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University Data Specialist | Updated On - Jan 10, 2022

JEE Advanced 2021 counselling process has been started from 16 October 2021. JEE Advanced 2021 Result has been released on 15 October 2021JEE Advanced 2021 Final Answer Key has been released along with the result. After the JEE Advanced Result, JoSAA will release the cut off.

During registration, students who did not upload a valid category certificate, can upload a self-declaration instead of the same, and upload the valid certificate at the time of reporting during JoSAA.

As per student’s request, 75% eligibility criteria have been waived off for JEE Advanced 2021. Aspirants only required to qualify their class 12th to fulfill JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria. Candidates who were not able to appear for JEE Advanced 2020, can directly apply for JEE Advanced 2021, with certain eligibility rules.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Dates

IIT Kharagpur announced the revised schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 on 27 August. Candidates must keep track of the schedule so that they won’t miss out on any important events of the exam. Given below are the various JEE Advanced 2021 exam dates:-

Events Dates
JEE Advanced 2021 Registration Starts 15 September 2021
JEE Advanced Application Form Last Date 21 September 2021(Extended)
Last Date of Fee Payment 22 September 2021 (Extended)
Availability of JEE Advanced Admit Card 25 September 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date 3rd October 2021
Announcement of JEE Advanced Answer Keys 15 October 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Results 15 October 2021
Architecture Aptitude Test Date 18 October 2021
Architecture Aptitude Test Results 22 October 2021
JEE Advanced Counselling Resgistration 16 October 2021
JEE Advanced Registration and Choice Filling Last Date 25 October 2021

Scheduled Time of examination for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Date: October 03, 2021 (Sunday)
Paper 1 09:00 – 12:00 IST
Paper 2 14:30 – 17:30 IST

JEE Advanced 2021 Highlights

Exam Name JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced
Conducting Authority IIT Kharagpur
Exam Mode Online
Examination Language Hindi & English
Official Website jeeadv.ac.in
Registration Fee Female/ SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates – INR 1400 All Other Candidates – INR 2800
Exam Time Paper 1: 9 am – 12 noon (IST)
Paper 2: 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm (IST)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
JEE Advanced Result 15 October 2021
JEE Advanced Cut off A month after the Exam date

JEE Advanced 2021 Counselling Procedure

JEE Advanced 2021 Counselling schedule has been released. It will be carried out by the JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority). This will be done for admission of students into ISM Dhanbad and all the IITs. The steps for the JEE Advanced counselling session are as follows-

  1. Registration – Students need to register on the official site of JEE Advanced jeeadv.ac.in with their – registration number, roll number, date of birth and password.
  2. Online selection of course – Select the institute, branch and course of your choice by logging in with your own credentials and then lock these choices and keep a printout of the same.
  3. Seat allotment- Seats will be made available based on age, nationality and the disability extent of the candidate.
  4. Allocation of Seats – This is done on the basis of the seat matrix list provided by the participating colleges. Details are available on the JoSAA website. In case of any difficulties., students can get in touch at – jeehelpline@admin.iiitd.ac.in

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper Analysis

JEE Advanced was conducted in two shifts. Paper 1 was held from 9 AM to 12 PM and Paper 2 was held from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. JEE Advanced paper analysis is based on the student’s and expert’s first reaction. The overall exam was easy to moderate.

Difficulty Level of Mathematics Moderate Easy to Moderate
Difficulty Level of Physics Difficult to Moderate Difficult
Difficulty Level of Chemistry Easy to Moderate Moderate

JEE Advanced Result 2021

The JEE Advanced Result will be announced on the JEE Advanced official website on the date which will be notified by IIT Kharagpur. JEE Advanced Result will be available in the form of a scorecard. This can be used to check out the All India Rank (AIR) and category wise AIR of the students. Students can log in using the following to check their JEE Advanced Result:

  • JEE Advanced Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID

JEE Advanced Result – Tiebreaker Policy

When two or more candidates score the same aggregate marks in JEE Advanced Result then the following solutions are used to resolve the situation.

