JEE Advanced 2021 Exam (Applications Open) – Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

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 Kharagpur

UPDATE (September 16, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 registrations have started, read JEE Advanced Registrations.

UPDATE (August 26, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 Important Dates have been announced, check JEE Adv 2021 Important Dates.

UPDATE (July 26, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 exam date has been announced, read JEE Adv 2021 Exam Date.

UPDATE (May 26, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 exam has been postponed, read more here.

UPDATE (Jan 8, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Test released, read more here.

UPDATE (Jan 7, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021: Class XII performance criteria has been relaxed for this year, read more here.

JEE Advanced 2021: Check Eligibility | Check Fees

NEW: Check JEE Advanced 2019 Rank vs Marks here.


About

Pattern

  • 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.

Schedule

UPDATE (July 26, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 exam date has been announced, read JEE Adv 2021 Exam Date.

UPDATE (May 26, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 exam has been postponed, read more here.

The JEE (Advanced) – 2021 will be held on July 3, 2021 October 3, 2021 as per following schedule:

  • Paper 1: 09:00 to 12:00 IST
  • Paper 2: 14:30 to 17:30 IST

Eligibility

Performance in JEE (Main) 2021

  • 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:

CategoryNumber of Top candidates
OPEN96,187
OPEN-PwD5,063
GEN-EWS23,750
GEN-EWS-PwD1,250
OBC-NCL64,125
OBC-NCL-PwD3,375
SC35,625
SC-PwD1,875
ST17,812
ST-PwD938

Age limit

A candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. Age relaxation of 5 years 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) 2020 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 2020 or 2021 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • The candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2018‐19 were declared after June 2019 are eligible.
  • Note: For admission to IITs, performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination is also considered. You can check that criteria here.

Special Case for JEE Adv 2021

  • Candidates who had successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2020 but were absent in both the papers, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2, of JEE (Advanced) 2020 are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021.
  • Such candidates must register for JEE (Advanced) 2021 and pay the requisite Application fee.

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 2020 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2020 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 2020 are eligible.


Syllabus

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 (Jan 8, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Test released, read more here.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

JEE (Advanced) 2021 Application Fee is as follows:

Examination centres in India
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates₹1400
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1400
All Other candidates₹2800
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 75
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 150

Registration

  • The registration for JEE (Advanced) 2021 will begin on September 16, 2021.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy each and every eligibility criteria can register.
  • The last date to register is September 20, 2021 September 21, 2021 (11.59 PM) while last date for fee payment is September 21, 2021 (11.59 PM).
  • UPDATE (September 16, 2021): JEE Advanced 2021 registrations have started, read JEE Advanced Registrations.

Application Procedure

Steps

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

Required Documents

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 2020/2021 or whose board declared the Class XII (or equivalent examination) result after June 2019).
  • If the name is not same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name.

GEN-EWS Candidates

  • GEN-EWS certificate (FORM-GEN-EWS) issued on or after April 1, 2021 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, 2021) before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration (Declaration) in Lieu of GEN-EWS Certificate to that effect.

OBC-NCL Candidates

  • OBC-NCL certificate (FORM-OBC-NCL) issued on or after April 1, 2021.
  • If any OBC-NCL candidate fails to collect the OBC-NCL certificate (issued after April 1, 2021) before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration (Declaration) in Lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate to that effect.

SC/ST 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

  • 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 card or OCI certificate.

Admit Card

  • Candidates who successfully register for the JEE (Advanced) examination can download the admit card from JEE (Adv) portal as per the notified schedule.
  • 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) 2021 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.

Test Centres

Test Cities

JEE (Advanced) 2021 Test Cities are as follows:

