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JEE Advanced 2020: IIT Admission Syllabus, Application Form, Eligibility

The JEE Advanced Exam is conducted by the different IITs on a rotational basis. Candidates seeking admission into IITs need to appear for the JEE Main followed by JEE Advanced. The JEE Advanced 2020 is the second phase of the examination meant for students wishing to pursue UG and integrated UG-PG course in Engineering offered by the IITs. It is mandatory for students to clear the JEE Main to be eligible for JEE Advanced.

The JEE Advanced Exam is one of the most prestigious engineering entrance exams in the country. Therefore, proper planning and hard work are required to crack this national level entrance exam. With the rising level of competition, candidates need to start preparing for the exam without further ado. For more details on the JEE Advanced 2020 Examination, students are encouraged to read further.

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Important exam dates for JEE Advanced 2020

Given below are the tentative dates for JEE Advanced 2020 Exam-

Schedule Dates (Tentative)
Registration for JEE Advanced 1st week of May 2020
Registration for Foreign Nationals 3rd week of April 2020
Last Date to Register 2nd week of May 2020
Admit Card Release 3rd week of May 2020
Exam Date 4th week of May 2020
Answer key Release Last week of May 2020
Last Date to Receive Feedback on Answer Keys Last week of May 2020
Result Announcement 2nd week of June 2020

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2020

  • Indian Citizens, PIO / OCI are eligible to apply. Only those candidates can apply who have cleared JEE Main 2020.
  • A candidate must have obtained minimum 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC / ST / PWD category) and whose rank lies within the category-wise top 20 percentile of qualified candidates in 10+2 or its equivalent exam.
  • The candidates must be born on or after 1st October 1995. SC / ST / PWD category candidates will get age relaxation of 5 years.

JEE Advanced 2020 Application Form

Candidates can register themselves for the JEE Advanced Exam through the official website. They need to upload the scanned copy of the photograph and signatures while filling the application form. The particulars in the form must be carefully entered. No correction window will be provided after the form is submitted successfully. Applicants also need to pay a requisite amount of registration/application fee. The applications received without the required fee will end up getting rejected by the authorities.

Application Fee

Category Registration Fee
Exam centres in India
Female candidates Rs. 1300/- + GST
SC/ST/PWD candidates Rs. 1300/- + GST
Others Rs. 2600/- + GST
Late Fee Rs. 500/-
Exam centres outside India
All candidates USD 160 + GST (SAARC Countries)
All candidates USD 300 + GST (Non-SAARC Countries)
Late Fee USD 80

Candidates can pay the registration fee via online mode (Debit card/ Credit card/Net Banking/E-Challan) or by using cash at SBI Branch.

Exam Pattern

Students should know the exam pattern of the JEE Advanced to get an idea of the exam. For quick reference, they can go through the pattern mentioned below-

  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT Based)
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours for each paper
  • Language: Hindi and English
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Type of Questions: MCQs and Numerical
  • of Papers: Two i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II
Parameters Section-I Section-II Section-III
Question Type One or more correct answer Numerical One correct answer
Number of Questions 6 8 N/A (2 paragraphs)
Full Marks +4 for correct answer +3 for correct answer +3 for correct answer
Partial Marks Case 1: +3 if all the options are correct but ONLY three options are chosen.

Case 2: +2 if three or more options are correct but ONLY two options are chosen, both of which are correct options.

Case 3: +1 if two or more options are correct but ONLY one option is chosen and it is a correct option.

Zero Marks For question not attempted For question not attempted For question not attempted
Negative Marking -2 for incorrect answer N/A -1 for incorrect answer
Maximum Marks 24 24 12


To fetch good marks in the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam, candidates should prepare for it as per the syllabus of class 11th and 12th prescribed by the CBSE and other state boards. Students can take a look at the syllabus mentioned below for their quick reference.


Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis, Kinematics in one and two dimensions, Linear and angular simple harmonic motions, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, electricity, Optics, Modern Physics etc.


  • Physical Chemistry: General Concepts, States of matters, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetic, Chemical equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Solid state, Solutions, Surface chemistry, Nuclear chemistry etc.
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Isolation & preparation and properties of non-metals, Transition elements, Preparation and properties of inorganic compounds, Metallurgy, Ores and Minerals etc.
  • Organic Chemistry: Basic concepts, Preparation & properties of Alkanes, alkenes & alkynes, Benzene, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Amino acids, Polymers etc.


Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytical geometry, Differential calculus, Integral calculus, Vectors.

Preparation Tips for JEE Advanced

Candidates wishing to appear for JEE Advanced should keep the following details in mind before starting their preparation –

  • Start with NCERTs and then move towards the reference books mentioned below.
  • Make a time table and stick to it no matter what.
  • Solve test series/mock test/previous year questions to improve your performance.
  • The topics studied during the day should be revised at the end of the day.
  • Don’t get distracted by mobile phones or social media.
  • Don’t learn any new concept at the last moment.
  • Consume healthy food and take proper sleep.

Recommended Books for IIT Admission 2020

Here are some of the notable helping books that will help the candidates succeed in the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam-

  • For Physics: NCERT Textbooks, Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker, Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov.
  • For Chemistry: NCERT Textbooks, Organic Chemistry – O. P. Tandon, Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes, Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan, Organic Chemistry – Morrison and Boyd, Physical Chemistry – O. P. Tandon.
  • For Mathematics: Maths by R.D. Sharma, Objective Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced by R.D. Sharma, Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney, Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight, Differential Calculus by A. Das Gupta, Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by Tata McGraw-Hill publications.

Admit Card

Students can download the admit card for JEE Advanced 2020 from the official website. The admit card will contain details such as venue, reporting time, exam time, and other details. Candidates must carry the admit card in the exam hall or else they won’t be allowed to take the exam. Apart from the admit card, students also need to bring a valid ID proof in the exam hall. In case of discrepancy in the admit card, students should immediately inform the chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020 of the respective zonal coordinating IIT.


The result of JEE Advanced 2020 can be checked from the official website i.e. Candidates need to click on the result link displayed on the page. They can access their JEE Advanced rank card by entering their registration no, DOB, mobile number, and email address. A category wise list (All India Rank) will be published on the website after the results are declared. Shortlisted candidates will be further called for counselling process.


Selected candidates will undergo the counselling conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Through the JoSAA, candidates can join any of the IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. The counselling schedule can be obtained from the official website. Candidates will be allotted a seat into any of the institutes mentioned on the basis of scores obtained in the exam, institute preferred, branch opted etc.  Candidates should keep regular tabs on the website for fresh updates regarding the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam.

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