JEE Advanced 2020 is a national level entrance exam conducted by 7 zonal IITs on the rotational basis under the supervision of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Only the qualified candidates of JEE Main 2020 examination can apply for the JEE Advanced. Applicants who will take the exam and obtain a valid score are then offered admission in the prestigious IITs, NITs and CFTIs and other reputed engineering colleges. The qualifiers of the exam can pursue their degree in Bachelor’s, Masters or Dual Degree courses in the field of Engineering or Architecture.

Check Eligibility For Jee Advanced Exam

Interested and eligible (who clears JEE Main 2020) applicants who wish to appear in JEE Advanced 2020 exam have to fill the application form. Furthermore, the exam conducting authority will generate the admit card for registered students. After the conclusion of an exam, the result will be announced on the basis of which counselling will be organized for shortlisted candidates. Check the complete article to know more about important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card. exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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IIT Delhi will conduct the JEE Advanced 2020 on May 17, 2020. There are some changes in the JEE Advanced 2020, list is:

  • Seat intake increases from 2,40,000 to 2,50,000. That means 10,000 increase in the number of takers.
  • In 2020, 2,50,000 students (including all categories) from JEE (Main) 2020 will be shortlisted to appear in JEE Advanced exam
  • On May 17, 2020, the first paper of JEE (Advanced) will start at 9.00 a.m. and end at 12 noon (IST). The second paper will be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (IST).
  • Paper 2 that used to start at 2 p.m. earlier, is now scheduled to start at 2:30 pm
  • A new exam centre has been added i.e United States ( San Francisco)
  • This time around the Board has decided to discontinue the exam centres in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Colombo (Sri Lanka) for JEE (Advanced) 2020 due to absence of candidates in these two cities.

JEE Advanced 2020 – Extract

  • JEE Advanced 2020 will consist of 2 papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Both the papers will be compulsory for candidates and will be conducted in two different time slots.
  • Paper 1 will be conducted from 9:00 am till 12:00 noon while Paper 2 will be conducted from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm.
  • JEE Main 2020 will act as a screening test for JEE Advanced 2020 examination i.e JEE Advanced is the second phase of JEE Main.
  • The exam will be conducted to fill seats in 23 IITs.
  • After the conclusion of an examination, the concerned authority will conduct the Architecture Aptitude Test.

JEE Advanced 2020 Overview

Candidates can take a quick glance over the table is given below to know about the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2020:

Name of the ExaminationJoint Entrance Examination Advanced
Commonly Known AsJEE Advanced
Exam Conducting AuthorityIIT Delhi
Level of ExaminationNational
Category of ExaminationUndergraduate
Purpose of ExamAdmissions into any of the 23 IITs
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Test
Number of Papers
  •         Paper I
  •         Paper-II
Sections in Papers3  (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)

In AAT – 3 sections (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing)

Duration of Examination3 hours for each of the papers
Selection ProcessDepending upon the rank obtained in the exam through counselling organized by JoSAA.

Schedule of JEE Advanced 2020

Applicants who desire to apply for the exam and further appear in it must keep a track of all the dates updated on the official website. The table below encapsulates the JEE Advanced 2020 schedule.

EventsTentative Dates
Releasing of Application Form/ Starting of Registration1st week of May 2020
Closing date of Application Form/ Registration2nd week of May 2020
Final date to Deposit the Application Fee2nd week of May 2020
Availability of Admit Card3rd week of May 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Examination dateMay 17, 2020

  • Paper 1 : 09:00 – 12:00 IST
  • Paper 2 : 14:30 – 17:30 IST
Displaying of ORSLast week of May 2020
Publishing of Answer KeyLast week of May 2020
Raising Objections against the published Answer KeyLast week of May 2020
Declaration of Result8th June 2020
Commencing of Registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)2nd week of June 2020
Examination Date of AAT12th June 2020
Announcement of AAT Result16th June 2020
Allotment of Seats17th June 2020
Final date of Seat Allotment3rd week of June 2020

NOTE – The official dates will be announced later when it will be released by the exam conducting body.

