JEE Advanced is the second phase of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains). The top 2,50,000 qualifiers of JEE Mains can apply for JEE Advance 2020 for admission in B.E / B.Tech courses offered by all the IITs. The exam is conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). It is a national level entrance exam held every year by IITs on a rotational basis. In 2020, it will be conducted by IIT, Delhi.
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Nationality: All Indian National (including OCI/PIO) and foreign national candidates are eligible to apply.
Performance in 12th Standard for Qualifying JEE advanced 2020: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) in Paper1 of JEE mains 2020 The number of candidates that are selected from each of the categories is as follows:
If a Board gives letter grades without the equivalent percentage, the candidate should present a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks against the grades. The marks scored in the following 5 subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cutoff marks for fulfilling the highest (top) 20 percentile criterion:
Performance in JEE Mains 2020: It is essential for the candidates to have qualified JEE Main 2020 (Paper 1) and be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) candidates. Among the top 250,000 JEE Main qualified candidates, the categories will be divided as follows:
Age limit: Age limit to appear for JEE Advanced 2020.
Total Number of Attempts: Candidates can appear for the examination, twice for 2 consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the qualifying exam.
Appearance in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination: The candidates should have appeared for 12th standard (or equivalent) qualifying examination in 2019 or 2020, for the first time
However, a candidate who have appeared in the 10+2 exam in 2018, and their result has been declared after June 2018, can also appear for JEE Advanced 2020, given that they qualify the other eligibility criteria.
Compulsory subject a candidate must have in 10+2: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
For the B.Arch Aspirants:
Candidates who have been admitted in an IIT won't be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020, irrespective of whether he/she continued in the programme or not. Those candidates who accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past will also not be eligible. Along with the abovementioned criteria, those candidates whose admissions at IITs was cancelled after joining will also not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020.
As per the eligibility criteria, those candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2019 will be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2020. Similarly, those candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in 2019 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 if they meet the subsequent conditions:
Sr no. 
Institute 
Place 
1. 
Institute of Science (IISc) 
Bangalore

2. 
Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) 
Visakhapatnam

3. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) 
Bhopal

4. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)  
Mohali 
5. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) 
Kolkata 
6. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) 
Pune

7. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER 
Thiruvananthapuram

8. 
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) 
Thiruvananthapuram

9. 
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) 
Rae Bareli

10. 
All IITs(Indian Institute of Technology) 
Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Guwahati, Roorkee, Ropar, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Patna, Indore, Mandi,(BHU) Varanasi, Palakkad, Tirupati, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Goa, Jammu and Dharwad.

