SELECTION OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR JEE ADVANCED 2013
You might be aware that the candidates aspiring to join the IITs have to first clear the JEE Main examination. Only top 1,50,000 candidates (including all reservations) based on the performance in the JEE Main examination will be considered as qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced examination.
Note that ONLY the scores in the JEE Main examination will be considered for the listing of the
candidates and NO tie-break mechanism will be implemented. This immediately implies that the number
of candidates qualifying to appear for the JEE Advanced might be slightly higher than
the intended 1,50,000 as there could be more than one candidate at the same score.
The various categories from which the candidates are selected are as given below:
50.5% from the Common Merit List (CML). This is approximately accounts for 75,750 candidates of General Merit. Note that some of the reserved category candidates may also be included in this list.
27% from the OBC-NCL Merit List. About 40,500 candidates of the OBC-NCL fall into this.
15% and 7.5% from the SC and ST Merit Lists respectively will call for 22,500 candidates from the SC category and 11,250 candidates from the ST category.
Persons with Disability (PwD) will form 3% of each of the above given Merit lists.
The candidates belonging to reserved categories but appear in the Common Merit List will NOT be included in their respective category lists.