Difference Between JEE Main And JEE Advanced – Check Here

ntaBoth JEE Main and Advanced are inter-connected with each other, but their difference cannot be ignored. It is very important for the students to know the difference between these examinations. JEE Main is managed by the NTA where JEE Advanced is regulated by the IITs on a rotation basis. JEE Main is also the eligibility test which allows the students to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. Here, we are providing complete information about Difference between JEE Mains And JEE Advanced.

Difference between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

There are various differences between JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020. Some of the basic differences are mentioned below:


JEE Main is conducted for providing admission into BE or B.Tech courses in various NITs & other Institutions all over the country. JEE Advanced is the criteria to get admission in the well-known Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).


For JEE Main, there is no prescribed percentage to appear in the examination. But for admission to the NITs, IIITs & CFTIs, candidates must score minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST students) in the qualifying exam or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards. Candidates, those passing in 12th exams in 2018 or 2019 are only eligible to apply for this exam.

However, only top two Lakh scorers who qualify the JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Candidates should pass 12th class exam in 2019 or 2020.

Number of Attempts:

Students can apply for the JEE Mains exams for any number of times as there is no attempt limit, but for JEE Advanced, students can apply for maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Mode of Examination:

JEE Main Paper consists of two papers: Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 (B.Tech/BE) is conducted through online (Computer Based Examination) mode. While Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) is organized through offline (Pen and Paper based examination) mode only.

JEE Advanced Examination consists of two papers: Paper 1 & Paper 2. JEE Advanced exam is held through online (Computer Based Examination) mode only. Students have to appear in both Paper 1 & Paper 2 exam for admission in the engineering courses. Students who wish to get admission into B.Arch programme which is offered by the IITs, they have to pass both Papers 1 & 2 and then apply for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). AAT is conducted by the seven zonal IITs. Students can apply for the AAT exam after qualifying the JEE Advanced Exam.

Paper Type:

The JEE Main Question Paper (Paper 1) has multiple choice questions covering the subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. On the other hand, JEE Advanced Paper 1 & 2 have objective type questions from the same subjects.


The syllabus of both the exams is also different. The JEE Main syllabus comprises of Class 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. While in JEE Advanced, few extra topics are to be covered in the exam.


Students get admission into IITs & ISM Dhanbad on the basis of all India rank in JEE Advanced. These candidates feature in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their boards in relevant categories.

If you have any other queries about Difference Between JEE Main And JEE Advanced, you can ask us by commenting below.

Displaying 13 Comments
  1. Prathiba says:

    Sir after writing jee main only should we write jee advanced…

  2. Srivarun.K says:

    Sir,The current academic year(2020-2021) 12th batch students are eligible or not for apply the JEE main Exams 2021.

  3. AmiT sharma says:

    Sir which paper occur first jee mains or jee advanced
    I am a jee aspirant.
    Pls tell me

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      JEE Main will be the first one as only JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates will be able to participate in JEE Advanced.

  4. Souvik Patra says:

    Higher secondary ho
    w much Marks or percentile for applying jee main 2020

  5. sheyana says:

    i have passed my 12th with 1st devision in 2020. can i apply for jee mains and advanced? and if i will have qualified both the exams then will i get admission in iits?

  6. sheyana says:

    i have passed my 12th with 1st devision in 2020. can i apply for jee mains and advanced and if i will qualify both the exams with good markes then will i get admission in iits

  7. Khushi Sharma says:

    What is the benefit of jee mains exam if I score good in it

  8. Sujith says:

    I want to become software engineer so wt shld I choose JEE main or advance??

  9. subham says:

    sir what should be minimum % in 12th to attempt jee main/adv..

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