JEE Advanced 2021 exam dates and schedule; check here


JEE Advanced 2021 exam date has been officially announced by IIT Kharagpur on the official website of JEE Advanced 2021. The exam (both Paper-1 and Paper-2) is scheduled to be held on 3rd July 2021, while the date for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is yet to be announced.

JEE Advanced is the paramount engineering entrance exam for candidates aspiring to join undergraduate programs in some of India’s most prestigious institutions, including all the IITs, ISM, IISC among others. Although the syllabus remains mostly the same as the previous year, the criteria of 75% in Class 12th has been removed this time.

According to JAB, all the students who missed out on JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID-19, may appear for the exam this year without qualifying for JEE Main 2021. To know more about JEE Advanced 2021’s detailed schedule and other important points to remember, please read the complete article below.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date and Schedule

Please note that only the JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date has been officially announced by the organisers; All other dates are tentative and subject to change after the official updates.

Event Date
Registration for JEE Advanced 2021 Starts TBA (Expected May-June 2021)
Admit Card Availability TBA (Expected 3rd Week of May 2021)
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date 3rd July 2021 (Saturday)
Answer Key Availability TBA (Expected July 2021)
JEE Advanced 2021 Results TBA (Expected July 2021)

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Timings

The timings for both the exams, namely Paper-1 and Paper-2, in compliance with the official website can be found below.

Paper Date Timings
Paper 1 July 03, 2021 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. IST
Paper 2 July 03, 2021 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. IST

JEE Advanced 2021: Other Important Points to Remember

Which IIT will conduct JEE advanced in 2021?

Each year, the JEE Advanced exam is prepared and conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs and the Joint Admission Board (JAB). This time, IIT Kharagpur has been handed on the baton for the conduction of JEE Advanced in 2021.

JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted online only; however, the pattern is neither fixed nor revealed to the students before the exam. Because of the rotation in the organising institution, the exam pattern keeps changing every year, and students must be aware of that.

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021.

  1. JEE Main 2021 Performance: Candidates must be in the top 2,50,000 qualifying students in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2021.
  2. Age Limit: Only candidates born on or after October 1, 1996, are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2021. However, there will be a 5-year relaxation for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  3. Number of Attempts: Candidates are only allowed to appear for two attempts in two consecutive years.
  4. Qualification: All the candidates must have qualified for the 10+2th examination in the year 2020 or 2021 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from any recognised university/board. However, if your board declares the result for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then candidates who gave board exams in 2019 are also eligible.
  5. Nationality: All Indian and Foreign Nationals are eligible.

Note: Like the previous year, 75% of criteria for class 12th marks have been scrapped for 2021. Also, candidates who could not appear for JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID may appear this time without giving JEE Main.


  1. What is the cutoff for JEE Main 2021 to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021?

The cutoff for JEE Main is not fixed, and one will only come to learn about the same after the results. But the top 2.5 lakh rank criteria are still fixed.

  1. Is 75 criteria removed from JEE Advanced 2021?

Yes. Like 2020, the 75% Criteria has been removed from JEE Advanced 2021.

  1. Can I appear for the Architecture Aptitude test without giving JEE Advanced 2021?

No, it’s mandatory to qualify for JEE Advanced 2021 to be eligible for the AAT 2021.

  1. Is attempting both the papers necessary?

Yes. All the students are supposed to attempt both Paper-1 and Paper-2 to score good marks in JEE. The syllabus and duration of both the papers are the same, however, the questions and format will be different.