Differences in syllabus JEE Main and JEE Advanced

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Differences in syllabus JEE Main and JEE Advanced

JEE, one of the toughest and most competitive exam in India, is known to have one of the toughest criteria for selection. The two most important reasons which can be cited for the tough passing rate in JEE is the high number of aspirants along with the syllabus. While the foreign universities have a highly-relaxed admission criteria which tests students for general aptitude and language skills, JEE is known to test students’ skills in all the Science subjects. It is a well-known fact that JEE and other top Indian colleges are tougher to get into (read more).

How important is it to be aware of competition?

As the JEE Advanced is written by serious aspirants, it becomes tougher and offers immense competition. Apart from the concepts, it is very important to understand the requirements of a fool proof strategy for JEE Advanced. An aspirant should be able to understand his/her current standing in various concepts. For right strategy (read more on our blog titled JEE Advanced: The Right Strategy), it is very important to be able to categorise questions from chapters into tough and easy (as per a candidate’s existing knowledge). This practice is important for an aspirant to minimise the penalty of negative scores in case of incorrect answers. Read more on our blog titled: Unlock More Marks – Go Online -1 mark.

JEE Syllabus

For scoring high in the JEE exam, an important concern for JEE aspirants is the syllabus. Most of the aspirants prepare for the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced along with higher secondary school. While the concepts are the same, it is important to prepare for both the exams differently. The board exams have a fixed weightage for all the subjects and topics making them highly predictable and easy. However, there are a few topics that are omitted in either JEE Main or in the JEE Advanced exams.


Topic nameJEE MainJEE Advanced
Thermal PhysicsNoYes
Electronic Devices (Semiconductors, diodes, logic gates etc.)YesNo
Electromagnetic WavesYesNo
Communications System (basics of electromagnetic waves, bandwidth of signals etc.)YesNo
Electrochemistry: Equivalent ConductivityNoYes
Nuclear ChemistryNoYes
Chemistry in everyday lifeYesNo
Sets, Relations and FunctionsYesNo
Measures of Dispersion (Statistics and Probability)YesNo
Heights and Distances (Trigonometry)YesNo
Mathematical ReasoningYesNo

Simulations: Test-Oriented practice

It is important to rehearse your attempts seriously. You should time all the three sections and the whole mock test just like the mentioned time pattern. For the students practicing sample tests from books or on paper, it becomes very tough. It is, therefore, recommended to take up online tests as these are simulations of actual JEE and replicate the same environment.

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