FAQs

Q1: I registered for JEE (Advanced) 2021 but did not appear for both paper 1 and paper 2. Do I have to qualify JEE (Main) 2022 in order to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are directly eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022 under special one-time measure. However, you are required to register for JEE (Advanced) 2022 in the online registration portal. (See 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022 in Information Brochure)
Q2: I registered for JEE (Advanced) 2021 but was absent in only one of the papers. Do I have to qualify JEE (Main) 2022 in order to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
Appearing in one of the papers is also considered as an attempt. You must qualify JEE (Main) 2022 in order to be eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022. You also need to satisfy all the other eligibility criteria (See 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022 in Information Brochure).
Q3: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022 provided you also satisfy all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q4: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020 and my Class XII examination board declared the results before October 15, 2020. I appeared for neither JEE (Advanced) 2020 nor JEE (Advanced) 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022 as a one-time measure approved by the JAB provided you also satisfy all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (See 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q5: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020 and my Class XII examination board declared the results before October 15, 2020. I did not appear for JEE (Advanced) 2020 but appeared for JEE(Advanced) for the first time in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022 as a one-time measure approved by the JAB provided you also satisfy all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (See 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q6: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020 and my Class XII examination board declared the results before October 15, 2020. I appeared for JEE (Advanced) 2020 but did not appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022 as a one-time measure approved by the JAB provided you also satisfy all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (See 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q7: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020. My Class XII examination board declared the results of all the candidates of the board on or after October 15, 2020. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for appearing for JEE (Advanced) 2022 provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q8: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020. My Class XII examination board declared the results of all the candidates of the board before October 15, 2020, but my result was withheld and was declared on or after October 15, 2020. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for appearing for JEE (Advanced) 2022 under one-time special measure provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q9: I appeared for Class XII examination for the first time in 2020 and my Class XII examination board declared the results on or after October 15, 2020. I appeared for both JEE (Advanced) 2020 and JEE (Advanced) 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q10: During JEE (Main) 2022 registration I have declared my category wrongly. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration?
Category declared during JEE (Main) 2022 registration cannot be changed during JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration. Also refer to questions 11 to 14 below.
Q11: I have declared my category as GEN-EWS during JEE (Main) 2022 registration. But I do not belong to GEN-EWS. Can I register for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You can register by declaring that you do not belong to GEN-EWS provided your JEE (Main) 2022 score is above the General cut-off. If your JEE (Main) 2022 score is below the General cut-off you are not eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q12: I have declared my category as GEN-EWS during JEE (Main) 2022 registration. I do not have a valid GEN-EWS certificate issued on or after 01-April-2022. Can I upload my GEN-EWS certificate issued prior to 01-April-2022?
A valid GEN-EWS certificate as per the prescribed format, given on the JEE (Advanced) 2022 website, issued on or after 01-April-2022, should be uploaded for availing the benefits of GEN-EWS category.
Q13: I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) 2022 registration. But I do not belong to the Non-Creamy Layer (NCL). Can I register for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You can register by declaring that you do not belong to OBC-NCL provided your JEE (Main) 2022 score is above the GEN cut-off. If your JEE (Main) 2022 score is below the GEN cut-off you are not eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q14: I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) 2022 registration. I do not have a valid OBC-NCL certificate issued on or after 01-April-2022. Can I upload my OBC-NCL certificate issued prior to 01-April-2022?
A valid OBC-NCL certificate as per the prescribed format, given on the JEE (Advanced) 2022 website, issued on or after 01-April-2022, should be uploaded for availing the benefits of OBC-NCL category.
Q15: I am an OBC-NCL candidate. I find my caste mentioned only in the state list of OBCs of my state but not in the central list of OBCs, as listed in the NCBC website. Am I eligible for reservation under OBC-NCL category in JEE (Advanced) 2022?
No. For availing the benefits of reservation, OBCs should be listed in the current updated central list of OBCs. OBCs present in the state list, but not covered in the central list of OBCs (as per the list in www.ncbc.nic.in) are NOT eligible to claim the reservation.
Q16: What is the non-creamy layer (NCL) criteria for availing benefits of reservation under OBC-NCL category?
The criteria for Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) will be as per the latest notification of Government of India.
Q17: I am an OBC candidate. I find my caste mentioned in the central list of OBCs, as listed in the NCBC website. However, I do not belong to Non-Creamy Layer, as per the current notification of Government of India. Am I eligible for reservation under OBC category in JEE (Advanced) 2022?
Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation benefits in centrally funded technical Institutes. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general (GEN), i.e., unreserved category.
Q18: Who is a person with Benchmark Disability?
A person with benchmark disability means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability, where the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where the specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authorities (RPwD act 2016).
Q19: What is meant by SCRIBE / Amanuensis?
Scribe / Amanuensis helps the candidate for reading the questions and keying in the answers as per the directions of the candidate. A scribe will NEITHER explain the question NOR suggest a solution.
Q20: Which are the benchmark disabilities eligible for availing the services of a SCRIBE?
The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available ONLY to those PwD candidates who are visually impaired OR dyslexic (severe) OR have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them from properly operating the Computer Based Test platform as per office memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment F.No. 34-02/2015-DD-III dated August 29, 2018. Candidates who need the services of a scribe are required to make a request during the registration process of JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q21: If I avail the services of SCRIBE / Amanuensis, would it have any influence in my JEE (Advanced) 2022 ranking and further seat allocation process?
No. However, if it is found at any stage that a candidate has used the services of a scribe but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, she/he will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. In case such a candidate has already been admitted to any IIT, candidate’s admission will be cancelled.
Q22: I am a PwD candidate with a benchmark disability and have a valid PwD certificate. Am I eligible to avail additional one hour compensatory time during the JEE (Advanced) 2022 examination?
The PwD candidates with benchmark disability, with or without scribe, may get one hour compensatory time, i.e., the end time will be 13:00 IST for Paper 1 and 18:30 IST for Paper 2. However, in order to avail the compensatory time the candidate MUST opt for this compensatory time by filling up the requisite form while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2022 on the online registration portal. The format is given in Annexure-II [CERTIFICATE FORMATS of JEE (Advanced) 2022] of Information Brochure.
Q23: If I avail the compensatory time for PwD candidates but fail to produce a valid PwD certificate, does it have any influence in my JEE (Advanced) 2022 ranking and further seat allocation process?
If a candidate avails the compensatory time but fails to produce a valid PwD certificate, then the candidate’s registration will be cancelled and the candidate will be debarred from the entire ranking and admission process. In case the candidate has already been admitted to any IIT, the admission will be cancelled.
Q24: I am a PwD candidate eligible to avail the services of a scribe during JEE (Advanced) 2022 examination [as per the conditions mentioned in the Information Brochure of JEE (Advanced) 2022]. What procedure do I need to follow in order to avail the above?
PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe/amanuensis must opt for this option at the time of the online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2022 by submitting the request in the prescribed format. The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate OR a copy of the certificate of Dyslexia (Severe), should be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2022. The formats for the Request Letter and PwD/Dyslexia (Severe) certificates are given in Annexure-II [CERTIFICATE FORMATS of JEE (Advanced) 2022] of Information Brochure.
Q25: I have Class XII pass certificate and the marks statement as separate documents. Which document should I upload during the JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration?
Upload the document having the Class XII marks statement.
Q26: I have appeared for Class XII examination in 2022 and I do not have the Class XII certificate. Will I be able to register for JEE (Advanced) 2022 without uploading the Class XII certificate?
Yes. The candidates who appeared for Class XII examination in 2022 do not have to upload any document with respect to Class XII examination at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration.
Q27: I have appeared for JEE (Main) B.Arch. and/or B.Planning Paper(s). Am I eligible for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) without writing JEE (Advanced) 2022?
No. Only the candidates who qualify JEE (Advanced) 2022 are eligible to appear for AAT 2022.
Q28: I had taken admission to one of the NITs in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
Candidates who had taken admissions to NITs in 2021 are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided they satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q29: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2021, but I neither paid the seat acceptance fee nor reported to any IIT reporting centres. Am I eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible to write JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q30: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2021, I paid the seat acceptance fee, reported to an IIT reporting centre and later withdrew before the last round of seat allotment. Am I eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q31: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2021, I paid seat acceptance fee, reported to an IIT reporting centre and received the “Document Verification-cum-Seat Acceptance Letter”, but I did not join my allotted program at the admitting IIT. Am I eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are not eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q32: I took admission in an IIT program on the basis of JEE (Advanced) 2021. However, I did not continue with the program and left the program. Am I eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are not eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q33: I accepted a seat in an IIT through JoSAA 2021 and did not withdraw from JoSAA before the last round of seat allotment. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
If you have accepted a seat in an IIT and did not withdraw from the allotted seat in the IIT then you are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q34: I have been admitted to one of the IITs for preparatory course in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure (see 11. Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022).
