Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced: Find here

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Both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced are national level selection tests for affirmation in the head building organisations in India. JEE Mains is led by CBSE for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and in addition other building and innovation organisations keep running by the state governments and private establishments while JEE Advanced is directed by IITs for confirmation in 23 IITs in the nation. JEE Mains 2018 is booked for April 8, April 15 and April 16, 2018 while JEE Advanced exam will be directed on May 20, 2018.

Both these exams are interconnected as JEE Mains is the qualification test for appearing JEE Advanced exam. Almost 12 lac competitors enrol for Mains exam. In any case, top 2.4 lac rank holders of Mains exam are qualified for Advanced exam.

Difference in Eligibility Criteria

JEE Mains Eligibility

Any candidate who has qualified Class 12th from a recognized Government organisation is eligible to apply online for the exam. There is no prescribed percentage required to appear for the exam but for admission to the NITs, IIITs & CFTIs, the candidate must score minimum 75% marks in the qualifying exam or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum score should be 65% marks.

JEE Advanced Eligibility

The top 2, 24,000 rank holders of the JEE Mains exam are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

Difference in Number of attempts

JEE Mains Attempts

A candidate can attempt Mains exam for three consecutive years i.e. a candidate can give the exam only 3 times and that too consecutively.

JEE Advanced Attempts

Unlike JEE Mains, the candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced exam only two consecutive times.

Difference in Exam Pattern

Although both the exams have two papers, there is a difference in the paper patterns of both the exams.

JEE Mains Exam Pattern

JEE Mains exam consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Highlights of the exam is as follows:

Specifications JEE Main 2018 Pattern for Paper 1 JEE Main 2018 Pattern for Paper 2
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Aptitude test, Mathematics and Drawing
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Medium of Exam English and Hindi English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 Hours 3 Hours
Total Marks 360 390
Marking Scheme Each question carries 4 marks and For every incorrect attempt, 1/4 marks will be deducted Each objective type question carries 4 marks and For every objective type incorrect attempt, 1/4 marks will be deducted. 2 drawing questions contain total 70 marks

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Specifications JEE Advanced 2018 Pattern for Paper 1 JEE Advanced 2018 Pattern for Paper 2
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (-)
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) Numerical type Questions
Medium of Exam English and Hindi English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 Hours 3 Hours

Difference in Syllabus

There is a lot of difference between the syllabi of both the exams. There are many topics which are included in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.

JEE Mains Syllabus

The JEE Mains syllabus comprises of the syllabus of CBSE Class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. Topics like Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems are included in Mains exam but they are not asked in JEE Advanced. Similarly some of the topics of Mathematics like Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry and Mathematical Reasoning are included in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

Unlike JEE Mains, it includes few extra topics than class 12th syllabus. For e.g. The Mains exam does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced like Thermal Physics is included in Advanced but is not asked in Mains. Similarly Electrochemistry is included in Advanced but not in Mains.

Differences in Difficulty Level

Although difficulty level of an exam depends upon your preparation, let us discuss the difficulty level of both the exams.

JEE Mains – Difficulty Level

This exam is considered to be easier than JEE Advanced as it only tests the candidates on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. However, good marks are required in the Mains exam to appear for JEE Advanced.

JEE Advanced –  Difficulty Level

It is considered to be tougher than Mains exam as it includes topics other than class 11th and 12th and moreover, it tests the problem-solving skills of the students.

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