JEE Advanced 2020 – IIT Delhi will now conduct JEE Advanced on September 27, 2020. The online application form for which will start after JEE Main 2020 result is out. The top 2,50,000 qualifiers of JEE can apply for JEE Advanced 2020 for admission in B.E / B.Tech courses offered by all the IITs. Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) is held in online mode and is for 3 hours. In it, candidates have to solve MCQs and numerical value type questions on physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Check more details on JEE Advanced 2020, exam dates, syllabus, pattern, application form, and more from this page.
Latest updates: JEE Advanced 2020 revised exam date has been announced. Students can check the same from the table below.
JEE Advanced 2020
Known as the most difficult engineering entrance exam of the nation, JEE Advanced is the only gateway for admission in one of the IITs. Around 106 UG engineering courses are offered across 23 IITs of the nation. To enroll in one of them, aspirants have to qualify both the papers in JEE Advanced. The schedule JEE Advanced 2020 is given in the table below:
|JEE Advanced 2020||Important Dates|
|Launch of JEE Advanced 2020 mock test||16 Jan 2020|
|Brochure releases||16 Mar 2020|
|Online Registration Starts (Foreign Nationals)|
|Online Registration Starts from|
|Last date to register|
|Last date of fee payment for the registered candidates|
|Admit card availability|
27 Sep 2020
|Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidates|
|Publishing of Answer Key|
|Submitting objection in the Answer Key|
|Display of final answer keys|
|Declaration of Results|
|Start of Seat Allocation Process|
- Application Form
- Admit Card
- Answer Key & Solution
- Exam Analysis
- Cut Offs – Official
- JoSAA Counselling
- Opening and Closing Ranks
- Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)
JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form
The application form of JEE Advanced 2020 releases in the online mode only. The steps to apply for the exam are:
Step 1: Register
- Register at the portal of JEE Advanced 2020 which is jeeadv.ac.in.
- to register candidates have to use their JEE Main 2020 roll number and password.
Step 2: Fill application form
- Next the candidates have to fill in certain details in the form.
- Most of the details are pre-filled as per the details of the candidates in JEE Main 2020 registration.
Step 3: Documents upload
- The next step is to upload the scanned documents.
Documents needed to register for JEE Advanced 2020:
1. Class X certificate
2. Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate
3. Reservation certificates (if applicable)
4. If the name is not as same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name
Step 4: Application fee
- The last step is to submit the form by paying the application fee in online mode.
How to pay the online application fee of JEE Advanced 2020?
The candidates can pay the application fee of JEE Advanced 2020 on jeeadv.ac.in. The available mode of payments are:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Net Banking
What is the application fee for JEE Advanced 2020, check below:
Fee to be paid by the Indian nationals:
|Category||Fee for exam centers|
|Fee for exam centers|
|Female Candidates of all categories||Rs. 1400||USD 75|
|SC, ST, PwD Candidates||Rs. 1400||USD 75|
|All Other Candidates||Rs. 2800||USD 75|
Fee to be paid by the Foreign nationals:
|Category||Fee for exam centers|
|Fee for exam centers|
|Candidates from SAARC|
|USD 75||USD 75|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC|
|USD 150||USD 150|
JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates can check below the eligibility criteria to appear for JEE Advanced 2020:
Age limit: There is an age limit to appear for JEE Advanced 2020.
- Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995
- Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1990.
Qualifying JEE Main 2020: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2020. The number of candidates that are selected from each of the categories is as follows:
|Category||Number of candidates|
|Open – PwD||5063|
|Gen – EwS||23750|
|Gen – EwS – PwD||1250|
|OBC-NCL – PwD||3375|
|SC – PwD||1875|
|ST – PwD||938|
Attempt limit: Candidates get 2 consecutive attempts for JEE Advanced.
Appearance in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination: The candidates should have appeared in class 12 exam first time in either 2019 or 2020.
However, candidates who have appeared in 10+2 board exam in 2018, and their result has been declared after June 2018, can also appear for JEE Advanced 2020, given that they qualify the other eligibility criteria.
Compulsory subject a candidates must have in 10+2: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Admission in the IITs: The candidate must not have enrolled in any of the IITs before.
For the B.Arch Aspirants – Important Note.
1. To take admission in the architecture courses in the IITs, the students need to qualify the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).
