JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2025, Age, Qualification, Important Factors

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2025: IIT Kanpur will publish the JEE Advanced 2025 eligibility criteria on the official website Candidates can find detailed eligibility requirements for JEE Advanced 2025, which include JEE Main rank, age limit, educational qualifications, and more. It’s essential to check these criteria before applying. The JEE Advanced 2024 exam was held on May 26, 2024, and admit cards were issued on May 17, 2024.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2025

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2025 Mains

Here’s what you need to qualify for JEE Mains 2025:

  • General category candidates need at least 75% marks in their 12th standard board exams with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology as compulsory subjects. SC/ST candidates require 65%.
  • Alternatively, candidates must be in the top 20 percentile of their respective 12th standard board.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in JEE Main.
  • Candidates can attempt JEE Main for three consecutive years from the year they complete their 12th standard, including both the January and April sessions.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2025

Candidates can chek the JEE Advanced 2025 eligibility criteria online. These criteria outline what candidates need to meet to apply for the exam. Below is a table detailing the key eligibility requirements:

JEE Advanced 2025 Eligibility Criteria
Minimum 12th PercentageGeneral/OBC: 75%SC/ST: 65%
Qualifying Exam ScoreMust be in the top 20% of the candidate’s category
AgeSpecific age limit as per JEE guidelines
Number of AttemptsLimited number of attempts allowed
Qualifying Exam MarksRequired marks in the qualifying exam (12th standard or equivalent)
JEE Main 2024Minimum marks required in JEE Main 2025 to be eligible for JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced Qualifying ScoreSpecific percentile or score required to qualify for JEE Advanced

Candidates should ensure they meet all these criteria before applying for JEE Advanced 2025.

Criterion 1: Performance in JEE Main

Candidates must pass JEE Main (Paper 1) and be among the top 2,50,000 candidates. The percentage reservations for different categories are as follows:

CategoryPercentage Reservation
PwD5% (horizontal reservation in all of the above categories)

Category-wise Distribution of Top 2,50,000 Candidates

S.No.CategoryNumber of Top Candidates

Criteria 2: Age Limit

CategoryBirth Date Requirement
GeneralBorn on or after October 1, 1999
SC/ST/PwDBorn on or after October 1, 1994, with a relaxation of 5 years.

Criteria 3: Number of Attempts

Number of AttemptsCandidates can appear for JEE Advanced in two consecutive years.

Criteria 4: Appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination

Eligible Exam YearsCandidates who appeared for the class 10+2 exam in 2023 or 2024 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Ineligible Exam YearsCandidates who appeared for the class 10+2 exam in 2022 or earlier.
Special Case for 2022 ExamCandidates who appeared in 2022 and their result was declared after September 21, 2022, are eligible if they meet other criteria.
ExceptionCandidates whose 2021-2022 results were declared before September 21, 2021, but their results were withheld, are not eligible.

Equivalent Examinations to 12th Standard

The following exams are considered equivalent to the 12th standard:

  1. Final exam of the 10+2 system by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  2. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University exam by a Board or University recognized by the AIU.
  3. The final examination of the two-year course at the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. Senior Secondary School Examination by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects.
  5. Any Public School, Board, or University exam in India or abroad recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  6. H.S.C. vocational examination.
  7. Three-year diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education.
  8. Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) exam from London, Cambridge, or Sri Lanka
  9. High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or the International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office in Geneva are both recognized qualifications.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Marks in 12th Standard

For admission into IITs, candidates must meet the JEE Advanced 2024 eligibility criteria:

  • General and OBC candidates need 75% in 12th standard.
  • SC/ST candidates need 65%.
  • Candidates must be in the top 20 percentile of their qualifying exam.
  • Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language, and one other subject are considered.

Calculation of Total Marks for 12th (or Equivalent) Examination

  • If marks are not out of 100, they will be scaled to 100.
  • If only letter grades are given, candidates must provide a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks.
  • If a subject is not evaluated in the final year, marks from previous years will be used.
  • For candidates who reappeared in 2024 after first appearing in 2023, the best performance will be considered.
  • Only 12th standard marks will be considered if the Board gives aggregate marks for both 11th and 12th standards.
  • For a three-year diploma, only final year marks will be considered.
  • For Boards following a semester system, marks from the final two semesters will be considered.
  • If only aggregate marks are given, those will be used.

Criterion 5: Earlier Admissions at IITs

Candidates previously admitted to an IIT through JoSAA 2024 are not eligible for JEE Advanced 2025, whether they continue or not. This also applies to candidates who accepted an IIT seat or had their admission canceled. However, candidates admitted to a preparatory course in 2024 can appear for JEE Advanced 2025. Candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in JoSAA 2024 are eligible if they:

  • Did not report at any center
  • Withdrew before the final round of seat allotment
  • Had their seat canceled before the final round

JEE Advanced 2025 Eligibility for Foreign Students

  • Open to all Indian citizens and international candidates (less than 10% of the SNQ).
  • Candidates must have completed their Class 12 exams during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Factors Determining JEE Advanced 2025 Cutoff

The JEE Advanced 20205 cutoff is influenced by:

  1. Previous year’s cutoff trends
  2. Total number of applicants
  3. Exam difficulty level
  4. Candidates’ performance in JEE Advanced 2024
  5. Number of available seats

JEE Advanced 2025 Cutoff

  • The cutoff for the top 20 percentile is based on marks scored by candidates who pass their respective boards.
  • For PwD candidates, the cutoff will be the same as the lowest cutoff for other categories.
  • The top 20 percentile cutoff of 2025 will apply to candidates who passed the 12th standard in 2025. The 2024 cutoff will apply to those who passed in 2024.
  • Candidates who reappeared in 2025 must reattempt all subjects for the top 20 percentile cutoff. The 2023 cutoff will be considered for them.
  • If a Board does not provide top 20 percentile cutoff information, candidates must get a certificate from the Board confirming they are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates

Candidates must meet these age requirements to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2025.

JEE Advanced Past Year’s Cut-Off  

You can check last year’s cut-off to estimate the JEE Advanced qualifying marks for 2024. Below is the qualifying percentile from JEE Advanced 2023-2024.

JEE Advanced 2024 Cutoff  

The table below displays the minimum marks required in each subject and the minimum aggregate marks for various categories in the JEE Advanced 2023-2024 exam.

Rank ListMinimum Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)886
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)443
GEN-EWS rank list777
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list443
OBC-NCL rank list777
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list443
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists222
SC rank list443
SC-PwD rank list443
ST rank list443
ST-PwD rank list443

These are the minimum marks needed to qualify for IIT in JEE Advanced for different categories. Note that these marks can change each year.

JEE Advanced Past Year Aggregate Marks by Category

The following table outlines the minimum percentage of marks required in each subject and the minimum percentage of aggregate marks for different categories in the JEE Advanced exam from previous years.

CategoryMinimum Percentage of Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)5.00%17.50%
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)2.50%8.75%
GEN-EWS rank list4.50%15.75%
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list2.50%8.75%
OBC-NCL rank list4.50%15.75%
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list2.50%8.75%
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists0.75%2.625%
SC rank list2.50%8.75%
SC-PwD rank list2.50%8.75%
ST rank list2.50%8.75%
ST-PwD rank list2.50%8.75%

These percentages indicate the minimum scores required in each subject and the overall aggregate for different categories of candidates in the JEE Advanced examination based on previous years’ data

JEE Advanced Relaxation Eligibility Criteria 2025

Candidates who registered for JEE Advanced 2023 but missed both papers can appear for JEE Advanced 2025 without meeting criteria 1 to 4. They must register online and pay the fee.

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