Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced is conducted by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Only the top 2.2 lakh rank holders in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Candidates seeking admissions in bachelor’s programmes, integrated master’s programmes as well as dual degree programmes at the 19 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM) need to clear JEE Advanced.

According to recent reports, JEE Advanced 2017 will be organized and conducted by IIT Madras.  JEE Advanced 2016 was conducted by IIT Guwahati.

The exam will be held on May 21, 2017


JEE Advanced 2017 exam eligibility entails that candidates clear Paper-1 of JEE Main 2017.  The dates for the exam will be released soon.

Candidates who wish to take this exam have to fulfill certain criteria as fixed by JAB. Thus, the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2017 is as follows:


I – Performance in JEE Main 2017

Candidates who fall among the top 2,20,000 rankers in JEE Main 2017 across all categories are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Out of this number, the percentage of candidates eligible for admissions under different categories are as follows:

  • General category candidates (from the common merit list) – 50.5%
  • OBC-NCL candidates – 27%
  • SC candidates – 15%
  • ST candidates – 7.5%
  • Pwd candidates – Horizontal reservation of 3% in all the above categories



Number of Top Candidates


GEN 107,767 1,11,100
GEN – PwD 3,333
OBC (NCL) 57,618  59,400
OBC (NCL) – PwD 1,782
SC 32,010  33,000
SC – PwD 990
ST 16,005 16,500
ST – PwD 495


II – Age limit


Age limit for JEE Advanced for General or OBC-NCL category candidates states that aspirants will be eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they are born on or after October 1, 1992. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be born on or after October 1, 1986.


III – Number of attempts

The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced 2017 states that candidates would be able appear for this engineering entrance exam a maximum of two times in his/her lifetime. Here, candidates also require to ensure that they appear for this entrance exam in consecutive years. To explain this further, if a candidate wants to appear for JEE Advanced then this attempt should either be his/her first attempt and if not so, then this should be his/her second consecutive attempt.


IV – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination


Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam in 2016 or 2017. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.


The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced also lists that candidates who have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent examination in 2016 and thereafter want to re-appear for the same examination in 2017 for any reason – whether it is for improvement of score/marks or if they have failed in one or more subjects, then in such a scenario, candidates have to re-appear in all the subjects (of their Class XII or equivalent examination) in 2017.


Also, candidates who attempted their Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2015 or earlier will not meet the exam eligibility criteria. But, those candidates whose Class XII or equivalent exam Board results for the academic year 2014-2015 were declared after June 2015 would be eligible to appear for the exam.


V – Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

JEE Advanced 2017 eligibility criteria mentions that a candidate can only appear for the exam if he/she had not taken admission earlier at any of the 19 IITs and ISM, this critreion also holds true even if the candidate took admission and did not continue with their admission in the programme on offer at any of the 19 IITs and ISM.

Candidate are disqualified from appearing for the exam if it is brought to notice that they in the past had paid the admission fee for any course at IITs or ISM through JEE Advanced.

Another eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced on the basis of which a candidate’s application can be rejected is if their admission was cancelled by the board/institute earlier.

However, candidates are eligible to appear for it if they have been granted admission in any of the preparatory courses on offer (at any of the IITs) in 2016.


Reservation of Seats

As per the JEE Advanced 2017 information brochure, “Candidates who are not citizens of India at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017 (by birth or naturalised) are treated as foreign nationals”. It is further shared that, “Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary. However, not all Institutes may have supernumerary seats. The availability of supernumerary seats was announced at the time of seat allocation”.

Candidates who are Indian nationals will be offered admissions based on seats reserved for the category under which they fall. This reservation of seats was done in accordance with the rules as mentioned by the Government of India.




Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) Candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of backward classes which are mentioned in the central list of OBCs as on June 1, 2017 are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2017 under this quota.


Note:  Candidates who belong to the creamy layer of OBC are not eligible for this reservation and such candidates are treated as belonging to the general (GEN) category.


Check OBC central list here.


of seats in every course

Scheduled Caste (SC) Candidates belonging to those castes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.


Check SC central list here.

15% of seats in every course
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates belonging to those tribes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.


Check ST central list here.

