JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced are the gateways to the premier engineering Institutes in India. Cracking these exams with a top rank gives you the opportunity to join top National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Getting into top institutes is probably the first step towards a solid engineering career.
Though JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced are both engineering entrance examinations, there are marked differences between the 2 exams.
Difference between JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced in terms of Syllabus.
Topics included from JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced Physics:
1.Electronic Devices: Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diodes as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and Oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
2.Electromagnetic Waves: Electromagnetic waves; Characteristics of Electromagnetic Waves; Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves; Electromagnetic spectrum; Applications of Electromagnetic waves.
3.Communication Systems: Electromagnetic waves’ propagation; Amplitude and Frequency Modulation; Bandwidth of signals & transmission medium; Basic elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).
Topics included in JEE Advanced and not in JEE Main Physics:
1.Thermal Physics: Newton’s law of cooling; Blackbody radiation; Absorptive and Emmissive powers; Kirchoff’s law; Wein’s Displacement Law; Stefan’s Law.
Topics included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced Chemistry:
1.Biomolecules: Vitamins – Classification and functions; Nucleic acids – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA.
2.Chemistry in Everyday Life: Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples. Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents – common examples. Cleansing agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.
Topics included in JEE Advanced and not in JEE Main Chemistry:
1. Electrochemistry: Equivalent Conductivity.
2. Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactivity; Properties of alpha, beta and gamma rays; Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.
Topics included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced Maths:
1. Sets, Relations and Functions: Sets and their representation; Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties; power set; relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations.
2. Statistics and Probability: Measures of Dispersion; calculation of mean, median. Mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
3. Trigonometry: Heights and Distances.
4.Mathematical Reasoning: Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if. Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse and contra positive.
Topics included in JEE Advanced and not in JEE Main Maths:
JEE Advanced Math syllabus includes only harmonic progressions. However, the chapters of Sets, Statistics, Mathematical Induction Mathematical reasoning are NOT there.
Difference between JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced in terms of examination pattern.
The JEE Main is conducted with an option of two papers, namely, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Paper 1 is for those students who wants an admission in BE and B.Tech courses and Paper 2 is for those who want admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses. While Paper 1 can be taken via both online and offline mode, Paper 2 is held only offline. While applying for the JEE Main exam, the candidates must specify if they want to appear for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both.
JEE Advanced, on the other hand, is strictly paper-based. The candidates must sit for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in this exam to get admission into engineering courses. Selection of the candidates is decided on the basis of the All India Rank (AIR) secured by them in the JEE Advanced exam.
Difference between JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced in terms of qualification and Number of Attempts.
For JEE Main, there is no prescribed percentage to appear in the examination. But, those who plan to write JEE-Advanced should have cleared certain cutoff marks in JEE-Main and also meet a minimum board exams criteria. The cutoff varies from year to year.
While JEE Main can be taken 3 consecutive times, JEE Advanced can only be taken for 2 consecutive years.
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