New Eligibility criteria JEE-2015:
The entry norms has been relaxed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and IIT council for the admission in the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs). The new criteria will pave the way for more & more students to participate in the counselling from next year.
Until now, the students in the top 20 percentile of Class XII marks alone were eligible to participate in the counselling procedure of the JEE, this sometimes is very depressing for the students who scored well in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), but denied for the admission in IITs as they are failed to make it to the top 20 percentile. Under the new rules, the candidates who will score more than 75 per cent marks in Class XII will also be eligible to participate in the JEE counselling.
The IIT Council has decided that in addition to the 20 percentile condition, the authorities will also consider the marks secured formula. Last year 200 students with top scores in JEE MAIN & Advanced could not be able to take admissions in the top notch institutions due the previous rule.
Candidates in the General/Other Backward Class/Non Creamy Layer category have to secure 75% marks in class 12th; students under the SC/ST/disabled category have to secure 70% marks in class 12th to participate in counselling as well as to take admission in the IITs.
New Eligibility Criteria:
- Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2012 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2015. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2012, did not pass in 2012, but passed in 2013 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2015.
- Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2015. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main).
- Students who appeared for IIT JEE 2013 or earlier are NOT eligible for JEE Advanced 2015 test. A maximum of two attempts are allowed in two consecutive years.
- Candidates who wish to write JEE (Advanced)-2015 must write the Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2015 in the month of April, 2015.
- Only top 1, 50,000 candidates (including all categories) qualified in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) - 2014 will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced)-2015.
- Candidates in the General/Other Backward Class/Non Creamy Layer category have to secure 75% marks in class 12th; students under the SC/ST/disabled category have to secure 70% marks in class 12th to participate in counselling as well as to take admission in the IITs.
- Age Limit: As per the official Notifications.for JEE has been relaxed by the MHRD & IIT Council. Read the post for the complete detail on new eligibility criteria.