JEE Advanced Exam Pattern FAQs 2018
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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern FAQs 2018: Candidates can get their preparation off the ground more effectively by being conversant with the JEE Advanced exam pattern FAQs 2018. It is because the JEE Advanced 2018 exam pattern FAQs will guide the candidate on the types of questions they need to prepare for the exam, apart from helping them get aquinted with the exam mode. It must be noted that from this session onwards, JEE Advanced will be conducted in computer-based test mode. The JEE Advanced exam pattern FAQs also dwells on questions relating to difference between question Paper I and Paper II and the subjects covered in each. Additionally, JEE Advanced 2018 exam pattern includes information on minimum marks candidates need to score in each paper to be included in the merit list.

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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern FAQs 2018


Q. Is JEE Advanced conducted in online or offline mode or both?

Ans: The entrance exam will be conducted completely in online mode (computer-based test) for the first time in 2018. Previously, it was held in offline mode.


Q. What is the JEE Advanced exam pattern for Paper 1?

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Ans: The exam conducting body doesn’t release the exam pattern for either Paper I or Paper II before the exam. Consequently, it can only be known after the exam is over. Also, it has been observed that there is no set exam pattern as such, apart from some standard features like duration of the exam and subjects from which questions are asked. To learn more about JEE Advanced 2018 exam pattern – Click Here

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Q. How is the exam pattern for JEE Advanced Paper 1 & 2 different?

Ans: Candidates appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 have to attempt both Paper I and Paper II to be considered for admission. Both the papers will be of 3 hours duration each and include questions from – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


Important difference between exam pattern of Paper I and Paper II:

  • Paper I may include Single digit integer – (0-9) type questions, while Paper II may not

  • Paper II instead may include questions on comprehension, which is generally not included in Paper I.

Q. Which languages in the JEE Advanced available in?

Ans: The JEE Advanced 2018 entrance exam will be available in both English and Hindu languages.


Q. Is it mandatory for students to pass both the JEE Advanced Papers or the aggregate is considered?

Ans: To be included in the rank list and, consequently, considered for admission at the IITs, candidates need to not only meet the prescribed minimum marks in each subject but also in aggregate. It may be noted that the minimum marks may vary from category to category.

In case of general category candidates, the minimum percentage of marks required in each subject to be included in the Common Merit List (CML) is 10%. Meanwhile, the minimum aggregate requirement is 35%.


Q. Is there a pass mark for each subject in JEE Advanced or the overall marks are considered for each paper?

Ans: To be included in the JEE Advanced rank list 2018, candidates need to meet both the prescribed minimum percentage of marks for each subject and in aggregate. If a candidate meets only any one of these two conditions, the candidate will not be included in the rank list.

To check category-wise minimum marks for inclusion in JEE Advanced Rank List 2018 – Click Here


Q: Can I change the language (from English to Hindi and vice versa) of viewing the questions during the exam?

Ans: Yes, you can toggle betweeb English or Hindi anytime during the examination. You will also be having the option of changing default question viewing language anytime during the exam.  


Q: Will I be given rough sheets for my calculations during the exam?

Ans: Yes, you will be given  a "Scribble Pad" (containing blank sheets, for rough work) at the start of every paper . You can do all your calculations on this. Candidates MUST submit their signed Scribble Pads at the end of each paper of the examination to the invigilator.   


Q: During examination can I change my answers?

Ans: Candidate will have the option to change their previously saved answer of any question, anytime during the entire duration of the test.    


Q: How can I change a previously saved answer during the test?

Ans: To change the answer of a question that has already been answered and saved, first select the corresponding question from the Question Palette, then click on "Clear Response" to clear the previously entered answer and then answer it. 


Q: Will I be given a printout/hard copy of the questions papers along with my responses to questions in Paper-I and Paper-II after the completion of the respective papers?

Ans: No.


Q: How will I be getting a copy of the questions papers and my responses to questions in Paper-I and Paper-II?

Ans: The responses of all the candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be electronically mailed to their registered email ids by May 25, 2018 (10 am).