  • At first, the candidate with higher positive ranks will be given a higher rank.
  • After that, the candidate with greater marks in Mathematics will be given a higher rank.
  • Subsequently, the candidate with greater marks in Physics will be given a higher rank.
  • Finally, if the tie situation still continues, then it will be resolved by assigning the same ranks to the candidates.

JEE Advanced 2021 Toppers’ List

Given below is the list of top 10 candidates of JEE Advanced 2021. These toppers have also provided their JEE Preparation Tips to help you sustain exam pressure-

2050447 1 Mridul Agarwal
2009263 2 Dhananjay Raman
2011386 3 Anant Lunia
6115012 4 Ramaswamy Santhosh Reddy
6103113 5 Polu Lakshmi Sai Lokesh Reddy
1004015 6 Soni Naman Nirmal
1071755 7 Kartik Sreekumar Nair
7002127 8 Chaitanya Aggarwal
2063168 9 Arnav Aditya Singh
6045193 10 Modulla Hrushikesh Reddy

JEE Advanced 2021 Rank List 

After the announcement of JEE Advanced Result, JEE Advanced Rank List is announced. Only those students who are able to score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and in the aggregate will make it to the JEE Advanced AIR list.

  • The scores of both the papers will be considered.
  • There will not be any waiting list for the JEE Advanced AIR.

The minimum percentage of marks prescribed for inclusion in the JEE Advanced Rank List 2020 is as follows –

Common rank list (CRL) 4.50% 15.75%
OBC-NCL rank list 2.50% 8.75%
GEN-EWS rank list 2.50% 8.75%
SC rank list 2.50% 8.75%
ST rank list 2.50% 8.75%
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD) 2.50% 8.75%
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 2.50% 8.75%
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list 2.50% 8.75%
SC-PwD rank list 2.50% 8.75%
ST-PwD rank list 0.75% 2.625%

JEE Advanced Cut Off 2021 (Qualifying)

Cut-off marks means the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify in JEE Advanced and to become eligible for the counselling. JEE Advanced cut off will be released after the result announcement. This will vary from institute to institute and on the category of the candidate.

Common rank list (CRL) 6 63
OBC-NCL rank list 5 56
GEN-EWS rank list 5 56
SC rank list 3 31
ST rank list 3 31
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD) 3 31
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 3 31
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list 3 31
SC-PwD rank list 3 31
ST-PwD rank list 3 31
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists 0 9

Candidates must clear the JEE Advanced Cut Off marks to become eligible–

Subject  JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks – Paper 1 JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks – Paper 2 Total
Physics 62 62 124
Chemistry 62 62 124
Mathematics 62 62 124
Total 186 186 372

JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card

The JEE Advanced Admit Card will be available for download on the online portal – jeeadv.ac.in. The process for downloading it is as follows–

  1. Visit the JEE Advanced 2021 official website, jeeadv.ac.in.
  2. Click on the option for the candidate portal. This is where candidates will find their admit card.
  3. Enter the requested details like Registration Number, Password, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Phone number.
  4. You will now find the option to download your JEE Advanced admit card. Download the card and get a hard copy of it.
  5. The candidates are required to retain their JEE Advanced admit card safe for future use.

The candidates must carry this JEE Advanced Admit Card to the exam center and also their photo ID proof as without these, they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Details Mentioned in the Admit Card of JEE Advanced

Name of the Candidate Parent’s Name/ Guardian’s Name
Roll Number Photograph of the Candidate
Signature of the Candidate Gender of the Candidate
Date of Birth Aadhar Number
Candidate’s PwD status Category
Language of the Question Paper Examination Schedule
Exam day Guidelines/ Location of the exam center
Exam Center Code IIT Zone
Examination Schedule

JEE Advanced 2021: Overview

  • It has been decided that the candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 but could not appear for the exam due to COVID-19 related issues will be given a chance to directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021. There are around 8000-9000 such candidates.
  • In addition to such candidates, the top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main 2021 are eligible for the JEE Advanced.
  • As per the data, there are 13,853 vacant seats across the 23 IITs and the IISc Bangalore. Hence, only those who qualify in JEE Advanced can get these seats.
  • In addition, the JAB (Joint Admission Board) formed by all the participating IITs will have the final say on all matters related to JEE Advanced.
  • Finally, the IITs conduct Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) after the completion of the JEE Advanced examination. IIT Kharagpur is one of the IITs which offers the B. Arch course.

