JEE Advanced 2021: Syllabus PDF, Organizing Institute (Announced), Exam Date, Application Form

JEE Advanced 2021

JEE Advanced 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced is the engineering entrance exam for admission to IITs. To participate in JEE Advanced 2021, one has to first clear the JEE Main 2021 conducted by NTA. Exam dates of paper 1 and 2 of JEE Advanced, or as it is also known as IIT JEE, are looked forward to be in the month of May. Whereas the Architecture Aptitude Test is likely to be later in June. Get here complete details of JEE Advanced 2021 including syllabus, how to prepare, mock tests, previous year question papers, exam date, application form, and more.

Latest Discussion on JEE Advanced 2021

Candidates who were not able appear for JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID can appear in 2021

JAB has decided that eligible candidates who were not able to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 because of COVID-19 can appear in 2021. These candidates do not need to apply again or re-appear for JEE Main 2021. Read full details here.

Which IIT will conduct JEE Advanced 2021?

It has been confirmed that the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur will conduct the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Director IIT Delhi, Mr Venugopal Rao mentioned this in a tweet on JEE Advanced exam in the month of September 2020.

Will the syllabus be reduced for JEE Advanced 2021?

In the aftermath of the decision of CBSE to reduce the syllabus of Class 9 to 12 by 30% for the academic year 2021-2022, it is highly anticipated that the JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus may also be reduced. There have been no significant changes in the syllabus in 2020 compared to the 2019 exam. The official information is expected to be released soon at the official website.

Will JEE Advanced 2021 be postponed?

There is no official statement as to whether the JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be postponed. Speculations are that the NTA will review the schedule of events as schools reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, the conduct of the 10+2 level board exam will also be an important factor influencing the schedule of JEE Advanced 2021.

Will the frequency of JEE Advanced 2021 be increased to 2 times a year like JEE Main 2021?

In response to the growing demands from all quarters to increase the frequency of JEE Advanced to 2 times a year, IIT Delhi director has said that the matter will be taken up in the next meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2021. Until any change being officially announced, the exam is once a year only.

Top 2.5 lakh (anticipated no.) candidates who qualify JEE Main 2021 can appear in JEE Advanced 2021. They compete for more than 11000 seats of IITs. As per the NIRF ranking of engineering colleges, the top IITs are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay (top 3 rankings) and 20 others IITs, and they are usually the first choices of JEE aspirants.

Expected schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows

Important EventExpected Date
Start of online application First week of May 2021
End of online application Second week of May 2021
Date of exam Last week of May 2021
Availability of answer keysFirst week of June 2021
Representations against answer keysSecond week of June 2021
Declaration of resultSecond/Third week of June 2021

Click here for the official website of JEE Advanced 2021

Purpose of the JEE Advanced 2021

The JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates to get admission in 23 IITs across the country and other institutes. The complete list of institutes that accept the score of JEE Advanced for admission to various courses offered by them is as follows.

Indian Institutes of Technology

Following is the list of 23 IITs that will provide admission to candidates who qualify the JEE Advanced 2021.

Other Institutes

Some centrally funded institutes have accepted the score of JEE Advanced for admission of candidates to various Science, Technology and Architecture programs. These are as follows.

List of Programs 

The IITs offer a wide range of programs in Science, Technology and Architecture disciplines to which the admissions are conducted on the basis of the JEE Advanced score. These programs are as follows. 

  • 04 years Bachelor of Technology
  • 04 years Bachelor of Science
  • 05 years Bachelor of Architecture
  • 05 years Dual Degree Bachelor of Technology & Master of Technology
  • 05 years Dual Degree Bachelor of Science & Master of Science
  • 05 years Integrated Master of Technology
  • 05 years Integrated Master of Science

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date

The complete schedule of events related to the JEE Advanced 2021 exam is notified by the conducting IIT at the official website only. As candidates await the release of the official information brochure and application process, the tentative dates are being anticipated based on the previous year exams.

JEE Advanced Exam Dates In Last Few Years

JEE AdvancedExam Date
202023 Aug 2020
201927 May 2019
201820 May 2018

As such, the JEE Advanced 2021 exam is tentatively expected to be conducted during the last week of May 2021.

