JEE Advanced 2021: Everything You Need To Know

JEE Advanced

To get admissions in the best engineering courses offered by the top engineering colleges of India, candidates have to qualify for the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by one of the 7 zonal IITs. IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the exam for 2021. Only the top 2, 50, 000 candidates who qualify JEE Main are eligible for JEE Advanced Examination. JEE Advanced is conducted exclusively for admissions to IITs and cracking this exam is the only way to seek admissions in the world-renowned institutes. This blog brings you a complete guide on JEE Advanced 2021 exam dates, schedule, exam day guidelines, syllabus, pattern, eligibility, registration, JEE Advanced mock test and more!

JEE Advanced 2021 Dates 3rd July 2021
Exam Cities 167 in India and 4 Abroad
Mode Computer Based
Duration 3 hours for each paper [4 hours for PwD candidates]
Papers Two Papers with 3 sections each

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News Updates Regarding JEE Advanced

  • JEE Advanced 2021 postponed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and the new dates will be announced in the coming days. 
  • The exam was previously scheduled for 3rd July 2021 and has been postponed in light of the COVID cases and the impending JEE Main exam sessions of April & May 2021. 
  • JEE Mains exams scheduled for April -May are likely to be postponed to the end of July- August due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India.
  • As the 12th Board exams are likely to be held in the month of July, all NTA entrances have been postponed so the two do not overlap. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Dates

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Dates to be Announced Soon!

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2021

To attain admission in one of the prestigious Indian engineering or architecture institutes, it is mandatory for the candidates to meet all of the below-listed eligibility criteria. These are the necessary requirements listed by the authorities to proceed with the JEE Advanced and they possess the authority to disqualify the candidature of the applicants if there is any discrepancy found. Hence it is advised to the candidates to fulfill the mandatory requirements before appearing for JEE Advanced

  • Candidates should have qualified for the minimum schooling of 10+2 in the year 2020 as well as the ones appearing in the year 2021
  • The general category candidates should be born on or after October 1st, 1995. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years for the applicants belonging to SC/ST/PWD. 
  • It is essential for the students to qualify for the JEE mains examination.  
  • The maximum number of attempts that candidates have in two consecutive years is two.
  • Candidates should never have been enrolled in any of the IITs. Further, the students who have acquired admission in IIT but yet cancelled it for some reason would not be allowed to appear in the exam 

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JEE Advanced Registration 2021

The application process for JEE Advanced will be completely online, the forms of which will be available on the official website in the first week of May 2021. Candidates are advised to fill the form thoroughly and enter all the essential details with precision like personal and academic backgrounds. Candidates have to pay the fee of the application once they thoroughly fill the online form. Further, the application fee varies amongst the categories and thus, the candidates should check it from the official website before proceeding with the application process. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply for the exam:

  • Students will have to log in by entering their JEE Main roll number and password to enter the additional information. 
  • Afterward, the candidates will have to attach a scanned copy of the mandatory documents in the specific sizes as prescribed in the official guidelines. Some of the important documents are birth certificate/ 10th standard certificate, category certificate (if any), 12th standard mark sheet, etc. 
  • On completion of the JEE Advanced application form, candidates will be required to pay the fee either through online or offline mode. To submit the fee online there are options like debit, credit card or net banking whereas, for the offline payment mode, the students can pay at the SBI bank. However, the application will differ according to the categories. 
  • After the payment, candidates have to take the print out of the application form and the fee receipt for further references. 

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Admit Card and Documents 

The tentative date for the release of the admit card for the JEE Advanced is 14th May 2021. It is essential for the candidates to have the admit card in the examination hall as the one without it will not be allowed to appear for it as per the official guidelines. Apart from the admit card, it is necessary for the candidates to have valid photo identity proof also. Here are some easy steps to download the admit card: 

  • To download the admit card for JEE Advanced you will need your registration number for the online application, mobile number, Date of birth along the registered e-mail ID.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.
  • Before printing the admit card, check if there is an error or not. 

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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 

The detailed exam pattern is devised by the host IIT and is released by the institution every year which is subject to change without any prior notice. Thus, it is advised to prepare the entire syllabus and focus on the previous year’s question paper. You can have a look at the type and the number of questions that will be in this year’s exam. Below mentioned are the basic details about the JEE Advanced exam pattern 2021: 

Number of Papers in JEE Advanced  2 (Paper I and Paper II)
Mode of Examination  Online 
Number of Shifts  2 (9 am-12pm & 2pm-5pm)
Duration of Shifts 3 hours each 
Type of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions 
Medium of Paper  English and Hindi 

Let us have a look at the in-depth analysis of both the papers of JEE Advanced: 

  • Paper 1: There will be three sections in the paper which will consist of 6 MCQs (24 marks), 8 Numerical questions (24 marks), 4 Paragraph questions (12 marks) from the MPC Subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).
  • Paper 2: This paper of JEE Advanced also comprises of three sections which will have questions from the PCM subjects. In this, there will be a total of 6 MCQs (24 marks), 8 Numerical questions (24 marks), and 4 Matching questions (12 marks).

