Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main & Advanced 2015..

 JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is an all-India common entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering courses like BTech, BE, BArch, etc., under the direction of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs. 

The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Examination, are also 

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has
to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the
IITs/ISM Dhanbad

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2015 is conducted by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Only the top 1.5 lakh rank holders in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2015.

Candidates seeking admissions in bachelor’s programmes, integrated master’s programmes as well as dual degree programmes at the 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM) need to clear JEE Advanced.

Advanced 2015 eligibilityAs per the schedule shared, this engineering entrance exam will be conducted on May 24, 2015 as part of two papers. The online registration for JEE Advanced will start on May 2, 2015 and applications would be accepted only till 5 pm on May 7, 2015.

The exam dates for JEE Advanced 2015 have been released.

JEE Advanced 2015 exam eligibility entails that candidates clear Paper-1 of JEE Main 2015 which will most likely be conducted in the month of April 2015.

Candidates who wish to take this exam need to fulfill certain criteria as fixed by JAB. Thus, the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced is as follows:

I – Performance in JEE Main 2015

Candidates who fall among the top 1,50,000 rankers in JEE Main 2015 across all categories are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Out of this number, the percentage of candidates eligible for admissions under different categories is as follows:

  • General category candidates (from the common merit list) – 50.5% 
  • OBC-NCL candidates – 27%
  • SC candidates – 15% 
  • ST candidates – 7.5%
  • Pwd candidates - Horizontal reservation of 3% in all the above categories


Number of Top Candidates


GEN 73478 75750
GEN – PwD 2272
OBC (NCL) 39285 40500
OBC (NCL) – PwD 1215
SC 21825 22500
SC – PwD 675
ST 10912 11250
ST – PwD 338

II – Age limit

Age limit for JEE Advanced for General or OBC-NCL category candidates states that they are eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they were born on or after October 1, 1990. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be born on or after October 1, 1985.

III – Number of attempts 

The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced 2015 states that candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam a maximum of two times in his/her lifetime. Here, candidates also need to ensure that they appear for this entrance exam in consecutive years. To explain this further, if a candidate wants to appear for JEE Advanced in 2015 then this attempt should either be his/her first attempt and if not so, then this should be his/her second consecutive attempt.

IV – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam in 2014 or 2015. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.

The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced also lists that candidates who have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent examination in 2014 and thereafter want to re-appear for the same examination in 2015 for any reason – whether it is for improvement of score/marks or if they have failed in one or more subjects, then in such a scenario, candidates will need to re-appear in all the subjects (of their Class XII or equivalent examination) in 2015.

Also, candidates who attempted their Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2013 or earlier will not meet the exam eligibility criteria. But, those candidates whose Class XII or equivalent exam Board results for the academic year 2012-2013 were declared after June 2013 would be eligible to appear for the exam.

V – Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

JEE Advanced 2015 eligibility criteria mentions that a candidate can only appear for the exam if he/she has not taken admission earlier at any of the 16 IITs and ISM, this critreion also holds true even if the candidate took admission and did not continue with their admission in the programme on offer at any of the 16 IITs and ISM.

Candidate will also be disqualified from appearing for the exam if it is brought to notice that they in the past had paid the admission fee for any course at IITs or ISM through JEE Advanced.

Another eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced on the basis of which a candidate’s application can be rejected is if their admission was cancelled by the board/institute earlier.

However, candidates are eligible to appear for it if they have been granted admission in any of the preparatory courses on offer (at any of the IITs) in 2014.

Reservation of Seats..

Advanced reservationAs per the JEE Advanced 2015 information brochure, “Candidates who are not citizens of India at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2015 (by birth or naturalised) are treated as foreign nationals”. It is further shared that, “Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary. However, not all Institutes may have supernumerary seats. The availability of supernumerary seats will be announced at the time of seat allocation”.

Candidates who are Indian nationals will be offered admissions based on seats reserved for the category under which they fall. This reservation of seats is done in accordance with the rules as mentioned by the Government of India.




Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) Candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of backward classes which are mentioned in the central list of OBCs as on June 1, 2014 are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2015 under this quota.

Note:  Candidates who belong to the creamy layer of OBC are not eligible for this reservation and such candidates will be treated as belonging to the general (GEN) category.

Check OBC central list here.
of seats in every course
Scheduled Caste (SC) Candidates belonging to those castes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.

Check SC central list here.
15% of seats in every course
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates belonging to those tribes which are mentioned in the central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India are only eligible for reservations.

Check ST central list here.
7.5% of seats in every course
Persons with Disability (PwD) Reservation would be given to candidates who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability which can be visual, locomotor or dyslexic. Also, Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course will also be included in this type of reservation. 3% of seats in every category

As per the information brochure, “Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to GEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall not be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories. The reservation for PwD candidates is horizontal and hence, unfilled seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories, i.e, unfilled SC-PwD seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the Sc category and so on”.

Foreign nationals will not be given an option to apply for admissions under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD reservation category.

Candidates need to note here that, once they select a category at the time of JEE Advanced registration, then they will not be given an option to make any changes in their category selection field in the registration form.

