JEE Advanced Entrance Exam

JEE Advanced - Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application Form, Cutoff
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Exam Summary JEE Advanced 2020

Exam Name JEE Advanced Entrance Exam
Official Website
Exam TypeUniversity Level Entrance Examination
Mode of ExamComputer based (Online)
Exam Date 17th May 2020
Exam Duration3 hours

About JEE Advanced

Engineering is one of the most demanding courses among the students after their 12th class. It is one of the most sought career fields in India. There are many entrance exams organized in India to find the selective students for admissions into engineering programmes. Engineering is a booming sector of study. There are lots of job opportunities in the market waiting for you when you have completed your programme.

JEE Advanced Exam Date

EventsDates (Announced)
Online Registration Starts1st week of May
Online Registration Closes2nd week of May
Admit Card Availability3rd week of May
JEE Advanced (Paper 1 & Paper 2)17th May 2020 (Announced)
Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidates4th week of May 2020
Answer Key ReleasedLast week of May 2020
Receiving feedback from candidates on answer keysLast week of May 2020
Declaration of Result2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Registration Date2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Exam Date2nd week of June 2020
AAT Result Declaration Date3rd week of June 2020
Seat Allotment Starts3rd week of June 2020

JEE Advanced Admit Card

JEE Advanced admit card will be released in 3rd week of May 2019. Check below the details about admit card:

  • Candidates can get their admit card through online mode.
  • The admit card will be released by the authority in the third week of May 2020.
  • The admit card will bear the candidate’s photograph and signature along with other necessary details related to the exam.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the printed admit card, candidates should immediately contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020 of the respective zonal coordinating IIT. Candidates also have to bring one original photo Id proof at the time of examination.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 is as follows:

  • Qualifying in JEE MAIN examination
  • Age limit
  • Number of attempts
  • Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
  • Earlier admission at IITs/ISM
General category candidates (from the common merit list)50.5%
OBC-NCL candidates27%
SC candidates15%
ST candidates7.5%
Pwd candidatesHorizontal reservation of 5% in all the above categories

Age limit

General or OBC-NCL category candidates states that aspirants will be eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they are born on or after October 1, 1994. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be born on or after October 1, 1989. Number of attempt : 2

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.

Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2018 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

The exam will comprise 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 3 hours duration each. Each question paper will consist of 3 separate sections- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Negative marks may be awarded for marking the incorrect answer.

Total MarksPaper 1- 264
Paper 2- 240
Total QuestionsPaper 1- 90
Paper 2- 60
Nature of QuestionsPaper 1- Objective type
Paper 2- Numerical Type

Mode: From 2020, the exam is conducting through online mode.

Paper: JEE Advanced 2020 will be consisting of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2). Both papers are compulsory to attempt.

Exam Duration: 3 hours will be provided for each paper. Some extra time will be given to the PwD candidates.

Shift: The paper 1 will be conducted from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and paper 2 will be organized from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Type of Questions: Objective type questions will be asked in the exam.

Language: The language of the exam will be in English and Hindi.

Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects will be asked in the exam.

Negative Marking: There is a provision of negative marking. It is different for each paper.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

It will contain questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics.

AlgebraPhysical ChemistryGeneral Physics
TrigonometryOrganic ChemistryMechanics
Analytical GeometryInorganic ChemistryThermal Physics
Differential CalculusElectricity and Magnetism
Integral CalculusOptics
VectorsModern Physics

JEE Advanced Counselling

Counselling get started after the announcement of final result. Counselling has following 4 steps

Step 1 – Registration

  • Visit the official website i.e. to register
  • Enter your registration number, roll number, date of birth and password

Step 2- Online Choice Filling

  • Log-in using your credentials to choose branch, course and institute
  • Lock your final choices before the due date
  • Take a print of all choices you lock
  • In case, access to the JCOP (Counselling portal) is denied, call on the JEE Advanced helpline number provided on the official website or submit an online request to JEE helpline (

Step 3- Seat allotment

  • On the basis of Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Nationality
  • Percentage of disability

Step 4 – Allocation of Seats

  • The final step in the counselling process is the allocation of seats. All the details regarding availability of seats in the participating institutes and cutoff will be updated on the official website of JoSAA.