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JEE Advanced 2021 (Postponed): Exam Date, Eligibility, Application, Syllabus, Question Papers, Pattern, Cut Off

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

Amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, IIT Kharagpur has postponed the JEE Advanced 2021 for the safety of students. The exam was originally scheduled for 3rd July 2021. But as per the latest notice on jeeadv.ac.in, revised exam date will be announced later on at an ‘appropriate time’.

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form will be released by the organising institute i.e. IIT Kharagpur after the JEE Main 2021 exam. Check JEE Advanced 2021 Registration Process

JEE Advanced 2021 Postponed Notice

Latest Updates on JEE Advanced 2021-

  • JEE Advanced 2021 postponed amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India.
  • 75% eligibility criteria have been waived off for JEE Advanced 2021. Read More
  • Candidates who were not able to appear for JEE Advanced 2020, can directly apply for JEE Advanced 2021, with certain eligibility rules.
  • IIT Kharagpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2021 exam.
  • The updated schedule of JEE Advanced 2021 along with the information brochure will be released soon.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Dates (Announced)

IIT Kharagpur will announce the revised schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 soon. Candidates must keep track of the schedule so that they won’t miss out on any important events of the exam. Given below are the various JEE Advanced 2021 dates which will be updated soon.

Events Dates
JEE Main 2021 Result Announces To be notified
JEE Advanced 2021 Registration Starts To be notified
JEE Advanced Application Form Last Date To be notified
Availability of JEE Advanced Admit Card To be notified
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date 3rd July 2021 (Postponed)
Announcement of JEE Advanced Answer Keys To be notified
JEE Advanced 2021 Results To be notified
Architecture Aptitude Test Date To be notified
Architecture Aptitude Test Results To be notified
Seat Allocation Process Starts To be notified
Seat Allocation Process Ends To be notified

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JEE Advanced 2021 Highlights

Exam Name JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced
Conducting Authority IIT Kharagpur
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
JEE Advanced Result Week After Exam (Tentative)
JEE Advanced Cut off A month after the Exam date

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JEE Advanced 2021: Overview

  • Only top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main are eligible for the JEE Advanced.
  • As per the data, there are 13,853 vacant seats across the 23 IITs and the IISc Bangalore. Hence, only those who qualify in JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced.
  • 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 2021

The changes for this year will soon be announced by the JEE Advanced 2021 organizing institute. Previous year, a few changes were introduced in the exam. So, let’s take a look at the changes introduced in 2020–

  • First, the reservation of seats for PwD candidates rose from 3% to 5%.
  • Each candidate could select 8 cities for the JEE Advanced exam instead of 3 from the 2020 session.
  • The exam was 100% computer-based.
  • Also, 2020 was the first time that the IITs were supposed to conduct the JEE Advanced exam in the USA in San Francisco. But as per latest news, JEE Advanced was not conducted at foreign centres due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Evidently, 2,50,000 candidates were eligible for JEE Advanced, from 2020 onwards, increasing the previous count of 2,40,000 by 4.2%.
  • To create a balance, the selection committee gave special attention to cultural diversity in JEE Advanced 2020.

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Process has been delayed by a month, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Check below all the important JEE Advanced 2021 dates, processes and other crucial information.

JEE Advanced 2021 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
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – 4 years
  • B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) – 5 years
  • Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) – 5 years
  • Dual Degree Bachelor of Science (B.S. + M.S.) – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Sc. – 5 years

Zonal statistics of JEE Advanced 2021

The statistics for JEE Advanced 2021 will be updated as soon as the application process ends. Till then, students can check the JEE Advanced 2020 statistics:

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 Exam

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

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JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are several criteria based on which the exam authorities determine the JEE Advanced 2021 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 2021 in Paper 1 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 (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
2. OPEN – PwD 5063
3. GEN – EWS 23750
4. GEN – EWS – PwD 1250
5. OBC – NCL 64125
6. OBC – NCL – PwD 3375
7. SC 35625
8. SC – PwD 1875
9. ST 17812
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 for taking JEE Advanced if he or she is born on or after October 1, 1996. 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 applying for JEE Advanced are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Secondly, only those who appeared in 2020 or are appearing in 2021 for class 12th are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced. But, students who appeared in the exams in 2019 but declaration of results was after June 2019, get an exception.
  • Former Admission to an IIT – If you were previously admitted to an IIT, you cannot appear for JEE Advanced 2021.

