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JEE Eligibility Criteria 2023

JEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Get a clear understanding of the JEE 2023 eligibility criteria. Learn about the essential academic qualifications, age limits, and other requirements necessary for aspiring engineering candidates to appear for the JEE 2023.

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Age limit

There is no age limit to apply for the JEE (Main) exam. Candidates who have cleared 10+2 or any other equivalent exam in 2019/2020 or are appearing in 2021 can apply for the exam, irrespective of their age.

List of Qualifying Exams

  • The final exam of 10+2 conducted by any recognized Central/State board such as CBSE or ICSE
  • Intermediate or Pre-university exam conducted by a recognized board
  • Final examination of the two-year courses of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects
  • Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or a foreign country recognized as equivalent to 10+2 system by an Association of Indian Universities
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination
  • A Diploma recognized by the 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

Year of Appearance in Exam

Candidates who have cleared the qualifying examination in 2019, 2020 or 2021 or those who are appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examinations in 2021 can apply for the exam. 

Candidates who cleared Class 12 exams on or before 2018 and are appearing for the qualifying exam in 2022 are not eligible to apply for the exam.

Number of Attempts

Candidates need to know that there are only three attempts available for JEE. 

State Code of Eligibility

This means the code of the state from where the candidate cleared the Class 12 examination. State code eligibility doesn’t depend on the native place or the place of residence. 

If a candidate has passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from one State and appeared for improvement in another State, the State code of eligibility of the candidate will be from where the candidate initially passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination and NOT the State from where the candidate has appeared for improvement.

Candidates who cleared or are appearing in class 12 from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the location of the study centre.

For Indian nationals who are passing the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, their permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate will be referred to determine the state code.

The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals. However, OCI/PIO passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs

JEE Advanced 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To appear for JEE Advanced, candidates need to meet the following criteria: 

Criteria 1: Performance in JEE (Main)

Candidates need to be among the 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E. /B. Tech Papers.

The percentage of candidates shortlisted is: 10% for GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining  40.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these five categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Criteria 2: Age Limit

Candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1998. There is a five-year relaxation for SC, ST and PwD candidates. 

Criteria 3: Number of Attempts

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

Criteria 4: Appearance in Class 12 (or Equivalent) Examination

Candidates must have appeared for the Class 12 exam in either 2023 or 2024 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Candidates who had appeared in the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in 2022 or earlier, are NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.

Changes to JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates who completed their registration for JEE Advanced 2023 but were absent for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are considered eligible for JEE Advanced 2023. They are exempted from satisfying eligibility criteria 1 to 4 as mentioned earlier. Nonetheless, they are required to complete their registration for JEE Advanced through the online portal and make the necessary registration fee payment.

Criteria 5: Earlier Admissions

Candidates who were previously granted admission to an IIT, regardless of whether they maintained their enrollment or not, were ineligible for JEE Advanced. Additionally, individuals who accepted an IIT seat by physically reporting at a designated center in the past will not meet the eligibility requirements. Furthermore, those candidates whose IIT admissions were annulled subsequent to enrollment will also not qualify for JEE Advanced 2024, as per the specified conditions.


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