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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2017 by IIT Madras

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2017 by IIT Madras gives details about the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration and weightage given to different sections and subjects. The exam pattern of JEE Advanced keeps on changing each year. Last year, IIT Guwahati conducted JEE Advanced 2016. Both papers, 1 and 2, carried a total of 54 questions each. The exam was of 372 marks, each paper of total 186 marks.

This year, Paper I carried 90 questions while Paper II carried 60 questions. Both of these were held in offline mode. JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted on May 21, 2017. There were two papers in the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) and candidates had to appear in both. JEE Advanced Syllabus 2017 contains topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

JEE Advanced Answer Keys

The result for JEE Advanced 2017 will be declared on June 11, 2017. Candidates who qualify the exam and secure the minimum set JEE Advanced Cutoff 2017, will proceed towards admission. 

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam ModeOffline (Pen Paper Based) both
Number of papers 2
Number of sections 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Question Paper Type Paper I- MCQ; Paper II- Numerical answer type questions 
JEE Advanced 2017 Total MarksPaper I- 264; Paper II- 240
Exam duration 3 hours each
Exam language English and Hindi

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JEE Advanced Pattern 2017

There will be two papers in JEE Advanced. The pattern for both the papers will be different. It is detailed below:

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2017- Paper 1

Exam ModeOffline
Total Marks264 
Number of Questions90
Nature of QuestionsObjective (MCQ)
Duration of Exam3 hours 
  1. Paper 1 is divided into three main sections viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. JEE Advanced 2017 total marks for Paper 1 are 264.
  3. The duration of the exam is three hours. It will commence at 09:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM.
  4. There are a total of 10 sets (0-9) in the examination with a total of 90 questions in each set.
  5. Check below the section-wise paper pattern of Paper 1 in JEE Advanced 2017:
 Section 1Section 2Section 3
Total number of questions585
Answer choices444
Marks awarded for each correct answer343
Marks deducted for each incorrect answer120
Marks awarded for an unattempted question000

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2017- Paper 2

Exam ModeOffline
Total Marks240 
Number of Questions60
Nature of QuestionsNumerical-type
Duration of Exam3 hours 
  1. Paper 2 is divided into three main sections viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. There are a total of 60 questions.
  3. The exam shall begin at 02:00 PM and end at 05:00 PM.
  4. JEE Advanced 2017 total marks for Paper 2 are 240 marks.
  5. Check below the section-wise paper pattern of Paper 2 in JEE Advanced 2017:
 Section 1Section 2Section 3
Total number of questions685
Answer choices444
Marks awarded for each correct answer343
Marks deducted for each incorrect answer120
Marks awarded for an unattempted question000

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JEE Advanced Syllabus 2017

Both the papers, 1 and 2, in JEE Advanced contain questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. While Paper 1 has objective questions, Paper 2 has numerical-type questions. They will be of 10+2 level. This year, JEE Advanced 2017 will be conducted on May 21, 2017. JEE Advanced Syllabus 2017 has been decided by IIT Madras 

All important chapters for the three subjects are given below:


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vectors


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • General Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern Physics

Check detailed JEE Advanced Syllabus 2017

JEE Advanced 2017 Suggested Books

Candidates aspiring to clear IIT Advanced can take help from our recommended books listed below. 

SubjectBook NameAuthor


Coordinate Geometry for JEE Main & Advanced

Dr. S K Goyal

A Textbook of Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced

Dr. S K Goyal

Textbook of Integral Calculus for JEE Main & Advanced

Amit M Aggarwal

Mathematics for IIT-JEE

Tata Mc Graw Hill


Numerical Physical Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced

Neeraj Kumar

Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced

Dr. R.K. Gupta

Essential Physical Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced

Ranjeet Shahi

Organic Chemistry

Morrison / Boyd


Concepts of Physics

H. C. Verma

Problems in General Physics

I.E. Irodov

Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Optics & Modern Physics

D.C. Pandey

JEE Advanced 2017 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme varies for every sub-section in each paper. The papers also have different negative marking scheme for each section. Maximum number of marks that a candidate can gain is 4 marks. Marking scheme for each paper inJEE Advanced is enlisted below. 

PaperSubjectSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal No of MarksMax. Marks (Per question)Negative Marking
Paper 1Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics15153-1
Paper 2Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics16183-1

JEE Advanced 2017 Optical Response Sheet

JEE Advanced is an offline examination i.e. pen and paper based examination. Candidates are provided with a machine readable Optical Response Sheet (ORS). The following are the features of the Optical Response Sheet:

  • It is a two-page answer sheet with same layout on both the pages. Candidates mustn’t separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS under any circumstances.
  • The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed in such a way that the impressions of the answers selected by the candidate on the first page come on the second page.
  • The answers are marked by correctly and completely darkening the bubble or bubbles (as per the instructions mentioned in the question paper) using a Black Ball Point pen.
  • The candidates must apply appropriate pressure so that proper impression is made on the second page of the Optical Response Sheet.
  • The candidates must listen/read and strictly follow all the instructions printed on the question paper.
  • The second page of the ORS is handed over to the candidate by the invigilator at the end of the examination.

JEE Advanced 2017 Important Instructions

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned instructions during the examination or while filling the Optical Response Sheet:

  1. The candidate must use Black point pen for darkening his/her choice.
  2. The candidates who have participated in both the papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) will be able to view the ORS.
  3. The correct choice chosen by the candidate must be darkened completely and neatly.
  4. The candidate must enter the entire roll number from the JEE Advanced Admit Card in the space provided and must darken the circle correctly.
  5. The candidate must not tamper the bar code on the ORS.
  6. There shall be a break of 2 hours between both the papers. The candidates must report for the examination on time.
  7.  Any option which is partially darkened or multiple darkened bubbles for a single answer shall be considered invalid.
  8. The use of gel pens, fountain pens, sketch pens etc. must not be used to mark responses in the ORS.
  9. Any other mark like tick or cross must not be used for marking the response as they will be considered invalid.
  10. Candidates have to remain in the examination hall for the entire duration in each paper, i.e., candidates cannot leave the examination hall before 12:00 PM for Paper 1 and before 17:00 PM for Paper 2.

Read More About  JEE Advanced Cutoff 2017

JEE Advanced 2017 Tie Breaker

The tie-breaker formula is implemented in the examination to segregate and allot separate scores to different candidates. The ones scoring same marks in various subjects are checked on certain criteria and allotted the scores. The tie breaker system has been modified to eliminate the gender imbalance since there are more number of male applicants than the female candidates appearing for the examination.

What’s New?

The new proposal has been issued for the new tie breaker formula which gives advantage to the feminine candidates over the male candidates if they score equal marks. The scores are calculated according to the currently existing tie breaker formula also but if the tie exists between a male candidate and a female candidate then female gets higher score.

If tie persists between two feminine candidates and two male candidates, then in any case both the female candidates shall score more than the male candidates. The current tie-breaker system shall be applicable for the segregation of scores for the female and male candidates separately.

Current Tie-Breaker Formula

The existing tie breaker formula includes the calculation of score of various candidates on the basis of the toughest subject out of all the tested subjects in the examination. This criteria considers the overall performance of all the candidates in particular subjects. The hardest subject is found and the further tie breaker system is carried out.

The candidate with higher score than the other in the toughest subject is considered for a higher score and lower rank than the other in case they collectively score equal marks. This criteria is used for breaking the tie between two or more male candidates/two or more female candidates. If the tie persists when only one subject is considered then the candidate’s performance in the second hardest subject is checked.

Architecture Aptitude Test 2017

Registrations for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) will be held from June 11 till June 12, 2017. AAT offers admission to candidates for undergraduate courses in Architecture (B.Arch). Candidates who have been qualified through JEE Mains can apply for AAT on their official website.

AAT is conducted by Joint Implementation Committee. The cut off of AAT will also be decided by Joint Implementation Committee. AAT 2017 will be held on 14 June, 2017. The below table describes the AAT 2017 Exam Pattern. 

Exam ModeOffline mode only
Number of paper 1
Number of sections 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test)
Question Paper Type MCQ 
Exam duration 3 hours
Exam language English

AAT 2017 Exam Patten and Syllabus

AAT is an offline mode examination which includes questions to test the analytical skills of the candidate related to Architecture. The language of the question paper is English. Syllabus for AAT 2017 comprises the following topics:

  • Freehand Drawing
  • Geometrical Drawing
  • Three-dimensional Perception
  • Imagination and Aesthetical Sensitivity
  • Architectural Awareness

AAT 2017 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of AAT 2017 has been given below.

SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Number of Marks
2Aptitude Test50200
3Drawing Test270



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