You need to meet all of the following conditions to meet the JEE Advanced 2019 eligibility criteria:
To be eligible to write JEE Advanced 2019, you must be in top 224,000 students in JEE Main 2019. That means to be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019, firstly, you need to appear in Paper - I of JEE Main 2019 which will be held by NTA in January and April 2019. Secondly, you should rank in JEE Main 2019 in the top 2,24,000 candidates in Paper-1. Only top 2,24,000 candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper - I of JEE Main 2019 will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019.
Distribution of top 2,20,000 candidates across various categories is as follows:
5% of the total candidates in each category are reserved for PwD candidates.
If you belong to GEN-Open or OBC-NCL category, you should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. If you belong to SC, ST or PwD category, you have a relaxation for 5 years and accordingly you should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.
You are permitted to attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two consecutive times. Accordingly, for appearing in JEE Advanced 2019, you should be appearing either for the first time or it must be your second consecutive attempt. In other words, if you have appeared in JEE Advanced 2017 or any of the earlier years, you are NOT eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019.
You should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2018 or 2019. However if you appeared for Class XII in 2017 and your Board declared the results after 30th June 2017, you would still be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019, if you fulfill all other eligibility conditions.
You are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019, if
However, if you joined a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2018, you would be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019.
If you had paid seat acceptance fee in 2018, you would still be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019 If you: