JEE Advanced 2018 Information brochure released, check here application dates and exam details

JEE Advanced 2018 information brochure has been released by IIT Kanpur. Students seeking admissions to IITs for pursuing engineering have to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Check here all about JEE Advanced 2018 as per the new details released in the brochure.

Anjum Khan
Oct 23, 2018, 14:40 IST
JEE Advanced Information Brochure
JEE Advanced Information Brochure

IIT Kanpur, the exam conducting body for JEE Advanced 2018 has released the information brochure on January 26. The exam date for JEE Advanced 2018 which is May 20, 2018, remains unchanged as notified earlier on September 17, 2017. The dates for JEE Advanced 2018 registration has been announced in this information brochure along with complete registration procedure. For students who want to pursue engineering courses offered at IITs, it is mandatory to qualify both JEE Main 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018.  Students who have registered for JEE Main 2018 would be appearing for the national level engineering exam on April 8, 2018 (pen-paper based mode) and on April 15 or April 16, 2018 (computer-based mode). Candidates who will qualify JEE Main 2018 paper 1 and secure a rank to be among 2, 24, 000 candidates will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates can check here all about JEE Advanced 2018 including important dates, exam schedule, exam pattern, as well as reservation criteria as mentioned here in this article.

Important Dates of JEE Advanced 2018

Events of JEE Advanced 2018

Key dates

Online registration will begin on

May 2, 2018, by 10:00 am

Last date of registration

May 7, 2018, till 5:00 pm

Last date of registration fee payment (only for registered candidates)

May 8, 2018, till 5:00 pm

Admit card for JEE Advanced 2018

May 14 to 20, 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam dates

May 20, 2018

Copy of candidates’ response sheet available

May 25, 2018

Official Answer Key release date

May 29, 2018

Online feedback and discrepancy received from candidates

May 29, 2018, to May 30, 2018

Results announcement

June 10, 2018

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JEE Advanced 2018 appearing candidates have to take both Paper 1 and Paper 2 to qualify and eligible for admissions to IITs. As this year JEE Advanced 2018 is a completely Computer-based test, students should be aware of the test schedule for both the papers. The schedule for JEE Advanced 2018 is mentioned in the table below – 

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Schedule –

Exam Events

Schedule (Date and Timings)

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 1

May 20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 2

May 20, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern:

Both Papers of JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in online mode only. The syllabus for JEE Advanced 2018 was released earlier, however; the test pattern has been specified in the brochure only. Candidates can check here the complete paper pattern of JEE Advanced 2018 –

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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018


Exam Mode – Computer-based only


Exam Papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2


Exam duration – Three hours for each test paper


Test Language – English or Hindi


Sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics


Type of questions – Objective type questions


Note: The number of questions for each paper and marking scheme is not specified yet. Also, as per the information brochure, there may be negative marking and candidates will get to know about it at the time of exam only.

JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Centres –

IIT Kanpur has listed a tentative list of cities for JEE Advanced 2018 test centres. Candidates appearing for the exam can choose up to 5 cities as their preferred exam centre during JEE Advanced 2018 registration only. The exam conducting will be allotting one exam centre to each candidate as per the availability from their preferred cities; the allotted test centre with location will be mentioned in the JEE Advanced admit card 2018 as issued to the candidates. The exam centres of JEE Advanced 2018 will be in cities and towns under the seven IIT zones as mentioned below –

  1. IIT Delhi Zone
  2. IIT Bombay Zone
  3. IIT Guwahati Zone
  4. IIT Kanpur Zone
  5. IIT Kharagpur Zone
  6. IIT Madras Zone
  7. IIT Roorkee Zone

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JEE Advanced 2018 Reservation Criteria –

The reservation criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 for shortlisting qualified candidates is specified as under –

  • Open Category: 50.5%
  • Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer: 27%
  • Scheduled Caste: 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes: 7.5%
  • Persons with Disabilities: 5% horizontally (5% for PWD candidates belonging to any of the reservation categories)
  • Female candidates: 14% supernumerary seats

The rank list of JEE Advanced 2018 will be prepared on basis of marks scored by candidates in both the papers and as per the reservation criteria only.

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