Test Cities

StateCityCity Code
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair501
Andhra PradeshAmalapuram601
Andhra PradeshAnanthapur602
Andhra PradeshBhimavaram603
Andhra PradeshChirala604
Andhra PradeshChittoor605
Andhra PradeshEluru606
Andhra PradeshGudlavalleru607
Andhra PradeshGudur608
Andhra PradeshGuntur609
Andhra PradeshKadapa610
Andhra PradeshKakinada611
Andhra PradeshKanchikacharla612
Andhra PradeshKavali613
Andhra PradeshKurnool614
Andhra PradeshMachilipatnam615
Andhra PradeshMarkapur616
Andhra PradeshMylavaram617
Andhra PradeshNarasaraopet618
Andhra PradeshNellore619
Andhra PradeshOngole620
Andhra PradeshPuttur621
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry622
Andhra PradeshSrikakulam502
Andhra PradeshSurampalem623
Andhra PradeshTadepalligudem624
Andhra PradeshTirupathi625
Andhra PradeshTiruvuru626
Andhra PradeshVijayawada627
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam503
Andhra PradeshVizianagaram504
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun301
AssamDibrugarh302
AssamGuwahati303
AssamJorhat304
AssamSilchar305
AssamTezpur306
BiharArrah307
BiharAurangabad308
BiharBhagalpur309
BiharBihar Sharif310
BiharChhapra311
BiharDarbhanga312
BiharGaya313
BiharMuzaffarpur314
BiharPatna315
BiharPurnea316
BiharSamastipur317
ChandigarhChandigarh701
ChhattisgarhBhilai505
ChhattisgarhBilaspur506
ChhattisgarhRaipur507
Delhi NCRDelhi (East)201
Delhi NCRDelhi (North)202
Delhi NCRDelhi (South)203
Delhi NCRDelhi (West)204
Delhi NCRFaridabad205
Delhi NCRGreater Noida206
Delhi NCRGurugram207
Delhi NCRNoida208
GoaPanaji101
GujaratAhmedabad102
GujaratAnand103
GujaratBhavnagar104
GujaratBhuj106
GujaratGandhinagar105
GujaratMehsana107
GujaratRajkot108
GujaratSurat109
GujaratVadodara110
GujaratValsad111
HaryanaAmbala702
HaryanaHisar703
HaryanaJind704
HaryanaKarnal705
HaryanaKurukshetra706
HaryanaPanipat707
HaryanaSonipat708
HaryanaYamunanagar709
Himachal PradeshHamirpur710
Himachal PradeshKangra711
Himachal PradeshShimla712
Jammu and KashmirJammu209
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar210
JharkhandBokaro508
JharkhandDhanbad509
JharkhandHazaribagh510
JharkhandJamshedpur511
JharkhandRanchi512
KarnatakaBagalkot112
KarnatakaBelagavi (Belgaum)113
KarnatakaBengaluru114
KarnatakaDavanagere115
KarnatakaDharwad116
KarnatakaHubballi (Hubali)118
KarnatakaKalaburagi (Gulbarga)117
KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)119
KarnatakaMysuru (Mysore)120
KarnatakaShivamogga (Shimoga)121
KarnatakaTumakuru (Tumkur)122
KarnatakaUdupi/ Manipal123
KeralaAlappuzha628
KeralaKannur629
KeralaKasaragod630
KeralaKochi631
KeralaKollam632
KeralaKottayam633
KeralaKozhikode634
KeralaMalappuram635
KeralaPalakkad636
KeralaThiruvananthapuram637
KeralaThrissur638
Madhya PradeshBhopal401
Madhya PradeshGwalior713
Madhya PradeshIndore402
Madhya PradeshJabalpur403
Madhya PradeshSagar404
Madhya PradeshSatna405
Madhya PradeshUjjain406
MaharashtraAhmednagar124
MaharashtraAkola125
MaharashtraAmravati126
MaharashtraAurangabad127
MaharashtraChandrapur128
MaharashtraDhule129
MaharashtraJalgaon130
MaharashtraKolhapur131
MaharashtraMumbai132
MaharashtraNagpur133
MaharashtraNanded134
MaharashtraNashik135
MaharashtraNavi Mumbai136
MaharashtraPune137
MaharashtraSangamner139
MaharashtraSangli138
MaharashtraSatara140
MaharashtraSolapur141
MaharashtraThane142
MaharashtraVasai143
ManipurImphal318
MeghalayaShillong319
MizoramAizawl320
NagalandDimapur321
OdishaBalasore513
OdishaBerhampur (Ganjam)514
OdishaBhubaneswar515
OdishaCuttack516
OdishaJeypore517
OdishaRourkela518
OdishaSambalpur519
PuducherryPuducherry639
PunjabAmritsar714
PunjabBathinda715
PunjabJalandhar716
PunjabLudhiana717
PunjabMohali718
PunjabPatiala719
RajasthanAjmer211
RajasthanAlwar212
RajasthanBikaner213
RajasthanJaipur214
RajasthanJodhpur215
RajasthanKota216
RajasthanSikar217
RajasthanSri Ganganagar218
RajasthanUdaipur219
SikkimGangtok322
Tamil NaduChennai640
Tamil NaduCoimbatore641
Tamil NaduMadurai642
Tamil NaduSalem643
Tamil NaduTiruchirapalli644
Tamil NaduTirunelveli645
Tamil NaduVellore646
TelanganaAdilabad647
TelanganaHyderabad648
TelanganaJangaon649
TelanganaKarimnagar650
TelanganaKhammam651
TelanganaKodad652
TelanganaMahabubnagar653
TelanganaMedak654
TelanganaNalgonda655
TelanganaNizamabad656
TelanganaPalvoncha657
TelanganaSathupally658
TelanganaSiddipet659
TelanganaSuryapet660
TelanganaWarangal661
TripuraAgartala323
Uttar PradeshAgra724
Uttar PradeshAligarh725
Uttar PradeshBareilly726
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad727
Uttar PradeshGorakhpur407
Uttar PradeshJhansi408
Uttar PradeshKanpur409
Uttar PradeshLucknow410
Uttar PradeshMathura728
Uttar PradeshMeerut729
Uttar PradeshMoradabad730
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagar731
Uttar PradeshPrayagraj (Allahabad)411
Uttar PradeshVaranasi412
UttarakhandDehradun720
UttarakhandHaldwani721
UttarakhandHaridwar722
UttarakhandRoorkee723
West BengalAsansol520
West BengalBaharampur (Murshidabad)521
West BengalBurdwan522
West BengalDurgapur523
West BengalKalyani (Nadia)524
West BengalKharagpur525
West BengalKolkata (North)526
West BengalKolkata (South)527
West BengalSiliguri324