2. The candidaets who qualify JEE Advanced can apply to appear in AAT.
3. B. Arch. program is available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee only.
JEE Advanced 2020 for Foreign Nationals
You are treated as a foreign national in JEE Advanced 2020 if:
- You are not citizens of India by birth
- You have studied / are studying abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE Advanced 2020.
1. Foreign nationals are not eligible for reservation of seats under the GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as mandated by Indian Government. Such candidate have to produce their citizenship certificate / passport for verification of their nationality.
2. The seats that are offered to the foreign nationals are supernumerary in nature with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in all the courses.
Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2020 for Foreign Nationals
Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995.
Number of attempts: A candidate can appear for JEE Advanced a maximum of 2 times in consecutive years.
Appearance in Class 12 or equivalent and marks:
- A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020.
- Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks
- Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective boards
- The aggregate marks mean total marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and anyother subject.
Earlier admission at IITs: A candidate should not have been admitted in an IIT before.
JEE Advanced 2020 Information Brochure
The information brochure of JEE Advanced 2020 is out and the candidates can download the PDF file using the direct link below. Click on the image to download the brochure of JEE Advanced 2020:
New in JEE Advanced 2020
In a meeting, held on September 15, Joint Admission Board (JAB) took few crucial decisions regarding JEE Advanced 2020. Here are the highlights:
Number of candidates to be selected to appear for JEE Advanced 2020: This year, instead of 2.4 lakh, 2.5 lakh JEE Main top qualifiers will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2020.
Exam timings of JEE Advanced 2020: 2nd Paper which usually starts from 2:00 pm will now start at 2:30 pm.
Centers will not be established in: JAB has also decided to remove exam centers from Colombo and Addis Ababa. The decision has been taken due to lower candidate record in previous years.
JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test
IIT Delhi, the conducting body of JEE Advanced 2020, has released the official mock test link. The same is provided below. Access the links to practice for JEE Advanced 2020 paper 1 and 2 from below:
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Schedule
The schedule of JEE Advanced 2020 is also available now. You can check it below.
|JEE Advanced 2020||Time|
|Paper 1||9:00 am to 12:00 noon|
|Paper 2||2:30 pm to 5:30 pm|
JEE Advanced 2020 Syllabus
The candidates can check below the syllabus for JEE Advanced 2020:
- General topics
- Thermal physics
- Electricity and magnetism
- Modern physics
- Analytical geometry
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus
- General topics
- Gaseous and liquid states
- Atomic structure and chemical bonding
- Chemical equilibrium
- Chemical kinetics
- Solid state
- Surface chemistry
- Nuclear chemistry
- Isolation/preparation and properties of the non-metals
- Preparation and properties of the compounds
- Transition elements (3d series)
- Preparation and properties of compounds
- Ores and minerals
- Extractive metallurgy
- Principles of qualitative analysis
- Preparation, properties, and reactions of alkanes
- properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes
- Reactions of benzene
- Characteristic reactions
- Amino acids and peptides
- Properties and uses of some important polymers
- Practical organic chemistry
Architecture Aptitude Test
- Freehand drawing
- Geometrical drawing
- Three-dimensional perception
- Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
- Architectural awareness
Click Here to get the detailed syllabus
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern
The candidates can check below the exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2020. The marking scheme and the distribution of the question vary every year in the paper. The factors that remain the same are:
- Total number of papers: There are 2 papers in the exam and both the papers are compulsory.
- Duration: Time of 3 hours for paper 1 and 3 hours for paper 2 is allotted. Total 6 hours
- Mode of the exam: The exam is held in CBT mode
- Parts in the papers: Both papers 1 and 2 will have 3 sections each and in both apers question come from physics, chemistry and maths.
- Language: The paper is set in 2 languages – Hindi and English. The candidates have the option to choose (and also switch between) the preferred language anytime during the examination.
Marking scheme: Negative marks may be awarded for incorrect answers for some of the questions. Details of the marking scheme is provided in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of examination.
