JEE Advanced Exam

JEE Advanced Exam
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JEE Advanced Exam Overview

Engineering applicants vying for taking admission in Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are compulsory to quality Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced or JEE Advanced Exam. JEE Advanced Exam is the annual, national level engineering college entrance test which is organized by one of the seven zonal IITs including IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee. The exam is administered by the Joint Admission Board (JAB).


The basic eligibility for appearing in the JEE Advanced Exam is the qualification of the student in JEE Main. Apart from this; there are few more criteria which applicants also need to satisfy and they are:

  • Applicant should be ranked among the top 2, 24, 000 applicants in JEE Main
  • Candidate belonging to general category should be less than 25 years of age and SC, ST, PWD applicants should be less than 30 years
  • Students must not have appeared in the JEE Advanced exam 2 years ahead of the current session
  • The Applicant must have qualified Class XII Board Examination in the first attempt with minimum 75% mark
  • He/she shouldn’t admit in any courses in any of IITs earlier

Before Cutoff Marks

The cut-off marks in JEE Advance exam are prepared by the authorities of JEE board by considering factors like previous year’s cutoff, number of applicants for the test, available seats in IITs and their annual intake capacity, and the complexity level of the examination.

Sl. No. Category 2017 Cut-Off Percentage
1 General 128 (35%)
2 OBC 115 (31.50%
3 SC 64 (17.50%)
4 ST 64 (17.50%)


The aspirant who is preparing for the JEE Advanced Exam this year needs to follow some specific steps. Undoubtedly; JEE Advanced Exam is one of India’s toughest entrance examinations for engineering aspirants and hence the preparation methods also should be completely focused and strong-minded.

  • Cover previous year question papers
  • Go through the exam and question pattern
  • Go for online mock tests and online exams
  • Solve the test papers of JEE Advanced from the last 10 years

Entrance Syllabus: (Subjects for Study)

Students appearing for JEE Advanced Exam need to cover three basic subjects i.e. Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. As questions come in numerical or objective type format; students have to pick one correct answer from the four given options. Questions in both paper 1 and paper 2 will be asked from 11th and 12th class syllabus.

Question Pattern

JEE Advanced 2018 is conducted in 2 papers – Paper I and Paper II. Both papers are mandatory to cover. Each paper has questions from 3 divisions i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper-I has 56 questions and Paper-II has 54 questions. The final exam is conducted in computer-based test mode with the duration of 3 hours. The questions will be in form of multiple choice or objective type and numerical in nature.


  • IITs Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kharagpur, and Madras
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, Mohali, Kolkata, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli

      (Data gathered from Internet Medias & individual observations)

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