The Supreme Court has ordered the removal of Age limit for the IIT JEE examination or the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Advanced 2019. As per the latest update, candidates of all ages who were earlier not permitted to appear for the examination may now do so. Though it is not clear that when this order would be implemented and from which year, So for the time being this news would obviously bring joy to thousands of engineering aspirants in India.
JEE Advanced is the engineering entrance test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology, IITs in the country. Candidates have to qualify the JEE Main examination in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2019. The JEE Main 2019 January Result was recently declared by National Testing Agency. JEE Advanced 2019 examination is scheduled for May 19, 2019, and would be conducted by IIT Roorkee this year. The exact aftermath of the judgement is not known at present. It would be important to note that the students have to first qualify the JEE Main examination in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced. With the order, the effect would also lead to removing the age limit on JEE Main examination. Since one attempt of JEE Main 2019 examination has already been conducted by NTA for the year, how would age limit removed is still to be seen.
All the students are advised to keep a close check on the official website of JEE Advanced which is jeeadv.ac.in for clarification on the order. The exact implication of the order and how it would be implemented would be provided by IITs soon. More updates on the order and the extent of its implementation would also be available on this page.
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