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What is JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

In this article, engineering aspirants will understand the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced in terms of paper pattern, mode of examination, number of papers and number of attempts.

Mar 5, 2018 12:06 IST
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What is JEE Main and JEE Advanced?
What is JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level engineering entrance exam in India. It is one of the most difficult and popular engineering entrance examinations among engineering aspirants. Every student who wants to take admission in prestigious colleges of India like Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTIs) has to crack Joint Entrance Examination.

There are two phases in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) i.e., JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Let us understand about both the phases in a detailed manner.

JEE Main:

JEE Main is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). JEE Main is the preliminary stage of JEE, which is scheduled to be held on April 8, 2018 in offline mode and JEE Main 2018 computer based test will be conducted on April 15 and 16.

On the basis of JEE Main score, students can take admission in Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTIs).

JEE Main 2018: Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Papers and Mock test

Let us study about some important things related to JEE Main.

1. Mode of Examination:

JEE Main is conducted through both mode i.e., Offline and Online mode. Offline mode is also known as Pen-paper based or OMR based while the other name of online exam is Computer Based Test (CBT). Students can select any mode according to their convenience.

2. Number of papers:

There are two papers in JEE Main i.e., Paper-1 and Paper-2. Students who want to do B.E/B.Tech course have to appear for Paper-1 while Paper-2 is for those who want to pursue B.Arch/B. Planning course. Paper-1 is conducted in both mode i.e., Offline and Online while no online mode is available for Paper-2. Students can attempt both the papers in any language among English, Hindi and Gujarati.

3. Paper Pattern:

The paper pattern of both the papers is given below in the table

Features

Paper 1

Paper 2

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing Test

Type of questions

Multiple Choice question with only one correct answer

Multiple Choice with only one correct answer for Mathematics and Aptitude Test. Drawing test will be based on questions needed to draw for answering

4. Number of attempts:

Candidates can appear for JEE Main only 3 times in total.

JEE Advanced:

JEE Main is the second stage of JEE. It is conducted by one of the IITs. This year JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. The students who will secure rank among top 224000 students will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. JEE Advanced is scheduled to be held on May 8, 2018.

Students can take admission in 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad if they secure good rank in JEE Advanced examination. Let us study about some important things related to JEE Advanced

1. Mode of Examination:

Earlier, JEE Advanced is conducted through offline mode but after 2018 onwards will be conducted through online mode or Computer Based Test (CBT).

2. Number of papers:

There are two papers in JEE Advanced i.e., Paper-1 and Paper-2. Both papers are compulsory for all students. Students can attempt both the papers either in English or in Hindi language.

3. Paper Pattern:

The paper pattern of both the papers is given below in the table

Features

Paper 1

Paper 2

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Number of Questions

54 (18 from each subjects)

54 (18 from each subjects)

Type of questions

Multiple correct answers type questions, Integer type questions and matching type questions

Multiple correct answers type questions, Integer type questions and Matching type questions

4. Number of attempts:

Candidates can appear for JEE Advanced only 2 times in consecutive years.

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