The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12thor equivalent qualifying examination Those appearing in these examinations in 2016 can also appear in JEE (Advanced) - provisionally.

All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad will have to appear in the Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main). Based on the performance in Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main), top 150000 candidates (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2016.

Admissions to IITs/ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced), subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced) .

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. Those who have attempted IIT-JEE/JEE (Advanced) earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in JEE (Advanced) .