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JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus: Weightage, Important Topics and Preparation Tips

The competitive exams of India are what students have to look forward to, in order to get into their favourite course and that too, in their favourite colleges. There are many of them, with the most appearing for the JEE Main 2020. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is put forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted yearly for those who wish to become engineers and architects in their future. JEE Main B.Arch Paper is one of the three papers, conducted for admission to architecture courses of various colleges. In this article, we will discuss the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus for 2020.

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What is JEE Main B.Arch Paper?

JEE Main is divided into three papers, B.E. or B.Tech, B.Arch And B.Planning. We will be talking about JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus in this article. The JEE Main B.Arch Paper or JEE Main Paper 2 is scheduled to be conducted in 1st week of September 2020. The date is not fixed yet, since the condition of not only India but also of the world, is somewhat unstable, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whatever the scene of the outside world might be, students are supposed to work hard and study regularly, even if the whole examination scene looks dicey. Do not deviate and stop learning, as it can hamper your preparation. One aspiring for one of those prestigious architecture colleges with the help of JEE Main B.Arch examination should study continuously. The JEE Main B.Arch syllabus and all the other details such as weightage and preparation tips, are provided beforehand to them. Out of all the details, the JEE Main B.Arch (Paper 2) Syllabus is given below in this article. Let us first get a brief idea of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern.

JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Computer-Based, for the first two sections
Pen & Paper for the drawing sections
Duration of the exam The exam will last for three hours.
Total number of questions The total number of questions will be 77, with 25 questions for math, 50 for aptitude and 2 for drawing.
Types of questions that will be asked 20 Multiple Choice questions, 5 numerical answer type questions – for the first section.
50 Multiple choice questions for the aptitude section.
2 Drawing questions for the third section.
Maximum marks distributed 400 marks
Marks scheme used for each section Section 1:
MCQs
Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: – 1 mark
NAT –
Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: 0 marks
Section 2:
Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: -1 mark
Unanswered: 0 marks
Section 3:
Correct: 50 marks
Mode of Language English, Hindi, and Gujarati

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JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Diving headfirst to study is a wrong decision when it comes to learning for JEE Main 2020 B.Arch. The syllabus seems vast and without any planning would make it seem gigantic. And soon enough, you will be holding your head in confusion and frustration. Map out your syllabus – but wait, you have to get it in your hands before mapping and planning it all out. Given below is the detailed JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus.

The JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus PDF was released by the NTA before the registrations for the JEE Main 2020 began. So that the students can quickly start compiling their material, including books and old question papers. Finally, they can get down to planning and deciding on a proper and comprehensive study plan. Without proper planning, covering important topics of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is just not possible. The syllabus is pretty unique; just don’t panic when you see the vastness of it. JEE Main April 2020 Paper 2 Syllabus, i.e. of B.Arch Paper will be divided into three sections. The first section or part will be based on Mathematics, the second one on Aptitude and the third one is a drawing-based section. Aspirants can save the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus PDF by using Ctrl + P (Print) option on their devices.

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Section 1 – Mathematics Syllabus

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is vast mostly because of Mathematics. It consists of all the topics of Class 11th and 12th. Let us check what it entails and engages from the previous years’ JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus.

Units Sub-topics
Sets, Relations and Functions Sets, roster and set builder form of sets, Types of sets, subset, the proper and improper sets, Power set, universal set, the union of sets, complement of sets, De-Morgan’s Law, Ordered pairs, cartesian product, Relation, number of relations, types of relation, Functions, image, and Pre-image, Types of functions, Composition of function, condition for composite function, the property of a composite function, The inverse of a function.
Complex numbers and quadratic equations Algebra of complex numbers, Modulus and argument of complex numbers, The complex conjugate of complex numbers and properties of complex numbers, Polar form representation and Euler form, Finding the square root of complex numbers and complex equations, De-movie’ theorem, cube root and nth root of unity, Nature of roots, the relation of coefficient and roots, Vector representation and rotation, The discriminant of quadratic equation, Transformation of quadratic equations, condition of common roots.
Matrices and Determinants Matrix and operation on matrices, Types of matrix, Transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrix, Conjugate of matrix, Hermitian and skew-Hermitian matrix, Determinant of a matrix, Minor and cofactor of an element of matrix/determinant, Adjoint and the inverse of a matrix, Elementary row operations and use in finding the inverse of a matrix, System of linear equations and Cramer’s Rule, System of homogeneous linear equations.
Permutations and Combinations Fundamental Principle of Counting, Permutations as an Arrangement, Combinations as Selections, P (n,r) and C (n,r), Application of Permutation and Combination.
Mathematical Induction Principle of Mathematical Induction and it’s Simple Application, Principle of Mathematical Induction
Binomial Theorem and its simple applications Pascal’s Triangle, Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index, Properties and Application of Binomial Theorem, General Term, Middle Term
Sequence and Series Sequences, Arithmetic and Geometric Progression (AP, GP), Sum up to n terms, Arithmetic and Geometric Mean (AM, GM), Harmonic Progression (HP), Arithmetic-geometric series.
Limit, Continuity and differentiability Limits of a function, Properties of limits, Limits of polynomials and rational functions, Continuity of a function at a point, Discontinuity, Continuity of Composite Functions, Differentiability, Algebra of derivatives, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem (Lagrange).
Integral Calculus Introduction, integration as the inverse function of differentiation, Indefinite integral and properties of indefinite integral, Comparison between definite and Indefinite integral, Methods of integration, Integration by substitution, Integration using trigonometric identities, integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, Integrals of some particular function, Integrals of some special types, Definite integral and its properties, The fundamental theorem of calculus, Evaluations of definite integral by substitution.
Differential equations Order and Degree of a Differential equation, General and Particular solution, Formation of differential equations, Methods of solving different types of differential equations.
Coordinate Geometry Directrix, Latus Rectum, Slope and gradient, Focus and Eccentricity, Angle between two intersecting lines, their intersection points, parallel lines and collinear lines are the important terms of Coordinate Geometry.
Three-dimensional Geometry Coordinate of a point in space, distance formula, Direction cosine and Direction ratio, The angle between two intersecting lines, Skew lines and the shortest distance between two lines, Equation of line and plane, The intersection of line and plane.
Vector Algebra Vector (Position Vector, Direction cosine), Types of vector, Vector Algebra, Section Formula, Product of two vectors (Scalar and Vector product).
Statistics and Probability Independent Events, Dependent Events, Conditional probability, Random variables, etc.
Trigonometry Trigonometry Equation, Trigonometry Function and their Identities, Inverse Trigonometry.
Mathematical Reasoning Statements and types of statements, Basic logical connectives, conjunction, and disjunction, Negation, Conditional statements, The Contrapositive of conditional statements, the converse of conditional statements, Biconditional statements, Quantifiers, Validity of statements.

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Important Topics of JEE Main B.Arch Mathematics

Topic Expected questions – number Expected Marks
Differential Equations 5 20
Integral and Differential Calculus 6 24
Coordinate Geometry 2 8
Matrix & Determinants 2 8
Probability 2 8
Trigonometry 2 8

Other remaining topics will at least have one question from them appearing in the exam.

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Weightage of Mathematics in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Topics Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 15%
Limit, continuity and differentiability 10%
Integral and Differential Calculus 12%
Statistics and Probability 8%
Complex numbers and quadratic equations 7%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Three-Dimensional Geometry 6%
Sets, Relations and Functions 5%
Sequence and series 5%
Vector Algebra 5%
Trigonometry 4%
Permutations and combinations 4%
Mathematical reasoning 3%
Differential equations 3%
Mathematical Induction 3%
Binomial theorem and its simple applications 2%

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus Mathematics Weightage

Section 2 – Aptitude Syllabus

The second part of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is the general aptitude section. The section is similar in the B.Planning paper and strives to test the students’ reasoning skills – including verbal, abstract and conceptual – and not to forget numerical reasoning.

Parts Sub-Topics
Part I Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Awareness of Persons, Objects, Places, Buildings, Materials, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Texture related to Architecture and build-environment, visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects
Part II Three dimensional- perception, Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion, colour texture, harmony and contrast, building forms and elements. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3D views of objects, creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms. Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of landscape (riverfronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life, urbanscape (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.)

Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Topics Weightage
Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings 3-4%
Visualizing different sides of 3D objects 3%
Awareness of persons, places, Building, Materials 2-3%
Objects, texture related to Architecture and build-environment 2-3%
3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects 2-3%
Mental Ability 2%
Colour Texture 1-2%
Analytical Reasoning 1-2%

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus Aptitude Weightage

Do note that there is limited analysis of important topics for Aptitude Section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper. This is due to the recent changes in JEE Main Papers 1,2 and 3. However,

Section 3 – Drawing Skills

This section is the only one attempted in pen and paper mode in JEE Main 2020. It focuses on studying the drawing skills of the students’. The finesse and the precision they possess, through their drawings. The topics covered in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus are a handful but important –

S.No. Topics
1 Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
2 Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
3 Development of Surfaces and Volumes
4 Generation of Plan
5 Creating 2D or 3D compositions using various shapes and forms
6 Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation
7 Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes

There is no proper weightage or important topics for the Drawing section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper 2. This is because of the abstractness of this particular section. The scoring criteria is based on the examiners approach towards various intricate details in the answers drawn by the candidate. This section is often seen as one of the most scoring and sometimes the toughest section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper.

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Preparation Tips for JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

  • Divide your syllabus in order to study properly

Most of the students make the usual mistake of studying everything in one go, without properly dividing the syllabus and making a proper study plan. If you have, on the other hand, made a proper study plan and are dedicatedly executing it, then you are more likely to successfully complete studying your syllabus. Make sure you prepare an effective plan, which is not only easy for you to follow but also covers everything that you need to study.

  • Check your strengths and weaknesses from the syllabus

When you are deciding which topic to give more focus on, then don’t go by how the weightage is divided among the topics. Regardless of the importance, it is important that you pay equal attention to all the topics that are given in your syllabus. More importantly, make sure that you cover your weak topics, even if they don’t carry as many points. This will make sure that you are appearing for the exam with your full potential and subsequently, potentially get you more marks.

