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JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus: Download from Here

JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry: NTA will release JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus along with the notification on the exam. The syllabus for Chemistry gives the section-wise breakup of units and topics. Chemistry syllabus is based on the syllabus of Chemistry on Class XI and XII (Science stream). JEE Main syllabus for Chemistry is divided into 3 sections – Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

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JEE Main 2019 will be conducted on multiple dates in April in online and offline modes. Read on to know the detailed information on JEE Main syllabus for Chemistry.

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JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

The following table represents the Chemistry syllabus for JEE Main 2019.

Units Topics
Physical Chemistry
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry Laws of Chemical Combination

Mole concept and Stoichiometry

States of Matter Gas Laws

Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases

Real Gas Behavior and Liquefaction of Gases

Crystal Lattice and Unit cells

Closed Packed Structures and Voids

Defects in Solids

Atomic Structure Dual Nature of Radiation

Atomic Spectra

Bohr’s Model of Hydrogen

Quantum Mechanical Model: Orbitals and Quantum Numbers

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Ionic and Covalent Bonding and Bond Parameters

Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory

Valence Bond Theory and Hybridization

Molecular Orbital Theory

Chemical Thermodynamics Enthalpy and Heat Capacity

Enthalpy Change of Various Types of Reactions

Gibb’s Energy and Spontaneity

Solutions Types and Concentration of Solutions

The vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law

Colligative Properties of Solutions

Van’t Hoff Factor

Equilibrium Law of chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants

Factors affecting equilibrium: Le Chatelier’s Principle

Acids, Bases, and concept of pH

Hydrolysis of Salts and Buffer Solutions

Solubility and Solubility product of sparingly soluble Salts

Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry Redox reactions: Types and concept of Oxidation Number

The conductance of Electrolytic Solutions

Galvanic Cells: Features and Electrode Potentials

Electrolytic Cells and Products of Electrolysis

Chemical Kinetics Rate, Order, and Molecularity of a Reaction

Integrated rate reactions and Half –lives

Arrhenius equation

Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions (Fission & Fusion)

Surface Chemistry Adsorption: Mechanism, Types, and Isotherms


Colloids and Emulsions: Classification and Properties

Inorganic Chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Modem Periodic Table and Electronic Configuration of Elements

Periodic Trends in Properties of Elements

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals Steps Involved in The Extraction of Metals from Their Ores

Thermodynamic and Electrochemical Principles of Metallurgy

Hydrogen & S-Block Elements Hydrides

Water and Hydrogen Peroxide: Structure & Properties

General Characteristics of Compounds of S-Block Elements

Anomalous Properties of the First Element

Important Compounds of S-Block Elements

P- Block Elements General Trends in Physical and Chemical Properties of Elements

General Trends in the Properties of Compounds of P-Block Elements

Important Compounds of Boron, Carbon and Silicon

Allotropes and Important Compounds of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Sulphur

Important Compounds of Halogens and their Properties

d – and f – Block Elements General Trends in Physical and Chemical Properties of the Transition Elements

Important Compounds of Transition Elements

Co-Ordination Compounds IUPAC Nomenclature and Isomerism of Co­ordination

Warner’s Theory, Valence Bond Theory and Crystal Field Theory

Environmental Chemistry Water Pollution and Control

Atmospheric pollution and Control

Organic Chemistry
Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry Structure and Nomenclature of Organic Compounds

Structural and Stereoisomerism in Organic Compounds

Electronic Displacement Effects in Covalent Bonds

Hydrocarbons Structure, Physical and Chemical Properties of Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Benzene, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers: Structure, Physical and Chemical Properties

Aldehyde and Ketones: Physical and Chemical Properties

Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives: Structure and Chemical Properties

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Amines and Diazonium Salts: Chemical Properties
Biomolecules & Polymers Monosaccharides: Structure, Physical and Chemical Properties

Proteins and Enzymes: Structure and Properties

Nucleic Acids: Structure and Properties

Addition and Condensation Polymerization: Mechanism and Examples

Commercial Polymers

Chemistry In Everyday Life Drugs: Classification and Therapeutic Action

Soaps and Detergents

Principles Related to Practical Chemistry Acids Bases and the Use of Indicators, Oxalic-Acid vs KMnO, Mohr’s Salt vs. KMnO

Chemical Principles Involved in the Qualitative Salt Analysis

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds

Weightage of Marks

The following table represents the total weightage of marks (in percentage) of the section-wise syllabus:

Unit Weightage
Physical Chemistry 35.6%
Organic Chemistry 34.7%
Inorganic Chemistry 29.7%

Experts consider Chemistry as the most scoring section in JEE Main and following the prescribed syllabus and regular practice of mock papers can ensure high score not only in the particular section but can also raise overall score and ranking. To obtain a good score in Chemistry, go for the sample papers and mock test after completing the syllabus from NCERT text books.

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Physical Chemistry section poses a lot of numerical problems primarily from Redox Reaction, Mole Concept and their equivalences, Solid States, Gas Theory, Thermochemistry, and Thermodynamics. Knowledge of proper formulae and/or logic is essential to solving questions from these topics on time.


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