The second phase of IIT JEE is the JEE Advanced exam. The top 2,50,000 JEE Main candidates will be shortlisted by the exam conducting authority to appear for the JEE Advanced. Candidates are recommended to check the detailed information on the eligibility criteria published by the exam conducting authority. This helps them to get a clear understanding of important details such as age limit, number of attempts, nationality, marks percentage, etc.
In 2021, the JEE Advanced is expected to be conducted on 3, October. Before filling the application form, students are advised to understand the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria. This will help students to check whether they are eligible for the exam or not. The application of those candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected. Since JEE Advanced is considered a difficult exam, proper preparation and hard work are required to score a high rank in this exam.
IIT JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The JEE Advanced eligibility criteria, released by the IIT Kharagpur is available on the official website. Following are some of the eligibility criteria.
- Age limit
- Marks percentage
- Number of attempts
Students who are born on or after the 1st of October 1996 are eligible. Age relaxation of 5 years is provided for those belonging to the reserved category. Students who are Person of Indian origin (PIO), the citizen of India, Foreign nationals and OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India) are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. The number of attempts is two. Percentage-wise reservations are there for different categories. For the Open category, the percentage is 46.5.
The eligibility criteria on the basis of 12th-grade exams are as follows.
- Students appearing for the 2021 board exams are eligible for the JEE Advanced.
- Candidates who have cleared class 12th board exams or any other equivalent exam in 2020 are eligible for the JEE Advanced.
- A minimum of 75% of marks (12th board exam) is mandatory for the students belonging to the general category.
- A minimum of 65% of marks (12th board exam) is mandatory for the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD categories.
- There is no reservation of seats for foreign nationals under any categories as directed by the Govt. of India.
JEE Advanced Exam Pattern
Before preparing for the JEE Advanced exam, students should be familiar with the JEE Advanced exam pattern. The exam conducting body publishes the exam pattern. Usually, the JEE Advanced question paper is quite tough and tricky. The exam is designed to judge not only the theoretical knowledge but also the comprehension skills, reasoning ability, and analytical power of the candidates. Hence, it is important to have a clear understanding of the exam pattern.
The question paper contains MCQs with one or more correct answers, numerical value answer type questions, and paragraph-based questions. There are 2 papers (paper 1 and paper 2) for the JEE Advanced exam. Students have to appear for both papers. Students will get questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Students are advised to go through the previous year’s question papers so that they can get more information about the exam pattern.