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What to Expect from JEE Advanced 2017

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What to expect from JEE Advanced 2017

May 21, 2017 will witness many heartbeats being skipped. Why do you ask? Well! It is the day when engineering aspirants will appear for JEE Advanced exam to seek admission to renowned IITs. This year JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Madras under the aegis of 7 zonal IITs.

JEE Advanced 2017

This year, the conducting authorities have incorporated some new changes in the total number of candidates appearing, reservation criteria and eligibility. To begin with a number of candidates, previously top 2 lakh rank holders were eligible to sit for the exam, however, an addition of 20,000 ranks has been made for 2017.

As per the new guidelines, OBC-NCL certificate will be issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions on or after April 1, 2017. Another change suggested that a relaxation of 5% will be given to candidates belonging to SC and ST category while considering their class 12 marks.

If you belong to the foreign national’s category as per the eligibility rules, there is good news for you as well. From 2017, candidates from Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Singapore, UAE, and Afghanistan will be allowed to appear directly for JEE Advance exam.The foreign candidates will not occupy seats meant for Indian citizens. Instead, they will be provided seats under the supernumerary category.

Maximum marks required to get a step closer to IIT

Considering the hype around JEE Advanced, we may easily interpret the fact that it is extremely difficult to get through this exam. From 2.2 lakh candidates, it is expected that nearly 10-14k students will get the admission on the basis of aggregate cut off. Previous year analysis shows that 1,47,678 candidates appeared for the exam from which only 36,566 applicants could qualify.

Expectedly, maximum marks required to qualify JEE Advanced this year will be around 372 marks (186 in each paper, Paper 1 and Paper 2). Ideally, if you score 124 in each subject combined in paper 1 and paper 2, this will bring you closer to the declared cut off.

A Common Rank List will be announced, representing total marks for Paper 1 and Paper 2 jointly obtained by a candidate. Refer to the table below to know minimum percentage required to qualify JEE Advanced 2017. This will include their aggregate marks as well as subject-wise marks.

minimum percentage required to qualify JEE Advanced 2017

Rank List

Minimum percentage of marks in each subject

Minimum percentage of aggregate marks

Common rank list (CRL)

10.0 20.0

OBC-NCL rank list

9.0 18

SC rank list

5.0 10

ST rank list

5.0 10

Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)

5.0 10
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 5.0


SC-PwD rank list 5.0


ST-PwD rank list 5.0


Preparatory course rank list 2.5



JEE Advanced Previous Year Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks which needs to be scored in order to qualify for JEE Advanced exam. You must know the factors which influence the preparation of the cut off list. These factors are:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Previous year’s cut off
  • Number of seats available at IITs and ISM Dhanbad
  • Most importantly, Difficulty level of the exam

For your reference, the table given below provides opening and closing rank of the participating institutes of JEE Advanced.

Institute Opening Rank Closing Rank
IIT Madras 62 5319
IIT Bombay 1 4880
IIT Patna 1541 7891
IIT Indore 933 7732
IIT (BHU) Varanasi 500 9805
IIT Kharagpur 138 6312
ISM Dhanbad 1655 9530
IIT Delhi 24 5431
IIT Roorkee 294 7531
IIT Gandhinagar 493 6869
IIT Hyderabad 418 6844
IIT Kanpur 113 7469
IIT Guwahati 406 8000
IIT Jammu 4743 6219
IIT Jodhpur 699 6006
IIT Dharwad 2914 8478
IIT Palakkad 2818 8648
IIT Tirupati 2524 8536
IIT Bhubaneswar 1497 8482
IIT Ropar 898 7372
IIT Mandi 1701 7124
IIT Goa 3003 7571
IIT Bhilai 3146 8379




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