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Considering the current situation in the country regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdown, both JEE Main April session and JEE Advanced 2020 have been postponed. As per the recent notification by NTA, JEE Main will now be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020. The fact that out of lakhs applicants who appeared for JEE Main January session and will appear in the coming session, only 2.5 lakh will be provided further opportunity to compete in JEE Advanced 2020, makes it harder for the students to even think about missing their only chance of getting into IITs and other prestigious engineering colleges in India. JEE Advanced has been rescheduled for August 23, 2020.
JEE Main and JEE Advanced, both are national level entrance exams which are held for offering admission in the premier engineering institutes in India. JEE Main is conducted by NTA for the candidates seeking admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs as well as other engineering and technology institutes run by the state governments and private institutions.JEE Main January session result has been declared on the official website.
|Particulars||JEE Main||JEE Advanced|
|Number of Attempts||3 (Attempting both the sessions of the same year is counted as 1)||2|
|Candidates Appearing (2020)||9,21,261||2,50,000|
|Mode of Language||English, Hindi and Gujrati||English and Hindi|
|Eligibility||Qualified class 12th from a recognized Government Organization||Ranked among top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders|
|Number of Papers||3||2|
|Topics Covered||Physics: Electronic Devices, EM Waves and Communication Systems Chemistry: Biomolecules and Chemistry in Everyday Life Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry and Mathematical Reasoning||Physics: Blackbody radiation, Kirchoff’s law, Newton’s law of cooling, Absorptive and Emmissive powers, Wein’s Displacement Law, Stefan’s Law. Chemistry: Biomolecules and Chemistry in Everyday Life Mathematics: Algebra, Vectors, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus,|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)||Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT, Delhi)|
JEE Main 2020 ranks will be based on the percentile scores of the students in both the sessions, with the better of the two scores used in case the candidate has appeared for both January and April sessions.
JEE Advanced is conducted by IITs for admission in 23 IITs in the country. Both these exams are interconnected as JEE Main is the eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced exam. Nearly 12 lakh candidates register for JEE Main examout of which only top 2.5 lakh rank holders of JEE Main exam are eligible for JEE Advanced.
This year, JEE Main was conducted from January 6 – 9, 2020. JEE Main April 2020 session is scheduled for April 5,7,8,9,11, 2020 while JEE Advanced will be conducted on May 17, 2020. Read on to know the major differences between both the exams.
Any candidate who has qualified class 12th from a recognized board is eligible to apply online for JEE Main.
There is no prescribed percentage required to appear in the exam but for admission to the NITs, IIITs & CFTIs, the candidate must score a minimum of 75% marks in the qualifying exam or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination.
For SC/ST candidates, the minimum score should be 65% marks. Check Detailed JEE Main Eligibility
There is no age limit criteria for JEE Main 2020. However, candidates are advised to check the age limit criteria (if any) of the institute, they wish to apply at.
Candidates can only qualify for JEE Advanced 2020 once they check out the result for JEE Main 2020 and secure a place among the top 2,50,000 rank holders.
Candidates appearing for class 12th in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020. However,if the examination Board of Class 12 declares the results for the academic year 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
In case, the Examination Board of Class 12 declared the results for the academic year 2017-18 before June 2018 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2020.
A candidate who has earlier been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not they continued in the program) OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a centre in the past, are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e. these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1990.
Maximum number of attempts for each exam is mentioned below in a tabulated format -
3 attempts (Attempting both the sessions of the same year is counted as 1)
2 times in consecutive years
Earlier, both the exams had two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 but from this year onwards, JEE Main will consist of 3 Papers with a separate B.Planning paper for aspiring candidates. The detailed differences in JEE Main and Advanced paper pattern are given below.
JEE Main from this year onwards will be conducted over 3 separate papers for B.E/B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning.
|Specifications||JEE Main 2020 Pattern for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)||JEE Main 2020 Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch.)||JEE Main 2020 Pattern for Paper 3 (B. Planning)|
|Exam Mode||CBT||Mathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode Drawing- Pen and paper mode||CBT|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics||Aptitude test, Mathematics and Drawing||Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type|
|Type of Questions||60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)||Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) + Aptitude- 50 MCQ + Drawing- 2 Questions||Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) + Aptitude- 50 MCQs + Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi (All Centre Cities) English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)||English and Hindi (All Centre Cities) English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)||English and Hindi (All Centre Cities) English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours||3 Hours||3 Hours|
|Marking Scheme||For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.||For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks||For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.|
Read MoreJEE Main Exam Pattern
JEE Advanced 2020 is a computer-based exam consisting of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 3 hours duration each.
|Specifications||JEE Advanced 2020 Pattern for Paper 1||JEE Advanced 2020 Pattern for Paper 2|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics|
|Type of Questions||MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)||Numerical type Questions|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours||3 Hours|
Check HereJEE Advanced Exam Pattern
There is a lot of difference between the syllabi of both the exams. There are many topics which are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.
Syllabus of JEE Main comprises of the syllabus of CBSE class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. Topics like Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems are included in JEE main but are not asked in JEE Advanced. Similarly, some of the topics of Mathematics like Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry and Mathematical Reasoning are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced. The exam conducting authority has laid down the complete Syllabus of JEE Main 2020. Check Here
Unlike JEE main, it includes few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus. For e.g. JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced like Thermal Physics is included in JEE Advanced but is not asked in JEE main. Similarly, Electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced but not in JEE main. Check JEE Advanced Syllabus
Although difficulty level of an exam depends on the candidate’s preparation, below mentioned is the difficulty level of both the exams -
This exam is considered to be easier than JEE Advanced as it only tests the candidates on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. But the competition is very high. However, good marks are required in JEE Main to appear for JEE Advanced. Check HereJEE Main Preparation Tips
JEE Advanced is considered to be tougher than the Main exam as it includes topics other than class 11th and 12th and moreover, it tests the problem-solving skills of the students. Conclusion: So, these were the differences between the two interconnected exams i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The advanced exam is the gateway to IITs and to appear in JEE Advanced, students have to clear JEE Main. Therefore, prepare well. We hope that our article would have cleared all your doubts about the differences between the two exams.