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JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced 2017 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. This 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.
  • 10+2 marks will no longer be considered for determining All India Ranks in JEE Main.
  • Age limit for IIT JEE Exam is that a candidate should be born on or after October 1, 1992. For SC/ ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 5 yearsso a candidate must be born on or after October 1, 1987. 
  • Also, the minimum JEE Advanced qualification marks 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.
  • A candidate should have appeared for Class 12 examination in year 2016 or 2017 not before that. 
  • 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.

Candidates fulfilling JEE Advanced Eligibility can proceed towards filling JEE Advanced Application Form 2017 from April 28 onwards. The exam will be held on May 21, 2017. 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. The final allocation of seats will be done in June. Check  JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Dates

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2017 

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

Eligibility Criteria 1- Performance in JEE Main 2017

Candidates should rank 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 below graph and table show the reserved seats for the candidates:

reservation of seats in jee advanced 2017

CategoryReservation (%)
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    

CategoryNumber of top candidates

Category-wise sum up of the total 

  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.

Eligibility Criteria 2-  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 relaxation given to the SC/ST/PWD category students. It is given below:
CategoryAge relaxation 
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)

Eligibility Criteria 3- Number of attempts

  • A candidate can attempt JEE 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. If you sat for JEE Advanced in 2016, then you can give it in 2017 but not in 2018.

Eligibility Criteria 4- Year of passing Class XII

Candidates who are giving their Class XII 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 JEE Advanced.

  • Candidate who has a backlog in 2016 and is giving one of his exams in 2017, will have to give the entire set of exams in 2017 again. 
  • 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.

Exams considered equivalent to class XII

  1. Class XII exam from Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  2. Final exam or 2 year course in Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  3. Senior School exam conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling with minimum 5 subjects
  4. Any school, board or university in India or abroad which is recognized by AIU. H.S.C. vocational examination
  5. A Diploma recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration
  6. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  7. High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva

Qualifying Exam Eligibility Criteria for admission to IIT’s

Candidates seeking admission to an IIT must fulfil any one of the two criteria mentioned below:

  1. General category students must have an aggregate of 75% marks in class XII or equivalent exam. For candidates from reserved categories, it is 65%.
  2. To be able to get admission in an IIT, the candidate must fall between the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in class XII. This will be calculated on your performance in 5 subjects viz. 
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language (if the candidate had more than 2 languages, the one with higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject (with higher marks other than the 4 mentioned above, will be considered)

Eligibility Criteria 5- 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 centre 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 any discrepancy is found, your candidature will be terminated. 
  • Desirous students who have paid seat acceptance fee but had not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre in JoSAA 2016) will also be considered eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2017.

JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Following is JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria for foreign nationals:

  • Seats allotted to foreign nationals are additional with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.  
  • Foreign nationals are falling outside the reservation criteria of SC/ ST/ PWD.
  • A candidate needs to have minimum of 75% marks in his 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 Application Form 2017

  • Candidates who fulfil JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria can fill application form from April 28, 2017 till May 2, 2017.

  • Make sure to fulfil the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria before registering yourself.

  • Aspirants of JEE Advanced can go through the below steps in order to register themselves: 

    jee advanced registration 2017

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Advanced i.e.
  2. Candidates who have cleared JEE Main 2017 should enter their roll number and date of birth
  3. Fill the JEE Advanced registration form
  4. Upload documents
  5. Application Fee Payment
  6. Recheck your details and submit the form



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