The Central Board of School Education declared the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main result on April 30 and a total of 2, 31,024 qualified for the JEE (Advanced).
A total of 11, 35,084 registered for the paper one held on April 8, 15, and 16 in online and offline mode, IANS news agency reported. The offline exam was held in 113 cities and online in 258 cities across the nation.
On May 20, JEE (Advanced) will be held giving aspirants a little above a half month for preparation and the online registration process for the exam will begin on May 2.
The registration closes Monday, May 7.
So what are the main differences between the two?
For starter, the JEE Main is for those candidates who wish to get into BE or B.Tech courses in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) and engineering colleges of the participating states.
Only JEE (Main) qualified eligible candidates can register for JEE (Advanced). Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs, according to information brochure of JEE EE (Advanced) 2018.
While JEE (Main) is comprised of two papers – Paper 1 for those who would want admission in BE and B. Tech courses and Paper 2 for those who want admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses.
The JEE (Advanced) will have two papers, both compulsory. The duration of each paper is three hours. Questions will be framed from mathematics, physics and chemistry.
The JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination will be conducted only in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and will be conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2018. IIT Kanpur is the coordinating institute for 2018.
JEE Advanced 2018: Eligibility criteria
• Be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in Paper -1 of JEE (Main) 2018
• Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.
• Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.
• Not have appeared in JEE (Advanced) in 2016 or earlier.
• Have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) board examination for the first time in 2017 or 2018
• Not have accepted admission at any of the IITs earlier.