JEE Advanced Exam

May 15, 2018
Joint Entrance Exam Advanced

JEE Advanced 2018JEE Advanced 2018 – Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) or JEE Advanced is a national level examination scheduled to be held on May 20, 2018 administered by IIT Kanpur for admission to engineering programmes in the 23 IITs. The admit card of JEE Advanced has been made available online from May 15 to 20. The entrance examination consists of two compulsory papers - paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 will be conducted from 9 am to 12 pm while paper 2 will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm. For the first time, JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Candidates whose applications are accepted is able to download the admit card from May 15 until the exam day. Both the papers will have objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. IIT Kanpur had released the mock test of the exam on December 19 to make aspirants familiar with CBT mode of examination. JEE Advanced is conducted by the 7 zonal IITs under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB). JEE Advanced 2018 is the second stage of the Joint Entrance Examination and only the top 2,31,024 JEE Main rank holders will be eligible to appear. The conducting body will release the answer key on May 29, which can be challenged till May 30. JEE Advanced result 2018 will be declared online on June 10 after which candidates will be able to register for the Architecture Aptitude Test to be held on June 14, 2018. In 2017, around 1,59,540 appeared for the test out of which 50,455 candidates qualified for admission in the IITs and ISM Dhanbad. For complete information about JEE Advanced 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application form, important dates etc., read the article given below on this page.

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JEE Advanced 2018 - Overview

Exam name Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)
Exam category Undergraduate
Exam level National
Conducting Body IIT Kanpur
Commonly known as JEE Advanced
Programmes covered B.Tech/ B.E.
Exam Duration Paper 1: 3 hours
Paper 2: 3 hours

JEE Advanced Important Dates 2018

JAB has released the important dates of JEE Advanced 2018 with the release of the information brochure. IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance exam in the CBT mode on May 20, 2018. Candidates can check important dates related to application form, admit card, answer key, result from the table given below:

JEE Advanced dates:

S.No. JEE Advanced 2018 events Important dates
1. Registration started from May 2, 2018
2. Last date to register May 7, 2018
3. Last date of fee payment May 8, 2018
4. Admit card releases on May 15, 2018
5. JEE Advanced examination May 20, 2018 (Paper 1 - 9 am to 12 pm and Paper 2 - 2 pm to 5 pm) 
6. Display of responses made by candidates May 22 (10 am) to May 25 (5 pm), 2018
7. Answer key releases on May 29, 2018 (10 am)
8. Last date for feedback and comments on answer key May 30, 2018 (5 pm)
9. Declaration of result June 10, 2018 (10 am)
10. Online registration for Architecture aptitude test June 10 (10 am) to June 11 (5 pm), 2018 
11. AAT 2018 June 14, 2018
12. Declaration of AAT result June 18, 2018 (5 pm)
13. Counselling and seat allotment  June 19 to July 15, 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018

The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 states the norms that candidates must fulfill to appear in the entrance test. The eligibility criteria include age requirement, academic qualification, total attempts among others. Candidates can check JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018 below:

  • Performance in JEE Main 2018- Only the top 2,31,024 JEE Main rank holders are eligible to appear in examination.
  • Age requirement- Candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1993. For candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD candidates there is a relaxation of 5 years, i,e, they must be born on or after October 1, 1988.
  • Academic qualification- Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination at the first go in 2017 or 2018. They must have secured 75% (65% for reserved categories) in the qualifying examination. They also must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective board examination.
  • Number of attempts- The maximum number of attempts that a candidate can avail is two times in consecutive years.
  • Earlier admission at IITs- Candidates who accepted seats or admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether they have continued in the programme are not eligible for the entrance test.

JEE Advanced 2018 - Category-wise distribution of top 2,31,024 candidates

Number of top candidates

JEE Advanced Application Form 2018

The application form of JEE Advanced 2018 has been released online on May 2, 2018. Eligible candidates can fill the application form till May 7 and last day to pay the application fee for registered candidates is May 8, 2018. The application procedure involves three basic steps. Aspirants have to complete all the steps mentioned below to successfully apply for test:

  1. Filling JEE Advanced application form- Candidates have to log in with their JEE Advanced roll number and password. In the form, applicants have to fill their personal, academic and contact details.

  2. Uploading scanned images- Candidates have to upload scanned copies of all the requisite documents in the specified format.

  3. JEE Advanced application fee payment- The application fee can be paid online through SBI debit card/ net banking or in the offline mode through e-challan.

