What is the difference between JEE Main and Advanced?
JEE Main is for admission to NITs, IIITs and other
Centrally/State funded technical institutions while JEE Advanced is
for admission to IITs.
Below are the main differences between JEE Main and
● A candidate can attempt JEE Main for 3 years and JEE
Advanced for 2 years starting from the year he/she appears for
the 12th/qualifying exam.
● JEE Main is conducted 2 times a year while JEE Advanced is
conducted only once a year. JEE Main is conducted on multiple
days in two shifts. JEE Advanced is conducted in a single day.
● JEE Main for B.tech. course consists of only one paper while
JEE Advanced consists of two papers. The JEE Main exam is
memory based and tests your comprehension, speed and
accuracy. Whereas JEE Advanced requires a thorough
understanding of the concepts.