JEE (Advanced)

Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are eighteen IITs at present, located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee, Varanasi, Palakkad and Tirupati. Over the years, IITs have created world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad.

These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines. Integrate M.Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M.Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M. Tech. programmes, wherein both B. Tech. and M. Tec degrees are awarded.

Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. Admission to all undergraduate programmes in these institutions for Indian and Foreign nationals is made through a Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced). On the top 2,24,000 candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper – I of JEE (Main) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced). JEE (Main) will be conducted by JEE Apex Board during the month of April. (Details of JEE (Main) are available at


In JEE (Advanced), there will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Each of the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. In some sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks. The answers for each of the questions are to be marked on a separate, 2-sheet carbonless paper. Candidates must not separate or disturb the alignment of the upper and lower sheets at any stage during the examination. The candidate can take away the lower sheet with the permission of the invigilator(s) at the end of the examination.


Candidates who wish to write JEE (Advanced) must write Paper – I of JEE (Main) in the month of April. For eligibility conditions to appear in JEE (Main), please refer Only top 2,24,000 candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper – I of JEE (Main) will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced). Distribution of top 2,24,000 candidates across various categories is as follows:

  • Top 1,13,120 (50.5 %) Common Merit List
  • Top 60,480 (27%) Other Backward Classes-Non creamy layer OBC (NCL)
  • Top 33,600 (15%) Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Top 16,800 (7.5%) Scheduled Tribe (ST) 3% of the total candidates in each category are reserved for PD candidates as per Gol norms.


Admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced), subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in respective categories. For candidates who passed their Board examination, the eligibility criteria for admission to any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad is 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PD) in their 12th Standard or equivalent qualifying examination. In case a Board does not provide the information regarding the cut-off for top 20 percentile of successful candidates, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the concerned Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile. In case the percentile score is not available from any testing agency, the CBSE cut- off score for top 20 percentile for the student’s category will be used. If the candidate fails to do so, then the CBSE percentile will be used as the criteria for deciding minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counseling. In case such a certificate is not provided the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of JEE (Advanced) will be final.


A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) maximum two times in consecutive years.


Candidates who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at any of the IITS, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM Dhanbad, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in JEE (Advanced).


Only those candidates who attempted both Paper -1 and Paper – 2 of JEE (Advanced) will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics in JEE (Advanced) – 2013 will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper 1plus marks in Physics section of Paper – 2. Similar procedures will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. The sum of the marks obtained in the individual subjects will be the aggregate marks for the candidate.


The result is generally declared in the month of June.

Aptitude Test for B. Arch. for the JEE (Advanced) Qualified Candidates

Candidates desirous of joining the B. Arch., courses will be required to qualify in an Aptitude Test to be conducted at all zonal IITs in last week of June. However the seat allotment will be done based on the category wise all India Rank in the JEE (Advanced). The test will consist of one paper of three hours duration. Question papers for Aptitude Test for B. Arch. will be in English only.

Pattern of Exam

Paper 1 – for B.E/B.TECH courses (it is in both off and online modes)
Duration: 3 hrs
Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Four options with single correct answer Negative marking – for each incorrect response, one fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No response will mean no deduction of marks.

Paper 2- for B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (it is in offline mode only). Duration 3 Hours
Mathematics – Part I – objective questions
Aptitude Test – Part II – objective questions
Drawing Test – Part III – to test drawing aptitude


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