JEE MAIN-2015: Eligibility criteria and Reservation of Seats

Know complete details about the eligibility criteria and reservation of seats in JEE MAIN-2015.

Created On: Nov 6, 2014 15:50 IST
Modified On: Nov 10, 2014 10:32 IST

Eligibility Criteria:
Date of Birth:
Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1990 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1985 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination:
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2013 or 2014; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE MAIN-2015. 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.
Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination:
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-2015 and if such candidates appear in JEE MAIN-2015 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

Number of Attempts:
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility in JEE MAIN-2015 as well as eligibility for admission to various institutes. Being eligible to write JEE MAIN-2015 and by obtaining an All India Rank (AIR) in JEE MAIN-2015, a candidate does not automatically become eligible for admission.
Candidate seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their state level examination, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down by these State Governments.

Number of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha:
The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

Reservation of Seats:
As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

  • Get the complete details about the paper pattern and download the syllabus of JEE MAIN from here. Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website:
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Persons with Disability (PwD)

Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2015, the reservation rules of that state shall apply.

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