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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021, Age Limit, Attempts and Qualification

17 Oct, 2020

JEE main can be called as the filtration process via which the students who are able to score well are allowed to seat for jee advanced paper. There are several students who appear for the JEE main paper but only a few percent are able to get to the next level. Well, in order to seat for the JEE main there are certain criteria set by the NTA, and it is mandatory for the aspirants to consider these criteria. If you are also one of the students aspiring to appear for the JEE main 2021 then you need to be aware of the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021. To have a detailed summary of the Eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2021 read the following article.


JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021.


NTA JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

Mainly there are three criteria that are considered important by the national testing agency, firstly the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 marks obtained in the qualifying exams, and third the date of birth. There is no maximum age limit for jee mains 2021given by the NTA.


Eligibility Particulars


Qualifying exam

Candidates should have passed class 12th in 2019 or 2020 and appearing in class 12 in 2021 also apply for JEE Main 2021

Number of attempts

Students can attempt 3 consecutive years.

Subjects combination for admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs

Should have passed the qualifying examination with

B.Tech/ B.E

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Anyone of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Subject),


  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


  • Mathematics


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JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Admission in NITs and IITs

To get admitted in the top NITs’, IITs’ and GFTI’s the student should have cleared the qualifying exam with the below-given subjects -

  • B.TECH/B.E- the student should have physics and maths as the compulsory subjects and one technical vocational subject Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology.
  • B.Arch - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.
  • B.Planning – the student must have cleared the qualifying subject with mathematics.

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JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Droppers

  • The NTA has set no Age Limit
  • Only three consecutive attempts are given for clearing the JEE main paper. The student should have passed the class 12 exam in the year 2019 or 2020 (students appearing for the exam in 2021 can also seat for JEE mains)
  • It is mandatory for the student to have obtained a minimum qualifying score
  • The subject should have taken 5 subjects for the 12 class exam or the qualifying exam (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics compulsory).

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JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Admission in NITs and IITs

  • NITs/ IIITs/ Admission: the student should have passed class 12th with a minimum of 75% (in case of SC/ST candidate 65% marks) 
  • JEE Main 2021 B.Arch/B.Planning Admission: the candidate must have passed class 12 from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. 


IIT JEE Eligibility Criteria 2021- State Eligibility

  • The state of eligibility is basically the state code from where the student has completed class 12th.
  • There is no relation between native place or the place of residence and the state code of eligibility.
  • In case the student has given the qualifying exam from a particular state but he/she is appearing for the improvement exam from some different state, then the state code from where the student originally passed the qualifying exam will be considered for eligibility.
  • In the case of NIOS, the student has to select the state code for eligibility in which the study center is located.
  • If the student have passed the class 12 exam or equivalent from Nepal or Bhutan being an Indian citizen, then the state code for eligibility will be considered on the basis of permanent address in India as specified in the passport

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