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JEE Advanced 2020: New Exam Dates (Announced), Application Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus

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JEE Advanced is scheduled to be conducted on September 27, 2020 as announced by the HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on July 3. The full schedule of JEE Advanced is due for release by IIT-Delhi. The postponement will evetually have an impact on the dates of JEE Advanced result and other events as well.

  • IIT Delhi has released JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test and candidates can access the same from the official website.
  • JEE Advanced Application Form will be available on the official website, jeeadv.ac.in.
  • Recently, IIT Delhi has increased the JEE Advanced 2020 registration fee to INR 2800 for General and OBC (male and transgender). Whereas, for female candidates belonging to all the categories, the increased fees is INR 1400.
  • JEE Advanced Admit Card will be available 8-10 days before the exam on the official website.
  • Also, IIT-D will conduct JEE Advanced in the USA for the first time. As per the report, IIT-D will conduct the exam at an examination center in San Francisco.
  • IIT Delhi has released the official brochure. Download Now.

JEE Advanced 2020 examination is a national level entrance examination conducted by IITs. The seven zonal IITs conduct JEE Advanced under the guidance of JAB (Joint Admission Board) to select students for the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs for all the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

JEE Advanced 2020 Highlights

Exam Name JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced
Conducting Authority IIT New Delhi
Exam Mode Online
Examination Language Hindi & English
Official Website jeeadv.ac.in
Registration Fee Male and Transgender- INR 2800
Female – INR 1400
Exam Time Paper 1- 9 am – 12 noon (IST)
Paper 2 – 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm (IST)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Eligibility Top 2.5 Lakh Rank Holders of JEE Main Exam
JEE Advanced Cut off A month after the Exam date

Here are some more pointers on JEE Advanced 2020

  • JEE Advanced is the second stage of the JEE exam.
  • Only top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main are eligible for the JEE Advanced.
  • As per the data, there are 10988 vacant seats across the 23 IITs and the IISc Bangalore. Hence, only those who qualify in this examination can get these seats.
  • In addition, the JAB (Joint Admission Board) formed by all the participating IITs will have the final say on all matters related to this examination.
  • Finally, the IITs conduct Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) after the completion of the JEE Advanced examination. IIT Kharagpur is one of the IITs which offers the B. Arch course.

Changes in JEE Advanced 2020

There have been a few changes introduced in JEE Advanced 2020. So, let’s take a look at them –

  • First, the reservation of seats for PwD candidates has risen from 3% to 5%.
  • Now, each candidate can select 5 test centers instead of 3 from this session.
  • For now on, the JEE Advanced 2020 exam will be 100% computer-based.
  • Also, this is the first time that the IITs will conduct the JEE Advanced exam in the USA in San Francisco.
  • Evidently, 2,50,000 candidates will become eligible for JEE Advanced, from 2020 onwards, increasing the previous count of 2,40,000 by 4.2%.
  • To create a balance, selection committee will give special attention to cultural diversity in JEE Advanced this time.

Owing to the ongoing pandemic, IIT-D has postponed JEE Advanced resulting in the delay of the entire registration process. As a result, the JEE Advanced Application form that was going to be available from 1-6 May 2020, is now scheduled for release in August. Therefore, candidates can avail and fill the form on the JEE Advanced official website not before August 2020.

Check below all the important dates, processes and other crucial information related to JEE Advanced 2020.

JEE Advanced 2020 vs 2019 Comparison

JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates

There are some important dates, each candidate must keep vigil of when applying for JEE Advanced exam. The following is the list of important dates for JEE Advanced 2020 –

Events Dates (Announced)
Date from which application forms will be available Yet to announce
JEE Advanced Last Date for application Yet to announce
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Date 27 September 2020
JEE Advanced Availability of Admit Card Yet to announce
Release of JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key Yet to announce
JEE Advanced 2020 Result Yet to announce

Zonal statistics of JEE Advanced 2020

The following table shows a zonal distribution of seats in the JEE Advanced exam –

Zone No. of students who have applied No. of students who haven’t applied (vacant seats)
Paper 1 Paper 2
IIT Bombay 27004 26205
IIT Delhi 31066 30838
IIT Guwahati 11372 11166
IIT Kanpur 19745 19598
IIT Kharagpur 18161 17823
IIT Madras 36169 35605
IIT Roorkee 13979 13855

Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced examination

Exam authorities conduct the JEE exam in two phases – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. So now, let’s understand the difference between the two–

Factors JEE Main JEE Advanced
Nature Precursor of JEE Advanced Successor of JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA) Zonal Coordinating IITs under the supervision of Joint Admission Board
Number of Attempts 3 Successive Years 2 Successive Years
Exam Pattern NTA formulates the exam pattern No specific exam pattern

The following image sheds light on candidates who qualified in JEE Advanced, 2019. Accordingly, the graph shows a representation of candidates from various categories such as SC/ST/OBC as follows –

JEE Advanced 2019 Category-wise Qualified Candidates

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2020

There are several criteria based on which the exam authorities determine the JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria. Accordingly, fulfilment of each of these is mandatory for the candidates. We can get an idea of them from the following –

  • Rank in JEE Main Paper – Top 2,50,000 All India Rank (AIR) holders in JEE Main 2020 in Paper 1 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 (including the ones from the reserved categories). Although, the total number of candidates can be greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

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 – There is an age limit criteria imposed on students taking JEE Advanced unlike JEE Main. Hence, a candidate will be eligible if he or she is born on or after October 1, 1995. However, SC, ST and PwD candidates get a 5-year relaxation.
  • Number of Attempts – Candidates can only attempt JEE Advanced two times in two consecutive years. This means, 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 for JEE Advanced. But, students who appeared in the exams in 2018 but declaration of results was after June 2018, get an exception.
  • Former Admission to an IIT – If you were previously admitted to an IIT, you cannot appear for JEE Advanced 2020.

Other Important Criteria for Eligibility

  • In the case of candidates who appeared for the Class XII exams in 2018, can be eligible for JEE Advanced. Provided, their exam board declared the results after June 2018. Finally, they must meet all the other criteria.
  • In addition, a candidate who took class XII exams in 2018, but the board declared result before June 2018, and whose result was withheld is not eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • However, a candidate who had previously been admitted to any IIT course or whose admission was cancelled by IIT, are not eligible for JEE Advanced. But, those who had joined any preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019, are eligible to apply.
  • Finally, candidates must have scored at least 75% marks in the class XII exam /must be in the top 20 percentile of candidates in all categories. Meanwhile, in the case of those who have appeared twice in the Class XII exams in 2018 and 2020, the higher of their scores will be considered for JEE Advanced.

Scribe Service in JEE Advanced 2020

Only PwD candidates who are visually impaired, or severely dyslexic, or have lost the function of their upper limbs, or who have lost fingers or hands, may use a scribe.

How can one avail the services of a scribe?

A PwD candidate is required to choose the option for a scribe, at the time of online registration for the exam. The format in which the candidate must request the Chairman of JEE Advanced for a scribe is given in Annexure-II: CERTIFICATE FORMATS. This request letter must be completed and uploaded along with a copy of the candidate’s PwD certificate, at the time of online registration.

Will the conducting authority provide a scribe?

Yes. The Zonal coordinating IITs will arrange for a panel of scribes, in consultation with the Presiding Officer of the examination center. The panel will be formed of class XI Science students who have Mathematics as a subject. The candidate can meet this panel, one day before the exam date and choose a scribe from this panel. However, he is not allowed to bring his/her own scribe.

JEE Advanced 2020 Reservation

There is provision of JEE Advanced 2020 reservation for candidates belonging to the – SC /ST /OBC-NCL /PwD / Defence Personnel categories, for this exam. The break-up of the reservation is as follows –

JEE Advanced 2020 Reservation

  • In each of these categories, there is a 5% horizontal reservation for PwD candidates.
  • There is also a 10% reservation for foreign nationals for each course.
  • Foreign nationals are not categorized into – OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form

The online JEE Advanced Application Process will begin soon after the final results of the JEE Main 2020 are announced. The exam schedule has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown all over the country. Tentative dates for the release of JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form will be around the 2nd week of August 2020. The following are the important, online registration steps –

Step 1 – Registration and Application Form

  1. Visit the official website, jeeadv.ac.in.
  2. Login, using your JEE Main 2020, roll number, and date of birth.
  3. Second, choose a new password for registration and fill in all their required, personal + academic information.
  4. Afte that, fill in details such as – the number of attempts taken by them, exam center, the language of exam, category, and whether they require a scribe.

