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JEE Advanced Application Form 2020 – Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Steps

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Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, HRD Minister, announced new examination date for JEE Advanced 2020. NTA will conduct the exam on 27th September, 2020. The dates for JEE Advanced Application form and other dates will be released on the official website. JEE Advanced Application Form 2020 will be available on the official website of JEE Advanced 2020 i.e. jeeadv.ac.in. It will be available soon after the announcement of JEE Main 2020 Results.

  • Aspirants must have a rank within top 2,50,000 to fulfil JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
  • There has been a hike in JEE Advanced application fees. General and OBC candidates will pay INR 2800 and female and other reserved categories candidates will pay INR 1400.
  • JEE Advanced Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website using application number, date of birth, email address and mobile number. 

JEE Advanced Application Form 2020: Important Dates

Here are the dates which are extremely important for all the appearing candidates.

Start of Application Form To be announced (Postponed)
Last date for Application Form To be announced
Last date of paying the fee To be announced
Availability of admit card To be announced
Exam dates 27th September, 2020

Before going further with the JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form, here are some of the new changes in the application. All the candidates should go through the same.

  • There is an increase of INR 200 in JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form fees for male candidates belonging to General/ OBC category. Now, the amount is INR 2800.
  • The hike in fee for all female candidates and male candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD is INR 100 which brings the total amount to INR 1400.
  • NTA has added 16 exam centers in India. On the other hand, they have removed 4 from the list of exam centers.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2020

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to fill the JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form have to fulfil the JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria. This is as per the guidelines laid down by IIT Delhi.

  • Ranks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1: Only the top 2,50,000 candidates holding AIR (All India Rank) in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020. This also includes the ones from reserved categories.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 candidates (Criterion 1)

Order Category Top Candidates
1. OPEN 96187 101250
2. OPEN – PwD 5063
3. GEN – EWS 23750 25000
4. GEN – EWS – PwD 1250
5. OBC – NCL 64125 67500
6. OBC – NCL – PwD 3375
7. SC 35625 37500
8. SC – PwD 1875
9. ST  17812 18750
10. ST – PwD 938
  • Age Limit: JEE Mains 2020 might have removed the age limit, but IITs still follow it. The age limit for a candidate will be born on or after October 1, 1995. The authority will give a 5-year relaxation to SC, ST, and PwD candidates.
  • Number of Attempts: Candidate can only attempt JEE Advanced two times in two consecutive years. The attempt limit is 2 for everyone.
  • Qualifying Examination: The compulsory subjects in class 12 for a candidate are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Secondly, only those who appeared in 2019 or are appearing in 2020 for class 12th are eligible to apply. An exception is made for those students who appeared in the exam in 2018 but the results were declared after June 2018.
  • Previously admitted to an IIT: If you were previously admitted to an IIT, you cannot appear for JEE Advanced 2020.

How to fill the JEE Advanced Application Form 2020?

JEE Advanced Application Process

Candidates can fill the JEE Advanced Application Form 2020 online. IIT Delhi has postponed the dates for JEE Advanced 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NTA will reschedule the exam after JEE Main 2020. Below are the steps to begin the JEE Advanced Application Form.

1. JEE Advanced 2020 Registration

  • Begin with visiting the official website (jeeadv.ac.in) of JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Next, log in using your roll number and password from JEE Main 2020.
  • The portal will automatically take the details from the JEE Main 2020 Application Form.
  • Then the candidates can check the details if they find any discrepancies.
  • Fill the exam city preferences and other details.
  • Lastly, click save and proceed for the next step of JEE Advanced Application Form 2020.

JEE Advanced 2020 Registration

2. Upload Documents

Candidates are required to upload a few documents. This is as per the guidelines laid by IIT Delhi to complete the application process.

