IIT JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

All set to fill the application form for your dream career. Engineering from one of the top colleges of the Nation (NIT,IIIT, IMS etc.). As you all know to get into these top engineering colleges one has to clear the prescribed cutoff of IIT JEE Main, so aspiring candidates must go through the IIT JEE Main eligibility criteria.

Age Limit
  • General Category and OBC: According to the IIT JEE Main declaration all the candidates born after 1st Oct 1993 (i.e. age not more than 24 years while appearing for the exam) are eligible to appear for IIT JEE Main.
  • For SC/ST/PWD: For the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PWD the age relaxation of 5 years is given.so, the candidates born after 1st October 1988(i.e. age not more than 29 years) are eligible to appear for IIT JEE Main.
Registration using Aadhar Card
According to new guidelines, Aadhar card number is mandatory to apply for IIT JEE Main. Candidates who still don’t have Aadhar card can apply for the same and give the enrollment number written on the Aadhar registration slip.
Total Attempts Allowed
According to the guidelines for IIT JEE Main eligibility criteria, a candidate is allowed to attempt only 3 times for IIT JEE Mains and only 2 consecutive attempts are allowed.
No. of subjects Pursued in Qualifying Exam
IIT JEE Main eligibility criteria state that candidate must have pursued at least 5 subjects in their respective qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their core subjects. Students who have less than 5 subjects are not eligible for this exam.
Year of Passing
The pass out students of class 12th of year 2019/2020 is eligible for IIT JEE Main 2020. All the students who are appearing for class 12th Exam or any other equivalent exam are eligible provided the result will be declared before 2nd Week of June.
Minimum Marks Required in qualifying exam for IIT JEE Main
  • General Category and OBC: student must have secured a minimum of 75% in class 12th board exam or their rank is among top 20 percentile in their qualifying exam to get admission into engineering college through IIT JEE Main.
  • SC/ST/PWD: for the reserved categories a relaxation of 10% marks i.e. minimum 65% marks are required to get into the undergraduate courses offered by the institutes.
Important Notes
  • Candidates who have not cleared their 12th board or any equivalent exam are not eligible for IIT JEE Main.
  • If you are diploma degree holder you will be treated equivalently to 12th qualified.
  • In Case any candidate has filled the improvement paper for their qualifying exam it is mandatory to give exam of all 5 pursued subjects and pass in them. The conducting body will consider the best performance form the two papers.
Many of the students drop a year for better preparation of entrance exam for all those candidates the IIT JEE Eligibility criteria remain the same as for the others. We can summaries the above information for a quick view below:
Age Limit General: 24 year is upper age limit
SC/ST/ PWD: 29 year is upper age limit
Aadhar Card Mandatory for all
Attempts allowed 3 attempts
No. of subjects pursued 5 subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics compulsory
Year of passing for class 12th or Equivalent Exam 2019 or 2020
Min Marks Required General /OBC: Min 75 %
SC/ST/PWD: min 65%

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