Every year, more than 12 lakh students appear for the JEE Main, making it one of the toughest exams in the world. When they are starting, some students may be confused about the difference between IIT JEE Main exam and IIT JEE Advanced exam. Let us discuss about the difference between IIT-JEE and IIT-Advanced.
JEE-Main: A gateway to NITs & IIITs
CBSE conducts this entrance test and its score acts as the basis for the admission into the following institutions:
- National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
- Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
- Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)
- Engineering colleges run by the participating states
It also acts as an eligibility test which allows the students to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.
Pattern of JEE-Main: It is conducted in both offline and online modes and contains two papers namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. The students can appear for either or both of the papers.
- Paper 1: CBSE conducts it for the students who want admission in Undergraduate Engineering Course. It is held both in online and offline modes.
- Paper 2: It is for the students who want to join B.Arch and B.Planning courses. It is conducted in offline mode alone.
Limit on attempts: The students can give three attempts for JEE Main exams.
Syllabus of JEE-Main: JEE Main exams is conducted based on the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabus of three subjects namely Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
JEE Advanced:An entrance test for IITs
It is an entrance exam conducted by the IITs for the admission into the following institutes:
- Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
- Other institutes like the Indian School of Mines (ISM)
Pattern of JEE-Advanced: It is a paper-based test held only in offline method. This test contains Paper 1 and Paper 2. The students should clear both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the exam. If your marks are higher than ‘cut-off marks’ set by the Joint Implementation Committee, you can get ‘Pass’ status.
Limit on attempts: You can appear for the exam for only two consecutive years.
Students, who want admission into Architecture courses offered by IITs, should appear for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT), conducted by zonal IITs, after clearing the JEE Advanced exam.
Syllabus of JEE-Advanced: Apart from the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabus of three subjects namely Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, the JEE Advanced contains a few extra topics.
The following are some of the topics included in the Physics syllabus of JEE Advanced but not in JEE Main are:
- Newton’s Law of Cooling
- Absorptive and Emissive Powers
- Wein’s Displacement Law
- Kirchoff’s law
- Stefan’s Law
- Blackbody radiation
The following are some of the topics included in the Chemistry syllabus of JEE Advanced but not in JEE Main are:
- Alpha, beta & gamma rays: Introduction & Their Properties
- Stability of nuclei & proton-neutron ratio
- Fission & fusion reactions: Basic Introduction
- Equivalent Conductivity
- Kinetics of radioactive decay
- Carbon dating
The students, who want to crack IIT-JEE Advanced test, should know the concepts and their applications in-depth. Based on your ambition, decide to appear for either IIT-JEE Main or IIT-JEE Advanced or both. If your aim is to get into NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, appear for IIT-JEE Main. If your ambition is to get into IIT, you have to appear for both the tests.