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Joint Entrance Examination Advanced [ JEE Advance ]

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By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 27th, 2020

About JEE Advance 2021

JEE Advanced is a prime exam conducted every year, which provides admission to young aspirants in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) across the nation. For appearing in this exam, students have to clear the JEE mains conducted by NTA.

The dream of getting into your desire IIT or any other IITs begins with the dedication to qualify the JEE Mains with an above-average score and rank (that crosses the cut-off, of course).

As an IIT aspirant, there is always a lot of hard work and difficult circumstances expected in getting into your dream college. It takes days and nights and years in preparation for this dream to come true.

The JEE Advanced 2021 is going to be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The previous list of conducting institutes is mentioned below:

Year Institute Conducting the JEE Advanced
2021 IIT Kharagpur
2020 IIT Delhi
2019 IIT Roorkee
2018 IIT Kanpur
2017 IIT Madras
2016 IIT Guwahati

JEE Advanced Important Exam Updates 2021

EVENT EXPECTED DATES
Result Declaration of JEE Main 2021 4th week of April 2021
Registration for JEE Advanced 2021 commences 1st week of May 2021
Registration deadline 2nd week of May 2021
Publishing of Admit Card 3rd week of May 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Examination 4th week of May 2021
Candidate’s response copy is sent to the candidates 4th week of May 2021
Answers Keys are published 1st week of June 2021
Candidates can challenge the answer keys 2nd week of June 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Result is declared 2nd week of June 2021
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) 2nd week of June 2021
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) 3rd week of June 2021

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

Before beginning to fill the application for the JEE Advanced 2021, it is advised that the candidates go through the following eligibility criteria to avoid the rejection or cancellation of the application form:

  • Nationality: Applicants that are Indian Nationals (including OCI/ PIO), as well as candidates that are in the Foreign Nationals category, are eligible for the JEE Advanced 2021 examination.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have qualified 12th examination in the past two years, i.e., 2020 or 2021. This must include Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry from any recognized board or university to be eligible for the examination.
  • Minimum Percentage: The previously held criteria for a candidate to have a minimum of 75% in their qualifying exams have now been relaxed. There is no minimum percentage for an applicant to pass in order to be able to apply for the examination.
  • Mandatory guidelines: It was and still is mandatory that candidates need to appear first for the JEE Main 2021 exams to be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Age Limit/Restrictions: Candidates must have been born on or after October 1st, 1996. There is also a five years relaxation period for candidates from reserved categories.
  • The maximum number of attempts: Candidates will be allowed to attempt the JEE Advanced only two times in two consecutive years.
  • Performance-based cut-offs: Candidates must come under the top 2,50,000 of the qualifying candidates in paper-1 of JEE Mains 2021 (this includes all reserved and unreserved categories).

JEE Advanced Reservation Criteria 2021

The expected category-wise reservation for JEE Advanced is mentioned in the following table:

Category Reservation
General category 50.5%
OBC-NCL 27%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
A person with Disability (PwD) 5%

JEE Advanced Applications Process 2021

JEE Advanced Exam 2021 registration process commences in the 4th week of May 2021. All the candidates who want to participate in the exam must need to apply for the exam by filling the application form through the official website of JEE Advanced. It is an online process that involves some of the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Firstly, you have to visit the official website of JEE Advanced – Click Here
  • Now, you have to login into the JEE Advance application form by using your JEE Main 2021 roll number, password, and security pin.
  • After this, you have to fill in all the required details such as academic, personal and contact details, etc.

Step 2: Upload Documents

  • Upload the scanned photograph (Check the size and dimensions).
  • Upload the scanned signature (Check the size and dimensions).

Step 3: Fee Payment

  • Students can make fee payment from both the online or offline modes.
Indian National Candidates Fees
Female candidate (all category) Rs. 1300/-
SC/ST/ PwD candidate Rs. 1300/-
All other candidates Rs. 2600/-
Foreign national candidate Fee
Candidate from SAARC counties USD 75
Candidate from Non- SAARC countries USD 150

 For online fee payment

  • After clicking Save & Next after uploading the documents and clicking submit, the fee payment page will be redirected, i.e., State Bank Multi Option Payment System (MOPS).
  • Choose payment mode (Canara Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Wallet).

For offline fee payment

  • If a candidate wants to pay in the offline mode, then they can use the e-challan method offered by the State Bank of India (SBI) on the Multi Option Payment System (MOPS) Page. Although in the prevailing circumstances, it is recommended that the applicant pays the application fees in online mode.

Step 4: Final Submission

  • After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidates will have to do the final submission of the JEE ADVANCED application form.

All the candidates are suggested to properly scan through the following details regarding JEE Advanced 2021 before filling in the application form, as several points have to ponder.

  • JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form will be available in Online Mode and can be filled in and submitted until the deadline.
  • The expected last date to fill in and submit the application form will probably be in the second week of May 2021.
  • During the registration, the candidates must provide the valid and most recent working email ID & phone number in the application form to receive the updates without any hassle.
  • Candidates are supposed to fill in all the required details correctly and fill in the exam city based on their exam center preference.
  • Any application form that is incomplete or incorrectly filled shall get rejected. Hence candidates must make sure that they fill the form carefully and cautiously.
  • Finally, the candidates need to carry a printout of the filled-in application form for future reference. The application form printout should be kept handy in case of any disparities in the admit card.

Candidates should also remember to keep the following documents and their copies in hand as it is necessary to carry them at the time of registration:

1. Date of Birth proof (preferably 10th passing certificate)

2. 12th or equivalent certificate

3. Category certificate (required by reserved category students)

4. PwD Certificate (required by PwD category students)

Topics-Number of Questions

  • Examination mode: The examination for JEE Advanced 2021 will be in computer-based mode (online mode).
  • Language of Instruction: Candidates can view the paper in two languages as the paper will be made available in English or Hindi language.
  • Number of Papers: There shall be two papers like Paper I & Paper II. The details of these two papers can be seen below.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper shall consist of different Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) with single or multiple correct answer type questions.
  • Duration of Examination: Candidates will get 3 hours per paper in order to solve and answer the question paper and qualify for the examination depending on the cut-off.
  • Subjects: The questions in the JEE Advanced 2021 will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects. 
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates can check the following table for going through and getting used to the marking scheme of the different papers and subjects:

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper I

Subjects Number of questions Total number of marks Marks per question Negative Marking
Physics 05 15 03 01
Chemistry 08 32 04 02
Mathematics 05 15 03 01

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper II

Subjects Number of questions Total number of marks Marks per question Negative Marking
Physics 06 18 03 01
Chemistry 08 32 04 02
Mathematics 04 12 03 00

Exam pattern for AAT

  • Exam Mode: AAT examination will be organized in a pen-paper method (offline based mode).
  • Question Type: There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in the question paper with one correct answer.
  • Duration of Examination: Candidates will get exactly 3 hours to solve and answer the question paper.
  • The medium of Instruction: Questions will be asked in the English language.
  • Sections in the examination: The AAT will contain three sections that are - Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing test.
  • Marking Scheme for AAT: The candidates must go through the following table to know more about the number of questions & total marks in each section:
Subjects No. of Questions Total no. of marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 02 70

JEE Advanced Syllabus/Subjects 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the syllabus of the JEE Advanced 2021. There was some speculation that the syllabus might be reduced. The syllabus given below is updated as it was based on the reduced syllabus of CBSE. Around 30% of the previous syllabus becomes reduced for CBSE. This syllabus is what the JEE Main 2021 aspirants can start preparing. The official syllabus for JEE Main 2021 will be released soon for further clarifications.

The following is the syllabus for JEE Advanced 2021:

  • For Physics: General, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics, Optics
  • For Chemistry: Organic and inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry
  • For Mathematics: Analytical geometry, algebra, trigonometry, integral calculus, differential calculus, vectors, probability, matrices
  • For Architecture aptitude: Geometrical drawing, freehand drawing, architectural awareness, imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, three-dimensional perception.

JEE Advanced Exam Centers 2021

The JEE Advanced 2021 will be organized in several centers across India. Candidates will have the option to choose their exam center during the time of registration.

The JEE Advanced exam centers will be in the Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi (NCR), Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and many others. International centres will be in countries like Ethiopia, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Best JEE Advanced Preparation Tips

Candidates should forge a proper study schedule and do make sure to stick to it. They should also practice solving previous year's question papers and sample papers that help them in time management. Candidates are also supposed to go through the entire exam pattern & syllabus and assess their strategy before attempting the examination. They can also prepare short notes to make it easier to revise and keep them handy to go through regularly.

Finally, keep the last week purely for revision. Candidates should also take a nutritious diet and sleep for at least 8 hours during the final few days to keep themselves fit, healthy & calm for the examination day.

FAQs Related to JEE Advanced

Q1. I gave my 12th board exams in 2018. Am I eligible to write the JEE Advanced 2021?

A1. No, Only the candidates who have passed 12th board or equivalent in the last 02 years, i.e., 2020 or appearing for their boards in 2021, can write the examination.

Q2. Can the payment for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced be made together?

A2. No, only those aspirants that have passed mains are permitted to write JEE Advanced, and hence the payments for the examinations are made separately at different times.

Q3. Is there an age limit for people who want to write the JEE Advanced 2021?

A3. Yes, only those applicants that were born on or after October 1st, 1997, are eligible to write the examination.

Q4. Can I sit for a second attempt after a gap of one year?

A4. No, candidates are permitted to write the exam twice in only two consecutive years.

Q5. How much extra do I have to pay if I choose the Dubai center to write the JEE Advanced 2021 Examination?

A5. Irrespective of category or gender, all candidates who choose the Dubai exam center need to pay an application fee of 300 USD + GST.

Best Wishes to all the JEE Advanced aspirants from the College Marg Team!

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