Organizing Institute of JEE Advanced 2021

Every year one of the top IITs conducts the JEE Advanced exam, IIT Delhi being the one that conducted the exam previously. It must be said that not all the IITs engage in the act of conducting the JEE Advanced exam. One of the seven zonal IITs i.e. IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur and IIT Guwahati conducts the exam taking turns every year. The exam is conducted under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

List of organizers of JEE Advanced in recent years

2021IIT Kharagpur
2020IIT Delhi
2019IIT Roorkee
2018IIT Kanpur
2017IIT Madras
2016IIT Guwahati
JEE Advanced 2021

Eligibility Criteria For JEE Advanced 2021

The official information brochure for the JEE Advanced 2021 is yet to be published by the corresponding conducting IIT. However, five crucial eligibility criteria must be satisfied by all candidates who are willing to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. These are as follows.

Criterion 1

The applicant has to rank among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates in the B.E./B.Tech paper of JEE Main 2020. 

Criterion 2

Applicants have to be within the specified age limit of 15 years in order to apply for the exam. The exact dates of birth of eligible applicants will be notified through the official information brochure for JEE Advanced 2021. 

Criterion 3

Candidates are allowed only two attempts in two consecutive years in the JEE (Advanced). Those who have surpassed the maximum number of attempts are therefore ineligible. 

Criterion 4

Applicants of JEE Advanced must have appeared in Class 12th or equivalent examination. They must have appeared in such an exam for the first time with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. 

Criterion 5

The applicant must not have been admitted to an IIT before. This is irrespective of whether they accepted the admission by reporting to the designated institute in the past or continued in the program. Candidates whose IIT admission was cancelled in the past after joining any IIT are not eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2021 examination. 

Exam Pattern of JEE Advanced 2021

Till date, the JEE Advanced has been conducted as a Computer Based Test. Based on the previous year exam pattern, there are two compulsory papers consisting of three separate sections. The sections are based on the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the questions are structured in a manner that puts to test the ability of the test taker to comprehend, reason and analyse. 

The JEE Advanced examination has provisions for negative marking. However, the detailed marking scheme is indicated in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of the exam. The paper is set bilingually in the English and Hindi languages. Candidates are provided 03 hours duration to complete the test for each paper. 

Overview of the JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern as per last year

Language English /Hindi
Number of PapersPaper 1 & Paper 2
Sections03 sections in each paper viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration03 Hours per paper

Overview of JEE Advanced 2019 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 & Paper 2 are further divided into three separate sections. Check out the sections below.

IMCQ questions with only 1 option correct
IIMCQ questions with 1 more than 1 option correct
IIINumerical value answers (Paper 1)
Match the lists (Paper 2)

Distribution of questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2019

PartsNumber of questions

JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus PDF

Based on the pattern of the exam as specified here, one can easily presume the key subjects included in the syllabus of the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Intending candidates can check the syllabus of the exam here in this section as per the previous iteration of the exam. Please revisit this section after the release of the official syllabus to get the latest updates of JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus pdf.

SubjectSyllabus PDF
MathematicsClick here
PhysicsClick here
ChemistryClick here
Architecture Aptitude TestClick here


Physical chemistry

  • General Topics
  • Gaseous and liquid states
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Energetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Solid state
  • Solutions
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry

Inorganic chemistry

  • Isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals
  • Preparation and properties of compounds
  • Transition elements (3D series)
  • Ores and minerals
  • Extractive mettalurgy
  • Principles of qualititative analysis

Organic chemistry

  • Concepts
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes
  • Reaction of benzene
  • Phenols
  • Characteristic reactions of Alkyl halides, Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes & Ketones, Carboxylic acids, Amines, Haloarenes
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Properties and use of some important polymers
  • Practical organic chemistry


  • General
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern physics


  • Algebra
  • Matrices
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Vectors

JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus PDF of Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

  • Freehand drawing
  • Geometrical drawing
  • Three dimensional perception
  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
  • Architectural awareness

Click here for the complete syllabus of JEE Advanced 2021

Mock Tests for JEE Advanced 2021

Official JEE Advanced 2021 mock tests are released the respective conducting institute. The link to the mock tests for previous year JEE Advanced exam are provided below. Access the links to practice for JEE Advanced 2021 paper 1 and 2 from below:

JEE Advanced 2021 PaperMock Test
Paper 1Click here
Paper 2Click here

Study Tips For JEE Advanced 2021

Here are some useful preparation tips for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Although everyone has their own preparation strategy, these tips can be generally followed to prepare for the exam in an effective manner. 

