Quick Facts about IIT JEE Advanced Exam

Notice to Candidates

The JEE (Advanced) 2021 for admission to various programs at IITs will be held as per the following schedule:-

Date: October 03, 2021 (Sunday)
Paper 1
09:00 – 12:00 IST
Paper 2
14:30 – 17:30 IST

JEE Advanced Info

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExaminationJoint Entrance Examination Advanced
Commonly Known AsJEE Advanced
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT)
Number of Papers
  • Paper I
  • Paper II
Parts
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Duration of Examination3 hours per paper
Number of applicants eligible to attempt JEE JEE Advanced2,45,000
Selection ProcessOn the basis of JEE JEE Advanced ranks through JoSAA counselling

JEE Advanced Analysis: difficulty level of paper:

There are two Papers in JEE- Advanced Paper-1 and Paper-2, each containing three parts, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each subject in each paper has 18 questions each. Maximum marks for both papers together is 372.

Paper-1

SectionQuestion Type
+Ve  Marks
– Ve  Marks
No.of Qs
Total marks
Sec – IQuestions with Single Answer Type
3
-1
4
12
Sec – IIQuestions with one or more than one  type
4
-1
8
32
:-Full marks: +3 if only (all)the correct option(s)   is(are)chosen. Partial marks : +3 If all the four options are  correct but  ONLY three options are chosen. Partial marks :
+2 If three or more options are correct but ONLY two  options are chosen and both are correct. Partial marks : +1  If Two or more options are correct but ONLY one option  are chosen and is correct one. Zero Marks : 0 If none of the
options is chosen, Negative Marks -1 in all other cases.
Sec – IIQuestions with Numerical value Answer
3
0
6
18
Type
Total
18
62

Paper-2

SectionQuestion Type
+Ve  Marks
– Ve  Marks
No.of Qs
Total marks
Sec – I(Q.N : 1 – 6)Questions with one or more than one  type
4
-1
8
32
:-Full marks: +3 if only (all)the correct option(s)   is(are)chosen. Partial marks : +3 If all the four options are  correct but  ONLY three options are chosen. Partial marks :
+2  If  three  or  more  options  are correct  but  ONLY two
options are chosen and both are correct. Partial marks : +1  If Two or more options are correct but ONLY one option  are chosen and is correct one. Zero Marks : 0 If none of the  options is chosen, Negative Marks -1 in all other cases.
Sec – II(Q.N : 7 – 14)Questions with Numerical value Answer
3
0
6
18
Type
Sec – II(Q.N : 15-18)Matrix Matching Type with multiple
3
-1
2
12
answer type
Total
18
62

Difficulty Level Analysis : QUESTION WISE (PAPER – 1)

Subject
Easy
Moderate
Difficult
Total
Chemistry
7
9
2
18
Mathematics
3
8
7
18
Physics
6
4
8
18
Total
16
21
17
54

Difficulty Level Analysis : MARKS WISE (PAPER – 1)

Subject
Easy
Moderate
Difficult
Total
Chemistry
25
29
8
62
Mathematics
10
26
26
62
Physics
20
14
28
62
Total
55
69
62
186

Difficulty Level Analysis : QUESTION WISE (PAPER – 2)

Subject
Easy
Moderate
Difficult
Total
Chemistry
6
8
4
18
Mathematics
0
9
9
18
Physics
4
7
7
18
Total
10
24
20
54

Difficulty Level Analysis : MARKS WISE (PAPER – 2)

Subject
Easy
Moderate
Difficult
Total
Chemistry
21
28
13
62
Mathematics
0
31
31
62
Physics
12
23
27
62
Total
33
82
71
186

CHAPTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTION AND MARKS OF JEE ADVANCED PHYSICS 2019 PAPER -1 & 2

Chapter
No. of  Question
Marks
% Weightage
MECHANICS
6
22
17.74%
UNIT & DIMENSION
1
4
3.23%
KINEMATICS
1
3
2.42%
WORK POWER ENERGY
2
7
5.65%
CENTER OF MASS
1
4
3.23%
ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS
1
4
3.23%
HEAT & THERMODYNAMICS
7
23
18.55%
CALORIMETRY
2
6
4.84%
KTG & THERMODYNAMICS
4
14
11.29%
ELASTICITY & THERMAL EXPANSION (Question was combined with  Error in Measurements & Instruments)
1
3
2.42%
MECHANICAL WAVE
3
9
7.26%
WAVE ON STRING
2
6
4.84%
SOUND
1
3
2.42%
FLUID MECHANICS
1
4
3.23%
GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
4
14
11.29%
ELECROSTATICS
3
11
8.87%
GRAVITATION
1
3
2.42%
CURRENT ELECTRICITY
1
4
3.23%
CAPACITOR
2
7
5.65%
ELECTRO MAGNETIC INDUCTION
2
7
5.65%
MODERN PHYSICS
4
13
10.48%
WAVE OPTICS
1
4
3.23%
ERROR IN MEASUREMENTS & INSTRUMENTS (Questions was
1
3
2.42%
combined with Radioactivity)
TOTAL
36
124
100.00%

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JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Students who are planning to appear for JEE Advanced are required to meet certain eligibility criteria established by the exam conducting authority. Candidates who do not fulfil the required criteria are not qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. Therefore, candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced carefully before submitting their application form to avoid any discrepancy in the future.

Here are some previous year requirements that students can go through.

  • The applicant should have born on or after 1st of October 1995. For the reserved category, the age has been relaxed to 1st of October 1990.
  • The candidates are allowed to attempt the exam twice in 2 consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the qualifying exam.
  • The candidates have to clear and rank among the top 2,50,000 students in JEE Main. The Category-wise distribution of top 2.50 lakh students is explained below.
CategoryNumber of Selected CandidatesTotal Candidates
General1,08,464 Candidates1,15,120 Candidates
General PwD6,656 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer57,956 Candidates61,480 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD3,524 Candidates
Scheduled Caste32,420 Candidates34,600 Candidates
Scheduled Caste PwD2180 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe16,460 Candidates17,800 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe PwD1340 Candidates

The candidate is not eligible for JEE Advanced (2020 data) if,

  • They have attempted JEE (Main) /JEE (Advanced) in 2018 or earlier.
  • Their admission got rejected in the past.
  • Was previously admitted to any of the existing IITs.
  • Accepted an IIT seat in the past by reporting at the reporting centre.

The eligibility criteria to be met by candidates attempting JEE Advanced AAT 2020 are:

  • The candidates should have attempted and qualified JEE Advanced 2020 examination.
  • At present only IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur provide admissions into B.Arch courses. Therefore, candidates have to secure the required cutoff for admission.

UPDATE: From JEE Advanced 2020, candidates who qualify the entrance exam will now be eligible for admissions into IITs and other technical institutions irrespective of class 12 marks that they obtain in their class 12 board exams. The admission criteria have been relaxed due to the class 12 board exams being cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

JEE Advanced Application Form and Registration Process

Soon after the declaration of JEE Main results, the conducting authority for JEE Advanced exam will release the application form and other items. For 2021, IIT Kharagpur will be in charge of releasing the application forms and they should be available after the completion of the JEE Main exams. The students have to first register themselves on the official website and then fill the application form. They have to submit the form online along with the application fees. The top 2.50 lakh candidates from JEE Mains will be eligible for IIT JEE Advanced exam.

We have laid out the steps that can be followed by the students for successful submission of JEE Advanced application form.

Step 1: Log in to JEE Advanced official website using JEE Main date of birth and roll number. If any additional information is required then they have to fill it.

Step 2: After the creation of new password the applicants will be redirected to the application form page where the details like Personal, Academic, Educational, JEE Mains Application Number, Exam Centre, etc are to be submitted by the candidates.