JEE Advanced paper 1 exam pattern 2020:
Sections 
No. of Questions 
Total no. of marks 
Marking (per question) 
Negative Marking () 
Physics 
5 
15 
3 
1 
Chemistry 
8 
32 
4 
2 
Mathematics 
5 
15 
3 
1 
JEE Advanced paper 2 exam pattern 2020:
Sections 
No. of Questions 
Total no. of marks 
Marking (per scheme) 
Negative Marking 
Physics 
6 
18 
3 
1 
Chemistry 
8 
32 
4 
2 
Mathematics 
4 
12 
3 
0 
Distribution of a number of questions & a total number of marks from each section is:
Subjects 
No. of Questions 
Total no. of marks 
Mathematics 
30 
120 
Aptitude Test 
50 
200 
Drawing Test 
2 
70 
PHYSICS 
General
Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of
measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following
experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier callipers and screw gauge
(micrometre), Determination of g using a simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s
the method, Specific heat of a liquid using a calorimeter, the focal length of a concave mirror and
a convex lens using the uv method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of
Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire
using meter bridge and post office box.
Mechanics
Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform
circular motion; Relative velocity.
Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static
and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of
linear momentum and mechanical energy.
Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic
collisions.
Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion
of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.
Rigid body, a moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, a moment of
the inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque;
Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation;
Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies;
The collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.
Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary
rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity,
Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.
Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of
waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns;
Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).
Thermal physics
Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases; Calorimetry, latent heat; Heat conduction
in one dimension; Elementary concepts of convection and radiation; Newton’s law of
cooling; Ideal gas laws; Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases); Isothermal and adiabatic processes, the bulk modulus of gases; Equivalence of heat and
work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody
radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law,
Stefan’s law.
Electricity and magnetism
Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of
point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines;
The flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find
field due to infinitely long straight wire uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and
uniformly charged thin spherical shell.
Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series
and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor.
Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells;
Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.
Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a currentcarrying straight
wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a
moving charge and on a currentcarrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.
The magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop;
Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.
Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance; RC,
LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.
Optics
Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces;
Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses;
Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.
Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s doubleslit
experiment.
Modern physics
Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half
life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes;
Energy calculation in these processes.
Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogenlike atoms; Characteristic and continuous
Xrays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.
MATHEMATICS 
Algebra
Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation,
properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity,
geometric interpretations.
Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients,
formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots.
Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic
means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series,
sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.
Logarithms and their properties.
Permutations and combinations, binomial theorem for a positive integral index,
properties of binomial coefficients.
Matrices
Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition,
multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of
a square matrix of order up to three, the inverse of a square matrix of order up to three,
properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skewsymmetric matrices
and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.
Probability
Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem,
independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and
combinations.
Trigonometry
Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae,
formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric
equations.
Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, halfangle formula
and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).
Analytical geometry
Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, the distance between two points, section formulae,
the shift of origin.
Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, a distance of a point
from a line; Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the
bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines; Centroid, orthocentre,
incentre and circumcentre of a triangle.
Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal and chord.
Parametric equations of a circle, the intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle,
equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle
and a straight line.
Equations of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and
eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal.
Locus problems.
Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in
space, equation of a plane, a distance of a point from a plane.
Differential calculus
Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto and onetoone functions, sum,
the difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value,
polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product
and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions.
Even and odd functions, the inverse of a function, continuity of composite functions,
intermediate value property of continuous functions.
A derivative of a function, derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two
functions, chain rule, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse
trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Derivatives of implicit functions, derivatives up to order two, geometrical interpretation
of the derivative, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum
and minimum values of a function, Rolle’s theorem and Lagrange’s mean value theorem.
Integral calculus
Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard
functions, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of integral
calculus.
Integration by parts, integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions,
application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves.
Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential
equations, separation of variables method, linear firstorder differential equations.
Vectors
Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products
and their geometrical interpretations.
CHEMISTRY 
Physical chemistry:
General topics
Concept of atoms and molecules; Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept; Chemical
formulae; Balanced chemical equations; Calculations (based on mole concept) involving
common oxidationreduction, neutralisation, and displacement reactions; Concentration
in terms of mole fraction, molarity, molality and normality.
Gaseous and liquid states
The absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation; Deviation from ideality, van der Waals
equation; Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities
and their relation with temperature; Law of partial pressures; Vapour pressure; Diffusion
of gases.
Atomic structure and chemical bonding
Bohr model, the spectrum of the hydrogen atom, quantum numbers; Waveparticle duality, de
Broglie hypothesis; Uncertainty principle; Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of
the hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals; Electronic configurations of elements (up
to atomic number 36); Aufbau principle; Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule;
Orbital overlap and covalent bond; Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only;
Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species; Hydrogen bond; Polarity in
molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only); VSEPR model and shapes of
molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal,
trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).
Energetics
The first law of thermodynamics; Internal energy, work and heat, pressurevolume work;
Enthalpy, Hess’s law; Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization; Second law of
thermodynamics; Entropy; Free energy; Criterion of spontaneity.
Chemical equilibrium
Law of mass action; Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of
concentration, temperature and pressure); Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical
equilibrium; Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions; Acids and
bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts); Hydrolysis of salts.
Electrochemistry
Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; Nernst equation
and its relation to ΔG; Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells; Faraday’s laws of
electrolysis; Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity,
Kohlrausch’s law; Concentration cells.
Chemical kinetics
Rates of chemical reactions; Order of reactions; Rate constant; First order reactions;
Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation).
Solidstate
Classification of solids, crystalline state, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α,
β, γ), closepacked structure of solids (cubic), packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices; Nearest
neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects.
Solutions
Raoult’s law; Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure,
elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.
Surface chemistry
Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms); Colloids: types,
methods of preparation and general properties; Elementary ideas of emulsions,
surfactants and micelles (only definitions and examples).
Nuclear chemistry
Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars; Properties of α, β and γ rays; Kinetics of radioactive
decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton
neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.
Inorganic chemistry:
Isolation/preparation and properties of the following nonmetals
Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens; Properties of
allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur.
Preparation and properties of the following compounds
Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of
sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax;
Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums; Carbon: oxides and oxyacid
(carbonic acid); Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide; Nitrogen: oxides,
oxyacids and ammonia; Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric
acid) and phosphine; Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide; Sulphur: hydrogen
sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate; Halogens:
hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder; Xenon fluorides.
Transition elements (3d series)
Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding
the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spinonly magnetic moment;
Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cis
trans and ionisation isomerism, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear
coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).
Preparation and properties of the following compounds
Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead; Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and
Zn2+; Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver
thiosulphate.
Ores and minerals
Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium,
zinc and silver.
Extractive metallurgy
Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded); Carbon reduction
method (iron and tin); Selfreduction method (copper and lead); Electrolytic reduction
method (magnesium and aluminium); Cyanide process (silver and gold).
Principles of qualitative analysis
Groups I to V (only Ag+, Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+
and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide.
Organic chemistry:
Concepts
The hybridisation of carbon; σ and πbonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules; Structural
and geometrical isomerism; Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two
asymmetric centres, (R, S and E, Z nomenclature excluded); IUPAC nomenclature of
simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, monofunctional and bifunctional
compounds); Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and
hyperconjugation; ketoenol tautomerism; Determination of empirical and molecular
formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Hydrogen bonds: definition
and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids; Inductive and
resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases; Polarity and
inductive effects in alkyl halides; Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and
heterolytic bond cleavage; Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions
and free radicals.
Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes
Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and
density); Combustion and halogenation of alkanes; Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz
reaction and decarboxylation reactions.
Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes
Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments);
The acidity of alkynes; Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the
stereochemistry of addition and elimination); Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone; Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by
elimination reactions; Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen); Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.
Reactions of benzene
Structure and aromaticity; Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration,
sulphonation, FriedelCrafts alkylation and acylation; Effect of o, m and pdirecting
groups in monosubstituted benzenes.
Phenols
Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation);
ReimerTieman reaction, Kolbe reaction.
Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above)
Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions,
nucleophilic substitution reactions; Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation,
reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones; Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis;
Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; aldol
condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic
addition reactions (Grignard addition); Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid
chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis; Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and
aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo
coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions
of diazonium salts; carbylamine reaction; Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution
in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine
substitution).
Carbohydrates
Classification; mono and disaccharides (glucose and sucrose); Oxidation, reduction,
glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.
Amino acids and peptides
General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.
Properties and uses of some important polymers
Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, Teflon and PVC.
Practical organic chemistry
Detection of elements (N, S, halogens); Detection and identification of the following
functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone),
carboxyl, amino and nitro; Chemical methods of separation of monofunctional organic
compounds from binary mixtures.
ARCHITECTURE APTITUDE TEST
Freehand drawing
This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and
proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in
appropriate scale. Common domestic or daytoday life usable objects like furniture,
equipment, etc., from memory.
Geometrical drawing
Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals,
polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple
solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.
Threedimensional perception
Understanding and appreciation of threedimensional forms with building elements,
colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through
the innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.
Architectural awareness
General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and
international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.