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JEE Main Vs JEE Advanced Vs BITSAT Exam Comparision

Engineering aspirants contesting for seats in IITs are initially required to go through JEE-Mains. Over a period of time, this exam has become very challenging considering increasing competition. Many government-funded technical institutions such as NITs and IIITs conduct JEE-Main while JEE-Advanced is conducted by IITs. On the other hand, BITSAT is the exam conducted by BITS for admissions in its colleges. The score is also taken for admissions in some other government colleges.

  • Colleges Participating:

The table shown below provides the details of the colleges which consider the particular examinations for their admission process.

JEE Main

JEE Advanced



All IITs (only top 1.5 lakh candidates in JEE-Main can take JEE-Advanced)

BITS Pilani

Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), engineering colleges and technology institutes run by the state governments and private institutions who have adopted JEE

ISM Dhanbad

BITS Goa, BITS Hyderabad, BITS Dubai

  • Number of Candidates appearing for the exam and number of seats available:

Number of Candidates appearing for the exam and number of seats available

JEE Main

JEE Advanced


A candidate may choose to appear for JEE-Main only thrice in his/her lifetime.


A candidate can attempt JEE-Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

A candidate can only appear twice for BITSAT – once in the year he or she give his or her 10+2 board examinations and again in the next year.

  • Paper Patterns of the Examinations

BITSAT Paper Pattern:

The paper has 150 questions and the number of questions from each section is given in the table given below:


Number of Questions

Part I Physics


Part II Chemistry


Part III

  • English Proficiency

  • Logical Reasoning 



Part IV Mathematics / Biology



Total: 150

All questions in the paper are multiple choice questions with four options which have only one correct answer. One right answer fetches 3 marks while one wrong answer will fetch -1 mark.
The duration for BITSAT is three hours and there is no time limit for individual parts of the test.

JEE-Main Paper Pattern:

JEE-Main has two papers

  • Paper 1 for candidates of engineering courses (Candidates can opt for an Online Test OR Offline Test)

  • Paper 2 for candidates for the Architecture/Planning courses (available only as Pen & Paper Based Test)

  • The examination is for 3 hours.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

  • The CBT covered questions from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics with equal weightage to all subjects.

  • The JEE Main Question Paper consists of three parts with equal weightage to all the three subjects

  • The candidates have to opt for the correct response for each question out of four responses given.

  • Each question is allotted 4 marks. Negative marking is there in the examination. Each wrong answer has a penalty of ¼ of the total marks.

JEE Advanced Paper Pattern

  • The JEE Advanced examination consists of two papers with three sections each: Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

  • Objective-type multiple-choice questions are asked.

  • Time allotted to complete each paper is three hours.

Mode of examination


JEE Main

JEE Advanced


Paper 1

Paper 2





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