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  • Last Updated : 12 Apr, 2019
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The is() method is used to check if one of the selected elements matches the selectorElement.


$(selector).is(selectorElement, function(index, element))

Parameters: This method accepts parameters above mentioned and below described:-

  • selector: It is an optional parameter. It specifies the selector from which event will remove.
  • selectorElement: It is a required parameter which specifies a selector expression, element or a jQuery object to match the current set of elements against. It returns true if there is at least one match from the given argument, and false if not.
  • function(index, element): It is an optional parameter which specifies a function to run for the group of selected elements.
    1. index: the index position of the element
    2. element: the current element (the “this” selector can also be used)

    Below example illustrate the is() method in jQuery:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <script src=
            $(document).ready(function() {
                $("p").click(function() {
                    if ($("p").parent().is("div")) {
                        alert("Parent of p is div");
                <p>Click me to find out if
               I my parent is a div element.</p>



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