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Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE ADVANCED)

Joint Entrance Examination (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.


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.
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.

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 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 Tripura
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
Kerala Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
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
6 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Barmer
7 IIT Bombay RAJASTHAN Bhilwara
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

Syllubus for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced

The syllabus for JEE Advanced for Paper-1 and Paper-2 is as follows:

Physical chemistry

General topics : Concept of atoms and molecules; Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept; Chemical formulae; Balanced chemical equations; Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction, neutralisation, and displacement reactions; Concentration in terms of mole fraction, molarity, molality and normality.

Gaseous and liquid states : Absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation; Deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation; Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature; Law of partial pressures; Vapour pressure; Diffusion of gases.

Atomic structure and chemical bonding : Bohr model, spectrum of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers; Wave-particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis; Uncertainty principle; Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals; Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36); Aufbau principle; Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule; Orbital overlap and covalent bond; Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only; Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species; Hydrogen bond; Polarity in molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only); VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).

Energetics : First law of thermodynamics; Internal energy, work and heat, pressure-volume work; Enthalpy, Hess’s law; Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization; Second law of thermodynamics; Entropy; Free energy; Criterion of spontaneity.

Chemical equilibrium : Law of mass action; Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure); Significance of ?G and ?G0 in chemical equilibrium; Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions; Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts); Hydrolysis of salts.

Electrochemistry : Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; Nernst equation and its relation to ?G; Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells; Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch’s law; Concentration cells.

Chemical kinetics : Rates of chemical reactions; Order of reactions; Rate constant; First order reactions; Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation)

Solid state : Classification of solids, crystalline state, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, ?, ?, ?), close packed structure of solids (cubic), packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices; Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects.

Solutions : Raoult’s law; Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point

Surface chemistry : Rates of chemical reactions; Order of reactions; Rate constant; First order reactions; Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation)

Nuclear chemistry : Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars; Properties of ?, ? and ? rays; Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.

Inorganic chemistry

Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals : Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens; Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur.

Preparation and properties of the following compounds : Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax; Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums; Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid); Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide; Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia; Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine; Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide; Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate; Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder; Xenon fluorides.

Transition elements (3d series) : Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment; Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).

Preparation and properties of the following compounds : Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead; Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.

Ores and minerals : Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium, zinc and silver

Extractive metallurgy : Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded); Carbon reduction method (iron and tin); Self reduction method (copper and lead); Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium); Cyanide process (silver and gold).

Principles of qualitative analysis : Groups I to V (only Ag+, Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide.

Organic Chemistry

Concepts : Hybridisation of carbon; ? and ?-bonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules; Structural and geometrical isomerism; Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded); IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds); Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and hyperconjugation; Keto-enoltautomerism; Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids; Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases; Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides; Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage; Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals.

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes : Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density); Combustion and halogenation of alkanes; Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions.

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes : Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments); Acidity of alkynes; Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination); Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone; Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions; Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen); Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.

Reactions of benzene : Structure and aromaticity; Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation; Effect of o-, m- and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes.

Phenols : Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation); Reimer-Tieman reaction, Kolbe reaction.

Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above) : Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions; Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones; Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis; Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; aldol condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition); Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis; Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; carbylamine reaction; Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).

Carbohydrates : Classification; mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose); Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.

Amino acids and peptides : General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.

Properties and uses of some important polymers : Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, teflon and PVC.

Practical organic chemistry : Detection of elements (N, S, halogens); Detection and identification of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl, amino and nitro; Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures.

Physical chemistry

Algebra :
• Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations.
• Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots.
• Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.
• Logarithms and their properties.
• Permutations and combinations, binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients.
• Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.
• Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations.

Trigonometry :
• Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations.
• Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, half-angle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).

Analytical geometry :
Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin.
• Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line; Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines; Centroid, orthocentre, incentre and circumcentre of a triangle.
• Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal and chord.
• Parametric equations of a circle, intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line.
• Equations of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal.
• Locus problems.
Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.

Differential calculus :
• Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto and one-to-one functions, sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
• Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions.
• Even and odd functions, inverse of a function, continuity of composite functions, intermediate value property of continuous functions.
• Derivative of a function, derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
• Derivatives of implicit functions, derivatives up to order two, geometrical interpretation of the derivative, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum and minimum values of a function, Rolle’s theorem and Lagrange’s mean value theorem.

Integral calculus :
• Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of integral calculus.
• Integration by parts, integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions, application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves.
• Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.

Vectors :
• Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.

General :
Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.

Mechanics :
• Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform Circular motion; Relative velocity.
• Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.
• Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions.
• Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.
• Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque; Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation; Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies; Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
• Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
• Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.
• Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.
• Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns; Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

Thermal physics :
Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases; Calorimetry, latent heat; Heat conduction in one dimension; Elementary concepts of convection and radiation; Newton’s law of cooling; Ideal gas laws; Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases); Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases; Equivalence of heat and work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

Electricity and Magnetism :
• Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines; Flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.
• Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor.
• Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.
• Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.
• Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.
• Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance; RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources

Optics :
• Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.
• Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

Modern physics :
• Atomic nucleus; ?, ? and ? radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.
• Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE) Advanced Notification

JEE (Main) 2017 [Offline exam] SUN, 02-04-2017
Results of JEE (Main) 2017 THU, 27-04-2017
Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017 FRI, 28-04-2017, 10:00 IST to TUE, 02-05-2017, 17:00 IST
Registration with Late Fee WED, 03-05-2017 to THU, 04-05-2017, 17:00 IST
Admit card available for downloading WED, 10-05-2017, 10:00 IST to SUN, 21-05-2017, 09:00 IST
JEE (Advanced) 2017 Paper - 1 Paper - 2 SUN, 21-05-2017 09:00 - 12:00 IST 14:00 - 17:00 IST
(a) Online display of ORS and scanned responses (b) Request from candidates for review of scanned responses WED, 31-05-2017 10:00 IST to SAT, 03-06-2017, 17:00 IST
Online display of answer keys SUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidates SUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST to TUE, 06-06-2017, 17:00 IST
Declaration of JEE (Advanced) results SUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) SUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST to MON, 12-06-2017, 17:00 IST
Architecture Aptitude Test WED, 14-06-2017 09:00 - 12:00 IST
Declaration of AAT results SUN, 18-06-2017
Seat Allotment (Tentative) MON, 19-06-2017 to TUE, 18-07-2017

* IST - Indian Standard Time.

Eligibility for Joint Entrance Examination (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
SC – PwD
ST – PwD

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).

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.

Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE) Advanced Application

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.


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


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.

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 a list 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.

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.

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