  • Previous question papers

The Internet is full of references that you can take help with during planning your study or doing your actual study. Even if you are not provided with sample papers or previous exams’ papers, then you can get all of them online. Even if you are told about the important topics, it can never hurt to go over the previous papers, in case the examiner decides to add some questions from the previous years’ papers as well. You also get a proper idea about the way questions are asked – whether in a tricky way or just the way they are mentioned in your books and reference texts.

  • How to approach the exam?

The most important thing to keep in mind while appearing for the JEE Main B.Arch Examination is the strategy that you will use for passing. You have to keep in mind that most of the questions don’t have negative marking and are numbered. Make sure that you don’t waste all of your time answering the questions that are difficult; instead, complete the other sections which are easier to solve for you. It would be much better if you solve them first, then use all your remaining time you are finding difficult – this will make sure you will get your passing marks and even get that rank you want to achieve.

  • A clear head and calm mind

Mostly, students appearing for such competitions are out of their minds, worrying about the paper and how it will go and what will happen afterwards. This is what you need to avoid during this particular exam. JEE Main Architecture students should be able to have a clear head and calm mind, not just during you’re giving the exam but also before and after those three hours. A clear mind and a calm head would also make sure you are not stumped in the exam in the face of difficult questions.

Books to Refer for JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

There might not be many reliable books that you can refer to. But there are definitely some trustworthy ones which students refer for a detailed study of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus. Other than the usual textbooks that students referred to in the previous years (especially for mathematics), given below are some of the latest books that you can refer and study from. These books are wholesome and not just give complete information to the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus, but also act as an introduction to the curriculum of B.Arch degree:

S.No Book’s name Author’s name
1. A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination P.K. Mishra (Arihant)
2. Complete Architecture Entrance Guide Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal
3. Mathematics XI & XII R.S. Agarwal
4. Elementary Mathematics DoroFeev, Potapov
5. Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
6. Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning Book R.S. Aggarwal
7. B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main- Offline Drawing Test Nimish Madan

If you are making an action plan on the basis of this syllabus, there are a handful of important points students need to remember. Make a small note of all the important points and formulas and go over it while revising or even the day before the exam; after studying a chapter or a concept, make sure you remember it by solving some practise questions on those topics; there is also an option of giving a JEE Main mock test online, which can help you see where you are now, after your thorough preparation.

There is no doubt that JEE Main B.Arch is going to happen, even if it happens directly into the year end. This means that the students need to be alert about any kind of updates and also side-by-side, should keep on studying with as much dedication that is possible, which is particularly hard as there is no guarantee about anything right now whatsoever. Students are advised to stay focused and not lose any hope they might be harbouring for their dream to become an architect.

JEE Main 2020 B.Arch Exam Pattern: Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, and Syllabus

India has a whole lot of competitive exams for students to crack, in order to get themselves landed in their favourite colleges, learning more and more about their favourite subjects. One of these prestigious exams is the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the entrance exam students have to appear in order to get into engineering. There are two exams in JEE – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. One of the papers conducted under JEE Main is B.Arch/Paper 2. In this article we will discuss the various aspects of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern. With the help of this exam, aspirants can get into top-tier architecture colleges of the nation.

However, currently, not just India, but the whole of the world is being held on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything in the outside world is shut, not to forget the schools and colleges, as they are one of the places with potential crowding. Students appearing for JEE are not sure about how the exams are going to be conducted. But since there is no further postponing of the examination, they have to work hard on the JEE Main Syllabus provided. One has to be prepared for anything that is thrown towards them by this unusual pandemic situation.

Highlights of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2020

  • Half of the B.Arch exam will be conducted as a computer-based exam while the other half would be the traditional pen-paper mode.
  • The exam will have papers in all types of important languages, including the usual English and Hindi. For the students in Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli as well as Daman & Diu, the medium of exam will also have the Gujarati language included.
  • The marking scheme is pretty straightforward, with four marks allotted to all the questions in Mathematics, Planning and Aptitude being equal to all the sections. The only difference is the drawing section, where skills are looked for more than anything else.
  • There is also negative marking, where any incorrect answer will have one mark deducted from your count, in MCQs. On the other hand, the NAT questions will not have any negative markings, in case the students have left the question unattempted or given an incorrect answer.

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JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2020: Summary

B.Arch Exam Pattern

Particulars Mathematics and Aptitude Section Drawing Section
Exam Mode Online Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Total Questions in JEE Main B.Arch Exam Maths – 20 MCQ questions and 5 Numerical questions
Aptitude – 50 MCQs
2 questions only
Type of Questions MCQs and Numerical Value Subjective (Drawing skills)
Marking Scheme For MCQs – 4 Marks for correct answer, -1 Mark for every incorrect answer
For answer with numeric value – 4 Marks for every correct answer, no negative marking
50 Marks for each question. Marking will be subjective.
Maximum Marks 300 100
Medium of Paper English, Hindi and Gujarati

Various JEE Main 2020 Papers

JEE Main was first divided into two papers – B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch. Now, the paper B.Arch got divided even further, in B.Planning and B.Arch. Hence, candidates opt both separately to secure admission in either Bachelor of Planning or Bachelor of Architecture courses. Both of the papers will consist of the same two sections, i.e. Mathematics and Aptitude. While the last section is further divided into Planning Questions and Drawing Questions in B.Planning and B.Arch respectively. In all the 3 papers of JEE Main are important depending on the course a candidate is willing to pursue. However, a lot of students still prefer the NATA exam over JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning exams. Let us delve deeper into some questions about the JEE Main B.Arch Exam.

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Why should you take the JEE Main B.Arch Exam?

JEE Main mostly looks over the two papers – B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch. The latest one – B.Planning – was introduced to the scene recently. Meaning that there are three papers that NTA conducts and will be conducting this year as well. However, we will be – this time – focusing on B.Arch and what exactly does it entail?

JEE Main B.Arch is for those students who wish to crack the exam and get into top-most architecture colleges. The popularity of architecture as a learning stream as well as a profession has been increasing day by day, even after the point that architecture is one of the hardest streams that are out there. Now, imagine being part of an IIT and learning architecture from world-class faculties. This would be possible with the help of JEE Main B.Arch 2020 and the JEE Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test. Let us now discuss our main head i.e. JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern.

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Detailed JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2020

We have discussed the marking scheme, syllabus and the various types of questions that are included in the JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern. Do read these carefully as it helps in understanding the strategy that one must devise to improvise on scores.

Distribution of Marks in JEE Main B.Arch 2020

The total questions that will be asked in JEE Main 2020 B.Arch Paper will be 77. The exam will be of total 400 marks. The sections marking scheme has been described in detail down below –

Section Questions Marking Scheme Total Marks
Part I – Mathematics 20 MCQs + 5 NAT MCQs –Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: – 1 mark
NAT –
Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: 0 marks
100
Part II – Aptitude 50 MCQs Correct: 4 marks
Incorrect: -1 mark
Unanswered: 0 marks
200
Part III – Drawing Test 2 drawing questions Correct: 50 marks 100
Total 77 questions 400

The exam will be conducted in two shifts, all lasting for three hours. One of them will last from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, whereas the second shift will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The mode of exam will be a computer-based test only. However, the drawing test – i.e. the third section – will be on pen-paper. The questions that will be the most used will be multiple choice questions and numerical answer type (NAT).

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JEE Main B.Arch 2020 Syllabus

Mathematics Section 

Sets, relations and functions; integral calculus; sequences and series; mathematical reasoning; permutations and combinations; limit, continuity and differentiability; differential equations; complex numbers and quadratic equations; coordinate geometry; vector algebra; statistics and probability; binomial theorem and its simple applications.

Aptitude Section

Awareness of persons, buildings, objects and persons; texture related to architecture and build-environment; visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings; analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, verbal as well as numerical); visualizing different sides of the three-dimensional objects.

Drawing Section

Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil; transformation of forms (both two-dimensional and three-dimensional union); elevation and three-dimensional views of objects rotation; development of surfaces and volumes; generation of a plan; sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes; creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

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JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern: Types of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions:

  1. All of the twenty questions will carry four marks each, meaning the MCQs will carry 80 marks in total.
  2. If answered correctly, the student will get four marks. On the other hand, if the answer or attempt is wrong, the student will be penalized by cutting one mark.
  3. In case if the question is not answered, it will, fortunately, not be marked negatively.

Numerical Answer Type (NAT):

  1. All of the five questions, just like the MCQs questions, will be carrying four marks.
  2. No question of this section will be marked negatively.

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Analysis of Various Sections of JEE Main B.Arch Exam

JEE Main B.Arch Mathematics Section

JEE Main 2020 B.Arch will contain a total of 25 questions. Out of them, 20 will be multiple choice questions, while the remaining five will be numerical value questions, also called Numerical Answer Type (NAT). This section is worth 100 marks, overall.

JEE Main B.Arch paper includes Mathematics as the first section. The students are intimated the most by this section, right after the drawing question. This section is later divided into two parts, the one being MCQs and the other being NAT. However, this one is easier to crack, as the syllabus is the same as what you learned in the previous years, with more importance given to the class 11th syllabus, at least in this section. Many of the questions that are asked hail from the topics of distance or 3D coordinate geometry, as well as integration and derivation, among others, with the questions based on the first two topics being more as compared to the last two.

JEE Main B.Arch Aptitude Section

This part of the JEE Main 2020 B.Arch exam will be based on the Aptitude portion. It will have 50 questions in all; all of this section will carry 200 marks, at a maximum.

This section is known to measure the students’ aptitude, as the name suggests. It is mostly easier and certainly even more so than the other sections, as the students claim. The section has around 50 multiple choice questions that the student has to answer using his or her common sense, education and aptitude. Most of the questions revolve around mirror images, 3D structures or other similar figures, along with the locations of some places around the world, textures of things and a lot more. There is negative marking in this section, so the students are warned to proceed with a lot more thinking and caution.

JEE Main B.Arch Drawing Section

This part is the last part of the paper and will contain drawing questions. The section only has two questions, but those carry 100 marks in total and should be given more time and concentration.

