Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) was originally called as IIT JEE. But it was renamed as JEE Advanced in 2013.
It is an annual engineering college entrance examination used for the sole purpose for recruiting candidates in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Other institutions like Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), and the premier Indian Institute of Science also use the scores obtained in JEE Advanced for their admission.
The examination is held by each IITs, on a rotation pattern. Since it is one of the toughest examinations it has a very low admission rate. In 2002, around 9,369 were selected as the number of aspirants were around 479,651. The admission rate in 2017 is around 0.92 per cent in IITs.
In September 2017, the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has announced that the JEE Advanced will be conducted online from the year 2018.
Based on the cut off marks decided IIT authorities,, the candidates will be offered admissions into 22 IITs across the nation. Besides, Indian School of Mines Dhanbad (ISM Dhanbad) and certain primer institutes like IISC (Indian Institute of Science), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) als offer admissions on the basis of scores.