Know the syllabus – Before one can start studying for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam, it is important that the syllabus is available. The syllabus is published in the official information brochure and aspiring candidates must refer to this at first to have a clear idea of what to study. 

Develop a study schedule – Candidates are advised to devise a study schedule that spans the entire time before the exam and includes all the important topics. Do not forget to leave out slots for revision. Do not forget to check that all the important topics from the syllabus are covered in the study schedule. 

Refer to smart learning materials – In the same essence of the popular saying, work smarter, not harder, candidates are often advised to refer to previous year question papers and solve mock tests. Question papers can help analyse the pattern of the exam, distribution of marks and understand the type & nature of questions. On the other hand, mock tests are indispensable when it comes to preparing for the exam and devising time management strategies. 

Do not forget to periodically revise – This is one of the most important activities that a candidate must regularly indulge in. Without revising topics that have already been studied, there remains a strong possibility that the candidate might forget it in due course of time. Do not forget to brush up on important topics regularly. 

Make short notes and practice – Reading a textbook is simply not enough when it comes to cracking an exam of the level of JEE Advanced 2021. One must continuously take short notes and write down important facts and figures to memorize them effectively. In addition, when it comes to solving mathematical problems and science numerical, there is no other alternative to pen and paper-based practice. 

Recommended Books for JEE Advanced 2021

JEE Advanced is a highly competitive exam with only the top candidates of the JEE Mains exam allowed to sit for it. It goes without saying that the preparations for the exam must be escalated to a whole new level by supplementing the preparations with necessary learning materials. Here are a few suggestions for important books for JEE Advanced 2021 preparations.

Common book for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 
Practice Sets For JEE AdvancedBuy Here
TARGET JEE Advanced 2020 (Solved Papers 2013 – 2019 + 5 Mock Tests Papers 1 & 2)Buy Here
Books for Physics 
Concepts of Physics Vol I & II with Solutions of both the Volumes – Set of 4 BooksBuy Here
Problems in General Physics by I.E. IrodovBuy Here
Books for Chemistry 
(EXAMINATION 2020-2021)
Buy Here
Wiley’s J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for
JEE (Main & Advanced)
Buy Here
Chemistry Topic-wise & Chapter-wise DPPBuy Here
Books for Mathematics 
Short Tricks in Mathematics for JEE Main & AdvBuy Here
Comprehensive Mathematics for JEE Advanced 2020Buy Here

JEE Advanced 2021 Expected Cut-Offs

Aspiring candidates of JEE Advanced 2021 must note that a minimum qualifying cut-off is indicated by the conducting IIT for selection of eligible candidates who take the test. The exact cut-offs are published after the exam. However, based on the cut-offs published for the 2020 exam one can develop a general idea. 

Category-wise cutoffs for JEE Advanced 2020

Rank ListMinimum marks (Subject)Minimum marks (Aggregate)
Common Rank List 12126
OBC NCL11114
Common PWD0663
SC PWD0663
Preparatory Course0332

About JEE Advanced 2021

The JEE Advanced examination is one of the most difficult examinations to crack in India. It is known for qualifying rates going down to as low as 1.9% of the total number of applicants. Only the top 2,50,000 qualifiers of the JEE Main exam are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced exam. However, this is not the sole eligibility condition to apply for the JEE Advanced. In fact, the complete eligibility conditions are indicated in the information brochure for the exam that is published year on year by the corresponding conducting IIT. In 2021, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is scheduled to conduct the JEE Advanced 2021, under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Read this article to know more about the examination including tentative dates, pattern and syllabus of the JEE Advanced 2021. 


Q1. Is it compulsory to qualify in JEE Main to appear in JEE Advanced?
Ans. Yes. Only the top 250000 candidates from B.E./B.Tech paper of JEE Mains are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam
Q2. Which subjects are included in the syllabus?
Ans. The syllabus is based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as per the 10+2 level
Q3. Is JEE Advanced an offline or online test?
Ans. It is conducted as a Computer Based Test in cities across the nation.

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