JEE Advanced Exam

About JEE Advanced

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is an All-India Common Entrance Examination for admission to the top engineering colleges across India. It is conducted in two phases – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Students are eligible to take JEE Advanced only if they clear the cut-off for JEE Main. The IITs and ISM then grant admission to these candidates on the basis of the JEE Advanced results.

JEE Advanced is widely considered to be one of the toughest exams in the world. Over 14 lakh students take it every year with only 20,000 getting a rank.

JEE Advanced is the 2nd phase of JEE Exam and it is conducted by IITs every year, on a rotation basis. In September 2017, the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has announced that the Exam will be conducted online from the year 2018 onwards. JEE Advanced 2018 has been scheduled for May 20th, 2018, and will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.


All the candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
Criterion 1 (Performance in JEE (Main) 2018):
Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000* candidates in various categories based on the performance in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates (Criterion 1)
Number of “Top” candidates
Total 1,13,120
Total 60,480
Total 33,600
Total 16,800
 The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
Criterion 2  Age limit:
Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.
Criterion 3 Number of attempts:
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
Criterion 4  Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:
A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either  2017 or 2018.
However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year  2015-16 after June  2016, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2016 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.  In case, the Examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
Criterion 5  Earlier admission at IITs:
A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report to any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4


Steps to Register for JEE Advanced
Candidates can register for JEE Advanced by following these steps:
Step-1: Login & Fill Details:
  • Visit Official Website and Login
    • Visit the official website of JEE Advanced (link will be provided above).
    • The login window will appear on the screen.
    • Enter the JEE Main 2018 Roll Number, Password and Security Pin and submit it.
    • Choose the new password for JEE Advanced.
  •    Fill Details
    • After creating the new password, a new page will be displayed containing candidate’s details furnished at the time of JEE Main registration.
    • Mention the number of attempts.
    • Choose the three examination cities as per their preferences.
    • Select the language of the question paper (English or Hindi).
    • Fill the category and scribe status.
    • Check all the filled details carefully and submit it.
Step-2: Upload Scanned Images
Students are needed to keep ready the required documents in the prescribed specification. The image should be in JPEG format. The image size should be between 50 KB to 300 KB. The documents required for registration are mentioned below:
  • Required Documents
    • Class certificate or birth certificate.
    •  or equivalent exam certificates.
    • Category, PwD or DS( Defence Service) certificate (if applicable).
    • Scribe letter (if applicable).
    • PIO(Person of Indian Origin) card or OCI(Overseas Citizen of India) certificate (if required).
  • Upload Images
    • Go through the upload images option.
    • Select the required images.
    • Upload the scanned images one by one carefully.
Step-3: Registration Fee Payment
After uploading the images, candidates can make the fee payment through the following methods:
  • Online Mode:
    • Students can pay the application fee through the debit/credit card or net banking of SBI bank.
    • Click on the “Pay Registration Fee” option.
    • The Multi-Option Payment System (MOPS) page will appear on the screen.
    • Enter the payment details and pay the application fee.
    • Candidates paying for DUBAI exam centre are needed to pay the fee using International debit/credit card issued by foreign banks & issued outside India.
  • Offline Mode:
    • First, click on the “Pay Registration Fee” link.
    • Take the printout of the e-challan of SBI bank.
    • Submit the printed e-challan with the required fee to the nearest SBI branch.

Registration Fee For JEE (Advanced) 2018

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India
Indian Nationals
(including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates (all categories)
INR 1300 + GST*
SC, ST, PwD Candidates
INR 1300 + GST*
All Other Candidates
NR 2600 + GST*
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries
USD 160 + GST*
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries
USD 300 + GST*
*Exact GST (Goods and Services Tax) amount will be specified as per Government of India rules at the time of registration.
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Foreign countries
Indian Nationals(including PIO/OCI)
All Indian Nationals
USD 160 + GST*
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries
USD 160 + GST*
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries
USD 300 + GST*
* Exact GST (Goods and Services Tax) amount will be specified as per Government of India rules at the time of registration.
The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the payment gateway/banks may levy.
Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be given on the online registration portal.
Step-4: Print Application Form
After the fee payment confirmation, students will be able to take the printout of the application form. Students are advised to take extra printouts and keep them safe for further use. There is no need to send any hard copy to the authority

Exam Dates

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 will be conducted by the IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2018. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2018 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2018 and admission to IITs.
The examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration and will be held as per the following schedule:
09:00 to 12:00 IST
Session 1
14:00 to 17:00 IST
Session 2
Both the papers are compulsory. The exam will be held in fully computer-based test mode.
The schedule will remain the same even if the day of examination is declared a public holiday.

Exam Pattern

Candidates can check previous years’ papers for salient features of the JEE Advanced 2018 exam pattern, along with details of previous year’s question papers in order to get a fair idea about the actual exam. This is to be done as the paper pattern is different every year with a different marking scheme, and hence students should read the instructions carefully.

  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • Incorrect answers to some of the questions will result in a deduction of marks.
  • The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise their choice of question paper language while registering for JEE Advanced 2018. Change of question paper language will not be entertained after registration.