This section will be measuring the students’ skills in drawing and whether they can handle the pressure all the architecture year gives to the students. Most of the architecture studies rely on drawing and if the student’s drawing skills are not that up to the mark, then he or she won’t be able to crack the exam. The section carries 100 marks for two questions, which you will be solving from three total questions. The drawing section is, therefore, conducted offline. The questions are mostly based on simple and basic topics of faces, gymnasts, cylinders and even school playgrounds, to name a few. Most of the students appearing for JEE Main 2020 B.Arch examination claim that this section stumps them the most.

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JEE Main B.Arch Score Accepting Colleges

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S. No. Institute Name
1 National Institute of Technology Calicut
2 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
3 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
4 National Institute of Technology Patna
5 National Institute of Technology Raipur
6 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
7 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
8 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
9 BITS Mesra
10 School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi
11 School of Planning & Architecture Vijayawada
12 School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal
13 Chandigarh College of Architecture Chandigarh
14 SRM University Chennai
15 ICL Institute of Architecture Ambala
16 GITAM University Visakhapatnam
17 Faculty of Technology and Engineering Vadodara

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JEE Main B.Arch Exam Day Guidelines

A variety of unforeseen and unwelcome things can happen on your examination day, and trust me when I say this, you can’t afford going wrong in your JEE Main 2020 B.Arch examination.

  1. The entry gates of any of the exam centers that will be your own will be opened around two and a half hours before the start of the exam. There will be the potential checking by the metal detectors as well as the necessary security arrangements, and therefore the students appearing for the exam should wisely reach their respective exam centres so as to avoid any hurriedness and latency, especially during the final moments before the evident exam.
  2. The students are allowed to appear for the JEE Main examination if and only if they are carrying the admit card with them. The admit card is allotted way before the exam and should be kept towards themselves in a safe manner. Along with the admit card, it is necessary to carry an identity proof, as those are two requisites the student must look after to get themselves in the exam hall.
  3. Any electronics, including cell phones, calculators, watches with the calculators and pagers, just to name a few of them, are strictly not allowed to be carried inside the exam centre. Not only that, but any kind of printed material, including books, notebooks, tables, and the like also are not allowed as well. The student appearing for the exam should come with only the necessary things, such as the obvious pouch, compass and as mentioned above, admit card and proof of identity.
  4. Students with medical problems can be given a few pardons. For example, students with diabetes can carry small items such as sugar tablets or fruits as well as water bottles, only if it’s transparent. However, such students should understand that the packages food items are not at all allowed, food such as chocolate, candy or even sandwiches, etc.

For those of you who are thinking about what will happen after the JEE Main examination – especially B.Arch – there are a number of options these students can adopt in their life. There is going a step forward and picking up masters after passing the Bachelors in Architecture. One can also get a PhD in Architecture, thus helping the student even more so in his or her professional life as a talented architect. If not interested in studying further, these students can also get jobs in the core architecture field, as there is plenty of scope in this field. And all of these options boil down to good grades in the JEE Main 2020 B.Arch Examination.

The examination does seem to fluctuate; and though we can’t blame the authority or even the government, it is important that the students keep studying to not forget their syllabus. The JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern above will help the students to plan their study timetable and therefore, improve their chances of passing the JEE Main 2020 B.Arch Examination with flying colours.

JEE Main 2020 B. Plan Exam Pattern: A Complete Guide

As per the latest JEE Main Exam Pattern, the exam will now be taken separately for three papers including B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch, and B. Plan. JEE Main 2020 which is delayed amid COVID-19 is now scheduled to be taken from 1st September, 2020 – 6th September, 2020. As per the JEE Main B. Plan Exam Pattern, the exam will be taken online (computer-based mode) for 400 marks while B. Arch paper will be partly online (for mathematics and aptitude section) while the drawing section will be taken offline.

  • The total marks for the test will be 400 marks. The paper for selecting students for the B Plan courses will be conducted separately
  • The paper will have 100 MCQs for 400 marks.
  • A total of 59,003 aspirants had applied for JEE Main B.Plan exam (January session)
  • This year onwards, the aspirants can apply either for B.Arch or B.Plan paper or both of them together.
  • Candidates will be tested in three areas – Aptitude, Problem Solving and Mathematics.
  • A total of 100 questions is segregated in the following manner:
    • Aptitude – 50
    • Mathematics – 25
    • Planning – 25

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All about JEE Main B. Plan 2020

Bachelor of Planning is a 4-year full-time UG course aimed at making students specialized in various fields of designing, engineering, and managing. It helps the students in solving challenges related to urban human settlements, while at the same time the course focuses on building competence in a particular area of business.

The minimum eligibility to do this course is to clear Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) qualification with at least 50% in Mathematics. Admission to B. Plan course is granted based on his/her performance in a JEE Main and subsequent round of counselling. JEE Main is one of the most popular entrance tests taken to offer seats to the qualifying students in the B. Plan course offered at IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other government-aided technical institutes.

By knowing B. Plan Exam Pattern, candidates will have an overview of the total number of questions, marks distribution, marking scheme, and other vital information details about the exam. In paper 1, candidates will be required to answer questions from three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The medium for three papers is English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

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JEE Main 2020 B. Plan Exam Pattern – Highlights

B.Plan Exam Pattern

The table below includes all the essential components related to the latest JEE Main Pattern:

Particulars B. Plan
Mode of exam Online
Number of sections and subjects 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and planning based questions)
Duration of exam 3 hours (however, it will be 4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)
Timings 2:30-5:30 pm (Timings for the aspirants opting for both B.Arch. and Planning will be 2:30 – 06:00 p.m.
Number of questions Paper 2: 100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and planning based questions 25)
Type of questions Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions; planning based questions
JEE Main Total Marks 400 marks
Language of paper English, Hindi and Gujarati (candidates loving in Gujarat can give the exam in Gujarati)

B. Plan Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme of B. Plan paper

Particulars Marks
Correct Answer +4 marks
Incorrect Answer -1 mark
Unattempted Question 0

JEE Main Paper 3 – Marks per section

Section Number of Questions Total marks/section
Mathematics 25 100 (25 x 4)
Aptitude 50 200 (50 x 4)
Planning-based Questions 25 100 (25 x 4)

B. Plan Exam Pattern – Syllabus

NTA releases the latest syllabus for JEE Main aspirants and it is suggested that the students appearing for upcoming JEE Main 2020 go through the updated syllabus while preparing for the test. The correct JEE Main syllabus helps the candidates in preparing strategies that can motivate them to study harder. Awareness about B. Plan Exam Pattern ensures that the candidates don’t miss any important chapters while doing revisions.

Let us see JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for B.Planning

Part 1: Mathematics

Mathematics syllabus is the same for all the three JEE Main papers. Let us the topics included:

Sets, Relations and Functions Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
Mathematical Induction Integral Calculus
Binomial Theorem Differential Equations
Sequences and Series Coordinate Geometry
Complex Numbers Three Dimensional Geometry
Matrices and Determinants Vector Algebra
Permutations and Combinations Statistics and Probability
Trigonometry Mathematical Reasoning

Part 2: Aptitude

The syllabus for aptitude paper is the same as B.Arch paper. The syllabus for JEE Main aptitude section is as follows:

  • Knowledge of places, buildings, persons, etc.
  • Texture and objects in relation to Architecture and building environment.
  • Understanding three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.
  • Analyzing sides of three-dimensional objects.
  • Assuming three-dimensional objects
  • Transforming 2D and 3D unions

Part 3: Questions related to Planning (for B. Plan paper only)

  • General Awareness in relation to development issues, government policies, etc.
  • Reviewing the analytical skills of the candidates
  • CBSE Class X Social Sciences

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Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

NTA has brought a lot of changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern. Let us see those changes.

Introduction of NAT

Numerical value questions are where the candidates are not presented with an option and they need to type the answer. To fill the value in these kinds of questions, the students are allowed to use the virtual keyboard available on their respective computer screens.

  • In each of the sections of B.E / B. Tech (including maths, physics and chemistry), the test takers need to write 5 NATs.
  • Students giving B. Plan paper will give 5 NATs in the JEE Main Maths section.
  • NATs have no negative marking
  • NATs need to be answered taking the help of a virtual keyboard available on the system of the candidates.

Number of papers increases from 2 to 3

  • In JEE Main, paper 2 will be conducted separately. Now B.Arch and B.Plan papers will be considered as two separate papers.
  • Thus, JEE Main papers now include B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan.

Total questions reduce in B.E/B.Tech

  • In the B.E/B. Tech section, previously 90 questions were asked, but now 75 questions are asked.
  • Also, the overall marks in the paper have been reduced from 360 to 300.

Other changes

  • From 2020, the B. Plan Exam Pattern has been separately introduced in JEE Main.
  • An increase in the application fee, fees can be paid online.
  • The age limit to give JEE Mains is removed. Now candidates meeting the eligibility criterion can apply for the exam irrespective of their age.
  • Aadhar Card is not mandatory while applying for JEE Mains test.
  • NTA has set up more than 3400 Practice centers across the country to help students with their preparations.
  • Diabetic students are allowed to carry a water bottle, fruits, and sugar tablets inside the exam center.

How to prepare as per the latest B. Plan Exam Pattern?

The candidates need to focus on the numerical value type questions: Numerical value answer type questions hold almost 20% weightage in BE/B.Tech, B.Arch papers while it is just 5% in B. Plan paper. Since these questions have no negative marking, all the candidates are suggested to attempt these questions.

As there are a few changes in the B. Plan Exam Pattern, it is important that you maintain your speed while attempting all the questions. Make sure that you have completely understood the questions before you start solving them.

Make sure that you are not making any silly mistakes while calculating numbers and while typing the final answer as well.

Be sure to complete the NCERT first before referring to other books of renowned authors. Most importantly, stay motivated. There is nothing to worry about the latest B. Plan Exam Pattern. 

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General preparation strategies for B. Plan aspirants

Before starting with the preparations, understanding the B. Plan Exam Pattern is vital so that the students can move on the right track by preparing accordingly.

