JEE Advanced Exam

What is JEE Advanced Exam?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). JEE will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaces the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam from 2017. The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students., who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.

JEE Advanced is conducted every year by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the main guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). JEE Advanced is conducted on a national-level for candidates seeking admission in Engineering and Architecture courses offered at ISM (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad and IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). JEE Advanced is an online exam taken after JEE Mains, by only those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam and feature in the list of top 2.25 lakh candidates.

Particulars Details
Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Kharagpur)
Examination Level National
Category Undergraduate
Academic Qualification 10+2
JEE Advanced 2021 Official website
Participating institutes 23 IITs
JEE Advanced 2021 date and timing July 3
• Paper 1: 9 am to 12 noon
• Paper 2: 2.30 to 5.30 pm
Exam Duration 3 hours each for Paper 1 and Paper 2
Exam Mode Computer-based
Exam cities 167 in India and 4 abroad
Application Process Online only
Total applicants Top 2,50,000 JEE main qualified candidates
Previous Year JEE Advanced Statistics (2020) • Number of applicants- 160864 candidates
• Candidates appeared in JEE Advanced - 96%
• Paper 1 - 1,51,311
• Paper 2 - 1,50,900
Total seats available 13,853 inclusive of the female supernumerary seats

Candidates who successfully pass the JEE Main exam and secure a position among the top 2,50,000 candidates, will be eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2021. The exam conducting authority is responsible for furnishing the JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2021 for various undergraduate programmes is given below. All candidates will have to fulfil the following criteria to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam.

Category Wise Percentage of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2021 The percentage of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows -

Name of the Category % of Candidates to be Shortlisted for JEE Advanced
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Open (General) 40.5%
General EWS 10%
Category Wise Distribution of JEE Main Candidates for JEE Advanced 2021

Here is the category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders for JEE Advanced 2020 -

Category-wise No. of Top candidates Total no. of top candidates
OBC-NCL 64,125 67,500
OBC-NCL-PwD 3375
SC 35,625 37,500
SC - PwD 1,875
ST 17,812 18,750
ST - PWD 938
Open 96,187 1,01,250
Open - PwD 5,063
General EWS + General EWS PWD 23,750+1,250 25,000
Total   2,50,000
JEE Advanced Age Criteria

The age criteria for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows -

  • Open category candidates whose date of birth is on or after 1st Oct. 1996, will be eligible to appear for the examination.
  • For the Reserved category, candidates have been exempted by 5 years i.e., Scheduled Tribe (ST) Scheduled Caste (SC) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). These candidates have to be born on or after 1st October 1991.
JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form

Candidates who have qualified the JEE Main exam can register and appear for JEE Advanced 2021 examination. Candidates will be able to register for JEE Advanced 2021 exam through the official website where the JEE Advanced admit card will also be published. The application form will not be accepted by courier or post. It is necessary that prior to filling the application form for JEE Advanced 2021, candidates take a look at JEE Advanced eligibility criteria and instructions so that the form can be filled correctly.

JEE Advanced 2021 Registration Dates
Events Date
Commencement of JEE Advanced Registration Process To be Announced
End of JEE Advanced Registration Process To be Announced
Last Date of the Registration Fee Payment To be Announced
Registration Procedure:
  • Candidates should register through the online portal, i.e.
  • Once logged in, candidates should provide details such as the medium of the question paper language (English or Hindi), the choices of the examination centre.
  • Also, aspirants should enter JEE Main Roll number, email address, Mobile number, and D.O.B to access the JEE Advanced application form.
  • The candidate will have the option of adding another mobile number above the number given during JEE Main registration.
  • The JEE Advanced 2021 result will be provided to the candidates on one of these numbers by text message.
Upload the Scanned Documents:

After providing all the requisite information, the next step is to upload the scanned copies of the documents:

  • Class 10th certificate as 'Date of Birth' proof
  • Class 12th Mark sheet and certificate
  • Category Certificate's (OBC-NCL certificate/SC/ST/PWD)
  • Services scribe form letter
  • OCI certificate or PIO card
  • DS category certificate
Pay Registration Fee of JEE Advanced 2021:
  • The JEE Advanced registration fee can be paid either online or offline.
  • In online mode, the fee payment can be done through net banking or debit card only. Please note no credit card can be used to make the payment.
  • In offline mode, the payment can be done through SBI bank e- challan.
  • Please note the candidates' registration fee is neither refundable nor transferable.
Download the Registration Form:
  • After the successful payment, the candidate must submit the application form and take a print copy of the confirmation page.
JEE Advanced 2021 Application Fees (Revised)

Now that the new JEE Advanced 2021 application fees have come into effect, the fee for different categories and gender is given below. JEE Advanced 2021 application fee for candidates opting for exam centres in India:

Indian Nationals(Including PIO/OCI)
Candidate’s Category Fees
All other candidates INR 2800 + GST
Female (All categories) INR 1400 + GST
SC, ST, PwD Candidates INR 1400 + GST
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 75
Candidates from non-SAARC countries USD 150
JEE Advanced 2021 application fee for candidates opting for exam centres in foreign countries:
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCI)
Candidate’s Category Fees
All Indian Nationals USD 75
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 75
Candidates from non-SAARC countries USD 150
JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card (Released)

All the candidates who will be appearing for JEE Advanced 2021 must note that the admit card of JEE Advanced 2021 is an important document which they must carry to the examination centre as without the JEE Advanced 2021 admit card, they will not be allowed inside the examination hall. The admit card mentions the name, roll number, category, date of birth, venue details where the exam is scheduled to be conducted and instructions for the exam day. Along with the JEE Advanced admit card 2021, candidates will also be required to bring a photo identity proof to the exam centre.

