JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility, Exam Dates, Application Form and Pattern

IIT Roorkee, under the guidance of JAB, has scheduled JEE Advanced 2020 for May 19 (Sunday). As per the official announcement made at, the entire examination will be conducted in computer-based mode. The registration is expected to begin in May after the announcement of JEE Main Results.

JEE Advanced 2020 is a national-level entrance exam for providing admissions in Engineering or Architecture programs in the top institutes of India such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs etc. It is conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB) for admission into Bachelor’s, Integrated Masters and Dual Degree programs for all the IITs. Top 2,24,000 candidates (including reserved categories) of JEE Main exam are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced.

  • As per JEE Mains Result 2019, a total of 2,31,024 candidates (180331 boys and 50693 girls) had qualified for JEE Advanced 2018, out of which approximately 1.55 lakh candidates had appeared and 18,138 students met the cut-off.
  • There will be 2 papers of 3-hour duration each.
  • Both papers will have 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Check out the following article to know all the details about JEE (Advanced) 2020 such as important dates, eligibility, reservation criteria, pattern, syllabus, cutoff, admission process and seat allotment.

JEE Advanced 2019 Highlights

Exam NameJoint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced
Exam LevelNational
Conducting AuthorityIIT Roorkee
LanguageHindi & English
Exam ModeOnline

About JEE Advanced

  • JEEAdv. is the second phase of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
  • Around top 2 lakh AIR Holders from JEE Main 2020 are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.
  • JEE (Advanced) will be conducted to fill 10,988 seats in 23 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and IISC Bangalore.
  • JAB (Joint Admission Board) formed by the participating IITs is the regulatory body of JEE Advanced.
  • Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is conducted after JEE Advanced test.

JEE Advanced 2020 – zone wise statistics

ZoneNo. of applicants (appeared)No. of applicans (absent)
Paper 1Paper 2Paper 1Paper 2
IIT Bombay270042620518012608
IIT Delhi31066308388181046
IIT Guwahati1137211166535741
IIT Kanpur1974519598683829
IIT Kharagpur18161178239841322
IIT Madras361693560520622626
IIT Roorkee1397913855435559

JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates

The exam date has been released by IIT Roorkee at The entire schedule will be released shortly. Till then, candidates can go through the following table to get an idea of the timeline:

EventsDates (tentative)
Release of online ApplicationMay 2020
Last date to applyMay 2020
Release of JEE Advanced 2019 Admit Card2nd week of May 2020
JEE Advanced 2019 Exam DateMay 19, 2020 (Announced)
Release of JEE Advanced 2019 Answer Key1st week of June 2020
JEE Advanced 2019 Result2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Application release2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Exam2nd week of June 2020
AAT Result Declaration3rd week of June 2020
Seat Allotment3rd week of June 2020

What’s New

  • JEE Adv 2019 will be completely online (computer based).
  • The reservation for PwD candidates has increased to 5% from 3%.
  • Supernumerary seats will be created for female candidates to increase their presence from 8% (existing) to 14%.
  • 4000 more candidates will be shortlisted from JEE Main.
  • Application fee has increased to INR 2600 for General category and GST will not be applicable.
  • A total of 5 exam centres must be chosen while filling application form, earlier it was 3.

Difference b/w JEE Main and Advanced

JEE Main is the eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced examination. Check the following differences between the two:


  • Conducting Body: NTA will conduct JEE Main from 2019 onwards. But JEE Advanced is held by one of the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs on a rotational basis, under the guidance of JAB every year.
  • Eligibility: Top 2, 24,000 students qualifying JEE Main are eligible to appear for the test. CBSE defines the eligibility of JEE Main on certain criteria such as qualifying exams, passing marks and etc.
  • Number of Attempts: A student can appear for JEE Main for 3 consecutive years while for JEE Advanced, he can appear for only 2 consecutive times.
  • Exam Pattern: CBSE defines the exam pattern for JEE Main whereas there is no fixed pattern for JEE Advanced.

Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2020

Both Indian and foreign nationals (including OCI/PIO) are eligible to apply for the test. However, foreign candidates need not required to write JEE Main and may register for JEE Adv directly.

