JEE Advanced

IIT Kharagpur has announced the JEE Advanced 2021 exam date. The JEE Advanced will be held on October 3, 2021. (Sunday).

What is JEE Advanced?

JEE Advanced (formerly known as IIT JEE) is the second phase of the JEE examination and is usually conducted after the JEE Main exam. It is an important test for engineering aspirants (especially for those who are seeking admission in premier engineering institutes such as IITs). JEE Advanced is a computer-based exam and is usually conducted by seven different Indian IITs (IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and IIT Guwahati) on a rotational basis.

JEE Advanced 2021 Updates

  • IIT Kharagpur has announced that the JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be held on October 3, 2021.
  • IIT Kharagpur has now released JEE Advanced 2021 information brochure and it contains all the important details related to the entrance exam. Students can check the latest changes and go through the guidelines provided in this detailed document.
  • JEE Advanced 2021 that was supposed to be conducted on July 3rd has now been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country. As per the notification released on the official website the new exam dates will be announced at a later stage.
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal via his Twitter handle has now announced fresh exam dates for JEE Advanced 2021. As per the information provided, the exam will be held on July 3rd, 2021. Additionally, the eligibility criteria have also been revised. 75% eligibility criteria for admissions into IITs has been removed.
  • In recent developments, candidates who missed the JEE Advanced 2020 exam will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam in 2021. As per the exam authority, they will not be required to qualify JEE Main again to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.

Check Latest Updates Here: JEE Notifications

About JEE Advanced

The details of the JEE Advanced entrance exam are presented below.

Exam Name: JEE Advanced
Exam Conducting Authority: IIT Kharagpur for 2021
Exam Purpose: Admission to B.E or B.Tech courses
Participating Institutes: 23 IITs and 9 Premier Institutes
Exam Mode: Computer-Based Online Test
Subjects Covered: Maths, Physics and Chemistry
Test Duration: 3 Hours (Paper 1 and 2 Each)
Total Marks: Varies every year
Total Eligible Candidates: Top 2,50,000 candidates from JEE Main
Counselling Authority: JoSAA
Available Seats in IITs: Varies (Total IIT seats available in 2019 was 13,376)
Official JEE Advanced 2021 Notification: Information Brochure PDF

The entrance exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. It is also carried out in two stages (or ‘shifts’) that are held on the same day. It is mandatory for all the students to appear for both papers in order to be eligible for the merit list. Candidates are granted admissions to various undergraduate courses as well as masters and dual degree programs offered by IITs based on marks scored or ranks secured in the JEE Advanced examination.

To know about the specific dates, registration process and application forms, syllabus, exam pattern, results and more, scroll down below.

JEE Advanced 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Advanced are tabulated below. However, as everything is uncertain due to the COVID-19 and lockdown situation that is ongoing in the country, the complete exam schedule or the dates will be updated as and when the official notifications are released. Candidates can watch this space to stay updated on the JEE Advanced 2021 important dates.

Official Notification Release:
Availability of Online Application Form: September 15, 2021 (afternoon)
Last Date to Submit Online Application: September 21, 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card Release: September 25, 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date: 3rd October
[Session I: 9 AM to 12 PM; Session II: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM]
Display of Scanned Responses: October 05 , 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Final Answer Key: October 15, 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Results: October 15, 2021
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Application Form: October 16, 2021
AAT 2021 Exam Date: October 18, 2021
AAT 2021 Results: October 22, 2021
Seat Allotment: October 16, 2021(Tentative)

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2021

Students who are planning to appear for JEE Advanced 2021 are required to meet certain eligibility criteria established by the exam conducting authority. Candidates who do not fulfil the required criteria are not qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. Therefore, candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced carefully before submitting their application form to avoid any discrepancy in the future.

UPDATE: For JEE Advanced 2021, candidates who qualify for the entrance exam will now be eligible for admissions into IITs and other technical institutions irrespective of marks that they obtain in their class 12 board exams. The admission criteria have been relaxed due to the class 12 board exams being cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak. Students can check out the complete details by visiting the JEE Advanced Information Brochure page.

JEE Advanced Application Form and Registration Process

Soon after the declaration of JEE Main results, the conducting authority for JEE Advanced exam will release the application form and other items. For 2021, IIT Kharagpur will be in charge of releasing the application forms and they should be available after the completion of the JEE Main exams. The students have to first register themselves on the official website and then fill the application form. They have to submit the form online along with the application fees. The top 2.50 lakh candidates from JEE Mains will be eligible for the IIT JEE Advanced exam.

We have laid out the steps that can be followed by the students for successful submission of JEE Advanced application form.

JEE Advanced Registration Fees

Indian Nationals:

  • General Category Candidates: INR 2800/-
  • Female Candidates: INR 1400/-
  • Reserved Category Candidates: INR 1400/-
Foreign Nationals: 

  • SAARC Country Candidates: 75 USD
  • Non-SAARC Country Candidates: 150 USD

While filling the application students have to also have to choose 5 exam centres from an IIT zone. JEE Advanced exam centres are present in 161 cities. Once the centres are fixed, they cannot be changed. The details about the centres will be given on the candidate’s admit card.

