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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

August 9, 2022

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Eligibility criteria is the prerequisite of any examination application form. It is crucial to understand the eligibility criteria before proceeding with the application process for the JEE Main Exam.

This year, a few significant modifications to the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria have been implemented, discussed in this post.

One of the most important eligibility criteria to consider is that the Joint Entrance Exam 2022 has no age limit. Isn't it fantastic?

This article will walk you through all the various parameters under eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and reservation criteria.

Let us understand all these parameters in detail through this article. 

JEE Main Age Limit 2022

  • Good news is, for appearing in the JEE (Main) - 2022, there is no age limit. laugh

  • If you have passed the class 12 or equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022 irrespective of your age can appear in JEE (Main) 2022 examination.

  • But, you need to fulfill the age limit prescribed by the respective Institute that you desire to get admission

JEE Main Paper 2 Question Papers

JEE Main Paper 2 Question Papers

JEE Main Educational Qualification 2022

  • As per the JEE Main Eligibility criteria, only those who have passes class 12/ equivalent examination in 2020, 2021 or 2022 can apply.

  • Also, those who are appearing in Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2022 can apply.

  • But, note that those who passed Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2023 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2022 Exam.

JEE Main State of Eligibility 2022

  • State code of Eligibility is the code of state from where you have passed class 12 or equivalent. 

  • Remember that the State code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.

  • For instance, if you have appeared for the class 12 examination in New Delhi and you are a resident of Noida, UP, then your state code of eligibility will be New Delhi and NOT UP.

  • If you have passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) qualifying examination from one State but appeared for improvement from another State, than yours State code of eligibility will be from
    where you have  first passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination and NOT the State from where you have appeared for improvement.

  • If you appeared or appearing for class 12 from NIOS, then you must select the state code of eligibility as per the state in which the study center is located. 

  • For Indian nationals passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined based on a permanent address in India as given in the passport.

  • The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class XII (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals.

  • Also note that, OCI/PIO passing the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs

Download JEE Paper 2 Question Papers PDF

List of Qualifying Examinations

If you are applying for JEE Main, then make sure you have qualified in any of the below-listed exams and have the concerned documents.

  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 the Indian School Certificate Examinations, 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 Defense Academy

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

  5. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  6. Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.

  7. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.

  8. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

  9. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

  10. If you have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class12 Examination.

JEE MAIN Two sessions:

JEE (Main) - 2022 will be held in two sessions for admissions to the next academic year.

You will thus get benefit in the following ways:

  • If you are unable to put your utmost effort in first attempt, this will allow you two chances to improve your exam marks.

  • In the first attempt, you will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know your mistakes which you can improve while attempting for the second time. This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste an entire year.

  • If someone missed the exam due to circumstances beyond their control (such as the Board exam), they will not have to wait for one entire year.

You do not have to show up for both Sessions. If you appear in more than one session, the best of your JEE (Main) - 2022 NTA Scores will be used to compile the Merit List/Ranking. 

Check detailed: JEE Main Paper 2 Application Form 2022

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria - Reservations

As per the central government norms, the reservations for categories is as tabulated below:

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List 27%
General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS) 10%
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability 5%

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Persons with Disability (PwD)

As per RPwD Act, “Persons with Disability (PwD)” means a person with long term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders his full and effective participation in society equally with others. 

As per Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, “persons with benchmark disabilities” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

The specified disabilities included in the Schedule of the RPwD Act, are as follows:

Category Type of Disability Specified Disability
Physical Disability Locomotor Disability* a. Leprosy cured person, b. cerebral palsy, c. dwarfism, d. muscular dystrophy, e. acid attack victims
Visual Impairment* a. blindness, b. low vision
Hearing Impairment* a. deaf, b. hard of hearing
Speech & Language Disability Permanent disability arising out of conditions such as laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes.
Intellectual Disability - a. specific learning Disability (Perceptual Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia & Development Aphasia) b. autism spectrum disorder
Mental Behaviour - a. mental illness
Disability caused due to i. Chronic Neurological Conditions a. multiple sclerosis b. Parkinsonism
ii. Blood disorder a. Haemophilia, b. Thalassemia, c. Sickle cell disease
Multiple Disabilities - More than one of the above specified disabilities including deaf blindness

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria: Important Points to Keep in Mind

  • It is the candidate's responsibility to double-check all eligibility criteria information before completing and submitting form.
  • Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria but apply for JEE Main 2022 risk having their application cancelled at any stage of the admissions process.
  • Candidates must fill out their application form with the correct information based on the original documents and eligibility requirements.
  • There are no age restrictions for appearing in JEE Main 2022; the only requirement is that they appear in three consecutive years after passing class 12.
  • There are no requirements for a minimum percentage of marks in class 12 to participate in JEE Main 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main exam is conducted in both online and offline mode. JEE Main Paper-1 will be conducted entirely in computer-based mode whereas the JEE Main Paper-2 Exam which consists of Mathematics and Aptitude Test is conducted in online mode while the Drawing exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e., Pen and Paper-based mode.

