JEE Advanced all you need to know
JEE Advanced – All you need to know

Under guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB), one of the seven zonal IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) conduct the second phase of JEE – JEE Advanced. If a student seeks admissions in any one of the present 23 IITs, ISM (Dhanbad), and other leading institutes such as Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum TechnologyIndian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), then JEE Advanced is the final step which will take him/her to its destination but only after qualifying the JEE Mains exam and securing a minimum score in their 12th Board or any other qualifying exam depending on the category.


JEE Advanced – The gateway to IITs 

JEE Advanced is recognized as one of the toughest exam conducted nationwide. Admission rate in the IITs is very low, the current admission rate being 0.92%, calculated approximately according to the previous year data. Competition is further increased as Foreign Nationals are also allowed to take the exam from last year. The exam tests students, based on their logical, analytical and conceptual learning abilities. JEE Advanced exam is organized each year by one of the various IITs, on a round robin rotation pattern, here is a list of IITs who have conducted or will conduct it in previous and upcoming years respectively.

YearOrganizing Institute
2013IIT Delhi
2014IIT Kharagpur
2015IIT Bombay
2016IIT Guwhati
2017IIT Madras
2018IIT Kanpur
2019IIT Delhi

JEE Advanced have 2 papers which are mandatory for all candidates to qualify the exam. From this year onwards, it will solely be held as a computer-based test (CBT) in English language only.


Figures of applicants qualified for JEE Advanced in previous years

A substantial increment has been observed in the number of students taking up the JEE Advanced Exam. Recently, the number of qualified candidates who can take up the JEE Advanced Exam 2018 has increased from 2.20 lakhs to over 2.24 lakhs. According to the JEE Advanced 2017 Analysis, out of the 1.7 lakh registered candidates, 1.6 lakh appeared for the JEE-Advanced examination in 2017. Nearly 50,455 students qualified the Advance Exam.

Here is a graphic representation showing the number of candidates who qualified the JEE Mains exam to appear in JEE Advance.

JEE Advanced - No. of Students Qualified


What’s new in JEE Advanced 2018?

  • JEE Advanced 2018 will be completely online. The exam will now be computer-based, unlike the previous years when it was pen and paper-based.
  • The horizontal reservation for PwD candidates in each category for admission has been increased to 5% from 3%.
  • Additional seats will be created for female candidates to increase their presence from the existing 8% to 14%.
  • Category-wise distribution of candidates for seats has been changed for 2018.
  • An additional 4000 candidates will be able to sit for the JEE Advanced 2018 making the total number of candidates eligible to appear for the exam to 2,24,000.
  • The application fee of JEE Advanced 2018 has been increased for all categories.
  • A total of 5 exam centers must be chosen while filling the application form instead of the earlier three.
  • During the test, if candidates find any malfunctioning or any problem with the computer, then candidates will be allotted another system and care will be taken that the exam duration of 3 hours is given to them.
  • GST will not be applicable to the registration fee of JEE Advanced 2018.

Stephen A. Brennan once said, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

We hope that we have given a fair idea about what is JEE Advanced in this article so that you can curate your own vehicle of plan and act upon it to reach what you desire.

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