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Engineering Entrance Exam (JEE)


Unique World Education prepares students for JEE Main from its authentic model of two papers, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates can opt for either or both of them. Both papers encompass multiple choice questions. Paper-I is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted in a Computer Based Test mode. Paper-II is for admission in B.Arch and Planning courses and will also be conducted in Computer Based Test mode except for one paper, namely the ‘Drawing Test’ which shall be conducted in Pen and Paper mode or offline mode.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises of two papers. The Paper1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs. The JEE (Main) is being conducted in multiple Sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has declared the relaxation in JEE Main 2021 eligibility norms. As per the revised JEE Main eligibility criteria 2021, students are no longer required to obtain a minimum of 75% in the Class 12 exam for admission. NTA released the JEE Main 2021 eligibility standards along with the certified brochure at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates are recommended to plaid the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2021 afore applying for the entrance exam. JEE Main eligibility criteria 2021 comprises of many essential details such as educational requirement, age limit, nationality, marks secured in class 12th, obligatory subjects, and more. JEE Main 2021 applicants failing to meet the criteria will be prohibited at any stage of admission by NTA. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission into the undergraduate programmes offered by NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and also act as screening for JEE Advanced 2021. To know the detailed information about the JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates should go through the complete article provided by Unique World Education.

Eligibility Specifics
Qualifying examCandidates should have passed class 12 or qualifying the exam in 2019 or 2020.

Candidates appearing in class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam in 2021 can also apply for JEE Main 2021.

Number of attemptsStudents can participate in the JEE Main for 3 consecutive years. The JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted 4 times in February, March, April and May.

Subject/subjects combination for admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs

Should have passed qualifying examination with

B. Tech/ B.E
Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject),

B. Arch

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

JEE Main 2021 – State of Eligibility

  • The state of eligibility is the protocol of the state from where a candidate has completed class 12th.
  • The state protocol of eligibility does not be contingent upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.
  • If a candidate has cleared class 12 or equivalent exam from a state but he/she has appeared for the improvement exam from a different state, then the state code where the student originally cleared the qualifying exam will be considered for eligibility.
  • Candidates who have completed 12th standard or equivalent from NIOS have to select the state of eligibility according to the state in which the study center is located.
  • For Indian nationals who have cleared class 12th or equivalent from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate
  • The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO clearing Class 12th standard exam in India will be at equivalence with Indian nationals, however, OCI/PIO clearing the 12th standard exam from an institution abroad will be eligible for other state quota seats or All India quota seats (but not for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs.

JEE Main 2021- Subject Combinations for Admissions

  • In order to get admissions through JEE Main 2021 into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, must have passed the qualifying examination with the below given subjects.
  • Tech/B. E – Physics and Mathematics as essential subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Arch – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.
  • Planning – Should have passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Droppers

  • There is no age limit.
  • Should have cleared their grade 12th examination in 2019/2020 or appearing in 2021.
  • Only three consecutive attempts are allowed for JEE Main.
  • Should have obtained a minimum qualifying score.
  • He/She should have taken at least five subjects for the 12th class or qualifying exam (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics compulsory).

JEE Advanced
Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Advanced) training program, formerly known as the Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), is an academic examination held annually in India. It is conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). It is the sole prerequisite for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology. Other universities—such as the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs), and the Indian Institute of Science—use the score obtained on the JEE-Advanced exam as the basis for admission. The examination is organized each year by one of the IITs, on a round-robin rotation pattern.

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria
All candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2021 before filling out the application form to know if they are eligible for admissions or not. The criteria related to age, number of attempts, qualifying exam marks and more has to be met by the candidates.

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2020

  • Candidates should have compulsorily passed JEE Main 2021 (Paper 1). It is also necessary for them to be among the top 2,50,000 candidates. The categories will be divided as the following:
  • GEN-EWS – 10%
  • OBC-NCL – 27%
  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OPEN – 40.5%
  • PwD – 5% horizontal reservation in all of the above.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria- Number of Attempts

  • The maximum number of attempts that the candidates can attempt JEE Advanced is two times in two consecutive years.
  • JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria- Appearance in 12th (or equivalent) Examination
  • All candidates should have qualified the 10+2th examination in 2020 or 2021 for the first time. However, if the result is declared for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their 12th standard qualifying exam in 2019 will also be termed eligible for JEE Advanced 2021, if they also meet the other eligibility criteria.

The following qualifying examinations will be considered as equivalent to 12th standard:

  • Final examination of 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  • S.C. vocational examination.
  • Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years’ duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021– Marks Required in 12th Standard/ Qualifying Exam, The eligibility criteria of minimum 75% marks in class 12 has been waived off for JEE Advanced 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. In normal situations, for admissions into IITs, the candidates will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 75% aggregate marks should have been secured in 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. For the SC/ST/PwD category, the aggregate marks is minimum 65% OR
  • The candidates should be within the top 20 category percentile of the qualifying examination.
  • While calculating aggregate marks, the candidates should take into account scores of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language and any one other subject.
  • Process of Total Marks Calculation for 12th (or equivalent) Examination
  • If the marks given in a subject is not out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks become out of 500.
  • If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, then the candidate will have to obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. If the candidate fails to provide the certificate, then the final decision will be taken by the Joint Implementation Committee.
  • In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year, then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.
  • Candidates who appeared in 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination for the first time in 2020 and reappeared in all subjects in 2021 will have to note that the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both 11th and 12th standard examinations, then only 12th standard marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks
  • If a Board does not release marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Cut-off for Top 20 Percentile

  • The eligibility criteria of candidates to be in top 20 percentile in class 12 has been waived off for JEE Advanced 2021. In normal conditions, the criteria are as follow
  • Category wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • Cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for other categories.
  • Top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2021 will be considered for those candidates who passed the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in the same year. Similarly, the cut-off of 2020 will be taken for candidates who qualified the exam in the academic year 2020.
  • Candidates who appeared for the qualifying exam for the first time in 2020 and wish to reappear in 2021 for the objective of qualifying for the top 20 percentile cut-off will have to reattempt all of the subjects. The top 20 percentile cut-off of 2020 will be considered for such candidates.
  • In case a Board does not provide information about the top 20 percentile cut-off, the candidates will have to produce a certificate from the respective board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates.

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Aggregate Marks of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD)

  • 12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination aggregate marks secured in 2021 will be considered for those candidates who pass the 12th standard in 2021.
  • The aggregate marks scored by the candidates in the 12th standard (or equivalent) Board examination of 2020 will be considered provided the candidates do not reappear for the examination in 2021 in any of the subjects.
  • If a candidate has passed 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2020 and wishes to improve his/her aggregate marks to satisfy the criterion of 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC/ST/PwD), then he/she can reappear for any number of subjects for improvement. The percentage marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2020 or 2021, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2020 and 2021.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Earlier Admissions at IITs

  • Candidates who have been previously admitted in an IIT will not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021, irrespective of whether they continued in the programme or not. Also, those candidates who had accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past will not be termed eligible for admissions. Along with the above mentioned criteria, those candidates whose admissions at IITs were cancelled after joining will also not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2020 will be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2021. Those candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in 2020 will also be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 if they meet the following conditions:
  • If the candidates did not report at any reporting centres OR
  • Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment OR
  • Had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the final round of seat allotment.
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