  1. Performance in JEE Main 2019: Top 2, 24,000 All India Rank holders in JEE Main 2019.
  2. Age: General category candidates should not be more than 26 years of age.
  3. Number of Attempts: Only 2 times in 2 consecutive years
  4. Appearance in Class 12 (or equivalent): Candidates appearing for 10+2 or equivalent in 2019 are also eligible.
  5. Earlier Admission at IITs:
  • Students who rejected the seat of IIT earlier are not eligible to apply.
  • Those who joined preparatory courses in any of the IITs in the previous academic sessions can also apply.
  • And those who have paid the seat acceptance fee but still not accepted the seat are eligible.
  1. Performance in Class 12 (or equivalent):
  • Minimum 75% marks in 10+2 or equivalent or they must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of qualified candidates in their particular 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates who appeared in 10+2 examination in 2017 but reappeared in 2019, the best performance from the two will be considered.
Note: The applicants should not have appeared for JEE Advanced in 2017 or earlier.

Facility of Scribes in JEE Advanced

Only PwD candidates are permitted to use the service of scribe and they will get an hour as a compensatory time to complete each paper. The criteria for availing the service of scribe are:

Only PwD candidates who are visually impaired OR dyslexic OR have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers/hands thereby preventing them to properly operate the Computer Based Test platform.

Ques. How to avail the service of scribe?

Ans. Opt the option for services of scribe and upload a copy of PwD certificate during JEE Advanced online registration. Along with this, candidates should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2019 of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format (provided in information brochure- annexure 2).

Ques. Will the conducting authority provide scribe?

Ans. Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements to provide a panel of scribes. Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. They are NOT allowed to bring their own scribes.

JEE Advanced 2019 Reservation

Candidates belonging to SC /ST /OBC-NCL /PwD / Defence Personnel can claim for reservation. The reservation matrix of seats are provided below:

  1. OBC – NCL: 27%
  2. SC – 15%
  3. ST – 7.5%
  4. Open – 50.5%
  • Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
  • Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.
  • Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.

Ques: I am an OBC-NCL candidate and my caste is mentioned only in the state list of OBCs but not in the central list of OBCs at Am I eligible for reservation?

Ans: No. For availing the benefits of reservation, OBCs should be listed in the current updated central list of OBCs at the NCBC website.

Ques: What is the Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) criteria for availing benefits of reservation under OBC NCL category?

Ans: The criteria for Non-Creamy Layer will be as per the current notification of Government of India.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form

Candidates can fill JEE Advanced application Form from May 2020 in online mode only. Candidates can avail the form on the official website of JEE Advanced. Check below all important steps to complete registration process:

Step 1: Registration & Application Form

  • Log in with JEE Main 2020 Roll Number and Date of Birth
  • Choose a new password to complete Registration
  • Fill the personal and academic details.
  • Mention the number of attempts, exam center, language of exam, category and the requirement of scribe.

Step 2: Upload Documents

JEE (Main) qualified candidates are required to upload the following scanned certificates in JPG format:

Certificate to be uploadedRemarksMin Size
Class-X or Birth CertificateRequired for all candidates50 – 300 KB
Class-XII (or equivalent) CertificateRequired only for those who have passed in year 2017 and 2016 (if the examination Board of Class XII declares results for academic year 2015-16 after June 201650 – 300 KB
Category CertificateRequired only for SC /ST /OBC-NCL candidates50 – 300 KB
An additional category Certificate (Optional)Required only for SC/ST/OBC candidates50 – 300 KB
PwD CertificateOnly for those who have opted PwD as “Yes”50 – 300 KB
Scribe Request LetterOnly for those who have opted PwD as “Yes” and Scribe Request Letter as “Yes”50 – 300 KB
DS CertificateOnly for those who have opted DS as “Yes”50 – 300 KB
OCI Card / PIO CardFor those whose nationality is OCI or PIO50 – 300 KB

Step 3: Pay Application Fee

Payment of fees can be made either by Debit/Credit/Internet Banking or by Cash using SBI branch option. The application fee is elucidated in the table given below:

Registration Fee for Examination Centers in India
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)Female Candidates (all categories)INR 1300
SC, ST, PwD CandidatesINR 1300
All Other CandidatesINR 2600
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300
Registration Fee for Examination Centers outside India
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)All India NationalsUSD 160
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300

JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

The admit cards for JEE Advanced 2020 will release in the second week of May 2020. These can be downloaded from the official website

In order to download JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card, one must follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Advanced i.e.
  2. Click on the link for ‘JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card’
  3. Enter your registered application number and password
  4. Check details on admit card
  5. Print it for further use

Candidates need to carry admit card to the examination center along with photo ID proof. Without admit card, they will not be allowed to write the examination.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centers

  • JEE Advanced exam centers have been set up in 161 cities for the year 2020.
  • While making the registration, it is mandatory to choose 5 exam centers from an IIT zone.
  • Request for change of exam centers will not be entertained.
  • The reporting time and instructions to be followed at exam center will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • Report to the exam center in advance.

