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JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit and Qualifying Marks 

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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria: Before applying for the JEE Main 2023, applicants must ensure that they fulfill the JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria to apply for exam. If someone does not meet the criteria for applying, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the exam. 

Provided here on this page are the JEE Main eligibility criteria based on the past year mentioning all important details for the reference of JEE aspirants. If the NTA announces any changes in the JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria, it will be updated here on the page. 

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JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria- Highlights 

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed the 12th board or equivalent from any recognized board.

Age Limit

There is no age limit for applying to the JEE Main examination.

Year of Passing

Candidates who have qualified for the 12th examination or equivalent in 2021, 2022 are only eligible to apply in the examination.

Minimum Number of subjects in the last qualifying Examination

The applicant must have passed the 12th examination or equivalent with a minimum of 5 subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language, and an optional subject.

Required Percentage Of Marks

Candidates must have attained a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST candidates) of their respective boards.

No. of Attempts

Candidates can appear 6 times for the exam for 3 consecutive years.

JEE Main Age Limit

The NTA has not specified any particular age limit for the JEE Main aspirants. JEE (Main) Examination - 2023 is open to candidates who have passed the Class 12/equivalent exam in 2021 and 2022 or 2023, regardless of their age. However, candidates may be required to meet the age criteria of the institute(s) they wish to appear for.

Total Number of Attempts for JEE Main

As per the National Testing Agency, students are eligible to appear for JEE Main for 3 consecutive years beginning from the year they pass their Class 12. For example, if a student passes Class 12th in 2022, he/she will be able to appear in JEE Main in 2022, 2023, and 2024 only. 

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria- Year of Passing Qualifying Examination

As stated by the authority in JEE Main Total number of attempts, a candidate can appear for the exam if he/she has passed the qualifying exam maximum 3 years ago. For example, if a candidate wishes to appear for JEE Main 2023 exam, he/she must not have passed the qualifying exam prior to 2020. 

JEE Main 2023 Qualifying Exams 

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 Examination.
  • In case the Class 12 Examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

JEE Main- State Code of Eligibility 

JEE Main State Code of eligibility refers to the Code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12th / Other qualifying examination and becomes eligible to sit for the JEE (Main) exam. 

Provided below are the codes of different JEE MAIN cities:

State

Code

State

Code

Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)

01

Andhra Pradesh

02

Arunachal Pradesh

03

Assam

04

Bihar

05

Chandigarh (UT)

06

Chhattisgarh

07

Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT)

08

Daman and Diu (UT)

09

Delhi

10

Goa

11

Gujarat

12

Haryana

13

Himachal Pradesh

14

Jammu & Kashmir

15

Jharkhand

16

Karnataka

17

Kerala

18

Lakshadweep (UT)

19

Madhya Pradesh

20

Maharashtra

21

Manipur

22

Meghalaya

23

Mizoram

24

Nagaland

25

Odisha

26

Puducherry (UT)

27

Punjab

28

Rajasthan

29

Sikkim

30

Tamil Nadu

31

Tripura

32

Uttar Pradesh

33

Uttarakhand

34

West Bengal

35

Telangana

36

Foreign/OCI/PIO/Nepal/Bhutan (Outside India)

97

JEE Main 2023: Subject Combinations for Admissions

JEE Main is conducted for admissions into NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.Provided below are the JEE Main subject combinations in qualifying exams:

  • B.Tech/B.E: Physics, and Maths as mandatory subjects along with one of the subjects such as Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • B.Arch: Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry subjects.
  • B.Planning: Applicants must have passed the qualifying exam with Maths.

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs

NITs/IIITs/GFTIs Admission: Students who have passed class 12th class with a minimum of 75% marks or they score top 20 percentile in their class (65% for SC/ST candidates) are eligible. 

JEE Main 2023 Admission (B.Arch/B.Planning): Candidates must have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam from any recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE Advanced 2023

To be eligible for JEE Advanced, applicants must be among the top 2,50,000 rank holders (including all categories) in the JEE Main entrance exam. The total number of applicants may also be more than 250,000 in case there are "equal" ranks / scores in each category.

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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria- FAQs

Question: I belong to Haryana State. What will be my state code of eligibility?
Answer: The state of eligibility means the code of the state from where you have done your 12th from. In case, you have completed your class 12th from Haryana, the state code of eligibility will be 13. 

Question: If I have done my class 12th from NIOS, what should I mention as the state of eligibility?
Answer: In such particular cases, candidates have to mention the code of the state in which their NIOS study center was located.

Question: What are the eligibility criteria to apply for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs?
Answer: It is mandatory for students to secure a minimum of 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category) or be top 20 percentile scorer in class 12 to be eligible for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

Question: What are the mandatory subjects for admission into B.Tech course offered by NITs?
Answer: The subjects for admission into B.Tech/B.E courses are Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one of the Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Biology/ Technical as the Vocational subject.

Question: I have appeared two times for the JEE Main exam. Can I appear for the third time too?
Answer: As per the JEE Main 2023 eligibility criteria laid down by the authorities, you can appear as many times in 3 consecutive years from the year of passing Class 12th.

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