All about JEE Main Eligibility you should know about

JEE Main Eligibility

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by Team Experts

Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Union Education Minister, has made an announcement about relaxation in B.Arch, 2021 admission criterion norms. At the same time, he has relaxed the eligibility criteria of NTA JEE Main Eligibility as well. According to the latest criterion of JEE Main eligibility, the 75 percent norm is no more. In fact, there is also no criterion for IIIT admission. However, NTA has released the eligibility criterion for JEE Main 2021. 

Moreover, the detail of eligibility criteria along brochure is there on In general, JEE Main 2021 takes place for the candidates taking admission in undergraduate programs. Moreover, those interested in taking admission in programs of NITs, GFTIs, and IIITs may take admission. This can act as a screening for JEE Advance 2021.  

Importance of eligibility this time

Undoubtedly, candidates are essential to check eligibility criteria for applying in JEE Main 2021. Basically, the JEE Main eligibility criterion 2021 comprises key details like qualification, age, nationality, 12th score, compulsory subject, etc. Above all, those who fail to meet the criterion can’t take admission. In fact, they can face rejection at any level of the admission process.       

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

Prior to filling in the JEE Main Application Form 2021, candidates need to check the eligibility criteria set by authorities. Naturally, those not meeting the eligibility won’t take admission. In general, there are three factors those matter when it comes to deciding about JEE 2021 eligibility. 

Firstly, the qualifying examination scores matter the most. In other words, the score in 10+2 or equivalent examination does matter here. Next, the date of birth of the candidate matters. In this context, those falling under the age criterion or above the set age don’t meet the eligibility. 

However, there is no age limit remains for JEE Mains 2021. In short, anyone who has passed the 12th exam in the previous year can become eligible. In fact, those passing equivalent exams of class 12th, like diplomas, also become eligible. Those who have passed these exams in 2020 are obviously eligible. At the same time, those clearing in 2019 can also become eligible. In fact, those appearing for the exam in 2021 can also fill the JEE Main application form 2021. Last but the most important factor is the qualifying mark that the candidate obtains for Mains.   

Number of times can one appear and subjects

Most importantly, one student can take part in JEE Main for 3 straight years. In general, the JEE Main exam takes place 4 times a year. Moreover, it takes place in February, March, May, and April. Students should have passed the qualifying exam for B.Tech with Physics, Mathematics, and any Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or Technical Vocational subject. For B.Arch, subjects are Math, Physics, and Chemistry. Coming to B.Plan, Math is compulsory. 


Apparently, these relaxations and changes in eligibility criteria are due to ongoing situations. However, the students must meet these conditions to be eligible for filling JEE Main Application form. Still, it is a good idea to consistently check the official website for JEE mains to have updates.


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