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JEE Advanced 2018 will be held on May 20, 2017, by IIT Kanpur. The exam date has been informed by reputed newspapers which cover updates on Joint Admission Board (JAB) closely. Candidates seeking admission in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) UG engineering courses will first have to qualify JEE Main. Only then, the top 2.2 lakh qualifying candidates will be allowed to appear for Joint Entrance Exam Advanced 2018. The online registration for the exam will begin in the month of April 2018. However, the notification for it will release earlier. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus and more details on JEE Advanced 2018 from this page.

JEE Advanced 2018 – What is New?

  • The proposed exam date for JEE Advanced is May 20, 2017, 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.
  • It has been confirmed by MHRD that the examination of JEE Advanced 2018 will be held in Computer Based Mode. The details regarding the exam will be announced soon.
  • To make candidates familiar with the online exam, JAB will release an online mock test.

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Dates

The dates for JEE Advanced are not yet announced. However, the students can check the tentative schedule for the JEE Advanced 2018 and start preparing accordingly.

Events Dates
Online registration for JEE Advanced begins from Last week of April 2018
Last date for registration First week of May 2018
Issuance of Admit Card May 2018
IIT JEE Advanced 2018 exam date May 20, 2017 (As per reports)
Declaration of Result Second week of June 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 Quick Links

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to take JEE Advanced 2018 have to fulfill certain criteria as fixed by Joint Admission Board. Thus, the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 is as follows:

Performance in JEE (Main) 2018

Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper‐1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

Age Limit

  1. Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992.
  2. Five years relaxation shall be given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987  

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) Examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12th (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.

Number of attempts

A candidate can attempt for JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in the JEE (Advanced) 2017 for the first time are also eligible.

Earlier admission at IIT

  • A candidate should not have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program or accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  • The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2017) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 Pattern

As the officials of MHRD have stated that the JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted online. So, there are chances that there might be a few changes in the exam pattern. Any such changes will be updated on this page. However it is confirmed that the exam will be computer based and the medium of the test will be English and Hindi.  However, it is advised to candidates to keep tracking this column for any updates. For the preparation point of view the candidate can check the exam pattern that was followed till last year and prepare accordingly.

Exam Pattern for Previous Year

  1. There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory
  2. Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type)
  3. Marking Scheme: Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.

JEE Advanced 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEE Advanced 2018 include topics and chapters from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It is important that while preparing candidates should be aware of the topics to be prepared well to score good marks in the entrance exam. Around 2.2. Lakh students appear for JEE Advanced, it is no doubt one of the toughest engineering entrance exam. But with good knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus it will be easier for candidates to prepare for it. Also, to help the students, we have recommended some books for preparation for the entrance exam. Check the syllabus and books for JEE Advance below.

Subject Topics
  1. Quadratic Equations & Expressions
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. Probability
  4. Vectors
  5. Matrices in Algebra
  6. Circle
  7. Parabola
  8. Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry
  9. Functions
  10. Limits, Continuity and Differentiability
  11. Application of Derivatives
  12. Definite Integral in Calculus.
  1. Mechanics
  2. Fluids, Heat & Thermodynamics
  3. Waves and Sound
  4. Capacitors & Electrostatics
  5. Magnetics
  6. Electromagnetic Induction
  7. Optics and Modern Physics.
  1. Qualitative Analysis
  2. Coordination Chemistry & Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Chemical Equilibrium in Physical Chemistry
  6. Organic Chemistry Complete

Best JEE Preparation Books

Physics Links
Mechanics by DC Pandey Mechanics Part-1 and Part-2
Concepts Of Physics by HC Verma Vol. 1 and  Vol. 2
Optics & Modern Physics by DC Pandey Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Optics & Modern Physics
Problems in general physics by I.E. Irodov Problems In General Physics
New pattern by DC Pandey New pattern Physics Book
Chemistry Link
Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon New Pattern Textbook of Physical Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced )
Physical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations
NCERT 11th and 12th
Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
Mathematics Links
Vector and 3D geometry by Arihant Vectors & 3D Geometry
Practice Book of Mathematics by Arihant A Practice Book of Mathematics JEE Main and Advanced
Problems in Mathematics by A. Dasgupta Problems Plus In IIT Mathematics
IIT Mathematics by M.L. Khanna IIT Mathematics by ML Khanna

JEE Advanced Question Paper

Apart from these books, IIT KGpian Nishant Mehrotra says that “Past year 36 papers are good enough if you have seriously prepared for JEE Advanced for the past 1/2/whatever number of years.” Hence, apart from daily practice books candidates should solve the previous year questions to get a fair idea of the difficulty of the exam. To get the feel of the exam you can download the previous year papers and try solving them. Previous year papers are a very important part of your preparation as it gives a fair idea about the difficulty of the paper.

Topper’s Guide to Cracking JEE Advanced

JEE Adanced 2017 topper, Srajan Garg, scored a 303 out of 360 in the exam and got the All India Rank of 21. In an interview with Aglasem, he shared some tips for the upcoming aspirants for JEE Adanced 2018.