JEE Advanced notification states that candidates need to apply for this engineering entrance exam online through the official website of JEE Advanced 2015. Candidates can only apply for the entrance exam if they fulfill JEE Advanced  eligibility criteria as mentioned above.

Candidates can register for JEE Advanced 2015 even if they did not opt to give the examination while registering for JEE Main 2015.

JEE Advanced application cannot be withdrawn after the registration process has been completed by the candidate. Also, JEE Advanced 2015 registration fee cannot be refunded or transferred once it is paid.

Documents Required..

JEE Advanced documents to
JEE Advanced 2015 registration requires candidates to submit a list of certificates and documents which are mentioned below:

All Candidates

  • A recent colour photograph of the candidates taken in the last six months showing their full frontal face view such that the head is centered in the frame. The candidate's head should cover 70%-80% of the photograph and should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate.
  • Birth certificate or Class X certificate if it mentions the date of birth.
  • Class XII or equivalent examination certificate, this is mandatory for candidates who appeared for the examination in 2014.
  • Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature.
  • Scanned copy of left-hand thumb impression.
  • If the candidate’s name is not same to that mentioned in his/her Class X certificate then the candidate needs to include gazette notification showing the change of name.

OBC-NCL category

Candidates applying for the exam under the OBC-NCL category need to enclose a copy of their OBC-NCL certificate (FORM EC2) issued to them on or after June 1, 2014 with the JEE Advanced registration form.

SC Category

Candidates applying for the exam under the SC category need to enclose a copy of their Caste certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form of JEE Advanced 2015.

ST Category

Candidates applying for the exam under the ST category need to enclose a copy of their Tribe certificate (FORM EC1) issued to them with the registration form.

PwD category

Candidates applying for the exam under this quota need to enclose a copy of their Disability certificate (FORM EC3) issued by a district medical board /competent authority to them on or after June 1, 2014 with the registration form.

Defense Services Category

JEE Advanced download
admit cardsCandidates applying for the exam admissions under this category need to enclose a copy of the certificate (FORM EC4) issued to them by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.


The registrations for JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) 2015will end on December 18, 2014, according to the official website. To register for the exam, students need to follow few simple steps that includes filling up the application form, uploading scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression and paying the exam fees.

Watch this video for step-by-step guidance on filling the application form for JEE Main.
JEE Main 2015 will be conducted in two modes – online and offline. While, the offline exam will be conducted on April 4, the online paper will be conducted during April 10 and 11, 2015.

Read more about the different modes of examination and also know how to go about choosing between the online and offline mode.

Admit Card

Once the registration process for JEE Advanced is complete, candidates can download their JEE Advanced 2015 admit card from May 9 to May 14, 2015 from official online registration portal of this engineering entrance examination.

The admit card for JEE Advance will include the candidate’s details such as their:

  • Name
  • Roll number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Date of birth
  • Correspondence address
  • Category
  • Language of entrance exam question paper they have selected in the registration form

At the time of JEE Advanced registration, candidates also need to select from a list of exam centres and the address of the examination centre finally allotted to the candidate will also be displayed in their admit card.

The exam conducting board notifies the candidates to carefully examine all the information printed on their admit card and in case of any discrepancy in the same, candidates are advised to contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2015 of the respective zonal IIT where they reside.

Eligible candidates need to produce a copy of their downloaded admit card at the time of examination. This original JEE Advanced admit card must be retained by the candidates till all the admission formalities of the exam are not completed.

Admission Process...

The admission notification states that candidates will be shortlisted for admissions in bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programmes on offer at the 16 IITs and ISM on the basis of their performance in the entrance  examination. It is further shared that, “The decisions of the JAB 2015 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2015 and admission to IITs and ISM”.

IIT Council this year has introduced a few changes in JEE Advanced admission criteria. The primary change here includes that in order to be eligible for admissions at the IITs and ISM, candidates need to fulfill any one of the below mentioned two criteria:

  • The candidate should fall within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  • The candidate should have secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.


Advanced exam patternJEE Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern: Eligible candidates need to appear for two entrance examinations on May 24, 2015. These examinations are referred to as Paper-1 and Paper-2. While, Paper-1 for this entrance exam will be conducted from 9 am to 12 pm, Paper-2 will be held on the same day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper-1 and Paper-2 of this entrance exam will comprise of three separate sections wherein questions will be asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates will be awarded negative marking on incorrectly answering some questions in the exam.

JEE Advanced exam pattern is such that:

  • Question paper will be divided into different sections.
  • Each section will have questions from different subjects.
  • Objective type (multiple choice) questions.
  • Numerical answer type questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

To get an insight into topics which one needs to prepare to fare well in this entrance exam, view JEE Advanced 2015 syllabus.  

Question paper will be in either English or Hindi as per the option selected by candidates at the time of registering for the exam.

It can be a little overwhelming to go through the complete syllabus for this engineering entrance exam and so to understand which topics to study and which to avoid, go through exam analysis for JEE Advanced 2014 by experts.

Optical Response Sheet..

