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JEE Advanced 2018

Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced is the second phase of JEE exam which is conducted by IITs every year on a rotational basis. While JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted by IIT Madras, JEE Advanced 2018 is conducted by IIT Kanpur on 20th May 2018, Sunday. In September 2017, the IIT Joint Commission Board announced that from 2018 onwards, the JEE Advanced would be conducted online.

Till 2011, IIT used to conduct IIT JEE for admissions into various IITs across India and ISM Dhanbad. But in 2012, IIT JEE was replaced by JEE Advanced for admissions into the 23 IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Also, only students selected in JEE Mains Exam are eligible for JEE Advanced Exam.

Around 2,24,000 students from JEE Mains 2018 Exams will become eligible for JEE Advanced 2018. Some other institutes like Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research uses scores obtained in JEE Advanced Examination as the basis for admission.

Some Quick Facts about JEE Advanced 2018:

Exam NameJoint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced
Exam TypeNational
Exam CategoryUndergraduate (UG)
Conducting authorityIIT Kanpur
Number of candidates eligible to sit for JEE Advanced2,24,000
JEE Advanced selection processAdmission through JoSAA counseling on the basis of JEE Advanced Ranks
Mode of examCompletely Online

JEE Advanced 2018 New Changes Announced:

• JEE Advanced 2018 is conducted in online mode. Unlike the previous years when the exam was pen and paper-based,the exam will now be computer-based.
• The horizontal reservation has been increased to 5% from 3% for PwD candidates in each category for admission.
• To increase the presence of female candidates from the existing 8% to 14%, supernumerary seats are created for them.
• The total number of candidates eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced Exam 2018 increased up to 2,24,000 after adding 4000 candidates.
• Instead of three, a total of 5 exam centers must be chosen while filling the application form
• If candidates find any malfunctioning with the computer during the JEE Advanced test, then candidates will be allotted another system and care will be taken that the exam duration of 3 hours is given to them.
• The registration fee of JEE Advanced 2018 will not include GST.

JEE Advanced Important Dates:

The candidates are advised to go through the table below to find all the important dates provided by IIT Kanpur for JEE Advanced 2018 Examination.

Availability of Mock Test 1 (Announced)December 19, 2018
Availability of JEE Advanced Mock Test 2January 30, 2018
Application Form availabilityMay  2, 2018
Deadline of Application FormMay 7, 2018
Application Form deadline with late feeMay 8, 2018
Admit Card availabilityMay 14 to 20, 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 ExamMay 20, 2018 (Announced)


Paper 1 – 9 AM to 12 Noon

Paper 2 – 2 PM to 5 PM

(a) Online Display of ORS and scanned responses


(b) Request for Review of Scanned Responses

May 22 to25, 2018
Online display of Answer KeyMay 29, 2018
Feedback on Answer KeyMay 29 & 30, 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Result announcementJune 10, 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Architecture Aptitude Test Application beginsJune 10 &11, 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Architecture Aptitude TestJune 14, 2018
Result announcement of Architecture Aptitude TestJune 18, 2018
Seat AllotmentJune 19 to July 15, 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018:

While aspiring for JEE Advanced Exam, many students skip the crucial stage of checking whether they are eligible to take the JEE Advanced Exam or not. All Indian, as well as foreign candidates, are eligible to apply for the entrance exam, only if, they meet the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018.Eligibility conditions related to age, number of attempts, marks in qualifying examination, number of subjects in qualifying test, etc.are included in the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018. All candidates must carefully check JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria before filling the application, to get ample clarity whether they are eligible for the test.

JEE Advanced General Eligibility Criteria 2018:

• Candidates belonging from general Category must have been born on or after October 1, 1993, while candidates from ST/SC/PwD categories will get 5 years relaxation.
• Candidates can sit for JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
• Candidates aspiring for JEE Advanced 2018 must have cleared their 12th exam in either 2017 or 2018.
• Candidates who are already in IITs/ISM are not be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018.
• Candidates must qualify JEE Main and meet the required cutoff ranks set by the concerned authorities.

Category-Wise Distribution of Top 2,24,000 Candidates

OrderCategoryNumber of “Top” CandidatesTotal
2Open PwD5,656
4OBC-NCL PwD3,024
6SC PwD1680
8ST PwD840

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018:

Candidates must anticipate some changes in the JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern introduced by IIT Kanpur since the mode of the exam has been changed from offline to online. JEE Advanced Examination is a two-step process–Paper I and Paper II—both 3 hours each and mandatory to attempt. Candidates are advised to go through JEE Advanced Previous Year Papers beforehand to get a grip on the paper and the kind of questions asked in the exam. JEE Advanced require dedication, reasoning, hard work and intelligence. Apart from having concepts on the fingertips, candidates need to have an in-depth understanding of the three subjects.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Paper 1

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern for Paper 1 will consist of three sections—Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Given below are the paper 1 pattern for JEE Advanced 2018.

SubjectSectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum marks (Per question)Negative MarksTotal no. of Marks
Physics Chemistry Mathematics153-115

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Paper 2

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern for Paper 2 will be released by IIT Kanpur later. We will update it as soon as it is released.

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2018:

The syllabus for JEE Advanced 2018 is similar to the syllabus of JEE Mains 2018 and is mapped according to the NCERT curriculum. Candidates must go through the JEE Advanced Syllabus2018on a regular basis as it will help them to plan their JEE Advanced Preparation strategy accordingly. Candidates must take JEE Advanced Examination really seriously as it is considered as one of the world’s toughest examination. Apart from having concepts on the fingertips, candidates need to have an in-depth understanding of the three subjects.

Several prominent engineering institutes like IIT and ISM Dhanbad would grant admission to students on the basis of their JEE Advanced 2018 Score.Some other institutes like Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research uses scores obtained in JEE Advanced Examination as the basis for admission.

For an overview of JEE Advanced 2018 Syllabus, check out the table below:

  • Mechanics
  • General
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermal Physics
  • Optics
  • Modern Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Algebra
  • Integral Calculus
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Calculus
  • Vectors

 Related Links:

JEE Advanced 2018 Sample Paper

NCERT Solution Class 12 Maths

NCERT Solution Class 12 Physics

NCERT Solution Class 12 Chemistry

Class 12 Chemistry Notes

Class 12 Physics Notes

Class 12 Maths Formulas

NCERT Solution Class 9 Maths 

NCERT Solution Class 9 Science

NCERT Solution Class 10 Maths

NCERT Solution Class 10 Science