With less than two months left for JEE 2020 exam, we understand the hustle going on in the students’ minds. Here, let’s talk in detail about the JEE exam and the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

What is JEE?

Joint Entrance Examination, JEE is an engineering entrance examination for getting admission into various engineering colleges across India. The topmost colleges being the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), etc.


As JEE is one of the most challenging entrance examinations of the country, JEE aspirants might have a lot of queries regarding the exam. JEE will be conducted in two parts: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Let’s first talk about JEE Main 2020.


JEE Main comprises three papers- Paper I, Paper II and Paper III.

Paper I- This one is for the candidates who wish to get admission in B.E./B.Tech courses.

Paper II- This one is for the aspirants who want to get admission in B.Arch course.

Paper III- This is for the ones who seek admission into B.Planning course. 


JEE Main, formerly known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is conducted for the aspirants who seek admission into NITs, IIITs and other engineering institutes, both government and private.


Dates for Main 2020 April sessions:

5th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 11th April 2020


Here is a list of Colleges enlisted under JEE Main:

  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)
  • Admission to other prestigious colleges, like VIT and DTU



JEE Advanced is conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs viz. IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).JEE Advanced 2020 is a gateway for aspirants into the most reputed engineering colleges of the country, the IITs.


JEE Advanced comprises two papers- Paper I and Paper II, with a duration of 3 hours each.


List of colleges you can get enrolled into through JEE Advanced:

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT (BHU) Varanasi
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT Dhanbad
  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • IIT Mandi
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • IIT Ropar
  • IIT Jodhpur
  • IIT Tirupati
  • IIT Bhilai
  • IIT Goa
  • IIT Jammu
  • IIT Dharwad
  • IIT Palakkad

Mode of Exam:

Mode of Exam for all the papers of JEE 2020 is CBT (Computer Based Test), except the Drawing Paper of B.Arch, which is pen-and-paper based.


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