Step 3: The scanned copy of the below-mentioned documents are to be submitted by the applicants:

  • Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets
  • Photographs of the applicant
  • Left-hand thumb impression
  • Candidate’s Signature.
  • Caste certificates for Reserved category candidates

Specification for Scanned Documents

  • Photograph Size – 10 KB to 100 KB
  • Signature and Thumb impression Size – 5 KB to 30 KB
  • Certificate Proof Size – 50 KB to 300 KB

Step 4: Next, the applicants have to pay the exam fee through net banking, e-wallets such as PAYTM, UPI, debit card, credit card or through bank challan of SBI.

Step 5: Verify all your details carefully and submit the application form. The candidates are advised to keep the printout of the confirmation page and the fee receipts for future references.

JEE Advanced Registration Fees (2020 data)

Indian Nationals:

 

  • General Category Candidates: INR 2600/-
  • Female Candidates: INR 1300/-
  • Reserved Category Candidates: INR 1300/-
Foreign Nationals: 

 

  • SAARC Country Candidates: 160 USD
  • Non-SAARC Country Candidates: 300 USD

While filling the application students have to also have to choose 5 exam centres from an IIT zone. JEE Advanced exam centres are present in 161 cities. Once the centres are fixed, it cannot be changed. The details about the centres will be given on the candidate’s admit card.

JEE Advanced AAT Application Form

The application form for JEE Advanced AAT will be released online by the exam authorities in the month of October once the JEE Advanced results are announced. The registration is opened for a brief moment, so the candidates should check the notifications constantly and fill up the application form within the specified time. The main criteria here is that only students who qualify JEE Advanced are eligible for the exam.

JEE Advanced Admit Card

The candidates whose application forms are successfully accepted by the examination authorities will be eligible to download the admit card from the official website. It’s mandatory for students to present the admit card in the examination hall. They should also carry an original photo identity proof issued by the government or their college ids.

EventsDates
Availability of JEE Advanced admit card 2021To be Announced
Last date to download admit cardTo be Announced

How to download JEE Advanced Admit Card?

  • Open JEE Advanced official website (jeeadv.ac.in).
  • Login using registration number, email id, mobile number and date of birth.
  • Click the Submit Button.

A new window will open displaying your admit card on the computer screen. The students are advised to check their JEE Advanced 2021 admit card thoroughly for any discrepancy. At last, download and take a print out for future references.

The details given in the admit cards include;

  • Candidate’s name
  • Parents/Guardian name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category of the candidates
  • JEE Main 2021 Roll Number
  • JEE Advanced 2021 Roll Number
  • IIT Zone
  • Name and Address of Allotted Exam Centre
  • Centre Code
  • Date and Time
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Signature of Chairman
  • Exam Day Guidelines

If there are any discrepancies in the admit card candidates should immediately inform the authorities. The admit card should be kept safely till the exams and counselling sessions are over. The admit card can be used for JEE Advanced AAT 2021 as well.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Number of Papers: 2 (Paper-I and Paper-II)
Exam Mode: Computer-Based (Online)
Duration: 3 Hours each for Paper-I & Paper-II
Shifts: 9 AM – 12 PM, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Number Of Sections: 3 (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)
Number of Questions: Varies
Question Types: Multiple Choice Questions (with one or more correct options), Numerical based Questions, Matching List Questions
Question Paper Languages: English and Hindi

The exam is a computer-based online test and is conducted in two sessions. There are two papers Paper 1 and Paper 2 which contains three sections each. All sections have an equal distribution of questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths subjects. However, the examination pattern of JEE Advanced is different from JEE Mains exam where apart from single correct multiple-choice questions other different types of questions such as numerical based questions are asked.

On the other hand, the questions asked in IIT JEE exams are mostly based on the concepts discussed in class 11 and 12 Maths, Physics and Chemistry syllabus. Nonetheless, the exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2021 is an upgraded version where questions are generally a combination of different concepts and it might sometimes appear intimidating and complicated to students.

