List of FAQ’s

JEE Advanced, like IIT JEE, is conducted only in the pen-and-paper or offline mode.
It has two separate papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both have objective-type and multiple-choice questions and has three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Duration of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is three hours. The language of the question paper with either is Hindi or English. Candidates can choose the language while registering for the exam.

Do not wear unnecessary things such as rings, chains, bangles, ear-rings or a modern watch. A simple analogue watch is permitted so that you can have the estimate of time.
Yes, an important part of the pre-exam procedure is taking a fingerprint of your index finger.
Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

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. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

AGE - Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.

ATTEMPTS  - A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

Class XII Eligibility - A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2016 or 2017.

However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination results for the academic year 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

EARLIER ADMISSION IN IIT - 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) 2017.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
Your parents’ income falls under NON-CREAMY LAYER (NCL) of the other backwards classes (OBC), then you are eligible for the OBC (NCL) quota. If you do not fall under NCL, then do not tick the OBC(NCL) button
Yes. GE and OBC candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1992; and SC, ST, and PwD category candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1987, to sit for JEE Advanced exam, which is the entrance exam for undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.
You will be considered absent from the examination and will be disqualified to receive the result. It is compulsory for you to appear in both the papers
Candidates will get only one question paper - either English question paper or Hindi question paper but not both. / आवेदक को सिर्फ एक प्रश्न पत्र मिलेगा - हिंदी में या अंग्रेजी में।
Candidates will get only one question paper - either English question paper or Hindi question paper but not both. / आवेदक को सिर्फ एक प्रश्न पत्र मिलेगा - हिंदी में या अंग्रेजी में।
A candidate can write IIT JEE for a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Papers appearing

Pen & Paper based exam

Computer-based examinations
Paper -1 (B.E./B.Tech)

 

General/OBC

(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)

General/OBC

(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)

JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or 
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only

1000

500

500

250

Both 
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and 
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)

1800

900

1300

650

  • In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit cards, the candidate will need to pay an additional processing charge as following
    Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
    Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs. 2000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than Rs. 2000
  • Application fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances.


What documents will one need to upload during the online application process of the JEE Advanced exam?

At the time of registration, you will need to upload the following documents:

    • Class X mark sheet with Date of Birth on it. In case, it is not mentioned in it, you will need to upload your DoB certificate instead;
    • Class XII mark sheet (for students who appeared for the exam in 2017);
    • Caste, Category and/ or PwD certificate, as applicable. Make sure that they are in prescribed format (which are available in the Information Brochure of the exam as well as can be downloaded from the official exam website);
    • Scribe form (for blind candidates only) in the prescribed format.
      Candidates are advised to keep scanned copies of these documents ready before beginning their application submission process.

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