Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has now announced fresh exam dates for JEE Advanced 2020. The entrance exam will now be held on August 23rd as per the HRD Ministry. The exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 17th but was postponed due to the lockdown imposed in the country due to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Top 2,50,000 Candidates from JEE Main (inclusive of reservation) can appear for JEE Advanced 2020. New Exam Center added in San Francisco, California for the Candidates residing in the United States of America.
JEE Advanced 2020 – An Overview
|Exam Name: JEE Advanced|
|Exam Conducting Authority: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi|
|Exam Purpose: Admission to B.E or B.Tech courses|
|Participating Institutes: 23 IITs and 9 Premier Institutes|
|Exam Mode: Computer-Based Online Test|
|Subjects Covered: Maths, Physics and Chemistry|
|Test Duration: 3 Hours (Paper 1 and 2 Each)|
|Total Marks: Varies (JEE Advanced 2019 total marks was 372)|
|Total Eligible Candidates: Top 2,50,000 candidates from JEE Main|
|Counselling Authority: JoSAA|
|Available Seats in IITs: Varies (Total IIT seats available in 2019 was 13,376)|
|Official JEE Advanced 2020 Notification: Yet to be Released|
JEE Advanced 2020 (Formerly known as IIT JEE) is the second phase of the JEE examination and is usually conducted after the JEE Main exam. It is an important test for engineering aspirants (especially for those who are seeking admission in premier engineering institutes such as IITs). JEE Advanced is a computer-based exam and is usually conducted by seven different Indian IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) on a rotational basis.
What Is JEE Advanced?
- It is the only gateway for students to land a seat in premier engineering institutes like IITs.
- It includes 23 IITs offering around 10,988 seats to the eligible candidates.
- Apart from IIT colleges, nine other premier institutes offer admissions based on JEE Advanced score, namely, IISC Bangalore, IISER Bhopal, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Pune, IIST Thiruvananthapuram, RGIPT Rae Bareli, and IIPE Visakhapatnam.
The entrance exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 & Paper 2. It is also carried out in two stages (or ‘shifts’) that are held on the same day. It is mandatory for all the students to appear for both the papers in order to be eligible for the merit list. Candidates are granted admissions to various undergraduate courses as well as masters and dual degree programs offered by IITs based on marks scored or ranks secured in the JEE Advanced examination.
JEE Advanced 2020 will be organized by IIT Delhi. As per a notification released by the exam authority, the examination will be held on May 17, 2020. In addition to the announcement of the exam dates, some new changes have also been introduced. They are as follows:
- Previously, candidates in the top 2,40,000 were shortlisted for JEE Advanced. Going forward, 10,000 more candidates will be selected from JEE Main.
- The reservation for PwD candidates has been raised from 3% to 5%.
- Cultural diversity will be given more focus in the selection process.
- The exam authority has announced that it will be setting up test centres in the United States (San Francisco) as well.
- Candidates can now select 5 JEE Advanced Exam Centers instead of 3 while filling the application form.
JEE Advanced 2020 Changes
To know about the specific dates, registration process and application forms, syllabus, exam pattern, results and more, scroll down below.
Previous Year Statistics for JEE Advanced
|Examination Year||Eligible Candidates||Registered
|2019||2.45 Lakh||1.75 Lakh||1.73 Lakh||38,705|
|2018||2.24 Lakh||1.6 Lakh||1.57 Lakh||31,988|
|2017||2.20 Lakh||1.72 Lakh||1.59 Lakh||50,455|
|2016||2 Lakh||1.55 Lakh||1.47 Lakh||36,566|
JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates
The important dates for JEE Advanced 2020 are tabulated below. The tentative dates will be updated as and when the official notifications are released. Candidates can watch this space to stay updated on the JEE Advanced 2020 important dates.
|Official Notification Release: 17 September 2019|
|Availability of Online Application Form: May 1st Week, 2020|
|Last Date to Submit Online Application: May 2nd Week, 2020|
|JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card Release: To be updated|
|JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Date: 23rd August, 2020|
|[Session I: 9 AM to 12 PM; Session II: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM]|
|Display of Scanned Responses: To be Updated|
|JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key: To be Updated|
|JEE Advanced 2020 Results: To be Updated|
|Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Application Form: To be Updated|
|AAT 2020 Exam Date: To be Updated|
|AAT 2020 Results: To be Updated|
|Seat Allotment: To be Updated|
JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Students who are planning to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 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 2020 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 requirements that students need to satisfy.
- 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 applicants must have cleared their class 12th board exams or any other equivalent exam in 2019. The candidates appearing for board exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply. The candidates should also have at least 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST, and PwD) or be in the top 20 percentile in their respective Board examinations.