Step 2 – Upload Documents

Upload the following scanned certificates in JPEG format:

Certificate to be uploaded Remarks Permitted file size
Class-X Certificate/Birth Certificate Required for all candidates 50 – 300 KB
Class-XII (or equivalent) Certificate Required only for those who have passed in the years 2016 and 2018 (only in cases where the examination Board of Class XII declares results for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016. 50 – 300 KB
Category Certificate Required only for SC /ST /OBC-NCL candidates 50 – 300 KB
An additional category Certificate (Optional) Required only for SC/ST/OBC candidates 50 – 300 KB
PwD Certificate Only for those who have opted for PwD as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
Scribe Request Letter Only for those who have opted PwD as “Yes” and Scribe Request Letter as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
DS Certificate Only for those who have opted DS as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
OCI Card / PIO Card For those whose nationality is OCI or PIO 50 – 300 KB

Step 3 – Application Fee

This is the step, where the candidates need to pay the JEE Advanced registration fee. This is explained in detail through the following tables.

For Examination Centers in India:

Category Fees
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCI) INR 1400
Female Candidates (all categories) INR 1400
SC/ST/PwD Candidates INR 1400
All Other Candidates INR 2800

For Examination Centers outside India:

Categories Fees
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCI) USD 75
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 75
Candidates from non-SAARC Countries USD 150

JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

The JEE Advanced Admit Card will be available for download, on the online portal – jeeadv.ac.in – soon after the JEE Advanced Registration/Application Process is completed. Tentatively, the dates for the release of JEE Advanced Admit Card 2020 is around 8 to 10 days before the examination. The process for downloading it is as follows–

  1. Visit the official website of the examination, jeeadv.ac.in.
  2. Click on the option for the candidate portal. This is where candidates will find their admit card.
  3. Enter the requested details like Registration Number, Password, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Phone number.
  4. You will now find the option to download your JEE Advanced admit card. Download the card and get a hard copy of it.
  5. The candidates are required to retain their admit card safe for future use.

The candidates must carry this JEE Advanced Admit Card to the exam center and also their photo ID proof as without these, they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Details Mentioned in the JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

Name of the Candidate Parent’s Name/ Guardian’s Name
Roll Number Photograph of the Candidate
Signature of the Candidate Gender of the Candidate
Date of Birth Aadhar Number
Candidate’s PwD status Category
Language of the Question Paper Examination Schedule
Exam day Guidelines/ Location of the exam center
Exam Center Code IIT Zone
Examination Schedule

Discrepancy in JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

Candidates are advised to check the JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card thoroughly to look for any discrepancy. In case of any discrepancy found, candidates should immediately contact the Chairman of JEE Advanced 2020 of their respective IIT Zone. 

Failure in the issue of JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

Sometimes, you may face difficulty in accessing your admit card. It might be due to the following reasons:

  • Server Error: In case of excessive online traffic, sometimes, the online portal stops responding and this leads to failure in the download of JEE Advanced admit cards. Candidates are advised to wait for the traffic to get clear and then try again. Usually, lengthy traffics may take upto 2 days to get cleared.
  • Partial Application Form Filling: If the applicants fail at filling all the details in the application form or paying the application fee, the application procedure will be cancelled. Hence, no admit card will be issued in this case.
  • Incorrect Information: Entering wrong details such as incorrect application number while downloading the admit card leads to failure to download the admit card.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centres

There are JEE Advanced 2020 exam centres spread across 161 towns and cities in 2020.

