JEE Advanced FAQ

The exam date for JEE Advanced 2016 is Last Week of May.

JEE Advanced, like IIT JEE, is conducted only in the pen-and-paper or offline mode. It has two separate papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both have objective-type and multiple-choice questions and has three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is three hours.

The language of the question paper with either be Hindi or English. Candidates choose the language while registering for the exam.

The syllabus is available for all the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Architecture Aptitude Test in an easy-to-read pdf format.

Students can only sit for JEE Advanced next year if they are within Top 20 percentile for their category in their respective boards for the year in which they appeared for the Qualifying Exam or Class 12 board exams.

Yes. GE and OBC candidates must be born on or after October1, 1991; and SC, ST, and PwD category candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1986 to sit for JEE Advanced exam, which is the entrance exam for undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.

To calculate percentiles, aggregate marks of all the subjects of the Qualifying Exam are taken into consideration. All the Boards in India will provide cutoff marks for Top 20 percentiles of various categories and the provided information will be published on the websites of all the Zonal IITs.

A candidate can write IIT JEE for a maximum of two times in two consecutive years. Hence, in 2016, only candidates who appeared for Class 12 board exams for the first time in 2015 or 2016 are eligible to write the exam.

Students who gave their QE exam in 2013 or will appear for it in 2016 cannot sit for the exam.

The appliation fee for JEE Advanced 2016 has been waived off for all girls. Male candidates of General and OBC categories will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 2,000 while male SC, ST and PwD candidates will have to pay Rs 1,000.

All candidates who opt to appear for the exam from its Dubai centre will have to pay US$ 220.

To pay the registration fees, follow these steps:

  • After JEE Main 2016 results are declared, eligible candidates should log on to the official website of JEE Advanced and fill all the details in the online application form as per the given instructions.
  • Once the registration process is complete, a challan is generated which students have to take a print of.
  • Use this challan to pay the fees at any State Bank of India (SBI) branch that is equipped with Core Banking Solution (CBS) facility.
  • Take the receipt of the fees by the bank.

Efforts are being made to make electronic mode of fee payment possible in time too. If it gets implemented, the website will notify the students at the appropriate time.

At the time of registration, you will need to upload the following documents:
  • Class X mark sheet with Date of Birth on it. In case, it is not mentioned in it, you will need to upload your DoB certificate instead;
  • Class XII mark sheet (for students who appeared for the exam in 2014);
  • Caste, Category and/ or PwD certificate, as applicable. Make sure that they are in prescribed formats (which are available in the Information Brochure of the exam as well as can be downloaded from the official exam website);
  • Scribe form (for blind candidates only) in the prescribed format.
Candidates are advised to keep scanned copes of these documents ready before beginning their application submission process.
One can download the Information Brochure of JEE Advanced 2016 from the websites of any of the Zonal IITs:
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
Download the JEE Advanced 2016 Information Brochure here!

In case an education board which is duly recognized fails to provide the cutoff scores of To 20 percentile for its successful candidates, CBSE’s cutoff score for Top 20 Percentile for the corresponding year will be used as the standard. Eligibility of a candidate to sit for the JEE Advanced exam will then be judged on the basis that he or she has more marks than the Top 20 percentile cutoff marks for CBSE for their category or not.

The application for JEE Advanced has to be paid separately, only by the candidates who will appear for the exam.

The registration status of a candidate is published along with the receipt of payment on the official website of the exam within 72 hours of payment of fees. If it does not appear on the website within than time period, candidates should immediately contact the admission authorities at IIT Kharagpur.

Students can download their admit card from the website of any of Zonal IITs:
  • IIT Bombay  
  • IIT Delhi      
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur   
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras  
  • IIT Roorkee
To download the admit card, you will need your password to the JEE Advanced website, JEE Main 2016 registration number and your Date of Birth details. Admit Card is a very necessary document. You will need to produce this downloaded copy in the examination hall where you will receive the original hard copy of your admit card. This hard copy should be kept safe forever.

