JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2022 have been released by IIT Bombay on the official website. The eligibility criteria contain all the existing or new conditions and requirements that are set for the entrance examination. Meanwhile, from 2020 onwards, the exam authorities will be shortlisting the top 2,50,000 JEE Main candidates to appear for JEE Advanced.

The complete information on eligibility for JEE Advanced is discussed here on this page. 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 1997 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, 1992.

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.

Category Wise Percentage of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced
The percentage of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows –
Name of the Category % of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Open (General) 40.5%
General EWS 10%
In each of these 4 categories (OBC, SC, ST & Open), 5% reservation is applicable for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates (including Dyslexia).
Category Wise Distribution of JEE Main Candidates for JEE Advanced

Here is the category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000* candidates (Criterion 1) –

Category-wise No. of Top candidates Total no. of top candidates
OBC-NCL 64,125 67,500
OBC-NCL-PwD 3375
SC 35,625 37,500
SC - PwD 1,875
ST 17,812 18,750
ST - PWD 938
Open 96,187 1,01,250
Open - PwD 5,063
General EWS + General EWS PWD 23,750+1,250 25,000
Total   2,50,000
JEE Advanced Age Criteria

The age criteria for JEE Advanced 2022 is as follows –

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1997. Five years age relaxation is given to SC, ST, and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992

JEE Advanced 2022 Rule on Number of Attempts
    1. Candidates get 2 attempts for JEE Advanced exam.
    2. Candidates who appeared for the first time in JEE Advanced 2021 exam will also be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2022.
Additional Details Regarding JEE Advanced Eligibility

Appearance in Class 12th Exam or Equivalent Examination Criteria for JEE Advanced 2022:

    1. A candidate should have appeared for the first time in class 12 exam or equivalent examination either in 2021 or 2022.
    2. Candidates will also be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2022 if their Class 12 result or equivalent examination board result is announced after June 2022.
Previous Admission at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs):
    1. The candidate will not get admission if he/she had been admitted in any IIT regardless of whether he/she continued in the course or not.
    2. Candidate should not have accepted any of the IIT seats by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
    3. A candidate whose admission was cancelled by IIT in the past will not be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
Examination Equivalent to Class 12th Examination for JEE Advanced
    1. General Certificate Education (GCE)
    2. Central/ State Board
    3. National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
    4. Certificate from Association of Indian (AIU)
    5. National Defence Academy (NDA)
    6. Diploma from the State Board of Technical Education
    7. Higher Secondary Vocational Examination