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. JEE Main 2020 being conducted twice this year - the syllabus for both the sessions are to be the same with the exam dates being on January 6 - January 11, 2020, and on April 3 - April 9, 2020.
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. Check JEE Main 2020 Revised Exam Pattern
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||✅|
NTA will conduct JEE Main 2020 in two sessions i.e. January and April. 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.
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.eThe question paper will have both, numerical and theory-based questions. Here is a break up of the topics in the Chemistry syllabus:
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.
|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 30 questions in the exam. The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:
Heat and Thermodynamics
Electrostatics and Magnetism
Current Electricity and Electromagnetism
Optics and Modern Physics
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.
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|
Paper 2 is only for those candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch. The paper will be of 3 hours and it comprises of 3 sections:
Part 1: Mathematics – 25 Questions
Part 2: Aptitude Test – 50 Questions
Part 3: Drawing Test – 2 Questions
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%|
*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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