Changes in JEE Advanced 2021

The organizing institute has announced a few changes in JEE Advanced 2021. They are listed below:

  • First, the reservation of seats for female candidates will be set by each IIT themselves. Additionally, admission on these reserved seats will be supernumerary.
  • Candidates who qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 but could not appear for the same due to COVID-19 restrictions will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • The minimum 75% requirement in Class XII has also been waived off for 2021.
  • Similar to last year, each candidate could select 8 cities for the JEE Advanced exam instead of 3.

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Process has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Check below all the important JEE Advanced 2021 dates, processes and other crucial information.

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are several criteria based on which the exam authorities determine the JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria has been given in the JEE Advanced 2021 brochure. Accordingly, fulfilment of each of these is mandatory for the candidates. We can get an idea of them from the following – Rank in JEE Main Paper – Top 2,50,000 All India Rank (AIR) holders in JEE Main 2021 in Paper 1 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 (including the ones from the reserved categories). Although, the total number of candidates can be greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000 candidates (Criterion 1)

Order Category Top Candidates
1. OPEN 96187
2. OPEN – PwD 5063
3. GEN – EWS 23750
4. GEN – EWS – PwD 1250
5. OBC – NCL 64125
6. OBC – NCL – PwD 3375
7. SC 35625
8. SC – PwD 1875
9. ST 17812
10. ST – PwD 938
  • Age Limit – There is an age limit criteria imposed on students taking JEE Advanced unlike JEE Main. Hence, a candidate will be eligible for taking JEE Advanced if he or she is born on or after October 1, 1996. However, SC, ST and PwD candidates get a 5-year relaxation.
  • Number of Attempts – Candidates can only attempt JEE Advanced two times in two consecutive years. This means, the attempt limit is 2 for everyone.
  • Qualifying Examination – The compulsory subjects in class 12 for a candidate applying for JEE Advanced are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Secondly, only those who appeared in 2020 or are appearing in 2021 for class 12th are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced. But, students who appeared in the exams in 2019 but declaration of results was after June 2019, get an exception.
  • Former Admission to an IIT – If you were previously admitted to an IIT, you cannot appear for JEE Advanced 2021.

Other Important Criteria for JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility

  • Those candidates who took class XII exams in 2019, but the board declared the result before June 2019, and whose result was withheld is not eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • However, a candidate who had previously been admitted to any IIT course or whose admission was cancelled by IIT, are not eligible for JEE Advanced. But, those who had joined any preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2020, are eligible to apply.
  • Earlier, to be eligible to give JEE Advanced, candidates must have scored at least 75% marks in the class XII exam /must be in the top 20 percentile of candidates in all categories. But as per updated 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates with passing certificates in Class 12th are also eligible, irrespective of their aggregate percentage. However, the official JEE Advanced 2021 criteria will soon be announced.
  • Meanwhile, in the case of those who have appeared twice in the Class XII exams in 2020 and 2021, the higher of their scores will be considered for JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form

The online JEE Advanced 2021 Application Forms will be released after the final results of the JEE Main 2021 are announced. The exam schedule has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and delay in JEE Main 2021 April and May session. Final dates for the release of JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form will be notified soon. The following are the important, online registration steps –

Step 1 – JEE Advanced Application Form 2021 and Registration Process

  1. Visit the JEE Advanced 2021 official website, jeeadv.ac.in. 
  2. Login, using your JEE Main 2021 roll number, and date of birth.
  3. Second, choose a new password for JEE Advanced 2021 registration and fill in all their required, personal + academic information.
  4. After that, fill in details such as – the number of attempts taken by them, exam center, the language of exam, category, and whether they require a scribe.