  1. Study for either 2-3 hours a day or 5-6 hours, doesn’t matter, but study honestly in that time.
  2. Manage your time well– Most of the JEE Aspirants take up coaching class for better preparation and this could be a bit hectic. However, it is up to you, how you want to manage your time.
  3. It is better to understand early on that knowing stuff and applying are two different things. You may know a topic, but may not be able to solve questions on them. But to score high in JEE, you need to know as well as apply. 
  4. Set realistic goals for yourself and stick to them.
  5. Practice mock tests and solve as many questions as possible of JEE exam level.

JEE Advanced Registration 2018

IIT Kanpur is expected to release the application form of JEE Advanced 2018 in the last week of April. The application form shall be available in online mode. Candidates should fill in details in the online application and submit the form before the deadline. However, the candidates may submit the application form after the due by making payment for the late fees. Though officially 2,20,000 JEE Main candidates are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018, however, out of this number, only those candidates who will qualify the JEE Main 2018 and whose scores are either equal or above the JEE Main 2018 cutoff marks, will be considered eligible to fill the application form for IIT admission.

IIT JEE Advacned 2018 application form information is given below:

  • Candidates can register for JEE Advanced 2018 through online mode.
  • JEE Advanced 2018 Registration shall begin from the last week of May 2018
  • During registration, candidates will be required to upload their scanned images in a given format.
  • It is advised to candidates to keep the printout of the JEE Advanced Application Form 2018 for future use.
  • The registration fee can be paid online through Internet Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.
Registration Fees for Exam Centres in India
Categories Registration Fees
Female Candidates Rs 1200
SC, ST, PwD Candidates Rs 1200
All Other Candidates Rs 2400
Late Fee                                           Rs 500
Registration Fees for Exam Centres Outside India
Categories Registration Fees
All Candidates                 USD 135
Late Fee                                           USD 80
Registration Fees for Exam Centres Outside India (Non‐SAARC Countries)
Categories Registration Fees
All Candidates                 USD 270
Late Fee                                           USD 80

JEE Advanced 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for JEE Advanced 2018 will be issued to those candidates who will successfully register for JEE Advanced. The candidate will be able to download the admit card by entering the login credentials. The JEE Advanced 2018 Admit card will consist the information for the date, time and venue of the examination centre. Along with it, the admit card will also consist of Name. Roll Number, Photograph and Signature, Date of Birth, Address for correspondence, category and language of the question paper.  

JEE Advanced 2018 OMR & Answer Key

The conducting authority will release the answer key & Optical Response sheet (ORS) through online mode on its official website. The authority shall announce the release of ORS and scanned responses in the Last week of May 2018. The Answer key for JEE Advanced shall be published in the 1st week of June 2018.

JEE Advanced Result 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 result will be declared by IT Kanpur tentatively in the second week of June 2018. Candidates will be able to check their result by logging into the result portal and entering their registration number and date of birth. Candidates can check their marks in the individual subjects as well as the total marks scored  with the name, roll number and application number of JEE Advanced 2018. The exam conducting body will declare the result, category-wise All India Rank (AIR) through JEE Advanced 2018 result.

JEE Advanced Cut Off 2018

Cut off for JEE Advanced 2018 will be released by IIT Kanpur, the exam conducting authority for JEE Advanced 2018. The cutoff is the minimum rank at which admission/seat to any particular college or course will be done to a candidate. In order to qualify the entrance exam, candidates need to score equal or above the cut off provided by the exam conducting body.

Previous Year Cut off

Rank list Minimum mark to qualify exam Minimum percentage

to qualify exam

Common rank list (CRL) 10.0 35.00
OBC-NCL rank list 9.0 31.50
SC rank list 5.0 17.50
ST rank list 5.0 17.50
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD) 5.0 17.50
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 5.0 17.50
SC-PwD rank list 5.0 17.50
ST-PwD rank list 5.0 17.50
Preparatory course rank lists 2.5 8.75
Top 20 Percentile Cut off Marks for NIT and System (Out of 500) as Received from Different Boards

Given below is top 20 percentile cut off of last held JEE Advanced. For JEE Advanced 2018, cut off will be published after or with results.

JEE Advanced Counselling 2018

Candidates who have cleared the cut off of JEE Main and JEE Advance can appear for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) counselling. The candidates have to register online for the counselling and then proceed with choice filling.

Some important points related to JoSAA

  • The candidates who have secured 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%. Or they need to be in the top 20 percentile of their category in class XII are eligible for the counselling.
  • The candidates can seek admissions in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other Govt. Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).
  • All the candidates who are eligible for admission will have to participate in the joint seat allocation process by filling in their choices of the courses. The candidate with better rank in their category will be preferred during admissions.
  • The list of courses offered by the IITs for admission for the academic year 2018-19 will be made available at the time of online filling-in of choices.

Other Institutes offering admission by using Rank List of JEE (Advanced).

These institutes also have used JEE (Advanced) ranks in the past.

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