JEE Advanced overview

IIT Delhi, the organising institute for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced) 2020, has postponed the entrance examination that was scheduled to be held on May 17, 2020. It will be rescheduled after JEE (Main) 2020.

What is JEE Advanced?

JEE Advanced is conducted every by either of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) namely IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Roorkee or Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore under the aegis of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Admissions to Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the 23 IITs including the Indian School of Mines (ISM) are done based on ranks obtained by candidates in JEE Advanced 2020. 

Through JEE Advanced, candidates can secure admissions to the following courses:

  • 4-year Bachelors - BTech, BS
  • 5 year BArch
  • 5 year Dual Degree - BTech, MTech, BS, MS
  • 5-year Integrated Masters - MTech, MSc, Dual Degree

Latest Updates:

  • April 01, 2020: IIT Delhi has postponed the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced.
    • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2020 has been postponed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi – the organising institute for the exam. The JEE advanced was scheduled to be conducted on May 17, 2020.

      "JEE Advanced 2020, which was scheduled to be held on May 17, 2020 (Sunday), thus stands postponed and will be rescheduled after JEE (Main) 2020," as per the notification available on the official website of IIT Delhi.

      JEE Main 2020 April examination has also been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

      The JEE Advanced is the gateway for admission to Bachelor's, Integrated Master's or Bachelor's-Master's Dual Degree in Engineering, Science, or Architecture conducted by the 23 IITs.

      According to the schedule released by IIT Delhi, the application form for JEE Advanced 2020 was likely to be available from May 1 and to be concluded on May 6, 2020.

      The admit cards for JEE Advanced was expected to be released on May 12.

      This year, the top 2,50,000 successful candidates in JEE Main exam will be eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced exam. The total number of candidates appearing for the exam may be higher than 2,50,000 due to any tied ranks/scores in any category.

      With this announcement, JEE Advanced has also joined the long list of engineering entrance examinations that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 spread across the country. Earlier, the entrance examinations like JEE Main, KEAM, KCET, MHT CET, SRMJEEE, VITEEE, UPSEE, BITSAT, and many others have postponed their dates.

What’s New in JEE Advanced 2020? 

  • The number of candidates to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 has gone up to 2,50,000 as per the decision by JAB
  • This year, some new decisions have been taken by the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB). One of which is that the number of candidates shortlisted for JEE Advanced has been increased by 10,000. Earlier, 2,40,000 candidates were allowed to appear for JEE advanced but now 2,50,000 candidates will be shortlisted to take the exam. 
  • Another key decision is to hold the JEE Advanced exam in the United States for the first time. A JEE Advanced examination centre will be set up in San Francisco area to serve this purpose.