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Most JEE Advanced 2021 candidates appearing for the upcoming exam have only one goal in their minds: grab an engineering seat in one of the premier Indian Institute of Technology’s (IITs) campuses.

Aspirants can think of the JEE Advanced 2021 as the final step to enter some of India’s most prominent engineering institutes. Indeed, it’s going to be the final test of the countless night studies without sleep, umpteen classes and doubt-solving sessions, and hours and hours of mock papers and question-solving.

Knowing the ins and outs of the exam before the finale is a must for each candidate. So, to make it easier for them, we have curated this post that will take them through every detail that candidates should know about the JEE Advanced 2021 paper.

What is the JEE Advanced Exam? 

Conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board 2021, the JEE Advanced exam is taken by candidates aspiring to take admissions into a Bachelor’s, Integrated Masters, and Dual Degree engineering programmes offered by IITs. 

JEE Advanced is also one of the toughest exams in India. The recent addition of new IITs and a steep increase in the number of seats in the institutes have slightly eased the competition. However, getting into the most prominent IITs such as IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Kanpur, among others, remains a tough nut to crack. 

Getting into the IITs 

The performance in the exam decided the fate of 250,000 candidates aspiring to get admissions into IITs and some of the other best engineering colleges in the country that intake students based on JEE Advanced exam. 

List of IITs

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Courses offered by IITs 

Cracking the JEE Advanced examination ensures admission into undergraduate courses offering Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences or Architecture. 

Successfully completing the courses takes a minimum of four to five years, depending on the programme the student is enrolled in. Here’s the complete list of programmes offered by IITs, along with their minimum duration: 

Courses offered by IITs 

Other Institutes that have used JEE Advanced ranks in the past

Besides the IITs, several other prominent engineering institutes take admissions on behalf of the performance in the JEE Advanced examination. These centrally funded institutes include: 

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in
  • Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tirupati
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam

Reservation in IITs

Candidates belonging to select categories can apply for admission into IITs under the seats reserved for such students, per the rules defined by the Indian government. Here’s how reservation works for candidates in IITs 

  • 10% of seats are reserved for General Category belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) in every course.  
  • 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL). OBC aspirants belonging to the creamy layer are not eligible to claim reservations. 
  • 15% of seats in every course are reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC) category. 
  • 7.5% of seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates in every course.
  • 5% of seats in each OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, and ST categories are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD). 
  • For defence service candidates, two seats are available in each IIT. 
  • IITs can offer extra seats to foreign national candidates. However, such seats are capped at 10% of the total number of seats in every course.
  • For female candidates, individual IITs will have to ensure that every institute has a minimum of 20% female enrolment in undergraduate programmes. Respective institutes add the extra seats. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

For sitting in the JEE Advanced 2021, candidates first need to ensure that if they fit the bill or not. Overall, the exam requires aspirants to fulfill all the three following eligibility criteria: 

1. Educational Qualification: Candidates, who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) exam for the first time in either 2020 or 2021, are eligible for sitting in the JEE Advanced 2021 exam, provided that they studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

2. JEE Main 2021 performance: Candidates who had secured the top 250,000 positions in the JEE Main 2021 exam are eligible to sit for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. However, specific seats are reserved for candidates belonging to certain categories. Here’s a breakdown: 

3. Age limit: Aspiring candidates planning to sit for the JEE Advanced 2021 examination should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST and PwD categories can avail five years age relaxation.    

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility – Important points to note

  • The maximum number of attempts a candidate can take in two consecutive years is currently capped at two shots. 
  • Candidates admitted into an IIT course, barring preparatory courses, cannot sit for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. 
  • Candidates can also claim relaxation in the three above mentioned criteria if they had applied for the JEE Advanced 2020 but were absent in both the papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Schedule

JEE Advanced 2021 Registration 

Candidates can register for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam via the official portal – https://jeeadv.ac.in – from September 13 onwards. The last date of registration is September 19, 2021. 

Here’s the step-by-step process for students registering for JEE Advanced 2021 exam based on JEE Main 2021 performance: 

Step 1: Log in to the portal using JEE Main 2021 credentials.

Step 2: Share basic information and select exam city.

