Important points of JEE Advanced- 2020 Examination:

  • JEE Advanced 2020 is a national level examination which is a computer based test (CBT).
  • Candidates those are among the top 2,50,000 rankers in JEE Main 2020 from all categories will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination 2020. This was 2,45,000 in JEE Advanced examination 2019.
  • Now the reservation for PwD candidates is 5%, earlier it was 5%.
  • Aspirants will have to attempt two papers of JEE Advanced 2020 – Paper I and II, And both papers are compulsory.
  • Duration of each paper is 3 hours long and there will be only one slot for each paper.
  • The subject will be Physics, Chemistry and Math for entrance examination.
  • The Nature of questions will be multiple choices (MCQ), numerical and list match sets.
  • There may be some questions which will have multiple correct options. For these kind of questions, the aspirant will have to select all of the correct options from list to get the marks. Partial marks will be given if only one or few of the right options will be selected. In case of no attempt, student will get zero marks.
  •  The language of the examination will be English and Hindi. Students have to select their preferred language during registration, and Selected language will not be changed later.
  • One of the most dynamic feature of JEE Advanced exam pattern is that, the total number of questions will remains the same (54 questions for every paper), but the total marks of the examination is open to change.

JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants are required to meet all of the five eligibility criteria given by the authorities. Those candidates, who are not able to meet the criteria, will be disqualified from the admission procedure.

Performance in JEE Main 2020:

It is mandatory for the entrants to qualify JEE Main 2020 (Paper 1) and have to be among top 250,000 candidates (including all categories). The number of candidates is increased by the authorities from 2,45,000 to 2,50,000 this year. The categories will be divided as follows:

  • GEN-EWS (Economically Weaker Section) – 4 percent
  • OBC-NCL (non-creamy layer) – 27 percent
  • SC – 15 percent
  • ST – 7.5 percent
  • OPEN – 46.5 percent

Age Limit

As per the Supreme Court order, there is no any age limit for JEE Advanced from this session onwards.

Number of Attempts

The maximum number of attempts for JEE Advances are two in two consecutive years.

Appearance in 12th or equivalent Qualifying Examination

  •  Applicants has to appear for the 12th or equivalent examination for the first time in either year 2019 or 2020.
  • Candidates, whose 10+2 or equivalent examination result for the year 2017-2018 were announced after June 2018, they are also eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020.

Earlier Admissions at IITs:

  •  The Candidate must not have been admitted in any IIT earlier or accepted the IIT seat by reporting at the reporting centre in the past. Candidates, whose admission at IITs was cancelled, they are also not eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Candidates who have participated to a preparatory program in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019, they are eligible for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Candidates, who have paid the seat acceptance fee but not enrolled for the program are eligible to participate for the JEE Advanced 2020.

Performance in 10+2 or Equivalent Examination:

  • To participate for the JEE-Advance exam 2018, Candidates have to score 75% aggregate marks (minimum) and 65% (minimum) for SC/ST/PwD category in 10+2 or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates should be in top 20 percentile (category-wise) of the qualified candidates in their 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates, who have given 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2017 but again participated in 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2017 then best of the performance, will be considered.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is:



Date of Exam

17 May, 2020

Mode of Exam

Online mode (computer based test).

No. of Papers

Two papers (Paper 1 & 2). Both papers are compulsory.


Have to attempt both (Paper 1 & 2) papers


English & Hindi

Exam Duration

3 hours

Type of Questions

Objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type).


Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (P,C,M)

Important dates For JEE Advanced 2020

Events Dates (Announced)
Online Registration Starts from 02 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Online Registration Closes on 2nd week of May 2020
Download Admit Cards from 3rd week of May 2020
Date of JEE Advanced  Paper 1 & Paper 2 17 May, 2020
Answer Key Released Last week of May 2020
Declaration of Result 2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Registration Date 2nd week of June 2020
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Exam Date June 12, 2020.
AAT Result Declaration Date June 16, 2020
Seat Allotment Starts 2nd week of June 2020 to 2nd week of July