Following is the eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) 2016 :-
Age for JEE (Main) 2016
- To appear in JEE (Main) 2016 entrance examination, you must be born on or after October 1, 1991, if you are a General or OBC candidate. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit, if you belong to SC/ST/PwD categories, i.e. you should be born on or after October 1, 1986. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
- For admission to institutions in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha, the age limit used earlier for their state level examinations would apply. However, this would not make you eligible to get admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and CFTIs and if you use the relaxed age criterion, you would be eligible for admission to the respective state level engineering colleges.
Year of Qualifying Examination for JEE (Main) 2016
- You would be entitled to appear for JEE (Main)-2016 examination if you have passed your class 12th exams or any other qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015 or if you are appearing in 2016. In other words, if you have passed your class 12th or qualifying examination in 2013 or before, you would not be eligible for JEE (Main)-2016. If you have appeared in 12th or other qualifying examination in 2013 but didn’t pass and passed it in 2014, you would still not be eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2016.
- If you expect the results of class 12th/Equivalent qualifying examination to be declared after 25th June 2016, you are advised not to attempt JEE (Main) 2016 because the candidates whose results of class 12th/Qualifying examination is not available by 25th June will not be considered for allotment of All India Ranking (AIR) of JEE (Main) 2016.
Subjects in Qualifying Examination for JEE (Main) 2016
- You should have taken at least five subjects in class 12th or any other qualifying examination for appearing in JEE (Main)-2016.
- You are also expected to have appeared/passed in following compulsory and optional subjects in the qualifying examination for respective courses:
||Any one of the Optional Subjects
||Physics & Mathematics
||Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology
||Mathematics with 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level
- Admission to NITs, and IIITs, will be based on 40% weightage for performance in Class XII board or other qualifying examination‘s marks (normalized) and the remainder 60% weightage would be given to JEE (Main). This also applies to other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and other participating institutions.
Number of Attempts - JEE (Main) 2016
- The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to three (3) for all the candidate in consecutive years. If you have passed +2 exam in 2014 or 2015 or appearing in +2 in 2016, you are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016. If you have passed +2 in 2013 or before or appearing in 2017, you are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016.
- For admission to institutions in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha, the number of attempts permissible shall be as per the practice used earlier for their respective state level examinations.
- You need to verify your eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2016.
- If you have appeared for +2 board exam in the year 2014 or 2015 and want to improve your performance you can do so provided you appear in +2 board exam being held in the year 2016 for all the subjects and not in one subject.