JEE Advanced 2016 – Details, Schedule, Fees, Syllabus, Application & Eligibility


  • Two papers each of 3 hours duration – Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) 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) – 2016 will be held on Sunday, 22 May 2016 as per following schedule:

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


Performance in JEE (Main) 2016

Candidates should be among the top 2,00,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2016.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,00,000 candidates

CategoryNumber of “Top” candidates

Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991. 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) 2015 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 2015 or 2016.

Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 and wish to re-appear in the same in 2016 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2016.

Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2014 or earlier are NOT eligible.

Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR accepted the IIT/ISM seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.

The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible.


Examination centres in India
Female Candidates₹1000
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1000
All Other candidates₹2000
Examination centre in Dubai
All CandidatesUS 220

Application Procedure


Only candidates declared eligible for JEE(Advanced) – 2016 can register.


  • Step 1: Fill Registration Form
  • Step 2: Upload Scanned Certificates
  • Step 3: Pay Registration Fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1

I have taken admission into one of the NITs in 2015. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016?

Yes. Candidates who have taken admissions in NITs in 2015 are also eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2016, if they satisfy all other eligibility criteria given here.

Question 2

I have accepted seat through JoSAA 2015. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016?

If you have accepted seat in IITs/ISM then you are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016. However, if you have accepted a seat in NITs/IIITs/Other GFTIs through JoSAA 2015 then you are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016.

Question 3

I have taken admission in one of the IITs/ISM for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016?

Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2016 subject to fulfilling other eligible criteria.

Question 4

Writing Paper-1 and Paper-2 in JEE (Advanced) 2016 compulsory?

Yes, it is compulsory. If a candidate is absent in one of the papers, then the candidate will be considered as absent in the examination.

Question 5

Can I get question paper in Hindi language?

Yes. JEE (Advanced) 2016 offers question papers in two languages: English and Hindi. Candidates have to choose the language option during the JEE (Advanced) 2016 registration.

Question 6

Can I get question papers in English as well as in Hindi?

Candidates will get only one question paper – either English question paper or Hindi question paper but not both.

Question 7

Will the question paper be bilingual (both in Hindi and English)?

No. Candidate will get the question papers in only one language (English or Hindi).

Question 8

If I am absent in one of the papers, will my result be declared?

You will be considered absent in the examination and the result will not be prepared. It is compulsory to appear in both the papers for result preparation.

Question 9

Are PIO and OCI card holders eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016?

Yes. All foreign nationals including PIO and OCI card holders are eligible.

Question 10

I am a defense service personnel. Can my child get a seat under DS category?

Not all defense service personnels’ children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations.

Question 11

During examination can I modify my answers bubbled on ORS?

No. Since the bubbling on ORS is done using only black ball point pen, candidates cannot modify the answers once bubbled.

Important Dates

ActivityDate and Time (IST)
Results of JEE (Main) 201627-04-2016
Registration for JEE (Advanced) 201629-04-2016, 10 AM to 04-05-2016, 05 PM
Admit card available for downloading11-05-2016, 10 AM to 22-05-2016, 09 AM
JEE (Advanced) 2016 Paper 1 Paper 222-05-2016, 09:00-12:00 IST & 14:00-17:00 IST
(A) Online display of ORS and scanned responses

(B) Request from candidates for review of scanned responses

01-06-2016, 10 AM to 04-06-2016, 05 PM
Online display of answer keys05-06-2016, 10 AM
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidates05-06-2016, 10 AM to 07-06-2016, 05 PM
Online declaration of results12-06-2016, 10 AM
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test12-06-2016, 10 AM to 13-06-2016, 05 PM
Architecture Aptitude Test15-06-2016, 09:00-12:00 IST
Declaration of results of AAT19-06-2016
Seat Allotment (Tentative)20-06-2016 to 19-07-2016

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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