JEE Adcanced Exam Pattern

  • The exam will comprise 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 3 hours duration each.
  • The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages.
  • Each question paper will consist of 3 separate sections- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The questions will be 3 typeMultiple Choice Questions, Numerical Aptitude Type and Match the cases.
  • Negative marks may be awarded for marking the incorrect answer.
  • The marking scheme will be provided in “Instructions to Candidates” at the time of examination.

There is no fixed pattern of the exam. The conducting body always surprises students taking the exam. Here, we have defined the JEE Advanced exam pattern based on the analysis of previous year question papers:

JEE Advanced Paper 1 Pattern:

PatternSection 1Section 2Section 3
Question Type1 or more correct optionsSingle digit integerSingle option is correct
Number of Questions756
Max. Marks+4+3+3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer)+1No partial markingNo partial marking
Negative Marking-2No negative marking-1
Total Marks281518

JEE Advanced Paper 2 Pattern:

PatternSection 1Section 2Section 3
Question Type1 or more correct optionsSingle correct optionSingle correct option
Number of Questions774
Max. Marks+4+3+3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer)+1No partial markingNo partial marking
Negative Marking-2-1No negative marking
Total Marks282112

Ques. Why does JEE Advanced Pattern change every year?

Ans. The question paper of JEE Advanced is set up by a team of expert professors from different IITs. The pattern is changed every year to bring out the best students. Also, the judging parameter cannot be the same for increase in the number of engineering aspirants. As JEE (Advanced) is a top-notch UG engineering entrance examination for admission to elite colleges. So,

Ques. What is the pattern for AAT?

Ans. The test will be held in offline mode. The question paper is divided into 5 sections which must be completed in 3 hours. The language of the question paper will be set in English only.

JEE Advanced Syllabus with Analysis

The exam conducting body releases syllabus of JEE Advanced every year. More or less, the syllabus is usually same. Students appearing for the exam can refer NCERT textbooks for class 11 and 12 for the exam syllabus.

PhysicsMechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics.
ChemistryGaseous and liquid states, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetics, Chemical equilibrium¸ Electrochemistry¸ Chemical kinetics, Solid state, Solutions, Surface Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Transition elements, Ores and minerals¸ Extractive metallurgy, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes & alkynes, Reactions of benzene, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides.
MathematicsAlgebra, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Vectors.
AATFreehand drawing, Geometrical drawing, Three-dimensional perception, Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, Architectural awareness.

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis

As per the analysis of previous years questions, we have inferred the class wise syllabus with weightage (in %):

Paper 1

Subject11th Syllabus12th Syllabus
Physics51% questions49% questions
Chemistry54% questions46% questions
Mathematics49% questions51% questions

Paper 2

Subject11th Syllabus12th Syllabus
Physics48% questions52% questions
Chemistry46% questions54% questions
Mathematics21% questions79% questions

Study Material

The difficulty level of JEE Advanced is obviously higher as compared to JEE Main as it is the second stage of Joint Entrance Examination. Candidates will be tested not only their knowledge of fundamental concepts but their applications as well.


JEE Advanced Result 2020

The result has declared on June 10. Result can be viewed by logging-in with Registration Number, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address. The result is released in the form of scorecard. With scorecard, candidates can also check their AIR (All India Rank) and category-wise AIR.

JEE Advanced (2020) Toppers

NameAll India RankMarks Secured
Pranav Goyal1337/360
Sahil Jain2
Kalash Gupta3325/360
Pawan Goyal4320/360
Mavuri SIva Krishna Manohar5


JEE Advanced 2020 Rank List

  • Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and in aggregate will be included in the rank list.
  • Scores in both the papers will be considered while calculating All India Rank.
  • There will be no waiting list for ranking.

Minimum Percentage of Marks Prescribed for Inclusion in the Rank List

Here is the minimum percentage of marks (aggregate and subject-wise) that a candidate must secure to qualify JEE Advanced 2019.

Rank list as per the CategoriesMinimum percentage of marks in each subjectMinimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL)10.035.0
OBC-NCL rank list9.031.5
SC rank list5.017.5
ST rank list5.017.5
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.017.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.017.5
SC-PwD rank list5.017.5
ST-PwD rank list5.017.5
Preparatory course rank list2.58.75

JEE Advanced Counselling Procedure

The counselling will be organized and managed by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) for admission to IITs & ISM Dhanbad. It is expected to begin in June 2019. Check the stepwise JEE Advanced Counselling Procedure mentioned below.

