JEE Advanced 2018 – Details, Schedule, Fees, Syllabus, Application & Eligibility



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.


  • 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 JEE (Advanced) – 2018 will be held on May 20, 2018 (Sunday) as per following schedule:

  • Paper 1: 09:00 to 12:00 IST
  • Paper 2: 14:00 to 17:00 IST


Performance in JEE (Main) 2018

A candidate should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000 candidates

CategoryNumber of Top candidates

Age limit

A candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. 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) 2017 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 2017 or 2018.
  • The candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015‐16 were declared after June 2016 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 are also NOT eligible.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 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 2017 are eligible.


Examination centres in India
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates₹1300 + GST
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1300 + GST
All Other candidates₹2600 + GST
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160 + GST
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300 + GST
Examination centres in Foreign countries
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
All Indian NationalsUSD 160 + GST
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160 + GST
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300 + GST

Application Procedure


Only candidates declared eligible for JEE(Advanced) – 2018 can register.


  • Step 1: Fill Registration Form at JEE (A) web portal.
  • Step 2: Upload Scanned Certificates.
  • Step 3: Pay Registration Fee.

Important Dates

DescriptionDate and Time
Results of JEE (Main)April 2018
Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018April 2018
Registration with Late FeeMay 2018
Admit card available for downloadingMay 2018
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 1May 20, 2018 (09:00 – 12:00 IST)
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 2May 20, 2018 (14:00 – 17:00 IST)
(a) Online display of ORS and scanned responses
(b) Request from candidates for review of scanned responses
May 2018
Online display of answer keysJune 2018
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesJune 2018
Declaration of JEE (Advanced) resultsJune 2018
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)June 2018
Architecture Aptitude TestJune 2018
Declaration of AAT resultsJune 2018
Seat Allotment (Tentative)June-July 2018

Important Information

Materials to be brought on the day of examination:

  • Admit Card
  • Black Ball Point Pen
  • Original photo identity card

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