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What is the difference between JEE Main & JEE Advanced?

Dipanjana Sengupta
Dipanjana SenguptaUpdated On: August 04, 2022 01:48 pm IST

There are some minor as well as major differences between JEE Mains & JEE Advanced. To know the differences between them, read the article below.

What is the difference between JEE Main & JEE Advanced?

JEE Main and JEE Advanced- Despite certain similarities between JEE Main 2022 & JEE Advanced 2022, there are some major differences that need to be understood by competitive exam aspirants. JEE Main Exam is regulated by National Testing Agency (NTA) and JEE Advanced is regulated by the IITs on a rotational policy. These basic differences have to be figured out and known by all the students who wish to appear in these examinations. JEE Main is the entrance exam that filters out the students appearing for JEE Advanced. In this article, you will come across all the basic and major differences between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

Also check: JEE Main 2022 Rank Predictor

Difference Between JEE Main & JEE Advanced

The basic differences between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced have been listed below:


JEE Main

JEE Advanced


Admission for B.E & B.Tech courses into NITs and other institutions all over the country.

Admission in the well-known IITs.


  • For admission in NITs, IITs, and CFTIs, candidates must score at least 75% ( 65% for SC & ST ) or at least in the top 20 percentile for the respective board exams.
  • Candidates who have passed their boards in the last 2 years are eligible to appear for the exam.

The top 2 lakh scorers who qualify for JEE Mains are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Number of attempts

Students can sit any number of times in JEE Mains.

Students can only attempt twice for JEE Advanced that too for 2 consecutive years.

Mode of exam

  • Paper 1 ( B.E & B.Tech)  is conducted through an online computer-based exam mode.
  • Paper 2 ( B.Arch & B.Planning) is conducted through offline pen & paper-based examination mode only.
  • Paper 1 & Paper 2 is held in online mode only. Appearing in both the papers is compulsory for taking admissions in engineering courses.
  • For taking admissions in B.Arch, the students will have to pass both papers. After passing, the student will have to apply for the Architect Aptitude test (AAT)
  • AAT is conducted by the seven zonal IITs.
  • Students can apply for AAT after qualifying for the JEE Advanced.

Paper type

Paper 1 consists of MCQs.

Paper 1 & 2 are conducted on an objective-type question basis.


The syllabus consists of classes 11 & 12 Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Few extra topics are added with the JEE Main syllabus.


JEE Main aspirants get admitted into NITs and other reputed engineering colleges.

JEE Advanced aspirants get admitted into IITs & ISM Dhanbad.

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