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Class XII Equivalent Examinations: JEE Main

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JEE Main Qualifying Examinations

Examinations accepted as Class XII or equivalent for JEE Main

An important requirement for appearing for JEE Main is that you must have passed a Class XII or equivalent examination that includes the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, without which you would be deemed ineligible for admissions to the famed Indian Institutes of Technology.

List of Qualifying Examinations

  1. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ stateBoard, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  2. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  3. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  5. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  6. S.C. vocational examination*.
  7. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration*.
  8. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced A level*.
  9. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate*.
  10. Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva*.

In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level. * indicates that these examinations can be used only as acceptable Class XII equivalents for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology, and not for JEE Main admissions.

India Based Boards

  1. Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education
  2. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
  3. Bihar Intermediate Education Council (Bihar School Examination Board)
  4. Central Board of Secondary Education
  5. Chattisgarh Madhyamik Shiksha Mandal (Chattisgarh Board Of Secondary Education)
  6. Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations
  7. Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  8. Gujarat Secondary Education Board
  9. Haryana Board of Education
  10. H P Board of School Education
  11. Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education
  12. Jharkhand Academic Council
  13. Karnataka Board of Pre-University Education
  14. Kerala Board of Public Examinations
  15. Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education
  16. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  17. Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education
  18. Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education
  19. Mizoram Board of School Education
  20. Nagaland Board of School Education
  21. Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education
  22. Punjab School Education Board
  23. Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education
  24. Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education
  25. Tripura Board of Secondary Education
  26. U P Board of High School and Intermediate Education
  27. Uttaranchal Shiksha Evam Pariksha Parishad
  28. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
  29. National Institute of Open Schooling
  30. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  31. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  32. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
  33. Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan
  34. Vishwa Bharti University, Shantiniketan, Birbhoom, Wb
  35. Rajiv Gandhi University Of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad
  36. Haryana Open School, Bhiwani
  37. Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur
  38. M P State Open School, Bhopal
  39. Andhra Pradesh Open School Society
  40. Bihar Board of Open Schooling Examination
  41. Chhattisgarh State Open School
  42. CBSE I (CBSE International)
  43. Telangana Board of Intermediate Education
  44. Telangana Pradesh Open School Society
  45. West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling
  46. Assam State Open School
  47. Directorate General of Military Training (RIMC)
  48. Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
  49. A Level of General Certificate of Education, Cambridge University (IGSE)
  50. International Baccalaureate
  51. Edexcel, London (UK)
  52. Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal
  53. Technical/Vocational Board.

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