IIT-JEE Advanced is the second stage examination of JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) through which one can get into various IITs along with some CFTIs – Central Government funded technical institutions like IISc Bangalore and IISERs of the country. Only the candidates who clear JEE Main and secure rank under 2,20,000 are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.
Through JEE Advanced, IITs offer admissions to various undergraduate courses including Bachelor’s, Integrated Masters or Bachelor‐Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture, and Pharmaceutics. There are various courses offered at IITs, some courses such as B.Tech in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical are offered in all the institutes while other courses such as B.Tech in Biotechnology, Environment, BS Economics are restricted to few IITs. There are some new courses in Design and Aeronautics being introduced or supplemented in newer IITs such as IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Hyderabad. Also, the admission to various courses is based on the cutoff and number of seats available in an IIT which is different in different IITs. Around 10,572 undergraduate seats are filled every year through JEE Advanced.
i) Candidates must visit the website of various CFTIs for application date and eligibility criteria.
ii) National University of Singapore (NUS) accepts JEE Main/ Advanced score for bachelor’s program intake.
JEE Advanced is one of the toughest exams on the planet. In order to crack JEE Advanced, the student is required to have a clear understanding of the syllabus and a strategy to go through that syllabus in 2 years. The JEE Advanced exam paper questions are based on the XI-XII grade Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry syllabus. These simple concepts are mixed in one single question to make a multi-chapter/concept based question, thus making them a bit difficult to solve in the given time frame for students. These questions are solvable if a student is exposed to similar questions that require some algebraic/mathematical manipulation and practices a lot of questions over the span of two years.
The syllabus of JEE Advanced is pretty vast and lengthy. It includes all the chapters covered in XI and XII class Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics NCERT textbooks. Also, the IIT-JEE syllabus keeps on changing slightly every year with some addition or subtraction of topics. So aspirants must keep an eye on the previous years and present year syllabus for better planning and good preparation. You can find a detailed IIT-JEE Advanced syllabus here.
The examination pattern of JEE Advanced more or less remains the same, with slight formatting in the way the questions are asked. For instance, an extra column was introduced in the Matrix Match type question in JEE Advanced 2017 Paper. The pattern of questions that have been asked in the last 5 years includes MCQs with more than one correct answer or only one correct answer, Matrix Match, Single Integer Answer questions with no options.
The JEE Advanced exam consists of 2 papers conducted on a single day. Both the papers are available in two languages viz., Hindi and English. Both the papers include 3 sections with equal weightage.
S.No Subject Total Marks
1 Paper 1 & 2, 366 (183 in each paper)
2 Total marks in Physics 122 (61 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)
3 Total marks in Chemistry 122 (61 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)
4 Total marks in Mathematics 122 (61 each in Paper-1 and Paper-2)