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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48 thoughts on “JEE Advanced 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  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. hi i scored 60% in cbse am i eligible for iit

  4. Rahul Ranjan says:

    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..

  5. parth ghogare says:

    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

  6. Are diploma holders eligible for JEE advanced after clearing Mains??

  7. Suryansh Singh says:

    passsed 12th in 2015 PCM 55% appeared in JEE mains & advance in 2016
    am I eligible for JEE adv.2017

  8. i have passed my 12th in 2015 apear for main in 2015 & 2016 .can i eligible for jee advance 2017

  9. 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??

  10. I completed my 12th in 2015 n appeared in mains ans advance in 2016 only .. m I eligible for jee advance 2017 ??

  11. Sir my 12 marks is 60% in Bihar can I eligible for jee advanced

  12. Is board % required for jee advanced

    • 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.

  13. Elisha Verma says:

    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

  14. Elisha Verma says:

    I want to give jee advanced 2017 for giving AAT 2017 . Is 75% in board also required for AAT?

  15. 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

    • Hi,
      JEE can be attempted only 2 times, hence you would not be eligible to apply again now.

      • Hi I am score 72% in odisha at 12 and my percentile mark is 83% in this year.can I eligible for study IIT in 2017 by appering jee advanced.

  16. 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

  17. Nehal ahmad says:

    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??

  18. sir i m sc and i gor 65% in all subjects and 67.66 in i eligible for jee advance 2017?

  19. 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?

  20. Ganesh Patra says:

    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.??

  21. shadab Ahmed khan says:

    Sir I appear 12th in 2015 I appear in only jee mains two time in 2015 and 2016 but not qualify I am not appear in jee advance any time am I eligible for jee advanced in 2017

  22. kapil kumar says:

    i am appeared in jee mains in 2015 but not in adv and appeared in jee adv 2016am i eligible in jee adv 2017 and i am present in nit

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