Step 2 – Upload Documents

Passport size photographs and signature will be auto populated from the previous applications, that is, JEE Main 2021 application for the candidates qualifying JEE Main 2021 and JEE Main 2020 application for candidates qualifying JEE Main 2020. However, the following documents are required for all candidates irrespective of them qualifying JEE Main 2020 or 2021. All these documents are required to be uploaded in PDF format.

Certificate to be uploaded Remarks Permitted file size
Class-X Certificate/Birth Certificate Required for all candidates 50 – 300 KB
Class-XII (or equivalent) Certificate Required only for those who have passed in the years 2020 and 2019 (only in cases where the examination Board of Class XII declares results for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019. 50 – 300 KB
Category Certificate Required only for SC /ST /OBC-NCL candidates 50 – 300 KB
An additional category Certificate (Optional) Required only for SC/ST/OBC candidates 50 – 300 KB
PwD Certificate Only for those who have opted for PwD as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
Scribe Request Letter Only for those who have opted PwD as “Yes” and Scribe Request Letter as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
DS Certificate Only for those who have opted DS as “Yes” 50 – 300 KB
OCI Card / PIO Card For those whose nationality is OCI or PIO 50 – 300 KB

JEE Main 2020 Qualified Candidates: Additional Requirements

Candidates who qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 and successfully registered for the same but were absent from both Paper 1 and 2 will be given a one time opportunity to directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021. They will be required to register for JEE Advanced 2021 by uploading all the required documents. They will also be required to enter the Unique Reference Code that can be obtained from the official website- jeeadv.ac.in. Candidates who have also appeared for JEE Main 2021 will be required to enter their JEE Main 2021 application number along with JEE Main 2020 application number.

Step 3 – JEE Advanced Application Form 2021 Fees

This is the step where the candidates need to pay the JEE Advanced registration fee. This is explained in detail through the following tables. For Examination Centers in India:

Category Fees
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCI) INR 1400
Female Candidates (all categories) INR 1400
SC/ST/PwD Candidates INR 1400
All Other Candidates INR 2800

For Examination Centers outside India:

Categories Fees
Indian Nationals (Including PIO/OCI) USD 75
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 75
Candidates from non-SAARC Countries USD 150

Scribe Service in JEE Advanced 2021

Only PwD candidates who are visually impaired, or severely dyslexic, or have lost the function of their upper limbs, or who have lost fingers or hands, may use a scribe for giving JEE Advanced 2021 exam.

How can one avail the services of a scribe?

A PwD candidate is required to choose the option for a scribe, at the time of JEE Advanced online registration. The format in which the candidate must request the Chairman of JEE Advanced for a scribe is given in Annexure-II: CERTIFICATE FORMATS. This request letter must be completed and uploaded along with a copy of the candidate’s PwD certificate, at the time of online registration.

Will the JEE Advanced conducting authority provide a scribe?

Yes. The Zonal coordinating IITs will arrange for a panel of scribes, in consultation with the Presiding Officer of the JEE Advanced examination center. The panel will be formed of class XI Science students who have Mathematics as a subject. The candidate can meet this panel, one day before the scheduled day for JEE Advanced and choose a scribe from this panel. However, he is not allowed to bring his/her own scribe.

JEE Advanced 2021 Reservation

There is provision of JEE Advanced 2021 reservation for candidates belonging to the – SC /ST /OBC-NCL /PwD / Defence Personnel categories, for this exam. The break-up of the reservation is as follows –

  • In each of these categories, there is a 5% horizontal reservation for PwD candidates.
  • There is also a 10% reservation for foreign nationals for each course.
  • Foreign nationals are not categorized into – OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Centres

There are JEE Advanced 2021 exam centres spread across 161 towns and cities in 2021. There are a total of 631 centres throughout the country. It has been decided that JEE Advanced 2021 will not be conducted at any of the foreign centres.

