What is JEE Advanced?

Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) is a national level engineering entrance exam conducted by seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB) every year, for admissions to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). JEE Advanced is the second stage of JEE and is conducted for top 2..Read More

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JEE Advanced Application Details

The application procedure of JEE Advanced comprises of three steps - (1) Filling registration form, (2) Uploading Scanned Certificates, (3) Paying Registration Fee


Step 1 - Filling registration form

  • Candidates will be required to first visit the official website of JEE Advanced and register themselves online 
  • Then they need to enter their JEE Main Roll Number, password and security pin and choose a new password for JEE Advanced 
  • Note: They shall keep this password safe as this will have to be used for all the JEE Advanced related operations.
  • After creating the new password, the candidates will be redirected to a page that contains their personal and academic details from the JEE Main application.
  • Here, they have to mention details like the number of attempts, exam cities, etc. A candidate has too choose 3 exam centres from the JEE Advanced exam centre list). 
  • Note: The test centres chosen must fall in the same IIT Zone.
  • Candidates have to then select the language of question paper (Hindi or English).
  • They will also have to mention whether they fall in the DS category.
  • Students requiring a scribe should mention it.
  • Note: Any request for change of centre or language of question paper is not entertained.

Step 2- Uploading Scanned Certificates

  • The candidates are required to upload the scanned certificates of Class X or DOB proof, Class XII (or equivalent) examination, Category, PwD, Scribe Request Letter, “OCI” or “PIO”, DS certificate as applicable in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Size of the certificate image must be greater than 50 KB and less than 300 KB.

Documents Required-

Given below is a list of certificates and other documents that are to be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced-


All candidates

  • A colour photograph of full frontal (face) view, with the head centered in the frame covering 70-80% of the photograph and taken within the last six months. The photograph should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate.
  • Class X certificate if the date of birth is mentioned in it OR birth certificate
  • Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate (for those who appeared for this examination in the preceding year of the examination)  Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature
  • Scanned copy of left-hand thumb impression
  • If the name is not same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name

Candidates seeking admission under the OBC-NCL category

  • OBC-NCL certificate (form EC2) issued on or after June of the preceding year of the entrance examination conforming to the latest guidelines of the Government of India

Candidates seeking admission under the SC or ST category

  • Caste (for SC) or tribe (for ST) certificate (form EC1)
  • Candidates seeking admission under the PwD category
  • Disability certificate (form EC3) issued by a district medical board / competent authority. Dyslexic candidate needs to submit form EC6 instead of form EC3.

Candidates needing the services of a scribe

  • Request letter to the Chairman of the respective zonal IIT (form EC5)
  • PwD certificate (form EC3) OR certificate for dyslexic candidate (form EC6) issued by the competent authority

Candidates seeking admission under the DS category

  • Certificate (form EC4) issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Candidates whose class XII examination board is outside India or not listed in section 10- examinations considered as equivalent to class XII

  • A certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination qualified by the candidates is equivalent to the Class XII examination

Step 3 – Application fee payment 



For Exam Centres in India




Application Fee


Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCIs)

Female candidates

Rs. 1,300


SC, ST, PwD candidates

Rs. 1,300


General/All Other

Rs. 2,600


Late fee (for filling the application after the last date)

Rs. 500

For Exam Centres Outside India (SAARC Countries)


Foreign Nationals

All Candidates

USD 160


Late Fee

USD 80


For Exam Centres Outside India (Non-SAARC Countries)


Foreign Nationals

All Candidates

USD 300


Late Fee

USD 80

JEE Advanced Application Fee for Exam Centres in Foreign Countries 

For Exam Centres in Foriegn Countries


Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCIs)



All Indian Nationals

USD 160


Foreign Nationals

Candidates from SAARC Countries

USD 160

Candidates from Non-SAARC Countries

USD 300




JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE Main 

  • The candidate should be among top 2,24,000 (all categories included) in JEE Main. The percentage of the total number of candidates for various categories are as follows:
  • 50.5% for GEN (from the common rank list), 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. PwD category includes Dyslexic candidates also.

Criterion 2 - Age Limit

  •  24 years if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and 29 years if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category

Criterion 3 - Number of Attempts

  •  A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. 