JEE Main Paper 2 cut off 2020 will differ for various institutes and programs. Once the exam will get completed the JEE Main paper 2 cut-off marks will be released by the counselling authority for B.Arch and B.Planning. The cutoff for the exam will be based on a few aspects such as:

  • A number of students appeared in the exam.
  • Number of seats in offer
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Cut Off based on the Previous Year exam
  • Category under which admission will be taken
The JEE Main 2022 Application Process has started from 01.03.2023. Candidates can fill the forms until 31.03.2023 up to 05.00 P.M.
Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2023.
Yes. As per the official notification, multiple application forms submitted for the same Session(s) will not be accepted at any cost by the NTA.
Yes. NTA is providing an option to edit or modify details in the JEE Main 2022 Application Form. You can make changes in the online form from 06 April 2022 to 08 April 2022.
It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam hall. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.
Yes. There is negative marking in of -1 marks for every incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions & numerical value-based questions.
Paper 2A -BArch will comprise of 82 questions and Paper 2B (B.Planning) will contain 105 questions in total.

No. It is not mandatory to appear for the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. If you are interested in BArch/Bplanning program, then only you can appear for the paper 2 exam.

As per the previous year's paper from the last few years, the exam is easy to moderate level of difficulty. In the first stage of the exam, there are 3 sections- Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing. Those who clear the Online Written Exam are eligible for the next selection process.

Here is the list of a few best colleges for admission for B. Arch,

Department of Architecture and Planning Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee)
School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)
Sir J.J College of Architecture
Department of Architecture Birla Institute of Technology Mesra
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
School of Planning and Architecture University of Mysore

There is a negative marking in the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam, You have to give the penalty of 1 mark for each wrong answer marked in the exam.

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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 9, 2022

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Eligibility criteria is the prerequisite of any examination application form. It is crucial to understand the eligibility criteria before proceeding with the application process for the JEE Main Exam.

This year, a few significant modifications to the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria have been implemented, discussed in this post.

One of the most important eligibility criteria to consider is that the Joint Entrance Exam 2022 has no age limit. Isn't it fantastic?

This article will walk you through all the various parameters under eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and reservation criteria.

Let us understand all these parameters in detail through this article. 

JEE Main Age Limit 2022

  • Good news is, for appearing in the JEE (Main) - 2022, there is no age limit. laugh

  • If you have passed the class 12 or equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022 irrespective of your age can appear in JEE (Main) 2022 examination.

  • But, you need to fulfill the age limit prescribed by the respective Institute that you desire to get admission

JEE Main Paper 2 Question Papers

JEE Main Paper 2 Question Papers

JEE Main Educational Qualification 2022

  • As per the JEE Main Eligibility criteria, only those who have passes class 12/ equivalent examination in 2020, 2021 or 2022 can apply.

  • Also, those who are appearing in Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2022 can apply.

  • But, note that those who passed Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2023 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2022 Exam.

JEE Main State of Eligibility 2022

  • State code of Eligibility is the code of state from where you have passed class 12 or equivalent. 

  • Remember that the State code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.

  • For instance, if you have appeared for the class 12 examination in New Delhi and you are a resident of Noida, UP, then your state code of eligibility will be New Delhi and NOT UP.

  • If you have passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) qualifying examination from one State but appeared for improvement from another State, than yours State code of eligibility will be from
    where you have  first passed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination and NOT the State from where you have appeared for improvement.

  • If you appeared or appearing for class 12 from NIOS, then you must select the state code of eligibility as per the state in which the study center is located. 

  • For Indian nationals passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined based on a permanent address in India as given in the passport.

  • The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class XII (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals.

  • Also note that, OCI/PIO passing the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs

Download JEE Paper 2 Question Papers PDF

List of Qualifying Examinations

If you are applying for JEE Main, then make sure you have qualified in any of the below-listed exams and have the concerned documents.

  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 the Indian School Certificate Examinations, 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 Defense Academy

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

  5. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  6. Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.

  7. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.