Paper pattern followed last year: Below is the pattern of the paper that was followed last year
Each 3 part in paper 1 and 2 had 3 sections each, which is given in the table below:
|I||MCQ questions with only 1 option correct|
|II||MCQ questions with 1 more than 1 option correct|
|III||Numerical value answers (Paper 1)|
Match the lists (Paper 2)
The distribution of questions among the sections was common for both paper 1 and 2. The same is given in the table below:
|Parts||Number of questions|
Marking scheme of paper 1 and 2:
Important Books for JEE Advanced 2020
The candidates can check below the books that shall help them with the preparation of JEE Advanced 2020:
|Common book for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics|
|Practice Sets For JEE Advanced 2020|
|TARGET JEE Advanced 2020|
(Solved Papers 2013 – 2019 + 5 Mock Tests Papers 1 & 2)
|15 Practice Sets for JEE Main 2020|
|Books for Physics|
|Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma|
|Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker|
|Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov|
|Books for Chemistry|
|GRB CONCEPTS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR JEE|
|Wiley’s J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for|
JEE (Main & Advanced)
|Chemistry Topic-wise & Chapter-wise DPP|
|Books for Mathematics|
|MATHEMATICS for IIT-JEE by R. D. SHARMA|
|Short Tricks in Mathematics for JEE Main & Adv|
|Comprehensive Mathematics for JEE Advanced 2020|
How to Prepare for JEE Advanced 2020
The candidates can check below some tips from the past years toppers and experts to prepare for JEE Advanced 2020:
#1: Solving the previous year’s question papers in the best possible way
- Until 2012, solve the question papers topics wise.
- After 2012, solve the whole question paper at a go.
The reason behind this approach is that from 2013, the pattern of JEE Advanced was changed.
#2: Distribution of preparation in a day
- Divide your day into 3 parts – Morning, evening/afternoon and night
- In morning study chemistry, in evening/afternoon do mathematics and at night do the Physics subject.
In this way, you can revise all the subjects every day.
#3: Get the syllabus printed
- Take a topic from the syllabus to complete it and then underline it in the syllabus that you have completed it.
- Stick to the syllabus and do not attempt anything extra.
- Try to complete the syllabus minimum twice.
This gives you a confidence of how much you have completed in the syllabus. Also you can track your preparation.
#4: Inorganic Chemistry is more important than you actually think it is
- In order to raise the total marks in the exam, inorganic is the most scoring part.
- To do so, complete NCERT for Inorganic.
- Do not read the entire syllabus, read the topics mentioned in the syllabus. This is the most efficient tip to complete inorganic chemistry.
#5: In the exam period i.e. 9 AM to 12 noon and 3 PM to 6 PM, make sure you are studying or solving papers
- JEE Advanced is held from 9 AM to 12 noon and 3 PM to 6 PM, during these hours while your preparations, make sure you are engaged in studies or solving papers.
- If you sleep or do other activities in this period you get into the habit of doing so and on the day of the exam your efficiency decreases.
- Thus prepare yourself to be exam ready during these 6 hours of the day before the exam and until the day of the exam.
#6: Focus on the theory also
- Especially in maths, read the theory first and then solve the questions
#7: Most efficient way of solving the JEE Advanced Paper
- First work on accuracy more than your speed
- Solve the questions first in which the answer is a single option.
- Then move to paragraph type questions
- Then go for the numerical value type answers
- Next, do the natch ups
- The questions in which the answers are more than 1 must be solved at the end as they are the most time-consuming questions.
JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card
The aspirants who register sucessfully for JEE Advanced 2020, can proceed to download their admit card to appear for JEE Advanced. Via the admit card the candidates are notified about their exam center. On the day of the exam, the students have to carry the admit card in a printed format with a valid original government ID proof. On the admit card you can check for the below given details:
- Roll number for JEE (Advanced) 2020
- Date of birth
- Address for correspondence
- Name and address of the examination centre allotted
On the day of the exam the candidates have to produce their admit card in a printed format whenever asked by the invigilators. In case of any problem while downloading the admit card candidates have to contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020 of their respective zonal coordinating IIT.
Scribe facility: The PWD candidates can avail the facility of the scribe. To avail the services of the scribe, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format. At the time of registration of JEE Advanced 2020, all the certificates in this regard is to be uploaded. See Annexure-II: CERTIFICATE FORMATS in the information brochure for a certificate needed and their formats.
Scribes shall be arranged by the zonal IIT and shall be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subject. Read more…
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centers
The candidates can check below JEE Advanced 2020 exam cities and codes:
|Cities for exam centers||Code|
JEE Advanced 2020 Response Sheet and Answer Key
After the exam is over, the candidates can check their response sheet and answer key uploaded by the conducting IIT on jeeadv.ac.in.
JEE Advanced 2020 response sheet: The response sheet is uploaded inside the login of the candidates. In this sheet, you can check the answers that you have marked on the day of the exam. The link of the response sheet is also sent o the candidates via their registered emails.