Candidates can check FAQs related to other topics like exam pattern, application form and cutoff by following the corresponding links given in the table below.


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I got 75percent in jee mains January 2020 under BC category will i apply for jee advance?

AYAN MULLA 29th Feb, 2020

since it is very difficult to predict the exact rank but we do have a backup> we have a formula to calculate the expected rank that is (100 – Total percentile) x 869010/100.So according to formula your expected rank for present percentile for January session comes out to be 217252 . Now the expected rank might change depending on the no of candidates appearing the april session. For ex if 12 lakh candidate appear the april session then just replace 869010 by 12 lakhs. But if you score above 85 percentile then you have a very decent chance of qualifying jee mains.
Well since the cutoffs are yet to be decided let us analyse using previous year cutoff
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)  74.3166557
It seems you are very close to the OBC cutoff you have a minor chances of qualifying JEE mains.

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If you qualify in Jee mains april attempt, can you then take jee advanced exam?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 29th Feb, 2020

Yes, after qualifying JEE mains april session examination you can appear in JEE advance examination.But remember that you must have 75 percent marks in your 12th boards because then only you will get admission in IITs through jee advance.

I hope this helps

i got 69 percentile in jee main january 2020 i am in category section am i able to fill jee advance form

ayush mishra 29th Feb, 2020
Satyam, See, the cutoff for JEE ADVANCED eligibility depends on your category status and since you haven't clearly specified your category, it is difficult to predict your eligibility. However, here I am answering your query in a generic way and also discuss the previous year cutoff which would help you in getting an idea. So, As of now, it is difficult to predict the actual qualifying NTA score for JEE Advanced eligibility. However, if you have a percentile above 85-86 for any category student,  then you have a decent enough chance to qualify. Also, you can refer to the previous year JEE Main qualifying cutoff scores by NTA as follows to understand your chances:-

Common Rank List (CRL)




Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)




Therefore, looking at previous year's trends, you can predict your chances to qualify for JEE Advanced as you haven't specified your category status.

Also, you have another opportunity to improve your results by performing better in the April JEE MAINS attempt and I would advise you to concentrate on that and give it your best shot.

I am currently stepping to class 12 kindly requesting to give me a prior details all about JEE advanced, mains,when to apply, etc....

Vaibhav Goswami 29th Feb, 2020

Hello Jayashree!!

JEE Main and JEE Advanced are 2 examination to get admission in various prestigious engineering colleges in India.

Coming to jee main, from 2019 onwards jee main is conducted by NTA twice in a year in January and April. It consist of 2 papers. Paper 1 is held for BE / B.Tech admissions and Paper for B.Arch / B.Planning. JEE Main is a critical criterion for admission in India’s most prestigious and elite universities like the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IITs) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT).

You can take jee main once( i.e in jan or april ) or both. Best of the two percentile will be considered for evaluation. The candidates qualifying the cutoff marks will be eligible for JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced is conducted once every year in the month of May for admissions in IITs all over India. It is conducted by an IIT which changes every year. It consist of 2 papers:Paper1 and Paper 2 to be conducted in 2 shifts. The students who qualify the exams are considered for admissions into IITs.

Both JEE Main and Advanced are CBT(Computer Based) examinations. The syllabus is also similar except the difficulty level is higher in JEE Advanced.

JEE main is about:

  1. Speed
  2. Accuracy
  3. Basic knowledge of chapters and 12th Board topics

JEE advanced is about:

  1. Depth Knowledge of Topics
  2. Patience
  3. Crystal Clear Concept
  4. Persistence
  5. Along with Accuracy and speed

For syllabus and further information you can refer the NTA and JEE advanced websites.

Hope this helps.


can i give jee advanced 2020 with jee mains 2019 result

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 29th Feb, 2020


No, to appear in jee advanced 2020, you need to pass jee main 2020. The score of jee main 2019 is is invalid for 2020.

So, you need to pass jee main once again to appear for jee advanced 2020. Hope it helps

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