The results of IIT JEE will be declared on 3rd Week of June, 2016 on the IIT Kharagpur website.

Yes. You can easily compare the answers you marked on your ORS during JEE Advanced 2016 with the answer key that will be published on the official website. ORS sheets of students will be on display from June, 2016.

However, ORS sheets will be displayed for only those candidates who have appeared for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates can compare the answers they have marked with the answer key that has the same paper code as their ORS sheet.

In case of any discrepancy, contact the authorities at the earliest.

You will not be eligible for the exam for two reasons:

Candidates can sit for JEE Advanced for only two times, and that too in consecutive years only. You have already exhausted both your attempts.

Only those candidates who have appeared for their board exams for the first time in 2015 or 2016 will be able to sit for the exam. You must have cleared your boards in 2014. Hence, you will not be able to write the exam next year.

If a student has accepted a seat at any IIT or ISM Dhanbad and paid the admission fee, he or she is not eligible to sit for JEE Advanced again. However, if you did fill in the withdrawal form within the stipulated deadline, you may sit for the exam.

Yes, you may sit for JEE Advanced 2016 and try for IITs again this year, if:
  • You appear for all the subjects in your board re-examination, and
  • You manage to be in the Top 20 percentile of your board exams and within the Top 1,50,000 rank holders in JEE Main.

No, you can’t. Only candidates who have appeared for Class 12 board exams in 2015 or 2016 for the first time can sit for the Joint Entrance Examination for IITs this year.

No, you can’t. Only students clearing their board exams in 2015 or 2016, for the first time, can write the exam.

No, you are not eligible for the exam as:
  • You have already exhausted your two attempts you had to crack the exam.
  • Only candidates who took board exams in 2015 or 2016 for the first time are eligible for JEE Advanced this year.

3rd Week of July, 2015 is a fixed deadline by which you will have to upload your Class 12 results to the official website. You will not be granted extra time for it. Hence, we will suggest you to attempt the exam next year.

No. All students, irrespective of their origin and country of residence, will have to meet the same eligibility criteria as specified for General category students. They will have to appear for Paper 1 of the JEE Main exam and qualify for the JEE Advance exam.

You may want to try Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA) scheme for admission to NITs though.

When you are applying for JEE 2016, you will need to upload a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) stating that your diploma or certificate is equivalent to the 10+2 system of Indian Boards. Then, it will be accepted as valid by the exam authorities.

All candidates who choose Dubai as their exam center will have to pay an application fee of US$ 220 (two hundred and twenty US dollars), irrespective of their category and gender.

As soon as the JEE Main results are announced by the CBSE, you will be able to see the list of all the qualified candidates on the IIT Kharagpur website.

Our JEE Advanced 2015 results page will also be updated immediately and you can check the list there too.

For admission to all undergraduate courses in IIT, whether they are engineering or architecture programs, candidates have to write Paper 1 of JEE Main only. Students for B. Arch in IITs will be selected only on the basis of their All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced but they will have to qualify an Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) too that will be conducted at all Zonal IITs on 4th Week of June 2016.

As an Architecture aspirant, if you make it to the Top 1,50,000 rank holders in JEE Main, you should take care that you register online for the AAT between 4th  Week of June, 2016.

There are many changes that have been proposed in the examination structure, paper pattern and exam format of the IIT entrance test. If any decisions are taken to change anything in the exam, the information will be communicated to students through official websites and leading newspapers in due time.

When you apply for JEE Advanced, you have to choose B. Arch (available only in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee) as your choice of course and indicate your preference for the institute too.

When JEE Advanced results are declared, you will also see a link to register online for AAT 2016 between 4th Week of June, 2016.

No. You will have to carry the original JEE Advanced 2016 admit card (that you will receive in the examination hall against the printed copy of your downloaded admit card) for the AAT too.

AAT result will be declared on Last Week of June 2016.

You will be able to check your AAT results here too!

No. Architecture aspirants just need to qualify AAT. Seat allocation is done solely on the basis of AIR a student obtains in the JEE Advanced exam.