  • The candidates can select the JEE Advanced 2020 exam centers at the time of registration. 
  • Candidates must choose 5 preferred exam centres and there is no scope for accommodation of any requests for change in the centre.
  • The authority tries to allot the centers from among the candidate’s preferences only but a different exam center in the same zone might be allotted under exceptional circumstances.
  • The admit card will have details of the reporting time and instructions to follow during the exam.
  • Each candidate should report to the centre, well in advance.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Zones

JEE Advanced will be held across the 16 cities at –

  • IIT-Bombay Zone
  • IIT-Guwahati Zone
  • IIT-Kanpur Zone
  • IIT-Kharagpur Zone
  • IIT-Madras Zone
  • IIT-Roorkee Zone
  • IIT-Delhi Zone

Foreign Centers for JEE Advanced 2020

  • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • Singapore

Changes in JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centers

There are a lot of changes made in the JEE Advanced Exam centers. Let’s have a look at them.

Particulars Details
Exam centers added 16 Cities: IIT Bombay Zone – Belgavi, Hubballi, and Shimoga IIT Guwahati Zone – Dimapur IIT Kanpur Zone – Ujjain IIT Kharagpur Zone – Sambalpur and Kolkata IIT Madras Zone – Bhimavaram, Chirala, Kadapa, Tadepalligudem, Vellore and Kodad IIT Roorkee Zone – Karnal, Yamunanagar and Muzaffarnagar.
Exam centers removed 4 cities Ambala, Panipat, Madgaon and Faizabad
Exam centers in Abroad 2 cities removed Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Colombo (Sri Lanka)

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be composed of two papers – I and II. Each will be 3 hours in duration.
  • Questions will be set in both English and Hindi.
  • Each question paper in JEE Advanced will have separate sections for questions on – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • There will be 3 kinds of questions asked in JEE Advanced – Multiple Choice Questions, Numerical Aptitude Type and Match the cases.
  • The details on the marking system will be mentioned in the “Instructions to Candidates”, during the exam.
  • There isn’t a definite pattern for the exam papers in JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 1 Pattern

Pattern Section-1 Section-2 Section-3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single-digit integer A single option is correct
No. of Questions 7 5 6
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 28 15 18

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 2 Pattern

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern is tabulated in brief below.

JEE Advanced Pattern Section-1 Section-2 Section-3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single correct option Single correct option
Number of Questions 7 7 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 -1 No negative marking
Total Marks 28 21 12

Mode of the examination

JEE Advanced 2020 will be conducted in Computer-based Mode. In order to get familiar with the CBT pattern, candidates are advised to take mock tests available on the official website. 

  • In the JEE Advanced examination hall, each candidate will be provided with the computer terminal (node) at the test center. This computer will display the photograph of the candidate allotted the computer.
  • Candidate will enter his or her JEE Advanced 2020 login details.
  • After logging in, an instruction bulletin will pop up which the candidates are advised to go through carefully before the examination.
  • At the designated time of the start of the JEE Advanced examination, the candidates will be able to proceed and see the questions on the computer screen. Candidates will have the option to choose (and also switch/toggle between) his/her preferred language (English or Hindi) during the entire period of the JEE Advanced examination.

Instructions for CBT mode

  • The on-screen computer clock during JEE Advanced will be set at the server. Now, countdown timer in the top right side of the computer screen will display the time remaining (in minutes) available for the candidate to complete the examination. 
  • When the timer reaches zero, the JEE Advanced examination will end by itself. Candidates will not be required to end or submit the examination.
  • The Question Palette displayed on the right side of the screen will show the status of each question using few symbols.
  • The “marked for review” status for the question means that the candidate might have to look at a question again.
  • Candidates can change the preferred language (English or Hindi) for displaying the questions, anytime during the duration of the examination.
  • The full paper can be viewed by clicking the “Question Paper” icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Scribble Pads for doing rough work/calculations will be provided to the candidates at the start of each JEE Advanced paper. The Scribble Pads would have a Header page for the candidate to write down his/her Name and Registration Number.
  • Candidates are allowed to take their signed Scribble Pads back with them at the end of each paper of the examination

How to navigate a question?

For navigating between sections of the question paper in JEE Advanced, candidates need to click on the preferred section from all the displayed sections.

To navigate between questions within a section in JEE Advanced, the candidate needs to do the following:

  • First, click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does NOT save the answer to the currently displayed question.
  • Second, click on “Save & Next” to save the answer to any question. Clicking on “Save & Next” will save the answer for the current question and the next question will be displayed on the candidate’s computer screen.
  • Further, click on “Mark for Review & Next” to mark a question for review (without answering it) and proceed to the next question.

