Major Difference Between JEE Main & JEE Advanced – Check here

JEE Main & JEE AdvancedBoth JEE Main and Advanced are inter-connected with each other, but their difference cannot be ignored. It is very important for the students to know the difference between these examinations. JEE Main is managed by the CBSE where JEE Advanced is regulated by the IITs on rotation basis. JEE Main is also the eligibility test which allows the students to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. Here, we are providing complete information about Difference between JEE Mains And JEE Advanced.

Difference between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

There are various differences between JEE Main and JEE advanced. Some of the basic differences are mentioned below:


JEE Main is conducted for providing admission into BE or B.Tech courses in various NITs & other Institutions all over the country. JEE Advanced is the criteria to get admission in the well-known Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).


Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria of JEE Mains can appear in the JEE Main Examination. However, only top two Lakh scorers who qualify the JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Number of Attempts:

Students can apply for the JEE Mains exams for three consecutive years, but for JEE Advanced, students can apply only for two consecutive years.

Mode of Examination:

JEE Main Paper consists of two papers: Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 (B.Tech/BE) is conducted through online (Computer Based Examination) or offline ((Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode. While Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) is organized through offline (Pen and Paper based examination) mode only. For Paper 1, students have an option to give the examination either Computer Based or Pen and Paper Based examination.

JEE Advanced Examination consist of two papers: Paper 1 & Paper 2. JEE Advanced exam is held through offline (Pen Paper Based Examination) mode only. Students have to appear in both Paper 1 & Paper 2 exam for admission in the engineering courses. Students who wish to get admission into B.Arch programme which is offered by the IITs, they have to pass both Papers 1 & 2 and then apply for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). AAT is conducted by the seven zonal IITs. Students can apply for the AAT exam after qualifying the JEE Advanced Exam.

Paper Type:

The JEE Main Question Paper (Paper 1) has multiple choice questions covering the subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. On the other hand, JEE Advanced Paper 1 & 2 has objective type questions from the same subjects.


The syllabus of both the exams is also different. The JEE Main syllabus comprises of the CBSE Class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. While in JEE Advanced, few extra topics to be covered in the exam.


Students get admission into IITs & ISM Dhanbad on the basis of all India rank in JEE Advanced. These candidates feature in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their boards in relevant categories.

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