Students who were eligible to appear JEE Advanced in 2020 or 2021 to get another attempt

Joint Admissions Board (JAB) has released a notification for JEE Advanced 2022. As per the notification, candidates who had applied to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced in 2020 or in 2021 but not appear for the examination due to reasons associated with Covid, will be allowed to directly reappear in 2022.


As per the notification, “Candidates who appeared in class 12th (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2020 OR 2021 AND successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2021 but were absent in BOTH the papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2, of JEE (Advanced) 2021, are eligible to directly appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.” 

The official notice also mentioned that, “This one-time measure is applicable to ONLY those candidates for whom the appearance in JEE (Advanced) 2022 will be their first or second attempt and is not applicable to candidates who appeared for their class 12th exam for the first time before 2020. No candidate will be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced) more than two times.”

The students will have to successfully register for the JEE Advanced 2022 in the online registration portal and pay the registration fee.

As per the rules, the candidates who would be appearing in extra attempt will be considered in addition to top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main 2022 exam and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE Main 2022 for appearing in JEE Advanced 2022.

Meanwhile, JAB has also changed the syllabus for the 2023 batch. The new syllabus includes some chapters which were not earlier part of Advanced but were in Mains.