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JEE Advanced -
JEE Advanced
Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.2400 | SC / ST - Rs.1200
Important Dates
Registration Date
Apr 29, 2016
Admit Card Date
May 11, 2016
Test Date
May 22, 2016
Result Date
Jun 12, 2016

How to Prepare for JEE Advanced 2016

Preparation Strategy -

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.


JEE Advanced 2016 Important Instructions

  • Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card and their original photo identity card for the examination. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed to write the examination. The candidates will be given the original admit cards upon identity verification during the examination.

  • The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear in the examination. However, the authorities at their discretion may provisionally permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.

  • Impersonation in the examination is a serious offense and will lead to disqualification of the candidate from JEE (Advanced).

  • Only BLACK ball point pens, pencils, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.

  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPad, tabs, digital watches 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.

  • Candidates should not wear items containing metals such as rings, bracelet, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.

  • Candidates must report to the examination centers well in advance.

  • Candidates arriving after commencement of the examination in each paper (09:00 IST for

    Paper 1 and 14:00 IST for Paper 2) will not be allowed.

  • Candidates are required to be present in the examination hall for the entire duration of each paper. They CANNOT leave the examination hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and before 17:00 IST for Paper 2.

  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory. Therefore, the ORS of ONLY those candidates who have appeared in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be evaluated/graded.


JEE Advanced FAQ

1) Can you give some brief idea regarding JEE Advanced?

It’s a nice question! Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India level common engineering entrance test which is organized by Central Board of Secondary Education in its two parts namely JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates can appear for JEE Advanced only if they qualify the JEE Main exam. JEE Advanced enables aspirants to get admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and Indian School of Mines Dhanbad.

2) How many attempts candidates have for appearing in JEE Advanced exam?

Candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

3) What is my login id to apply for JEE (Advanced) ?

Your login is your JEE (Main) roll number. The password is same as that used for JEE(MAIN).

4) Do I need to enter my mobile number in the application form for JEE (Advanced) ?

Yes, you need to have at least one valid mobile number in the application form.

5) How many mobile numbers I can give in the application form for JEE (Advanced)?

You can give up to two mobile numbers.

6) In which step I can upload my certificates in the application form for JEE (Advanced) ?

In the Step 2, you upload your certificates.

7) In which step I can pay the registration fee in the application form for JEE (Advanced) ?

In step 3, you are required to pay the fee.

8) Can I use credit card to pay the registration fee for JEE (Advanced) ?

The registration fee payment is through net banking, debit cards and SBI challan only. No credit card payment is permitted.

9) Is it advisable to fill in the registration form for JEE (Advanced) on the last date?

The confirmation from the banks comes only once in a day! So earlier submission of your application is recommended.

10) Up to which step can I pay the registration fee without late fee for registering for JEE (Advanced) ?

If you complete your step 2 by 2nd May , then you can pay the normal fee. But if you complete the step 2 on 3rd or 4th May, then you have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500.

11) During JEE (Main) registration I have declared my category wrongly. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced) registration?

No. Category declared during JEE (Main) registration cannot be changed.

12) I have Class XII pass certificate and the marks statement as a separate document. Which document should I upload during the JEE (Advanced) registration?

Upload the Class XII marks statement.

13) How can I get reservation benefit under OBC(NCL) category in JEE (Advanced) ?

If 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.

14) I have OBC-NCL certificate issued in the format specified by a state government. Can I upload this certificate to avail myself of OBC-NCL benefits?

No. The certificate should be in the format specified by the central government as per the prescribed format and the caste should be in the central list of OBCs.

15) I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) registration. But I do not belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL). Can I register for JEE (Advanced) ?

Yes, you can register by declaring that you do not belong to OBC(NCL) provided if your JEE (Main) score is above the general category cut-off. If your JEE (Main) score is below the general category cut-off you are not eligible for JEE (Advanced).

16) What are the basic eligibility criteria in order to appear for JEE Advanced ?

Candidates are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced if and only if they qualify the JEE Main. However, if you’d like to explore all related information of JEE Advanced eligibility criteria.

17) I have taken admission in one of the IITs for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) ?

Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017 subject to fulfilling other eligibility criteria.

18) Who is NOT eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) or joining IITs-ISM?

The candidate should NOT have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted admission by paying admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are NOT eligible. A candidate who has NOT qualified in JEE (Main) will NOT be considered for JEE (Advanced) irrespective of whether the candidate had qualified in JEE (Main) or JEE (Main) .

19) I got admission in NIT in 2016? Am I eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017?

Yes, candidates who got admission in any NITs in 2016 can appear in JEE Advanced 2017 if they fulfill all other criteria.

20) PIO and OCI card holders are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2017 or not?

Yes, as per the rules of JEE Advanced 2017 all foreign nationals are eligible to appear for the exam.

21) Are PIO and OCI card holders eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 without writing JEE (MAIN)?

No. This option is available to foreign candidates only (please refer to the information brochure for foreign candidates).

22) Will the question paper be bilingual (both in Hindi and English) ?

No. You will get the question papers in only one language (English or Hindi).

23) I appeared in class 12th exam in the year 2015. Am I eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2017?

No, candidates who appeared in class 12th exam in the year 2016 or appearing in 2017 are only eligible to apply.

