Eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2019
(Please refer to JEE (Advanced) website for the latest information)
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) -2019 is that the
candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying
examination (Appendix–3). Those appearing in these examinations in 2019 can also appear in
JEE (Advanced)- 2019 provisionally.
All the candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IITs for the
year 2019 will have to appear in the Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019. Based on the
performance in Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019, number of top candidates as per
the requirement of JEE (Advanced) (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE
Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced),
subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced)–2019 website.
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years
irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. The candidates, who
have attempted JEE (Main) /JEE (Advanced) in 2017 or earlier, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in
The candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs in 2018 is eligible to
appear in JEE (Advanced)–2019 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria.
INFORMATION BULLETIN (1st Attempt) : JEE (MAIN) 2019
Application procedure for JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced)–2019
In order to appear in JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced) 2019, the candidates are required
to apply only online as per procedure detailed below (Please also see section 5.6 for JEE
List of Qualifying Examinations
I. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board,
such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School
Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
II. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/
III. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence
IV. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling
with a minimum of five subjects.
V. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized
as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
VI. H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]
VII. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 year
duration. [Only for Admission to IITs]
VIII. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced
(A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]
IX. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate
Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]
X. In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least
one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
[Only for Admission to IITs]
State Code of Eligibility
State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12th
/Equivalent qualifying examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE
(Main) for admission to B.E/B. Tech. and B. Arch./B. Planning Courses of the institutions/Colleges of