JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Here below are the JEE Advanced 2017 eligibility criteria that an applicant must fulfill in order to be eligible to give the examination:

  • The candidate should be among the top 1,50,000 students (all the categories included) in JEE (Main).
  • The percentage required for various categories is as below:
    5% for general (from the common rank list), 27% score for OBC-NCL, 15% score for SC and 7.5% score for ST. Please note, within each of these four categories, 3% score horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. Also, PwD category includes Dyslexic candidates.

Distribution according to Category

CATEGORY Number of “Top” candidates
GEN 73,478 Total 75,750
GEN-PwD 2,272
OBC-NCL 39,285 Total 40,500
OBC-NCL-PwD 1,215
SC 21,825 Total 22,500
SC-PwD 675
ST 10,912 Total 11,250
ST-PwD 338


JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  • Age limit: The date of birth (year and month) of the candidate should be after October 1, 1991 if belonging to GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1986 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
  • Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) only two times and that too only if he /she attempts it in consecutive years. JEE (Advanced) 2017 should be either the candidate’s 1st attempt or the 2nd consecutive attempt.

  • The candidate should NOT have taken admission in the past (whether or not he/she continued the program) or even accepted the admission by paying the admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM. Also the candidates whose admission was cancelled in the past are NOT eligible to give the test. The candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2015 can appear for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
  • The candidate should have appeared for class 12 examination for the 1st time in all the subjects in either 2015 or 2017.
  • The candidates who appeared for the first time in their Class 12 in 2014 or earlier are not eligible, but the candidates whose Board results for the academic year 2013-14 were declared after June 2014 can appear for JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Note: The above eligibility criteria’s must be fulfilled. Failing to do so will lead to disqualification or cancellation of applicant’s candidature.

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  1. i cleared my 10th in2013 and 12th in 2016 at 2016 i made my first attemot to jee mains and also in advance …. so i want to know than … i am elligible for mains and advance in 2017??????
    plz help me out

  2. Hi I appeared for HSC Maharashtra in February 2016. I scored 40, 40 and 43 in maths physics and chemistry. I am planning to give improvement in February/ March 2017. Am I I eligible for appearing for IIT JEE 2017, pending declaration of improvement exams?

  3. I am from gujarat board and their are four semesters in which 1and 2nd are of 11th and 3 ,4 of 12th.. and in gujarat board they add up total semester and gives final avg % of whole semester.. so my question is jee will consider 3,4 sem % or whole avg % of 1,2,3,4 semester..

  4. i am from maharashtra board i get 64% in board and my rank is 7282 in jee adv can i eligiblle for iit admission
    in this 2016 year

  5. sir/madam
    i hv scored 75% total aggregate in 12th boards 2016 and 69% in pcm .Am i eligible for jee mains and advance 2017??

    • Hi,
      Yes you need to score a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in the class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in order to be eligible.

  6. Hi,I completed my 12 in 2015 with 67% and appear for improvement in 2016 with 69% . And appeared for Jee mains both years and failed to qualify.Could I am eligible for jee advanced 2017

  7. hi i completed my intermediate in the year 2015 and appeared for jee mains and advanced i the years 2015 and 2016 both the times failed to qualify in jee advanced can i had achance to write jee advanced 2017

  8. I am ,completed intermediate in 2015 and appeared in jee main and advance in 2015 & 2016 can I eligible for jee advance in 201amiam ST Category candidate… Plz give me replay sirrrtt

  9. I passed my school in 2007. my dob is 12/02/1992. And didn’t took admission in 12th due to some reasons. Now I want to write 12th in 2017. Can I write jee mains & advanced 2017??

  10. Hi….I scored a 78% aggregate in 12th boards with 70% in pcm in 2016. Also I didn’t appear for jee mains in 2016…am I eligible for mains and advanced in 2017?

  11. Sir, I appear 12th exam in 2014 But due to bad exam I Did not give the Full exam.. And the i Complete my 12th exam in 2015 with 73% mark. Couldi i eligible for jeemain & Jee Advanced in next 2017.??

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