JEE Advanced 2019: Number of Candidates to be Shortlisted Increased to 2,45,000

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The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has released an official notification regarding the number of candidates to be shortlisted for the upcoming JEE Advanced examination.

This year, the top 2,45,000 candidates from the JEE Main 2019 (Paper-1) exam will be shortlisted for the JEE Advanced 2019 examination. Previously, the number of candidates shortlisted from the JEE Main examination was 2,24,000. IIT Roorkee has decided to increase the number of intake by approximately 9.3% from that of last year.

Some More Details

The number ‘2,45,000’ is not the absolute and total number of candidates who would be offered admissions may vary (may increase) in case of tied scores or ranks. As notified by the MHRD Ministry, this year a 10% reservation for the EWS category will be introduced.

Category Wise Seat Distribution

Category Number of Candidates
Open 108229 113925
Open – Pwd 5696
Gen-EWS 9310 9800
Gen – EWS- PwD 490
OBC – NCL 62843 66150
OBC – NCL – PwD 3307
SC 34913 36750
SC – PwD 1837
ST 17456 18375
ST – PwD 919

JEE Advanced 2019: Eligibility Criteria

In the official notification, IIT Roorkee has also stated the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2019.

  • Candidates should be among top 2,45,000 in Paper-I of JEE Main 2019.
  • Candidates should be born on or after 1st of October 1994. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PwD category are eligible for a 5-year relaxation in the age limit criterion.
  • Candidates can attempt JEE Advanced maximum 2 times in 2 consecutive years. Candidates who have appeared in the JEE Advanced 2017 & 2018 are not eligible for this year’s examination.
  • Candidates should have appeared for class 12 boards (or any equivalent exam) for the first time in either 2018 or 2019.

Note: However, if the board declares the results for the academic year 2016-17 post June 2017, then the candidates are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2019, given they meet the other eligibility criteria. In Case, the board declares the class 12 results for the academic year 2016-17 prior to June 2017, but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible for this year’s JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2019- Important Dates

The online registrations for JEE Advanced 2019 will begin from 3rd of May 2019. Here are the important dates of the upcoming examination:

Events Dates 
Application form availability of JEE Advanced 2019 or online registration 3rd May 2019
Application form end date of JEE Advanced 2019 or online registration 9th May 2019
JEE Advanced 2019 admit card date 20th-27th May 2019
JEE Advanced 2019 exam date 27th May 2019
JEE Advanced 2019 answer key release 4th June 2019
Raising objections on the answer key 4th (10 AM) -5th (5 PM) June 2019
The announcement of JEE Advanced 2019 result 14th June 2019
Seat allotment round June – July 2019


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