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JEE Advanced Syllabus

If you are planning to appear for the JEE exam, you must get a hold of the vast syllabus of the same. Further, to score well in the JEE Advanced, the aspirants have to be more focused and determinant as this would be the last step to climb the ladder of success. The JEE mains syllabus consists of 3 sections namely, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. To cover the vast syllabus in a short time, it is advised that the candidates should thoroughly go through the syllabus, pen down their study plan and start the preparation as early as possible. The table mentioned below constitutes the core topics that form a part of JEE Advanced syllabus:   

Sections  Main Topics 
Physics  Units and Dimensions, Uniform Circular motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work and Power, Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of references, Kinetic and Dynamic Friction, Conservation of Linear Momentum and Mechanical energy, Escape Velocity, Laws of Gravitation, Torque and Angular Momentum, Parallel and Perpendicular axis theorems, Latent heat, Calorimetry, Resonance, Heat conduction in one dimension 
Chemistry  (Physical Chemistry): Chemical Formula, Mole Concept, Balanced Chemical Equations, Absolute scale of temperature, Concepts of atoms and molecules, Deviation from ideality, Law of partial pressure, Bohr model, Spectrum of hydrogen, Diffusion of gases, VSEPR model and shapes of molecules.

Inorganic Chemistry): Boron, Silicon, Phosphorus, Halogens, Hydrogen, Carbonates and Bicarbonates, Peroxides and Hydroxides, Chlorides and sulfates of sodium, Aluminium, Alumina, Xenon Fluorides, Potassium permanganate, Silver oxide.

Mathematics  Conjugation, Triangle inequality, Geometric interpretation, Algebra of complex numbers, Relations between roots and coefficients, Infinite geometric series, Permutation and combination, Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of the binomial coefficient, Equality of matrices, Bayes theorem, Conditional probability, Concurrency of lines.  

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JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Centres

There are a total of 120 examination centres in India for JEE Advanced and there are 6 centres abroad.

IIT Delhi 

Those candidates who will be opting for IIT Delhi zone will be given exam centres in the 18 Indian cities mentioned below.

State  Town/ City 
Haryana Gurugram, Faridabad
Delhi Delhi (East), Delhi (West), Delhi (North), Delhi (South), Delhi (Central)
Rajasthan  Udaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Tonk, Pilani, Sikar
Madhya Pradesh  Gwalior
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu

IIT Bombay

For the IIT Bombay zone, the exam centres for JEE Advanced will be allocated in 15 cities, tabulated below.

State  Town/ City
Maharashtra  Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, 
Goa  Panaji
Rajasthan  Jaipur
Gujarat Bhuj, Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Bhavnagar, Rajkot

IIT Kharagpur

There are a total of 21 cities in the IIT Kharagpur zone. They are tabulated below.

State  Town/ City
West Bengal  Kharagpur, Durgapur, Kolkata, Malda, Krishnagar, Kolkata (Salt Lake), Kolkata (South)
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro, Jamshedpur
Sikkim Gangtok
Andhra Pradesh  Vishakapatnam
Tripura  Agartala
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Chattisgarh Bilaspur, Bhilai, Raipur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar, Berhampur, Rourkela

IIT Guwahati

The IIT Guwahati zone has a total of 11 exam cities. They are tabulated below for your reference.

State  Town/ City 
Meghalaya  Shillong
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
West Bengal  Siliguri
Assam  Silchar, Guwahati, Jorhat
Manipur Imphal
Bihar Patna, Gaya, Katihar, Muzaffarpur

IIT Kanpur

There are 9 exam cities in total in the IIT Kanpur zone. They are mentioned below.

State  Town/ City 
Uttar Pradesh  Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Jhansi, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore

IIT Roorkee

A total of 25 cities come within the IIT Roorkee zone. They are tabulated below for your reference.

State  Town/ City
Uttarakhand Haldwani, Dehradun, Roorkee, Haridwar
Himachal Pradesh Shimla, Palampur
Uttar Pradesh Mathura, Moradabad, Aligarh, Agra, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Meerut, Bareilly
Haryana  Panipat, Ambala, Sonipat, Kurukshetra, Rohtak
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Bathinda, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala

IIT Madras

The total number of exam cities in the IIT Madras zone is 21. They are tabulated below for your reference.

