Both JEE mains and advanced are inter-connected with each other, But their difference can’t 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 IIT’s 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.


JEE MAINS – JEE mains is basically for admission in nits/central govt institutes/IIT/private colleges. Exams are of objectives pattern. MCQ types.

JEE ADVANCED – JEE advanced is basically for those who get good rank in JEE mains and seek admission in IITs/IISc take this exam. This exam is of subjective format.

In terms of preparation JEE mains is a 3 hours exam compressing of 30 questions each in PCM. The marking system is +4 for a right answer and -1 for wrong answer. The pattern of JEE mains is fixed and does not change. But JEE advanced is a 6 hours exam (2 papers of 3hrs each). There are a lot of types of questions such a single answer type. One or more than one type, matrix match type, integer type; linked comprehension type etc. The marking system changes every time. And if you ask me; I feel the marking pattern of JEE advanced makes the paper tougher. The negative markings are high sometimes. Now as far as the questions are concerned; JEE main is direct concept application. There are not a lot of twists in questions. If you are basic concepts are clear; JEE mains won’t be a problem. Making sure that the question is read carefully and line by line is a must. Whereas in JEE advanced the fusions is usually a combination of various concepts. U can call hem HYBIRD QUESTIONS. Like a single questions; there will be applications of various concepts say Newton’s laws of motion, friction I, and kinematics etc all together in one question. This is how questions are asked in JEE advanced.

There are some important difference between JEE main syllabus and JEE advanced syllabus. We can break them down by subject


Topics included in JEE Advanced 2015 (and not in JEE main 2015).

  • Thermal physics
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Electronic devices
  • Communication systems


Topics included in JEE advance 2015 (and not in JEE main 2015);

  • Electro chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Chemistry in everyday life


Topics included from JEE advanced 2015 (but part of JEE main 2015);

  • Sets, relations and functions
  • Statics and probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical reasoning

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