The analogy of driving a car can be used to creatively convey the similarities and differences between Boards, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams.
Boards can be thought of as driving a car on an empty field. Just as an empty field provides ample space for a car to move around freely and manoeuvre easily, the Boards exam provides students with a relatively easy and stress-free environment to showcase their knowledge of the subjects studied in school. The questions in the Boards exams are primarily focused on testing the student's understanding of the concepts studied in school with more emphasis on theory, standard reasoning, and less numerical. It's more about knowing the facts and less about applying the knowledge to solve problems.
JEE Mains, on the other hand, can be thought of as driving a car on an empty road. Similar to an empty road, JEE Mains requires more focus and attention from the student, as they need to apply the knowledge acquired in school to solve problems in the field of engineering. This is a bit more challenging than the Boards but still not as hard as the final step JEE Advanced. The questions in JEE Mains are more focused on application based where the student is required to apply their knowledge to solve problems. It requires a bit more attention and focus than the Boards exam.
JEE Advanced is the final and most challenging of the three exams, can be thought of as driving a car in heavy traffic. Similar to heavy traffic, JEE Advanced tests the student's ability to navigate complex problems and make quick decisions under time pressure. It is a high-pressure environment where only the most skilled and prepared students can excel. The questions in JEE Advanced are more abstract, require deep understanding of the concepts and critical thinking, comprehension, modelling of problems, and solving them. It's the most challenging of the three exams and requires the most effort and attention.
In summary, Boards, JEE Mains, and JEE Advanced are all different stages of the same educational path, leading to admission into undergraduate engineering programs in India. The syllabus for all three exams is similar, but the level of difficulty and the amount of effort required increases as the student progresses from Boards to Mains to Advanced. It's important to note that these are not different paths, but rather different milestones on the same path.
It's significant to empathize that , with consistent efforts a student can reasonably prepare himself for all three exams in 2 years of 12th and 11th if he follows the instructions and guidance of coaches who know him well and are expert and experienced in JEE coaching.