State  Town/ City 
Karnataka  Mysuru, Bengaluru, Mangaluru
Telangana Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Hyderabad, Nizamabad
Andhra Pradesh  Guntur, Nellore, Tirupati, Ongole, Anantapur, Vijaywada 
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore, Salem, Chennai, Madurai
Puducherry  Puducherry 
Kerala  Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode

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JEE Advanced Preparation Tips and Tricks 

To outshine from the pool of candidates, it is important to have a strong preparation strategy for the exam. Further, you have to be regular to timely complete the syllabus. Once you finish the whole syllabus, revise it thoroughly as many times as you can. Following are some other helpful tips to qualify the JEE Advanced: 

  • Gauge through your skills, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and then prepare a strategy accordingly.
  • Do not focus on just finishing up your syllabus. The focus should also be placed on devoting equal time to revision as well. Because just covering up the syllabus would not be beneficial if you are not able to retain the key information. 
  • Strive to attain optimization in your preparation so that you end up increasing your score. Focus on the sections having more weightage 
  • Practice previous year question papers along with sample tests to understand the pattern of the paper. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Test 

Mock tests are a vital part of the preparation strategy of millions of aspiring engineers. IIT Kharagpur has released the mock tests for Paper 1 and Paper 2 JEE Advanced 2021 on their official website. The mock tests are released to allow students to understand the exam pattern and prepare according to the released pattern. Students can easily access these mock tests with their login details and give the tests for free. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Mock tests- 

JEE Advanced Mock Test 1 Paper 1
JEE Advanced Mock Test 2 Paper 2

Question Papers

The JEE Advanced website also contains all the previous year question papers for students who wish to appear and ace the upcoming JEE Advanced 2021. Here is a link for the previous questions papers for the exam-

How to access JEE Advanced mock tests?

Registered candidates can easily access 2021 mock tests on the official website. JEE Advanced is a computer-based exam divided into two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. Here is a step-by-step process for giving the tests and creating a strong foundation for the 3rd July 2021 exam-

  • Visit the official website of JEE Advanced by clicking on this link-
  • Click on the link which says Mock tests on the right
  • The link will redirect and showcase two links -Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Click on either and fill in your details
  • Proceed to give the exam 

Important Details about the JEE Advanced Mock Tests-

The mock exam is for a duration of 3 hours and the candidates have to give the test in the stipulated time frame. The mock tests help candidates ascertain which section of the syllabus they are good at and which syllabus they need to prepare them for. The exam includes questions from subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Best Books for JEE Advanced

Here are the best books for JEE Advanced for all the subjects


Book Author
Concepts of Physics Vol I and II  H.C. Verma
IIT Physics  D.C. Pandey
Understanding Physics DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics I.E. Irodov
Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov
Understanding physics Freedman and Young


Organic Chemistry O. P. Tandon
Physical Chemistry O. P. Tandon
Organic Chemistry  Peter Sykes
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R. C. Mukherjee
Concise Inorganic Chemistry  J. D. Lee


Maths XI & XII  R.D. Sharma
Objective Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced and Other Engineering Entrance Examinations  R.D. Sharma
Calculus – Problems in Calculus of One Variable  I.A. Maron
Algebra- Higher Algebra  Hall and Knight
Advanced Problems in Mathematics for JEE (Main & Advanced) Vikas Gupta & Pankaj Joshi
Trigonometry & Geometry – Plane Trigonometry Part 1  S.L. Loney

JEE Advanced Result

The JEE Advanced 2021 result will be announced after the commencement of the exam in July. Let’s look at the JEE Advanced result for the previous academic year is out, toppers and the cut-off-

  • Total Candidates that appeared for JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2: 1,50,838
  • Total Number of Candidates that qualified: 43,204 
  • Scores of Topper Chiraj Falor: 352/396

JEE-Advanced Topper 2020

Name Common Rank List  College
Chirag Falor 1 IIT Bombay
Gangula Bhuvan Reddy 2 IIT Madras
Vaibhav Raj 3 IIT Delhi
R Muhender Raj 4 IIT Bombay
Keshav Aggarwal 5 IIT Delhi

Female Toppers

Name Common Rank List College
Niyatl Manish Mehta 62 IIT Bombay
Gutta Sindhuja 18  IIT Delhi
Aakritya Pandey  952 IIT Guwahati 
Shreeya Moghe  402 IIT Kanpur 
Anushka 177 IIT Kharagpur

JEE Advanced Cut-off

Rank List Minimum Marks in Each Subject  Maximum Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)   69 
OBC-NCL rank list  62
GEN-EWS rank list 62
SC rank list   3 34
ST rank list  3 34
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)  3 34
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list  3 34
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list   3 34
SC-PwD rank list   3 34
ST-PwD rank list  3 34
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists  0 10

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JEE Advanced Counselling

JEE Advanced Counselling is held after the results and cutoffs are released by all the IIT institutes. It is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). All qualified candidates have to register online for the counselling then fill out their choices and lock seats. After the process is over, seats are allotted based on rank and availability of seats. All selected candidates are given provisional admission and must complete the process by submitting relevant documents and form at the assigned centre.  

