JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2019

JEE Advanced 2019 Exam Pattern: Detailed Paper 1 and Paper 2

Being the toughest phase of JEE, most candidates have a significant amount of apprehension around JEE Advanced 2019 exam pattern. Those who qualify in the JEE Mains can sit for the JEE Advanced if they are eligible.

The JEE Advanced phase is compulsory to secure a seat in one of the IITs. These institutes are considered the most elite of all engineering education campuses in India. For years, they have held their status as the best places to study engineering. Moreover, the lucrative placement that these institutes offer is seconded by no other in the country. Opportunities not available anywhere else make IITs the ultimate dream college for all engineering aspirants from and outside India.

To be prepared for the upcoming prestigious examination, check out below to follow more information on the same.

A broad overview of JEE Advanced question pattern

Discussion of IIT JEE Advanced exam pattern 2019 isn’t possible without considering the question format that appeared in the past years.

**Attention candidates**

Do you know there isn’t any preset pattern for the JEE Advanced? The exam’s conducting body manages to surprise students every year with a new format.

So, here, the solution is –

Crystal clear concepts and chiselled sharp problem-solving skills are the only ways to crack this test.

Facts on JEE Advanced: 


  • 1. IIT Roorkee will organize the JEE Advanced 2019.

  • 2. Under the guidance of Joint Admission Board, the seven Zonal IITs conduct the JEE-Advanced.

  • 3. Qualifying examination for Architecture, which is the AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) is conducted separately after JEE Advanced.

  • 4. JEE Advanced 2019 will comprise two compulsory papers, Paper I and II, which will be of 3 hours duration each.

  • 5. Computer-based test (CBT) will be the basis of this national level examination.

  • 6. All questions in the paper are presented in multiple choice formats.

  • 7. Questions in both the papers will be asked from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It’s compulsory to answer questions from all these topics.

  • 8. Total marks in JEE Advanced has never been constant till now.

  • JEE Advanced Qualifying Marks

    Let’s have a look at the qualifying percentage for various candidate categories in JEE Advanced 2019: 

  • • To appear in the Common Rank List (CRL), the minimum percentage of marks required in each subject is 10%. While the lowest aggregate required for the same list is 35%.

  • • For the General EWS rank list, the minimum qualifying marks in each subject is 9%, while the aggregate marks for the same is 31.5%. For OBC – NCL rank list, candidates will need to secure a minimum of 9% marks with a total aggregate of 31.5%.

  • • Those who come under the SC rank list will require qualifying marks of 5% on each subject, the aggregate requirement being 17.5%. These requirements also apply for ST reservation.

  • • For People with Disability (PwD), the cut off percentage is 5%, with an aggregate requirement of 17.5%. The same criterions are applicable for SC-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, and ST-PwD rank lists. To appear in the preparatory course rank lists, 2.5% in each subject with 8.75% aggregate is compulsory.

  • Marking scheme of the exam

    Note-worthy fact -

    A vital aspect of IIT JEE Advanced exam pattern that aspirants must know is that the number of questions remains the same, but the marks each question carries fluctuate.

    Let’s look at an example from the past years –

  • • In 2018, the total marks were 180 for each of the papers.

  • • In 2017, it was 186.

  • • The total marks for 2016 were 183.

  • All other necessary details pertaining to questions and marks will be mentioned in the question paper itself. Marking schemes also vary between subsequent years. It’s only during the exam day that a candidate will come to know about the exact marking scheme for that particular pattern. Also, details such as the total number of sections and questions under them will be revealed to candidates on the day itself.

    Marks in each section

    Marking scheme of JEE Advanced 2019 exam pattern isn’t fixed either. However, a recurring pattern can be concluded by carefully analysing previous years’ patterns.

  • Section 1 –

  • A single correct answer will attract marks of 3, while a wrong answer is marked with a -1. 

  • Section 2 –

  • For 1 or more correct answers, a total of 4 marks is awarded. A wrong answer is negatively marked with 2.

