Eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in IIT-JEE 2012:
Date of Birth
- General (GE) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1987.
- Those born earlier are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
- Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and those with Physical Disability (PD) must have been born on or after October 1, 1982. SC/ST/PD candidates born before October 1, 1982 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
- The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first Board/Pre-University certificate will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, a candidate must submit along with the application, an authenticated document indicating the date of birth. Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE)
To appear in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate must have either passed the QE for the first time, on or after October 1, 2010 or appearing for the first time in 2012. Those who are going to appear in the QE later than September 30, 2012 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
The year of passing the QE will be determined based on the examination he/she passed the earliest out of the qualifying examinations listed below. In case the applicant passed more than one QE or attempted successfully same QE more than once, the year of the first successful QE/attempt will be used to determine the eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012.
The qualifying examinations are listed below:
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.
Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
H.S.C. vocational examination.
Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.
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).
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.
Minimum Percentage of Marks in QE
Candidates belonging to GE and OBC categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in QE. SC, ST and PD candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in QE.
The percentage of marks awarded by the Board will be treated as final. If the Board does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated based on the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counselling / admission. In case such a certificate is not provided the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of IIT-JEE 2012 will be final.
Number of JEE Attempts
A candidate can attempt JEE maximum two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed QE. Those who have attempted JEE in 2010 or earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
Earlier Admission Taken Through JEE
Candidates who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM Dhanbad, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/ documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be cancelled.
If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE in 2012, his/her admission will only be provisional until he/she submits the relevant documents. The admission stands cancelled if the documents are not submitted in original to the concerned institute on or before September 30, 2012.
If a Board invariably declares the results of the QE after September 30, every year, the candidate is advised not to attempt IIT-JEE 2012.
The decision of the Joint Admission Board of IIT-JEE 2012 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
Reservation of Seats: As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Government of India.
SC/ST Candidates: For the SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5% seats, respectively, are reserved in every programme in all IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories are declared qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will be required to produce the original caste/ tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format during admission. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. Attested copies of these certificates must be received by respective zonal IITs on or before June 01, 2012, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission to the respective reserved seats. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.
OBC Candidates: For the purpose of reservation of seats in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate will be considered as OBC only if he/she belongs to the non-creamy layer of this category. Those belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation.
For candidates belonging to OBC (non creamy layer), 27% of the seats are reserved in all IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad.
In case the reserved seats in this category are not filled, they can be filled by GE category candidates.
The OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) will be required to produce original OBC (NCL) caste certificate issued on or after January 1, 2012 by a competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of admission. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. Attested copies of these certificates must be received by the respective zonal IITs on or before June 01, 2012, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission to the respective reserved seats.
Physically Disabled (PD): In each institute 3% of seats in every category are reserved for PD candidates. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and/or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment. Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this category. Candidates belonging to this category are qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.
The percentage of disability of the candidates will be required to be certified by a medical board constituted by IITs. The decision of the medical board would be final.
Preparatory Course: In case the seats reserved for SC/ST/PD candidates are not filled, a limited number of candidates are admitted to a Preparatory Course of one-year duration on the basis of a further relaxation of admission criteria. Admission is given to the candidates in the preparatory course provided (i) the seats reserved for the respective category are vacant (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms, and (iii) candidates have not undergone the Preparatory Course earlier. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered a direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July/August 2013, against the unfilled reserved seats for IIT-JEE 2012.