Differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced – Everything You Need To Know

JEE main and JEE Advanced

There are certain stark similarities and differences between these two exams. The first thing you have to know is that, in order to write JEE Advanced, you need to qualify Main. Every year, there will be a certain cutoff for certain categories of students to qualify to write JEE Advanced.

CRL(Common Rank List)90.37

These were the qualifying marks in 2020. The required marks for this year, 2021 have not yet been released but can be inferred to be almost the same as one for last year.

Only those who have percentile above these will be allowed to sit for the JEE Advanced exam.

There are some topics which are not included in JEE Advanced:

  • Electronic devices
  • Communication system
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning

These are the topics which are not included in ADVANCED.

There are some which are there in ADVANCED but not there in MAIN:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Thermal Physics

These are the differences in the syllabus.

The Advanced Exam is split into 2 parts. Each part will have all the 3 subjects and is for 3 hours. There will be a break in between the 2 parts.

In JEE Advanced, there are 3 sections in each subject. Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Correct Choice Questions, Numerical Questions.  

JEE Advanced will be considerably tougher than the typical JEE Main. The questions will have multiple concepts incorporated in them and hence appropriate preparation is necessary to crack Advanced. One preparing for JEE Advanced should not take the exam lightly. They should prepare continuously and commit themselves completely towards the exam. They should be mentally prepared to face the exam. With enough dedication and hard work it is completely possible to crack the exam.