  • First of all, you need to know the difference in the syllabus. Part 1 and 2 of the B. Plan syllabus are the same with the B. Arch syllabus while part 3 is different. In B. Plan the candidates have to solve planning based questions while B.Arch witnesses drawing questions.
  • B. Planning section will have three sections including Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning. The extended time can be utilized to understand the topics and concepts in a more braider way.
  • Knowing all the important topics will help the students in scoring higher marks in the exam. B. Plan aspirants must be pro in reading a map as they will be based on the answers to these questions.
  • The candidates preparing ad per B. Plan Exam Pattern must sharpen their general awareness skills as many questions related to the same will be asked in the exam. You can stay updated about the current affairs by watching news regularly. Reading newspapers will also ace your preparation. Candidates preparing as per B. Plan Exam Pattern must pay special attention to various developmental schemes, Government activity, etc.
  • Take more mock tests as it will help in knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

JEE Main Mock Tests

Each year, NTA releases the official JEE Main online mock test series so that the aspirants can refer to them while preparing for JEE Main exam. Many coaching centers also refer to these JEE Main test series so that the aspirants can ace their preparations.

In fact, this year, NTA has launched the “National Test Abhyas” application for JEE Main aspirants to practice mock papers at the comfort of their homes. The initiative was taken as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown in the country.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

In addition to taking the mock tests, the aspirants are also encouraged to practice JEE Main previous year question papers as it will strengthen their grasp over key concepts. Also, they will get familiar with a different style of questions that can come in the exam. Another essential aspect of practicing previous year question papers is that it helps the students manage the available time more productively.

Some of the recommended books for JEE Main 2020

The selection of right books is vital while preparing for any competitive exam, including JEE Main which is just a few days away from now. Students preparing for JEE Main 2020 need to pay detailed attention to the books they are choosing for their studies. Mentioned below are some of the suggested best books by popular authors that will assist students to prepare for JEE Main 2020:

JEE Main Recommended Books for Mathematics

Book Author/Publisher
Trigonometry S.L. Loney
Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
Coordinate Geometry S.L. Loney

Best books to prepare for Part 2 & 3: Aptitude and Planning

Book
Contemporary India – Textbook in Geography
India and Contemporary World – History
Understanding Economic Development Textbook in Social Science
Study Guide for B.Arch 2020
NATA & JEE (B.Arch) Study Pack for 2020: 12 books with Previous year Question Paper

JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

To lower the chances of encountering any troubling circumstances on the day of the exam, the JEE Main aspirants are advised to go through the JEE Main 2020 exam day guidelines. Mentioned-below are the exam day guidelines useful for the aspirants in sorting things before the day of the exam:

  • The authorities will open the entry gates of the exam hall at least 2.5 hours before the starting of the exam. Since much time will be wasted in getting checked by metal detectors and other security arrangements, so all the test takers are advised to reach the exam centres well before time.
  • It is mandatory to carry JEE Main 2020 admit card and identity proof to enter inside the exam hall.
  • Students belonging to the PWD category have to produce a duly signed PWD certificate in the format prescribed by the authorities at the exam center.
  • All sorts of electronic devices like phones, calculators, watches with calculators, etc. are not allowed inside the exam centers.
  • Diabetic students are now allowed to carry sugar tablets/fruits and water in a transparent water bottle inside the exam hall. However, packaged food items like chocolate, sandwich, etc. are not allowed.

JEE Main B.Planning – Scope and Career

After B.Planning, aspirants can study further or look for jobs in the related field. A candidate can choose from the following options given below:

  • M.Planning
  • Relative M.Sc or M.Tech courses
  • PG Diploma Course

A student will get an array of job opportunities in the private and public sectors. In the government sector, government departments of planning, housing schemes, etc. In the private sector, construction, interior designing firms, NGOs, etc.

In case you are also appearing for JEE Main B. Plan paper, then along with adhering to B. Plan Exam Pattern 2020 stay motivated and ace your revisions, some days of hard work can help you to pursue a course of your choice. Best of luck with your upcoming exam!

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Topic-wise Weightage, Best Books

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus is common for all the three papers of JEE Main. NTA prepares the JEE Main Maths syllabus. It has released the JEE Main Maths Syllabus 2020 along with the information brochure of JEE Main 2020.

Read the following article to know more about complete JEE Main Maths Syllabus, weightage of chapters and number of questions from each unit. Aspirants can save the whole syllabus as a PDF by using print option (Ctrl + P). In addition, we have also suggested some useful books for preparation of JEE Main Mathematics.

Latest Update: As announced by the HRD Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, the JEE Main exam will be conducted from 1st September – 6th September, 2020.


JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Highlights

  • As per the analysis of previous years’ JEE Main exams, it is visible that there is no change in the JEE Main syllabus.
  • However, there are a few changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern.
  • JEE Main Maths syllabus is largely based on the CBSE Maths syllabus of class 11 and 12.
  • By knowing the syllabus, students will have a clear idea about what type of questions are asked in the paper and difficulty level of the papers.

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Following is the detailed analysis of unit-wise and topic-wise JEE Main Maths Syllabus:

Unit 1: Sets, Relations and Functions

  • Sets and their representation
  • Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties
  • Power set
  • Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions
  • One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions

Unit 2: Complex Number and Quadratic Equations

  • Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals
  • Representation of complex numbers in the form (a+ib) and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram
  • Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number
  • Triangle inequality
  • Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions
  • The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots

Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants

  • Matrices: Algebra of matrices, types of matrices, and matrices of order two and three
  • Determinants: Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, the area of triangles using determinants
  • Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations
  • Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices

Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations

  • The fundamental principle of counting
  • Permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection
  • The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications

Unit 5: Mathematical Induction

  • The principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications

Unit 6: Binomial Theorem

  • Binomial theorem for a positive integral index
  • General term and middle term
  • Properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications

Unit 7: Sequences and Series

  • Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic
  • Geometric means between two given numbers
  • The relation between A.M. and G.M
  • Sum up to n terms of special series: Sn, Sn2, Sn3
  • Arithmetic – Geometric progression

Unit 8: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

  • Real-valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions
  • Graphs of simple functions
  • Limits, continuity, and differentiability
  • Differentiation of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions
  • Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two
  • Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  • Applications of derivatives: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic – increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima, and minima of functions of one variable, tangents, and normals

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Unit 9: Integral Calculus

  • Integral as an antiderivative
  • Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions
  • Integration using trigonometric identities
  • Integral as limit of a sum

Evaluation of simple integrals:

  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form

Unit 10: Differential Equations

  • Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree.
  • Formation of differential equations
  • The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables
  • The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type

Unit 11: Co-ordinate Geometry

  • Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, the slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes
  • Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines
  • The distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre, and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of the family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines
  • Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the endpoints of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent
  • Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency

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Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry

  • Coordinates of a point in space, the distance between two points
  • Section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, the angle between two intersecting lines
  • Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation
  • Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, the intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines

Unit 13: Vector Algebra

  • Vectors and scalars, the addition of vectors
  • Components of a vector in two dimensions and three-dimensional space
  • Scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product

Unit 14: Statistics and Probability

  • Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
  • Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.

Unit 15: Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric identities and equations.
  • Trigonometric functions.
  • Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • Heights and Distances

Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

  • Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if
  • Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse, and Contrapositive

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Chapter-Wise Weightage

Some chapters from the JEE Main Mathematics syllabus carry more weightage than the others. The table provided below contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus with weightage:

Important Topics Expected weightage
Coordinate Geometry 12%
Integral and Differential Calculus 30%
Trigonometry 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Differential Equations 7%

Mathematics Syllabus Chapter Wise Weightage

There are a total of 16 units in JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics with the following weightage:

Topic Number of questions
Sets, Relations and Functions 1
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 3
Matrices and Determinants 2
Permutations and Combinations 1
Mathematical Induction 1
Binomial Theorem and its simple applications 1
Sequences and Series 2
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 4
Integral Calculus 3
Differential Equations 1
Co-Ordinate Geometry 5
Three-Dimensional Geometry 3
Vector Algebra 1
Statistics and Probability 2
Trigonometry 2
Mathematical Reasoning 1

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Best Books for Preparing JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Mathematics section requires comprehensive preparation. The following table represents some of the best books for JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus along with their author’s name that students can prefer for their Mathematics exam preparation:

Books Name Authors Name
IIT Mathematics M.L. Khanna
Differential Calculus Das Gupta
Class XI and XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Trigonometry, Geometry Books S.L. Loney
Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE Amit Agarwal
Calculus and Analytic Geometry Thomas and Finney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I. A. Maron
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Numerical Value Based Questions

Q1. Let α and β be two roots of the equation x2+2x+2=0, then α 15+β15 is equal to_____________.

Ans. -256

Q2. Consider a group of 5 females and 7 males. The number of different teams consisting of 2 females and 3 males, that can be formed from this group, if there are two specific males A and B, who refuse to be the member of the same team, is ________________.

Ans. 300

Q3. If y = y (x) is the solution of the differential equation x +2y = x2 satisfying y (1) = 1, then 16 y (1/2) is equal to _______.

Ans. 49

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JEE Main Physics Syllabus (Updated): Important Topics, Weightage, Paper Analysis

NTA, which is now the conducting authority for JEE Main, provides JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020. This year it has made some changes in the exam pattern of the examination. However, it has been clarified that there is no change in JEE Main Syllabus 2020 or JEE Main Physics Syllabus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • JEE Main 2020 will be a Computer-Based Mode (CBT) exam.
  • Students can practice JEE Main Mock Tests for a better understanding of CBT.
  • Now, JEE Main Physics section will hold 20 objective type questions and 5 numerical value questions. These 5 numerical questions won’t have any negative marking.
  • Meanwhile, JEE Advanced Syllabus 2020 has few additional topics which require higher-level understanding.

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The JEE Main Syllabus is pretty vast and it usually takes at least 2 years to master everything. And, JEE Main Physics Syllabus is considerably similar to CBSE Curriculum. So, the syllabus contains two sections – A and B. Section A pertains to the Theory Part which holds 80% of the total weightage. Meanwhile, Section B contains Practical Part (Physics Experimental Skills) with 20% weightage. Read the following article to know more about JEE Main Physics Syllabus. You can also save this article by using Print Option (Ctrl + P) and save the JEE Main Physics Syllabus PDF in case you need it in future. 

