JEE Advanced 2020 Exam – Information, Eligibility, Dates, Fees, Syllabus

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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.

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

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Applications Open

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Institution of Eminence)

UPES - School of Engineering (New)

Chandigarh University (New)



  • 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) – 2020 will be held on May 17, 2020 as per following schedule:

  • Paper 1: 09:00 to 12:00 IST
  • Paper 2: 14:00 to 17:00 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.
  • Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 candidates will be announced later.

Age limit

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.
  • 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.

Applications Open

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Institution of Eminence)

UPES - School of Engineering (New)

Chandigarh University (New)

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 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 yet to be announced. Application fee for last year was as follows:

Examination centres in India
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates₹1300
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1300
All Other candidates₹2600
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 75
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 150
Examination centres in Foreign countries
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
All Indian NationalsUSD 75
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 75
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 150


  • The registration for JEE (Advanced) 2020 is expected to begin from May 2020.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy each and every eligibility criteria can register.
  • The last date to register is expected to be in May 2020.

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 2019 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 Candidates

GEN-EWS Candidates

  • GEN-EWS certificate (FORM-GEN-EWS) issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

OBC-NCL Candidates

OBC-NCL Candidates

  • OBC-NCL certificate (FORM-OBC-NCL) issued on or after April 01, 2020.
  • If any OBC-NCL candidate fails to collect the OBC-NCL certificate (issued after April 1, 2020) before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration (Declaration) in Lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate to that effect.

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 after it’s notified.
  • 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.
  • Note: An original admit card will be issued to the candidates during the Paper 1 of the JEE (Advanced) 2020 examination. This original admit card must be retained safely till all the formalities of admission are complete.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

Test Cities

StateCityCity Code
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair501
Andhra PradeshAnantapur601
Andhra PradeshEluru602
Andhra PradeshGuntur603
Andhra PradeshKakinada604
Andhra PradeshKurnool605
Andhra PradeshNellore606
Andhra PradeshOngole607
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry608
Andhra PradeshTirupati609
Andhra PradeshVijayawada610
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam502
Andhra PradeshVizianagaram503
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun301
BiharBihar Sharif310
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
Himachal PradeshHamirpur707
Himachal PradeshKangra708
Himachal PradeshShimla709
Jammu and KashmirJammu209
Madhya PradeshBhopal401
Madhya PradeshGwalior710
Madhya PradeshIndore402
Madhya PradeshJabalpur403
MaharashtraNavi Mumbai122
Tamil NaduChennai623
Tamil NaduCoimbatore624
Tamil NaduMadurai625
Tamil NaduSalem626
Tamil NaduTiruchirapalli627
Tamil NaduTirunelveli628
Uttar PradeshAgra721
Uttar PradeshAligarh722
Uttar PradeshAllahabad404
Uttar PradeshBareilly723
Uttar PradeshFaizabad405
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad724
Uttar PradeshGorakhpur406
Uttar PradeshJhansi407
Uttar PradeshKanpur408
Uttar PradeshLucknow409
Uttar PradeshMathura725
Uttar PradeshMeerut726
Uttar PradeshMoradabad727
Uttar PradeshVaranasi410
West BengalAsansol515
West BengalBaharampur516
West BengalDurgapur517
West BengalKalyani518
West BengalKharagpur519
West BengalKolkata520
West BengalSiliguri321
International – BangladeshDhaka551
International – EthiopiaAddis Ababa151
International – NepalKathmandu251
International – SingaporeSingapore351
International – Sri LankaColombo451
International – United Arab EmiratesDubai651
International – United StatesSan FranciscoTBA


  • 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 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 by June 2020.
  • The answer keys for both the papers will be displayed on the JEE (Advanced) website in June 2020.
  • The candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key may challenge it online till the stipulated date.

Qualifying Marks

Rank ListMinimum % of Marks in each subjectMinimum % of Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)10.0035.00 25.00
GEN-EWS rank list9.0031.50 22.50
OBC-NCL rank list9.0031.50 22.50
SC rank list5.0017.50 12.50
ST rank list5.0017.50 12.50
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.0017.50 12.50
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list5.0017.50 12.50
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.0017.50 12.50
SC-PwD rank list5.0017.50 12.50
ST-PwD rank list5.0017.50 12.50
Preparatory course rank lists2.508.75 6.25

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 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

AAT Details

  • 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 be conducted on June 12, 2020 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) 2020 should be produced at the AAT examination hall.
  • The result of AAT is expected to be declared on June 16, 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 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, 2020
Start of Registration for JEE (Advanced)TBA; Expected: May 2020
End of Registration for JEE (Advanced)TBA; Expected: May 2020
Last date for fee payment of registered candidatesTBA; Expected: May 2020
Admit card available for downloadingTBA; Expected: May 2020
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 1May 17, 2020 (09:00 – 12:00 IST)
JEE (Advanced) Paper – 2May 17, 2020 (14:00 – 17:00 IST)
Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidatesTBA; Expected: May 2020
Online display of answer keysTBA; Expected: June 2020
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesTBA; Expected: June 2020
Declaration of JEE (Advanced) resultsJune 8, 2020
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)TBA; Expected: June 2020
Architecture Aptitude TestJune 12, 2020
Declaration of AAT resultsJune 16, 2020
Seat AllotmentTBA; Expected: June-July 2020

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.

Contact Information

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

IITR Contact Information
AddressJEE (Advanced) Office,
IIT Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247667, Uttarakhand (India)
Email[email protected]

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