54 Boards & Universities Conducting Class 12th Equivalent Exam for JEE

Examinations Considered Equivalent to Class XII for JEE Mains 2019


JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Mains is an Engineering Entrance Examination, which is conducted for the admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses. It is one of the toughest exams in India to get admission in NITs/GFTIs in India.


JEE Mains Exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch. Courses.


As per the JEE Mains 2019 Eligibility Criteria, the candidates appearing and qualifying the 12th or equivalent examination from the recognized boards and universities are considered eligible for Mains Exam.


There are many Boards/Schools/Universities from different States of India, conducting their own exams which are equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination. Their scores are also considered for JEE Mains Exam. So, below we have provided the list of such Boards/Universities.


The candidates who have passed their 12th class (with five subjects) from the below mentioned Boards or Universities in 2017 and 2018 are eligible for JEE Mains Exam. No minimum marks are needed to appear in the exam. Candidates who will be appearing in their 12th class exam in 2019 are also eligible for JEE Mains 2019 Exam.



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List of Boards/Universities Conducting Class 12th or Equivalent Examination



We have enlisted 54 Indian and Foreign Boards/Universities which conduct Higher Secondary Examination considered equivalent to class 12th. Please check the list:


Examinations Considered Equivalent to Class XII in JEE Mains 2019

‘A’ Level of General Certificate of Education, Cambridge University (IGSE)*
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education.
Andhra Pradesh Open School Society.
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council.
Assam State Open School.
Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan.
Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate*
Bihar Board of Open Schooling Examination.
Bihar Intermediate Education Council (Bihar School Examination Board).
CBSE I (CBSE International).
Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE.
Chhattisgarh Madhyamik Shiksha Mandal (Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education).
Chhattisgarh State Open School.
Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations.
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra.
Directorate General of Military Training (RIMC).
Edexcel, London (UK)*
Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Gujarat Secondary Education Board.
H P Board of School Education.
Haryana Board of Education.
Haryana Open School, Bhiwani.
Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal*
International Baccalaureate*
J and K State Board of School Education.
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi.
Jharkhand Academic Council.
Karnataka Board of Pre-University Education.
Kerala Board of Public Examinations.
M P State Open School, Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education.
Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education.
Mizoram Board of School Education.
Nagaland Board of School Education.
National Institute of Open Schooling.
Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education.
Other Board recognized by HRD.
Punjab School Education Board.
Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.
Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad.
Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education.
Technical/Vocational Board.
Telangana Board of Intermediate Education.
Telangana Pradesh Open School Society.
Tripura Board of Secondary Education.
U P Board of High School and Intermediate Education.
Uttaranchal Shiksha Evam Pariksha Parishad.
Vishwa Bharti University, Santiniketan, Birbhoom, West Bengal.
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education.
West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling.



In the JEE Mains 2018 Information Brochure, there were some Foreign Universities. The Candidates having 12th equivalent certification/degree from these universities will be considered eligible for JEE Mains 2019.


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So, above we have provided the complete list of Boards/Schools/Universities whose examinations are considered equivalent to Higher Secondary Examination. If you have any confusion or any query, you can ask them in the comment section given below.




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