  8. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

  9. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

  10. If you have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class12 Examination.

JEE MAIN Two sessions:

JEE (Main) - 2022 will be held in two sessions for admissions to the next academic year.

You will thus get benefit in the following ways:

  • If you are unable to put your utmost effort in first attempt, this will allow you two chances to improve your exam marks.

  • In the first attempt, you will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know your mistakes which you can improve while attempting for the second time. This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste an entire year.

  • If someone missed the exam due to circumstances beyond their control (such as the Board exam), they will not have to wait for one entire year.

You do not have to show up for both Sessions. If you appear in more than one session, the best of your JEE (Main) - 2022 NTA Scores will be used to compile the Merit List/Ranking. 

Check detailed: JEE Main Paper 2 Application Form 2022

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria - Reservations

As per the central government norms, the reservations for categories is as tabulated below:

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List 27%
General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS) 10%
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability 5%

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Persons with Disability (PwD)

As per RPwD Act, “Persons with Disability (PwD)” means a person with long term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders his full and effective participation in society equally with others. 

As per Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, “persons with benchmark disabilities” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

The specified disabilities included in the Schedule of the RPwD Act, are as follows:

Category Type of Disability Specified Disability
Physical Disability Locomotor Disability* a. Leprosy cured person, b. cerebral palsy, c. dwarfism, d. muscular dystrophy, e. acid attack victims
Visual Impairment* a. blindness, b. low vision
Hearing Impairment* a. deaf, b. hard of hearing
Speech & Language Disability Permanent disability arising out of conditions such as laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes.
Intellectual Disability - a. specific learning Disability (Perceptual Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia & Development Aphasia) b. autism spectrum disorder
Mental Behaviour - a. mental illness
Disability caused due to i. Chronic Neurological Conditions a. multiple sclerosis b. Parkinsonism
ii. Blood disorder a. Haemophilia, b. Thalassemia, c. Sickle cell disease
Multiple Disabilities - More than one of the above specified disabilities including deaf blindness

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria: Important Points to Keep in Mind

  • It is the candidate's responsibility to double-check all eligibility criteria information before completing and submitting form.
  • Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria but apply for JEE Main 2022 risk having their application cancelled at any stage of the admissions process.
  • Candidates must fill out their application form with the correct information based on the original documents and eligibility requirements.
  • There are no age restrictions for appearing in JEE Main 2022; the only requirement is that they appear in three consecutive years after passing class 12.
  • There are no requirements for a minimum percentage of marks in class 12 to participate in JEE Main 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main exam is conducted in both online and offline mode. JEE Main Paper-1 will be conducted entirely in computer-based mode whereas the JEE Main Paper-2 Exam which consists of Mathematics and Aptitude Test is conducted in online mode while the Drawing exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e., Pen and Paper-based mode.

JEE Main Paper 2 cut off 2020 will differ for various institutes and programs. Once the exam will get completed the JEE Main paper 2 cut-off marks will be released by the counselling authority for B.Arch and B.Planning. The cutoff for the exam will be based on a few aspects such as:

  • A number of students appeared in the exam.
  • Number of seats in offer
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Cut Off based on the Previous Year exam
  • Category under which admission will be taken
The JEE Main 2022 Application Process has started from 01.03.2023. Candidates can fill the forms until 31.03.2023 up to 05.00 P.M.
Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2023.
Yes. As per the official notification, multiple application forms submitted for the same Session(s) will not be accepted at any cost by the NTA.
Yes. NTA is providing an option to edit or modify details in the JEE Main 2022 Application Form. You can make changes in the online form from 06 April 2022 to 08 April 2022.
It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam hall. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.
Yes. There is negative marking in of -1 marks for every incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions & numerical value-based questions.
Paper 2A -BArch will comprise of 82 questions and Paper 2B (B.Planning) will contain 105 questions in total.

No. It is not mandatory to appear for the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. If you are interested in BArch/Bplanning program, then only you can appear for the paper 2 exam.

As per the previous year's paper from the last few years, the exam is easy to moderate level of difficulty. In the first stage of the exam, there are 3 sections- Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing. Those who clear the Online Written Exam are eligible for the next selection process.

Here is the list of a few best colleges for admission for B. Arch,

Department of Architecture and Planning Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee)
School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)
Sir J.J College of Architecture
Department of Architecture Birla Institute of Technology Mesra
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
School of Planning and Architecture University of Mysore

There is a negative marking in the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam, You have to give the penalty of 1 mark for each wrong answer marked in the exam.

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