JEE Advanced Exam Centres 2018

IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance test in 155 cities and towns of the country and 6 cities abroad. Exam cities are divided into seven IIT zones. Candidates have to select five examination cities in order of their preference while applying for the entrance test. A particular city will have multiple exam centres. The entrance exam will be held in around 160 cities of the country and abroad. The zones and number of exam locations under each zone are given below:

IIT Zone
No. of exam cities and towns

JEE Advanced Admit Card 2018

JEE Advanced admit card is issued to all successfully registered candidates on May 15, 2018. JEE Advanced 2018 admit card is released online and to download it candidates have to enter their registration number, date of birth, mobile number and email ID on the login page. The admit card is consist details about the exam date and time, address of the exam centre, roll number, candidates name, date of birth etc. Candidates have to take a print out of hall ticket and take it along with them to the exam centre.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018

IIT Kanpur, the conducting authority will conduct JEE Advanced in the computer-based test mode. Till 2017, the test was held in pen and paper (P&P) based mode. This year the medium of the paper will be both in English and Hindi and candidates will be able to switch between the two languages any time during the examination if required. Some aspects of the question paper such as number of papers, subjects, question type, language medium and duration are announced before the examination. However, the total number of questions, total marks and marking scheme are disclosed on the examination day. Candidates can check JEE Advanced exam pattern of 2018 below:

JEE Advanced exam pattern

S.No. Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
1. Number of questions 54 54
2. Total marks 183 183
3. Duration 3 hours 3 hours

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of JEE advanced 2018 list out the topics prescribed for the examination. The syllabus comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates must cover the entire syllabus to score well in the examination. Candidates can check name of the units defined for each subject in JEE Advanced syllabus 2018 from the table given below:

JEE Advanced syllabus - Units

Subjects Units
Physics Mechanics, General, Optics, Electricity and magnetism, Thermal physics, Modern physics
Chemistry Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry
Mathematics Trigonometry, Algebra, Analytical geometry, Differential calculus, Vectors, Integral calculus

JEE Advanced Sample Papers 2018

Candidates who qualify to appear for JEE Advanced 2018 can practice from the sample papers to know about the type of questions they can expect in the examination. The sample papers are released by the official body. Candidates can download the JEE Advanced sample papers on Entrance Corner. After covering the entire syllabus prescribed candidates must solve sample papers to prepare effectively for the examination.

JEE Advanced Mock Test 2018

As JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in the CBT mode for the first time, the mock test has been made available on December 19, 2017, for practice. JEE Advanced mock test 2018 has been introduced for aspirants to get familiar with the CBT mode of the examination. A video to guide aspirants through the mock test has been made available online too. By taking the mock test candidates can know about various aspects of the entrance test such as how to navigate through questions, how to answer questions, changing of responses to name a few. Candidates are advised to practice JEE Advanced mock test 2018 to get a prior experience of the entrance test.

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JEE Advanced Answer Key 2018

The answer key of JEE Advanced 2018 will be published on May 29, 2018 (10 am). Prior to that, candidates will be able to view their responses made in the examination from May 22 to 25, 2018. In case candidates find any discrepancy in the answer key they can send their feedback and comments till May 30 (5 pm). JThe answer key will be released both by the official body and coaching institutes. The answer key comprises correct responses to all the questions asked in the examination. By comparing the responses marked by candidates in the entrance test with that of answer key candidates can calculate their probable score. 

JEE Advanced Result 2018

JEE Advanced result will be announced by IIT Kanpur on June 10, 2018. The result will be declared online and candidates can download it by entering their registration number and date of birth. The result will consist the scores obtained by candidates in paper 1 and paper 2. The All India rank and category wise rank secured by candidates will also be mentioned in JEE Advanced result 2018.

JEE Advanced Rank List 2018

JEE Advanced rank list will be published along with the result. Only those candidates who have appeared in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2018 will be considered for ranking. The rank list will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination. If in case, two or more candidates secure the same aggregate mark, the tie-breaking resolution will be used to assign the ranks.

JEE Advanced Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of JEE Advanced is the minimum percentage that candidates have to secure to qualify the entrance test. Only those candidates who will secure the minimum percentage defined for each subject as well as in aggregate will be considered for the rank list. Candidates can check minimum qualifying percentage prescribed for inclusion in the rank list from the table given below:

Last years JEE Advanced cutoff

Rank List Minimum percentage in each subject Minimum percentage in aggregate
Common Rank List 10.0 35.0
OBC-NCL Rank List 9.0 31.5
SC Rank List 5.0 17.5
ST Rank List 5.0 17.5
Common PwD rank List 5.0 17.5
OBC-NCL-PwD Rank List 5.0 17.5
SC-PwD Rank List 5.0 17.5
ST-PwD Rank List 5.0 17.5
Preparatory Course Rank list 2.5 8.75

JEE Advanced Counselling 2018

JEE Advanced counselling and seat allotment of the qualified candidates for admission to the 23 IITs including ISM Dhanbad will be done by the Joint Seat allocation Authority (JoSAA). The registration and choice filling for the counselling process will commence on June 19, 2018. The counselling of JEE Advanced 2018 includes online registration, choice filling and locking, seat allotment, seat acceptance, fee payment and reporting to the allotted colleges.

JEE Advanced Participating Institutes 2018

The participating institutes of JEE Advanced 2018 list out the names of the institutes which will offer admission to the qualified candidates in various undergraduate engineering courses. Through JEE Advanced, the prestigious 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) including ISM Dhanbad will fill around 11,000 seats. Apart from the IITs, there are 11 other institutes that consider JEE Advanced score for admission such as IISERs, RGIPT, IISc to name a few.

Official Website:
Address- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208016
Phone- 0512-259 7335