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By Ramraj Saini
7 Mar'22  9 min read
JEE Main, SRMJEEE: Score Well With One Prep Strategy

JEE Main and SRMJEEE are both engineering entrance exams for top colleges. Should you prepare differently or go for a common strategy? Is the SRMJEEE and JEE Main syllabus similar or different? Can you prepare in such a way that you can ace both the exams? If you prepare well for JEE Main, will it be good enough for SRMJEEE? Here’s an analysis of both the exams that will help you to fine-tune the way you study for both the exams. Read on to find out how to get a good score in both.

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JEE Main, SRMJEEE: Score Well With One Prep Strategy

JEE Main and SRMJEEE are both engineering entrance exams for top colleges. Should you prepare differently or go for a common strategy? Is the SRMJEEE and JEE Main syllabus similar or different? Can you prepare in such a way that you can ace both the exams? If you prepare well for JEE Main, will it be good enough for SRMJEEE? Here’s an analysis of both the exams that will help you to fine-tune the way you study for both the exams. Read on to find out how to get a good score in both.

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In India, both government and private institutions offer engineering courses. A major entrance examination that opens the doors to engineering aspirants for these two types of institutions is the Joint Entrance Examination Main or JEE Main. In 2021, at least 1,628 institutions offered admissions based on the JEE Main scores.

A lot of reputed private institutions also conduct their own engineering entrance exams. One of them is SRM University. It conducts the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE full form) for admissions to its various undergraduate programs. Let’s have a look at the similarities and differences between the JEE Main and SRMJEEE in terms of syllabus, exam pattern, and marking scheme. This will help the aspirants to get a competitive edge in both exams.

JEE Main: Introduction

JEE Main is a national level undergraduate engineering entrance examination. JEE Main is also the first stage for getting admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) through JEE Advanced. The National Testing Agency (NTA), an Indian government agency that conducts entrance examinations for higher educational institutions, conducts JEE Main.

By qualifying JEE Main, candidates can get admission in the following institutions:

  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

  • Centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) and

  • Many other private colleges/institutes.

SRMJEEE: Introduction

The SRMJEEE is the exam conducted by the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) for admission in undergraduate programs such as B.Tech and health science. SRM joint engineering entrance examination (SRMJEEE) is conducted to get admission in B.Tech programs offered in SRM IST Chennai (Kattankulathur, Vadapalani, Ramapuram, Tiruchirappalli and Delhi - NCR Campus - Ghaziabad (UP), SRM University - Sonepat, Haryana and SRM University, AP - Andhra Pradesh.

SRMJEEE, JEE Main Exam Patterns Compared

The duration of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) Paper 1 is 3 hours. Recently, the pattern for JEE Main (Paper 1) was modified by introducing the numerical questions in the examination. There are a total of 90 questions in the paper, out of which answering 75 is compulsory. The Paper consists of three sections:

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

JEE Main has two sections for each subject. Section 1 has 20 multiple choice questions (MCQs) while section 2 has 10 Numerical Questions(NQ) out of which one can choose any five.

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SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) is for 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a total of 125 multiple choice questions. The paper consists of five sections:

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics/Biology

  • Aptitude

  • English

It is mandatory to answer all the sections. There are 40 questions of Mathematics/Biology, 35 questions of Physics, 35 questions of Chemistry, 10 questions of Aptitude, and 5 questions of English.

Candidates who attempted Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Aptitude, and English in SRMJEEE are eligible for all the B.Tech degree programs whereas candidates who attempted Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Aptitude, and English are only eligible for B.Tech Biotechnology and all its specialisations and B.Tech Biomedical Engineering.

JEE Main, SRMJEEE: Differences And Similarities

Both JEE Main and SRMJEEE, are now conducted in computer-based mode. JEE Main was held twice in the years 2019 and 2020 and four times in 2021. SRMJEEE is organised thrice a year. In both the examinations, the best score out of the total attempts is taken into consideration.

Number of students appearing in the JEE Main examination is much higher than the number of students appearing in SRMJEEE.

In 2021, over 10.48 lakh students registered for the four sessions of JEE Main and about 9.39 lakh candidates finally appeared. Through JEE Main or JEE advanced, 52,453 seats are directly filled, including 16,232 seats in IITs and 36,221 seats in NITs, CFTIs, IIITs, and also many seats in private colleges.

Marking scheme: In JEE Main, four marks are awarded for each correct answer and one mark is deducted for each wrong answer for MCQs, and no marks are deducted in the case of NQs. In SRMJEEE, 3 marks are awarded for each correct answer and no mark is deducted for the wrong answer.

Number of attempts: An aspirant can give JEE Main for three consecutive years starting from their first attempt right during or immediately after Class 12 whereas only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examination in not more than two attempts including the appearance for improvement will be considered for admission to SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST).

SRMJEEE Vs JEE Main: Syllabus, Subject-Wise Strategy

SRMJEEE is comparatively easier when compared to JEE Main. A student preparing for JEE Main can also appear for SRMJEEE as the difficulty level of SRMJEEE is much lower than JEE Main. The major difference between both the examinations is the presence of sections of English and Aptitude in SRMJEEE. The subject-wise differentiation of chapters in the two examinations is given below.


