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JEE Advanced 2020

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has now announced fresh exam dates for JEE Advanced 2020. The entrance exam will now be held on September 27 as per the HRD Ministry. The exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on August 23rd, but was postponed due to the lockdown imposed in the country amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Additionally, a new exam center was also added in San Francisco, California earlier this year for candidates residing in the United States of America. However, as per the latest notification released by IIT Delhi, JEE Advanced will not be conducted in foreign centres. Candidates staying abroad and who want to take JEE Advanced 2020 will have to select their preferred centres from the list of exam cities in India. The JEE Advanced exam schedule covering registration dates and release of admit cards and results have been announced by the exam authority. In recent developments, IIT Delhi has now announced that there will be 4 exam centers alloted in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir for JEE Advanced 2020. The details are presented below.

JEE Advanced 2020 – An Overview

Exam Name: JEE Advanced
Exam Conducting Authority: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
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 (JEE Advanced 2019 total marks was 372)
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 2020 Notification: Yet to be Released

JEE Advanced 2020 (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 (Indian Institute of Technology) on a rotational basis.

What Is JEE Advanced?

  • It is the only gateway for students to land a seat in premier engineering institutes like IITs.
  • It includes 23 IITs offering around 10,988 seats to the eligible candidates.
  • Apart from IIT colleges, 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.

The entrance exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 & 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 the 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.

Check Latest Updates Here: JEE Notifications

JEE Advanced 2020 will be organized by IIT Delhi. As per a notification released by the exam authority, the examination will be held on May 17, 2020. In addition to the announcement of the exam dates, some new changes have also been introduced. They are as follows:

  • Previously, candidates in the top 2,40,000 were shortlisted for JEE Advanced. Going forward, 10,000 more candidates will be selected from JEE Main.
  • The reservation for PwD candidates has been raised from 3% to 5%.
  • Cultural diversity will be given more focus in the selection process.
  • The exam authority has announced that it will be setting up test centres in the United States (San Francisco) as well.
  • Candidates can now select 5 JEE Advanced Exam Centers instead of 3 while filling the application form.

JEE Advanced 2020 Changes

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

Previous Year Statistics for JEE Advanced

Examination Year Eligible Candidates RegisteredCandidates AppearedCandidates Qualified Candidates
2019 2.45 Lakh 1.75 Lakh 1.73 Lakh 38,705
2018 2.24 Lakh 1.6 Lakh 1.57 Lakh 31,988
2017 2.20 Lakh 1.72 Lakh 1.59 Lakh 50,455
2016 2 Lakh 1.55 Lakh 1.47 Lakh 36,566

JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Advanced 2020 are tabulated below. The tentative dates will be updated as and when the official notifications are released. Candidates can watch this space to stay updated on the JEE Advanced 2020 important dates.

Official Notification Release: 17 September 2019
Availability of Online Application Form: September 12, 2020
Last Date to Submit Online Application: September 16, 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card Release: September 21, 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Date: September 27, 2020
[Session I: 9 AM to 12 PM; Session II: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM]
Display of Scanned Responses: To be Updated
JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key: To be Updated
JEE Advanced 2020 Results: October 5th, 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Application Form: October 5, 2020 
AAT 2020 Exam Date: October 8, 2020
AAT 2020 Results: October 11, 2020
Seat Allotment: October 6, 2020

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students who are planning to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 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 2020 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.

Here are some requirements that students need to satisfy.

  • The applicant should have born on or after 1st of October 1995. For the reserved category, the age has been relaxed to 1st of October 1990.
  • The candidates are allowed to attempt the exam twice in 2 consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the qualifying exam.
  • The applicants must have cleared their class 12th board exams or any other equivalent exam in 2019. The candidates appearing for board exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply. The candidates should also have at least 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST, and PwD) or be in the top 20 percentile in their respective Board examinations.
  • The candidates have to clear and rank among the top 2,50,000 students in JEE Mains. The Category-wise distribution of top 2.50 lakh students is explained below.
Category Number of Selected Candidates Total Candidates
General 1,08,464 Candidates 1,15,120 Candidates
General PwD 6,656 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer 57,956 Candidates 61,480 Candidates
OBC Non-Creamy Layer PwD 3,524 Candidates
Scheduled Caste 32,420 Candidates 34,600 Candidates
Scheduled Caste PwD 2180 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe 16,460 Candidates 17,800 Candidates
Scheduled Tribe PwD 1340 Candidates

The candidate is not eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 if,

  • They have attempted JEE (Main) /JEE (Advanced) in 2018 or earlier.
  • Their admission got rejected in the past.
  • Was previously admitted to any of the existing IITs.
  • Accepted an IIT seat in the past by reporting at the reporting centre.

