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JEE Main 2014 Eligibility Criteria

Updated On:17 Jul 2014 11:38 AM IST By: prabha dhavala

JEE Main 2014 Eligibility Criteria lists out the qualifications required by aspirants to be able to attempt the Joint Entrance Examination 2014 for admissions to the engineering courses across the country. The Eligibility Criteria of JEE 2014 includes the academic qualification, age limit and the number of attempts allowed as per the passing out year of the candidate. Given below is the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2014.


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JEE Main 2014 Eligibility Criteria

1. Pass Percentage in Qualifying Examination:

  • Candidates must have studied  Physics,Mathematics as compulsory subjects

  • They must have studied any one of the subjects as optional subjects (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology)

  • They must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in total including all subjects


2. Date of Birth:

  • Candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1989 to be considered for the JEE Main 2014.

  • SC/ST/PwD Candidates will have a relaxation of the upper age limit by 5 years.

  • SC/ST/PwD Candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1984.

  • Note: Date of Birth as mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will be taken as the correct one.

 2.  Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE):

  • Candidates must have passed their Class XII examination or other qualifying examination in the year 2012 or 2013. OR

  • Candidates who are appearing for their Class XII examination in 2014 are eligible

  • Candidates must have studied at least five subjects in their Class XII or other qualifying exam.
    Note: This clause is Not applicable for candidates who have passed their Class XII or Equivalent in 2012 or 2013 even if they are appearing for improvement in 2014.

  • Candidates who have studied four subjects are NOT eligible.

Clarifications: Candidates will be eligible as per the year they have first written the 10+2 examination for eg  Candidates who have appeared for the first time in 2011 and failed but have passed in 2012 are NOT eligible.


3. Number of Allowed attempts:  

  • A maximum number of three attempts will be allowed per candidate provide the other eligibility criteria are fulfilled by the candidates

4. Candidates from Maharashtra, Odisha and Nagaland will have to appear for JEE Main 2014 as the respective states have joined in the JEE Main system along with Gujarat.

List of Qualifying Exams that are considered for JEE Main 2014:

  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 the Indian School Certificate Examinations, 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. H.S.C. vocational examination.

  5. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National

  6. Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.

  7. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.

  8. 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).

  9. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

  10. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

Note: 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. [Only for Admission to IITs]

Note: All state board candidates have to choose the option 2 when filling their JEE Main 2014 Application Form while the other exams are self explanatory.

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