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March 7, 2019 • 12:53 pm

Top Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced – Complete Analysis



JEE Main 2019 Model Papers

If you are willing to take admission in the top engineering colleges in India then JEE Main and JEE Advanced is the right choice you can go with.


Qualifying IIT JEE 2019 Exam with good marks gives you the wonderful opportunity to join top National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), IIITs and CFITs.


JEE Main and Advanced both are interrelated with each other but have some differences in the terms of difficulty level, the number of attempts, syllabus etc. Just scroll down and find out the differences step by step.



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JEE Mains VS JEE Advanced – No. of Attempts!


Students can’t appear in the exam as many times as they wish. The exam authorities have set a rule for the number of attempts regarding IIT JEE.



For JEE Mains


According to a notification, the maximum number of attempts are limited to 3.




For JEE Advanced


A candidate can attempt the Exam maximum two times and that too in consecutive years.





Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced in Difficulty Level


Everything is difficult if you have not correctly prepared for it.”


To be honest, JEE Advanced is more difficult than Main.


Do you know why??


Because the aim of JEE Mains is determined to get the better understanding of basic concepts of 11th and 12th class topics. Whereas, Advanced assess the abilities of candidates based on their problem-solving skills.


You can check the cutoff marks for both the exams and have a fair idea about the selection criteria -


 JEE Mains Cutoff Marks

 JEE Advanced Cutoff Marks





JEE Mains VS JEE Advanced – Difference in Eligibility Criteria!!


To sort out the suitable candidates based on their age limits, educational qualifications and other criteria, NTA has decided some guidelines for JEE Exams.




JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria 


Qualifying Exam – Applicants must qualify the 12th or Equivalent Exams with minimum 5 subjects from a recognized board.


Check out whether you have qualified the Board Exams or not! Visit CBSE 12th Result 2018 page to know more about the evaluation process.


Age Criteria – Only those candidates who have born on or after1st October 1993 can appear in the exam.




JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria


Only Top 2,24,000 candidates from JEE Main Merit List of various categories will be eligible to apply and appear for Advanced 2019.


To know more, check eligibility criteria of both the exams below:


JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria



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Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced in terms of Syllabus


Here comes the major difference between these two exams.


Let us get into the matter and discuss what are the topics that applicants need to prepare for JEE Advanced which are not in Mains.




Topics in Advanced but not in Main

Topics in Mains but not in Advanced


Thermal Physics

Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems


Electrochemistry: Equivalent Conductivity, Nuclear Chemistry


Chemistry in Everyday Life



Sets, Relations and Functions,

Statistics and Probability,


Mathematical Reasoning


Note down the complete syllabus of both the exams to mark the topics you have covered and proceed to the next level.


JEE Mains Syllabus

JEE Advanced Syllabus





JEE Mains VS JEE Advanced – Differences Paper Pattern Differences


Candidates can show their intelligence and eligibility for getting admission in top engineering institutes by qualifying these exams. The candidates are required to understand the Paper Pattern as qualifying JEE by getting good score without knowing the latest exam pattern is very difficult task. It provides a complete idea of the nature of questions which may be asked in the exam paper.


The pattern of both exams is different from each other. JEE Mains and Advanced both consists of two sets of papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.




JEE Main 2019 Paper Pattern


 Paper –1 is for applicants of engineering courses.

 It has Multiple Choice Questions.

 Mode of Paper -1 – Online.

 Number of Questions in Paper -1

 Physics – 30

 Chemistry – 30

 Mathematics – 30


 Paper -2 is for candidates who want to appear Architecture/Planning courses.

 Mode of Paper -2 – Pen & Paper based only.

 Number of Question in Paper -2

 Mathematics – 30

 Aptitude Test – 50

 Drawing - 2

 Duration of both papers – 3 Hours



JEE Advanced Paper Pattern 2019


 Paper -1 and Paper -2, both are must for the applicants of engineering.

 Paper -1 has Multiple Choice Questions

 Number of Questions in Paper -1

 Physics – 5

 Chemistry – 8

 Mathematics – 5


 Paper -2 has Numerical Answer Type Questions

 Number of Questions in Paper -2

 Physics – 6

 Chemistry – 8

 Mathematics – 4

 Duration of both papers – 3 Hours

 Mode of both papers – Online


Check  below the paper pattern of both the exams!


JEE Mains Pattern

Pattern of JEE Advanced




AAT Paper Pattern 2019 


This paper is designed only for those students who wish to get admission into architectural courses that IITs offer. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is also conducted by seven zonal IITs. Students must qualify the JEE Advanced paper-1 and paper -2 to appear for AAT Exam 2019.


 Duration of Exam – 3 Hours

 Mode of Paper – Pen & Paper Based

 Subject – Drawing

 Language – English Only



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JEE Mains and JEE Advanced – Difference in Admission Accepting Institutes


Here comes the main difference in terms of admission accepting institutes through both exams.


Candidates who qualify the JEE Mains can get admission in NITs, IIITS and various CFTIs across the country while IITs and ISM Dhanbad give admissions according to AIR in JEE Advanced along with top 20 percentiles in reputed boards.


Hope we have cleared all your confusions and doubts regarding the differences between JEE Main and Advanced.


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