JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2019: Number of Attempts, Age Limit

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To be eligible for JEE Main 2019, aspirants must fall in the top 20 percentile of class 12th. Before filling the Application form, you  must fulfill JEE Main eligibility criteria, otherwise the form will be rejected. This year JEE Main 2019 will be conducted twice- January and April. So, this article will provide all the brief details about JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria. The eligible candidates can use their login to know JEE Main exam centers.

Note- You can download JEE Main Admit Card from December 17, 2018.

You must clearly understand JEE Main Eligibility criteria before starting the registration process. If at any point you are found ineligible, you will not be allowed to appear for the exam. In such a case, your application fees will not be refunded. JEE Main eligibility includes your age, qualification and category. There is a different eligibility for each category aspirant that you must meet.

It is a great opportunity if you are eligible for JEE Main 2019 as you will get 2 attempts in a single year. Thus, you must make the best of the chances to secure admission in a reputed college. You can make use of the best study material that will help you score well in the exam.

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JEE Main 2019 Eligibility:

An aspirant who fulfills the below-given requirements will be eligible to appear for JEE Main 2019. So, it is important for all the candidates to go through the eligibility criteria:

  • Age Limit
  • Qualification
  • Subject needed for the Qualifying examination
  • Percentile in the qualifying exam
  • Number of attempts
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Now I am going to discuss these above-mentioned topics with detailed information:

JEE Main Eligibility criteria

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2019:

Age Limit:

This year there is no age limit to appear in JEE Main 2019. Candidate should have passed class XII in 2017, 2018 or 2019 appearing students in order to be eligible. Appearing students must ensure the right information while filling the form, if wrong information is found, then their result or rank will not be announced.


  • Candidate must pass XII with minimum 75% marks or top 20 percentile conducted by respective boards
  • Candidate who have passed class 12th in 2017, 2018 are eligible for JEE Main 2019 exam
  • An aspirant who is appearing in the qualifying examination in 2019 is also eligible for the exam

Subjects needed for the Qualifying Examination:

It is necessary to take 5 subjects in their qualifying examination for an aspirant.

For both exam these vary as per the exam:

  • B.E./B.Tech
  1. Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Anyone (Chemistry Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subjects)
  5. Any other Subject (like Physical Education)
  • B.Arch/B.Plan
  1. Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics (compulsory)
  4. Anyone of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject)
  5. Any other subject

Percentile in the qualifying exam:

  • An Aspirant who is seeking to admission into IIIT’s, NIT’s and GFT’s must have secured 75% in their senior secondary or came into top 20 percentile in their senior secondary which is conducted by the respective boards.
  • For SC/ST aspirants the percentile should be 65% in the senior secondary examination.

Number of Attempts:

Aspirants can attempt 3 times in a consecutive year. The same thing is also applied for JEE Advanced 2019.

Qualifying Exam:

An aspirant is eligible if they qualify in any of the following examinations which are given below:

  • Senior Secondary and equivalent Exam which is conducted by CBSE or any recognized boards.
  • Who is appearing for the Senior Secondary.
  • Pursuing 2 years course (Joint Service Wing) From National Defense Academy.
  • Have passed from NIOS.
  • Aspirants who have a diploma in engineering or pursuing their technical diploma from top universities.
  • Aspirants who want admission into IITs if they have General Certificate Education (GCE) exam at Advanced (A) level certificates.
  • High School Certificate Examination by Cambridge University also for IITs.

Aadhar Card Availability:

  • This is a crucial aspect which is important for JEE Main from 2017 because when an aspirant is filling their application form, their aadhar card is mandatory. Aspirants will provide their aadhar number, name, DOB, and gender for identification and authentication process.
  • If aspirants provide wrong details at the time of application form filling, then their application form is rejected because of mismatched details at the time of examination.
  • Candidates who have enrolled for their Aadhar and have not received it, can enter 14-digit enrollment id which is printed on the enrollment slip.

So, it is essential for all aspirants to ensure the data provided is correct.

JEE Main Exam Centers 2019:

An aspirant who cleared their qualifying exam from a state and applied for an improvement from another state must select their state from where they originally passed their qualifying examination.

Name of State/ UT Code Name of State/ UT Code
Arunachal Pradesh AL Lakshadweep (UT) LD
Assam AM Madhya Pradesh MP
Andaman & Nicobar Islands(UT) AN Maharashtra MR
Andhra Pradesh AP Manipur MN
Bihar BR Meghalaya MG
Chandigarh (UT) CH Mizoram MZ
Chhattisgarh CG Nagaland NL
Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT) DN Odisha OR
Daman & Diu (UT) DD Puducherry (UT) PO
Delhi (NCT) DL Punjab PB
Goa GO Rajasthan RJ
Gujarat GJ Sikkim SM
Haryana HR Tamil Nadu TL
Himachal Pradesh HP Tripura TA
Jammu & Kashmir JK Uttar Pradesh UP
Jharkhand JH Uttarakhand UK
Karnataka KK West Bengal WB
Kerala KL Telangana TL
Tripura TA Tripura TA
Foreign/OCI/PIO/ Nepal / Bhutan ZZ

These all are important details about JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria. Kindly make sure you are aware of them and arrange the missing documents in the shortest time.

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