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JEE (Advanced) Entrance Exam

About JEE (Advanced)2016 The JEE (Advanced)– will be conducted by Seven Zonal IITs (under the directives of the Joint Admission Board) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in all IITs. All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the year 2016 will have to appear in the JEE (Main) – 2016 Paper-1. Important Dates for JEE (Advanced) 2016
  1. Registration for JEE (Advanced): Not Declared
  2. Date of Examination: 22nd May 2016
  3. Results of JEE (Advanced): Not Declared

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016.
  1. Performance in JEE (Main) 2016: The candidate should be among the top 2,00,000 including all categories in JEE (Main) 2016. The percentage of the total number of candidates for various categories will be declared shortly.
  2. Age Limit: The candidate should have been born on or after 1st October, 1991 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after 1st October, 1986 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category. [Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.]
  3. Number of Attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too, in consecutive years
  4. Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 and wish to reappear in the same in 2016 will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2016. Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) exam in 2014 or earlier are NOT eligible.
  5. Earlier admission at IITs/ISM: The candidate should NOT have been admitted OR even accepted the seat by paying seat acceptance fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2015 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2016.
  6. Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination – Candidates must have taken at least five subjects i.e. (1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of the (subjects—Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical & Vocational Subjects), 5-Any other subject) in class 12th / qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Advanced) – 2016.

Exam Structure of JEE (Advanced) 2016

  1. Top 1.5 lakh candidates (including all categories) in the merit list of JEE (Main) Paper-1 will be eligible to write JEE (Advanced).
  2. The Offline Exam of JEE (Advanced) 2016 will be on Last week of May.
  3. The JEE (Advanced)-2016 will have two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & 2 of three hours.
  4. Each of the question papers will consist of three separate parts in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The question paper will be in either English or Hindi.
The JEE (Advanced) consists of two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & Paper-2. Each Paper consists of three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 3 separate sections i.e., Section-1, 2 & 3. Each paper contains total 60 questions consisting of 20 questions in each subject. The maximum marks are 264 comprising of 88 marks for each subject in Paper-1 and 240 marks comprising of 80 marks for each subject in Paper-2. Duration of each paper is 3 hours. In some Sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.

Reservation of Seats

Distribution of top 150000 candidates across various categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
  • Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL): 27% of seats in every course
  • Scheduled Caste (SC): 15% of seats in every course
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5% of seats in every course
  • Persons with Disability (PwD): 3% of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST
  • Defence Service (DS): Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute
  • Foreign Nationals: Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.

What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

There are several differences between JEE Main and Advanced. Some of the major ones include:
  • Every candidate clearing the eligibility criteria can appear for the JEE (Main). However, the JEE (Advanced) is an option only for the top 1.5 lakh JEE Main
  • Candidates are selected for admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad based on the All India Rank (AIR) achieved in JEE-Advanced. As of 2015 admissions, these candidates must also be in the top 20 percentile of their Boards in relevant categories.
  • The JEE Main can be appeared for only three times in a lifetime. The JEE Advanced can be attempted for a maximum of two times in consecutive years.


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