JEE-Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern, Eligibility, and Syllabus

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2015 [JEE (Advanced) 2015] will be conducted by the seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2015. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelorís, Integrated Masterís and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in the sixteen IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM). The decisions of the JAB 2015 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2015 and admission to IITs and ISM.
The examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of 3 hours duration and will be held as per the following schedule:

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper 1 09:00 to 12:00 IST
Paper 2 14:00 to 17:00 IST


Performance in JEE (Main) 2015.

The candidate should be among the top 1,50,000 (all categories included) in JEE (Main) 2015. The percentages of the total number of candidates for various categories are as follows:

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50.5% for GEN (from the common merit list), 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Age limit.

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1990 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1985 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

Number of attempts.
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Therefore, JEE (Advanced) 2015 should be either the candidateís FIRST attempt OR the SECOND consecutive attempt.