24) I have appeared in Class XII examination in 2017. Will I be able to register for JEE (Advanced) 2017 without uploading Class XII certificate?

Yes. The candidates who appeared in Class XII examination in 2017 do not have to upload any document with respect to Class XII Examination.

25) Will the question paper be bilingual (both in Hindi and English) ?

No. You will get the question papers in only one language (English or Hindi).

26) Is JEE Advanced question paper available in Hindi?

Yes, JEE Advanced question paper is available in two languages i.e. English and Hindi. Candidates can choose one of the language modes as per their choice.

27) During examination can I modify my answers bubbled on ORS?

No. Since the bubbling on ORS is done using only black ball point pen, candidates cannot modify the answers once bubbled.

28) When should I reach my examination center to appear in JEE (Advanced) ?

Try to reach your examination center well in advance. It is best to familiarize yourself with the venue a day before to avoid the unnecessary stress on the day of the exam.

29) Am I required to provide finger prints to appear in JEE (Advanced)?

Yes, an important part of the pre-exam procedure is taking a fingerprint of your index finger. Remember the same fingerprint is used when you come for the seat acceptance after qualifying in the examination.

30) What care I need to take for providing finger prints to appear in JEE (Advanced) ?

This is best done if your hands are clean and you have not used any oil/ cream.

31) My score in the 10+2 board of my state (Telangana) is 88.7% while the cut-off for the 20 percentile was 92%. To appear for the JEE (Advanced), do I need to re-appear for the 10+2 boards ?

  • It is not mandatory to re-appear for the Class XII examination .
  • If you do not reappear for the Class XII exam in any of the subjects, you can use the marks scored in the Class XII exam to satisfy the 20 percentile or 75% (or 70%) criterion.
  • Note that you will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) only if you wrote the Class XII examination for the first time in all the subjects . You are NOT eligible if you appeared for the Class XII examination.
  • Also note that for the purpose of 20 percentile cut-off and 75% (70%) aggregate marks criterion, marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and a fifth subject [subject (other than these four) in which the candidate has scored the highest marks] will be used.

32) What is the format of JEE Advanced exam? Or Can you tell me about the new IIT JEE paper pattern?

  • 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 be Hindi or English. Candidates choose the language while registering for the exam.

33) I appeared for IIT JEE but could not clear it. I did not attempt the exam last year. Can I sit for it this year?

No. One can only attempt JEE Advanced twice, in two consecutive years.

34) I am staying and studying in a foreign country. If I qualify for JEE Advanced otherwise, will the diploma or certificate I obtain from my board be accepted?

When you are applying for JEE, you will need to upload a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) stating that your diploma or certificate is equivalent to the 10+2 system of Indian Boards. Then, it will be accepted as valid by the exam authorities.

35) If I am absent in one of the papers, will my result be declared ?

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.

36) If the top 20 percentile is considered, then is it jointly for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, or is it separate?

While calculating the cut-off marks for 20 percentile criterion, marks scored by all the successful candidates from the Board which conducted the Class XII examination will be used - does not matter whether the candidates are from Telangana or Andhra Pradesh.

37) What if, despite all our efforts, we are unable to get the declaration of the cutoff marks for Top 20 percentile of our boards? How will we be judged in that case?

In case an education board which is duly recognized fails to provide the cutoff scores of To 20 percentile for its successful candidates, CBSE’s cutoff score for Top 20 Percentile for the corresponding year will be used as the standard. Eligibility of a candidate to sit for the JEE Advanced exam will then be judged on the basis that he or she has more marks than the Top 20 percentile cutoff marks for CBSE for their category or not.

38) I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) 2017 registration. I do not have a valid NCL certification. Can I upload a certificate issued prior to 01-April ?

No. A valid OBC-NCL certificate as per the prescribed format issued on or after 1st April should be uploaded for getting the benefits of OBC-NCL category.

39) If I do not submit the OBC(NCL) certificate by 5th June, can I submit it at the time of Reporting?

No, since your declared result is also based on the category. Therefore, if you do not submit the certificate by 5th June , your result will be based on general category.

40) I have accepted a seat through JoSAA 2016. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) ?

If you have accepted seat in IITs then you are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced).

41) I have OBC-NCL certificate issued in the format specified by a state government. Can I upload this certificate to avail myself of OBC-NCL benefits?

No. The certificate should be in the format specified by the central government as per the prescribed format and the caste should be in the central list of OBCs.

42) I am a defense service (DS) personnel. Can my child get a seat under DS category?

Not all defense service personnel' children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defense/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations.

43) Is there any dress code to appear in JEE (Advanced) ?

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.

44) Do I need to pay any fee at the time of seat acceptance?

YES. At   the   time   of   seat   acceptance, you have to remit (by E-challan mode of payment at State Bank of India, any brach) seat acceptance fee.  This fee amount is Indian rupees Rs. 45,000  (Rupees Forty five thousand only) for  GEN, OBC-NCL or Foreign candidates and Indian rupees Rs. 20,000 (Rupees Twenty thousand only) for SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD candidates. This seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the admission fee of the admitting institute. If you do not pay seat acceptance fee, the seat allotted to you will be cancelled. Proof in the form of ORIGINAL E-challan counterfoil stamped by bank (SBI any branch) need to be produced at the Reporting Centre (RC) at the time of seat acceptance.