Step 3: Upload scanned copies of the required documents.

Step 4: Pay the registration fee. 

Here’s the step-by-step process for students registering for JEE Advanced 2021 exam based on JEE Main 2020 performance: 

Step 1: Log in using JEE Main 2020 credentials.

Step 2: Share personal data and select the preferred city. 

Step 3: Upload scanned copies of the required documents.

Step 4: Pay the registration fee. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Registration fee

The registration fee for the JEE Advanced 2021 examination will depend on the category of the candidates. Here’s a breakdown of JEE Advanced 2021 Registration fee for each category: 

Documents required for registration 

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Candidates are required to submit scanned copies of a slew of documents at the time of registration for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Here’s the complete list: 

1. Birth certificate or Class X certificate. A gazette notification is required if the candidate’s name is absent from the Birth certificate or Class X certificate. 

2. Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate. 

3. GEN-EWS certificate is required for availing seat reservations under the category. Similarly, candidates need to upload the scanned copies of the OBC-NCL certificate or Caste (for SC) or tribe (for ST) certificate or Physical Disability certificate for applying for IIT seats reserved under select categories. 

4. Physically disabled candidates opting for compensatory time are required to upload a letter to the Chairman of the nearest Zonal Coordinating IIT by filling FORM-

COMPENSATORY TIME. Also, candidates needing the services of a scribe will have to upload a request letter to the Chairman of the nearest Zonal coordinating IIT by filling FORM-SCRIBE.

5. Aspirants seeking admission under the DS category will need to upload the Certificate (FORM-DS) issued by respective record offices of Armed Forces Personnel.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

Candidates preparing for the JEE Advanced 2021 should know the exam’s syllabus by heart. It is one of the ten innovative strategies that we had listed in our previous blog. You can check out nine other smart strategies that you can follow to ace the competitive paper. 

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Coming back to JEE Advanced 2021 exam syllabus, here’s a subject-wise breakdown on the topics that one needs to prepare: 

JEE Advanced 2021 Physics Syllabus

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Optics 
  • Modern Physics
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • SHM & Waves 

Important Topics in Physics – JEE Advanced 2020 Analysis – Number Of Questions Asked 

JEE Advanced 2021 Chemistry Syllabus

  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • General Organic Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry 

Important Topics in Chemistry – JEE Advanced 2020 Analysis – Number Of Questions Asked 

JEE Advanced 2021 Mathematics Syllabus

  • Quadratic Equation 
  • Differential Calculus 
  • Integral Calculus
  • Coordinate Geometry 
  • Probability
  • Matrix & Determinants 
  • Complex Numbers 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Vector and 3D 
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics 
  • Sequence & Series 
  • Binomial Theorem 
  • Permutation & Combination

Important Topics in Mathematics– JEE Advanced 2020 Analysis – Number Of Questions Asked 

JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card Generation 

Candidates will be able to download the admit card for JEE Advanced 2021 exam starting from September 25, 2021. Aspirants can download JEE Advanced 2021 till October 3, 2021, which is also the date of the exam. 

The Admit card will contain details such as name, Roll number for JEE Advanced 2021, photograph, signature, date of birth, address for correspondence and category. Candidates can also find the name and address of the allotted examination centre on the admit card. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Answer Key

The official answer key for the JEE Advanced 2021 will be published once the examination is conducted. Candidates will be able to access the answer keys on the official website, which is jeeadv.ac.in.  

JEE Advanced 2021 Result and Merit List 

The merit list for JEE Advanced 2021 will be notified on October 15, along with the JEE Advanced 2021 results on the official website. On the merit list, candidates appearing for the exam will be able to see their rank and total marks scored in both papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

Following the results, eligible candidates will be called for JEE Advanced 2021 sessions. During the counselling process, candidates will be able to register their preferences for the course and institutes. 

JEE Advanced 2021 Contact details

Summing up!

If you have managed to reach the end of the blog, then you’re one serious JEE Advanced 2021 aspirant. By now, you know almost everything that you need about the exam. Time to grab up the books and notes again to double down on your preparations to give wings to your aspiration of scoring a seat in a top IIT. May the odds be ever in your favour!

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