JEE (Advanced) 2020

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2020 [JEE (Advanced) 2020] will be conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2020. The performance of a candidate in JEE (Advanced) 2020 will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs in the academic year 2020-21. The decisions of the JAB 2020 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2020 and admission to IITs in the academic year 2020-21.

SCHEDULE OF JEE (ADVANCED) 2020

The examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hours duration each. Both the papers are compulsory. The examination will be held as per the following schedule:

Date of ExaminationSunday, September 27, 2020
Paper 109:00 IST to 12:00 IST
Paper 214:30 IST to 17:30 IST

It may be noted that the schedule will remain the same even if September 27, 2020 is declared a public holiday.
All PwD candidates are eligible for one hour compensatory time, i.e., the end time will be 13:00 IST for Paper 1 and 18:30 IST for Paper 2.

JEE (MAIN) 2020

Indian nationals who wish to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020 must write
B.E./B.Tech. paper of JEE (Main) 2020 which was/will be held in the month of January 2020 and September 2020. Further information about JEE (Main) 2020 may be obtained from the website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR INDIAN NATIONALS FOR APPEARING IN JEE (ADVANCED) 2020

All the candidates must simultaneously fulfil each and every one of the
following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE (Main) 2020: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000* successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Main) 2020.

The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these five categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing top 2,50,000*candidates in various categories based on the performance in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Main) 2020.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,50,000* candidates (Criterion 1)

OrderCategoryNumber of “Top” candidates
1OPEN96187101250
2OPEN-PwD5063
3GEN-EWS2375025000
4GEN-EWS-PwD1250
5OBC-NCL6412567500
6OBC-NCL-PwD3375
7SC3562537500
8SC-PwD1875
9ST1781218750
10ST-PwD938

*The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the
presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

Criterion 2 – Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1,1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1990.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced)
maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: 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 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2017-18 before June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

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 centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2019, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

However, in all of the above cases, the candidate is also required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 4.

Information for Foreign Candidates

1. Who can apply as foreign nationals?

Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) and have studied (are studying) abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE(Advanced) 2020, are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.

Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.

These candidates are not required to write JEE(Main) 2020 and may register for JEE(Advanced) 2020 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.

Identity Proof: Identity proof of the candidate is required in the form of citizenship certificate/Passport.

2. Registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2020

All foreign candidates who desire to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2020 have to register online through the JEE (Advanced) 2020 website,  https://jeeadv.ac.in. The registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2020 applicable to foreign nationals is given in the following table.

JEE (Advanced) 2020 will be held ONLY in cities in India.

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India

Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 75
Foreign NationalsCandidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 150
  • The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.
  • Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be given on the online registration portal.

3. Eligibility Criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2020

All foreign candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following four criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

Criterion 1 – Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. In countries where a minimum stint in the armed forces (or allied) for a certain period is mandatory before/after Class XII (or equivalent) exam, the candidate will be given a relaxation of required number of years. In such cases, the candidate is required to upload a certificate/testimonial issued by competent authority to this effect at the time of registration.

Criterion 2 – Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Criterion 3 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: 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 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2017-18 before June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

Criterion 4 – 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 centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2019 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2019, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020. However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 3.

4. Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
Candidates must PASS class XII exam with the following subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language
  • Any subject other than the above four

5. Documents required for registration

  • Birth certificate for age proof
  • Class XII passing certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Citizenship certificate/Passport
  • Testimonial (if required)

6. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) for B.Arch. Program

The IITs conducting AAT are listed in the Information Brochure. Successful foreign candidates, if interested in B. Arch. Program, are required to come to one of these IITs to write the Architecture aptitude test for B.Arch. Program.

Registration Fee

Indian NationalsFemale Candidates
(all categories)
INR 1400
Indian NationalsSC, ST, PwD CandidatesINR 1400
Indian NationalsAll Other CandidatesINR 2800
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 75
Foreign NationalsCandidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 150
  • The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the payment gateway/banks may levy.
  • Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be provided at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2020 registration on the online registration portal.

Services of Scribe

  • The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available ONLY to those PwD candidates who are visually impaired OR dyslexic (severe) OR have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them from properly operating the Computer Based Test platform as per office memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment F.No. 34-02/2015-DD-III dated August 29, 2018.  PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe need to opt for this during the online registration of JEE (Advanced) 2020.
  • To avail the services of scribe, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2020, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format (FORM-SCRIBE). The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate (FORM-PwD [II/III/IV, whichever is applicable]) OR copy of the certificates of Dyslexic candidate (FORM- DYSLEXIC 1 and DYSLEXIC 2), whichever is applicable, must be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2020. The formats for the request letter and PwD/Dyslexic certificate are given in Annexure-II: CERTIFICATE FORMATS.
  • Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements, through the Centre Head (CH)/Deputy Centre Head (DCH) of the Examination Centre, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subject. The PwD/dyslexic (severe) candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes.
  • The candidate will be allowed to meet the panel of scribes one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Centre Head/Deputy Centre Head (CH/DCH) and an Invigilator, and choose her/his scribe.
  • If it is found at any stage that a candidate has used the services of a scribe but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, she/he will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. In case such a candidate has already been admitted to any IIT, her/his admission will be cancelled.

Important Dates for Candidates

S. No.ActivityDate [dd-mm-yyyy]/Time
1.JEE (Main) 2020 [Computer Based Test by NTA]06-01-2020 to 11-01-2020 &
01-09-2020 to 06-09-2020
2.Declaration of JEE (Main) 2020 ResultsBy 31-01-2020 &
By 11-09-2020 (tentative)
3.JEE (Advanced) 2020 SUN, 27-09-2020
Paper 1 : 09:00 – 12:00 IST
Paper 2 : 14:30 – 17:30 IST
4.Declaration of JEE (Advanced) 2020 ResultsMON, 05-10-2020
5.Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)THU, 08-10-2020
6.Declaration of AAT resultsSUN, 11-10-2020
7.Tentative Start of Seat Allocation ProcessTUE, 06-10-2020
8.Tentative End of Seat Allocation ProcessMON, 09-11-2020

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