Note

  • Candidates have to compulsorily choose 8 cities/towns of their choice at the time of online registration.
  • 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.

Candidate Responses

  • 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) candidate portal.
  • Candidates can access the copy of candidate’s responses from October 5, 2021.

Answer Keys

  • The provisional answer keys for both the papers will be displayed on the JEE (Advanced) website on October 10, 2021.
  • 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 October 10 – October 11, 2021.
  • The final answer key will be made available on October 15, 2021.

Qualifying Marks

Rank ListMinimum % of Marks in each subjectMinimum % of Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)10.0035.00
GEN-EWS rank list9.0031.50
OBC-NCL rank list9.0031.50
SC rank list5.0017.50
ST rank list5.0017.50
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.0017.50
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list5.0017.50
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.0017.50
SC-PwD rank list5.0017.50
ST-PwD rank list5.0017.50
Preparatory course rank lists2.508.75

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.

Result

  • Results will be available on JEE (Advanced) site after it’s notified.
  • 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

  • Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2021 are eligible to appear in AAT 2021.
  • 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 October 18, 2021 (9 AM to 12 PM) 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) 2021 should be produced at the AAT examination hall.
  • The result of AAT will be declared on October 22, 2021.
  • 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) 2021.

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.

Important Dates

DescriptionDate and Time
Results of JEE (Main)TBA
Start of Registration for JEE (Advanced)September 16, 2021
End of Registration for JEE (Advanced)September 20, 2021 September 21, 2021
Last date for fee payment of registered candidatesSeptember 21, 2021
Admit card available for downloadingSeptember 25, 2021
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 1July 3, 2021 October 3, 2021 (09:00 – 12:00 IST)
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 2July 3, 2021 October 3, 2021 (14:30 – 17:30 IST)
Availability of Copy of candidate responsesOctober 5, 2021
Online display of provisional answer keysOctober 10, 2021
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesOctober 10 – October 11, 2021
Release of Final Answer KeysOctober 15, 2021
Declaration of JEE (Advanced) resultsOctober 15, 2021
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)October 15 – October 16, 2021
Architecture Aptitude TestOctober 18, 2021
Declaration of AAT resultsOctober 22, 2021
Seat AllotmentOctober 16, 2021

Important Information

  • 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.

Contact Information

Candidates can contact JEE (Adv) authorities through written communication, phone or email.

IIT-KGP JEE Contact Information
AddressJEE (Advanced) Office,
IIT Kharagpur,
Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal (India)
Phone+91-3222-282101, +91-3222-282102, +91-3222-282103
Email[email protected]

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