JEE

JEE (Advanced)

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Only the top 1.5 lakh rank holders in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Note: According to the official website of JEE Advanced top 2 lakh rank holders in JEE Main will be eligible to take the exam.

Candidates seeking admissions in bachelor’s programmes, integrated master’s programmes as well as dual degree programmes at the 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM) need to clear JEE Advanced.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE(Advanced)

JEE Advanced  exam eligibility entails that candidates clear Paper-1 of JEE Main  which will most likely be conducted in the month of April

 

Candidates who wish to take this exam need to fulfill certain criteria as fixed by JAB. Thus, the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced is as follows:

 

I – Performance in JEE Main

 

Candidates who fall among the top 1,50,000 rankers in JEE Main across all categories are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Out of this number, the percentage of candidates eligible for admissions under different categories is as follows:

 

  • General category candidates (from the common merit list) – 50.5%
  • OBC-NCL candidates – 27%
  • SC candidates – 15%
  • ST candidates – 7.5%
  • Pwd candidates – Horizontal reservation of 3% in all the above categories
Category Number of Top Candidates Total
GEN 73478 75750
GEN – PwD 2272
OBC (NCL) 39285 40500
OBC (NCL) – PwD 1215
SC 21825 22500
SC – PwD 675
ST 10912 11250
ST – PwD 338

II – Age limit

Age limit for JEE Advanced for General or OBC-NCL category candidates states that they are eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they are 25 years of age or less.. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be 30 years of age or less.

III – Number of attempts

 The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced  states that candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam a maximum of two times in his/her lifetime. Here, candidates also need to ensure that they appear for this entrance exam in consecutive years. To explain this further, if a candidate wants to appear for JEE Advanced in then this attempt should either be his/her first attempt and if not so, then this should be his/her second consecutive attempt.

IV – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.

The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced also lists that candidates who have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent examination and thereafter want to re-appear for the same examination next yearvfor any reason – whether it is for improvement of score/marks or if they have failed in one or more subjects, then in such a scenario, candidates will need to re-appear in all the subjects (of their Class XII or equivalent examination)

V – Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

JEE Advanced  eligibility criteria mentions that a candidate can only appear for the exam if he/she has not taken admission earlier at any of the 16 IITs and ISM, this critreion also holds true even if the candidate took admission and did not continue with their admission in the programme on offer at any of the 16 IITs and ISM.

Candidate will also be disqualified from appearing for the exam if it is brought to notice that they in the past had paid the admission fee for any course at IITs or ISM through JEE Advanced.

Another eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced on the basis of which a candidate’s application can be rejected is if their admission was cancelled by the board/institute earlier.

However, candidates are eligible to appear for it if they have been granted admission in any of the preparatory courses on offer (at any of the IITs).

Reservation of Seats

As per the JEE Advanced  information brochure, “Candidates who are not citizens of India at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) (by birth or naturalised) are treated as foreign nationals”. It is further shared that, “Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary. However, not all Institutes may have supernumerary seats. The availability of supernumerary seats will be announced at the time of seat allocation”.

 

Candidates who are Indian nationals will be offered admissions based on seats reserved for the category under which they fall. This reservation of seats is done in accordance with the rules as mentioned by the Government of India.

 

Category Criteria Quota/Reservation
Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) Candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of backward classes which are mentioned in the central list of OBCs are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced  under this quota.

 

Note:  Candidates who belong to the creamy layer of OBC are not eligible for this reservation and such candidates will be treated as belonging to the general (GEN) category.

 

Check OBC central list here.

27%

of seats in every course

Scheduled Caste (SC) Candidates belonging to those castes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.

 

Check SC central list here.

15% of seats in every course
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates belonging to those tribes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.

 

Check ST central list here.

7.5% of seats in every course
Persons with Disability (PwD) Reservation would be given to candidates who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability which can be visual, locomotor or dyslexic. Also, Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course will also be included in this type of reservation. 3% of seats in every category

 

As per the information brochure, “Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to GEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall not be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories. The reservation for PwD candidates is horizontal and hence, unfilled seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories, i.e, unfilled SC-PwD seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the Sc category and so on”.

Foreign nationals will not be given an option to apply for admissions under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD reservation category.

Candidates need to note here that, once they select a category at the time of JEE Advanced registration, then they will not be given an option to make any changes in their category selection field in the registration form.

JEE Advanced Application Process:

JEE Advanced notification states that candidates need to apply for this engineering entrance exam online through the official website of JEE Advanced .Candidates can only apply for the entrance exam if they fulfill JEE Advanced  eligibility criteria.

Candidates can register for JEE Advanced  even if they did not opt to give the examination while registering for JEE Main.

JEE Advanced application cannot be withdrawn after the registration process has been completed by the candidate.

Documents Required

JEE Advanced  registration requires candidates to submit a list of certificates and documents which are mentioned below:

All Candidates

  • A recent colour photograph of the candidates taken in the last six months showing their full frontal face view such that the head is centered in the frame. The candidate’s head should cover 70%-80% of the photograph and should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate.
  • Birth certificate or Class X certificate if it mentions the date of birth.
  • Class XII or equivalent examination certificate, this is mandatory for candidates who appeared for the examination
  • Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature.
  • Scanned copy of left-hand thumb impression.
  • If the candidate’s name is not same to that mentioned in his/her Class X certificate then the candidate needs to include gazette notification showing the change of name.

 

OBC-NCL category

 

Candidates applying for the exam under the OBC-NCL category need to enclose a copy of their OBC-NCL certificate (FORM EC2) issued to them with the JEE Advanced registration form.

