JEE Advanced 2021: Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced 2021: Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

The JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be conducted on 3rd October 2021 by IIT Kharagpur as an online computer-based test. There will be two compulsory papers in JEE Advanced 2021 - Paper 1 and 2.

JEE-Advanced, which is known as the Joint Entrance Examination, is a national level entrance exam for engineering aspirants looking for admission in 23 IITs across India. JEE Advanced is conducted under the supervision of the Joint Admission Board (JAB); it is conducted on a rotational pattern by one of the seven zonal IITs every year. 

The candidates who qualify for the JEE Advanced 2021 will be able to secure admission in architecture or engineering courses at 23 IITs, based on their scores. The top 2,50,000 candidates from JEE Main 2021 are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2021 examination. 

 

What is the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2021?

Every candidate is required to satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2021. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam if the eligibility criteria are not satisfied. 

Performance in JEE Main 2021

This is a primary requirement. Candidates should qualify for the JEE Main 2021 and be amongst the top 2,50,000 candidates to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021. The division of the categories is based on the following percentages: -

  • 10% - GEN-EWS
  • 27% - OBC-NCL
  • 15% - SC  
  • 7.5% - ST
  • 40.5% - OPEN
  • 5% horizontal reservation in all the categories above - PWD

The table mentioned below must be followed for the selection of the top 2,50,000 candidates from different categories based on their merit in JEE Main 2021.

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

Order

Category

Number of “Top” candidates

 1

 OPEN

 96187

 101250

 2

 OPEN-PwD

 5063

 3

 GEN-EWS

 23750

 25000

 4

 GEN-EWS-PwD

 1250

 5

 OBC-NCL

 64125

 67500

 6

 OBC-NCL-PwD

 3375

 7

 SC

 35625

 37500

 8

 SC-PwD

 1875

 9

 ST

 17812

 18750

 10

 ST-PwD

 938

 

* the Total number of candidates can be more than 2,50,000 with “tied” ranks/scores in any of the categories. 

Age Limit

The candidates who are appearing for JEE Advanced 2021 should be born on or after 1st October 1996. PWD, ST and SC candidates will be given a relaxation of 5 years, i.e., candidates born on or after 1st October 1991 will also be eligible to apply. 

 

Number of Attempts 

Candidates can appear for JEE Advanced Exam a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

 

Nationality 

For JEE Advanced 2021, all Indian nationals, which also includes OCI/PIO, will be eligible to appear. Foreign national category candidates are also eligible for the examination. 

 

Class 12th (or equivalent) Examination

A candidate should have appeared and qualified for the 10+2th examination in 2020 or 2021 for the first time. However, candidates will NOT be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2021 if they had appeared in the class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2019 or earlier, for the first time. 

The candidates whose results for 2018-19 were declared after June 2019, i.e., those candidates who appeared for their class 12th exams in 2019, will also be deemed eligible for JEE Advanced 2021, as long as they meet the other criteria. 

“Appearance for the class 12th (or equivalent) Examination” means even if the result of a candidate got withheld, it would still be considered as an appearance. This definition covers the board, which is concerned with the declaration of the candidate’s result for that particular year, regardless of whether the examination was conducted.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the minimum percentage criterion of 75% or more in class 12th exams has been relaxed. 

 

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2021

The JEE Advanced syllabus has been released by IIT Kharagpur on the official website. The syllabus is quite extensive; hence the candidates should download the syllabus from the official website and use it to prepare a study schedule. The following table can be used to refer to the JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus. 

Subject

Official Download Link for Syllabus

Physics

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14vS-SW3-wZaVPXmEZWGC645gsOpdGoK5/view

Chemistry

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d8l4JZGPGB4mlC7n-U9jYM89f9zDNfdL/view

Mathematics

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y6WpWpePThMDSOcMtOXcGk8scsgXVHrp/view

Architecture Aptitude Test

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UHkQ1-po4OAErEJz1-_i5HKTHBf2d3yM/view

 

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2021

  • Paper: The JEE Advanced 2021 Exam will consist of papers 1 and 2.
  • Duration: 3 hours for each paper (4 hours for PwD candidates) 
  • Exam Mode: JEE Advanced 2021 will be held via online (Computer-Based) Mode.
  • Language: The question paper will be available in is Hindi and English. 
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics are the subjects on which the questions will be based.
  • Types of questions: MCQ’S (Multiple Choice Questions) 
  • Marking scheme: The following tables elaborates on the marking scheme for the examination.

Marking Scheme for Paper 1 for JEE Advanced 2021

Subjects

No. of questions

Total no. of marks

Marking (per question)

Negative Marking

Chemistry

8

32

4

2

Mathematics

5

15

3

1

Physics

5

15

3

1

 

Marking Scheme for Paper 2 for JEE Advanced 2021

Subjects

No. of questions

Total no. of marks

Marking (per question)

Negative Marking

Chemistry

8

32

4

2

Mathematics

4

12

3

-

Physics

6

18

3

1

 

The Examination Pattern for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test)

  • Medium – The questions in the paper will be in English.
  • Examination mode – Offline (pen-paper) mode.
  • Duration – 3 hours (4 hours for PwD Candidates)
  • Sections – Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test.
  • Question type – MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Marking Scheme – The following table elaborates on the marking scheme for the AAT examination. 

Subjects

No. of Questions

Total no. of marks

Aptitude Test

50

200

Mathematics

30

120

Drawing Test

2

70

 

The admit card of JEE Advanced 2021 will be released on the official website a few weeks before the exam. Candidates must ensure that their admit card is always with them as they won’t be allowed to appear for the examination without it. Candidates can download their admit card for JEE Advanced 2021 using their date of birth, registration number and mobile number.  

The examination will be organized in several centres across India. The candidates must report at the examination centre mentioned on the admit card. The JEE Advanced Result will be available via online mode in October/November 2021. Candidates will also receive their results via email on their registered email ID. 

JEE Advanced 2021 may seem hard to crack, but it is possible to qualify the exam with a proper schedule and consistent studying. Start by solving past papers and mock tests and revising your notes regularly. Be aware of the examination syllabus and the paper pattern. Get proper sleep and eat nutritional food, and don’t forget to stay calm and focused.

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