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JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020: Theory (Section A)

There are a lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics. The JEE Main Physics Kinematics has a good weightage in the exam. Students can also refer to the past paper analysis of JEE Main to understand more deeply about the weightage of various chapters. The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 (Theory Part)-

S.No. Unit Topics
1
Physics and Measurement
Physics, Technology and society, S.I. units,
Fundamental and derived units.
Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement,
Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications
2
Kinematics
Frame of reference.
Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity.
Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion.
Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector
Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane.
Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion
3
Laws of Motion
Force and Inertia,
Newton’s First Law of motion: Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion: Impulse and Newton’s Third Law of motion.
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.
Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction.
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications,
4
Work, Energy and Power
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, Work-Energy theorem
Power
Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces;
Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
5
Rotational Motion
Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications
Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion
6
Gravitation
The Universal law of gravitation
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion
Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential.
Escape velocity.
Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
7
Properties of Solids and Liquids
Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column
Pascal’s law and its applications
Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number
Bernoulli’s principle and its applications
Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension – drops, bubbles and capillary rise
Heat, temperature, thermal expansion;
Specific heat capacity, calorimetry
Change of state, latent heat
Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling
8
Thermodynamics
Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature
Heat, work and internal energy
First law of thermodynamics
The second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes
Carnot engine and its efficiency
9
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
Kinetic theory of gases -assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules
Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy
Applications to specific heat capacities of gases Mean free path
Avogadro’s number
10
Oscillations and Waves
Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant;
Energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period
Free, forced and damped oscillations,
Resonance
Wave motion
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave
Displacement relation for a progressive wave
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound
11
Electrostatics
Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges
Superposition principle and continuous charge distribution
Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field
Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell, Electric flux,
Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges.
Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.
12
Current Electricity
Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and non-ohmic conductors
Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors
Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.
Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, Potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel
Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications
Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge
Potentiometer – principle and its applications.
13
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid.
Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields.
Cyclotron
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere, Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field
Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
Para-, dia-, and ferro- magnetic substances.
Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.
14
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic induction
Faraday’s law, induced emf and current
Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents
Self and mutual inductance
Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage
Reactance and Impedance; LCR series circuit, Resonance
Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.
AC Generator and Transformer.
15
Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics.
Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic spectrum(radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X rays, gamma rays).
Applications of e.m. waves.
16
Optics
Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications,
Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle.
Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.
Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light
Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
17
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Dual nature of radiation
Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations
Einstein’s photoelectric equation
Particle nature of light
Matter waves-wave nature of the particle, de Broglie relation.
Davis son-Germer experiment.
18
Atoms and Nuclei
Alpha-particle scattering experiment
Rutherford’s model of the atom
Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum
Composition and size of the nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars, and isotones
Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties
Radioactive decay law
Mass-energy relation, mass defect
Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
19
Electronic Devices
Semiconductors
Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
Diode as a rectifier
1-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator
Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor
Transistor as an amplifier(common emitter configuration) and oscillator
Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR), Transistor as a switch
20
Communication Systems
Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere
Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium,
Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).

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JEE Main Physics Syllabus

JEE Main Physics Experimental Skills (Section B)

The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 – Experimental Skills:

Unit 1 to 10

S.No. Experiments
1 Vernier callipers-its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
2 Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire.
3 Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
4 Metre Scale – mass of a given object by principle of moments.
5 Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
6 Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
7 Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
8 Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
9 Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
10 Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii) liquid by method of mixtures.

Unit 11 to 22

S.No. Experiments
11 Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge.
12 Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
13 Potentiometer

 

-Comparison of emf of two primary cells.

-Determination of internal resistance of a cell.

14 Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method
15 Focal length of

 

-Convex mirror

-Concave mirror, and

-Convex lens

using parallax method

16 Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
17 Refractive index of a glass slab using a traveling microscope.
18 Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
19 Zener diode characteristic curves and finding reverse break down voltage.
20 Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.
21 Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
22 Using multimeter to

 

-Identify base of a transistor

-Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor

-See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.

-Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).

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Books For Preparing JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020

A lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 are not easy to apprehend. If students do not have the best books explaining important topics, a lot of logic behind certain things is left out. To under topics with ease and to know the logic behind certain formulae, major experts suggest the best books given below-

Books Author
Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 H.C. Verma
Feynman Lectures on Physics
Feynman, Leighton and Sands
Problems in General Physics IE Irodov
Objective Questions on Physics- Chapterwise Solved Papers D.C. Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics
Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Problems in Physics AA Pinsky
Advance Physics Nelkon and Parker

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Some Numerical Value Type Questions in JEE Main Physics

Given below are some numerical value questions which have been provided in the official sample questions of JEE Main Physics. These are being introduced for the first time in JEE Main Physics section.

Q1. A particle moves in the x-y plane under the influence of a force such that the linear momentum is P(t) = A [ î cos kt – ĵ sin kt ] Where A and k are constants. The angle in degrees between force and momentum is_________.

Ans. 90

Q2. A power line lies along the east – west direction and carries a current of 10 A. The force per meter due to earth’s magnetic field of 10-4 T is 10-X N/m. The value of x is_____________.

Ans. 3

Q3. Light of wavelength 0.6 mm from a sodium lamp falls on a photo cell and causes the emission of photoelectrons for which the stopping potential is 0.5 V. With light of wavelength 0.4 mm from a mercury lamp the stopping potential is 1.5 V. Then, the work function in eV of the photocell surface is____________.

Ans. 1.5

These questions above are just samples taken from the official sample questions provided by NTA. You can also go through previous years’ question papers to understand the JEE Main exam pattern.

Aspirants can also download the PDF of sample questions on numerical value for JEE Main Physics. As you have reviewed the whole syllabus of JEE Main Physics, you must have understood the topics which are highly important for the exam. JEE Main Physics Kinematics, Optics, Electrostatics are the top-scoring chapters for this section. Make sure to give these topics enough time. All the best!

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised): Check Pattern and Marking Scheme for B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Planning

NTA has released the updated JEE Main Exam Pattern for 2020. The exam will be held online. It will be conducted twice a year in January and April. Owing to the COVID -19 pandemic, the exam for the April session is rescheduled and will be conducted from 1st September – 6th September 2020.

The registration process for JEE Main 2020 April session started from February 07, 2020. Candidates were able to apply for JEE Main 2020 by visiting the official website jeemain.nic.in. The last date to register for JEE Main 2020 April Session was March 12, 2020. NTA re-opened the application portal from 19th May to 24th May. The authority has also re-opened the form correction window till 20th July 2020. JEE Main Admit Card will be issued 10-15 days prior to the examination dates.

NTA introduces some important changes in the JEE Main Exam pattern from 2020. They conducted the first phase of JEE Main 2020 in January. Candidates should go through JEE Main 2020 January Paper Analysis to know about the questions and paper structure. Students are also advised to go through the syllabus for JEE Main along with the pattern.

Read on to know more about the JEE Main exam pattern, marking scheme, section-wise distribution of questions etc.

Major Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

  • A separate paper will be conducted for the B.Planning course (Paper 3), unlike in previous years.
  • The number of questions has changed for all papers. It was 90 and 82 for B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Plan respectively. From 2020 it has changed to 75 questions for B.Tech, 77 for B.Arch and 100 for B.Planning.
  • Previously, there were no numerical based questions asked in JEE Main. From 2020, numerical value questions will be asked along with MCQs.
  • There will be NO negative marking for numerical value-based questions.
  • B.E./B.Tech Paper will comprise of 300 total marks in JEE Main instead of 360.  The B.Arch and B.Planning Papers will comprise of 400 total marks in JEE Main instead of 390.

Updated JEE Main Exam Pattern: Highlights

JEE Main 2020 is conducted in three papers from 2020 – Paper 1 (Engineering), Paper 2 (Architecture) and Paper 3 (Planning). A table for quick understanding is given below:

JEE MAIN 2020 PAPER PAPER 1 PAPER 2 PAPER 3
Programs Offered B.E./ B.Tech. B.Arch B.Planning
Sections/ Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning based questions
Type of Questions MCQs + Numerical Value MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning
Medium of Exam English/ Hindi/Other regional languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 75 77 100
JEE Main Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQs +4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

+4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

+4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

Marking Scheme for numerical value questions +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers

MHRD has directed that NTA will not declare JEE rankings. It will only announce the percentile scores on the basis of which the test-takers will be able to take admissions in various colleges across India.

JEE Main Old vs New Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern Comparison

Mode of Examination 

JEE Main 2020 Examination will be conducted in the following mode:

Paper  Mode
Paper 1 – B.E/ B.Tech Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Paper 2 – B.Arch Mathematics – Computer-based Test
Aptitude – Computer-based Test
Drawing Test – Pen and Paper Based test
Paper 3 – B. Planning Computer-Based Test (CBT)

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JEE Main 2020 – Choice of Medium of Question Paper

In JEE Main 2020, the papers will be conducted in three languages – Hindi, English and Gujarati. Candidates are required to choose the medium at the time of filling the application form.

Note: For the correctness of the question in the papers, the English version will be taken as final.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • Paper-1 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses.
  • As per the updates, the examination will be a Computer Based Test and conducted Online.
  • Third, paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • There will be a total of 75 Multiple choice and numerical value questions, 25 from each subject.
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • Lastly, the medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, etc. cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks:

SUBJECTS MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Physics 25 100
Chemistry 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 questions 300 marks

Physics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 25 questions of the objective type are asked from Physics in Paper 1.
  • Secondly, each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Chemistry Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • The Chemistry section will have questions from – Physical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry. Questions will be mixed up in this section from these three topics.
  • There will be a total of 25 Multiple Choice Questions and numerical value-based questions.
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from the candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Mathematics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 25 questions of objective type are asked from Mathematics in Paper 1.
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2 (B.Arch)

  • Paper-2 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.
  • It will be a Computer-Based Test. It will test a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Drawing Ability.
  • Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates are required to take essential equipment for the Drawing section. They will not be provided with these things by exam authorities.
  • The paper will consist of a total of 77 questions. 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 25 questions from mathematics.
  • Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks and two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each.
  • One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 is given below:

  • I – Mathematics – Objective type questions and numerical value questions
  • II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
  • III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing
SUBJECTS MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 100
Total 77 questions 400 marks

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 3 (B.Planning)

  • Paper-3 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses.
  • It will be a Computer Based Test. It will test a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and planning ability.
  • The paper will consist of a total of 100 questions. 50 questions for aptitude test, 25 questions for planning test and 25 questions from mathematics.
  • Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks.
  • One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response.

