JEE Advanced 2021 will be held on October 3, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced today. This year the exam has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Candidates can check all the details related to the exam including registration, application, eligibility, and exam pattern can visit JEE exams information brochure has been released by IIT Kharagpur.

JEE Advanced is held for admission to various undergraduate Engineering, Science and Architecture courses in the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). To be considered qualified for JEE Advanced, an applicant must be among the top 2.5 lakh successful JEE Main candidates. Earlier scheduled to be held on July 3, 2021, JEE Advanced was postponed in view of Covid.

Education Minister has informed that the IIT – JEE examination would be conducted under strict guidelines and COVID appropriate protocols. Students who qualify JEE Main 2021 examination would be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced examination. Detailed brochure for the exam has already been released on

The examination was earlier postponed on June 25, 2021, due to the prevailing COVID-19 scenario in the country. IIT Kharagpur has set up a three-member committee for the smooth and proper conduct of JEE Advanced Exam. 

Eligibility criteria

Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. Five years of age relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in BE/BTech Paper of JEE (Main) 2021. 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.

Number Of Attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Appearance in Class 12 exam

A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2020 or 2021 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates who had appeared in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination, for the first time in 2019 or earlier, are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.

Scheme of JEE Advanced 2021

The examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hours duration each. Appearing in both the papers is compulsory.

Registration fee

  • Female candidates (all categories): Rs 1400
  • SC/ST/PwD: Rs 1400
  • All other candidates: Rs 2800

Candidates must qualify JEE Main before appearing for the JEE Advanced. The fourth and final phase of JEE Main will be held on August 26, 27, 31 and September 1 and 2.