IITJEE 2011 : Eligibility
Conditions for Appear in Exam
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility
conditions given below for appearing in JEE-2011:
1. Date of birth
For GE and OBC categories, only those candidates whose date of birth
falls on or after October 1, 1986 are eligible to appear in JEE-2011.
SC, ST, and PD candidates who are born on or after October 1, 1981 are
eligible to appear in JEE-2011.
The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first
Board/Pre-University certificate will be accepted. If the certificate
does not mention the date of birth, a candidate must submit, an
authenticated document indicating the date of birth.
2. Year of passing Qualifying Examination (QE)
A candidate must have passed the QE for the first time, on or after
October 1, 2009 or will be appearing in 2011.
Those who are going to appear in the QE later than October 1, 2011 are
not eligible to apply for JEE-2011.
The qualifying examinations (QEs) are listed below:
- 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 the Indian School Certificate
Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
- Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by
a recognized Board / University.
- Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services
Wing of the National Defence Academy.
- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London /
Cambridge / 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.
- Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in
any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by
the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- H.S.C. vocational examination.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National
Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
- 3 year Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state Board of technical
In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public
examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board
or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
3. Minimum percentage of marks in QE
Candidates belonging to GE and OBC categories must secure at least
60% marks in aggregate in their QE. SC, ST and PD candidates must secure
at least 55% marks in aggregate in their QE.
The percentage of marks awarded by the Board will be treated as final.
If the Board does not award the percentage of marks, it will be
calculated based on the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the
mark sheet. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an
equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should
obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and
submit it at the time of counselling / admission. In case such a
certificate is not provided then the final decision rests with the Joint
Implementation Committee of JEE-2011.
4. Important Points to Note
- One can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. That
means one should have attempted JEE for the first time in 2010 or will
be appearing in 2011.
- Those who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not
they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by
paying the registration fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM
Dhanbad, are NOT ELIGIBLE to write JEE-2011.
- The year of passing the qualifying examination will be
determined based on the examination he/she passed the earliest out of
the qualifying examinations listed in Section III(2). If the candidate
attempted any of the qualifying examinations listed in Section III(2)
more than once, then the year of the first successful attempt will be
used to determine the eligibility to write JEE-2011.
- The offer of admission is subject to verification of original
certificates/ documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is
found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute,
his/her admission will be cancelled automatically.
- If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE in 2011,
his/her admission will only be provisional until he/she submits the
relevant documents. The admission stands cancelled if the documents are
not submitted in original to the concerned institute before September
- If a candidate has passed any of the examinations, listed in
Section III(2), before October 1, 2009, she/he is not eligible to appear
- If a Board invariably declares the results of the QE late (only
after September 30, every year), the candidate is advised to attempt JEE
in 2012 or later.
- The decision of the Joint Admission Board of JEE-2011 regarding
the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.