  • Birth certificate OR Class X certificate (mentioning DOB)
  • Class XII certificate (for those who passed in 2018 or 2019)
  • High quality scanned images of your passport size photo and signature in JPEG format.
Category Size
Photograph 4 KB – 40 KB
Signature 1 KB – 30 KB
Other Documents 50 KB – 300 KB

Additional Documents required

  • GEN-EWS Category Candidates: GEN-EWS certificate issued on or after April 1, 2020, or later in consonance with the latest guidelines of the government of India. If the candidate fails to collect the GEN-EWS certificate before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration to that effect.
  • OBC-NCL Category Candidates: OBC-NCL certificate issued on or after April 1, 2020, or later in consonance with the latest guidelines of the government of India. If the candidate fails to collect the OBC-NCL certificate before online registration, he/she may upload a declaration to that effect.
  • SC/ST Category Candidates: Caste (SC) or Tribe (ST) certificate (Form – SC/ST) as per the latest guidelines laid down by the Government of India.
  • PwD Category 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’ under the Dyslexia category to enable the candidate to get the benefit of the PwD category.
    • Individual IITs may constitute a medical board at the time of admission to test the candidate’s level of disability.
  • DS category Candidates: Certificate (Form-DS) issued by an authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • For students whose, 10+2 examination board is not in India or is not listed in Section 25 (Examination considered equivalent to class XII): In such cases, candidates, will have to acquire a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the exam qualified by the candidates is equivalent to class XII examination. 
  • For Candidates who need the service of a scribe: Request letter to the Chairman of the respective zonal coordinating IIT (FORM-SCRIBE).

Check JEE Advanced Admit Card

Services of a Scribe

  • Scribe services are available only for those PwD students who are visually impaired or dyslexic or have disability in the upper limbs.or have lost fingers/hands thereby preventing them from the computer based platform.
  • The candidate will be allowed to meet the panel of scribes one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, 16 May 2020, in the presence of the IIT. Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator, and choose her/his scribe. 
  • If any candidate is found to be using the scribe facility without having any disability, he or she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. 

Documents Required by Foreign Candidates are given below-

  • Birth certificate
  • Class XII marks sheet
  • Identity proof of the candidate
  • Citizenship certificate/Passport of both the parents
  • Testimonial (if required)

For candidates who wish to avail reservations under a certain category, are required to provide the respective certificate of proof as mentioned in JEE Advanced 2020 official brochure.

3. Payment of JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form Fee

Candidates should pay the fees applicable to their category. Here is a table to easily understand what will be the required amount you must pay for the JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form.

Application Fee for exam centers in India-

Nationality Category Amount 
Indian Female (all categories) INR 1400 
SC, ST, PwD INR 1400
All other categories INR 2800
Foreign SAARC countries USD 75
Non-SAARC countries USD 150

Application Fee for exam centers in Foreign Countries-

Nationality Category Amount (USD)
Indian All 75
Foreign SAARC countries 75
Non-SAARC countries 150

The process for paying the fee can be done in both online and offline method.

For online mode follow these steps-

  • After completion of JEE Advanced Application Form, candidates will get the option for “Pay Registration Fee”
  • The page will redirect to the payment portal.
  • Select payment mode from Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI or Wallet
  • After successful payment, URN will generate. Take a print out of the same and save it for future use.

For offline payment mode, candidates need to follow these steps-

  • Select payment mode as “SBI Branch” on JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form
  • This will generate an e-challan which can be used to pay the fee in cash at any SBI Branch.
  • After successfully paying the fee in cash, enter the details of the transaction.
  • The URN will be generated upon verification. Save the details for future use.

For payment of exam centers outside India (SAARC/Non-SAARC/Indian Nationals)-

  • The candidates will have to pay the registration fee through International Debit or Credit Card issued by Foreign Banks and issued outside India.
  • Payment via cash cannot be done.
  • Cards issued in India cannot be accepted.

4. Print out of the confirmation page

For the future and safety confirmation, the candidates must take the print out/save PDF of the confirmation page after the submission of their Application Form. In case of any discrepancy in the future, this form will be helpful.

Check JEE Advanced Exam centre

What happens if you accidentally close your browser while filling the JEE Advanced Application Form 2020?

Candidates can always click on the “SAVE” button in the JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form to save their progress. Also, they can start where they left using JEE Advanced Candidate Login on the official website. Candidates need to enter the JEE Main 2020 Application Number as well as the password chosen by them, along with a security pin. The JEE Advanced 2020 candidate login is used for many purposes. They are as follows-

  • Fill the application form.
  • Also, to download the JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card.
  • For printing the confirmation page.
  • Next, to check and download the result and scorecard.
  • Lastly, to make corrections in your JEE Advanced application form.

