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JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria is similar to the eligibility required for appearing in JEE Main. Candidates must know that the top 2,20,000 All India Rank holders (AIR) in JEE Main 2017 will qualify for JEE Advanced. The JEE Advanced is the second stage of the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to UG engineering programs in various IITs and ISM Dhanbad.

There have been a few changes introduced in JEE Main this year, which will also impact a candidate’s chance of qualifying for the JEE Advanced and subsequently securing admission in one of the top IITs. The 10+2 marks will no longer be considered for determining All India Ranks in JEE Main. Secondly, the minimum percentage required for admission in one of the IITs/ NITs/ IIITs and CFTIs is revised to 75% for General candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates.

JEE Advanced Registration JEE Advanced Exam Pattern JEE Advanced Cut off

A candidate should have appeared for Class 12 examination in year 2016 or 2017 not before that. Also, a candidate can appear for JEE Advanced for a maximum of 2 times in consecutive years. However, if someone has been admitted to any course at an IIT earlier, or has accepted the IIT seat, he cannot apply again for the JEE Advanced 2017.

JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Date

TheJEE Advanced Exam Date is May 21, 2016. The paper will be conducted offline, in two halves namely, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the Papers will be conducted on the same day. Following is the exam schedule for JEE Advanced 2017:

Exam ScheduleDateDayTime
Paper 1May 21, 2017Sunday09:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Paper 2May 21, 2017Sunday02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

NOTE: If a candidate is using the assistance of a scribe, then they will get an hour’s compensation time. So, the end time for the candidate will be Paper 1 – 1:00 PM and Paper 2 – 6:00pm respectively.       


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JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria 

All the candidates, including foreign nationals, are required to fulfill each and every detail of the following five criteria to appear in JEE Advanced 2017:

  • Performance in JEE Main 2017/ Rank details for selection: Candidates should be among the top 2, 00,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE Main. Around 1 Lakh seats are reserved for General candidates followed by 27% seats for OBC category students, and 15% for SC category students and at last 7.5% for ST category students. The given below table shows the reserved seats for the candidates:
Category% Reservation
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)27

As shown in the following table, the usual order will be followed while choosing top 2,00,000 candidates in various categories who have scored positive marks in JEE Main 2017.

Category-wise distribution of top 2, 00,000 candidates: This is to provide the detailed understanding of the rank range. The ranks that are considered for passing to the next level are    



  1. OPEN (97,970) + OPEN-PWD (3,030) = 1, 01,000 : The first 1 lakh candidates are selected from the general category rank up to 97,970 and the general category students with Physical Disability and rank up to 3,030 are considered.
  2. OBC - NCL (52,380) + OBC – NCL - PWD (1,620) = 54,000: The 54,000 students from OBC category will be taken such that 52,380 students are directly from NCL category and 1,620 students from PWD – NCL (OBC candidate with Physical disability) category.
  3. SC (29,100) + SC – PWD (900) = 30,000: There are 29,100 students that will be taken from SC category and 900 students from SC- PWD (SC candidate with Physical disability) category.
  4. ST (14550) + ST – PWD (450) = 15,000: There will be 14550 students taken from ST category and 450 students taken from ST-PWD category. This means an ST candidate with Physical disability.
  • Age limit: The age limit is set to give the details about the age standards. This is to set up the lower age bar on the date of birth. Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991. There is some relaxation given to the SC/ST/PWD category students
CategoryAge relaxation details
General (OPEN)No relaxation
SC/ST(Schedule cast/Schedule Tribe)5 years (i.e. born on or after October 1, 1986)
PWD(Person with disability)5 years (i.e. born on or after October 1, 1986)
  • Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt IIT Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE Advanced 2016 for the first time can apply this year however this is the last attempt and next year the candidate cannot apply for the same. Thus, if you gave an exam for JEE Advanced in 2016 then you can give it in 2017 also but not for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Year of passing class 12th: Candidate who are giving their final exam for the first time in 2016 must clear it all in one attempt, if you get a re-test or backlog in any subject then your candidature will be not be considered for selection even if you clear the JEE Advanced exam.
  1. Candidates who have had a backlog in 2016 and is giving one of the exam in 2017 to clear the backlog you have to give the entire set of exams in 2017 again. As they appeared in 2016 as with retest mark you are not eligible for admission into IIT.
  2. Candidates who have given their exam for class 12th in 2015 or before are not eligible for JEE Advanced 2017. In case your result was declared after June 2015 then you are eligible for JEE Advanced 2017.
  • Earlier admission at IITs/ ISM: A candidate who has earlier been admitted in an IIT/ ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/ she continued in the program) OR accepted the IIT/ ISM seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past are NOT eligible to APPLY. That means if your admission was cancelled at anytime in the past you NEED NOT APPLY for JEE advanced 2017. In case you apply and it is found later that  you once got enrolled, your candidature will be terminated.  

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Candidates who are not fulfilling the citizenship criteria of the country at the time of registering for JEE Advanced 2017 are treated as foreign nationals.  Following is the eligibility criteria for foreign nationals:

  • Seats allotted to foreign nationals are additional with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.  
  • Foreign nationals are falling outside the reservation criteria of SC/ ST/ PWD.
  • The candidate needs to have minimum of 75% marks in the board exam. In case the degree is provided from a foreign university you are needed to convert it into equivalent grades or marks as per the CBSE norms.

JEE Advanced Registration Dates

Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria, can then register for JEE Advanced 2017. The candidate should fulfil all the criteria, otherwise their application will be cancelled. The process of JEE Advanced registration is through online mode only. The registration fee structure varies with the candidate’s category. Following table discribes the details for registration

Online registration beginsApril 28, 2017
Online registration closesMay 02, 2017

JEE Advanced Registration 

The registration procedure of IIT Advanced consists of three basic steps. Theyare given below-

  • Once you have logged in please select the language preference (English or Hindi) for the paper after filling the basic details and also the choices of the cities for the examination
  • Upload the scanned copies of all necessary documents for JEE Advanced 2017. This includes you class 10th mark sheet, 12th mark sheets (if available) and your class 10th certificate as a proof for your date of birth.
  • Pay the registration fee which is variable according to the category. Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

JEE Advanced Registration Fee 

Once you have cleared the JEE Main 2017, you then have to move through the registration process again for the JEE advanced 2017. There is a different fee structure that is to be followed with JEE Advanced. For candidates who are giving exams in India have the following fee details:

  • SC/ST/PWD: INR 1000

For international candidates who have done the registration also need to pay the application fee. Their fee amount is to be converted into Dollars and then paid at the banks. This will be converted to equivalent Indian currency.

  • ALL CANDIDATES are required to pay a fee : USD 220
  • The examination center for the foreign candidates is mostly Dubai. The reservation fees remains the same for all the categories when applying from out of India. The reservation is applicable only for Indian nationals and not for foreign students of Indian origin or not.



  1. In case you are a female and falling under a reserved category, you can then take only one of the benefits either the fee for female or for reserved category but both the benefits cannot be availed. The fee is same for both however but at the time of admission the benefit you choose now will work for future.
  2. The registration fee does not include service charges, processing fees or any other charges that the bank may ask for. This is the basic fee detail and the candidate must keep additional cash to pay the bank as bank’s fee processing charge. Generally it varies from Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 or more /less depending upon the amount the challan is made of. For further details please keep checking the website regularly.  


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