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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2023 | NTA Latest Updates

JEE Main 2023 to be postponed? JEE eligibility criteria 2023 relaxed for this year? Are these rumors or are these facts? Keep reading this blog from the best coaching center for JEE Main 2023, VidyaHub to know everything about JEE 2023…

Union Education Minister Dhramendra Pradhan earlier said the plea for one-time modification of qualifying requirements of JEE Main and Advanced examinations "has been referred to the responsible department for required action". He was replying to correspondence from Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram.

"Thank you for your letters of December 2nd, 2022 and December 15th, 2022, requesting a one-time exemption to modify the qualifying criterion for all students taking the JEE Main and Advanced tests in 2023. "The complaint has been sent to the appropriate department for action," Pradhan stated in his response to Chidambaram.

The Congress MP had written to the education minister asking him to alter the qualifying requirements for JEE Main and Advanced as a one-time solution after applicants encountered many problems during last year's tests.


The eligibility criteria for JEE Main, which is the primary entrance examination for admission to engineering colleges in India, are as follows:

  • NATIONALITY: Candidates must be a citizen of India, or a person of Indian origin (PIO) or a foreign national.
  • AGE LIMIT: There is no age limit for JEE Aspirants.
  • QUALIFYING EXAM: Candidates must have passed the Class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board in India or abroad. Candidates who are appearing for the Class 12th examination in the current year are also eligible to appear for JEE Main.
  • MINIMUM MARKS: Candidates must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in the Class 12th or equivalent examination, or be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards for the current academic year. But recently, 75 Percent eligibility criteria were scrapped by the authorities for top 20 percentile scorers of each board
  • SUBJECTS: The qualifying examination should have been passed in Physics, Mathematics, and one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational subject, and a fourth optional subject.
  • APPEARING IN BOTH JEE(MAIN) AND JEE(ADVANCED): Candidates who wish to appear for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced are required to qualify the JEE Main examination.
  • NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS: Candidates can attempt JEE Main for a maximum of 6 times over a period of 3 consecutive years.
  • APPEARING FOR JEE MAIN PAPER 1: Candidates who have passed class 12th or appearing in class 12th examination in the current year and aspiring for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering/technology in NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs participating in the joint seat allocation in the current year shall have to qualify JEE(Main) Paper-1.
  • APPEARING FOR JEE MAIN PAPER 2: Candidates who have passed class 12th or appearing in class 12th examination in the current year and aspiring for admission to undergraduate courses in architecture and planning in the institutes participating in the joint seat allocation in the current year, shall have to qualify JEE (Main) Paper-2.

It is important to note that these criteria may change from year to year, so candidates should check the official website of JEE Main for the most up-to-date information.

In addition, it is also important to note that satisfying the above-mentioned criteria only makes a candidate eligible to appear for the JEE Main examination and meeting these criteria do not guarantee admission in any engineering college. The final selection of candidates for admission is based on the score obtained in JEE Main and the counseling process conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).


If the JEE Main eligibility criteria were to be relaxed, it would likely have a number of consequences.

One possible consequence is that more students would be able to take the JEE Main examination. For example, if the minimum marks required in the qualifying exam were lowered, more students who may have previously fallen short of the requirement would now be able to take the exam.

This could lead to an increase in the number of candidates taking the JEE Main examination and this would lead to an increase in competition for a limited number of seats. As a result, it could be more difficult for students to secure a place in the engineering colleges of their choice, as the cutoff scores required for admission may be higher than before.

Another consequence would be the quality of the students who get admitted to the college. If the eligibility criteria are relaxed, it means that the bar has been lowered and the standard of students admitted to the college may be less than before. This could have an impact on the overall quality of the student body in engineering colleges, and the standards of the engineering profession may be affected.

Moreover, lowering the criteria would also change the reputation of the exam and college, as college tends to have higher reputation for having students with high standard of academics and intelligence.

It is important to note that these are just possible outcomes, and the actual effects of relaxing the JEE Main eligibility criteria would depend on the specific changes that were made and how they were implemented.


NTA has released the official dates for JEE Main 2023:

EXAM DATE 24 JAN 2023 | 12 APR 2023


The National Testing Agency (NTA) already stated that the JEE (Main) test would be place on January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Session 2 of the test will be held on April 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12.

If the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is postponed, it is important to stay informed about the new exam dates and any other updates or changes. The National Testing Agency (NTA), the organization responsible for administering the JEE exam, will usually announce any postponements or changes to the exam schedule on their official website and through other channels such as the media and social media. It is important to check these sources regularly for the latest information.

If the exam is postponed, it is also important to continue preparing for the exam as best as you can. You can use the additional time to review your study materials, practice mock exams, and seek help from teachers or tutors if needed. It is also a good idea to stay in touch with your educational institution or any other relevant authorities for updates and guidance on how to proceed.


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