JEE Advanced Reservation

The reservation guidelines for 2021 will be released by IIT Kharagpur in the coming days. Every year, the conducting body releases a list of reserved seats for categories like GEN-EWS, SC, ST, OBC, PwD and Female category candidates.

In order to seek admission in reserved category seats, candidates must submit important documents and meet the set eligibility criteria for the specific category. Candidates must submit original documents and certificates to get admission, furnishing false documents will result in immediate cancellation. 

Category Percentage-wise Reservation Seats
(GEN-EWS) 10%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD 5% seats in each of OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats.

JEE Advanced- Female Reservation

In order to improve the gender balance in IIT institutions, IIT offers 20% reservations to female candidates who qualify for JEE Advanced and the seats are allotted based on the scores in JEE Advanced. The institute has created supernumerary (extra) seats for female candidates.

Reservation for DS Candidates

DS Candidates refers to Defence Service (DS) candidates who are children of paramilitary personnel who were killed or permanently disabled during the course of their military service. Two seats reserved for DS candidates in every institute and the candidates must be in the JEE Advanced Common Rank List to seek admission. 

Reservation for Foreign Candidates

IIT institutes offer admissions to foreign nationals as well. Supernumerary seats have been created in every course with a cap of 10% for foreign nationals. Foreign nationals are candidates who have completed their 10+12 in a foreign country and those candidates who are not citizens of India (by birth or naturalised).


In order to seek admission in reserved category seats, Candidates must submit relevant documents and meet the set eligibility criteria for the specific category. All documents are verified by the authorities and if any candidate submits false information or documents, his/her admission will be revoked and she/he will not be allowed to participate in the admission process. List of documents needed for admissions to reserved categories-

  • Class 10 Marksheet or Birth Certificate.
  • Class 12 Examination Results 
  • For GEN-EWS category candidates: GEN-EWS certificate issued on or after April 01 or declaration.
  • SC/ST category candidates: Original and attested photocopy of the SC/ST category certificate.
  • OBC-NCL category candidates: Original and one attested photocopy of the OBC-NCL category certificate issued by a suitable authority.
  • Candidates requiring the services of a scribe: Need to write a request letter to the chairman of the respective zonal IIT (FORM-SCRIBE)
  • DS category candidates: Defence Service Certificate issued by the authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi.

JEE Advanced Seats

The 2021 seat matrix and category-wise seat allocation will be released soon by IIT Kharagpur. Let’s look at the seat matrix for JEE Advanced 2021. IITs offer a total of 16053 seats to over 2.5 lakh candidates from all over India.

Category- Wise Distribution Number of IIT Seats
Open 6206
Open-PwD 328
General-EWS 1502
General-EWS-PwD 71
SC 2291
SC-PwD 116
ST 1152
ST-PwD 58
OBC 4126
OBC-PwD 203
Total Seats 16053

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Is JEE Advanced tough?

JEE Advanced is considered one of the toughest exams in India. It challenges the candidates’ in-depth understanding of the subjects like physics, maths and chemistry. It judges their understanding based on speed, accuracy and concept applicability.

Who is eligible for JEE Advanced?

Candidates who have qualified JEE Mains are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced. Candidates are given two attempts in two consecutive years to appear for the exam.

What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

JEE Main is conducted by NTA for admissions to various top engineering colleges like NITs, VIT, etc while JEE Advanced is for admissions to IITs in India. Candidates who wish to seek admission in IITs have to clear both the exams.

Which is the No 1 IIT in India?

IIT Madras is considered the best technical institute in India, followed by IIT Delhi.

How can I get JEE Advanced mock test?

You can get the JEE Advanced Mock tests for free online on their official website. Candidates just have to log in with their ID and password to solve the papers. You can also get free access to previous question papers on the official website.

Is there any provision to change the category in JEE Advanced 2021?

No, candidates cannot change their selected category after the form has been submitted.

Is there a sports quota at IITs?

No, there is no sports quota in any IIT institute.

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