Syllabus Compared

Many chapters such as Communication Systems, Oscillations and Waves, Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, and Experimental Skills are not asked in SRMJEEE but appear in JEE Main. Leftover chapters of NCERT of Class 11 and Class 12 are asked in both exams.

SRMJEEE Vs JEE Main: Physics Chapter Wise Comparation

Class 11 Physics NCERT

JEE Main


Units And Measurements

Motion In A Straight Line

Motion In A Plane

Laws Of Motion

Work, Energy, And Power

System Of Particles And Rotational Motion


Mechanical Properties Of Solids

Mechanical Properties Of Fluids

Thermal Properties Of Matter


Kinetic Theory



Class 12 Physics NCERT

JEE Main


Electric Charges And Fields

Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance

Current Electricity

Moving Charges And Magnetism

Magnetism And Matter

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Ray Optics And Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter



Semiconductor Electronics

Communication Systems

Experimental Skills


Syllabus Compared

From Class 11 Chemistry NCERT, only p - Block Elements is the chapter that is asked in the SRMJEE. The rest of the chapters are asked in JEE Main and not in SRMJEEE. From Class 12 Chemistry NCERT, chapters such as Solid States, General Principle And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements, Amines, Polymers, and Chemistry in Everyday life are not there in SRMJEEE but asked in JEE Main.

Following is the detailed overview of chapter-wise comparison between JEE Main and SRMJEEE.

SRMJEEE Vs JEE Main: Chemistry Chapter Wise Comparation

Class 11 Chemistry NCERT

JEE Main


Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry

Structure Of Atom

Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties

Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure

States Of Matter



Redox Reactions


The s - Block Elements

The p - Block Elements

Organic Chemistry Some Basic Principles And Techniques


Environmental Chemistry

Class 12 Chemistry NCERT

JEE Main


Solid States



Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principle And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements

The p-Block Elements

The d-And f-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes And Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols, And Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones, And Carboxylic Acids




Chemistry In Everyday Life


Syllabus Compared

A few chapters such as Principle Of Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem, Linear Inequalities, Mathematical Reasoning, and Introduction To Three Dimensional Geometry from Class 11 and from Class 12 Differential Equations, Three Dimensional Geometry and Linear Programming are not asked in SRMJEEE but appear in JEE Main. The remaining chapters of NCERT of Class 11 and Class 12 are asked in both the exams.

SRMJEEE Vs JEE Main: Mathematics Chapter Wise Comparation

Class 11 Maths NCERT

JEE Main



Relations And Functions

Trigonometric Functions

Principle Of Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

Linear Inequalities

Permutations And Combinations

Binomial Theorem

Sequence And Series

Straight Lines

Conic Sections

Introduction To Three Dimensional Geometry

Limits And Derivatives

Mathematical Reasoning



Class 12 Maths NCERT

JEE Main


Class 12 Maths NCERT

Relations And Functions

Inverse Trigonometric Functions



Continuity And Differentiability

Application Of Derivatives


Application Of Integrals

Differential Equations

Vector Algebra

Three Dimensional Geometry

Linear Programming



Syllabus compared

The biology section is not available in JEE Main examination but in SRMJEEE, it is compulsory to attempt the biology section for those students who opted for BPCEA (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Aptitude).


The English and Aptitude section is also not in the syllabus of JEE Main but asked in SRMJEEE. In SRMJEEE, the English section is all about the comprehension type questions in the form of short passages or lines of poems or a dialogue and questions based on that. Each question will be a MCQ with 4 options.

In the Aptitude section, questions can be asked primarily from the following topics:

  • Number System

  • Statistics

  • Percentage

  • Profit and Loss

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Geometry

  • Arrangement

  • Direction Sense test

  • Linear Equation

  • Trigonometry

Is SRMJEEE easier than JEE Main?

Yes, studying for JEE Main is sufficient for SRMJEEE excluding English and Aptitude part. JEE Main syllabus covers all the topics of PCM that are asked in SRMJEEE but studying for SRMJEEE is not enough for JEE Main.

The only difference between both the exams is the structure of the question paper and the presence of the sections of Biology (for those students who opted for BPCEA), English, and Aptitude in SRMJEEE. One should practice various types of questions from reference books. Practice as many questions as you can.

How Should One Prepare?

SRMJEEE consists of more questions as compared to JEE Main. Candidates can score heavily in the Aptitude and English sections. One must attempt past years’ papers and mock papers for both the examinations as the structure of both the examinations is different. Since both are online exams, practicing online mock tests will help the candidates in bettering their skills and also boost their speed and accuracy.

  • Create a study timetable and follow it

  • Start studying the concepts from NCERT thoroughly and get thorough knowledge of the concepts using reference books

  • While studying for long hours, the Pomodoro technique proves to be efficient. In this time management technique, you divide your study time into 25-minute intervals, separated by five-minute breaks. These gaps are called Pomodoros. After about four Pomodoros, you take a long break of about 15 to 20 minutes. This is a proven technique for developing a long sitting routine.

  • Create notes of your own

  • Be consistent in studies

  • Use diagrams and flowcharts

  • Solve question papers from previous years

  • Make a proper strategy for solving the question paper so that you can optimise your score.

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