JEE Advanced is the second phase in the JEE examination. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) comprises both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. The main eligibility factor for a student to appear in the JEE advanced examination is securing the qualifying marks in JEE Mains. Every year, a number of candidates are shortlisted based on their JEE Main cut-off and are declared as eligible candidates for the JEE Advanced Exam. Other details related to the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 will be released by ITT Delhi, the institution that is tasked with organizing the exam this year. The exam is scheduled for May 17th and applications forms are expected to be made available for the students from the first week of May.
One should keep in mind that there are quite a number of differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced. So, as far as preparations are concerned, students should realise that the same strategy would not work for both. Students are advised to have a thorough understanding of the JEE Advanced Exam Pattern before starting their preparation. Conducted as a computer-based test, the JEE Advanced consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper-II. A duration of 3 hours is allotted for each paper. In both the papers, the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics form the three different sections. At its core, JEE Advanced is all about evaluating the student’s in-depth knowledge in the various topics under the syllabus.
Compared to JEE Main, JEE Advanced is usually considered to be a level higher in terms of difficulty. Both multiple-choice questions and numerical answer type questions are included in the examination. The marking scheme of JEE Advanced is much more complicated than JEE Main. In addition to full marks and zero marks, there is also the concept of partial marking. For some questions, negative marks are also assigned for incorrect answers. Another interesting aspect of JEE advanced is that there is a possibility for questions to have multiple correct answers. The best way for students to get a clearer picture of the pattern is to take a look at JEE Advanced Sample Papers from previous years. Utilizing these papers as a study-tool can be very rewarding. After getting familiar with the nature of questions asked in JEE Advanced, students can greatly improve their ability to comprehend and solve problems quickly and efficiently. IIT Delhi has also released a tentative schedule for the seat allocation process. After the results are announced, aspirants can seek admissions in IITs and other institutions based on their JEE Advanced scores.