7.5% of seats in every course
Persons with Disability (PwD) Reservation would be given to candidates who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability which can be visual, locomotor or dyslexic. Also, Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this type of reservation. 3% of seats in every category


As per the information brochure, “Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to GEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall not be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories. The reservation for PwD candidates was horizontal and hence, unfilled seats were allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories, i.e, unfilled SC-PwD seats were allotted to candidates belonging to the Sc category and so on”.

Foreign nationals are not given an option to apply for admissions under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD reservation category.

Candidates should note here that, once they select a category at the time of JEE Advanced registration, then they will not be given an option to make any changes in their category selection field in the registration form.



JEE Advanced notification states that candidates have to apply for this engineering entrance exam online through the official website of JEE Advanced 2017.

Candidates can register for JEE Advanced 2017 even if they did not opt to give the examination while registering for JEE Main 2017.

JEE Advanced application cannot be withdrawn after the registration process had been completed by the candidate.

Documents Required

JEE Advanced 2017 registration requires candidates to submit a list of certificates and documents which are mentioned below:

All Candidates

  • A recent colour photograph of the candidates taken in the last six months showing their full frontal face view such that the head is centered in the frame. The candidate’s head should cover 70%-80% of the photograph and should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate.
  • Birth certificate or Class X certificate if it mentions the date of birth.
  • Class XII or equivalent examination certificate, is mandatory for candidates who appeared for the examination in 2016.
  • Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature.
  • Scanned copy of left-hand thumb impression.
  • If the candidate’s name is not same to that mentioned in his/her Class X certificate then the candidate are required to include gazette notification showing the change of name.

OBC-NCL category

Candidates who apply for the exam under the OBC-NCL category have to enclose a copy of their OBC-NCL certificate (FORM EC2) issued to them on or after June 1, 2017 with the JEE Advanced registration form.

SC Category

Candidates who have to apply for the exam under the SC category need to enclose a copy of their Caste certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form of JEE Advanced 2017.

ST Category

Candidates who have applied for the exam under the ST category have to enclose a copy of their Tribe certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form.

PwD category

Candidates who have applied for the exam under this quota have to enclose a copy of their Disability certificate (FORM EC3) issued by a district medical board /competent authority to them on or after June 1, 2016 with the registration form.

Defense Services Category

Candidates who applied for the exam admissions under this category have to enclose a copy of the certificate (FORM EC4) issued to them by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.


Admit Card

After the registration process for JEE Advanced gets over, candidates can download their JEE Advanced admit card from official online registration portal of this engineering entrance examination.

The admit card for JEE Advance includes the candidate’s details such as their:

  • Name
  • Roll number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Date of birth
  • Correspondence address
  • Category
  • Language of entrance exam question paper they had selected in the registration form

At the time of JEE Advanced registration, candidates can select from a list of exam centres and the address of the examination centre. The same was displayed in their admit card.

The exam conducting board will notify candidates to carefully examine all the information printed on their admit card and in case of any discrepancy in the same, candidates will be advised to contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2017 of the respective zonal IIT where they reside.

Eligible candidates will be asked to produce a copy of their downloaded admit card at the time of examination. The original JEE Advanced admit card must be retained by the candidates till all the admission formalities of the exam are not completed.

Admission Process

The admission notification states that the candidates will be shortlisted for admissions in bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programmes on offer at the 19 IITs and ISM on the basis of their performance in the entrance  examination. It is further shared that, “The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs and ISM”.

The IIT Council in the year 2016 introduced a few changes in JEE Advanced admission criteria. The primary change here included that in order to be eligible for admissions at the IITs and ISM, candidates had to fulfill any one of the below mentioned two criteria:

  • The candidate should fall within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  • The candidate should have secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Pattern: Eligible candidates have to appear for two entrance examinations. These examinations are referred to as Paper-1 and Paper-2. While, Paper-1 for this entrance exam is conducted from 9 am to 12 pm, Paper-2 will be held on the same day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper-1 and Paper-2 of this entrance exam comprises of three separate sections wherein questions are asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates are awarded negative marking on incorrectly answering some questions in the exam.

JEE Advanced exam pattern:

  • Question paper is divided into different sections.
  • Each section will have questions from different subjects.
  • Objective type (multiple choice) questions.
  • Numerical answer type questions will be designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.


To get an insight into topics which one have to prepare to fare well in this entrance exam, view JEE Advanced 2017 syllabus.

Question paper is in either English or Hindi as per the option selected by candidates at the time of registering for the exam.

