IIT JEE Entrance Exams

JEE Main JEE Advanced
Consolidated Seat matrices for IITs, NITs and IIITs

JEE Main

Joint Entrance Examination JEE 2020

The joint Admission Board of IIT released a New Exam procedure for IITs and NITs in the year 2013. The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the IITs and  ISMU, Dhanbad, NITs, IITs, DTU, CFTIs will be based on a two tier test, which consist of JEE Main (Formerly known as AIEEE), JEE Advanced (Formerly known as IIT-JEE).

JEE Main for NITs

The first exam is called the JEE Main conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The JEE Main will be conducted Twice in year on online modes on different dates of January and April respecitvely in 2020. 


Admission for NITs, IIITs, DTU,CFTIs (Previously AIEEE Admissions) :

The merit list for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will be according to performance in JEE Main Examination.

Note : JEE Main exam is equivalent to the Previously AIEEE exam.

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha and other States Engineering Admission with JEE Main :

The students from  the following states seeking engineering admission are also advised to fill in the JEE Main application form online. The states are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland.

JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria

  • The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE Main 2020 is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of class XII or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination.
  • Those appearing in class XII final or equivalent examination in 2020 may also appear in JEE Main 2020 examination provisionally.
  • Candidates must have passed 5 subjects in their Class XII. Not Applicable for students who have passed in 2018 or 2019 with four subjects.
  • Candidates must have studied Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • They must have studied any one of the subjects as optional subjects (Chemistry, Bio-technology, computer Science, Biology)
  • Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and Other Institutions participating through Seat Allocation Board

    CoursesRequired criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent - Qualifying Examination
    B.E/B.TECH 1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics,
    4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5- Any other subject.
    With at least 75% (General Category), 65%(SC/ST category) marks in above subjects taken together.
    B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Mathematics subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects.
  • Candidates passed Class XII in 2017 or before are not eligible to appear in JEE Main examination. Only candidates passing in 2018/ 2019 or 2020 are eligible.
  • Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1994 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD i.e 1990)

JEE Main 2020 paper pattern

JEE (Main) – 2020 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./b. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below :

Papers & Course Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Exam
Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 20 Objective type-Multiple choice Questions(MCQs) & 5 Questions with answer as numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics,Physics and Chemistry.  Computer based
Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) Mathematics Part-I (25Q)
Aptitude Test-Part II(50Q) 
Drawing Test – Part III(2)
Objective type 
Objective type 
Questions to test drawing aptitude
Computer based

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

Start of JEE Main 2020 Online Application : 3rd September 2019
Last Date of JEE Main 2018 Online Application : 30th September 2019 
Last Date for application fee payment through debit/credit cards and e-challan :30th September 2019
JEE Main 2020 Correction Window for Application Form : 11th October -17th October, 2019
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Download : 6th December 2019
JEE Main 2020 Computer Based Test (Paper I) : 6 January 2020 - 11 January 2020

Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheet : NA

Declaration of JEE (Main) Paper–1 Score : By 31st January,2020 

JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced for IITs

The second exam is called the JEE Advanced. The top 2,24,000 rankers of JEE Main, which includes students from all categories [GEN, OBC(NCL) SC and ST] as per Reservation policy will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced Test. The JEE Advanced exam will be held on 20 May, 2018.The complete examination will be conducted in COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT) MODE ONLY.

Eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE ADVANCED-2018

A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfill each and every one of the following four criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2017 :

The candidate should be among  the top 2,24,000 (all categories included) in JEE (Main) 2018. The percentages of the total number of candidates for various categories is as follows:

·  50.5% for GEN (from the common merit list)

·  27% for OBC (NCL)

·  15% for SC and 7.5% for ST.

·  Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Age limit :

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Number of attempts :

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2017 for the first time are also eligible.

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 2017 or 2018. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

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 the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.


Performance in Class XII (OR Equivalent) Board Examination

· Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.

· Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination .The percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only.

JEE advanced 2018 paper pattern

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Mode Duration
Paper -1 Online 3 Hours
Paper -2 Online 3 Hours

Admission for IITs and ISMU Dhanbad

Admission to IITs and ISMU Dhanbad will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced and one of the criteria for admission to IITs and ISM is that the candidate should satisfy at least one of these two criteria:

·  He/she is within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination.

·  He/she has secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) and 65% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination

JEE Advanced 2018 Important Dates

No. Activity Day Date and TIME (IST)
1. JEE (Main) 2018 [Offline exam]

SUN, 08-04-2018

2. Declaration of JEE (Main) 2018 Results MON, 30-04-2018
3. Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018 WED, 02-05-2018, 10:00 IST

to MON, 07-05-2018, 17:00 IST

4. Registration with Late Fee MON, 07-05-2018, 10:00 IST

To TUE, 08-05-2018, 17:00 IST

5. Admit Card Available for Downloading

MON, 14-05-2018, 10:00 IST


to SUN, 20-05-2018, 09:00 IST

6. JEE (Advanced) 2018 Examination SUN, 20-05-2018
7. (A) Online Display of ORS and Scanned Responses WED, 22-05-2018, 10:00 IST
  (B) Request from Candidates for Review of Scanned Responses to SAT, 29-05-2018, 17:00 IST
8. Online Display of Answer Keys TUE, 29-05-2018, 10:00 IST
9. Feedback and Comments on Answer Keys from Candidates TUE, 29-05-2018, 10:00 IST
    to WED, 30-05-2018, 17:00 IST
10. Declaration of JEE (Advanced) 2018 Results SUN, 10-06-2018, 10:00 IST
11. Online Registration for Architecture Aptitude Test to MON, 11-06-2018, 17:00 IST
12. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) WED, 14-06-2018
13. Declaration of AAT Results SUN, 18-06-2018
14. Seat Allotment MON, 19-06-2018

to TUE, 18-07-2018