  • Focus: Focus more on understanding topics rather than just formulae. This way, you can ensure that you imbibe the method used to arrive at the formulae. Doing so will also ensure that those formulae are always at your fingertips.
  • Organise your time: Watch the time taken to solve questions. Subject-wise allocation of time will help you attempt the JEE Advanced paper within the given time constraint. This will also help in exam-simulation. While in the exam, you should be able to filter out the easy questions from the difficult ones, so you know the amount of time you need to allot to them.
  • Keep taking breaks: Burnout should be avoided at all costs. Keep taking periodic breaks to refresh yourself. Talk to friends once in a while, and don’t bury your social life entirely.
  • Fulfil targets on a daily basis: Your daily study plan must include learning and revision. So assign daily goals for you and fulfill them. This will boost your confidence and avoid time wastage.
  • Practice solving sample papers: Once you are through with a concept or chapter, solve previous years’ papers (for the last 8-10 years at least). This will guide you through the transitions in question patterns and will prepare you to anticipate them. Sample papers from other sources, such as All India Test Series, will also help you in formulating strategies and eliminating weaknesses.
  • Subject-wise planning: Based on your preference, select subject-wise topics and cover them each day. Remember, your weakness may be someone else’s strength so never ignore a less favorite topic. Refer the latest JEE Advanced syllabus for your study plan.
  • Clarity in concepts: Develop a clear thinking process so that the moment you see a question, you know the correct theory or formula to be used.
  • From basics to classics: Always start from the fundamentals and then gradually move up further. In this way, you can tackle even a difficult problem as you are well-versed with the concept. Jumping straightaway to an advanced problem is not a good idea.
  • Numericals are crucial: Solving enough numerical is crucial to crack JEE Advanced. Practice at least 40-50 numerical for each day of your JEE Advanced preparations. With subjects like Maths, Physics, and Chemistry, there is no dearth of numerical problems. Motion brings you a huge question bank, with quality questions to test yourself and solutions to keep learning simultaneously.
  • Save your best for last: Study more crucial sections of the syllabus in the beginning and push easier ones for later. Mark difficult portions in your notes so that revision towards the end becomes easier.
  • Discuss with your peers: Discussing and clearing doubts with fellow aspirants and mentors can help you overcome your weaknesses. Interact with them without any hesitation to devise an efficient study plan for yourself.

Previous Years’ Papers

Practising previous years’ papers is important as this helps you simulate the real JEE Advanced exam. You can find them all here, by Motion, your assistance:

JEE Advanced 2017
JEE Advanced 2016
JEE Advanced 2015
JEE Advanced 2014
JEE Advanced 2013
JEE Advanced 2012

Answer Key

You can compare the answers you have marked in your examination with the official JEE Main 2017 Answer Keys and predict your score in the exam. You can also opt to challenge the answer keys by paying a fee of 1000/-.

The JEE Main 2018 Answer Key for Paper 1 will be available here.

The process of challenging the JEE Main 2018 Answer Key is explained in detail below:

  • Log into the JEE Main official website.
  • Select the question booklet number and the corresponding question number.
  • The answer as per the answer key will appear in the next box by default.
  • Enter your claimed answer and click on ‘Add to Claims List’ tab.
  • All claims must be submitted in one click.
  • As the final step, you need to click on ‘Save Your Claims Finally’ tab.

To challenge the answer key, candidates need to pay a non-refundable fee of 1000/- per question. Fees can be paid through Credit or Debit Cards, Paytm or State Bank Buddy. The decision of JAB and CBSE will be final in this regard and no further queries will be entertained in this matter.


  • Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Goa
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad
  • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

IIT Colleges Ranking

We have been collecting cutoff information from official sources for a long time and organized information in a way to make it easy for students to see where they stand the chance of getting admission into. That also helped us to figure out what is student choice when it comes to choosing a place to study.

Cutoff shows students’ choice for given institute and that also tell what kind crowed is found around the class and campus. Most importantly it gives a statistically based way to assess institutes. Being a computer science guy, I would prefer to make decisions based on data.
For ranking we considered cutoffs for 4 common departments, this also helps us to reduce bias and error in ranking. Included departments are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. We combined EE and EC as many IITs offer these courses in same departments.

Based on this the IIT Ranking for the year 2017 is as follows.

Rank Institute State
1 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Maharashtra
2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi
3 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Tamil Nadu
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal
6 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Uttarakhand
7 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Assam
8 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Telangana
9 Indian Institute of Technology – BHU Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
10 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gujrat
11 Indian Institute of Technology Indore Madhya Pradesh
12 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Punjab
13 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Orrisa
14 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Himachal Pradesh
15 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur Rajasthan
16 Indian Institute of Technology Patna Bihar
17 Indian School of Mines Dhanbad West Bengal
18 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
19 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad Kerala
20 Indian Institute of Technology Goa Goa
21 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad Karnataka
22 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai Chhattisgarh
23 Indian Institute of Technology Jammu Jammu and Kashmir

We tried our best to collect the information from official sources. If you find any issue please let us know, we will look into it immediately and make the corrections if necessary.

Wish you all a great luck ahead!