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JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria (Relaxed), Age Limit, Attempts and Qualification Marks

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Karishma Khatri

Exams Prep. Master | Updated On - Dec 31, 2021

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria has been relaxed allowing candidates who could not appear for the exam in 2020 to 2021 to appear directly this year. Earlier JEE Advanced eligibility criteria had been relaxed with 75% criteria being scrapped like the previous year. As per this criteria, a candidate must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) board examination or must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 examination. JEE Advanced 2022 is expected to be conducted in the third week of June, 2022. 

The exam is conducted by one of the seven zonal coordinating IITs under JAB for admission to Bachelor, Integrated Master, and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs. Detailed eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2022 such as age limit, the percentage required, passing year, qualification and nationality are mentioned in the following article. Check JEE Advanced Reservation

JEE Advanced Eligibility

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility (for Indian Nationals and OCI/PIO)

There are five criteria that a candidate must fulfill to appear in JEE Advanced 2022. Any changes in JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility will be updated here. JEE Advanced eligibility for engineering aspirants is as follows:

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2022

  • Candidates should be in the top 2,50,000 (including reserved categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2022.
  • However, the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores.
  • The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% seats for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. 
  • Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

JEE Advanced 2022: Category-wise Distribution of Top 2, 50,000 Candidates 

For the convenience of candidates, the category-wise distribution of candidates for the previous year is tabulated below:

Category Number of “Top” Candidates
OPEN 96187 Total: 101250
OPEN-PWD 5063
GEN-EWS 23750 Total: 25000
GEN-EWS-PwD 1250
OBC-NCL 64125 Total: 67500
OBC-NCL-PWD 3375
SC  35625 Total: 37500
SC-PWD 1875
ST 17812 Total: 18750
ST-PWD 938

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria 2 – Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1997. Five years 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 Eligibility Criteria 3 – Number of Attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria 4 – Year of Passing Class XII

  • Candidates should have appeared for the class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2021 or 2022 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria 5 – Earlier Admission at IITs

  • A candidate who has earlier been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program) OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past, is not eligible to apply.
  • Those candidates whose admission at IIT was cancelled after joining IIT are not eligible.
Equivalent Examination

Equivalent Examination to Class 12

  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

Performance in Class XII (Or Equivalent) Board Examination

It is essential for candidates to qualify one of the following criteria for admission to IITs:

  1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65% with Physics, chemistry maths as compulsory subjects in the Class XII Board examination in 2022 or 2021.
  2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination in 2022 or 2021 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects. 

If a Board gives letter grades without the equivalent percentage, the candidate should present a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks against the grades. The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).
JEE Advanced Eligibility Foreign Nationals

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Candidates falling under the following category will be considered as Foreign Nationals for JEE Advanced:

  • Non-citizens of India (by birth or naturalized)
  • Non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and Non-PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) category
  • Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under OCI/PIO category at the time of JEE Advanced 2022 Registration.

Seats for Foreign Nationals

  • Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

Reservation for Foreign Nationals

  • Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, GEN-EWS, SC, ST and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.

Eligibility

These candidates are not required to write JEE Main and may register for JEE Advanced 2022 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.

  • Age limit: Students should have been born on or after October 01, 1997. 
  • Number of attempts: A maximum of two times in consecutive years.
  • Appearance in Class 12: A student should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2021 to 2022. 

Performance in Class 12 or Equivalent Examination

The candidate should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:

  1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.
  2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.

The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).

Cut Off Marks for Top 20 Percentile

  • The cut off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on Class 12 marks.
  • The top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2022 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2022.
  • Similarly, the top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2021 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2021.
  • In case the board does not provide information about the cut off for the top 20 percentile, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the board. 

Documents Required for registration

  • Birth certificate for age proof
  • Class XII marksheet/certificate for 75% cut off (if available at the time of registration)
  • Identity proof
  • Citizenship certificate/Passport
  • Testimonial (if required)

Foreign Centres for JEE Advanced 2022

Foreign centres where JEE Advanced is held are as follows. Any change in JEE Advanced 2022 Foreign centers will be updated here.

  • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Singapore
JEE Advanced Eligibility FAQs

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility FAQs

Ques. Is there any change in JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility?

Ans. Any change in JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility will be known after the release of the official brochure for JEE Advanced 2022. However 75% eligibility criteria for admissions into IITs had been scrapped earlier. 

Ques. How much marks should I score in JEE Main 2022 to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2022?

Ans. Eligibility for JEE Advanced depends upon JEE Main Cut off. Students who clear the cut off and be in the top 2.5 lakh AIR holders of JEE Main will be considered eligible for JEE Advanced. Further scores will be updated here after JEE Main 2022 is conducted and cut off is released.

Ques. If I enter a wrong category during my JEE Main 2022 Registration, can I correct it during JEE Advanced 2022 Registration?

Ans. No, details entered during JEE Main Registration 2022 can’t be changed under JEE Advanced 2022 Registration. 

Ques. If I wrongly enter my category as GEN-EWS during JEE Main 2022 Registration. can I still register for JEE Advanced 2022?

Ans. Yes, you can register for JEE Advanced 2022 by declaring that you do not belong to the GEN EWS category provided your JEE Main score is above the general category cut off.

Ques. If I appear for my class XII exam in 2022, can I register for JEE Advanced 2022 without uploading a certificate?

Ans. Yes, the candidates who appear in class XII exam in 2022 do not have to upload any document regarding their class XII examination at the time of JEE Advanced Registration 2022 

Ques. What are all the subjects that are considered for JEE Advanced eligibility?

Ans. The minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for JEE Advanced is 75% in class 12. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English/Hindi and any other subject apart from these 4. Change in JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility will be updated here. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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Anonymous
I got 73% in XII. Am I eligible to sit for JEE mains?
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Anonymous
Hi Isabela, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates must have scored at least 75% in intermediate to be eligible for the exam.

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