Other Important Criteria for JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility

  • Those candidates who took class XII exams in 2019, but the board declared the result before June 2019, 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 2020, are eligible to apply.
  • Earlier, to be eligible to give JEE Advanced, 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. But as per updated 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates with passing certificates in Class 12th are also eligible, irrespective of their aggregate percentage. However, the official JEE Advanced 2021 criteria will soon be announced. Read More
  • Meanwhile, in the case of those who have appeared twice in the Class XII exams in 2020 and 2021, the higher of their scores will be considered for JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form

The online JEE Advanced Application Forms will be released after the final results of the JEE Main 2021 are announced. The exam schedule has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and delay in JEE Main 2020 April session. Final dates for the release of JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form will be notified soon. The following are the important, online registration steps –

Step 1 – JEE Advanced Application Form 2021 and Registration Process

  1. Visit the official website, jeeadv.ac.in.
  2. Login, using your JEE Main 2021 roll number, and date of birth.
  3. Second, choose a new password for JEE Advanced 2021 registration and fill in all their required, personal + academic information.
  4. After 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 – JEE Advanced Application Form 2021 Fees

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

Scribe Service in JEE Advanced 2021

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 for giving JEE Advanced 2021 exam.

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 JEE Advanced online registration. 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 JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced 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 scheduled day for JEE Advanced and choose a scribe from this panel. However, he is not allowed to bring his/her own scribe.

JEE Advanced 2021 Reservation

There is provision of JEE Advanced 2021 reservationJEE Advanced 2021 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 –

  • 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 2021 Admit Card

The JEE Advanced Admit Card will be available for download, on the online portal – jeeadv.ac.in. 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 JEE Advanced 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 Admit Card of JEE Advanced

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 2021 Admit Card

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

Failure in the issue of JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card

Sometimes, you may face difficulty in accessing your JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced Application Form or paying the application fee, the application procedure will be cancelled.
    • Hence, no admit card will be issued for JEE Advanced in this case.
  • Incorrect Information: 
    • Entering wrong details such as incorrect application number while downloading the admit card leads to failure to download the JEE Advanced admit card.


JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Centres

There are JEE Advanced 2021 exam centres spread across 161 towns and cities in 2021.

  • The candidates can select the exam centers at the time of registration.
  • Candidates must choose 8 preferred cities for JEE Advanced and there is no scope for accommodation of any requests for change in the centre.
  • The authority tries to allot the centers for JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced exam.
  • Each candidate should report to the JEE Advanced exam centre, well in advance.

JEE Advanced 2021 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

  • 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 – Belgaum, 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 2021 Exam Pattern

Any changes in JEE Advanced 2021 exam pattern will be updated here after the release of official information brochure.

  • The JEE Advanced 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 2021 Paper 1 Pattern

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern is tabulated in brief below.

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 2021 Paper 2 Pattern

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 JEE Advanced 2021 Exam

The exam 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 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 2020, 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 JEE Advanced 2021 CBT mode

  • The on-screen computer clock during JEE Advanced will be set at the server. Now, the 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 for JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced examination

How to Navigate Between Questions?

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 2021 Syllabus 

The JEE Advanced 2021 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. However, if there will be any change in JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus, it will be updated here soon.

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 2021 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 2021

Along with the NCERT books, students must use the following preparation books to make their 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 2021 Sample Papers, Practice papers and Mock Tests

JEE Advanced 2021 Sample papers, practice papers and mock tests is quite an effective way of preparing for the 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.