JEE Advanced 2020 answer key: The answer key also uploaded by the conducting IIT in PDF format under the login of the candidates. The answer key has the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Using the response sheet and the answer key the candidates can crosscheck their answers and calculate their expected score in the exam.
To calculate the scores using the answer key the candidates have to use the marking scheme of JEE Advanced 2020.
The answer key is available for challenge. If the challenges are accepted a final answer key is uploaded on the website and as per the final answer key the result is prepared.
JEE Advanced 2020 Result
The result of JEE Advanced 2020 shall be also uploaded online at jeeadv.ac.in under the login of the candidates. The candidates who appear for both paper 1 and 2 are issued their rank cards.
How is the result calculated:
- The marks obtained by a candidate in Physics is equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. Same goes for maths and chemistry parts.
- The total marks in JEE Advanced 2020 are the sum of the marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
Preparation of the rank list:
The ranklist has the name and roll number of the candidates arranged in ascending order of their aggregate marks in the exam. In case 2 or more candidates get the same marks then below given tie-breaking criteria is used:
- Candidates having higher positive marks are awarded higher rank.
- A higher rank is assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics.
- If this does not break the tie, higher rank is assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Physics. If there is a tie even after this, candidates are assigned the same rank.
JEE Advanced 2020 Cutoff Marks
To be included in the ranklist of JEE Advanced 2020, the candidates must secure a minimum score in the exam. The minimum score varies from category to category and the same is given in the table below:
|Category||Minimum % of marks in each subject||Minimum % of aggregate marks|
|Common rank list (CRL)||10.0||35.0|
|GEN-EWS rank list||9.0||31.5|
|OBC-NCL rank list||9.0||31.5|
|SC rank list||5.0||17.5|
|ST rank list||5.0||17.5|
|Common-PwD rank list (CRL- PwD)||5.0||17.5|
|GEN-EWS-PwD rank list||5.0||17.5|
|OBC-NCL-PwD rank list||5.0||17.5|
|SC-PwD rank list||5.0||17.5|
|ST-PwD rank list||5.0||17.5|
|Preparatory course rank lists||2.5||8.75|
Admissions in IITs via JEE Advanced 2020
Afer you qualify JEE Advanced 2020, you have to appear for JoSAA counselling. The process for the counselling is as follows:
- Register at JoSAA website for the counselling and fill in the choices IITs and the course
- Check the seat allotment result that is published online on the website of JoSAA. Seats are allotteed to the candidates based on their ranks and the choices filled.
- Candidates can then choose to accept, change or reject the allotted seat.
- On acceptance of the seat, the candidates have to pay the seat acceptance amount online.
- Thereafter they have to download the allotment letter and visit the reporting center for document verification.
Eligibility to take admission in the IITs apart from qualifying JEE Advanced 2020:
- The students must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
- The students must be in the Top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
- Those who opt for Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Integrated M.Sc. program in Geology or Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering should not have any form of colour blindness.
- Female candidates cannot apply for the Mining Engineering course.
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance. Admission into various undergraduate programs across IITs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) only. At present, there are twenty-three IITs across the country. The list of the 23 IITs of the nation is given below:
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi||IIT (BHU)||1919|
|IIT (ISM) Dhanbad||IIT (ISM)||1926|
JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The official site for JEE Advanced examination is jeeadv.nic.in.
Ans : JEE Advanced will be a Computer Based Test, it will contain MCQs and Numerical Ability Type Questions. The language of the paper will be both English and Hindi. There will be 2 papers under it and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours per paper. There will be a total of 54 questions in the examination.
Ans : The student who wants to appear for JEE Advanced examination must be in the top 2,24,000 which includes all categories in Paper-1 of JEE (Main). The student is eligible to appear for the exam for a maximum of 2 times in two consecutive years. The aspirant should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time. At the time of admission, the student should not have joined any program at any of the IITs.
Ans : JEE Advanced will be a National Level examination.
Ans : Candidates can apply for JEE Advanced examination from the official website of the same.
Ans : The Application Form for JEE Advanced will only be available on the official site and candidates can not get the same in the form of a hard copy through any means.
Ans : JEE Advanced examination will be held in online mode.
Ans : The Selection of the candidates for JEE Advanced examination will totally depend upon their performance in the entrance examination.
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