# jQuery index() with examples

The index() method in jQuery is used to return the index position of specified elements relative to other specified elements.

## Syntax

The syntax is as follows −

$(selector).index() ## Example Let us now see an example to implement the jQuery index() method Live Demo <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.4.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <script>$(document).ready(function(){
$("li").click(function(){ document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML =$(this).index();
});
});
</script>
<body>
<h2>Devices</h2>
<ol>
<li>TV</li>
<li>Laptop</li>
<li>Earphone</li>
<li>SSD</li>
</ol>
<p>Index = <span id="demo"> </span></p>
</body>
</html>

## Output

This will produce the following output −

Now, to get the index of any of the list items, just click on it as shown below. We clicked “Headphone” here −