The eligibility criteria to be met by candidates attempting JEE Advanced AAT 2020 are:

  • The candidates should have attempted and qualified JEE Advanced 2020 examination.
  • At present only IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur provide admissions into B.Arch courses. Therefore, candidates have to secure the required cutoff for admission.

UPDATE: In JEE Advanced 2020, candidates who qualify the entrance exam will now be eligible for admissions into IITs and other technical institutions irrespective of class 12 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.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form & 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 2020, IIT Delhi will be in charge of releasing the application forms and they should be available from the first week of May. 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 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.

Step 1: Log in to JEE Advanced official website using JEE Main date of birth and roll number. If any additional information is required then they have to fill it.

Step 2: After the creation of new password the applicants will be redirected to the application form page where the details like Personal, Academic, Educational, JEE Mains Application Number, Exam Centre, etc are to be submitted by the candidates.

Step 3: The scanned copy of the below-mentioned documents are to be submitted by the applicants:

  • Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets
  • Photographs of the applicant
  • Left-hand thumb impression
  • Candidate’s Signature.
  • Caste certificates for Reserved category candidates

Specification for Scanned Documents

  • Photograph Size – 10 KB to 100 KB
  • Signature and Thumb impression Size – 5 KB to 30 KB
  • Certificate Proof Size – 50 KB to 300 KB

Step 4: Next, the applicants have to pay the exam fee through net banking, e-wallets such as PAYTM, UPI, debit card, credit card or through bank challan of SBI.

Step 5: Verify all your details carefully and submit the application form. The candidates are advised to keep the printout of the confirmation page and the fee receipts for future references.

JEE Advanced 2020 Registration Fees

Indian Nationals:

  • General Category Candidates: INR 2600/-
  • Female Candidates: INR 1300/-
  • Reserved Category Candidates: INR 1300/-
Foreign Nationals: 

  • SAARC Country Candidates: 160 USD
  • Non-SAARC Country Candidates: 300 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, it cannot be changed. The details about the centres will be given on the candidate’s admit card.

JEE Advanced AAT Application Form 2020

The application form for JEE Advanced AAT 2020 will be released online by the exam authorities in the month of October once the JEE Advanced results are announced. The registration is opened for a brief moment, so the candidates should check the notifications constantly and fill up the application form within the specified time. The main criteria here is that only students who qualify JEE Advanced 2020 are eligible for the exam.

JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card

The candidates whose application forms are successfully accepted by the examination authorities will be eligible to download the admit card tentatively in the 2nd week of May 2019. It’s mandatory for students to present the admit card in the examination hall. They should also carry an original photo identity proof issued by the government or their college ids.

Events Dates
Availability of JEE Advanced admit card 2020 21st September 2020
Last date to download admit card 27th September 2020 (10 am)

How to download JEE Advanced Admit Card?

  • Open JEE Advanced official website (
  • Login using registration number, email id, mobile number and date of birth.
  • Click the Submit Button.

A new window will open displaying your admit card on the computer screen. The students are advised to check their JEE Advanced 2020 admit card thoroughly for any discrepancy. At last, download and take a print out for future references.

The details given in the admit cards include;

  • Candidate’s name
  • Parents/Guardian name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category of the candidates
  • JEE Main 2020 Roll Number
  • JEE Advanced 2020 Roll Number
  • IIT Zone
  • Name and Address of Allotted Exam Centre
  • Centre Code
  • Date and Time
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Signature of Chairman
  • Exam Day Guidelines

If there are any discrepancies in the admit card candidates should immediately inform the authorities. The admit card should be kept safely till the exams and counselling sessions are over. The admit card can be used for JEE Advanced AAT 2020 as well.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern

Number of Papers: 2 (Paper-I & Paper-II)
Exam Mode: Computer-Based (Online)
Duration: 3 Hours each for Paper-I & Paper-II
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 & Hindi

The exam is a computer-based online test and is conducted in two sessions. There are two papers Paper 1 and Paper 2 which contains three sections each. All sections have an equal distribution of questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths subjects. However, the examination pattern of JEE Advanced is different from JEE Mains exam where apart from single correct multiple-choice questions other different types of questions such as numerical based questions are asked.

On the other hand, the questions asked in IIT JEE exams are mostly based on the concepts discussed in class 11 and 12 Maths, Physics and Chemistry syllabus. Nonetheless, the exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2020 is an upgraded version where questions are generally a combination of different concepts and it might sometimes appear intimidating and complicated to students.

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