JEE Advanced

Joint Entrance Exam JEE (Advanced)

Joint Entrance Examination Advanced JEE (Advanced) is a national level engineering entrance exam conducted by seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB) every year, for admissions to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), including ISM Dhanbad. JEE Advanced is the second stage of JEE for admissions to B.Tech programmes across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

JEE (Advanced)-2018

IIT Kanpur will conduct JEE (Advanced)-2018 in online mode tentatively in the third week of May. JEE (Advanced)-2018 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) for the first time. Till 2017, the test would be conducted in offline mode. Registrations for JEE (Advanced)-2018 will tentatively begin from the last week of April 2018. IIT Kanpur is expected to close the application process of JEE (Advanced)-2018 by the first week of May. Thus, candidates will get very less time to fill and submit the application form. As per some reports, there may be some changes in JEE (Advanced)-2018 exam pattern as the test has gone completely online.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Performance in JEE (Main): The candidate should be among the top 2, 20,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2018. The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is open for all.
  • Age limit: Candidates of GEN and OBC-NCL categories must have completed 17 years at the time of admission and should be an Indian National. The upper age limit for JEE (Advanced) is 25 years for GE and OBC-NCL categories and this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 years for SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • A Candidate is allowed to write JEE (Advanced) examination for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.
  • Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018 are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2018. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination results for the academic year 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
  • Earlier admission at IITs/ISM: A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

JEE (Advanced)-2018 Exam Pattern

IIT Kanpur may come up with some changes in the exam pattern of JEE (Advanced)-2018 as the exam has gone completely online from the year 2018. However, the details will be shared in due course of time. Candidates are advised to go through the test pattern of JEE Advanced beforehand to get a grip of how the paper and the type of questions. However, the test pattern of JEE (Advanced) is not fixed or released; it keeps on changing every year. But candidates can get an overall idea about looking at the test pattern of JEE (Advanced) of previous years. JEE (Advanced)-2018 paper pattern includes aspects related to test like marking scheme, total number of questions, type and nature of questions, mode of exam, etc. The following are the exam pattern as per the previous year:

  • JEE Advanced consists of 2 papers (Paper I and Paper II) and both are mandatory to attempt. Both the papers will be conducted for 3 hours each.
  • Both Paper I and Paper II will have questions from 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • JEE Advanced 2018 is expected to have full marking, partial marking, zero marking and negative marking.

JEE (Advanced) – 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE (Advanced)-2018 include topics and chapters from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from where questions will come in the paper. Candidates get clarity through the syllabus of JEE (Advanced)-2018 as to what to study and what to avoid. For more details about the specific topics from JEE (Advanced)-2018 syllabus, check the table below.




1 Physics Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Thermal Physics
Modern Physics
2 Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
3 Mathematics Algebra
Integral Calculus
Analytical Geometry
Differential Calculus

Facts About JEE (Advanced)-2018     


Details of the exam


1 Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced)
2 Commonly known as JEE Advanced
3 Exam Type National
4 Exam Category Undergraduate (UG)
5 Conducting authority IIT Kanpur
6 Number of candidates eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2,20,000
7 Mode of exam Online

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