The IIT-JEE or Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced was first conducted in the year 1961. This examination is organized by one of the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). There is no age limit for candidates appearing for the JEE-Advanced Examinations. Candidates have to pass their 12th equivalent examination from a recognized Central/State Board such as the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

The eligibility criteria for IIT-JEE are as follows:

  • Candidates should be in the top 2,50,000, including all reserve categories, clearing the JEE Mains paper.
  • The General Category candidates must secure 75% marks in the 12th Higher Secondary Examination or any exam equivalent to it. For SC-ST categories, the percentage should be 65.
  • Candidates must be in the top 20% of the 12th Board Exam. 
  • Candidates are allowed to appear for JEE Advanced for two consecutive years from the year, candidates have passed their 12th exam. 

Being able to crack IIT-JEE can benefit a student to get admitted to the best universities across India such as IIT, IIIT, NIT, BITS, NIIT, and many more.