About JEE Advanced



The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration.


There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.

  • Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
Exam Pattern of JEE (Advanced) 2016

JEE (Advanced) 2016 – Paper 1 and Paper 2 together had a total 108 objective type questions (Single Correct, Multiple Correct, Integer Answer and Passage Based) totalling to 372 marks. There were 36 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You can know more about the analysis of the JEE (Advanced) 2016 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.


The answer sheet of each paper of JEE (Advanced) 2017 is a machine-readable ORS.

  • The ORS has two pages with the same lay-out. The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed so as to leave impressions of the responses on the second page.
  • Candidates should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS at any stage and under any circumstance.
  • The answers to all the questions should be marked on the first page of the ORS by darkening the appropriate bubble or bubbles (as per the instructions given in the question paper).
  • Candidates should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Candidates should apply adequate pressure to ensure that a proper impression is made on the second page of the ORS. Other instructions for darkening the bubbles will be printed on the question paper and candidates must strictly adhere to these instructions.
  • The second page of the ORS will be handed over to the candidates by the invigilator at the end of the examination.

Services of a Scribe:

  • The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available to candidates who are visually impaired, dyslexic, have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them from bubbling the optical response sheet (ORS).
  • To avail this benefit, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2017, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format. The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate OR a copy of the certificate of Dyslexic candidate, whichever is applicable, should be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
  • Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements, through the Presiding Officer (PO) of the examination Center, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes.
  • The candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, 20 May 2017, in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator.
  • If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be cancelled.