  • The candidates can select the exam centers at the time of registration.
  • Candidates must choose 8 preferred cities for JEE Advanced and there is no scope for accommodation of any requests for change in the centre.
  • The authority tries to allot the centers for JEE Advanced from among the candidate’s preferences only but a different exam center in the same zone might be allotted under exceptional circumstances.
  • The admit card will have details of the reporting time and instructions to follow during the JEE Advanced exam.
  • Each candidate should report to the JEE Advanced exam centre, well in advance.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Zones

JEE Advanced will be held across the 16 cities at –

  • IIT-Bombay Zone
  • IIT-Guwahati Zone
  • IIT-Kanpur Zone
  • IIT-Kharagpur Zone
  • IIT-Madras Zone
  • IIT-Roorkee Zone
  • IIT-Delhi Zone

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

Highlights of the JEE Advanced exam pattern 2021 are given below:

  • The JEE Advanced exam will be composed of two papers – I and II. Each will be 3 hours in duration.
  • It is compulsory to appear for both papers.
  • Questions will be set in both English and Hindi.
  • Each question paper in JEE Advanced will have separate sections for questions on – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • There will be 3 kinds of questions asked in JEE Advanced – Multiple Choice Questions, Numerical Aptitude Type and Match the cases.
  • The details on the marking system will be mentioned in the “Instructions to Candidates”, during the exam.
  • There isn’t a definite pattern for the exam papers in JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper 1 Pattern

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern is tabulated in brief below.

Pattern Section-1 Section-2 Section-3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single-digit integer A single option is correct
No. of Questions 7 5 6
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 28 15 18

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper 2 Pattern

JEE Advanced Pattern Section-1 Section-2 Section-3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single correct option Single correct option
Number of Questions 7 7 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 -1 No negative marking
Total Marks 28 21 12

JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus 

The JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus has been released by the Exam authority, conducting the examination this year. The syllabus can be derived from the class XI and XII, NCERT textbooks. It is tabulated below for your reference.

Subject Topics
Physics Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics.
Chemistry Gaseous and liquid states, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetics, Chemical equilibrium¸ Electrochemistry¸ Chemical kinetics, Solid-state, Solutions, Surface Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Transition elements, Ores and minerals¸ Extractive metallurgy, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes & alkynes, Reactions of benzene, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides.
Mathematics Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Vectors.
AAT Freehand drawing, Geometrical drawing, Three-dimensional perception, Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, Architectural awareness.

The level of difficulty of the JEE Advanced 2021 is greater than that of the JEE Main as it is the second phase of the dual-stage, JEE exam. It is a test of how strong the candidates are in their fundamental concepts of the subject and how they apply this knowledge.

Preparation Books for JEE Advanced 2021

Along with the NCERT books, students must use the following preparation books to make their preparation more solid and efficient.

Sl. No. Book Name Author
A. Physics
1. Concept of Physics (Part 1 & Part 2) H C Verma
2. IIT JEE Physics D C Pandey
3. Problems in General Physics I E Irodov
B. Chemistry
1. Organic Chemistry Morrison Boyd
2. Organic Chemistry O P Tandon
3. Inorganic Chemistry O P Tandon
4. Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
C. Mathematics
1. IIT Mathematics M L Khanna
2. Differential Calculus A Das Gupta
3 Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
4. Class XI and XII RD Sharma

JEE Advanced 2021 Sample Papers

JEE Advanced 2021 Sample papers, practice papers and mock tests is quite an effective way of preparing for the examination. This will not help you understand the exam pattern, the type of questions, marking schemes but also imbibes confidence and helps you track your progress. Direct link to JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Tests As JEE Advanced is similar to JEE Main, JEE Main Sample papers can also be used to practice the questions.

JEE Advanced 2021 Online Mock Tests

IIT Kharagpur will release the JEE Advanced 2021 Mock Test in online mode. Candidates can understand the pattern and difficulty level of the exam, trace their progress and increase their productivity level by taking these mock tests. The test will be available for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 soon. Candidates can access the mock test using their login credentials. Steps to access the Mock Test are as follows:

  • First, click on the JEE Advanced mock test link which will be present on the official website. The link will be redirected to a new page.
  • Then, click on “Sign in” and the instructions for taking the test will appear. Select your preferred language.
  • After that, click on “Next” and read the instructions carefully.
  • Another page for important instructions will show up, you can proceed for the JEE Advanced mock test now.