JEE Advanced Admit Card

IIT Kharagpur will release the JEE Advanced admit card 2021 at Admit card will only be released for the candidates who successfully registered for the JEE Advanced exam before the last date and candidate will not be allowed to enter the JEE Advanced exam centres without a valid admit card of JEE Advanced 2021. Candidates will be able to download their admit card by logging in to the candidate portal using registration number, date of birth and mobile number. Read more.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Number of Papers: 2 (Paper-I and Paper-II)
Exam Mode: Computer-Based (Online)
Duration: 3 Hours each for Paper-I and Paper-II (4 hours for PwD candidates)
Shifts: 9 AM – 12 PM, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Number Of Sections: 3 (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)
Number of Questions: Varies
Question Types: Multiple Choice Questions (with one or more correct options), Numerical based Questions, Matching List Questions
Question Paper Languages: English and Hindi

Read More: Examination Pattern of JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for questions with one or more correct options

  • +4 if all the marked responses are correct
  • +3, +2, +1 for partially correct answers, provided any incorrect option is not marked
  • -2 for Incorrect Answer
  • No Negative marking for questions left unattempted

Marking scheme for questions with for Numerical Value type answers

  • +3 for Correct Answer
  • No Negative marking for incorrect answers or questions left unattempted

Marking scheme for Matching list type and single correct option questions

  • +3 for Correct Answer
  • -1 for Incorrect Answer
  • No Negative marking for questions left unattempted

Similarly, the JEE Advanced AAT pattern is not fixed. Here is an outline of the exam pattern as seen in previous year exams:

  • Mode of Examination: It is conducted offline
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Sections:  Geometrical Drawing, Freehand Drawing, Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity, Three Dimensional Perception, Architectural Awareness.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Advanced is declared by the examination authority. As per reports, JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus will most likely be kept the same as that of the previous year. The syllabus is basically mapped according to the NCERT curriculum and is almost similar to the Mains Syllabus (with a slight difference in the weightage for different topics). Going through the syllabus will help the IIT aspirants to plan and schedule their preparation strategy.

Candidates and students can check the subject-wise syllabus of JEE Advanced from the links given below:

The questions that are asked in JEE Advanced are focused more on testing conceptual clarity and application-based knowledge, therefore, candidates should practice mixed variations of problems from multiple reference books. To crack this exam, they should focus equally on all three subjects. The exam is highly uncertain and questions can be expected from anywhere, therefore, examine your strengths and prepare a suitable study plan based on the topics included in the syllabus.

Best Books For JEE Advanced

A list of books that can be referred to by students preparing for JEE Advanced 2021 is provided below.


  • NCERT Class XI and XII books
  • IIT Mathematics by M.L Khanna
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Differential Calculus by A Das Gupta
  • RD Sharma Class 11 and 12
  • Trigonometry by S.L Loney

  • NCERT Class XI and XII books
  • Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Physical Chemistry by Wiley
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • NCERT Class XI and XII Textbooks
  • JEE Physics by DC Pandey
  • HC Verma Part I and II
  • Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov
  • Physics by Resnick and Halliday
  • Physics by IE Irodov

It is important for students to choose the right and best books for IIT JEE preparations. They should stick with them throughout the preparations. Avoid referring to multiple books for similar topics as it can lead to confusion between concepts. Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and make an appropriate study plan so that your preparation time can be evenly divided and the entire syllabus can be completed well in time.

JEE Advanced Results

The results are declared by the examination authority who is in charge of the exam for that particular year. In 2021, IIT Kharagpur will declare the results of the JEE Advanced exam. The results will be published online on the official website comprising of subject wise marks and total marks secured, All India Rank (AIR) and Category Ranks.

How to download JEE Advanced Results?

  • Log in to the official website using roll number, mobile number, and date of birth.
  • Click the Submit Button.

The result will then be displayed on the screen.

Check: How is JEE Advanced score calculated?

JEE Advanced Counselling

Candidates have to note that IIT Kharagpur is not the authority that will conduct the counselling and allotment of seats for JEE Advanced. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is in charge of conducting the rest of the activities. Candidates who qualify JEE Advanced will have to first register with JoSAA. Then only they will be able to participate in the counselling process where candidates have to choose their preferred IITs and courses. Seat allotment is done considering the ranks that candidates secure and their preference along with the availability of seats. The application form of JoSAA 2021 should be released after the results are declared.

JEE Advanced Cutoff Marks

The cutoff marks for the entrance exam will be released along with the declaration of results. JEE Advanced cut off marks are the minimum marks required by the candidates for being eligible in the counselling process conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The students are shortlisted for admissions at IITs based on the cutoff marks and ranks secured in the examination.

What factors determine the cutoff marks for JEE Advanced?

