JEE Advanced 2022 Selection Procedure: Here's How to Get Into IITs?


The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious engineering colleges in India. To get into one of these institutes, students must clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. The JEE Advanced is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the world and only the top 2% of candidates who appear for the JEE Main are eligible to take this exam.

The selection procedure for JEE Advanced 2022 is as follows:


1. Candidates must first appear for and clear the JEE Main exam.

JEE Main 2022 Session 1 exams were conducted from June 23 to 29, 2022 in 501 cities across India and 22 ities outside India. JEE Main 2022 Session 1 exams were conducted from July 25 to 30, 2022 in 500 cities across India and 17 cities outside India. Its result was declared on July 11, 2022.


2. Based on their score in the JEE Main, candidates will be shortlisted to take the JEE Advanced.

The JEE Main 2022 scorecard included the following information:

  • Subject-wise scores in the JEE Main exam
  • Aggregate scores in the JEE Main exam
  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Date of birth
  • Parents’ name
  • State code of eligibility
  • Category and nationality 

One cannot challenge the JEE Main result declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is declared on the basis of final answer keys published online and is deemed to be final.

Only the top 2.5 lakh qualified candidates on the JEE Main 2022 merit list are eligible to sit for the JEE Advanced 2022, which will be conducted on August 28, 2022.

For JEE Advanced 2022, the cut-off JEE Main 2022 percentiles to be eligible for the JEE Advanced exam have not been declared yet. But experts say that it is expected to be in the range of:

  • 89-91 for the Unreserved or General category students,
  • 66-68 for the General-EWS students,
  • 70-71 for OBC-NCL students,
  • 48-50 for SC students, and
  • 33-35 for ST students.


3. Candidates must then appear for and clear the JEE Advanced exam.

The JEE Advanced is a three-hour long exam that consists of two objective-type papers:

  • Paper 1, and
  • Paper 2.

Candidates must attempt both papers to be considered for the final merit list. The JEE Advanced question papers will consist of questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidates will have to mark their responses on an Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet.

The JEE Advanced 2022 exam will be conducted on August 28, 2022, in two shifts:

  • Shift 1: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and
  • Shift 2: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

The final merit list for JEE Advanced will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s score in Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must score a minimum of 10% marks in each subject and 35% marks overall to be considered for the merit list.


4. Based on their score in the JEE Advanced, candidates will be allotted a rank and can then apply to the IIT of their choice.

The counseling procedure for JEE Advanced is conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). While JEE Main leads to admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, JEE Advanced is the gateway for admission into the IITs.

JoSAA counseling is conducted in seven rounds and the seat allocation is done on a merit-cum-preference basis. The counseling procedure includes registration, choice filling & locking, seat allocation, reporting to the allotted institute, and document verification.


5. Candidates will be selected for admission to the IITs based on their rank in the JEE Advanced.

Admission to IITs is strictly based on merit. There is no relaxation given to any category of candidates. Candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced must participate in the counseling process conducted by JoSAA. Only those candidates who have been allotted a seat in JoSAA counseling will be considered for admission to IITs.

The document verification process includes the following documents:

  • Admit Card of JEE Advanced 2022
  • Scorecard of JEE Advanced 2022
  • Class 10th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter issued by JoSAA
  • Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)
  • Date of Birth Proof (Birth Certificate/SSLC/HSC Marksheet)
  • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST candidates)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Foreign Nationals – Passport, Visa & Eligibility Certificate
  • Eight recent passport-size photographs

The above-mentioned documents must be produced at the time of counseling for verification. Candidates who fail to do so will not be allowed to participate in the counseling process.


6. After being allotted a seat, candidates must report to the IIT of their choice and complete the admission formalities.

Candidates who have been allotted a seat in the JoSAA counseling must report to the institute and complete the admission formalities. The admission formalities include document verification and payment of tuition fees. After the completion of all formalities, candidates will be given a provisional admission letter by the institute.

Candidates who have been allotted a seat must then pay the tuition fee and confirm their admission.

Students who are allotted a seat in IIT but fail to pay the fee and confirm their admission within the given timeline will forfeit their seats. The tuition fee for IITs is Rs. 2,00,000 per annum for General & OBC candidates and Rs. 1,00,000 per annum for SC & ST candidates. Candidates belonging to the PwD category are exempted from paying the tuition fee.

Those who confirm the seat and then withdraw later will not be refunded the tuition fee. They will also be barred from participating in further rounds of counseling.

Students must keep in mind that clearing the JEE Advanced is just the first step to getting into an IIT. Candidates must also meet the cutoff score of the IIT they are applying to and go through the institute's counseling process. Only then will they be allotted a seat in their desired IIT.


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Which IIT is best for software engineering?
    IITs are the best engineering institutes in India. All IITs offer excellent education and placements in various fields, including software engineering. However, askIITians experts suggest that IIT Bombay is the best choice for software engineering.
  2. Can I get into IIT with a low rank?
    If you meet the minimum cutoff score required and participate in the counseling process, you may get a seat. The actual chances of getting a seat depend on your rank, the number of available seats, and the number of candidates applying.
  3. How many attempts can I give for JEE Advanced?
    You can only attempt JEE Advanced 2 times in your lifetime in two consecutive years - in Class 12th, and the year after passing Class 12th.
  4. How many engineering seats are available for JEE Advanced 2022 aspirants?
    JoSAA Seat Matrix 2022 has not been announced yet but last year, 16,053 engineering seats were available across 23 IITs. Out of these:
  • 6,206 seats were available for Open category students, 
  • 328 were reserved for Open-PwD students, 
  • 1,502 were reserved for General-EWS students, 
  • 71 seats were reserved for General-EWS-PwD students, 
  • 2,291 were reserved for SC students, 
  • 116 reserved engineering seats were available for SC-PwD students,
  • 1,152 reserved engineering seats were available for ST students,
  • 58 reserved engineering seats were available for ST-PwD students,
  • 4,126 seats were reserved for OBC students, and
  • 203 seats were reserved for OBC-PwD students.


  • How many IITs are there in India?

There are 23 IITs in India. These are:

  1. IIT Kharagpur, 
  2. IIT Bombay, 
  3. IIT Madras, 
  4. IIT Kanpur, 
  5. IIT Delhi, 
  6. IIT Guwahati, 
  7. IIT Roorkee, 
  8. IIT Bhilai,
  9. IIT Bhubaneswar, 
  10. IIT Dharwad,
  11. IIT Hyderabad, 
  12. IIT Gandhinagar, 
  13. IIT Goa,
  14. IIT Jammu,
  15. IIT Jodhpur, 
  16. IIT Mandi,
  17. IIT Palakkad,
  18. IIT Patna, 
  19. IIT Ropar, 
  20. IIT Tirupati, 
  21. IIT Varanasi (IIT BHU),
  22. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and 
  23. IIT Indore.


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