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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2023: Number of Attempts and Minimum Qualifying Marks

JEE Advanced Result Topper

JEE Advanced is a national-level entrance exam through which students get admission to undergraduate Engineering, Science, and Architecture courses in 23 IITs. JEE Advanced 2023 application forms will be released online on the official website and the exam date is yet to be announced.  

Before filling out the JEE Advanced application form 2023, candidates are advised to go through the JEE Advanced 2023 eligibility criteria and JEE Advanced 2023 exam guidelines. Candidates can visit the NTA website to look into the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2023 guidelines. For students' ease, we have provided the details here on the page. 

JEE Advanced Exam Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced is released every year by the NTA on its official website. This eligibility criterion has all the conditions and guidelines for the candidates. Listed below is the tentative JEE Advanced 2023 eligibility criteria-

  • Candidates who score amongst the top 250000 ranks in JEE Main 2023 are qualified to apply for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam.
  • Candidates must have a score of a minimum of 75 percent marks in tier class 12th board exams. For reserved categories, the minimum score is 65 percent.
  • Candidates can only give the JEE Advanced exam twice in consecutive years. This rule holds irrespective of them failing or passing the exam.
  • Nationality- candidates who are foreign nationals, OCIs - Overseas Citizen of India, PIO- Person of Indian Origin, and Citizen of India can appear for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam. However, for foreign candidates, there are certain conditions set aside by the NTA.

The reservation percent of different categories is (based on last year):

Category

Percentage

GEN-EWS

10%

OPEN

40.50%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.50%

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15%

PwD

5% Horizontal Reservation

OBC & NCL

27%

JEE Advanced 2023: Category-wise Distribution of Top 2,50,000* JEE Main Candidates

The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing the top 2,50,000 candidates in various categories based on their performance in B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2023. 

Order

Category

Number of "Top" candidates

1

OPEN

96187

101250

2

OPEN-PwD

5063

3

GEN-EWS

23750

25000

4

GEN-EWS-PwD

1250

5

OBC-NCL

64125

67500

6

OBC-NCL-PwD

3375

7

SC

35625

37500

8

SC-PwD

1875

9

ST

17812

18750

10

ST-PwD

938

JEE Advanced 2023 Age Limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1997. Five years of 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 2023 Number of Attempts

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

JEE Advanced 2023 Eligibility Based on Class 12th Board Exams or Other Equivalent Exams

  • Before appearing for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam, candidates should have cleared their class 12th board exams or other equivalent exams. For JEE Advanced 2023, candidates who had appeared in the class 12th exams or other equivalent exams in or before 2020 are not eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.
  • NTA considers the given five subjects to calculate the cut off marks for class 12th board exams- mathematics, physics, chemistry, optional language, and elective subject.
  • In case the total marks scored in any of the subjects mentioned above are not out of 100, then while calculating the aggregate percentage, the total marks scored will be scaled up and down to 100.
  • In case a candidate appears in the class 12th board exams twice, then out of the two results, his best performance will be considered for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam.
  • In case the examination board of class 12th declares the results late, the candidates are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam after meeting all the JEE Advanced 2023 criteria.
  • In case a candidate’s class 12th board result is withheld by the concerned examination body, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam.

Additionally, students should check the JEE Advanced 2023 brochure by visiting the NTA website.

JEE Advanced Eligibility for Foreign Students

Candidates who are foreign nationals have a different set of JEE Advanced 2023 eligibility criteria. Those candidates who are not citizens of India or their parents are not of Indian origin are considered foreign nationals. Additionally, candidates who do not belong to the OCI/PIO category are also included in the category of foreign nationals.

NTA lists down the following guidelines for foreign nations wishing to appear in the JEE Advanced exam-

  • Foreign nationals are not provided with any reservation under any category as directed by the GOI.
  • Foreign nationals should have completed their 10+2 level education at the time of applying for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam.
  • Foreign nationals studying in India and having completed their class 12th boards with the required percentage will appear for the JEE Advanced exam under the OPEN category.
  • Foreign nationals must provide identity proof of both their parents.
  • Foreign candidates get a total of 10 percent of the total seats in the JEE Advanced course.

JEE Advanced Cut Off 2023

JEE Advanced Cut Off will be released after the conduct of the exam. JEE Advanced cut off refers to the minimum marks that candidates should attain to get admission to IITs. The JEE Advanced exam authorities will release two sets of cut offs – admission cutoff and qualifying cutoffs. Here are various factors that determine the cut off score of JEE Advanced:

  • Previous year’s cutoff trends
  • The total number of applicants
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Candidates’ performance in the exam
  • The number of seats available for admission

JEE Advanced Previous Year Cut Off

The JEE Advanced Cut Off for previous years is provided below for the reference of the candidates who have applied for the JEE Advanced 2023. These cut off scores will serve as a reference guide for candidates to know their rank and college prediction.

JEE Advanced Past Year's Cut Off (Qualifying)

Category Rank List

Minimum Marks in

Each Subject

Minimum Aggregate

Marks

Common rank list (CRL)

6

63

GEN-EWS rank list

5

56

OBC-NCL rank list

5

56

ST rank list

3

31

SC rank list

3

31

Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)

3

31

GEN-EWS-PwD rank list

3

31

SC-PwD rank list

3

31

ST-PwD rank list

3

31

OBC-NCL-PwD rank list

3

31

Preparatory course (PC) rank lists

0

9

JEE Advanced Past Year Aggregate Marks Reservation Category-wise

Category

Minimum percentage of marks in each Subject

Minimum Percentage of Aggregate marks

Common rank list (CRL)

5.00%

17.50%

GEN-EWS rank list

4.50%

15.75%

OBC-NCL rank list

4.50%

15.75%

ST rank list

2.50%

8.75%

SC rank list

2.50%

8.75%

Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)

2.50%

8.75%

GEN-EWS-PwD rank list

2.50%

8.75%

OBC-NCL-PwD rank list

2.50%

8.75%

ST-PwD rank list

2.50%

8.75%

SC-PwD rank list

2.50%

8.75%

Preparatory course (PC) rank lists

0.75%

2.625

Frequently Asked Questions About JEE Advanced Eligibility 

Question 1. What is eligibility for JEE Advanced?
Answer. Candidates who are among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates in JEE Main examination are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced examination. More details are provided above.

Question 2. Can we repeat JEE Advanced?
Answer. Yes, candidates can apply for JEE Advanced exam twice consecutively from the year when they are in 12th standard.

Question 3. Is it mandatory to appear for JEE Main to take JEE Advanced?
Answer. Yes, candidates who wish to appear for the JEE Advanced must be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates in JEE Main examination. 

Question 4. What subjects are considered for JEE Advanced 2023 Eligibility?
Answer. Candidates who wish to apply for the JEE Advanced 2023 must have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination with the subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

Question 6. Does 12th marks matter in IIT?
Answer.  Actually No. Class 12 marks does not have any weightage for JEE Advanced. It will all depend on their score in the entrance exam.

Question 7. How many marks are required to qualify for JEE Advanced?
Answer: The expected JEE Main cutoff of year 2022 for general categories was around 70-75 marks. Students are required to score the mentioned marks to be eligible to get a seat based on JEE Advanced 2022. 

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