  • Section 3 –

  • In this section, all questions will have a single digit integer answers. Each correct answer will give the candidate 3 marks. There’s no negative marking in these questions.

    Paper-II also follows the above marking scheme.

    Let’s take a look at previous years’ marking schemes so that you can gauge the possible JEE Advanced exam pattern.

    Previous year question pattern

    JEE Advanced question paper pattern of 2018:


  • I. Paper-I

  • a. Section 1: Question type – 1 or more correct answer

  • In this section, the questions had more than one possible correct answer. Depending on a candidate’s choice of answer, he/she was awarded suitable marks. The maximum marks for selecting all correct options were +4.

  • • A +3 was awarded if all four options were correct, but a candidate marked only 3 correct options.

  • • Candidates got a mark of +2 if three or more options were right, but he/she chose only two correctly.

  • • A candidate got a +1 of correct option if he/she chose only one correct answer out of two possible solutions.

  • A selection with all wrong options was negatively marked with 2. In 2018, this section had total marks of 24. There were 6 questions in this section. 

  • b. Section 2: Question type – Only one correct option

  • The total number of questions in this section was 8, with a +3 marks for every correct answer. A negative marking of -1 was there. Here, the answers would all be numerical values. Section 2 offered a total of 24 marks. 
     
  • c. Section 3: Question type – Single correct answer (paragraphs based)

  • 4 questions were asked in this section. Each question had one single answer in the form of a statement, with a +3 for every correct option. No negative marking was present here. Total marks on this section were 12.

  • II. Paper-II

  • a. Section I: Question type – more than one correct options

  • With a total of 6 questions, this section followed the same pattern as that of section 1 in Paper-I. +4, 3, 2, and 1 were awarded depending on the correctness and completeness of a candidate’s selections of answers. Section 1 had a -2 marking for all wrong answers. A total of 24 marks was securable in this section. You can expect something similar in JEE Advanced 2019 exam pattern.

  • b. Section 2: Question type – Single digit integer

  • A total of 8 questions appeared from section 2. Each question carried maximum marks of +3 with no negative marking. 

  • c. Section 3: Question type – Matching list questions

  • Section 3 offered candidates with a +3 score for a correct choice of matching. A -1 mark was awarded for incorrect questions. With a total of 12 questions, this section offered students with 12 marks.

    Syllabus of exam


    JEE Mains 2019 will test candidates on syllabi of both 12 and 11. 

  • 1. Syllabus for B Tech aspirants

  • Here are the topics that aspirants must study for the test:

    Physics –


  • • General physics

  • • Optics

  • • Mechanics

  • • Electricity and Magnetism

  • • Thermal physics

  • • Modern Physics

  • Chemistry –


  • • Gaseous and liquid states

  • • Energetics

  • • Atomic structures & chemical bonding

  • • Surface Chemistry

  • • Organic chemistry - Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes. Benzene, phenol and carbohydrates. Peptides, polymers and amino acids.

  • • Inorganic Chemistry – Solutions, chemical kinetics, Solid state, electrochemistry, and chemical equilibrium.

  • Mathematics –


  • • Differential calculus

  • • Integral calculus

  • • Analytical geometry

  • • Trigonometry

  • • Algebra

  • • Vectors


  • 2. For Architecture Aspirants

  • The Architect Aptitude Test follows a different exam format –

  • • The examination will be conducted offline only.

  • • Duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

  • • Candidates will be tested on Freehand and Geometrical Drawing. Three Dimensional perception, Aesthetic sensitivity and Imagination along with Architectural awareness are some of the other areas on which an aspirant will need to prove himself/herself.

  • A clear and in-depth understanding of all the above mentioned topics will be necessary to crack the exam. JEE Advanced 2019 exam pattern is a highly discussed issue amongst aspirants, largely because of its ambiguity. If you commit to developing a solid conceptual foundation, you can come out with flying colours.