To be a good engineer a student needs a proper guidance and right education under the right engineering college or institute. To get admission in country’s best colleges and institutes is not a cake walk. Students need to clear an entrance exam to get admission in top premier institutes like IITs. JEE Main and JEE Advanced both are the joint entrance examination for the premier engineering Institutes in India. Clearing the JEE Main or JEE Advanced is considered as the first step towards the good career in engineering.
So we can say that both JEE Main and JEE Advanced are the gateways of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Although the purpose of both of the exams is the same, still there is a difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
Here are the main differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced
Number of attempts
JEE Main: In JEE Main the students get total 6 attempts (2 exams in a year) to clear the JEE Main exam.
JEE Advanced: To clear JEE Advance the students get maximum two attempts in consecutive years.
JEE Main: JEE Main checks the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts of their syllabus in 11th & 12th standard.
JEE Advanced: The aim of this exam is to check the candidates’ problem-solving and analytical skills. Therefore, JEE Advanced is more difficult than JEE Main.
JEE Main: To appear in JEE Main the candidate must have completed his/her 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 75% marks or the candidate has to be in top 20 percentile in respective board.
JEE Advanced: Only 2,24,000 candidates from the merit list of JEE Main can appear in the JEE Advanced. These cut off may vary with year. It means to clear the JEE Advanced, the candidate must have scored good marks in JEE Main.
JEE Main: In JEE Main, physics contains following topics; Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems. But these topics are not a part of JEE Advanced. Same in chemistry; few topics like Biomolecules and Chemistry in Everyday Life are a part of JEE Main but these topics are not included in the syllabus of JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced: JEE Advanced covers Thermal Physics in physics and Electrochemistry: Equivalent Conductivity, Nuclear Chemistry in chemistry. Same topics are not covered under the syllabus of JEE Main.
JEE Main and JEE Advanced both have two question papers but still, there is some difference between their paper’s patterns.
JEE Main: JEE Main has two papers. Candidates can choose to appear in both or in any one of them. Paper-I is for the admission in B.E. or B. Tech and paper-2 is to take admission in B. Arch or B. Planning. In JEE Main 2019, 30 questions will come from chemistry, Maths, and physics. All 30 questions from each subject will contain 4 marks each.
JEE Advanced: In JEE advanced the paper-I and paper-II both are compulsory. Another difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced is that the number of questions and marks distribution is not fixed in JEE Advanced exam.
JEE Main: After clearing the JEE Main, candidates can take admission in NITs, IIITS and various CFTIs across the country based on their rank in the exam.
JEE Advanced: After clearing the JEE Advanced the candidates easily get admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
Here we have tried to clear your confusions about JEE Main and JEE Advanced. If you still have any query, you can ask us in the comment section.