Conducted by the Indian Institute of technologies, JEE Advanced is the final stage of JEE admission test. The candidates who have already qualified JEE Main are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. It is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging undergraduate admission tests.

The top 2.2 lac scorers of JEE main appear for JEE Advanced. The statistics show every year there is an increase in no. of candidates appearing for JEE Advanced.

Colleges like Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and Indian Institute of Science use JEE Advance score as the basis for admission.

Eligibility Criteria

For a candidate to be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2018, he must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India. However, NRI, POI, OCI and Foreign National Candidates can also apply.
  • Candidate must have qualified JEE Main.
  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st October 1994 (for general and OBC candidate) are eligible to apply however, there is a five-year relaxation for SC, ST, PWD candidates.
  • Candidates appearing for JEE Advanced 2019 must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 5 subjects from a recognized board in the year 2018 or 2019 itself
  • If any board for the academic year 2016-2017 declares its results after June 2017. Then the candidates of that board are eligible for appearing in 2019 Advance.
  • Candidates who have appeared in 2018 or are appearing in 2019 for 12th are only eligible for appearing in 2019 JEE Advanced.
  • A candidate can take maximum 2 attempts only.
  • Candidate must be in top 25 percentile of qualified candidates in their particular 10+2 examination.
  • Candidates admitted in IIT before is not eligible for taking this examination.
  • However, candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in 2018 but failed to report any reporting centre or withdrew before the last round of seat allotment or had their seat cancelled for any reason in 2018 are allowed to take the exam.

Exam Pattern

The online application for JEE Advanced starts on December 1, 2017 and ends on January 2, 2018.

  • JEE Advanced, does not have fixed question paper pattern and changes every year.
  • It is conducted through Online Mode.
  • The questions asked are from 3 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Math.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours each but for PWD candidates extra time is given.
  • Question paper contains Objective type questions.
  • There will be negative marking, zero marking, partial marking and full marking depending on incorrect or correct answers and also on what is stated regarding the marking scheme in the question paper.
  • The exam is conducted in Hindi and English at all exam centres.

Application Procedure

  • Check for your eligibility criteria
  • Login into registration portal using JEE Main Roll number, Password and Security Pin
  • The Registration link also includes filling up of Total Number of Attempts, Exam Center, and Language for taking the exam.

Admit Card

  • The admit card is made Available in the Third Week of May.
  • Any mistake in Admit card should be rectified immediately by informing the IIT Authority.
  • Admit Card is a must to be carried in the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card contains all the important information like Name, DOB, Gender, Timing o Examination, Center, Roll no. etc.

Exam Fee

The application fee across various categories for JEE Advanced 2018 is listed below

Examination Opted in Gender Exam Fee
India Boy Rs 2600 Rs 1300
India Girl Rs 1300 Rs 1300
Registration Fee for Examination Centers in India
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 300


The syllabus for Jee Advanced primary constitutes the topics covered in class 11 and 12 of the central boards such as CBSE, ISC and state boards. Approximately, 45% of the paper is prepared from class 11th syllabus and 55% from class 12th syllabus.

The subject-wise detailed syllabus is mentioned below.

Subjects Topics
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra and Vectors.
  • General and Modern Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermal Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Optics
Chemistry Physical Chemistry
  • Gaseous and liquid states
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Energetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Solid state,
  • Solutions
  • Surface chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
Organic Chemistry
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkynes
  • Reactions of benzene
  • Reaction of Phenols
  • Characteristic reactions
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Properties and uses of some important polymers
  • Practical organic chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals
  • Preparation and properties of compounds
  • Transition elements (3d series)
  • Preparation and properties of the compounds, Ores and minerals
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Principles of qualitative analysis
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition
Logical Reasoning Verbal Reasoning:
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series Completion
Logical Deduction:
  • Reading Passage
  • Chart
Logic Non-verbal Reasoning:
  • Pattern Perception
  • Figure Formation and Analysis
  • Paper Cutting
  • Figure Matrix
  • Rule Detection

Selection and Counselling

JEE Advanced counselling process and seat Allotment is done by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). JEE Main counselling is done online. It is a 7 round counselling process and stats from the 4th week of June. It is conducted online.

This involves 5 steps

  • Registration for counselling
  • Choice Filling process (Choices should be in precedence of which Institute we want to get first)
  • Seat Allocation
    • Accepting the allocated seat and proceeding for document Verification at reporting centres.
  • Seat withdrawal and waiting for next round of seat allocation.
    • If the seat allocated is not the seat you desire for then you can withdraw yourself and wait for next round of seat allocation.
    • Candidate can withdraw seat up to 6 round of seat allocation.
  • After seat allocation candidate must pay an amount of Rs. 45000 as seat acceptance fee.


The cut off is decided on the following criteria.

  • No. of students appearing for the exam.
  • The difficulty level of paper.
  • Overall candidate’s performance i.e. if many candidates manage to secure a higher number then the cut off is raised and vice-versa.
  • No. of questions in the question paper
  • However, cut off varies from General, OBC, SC and ST based on the category.
The cut-off trends for the past 5 years of JEE Advanced is mentioned below
Rank List Minimum marks in each subject Minimum aggregate
Common rank list (CRL) 12 126
OBC-NCL rank list 11 114
SC rank list 6 63
ST rank list 6 63
Common-PwD rank list (CRL- 6 63
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 6 63
SC-PwD rank list 6 63
ST-PwD rank list 6 63
Preparatory course rank lists 3 32
Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General 115 105 100 81 74
OBC 74 70 70 49 45
SC 53 50 52 32 29
ST 47 44 48 27 24

JEE Advanced Preparation Resources

Subjects Books
  • 1.Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • 2.Complete Physics for JEE Main 2019 by Irodov
  • 3.Halliday, Resnick and Walker-Fundamental Physics
  • 4.SS Krotov- Aptitude test problem in physics
  • 5.Nelkon and Parker-Aptitude Test Problem in Physics
  • 6. S.L. Loney- Advance Physics, Elements of Dynamic Part 1 and Part 2
  • 7. V. Zubov & V. Shalnov -Problem in Physics
  • 8. A.A Pinsky – Problem in physics
  • 9. Tipler – Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • 10. R.P. Feynman -Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • 1.NCERT books (only theory).
  • 2. IIT Chemistry by O.P Tondon.
  • 3.Complete Chemistry for JEE Main 2019 by NCERT.
  • 4. IITJEE Chemistry by O.P Agarwal
  • 5.Chemistry Principles and Applications by Seinko and Plane
  • 6. IIT Chemistry by Tata Mc Graw Hill
  • 7.Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • 1. IIT Mathematics by RD Sharma.
  • 2.The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney.
  • 3. Higher Algebra by Hall Knight
  • 4.Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • 5. Algebra, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus by Arihant Prakashan
  • 6. Vector by Shanti Narayan
  • 7. Introduction Probability and It’s application by W. Feller

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