JEE Advanced entrance exam 2017- Dates, eligibility, syllabus, Pattern



JEE Advanced 2017 is the second stage of Joint entrance exam after JEE main for the admission in IITs. The seven zonal IITs conducts this exam. This year IIT Madras has been selected to conduct JEE Advanced. It is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests. The performance of students in this exam will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Dual Degree programs and Integrated Masters in all the IITs. Here is everything you need to know about the JEE Advanced 2017.

Overview of Jee Advanced Exam

 Exam name  JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced
 Commonly known as  JEE Advanced
 Exam type  National level exam
 Exam level  UG (Undergraduate)
 Exam mode  Offline
 Frequency  Once in a year
 Validity of score  One year
 Conducting Authority  7 zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)



Important Dates for Jee Advanced:

 Online Registration starts  April 28, 2017 (10 am onwards) Friday
 Last date to apply  May 2, 2017 (till 5 pm) Tuesday
 Registration with Late Fee  May 3 (Wednesday) to May 4, 2017 (Thursday)
 Admit Card (Download)  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (10 am) to Sunday, May 21, 2017 (9 am)
 Date of Exam  Paper I  May 21, 2017 (Sunday) 9 am to 12 pm

Paper 2  May 21, 2017 (Sunday) 2 pm to 5 pm

 Online Display of ORS and scanned responses  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (10 am) to Saturday, June 3, 2017 (5 pm)
 Publishing of answer keys online  June 4, 2017 (10 am) Sunday
 Feedback and comments from candidates on answer keys  June 4, 2017 (10 am) Sunday to June 6, 2017 (5 pm) Tuesday
 Result  June 11, 2017 (10 am)
 Online Registration for Architecture Aptitude Test   June 11, 2017 (10 am) to June 12, 2017 (5 pm)
 Date of Architecture Aptitude Test  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (9 am to 12 pm)
 Result of Architecture Aptitude Test   June 18, 2017 (Sunday)
 Seat Allotment   Monday, June 19 to Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Eligibility Criteria of Jee Advanced Exam

A candidate must fulfill certain eligibility criteria if he/she is to appear for the JEE  Advanced 2017 exam. The eligibility criteria include several aspects like age, marks and percentage in qualifying exam etc.

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main:

A candidate must appear and qualify in the JEE Main exam. Candidates must be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

The table shows the usual order which will be followed while choosing top 2,20,000 candidates in various categories.

Order Category N0.  of “Top” Candidates Total
1 OPEN 1,07,767 1,11,100
2 OPEN-PwD 3,333
3 OBC-NCL 57,618 59,400
4 NCL-OBC-PwD 1,782
5 SC 32,010 33,000
6 SC-PwD 990
7 ST 16,005 16,500
8 ST-PwD 495


Criterion 2 – Age limit:

A Candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1992.

SC, ST and PwD candidates are given 5 years relaxation. It means they should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts:

A student can attempt JEE Advanced exam a maximum of two times in consecutive years. It means that candidates who had already appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible in 2017.

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

Students who wish to appear for the exam should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from a recognized national or state for the first time in either 2016 or 2017.

However, students whose Class XII (or equivalent) exam results for the academic year 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 can also appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs:

A student should not have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program. The students whose admission at IITs was canceled are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Students who have been admitted to a preparatory course in IITs for the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Registration Fee:

For Exam centers in India

S.No. Category Registration Fee
1 Female candidates Rs. 1,200
2 SC, PWD, ST candidates Rs. 1,200
3 Other categories Rs. 2,400

Late fee– All candidates have to pay a late fee of Rs 500 along with the prescribed application fee if they apply after the last date.For Exam Centres outside India (SAARC countries)

For Exam Centres outside India (SAARC countries)

Category Application/Registration Fee
All candidates USD 135

Late fee – USD 80 along with the prescribed fee.

For Exam Centres outside India (Non-SAARC countries)

Category Application/Registration Fee
All candidates USD 270

Late fee – USD 80 along with the prescribed fee.

Exam Pattern of Jee Advanced Exam:

The pattern of questions and marking scheme keeps on changing slightly each year. However, the base remains same. Here is a hint of what you can expect in the exam.

JEE Advance exam will include two question papers i.e Paper 1 and Paper 2. It is compulsory to attempt both question papers. The duration of each exam will be 3 hours and both papers will be conducted on same day.

Each paper will have 3 separate sections i.e Physics, Chemistry and Maths. There will be Objective type questions ( Multiple choice and numerical answer type).

There is negative marking system for some questions. It means that a candidate will lose marks if their answer for a particular question is wrong.

TOTAL QUESTIONS – 120 (60 questions in each paper)

TYPE OF QUESTIONS – MCQ with single correct answer.

MCQ with multiple correct answers.

Numerical Answer type questions.

Match the following.

MARKING SCHEME –  +3 or +4 for each correct answer.

-1 for each incorrect answer.


MODE OF LANGUAGE – Hindi or English

Syllabus of Jee Advanced Exam:

JEE Advance 2017 exam syllabus will comprise of three main subjects i.e Physics, Chemistry and Maths. However, those candidates who wish study architecture courses offered by IITs will have to appear for AAT exam and they will have to study some extra syllabus.

In Chemistry, questions might come from Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.

Maths syllabus might include topics such as:

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Calculus
  • Vectors

In Physics students need to study topics like

  • General
  • Optics
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermal Physics
  • Modern Physics

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

  • Freehand drawing
  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
  • Three-dimensional perception
  • Geometrical Drawing
  • Architectural awareness

IIT JEE 2017 AAT ( Architecture Aptitude Test ):

This test is for those students who wish to study Architecture courses from the IITs. The duration of this exam will be 3 hours and will consist of only one paper. It will be conducted in English only.

Only those students who had given B.Arch program as one of their choices while filling their choices for the course online will be allowed to appear for this test.

No separate admit card is required for AAT. A candidate must bring their original JEE Advance admit card with them to the examination hall.

A candidate must score marks above the cut-off limit in order to pass this exam.

IMPORTANT NOTE – JEE Advance exam pattern changes every year. Therefore be sure that you don’t rely on above-mentioned pattern and syllabus alone. Make sure that you study all the topics in Physics, Chemistry and Maths well.

Courses Offered Through Jee Advanced Exam:

  •  Bachelor of Technology – B.Tech (4 years)
  •  Bachelor of Science – B.S.  (4 years)
  •  Bachelor of Pharmaceutics – B.Pharma (4 years)
  •  Bachelor of Architecture – B.Arch (5 years)
  •  Dual Degree Bachelor of Science and Master of Science – Dual Degree B.S.-M.S.  (5 years)
  •  Dual Degree Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology – Dual Degree B.Tech-M.Tech (5 years)
  •  Integrated Master of Technology – Integrated M.Tech (5 years)
  •  Integrated Dual Degree Master of Pharmaceutics – Integrated Dual Degree M.Pharma(5 years)
  • Integrated Master of Science – Integrated M.Sc.  (5 years)

Participating Institutes:

There will be 23 participating institutes (IITs including ISM Dhanbad) that will grant admissions to candidates at over 10,572 undergraduate engineering seats for the academic year 2017-18.

However, along with the 23 IITs, these institutes also offer admission for various B.Tech courses to candidates on the basis of their ranks achieved in the IIT JEE Advance examination.

  1. IISER – Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research: Mohali, Bhopal, Kolkata, Pune, Tirupati and  Thiruvananthapuram
  2. IIST – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
  3. RGIPT – Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli
  4.  IISc – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


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