JEE Advanced 2020 Syllabus

The JEE Advanced 2020 syllabus is released by the Exam authority, conducting the examination each year. The syllabus usually remains unchanged and can be derived from the class XI and XII, NCERT textbooks.

Subject Topics
Physics Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics.
Chemistry Gaseous and liquid states, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetics, Chemical equilibrium¸ Electrochemistry¸ Chemical kinetics, Solid-state, Solutions, Surface Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Transition elements, Ores and minerals¸ Extractive metallurgy, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes & alkynes, Reactions of benzene, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides.
Mathematics Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Vectors.
AAT Freehand drawing, Geometrical drawing, Three-dimensional perception, Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, Architectural awareness.

The level of difficulty of the JEE Advanced 2020 is greater than that of the JEE Main as it is the second phase of the dual-stage, JEE exam. It is a test of how strong the candidates are in their fundamental concepts of the subject and how they apply this knowledge.

Preparation Books for JEE Advanced 2020

Along with the NCERT books, students must use the following preparation books to make their JEE Advanced 2020 preparation more solid and efficient.

Sl. No. Book Name Author
A. Physics 
1. Concept of Physics (Part 1 & Part 2) H C Verma
2. IIT JEE Physics D C Pandey
3. Problems in General Physics I E Irodov
B. Chemistry
1. Organic Chemistry Morrison Boyd
2. Organic Chemistry O P Tandon
3. Inorganic Chemistry O P Tandon
4. Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
C. Mathematics
1. IIT Mathematics M L Khanna
2. Differential Calculus A Das Gupta 
3 Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
4. Class XI and XII RD Sharma

JEE Advanced 2020 Sample Papers, Practice papers and Mock Tests

JEE Advanced 2020 Sample papers, practice papers and mock tests is quite an effective way of preparing for your JEE Advanced 2020 examination. This will not help you understand the exam pattern, the type of questions, marking schemes but also imbibes confidence and helps you track your progress. Rigorous practise of these papers help in 

Direct link to JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Tests

As JEE Advanced 2020 is similar to JEE Main, JEE Main Sample papers can also be used to practice the questions. 

Mock Tests

IIT Delhi has released the JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test in online mode. Candidates can understand the pattern and difficulty level of the exam, trace their progress and increase their productivity level by taking these mock tests. The test is available for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates can access the mock test using their login credentials. Steps to access the JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test are as follows:

  • First, click on the mock test link which will be present on the official website. The link will be redirected to a new page.
  • Then, click on “Sign in” and the instructions for taking the test will appear. Select your preferred language.
  • After that, click on “Next” and read the instructions carefully.
  • Another page for important instructions will show up, you can proceed for the JEE Advanced mock test now. 

Check JEE Advanced Practice Papers

Documents to be carried at the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centers

There are certain documents that the students are required to carry to the JEE Advanced exam centers. These documents are absolutely mandatory and under no circumstances will the student be allowed to enter the examination hall without it.

  1. JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card.
  2. A photo identity proof (Original).

JEE Advanced Exam Day Guidelines

  • Carry the documents mentioned in the above section. The candidates’ identity will be verified by the invigilators as well as IIT representatives.
  • Failure to present the documents will prohibit the student from entering JEE Advanced examination hall.
  • In addition, impersonation or use of unfair means will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the exam and any other JEE Advanced admission related processes. There is a possibility that legal actions might be taken against the candidate.
  • Things that are allowed in the JEE Advanced examination hall are – pens, pencils, drinking water in transparent bottles, Admit card and Photo Identity card.
  • Also, things that are not allowed inside the JEE Advanced examination hall are – Any electronic devices namely, mobile phones, smartphones, calculators, iPods, tabs, digital watches, USB drives, etc, abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.
  • Moreover, candidates are advised not to wear any rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.
  • Most importantly, candidates must reach the examination center well in advance and carry out all the formalities mentioned in the admit card hassle-free. Examination centres will open from 7:30 IST.
  • Subsequently, 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 examination under any circumstances.
  • Meanwhile, candidates cannot leave the examination hall at any time in between the examination. They cannot leave the JEE Advanced examination hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and 17:30 IST for Paper 2. 