It can be a little overwhelming to go through the complete syllabus for this engineering entrance exam and so to understand which topics to study and which to avoid, go through exam analysis for JEE Advanced 2016 by experts.

Optical Response Sheet

Candidates who appear for the exam have to keep in mind that the answer sheet for JEE Advanced 2017 is in the form of an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) which is a machine-readable ORS. Other things which candidates have to keep in mind about JEE Advanced ORS is that:

  • It is two-page long, each page of the ORS answer sheet has the same lay-out.
  • The ORS’s first page is machine readable. But, the ORS is designed such that it leaves impressions of the candidate’s responses on the second page.
  • Candidates should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS under any circumstance.
  • Mark all the answers on the first page of the ORS.
  • Use black ball point pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Encircle the correct answer such that the impression is prominently made on the second page of the ORS.

Candidates should strictly adhere to the instructions as well as rules and regulations mentioned on the question paper regarding the darkening of bubbles. Also, the second page of the ORS will be given to candidates at the end of JEE Advanced 2017 Paper-1 and Paper-2 by the invigilator.


Exam Centers :

JEE Advanced 2017 test centers:

IIT Bombay Zone
State City/Town Code
Goa Panaji 101
Gujarat Ahmedabad 102
Bhavnagar 113
Rajkot 103
Surat 104
Vadodara 105
Bhuj 114
Maharashtra Mumbai 106
Nagpur 107
Nashik 117
Navi Mumbai 108
Pune 109
Aurangabad 115
Kolhapur 116
Rajasthan Ajmer 110
Jaipur 111
Jodhpur 112
Barmer 118
Bhilwara 119
Pali 120
Tonk 121
IIT Delhi Zone
State City/Town Code
Delhi Delhi (East) 201
Delhi (West) 202
Delhi (North) 203
Delhi (South) 204
Delhi (Central) 205
Haryana Faridabad 206
Gurugram 207
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu 208
Madhya Pradesh Indore 209
Rajasthan Sikar 210
Udaipur 211
Alwar 214
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 212
Mathura 213
IIT Guwahati Zone
State/ Country City/Town Code
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 301
Assam Guwahati 302
Jorhat 303
Silchar 304
Bihar Gaya 305
Katihar 306
Muzaffarpur 307
Patna 308
Manipur Imphal 309
Meghalaya Shillong 310
West Bengal Siliguri 311
IIT Kanpur Zone
State City/Town Code
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 401
Gwalior 402
Jabalpur 403
Uttarakhand Haldwani 404
Uttar Pradesh Agra 405
Allahabad 406
Gorakhpur 407
Jhansi 408
Kanpur 409
Lucknow 410
IIT Kharagpur Zone
State City/Town Code
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair 501
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam 502
Chattisgarh Bhilai 503
Bilaspur 504
Raipur 505
Jharkhand Bokaro 506
Dhanbad 507
Jamshedpur 508
Ranchi 509
Orissa Bhubaneswar 510
Rourkela 511
Sikkim Gangtok 512
Tripura Agartala 513
West Bengal Durgapur 514
Kharagpur 515
Kolkata (North) 516
Kolkata (Salt Lake) 517
Kolkata (South) 518
Malda 519
Krishnagar 520
IIT Madras Zone
State City/Town Code
Andhra Pradesh Nellore 601
Vijayawada 602
Tirupati 613
 Telangana Hyderabad 603
Warangal 604
Mahabubnagar 616
Karnataka Bangalore 605
Mangalore 606
Mysuru 614
Kerala Kochi 607
Kozhikode 608
Thiruvananthapuram 609
Puducherry Puducherry 610
Tamil Nadu Chennai 611
Madurai 612
Coimbatore 615
IIT Roorkee Zone
State City/Town Code
Chandigarh Chandigarh 701
Haryana Ambala 702
Kurukshetra 703
Panipat 704
Rohtak 705
Sonipat 722
Himachal Pradesh Palampur 706
Shimla 707
Punjab Amritsar 708
Bathinda 709
Jalandhar 710
Ludhiana 711
Patiala 712
Uttarakhand Dehradun 713
Haridwar 714
Roorkee 715
Uttar Pradesh Bareilly 716
Gautam Budh Nagar(Noida) 717
Ghaziabad 718
Meerut 719
Moradabad 720
Varanasi 721



JEE Advanced 2017 will also be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.


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