JEE Main 2015 Eligibility Criteria

1. Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1990 are eligible. However, in the  case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper  age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1985 are  eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be  considered.

 2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying  examination in 2013 or 2014; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent  qualifying examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2015. Candidates who passed Class  12th/Qualifying examination in 2012 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2015. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent  qualifying Examinations in 2012, did not pass in 2012, but passed in 2013 are also not eligible to appear in  JEE (Main) 2015.

3. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible  for writing JEE (Main) – 2015. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE  (Main) 2015 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2015 by furnishing wrong information, their  rank/result will not be declared.

 4. Number of Attempts
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for  appearing in  JEE  (ADVANCED) – 2015 as well as eligibility for admission to  various institutes. Being eligible to write  JEE (Main) and by obtaining an ALL INDIA RANK in JEE (Main), A candidate does not automatically  become eligible for admission.

CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATES OF GUJARAT, MAHARASHTRA, MADHYA PRADESH NAGALAND AND ODISHA, WHICH WERE EARLIER ADMITTING BASED ON THEIR STATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, ARE ALSO ADVISED TO VERIFY THEIR ELIGIBILITY AS PER CRITERIA LAID DOWN BY THESE STATE GOVERMENTS.

5. No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

Since the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from 2014, the age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

6. Score and Result for JEE (Main) – 2015
I. The score of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2015 for all candidates will be declared by 27th April 2015. This  score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2015 along with the status  of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2015 provided and subject to other  conditions of eligibility being met.
II. Separately, on the basis of score in JEE (Main)-2015 and normalised score in Class 12th or equivalent  qualifying exam (60% & 40% weightage respectively), separate rank lists will be prepared for December 18, 2015 .  Admission to B.E./B. Tech. and B. Arch/ B. Planning (in institutions other than IITs). This will be declared  by 7th of July 2015. JEE  (Main) -2015 Rank Card indicating All India Rank, State Rank and Category  Rank with total marks and marks in each paper will be available on JEE (Main) website after the  declaration of result.

III. Only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Counselling Board to  NITs/IIITs/CFTIs/SFIs/Others, while other ranks are for information purposes.

IV. No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates  and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website  http://jeemain.nic.in only.

V. In case of a tie, i.e. when two or more candidates obtain equal marks (by giving 60% weightage to  performance in JEE (Main) and 40% weightage to normalised marks in Class 12th or equivalent  qualifying examination), inter-se merit of such candidates shall be decided in the following order:

Rank list for admission to B.E/B.Tech(in institutions other than IITs)

• Resolution by marks obtained in Mathematics in JEE (Main) – 2015. Candidate obtaining higher  marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by marks obtained in Physics in the JEE (Main) – 2015. Candidate obtaining higher  marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by total normalised qualifying exam marks. Candidate obtaining higher normalised  marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher  absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
• If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank.

Rank list for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning(in institutions other than IITs)

• Resolution by marks obtained in Aptitude Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) –  2015. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by marks obtained in Drawing Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) –  2015. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by total normalised qualifying exam marks. Candidates obtaining higher normalised  marks will be given better rank.
• Resolution by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher  absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
• If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank.

VI. The answer keys and images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of Pen & Paper Based examination  and Computer based examination will be displayed on the website www.jeemain.nic.in during 18-22  April 2015. The candidates, who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge by  filling online application form and paying a sum of Rs.1000/- per question The challenge of answer  keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website www.jeemain.nic.in  up to 5.00 PM on 22/04/2015 on payment of Rs.1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by  credit/debit card or e-challan. The fee once paid is non-refundable. The JAB’s/CBSE’s decision on  the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.

VII. All participating institutes that do not use the centralised counselling procedures will prepare their  own ranking based on the performance in JEE (Main)-2015 and other criteria as decided by them.

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