JEE Advanced 2020 Result

The JEE Advanced 2020 Result will be announced on the JEE Advanced official website tentatively after a week or two of conducting the exam by IIT Delhi. JEE Advanced 2020 Result will be available in the form of a scorecard. This can be used to check out the All India Rank (AIR) and category wise AIR of the students.

Students can log in using the following:

  • JEE Advanced Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID.

JEE Advanced Tie Breaker Policy

When two or more candidates score the same aggregate marks in JEE Advanced then the following solutions are used to resolve the situation.

  • At first, the candidate with higher positive ranks will be given a higher rank.
  • After that, the candidate with greater marks in Mathematics will be given a higher rank.
  • Subsequently, the candidate with greater marks in Physics will be given a higher rank.
  • Finally, if the tie situation still continues, then it will be resolved by assigning the same ranks to the candidates. 

JEE Advanced 2019 Toppers List

Zone JEE Advanced 2019 Toppers’ Name
IIT Bombay GUPTA KARTIKEY CHANDRESH (CRL 1)
IIT Delhi HIMANSHU GAURAV SINGH (CRL 2)
IIT Guwahati PRADIPTA PARAG BORA (CRL 28)
IIT Kanpur DHRUV ARORA (CRL 24)
IIT Kharagpur GUDIPATY ANIKET (CRL 29)
IIT Hyderabad GILLELLA AKASH REDDY (CRL 4)
IIT Roorkee JAYESH SINGLA (CRL 17)

JEE Advanced 2020 Rank List 

Only those students who are able to score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and in the aggregate will make it to the JEE Advanced AIR list.

  • The scores of both the papers will be considered.
  • There will not be on the waiting list for the JEE Advanced AIR.

The minimum percentage of marks prescribed for inclusion in the JEE Advanced Rank List is as follows –

JEE Advanced 2019 Qualified Candidates

Rank list as per the Categories Minimum percentage of marks in each subject Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL) 10.0 35.0
OBC-NCL rank list 9.0 31.5
SC rank list 5.0 17.5
ST rank list 5.0 17.5
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD) 5.0 17.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
SC-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
ST-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
Preparatory course rank list 2.5 8.75

JEE Advanced 2020 Counselling Procedure

The JEE Advanced 2020 Counselling is now expected to be scheduled for September 2020 (delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic) and will be carried out by the JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority). This will be done for admission of students into ISM Dhanbad and all the IITs. The steps for the JEE Advanced counselling session are as follows-

  1. Registration – Students need to register on the official site of JEE Advanced jeeadv.ac.in with their – registration number, roll number, date of birth and password.
  2. Online selection of course – Select the institute, branch and course of your choice by logging in with your own credentials and then lock these choices and keep a printout of the same.
  3. Seat allotment- Seats will be made available based on age, nationality and the disability extent of the candidate.
  4. Allocation of Seats – This is done on the basis of the seat matrix list provided by the participating colleges. Details are available on the JoSAA website. In case of any difficulties., students can get in touch at – [email protected]

JEE Advanced 2020 Cut off

A cut-off mark means the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify in JEE Advanced and to become eligible for the counselling. JEE Advanced cut off will be released after the result announcement. This will vary from institute to institute and on the category of the candidate.

Category-wise Rank List Minimum marks in each subject Minimum aggregate
Common 12 126
OBC-NCL 11 114
SC 6 63
ST 6 63
Common-PwD 6 63
OBC-PwD 6 63
SC-PwD 6 63
ST-PwD 6 63
Preparatory course 3 32

Candidates must score at least the following marks to become eligible–

Subject  Marks to be obtained in JEE Advanced Paper 1 Marks to be Obtained in JEE Advanced Paper 2 Total
Physics 62 62 124
Chemistry 62 62 124
Mathematics 62 62 124
Total 186 186 372

JEE Advanced Cut off

Performance in Class XII Examination for JEE Advanced 2020

Candidates must follow any one of the following two criteria to get admission in IITs.