Advanced test centres an test citiesCandidates appearing for the exam need to keep in mind that the answer sheet for this engineering entrance exam is in the form of an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) which is a machine-readable ORS. Other things which candidates need to keep in mind about JEE Advanced ORS is that:

  • It is two-page long, each page of the ORS answer sheet will have the same lay-out.
  • The ORS’s first page is machine readable. But, the ORS is designed such that it leaves impressions of the candidate’s responses on the second page.
  • Do not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS under any circumstance.
  • Mark all the answers on the first page of the ORS. 
  • Use black ball point pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Encircle the correct answer such that the impression is prominently made on the second page of the ORS.

Candidates must strictly adhere to the instructions as well as rules and regulations mentioned on the question paper regarding the darkening of bubbles. Also, the second page of the ORS will be given to candidates at the end of JEE Advanced 2015 Paper-1 and Paper-2 by the invigilator.

To get a better understanding of the exam pattern for JEE Advanced 2015, view the exam tips and exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2014.

Exam Centers...

Here are the exam cities for JEE Advanced 2015:

IIT Bombay Zone




Goa Panaji 101
Gujarat Ahmedabad 102
Rajkot 103
Surat 104
Vadodara 105
Maharashtra Mumbai 106
Nagpur 107
Navi Mumbai 108
Pune 109
Rajasthan Ajmer 110
Jaipur 111
Jodhpur 112

IIT Delhi Zone




Delhi Delhi (East) 201
Delhi (West) 202
Delhi (North) 203
Delhi (South) 204
Delhi (Central) 205
Haryana Faridabad 206
Gurgaon 207
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu 208
Madhya Pradesh Indore 209
Rajasthan Sikar 210
Udaipur 211
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 212
Mathura 213

IIT Guwahati Zone

State/ Country



Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 301
Assam Guwahati 302
Jorhat 303
Silchar 304
Bihar Gaya 305
Katihar 306
Muzaffarpur 307
Patna 308
Manipur Imphal 309
Meghalaya Shillong 310
West Bengal Siliguri 311
UAE Dubai 312

IIT Kanpur Zone




Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 401
Gwalior 402
Jabalpur 403
Uttarakhand Haldwani 404
Uttar Pradesh Agra 405
Allahabad 406
Gorakhpur 407
Jhansi 408
Kanpur 409
Lucknow 410

IIT Kharagpur Zone




Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair 501
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam 502
Chattisgarh Bhilai 503
Bilaspur 504
Raipur 505
Jharkhand Bokaro 506
Dhanbad 507
Jamshedpur 508
Ranchi 509
Orissa Bhubaneswar 510
Rourkela 511
Sikkim Gangtok 512
Tripura Agartala 513
West Bengal Durgapur 514
Kharagpur 515
Kolkata (North) 516
Kolkata (Salt Lake) 517
Kolkata (South) 518
Malda 519

IIT Madras Zone




Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad 601
Nellore 602
Vijayawada 603
Warangal 604
Karnataka Bangalore 605
Mangalore 606
Kerala Kochi 607
Kozhikode 608
Thiruvananthapuram 609
Puducherry Puducherry 610
Tamil Nadu Chennai 611
Madurai 612

IIT Roorkee Zone




Chandigarh Chandigarh 701
Haryana Ambala 702
Kurukshetra 703
Panipat 704
Rohtak 705
Himachal Pradesh Palampur 706
Shimla 707
Punjab Amritsar 708
Bathinda 709
Jalandhar 710
Ludhiana 711
Patiala 712
Uttarakhand Dehradun 713
Haridwar 714
Roorkee 715
Uttar Pradesh Bareilly 716
Gautam Budh Nagar(Noida) 717
Ghaziabad 718
Meerut 719
Moradabad 720
Varanasi 721

Exam Analysis
Stay tuned for JEE Advanced 2015 exam analysis.
Here's a glimpse of JEE Advanced 2014 exam analysis.

Student Reaction
Stay tuned for JEE Advanced 2015 student reaction.
Here's what happened on JEE Advanced 2014 exam day.

Here are some quick and useful tips and tricks to help you prepare better for JEE 2015:
  1. Speed and accuracy are important aspects, which come from extensive practice of similar questions.
  2. Always focus on managing your time while solving JEE papers. In Math, use short methods for calculations, skip irrelevant steps to save time.
  3. The most important thing in problem solving is clarity of concepts and regular practice.
  4. Tackle tricky questions with different perspectives and smarter approaches.
  5. Focus on solving the problems on your own, while preparing for the exam.
  6. Start with conventional methods of problems solving but improvise constantly and build your own shortcuts and ways for problem solving.
  7. Both speed and strike rate matter. You need to be quick and accurate to achieve high scores. High speed with less accuracy can actually ruin your results.
  8. Never use calculator while preparing for the JEE. Being adept in mental calculations can actually increase your speed to a great extent.
  9. Select your questions wisely. If you solve easy and average questions correctly, you can hope to get through. You may attempt difficult ones correctly to make it to the merit.
  10. Gather and implement tips, gain confidence, be positive, and you will ace JEE..
All the Very best of all students..

Prepared & Collection by M.Ajmal Khan.

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