  • Total candidates eligible for JEE Advanced
  • Seat Availability in different IITs
  • The difficulty level of Exam
  • Total candidates appeared
  • Last year’s cutoff trends
  • The overall performance of appearing candidates

JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank

Based on previous years results analysis we have provided an approximate range of JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank. Soon after the exam, the answer keys are released by the examination authority. The candidates after calculating their marks can refer to JEE Advanced Marks vs Rank Analysis to calculate their expected rank range based on the marks secured out of 360.

Marks Range out of 360 Expected ranks (Approx)
335 Marks to 308 Marks 10 to 50
285 Marks to 279 Marks 100 to 200
230 Marks to 224 Marks 700 to 800
212 Marks to 209 Marks 1100 to 1200
200 Marks to 197 Marks 1500 to 1600
191 Marks to 189 Marks 1900 to 2000
177 Marks to 175 Marks 2700 to 2800
172 Marks to 170 Marks 3100 to 3200
163 Marks to 162 Marks 3900 to 4000
155 Marks to 154 Marks 4700 to 4800

JEE Advanced Mock Test

The mock test paper for the 2021 exam will be released by the examination authority. The students are advised to practice these test papers sincerely to get acquainted with the computer-based online exam pattern. The JEE Advanced mock test will be of 180 minutes where the candidates will use computers to navigate between the sections and submit their answers. It is one of the best ways to prepare for highly competitive exams like JEE Advanced.

Apart from the mock test, sample papers and previous year’s question papers are extremely helpful in understanding the marking scheme, types of questions asked, the difficulty level of exam, time distribution, etc.

Interested candidates can also register with BYJU’S JEE Mock test to get familiar with the exam mode and pattern.

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JEE Advanced Past Question Papers

Students can access the papers to practice from the given links.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 1 Physics Solutions

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 2 Physics Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions On JEE Advanced

When is JEE Advanced 2021 exam be conducted?

JEE Advanced 2021 that was supposed to be conducted on July 3rd has later been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the revised date has been announced by the IIT Kharagpur. JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be help on October 3, 2021.

When will JEE Advanced application form be released?

Application form for JEE Advanced 2021 will be released at and will be start from September 15, 2021.

How to download JEE Advanced admit card 2021?

To download the JEE Advanced admit card, candidates have to visit the official website and use their application number, date of birth, and mobile number.

Are candidates who have cleared their qualifying exams in 2019 eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 if they did not appear for it in 2020?

No, they are not (unless the results for the qualifying examination were declared after June 2019, in which case the candidate must still comply with several other eligibility criteria)

Can aspirants who missed JEE Advanced 2020 appear in JEE Advanced 2021?

Yes. In recent developments, candidates who missed the JEE Advanced 2020 exam will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam in 2021.

How many seats are available in IITs in 2021?

The number of seats offered by IITs varies yearly. We have to wait for the official word from the exam authority.

How much do I have to score in JEE Main to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021?

In order to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021, a candidate must secure a rank among the top 2,50,000 in JEE Main.

Are both Paper-I and Paper-II mandatory in JEE Advanced 2021?

Yes, both papers are mandatory. The candidate’s total score and rank will be calculated based on his/her individual scores in JEE Advanced 2021 Paper-I & Paper-II.

Is there any change in JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility?

Yes, As per the request of students, 75% eligibility criteria for admissions into IITs has been scrapped this year as well.

How is the top 20 percentile calculated for the Qualifying Exam?

The percentiles are calculated by taking the aggregate marks of all the subjects of the Qualifying Exam. Institutions will provide cutoff marks for top 20 percentiles of various categories and the information will be published on the IIT websites.

Which login ID must be used to apply for JEE Advanced 2021?

The candidate’s login ID for JEE Advanced 2021 is the candidate’s JEE Main roll number. The password is the one used for JEE Main.

What kind of questions can I expect in JEE Advanced?

The questions in JEE Advanced are quite tricky and analytical. As for the format, they are mostly multiple-choice types which cover all the three science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Is there any way to confirm the registration status for the exam?

The registration status of candidates can be confirmed through the official website. The status is updated within 72 hours of payment of fees. Candidates should immediately contact the admission authorities if they do not see the updated status.

Apart from IIT colleges, which are the other premier institutes offer admissions based on JEE Advanced score.

Nine other premier institutes offer admissions based on JEE Advanced score, namely, IISC Bangalore, IISER Bhopal, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Pune, IIST Thiruvananthapuram, RGIPT Rae Bareli, and IIPE Visakhapatnam.

How to develop better skills for solving JEE Questions?

The best and most effective way to develop better skills for tackling JEE Advanced questions is to solve a maximum number of question papers, be it sample papers or previous year papers, etc. Candidates can also take up mock tests as well. All these study exercises will help aspirants get familiar with the paper patterns and they will know how to answer the questions during the real exam.

JEE Advanced 2021 will be held in how many languages?

The JEE Advanced examination will be held in English and Hindi language.

Do I need to apply for JEE Advanced Separately?

Yes, JEE Advanced applications will be released after the announcement of JEE Main results and candidates will have to register for JEE Advanced. Top 2,50,000 candidates from JEE Main can apply for JEE Advanced.