What Courses Are Under JEE Mains And JEE Advanced? Know Here!

Courses under JEE Mains and Advanced 2022

Both JEE Mains and Advanced are national-level entrance tests that are gateways to various engineering courses in India. Students need to clear JEE to seek admission into their dream engineering courses. Though JEE Mains & Advanced are interlinked, their differences cannot be overlooked. Thus, the students must know the difference between these two examinations. 

JEE Mains is managed by the National Testing Agency (NTA), whereas 23 IITs regulate the JEE Advanced exams on a rotation basis. Clearing JEE Mains is necessary to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. 

This blog will reveal JEE Mains And Advanced differences with their complete information.

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JEE Mains and Advanced 2022 Highlights

DetailsJEE MainsJEE Advanced
Total Number of Attempts3 (Attempting all 4 exams in a year is counted as 1 attempt)2
Mode of LanguageEnglish, Hindi and GujratiEnglish and Hindi
Eligibility12th class pass out from a recognised Government OrganisationStudents should be among the top 2,50,000 scorers (including all categories) in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Mains).
Number of Papers1 paper each for
B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Plan
2
Exam SyllabusClass 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as per CBSE syllabusClass 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as per CBSE syllabus.
Also, JEE Advanced contains detailed conceptual knowledge. For example, it includes some extra topics like Mechanics, Nuclear Chemistry, Ores & Minerals etc.
Difficulty LevelModerateDifficult
Organising AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)23 Indian Institute of Technology (rotation basis)

JEE Mains 2022 Eligibility

Every JEE aspirant needs to attempt the JEE Mains exam to seek admission in top engineering colleges. Here are the eligibility criteria that every JEE Mains aspirant has to fulfil. 

ParticularsDetails
Qualifying examThe applicants who have passed class 12th or who are currently appearing in class 12th or equivalent exam can apply for JEE Mains.
Number of attemptsStudents can attempt the JEE Mains for 3 consecutive years as the exam is conducted twice a year.
SubjectsB.Tech/ B.E
Mathematics
Physics
Any one of the following (Biotechnology, Chemistry Biology, Technical Vocational Subject).
B.Arch
Physics
Mathematics
Chemistry
B.Plan
Mathematics
Age LimitTo appear in the JEE Mains Exam, there is no age limit. Any candidate who cleared class 12th or equivalent is eligible.

JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility

Students need to crack JEE Mains first to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. Following is the complete eligibility criteria to sit in JEE Advanced exam: 

ParticularsDetails
Qualifying examThe students must have cleared class 12th or equivalent exam or are going to appear in class 12th or equivalent exam.
Total number of attempts2 attempts in two consecutive years. 
Age LimitCandidates who are born on or after October 1, 1996 (for General Category). A total of 5 years of relaxation is offered to SC/ST/PwD candidates

JEE Mains Examination Pattern

The JEE Mains exam is carried out in 3 different papers. It is highly advisable to check the official website thoroughly to check the exam pattern and latest syllabus. Here is the JEE Mains examination pattern.

ParticularsJEE MainsPaper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)JEE MainsPaper 2 (B.Arch.)JEE MainsPaper 3 (B. Planning)
Examination  ModeComputer Based Test (CBT).Mathematics and Aptitude Test(CBT)
Drawing Test (Pen and Paper Based)
Computer Based Test (CBT)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and MathematicsMathematics Drawing Aptitude testMathematics Aptitude Test
Planning Based Objective Type Questions
Type of QuestionsPhysics
30 questions (Objective and Numerical Value)
Chemistry
30 questions (Objective and Numerical Value)
Mathematics
30 questions (Objective and Numerical Value)
Maths
Total of 20 (MCQs) and 5 questions with Numerical Value Answers
Aptitude
50 MCQs
Drawing
2 Questions
Maths
20 (MCQs) and 5 questions with Numerical Value Answers
Aptitude
50 MCQs
Planning
25 MCQs
Medium of ExamEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati English, Hindi and GujaratiEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati
Duration of Exam3 Hours3 Hours3 Hours
Total Marks300400400
Marking SchemeFor MCQs
4 marks for each correct response-1 mark for each incorrect response
Unattempted questions will not be marked.
For Non-MCQs
4 mark for each correct response
No negative marking for wrong answers and unattempted questions.
For MCQs
4 marks for each correct response-1 mark for each incorrect response; 
Unattempted
These will not be marked.
For Non-MCQs
4 marks for each correct response
No negative marking for wrong answers and unattempted questions.
For Drawing Test
2 questions of 100 marks
For MCQs
4 marks for each correct response-1 mark for each incorrect response
Unattempted
These will not be marked.
For Non-MCQs
4 marks for each correct response
No negative marking for wrong answers and unattempted questions.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced examination is held in Paper 1 and Paper 2 and candidates must be updated about the latest exam pattern. The JEE aspirants are suggested to go through the mock tests and previous year papers to learn more about the exam pattern and types of questions. Here is the latest JEE Advanced examination pattern:

SpecificationsJEE Advanced
Paper 1
JEE Advanced
Paper 2
Exam ModeCBTCBT
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and MathematicsPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Type of QuestionsSingle Correct Answer,
1 or More Correct Answer,
Numerical Value Answer
1 or More Correct Answer,
Numerical Value Answer,
List Match Sets
Examination ModeEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi
Duration of Exam3 Hours3 Hours

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JEE Mains and Advanced Syllabus

JEE Mains syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry and Maths CBSE syllabus of class 11th and 12th. Some topics are asked in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced. Similarly, some topics are asked in JEE Advanced but not in JEE Mains. So, students should look at the JEE official website for a detailed syllabus for both exams. 

JEE Mains and Advanced Difficulty Level

JEE Mains is easier than JEE Advanced as it only tests the candidates based on class 11th and 12th CBSE syllabus. In contrast, the JEE Advanced exam is more difficult as it tests the students’ problem-solving ability. Also, it includes class 11th and 12th CBSE syllabus with additional topics, making the JEE Advanced exam more challenging.

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