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JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Date, Eligibility, Application & all Information

JEE Advanced the eligibility test for getting into IITs, is scheduled on 21 May, 2017.

Examination Schedule

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

Exam Date Sunday, 21 May, 2017
Paper 1 09:00 IST to 12:00 IST
Paper 2 14:00 IST to 17:00 IST


It may be noted that the schedule will remain the same even if 21 May 2017 is declared a public holiday.

Eligibility criteria for India Nationals (including PIO/OCI) for JEE Advanced 2017

All the candidates must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE (Main) 2017: Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

(Click here for JEE Main 2017 Information)

As shown in the following table, the usual order will be followed while choosing top 2,20,000 candidates in various categories who have scored positive marks in JEE (Main) 2017.

ORDER CATEGORY Number of “Top” candidates
1 OPEN 107,767 Total 1,11,100
2 OPEN-PwD 3,333
3 OBC-NCL 57,618 Total 59,400
4 OBC-NCL-PwD 1,782
5 SC 32,010 Total 33,000
6 SC-PwD 990
7 ST 16,005 Total 16,500
8 ST-PwD 495


Criterion 2 – Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

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 2016 or 2017. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

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) ORaccepted 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) 2017.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for  the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017. 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) 2017.

For eligibility criteria for foreign candidates can be found:

Registration for JEE Advanced 2017

Candidates should register for appearing in JEE (Advanced)  2017. Registration is only through the online portal where detailed instructions will be provided.


Online registration portal
Online registration begins Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 IST
Online registration closes Tuesday, May 2, 2017 17:00 IST
Regn. with late fee begins Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10.00 IST
Regn. With late fee closes Thursday, May 4, 2017 17.00 IST


Registration fees for JEE Advanced 2017

Examination Centres in India

Female Candidates : INR 1200
SC, ST, PwD Candidates : INR 1200
All Other Candidates : INR 2400
Late Fee : INR 500

Exam Centres Outside India (SAARC Countries)  

All Candidates : USD 135
Late Fee : USD 80

Exam Centres Outside India (Non-SAARC Countries)

All Candidates   : USD 270
Late Fee : USD 80

Download the brochure of JEE Advanced – 2017: Download JEE Advanced 2017 Brochure

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