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Procedure for admission to IITs and ISM


You can get admission into IITs and ISM by clearing JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2022. However, you are required to maintain a minimum percentage in class 12th.


Please note that this requirement has been removed for admission in IITs for JEE Advanced 2022 exam.

You must clear at least one of the criteria below to get admission into IITs and ISMs. The first requirement you should fall in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in the respective class 12th board examination in your category. The other requirement is that you should have secured at least 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in your class 12th board examination. 

For calculating your average marks and the cutoff for fulfilling top 20 percentile criteria, your marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, one language (If you have more than two languages, then the language with the higher marks will be considered) and anyone subject other the above four (the subject with the higher marks will be considered) will be taken in to account. The cutoff for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cutoff marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.

If the marks awarded in a particular subject are not out of 100, then the marks will be suitably scaled up or scaled down 200 to match the total aggregate marks to 500.

The top 20 percentile cut off marks of your board in 2022 will be considered if you pass the class XII or equivalent examination in 2022. The top 20 percentile cut-off marks of your Board in 2017 will be considered if you passed the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017, provided you have not reappeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2022 in any of the subjects.

If your board does not provide information about the cutoff for top 20 percentile, you will need to produce a certificate from your state board stating that you fall in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If you fail to furnish this certificate, then the IITs will consider CBSE cut-off marks for determining your eligibility.

If your Board awards only letter grades without providing the actual percentage of marks, you are required to obtain a certificate from your board specifying equivalent marks and submit the same at the time of only acceptance of the allocated seat. If you failed to provide the certificate, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee for IIT JEE Advanced 2022 will be final.

If your board gives aggregate marks after combining class 11th and 12th examinations, then only class 12th marks will be considered.

If your board gives aggregate marks of a 3 years diploma or course of equivalent duration, the marks scored in the final year will be considered to determine your eligibility for appearing in IIT JEE Advanced 2022. Similarly, If your board follows the semester system, your marks scored in the last 2 semesters will be considered.

If your board does not give marks scored in individual subjects separately but gives only aggregate marks, i.e., sum total of marks scored in all the subjects together, then aggregate marks given by the board will be considered.

The above-mentioned criteria is applicable “in toto” to all the candidates appearing in IIT JEE Advanced 2022 including national of foreign origin.


Filling-in of choices, which was earlier called counselling is done after the results have been declared. The instruction regarding filling in of choice of institute and course will be made available only after the declaration of results by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).


All the IITs and ISMs run preparatory courses for scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Physically disabled (PwD) candidates. The duration of this preparatory course is one year and there is a limited number of seats.

Admission to the candidates is given if the following is fulfilled

  1. seats in the respective category are vacant

  2. the candidates satisfies the minimum norms

  3. the candidate has not undergone the preparatory course earlier.

On successfully completing this course, the students will be offered direct admission in July 2022, to the already allotted undergraduate course.

Admission to this preparatory course is on a first-come-first-served basis. However, if the number of candidates applying in SC, ST and PwD categories are less than 1.4 times the number of seats available in the respective categories, a merit list will be prepared for admission to the preparatory course.


The candidates wishing to gain admission in Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Integrated M.Sc. Program in Geology of Geophysics should not have any defect in their eyes. The candidate should not have any form of colour blindness. It is required that each candidate should obtain a certificate issued from a registered medical practitioner. This is required to be submitted/uploaded while filling in choices.

Also, candidates opting for Mining Engineering should adhere to standards of visual acuity with or without glasses as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. The candidates who are visually impaired in one eye are also not permitted to work underground. Hence candidates suffering from the above limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering.


No female candidate is admitted to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering at ISM, Dhanbad. It is in accordance where the section 46 (1) of Mines Act 1952, which prohibits women to work below ground in any part of the mine and above the mine (except between 6:00 and 19:00 hrs).

While this restriction is applicable in ISM Dhanbad, female candidates are eligible for corresponding courses at IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU).

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