Types of Questions Asked in JEE Advanced

  • Section 1 comprises of multiple correct option type questions
  • Section 2 comprises of Numerical Value type questions
  • Section 3 comprises of Single Correct multiple-choice questions (Paper 1) and Matching list type questions (Paper 2)

The exam duration for each paper is 3 hours, the total marks allocated is 360 marks and it is conducted in English and Hindi. Also, it is mandatory for students to attempt both papers. Knowing the examination pattern is crucial for candidates as it reveals the structure of the question paper like the types of questions asked and its marking scheme. However, the most prominent feature of JEE Advanced is its unpredictable paper pattern. Practising more and more problems on concepts where students face difficulty is one of the best ways to tackle JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced Paper 1

  • Section 1 – 6 multiple correct option type questions carrying 4 marks each
  • Section 2 – 8 Numerical Value type questions carrying 3 marks each
  • Section 3 – 4 Single Correct multiple choice questions carrying 3 marks each

JEE Advanced Paper 2

  • Section 1 – 6 multiple correct option type questions carrying 4 marks each
  • Section 2 – 8 Numerical Value type questions carrying 3 marks each
  • Section 3 – 4 Matching list type questions carrying 3 marks each

JEE Advanced Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for questions with one or more correct options

  • +4 if all the marked responses are correct
  • +3, +2, +1 for partially correct answers, provided any incorrect option is not marked
  • -2 for Incorrect Answer
  • No Negative marking for questions left unattempted

Marking scheme for questions with for Numerical Value type answers

  • +3 for Correct Answer
  • No Negative marking for incorrect answers or questions left unattempted

Marking scheme for Matching list type and single correct option questions

  • +3 for Correct Answer
  • -1 for Incorrect Answer
  • No Negative marking for questions left unattempted

Similarly, the JEE Advanced AAT pattern is not fixed. Here is an outline of the exam pattern as seen in previous year exams:

  • Mode of Examination: It is conducted offline
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Sections:  Geometrical Drawing, Freehand Drawing, Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity, Three Dimensional Perception, Architectural Awareness.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Advanced is declared by the examination authority. As per reports, JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus will most likely be kept the same as that of the previous year. The syllabus is basically mapped according to the NCERT curriculum and is almost similar to the Mains Syllabus (with a slight difference in the weightage for different topics). Going through the syllabus will help the IIT aspirants to plan and schedule their preparation strategy.

Candidates and students can check the subject-wise syllabus of JEE Advanced from the links given below:

They can also look at some of the important topics for the three subjects (PCM) below.

JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus

Dimensional AnalysisGravitation
Laws of motionCapacitance
Electric currentMagnetic Fields
Electromagnetic InductionKinematics
InertiaFluid Pressure
WavesThermal Physics
Systems of particlesHarmonic motions
Electric FieldsMomentum
ReflectionAtoms
NucleiRefraction

JEE Advanced Chemistry Syllabus

Physical Chemistry

EnergeticsSolutions
ElectrochemistrySurface Chemistry
Chemical EquilibriumNuclear Chemistry
Solid StateAtomic Structure
Chemical BondingGaseous State
Chemical KineticsLiquid State

Inorganic Chemistry

Ores & MineralsQualitative Analysis
Properties of Non-MetalsExtractive Metallurgy
Preparation of CompoundsPreparation of Non-metals
Properties of CompoundsTransition Elements

Organic Chemistry

Amino acidsAlkynes
Practical Organic ChemistryAlkenes
PhenolsPolymers
CarbohydrateAlcohols
EthersCarboxylic acids
Reactions of BenzeneAlkyl halides
PeptidesKetones
AldehydesHaloarenes

JEE Advanced Maths Syllabus

Quadratic EquationsLogarithms
Binomial TheoremComplex Numbers
MatricesSequence and Series
TrigonometryProbability
DeterminantsPermutations
CombinationsDifferentiation
IntegrationContinuity
LimitsFunctions
Coordinate GeometryInverse Trigonometry
Differential EquationsVectors

The questions that are asked in JEE Advanced are focussed more on testing conceptual clarity and application-based knowledge, therefore, candidates should practice mixed variations of problems from multiple reference books. To crack this exam, they should focus equally on all three subjects. The exam is highly uncertain and questions can be expected from anywhere, therefore, examine your strengths and prepare a suitable study plan based on the topics included in the syllabus.

