JEE Advanced is a national-level entrance exam for admission into engineering/ architecture courses at all Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian School of Mining (ISM) Dhanbad. Clearing JEE Advanced qualifies a candidate for admission into Bachelors, Integrated Masters and dual degree programmes in all IITs.

JEE Advanced is the next stage of the Joint Entrance Examinations (Main). Score and rank in the JEE Mains decides whether a candidate can appear for the JEE Advanced exams. The top All India Rank (AIR) holders who clear JEE Mains are eligible to apply for admission into the 23 IITs.

Who conducts it?

Every year, one of the seven zonal IITs hold JEE Advanced every year under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) – the regulatory body formed by the IITs to conduct these exams. IIT Roorkee is conducting the JEE Advanced 2019 exams.


There are two compulsory exams held in two shifts on the same day: Paper I usually in the morning slot, and Paper II in the afternoon (post-lunch) session on exam day.

Candidates wanting to enrol for architecture will have to appear for a separate Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) entrance exam.

Mode of Test

  • Exams are online only—computer-based test or CBT.
  • Medium of writing the exam is English & Hindi.

Important information

  • Since 2019, supernumerary seats have been increased from 8 to 14%. It was started for women to increase their presence in engineering colleges. Introduced by the AICTE in 2012-13 for all engineering colleges, it is higher than the government allotted quota. The students who apply for the Supernumerary seats are waived off college fees. However this quota is not for Architecture students.
  • Students applying for JEE Advanced examinations, need to opt for five exam centres while filling the application form.
  • Counselling and allotment of seats will be done through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). 
  • The Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is conducted after the JEE Advanced exams.
  • Reservation for PwD (Persons with disability) candidates is 5%.
  • Those under-privileged students who are unable to secure seats into the top IITs or other technical institutions have an option called Preparatory Courses or bridge courses to prepare better for getting into undergraduate courses. The IITs have provided this option to such students.
  • IIT Roorkee started the application process of JEE Advanced 2019 on May 3. The application form was available online till May 9.
  • The JEE Advanced exam was conducted on May 27 in an online exam in two different sessions for Paper 1 and 2.
  • Admit card was available from May 20-27
  • Official results were declared on June 14, 2019.

List of JEE Advanced-accepting colleges other than IITs

Apart from the 23 IITs, the following colleges accept students through JEE Advanced:

  • Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareilly


  • Candidates have to clear JEE Mains to qualify for the JEE Advanced exams.
  • They can write the exam twice in two consecutive years.
  • Apart from these, candidates must fulfil all these criteria to appear for JEE Advanced.

List of Qualifying Exams for JEE Advanced

  • Class XII exam from Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Final exam/2 year course in the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior School exam by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) with 5 subjects.
  • Any school/board/university in India or outside India recognized by AIU. H.S.C. vocational examination
  • Those who have applied to IIT earlier (rejected or otherwise) will not be considered eligible for the JEE Advanced exams
  • Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 candidates in JEE Main.

(*in case there are tied ranks or scores in any category, this number can go slightly higher.)