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria

There are a certain set of requirements that candidates need to check and meet before proceeding to apply for the entrance exam. These sets of requirements are known as JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria. If an aspirant is not eligible then he or she will not be allowed to fill the application form. The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2020 which defines the eligibility of an individual are prescribed below:

  • Applicants belonging to India including OCI/ PIO and outside India are eligible to apply.
  • The candidate must be born on or after 1st October 1995. SC, ST and PwD candidates will be given 5 years relaxation.
  • The desiring student must have passed class 12th or any equivalent examination with an aggregate of 75% (SC/ ST – 65%)
  • Aspirants will be able to apply two times in two consecutive years.
  • Students who have appeared in JEE Main and are among the top 2,45,000 qualifiers will only be eligible to appear in the examination of the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2020.
  • Applicants who have rejected the allotted seat in the earlier admission at IITs cannot apply for the exam. On the other hand, applicants who have taken the preparatory classes from any of the IITs or who have paid for the allotted seat and not accepted are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are appearing for class 12th board exams in the year 2020 are also eligible. Apart from this 2018 students can also apply.
  • Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are  NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form

Filling up an application form of JEE Advanced 2020 is one of the most important steps of the complete examination procedure. Aspirants who wish to appear in the exam to get a valid score on the basis of which admission is granted to them need to apply by correctly filling and submitting the JEE Advanced registration form. The application form is expected to be released in the first week of May 2020 and it will be made available only via online mode.

Candidates have to follow a number of steps which will be required to complete the application process and these steps are elaborated below:

Step 1 – Registration

The first and foremost thing that applicants need to do is Registration. In order to register. candidates have to visit the official website and log in using their application number and date of birth. Upon successful registration, candidates will receive a message containing login credentials like email id and password.

Step 2 – Filling of Details

After registration, applicants need to fill all the required details which will include personal, qualification and communication details. All the details must be filled correctly and suitably. Candidates must maintain calmness while filling the JEE Advanced Application form 2020 without any hassle.

Step 3 – Uploading of Documents

Students also have to upload scanned documents with the specification as prescribed by the exam conducting body after filling the details. These documents comprise of scanned images of the following:

  • Class 10th and 12th Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • PwD Certificate
  • OCI or PIO Card

Step 4 – Selection of Exam City

During the application process, candidates will also be able to select the exam city according to their preference and convenience. Thus candidates will then have to report at the allotted city to take the exam.

Step 5 – Payment of Application Fee

Applicants also need to pay a required amount of application fee and the fee will vary as per the category of an individual. The payment can be made via online mode as well as offline mode. Online payment can be done through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card while the offline payment can be done through E-Challan at SBI.

Step 6 – Submit the Application Form

Once payment has been done, aspirants will have to submit their respective JEE Advanced 2020 application form. The submission of the form should be done before the last date which is in the second week of May 2020 tentatively.

Step 7 – Printout of a Confirmation Page

The concerned authority advises candidates to take a printout of a confirmation page and keep it safe till the exam gets over as it will act as a proof of applying for JEE Advanced 2020.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Fee

The application fee differs depending upon whether the exam centres selected by an individual is situated in India or Abroad. The table below displays the fee required to be paid according to it:

Registration Fee for Exam Centres in India
Indian Nationals (including PIO/ OCI)Female CandidatesRs. 1300
SC/ ST/ PwD CandidatesRs. 1300
All Other CandidatesRs. 2600
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC CountriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300
                    Registration Fee for Exam Centres in Foreign
Indian Nationals (including PIO/ OCI)All Indian NationalsUSD 160
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300

JEE Advanced Admit Card 2020

  • The exam conducting authority will be responsible for issuing the JEE Advanced 2020 admit card.
  • The admit card will be generated for only the registered candidates who have successfully completed the application process
  • Candidates will have to download the admit card when it will be made available from the official website.
  • JEE Advanced Hall Ticket 2020 will be released in the second week of May 2020.
  • The authority will not post or mail the admit card to any individual.
  • The hall ticket contains several details regarding the appearing candidates and entrance exam such as the name of the candidate, date of birth, roll number, category, date and time of examination, exam centre, etc.
  • The admit card of Joint Entrance Examination Advanced is considered a crucial document and hence is used at the time of exam for verifying candidate’s identity
  • Therefore candidates need to carry the admit card on the day of the exam.
  • Students also have to carry any of the government id proofs among the following: Voter Id Card, Passport, Aadhar Card, etc along with an admit card.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have knowledge regarding the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern as they become familiar with the type of questions, distribution of marks, number of sections, etc. The exam pattern provides just a glimpse of the complete examination to the applicant although the picture of the examination will be clear during the exam time only. The exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2020 is described as follows:

Mode of ExamOnline i.e computer-based test
Type Of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
No. of Paper in the Exam2 (mandatory for candidates)

Paper 1 and Paper 2

Exam DurationEach paper is of 3 hours (180 minutes)
Language of the PaperEnglish and Hindi
Division of Question Paper3 sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
No. of Questions54
Negative MarkingYes, for some of the questions

