JEE (Advanced)

Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are sixteen IITs at present, located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasi. Over the years, IITs have created world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. Indian School of Mines Dhanbad is one of the oldest institutions in India and is known for its immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.   Primary objectives of these institutions are to:

• Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists

• Create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence

• Kindle entrepreneurial streak in the students

The Institutes admit students with these objectives and prepare them to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation building. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia, in India and abroad.  Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well-stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students, and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.

These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines. Integrated M. Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M. Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M. Tech. programmes, wherein both B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees are awarded.  Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English.  Admission to all undergraduate programmes in these institutions for Indian and Foreign nationals will be made through a Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).

Only the top 1,50,000  candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper – I of  JEE (Main) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced).

2.  ABOUT JEE (Advanced)
JEE (Advanced) – will be jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. These institutes are henceforth referred to as the zonal IITs. The details of the pattern and the dates of examination, eligibility criteria and how to apply are outlined below.
2.1 Schedule The JEE (Advanced) – examination will be held in the month of June.

2.2 Type of Examination In JEE (Advanced) – there will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. The question papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). Each of the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. In some sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.
The answers for each of the questions are to be marked on a separate, 2-sheet carbonless paper. Candidate must not separate or disturb the alignment of the upper and lower sheets at any stage during the examination. The upper sheet is specially designed machine readable sheet of paper (ORS-Optical Response Sheet). While answering each of the questions the candidate is expected to darken the bubble(s) against correct answer(s) only on the upper sheet using black ball point pen. The darkening on the upper sheet should be done in such a manner that the impression is seen on the lower sheet. Responses recorded on the upper sheet only will be taken as final. The candidate can take away the lower sheet with the permission of the invigilator(s) at the end of the examination.

Candidates who wish to write JEE (Advanced) – must write Paper – I of JEE (Main) – in the month of April. For eligibility conditions to appear in JEE (Main) – please refer Only top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper – I of JEE (Main) – will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced).

Distribution of top 1,50,000 candidates across various categories is as follows:

–Top 75750 (50.5 %) Common Merit List
–Top 40500 (27%) Other Backward ClassesNon creamy layer OBC (NCL)
–Top 22500 (15 %) Scheduled Caste (SC)
– Top 11250 (7.5 %) Scheduled Tribe (ST)
3% of the total candidates in each category are reserved for PD candidates as per GoI norms.

3.1 Minimum Marks in Qualifying Examination (QE) Admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced) – subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in respective categories.

For candidates who passed their Board examination, the eligibility criteria for admission to any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad is 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) in their 12th Standard or equivalent qualifying examination.

In case a Board does not provide the information regarding the cut-off for top 20 percentile of successful candidates, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the concerned Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile. In case the percentile score is not available from any testing agency, the CBSE cut-off score for top 20 percentile for the student’s category will be used.

If the candidate fails to do so, then the CBSE percentile will be used as the criteria for deciding minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.

If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counselling. In case such a certificate is not provided the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of JEE (Advanced) will be final.

3.2 Number of JEE Attempts    A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) maximum two times in consecutive years.

3.3 Candidates Admitted Through Earlier IIT JEE
Candidates who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM Dhanbad, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in JEE (Advanced).
3.4 Important Points
(i) The offer of admission is subject to
verification of all original certificates/ documents at the time of counselling. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be cancelled.
(ii) The decision of the Joint Admission Board of JEE (Advanced) regarding the eligibility/admission of any applicant shall be final.

After online registration, candidates must pay the examination fee as applicable through challan (generated during registration process) of all SBI branches having core banking solution (CBS).

The examination fee for GE and OBC(NCL) male candidates is Rs.1800/-.The fee for SC, ST, PD male candidates is Rs. 900/-There is no fee for female candidates of all categories. Registration is complete only after the payment.

 Important: The applicants must note that application for JEE (Advanced) cannot be withdrawn after registration and payment of fee. Claims for refund of registration fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.  

While registering for JEE (Advanced), candidate need to provide following information.

  • Attempt(s) at JEE
  • Entitlement for DS category


Only those candidates who attempted both Paper – 1 and Paper – 2 of JEE (Advanced) will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics in JEE (Advanced) will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper – 1 plus marks in Physics section of Paper – 2. Similar procedures will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. The sum of the marks obtained in the individual subjects will be the aggregate marks for the candidate.

5.1 Rank Lists

Based on the performance in JEE (Advanced) – a Common Merit List (CML) will be prepared. Candidates must score at least 10% in each subject and 35% in aggregate in order to be in the CML.

Separate merit lists will be prepared corresponding to OBC (NCL), SC and ST categories.

Candidates of OBC (NCL) category must score at least 9% in each subject and 31.5% in aggregate in order to be in the OBC merit list.

Candidates of SC and ST categories must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate in order to be in their respective merit lists.

5.2 PD Merit Lists

Separate PD merit lists will be prepared corresponding to the GE, OBC (NCL), SC and ST categories. To be in these respective merit lists, candidates must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate.

5.3 Preparatory Course Merit Lists

Separate merit lists will be prepared for preparatory course only if the number of SC/ST/PD candidates in the respective merit lists is less than 1.4 times the number of seats available in the respective categories. To be in these merit lists, candidates must score at least 2.5% in each subject and 8.75% in aggregate. While preparing the merit lists, if a candidate belongs to more than one category of relaxed norms, then he/she for the purpose of ranking shall be considered in all the categories in which he/she qualifies. There will be no separate waiting list for such candidates.

5.4 Tie-break

The tie-break criterion in the various merit lists adopted for awarding ranks to the candidates who have scored the same aggregate marks is as follows: Higher rank for higher marks in Mathematics, followed by marks in Physics and same rank in case both the candidates have the same marks in each of the three subjects.

Note: Obtaining a rank in JEE (Advanced) does not guarantee admission to any of the courses available in IITs and ISM Dhanbad.


6.1 Counselling

The details of courses available in the participating institutes are given in APPENDIX – 9 (Provisional). Some institutes may offer new courses not listed in the appendix. Information regarding these courses will be available at the time of counselling. The seats in various courses of the institutes (IITs and ISM Dhanbad) are allotted strictly on the basis of the All India Rank, category rank, and the choices indicated by each qualified candidate at the time of counselling.

The details of the counselling and admission procedure will be published on the JEE (Advanced) zonal IIT websites.

6.2 Physical Fitness

Candidates who qualify in JEE (Advanced) 2013 will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available at an appropriate time. Candidates will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at the participating institutes.

6.3 Requirements for Mining Courses

Those who opt for Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery courses should make sure that they do not have any form of colour blindness. They will be required to submit a certificate from a registered medical practitioner to this effect at the time of counselling/ admission. The standards of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered to strictly for candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with the above limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering.

6.4 Female Candidates for Mining Courses

Section 46 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that “No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed (a) in any part of a mine which is below ground, (b) in any mine above ground except between 6:00 and 19:00 hrs.”. Hence, female candidates are not admitted to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering at ISM Dhanbad, whereas the corresponding programmes at IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU) Varanasi have no such restriction.