- The candidates have to clear and rank among the top 2,50,000 students in JEE Mains. The Category-wise distribution of top 2.50 lakh students is explained below.
|Category||Number of Selected Candidates||Total Candidates|
|General||1,08,464 Candidates||1,15,120 Candidates|
|General PwD||6,656 Candidates|
|OBC Non-Creamy Layer||57,956 Candidates||61,480 Candidates|
|OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD||3,524 Candidates|
|Scheduled Caste||32,420 Candidates||34,600 Candidates|
|Scheduled Caste PwD||2180 Candidates|
|Scheduled Tribe||16,460 Candidates||17,800 Candidates|
|Scheduled Tribe PwD||1340 Candidates|
The candidate is not eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 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.
JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form & 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 2020, IIT Delhi will be in charge of releasing the application forms and they should be available from the first week of May. 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 2019 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 2020 Registration Fees
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 2020
The application form for JEE Advanced AAT 2020 will be released online by the exam authorities in the month of June 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 2020 are eligible for the exam.
JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card
The candidates whose application forms are successfully accepted by the examination authorities will be eligible to download the admit card tentatively in the 2nd week of May 2019. 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.
|Availability of JEE Advanced admit card 2020||Second week of May 2020|
|Last date to download admit card||Second week of May 2020|
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 2020 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
- Category of the candidates
- JEE Main 2020 Roll Number
- JEE Advanced 2020 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 2020 as well.
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern
|Number of Papers: 2 (Paper-I & 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 & 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus of JEE Advanced is declared by the examination authority. As per the official notification, JEE Advanced 2020 syllabus seems to have been 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 for 2019 from the links given below:
They can also look at some of the important topics for the three subjects (PCM) below.
JEE Advanced 2020 Physics Syllabus
|Laws of motion||Capacitance|
|Electric current||Magnetic Fields|
|Systems of particles||Harmonic motions|
JEE Advanced 2020 Chemistry Syllabus
|Chemical Equilibrium||Nuclear Chemistry|
|Solid State||Atomic Structure|
|Chemical Bonding||Gaseous State|
|Chemical Kinetics||Liquid State|
|Ores & Minerals||Qualitative Analysis|
|Properties of Non-Metals||Extractive Metallurgy|
|Preparation of Compounds||Preparation of Non-metals|
|Properties of Compounds||Transition Elements|
|Practical Organic Chemistry||Alkenes|
|Reactions of Benzene||Alkyl halides|
JEE Advanced 2020 Maths Syllabus
|Binomial Theorem||Complex Numbers|
|Matrices||Sequence and Series|
|Coordinate Geometry||Inverse Trigonometry|
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 2020 is provided below.
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 2020 Results
The results are declared by the examination authority who is in charge of the exam for that particular year. In 2020, IIT Delhi 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 2020 Results?
- Log in to the official website using registration number, email address, 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 Delhi is not the authority that will conduct the counselling and allotment of seats for JEE Advanced 2020. 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 2020 should be released in the month of June after the results are declared.
JEE Advanced 2020 Cutoff Marks
The cutoff marks for 2020 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 2020?
- 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.
|Category||Minimum Marks in Each Subject||Overall Least Aggregate Marks|
|Common rank list||10||12||12||13||35||90||126||75|
|OBC PwD NCL||5||6||6||07||17.5||45||64||38|
|Scheduled Caste PwD||5||6||6||07||17.5||45||64||38|
|Scheduled Tribe PwD||5||6||6||07||17.5||45||64||38|
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 360||Expected ranks (Approx)|
|335 Marks to 308 Marks||10 to 50|
|285 Marks to 279 Marks||100 to 200|
|230 Marks to 224 Marks||700 to 800|
|212 Marks to 209 Marks||1100 to 1200|
|200 Marks to 197 Marks||1500 to 1600|
|191 Marks to 189 Marks||1900 to 2000|
|177 Marks to 175 Marks||2700 to 2800|
|172 Marks to 170 Marks||3100 to 3200|
|163 Marks to 162 Marks||3900 to 4000|
|155 Marks to 154 Marks||4700 to 4800|
JEE Advanced Mock Test
The mock test paper for 2020 exam will be released by the examination authority tentatively in the last week of December 2019. The students are advised to practice these test papers sincerely to get acquainted with the computer-based online exam pattern. The JEE Advanced mock test will be of 180 minutes where the candidates will use computers to navigate between the sections and submit their answers. It is one of the best ways to prepare for highly competitive exams like JEE Advanced.
Apart from the mock test, sample papers and previous year’s question papers are extremely helpful in understanding the marking scheme, types of questions asked, the difficulty level of exam, time distribution, etc. Students can access the papers from the given links.
JEE Advanced Answer Keys
Additionally, the exam authority will also release the provisional answer key of JEE Advanced 2020 via its online channel (official website). Students can compare their answers and check the correct answers to all of the questions asked in the exam. They can further calculate their tentative scores using the answer key before the announcement of the official result. More significantly, candidates can also raise objections if they think the answer is different and provide feedback. However, the reason has to be valid. The final answer key will be released by the authorities after all these processes are completed.
