Difference Between JEE Mains and Advanced

JEE  Mains vs JEE Advanced

JEE Mains and Advanced
If you are a JEE Mains qualified candidate, JEE advanced is a slightly tough nut that tests your Engineering Aptitude. Like JEE Mains, JEE advanced is an objective test and is withal regarded as one of the most arduous examinations to crack. The fruit of the hard work is a lucrative career at top Indian institute. JEE Advanced is held in two sessions: 9-12 PM and 2-5PM and clearing both is compulsory. The examination is fully computer-based.


  • JEE Advanced uses the almost similar pattern to the JEE Mains with a slightly changed syllabus (Check the syllabus here).
  • The examination is for the top rankers and expect tougher questions and is designed to check in-depth subject knowledge.
  • Each paper in JEE advanced consists of 54 questions and duration of each examination is 3 hours. Like the JEE Mains exam, the advanced carry 3-4 marks for correct answer and negative marking of 1-2 marks (depending on the section).
  • The JEE Advanced requires advanced capabilities for answer solution. The formula might be simple yet conceptual clarity is primary. The JEE Mains carries direct questions and focus on basics.
  • JEE advanced has an aim to evaluate and assess the analytical skills of the candidate. The JEE mains is a simpler exam with a view to check the subjective grasp of the candidate.
  • JEE mains relies largely on NCERT/CBSE syllabus of class 11 and 12 whereas the JEE advanced test the overall knowledge of the candidate. Questions are asked from different categories like comprehension, matrix, etc along with multi correct is used to judge the candidate.
  • JEE Mains is for candidates seeking BE and BTech Course in the NIT and other engineering institutions. The premier institutions opt candidates with top scores in JEE Advanced.
  • JEE Advanced can be taken for two consecutive years and the Mains can be attempted for one more year.

Check out the video help: JEE (Advanced) 2018: CBT Help Video ENGLISH

Topics included in JEE advanced:


  • Newton’s Law of coolingBlackbody theory
  • Absorptive powers
  • Wien’s displacement law
  • Kirchhoff law
  • Etc.


  • Equivalent conductivity
  • Radioactivity
  • Properties of various rays
  • Kinetics
  • Carbon dating
  • Fission
  • Fusion reactions


  • Sets
  • Equivalence relations
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Standard deviation
  • Variance
  • Trigonometry
  • And, OR and NOR operation

JEE advanced time guide:

  • Time and accuracy are two major pillars to crack the JEE advanced examination. For this, follow the tips:
  • Practice, practice, and practice. This will help you assess the examination
  • Attempt mock tests online to boost your knowledge.
  • Make keynotes which help in quick reading on the day of the exam.
  • Keep calm and stay hydrated.
  • Set time limits and stick to them.
  • Read and read more. For the list of good books, check this link.
  • Get a study partner and shoot each other difficult tests.
  • Understand your weak points and work on them.

Time matters a lot in the computer-based test. Opt for speed test to check and endeavor the exam.
Remember 60 questions and 3 hours, comes up at 3 minutes on each question. Use your strong areas to save time. Utilise this question for tricky answers. Don’t sacrifice speed for accuracy.

Avoid attempting questions you are highly unsure of. This will help save critical points and may help you get a dream career start.


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  1. Arjun

    Jee main & jee advance understanding made easy

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