JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2024 is released at the official website of NTA, i.e., The JEE Main 2024 eligibility criteria are provided here, along with details of the age limit, number of attempts, and minimum marks in class 12.

JEE Main Exam Eligibility 2024: Introduction

NTA has released the JEE Main 2024 eligibility criteria at Candidates can check the JEE Main information brochure for the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2024. Details such as education qualification, JEE age limit, post-marks, nationality, mandatory subjects, and many more are provided by the JEE Main eligibility criteria. Students who appeared or will appear in class 12 or equivalent in 2022, 2023, or 2024 are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2024. Ineligibility of candidates will result in rejection from the JEE Main Examination. The eligibility criteria for JEE Mains 2024 have to be met by candidates for admission into various colleges accepting NTA JEE scores.

The National Testing Agency operates JEE Main for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses offered by institutes participating in the JEE Main 2024 program. There is no age limit for the JEE Main 2024 entrance exam. Candidates who qualify for JEE 2024 can apply for the JEE Main registration process. You can read more about JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2024 Candidates in the below article.

What are the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2024?

Students can check the JEE Main 2024 eligibility criteria before filling out the JEE Main 2024 application form. Candidates failing to meet the necessary JEE Main eligibility criteria for 2024 will be rejected at a later stage of the admission process.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2024

Check the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2024 below:

JEE Main Qualifying Exam:

  1. Students must have passed the 12th standard or qualifying examination in 2022 or 2023.
  2. Students who will pass the 12th standard or comparable examination in 2024 are also eligible to apply.

JEE Mains age limit:

There is no age limit for the JEE main exam. Any student who has passed the 12th or equivalent exam in 2022 and 2023 or is appearing in 2024 can apply for the IIT entrance exams.

JEE main number of attempts:

  1. JEE main attempt limit is set for three consecutive years.
  2. The entrance exam will be conducted in two attempts (in January and April).
  3. Students who pass 12 in 2022 and 2023 can register for the JEE main 2024 exam.

JEE main subjects:

  1. B.E./B.Tech.: Applicants should have passed the qualifying exam with Physics, Mathematics, and any one of the chemistry, biology, biotechnology, or technical vocational subjects.
  2. B.Arch: Students must have passed the sequence exam in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
  3. B. Plan: Students must have passed the qualifying exam in mathematics.

JEE Main 2024 Qualifying Exams

  1. The final exam (10+2 system), is conducted by any recognized central and state board, such as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE), New Delhi, etc.
  2. The final exam of the 2-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
  3. The Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling has a minimum of five subjects.
  4. Any Public school, board, or University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  5. Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Vocational Examination
  6. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of a minimum of three years duration
  7. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  8. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  9. Candidates who completed the class 12 (or equivalent) exam outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the exam they have passed is equivalent to the class 12 exam.
  10. In case the class 12 exam is not a public exam, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam earlier.

JEE Main 2024: State of Eligibility

Candidates are required to enter their state of eligibility while filling out the application form.

JEE Main State of Eligibility 2024: Snippets

  1. The state code of eligibility for JEE Mains does not depend upon the native place or the residence place of the candidate.
  2. If a student has passed the 12th-grade exam or equivalent exam from a state but has appeared for the improvement/supplementary exam from a different state, then the state code where they passed the qualifying exam will be taken into account for eligibility.
  3. The 12th percentage required for the JEE Mains 2024 or equivalent exam from NIOS has to choose the state of eligibility based on the state in which the study center is located.
  4. For Indian nationals who have passed class 12 or equivalent from Nepal/Bhutan, the state code of eligibility will be given based on the permanent address in India as mentioned in the passport.
  5. The state code of eligibility for OCI/PIO passing the class 12 exam in India will be on par with that of Indian nationals; however, OCI/PIO passing the 12th class exam from a college/institution abroad will be eligible for other state quota seats or All India quota seats in all NITs, IIITs, and Other-CFTIs (not for home state quota seats).

List of JEE Mains Cities

Name of State/Union Territory (UT)

Name of State/Union Territory (UT)

Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)

Madhya Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh






Chandigarh (UT)




Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT)

Puducherry (UT)

Delhi (NCT)







Tamil Nadu

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu & Kashmir

Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal




Foreign/ OCI/ PIO/ Nepal

Lakshadweep (UT)

JEE Main 2024 Eligibility Criteria: Admissions to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs

  1. NITs/IIITs/GFTIs Admission: Students should have passed the 12th class with a minimum of 75% criteria in JEE Mains 2024, or they should be in the top 20 percentile in their class 12 exam (65% for SC/ST candidates).

  2. JEE Main 2024 Admission (B.Arch/B.Planning): He/she should have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board with the required qualification marks for JEE Mains, i.e., a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

JEE Main 2024: Subject Combinations for Admissions

  1. Candidates must have passed the qualifying exam to get admission through JEE Mains 2024 into NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

    1. B.Tech/B.E.: Physics and Math as mandatory subjects, along with one of the subjects such as Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subjects.
    2. B.Arch: Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry subjects.
    3. B. Planning: He or she must have passed the qualifying exam in math.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2024 for Droppers

  1. There is no age limit for JEE Main 2024 eligibility criteria for repeaters.
  2. He or she must have passed their class 12 exam in 2022, 2023, or 2024.
  3. Three consecutive attempts are allowed for the JEE Main 2024 examination.
  4. Students should have secured the minimum required qualification marks for JEE Mains.
  5. Candidates should have taken at least 5 subjects for the class 12 or qualifying exam (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are mandatory).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. I have done my class 12th from NIOS. What is the state of eligibility?

Ans. For candidates who have completed class 12th from NIOS, the state of eligibility will be according to the state in which the study centre was located.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs?

Ans. Students must have secured a minimum of 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 or equivalent exam.

Ques. If I appear for improvement in five subjects, which scores will be considered for JEE Main 2024?

Ans. The better of the two scores will be considered by the authorities.

Ques. What are the mandatory subjects for admission into B.Tech. courses offered by NITs?

Ans. For admission into the B.Tech/B.E. course, candidates should have studied physics and mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one of the biotechnology, chemistry, biology, or technical vocational subjects.

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