JEE Main 2021 Eligibility
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility – The NTA (National Testing Agency) usually declares the eligibility for the JEE Main exam and the criteria is mostly kept the same for all four attempts Febuary,march,april & may.
Candidates are advised to read all the given instructions thoroughly for the successful approval of their application form.
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility
Based on the following parameters the candidates will be eligible for JEE Main exam 2021.
For the ones who belong to the category of Non-Residential Indian (NRI) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) can also apply for JEE Main 2021, providing the category certificates at all stages of JEE Main.
- Age Criteria
All candidates (General Category) born on or after 1st of October 1995 are eligible for JEE Main 2020. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed to 5 years and they should have born on or after 1st of October 1990 for being eligible. However, if reports are true then the age limit will be scrapped off for the upcoming exam.
- Total Attempts
The students can avail a maximum of three consecutive attempts for JEE Main and two consecutive attempts for JEE Advanced. The first attempt is taken soon after 12th board exams followed by the other attempts in consecutive years. The exam will be held twice a year so total attempts a candidate can appear for are six.
- Subjects In The Qualifying Exam
It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Main that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with Physics and Maths as their core subjects in their qualifying examinations. Students who have studied less than 5 subjects in their qualifying exam are not eligible for JEE Main. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Language and one more subject of choice is required as eligibility for JEE Main.
To make it more clear for B.E./ B.Tech, the subjects included are language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject. For B.Arch / B. Planning the subjects included are Language, Physics, Mathematics (mandatory), Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject.
- Year Of Passing The Qualifying Exam
Students who have passed their 12th class examination or other equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 or 2020 are eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2021. Students currently appearing for their class 12th examination or other equivalent qualifying examination are also eligible.
- Diploma Holders
If a candidate is a diploma holder then he/she can apply in JEE Main exam. However, one thing here is that the rank and score obtained in the exam will not be considered for admission in NITs or CFTIs.
- Marks Eligibility
For the candidates belonging to general category-The students must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12th board exams or they must rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examination for getting admissions in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
For candidates belonging to a reserved category, a minimum of 65% marks is required for getting admissions in different undergraduate courses offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
JEE Main Eligibility For Repeaters
- NTA has removed the age limit. Before candidates had to be less than the age category of 24 years.
- Candidate must have passed the 12th class exam or another equivalent qualifying exam in 2019 or 2020.
- 75% of marks need to be secured by the candidates who have appeared for the class 12th board exam.
- Candidates must have 5 subjects in the qualifying exam with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.