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IIT JEE Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria

Here are the Eligibility Criteria for IIT JEE 2011, Check your eligibility before applying for IIT JEE 2011.

Date of birth: Candidate belonging to GE, OBC and DS categories must be born on or after October 01, 1986 and those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must be born on or after October 01, 1981

Year of passing qualifying examination : Must have passed the qualifying examination, namely, XII standard or any equivalent examination, after 1st October 2009 or in the year 2010 or will be appearing in 2011

Minimum percentage of marks in Qualifying Exam: candidates belonging to GE, OBC and DS categories must secure at least 60% marks and candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination

Important Parameter to Follow: (i) You can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. That means you should have attempted JEE for the first time in 2010 or will be appearing in 2011

(ii) If you have accepted admission after qualifying in JEE in earlier years by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi or ISM, Dhanbad, you will not be eligible to write JEE at all, irrespective of whether or not you joined in any of the programmes

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Reservation of seats: For SC and ST candidates, respectively 15% & 7.5% seats are reserved in each programme in all the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad. Some candidates belonging to these categories who do not qualify in JEE-2010, may be offered admission to the Preparatory course of one-year duration provided (i) seats are available, (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms, and (iii) candidates have not undergone the preparatory course earlier. Candidates successfully completing the preparatory course will be offered direct admission to the first year in the academic year 2011-12. For details, please refer to the information brochure or IIT websites

For OBC candidates belonging to non-creamy layer, 27% seats are reserved in each programme in all the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to this category are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criterion.

For candidates with physical disability (PD), including leprosy-cured candidates, and who are otherwise fit to pursue the course, 3% seats are reserved in each of the categories (viz. GE, OBC, SC and ST). Candidates in this category are also admitted under relaxed norms. In case the reserved seats are not filled, a limited number of PD candidates are admitted to a Preparatory course of one year duration on the basis of a further relaxation. Two seats in each institute are preferentially allotted to children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations (DS) and who qualify in the general category.

The list of qualifying examinations is given below:

  1. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.
  2. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  3. Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  5. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
  6. Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  7. H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  8. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  9. 3 or 4-year Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
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