The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2023 have been released by IIT Kharagpur on the official website. The eligibility criteria contain all the existing or new conditions and requirements that are set for the entrance examination. Meanwhile, from 2020 onwards the exam authorities will be shortlisting the top 2,50,000 JEE Main candidates to appear for JEE Advanced.
The complete information on eligibility for JEE Advanced is discussed here on this page. Aspirants can go through them below.
Nationality: Students who are a citizen of India, PIO (Person of Indian Origin), OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India) and Foreign nationals are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced exam. Certain conditions have to be met by foreign nationals. We will look at them in detail below.
Age Criteria: Candidates who are born on or after the 1st of October 1997 are eligible. Applicants belonging to the reserved category, are provided with a relaxation of 5 years. So candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992.
Total Number of Attempts: Candidates can appear and write the exam twice for 2 consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the qualifying exam.
To be eligible for JEE Advanced, aspirants should rank within the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) successful candidates in JEE Main. The total number of candidates may also be greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
The percentage-wise reservations of different categories are:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|OBC & NCL||27%|
|PwD||5% Horizontal Reservation|
The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing the top 2,50,000 candidates in various categories based on their performance in B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2023.
|Category||Number of Top Candidates||Total Candidates|
|Open PwD||5,063 Candidates|
|OBC Non-Creamy Layer||64,125 Candidates||67500|
|OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD||3,375 Candidates|
|Scheduled Caste||35,625 Candidates||37500|
|Scheduled Caste PwD||1875 Candidates|
|Scheduled Tribe||17,812 Candidates||18750|
|Scheduled Tribe PwD||938 Candidates|
|Mathematics||Physics||Chemistry||Optional Languages||Elective subject|
The exam authority has announced a one-time measure for those who first appeared in class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2020/2021 AND successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2021 but did NOT appear. The conditions are as follows:
The exam authority has specified that this is a one-time measure valid only for JEE Advanced 2023 due to the ongoing pandemic. Candidates must confirm their eligibility for appearing in JEE Advanced 2023 by visiting the JEE Advanced website and filling in the requisite information during registration.
NOTE: This one-time measure is NOT applicable to candidates who appeared for their class 12th exam for the first time before 2020.
One-time measure for those who first appeared in class 12th in 2020:
As a one-time special measure due to the ongoing pandemic, candidates who appeared in class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2020 for the first time are also eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2023 PROVIDED they satisfy the following two criteria simultaneously:
(i) The candidate should have appeared ONLY ONCE for JEE (Advanced), either in the year 2020 or 2021; OR, have NOT appeared in any paper in both JEE (Advanced) 2020 and JEE (Advanced) 2021.
(ii) These candidate(s) should appear/should have appeared in JEE (Main) 2023 and meet the cut-off score of the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) for qualifying for JEE (Advanced) 2023 in their respective category.
This one-time measure is applicable to ONLY those candidates for whom the appearance in JEE (Advanced) 2023 will be their first or second attempt and is NOT applicable to candidates who appeared for their class 12th exam for the first time before 2020. No candidate will be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced) more than two times. Further, these candidates would be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE (Main) 2023 for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2023. Criteria 5 would be applicable to these candidate(s).
These candidates must confirm their eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2023 by visiting the JEE Advanced official website and filling in the requisite information during registration.
Those candidates who are foreign nationals have a different set of eligibility criteria laid out for them by the authorities. As per the details provided in the official document, candidates are treated as foreign nationals if they are not citizens of India or their parents are not of Indian origin and they do not belong to either OCI/PIO category.
Some of the other information that candidates should be aware of are;
All foreign candidates who are planning to write the JEE Advanced exam have to first register online through the JEE Advanced website, (https://jeeadv.ac.in) or (https://jeeadv.ac.in/foreign.html). The registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2023 applicable to foreign nationals is given in the following table.
|Registration Fee for Examination|
|Foreign Nationals||Candidates from SAARC countries||USD 75|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries||USD 150|
There are several centres where the exam is conducted. The centres include Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), San Francisco (USA), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.
The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2023 highlight some of the minimum requirements that engineering candidates need to fulfil in order to appear for the exam. Those candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced.
Note: The registration for foreign nationals will begin first for JEE Advanced 2023. As for Indian candidates, the registration will open at a later stage.
Important Notice: Due to the prevailing pandemic situation as a result of COVID-19, in India and abroad, the exam authority has decided not to conduct the JEE (Advanced) 2023 in any of the foreign centres/countries. As per the information provided by the exam authority, foreign national candidates can appear for JEE Advanced 2023 at any of the Indian centres of their choice at their own expenses (including travel etc.) after adhering to the required travel norms of Govt. of India and their respective countries of residence.