Steps to Download JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card

Candidates who will successfully register for the entrance examination will be able to download their admit card of JEE Advanced 2021 from the official website. For downloading the admit card in online mode, candidates will have to enter their Registration number, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile number. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the JEE Advanced 2021 admit card/hall ticket. With the help of the following steps, candidates will know how they can access their admit card of JEE Advanced 2021:

  • Visit the official website of JEE Advanced with the help of the direct link provided on this page.
  • Click on the link available for accessing JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card.
  • To proceed further, enter your Registration Number, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and E-mail ID.
  • The JEE Advanced admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Verify all the details mentioned on the admit card.
  • Download the admit card of JEE Advanced and take a print out for future use.
Details Mentioned on JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on JEE Advanced admit card 2021. While downloading the admit card of JEE Advanced 2021, candidates must ensure to cross-check all the details printed on the admit card.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Parent/ Guardian’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidates’ Photograph
  • Candidates’ Signature
  • Status of Person with Disability
  • JEE Main Roll Number
  • JEE Advanced Roll Number
  • IIT Zone
  • Centre Code
  • JEE Advanced registration status
  • Name and address of the exam centre allotted
  • Exam date and timings
  • Test day guidelines
ID Documents Required with JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card

Along with JEE Advanced 2021 admit card/hall ticket, candidates must carry any one of the following photo ID proofs to the exam centre. The identity proof is required for identification purpose of the candidates who will appear for the entrance examination.

  • Voter's ID card
  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
Discrepancy in JEE Advanced Admit Card 2021

While downloading the JEE advanced admit card 2021, candidates should verify all the details mentioned in the admit card, in case, candidates find any discrepancy the entries of JEE advanced admit card, then the same should be brought to the notice of the Chairman, of the zonal coordinating IIT. Additionally, candidates will be required to produce their respective admit cards at the time of examination. JEE Advanced 2021 admit cards are required to be kept safely till the entire admission process is complete.

Items to Be Carried to JEE Advanced Exam Centre

Candidates who will be appearing for JEE Advanced 2021 will have to carry the following items to be exam centre on the day of the entrance examination.

  • A printed copy of downloaded admit card
  • Pen
  • Pens
  • A Photo ID proof in original as mentioned in the admit card.
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern provides details about the total number of questions, time duration, marking scheme, different subjects, and sections. While no other changes have been introduced in the JEE Advanced exam pattern, the only change announced by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) is that the exam will be conducted in a computer-based format.

This exam is taken after JEE Main exam by only those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam. Only the top 2.24 lakh candidates in JEE Main exam become eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Features of JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2021
  • The exam is divided into two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours (180 minutes) duration each.
  • Both Paper 1 and 2 are compulsory for JEE Advanced.
  • Paper 1 will carry a total of 48 questions.
  • Paper 2 will carry 46 questions
  • Maximum marks for Paper 1 is 168
  • Maximum marks for Paper 2 is 174
  • The question paper consists of multiple-choice and numerical answer type questions, which test the comprehension skills, analytical and reasoning abilities of candidates.
  • Candidates must carry a Blue or Black ballpoint pen only to the examination centre.
  • There is negative marking for both papers 1 and 2.
  • In numerical type questions, negative marking is not applicable.
  • The questions come from the topics covered in class 11 and class 12.
  • Each question paper consists of three separate sections and subjects:
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus includes all the subjects that candidates must study to get admission in the IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates must study the recommended topics under each subject (Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics) to cover the entire syllabus for JEE Advanced 2021.

Once the candidates know what all sections they have to cover under every subject, they can plan their JEE Advanced preparation accordingly. By making a preparation strategy for JEE Advanced exam in accordance with the JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus, candidates can give the right amount of time to complete every single topic.

Subject-wise JEE Advanced Syllabus 2021

In the table given below, candidates can go through the subject-wise syllabus of JEE Advanced 2021.


The syllabus is divided into 3 sections:

  • Section A - Physical Chemistry
  • Section B - Inorganic Chemistry
  • Section C - Organic Chemistry
JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus
Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry
General topics Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals Concepts
Gaseous and liquid states Preparation and properties of the following compounds Preparation, properties, and reactions of alkanes
Atomic structure and chemical bonding Transition elements (3d series) Preparation, properties, and reactions of alkenes and alkynes
Energetics Preparation and properties of the compounds Reactions to benzene
Chemical equilibrium Ores and minerals Phenols
Electrochemistry Extractive metallurgy Characteristic reactions
Chemical kinetics Principles of qualitative analysis Carbohydrates
Solid-state -- Amino acids and peptides
Solutions -- Properties and uses of some important polymers
Surface chemistry -- Practical organic chemistry
Nuclear chemistry -- --
Algebra Integral calculus
Trigonometry Vectors
Analytical geometry --
Differential calculus --
General Optics
Mechanics Modern physics
Thermal physics --
Electricity and magnetism --
JEE Advanced 2021 Architecture Aptitude Test Syllabus

JEE Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) exam will be organised for the those who wish to get admission in the B.Arch. programme. Those who pass the JEE Advanced 2021 exam, only they will be eligible to appear for JEE AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) exam.

Subjects Description
Freehand drawing This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.
Geometrical drawing Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.
Three-dimensional perceptions Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume, and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through the innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. The sense of colour grouping or application.
Architectural awareness General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.