  1. Candidates should have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or any equivalent ) examination. An aggregate of 65% must be scored by the individuals belonging to the SC, ST and PwD categories. Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their compulsory subjects in class XII.
  2. Candidates must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile in their respective class XII with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as their compulsory subjects.
    The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion.
    1. Physics
    2. Chemistry
    3. Mathematics
    4. A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the
    5. language with the higher marks will be considered)
    6. Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will
    7. be considered).

Examinations Considered Equivalent To Class XII for JEE Advanced 2020

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  •  Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects. 
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination. 
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Note – Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the AIU to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination. In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

The B.Arch course is offered only by IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi. Those who wish to take up this course must clear the AAT entrance examination and for that, one must clear the JEE Advanced exam first.

  • The cut-off marks for AAT is determined by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2020.
  • AAT 2020 was supposed to be held on June 12, 2020, but now will be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Final dates are yet to be announced.
  • Results for AAT will be declared at the JEE Advanced 2020 portal.
  • AAT does not have a system of ranking or separate category-wise cut-off marks.

Architecture Aptitude Test – Key Features

  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • The question paper is available only in English medium.
  • No separate admit card will be issued for AAT. Candidates will bring the original JEE Advanced 2020 Admit card only.
  • Students must bring their own drawing tools as these will not be provided to them.

Architecture Aptitude Test – Syllabus

The syllabus for Architecture Aptitude test is as follows

Particulars Details
Freehand Drawing A simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts on an appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.
Geometrical Drawing Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.
Three-dimensional perception Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
Imagination and Aesthetic sensitivity Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity checks through innovative uncommon tests with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.
Architectural Awareness General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

JEE Advanced 2020 Participating IITs and Seat Matrix

The allocation of seats in the IITs is under the ambit of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

Serial No. Institute Total Seats
1 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar 350
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 929
3 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi 150
4 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 851
5 Indian Institute of Technology Indore 260
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1341
7 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 285
8 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur 180
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 827
10 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 838
11 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 180
12 Indian Institute of Technology Patna 225
13 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 975
14 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 912
15 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar 260
16 Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 1090
17 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 645
18 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai 120
19 Indian Institute of Technology Goa 90
20 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad 120
21 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati 120
22 Indian Institute of Technology Jammu 120
23 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad 120
Total = 23 Total Seats 10988

Based on the performance of the candidates in JEE Advanced, admission takes place to the following undergraduate courses offered by the IITs. Although, it is important to note that each IIT does not offer the same courses as the others. They all offer different courses.

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) – 4 Years
  • B.Tech. Bachelor of Technology 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – 4 years
  • B.Arch.(Bachelor of Architecture) – 5 years
  • Dual Degree B.Tech. – M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Dual Degree B.S. – M.S. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Sc. – 5 years

JEE Advanced 2020 FAQs

Ques: I am an OBC-NCL candidate and my caste is mentioned only in the state list of OBCs but not in the central list of OBCs at www.ncbc.nic.in. Am I eligible for reservation?

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Ans: No. In order to get this benefit, the concerned OBC caste name should be mentioned in the current updated central list of OBCs at the NCBC website.
Ques: What is the Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) criteria for availing benefits of reservation under OBC NCL category?

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Ans: The criteria shall be as laid down, under the latest notifications of the Government of India, for the same.

Ques. Why does JEE Advanced Pattern change every year?

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Ans. The papers are set by expert IIT professors from a team formed by all the IITs. The pattern changes each year, in order to judge who the most meritorious candidates are.

Ques. What are the things that I can carry in the JEE Advanced 2020 examination hall?

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Ans. Things that are allowed in the JEE Advanced examination hall are – pens, pencils, drinking water in transparent bottles, Admit card and Photo Identity card.

Ques. What are the things that are prohibited from JEE Advanced examination hall?

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Ans. Things that are not allowed inside the JEE Advanced examination hall are – Any electronic devices namely, mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPads, tabs, digital watches, USB drives, etc, abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.

Ques. What are the important documents that a candidate needs to carry to the JEE Advanced Examination hall?

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Ans. There are certain documents that the students are required to carry to the JEE Advanced examination centers. These documents are absolutely mandatory and under no circumstances will the student be allowed to enter the examination hall without it.

  1. JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card.
  2. A photo identity proof (Original).


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