Direct link to JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Tests

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

JEE Advanced 2021 Online Mock Tests

IIT Kharagpur will release the JEE Advanced 2021 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 will be available for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 soon. Candidates can access the mock test using their login credentials. Steps to access the Mock Test are as follows:

  • First, click on the JEE Advanced 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.


Documents to be carried at the 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 2021 Admit Card.
  2. A photo identity proof (Original).

JEE Advanced Exam Day Guidelines

  • The candidates’ identity will be verified by the invigilators as well as IIT representatives at the JEE Advanced centre.
  • Failure to present the documents will prohibit the student from entering the exam hall.
  • Also, impersonation or use of unfair means will lead to disqualification of the candidate. 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.
  • All the candidates must wear masks and carry hand sanitizer.
  • All the candidates must follow social distancing protocols.
  • 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, logbooks, 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 centre 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 JEE Advanced 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 JEE Advanced examination under any circumstances.
  • Meanwhile, candidates cannot leave the JEE Advanced examination hall at any time in between the examination. They cannot leave the exam hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and 17:30 IST for Paper 2.


JEE Advanced Result 2021

The JEE Advanced Result will be announced on the JEE Advanced official website on the date which will be notified by IIT Kharagpur. JEE Advanced 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 to check their JEE Advanced Result:

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

JEE Advanced Result – Tiebreaker Policy

When two or more candidates score the same aggregate marks in JEE Advanced Result 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 2020 Toppers’ List

Given below is the list of toppers from JEE Advanced 2020. These toppers have also provided their JEE Preparation Tips to help you sustain exam pressure-

Zone JEE Advanced 2019 Toppers’ Name
IIT Bombay Chirag Falor
IIT Madras Landa Jitendra
IIT Madras Gangula Bhuvan Reddy
IIT Bombay Avi Uday
IIT Delhi Pranjal Singh
IIT Madras Kandukuri Sunil Kumar Vishwesh
IIT Guwahati Utkarsh
IIT Bombay Yash Chudaman Patil
IIT Kharagpur Niteesh Kumar Birua


JEE Advanced 2021 Rank List 

After the announcement of JEE Advanced Result, JEE Advanced Rank List is announced. 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 2020 is as follows –

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 2021 Counselling Procedure

The JEE Advanced 2021 Counselling schedule will be released soon. It 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 Cut Off 2021

Cut-off marks 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 JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks JEE Advanced Cut Off – Aggregate Marks
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

JEE Advance Cut Off

Candidates must clear the JEE Advanced Cut Off marks to become eligible–

Subject  JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks – Paper 1 JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks – Paper 2 Total
Physics 62 62 124
Chemistry 62 62 124
Mathematics 62 62 124
Total 186 186 372

Performance in Class XII Boards for JEE Advanced 2021 

Candidates must follow any one of the following two criteria to be eligible to give JEE Advanced 2021 and 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.

    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the
    • language with the higher marks will be considered)
    • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).

Examinations Considered Equivalent To Class XII for JEE Advanced 2021

  • 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 2021.
  • Also, the AAT 2021 schedule will be announced soon.
  • Results for AAT will be declared at the http://www.jeeadv.ac.in/ portal after the exam is conducted.
  • 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 2021 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.



Ques. JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted by which IIT?

Last updated on December 17th, 2020

IIT Kharagpur will be conducting JEE Advanced 2021 in the month of February or March 2021.

Ques. Who will qualify for JEE Advanced 2021?

Last updated on December 17th, 2020

Answer: Top 2.5 lakh students giving JEE Main will qualify for JEE Advanced 2021.

Ques. What will be the difficulty level of JEE Advanced 2021?

Last updated on December 17th, 2020

Answer: There is no specific criteria for determining the difficulty level of JEE Advanced 2021. The paper can be easier or tougher than JEE Advanced 2020

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?

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020

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?

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020

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?

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020

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 2021 examination hall?

Last updated on December 17th, 2020

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?

Last updated on May 15th, 2020

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?

Last updated on May 15th, 2020

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).