Step 1- Registration

  1. Visit to register
  2. Enter your registration number, roll number, date of birth and password

Step 2- Online Choice Filling

  1. Log-in using your credentials to choose branch, course and institute
  2. Lock your final choices and take its printout

Step 3- Seat allotment

It will be divided into three categories namely,

  • On the basis of Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Nationality
  • Percentage of disability

Step 4 – Allocation of Seats

  • The final step in the counselling process is the allocation of seats. The allocation of seats will be done on the basis of seat matrix list provided by the participating colleges.
  • All the details regarding availability of seats in the participating institutes and cutoff will be updated on the official website of JoSAA.

Note: In case, access to the JCOP (Counselling portal) is denied, call on the helpline number provided on the official website or submit an online request to JEE helpline (

JEE Advanced Cut off

Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks which must be scored in Advanced to be able to sit for counselling. JEE Advanced 2019 Cut offwill vary institute-wise and category-wise.

As for the total marks, a candidate must obtain the below-set marks to qualify:

  1. Total marks to obtain in Paper 1 and 2- 372 (186 in each paper)
  2. Total marks in Physics- 124 (62 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)
  3. Total marks in Chemistry- 124 (62 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)
  4. Total marks in Mathematics- 124 (62 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

B.Arch program is available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee only. To be eligible for admission to B.Arch program candidates must PASS in the Architecture Aptitude Test. Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE Advanced 2019 can appear in AAT 2019.

Candidates must enter details of multiple transactions, if any, on latest by 5 PM June 14, IST.

Key Points (New Schedule):

  • Registration for AAT 2019 will begin from June 2019.
  • Architecture Aptitude Test is scheduled for second week of June 2019.
  • Candidates should bring their own drawing and colouring aids.
  • The Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2019 decides the cut-off marks for passing AAT.
  • There is no separate ranking in AAT and no separate cut off for students of any category.

Participating IITs and Seat Matrix

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is responsible for allotment of seats in IITs. The total seats in JEE Advanced participating IITs are disclosed below:

InstituteTotal Seats
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar350
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay929
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi150
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi851
Indian Institute of Technology Indore260
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur1341
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad285
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur180
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur827
Indian Institute of Technology Madras838
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar180
Indian Institute of Technology Patna225
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee975
Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad912
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar260
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi1090
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati645
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai120
Indian Institute of Technology Goa90
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad120
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati120
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu120
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad120
Total Seats10988

Institutes other than IITs, that used JEE-Advanced Ranks in past are mentioned below:

  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli

Programs Offered

Through JEE Advanced, participating IITs offer admission to following UG courses in Engineering, Sciences and Architecture. However, not all programs are offered in all the institutes.

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) – 4 Years
  • B.Tech. Bachelor of Technology 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – 4 years
  • Bachelor of Architecture B.Arch. – 5 years
  • Dual Degree B.Tech. – M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Dual Degree B.S. – M.S. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Sc. – 5 years

JEE Advanced Coaching Centers

Top 10 coaching classes for JEE in India:

NameContact DetailWebsite
Vibrant Academy+918010409409,
Sri Chaitanya IIT Academy and Narayana040-66151515
Super 30 (Patna)
Brilliant Tutorials89391

JEE (Advanced) FAQs

Ques. Which document should I upload if I have Class XII pass certificate and the marks statement as separate documents?

Ans. Upload the Class XII marks statement.

Ques. My class XII result is yet to be out. Will I be able to register for the exam without uploading Class XII certificate?

Ans. Yes. You do not have to upload any document with respect to Class XII Examination.

Ques. Is the question paper available in Hindi language?

Ans. Yes. The question paper is set in 2 languages: English and Hindi.

Ques. What is my login id to apply for JEE Advanced 2019?

Ans. Your login is your JEE Main roll number. The password is same as that used for JEE MAIN.

Ques. Are PIO and OCI card holders eligible to appear in the exam?

Ans. Yes. PIO and OCI card holders are eligible. Please refer to the relevant section of Information Brochure (points 5, 9 and 10) for more information.

IIT Roorkee, under the guidance of JAB, has scheduled JEE Advanced 2019 for May 19 (Sunday). As per the official announcement made at, the entire examination will be conducted in computer-based mode. The registration is expected to begin in May after the announcement of JEE Main Results.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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