Only the top 1,50,000 candidates performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in JEE ADVANCED examination. Admission to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 prcentile (category wise) in their respective board/Qualifying Examinations. the policy would be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and participating Institutions.

Note that ONLY the scores in the JEE Main examination will be considered for the listing of the candidates and NO tie-break mechanism will be implemented. This immediately implies that the number of candidates qualifying to appear for the JEE Advanced might be slightly higher than the intended 1,50,000 as there could be more than one candidate at the same score.

The various categories from which the candidates are selected are as given below:

  • 50.5% from the Common Merit List (CML). This is approximately accounts for 75,750 candidates of General Merit. Note that some of the reserved category candidates may also be included in this list.
  • 27% from the OBC-NCL Merit List. About 40,500 candidates of the OBC-NCL fall into this.
  • 15% and 7.5% from the SC and ST Merit Lists respectively will call for 22,500 candidates from the SC category and 11,250 candidates from the ST category.
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) will form 3% of each of the above given Merit lists.
  • The candidates belonging to reserved categories but appear in the Common Merit List will NOT be included in their respective category lists.
Academic Eligibility for JEE ADVANCED 2013 :

The IIT Council has clearly spelt out the eligibility criteria for students who have given their XII Boards in 2012,for those who are writing betterment in 2013 and for those who are writing their XII boards for the first time in 2013 and for foreign nationals.

For Students who Passed Their Class XII Board Exam in 2012:

The eligibility criteria for joining any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad will be 60% marks in their 12th Board or equivalent (55% for SC/ST/PD candidates).

For Students Who Passed their Class XII Board Exam in 2012 But are Reappearing the Boards in 2013 to Improve their Performance:

  • 60% rule will apply if they use their 2012 Board exam results

  • Top 20 percentile' rule will apply if they use their 2013 Board exam results.
This will be a one-time exception for JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.

For Students Who Give their Class XII Board Exams for First Time in 2013:

It is 'top 20 percentile of the successful candidates' in their Boards, category-wise. This will be a one-time exception for JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.

For Students Where Percentile Score is Not Available From Testing Agencies:

In case the percentile score is not available from testing agencies [such as Pre-University exam conducted by a University, two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy, General Certificate Education examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka), High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University, International Baccalaureate Diploma (Geneva), Senior Secondary School Examination of National Institute of Open Schooling, three year Diploma recognized by AICTE / State Board of Technical Education and 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)] ,the CBSE score for top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in the student's category will be used.

For Foreign Nationals:

The eligibility criteria based on the qualifying examination shall be 60% aggregate marks.