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Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 is given below:

SUBJECTS MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based 25 100
Total 100 questions 400 marks

What if a candidate wants to attempt both Paper 2 and Paper 3?

In case a candidate wants to attempt both Paper 2 and 3, the total time provided for the examination will be 3 hours 30 minutes. 210 minutes can be utilised according to the 4 sections namely – Mathematics, Aptitude, Planning and Drawing.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Aptitude and Drawing

The exam pattern for the Aptitude and Drawing section is as follows –

Aptitude

  • Aptitude test will contain 50 objective type questions.
  • 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer.
  • 1 mark is deducted from the candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Drawing

  • The Drawing Test will consist of 2 questions.
  • Candidates will have to attempt these questions on a separate drawing sheet.
  • Each question is of maximum 50 marks.
  • Candidates will be awarded marks as per their work on the drawing sheet.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

  • JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be of 300 marks. Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 400 marks.
  • Four marks will be awarded for each right answer. One mark will be deducted for the wrong answer except for the Drawing Test.
  • Drawing Test will have 2 questions of 50 marks each.
  • Filling up more than one choice will be termed incorrect. Marks will be deducted for the same.
  • For numerical value-based questions, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Paper 1

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Chemistry 25 4 100
Physics 25 4 100
Mathematics 25 4 100
Total 75 300

Paper 2

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Aptitude test 50 4 200
Mathematics 25 4 100
Drawing 2 50 100
Total 77 400

Paper 3

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Aptitude test 25 4 100
Mathematics 50 4 200
Planning Based 25 4 100
Total 100 400

How to best prepare for the JEE Main 2020 Exam?

Solve maximum question papers to understand the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020. It is best to solve JEE Main 2019 Question Paper to understand the exam pattern. Aspirants can also do this by solving mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers. They can get the best books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for the right approach. This will help them score the JEE Main Passing Marks or JEE Main Cut Off.

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Sample Questions for New Changes

Here are the download links for JEE Main 2020 sample papers. More types of these questions can be found in JEE Main Test series available online.

  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Physics – Click here
  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Chemistry – Click here
  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Mathematics – Click here
  • Sample Questions for Planning – Click here

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Official Mock Test

Go to the official website for NTA. Register for the official online mock of JEE Main 2020. Moreover, you can also attempt mock tests while staying at home without any registration. NTA has provided mocks from a large archive of January 2020 sessions and old JEE Main Question Papers as well.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Books for Preparation

Chemistry Mathematics Physics
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) by OP Tandon Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

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Guidelines for Computer-Based Test Mode

Candidates should bring the following documents on the day of the examination. Failure of presentation of the following documents will prohibit the candidate to sit for the examination.

  • A printed copy of the admit card downloaded from the NTA’s official website.
  • A passport-sized photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form). This will be required for pasting on the specified space in the attendance sheet at the examination center during the examination.
  • Anyone of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired). The id presented should be – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
  • PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category or,
  • PwD Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examination to write.
  • If claiming the relaxation under PwD category,
  • or Letter of Undertaking for using Own Scribe, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

JEE Main Syllabus

Syllabus forms the integral part of each and every examination. Once you know the tough and easy topics of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus you increase your chances of a higher score. You can check the subject-wise syllabus down below.

Physics

The syllabus for Physics is tabulated below:

Kinematics Properties of Solids & Liquids Magnetic Effects of Current
Physics & Measurement Kinetic Theory of Gases Thermodynamics
Gravitation Electromagnetic Waves Oscillations & Waves
Laws of motion Rotational Motion Electrostatics
Work, Energy & Power Current Electricity Optics

Detailed Syllabus for Physics

The JEE Main 2020 syllabus for Physics is as follows. Following section shows the detailed syllabus for a few important units.

Physics and Measurement

Physics Fundamental and Derived units Errors in Measurement
Technology and Society Least Count Dimension of Physical Quantities
S.I. Units Accuracy and Precision of measuring instruments Dimensional Analysis and Application

Kinematics

Frame of reference Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector
Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane.
Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion

Laws of Motion

Force and Inertia, Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction.
Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion. Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its application
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.

Work, Energy and Power

Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, Work-Energy theorem Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces;
Power Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Rotational Motion

Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications
Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion

Oscillation and Waves

Free, forced and damped oscillations, Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.
Resonance Periodic functions
Wave motion Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant;
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave Energy in S.H.M. – Kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound Displacement relation for a progressive wave

Preparation Tips for Physics

  • First, understanding the concepts to the core.
  • Second, practice the questions as much as you can.
  • Third, bring clarity in the basics instead of trying to learn all the formulas.
  • Lastly, focus on both numerical and conceptual questions.

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Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Physics

Sl. No. Book Author
1. NCERT Books
2. Physics H.C Verma
3. Concepts of Physics – Vol I and Vol II H.C. Verma
4. Understanding of Physics for the students of JEE Main & Advanced Optics & Modern Physics D C Pandey
5. Fundamentals of Physics Halliday and Walker

Chemistry

The syllabus for chemistry is tabulated below:

States of Matter Surface Chemistry Chemical Bonding
D and F Block Elements Equilibrium Solutions
Basic concepts of chemistry Molecular Structure Redox reactions
Nitrogen Hydrogen Chemical Kinetics
Block Elements Chemical Thermodynamics Atomic Structure
Chemical Kinetics Components with Halogens Environmental Chemistry

Detailed Syllabus

The JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry is as follows. Following section provides a detailed syllabus of a few of the important topics for the subject.

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Matter and its Theory Physical Quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, Precision and Accuracy, Significant Figures, S.I. Units, Dimensional Analysis
Dalton’s Atomic Theory Laws of Chemical Combination
Concept of Atom, Molecule, Element and Compound Atomic and Molecular Masses, Mole Concept, Molar Mass, Percentage Composition, Empirical and Molecular Formulae
Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry

States of Matter

Gaseous State Liquid State Solid State
Measurable Properties of Gases Properties of Liquids – Vapour Pressure, Viscosity and Surface Tension and Effect of Temperature on them. (Qualitative Treatment only) Classification of Solids
Gas Laws – Boyle’s Law, Charle’s Law, Graham’s Law of Diffusion, Avogadro’s Law, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressure Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (Elementary Idea)
Absolute Scale of Temperature Bragg’s law and its Applications
Ideal Gas Equation Unit Cell and Lattices, Packing in Solids (Fee, Bee and Hep Lattices), Voids, Calculations involving Unit Cell Parameters, Imperfection in Solids
Kinetic Theory of Gases (Only Postulates) Electrical and Magnetic Properties
Concept of Average, Root Mean square and Most Probable Velocities
Real gases, Deviation from Ideal Behavior, Compressibility Factor and Van Der Waals Equation

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Topic Details
Kossel-Lewis approach The chemical bond formation, the concept of ionic and covalent bonds
Ionic Bonding Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds, calculation of lattice enthalpy
Covalent Bonding Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s Rule, dipole moment Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules
Quantum Mechanical Approach to covalent bonding Its important features, hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals resonance.
Molecular Orbital Theory Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configuration of homonuclear diatomic molecules, the concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.
Electronic idea of metallic bonding, Hydrogen bonding and its Applications.

Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state function and types of processes
First law of Thermodynamics Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molecular heat capacity
Hess’s Law of constant heat summation
Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution.
Second Law of Thermodynamics Spontaneity of Processes
∆S of the universe and ∆G of the system as criteria for spontaneity, ∆G° (Standard Gibbs Energy Change) and Equilibrium Constant

 Equilibrium

Meaning of Equilibrium, Concept of dynamic equilibrium Equilibria involving Physical Processes – solid-liquid, liquid-gas and solid-gas equilibria, Henry’s Law, General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
Equilibria involving Physical Processes – Law of Chemical Equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, the significance of ∆G and ∆G° in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentrations, pressure, temperature effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle. Ionic Equilibrium – Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multi-stage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, the solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products and buffer solutions.

P-block Elements

Electronic Configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.

Group Details
13 Preparations and properties of Boron and aluminium; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, alums.
14 Tendency for Catenation; structure, properties and uses of Allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones
15 Allotropic forms of Phosphorus; Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine halides, (PCLჳ, PCLཏ); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus
16 Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur
17 Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structure of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens; Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid;
18 Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of Fluorides and oxides of xenon

Preparation Tips for Chemistry

  • Solve the entire NCERT book. That will help you cover your Inorganic part of the chemistry syllabus
  • Second, make appropriate notes for every chapter.
  • Furthermore, study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions.
  • Keep revising all the formulas and reactions from time to time.
  • After finishing a chapter, jot down all the equations and formulas in a separate notebook and use it while solving problems.

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Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Chemistry

Sl. No. Books Author
1. NCERT Chemistry
2. Organic Chemistry Morris and Boyd
3. Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
4. Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R C Mukherjee
5. Practice Book Chemistry for JEE Main and JEE Advanced Arihant

Mathematics

The syllabus for mathematics is tabulated below:

Sets, Relations & Functions Permutation & Combination Binomial Theorem
Trigonometry Quadratic Equations Vector Algebra
3D Geometry Coordinate Geometry Integral Calculus
Differential Equations Sequences & Series Limits & Continuity
Matrices & Determinants Statistics & Probability Complex Numbers

Detailed Syllabus for Physics

The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics is as follows. The following section provides a detailed syllabus of a few of the important topics for the subject.

