Changes introduced for JEE Advanced 2018

Published On 21/09/2017

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur will conduct the JEE Advanced 2018 exam on May 20 next year. The Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced is the entrance exam basis which admission is done to the B.Tech programmes offered by IITs. This year JEE Advanced 2017 exam was conducted by IIT Madras on May 21, 2017.

IIT Kanpur will soon announce all the important dates for JEE Advanced exam dates, including the application form and registration dates, exam date, result date, Answer key release date, seat allotment as well as counselling dates.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student should be among the top 2,20,000 candidates to have qualified in JEE Mains.
  • The candidate should have been born after or on Oct 1, 1993.
  • The candidate should have passed his/her 12th in either 2017 or 2018.
  • The candidate should not have accepted admission in any of the IITs earlier.
  • The candidate whose admission at IITs has been cancelled earlier will be ineligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced maximum of two times in consecutive years.

The IIT entrance exam will go completely online from 2018. Earlier in August 2017, it was also revealed that the JEE Advanced exam will be conducted completely in online mode from 2018. The decision was taken in the meeting of JAB that was conducted last month.

Last month IIT-Madras Director and Chairman JAB 2017, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “It has been decided that the JEE (Advanced) will be conducted in online mode from 2018 onwards. Further information regarding the examination will be provided by the JAB in due course.”

JEE Advanced exam is conducted for admission to IITs, NITs and IISc Bangalore. The top 2, 20, 000 candidates with positive marks in the JEE Main exam are considered eligible for sitting in the JEE Advanced exam. The eligibility criteria will remain the same. 

The exam pattern will, however, change from offline to online. The decision to conduct the exam online also seems to stem from the error in the question paper and the irregularity in the system of grace marks thus awarded which had resulted in halting the counselling process mid-way by Supreme Court. The counselling process could be resumed only after the IITs submitted an undertaking that no such error will occur in future. 

The CBSE is expected to release the dates for JEE Main 2018 exam by the end of 2017.

More than 11 lakh candidates appeared for the JEE Main exam in 2017 and 2.21 lakh of these candidates qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced.

Expected Dates:



Online Registration Starts

4th week of April 2018

Online Registration Closes

1st week of May 2018

Admit Card Availability

2nd week of May 2018

JEE Advanced (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

20th of May 2018 (9 to 11am & 2 to 5pm)

Online display of ORS and scanned responses

Last week of May 2018

Answer Key Released

1st week of June 2018

Receiving feedback from candidates on answer keys

1st week of June 2018

Declaration of Result

2nd week of June 2018

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Registration Date

2nd week of June 2018

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Exam Date

2nd week of June 2018

AAT Result Declaration Date

3rd week of June 2018

Seat Allotment Starts

3rd week of June 2018

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern:

The examination consists of two papers i.e Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three-hour duration each. Both the papers of JEE Advanced are compulsory. The examination is held as per the schedule given below:

Exam Date

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Paper 1

9:00am - 12:00pm

Paper 2

2:00pm - 5:00pm


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