Exam Pattern of Architecture Aptitude Test

Mode of ExamOffline
Type Of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
No. of Paper1
Language of the PaperEnglish
Division of Question Paper3 sections: Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing

The table below shows the number of questions from each section and distribution of marks:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal no. of marks
Aptitude Test50200
Drawing Test270

JEE Advanced 2020 Marking Scheme

In addition to the exam pattern, it is equally important for an applicant to be aware of the marking scheme of the JEE Advanced 2020 examination. The tables below display the marking scheme of Paper 1 and Paper 2 and all the necessary details:

JEE Advanced Paper 1

Sections of Paper 1No. of QuestionsTotal no. of MarksMarking (per question)Negative Marking 
JEE Advanced Paper 2
Sections of Paper 2No. of QuestionsTotal no. of MarksMarking (per question)Negative Marking

JEE Advanced 2020 Syllabus

Students who will be preparing for JEE Advanced 2020 must ensure that they have the correct and exact syllabus as prescribed by the conducting authority. JEE Advanced syllabus 2020 will be available on the official website. Candidates must check the syllabus and prepare each topic according to it without wasting any time on some other random topics. The Syllabus of JEE Advanced 2020 will cover the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The important topics of each of the subjects are listed below:

Physics Syllabus 2020

  • General
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern physics

Chemistry Syllabus 2020

Physical Chemistry:

  • General topics
  • Gaseous and liquid states
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Energetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Solid state
  • Solutions
  • Surface chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry:

  • Isolation/ preparation and properties of the following non-metals
  • Preparation and properties of the following compounds
  • Transition elements (3d series)
  • Preparation and properties of the compounds
  • Ores and minerals
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Principles of qualitative analysis

Organic Chemistry

  • Concepts
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes
  • Reactions of benzene
  • Phenols
  • Characteristic reactions
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Properties and uses of some important polymers
  • Practical organic chemistry

Mathematics Syllabus 2020

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Vectors

JEE Advanced 2020 Important Books

It is necessary for candidates who are preparing for the exam to have a good set of books. Applicants must refer to those books which contain mostly all the topics that are prescribed in the syllabus. Preparing and practicing from good books will eventually benefit candidates as they will become experts in solving the questions which will result in securing a good score.

Here are some of the JEE Advanced important books to which candidates can refer and prepare from for the exam:


  1. NCERT Text Book
  2. Problems in Physics – A. A Pinsky
  3. Fundamentals of Physics – Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  4. Concepts of Physics Vol I and II – H.C. Verma
  5. A collection of questions and Problems in Physics – L. A. Sena
  6. Problems in General Physics – I.E. Irodov


  1. Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry – Arihant Prakashan
  2. Concept of Organic Chemistry M. S. Chauhan
  3. Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry – O.P. Tandon
  4. NCERT Text Book
  5. University Chemistry Bruce H. Mahan
  6. IIT JEE Chemistry – O.P Agarwal


  1. Algebra, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, and Vector and 3D – Arihant
  2. Maths class 11th and 12th – R.D. Sharma
  3. Trigonometry – S. L. Loney

JEE Advanced 2020 Preparation Tips

In this section, candidates will find some beneficial JEE Advanced 2020 preparation tips which will help them to prepare well for the entrance exam without. Applicants appearing in the exam must focus on a number of specific things which will help them in reducing their tension and anxiety and will result in scoring a good rank and these include the following:

  • Have a good collection of books
  • Practice from suitable study material
  • Solve most of the previous year’s question papers and sample papers
  • Make a time table and devote equal time to each subject.
  • Have proper knowledge of exam pattern and syllabus
  • Take proper rest
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food
  • Attempt mock tests to become familiar with the JEE Advanced 2020 exam
  • Have the confidence to qualify an exam

JEE Advanced Exam Centres

JEE Advanced is expected to be conducted in near around 161 cities in India and it will also be conducted abroad. At the time of filing an application form, candidates will have to select 5 JEE Advanced 2020 exam centres from IIT Zone according to their convenience. Among the selected centres, the authority will allot one of them. The candidate then has to report at that allotted centre to take the JEE Advanced 2020 exam. Applicants will not be allowed to change the selected centres at the later stage.