Sets, Relations and Functions

Sets and their representation Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties
Power set Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions
One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions

Complex Number and Quadratic Equations

Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals Representation of complex numbers in the form (a+ib) and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram.
Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number. Triangle inequality.
Quadratic equations in real and complex number systems and their solutions. The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots.

Matrices and Determinants

Matrices: Algebra of matrices, types of matrices, and matrices of order two and three. Determinants: Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, the area of triangles using determinants.
Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations. Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices

Permutations and Combinations

The fundamental principle of counting. Permutation as an arrangement and combination as a selection.
The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications.

Integral Calculus

Integral as an antiderivative. Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions.
Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration using trigonometric identities.
Integral as limit of a sum.

Evaluation of simple integrals

Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form

Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables.
Formation of differential equations. The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type.

Preparation Tips for Mathematics

Here are a few tips to ace the Mathematics section of the examination

  • The immense practice of sums from all the chapters, especially the important ones.
  • Also, there should be clarity in concepts.
  • The formulae should be learnt by heart.
  • Discover every possible shortcut and tricks to avoid wastage of time.
  • Lastly, develop your visualization skills.

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Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Mathematics

Sl. No.  Books  Author
1. NCERT Books
2. Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
3. Coordinate Geometry for IIT JEE SK Goyal
4. Integral Calculus IIT-JEE Amit Agarwal
5. Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry S.L. Loney

Aptitude Syllabus (Part 1)

  • Surfaces and objects associated with Architecture and as building elements.
  • Familiarization with places, relevant people, structures/buildings and materials/objects.
  • Capability of visualizing various sides of 3D items.
  • Transformation capabilities of 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  • Mental Capability of Analytical & Reasoning concepts.

Aptitude Syllabus (Part 2)

  • Structure and drawing of geometrical or dynamic shapes & examples in pencil.
  • 3D perception: Analyzing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions. Analyzing building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity.
  • Change of structures between both 2D and 3D figures. Their inter-relations, subtraction, surface & volume development, plan generation, heights.

Drawing Syllabus 

  • 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

Planning Syllabus 

  • General Awareness with regard to government programs/schemes, development issues etc.
  • Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc.
  • Social Sciences.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

  • Compiling of notes: Try jotting down important points and formulas after finishing every chapter. This will help you revise everything before the examination easily. This will also help you during solving problems and reference.
  • Avoid procrastination: The clock is ticking. Each day is important and delaying, by all means, should be avoided.
  • Confidence: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics. Focus on clearing and understanding the concepts, rather than worrying about not performing well.
  • Time Management: Time management is one of the important aspects in JEE Main 2020 Preparations. It is very important to balance your time between JEE Main Preparations and Class XII Examinations.
  • Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practise mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers. Mock tests will help you understand the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern. You should solve the tests in the same manner as you solve in the examination. This will give you confidence and an idea about time management during the examination. Check Study Material for JEE Main
  • Smart Preparation Plan: Prepare cheat sheets and flashcards to revise formulae. Learn shortcuts for lengthy equations. Try to maintain the consistency by keeping your preparation interesting.
  • Make use of Android apps: Living is the epitome of the technological era has its own perks. There are a lot of apps developed for JEE Main 2020 Preparations. These apps include – Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc. Candidates are advised to make these apps use them as additional tools to enhance their preparation level. Such a preparation source comes with advantages like cost-effectiveness, handiness etc.

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Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2020

Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2020.

  • The candidates shall report at the examination centre two hours before the examination starts. As a result, they will complete the frisking and registration formalities on time.
  • The examination hall/room Registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination.
  • You shall not be permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate.
  • Students should find and sit on their allocated seat only.
  • Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or examination room/hall until the full duration of the paper is over.
  • Follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators.
  • Do not leave the room/hall without handing over their rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
  • The NTA shall not be responsible for the conduct of re-test, under any circumstances.
  • The information related to the test center will be mentioned in JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.
  • Any kind of electronic device and study material is prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Bring their own pencils, geometry box, erasers colours for the aptitude test.

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern

Ques. Is there any negative marking in the JEE Main 2020 exam?

Ans. There is a 1 mark deduction for MCQ type questions. There is no negative marking for Numerical type questions.

Ques. How many non – MCQs are included in the B.E/ B.Tech paper in JEE Main 2020?

Ans. 15 numerical value questions have been included in B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020. All the 3 subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will have 25 questions each. Out of which there will be 20 MCQs and 5 Numeric Value based questions. There will be no negative marking in the case of Numeric value answer based questions, for incorrect responses or unattempted questions.

Ques. How many marks does each question carry in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1?

Ans. Each question carries 4 marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1.

Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main 2020?

Ans. JEE Main comprises Numerical value based and MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) type questions.

Ques. What is the sectional distribution of B.E/ B.Tech paper?

Ans. Paper-1 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses. As per the updates, the examination will be a Computer Based Test and conducted in Online Mode. Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects. There will be a total of 75 Multiple choice and numerical value questions, 25 from each subject. The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.

JEE Main Important Topics & Chapters: Weightage-wise Breakdown and Trend Analysis

JEE Main Important Topics are of the utmost importance when it comes to JEE Main Preparations. At the same time, it is very hard to figure the important topics without proper data. That is why students must go the smarter and easier way that requires a strong commitment.

  • Every chapter in the JEE Main Syllabus is assigned a weightage of marks.
  • This weightage is not fixed according to any official guidebook by JEE Main conducting authority.
  • But, it is visible according to the question pattern followed in previous year JEE Main exams.
  • Now you have to break down all these chapters in 3-4 categories, such as most JEE Main important topics that carry a high weightage of marks, JEE Main important topics that carry an average weightage of marks and then JEE Main important topics that hold the minimum weightage of marks.
  • Doing this will bring your attention to those topics which are crucial for the examination. You can also segregate the topics of various sections in accordance with the difficulty level.
  • This will also help you figure the most important chapters for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main is one of the toughest competitive exams for engineering aspirants. Learning the formulae, chemical equations, steps for some questions and other rotting sections can never guarantee a great score in JEE Main. In this article, we are going to discuss the most important chapters for JEE Main 2020 April session.

If we look at the JEE Main exam pattern, all the sections of Paper-1 will have 25 questions each and will be of 100 marks each. Out of the 25 questions, 5 will be Numerical Value Based Questions, which will have no negative marking. Let us divide the JEE Main Important topics into the same three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

JEE Main Important Topics for Physics

The Physics syllabus of JEE Main contains around 21 chapters and some of the JEE Main important topics are given below-

  • Mechanics
  • Oscillations And Waves
  • Rotational Motion
  • Electrostatics
  • Atoms And Nuclei
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism

The Oscillations and Waves chapter covers the maximum percentage of questions in the exam, which is around 10%. Other than these topics, we have seen questions from topics like Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, Optics, etc. in the previous exams. So a student should first start with these topics as these topics have been frequently asked in the previous year papers. After completing these topics, you can pick the easiest topics like Unit and Dimensions, Measurement of errors and vectors. All you have to do is to understand the concepts of each topic. If you follow this path, your preparation for Physics will be up to the mark and you’ll be able to bag decent marks from this section.

JEE Main Important Topics for Chemistry

The Chemistry syllabus contains around 30 chapters. These are further divided into three – Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. As the numbers of chapters in Chemistry are very high, you should intelligently divide your chapters, to achieve the best possible break-even point. The most important chapters for JEE Main are-

  • Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Transition Elements (d and f block)
  • s-block Elements
  • Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
  • Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry
  • p-block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Chemical Thermodynamics

The Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen chapter covers the maximum percentage of questions in the JEE Main exam. All the above-mentioned topics are the most important topics, which will be definitely asked in the examination. After completing these chapters, you should move towards some important chapters – Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Redox Reactions, Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, Atomic Structure, Polymers, Solid State, Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry and Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties. After completing these chapters, you can head towards the simpler chapters like Hydrogen, States of Matter, Hydrocarbons, Surface Chemistry, etc. Preparation for Chemistry will sky-rocket your marks as it is the most scoring section.

JEE Main Important Topics

JEE Main Important Topics for Mathematics

The Mathematics syllabus contains around 25 chapters. This can be the most scoring section but it requires more and more practice. The most important chapters for JEE Main are-

  • Integration
  • Differentiation
  • Probability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Conic Sections
  • Straight Lines
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Matrices And Determinants

After completing these most important chapters, you should move towards the important chapters- Limits and Continuity, Quadratic Equations, Permutation and Combination, Complex Numbers, Circles, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series and Differential Equations.

After completing the above-mentioned topics, you can give your time to the simpler and less important chapters like Inverse Trigonometry, Heights and Distances, Application of Derivatives and Statistics. And due to a foundation based on Sets, Relations and Functions, the learning does not require to start everything from scratch. Therefore, preparation for Mathematics is relatively easier.

These were the JEE Main important topics for the 2020 session; all the students should make a proper subject wise plan to crack the JEE Main exam. Follow the sequence provided here and do a lot of practice, you will definitely succeed in your exam.


Subject-wise Important Topics with Higher Difficulty Level

Here we are describing topics with their difficulty level for each subject.  The division is according to basic and fundamental concepts, along with easy and highly important topics for the exams which have heavy weightage in JEE Main and have constantly appeared in the past few years.

JEE Main Important Topics in Physics

We have segregated the topics on the basis of the following factors.

Basic concepts that contain 1 mark each

  • Units and Dimensions
  • Measurement of Errors
  • Vectors

Fundamental concepts that contain 2 marks each

  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Friction

Easy topics which can help you to score good marks in JEE Main 2020

  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Wave Optics
  • Ray Optics

JEE Main Important Topics which contain 2-3 marks each

  • Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision
  • Rotational Dynamics
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Wave Motion and String Waves
  • Magnetism
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Modern Physics

Topic-wise Weightage in Physics

Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Waves 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Kinematics 1 4
Laws of motion 1 4
Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Magnetics 2 8
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
Current Electricity 3 12
Electrostatics 3 12
Optics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20

JEE Main Important Topics in Chemistry

Let us see the important topics divided on the basis of their marks and other different factors.

