JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for B. E/, B. Arch and B. Planning Papers

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    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

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    JEE Main Exam Pattern (New)

    JEE Main 2020 New Exam Pattern

    NTA introduced major changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern this year, changes introduced this year are tabulated below:

    ParticularsJEE Main Exam Pattern (Old)JEE Main Exam Pattern (New)
    Number of Papers23
    Separate Paper for B. PlanningX
    Name of PapersB.E/B.Tech; B. Arch/ B. PlanningB.E/B.Tech; B. Arch; B. Planning
    Total QuestionsB.E/B.Tech- 90; B. Arch/ B. Planning- 82B.E/B.Tech-75; B. Arch- 77; B. Planning- 100
    Total MarksB.E/B.Tech- 360; B. Arch/ B. Planning- 390B.E/B.Tech-300; B. Arch- 400; B. Planning- 400
    Numeric Value Based QuestionsX
    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.

    Also Check Free Online Video Lectures for JEE Main 2020 Aspirants by IIT Faculty

    JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

    JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus

    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:

    1. Physical Chemistry

    2. Organic Chemistry

    3. Inorganic 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.

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

    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.

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

    JEE Main Physics Syllabus

    JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus

    Physics contributes a total of 30 questions in the exam. The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:

    1. Mechanics

    2. Heat and Thermodynamics

    3. Electrostatics and Magnetism

    4. Current Electricity and Electromagnetism

    5. 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 TopicsExpected Weightage
    Heat and Thermodynamics11%
    Modern Physics10%
    Current and Electricity7%

    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.

    Book TitleAuthor
    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 Mathematics Syllabus

    JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus

    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.

    1. Algebra

    2. Trigonometry

    3. Calculus

    4. Coordinate Geometry

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

    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.

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

    B.Arch and B. Planning Syllabus for JEE Main 2020

    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

    JEE Main Drawing Syllabus

    Drawing Test Syllabus for B. Arch Paper

    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

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    JEE Main Aptitude Syllabus

    Aptitude Section Syllabus for B. Arch and B. Planning Paper

    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 IAwareness 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).
    Part II

    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 AptitudeMarking Weightage
    Awareness of Places, persons, buildings and materials2-3%
    Texture and Objects related to Architecture2-3%
    Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings3-4%
    Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects3%
    Mental Ability2%
    Analytical Reasoning1-2%
    Color Texture1-2%
    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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    Geetanjali Sharma

    Hello Sir / Mam I have a Query for my Brother. Is it Compulsory to Clear the JEE Mains Exam for Applying for ? or we can directly apply for

    18 Jan, 2019 12:12
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Geetanjali, No, It is not compulsory to clear JEE Mains Exam for admission in B.Tech. It depends on the admission criteria of the college. You may please contact the college or check the official website.

    18 Jan, 2019 16:48
    Mozahidul Islam

    if do not take admission in any college and give. jee exam then any problem

    25 Oct, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Mozahidul, No It is not compulsory to you get the College admission, if you only give the exam it is OK.

    25 Oct, 2018 12:50
    Nipumoni saikia

    My name is nipumoni saikia and I am reading class 11

    24 Oct, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Nipumoni, You may please clarify what information do you want exactly?

    24 Oct, 2018 12:01

    SIR; is the chapterwise weightage for MATHS jee main paper 2 is same as weightage for paper 1?

    15 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Sarvani, Weightage is differ for MATHS JEE MAIN Paper 1 and paper 2

    14 May, 2018 17:45

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