The table below contains the JEE Advanced Exam Centres 2020:

IIT Bombay ZoneGoa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra
IIT Delhi ZoneDelhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Nepal (Outside India)
IIT Guwahati ZoneArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, West Bengal, Sikkim, Tripura, Singapore (Outside India)
IIT Kanpur ZoneMadhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
IIT Kharagpur ZoneAndaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Bangladesh (Outside India)
IIT Madras ZoneAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, United Arab Emirates (Outside India)
IIT Roorkee ZoneChandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key

After the exam will be conducted, the exam conducting body will publish a JEE Advanced 2020 answer key on the official website. It is expected to be released in the last week of May tentatively. The answer key will contain all the correct responses of the questions that will be asked in the question paper. Aspirants who will appear in both the papers (Paper 1 and 2) will be able to access and view the answer key of JEE Advanced 2020. Along with an answer key, the authority will also release the response sheet of students. Hence using an answer key and a response sheet, applicants can evaluate their approximate score and also they will gain an idea about how they have performed in the exam.

Objection For Answer Key

In case candidates are not satisfied with the published JEE Advanced Answer Key 2020 or they find any error in it then they will be provided a facility through which objections can be raised against it. The objections can be raised within a specific timeline. The concerned authority then takes into consideration all the objections and after that releases the final JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key.

JEE Advanced 2020 Result

Aspirants will be able to check the result of JEE Advanced 2020 on 8th June 2020. The result will be declared for those applicants who will appear in both the papers. Candidates will be able to access the JEE Advanced 2020 result from the official website using their application number and date of birth. The result will be available only via online mode.

JEE Advanced 2020 Rank List

Once the result will be declared, the authority will release the JEE Advanced Rank List 2020 separately according to the category of students. The rank list will be prepared by combining the marks secured by an individual in Paper 1 and Paper 2. The rank list of JEE Advanced 2020 will be based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in the exam.

JEE Advanced 2020 Tie – Breaking Policy

There may be a chance where two or more students obtain the same rank then in such a case, a tie-breaking policy is used which is prescribed as follows:

  • Candidates having a higher number of positive marks will be allotted a higher rank
  • If the tie still continues then the candidate having higher marks in Mathematics will be given a higher rank.
  • If the tie still persists, then the candidate having higher marks in Physics will be assigned a higher rank.
  • In case if none of the above conditions are satisfied then candidates will be given the same ranks.

JEE Advanced Cutoff 2020

The minimum marks required by a student to qualify the exam is known as the JEE Advanced 2020 cutoff. Thus, candidates must obtain a score equivalent to or above the prescribed cut-off and furthermore merit is allocated to such candidates. Therefore candidates are advised to perform well in order to secure a valid score so as to have higher chances of getting admission.

The category-wise cut-off marks will be calculated for the top 20 percentile depending upon marks of the candidates who will pass their respective boards in the year 2020. A separate cut off marks will also be released by various participating institutes for granting admission to aspirants.

The table below highlights the category-wise rank list prepared based on the minimum percentage of marks and in each subject and aggregate marks. However, this table is as per the year 2019 but it can be helpful for candidates.

Category-wise Rank ListMinimum Percentage of Marks in each SubjectMinimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)10.035.0
OBC-NCL rank list9.031.5
SC rank list5.017.5
ST rank list5.017.5
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.017.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.017.5
SC-PwD rank list5.017.5
ST-PwD rank list5.017.5
Preparatory course rank list2.58.75

NOTE – The Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) will decide the cutoff marks for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).

JEE Advanced 2020 Counselling

All the qualified students will be further invited to take part in JEE Advanced counselling 2020 which will be organized by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Applicants need to register themselves first after which they will be able to fill the choice of IIT as per their preference. The seats will then be allotted on the basis of choices filled, rank obtained and availability of seats. Once the seat will be allotted to candidates, they have to report at the required centre for verification of documents and to complete other processes.

JEE Advanced 2020 Seat Reservation

The exam conducting body distributes a certain percentage of the seat to admit candidates of each category. Aspirants can check the JEE Advanced seat reservation 2020 as encapsulated in the table below:

Category of CandidatesReservation
General Candidates50.5%
OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer) Candidates27%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates7.5%
Scheduled Castes (SC) Candidates15%
Person with Disability (PWD) Candidates5%

JEE Advanced Participating Institutes

All the 23 IITs will accept the qualified candidates of JEE Advanced 2020 and offer a seat to them. Here is the participating institutes of JEE Advanced 2020.

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Ropar
  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Jodhpur
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT Mandi
  • IIT Goa
  • IIT Jammu
  • IIT Dharwad
  • IIT (BHU) Varanasi
  • IIT Palakkad
  • IIT Tirupati
  • IIT Dhanbad
  • IIT Bhilai

Apart from the 23 IITs, some other engineering institutions also admits candidates based on the rank secured by them. These institutes include the following:

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Space and Technology
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Mohali
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Tirupati
  • Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Thiruvananthapuram


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