JEE MAIN 2020 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in 3 papers this year- B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch, B. Planning. NTA has released the official JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for all the 3 papers. September session of JEE Main 2020 was successfully concluded from September 1 – 6, 2020. Check JEE Main Revised Exam Pattern
Latest Update: JEE Main 2020 Result for B.E/B.Tech papers has been declared on September 11, 2020. Check Here
Paper 1 Syllabus for JEE Main will cover topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper 2 Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 covers topics from Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics. While that for Paper 3 will be from topics of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions. Awareness of JEE Main Syllabus 2020 will allow applicants to be well versed with subject wise preparation and the ideal approach to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Predict your suitable colleges based on your JEE Main 2020 Rank
NTA introduced major changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern this year, changes introduced this year are tabulated below:
|Particulars||JEE Main Exam Pattern (Old)||JEE Main Exam Pattern (New)|
|Number of Papers||2||3|
|Separate Paper for B. Planning||X||✅|
|Name of Papers||B.E/B.Tech; B. Arch/ B. Planning||B.E/B.Tech; B. Arch; B. Planning|
|Total Questions||B.E/B.Tech- 90; B. Arch/ B. Planning- 82||B.E/B.Tech-75; B. Arch- 77; B. Planning- 100|
|Total Marks||B.E/B.Tech- 360; B. Arch/ B. Planning- 390||B.E/B.Tech-300; B. Arch- 400; B. Planning- 400|
|Numeric Value Based Questions||X||✅|
|Planning Based Objective Type MCQs (B. Planning)||X||✅|
The national level examination will be conducted in online (computer-based) mode only. Aspirants can opt for one or all the 3 the papers of JEE Main 2020. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. A compensatory time of 1 hour is given to candidates with 40% disability. If you wish to take both B. Arch and B. Planning, then the examination duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes.
Mode of Exam: Computer-Based (Online)
Duration of Exam: 3 Hours
Subjects: Mathematics, Drawing (B.Arch.) or Planning (B.Plan.), General Aptitude
Total Number of Questions: 100 (25 Maths + 50 Aptitude + 25 Planning) for B.Plan. and 77 (25 Maths + 50 Aptitude + 2 Drawing) for B.Arch.
Types of Questions: 20 MCQs & 5 Numerical Questions for Maths, 25 MCQs for Planning (B.Plan. only), 2 Drawing Questions for Drawing (B.Arch. only) and 50 MCQs for Aptitude.
Maximum Marks: 400
Marking Scheme: For MCQ, Correct Answer = +4, Incorrect Answer = -1, Unattempted Answer = 0, Drawing Section = 2 Questions for a Total of 100 Marks
Languages to take the Exam: English, Hindi, and Gujarati
The syllabus for JEE Main & Advanced has been similar over the years. However, the distribution in the exam pattern is slightly different. Candidates must rigorously practice with the sample papers to get an idea of marking scheme and the pattern of JEE Main Papers.
Like Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry constitutes one-third of Paper 1 i.e the question paper will have both, numerical and theory-based questions. Here is a break up of the topics in the Chemistry syllabus:
|Section A: Physical Chemistry|
|Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry||Unit 2: States of Matter||Unit 3: Atomic Structure||Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics||Unit 6: Solutions||Unit 7: Equilibrium||Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry|
|Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics||Unit 10: Surface Chemistry||-||-|
|Section B: Inorganic Chemistry|
|Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals||Unit 13: Hydrogen||Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)|
|Unit 15: P-Block Elements||Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements||Unit 17: Coordination Compounds||Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry|
|Section C: Organic Chemistry|
|Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds||Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry||Unit 21: Hydrocarbons||Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens|
|Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen||Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||Unit 25: Polymers||Unit 26: Biomolecules|
|Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life||Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry||-||-|
Certain topics have been exam favorites over the years and must be given more time and effort as compared to other topics. Here is a list of such topics from the Chemistry syllabus of JEE Main along with their expected weightage in the exam. Check JEE Main Practice Papers
|Important Topics||Expected Weightage|
|Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers||7%|
|Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry||9%|
|Periodic Table and Representative elements||6%|
|General Organic Chemistry||6%|
Since the Chemistry section has a lot of concept-based questions in JEE Main, it is advisable to refer to help books for a deeper understanding of the exam pattern and theoretical concepts.