How to Retrieve the JEE Advanced 2020 Candidate Login password?

If a candidate forgets his/her password for the JEE Advanced Application portal, it can be easily reset using the steps below.

  • Firstly, click on the forgot password option
  • Secondly, choose one of the options given. You can choose from-
    • Reset using your security question.
    • Or, reset using code sent to your registered mobile number.
    • Lastly, reset using reset link sent to your registered email address.
  • Input the details required such as JEE Main 2020 Application Number etc.
  • At the end, reset the password and login to the portal again.

How to correct mistakes in the JEE Advanced Application Form?

It is extremely important to know that there is no provision to make any changes in the application form once submitted. Therefore, all the candidates are advised to be very careful while filling up the application form. Also, there are no tentative dates announced by IIT Delhi for a correction window, so it is advised that candidates fill the JEE Advanced Application Form 2020 with utmost care. Any errors must be directly reported to conducting authority.

Mistakes to avoid during JEE Advanced Registration

There are some of the mistakes that should be avoided during JEE Advanced Registration:

  1. Candidates should make sure that he/she has paid JEE Advanced application fee successfully before the deadline. This is because, the application form will not be accepted if the payment of the application fee is unsuccessful.
  2. Also, the candidates must upload the documents as per the specifications prescribed by the conducting body. 
  3. Next, candidates must make an apt choice when it comes to examination centers. They should preferably opt for the nearby ones in order to reach the center hassle-free.

Documents that should be kept after JEE Advanced 2020 Registration

After the completion of the registration process, the following documents should be retained safely by the candidates. 

  • JEE Advanced registration confirmation mail.
  • Passport-size photographs. Also, candidates must ensure that these photographs match the one used while filling JEE Advanced Application Form.
  • A printed JEE Advanced Admit card.

Important information for JEE Advanced 2020 International Applicants

There is some important information catering to international applicants who are willing to take JEE Advanced 2020 Examination.

  • There are two types of foreign nationals. Firstly, candidates who are not the citizens of India and do not come under the OCI category. Also, the candidates whose parents are not the citizens of India and do not come under the OCI category at the time of registration.
  • International Applicants are not eligible for the reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as authorized by the government of India.
  • Supernumerary seats are allotted to foreign nationals with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.
  • International Applicants are under no obligation to take JEE Main before applying for JEE Advanced. If they fulfill all the other eligibility criteria, they can apply for JEE Advanced.
  • International applicants must present the identification proof of both the parents.

After the successful registration, the candidates will be able to download the admit card. It will be available one week prior to the examination at the official website jeeadv.ac.in. Also, they can enter their credentials and successfully download the soft copy of the admit card. Candidates must get a hard copy of the JEE Advanced admit card and carry it along with themselves on the examination day. If the candidates fail to present the admit card, he or she, will not be able to enter the examination hall under any circumstances.


Ques. Are credit cards applicable while paying the JEE Advanced Application Form fee?

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Ans. Yes, credit cards are used as a payment option. Although there might be a small fee charged. You can go through other options mentioned on the official website.
Ques. How to retrieve the lost password for JEE Advanced Application Form 2020? 

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Ans. You can not retrieve your old password, but only reset to set a new password. It can be done using reset options such as security question, verification code and reset link.

Ques. What is the revised fee for male candidates for JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form?

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Ans. The revised fee to be paid by the male candidates is INR 2800.

Ques. Is there any extension of the last date for JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form?

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Ans. Currently, due to COVID-19 crisis all over the country, there is a delay in the academic calendar. This can result in an extension of dates for many processes regarding JEE Advanced Application Form 2020.

Ques. Can I update my mobile number in the JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form?

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Ans. Unfortunately, there is no flexibility to edit your application form once you have submitted the application form. Although, you can provide an additional mobile number in JEE Advanced Application Form 2020. In case you have lost your mobile number, you can call the helpline number of JEE Advanced 2020 i.e. +91-011-26591785/1798/7099.

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