Best Books For JEE Advanced

A list of books that can be referred to by students preparing for JEE Advanced 2021 is provided below.

Maths: 

 

  • NCERT Class XI and XII books
  • IIT Mathematics by M.L Khanna
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Differential Calculus by A Das Gupta
  • RD Sharma Class 11 and 12
  • Trigonometry by S.L Loney
Chemistry:

 

  • NCERT Class XI and XII books
  • Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Physical Chemistry by Wiley
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon
Physics:

 

  • NCERT Class XI and XII Textbooks
  • JEE Physics by DC Pandey
  • HC Verma Part I and II
  • Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov
  • Physics by Resnick and Halliday
  • Physics by IE Irodov

It is important for students to choose the right and best books for IIT JEE preparations. They should stick with them throughout the preparations. Avoid referring multiple books for similar topics as it can lead to confusion between concepts. Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and make an appropriate study plan so that your preparation time can be evenly divided and the entire syllabus can be completed well in time.

JEE Advanced Results

The results are declared by the examination authority who is in charge of the exam for that particular year. In 2021, IIT Kaharagpur will declare the results of the JEE Advanced exam tentatively in the 2nd week of June. The results will be published online on the official website comprising of subject wise marks and total marks secured, All India Rank (AIR) and Category Ranks.

How to download JEE Advanced Results?

  • Log in to the official website using roll number, mobile number, and date of birth.
  • Click the Submit Button.

The result will then be displayed on the screen.

JEE Advanced Counselling

Candidates have to note that IIT Kharagpur is not the authority that will conduct the counselling and allotment of seats for JEE Advanced. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is in charge of conducting the rest of the activities. Candidates who qualify JEE Advanced will have to first register with JoSAA. Then only they will be able to participate in the counselling process where candidates have to choose their preferred IITs and courses. Seat allotment is done considering the ranks that candidates secure and their preference along with the availability of seats. The application form of JoSAA 2021 should be released after the results are declared.

JEE Advanced Cutoff Marks

The cutoff marks for the entrance exam will be released along with the declaration of results. JEE Advanced cut off marks are the minimum marks required by the candidates for being eligible in the counselling process conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The students are shortlisted for admissions at IITs based on the cutoff marks and ranks secured in the examination.

What factors determine the cutoff marks for JEE Advanced?

  • Total candidates eligible for JEE Advanced
  • Seat Availability in different IITs
  • The difficulty level of Exam
  • Total candidates appeared
  • Last year’s cutoff trends
  • The overall performance of appearing candidates

JEE Advanced Qualifying Marks for 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016

We have provided category-wise qualifying marks for each subject and overall aggregate for the exam conducted in the year 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016. The qualifying marks are the minimum marks that the IIT aspirants are required to score in JEE Advanced for admissions in IITs.

CategoryMinimum Marks in Each SubjectOverall Least Aggregate Marks
Examination Year20192018201720162019201820172016
Common rank list10121213359012675
OBC NCL911101231.58111567
Scheduled Caste5660717.5456438
Scheduled Tribe5660717.5456438
CRL PwD5660717.5456438
OBC PwD NCL5660717.5456438
Scheduled Caste PwD5660717.5456438
Scheduled Tribe PwD5660717.5456438

JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank

Based on previous years results analysis we have provided an approximate range of JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank. Soon after the exam, the answer keys are released by the examination authority. The candidates after calculating their marks can refer to JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank Analysis to calculate their expected rank range based on the marks secured out of 360.

Marks Range out of 360Expected ranks (Approx)
335 Marks to 308 Marks10 to 50
285 Marks to 279 Marks100 to 200
230 Marks to 224 Marks700 to 800
212 Marks to 209 Marks1100 to 1200
200 Marks to 197 Marks1500 to 1600
191 Marks to 189 Marks1900 to 2000
177 Marks to 175 Marks2700 to 2800
172 Marks to 170 Marks3100 to 3200
163 Marks to 162 Marks3900 to 4000
155 Marks to 154 Marks4700 to 4800

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