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Do You Meet JEE Main Eligibility Requirements?

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The JEE Main exam is an All-India common engineering exam. It’s used for gaining admission into undergraduate level courses in the various NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. This exam must be taken before the JEE Advanced.

If you’re planning to take the JEE Main exam, you need to be sure that you qualify. Knowing the eligibility criteria is important! Any candidate who is found to be ineligible to give the exam at a later stage, will not be granted admission in any of the NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Also, there will be no refund of application fees. Enough said, now let’s have a look at the eligibility criteria.

JEE Main Eligibility Requirement 1: Age Criteria

You should not be over 25 years old on October 1st of the year you’re taking the JEE Main exam. So you must be born on or after 1st October 1993 if you’re taking the exam in 2018.

However, relaxation of 5 years is granted to students belonging from the SC, ST, or PWD categories. Therefore, SC/ST/PWD candidates should be born on or after 1st October, 1988 to appear for the JEE Main 2018.

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The date of birth mentioned in the Secondary School Certificate will be taken into consideration.

JEE Main Eligibility Requirement 2: Aadhaar Card

You need to have an Aadhaar Card if you’re applying for the JEE Main. You must fill in your Aadhaar Card number in the application form. Your name, gender, and date of birth on your Aadhaar Card should match your school records. If you do not have an Aadhaar Card, you won’t be eligible to apply for the JEE Main.

JEE Main Eligibility Requirement 3: Qualification Criteria

If you’re appearing for JEE Main 2018, you need to pass the class 12th board examination (or any other equivalent qualifying examination). This exam must include at least five subjects (including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) in the year 2016 or 2017.

You can also apply if you’re appearing in class 12th board examination or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2018. Again, this exam must have at least 5 subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

JEE Main Eligibility Requirement 4: Admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

If you are aiming for one of the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs there are additional qualifications. You should obtain at least 75% marks in class 12th board examination. Or you must be among the top 20 percentile in the class 12th examination of your respective board. The SC/ST candidates need to secure at least 65% marks in their class 12th board examination.

JEE Main Eligibility Requirement 5: Number Of Attempts

A total of three attempts is given for clearing the JEE Main exam.

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