ELIGIBILITY FOR IIT JEE 2011

Eligibility: You must make sure that you satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in JEE-2011

Date of birth: Candidate belonging to GE, OBC and DS categories must be born on or after October 01, 1986 and those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must be born on or after October 01, 1981

Year of passing qualifying examination (QE): Must have passed the qualifying examination, namely, XII standard or any equivalent examination, after 1st October 2009 or in the year 2010 or will be appearing in 2011

Minimum percentage of marks in QE: candidates belonging to GE, OBC and DS categories must secure at least 60% marks and candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination

Important notes: (i) You can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. That means you should have attempted JEE for the first time in 2010 or will be appearing in 2011

(ii) If you have accepted admission after qualifying in JEE in earlier years by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi or ISM, Dhanbad, you will not be eligible to write JEE at all, irrespective of whether or not you joined in any of the programmes

Reservation of seats:

: For SC/ST candidates, respectively 15%, 7.5% seats are reserved in each programme in all the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories are qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion

For OBC candidates belonging to non-creamy layer, 27% seats are reserved in each programme in all the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to this category are qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion

For candidates with physical disability (PD), including leprosy-cured candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course, 3% seats are reserved in each of the categories (viz GE/OBC/SC/ST). Candidates in this category are also qualified under relaxed norms

Two seats in each institute are preferentially allotted to children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations (DS) provided the candidate qualifies without any relaxed criterion

Some SC/ST/PD candidates, who do not qualify in the merit list of JEE-2011, may be offered admission to the preparatory course of one-year duration provided (i) seats reserved for respective category are vacant (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms (iii) candidates have not registered for the preparatory course earlier in any of these institutes. Candidates successfully completing the preparatory course will be offered direct admission to the first year in the academic year 2012-13

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