• Candidates should have to qualify in the following exam to be eligible for the JEE Main :
    • Class 12 or equivalent exam conducted by a recognized Central or State board like ICSE, CBSE, CISCE etc.
    • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course conducted by any of the recognized Board/University.
    • H.S.C – Vocational examination
    • The final exam of the two year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
    • AICTE or SBTE recognised Diploma of at least three years duration.
    • National Institute of Open Schooling conducted Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of five subjects.
    • For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A).
    • Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognised School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 12th class.
  • JEE Main ranks will be calculated without class 12th board marks from the academic year 2017-18 onwards. According to an official notification by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the 40 per cent weightage given to class 12th board marks in calculating JEE Main ranks has been scrapped, which will be applicable from the academic year 2017-18 onwards. As per the new guidelines issued by MHRD for JEE, for candidates to qualify for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), they have to secure at least 75 per cent marks or be in the top 20 percentile in their respective class 12th board exam. For candidates belonging to SC/ST categories, the qualifying marks would be 65 per cent marks in class 12th board exam.
  • Till the current academic year, admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs are offered on the basis of JEE Main Ranks. JEE Main Rank List is prepared after finding a composite score of JEE Main scores and Normalized Marks of Class XII in the ratio of 60:40.This weightage given to JEE Main scores and normalized marks of class 12th board are the basis for admission to NIT+System. However, from the upcoming admission year, this weightage of 40 per cent given to class 12th board marks will not be there.