Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2020
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Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is conducted by the IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). 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.
UPDATE (September 21, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Cards are now available, read JEE Advanced Admit Card.
UPDATE (July 17, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020: Class XII performance criteria has been relaxed for this year, read more here.
UPDATE (Jan 17, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test released, read JEE Adv Mock Tests.
|Exam Name||Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)|
|Also Known As||JEE Advanced|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer based test)|
|Conducted by||IIT Roorkee|
Major change introduced from JEE Advanced 2020: Paper 2 schedule has been changed to 2.30PM-5.30PM as opposed to earlier schedule of 2.00PM-5.00PM.
NEW: Check JEE Advanced 2019 Rank vs Marks here.
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- UPDATE (September 12, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 registrations have started, read JEE Advanced Registrations.
- UPDATE (August 26, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates have been announced, check JEE Adv 2020 Important Dates.
- UPDATE (July 31, 2020): Due to the current restrictions imposed on foreign travel and visa issuance, JEE (Advanced) 2020 will not be conducted at any foreign centres.
- UPDATE (July 3, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 exam has been rescheduled, read JEE Adv 2020 Exam Rescheduled.
- UPDATE (May 7, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 exam date has been announced, read JEE Adv 2020 Exam Date.
- UPDATE (Apr 1, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduled after JEE (Main) 2020.
- UPDATE (Dec 10, 2019): JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Dates Announced, Subscribe to get notified about Exam Alerts on Mobile for free.
- UPDATE (Nov 6, 2019): JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates Announced, check JEE Adv Important Dates.
- Two papers each of 3 hours duration – Online (Fully computer based test) mode.
- Both papers are compulsory.
- Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
- 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.
- Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
- The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages. The candidates will have the option to choose (and also switch between) the preferred language anytime during the examination.
UPDATE (July 3, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 exam has been rescheduled, read JEE Adv 2020 Exam Rescheduled.
UPDATE (May 7, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 exam date has been announced, read JEE Adv 2020 Exam Date.
The JEE (Advanced) – 2020 will be held on
May 17, 2020 August 23, 2020 September 27, 2020 as per following schedule:
- Paper 1: 09:00 to 12:00 IST
- Paper 2: 14:30 to 17:30 IST
Performance in JEE (Main) 2020
- A candidate must clear the JEE (Main) Cutoff to be eligible to take the JEE (Advanced) exam. Top 2,50,000 candidates (including all categories) in JEE Main Paper-1 will be eligible.
- Note: The total number of eligible candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores in any category.
Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 candidates:
|Category||Number of Top candidates|
A candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
Number of attempts
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2019 for the first time are also eligible.
Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
- A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2019 or 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
- The candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2017‐18 were declared after June 2018 are eligible.
- Note: For admission to IITs, performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination is also considered. You can check that criteria here.
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 the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
- The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible.
- Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
- The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (i) did not report at 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 2019 are eligible.
- The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for JEE Advanced.
- Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the examination and make themselves familiar with the interface.
- Mock test is for practice purpose only.
- UPDATE (Jan 17, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test released, read more here.
Past Question Papers
See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.
JEE (Advanced) 2020 Application Fee is as follows:
|Examination centres in India|
|A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)|
|SC, ST, PwD Candidates||₹1400|
|All Other candidates||₹2800|
|B) Foreign Nationals|
|Candidates from SAARC countries||USD 75|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries||USD 150|
- The registration for JEE (Advanced) 2020 will begin from
May 1, 2020Septermber 11, 2020 (10 AM).
- Only the candidates who satisfy each and every eligibility criteria can register.
- The last date to register is
May 6, 2020September 16, 2020 (5 PM) while last date for fee payment is May 7, 2020September 17, 2020 (5 PM).
- UPDATE (September 12, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 registrations have started, read JEE Advanced Registrations.
- Step 1: Fill Registration Form at JEE (Adv) web portal.
- Step 2: Upload Scanned Certificates.
- Step 3: Pay Registration Fee.
- Class X certificate (if the date of birth is mentioned in it) OR Birth certificate.
- Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate (for those who appeared for this examination in 2019/2020 or whose board declared the Class XII (or equivalent examination) result after June 2018).
- If the name is not same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name.
- GEN-EWS certificate (FORM-GEN-EWS) issued on or after April 01, 2020 in consonance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India.
- If any GEN-EWS candidate fails to collect the GEN-EWS certificate (issued after April 1, 2020) before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration (Declaration) in Lieu of GEN-EWS Certificate to that effect.
- Caste (for SC) or tribe (for ST) certificate (FORM-SC/ST).
- Physical Disability certificate (FORM-PwD II/III/IV whichever is applicable) issued by the notified medical authority.
- Dyslexic candidate needs to submit FORM-DYSLEXIC 1 and 2 instead of FORM-PwD. The certificate must mention SEVERE to enable the candidate get the benefit of PwD category.
- Individual IITs may constitute a medical board at the time of admission to test the candidate’s level of disability.
- Certificate (FORM-DS) issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
- PIO card or OCI certificate.
- Candidates who successfully register for the JEE (Advanced) examination can download the admit card from JEE (Adv) portal after
May 12, 2020September 21, 2020 (10 AM).
