JEE Advanced 2017 will be held on May 21 which means IIT aspirants have just a little over a month before the exam is upon them. The obvious question for most of them is how to make the best of the next 30 days or so to ensure their place in one of the prestigious IITs. About 15 lakhs students appear for the JEE Main in the hopes to be among the deserving few to be selected for the JEE Advanced which is the deciding exam for admission into the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). While not everyone aspires to get into the IITs, every one of these students aspires to become a great engineer and the IITs are among the top engineering institutes in the country. In a country where almost every other student wants to become an engineer, the competition is obviously going to be very steep and since the JEE Advanced is an all-India entrance exam, it just says a lot about the competitive nature of the exam.
While the JEE Main is considered to be very tough for many students, it is actually a piece of cake and a quiet walk in the park when compared to the JEE Advanced. One of the main reasons why the JEE Advanced is so tough and competitive is because it doesn’t have a fixed paper pattern. While the JEE Main is conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE), the JEE Advanced is conducted by one of the 31 IITs each year wherein they take turns to set the pattern and questions of the paper. This year, the JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Madras. The institute has already released the paper pattern for this year.
For Paper 1 (MCQs), the total number of questions will be 90 which will fetch a total of 264 marks. For Paper 2 (Numerical Questions), the total number of questions will be 60 which will fetch a total of 240 marks. Both the papers will have to be completed within 3 hours each.
Despite the unpredictability, you can get an idea of how much you need to score to get into your dream college by checking the JEE Advanced Ranks Vs. Marks. The figures will differ this year but they will still be in close approximation to this year’s figures. There are other institutes that accept JEE Advanced marks other than the IITs such as the following:
- Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram
- Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
You can also check your predicted rank by using the JEE Advanced Rank Predictor .
Remember that the JEE Advanced is just another exam but it is also an exam that can impact your entire future. So be confident, but do not lose focus either. All the best!