JEE Advanced

The JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) – Advanced, is the second part of the JEE examinations. It is a very vital examination, especially for students aspiring to join the undergraduate Engineering programs provided by the IITs or ISM, Dhanbad as well as some other institutions.

It is not necessary for you to take the JEE (Advanced) exam just because you have taken the JEE (Main) examination. However, if you want to get into any of the IITs or ISM, Dhanbad, then you will have to appear for both the JEE (Main), and JEE (Advanced).

The IITs and ISM, Dhanbad along with some other colleges admit students on the basis of their JEE (Advanced) results. These institutes take into account your JEE (Advanced) scores for admission into almost all their programs, including the ones not related to engineering.

Out of the total seats in the IITs and ISM – Dhanbad, 15% seats in every program are reserved for SC (Scheduled Casts) candidates and 7.5% seats are reserved for ST (Scheduled Tribes) candidates. 27% seats in every program are reserved for candidates from ‘Other Backward Classes’ (Non – Creamy Layer). Additionally, 3% of the seats in every category are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates.

The JEE (Advanced) is an admission test for all the students who want to pursue undergraduate courses in any of the IITs or ISM, Dhanbad. It is one of the toughest entrance examinations in the country. It should be kept in mind that the JEE (Main) examination serves as an eligibility criteria for the JEE (Advanced) exam. Only the candidates who took the Paper 1 (Engineering) in the JEE (Main) examination are eligible for the JEE (Advanced) provided that your JEE (Main) rank was in the top 2,20,000 (including all categories).

Get an Overview of the Engineering Admissions in India.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for the JEE (Advanced) examination, you need to have appeared for Paper 1 in the JEE (Main) Examination in the same year. Also, your JEE (Main) rank needs to be in the top 2,20,000 (all categories).

You also need to be a part of the "Top 20 percentile" of successful candidates of your respective Class 12th boards.

If you want to take admission in institutes other than the IITs and ISM, Dhanbad, then you should go through their individual eligibility criteria as well.

You can only attempt the JEE (Advanced) exam two times consecutively. For example, candidates who had attempted JEE (Advanced) 2013 for the first time (having passed QE in 2013) can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2014, by qualifying in Paper 1 of JEE (Main) 2014.

Those who attempted IIT-JEE / JEE (Advanced) in 2012 or earlier will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2014.

The admissions will be based only on merit. Only your rank in the JEE (Advanced) will be taken into account.

Students seeking admission into Architecture and Planning courses will have to take Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) that is conducted at Zonal IITs along with the JEE (Advanced) examination.

How to apply?

You can only apply for the JEE (Advanced) online.

Once the results of the JEE (Main) are announced, the top 2,20,000 candidates qualified in Paper – 1 are allowed to register for the JEE (Advanced).

The application forms are available at the following link:

You will need to upload scanned copies of the following documents during the application process viz. (i) Class X mark sheet (if DoB is not mentioned in it then you have to send a DoB certificate) (ii) Class XII mark sheet if available; (iii) Duly filled in Scribe Form if applicable; (iv) Caste certificate as applicable; (v) PwD certificate as applicable.

Once you register online, a challan will be generated. Print the generated challan.

You must pay the registration fee as per the challan at a branch of the SBI that has Core Banking Solutions (CBS). You will be able to pay the fees at the SBI branch one day after the online registration.

Take the counterpart of the Challan from the bank.

The status of your registration can be checked on the JEE (Advanced) website. Your information should be uploaded within 72 hours of your payment. If it is not, then you should contact the JEE (Advanced) office at IIT – Kharagpur.

Your admit card will be available on the JEE (Advanced) website as mentioned above once you’ve submitted your application form and paid the fees.

What is the pattern of the examination?

The JEE (Advanced) exam comprises of two question papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2), each of three hours duration. Both these papers are bilingual and can be attempted in Hindi or English.

Each of these papers consists of three separate sections based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

You will have to attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2 so as to receive a rank.

To be in the common merit list and receive an All India Rank in the JEE (Advanced), you will need to score at least 10% in each subject and 35% on an aggregate in the JEE (Advanced) examination.

The questions will be objective type in the multiple choice format.

Do not try and attempt questions you do know the answers to as some sections have negative marking.

The results will be put up on the JEE (Advanced) website. You will not receive individual rank cards through post.

Admissions will be given on the basis of your All India Rank in the JEE (Advanced) examinations, provided that you are a part of the top 20 percentile categories of your Class 12th Board. This percentile might vary from year to year.

Important Dates:

Online Registration

02.05.2018 - 07.05.2018

Download Admit Cards

14.05.2018 - 20.05.2018

JEE (Advanced) 2018 Paper 1 and Paper 2


Declaration of Results 


Registration for Architecture Aptitude Test

10.06.2018 to 11.06.2018

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) 2018


Declaration of Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) 2018 results


Seat Allotment

19-06-2018 –


What are the prospects?

The JEE (Advanced) is one of the most competitive and difficult entrance exams in the country. It provides candidates with the opportunity to gain admission into the IITs and ISM, Dhanbad. The IITs and ISM Dhanbad are two of the best institutions in the country and are known for their world class faculty and education standards. Gaining admission into such institutions can take you on the route to success and provide you with opportunities to work for world class organizations.

The IITs are: 

IIT Kharagpur
IIT Bhubaneswar
ISM Dhanbad
IIT Kanpur
IIT Bhilai
IIT BHU Varanasi
IIT Indore
IIT Delhi
IIT Jammu
IIT Jodhpur
IIT Guwahati
IIT Patna
IIT Roorkee
IIT Mandi
IIT Ropar
IIT Chennai
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Palakkad
IIT Tirupati
IIT Bombay
IIT Dharwad
IIT Gandhinagar

There are some other institutes that also consider your marks in the JEE (Advanced):

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli for admission to the following B.Tech courses:

B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering (earlier called Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering) - 40 seats
B. Tech in Chemical Engineering (earlier called Petroleum Refining Engineering) - 35 seats

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) for admission to their 5 year integrated Master of Science (MS) program.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for admission to its four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanathpuram for admission into its B. Tech. program.

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