|Physical Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
|Numerical Chemistry||P Bahadur|
|Modern Approach to Numerical Chemistry||RC Mukherjee|
|Organic Chemistry||Paula Bruice Yurkanis|
|Organic Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
Physics contributes a total of 25 questions in the exam. The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:
|Section A – Theory|
|Unit 1: Physics and Measurement||Unit 2: Kinematics||Unit 3: Laws of Motion||Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power||Unit 5: Rotational Motion|
|Unit 6: Gravitation||Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids||Unit 8: Thermodynamics||Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases||Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves|
|Unit 11: Electrostatics||Unit 12: Current Electricity||Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves|
|Unit 16: Optics||Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation||Unit 18: Atoms and Nuclei||Unit 19: Electronic Devices||Unit 20: Communication Systems|
|Section B – Practical|
|Unit 21: Experimental Skills|
There are a few topics in the Physics syllabus that have been a regular feature of the JEE Main exam over the years. Students must target such chapters with the highest weightage first. Here is a list of the topics that are expected to have maximum weightage in JEE Main 2020.
|Important Topics||Expected Weightage|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||11%|
|Current and Electricity||7%|
Reference books Students can refer to the following books for a better idea of the exam questions and clarity of basic concepts. You must also practice sample question papers to get used to the exam pattern.
|Concept of Physics Part 1&2||H.C. Verma|
|IIT JEE Physics||D.C. Pandey|
|Problems in Physics||S.S. Krotov|
|Fundamental of Physics||Resnick, Halliday, and Walker|
Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the maths syllabus for effective preparation. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Here are the topics included in this section. Check Detailed JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
|Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions||Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants||Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations|
|Unit 5: Mathematical Induction||Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications||Unit 7: Sequences and Series||Unit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability|
|Unit 9: Integral Calculus||Unit 10: Differential Equations||Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry||Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Unit 13: Vectoral Algebra||Unit 14: Statistics and Probability||Unit 15: Trigonometry||Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning|
Some chapters from the Mathematics syllabus carry more weightage than the others. This list contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus with weightage.
|Important Topics||Expected Weightage|
|Sequence and Series||7%|
|Matrices and Determinants||7%|
Reference Books Acing the Mathematics section requires rigorous practice. Although JEE main syllabus mostly comprises of NCERT topics, these books open up a range of questions that may be asked in the exam.
|Maths XI & XII||R.D. Sharma|
|Plane Trigonometry||S. L. Loney|
|Higher Algebra||Hall & Knight|
|IIT Mathematics||A Das Gupta|
|Problems of Calculus in one Variable||I.A. Maron|
Here is the prescribed syllabus for the drawing test:
Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil
Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation
Development of Surfaces and Volumes
Generation of Plan
Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes
Aptitude section will hold the maximum marks i.e 200 marks in both the papers of JEE Main 2020. The syllabus for Aptitude section for B. Arch and B. Planning is tabulated below:
|Part I||Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing. 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, color 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 urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.
Aptitude section will be present in both B. Arch and B. Planning paper. The following table elucidates the most important topics from the JEE Main 2020 syllabus with weightage for the Aptitude Test in Paper 2:
|Important Topics for Aptitude||Marking Weightage|
|Awareness of Places, persons, buildings and materials||2-3%|
|Texture and Objects related to Architecture||2-3%|
|Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings||3-4%|
|Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects||3%|
|Contrast and Harmony||-|
|Building Forms and Elements||-|
|3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.||2-3%|
A majority of topics in both the exams are common but as you will go through the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced, you will find that topics related to practical in Physics and Chemistry are included in the JEE Advanced Syllabus. There are many topics that are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.
