JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 – Age, Qualification & Marks

It is a well-known fact that the JEE advanced exams are tough and involve consistent hard work to achieve success. There are a lot of events that we have to take into consideration when speaking about JEE Advanced as there are a set of rules and criteria that a student must possess.

The individuals are expected to meet all five requirements listed by officials below the 2020 condition of JEE Advanced eligibility. If the applicants are unable to meet the needs, they might be excluded from the process of admission.

We have listed down the set of criteria that a student should have in order to take admission.

What are the criteria?

There are a set of requirements that a student must meet in order to get into IITs, as listed below.

1. Performance in JEE Main 2020

Having passed JEE Main 2020 and being among the top 250,000 candidates is crucial for the applicants. Officials also expanded the number of applicants for the upcoming session. Better the score you have in JEE mains better are the chances for you to get a good IIT. The categories will be divided among the top 250,000 JEE Main qualified candidates as follows:

  • General- 4%
  • OBC- 27%
  • Scheduled Castes- 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes- 7.5%
  • OPEN- 46.5%

2. Age limit

JEE Advanced 2020 might not have an age cap since the Supreme Court had instructed candidates who are 25 years of age and older to be qualified for the Examination in the earlier session. The membership would be conditional, however.

3. The number of attempts

Candidates have the choice to attempt JEE Advanced two times at maximum in two consecutive years, after which it may lead to the candidate’s disqualification.

4. Whether Appeared in 12th (or equivalent) Examination

Applicants should have appeared for the 12th-grade qualifying test in the current year(2019) or 2020, for the first time. However, if the results are announced after June 2018 for the educational year 2017-18, then the board’s applicants who showed up in 2018 for their 12th standard qualifying Examination will also be considered eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 if they also fulfill all other eligibility requirements.

5. Admissions at IITs previously

Candidates that have been accepted to an IIT will not qualify for JEE Advanced 2020, regardless of whether or not they have decided to join the program. Applicants who have previously accepted an IIT position by submitting to a reporting center will not be eligible either. Also, those candidates whose admissions to IITs have been canceled after entering will not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020, along with the above criteria.

Based on the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020, those candidates who were first accepted to an introductory course at any of the IITs in 2019 will be able to appear.

Likewise, if the conditions below are met, those candidates who paid the seat admission fee in 2019 will be considered for JEE Advanced 2020.

  • Didn’t report to any monitoring centers
  • Dropped before the last seat allotment round
  • Had their seat canceled (could be any reason) before the final seat allocation round

Qualifying Examinations Equivalent to 12th Standard

  • Final evaluation of the 10 + 2 program by a Central or State Board approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • A pre-university intermediate or two-year Examination conducted by a board or university recognized by the AIU.
  • The final test of the National Defense Academy’s two-year Joint Services Wing course.
  • Senior Secondary Exam with a total of five subjects administered by the National Institute of Open Schooling.
  • Any public school, board or university exam accepted by the AIU as equivalent to the 10 + 2 program in India or even in a foreign nation.
  • HSC vocational Examination.
  • Assessment of the General Certificate Education (GCE) at Advanced (A) level (London, Cambridge, or Sri Lanka).
  • High School Certification Exam of the University of Cambridge or the International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Performance in 12th Standard Board Examination

The candidate must meet at least one of the following two requirements in order to qualify for JEE Advanced 2020:

  • Should have managed to score an aggregate mark of at least 75% in the 12th standard (or equivalent) review. The cumulative marks must be at least 65% for SC / ST / PWD.
  • In their corresponding 12th standard board exam, candidates must be within the top 20 percentile (division-wise) of successful applicants.

It should also be observed that the marks obtained in the following five topics are considered in order to calculate the overall scores and the cutoff marks in order to meet the top 20 percentile selection criteria:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Language opted by the student(If there are more than one then the communication with higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject but the four mentioned above(a question that has the highest score will be taken into consideration)

Calculation Method of Total Marks for 12th Exam

  • To calculate the total grades for five topics, if the marks awarded in a particular subject are not over a hundred, then the scores will be adjusted (up or down) to 100 so that the total overall score will be over five-hundred.
  • If a board grants letter grades without presenting an equal percentage of marks on the grade sheet, then a board certificate stating the equivalent marks must be obtained by the applicant and submitted when the seat is allocated. If the candidate doesn’t provide the document, the Joint Implementation Committee will make the final judgment.
  • In the case that any of the subjects Chemistry, Maths, Physics, and Language are not assessed in the final year, the marks from the previous year/s for the very same subject will be used to measure the percent of cumulative scores.
  • Candidates who first participated in the 12th standard board examination in 2019 and appeared in all subjects in 2020 will need to note that they will take the best of the two results into consideration.
  • If a board provides overall marks for both 11th and 12th standard exams, then only 12th grades will be regarded. If a board offers cumulative scores taking into account the outcomes of all three years of a three-year degree or similar period programs, then only the marks earned in the final year will be regarded. Similarly, scores obtained in the last two semesters will be eligible for boards following a semester system.
  • If a board does not disclose marks awarded in specific subjects, but only gives the cumulative scores, then the board will take the aggregate marks into consideration.

Cutoff for Top 20 Percentile

  • Section-wise cutoff scores for the top 20 percentile are determined on the basis of the marks earned by the applicants who qualify in the specific year in their respective boards.
  • Cut-off thresholds for PWD applicants for other classes would be the same as the lowest cut-off marks.
  • For applicants who completed the 12th-grade Exam in the same year, the top 20 percentile limit for the academic year 2020 will be regarded. Likewise, 2019 cutoff will be considered for the 2019 academic year candidates who qualified for the Exam.
  • Candidates who participated in the qualification test in 2019 for the very first time and intend to reappear in 2020 for the sole aim of qualifying for the top 20 percentile cutoff will have to try all the subjects again. For such applicants, the 2019 high 20 percentile threshold will be taken into consideration.
  • In the event that a board doesn’t provide data on the top 20 percentile cut-off, the applicants will have to provide a certification from the relevant committee, indicating that it fits within the top 20 percentile of successful applicants.

Aggregate Marks of 75% (65% for ST/SC/PWD)

  • The 12th standard board exam aggregate grades obtained in 2020 will be regarded for those applicants who meet the 12th Standard in 2020.
  • The cumulative results obtained by the candidates for 2019’s 12th Standard board examination will be accepted as long as the applicants do not reappear in any of the subjects for the Exam in 2020.
  • If an applicant has qualified the 12th standard Examination in 2019 and intends to enhance his / her cumulative marks to reach the 75 percent increasing marks requirement (65 percent for ST / SC / PWD), then he/she will reappear for any number of subjects for enhancement. In this case, the interest score will be calculated by taking into account the marks earned for 2019 or 2020, whichever is higher in the corresponding subjects, in their two tries in 2019 and 2020.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

During JEE (Main)-2019 registration, I have declared my category wrongly. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced)-2019 registration?

No. The category declared during JEE (Main) 2019 registration cannot be changed during JEE (Advanced)-2019 registration.

I took admission in an IIT program on the basis of JEE (Advanced) 2018. However, I didn’t continue and left the program. Do I qualify to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2019?

No. You will not be eligible.

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