 Criterion 4 - Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

  • The candidate should have appeared for Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either the preceding year or the year of JEE Advanced exam.
  • Those, who appeared for the first time in their class XII (or equivalent) examination in the year before the preceding year or earlier, are not eligible. However, candidates whose class XII (or equivalent) examination board results for an academic year (3 years prior to the current JEE Advanced exam year), were declared after June of the following year (a year prior to the preceding year of the examination) are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

  • The candidate should not have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the programme) or even accepted admission by paying admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are not eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in the preceding year can appear for JEE Advanced.
  • Examinations considered as equivalent to class XII
  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • 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 Association of Indian Universities (AIU) 
  • H.S.C. vocational examination
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education 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

Admissions to IITs/ISM Dhanbad:

  • One of the criteria for admission to IITs and ISM is that the candidate should satisfy at least one of these two criteria:
  1. He/she is within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  2. He/she has secured 75% marks (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 65% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  • 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 language with the higher marks will be considered)
  5. Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the higher marks will be considered)


JEE Advanced Exam Fee

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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Three
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JEE Advanced Exam Centers

JEE Advanced exam will be held at 33 centers across the country

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JEE Advanced Counselling Details

JEE Advanced Counselling will be through JoSAA which is the common counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Counselling for JEE Advanced involves the following procedure:

Step 1 - JEE Advanced Online registration: 

For registering themselves, the candidates have to enter details like JEE (Advanced) Roll Number, JEE (Advanced) Registration Number, Date of Birth - (as per JEE Advanced Admit Card) and Password. 


Step 2 - Online choice filling

    • Applicants are required to log in to fill their choices as per preferences of branches, courses, and institutes. To log in, they need to enter the User ID (Registration No), JEE Advanced Roll No and Password.
    • Note: Candidates can change, edit, reorder their choices and add new ones till the final locking.

Step 3 - JEE Advanced Online seat allotment

    • JEE Advanced Seat Allocation gets complete in 6 rounds. Candidates are required to log in by using their User ID (Registration No), JEE Advanced Roll No and Password to check their Seat Allotment.They should check their JEE Advanced Seat Allotment at the end of every round.
    • During the process of online seat allocation, the soft copy of the category (SC/ST/OBC-NCL) certificates uploaded at the time of registration or afterwards will be verified. 
    • Important: Once allotted a seat, candidates are advised to proceed with Online Payment to book their provisional seat allocation.

Step 4 - Reporting and documents verification 

    • The following original documents along with one attested copy must be furnished during the physical verification for taking provisional admission:
    • JEE Advanced Seat Allotment letter from JoSSA portal
    • JEE Advanced Original Admit card
    • JEE Advanced Application Form (duly filled)
    •  Duly filled Medical Examination Report
    • Proof of Date of Birth: Class X/HSC/Birth Certificate/Any other certificate as proof of date of birth
    • Class XII/SSC/Equivalent exam Mark sheet and Certificate of passing
    • Category Certificate (OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PwD/DS) issued by the competent authority.
    • For foreign national, attested photocopy of the page in the passport containing name, photo, and nationality




JEE Advanced

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lalit kumar 7 hours ago

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Lalit KumarLast Seen: 6 hours 50 min agoJoined on: 17-Jul-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

Can i directly get seat through my preparatory rank in jee advance?

My rank was 28

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Md Bahauddin 7 hours ago

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Md BahauddinLast Seen: 4 hours 43 min agoJoined on: 02-Jun-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

Hey Lalit,

No you can't take admission even you got 1 rank directly.

1st you have to register in counselling site ie josaa then register there and do your choice fillin.

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Akarsh ChaubeyLast Seen: 8 hours 49 min agoJoined on: 23-Mar-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 10 or below

What entrance shoul I complete for Petrolium Engineering in Rajeev Gandhi Petrolium Engineering Collage Raibareli? JEE MAIN or JEE ADVANCE?

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Muskan pandey 2 days ago

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Dear friend, ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Minimum 60% in aggregate (55% for SC/ST) in Class 12 . IIT-JEE Qualified (Common Merit List & Extended Merit List of the current year) (Copy of Admit Card to ...Read More

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Niyaz S 2 days ago

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Niyaz SLast Seen: 1 day 22 hours agoJoined on: 16-Jul-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir I am studying at government college. Can I face the JEE main and JEE advance

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mallikarjun 2 days ago

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MallikarjunLast Seen: 1 day 19 hours agoJoined on: 21-Dec-2017Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12
Yes you can attempt both
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Shubham PrakashLast Seen: 20 hours 48 min agoJoined on: 02-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

I'm want to do cbse improvement exam but I also want to prepare a iit jee what I do

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Avnish ChhikaraLast Seen: 1 day 8 hours agoJoined on: 16-Jun-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

You can do both all this need is determination. When you practice hard for JEE, things that are asked in Boards will become easy for you. 

Best of luck!

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Prachi SakkarwalLast Seen: 2 days 18 hours agoJoined on: 11-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Jee advanced will also be conducted after jee main in January ?????

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Dhanani Brijesh RajeshbhaiLast Seen: 14 hours 21 min agoJoined on: 16-May-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

Hello dear,

Yes, as per every year jee advance will be conducted after jee main in january.you can check its official website for more information.

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