With such a vast syllabus, candidates are bound to follow a sequence of approaching various topics while preparing for JEE Main. We have segregated a list of important topics for JEE Main for physics, chemisty and maths sections as given below:
A number of candidates find physics intimidating as a section. The questions can get tricky. Yet, a strong grasp on the concepts can make this section a game-winner for you. Some important topics from physics are as follows:
|JEE Main Physics Important Topics|
|Moment of Inertia||Wave Optics|
|Conservation Of Momentum||Gravitation|
|Energy||Superposition Of Waves|
|Newtons Law Of Cooling||Conduction|
|Stefan Boltzmann Law||Youngs Double Slit Experiment|
Chemistry is considered the most scoring section in JEE Main. It is divided into 3 branches – Physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, Some of the important topics from chemistry are tabulated below:
|JEE Main Chemistry Important Topics|
|Organic Chemistry||D Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||Inductive Effect|
|Lassaigne Test||Victor Meyers Method|
|Coordination Compounds||Molecular Orbital Theory|
|Hydrogen Bonding||Covalent Bond|
|Fajans Rule||VSEPR Theory|
Since the topics in mathematics are interlinked, therefore, labeling any topic as less important is not logical. Some of the important topics for maths in terms of need of conceptual clarity are as follows:
|JEE Main Maths Important Topics|
|Binomial Theorem||Complex Numbers|
|Limits, Continuity and Differentiability||3D Geometry|
|Differential Equations||Angle Measurement|
|De-Moviers Theorem||Theory of Equations|
|Arithmetic Progression||Harmonic Progression|
|Methods of Differentiation||Sets Relations and Functions|
|Central Limit Theorem||Limits of Functions|
|Linear Equations||Mean value Theorem|
Ques. Is the syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced the same or different?
Ans. Applicants must note that the JEE Advanced syllabus is not the same as that of JEE Main. Candidates can check the differences between the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced as mentioned below:
Ques. Is JEE Main syllabus same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3? What is the syllabus for each individual paper?
Ans. The Syllabus for JEE Main is different dor all 3 papers with Paper 1 concentrating on Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Paper 2 on Architecture and Paper 3 on Planning. JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 is mainly of topics covered in Class XI & XII as that of CBSE. For Paper 2, JEE Main Syllabus comprises of Mathematics, Aptitude and a drawing test as well. The Paper 3 of JEE Main is of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions.
Ques. Is the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus the same as for Class XII of CBSE?
Ans. The syllabus for JEE Main Exam is on similar lines with that of Class XII of CBSE. Along with that, a few additional topics from Class XI are also included in the syllabus when it comes to Paper I of JEE Mains.
Ques. Is JEE Main tough?
Ans. Lakhs of candidates appear for JEE Main every year, the exam is a gateway to top engineering colleges in the country. The level of difficulty of the exam can not be underestimated mainly because of the high level of competition. But with a proper plan, accurate resources and dedication, one can definitely make it to the required rank range.
Ques. Will the JEE Main 2020 syllabus have questions from Class XI also?
Ans. JEE Main consists of a syllabus that covers topics from Class XI and XII both. So, a lot of chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics become equally vital both for Boards and the JEE Main Exam from both the classes.
Ques. What are the important topics in JEE Main Paper 1?
Ans. The topics vital for Paper 1 in JEE Main are listed below:
Ques. Can I crack JEE Main without coaching?
Ans. The need for a coaching center to go about the preparation is totally subjective and depends upon the student’s caliber and preference. Coaching centers can provide you with a direction through their guidance and can bring regularity in the study pattern. Your performance will also be constantly analyzed, helping you improve. On the other hand, self-study has its own advantages. You can save traveling time, energy and money. In the case of self-study, be very focused during school lectures and take help from your school teachers for doubt clarification.
Ques. What is the weightage of JEE Main Kinematics Questions?
Ans. Kinematics is an essential very chapter not only because its weight age is high but also because it is the most basic chapter of mechanics and can be applied in almost any topic of physics. Candidates must make sure that they have conceptual clarity when it comes to Kinematics.
Ques. What are the important topics for JEE Main 2020 Paper 2?
Ans. JEE Main 202o Paper 2 syllabus consists of topics from Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing-based problems. The entire syllabus has to be studied by the candidates to ensure good ranks in the entrance examination. The important topics for JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 are listed below:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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