Indian Institutes of Technology
Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-JEE - 2012
Eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012
Candidates must make
sure that they satisfy all the eligibility
conditions given below for appearing in IIT-JEE 2012:
Date of Birth
- General (GE) and Other Backward Classes (OBC)
category candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1987.
Those born earlier are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
- Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC),
Scheduled Tribes (ST), and those with Physical Disability (PD) must have
been born on or after October 1, 1982. SC/ST/PD candidates born before
October 1, 1982 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
- 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
along with the application, an authenticated document indicating the
date of birth.
Year of Passing Qualifying
To appear in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate must
have either passed the QE for the first time, on or after October 1, 2010 or
appearing for the first time in 2012. Those who are going to appear in the QE
later than September 30, 2012 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
The year of passing the QE will be
determined based on the examination he/she passed the earliest out of the
qualifying examinations listed below. In case the applicant passed more than one
QE or attempted successfully same QE more than once, the year of the first
successful QE/attempt will be used to determine the eligibility for IIT-JEE
The qualifying examinations 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.
- H.S.C. vocational examination.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by
the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five
- A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of
technical education of at least 3 year duration.
- 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).
In case the relevant QE is not a public
examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or
Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
Minimum Percentage of Marks in QE
Candidates belonging to GE and OBC
categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in QE. SC, ST and PD
candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in 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 the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of
IIT-JEE 2012 will be final.
Number of JEE Attempts
A candidate can attempt JEE maximum two
times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed
QE. Those who have attempted JEE in 2010 or earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE
to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
Earlier Admission Taken Through
Candidates 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 appear in IIT-JEE
- 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.
- If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE
in 2012, 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 on or before
September 30, 2012.
- If a Board invariably declares the results of the
QE after September 30, every year, the candidate is advised not to
attempt IIT-JEE 2012.
- The decision of the Joint Admission Board of
IIT-JEE 2012 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.