JEE Advanced Exam Day Guidelines

  • The candidates’ identity will be verified by the invigilators as well as IIT representatives at the JEE Advanced centre.
  • Failure to present the documents will prohibit the student from entering the exam hall.
  • Also, impersonation or use of unfair means will lead to disqualification of the candidate. There is a possibility that legal actions might be taken against the candidate.
  • Things that are allowed in the JEE Advanced examination hall are – pens, pencils, drinking water in transparent bottles, Admit card and Photo Identity card.
  • All the candidates must wear masks and carry hand sanitizer.
  • All the candidates must follow social distancing protocols.
  • Also, things that are not allowed inside the JEE Advanced examination hall are – Any electronic devices namely, mobile phones, smartphones, calculators, iPods, tabs, digital watches, USB drives, etc, abacus, slide rule, logbooks, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.
  • Moreover, candidates are advised not to wear any rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.
  • Most importantly, candidates must reach the examination centre well in advance and carry out all the formalities mentioned in the admit card hassle-free. Examination centres will open from 7:30 IST.
  • Subsequently, candidates arriving at the JEE Advanced examination centre after commencement of the examination in each paper (09:00 IST for Paper 1 and 14:30 IST for Paper 2) will not be allowed to take the JEE Advanced examination under any circumstances.
  • Meanwhile, candidates cannot leave the JEE Advanced examination hall at any time in between the examination. They cannot leave the exam hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and 17:30 IST for Paper 2.

Documents to be carried at the Exam Centers

There are certain documents that the students are required to carry to the JEE Advanced exam centers. These documents are absolutely mandatory and under no circumstances will the student be allowed to enter the examination hall without it.

  1. JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card.
  2. A photo identity proof (Original).

Performance in Class XII Boards for JEE Advanced 2021 

The minimum 75% criteria or the top 20 percentile rule has been scrapped for JEE Advanced 2021. Candidates are just required to pass Class 12th or equivalent from Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

Examinations Considered Equivalent To Class XII for JEE Advanced 2021

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Note – Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the AIU to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination. In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

The B.Arch course is offered only by IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi. Those who wish to take up this course must clear the AAT entrance examination and for that, one must clear the JEE Advanced exam first.

  • The cut-off marks for AAT is determined by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Also, the AAT 2021 schedule will be announced soon.
  • Results for AAT will be declared at the http://www.jeeadv.ac.in/ portal after the exam is conducted.
  • AAT does not have a system of ranking or separate category-wise cut-off marks.

Architecture Aptitude Test – Key Features

  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • The question paper is available only in English medium.
  • No separate admit card will be issued for AAT. Candidates will bring the original JEE Advanced 2021 Admit card only.
  • Students must bring their own drawing tools like these will not be provided to them.

Architecture Aptitude Test – Syllabus

The syllabus for Architecture Aptitude test is as follows

Particulars Details
Freehand Drawing A simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts on an appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.
Geometrical Drawing Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.
Three-dimensional perception Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
Imagination and Aesthetic sensitivity Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity checks through innovative uncommon tests with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.
Architectural Awareness General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

JEE Advanced 2021 Participating IITs and Seat Matrix

The allocation of seats in the IITs is under the ambit of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

Serial No. Institute Total Seats
1 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar 350
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 929
3 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi 150
4 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 851
5 Indian Institute of Technology Indore 260
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1341
7 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 285
8 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur 180
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 827
10 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 838
11 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 180
12 Indian Institute of Technology Patna 225
13 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 975
14 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 912
15 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar 260
16 Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 1090
17 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 645
18 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai 120
19 Indian Institute of Technology Goa 90
20 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad 120
21 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati 120
22 Indian Institute of Technology Jammu 120
23 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad 120
Total = 23 Total Seats 10988

Based on the performance of the candidates in JEE Advanced, admission takes place to the following undergraduate courses offered by the IITs. Although, it is important to note that each IIT does not offer the same courses as the others. They all offer different courses.

