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What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

The basic difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced is - You have to clear JEE Main exam AND make the cut-off mark with qualified All India Rankings to be able to take the JEE Advanced exam.

That’s it. JEE Main is a gateway to qualify for JEE Advanced exam. This is the basic difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced. To go over all the other differences we need to first understand what the two exams are about.

JEE Main examination:

The JEE Main examination is conducted by the CBSE. This exam is for admission to the premier Engineering colleges in India. The engineering colleges include NITs, CFTIs, IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), IITs (JEE Main is the first of two exams to be taken for actual admission) and other state and Government funded Institutions.

JEE Advanced examination:

The JEE Advanced examination is conducted by the IITs. This exam is for admission to the 23 IITs in India.

The following are the differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced:

Differences aside, securing a good All India Ranking in the JEE Main exam alone is sufficient to get admissions to several premier engineering institutions in India but, if getting admissions to the IITs is the ultimate goal then such students have to focus on the preparation for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams. Because, without doing well in both the exams, they will not get admission to the IITs.

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