How To Prepare Effectively For JEE Advanced?
JEE Advanced preparation demands a well-structured strategy along with possessing analytical, time management, and exam-taking skills. Therefore, students aspiring to strengthen their engineering career with eminent professors and Nobel laureates from India’s best engineering colleges are advised to plan their preparations carefully and put in the effort to study competently from the very beginning itself.
JEE Advanced Maths Analysis
JEE Advanced Chemistry Analysis
In any case, the preparation is quite challenging and it is mainly due to the uncertain paper pattern and the level of competition. To crack JEE Advanced, students should, therefore, learn and master all the concepts included in the syllabus. A doubt can weaken your foundational base, hence, get all your doubts cleared on a regular basis. Also, all your preparations are incomplete without proper revisions. Lack of revision is the biggest mistake committed by the IIT aspirants. Given below are few tips recommended by our experts to boost your JEE Advanced preparations in a significant manner.
Preparation tips for Physics: Physics is purely a conceptual subject. Hence, you need to get your basics strong to score well in this section. For better results, start your preparations from NCERT textbooks followed by reference from other core books. Mostly the questions are framed by the combination of two or more concepts. Therefore, memorize all the important physics formulas for JEE covered in the syllabus and have a strong conceptual base to answer the complex physics problems asked in the exam quite easily.
Preparation tips for Maths: This section asses the problem-solving and analytical skills of students. To excel in this subject the students are required to have a regular and rigorous practice of problems. It’s merely impossible to excel in maths by just screening and memorising. Focus more on chapters like vectors, 3D geometry, derivatives, trigonometry, quadratic equations, sequence-series, logarithms, etc. Try to interlink different concepts and create your own shortcut methods to have a better understanding of concepts.
Preparation tips for Chemistry: NCERT textbooks are one of the best books for chemistry preparation. All the chapters covered in the syllabus are explained in the simplest possible ways. Chemistry is more about theoretical concepts, chemical reactions, and equations. Therefore, instead of memorizing the concepts, focus more on understanding the mechanism behind them. Have a strong grip on the periodic table, name reactions, mechanisms, synthesis and chemical compositions as well.
List of IITs that Conduct JEE Advanced
The seven IITs that are in charge of conducting JEE Advanced are:
The JEE Advanced exam will be conducted by one of these IITs every year on a rotational basis.
JEE Advanced Exam Centre Codes
Exam Centres under IIT Bombay Zone
Exam Centres under IIT Delhi Zone
|Jammu & Kashmir:
Exam Centers under IIT Guwahati Zone
Exam Centres under IIT Kanpur Zone
Exam Centres under IIT Kharagpur Zone
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands:
Exam Centres under IIT Madras Zone
|United Arab Emirates:
Exam Centres under IIT Roorkee Zone
List Of Courses Offered By IITs
- B.Tech course for 4 Years
- Bachelor of Science for 4 Years
- Bachelor of Architecture for 5 Years
- Dual Degree course B.Tech + M.Tech for 5 Years
- Dual Degree course B.S + M.S for 5 Years
- Integrated M.Tech course for 5 Years
- Integrated M.Sc course for 5 Years
Frequently Asked Questions On JEE Advanced
Are candidates who cleared their qualifying exams in 2018 eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 if they did not appear for it in 2019?
How many seats are available in IITs in 2020?
How much do I have to score in JEE Main to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020?
Are both Paper-I and Paper-II mandatory in JEE Advanced 2020?
Which login ID must be used to apply for JEE Advanced 2020?
How is the top 20 percentile calculated for the Qualifying Exam?
The percentiles are calculated by taking the aggregate marks of all the subjects of the Qualifying Exam. Institutions will provide cutoff marks for top 20 percentiles of various categories and the information will be published on the IIT websites.
What kind of questions can I expect in JEE Advanced?
The questions in JEE Advanced are quite tricky and analytical. As for the format, they are mostly multiple-choice type and covers all the three science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Is there any way to confirm the registration status for the exam?
The registration status of candidates can be confirmed through the official website. The status is updated within 72 hours of payment of fees. Candidates should immediately contact the admission authorities if they do not see.
How to develop better skills for solving JEE Questions?
The best and effective way to develop better skills for tackling JEE Advanced question is to solve a maximum number of question papers be it sample papers or previous year papers, etc. Candidates can also take up mock tests as well. All these study exercises will help aspirants get familiar with the paper patterns and they will know how to answer the questions during the real exam.
What is the medium of JEE Advanced question paper?
JEE Advanced question paper will come in both English and Hindi languages.
Do candidates pay application fees for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced together or separately?
The application fee for JEE Advanced has to be paid separately. It is paid by candidates who are interested or are appearing for the exam.