JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Check Category Wise Eligibility Here

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The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 have been officially launched. JEE Advanced is a national entrance test organized by the IIT under the supervision of the Joint Admission Board. This exam is carried out to provide admission to UG engineering, architecture, science courses offered by IIT and ISM. The JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria is very important to make sure that you are eligible for the JEE Advanced 2020.

Candidates always check the eligibility first before filling the application form. The complete eligibility criteria are given below:

Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2020

The most important part for applying in JEE Advance is that the candidate must have passed the examination of Class 12th (Science – PCM). The candidate must have passed the 12th Standard with any Board or Equivalent examination.

Note- Candidates who have already appeared for the 12th examinations can also apply for JEE Advanced 2020 Provisionally.

JEE Main 2020 – Candidates who are appearing for the undergraduate courses from IITs for the academic year 2020 must have to appear in the JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (B.E, B.Tech).Based on the marks secured by the Candidates in the JEE Main 2020, Top candidates will be eligible for the JEE Advance 2020.

Candidates appearing for JEE Advanced 2020 must qualify JEE Main 2020 and secure a position among the top 2,24,000 candidates (including all categories).

Category-wise distribution of top 2, 24,000 candidates

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CategoryNumber of “Top” Candidates
OPEN1,07,464Total: 1,13,120
OBC-NCL57,456Total: 60,480
SC31,920Total: 33,600
ST15,960Total: 16,800

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020

Age LimitGen– Born on or after October 1, 1995

SC/ ST/ PwD – Born on or after October 1, 1990

Number of AttemptsTwo Times ( Consecutive Year)
JEE Main PerformanceTop Marks was securing 2,24,000 candidates (including all categories).
  • OBC-NCL (27%)
  • SC (15%)
  • ST (7.5%) 
  • Open Category (50.5%). 
  • 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
Admission is taken not in IITsTaken Admission in any other institutes (Previously) are also eligible
Foreign NationalsOnly OCI & PIO
Percentage in 12th
  • Gen- 75% Aggregate
  • SC/ST/PwD – 65% Aggregate

The short description of the IIT Advance Eligibility is given in the above section. Here below this, We will give you a deep understanding of the IIT Advance Eligibility Criteria.

Performance in Class 12th

12th Class Appearing Year2019 or 2020 (First Time)
12th Board Result in 2017 after JuneEligible (Only Particular Board)
Board Maximum PercentageStudents should be within the category-wise top 20 percentile
Aggregate & Cut off MarksTop 20 Percentile criterion

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A Language
  • Any subject (other than four above-mentioned subjects).


Aggregate Marks ScaleOut of 100

If Not, Than

(up or down) to 100.

Grading Board SystemObtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks
Diploma (3 Years Course)If PCM is not there in last year, Than marks of PCM from the previous year will be counted
Reappearing in 12thFrom both successive years, Best scores will be counted.

Earlier Admission to IITs

Already into IITs/ISMNot Eligible
Admission Cancelled by IITs/ISMNot Eligible
Admitted first time in a preparatory course in any IITs in 2019Eligible
Accepted Seat in IITs in 2019Eligible

Examinations Considered As Equivalent to Class 12th

Here we are giving the correct picture which clearly indicates the consideration of class 12th equivalent eligibility.

Final Exam (10+2)Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Intermediate or Two-year Pre-University examinationConducted by Board or University recognized by the AIUs.
NDATwo Year Course of Joint Service Wing
NIOSHSC (Min 5 Subjects)
AIU. H.S.C. Vocational Examination10+2 system Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country
Diploma/ Polytechnic3 Year Course Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education.
GCE  (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka)Examination at the Advanced (A) level
HSC – Cambridge University or International BaccalaureateDiploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
Class XII Examination is not a public ExaminationThe candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

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  1. Sarat kumar Das says:

    How to know eligible percentile for general category students mark in JEE Main examination .

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