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – 4 years
  • B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) – 5 years
  • Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) – 5 years
  • Dual Degree Bachelor of Science (B.S. + M.S.) – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Tech. – 5 years
  • Integrated M.Sc. – 5 years

Zonal Statistics of JEE Advanced 2021

The statistics for JEE Advanced 2021 will be updated as soon as the application process ends. Till then, students can check the JEE Advanced 2020 statistics:

Zone No. of students who have applied No. of students who haven’t applied (vacant seats)
Paper 1 Paper 2
IIT Bombay 27004 26205
IIT Delhi 31066 30838
IIT Guwahati 11372 11166
IIT Kanpur 19745 19598
IIT Kharagpur 18161 17823
IIT Madras 36169 35605
IIT Roorkee 13979 13855

Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced Exam

Exam authorities conduct the JEE exam in two phases – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. So now, let’s understand the difference between the two–

Factors JEE Main JEE Advanced
Nature Precursor of JEE Advanced Successor of JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA) Zonal Coordinating IITs under the supervision of Joint Admission Board
Number of Attempts 3 Successive Years 2 Successive Years
Exam Pattern NTA formulates the exam pattern No specific exam pattern


Ques. JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted by which IIT?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur will be conducting JEE Advanced 2021 on 3 October 2021.

Ques. Is it True that who missed JEE Advanced 2020 can appear for JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. Yes, Candidates who missed JEE Advanced 2020 due to covid reasons can directly apply for JEE Advanced 2021.

Ques. Do i appear for Both JEE Advanced exam?

Ans. To qualify for JEE Advanced 2021, candidates need to appear for both exams Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Ques. I passed my class 12th in 2018, can i apply for JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. No, Candidates who have qualified class 12th in 2020 or are appearing in 2021 can apply for JEE Advanced 2021.

Ques. I am 25 years old can i apply for JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. No, To fulfil the JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria candidates must born on or after 1st October 1997.

Ques. Do i need to apply separately for JEE Advanced?

Ans. Yes, JEE Advanced Registration process started on 15 September 2021. Top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

Ques. Who will qualify for JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. Top 2.5 lakh students giving JEE Main will qualify for JEE Advanced 2021.

Ques. What will be the difficulty level of JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. There is no specific criteria for determining the difficulty level of JEE Advanced 2021. The paper can be easier or tougher than JEE Advanced 2020

Ques: I am an OBC-NCL candidate and my caste is mentioned only in the state list of OBCs but not in the central list of OBCs at www.ncbc.nic.in. Am I eligible for reservation?

Ans: No. In order to get this benefit, the concerned OBC caste name should be mentioned in the current updated central list of OBCs at the NCBC website.

Ques: What is the Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) criteria for availing benefits of reservation under OBC NCL category?

Ans: The criteria shall be as laid down, under the latest notifications of the Government of India, for the same.

Ques. Why does JEE Advanced Pattern change every year?

Ans. The papers are set by expert IIT professors from a team formed by all the IITs. The pattern changes each year, in order to judge who the most meritorious candidates are.

Ques. What are the things that I can carry in the JEE Advanced 2021 examination hall?

Ans. Things that are allowed in the JEE Advanced examination hall are – pens, pencils, drinking water in transparent bottles, Admit card and Photo Identity card.

Ques. What are the things that are prohibited from JEE Advanced examination hall?

Ans. Things that are not allowed inside the JEE Advanced examination hall are – Any electronic devices namely, mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPads, tabs, digital watches, USB drives, etc, abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.

Ques. What are the important documents that a candidate needs to carry to the JEE Advanced Examination hall?

Ans. There are certain documents that the students are required to carry to the JEE Advanced examination centers. These documents are absolutely mandatory and under no circumstances will the student be allowed to enter the examination hall without it.

  1. JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card.
  2. A photo identity proof (Original).

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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