and abroad, the exam authority has decided not to conduct the JEE  (Advanced) 2023 in any of the foreign centres/countries.  As per the information provided by the exam authority, foreign national candidates can appear for JEE Advanced 2022 at any of the Indian centres of their choice at their own expense (including travel etc.) after adhering to the required travel norms of the Government of India and their respective countries of residence. 

Overview of JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced is the second phase of IIT JEE that is conducted after JEE Main. The exam is conducted yearly by different IITs on a rotation basis under the supervision of IIT–JAB (Joint Admission Board). Based on their performance in the exam, students are granted admission to various undergraduate courses (engineering, science, or architecture) offered at top IITs and ISM in the country. With some recent changes, the examination will be conducted in a computer-based online test comprising two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2). The exam will also be carried out in two sessions on the same day. Students must appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 and clear them to have their names included in the merit list.

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Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

I appeared in the Class 12 examination for the first time in 2022. Am I eligible for the JEE Advanced 2023?

Yes, you are eligible, provided you also satisfy other eligibility criteria for the JEE Advanced.

What is the relaxation period for ST, SC and PwD candidates?

Five years of relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.

Is it mandatory to write JEE Main in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced?

Yes, it is mandatory to appear for JEE Main and clear the exam.

How many JEE Main candidates are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced?

A total of 2.50 lakh AIR holders of JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

What subjects are considered for JEE Advanced eligibility?

For JEE Advanced, the minimum qualifying mark is 75% in Class 12. Candidates need to have studied subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English or Hindi.

What is the age limit of JEE Advanced?

Students should have been born on or after October 1, 1998. Five years of age relaxation is given for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

What is the maximum number of attempts for JEE Advanced?

A student can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

I cancelled my seat after joining an IIT. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2023?

No. Those who have cancelled their admission to IITs after joining any IIT are NOT eligible for JEE Advanced 2023.

2 Comments

  1. Q1. If a student in 11th and 12th takes Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main and Maths as optional, will she be eligible for IIT JEE main and Advanced ? (Considering marks scored are as per requirement in eligibility criteria).

    Q2. If a student in 11th and 12th takes Physics, Chemistry and Maths as main and Biology as optional, will she be eligible for NEET ?

    There is some confusion creeping about taking Maths or biology as main subject and eligibility for IIT Advance and NEET.
    Please guide.

    • It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Main or Advanced that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with Physics and Maths as their core subjects in their qualifying examinations. Students who have studied less than 5 subjects in their qualifying exam are not eligible for JEE. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Language and one more subject of choice is required as eligibility for JEE.

      For NEET you can visit the link (https://byjus.com/neet/neet-eligibility-criteria/) to know more.