JEE Full Form - Entrance Exam

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 19 December 2022
JEE Full Form - Entrance Exam

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The JEE, or the Joint Entrance Examination, is a national-level entrance exam for admission into B.Tech courses. There are two levels of JEE - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. 

Students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree or an integrated master’s degree in engineering need to pass the JEE exam. JEE is also the gateway to dual degree programmes in participating institutions. The JEE Advanced exam is jointly conducted by NTA and seven IITs  — IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, and IIT Roorkee.

Before we start, here is some rudimentary information about JEE full form and frequently asked JEE abbreviations

  • JEE full form: Joint Entrance Examination
  • JEE Main full form: Joint Entrance Examination (Mains)
  • IIT JEE full form: Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination

Now, let us get started with more in-depth information about the Joint Entrance Examination and its eligibility criteria and syllabus. 

IIT JEE Eligibility

To get admission into B.Tech degree programmes in IITs, students must qualify for IIT JEE. So, if you are an aspiring IIT candidate, you better learn more about the JEE eligibility criteria before filling out the JEE 2023 form. 

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main has 2 papers — Paper 1 is for admission to B.Tech /B.E courses at IIITs and NITs, and Paper 2 is for admission into B.Arch and B.Planning courses.



Age limit for JEE Mains 2023

There is no age limit, but candidates must pass the 12th Grade exam in 2021 or 2022

Qualifying Examination

Candidates must have cleared class 12 or equivalent exam

Subjects to study in 10+2 or equivalent

Candidates must have studied in the science stream with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject, Language and any other subjects.

Required percentage for JEE Mains 2023

No minimum mark is required; however, having more than 50% aggregate marks may increase the chances of admission

The number of attempts

Students can appear for JEE Main for three years consecutively.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Advanced has a harder difficulty level as compared to JEE Mains. Candidates need to rank among the top 2,50,000 in the JEE Main exam to be eligible for JEE Advanced. 

First Criterion — Performance in JEE Main 2023

  • It is compulsory for students to pass paper 1 of JEE Main 2023. 
  • Candidates must be among the top 2,50,000 rank holders. 

Second Criterion - Age Limit for JEE Advanced 2023

While JEE Mains does not have any age limit, this is not the same for JEE Advanced. For JEE Advanced 2023, the candidates should not have been born before October 1, 1997. There is a 5-year age relaxation (born on or after October 1, 1992) for candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PwD categories.

Third Criterion - Number of Allowed Attempts for JEE Advanced 2023

A candidate can appear for the JEE Advanced exam maximum of two times in two consecutive years. As per the information shared by the IITG, applicants who did not appear for the JEE Advanced 2023/2024 can also appear for the JEE Advanced 2023.

Fourth Criterion - Number of Allowed Attempts for JEE Advanced 2023

All candidates must qualify the 12th examination in 2023 or 2024 for the first time from a recognised board. Also, candidates from the academic year 2019-20 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2023 if the result for the same academic year was declared on or after October 15, 2020.

However, if the board has announced the results for the academic year 2019-2020 before October 15, 2020, but a particular candidate’s result was withheld, he or she will not be eligible for JEE Advanced 2023.

IIT JEE Syllabus

Here goes a few tables showing the subject-wise syllabus for IIT JEE.

Physics syllabus

Alternating Currents

Magnetic Effects of Current



Communication Systems


Current Electricity


Dual Nature of Matter


Electromagnetic Induction

Physics and Measurement

Electromagnetic Waves


Electronic Devices

Properties of Solids and Liquids




Rotational Motion



Kinetic Theory of Gases


Laws of Motion

Work and Energy

Chemistry Syllabus

Alkali metals


Classification of Elements

Alkaline earth metals

Group 13 to Group 18 Elements

Coordination compounds

Atomic Structure


D and f block elements

Basic concepts in Chemistry



Basics of Organic Chemistry

Isolation of metals

Environmental Chemistry


Organic Compounds – Characterisation and Purification

Redox Reactions

Chemical bonding

Oxygen, Halogens, and Nitrogen Organic Compounds


Chemical Kinetics



Chemical Thermodynamics


States of Matter

Chemistry in everyday life

Principles of Practical Chemistry

Surface Chemistry

Mathematics Syllabus

3D Geometry

Mathematical Reasoning

Binomial Theorem


Complex Numbers

Permutations Combinations

Coordinate Geometry



Quadratic Equations


Sequence Series

Differential Equations

Sets, Relations, and Functions

Integral Calculus


Limits and Continuity


Mathematical Induction

Vector Algebra

Now that you have a fair amount of idea about the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced eligibility let us answer some of the basic yet most asked questions.

To Conclude

The Joint Entrance Examination is a national-level entrance test that allows entry into the B.E/ B.Tech courses in premier institutes in India. The JEE Advanced is for admission into IITs and is harder than the Mains. The competition for merit in such examinations is so high that sincere students must follow some JEE main preparation tips to score higher than others. 

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