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JEE Advanced 2022 FAQ

JEE Advanced – Students Queries, Experts Answers

I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?

Yes. You are eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2019 and my Class XII examination board declared the results by June 2019. I neither appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2019 nor in JEE (Advanced) 2020. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?

No. You are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022.

I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2019 and my Class XII examination board declared the results by June 2019. I appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2019 but did not appear in JEE(Advanced) 2020. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?

No, You are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022.

During JEE (Main) 2022 registration I have declared my category wrongly. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration?

No. Category declared during JEE (Main) 2022 registration cannot be changed during JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration.

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?

Yes, 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.

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?

No. 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.

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 www.ncbc.nic.in. 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 (www.ncbc.nic.in). 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.

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 current notification of Government of India.

I am a PwD candidate with ≥ 40% disability and have a valid PwD certificate. Am I eligible to avail the services of a scribe during the JEE (Advanced) 2022 examination?

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 to properly operate the Computer Based Test platform. PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe MUST opt for this during the online registration of JEE (Advanced) 2022 [i.e. while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2022].

I have appeared for Class XII examination in 2022. Will I be able to register for JEE (Advanced) 2022 without uploading Class XII certificate?

 Yes. The candidates who appeared in 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.

I have appeared in 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 for AAT 2022. There is no relation between JEE (Main) B.Arch. and/or B.Planning Paper(s) and AAT.

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?

No. You are not eligible to write JEE (Advanced) 2022.

I have taken admission in one of the IITs for preparatory course in 2021. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022?

Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

I have problem 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 their respective zonal coordinating IIT.

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 children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. A certificate issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is required to be eligible for belonging to DS category.

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 children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. A certificate issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is required to be eligible for belonging to DS category.

If I am absent in one of the papers (Paper 1, Paper 2), will my result be declared?

You will be considered absent in JEE (Advanced) 2022 and the result will not be prepared/declared. It is compulsory to appear in both the papers.

Do I have to choose my QUESTION paper language at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2022 registration?

No. 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.

Can I change the language (from English to Hindi and vice versa) of viewing the questions during the CBT of JEE (Advanced) 2022?

Questions will be displayed on the screen of the Candidate in the chosen default language (English or Hindi). Further, the candidate can also switch/toggle between English or Hindi languages, as the viewing language of any question, anytime during the entire period of the examination. The candidate will also be having the option of changing default QUESTION viewing language anytime during the examination.

Will rough sheets are given for calculations during the Computer Based Test (CBT) of JEE (Advanced) 2022?

 Yes, rough sheets will be given “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.

How will I be getting 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 download from the candidate portal link to be made available at the JEE (Advanced) 2022 website.

Suppose two candidates have 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.

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 in IITs?

 All JEE (Advanced) 2022 qualified candidates MUST register with Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 and fill in course choices in order to be eligible for admission in IITs.

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 in 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 in order to be eligible for admission in 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.

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?

No. 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.

Which subjects of the Class XII examination would be considered for the purpose of checking whether I qualify for admission in IITs?

A candidate needs to pass in the following five subjects in order to qualify for admission in IITs:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. A language
  5. Any subject other than the above four
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