JEE Advanced 2018 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus


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.

Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (Advanced)
Also Known AsJEE Advanced
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byIIT Kanpur



  • 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.


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.

Mock Test

  • 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: JEE (Advanced) 2018 Official mock test is now available, read more here.
  • UPDATE: In order to help students, IITK has released the help videos for mock test that explain every aspect of test interface. Check the help videos here.
  • UPDATE: Second Official Mock Test for JEE (Advanced) 2018 is now available, read more here.
  • UPDATE: Third Official Mock Test for JEE (Advanced) 2018 is now available, read more here.
  • UPDATE: IITK has released 3 more mock tests for JEE (Advanced) 2018, read more here.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here


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


  • The registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018 will begin on May 2, 2018 at 10:00AM.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy each and every eligibility criteria can register.
  • The last date to register is May 7, 2018 (upto 5PM) while the last date for fee payment (for registered candidates) is May 8, 2018 (upto 5PM).

Application Procedure


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

Required Documents

All Candidates

All Candidates

  • 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 2017 or whose board declared the Class XII (or equivalent examination) result after June 2016).
  • If the name is not same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name.

OBC-NCL Candidates

OBC-NCL Candidates

SC/ST Candidates

SC/ST Candidates

PwD Candidates

PwD Candidates

  • 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.

DS Candidates

DS Candidates

  • 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/OCI Candidates

PIO/OCI Candidates

  • PIO card or OCI certificate.

Admit Card

  • Candidates who successfully register for the JEE (Advanced) examination can download the admit card from JEE (Adv) portal from May 14, 2018 (from 10AM).
  • 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) 2018 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.
  • Note: An original admit card will be issued to the candidates during the Paper 1 of the JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination. This original admit card must be retained safely till all the formalities of admission are complete.

Test Centres

IIT Bombay Zone

IIT Bombay Zone

  • Addis Ababa (ETHIOPIA)
  • Ahmedabad
  • Amravati
  • Aurangabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bhuj
  • Dharwad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gulbarga
  • Kolhapur
  • Madgaon
  • Mangaluru
  • Mumbai
  • Mysuru
  • Nagpur
  • Nanded
  • Nashik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Panaji
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Thane
  • Vadodara
  • Vasai

IIT Delhi Zone

IIT Delhi Zone

  • Ajmer
  • Alwar
  • Bikaner
  • Delhi (East)
  • Delhi (North)
  • Delhi (South)
  • Delhi (West)
  • Faridabad
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurugram
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kathmandu (NEPAL)
  • Noida
  • Palwal
  • Sikar
  • Udaipur

IIT Guwahati Zone

IIT Guwahati Zone

  • Agartala
  • Aizawl
  • Arrah
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bihar Sharif
  • Darbhanga
  • Gangtok
  • Gaya
  • Guwahati
  • Imphal
  • Jorhat
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Naharlagun
  • Patna
  • Purnea
  • Samastipur
  • Shillong
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Singapore (SINGAPORE)
  • Tezpur

IIT Kanpur Zone

IIT Kanpur Zone

  • Allahabad
  • Bhopal
  • Faizabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Jhansi
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur Zone

IIT Kharagpur Zone

  • Asansol
  • Baharampur
  • Berhampur
  • Bhilai
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Bilaspur
  • Bokaro
  • Cuttack
  • Dhaka (BANGLADESH)
  • Dhanbad
  • Durgapur
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kalyani
  • Kharagpur
  • Kolkata (North)
  • Kolkata (Salt Lake)
  • Kolkata (South)
  • Port Blair
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Rourkela
  • Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras Zone

IIT Madras Zone

  • Alappuzha
  • Anantapur
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Eluru
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Kakinada
  • Kannur
  • Karimnagar
  • Kasaragod
  • Khammam
  • Kochi
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Madurai
  • Mahabubnagar
  • Malappuram
  • Nellore
  • Nizamabad
  • Ongole
  • Palakkad
  • Puducherry
  • Rajahmundry
  • Salem
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Warangal

IIT Roorkee Zone

IIT Roorkee Zone

  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Ambala
  • Amritsar
  • Bahadurgarh
  • Bareilly
  • Bathinda
  • Bhimtal
  • Chandigarh
  • Colombo (SRI LANKA)
  • Dehradun
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gwalior
  • Haldwani
  • Hamirpur
  • Haridwar
  • Hisar
  • Jalandhar
  • Kurukshetra
  • Ludhiana
  • Mandi
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Mohali
  • Moradabad
  • Panipat
  • Patiala
  • Roorkee
  • Shimla



  • Efforts will be made to allot the centre from among the candidate’s choice but a different centre in the same zone may be allotted under exceptional circumstances.
  • Request for change centre will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys for both the papers will be displayed on the JEE (Advanced) website on May 29, 2018 at 10AM.
  • The candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key may challenge it online.
  • The responses of the candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2, recorded during the exam, will be mailed to their registered email ids.

Rank List

  • 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 on June 10, 2018 at 10AM.
  • 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).

AAT Details

AAT Details

  • Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2018 are eligible to appear in AAT 2018.
  • Candidates must register online at the JEE (Advanced) site for AAT.
  • 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 at the seven zonal coordinating IITs only.
  • 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) 2018 should be produced at the AAT examination hall.
  • 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) 2018.

Admission to IITs

For admission to IITs, a candidate should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria:-

  • Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the aggregate marks should be at least 65%.
  • Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

IMPORTANT: You can read more about Performance Criteria in Class XII for admission to IITs here.

Important Dates

DescriptionDate and Time
Results of JEE (Main)April 30, 2018
Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018May 2, 2018 – May 7, 2018
Last date for fee payment of registered candidatesMay 8, 2018
Admit card available for downloadingMay 14, 2018
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 1May 20, 2018 (09:00 – 12:00 IST)
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 2May 20, 2018 (14:00 – 17:00 IST)
Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidatesMay 22, 2018 – May 25, 2018
Online display of answer keysMay 29, 2018
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesMay 29, 2018 – May 30, 2018
Declaration of JEE (Advanced) resultsJune 10, 2018
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)June 10, 2018 – June 11, 2018
Architecture Aptitude TestJune 14, 2018
Declaration of AAT resultsJune 18, 2018
Seat AllotmentJune 19, 2018 – July 15, 2018

Important Information

  • Only pens, pencils, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates arriving at the examination centre after commencement of the examination in each paper (09:00 IST for Paper 1 and 14:00 IST for Paper 2) will not be allowed to take the test.

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