JEE Advanced 2019: Foreign Nationals

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Something that is often never covered in JEE Advanced sections available on different websites is the admission procedure and criteria for foreign admissions. While admissions to the different NITs can be also made via the DASA scheme, candidates interested in admissions to IITs have no other option but to qualify JEE Advanced, just like everybody else. SAT scores are not valid.

JEE Main (Foreign admissions)

The following candidates are considered as foreign nationals for JEE Advanced 2019:

  1. Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized)
  2. Candidates should not belong to OCI category
  3. Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India
  4. Candidates whose parents do not come under OCI category at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced).

Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of a total number of seats in every course. Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the different categories as mandated by Govt. of India. These candidates are not required to write JEE (Main) and may register for JEE (Advanced) 2019 directly subject to fulfillment of other eligibility criteria.

Identity Proof

Identity proof of both the parents is required in the form of citizenship certificate/passport.

Age relaxation

In countries where a minimum stint in the armed forces (or allied) for a certain period is mandatory before/after Class XII (or equivalent) exam, the candidate will be given a relaxation of the required number of years. In such cases, the candidate is required to upload a certificate/testimonial issued by competent authority to this effect at the time of registration.

Minimum mark in the qualifying examination

The candidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination. If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2019 will be final.

Additional documents required

A certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination qualified by the candidates is equivalent to the Class XII examination.

Documents required for registration

  1. Birth certificate for age proof.
  2. Class XII mark sheet/certificate for 75% cut‐off.
  3. Identity proof of the candidate.
  4. Citizenship certificate/passport of both the parents.
  5. Testimonial (if required).

Examination Centres

CityCountryCityCountry
Addis AlabaEthiopiaColomboSri Lanka
DhakaBangladeshKathmanduNepal
SingaporeSingaporeDubaiUAE

Online display of ORS

In case of perceived discrepancy in the Objective Response Sheet (ORS), candidates can seek review of the machine‐read responses. The requests should be submitted online with a review‐fee at the rate of $20 (USD) per question to be reviewed. Detailed instructions and the mode of payment will be provided on the online portal.

Architecture Aptitude Test

Successful foreign candidates who are interested in the B. Arch. Program, are required to come to one of the Zonal IITs to write the test.

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