1. Who can apply as foreign nationals?
Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) and have studied (are studying) abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE(Advanced) 2020, are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.
Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.
These candidates are not required to write JEE(Main) 2020 and may register for JEE(Advanced) 2020 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.
Identity Proof: Identity proof of the candidate is required in the form of citizenship certificate/Passport.
2. Registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2020
All foreign candidates who desire to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2020 have to register online through the JEE (Advanced) 2020 website, https://jeeadv.ac.in. The registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2020 applicable to foreign nationals is given in the following table.
JEE (Advanced) 2020 will be held ONLY in cities in India.
|Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India
||Candidates from SAARC countries
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries
- The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.
- Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be given on the online registration portal.
3. Eligibility Criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2020
All foreign candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following four criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
Criterion 1 – Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. 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 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.
Criterion 2 – Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
Criterion 3 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2017-18 before June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
Criterion 4 – Earlier admission at IITs: A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2019, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020. However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 3.
4. Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
Candidates must PASS class XII exam with the following subjects:
- A language
- Any subject other than the above four
5. Documents required for registration
- Birth certificate for age proof
- Class XII passing certificate
- Identity proof
- Citizenship certificate/Passport
- Testimonial (if required)
6. Architecture aptitude test for B.Arch. Program
Successful foreign candidates, if interested in B. Arch. Program, are required to come to one of the Zonal IITs to write the Architecture aptitude test for B.Arch. Program.