IIT JEE Eligibility Criteria


IIT Joint Entrance Examination is one of the most popular entrance examinations organized in India. It is carried out for the admission of students in the most prestigious engineering institutes in the country named IIT. The institute has various branches all over the country. This examination is organized yearly for the candidates who wish to pursue engineering degree in this famous institution.

Basic Eligibility for IIT JEE

The candidates who wish to take part in this examination should satisfy some eligibility criterion. Those criterion are mentioned below

  • Candidates must possess a pass in the 10+2 examinations from any recognized board.
  • Those appearing for the final examination in 12th can also apply.
  • Candidates must be physically fit for pursuing the course.
  • Candidates should pursue at least 60% in the qualifying examination. For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PD, they should secure at least 55% in the same.
  • Candidates can appear for IIT JEE for only two times and that must be in the consecutive years.

Age Qualification for IIT JEE

Candidates appearing for this examination should also satisfy the age criteria as per the norms by IIT. They should have attained the age of 17 years at the time of admission and should not cross the age of 25 years. However, relaxations will be given for the candidates from deprived category.

Application forms for the IIT JEE exam

Candidates can apply for this examination via two modes, either online or offline. For submitting application form online, they have to log on the official website of IIT. Before that, they should remit the examination fee of Rs.900/- which can be paid through NEFT or can pay by challan in any designated banks. For SC/ ST/ PD/ Female candidates the application fee is Rs.450/-.

For submitting the application form via offline, they should first buy the brochure containing application form from any designated banks by paying Rs.1000/-. The deprived candidates as mentioned above can buy this by paying Rs.500/-. The information brochure will contain all the instructions like the application procedure, exam syllabus, examination centers, etc.

Exam pattern of IIT JEE

IIT JEE is considered to be the toughest examination compared to all other engineering entrance examinations in India. IIT is the prestigious institute and they organize the examination at the toughest level to filter out the most intelligent candidates from a very large group of aspirants. The exam pattern does not change very drastically as year passes by. The syllabus of the examination is usually included from the academic subjects in 11th and 12th classes.

The subjects for the examination are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It is a single-phase examination and all questions are of objective type. Candidates have to choose the correct answer from the multiple choices given for each question.



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22 Responses to “IIT JEE Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 22
    Rajat Jain:

    My date of birth is 09 Jan 1994 .I completed my high school in 2009 with 90% and then I completed my 11th class in2010 and then i got ill and has to drop my intermediate examination for the year 2011 and 2012 and now i am fit to give my intermediate examination for the session 2013-2014.If I qualify it with more than minimum required qualifying marks. Am I eligible for iitjee 2014 and 2015?

  2. 21

    i have got 87% in ssc board in 2012 i am eligible for IIT? i have not given any other exams related to it….

  3. 20

    i hve an que. that can i give the exam of iitjee by diploma….as diploma holder….if so thn what should i do for that……plz rly me…fast n thnxxx

  4. 19

    i have a question about eligibity criteria in iit jee. at present i am in 12th . i got 59% in pcm stream in 11th final exam and 77% in 10th. i neglected 11th and 10th for jee. the question is am i elligible to write the exam of 2013 or the cut-off is for all 10,11 and 12th or only 12th. the main problem is 11th pcm marks,but iam confident that i would get more than 90% in pcm stream of 12th. please reply fast and thank you.

  5. 18

    if my percentage is less than 60 % so do i have a chance to get selected

  6. 17

    I want to know about ability to giving exam of IITJEE-2013 with date of birth 20September 1992.

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  8. 15
    sonu suman:

    am i eligible for appering in iit at the age of 17 years?

  9. 14
    anup singh:

    I am giving improvement exam in P C M .
    I am pass in 5 subject but fail in mathematics can i apply this year 2012.
    reply fast

  10. 13

    i have made aan error while i was filling up the iit jee form. can i buy another form or again fill it .

  11. 12
    amritanshu raj:

    is it necessary for obc condidate to submot obc certificate with jee application form?

  12. 11

    Sir,mai dubara board ka exam de raha hun,mujhe iit jee2012 ke exam form mai appearing du ya passout student ;board ko change kar liye hai

  13. 10

    I pass xii in 2007. My age 23 and 65% marks in 10+2. Can I give exam iit jee? Plz reply me.

  14. 9
    shyamala ganesh:

    Is it necessary for a student to appear for physics and chemistry papers for admission to iit jee B. arch?

    If a student takes maths and commerce in class xii and appears for iitjee maths paper and acquires the necessary NATA score,will he get an admission to B.Arch programmes in IIT?

  15. 8
    anjali solanki:

    if i am not taking any extra coaching for iit then should i clear iit on concepts of 11th and 12th standard???

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    pl specify the availability of seats for Rule of reservation of visually handicapped student (45%) in to IIT/JEE admmission 2012

  17. 6
    nitin andhale:

    what is the eligibility for jee?

  18. 5
    namrata dhamal:

    can diploma students appear for IIT-JEE exam?

  19. 4

    sir i had passed clss 12 this year 2011 and 10th in 2008 .
    Am i eligible for iitjee?

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  21. 2

    i did 10*2 in 2008 m i eligible for jee 2012 or plz sugest da 8ernative

  22. 1

    is there any option to do automobile engineering in IIT India