Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Academic Qualification

The minimum academic qualification for admission through JEE is a pass grade in the final examination of 10+2 system or its equivalent, referred to as the Qualifying Examination in this brochure. In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level. Those appearing in 10+2 final or equivalent examination in 2005 may also appear in JEE-2005 (Screening Test and Main Examination) for consideration of provisional admission. Those who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2006 or later are not eligible to apply. All provisional admissions will stand cancelled if the proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted to the Institute concerned by September 30, 2005.

All admissions will be subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the Joint Admissions Board regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.

The list of qualifying examinations is given below:

  1. 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 Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.
  2. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  3. Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  5. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
  6. Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  7. H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  8. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  9. 3 or 4-year Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1980 are eligible for JEE-2005. However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., SC, ST and PD candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1975 are eligible. Only the date of birth as recorded in your High School/first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counselling, failing which they will be disqualified.

Physical Fitness

All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in a prescribed format that will be made available to them at an appropriate time. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at the participating Institutes.

Special Requirements for Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Courses

Candidates opting for these courses should make sure that they are free from colour blindness. They will be required to submit a certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner to this effect at the time of counselling. The standard of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered strictly for candidates seeking admission in Mining as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with above limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering.

Women Candidates for Mining Courses

Section 46(1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that ''No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed (a) in any part of a mine which is below ground, (b) in any mine above ground except between the hours 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.''. The programmes of Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery at ISM Dhanbad do not admit women candidates, whereas, IIT Kharagpur and IT-BHU Varanasi have no such restriction.

Eligibility to Appear in the Main Examination

Candidates who qualify in the Screening Test of JEE-2005 shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination

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