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JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility

JEE (Advanced) has announced the eligibility criteria for the candidates. The authority has established 5 prerequisites, and candidates must meet all of them in order to appear for the advanced engineering examination. Criteria include:  
  1. Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2022
  2. Criterion 2 - Age limit
  3. Criterion 3 - Number of attempts
  4. Criterion 4 - Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
  5. Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2022

The first and most important requirement is that the candidate must be among the top 2,50,000 qualifying candidates (this includes students of all categories) in B.E./ B.Tech. Paper of the JEE (Main) 2022.  Below is a table listing category-wise percentages of candidates who would be shortlisted.  
CategoryPercentage
OPEN40.5%
GEN-EWS10%
OBC-NCL27%
SC15%
ST7.5%
*PwD applicants are eligible for a 5% horizontal reservation in each of the 5 categories.   Distribution of top 2,50,000* Candidates by Category   
OrderCategoryNumber of Candidates
1OPEN9618101250
2OPEN-PwD5063
3GEN-EWS2375025000
4GEN-EWS-PwD1250
5OBC-NCL6412567500
6OBC-NCL-PwD3375
7SC3562537500
8SC-PwD1875
9ST1781218750
10ST-PwD938
*If there are "tied" ranks/scores in any category, the total number of candidates may increase somewhat from 2,50,000.  

Criterion 2: Age Limit

Candidates born on or after 1st October 1997 are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022. However, SC, ST, and PwD candidates have 5 years of relaxation, which means that the candidates born on or after 1st October 1992 are eligible to apply for the advanced examination.

Criterion 3: Number of attempts

JEE (Advanced) may only be taken twice in two consecutive years. Applicants who previously applied for JEE (Advanced) 2020/2021 but were unable to appear for the exam because of SARS COVID-19 can now apply for JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Criterion 4: Class XII or Equivalent Qualification

  • Any candidate who appeared in Class XII or equivalent examination for the first time in 2021 or 2022 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry,Mathematics, A Language and any other subject from the mentioned four is eligible to take JEE (Advanced) 2022.
  • Candidates who appeared in Class XII (or equivalent) for the first time in 2020 or before are ineligible to sit for JEE (Advanced) 2022 unless they are covered by the one-time special measure.
  Note: When we say 'appeared in Class XII (or equivalent) examination,' we imply that the board in question released the results for that year, regardless of whether or not the exam was held. Even if the result of a certain candidate is withheld, it will be counted as an appearance. However, there are two circumstances that follow, if the examination board of Class XII or equivalant:  
  • The results for the academic year 2019-20 were declared on or after 15th October 2020, then the candidates who had appeared in Class XII exams in 2020 are also eligible to compete in JEE (Advanced) 2022.
  • The results for the academic year 2019-2020 were declared before 15th October 2020 but if the candidate's result was withheld, then he/she is ineligible to compete in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs

The following are the candidates who are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
  • Candidates enrolled in a preparatory course at any IITs for the first time in 2021 are eligible to take JEE (Advanced) in 2022.
  • Candidates who had been offered a seat at an IIT through JoSAA 2021, but
  • did not report “online” / at any “reporting centre” OR,
  • withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR,
  • had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs.
  The applicants must still meet the eligibility criteria from 1 through 4 to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.

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