Aspirants, who wish to participate in JEE MAINS 2013 must fulfill the following criteria. There are few modifications made in this section by the officials this year.

Date of Birth:

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1983 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2011 or 2012; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2013 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 2013.

Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2010 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2014 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2013. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/other Qualifying Examinations in 2010, did not pass in 2010, but passed in 2011 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2013.

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/any other Qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main). In the year 2013 however, the candidates who have taken four subjects are also permitted to write JEE 2013 as an exception.

Number of Attempts:

The total number of attempts is 03 for all candidates.

For admission in NITs, IIITs, and other colleges under CCB JEE Main 2013 Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

The B.E. / B. Tech. candidates must have passé the QE with the subject combination of Physics, Mathematics and one of Chemistry / Bio – Technology / Computer Science / Biology.

The minimum aggregate should be 50%.
The B. Arch candidates must have studied Mathematics compulsorily and obtained a minimum aggregate of 50%.

JEE Main 2013 Eligibility Criteria for admission in Other Institutions:

The candidate must be eligible for the institute of his choice additionally to get admission.

If any State wants to carry out the admission process on this line, a separate merit list can be prepared on the criteria decided by the state.

Minimum academic qualification:

For appearing in JEE Main 2013, the candidate must have a minimum qualification of class XII or its equivalent. The students who are appearing for class XII exam in this year can also appear for JEE 2013.
List of Qualifying Exams for JEE Main 2013:
Class XII exam conducted by any recognized State/Central Board of Secondary Examination.
  • Two-year Pre-University or Intermediate Examination conducted by a recognized University/Board.
  • Final Examination of Joint Services Wing’s two year course of National Defence Academy.
  • Any Board/Public/University Examinationin foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or India.
  • Vocational Examination conducted by HSC.
  • The Senior Secondary Examination organized by National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  • AICTE or State Board of Technical Education Diploma.
Improvement in Class XII result of 2012 pass out students:

The students who have passed their XII class in 2012 can improve their score by giving the exams again this year. Bu they have to appear for all the subjects. The students who give exam will have an option for submitting the score of either 2012 or 2013.

The students who submit 2013 improvement scores for JEE Main 2013 will be judged as per the top 20 percentile criteria and the rest will be judged as per the earlier 60% (GEN) and 55% (PD/ST/SC) marks criteria for IITs.