(JEE 2009) Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination IIT JEE 2009 Eligibility

Info : Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination IIT JEE 2009 Eligibility

A candidate has to satisfy ALL the eligibility conditions given below:

* A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. Those who have appeared in JEE in 2007 or earlier are not eligible for appearing in JEE-2009.

* Candidates appearing in JEE-2009 should have either passed the qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009. They should also satisfy the specific eligibility criteria in the qualifying examination. Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination before October 1, 2007 are not eligible to write JEE-2009.

* Candidates should meet the age requirements given below.

* Candidates should NOT have accepted admission by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi or ISMU, Dhanbad, through earlier JEE. 

Qualifying Examination:
Candidates applying for JEE-2009 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2009 in any one of the following qualifying examinations.

* 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.

* 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.

* Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to the 10+2 system.

* H.S.C. Vocational Examination.

* Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.

* 3 or 4-year Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

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.

Eligibility Criteria in Qualifying Examination

Candidates belonging to the GE and DS categories must secure 60% or more marks in aggregate in their Qualifying Examination. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PD categories must secure 55% or more marks in aggregate in the Qualifying Examination. 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. In case such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, then the decision of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Important Notes

1. Those candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2010 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE-2009.

2. All provisional admissions to candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the year 2009 will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed the Qualifying Examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified above is not submitted to the concerned Institute latest by September 30, 2009. If a Board normally declares the results of the qualifying examination after 30th September of each year, students of such Boards are advised to attempt JEE in the following year.

3. All admissions are 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 Admission Board of JEE-2009 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.

4. For more clarification in respect of number of attempts and year of passing the qualifying examinations, please refer to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Age Requirements

For GE and OBC categories, only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1984, are eligible to appear in JEE-2009. For SC, ST, and PD categories, candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1979, are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the High School/first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. If the high school certificate does not mention the date of birth, provide a suitable document indicating the date of birth along with the application.

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 the 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.