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Latest Updates about the JEE (Advanced) 2017 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Registration Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Reservation of Seats

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JEE (Advanced) or Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is the second stage of the JEE exams. Candidates who qualify in the first stage of the JEE (Mains) progresses to the 2nd stage of the examination i.e. JEE (Advanced). The Joint admission board facilitates IIT in organizing and conducting this national level exam for its various engineering programmes. This is one of the most popular national level examination, for which nearly 11 lakhs students appear every year for the JEE (Mains) exam. Out of this huge trail of candidates only 1.5 lakhs qualify or progresses to the second stage of the JEE (Advanced). By clearing this 2nd stage of the exam, students get admission into the B.Tech, Integrated M.Tech, or B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree in Engineering, Science, Architecture and Pharmaceuticals branches of the various colleges of the IIT’s. The IIT Madras is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the JEE (Advanced) 2017, Exam.

Read this article further to know about the details of the exam’s –

Eligibility for IIT JEE Advanced Exam

In order to qualify for the JEE (Advanced) 2017, Exam, candidate should have qualified the JEE 2017(Mains) Exam. Besides this some other criteria needs to be fulfilled by the candidates are as follows-

  • The candidate should be among the top performers of the 2,20,000 of total numbers of candidates who have applied for the JEE Mains exam for the year.
  • The maximum number of attempts that a candidate is eligible to make is only two, that too for the consecutive years in counting. For JEE (Advanced) 2017, Exam candidates who have appeared in 2015 or earlier are not eligible to take up this exam. Their attempts will be considered as expired. However, if their result of 12th class were announced after the month of June, then they are eligible to appear in the exam. Candidates who have appeared in the 2016 exams are eligible to exercise their one more attempt in the 2017 exams.
  • The candidates of general category should be born on or after 1st Oct. 1992. Considering the 5 years of age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category, candidate should be born on or after 1st Oct.1987.
  • The candidate is required to have scored a minimum percentage of marks in his 12th class. The candidate belonging to General category should have scored minimum of 75% of marks in his 12th examination and the candidate of reserved category should have scored at least 65% of marks.
  • Or
  • The candidate must stand within the 20 percentile of the successful candidates from his respective board.
  • Candidates should not have been admitted in the IIT earlier, neither should have accepted its offer also. Even if they have discontinued soon after their enrollment of the programme in the IIT, they are not considered as eligible for the exam.

Reservation of Seats

As per the directives of the Indian government following is the percentage of seats that are reserved –

Category Percentage of Seats reserved
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD 3%

IIT JEE Advanced Exam Admission Process

Registration Process for the JEE (Advanced) 2017 Exam,

The applicants should visit the official website of the JEE or its portal for their registration for the exam. Here they are required to register themselves with their basic details of name, address, mobile number and valid email id. This will create their account on the JEE portal, which should be retained by the candidate till the completion of the selection process. Through their login id and password, they will be facilitated an access to the Application form. Applicants are being cautioned to fill the entries of the form very carefully, as after submission there will not be an opportunity for its correction.

Registration Fee for the JEE (Advanced) 2017 Exam,

The cost of the Registration fee is determined by the centre of the Exam chosen by the candidate. For examination centres located in India, the registration fee is less as compared to those centres which are located outside India.

Here are the particulars of it –

Registration Fee for Exam. Centres in India

General candidate 2400/.
SC/ST/PwD candidate 1200/.
Female candidate 1200/.

Registration Fee for Examination Outside India

All candidates USD 135 for SAARC countries (namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
All candidates USD 270 for Non-SAARC countries.


IIT JEE Advanced Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

The candidates will be given two question papers, both of which should be done by them. It will be a pen and a paper based as well as a computer based exam.

Here are the further particulars about the exam-

About Exam Particulars
Number of question Papers 2
Number of Sections 3, Physics, Chemistry ,Maths
Type of question paper Objective Type.
Duration of Exam 3 hours for each paper
Marking scheme Negative marking for few questions.

Find below the subject wise distribution of number of questions and marks 

Sections No. of questions Total Marks Marks per questions Negative marking scheme
1 5 15 3 -1
2 8 32 4 -2
3 5 15 3 -1

Question Paper-2,

(Distribution of marks and number of questions for all subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Maths)

Sections No. of questions Total Marks Marks per questions Negative marking scheme
1 6 18 3 -1
2 8 32 4 -2
3 4 12 3 0

For the JEE (Advanced) 2017, AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test)

Candidates who qualifies in the JEE (Advanced) 2017, becomes eligible to apply for the B.Arch. programme. The candidates are required to visit the official website of the JEE to apply for this programme within the stipulated time soon after wards the declaration of the JEE Advanced exam. It is a single paper test of 3 hours of duration. The successful candidates are given their ranks in the common JEE Advanced rank list. There is no separate list of ranks for them. 

About Exam Particular
Number of Sections 3, Maths, Aptitude and Drawing
Number of Papers 1
Type of questions Objective Type
Duration of exam 3 hours
Exam Mode Pen and paper based only

Find below the distribution of the questions –

Subject Name No. of questions Marks
Maths 30 120
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing 2 70

IIT JEE Advanced Exam Important Dates

Important Dates Related JEE (Advanced) 2017, Exam-

About the Exam Important Dates
Start of Registration Date 28th April, 2017
End of Registration Date 2nd May, 2017
Admit Card Availability 10th May, 2017.
Exam Date of Paper 1 & Paper 2 21st May, (9-12 pm and 2-5 pm)
Answer key display 4th June, 2017.
Result announcement Date 11th June, 2017
Start of Registration of Architecture Aptitude Test 11- 12th June, 2017
Exam Date for AAT 14th June, 2017
Result announcement date of AAT 18th June, 2017.


Q. Is it necessary to qualify first the JEE Advanced for the JEE AAT exam?

Yes, it is mandatory to qualify first the JEE Advanced only then one will become eligible to appear for the JEE AAT Exam.

Q. I have enrolled myself earlier in the IIT programme, but did discontinued soon afterwards. Am I eligible to appear for the exam?

No, even if you have accepted the proposal of the IIT programme earlier, you are no more eligible to appear for the exam.

Q. Are the foreign nationals allowed to take the JEE exams?

Yes, Overseas citizens of India are eligible to take this exam.

Q. Is it mandatory to attempt both the question papers of the JEE Advanced exam?

Yes, it is mandatory to attempt both the question papers.

Q. I have taken my 12th class exam in 2015, am I eligible to appear for the exam?

If your results were declared after the June month, then you are eligible to take the exam.

Q. Can I modify my wrong answers in the answer booklet after coloring it?

No, as candidates are required to use the black point pen to mark the answers, hence it becomes difficult to modify the one’s answers after marking it.