JEE Main Syllabus 2020

JEE Main Syllabus 2020/21 (Released) for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 (Engineering) and Paper 2 (Architecture) is relied upon to be same as a year ago. The National Testing Agency will sort out JEE Main 2020 two times every year in online mode.

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The designing exam will have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics segments, though, engineering exam incorporates Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing area.

Despite the fact that the organizing body for JEE has changed from CBSE to NTA, the prospectus and example are required to stay same. The inquiries for PCM will be encircled out of NCERT books of Class eleventh and twelfth. For a superior thought, the experts will discharge the example papers and ridicule papers online in the blink of an eye.

Listed below are quick facts of the paper pattern of JEE Main:

  • Paper 1 will have 90 inquiries of 4 denotes each.
  • Paper 2 will have 82 inquiries of fluctuating stamping plan.
  • Wannabes can pick one or both the JEE Main paper.
  • The exam length of both the papers is 3 hours each.
  • A compensatory time of 1 hour is given to applicants with 40% incapacity.

JEE Main 2019 will be directed in April and December. Applicants looking for admissions to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs can apply as when the enrollment window opens. The prospectus of both the papers is extraordinary, perused on to find out about the weightage, imperative points and best books to plan from.

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JEE Main Syllabus 2020


JEE Main Syllabus – Mathematics

Mathematics section consists of class 11 and 12th topics as per CBSE Syllabus. There are total 30 questions from this section. Major topics under this section are:

  1. Algebra
  2. Trigonometry
  3. Calculus
  4. Coordinate Geometry

Topic-wise Mathematics Weightage

Coordinate Geometry12%
Integral Calculus12%
Sequence and Series7%
Matrices and Determinants7%
Differential Equations7%

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Tabulated below are the most important topics with an expected number of questions in JEE Main 2019:

TopicNo. of questions
Sets, Relations and Functions1
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations3
Matrices and Determinants2
Permutations and Combinations1
Mathematical Induction1
Binomial Theorem and its simple applications1
Sequences and Series2
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability1
Integral Calculus3
Differential Equations1
Co-Ordinate Geometry5
Three-Dimensional Geometry3
Vector Algebra1
Statistics and Probability2
Mathematical Reasoning1

Difficulty level of Mathematics Section

As per the previous year trends, the level of difficulty of JEE Main Math section is moderate to difficult:

Difficulty levelNo. of Questions
Easy Questions13
Medium Questions12
Difficult Questions5

JEE Main Mathematics: Best Books

Maths XI & XIIR.D. Sharma
Plane TrigonometryS.L. Loney
Higher AlgebraHall & Knight
IIT MathematicsA Das Gupta
Problems of Calculus in one VariableI.A. Maron

JEE Main Syllabus 2019: Chemistry

Chemistry section has three sub-sections including Physical Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. The following topics have been exam favourites over the years and must be given more time and effort as compared to other topics.

Topic-wise Chemistry Weightage

Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers7%
Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry9%
Periodic Table and Representative elements6%
General Organic Chemistry6%
Chemical Bonding6%
Atomic Structure5%

Following table illustrates Chemistry chapters and percentage of questions asked in JEE Main.

General Organic Chemistry9
Alcohol Phenol Ether7
Redox reactions6
Chemical Bonding5
Coordination Compound5
P-block elements5
S-block elements5
Aldehyde & Ketones5
Solid State5
Chemical Thermodynamics5
Ionic Equilibrium3
Chemical Equilibrium3
Surface chemistry3
Atomic Structure2
Gaseous State2
Transition Elements2
Nuclear Chemistry2
Chemical Kinetics2
Mole Concepts2
Amines and Diazonium Salts2
Alkanes, Alkenes &Alkynes2

JEE Main Chemistry: Best Books

Physical ChemistryO.P. Tandon
Numerical ChemistryP Bahadur
Modern Approach to Chemical ChemistryRC Mukherjee
Organic ChemistryPaula Bruice Yurkanis
Organic ChemistryO.P. Tandon

JEE Main 2019 Physics Syllabus

The Physics syllabus contains two sections — A and B. Section A pertains to the theory having 80% weightage, while Section B contains practical component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage. There are 30 questions from this section in JEE Main 2019.

The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:

  1. Heat and Thermodynamics
  2. Electrostatics and Magnetism
  3. Mechanics
  4. Current Electricity and Electromagnetism
  5. Optics and Modern Physics

Topic-wise Physics Weightage

Heat and Thermodynamics11%
Modern Physics10%
Current and Electricity7%

Following table indicates Physics chapters and percentage of questions asked in JEE Main.

Wave Motion7
Rotational Motion7
Laws of Motion6
Ray Optics6
Magnetic effect of current and Magnetism6
Simple Harmonic Motion5
Wave optics5
Units Dimension Errors4
Work Energy Power4
Modern Physics4
Current Electricity4
Electromagnetic Induction3
Physics of Nucleus3
Solids and Semiconductor Devices2
Center of Mass, Impulse and Momentum2
Kinetic Theory of Gases2
Alternating Current1
EM waves1

JEE Main Physics: Best Books

Concept of Physics Part 1&2H.C. Verma
IIT JEE PhysicsD.C. Pandey
Problems in PhysicsS.S. Krotov
Fundamental of PhysicsResnick, Halliday and Walker

JEE Main Syllabus: Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)

JEE Main Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch and B.Planning in JEE Mains scores accepting colleges/ institutes. The exam will comprise of 3 sections:

Part 1: Mathematics- 30 Questions

Part 2: Aptitude Test- 50 Questions

Part 3: Drawing Test- 2 Questions

Drawing Test Syllabus

  • Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.
  • Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment.
  • Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.
  • Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects.
  • Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  • Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.
  • Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects.
  • Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scape, landscape and rural life.

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2019 is conducted in two papers – Paper 1 (Engineering) and Paper (Architecture). A quick sneak peek is given below:

Programs OfferedB.E./ B.Tech.B.Arch/ B.Planning
Sections/ SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry & MathematicsAptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing
Type of QuestionsMCQsMCQs + Drawing
Medium of ExamEnglish/ Hindi/ Other regional languageEnglish/ Hindi/ Other regional language
Duration of Exam3 hours3 hours
Total Questions9082
Total Marks360390
JEE Marking Scheme+4 marks | – ¼ marks+4 marks | – ¼ marks | 2*35 = Drawing Ques

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