Last updated on August 24th, 2021 by user
If a person has to fulfill his dream to pursue studies in a premier engineering college in India, the pinnacle hurdle that he would have to overcome is JEE Main and further JEE Advanced. Let us read this article and resolve our doubts about JEE Main vs JEE Advanced.
- JEE is a series of 2 examinations- JEE Main and JEE Advanced, conducted as qualifying exams for admission to premier engineering institutions of the country.
- The top engineering colleges that the aspirants are eligible for are-
- Admissions depend upon the ranks they secure in the elite JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations.
- Also, private colleges, too, review the eligibility of a candidate based upon their performances in these exams.
Due to the popularity of both JEE Main and Advanced, about ten lakh students appear every year for the primary stage of JEE Main to test their knowledge capabilities. Out of which only about one-fourth,i.e, 2.5 lakh students find themselves eligible for the ameliorated level of JEE Advanced.
JEE Main vs JEE Advanced: Quick Comparison
Let us see the comparison between JEE Main vs JEE Advanced on the basis of the following parameters.
JEE Main vs JEE Advanced – Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2021 is given below.
For JEE Main:
- The aspirant should have passed class 12 or equivalent in 2019 or 2020.
- Also, students appearing for class 12 in 2021 will also satisfy JEE Main Eligibility Criteria.
- There is no specific age limit set by the exam conducting authority.
- Number of attempts:
- The candidate is eligible to appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years abiding by the qualification criteria.
- From 2021, the number of attempts in a year have increased to 4 times a year.
- The mandatory subjects vary for Paper 1, 2, and 3. For Paper 1(B.Tech/ B.E), Physics, Mathematics and any one of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or a Technical Vocational Subject.
- For Paper 2 (B.Arch), Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and for Paper 3 (B.Planning), Mathematics is considered to be a compulsory subject.
For JEE Advanced:
- Merit in JEE Main:
- The candidate should have secured a rank among the top 2,50,000 candidates among all categories in JEE Main Paper 1.
- Those who succeed in securing among the above ranks are further divided into categories.
|PwD||5% horizontal reservation above all|
- Age Limit:
- Those candidates born after October 1, 1996, are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.
- Also, for SC, ST and PwD category candidates, there’s an extension of five years, i.e, from October 1, 1991.
- Number of Attempts:
- A candidate is eligible to appear for JEE Advanced for a maximum of two consecutive years.
- Appearance in class 12 or equivalent examination:
- The aspirant should have appeared for class 12 or equivalent examination for the first time in 2021 or 2020.
- Also, if the result was declared after June 2019 for the academic year 2018-19, it would make candidates of that particular board of the academic year 2019 eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 given the fact that they meet the other criteria as well
- Prior admissions in IIT:
- Students who have already been admitted into an IIT are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced except for those candidates who were admitted to a preparatory course in 2020 for the first time, also those candidates who paid the acceptance fees in 2020 provided, they abided by the following conditions:
- Didn’t report to any of the reporting centers, els
- Drew out before the final stage of seat allotment, else
- Canceled their seat before the final round of allotment.
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JEE Main vs JEE Advanced – Exam Pattern
JEE Main 2021 Pattern
As per JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, it is segregated into three papers namely Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-3 all of which are CBT based. Although students are eligible to appear for all these papers simultaneously, Paper 1 is for aspirants seeking admission for B.E./B.Tech courses, Paper 2 is for admission in B.Arch and Paper-3 for B.Planning courses. Paper 3 is the latest edition to the series of papers inculcated from January 2020, before this it used to be an aspect of Paper-2 itself. Check
|Basis||JEE Main Paper 1||JEE Main Paper 2||JEE Main Paper 3|
|Course offered||B.Tech / B.E||B.Arch||B.Planning|
|Exam mode||CBT||Mathematics and Aptitude – CBT Drawing – Pen and Paper Mode||CBT|
|Duration||3 Hours||3 Hours||3 Hours|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics||Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing Test||Planning-based, Aptitude and Mathematics|
|Number of Questions||75||77||100|
|Type of questions||MCQs + Numerical Value||MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing||MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning|
|Medium of Exam||English/ Hindi/Other regional languages||English/ Hindi/Other regional languages||English/ Hindi/Other regional languages|
JEE Advanced 2021 Pattern
As per JEE Advanced Exam Pattern is also segregated into two papers, i.e, Paper-1 and Paper-2 both of which are compulsory and CBT based. Unlike JEE Main, the number of questions in JEE Advanced is not fixed and hence maximum marks for this exam cannot be predetermined.
|Basis of Distinction||JEE Advanced Paper 1||JEE Advanced Paper 2|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours||3 Hours|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics|
|Type of Questions||MCQs, Numerical Value Questions||MCQs, Numerical type Questions and List type Questions|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
JEE Main vs JEE Advanced – Syllabus
The course structure of JEE Main and JEE Advanced differ in various aspects as some of the topics included in JEE Main are omitted in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.
- The syllabus for JEE Main Paper 1(B.E/B.Tech) includes topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For Paper 2 (B.Arch), the syllabus covers aspects of Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics while for Paper 3, the topics in the syllabus are included from Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning based questions. Check JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus
- JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus, on the other hand, includes quite a few topics like Thermal Physics and Electrochemistry along with others from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics that are omitted in JEE Main. Topics like Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, and Communication Systems from Physics, Sets, Relations, and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, and Mathematical Reasoning from Mathematics are excluded from the syllabus of JEE Advanced, which prevail in the JEE Main syllabus.
JEE Main vs JEE Advanced: Marking Schemes
The marking scheme of JEE Main and JEE Advanced is compared in the following section.
JEE Main 2021
|Basis||B.E/ B.Tech (JEE Main Paper 1)||B.Arch (JEE Main Paper 2)||B.Plan (JEE Main Paper 3)|
|Correct Answers||MCQs – +4 marks Non-MCQs – +4 marks||MCQs – +4 marks Non-MCQs – +4 marks||MCQs – +4 marks Non-MCQs – +4 marks|
|Incorrect Answers||MCQs – (-1) marks Non-MCQs – 0 marks||MCQs – (-1) marks Non-MCQs – 0 marks||MCQs – (-1) marks Non-MCQs – 0 marks|
|Unattempted questions||No marks awarded||No marks awarded||No marks awarded|
For the drawing based questions in Paper 2, 100 marks are assigned for each of the two questions, marks of which are given based upon the evaluation of the drawings.
JEE Advanced 2021
|Basis||JEE Advanced Paper 1||JEE Advanced Paper 2|
|Correct Answers||MCQs with more than 1 correct answer – +4 marks MCQs with 1 correct answer – +3 marks Numerical Value Questions – +3 marks||MCQs with more than 1 correct answer – +4 marks Numerical Value Questions – +3 marks List Type Questions – +3 marks|
|Incorrect Answers||MCQs with more than 1 correct answer – -1 mark MCQs with 1 correct answer – -1 mark Numerical Value Questions – 0||MCQs with more than 1 correct answer – -1 mark Numerical Value Questions – 0 List Type Questions – -1 mark|
|Unattempted Questions||No negative marking||No negative marking|
JEE Main 2021 April and May session have been postponed due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. JEE Main February and March sessions have already been conducted. However, the delay in the 2 sessions of JEE Main might further delay the JEE Advanced 2021, which is originally scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021.
Answer: Both the exams are equally important. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced and only the students who qualify JEE Advanced can get admission in IITs.
Answer: Candidates aspiring to take JEE Main must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in Class XII.
Answer: Number of attempts for JEE Main has been increased from 2021 onwards. Now, you can appear four times a year for 3 consecutive years.