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JEE Advanced 2021 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur had released notification for JEE Advanced 2021. The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2021 [JEE Advanced 2020 will be conducted on July 3, 2021 completely in online mode for admission to Bachelor's, Integrated Master's and Dual Degree Programs offered by 23 IITs.

Read on for more details such as eligibility criteria, application process, fees, exam pattern, etc for JEE Advanced 2021 from the page below.

  • Jan 07, 2021 06:20 PM: JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates who could not appear in the IInd stage of the exam can sit for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam directly - Education Minister
  • Jan 07, 2021 06:15 PM: The minimum marks eligibility criteria, i.e 75% eligibility condition has been scrapped - Education Minister.
  • Jan 07, 2021 06:10 PM: JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur, said the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank".
  • Jan 07, 2021 06:05 PM: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced that JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on 03rd July. This gives more time for the candidates to prepare for the exam.
  • Jan 07, 2021 06:00 PM: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressing the nation live where he will announce the JEE Advanced 2021 admission schedule and admission process for various IITs! Stay tuned for more updates
  • Jan 07, 2021 09:20 AM: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will confirm the JEE Advanced 2021 exam date, eligibility criteria and other details at 6:00 PM today.
  • Jan 04, 2021 12:55 PM: JEE Advanced 2021 exam date will be confirmed by the HRD Minister on January 07, 2021.
  • Jan 04, 2021, 11:45 AM: As the CBSE 12th board exams end on June 10, 2021, JEE Advanced 2021 is likely to be conducted in July.
  • Dec 21, 2020, 10:00 AM: JEE Advanced 2021 is likely to take place in the second week of June.
  • Dec 03, 2020, 10:40 AM: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokriyal will interact with students on December 10, 2020, through his Twitter handle. An official notification on JEE Main 2021 can be expected on this date based on which JEE Advanced 2021 schedule will be confirmed.


JEE Advanced 2021

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is the organizing institute of JEE (Advanced) 2021
  • IIT Kharagpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2021 completely in online mode on July 3, 2021
  • JEE Advanced 2021 to be conducted under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).JEE Advanced 2021 Important Dates


Check out the Important Entrance Exam Notifications 2021


Also see : IIT Kharagpur likely to change Exam Dates of JEE Advanced 2021


JEE Advanced 2021 Important Dates

  • Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2020 - May 2021
  • Last date for fee payment of registered candidates - May 2021
  • Admit Card available for downloading - June 2021
  • JEE Advanced (Paper 1 & Paper 2 - July 3, 2021
  • Copy of candidate response to be sent to the candidates - July 2021
  • Online display of answer keys - July 2021
  • Feedback and Comments on answer keys from the candidates - July 2021
  • Online display of final answer keys and result declaration at - July 2021
  • Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test - July 2021
  • Architecture Aptitude Test - July 2021
  • Declaration of results of AAT - July 2021

Academic Programs offered under JEE Advanced 2021

  • Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, or Architecture.
  • Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum. In a few of the IITs, students enrolled into the 4-year Bachelor’s Program have the option to convert to B. Tech (Honors) and/or B. Tech. with Minors


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

Participating Institutes

  • At present, there are twenty-three (23) IITs located in the country:
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi IIT (BHU);
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi [IITD), New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad  (IIT ISM)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kgp) 
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IITPKD)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IITP)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IITRPR)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IITTP)


JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates, including foreign nationals, must fulfill the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2020

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2020

  • Candidates should be among the top 2,50000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2021
  • The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates

Criterion 2 - Age Limit:

  • Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996.
  • Five years of relaxation is given to SC, ST, and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991.

Criterion 3 - Number of Attempts

  • A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years

Criterion 4 -  Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) Exam

  • A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2019 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
  • In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2018-19 before June 2019 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.

Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs

  • A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021
  • Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2020 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
  • The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2020 but (i) did not report at any reporting center OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat canceled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021
  • Students who could not take JEE Advanced 2020 due to Covid-19 will also be allowed to directly appear in the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Such students will not have to qualify n JEE Main 2021 Exam again.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4

Eligibility criteria for foreign candidates can be Check at:


Reservation of Seats for JEE Advanced 2021

As per the rules of the Govt of India, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

General Category belonging to Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)

10% of seats in every course

Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)

27% of seats in every course.

Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Persons with Disability (PwD)

5 % of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC NCL, SC/ST

  • The benefit of OBC (NCL), SC and ST reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list of corresponding states published by Govt. of India
  • Candidates (belonging to OBC (NCL), SC/ST, and PwD) who will be eligible to write JEE Advanced must upload the soft (scanned) copy of their certificate during the online registration
  • SC/ST Candidates: For candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5 seats, respectively, are reserved in every program in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories will be declared qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion
  • OBC (NCL) Candidates: For candidates belonging to OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), 27% of the seats are reserved in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. For the purpose of reservation of seats in JEE Advanced, candidates will be considered as OBC only in he/she belongs to the non-creamy layer of this category
  • Persons with Disability (PwD): In each institute, 5% of seats in every category are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD); for any type of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and / or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment
  • Candidates who are Persons with Disability will be required to submit the original certificate issued by a district medical board/competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of admission
  • Preferential Allotment of Seats: Defence Service (DS) category candidates are children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations; two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute for DS category candidates
  • To avail of this preferential allotment, a DS category candidate must be in the Common Merit List of JEE (Advanced) 2021


JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

  • The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2021 will be conducted by the IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2021.
  • The JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination will be conducted only in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • The examination consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both the papers are compulsory.
  • The questions papers will be printed separately in English and Hindi. Candidates have to specify their choice of question paper language at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced 2021
  • Each of the question papers will consist of three separate parts in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Negative marks may be awarded for incorrect answers for some of the questions. Details of the marking scheme will be provided in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of examination.


Schedule for JEE Advanced 2021

Session/ paper

Date of Examination


Session 1 [Paper-I]

3rd July 2021

09.00 to 12.00 IST

Session 2 [Paper-II]

14.00 to 17.00 IST


IIT JEE Advanced Exam Centres 2021

  • JEE (Advanced) 2021 will be held in selected cities and towns in India. Candidates have to compulsorily choose six cities/towns from a zone of their choice at the time of online registration.
  • The examination centres are separated into seven IITs zones namely IIT Bombay Zone, IIT Delhi Zone, IIT Guwahati Zone, IIT Kanpur Zone, IIT Kharagpur Zone, IIT Madras Zone and IIT Roorkee Zone


Check out the Latest Admission Notification 2021


JEE Advanced 2021 Application form

  • Candidates can register for JEE Advanced 2021 through online mode only at
  • During registration, candidates have to upload their scanned images in a given format
  • No corrections will be allowed after form submission
  • Steps to Fill Online Application

    The procedure consists of three steps.

    • Step 1 - After login, provide the basic data and the choices of the cities for the examination
    • Step 2 - Upload the scanned copies of all requisite documents [See
    • Step 3 - Pay registration fee


    Registration fee

    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India

    Indian Nationals

    • Female Candidates (all categories) - INR 1500
    • SC ST, PwD Candidates - INR 1500

    Foreign Nationals

    • Candidates from SAARC Countries - USD 75
    • Candidates from Non-SAARC countries - USD 150

    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Foreign countries

    Indian Nationals

    • All Indian Nationals - USD 75

    Foreign Nationals

    • Candidates from SAARC Countries - USD 75
    • Candidates from Non-SAARC countries - USD 150


    For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer to the official website of JEE Advanced 2021 -



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