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JEE Advanced (previously IIT JEE)

JEE Advanced is one of the toughest exams out there. How tough? Look at the figure below. Only around 7 in a thousand people who attempt JEE Main get to become IITians. There are 10006 seats for almost 13.6 Lakh students. Don’t you want to be one of them? The first thing that you should be doing is getting to know everything there is to know about JEE Advanced. This is where the article comes in. We’ll give you all the details you need, all curated from official sources so that everything is up to date.

JEE Advanced Qualifications
0.74% seems hard. Hard work can throw that difficulty far far away!

This doesn’t even give the bigger picture because this one does not consider category based seat allocation. For that (you’ll find more in the eligibility criteria), and more, read on.

Schedule of JEE Advanced

The examination consists of two papers, each of three-hour duration. Both the papers have to be attempted. The examination will be held as per the following schedule:

Exam DateSunday, 21 May 2017(with scribe)
Paper 109:00 IST to 12:00 IST09:00 IST to 13:00 IST
Paper 214:00 IST to 17:00 IST14:00 IST to 18:00 IST

The date will remain the same in case it is declared as a public holiday as well.

Application Process

After JEE Main is done, you’ll be required to register for JEE Advanced based on your JEE Main score. The candidates should register for appearing in JEE Advanced 2017, at the registration portal. Registration is only through the online portal where detailed instructions will be provided. The registration dates are as follows:

Online registration beginsFriday, April 28, 2017 10:00 IST
Online registration closesTuesday, May 2, 2017 17:00 IST
Registration with late fee beginsWednesday, May 3, 2017 10.00 IST
Registration with late fee closesThursday, May 4, 2017 17.00 IST

After signing up to the page, login and provide basic data including the choice of the language of question paper (English or हिंदी), the choices of the cities for the examination (given below). The candidate will have the option of adding another cell phone number on top of the number(s) provided during JEE Main registration. Please note that the JEE Advanced 2017 result will be sent to one of these numbers by SMS. The number in the hundred’s place denotes the corresponding IIT zone. That is, 1 – IIT Bombay, 2 – IIT Delhi, 3 – IIT Guwahati, 4 – IIT Kanpur, 5 – IIT Kharagpur, 6 – IIT Madras, 7 – IIT Roorkee.

Exam Centres

Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair501Jammu & KashmirJammu208RajasthanPali120
Andhra PradeshNellore601JharkhandBokaro506Sikar210
Arunachal PradeshItanagar301KarnatakaBengaluru605Tamil NaduChennai611
Muzaffarpur307Madhya PradeshBhopal401TripuraAgartala513
Patna308Gwalior402Uttar PradeshAgra405
Raipur505Kolhapur116Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida)717


Delhi (Central)205Mumbai106Ghaziabad718
Delhi (East)201Nagpur107Gorakhpur407
Delhi (South)204Nashik117Jhansi408
Delhi (West)202Navi Mumbai108Kanpur409
Dellhi (North)203Pune109Lucknow410
Faridabad206Ludhiana711West BengalDurgapur514
Kurukshetra703RajasthanAjmer110Kolkata (North)516
Panipat704Alwar214Kolkata (Salt Lake)517
Rohtak705Barmer118Kolkata (South)518
Himachal PradeshPalampur706Jaipur111Malda519

The next thing you would have to do would be to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

JEE Advanced Documents Required

The last and final step you need to complete is paying the JEE Advanced examination fee. This is non refundable, and non transferable (which means you can’t transfer it to anybody else because you paid). The admission fee is given below:

Examination Centres in IndiaExamination Centres outside India (SAARC)Examination Centres in India


Female/ST/SC/PwD candidates₹1200All candidates$135All candidates$270
All other candidates₹2400Late fee$80Late fee$80
Late fee₹500($ in USD)

Eligibility Criteria

Ready to know whether you are eligible for writing one of the most difficult exams in the history of mankind? Follow the flowchart to find out!

Now there’s an additional criteria that many often forget while preparing. Of the 220000 who qualify for JEE Main to become eligible for writing JEE Advanced, many are from different reserved categories. Make sure you take that into consideration while you make your calculations. Here is the category-wise breakdown of seats allocated for General, OBC, SC, ST, and PwD (available first on EduGorilla).

Sl No.CategoryReservationNumber of top ranking candidatesProbability of getting a seatin %
1Open50.5%1077671111003.6 in a thousand candidates0.3625
2Open – PwD33333.7 in a thousand candidates0.3737
3OBC-NCL27%57618594005.6 in a thousand candidates0.5675
4OBC-NCL – PwD17825.7 in a thousand candidates0.5735
5SC15%32010330004.8 in a thousand candidates0.4814
6SC – PwD9904.85 in a thousand candidates0.4847
7ST7.5%16005165004.3 in a thousand candidates0.4275
8ST – PwD4954.3 in a thousand candidates0.4292

Disclaimer: Please note that this does take into account the number of category based candidates who can secure a seat in the IITs. Any candidate with reservation can also secure a seat in the open-category, as open category is for all candidates, not just general candidates. Seats for SC/ST will not be de-reserved for other categories, however seats for OBC-NCL can be. PwD seats in SC/ST categories will be de-reserved only for these respective categories. As you can see, it is almost very difficult to get a seat, irrespective of your category, and hence, you should prepare to your best for JEE Advanced.


JEE Advanced has a syllabus that mainly derives from the CBSE’s Class XII board examination syllabus. There are several more additions, especially in the realm of chemistry and certain sections of mathematics, although as a relief, Physics has a similar syllabus, although the questions asked as of a much higher application. By virtue of the syllabus being too long, it has been added to the article as a downloadable PDF. The best part? We’ve made sure that it is of a printable form, which you can use to mark your progress (simply strike out what you’ve completed!). You can download the full syllabus here.

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