Updated: Nov 21, 2019
The second stage of the coveted IIT-JEE exam, the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) is conducted by seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB). The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to various bachelor’s degree programs in eighteen IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), along with other reputed engineering institutes. JEE Advanced entrance exam is the second stage of JEE and is held only for top 2 lakh rank holders of JEE Main.
Following are the prerequisites for taking the JEE advanced
Only those candidates who have cleared the JEE main exam are eligible for the JEE Advanced exam. A candidate can attempt this exam a maximum of two times and that too only in consecutive years.
To be eligible for JEE Advanced, Candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1990 (for general and OBC categories) and on or after October 1, 1985 (for SC, ST, and PWD categories)
The candidate must has secured 75% (for GEN/OBC) or 70% (for SC/ ST/ PD) in their respective boards (or equivalent examinations)
The JEE Advanced exam is usually conducted at various centers across the country in major cities. It takes place in the month of May every year.
The JEE Advanced exam consists of two papers of 3
hours each and is conducted on the same day in the morning and evening slots.
Both paper 1 and paper 2 consists of 3 separate
sections of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The questions paper is set in
both English and Hindi. The candidates have to specify the language of the
question paper at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced.
Both the papers are objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions for which the answers are marked on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS). The JEE paper is designed to test the intellectual capacity, interpretation and critical ability of candidates. There is negative marking for each wrong answer.
The syllabus for the JEE Advanced exam is consists of
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and a minimum score of 70 each in each
section is necessary to be amongst the top rank holders.
The JEE Advanced Results are generally announced in early June by the CBSE on its official website after which the counseling to various engineering colleges in the country commences.
Through JEE Advanced, IITs and ISM offer admission
into undergraduate courses of Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or
Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Science, Architecture, or
Pharmaceutics. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are awarded to candidates
enrolled in the dual degree programs upon their successful completion of the
Over the years, IITs have created a world-class educational stage that is vigorously sustained through excellent teaching and internationally celebrated research with brilliant infrastructure and expert minds. Therefore, JEE is considered to be one of the most competitive exams.
Other institutes also use JEE Advanced ranking for admission like Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) Thiruvananthapuram and Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Bareilly.