- The admit card will contain the Name, Roll number, Photograph, Signature, Date of birth, Category, Address of the candidate, Address of the Test Centre allotted and Test schedule.
- Candidates should carefully examine the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020 of the respective zonal coordinating IIT.
- A printed copy of the downloaded admit card along with an original photo identity card should be produced at the time of examination.
- UPDATE (September 21, 2020): JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Cards are now available, read JEE Advanced Admit Card.
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||501|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu||209|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar||210|
|Uttar Pradesh||Prayagraj (Allahabad)||412|
|West Bengal||Baharampur (Murshidabad)||519|
|West Bengal||Kalyani (Nadia)||521|
|West Bengal||Kolkata (North)||523|
|West Bengal||Kolkata (South)||524|
- Efforts will be made to allot the city/town from among the candidate’s choice but a different city/town may be allotted under exceptional circumstances.
- Request for change of city/town will not be entertained under any circumstances.
- The responses of the candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2, recorded during the exam, will be available for them to view, download and print from the JEE (Advanced) 2020 candidate portal.
- Candidates can access the copy of candidate’s responses from
May 20, 2020 (10 AM) to May 22, 2020 (5 PM)September 29, 2020 (10 AM) to September 30, 2020 (5 PM).
- The provisional answer keys for both the papers will be displayed on the JEE (Advanced) website on
May 27, 2020September 29, 2020 (10 AM).
- Provisional answer key is only tentative and is subject to change.
- The candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key may challenge it online during
May 27 – May 28, 2020September 29, 2020 (10 AM) to September 30, 2020 (5 PM).
- The final answer key will be made available on
June 8, 2020October 5, 2020.
|Rank List||Minimum % of Marks in each subject||Minimum % of Aggregate Marks|
|Common rank list (CRL)||10.00||35.00|
|GEN-EWS rank list||9.00||31.50|
|OBC-NCL rank list||9.00||31.50|
|SC rank list||5.00||17.50|
|ST rank list||5.00||17.50|
|Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)||5.00||17.50|
|GEN-EWS-PwD rank list||5.00||17.50|
|OBC-NCL-PwD rank list||5.00||17.50|
|SC-PwD rank list||5.00||17.50|
|ST-PwD rank list||5.00||17.50|
|Preparatory course rank lists||2.50||8.75|
- Only the candidates who appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for ranking.
- Rank list will be prepared based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate.
- A candidate who qualifies in more than one category will be considered in all the categories to which he/she belongs for the purpose of ranking.
- Only the candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and in aggregate will be included in the rank list.
- Results will be available on JEE (Advanced) site after June 8, 2020.
- Category‐wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates will be available on JEE (Advanced) site after the results are declared.
- Individual rank cards will not be sent to the candidates.
Architecture Aptitude Test
Candidates desirous of joining the B.Arch. program at IITs will have to pass in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).
- Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 are eligible to appear in AAT 2020.
- Candidates must register online at the JEE (Advanced) site for AAT during the notified period.
- The exam will consist of one paper of three hours duration.
- The question paper for AAT will be available in English language only.
- Syllabus of the test can be checked here.
- AAT will be conducted on
June 12, 2020October 8, 2020 at all the 23 IITs.
- Candidates should bring their own drawing and colouring aids.
- No separate admit card will be issued for AAT and the original admit card of JEE (Advanced) 2020 should be produced at the AAT examination hall.
- The result of AAT is expected to be declared on
June 16, 2020October 11, 2020.
- Candidates securing marks above the cutoff will be declared pass in the test. There will be no separate cutoff for students of any category.
- There will be no separate rank list for AAT and allotment of seats will be solely based on the category‐wise All India Rank in JEE (Advanced) 2020.
Admission to IITs
For admission to IITs, a candidate must have passed the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination.
IMPORTANT: You can read more about Performance Criteria in Class XII for admission to IITs here.
|Description||Date and Time|
|Results of JEE (Main)|
|Start of Registration for JEE (Advanced)|
|End of Registration for JEE (Advanced)|
|Last date for fee payment of registered candidates|
|Admit card available for downloading|
|JEE (Advanced) Paper – 1|
|JEE (Advanced) Paper – 2|
|Availability of Copy of candidate responses|
|Online display of provisional answer keys|
|Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidates|
|Release of Final Answer Keys|
|Declaration of JEE (Advanced) results|
|Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)|
|Architecture Aptitude Test|
|Declaration of AAT results|
- Only pens, pencils, drinking water in transparent bottle, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.
- Candidates must wear a mask and carry a hand sanitizer (up to 50ml in a transparent bottle). Candidates must maintain all social distancing protocols.
- Candidates arriving at the examination centre after commencement of the examination in each paper (09:00 IST for Paper 1 and 14:30 IST for Paper 2) will not be allowed to take the test.
Candidates can contact JEE (Adv) authorities through written communication, phone or email.
|IITD JEE Contact Information|
|Address||JEE (Advanced) Office,|
Block No. I, IIT Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016, Delhi (India)
|Phone||+91-011-26591785, +91-011-26591798, +91-011-26597099|