Q35: I have completed Step 1 (filling of personal details and choice of examination cities) and Step 2 (document upload) of JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration. However, I have not paid the registration fees (Step 3 of registration). Am I eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
No. If you have NOT completed Step 3 of the registration process by paying the registration fees, your registration is NOT complete. If your registration is not complete, your admit card for JEE (Advanced) 2022 examination may not be generated and you may not be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q36: I am facing problems in downloading my admit card through the candidate portal. What should I do?
In case of any problem in downloading of the admit card, the candidate should immediately contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2022 of the nearest Zonal Coordinating IIT.
Q37: I am a defence service personnel (or former defence service personnel). Can my child get a seat under DS category?
Not all defence service personnel’s children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed/disabled/missing in wars/CI/peacetime operations. A certificate (format provided in Annexure II: Form DS in the Information Brochure as per Ministry of Defence, GoI guideline), issued by respective record offices of Armed Forces Personnel is required to be eligible for belonging to DS category.
Q38: Is writing Paper 1 and Paper 2 in JEE (Advanced) 2022 compulsory?
Yes, both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory.
Q39: If I am absent in one of the papers (Paper 1, Paper 2), will my result be declared?
No. Your result will neither be prepared nor be declared. It is compulsory to appear for both the papers.
Q40: Do I have to choose my QUESTION paper language at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration?
There is no need to indicate QUESTION paper language at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration. Candidates will have the option to choose their preferred language (English or Hindi), as the default language for viewing the questions, at the start of the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination of JEE (Advanced) 2022.
Q41: Can I change the language (from English to Hindi and vice versa) for viewing the questions during the CBT of JEE (Advanced) 2022?
Questions will be displayed on the screen in the default language (English or Hindi), chosen by the candidate. Further, the candidate can also switch/toggle between English and Hindi languages, as the viewing language for any question, anytime during the entire period of the examination. The candidate will also have the option of changing the default QUESTION viewing language anytime during the examination.
Q42: Will I be given rough sheets for my calculations during the Computer Based Test (CBT) of JEE (Advanced) 2022?
Yes. You will be given a “Scribble Pad” (containing blank sheets, for rough work) at the start of every paper of JEE (Advanced) 2022. You can do all your calculations inside this “Scribble Pad”. You will need to bring your own pen/pencil.
Q43: Will I be given a printout/hard copy of the QUESTION papers along with my responses to questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2 after the completion of the respective papers?
No.
Q44: How will I get a copy of the QUESTION papers and my responses to questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2?
The responses of all the candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2, recorded during the exam, along with the questions of each paper, will be available for downloading from the candidate portal link, which will be made available on the JEE (Advanced) 2022 website after the examination.
Q45: Suppose two candidates have the same JEE (Advanced) 2022 aggregate marks. Will the two candidates be given the same rank?
If the aggregate marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks: Step 1: Candidates having higher positive marks will be awarded higher rank. If the tie breaking criterion at Step 1 fails to break the tie, then the following criterion at Step 2 will be followed. Step 2: Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics. If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Physics. If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.
Q46: I have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2022. Is it compulsory for me to register with Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 and fill in my course choices in order to be eligible for admission to IITs?
All JEE (Advanced) 2022 qualified candidates MUST register with Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 and fill in all possible course choices in order of preference to be eligible for admission to IITs.
Q47: I qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2022 but I missed the deadline (last date for choice filling) for registering with Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022. What should I do in order to get admission to IITs?
All candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2022 MUST register on Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 website and also MUST fill in their course choices within the prescribed time frame in order to be eligible for admission to IITs. If any JEE (Advanced) 2022 qualified candidate has not done the same, then the candidate will not be considered for admission to any program in IITs.
Q48: I qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2022 and registered for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022. However, I forgot to fill in my choices for courses. Will I be considered for admission in IITs?
If you have not filled in your course choices by the deadline (last date for choice filling), then you will NOT be considered for admission to any program in IITs.
Q49: Which subjects of the Class XII examination would be considered for the purpose of checking whether I qualify for admission to IITs?
A candidate must pass in the following five subjects in order to qualify for admission to IITs:
  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. A language
  5. Any subject other than the above four
Q50: What are the eligibility criteria for foreign candidates for JEE (Advanced) 2022?
For eligibility criteria for foreign candidates for JEE (Advanced) 2022, click here.