 

SC Category

 

Candidates applying for the exam under the SC category need to enclose a copy of their Caste certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form of JEE Advanced

 

ST Category

 

Candidates applying for the exam under the ST category need to enclose a copy of their Tribe certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form.

 

PwD category

 

Candidates applying for the exam under this quota need to enclose a copy of their Disability certificate (FORM EC3) issued by a district medical board /competent authority to them on or after June 1, 2014 with the registration form.

 

Defense Services Category

Candidates applying for the exam admissions under this category need to enclose a copy of the certificate (FORM EC4) issued to them by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Admit Card

Once the registration process for JEE Advanced is complete, candidates can download their JEE Advanced admit card from official online registration portal of this engineering entrance examination.

 

The admit card for JEE Advance will include the candidate’s details such as their:

 

  • Name
  • Roll number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Date of birth
  • Correspondence address
  • Category
  • Language of entrance exam question paper they have selected in the registration form

 

At the time of JEE Advanced registration, candidates also need to select from alist of exam centres and the address of the examination centre finally allotted to the candidate will also be displayed in their admit card.

 

The exam conducting board notifies the candidates to carefully examine all the information printed on their admit card and in case of any discrepancy in the same, candidates are advised to contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) of the respective zonal IIT where they reside.

 

Eligible candidates need to produce a copy of their downloaded admit card at the time of examination. This original JEE Advanced admit card must be retained by the candidates till all the admission formalities of the exam are not completed.

Admission Process

The admission notification states that candidates will be shortlisted for admissions in bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programmes on offer at the 16 IITs and ISM on the basis of their performance in the entrance  examination. It is further shared that, “The decisions of the JAB 2015 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) and admission to IITs and ISM”.

 

IIT Council this year has introduced a few changes in JEE Advanced admission criteria. The primary change here includes that in order to be eligible for admissions at the IITs and ISM, candidates need to fulfill any one of the below mentioned two criteria:

 

  • The candidate should fall within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

The candidate should have secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern:

Eligible candidates need to appear for two entrance examinations. These examinations are referred to as Paper-1 and Paper-2. While, Paper-1 for this entrance exam will be conducted from 9 am to 12 pm, Paper-2 will be held on the same day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper-1 and Paper-2 of this entrance exam will comprise of three separate sections wherein questions will be asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates will be awarded negative marking on incorrectly answering some questions in the exam.

JEE Advanced exam pattern is such that:

  • Question paper will be divided into different sections.
  • Each section will have questions from different subjects.
  • Objective type (multiple choice) questions.
  • Numerical answer type questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

Question paper will be in either English or Hindi as per the option selected by candidates at the time of registering for the exam.

It can be a little overwhelming to go through the complete syllabus for this engineering entrance exam and so to understand which topics to study and which to avoid, go through exam analysis for JEE Advanced  by experts.

Optical Response Sheet

Candidates appearing for the exam need to keep in mind that the answer sheet for this engineering entrance exam is in the form of an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) which is a machine-readable ORS. Other things which candidates need to keep in mind about JEE Advanced ORS is that:

  • It is two-page long, each page of the ORS answer sheet will have the same lay-out.
  • The ORS’s first page is machine readable. But, the ORS is designed such that it leaves impressions of the candidate’s responses on the second page.
  • Do not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS under any circumstance.
  • Mark all the answers on the first page of the ORS.
  • Use black ball point pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Encircle the correct answer such that the impression is prominently made on the second page of the ORS.

Candidates must strictly adhere to the instructions as well as rules and regulations mentioned on the question paper regarding the darkening of bubbles. Also, the second page of the ORS will be given to candidates at the end of JEE Advanced  Paper-1 and Paper-2 by the invigilator.

JEE (Advanced) Examination Centers.

State City/Town
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Jodhpur
State City/Town
Delhi Delhi (East)
Delhi (West)
Delhi (North)
Delhi (South)
Delhi (Central)
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Madhya Pradesh Indore
Rajasthan Sikar
Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh
Mathura
State/ Country City/Town
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Bihar Gaya
Katihar
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
West Bengal Siliguri
UAE Dubai
State City/Town
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Jabalpur
Uttarakhand Haldwani
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Allahabad
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
State City/Town
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Chattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Orissa Bhubaneswar
Rourkela
Sikkim Gangtok
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Durgapur
Kharagpur
Kolkata (North)
Kolkata (Salt Lake)
Kolkata (South)
Malda
State City/Town
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
Nellore
Vijayawada
Warangal
Karnataka Bangalore
Mangalore
Kerala Kochi
Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
State City/Town
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Haryana Ambala
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Palampur
Shimla
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Patiala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haridwar
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Bareilly
Gautam Budh Nagar(Noida)
Ghaziabad
Meerut
Moradabad
Varanasi

According to the official website of JEE Advanced, the exam will be conducted in 16 more cities across the country. Take a look at the same below.

S.No Zone State City
1 IIT Bombay GUJARAT Bhavnagar
2 IIT Bombay GUJARAT Bhuj
3 IIT Bombay MAHARASHTRA Aurangabad
4 IIT Bombay MAHARASHTRA Kolhapur
5 IIT Bombay MAHARASHTRA Nashik
6 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Barmer
7 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Bhilwara
8 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Pali
9 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Tonk
10 IIT Delhi RAJASTHAN Alwar
11 IIT Kharagpur WEST BENGAL Krishnagar
12 IIT Madras ANDHRA PRADESH Tirupati
13 IIT Madras TELENGANA Mahabubnagar
14 IIT Madras KARNATAKA Mysuru
15 IIT Madras TAMIL NADU Coimbatore
16 IIT Roorkee HARYANA Sonipat