Topics that contain 1-2 marks (Fundamental section)

  • IUPAC Nomenclature
  • Periodic Table
  • Chemical Bonding

Topics that contain easy & important questions (Scoring Section)

  • Mole Concept
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers
  • p-Block element

JEE Main Important Topics that contain 2-3 Questions

  • Atomic Structure
  • Gaseous State
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • d & f Block Elements
  • General Organic Chemistry

Topics you need to go through once

  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Ionic Equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics
  • Hydrogen and its Compounds
  • s-Block Elements
  • Isomerism of Organic Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Solutions
  • Qualitative Salt Analysis
  • Alkyl Halides and Aryl Halides
  • Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives
  • Amines
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Metallurgy
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

JEE Main Important Topics previously asked in JEE Main/Advanced

  • Transition Element and Coordination Chemistry
  • Periodic Table and Representative Elements
  • Gaseous State
  • Atomic structure
  • Amines
  • Solution and Colligative Properties
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Carbohydrate, Amino Acids and Polymer

Topic-wise Weightage in Chemistry

Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrochemistry 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Mole Concept 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solid-State And Surface Chemistry 2 8
Thermodynamics And Gaseous State 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry And Environment 2 8
The periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 3 12

JEE Main Important Topics in Mathematics

Let us see how different topics of the mathematics section are divided on the basis of several factors.

Topics that contain 1-2 marks (Fundamental section)

  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Circles and Family of Circles
  • Sequence and Series

Topics that contain 1-2 marks (Easy and important)

  • Applications of Derivative
  • Limit and Continuity
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines

If you are in practice and attempt 4 to 6 questions from each section every day, you will increase the chances of scoring higher in Mathematics.

JEE Main Important Topics that contain 2-3 Questions

  • 3-D Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Vector Algebra
  • Integration
  • Differentiation
  • Complex Numbers
  • Parabola
  • Trigonometric Ratios

Topics you need to go through once

  • Logarithms
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Theory of Equations
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Locus
  • Hyperbola
  • Ellipse
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Solution of Triangle

JEE Main Important Topics previously asked in JEE Main/Advanced

  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Continuity/ Differentiability, Limits
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry

Topic-wise Weightage in Mathematics

Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Binomial Theorem and Its Application 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Differential Calculus 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 1 4
Trigonometry 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4
Statistics and Probability 2 8
Matrices and Determinants 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Three Dimensional Geometry 2 8
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Integral Calculus 3 12
Coordinate Geometry 5 20

JEE Main Important Topics: Past Papers’ Analysis

Given below is a paper analysis of chapter-wise/topic-wise number of questions that appeared in JEE Main Papers of the last three years. This is not specific to any particular shift but is taken on an average basis of all shifts for that particular year. This will help students realise the most important chapters for JEE Main 2019 and before, in order to understand the trend of the exam. Go through this once to understand the relevance of various topics.

Topic-wise Analysis for Physics

Topics Number of Questions
2017 2018 2019
Units, Dimensions, Errors, Experiments 1 2 1
Kinematics 1 0 1
Newton’s Laws and Friction 1 0 2
Work, Power & Energy 0 2 1
System of Particles 2 1 1
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics 2 2 3
Properties of Matter 1 0 1
SHM, Oscillations 1 2 1
Mechanical Waves and Sound 1 1 2
Ray Optics, Wave Optics 3 2 3
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 3 2
Electrostatics 3 2 3
Current Electricity 2 3 3
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current 3 2 2
EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication 4 3 1
Modern Physics 2 5 3

Topic-wise Analysis for Chemistry

Topics Number of Questions
2017 2018 2019
Atomic Structure and Classification 2 1 2
Chemical Bonding 1 1 3
Stoichiometry 2 1 2
States of Matter 1 2 1
Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium 2 1 1
Chemical Kinetics & Nuclear Chemistry 1 2 1
Chemical Thermodynamics 1 1 2
Solutions 1 2 1
Electrochemistry 1 2 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-I 3 4 3
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-II 2 0 3
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-III 1 1 2
Chemistry of Representative Elements 4 4 3
Transition Elements 3 2 1
Coordination Compounds & Organometallics 1 2 1
Surface Chemistry 0 1 1
Biomolecules 3 3 2

Topic-wise Analysis for Mathematics

Topic Number of Questions
2017 2018 2019
Sets, Relations and Functions 1 2 1
Limits, Continuity & Differentiability 3 2 3
Application of Derivatives 1 2 2
Indefinite and Definite Integrals & Area under the Curve 3 4 3
Cartesian coordinates & Straight Line 2 1 1
Circles 1 1 2
Conics 2 2 1
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Progressions 3 3 1
Complex Numbers 1 0 1
Binomial Theorem, Exponential & Logarithmic Series 1 2 2
Permutation & Combination 0 1 1
Probability 1 1 2
Vectors 2 1 1
3-D Coordinate Geometry 2 1 2
Differential Equations & Properties of Triangles 1 2 1
Trigonometry 2 3 2
Matrices & Determinants 2 1 2
Mathematical Logic 1 0 1
Statistics 1 2 1

These were the major topics of Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020. JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) have recently been updated in two different papers and the weightage, as well as trend analysis for these Papers, will be available for aspirants very soon. Do note that the important topics of Mathematics for both Paper 2 and 3 will be the same as Paper 1.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Students are advised to understand the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020 as this will help them in planning a strategy according to the requirements of the examination. The exam will be conducted in online computer-based mode only. JEE Main Paper 1 will have 75 questions of 300 marks spread over three sections – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. To download the official syllabus as PDF, click here.

Paper Number Paper-1 Paper-2 Paper-3
Course Specification B.E/B.Tech B.Arch B.Planning
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Maths Aptitude, Maths, Drawing Aptitude, Maths, Planning
Total Marks 300 400 400
Total Duration 3 hours + 1 hour for PwD candidate
Total Questions 75 77 100
Marking Scheme 4 marks for every right answer
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer, no negative marking for Numerical Value Based Questions

Basic Tips for JEE Main Important Topics

  • Maintain Speed – With better practice, students will build speed in core topics. This speed must be maintained during the examination as well. Since there is no sectional timing, ensure that you solve enough questions from each section within 1 and a half hour (90 minutes) such that the score reaches the expected cutoff.
  • Topic-wise Mock Tests – Solving mock tests and practice papers can actually tell what level of preparation is needed. Solving the question papers enables the candidates to know the level of exam and their own preparation against it so they can work on their weak topics. Nowadays a deep analysis of mocks is easily available online, to understand accuracy, strong topics, time-consuming topics and weak topics.
  • Accurate Answers  – If you follow the speed rule in the first 90 minutes, follow the accuracy rule in the next 90 minutes. Instead of solving maximum questions, try solving what you can, but with accurate answers. This will help build your score and probably help in overall rank considered for IITs.
  • Revise every week – Organise your study time and revision time. Revision ensures you are on track with the topics that are not under purview but must be worked on. Take regular breaks and practice previous years’ JEE Main question papers. Revise the topics every alternate day or at least twice a week.

Various Android Apps to learn JEE Main Important Topics

Unacademy Learning App

Unacademy is the largest learning platform in India with a continuously growing user base. Students can watch completely free lectures on various subjects and topics directly streamed by the toppers of various examinations. Students can also interact with the educators or teachers through the comment section given below the video.

Size: Approximately 25 MB

Developer: Unacademy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy now provides video lectures according to the curriculum of CBSE and for IIT JEE too. Video lectures of Khan Academy are very well explained to understand the topics thoroughly. With each video lecture, students are also asked questions on the topic for which they earn points and badges as rewards.

Size: 32 MB

Developer: Khan Academy

Toppr

Toppr is also considered one of the biggest learning platforms for aspirants of JEE Main and NEET. The USP of this application is the interactive design and properly organised resources. Moreover, many users have reported positively about the response time over doubts asked for any kind of topic.

Size: 39 MB

Developer: Toppr

EduRev

EduRev is a learning application which provides subject wise notes and video lectures. It also houses a large number of Mock Tests and topic-wise tests for students to work on their weak topics. Students will also find a large database of questions from previous years provided within the application.

Size: 15 MB

Developer: EduRev

Vedantu

This application houses all the major resources required for a student. From Solutions of questions from books of major writers to All India Mock Tests and live video lectures, students will find all the necessary resources, completely free! The speciality of this application is their in-house WAVE technology which lets students (or users) interact with a question put-upon the screen by the educator.

Size: 16 MB

Developer: Vedantu

Meritnation

Meritnation is one of the few portals providing video lectures with more than 14,000 videos based on content from NCERT books. It also provides free answers to unsolved questions from more than 50 popular reference books from various writers such as RD Sharma, HC Verma and TS Grewal.

Size: 16 MB

Developer: Meritnation

JEEReady

JEEReady is an application launched in 2019 by Amazon. The application offers All India Mock Tests to check your position on a large scale. Interactive personalised reports on strong and weak sections are also available based on the tests attempted by the students. It has a large number of quality questions and mock tests from various chapters from the syllabus of JEE Main.

Size: 17 MB

Developer: Amazon Mobile LLC

Now that you have a good idea about the Important Topics and Chapters of JEE Main, it is time you push yourself towards a good. With the help of weightage, paper analysis, exam pattern and useful e-learning applications, it will definitely become easy for you to study is a streamlined manner.

JEE Main Syllabus 2020: Subject-wise Syllabus for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan Papers

NTA has released the official JEE Main Syllabus for the year 2020. The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus varies depending upon the sections or subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing and Planning. Candidates can get an insight of the JEE Main Syllabus from this article and devise a plan of action.

The JEE Main examination is now conducted twice every year, in January and April. JEE Main April session will now be held in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the JEE Main exam date 2020. The exam will be conducted from 1st September to 6th September 2020. JEE Main Admit Card will be issued 15 days before the exam. There has been no change in JEE Main Syllabus for 2020.

The examination is conducted for 3 separate papers B.E/B. Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. Paper 1 is for B.E/B. Tech, Paper 2 is for B.Arch and Paper 3 is for B.Planning. Candidates seeking admissions to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs can fill JEE Main form online when the registration window opens.

Overview of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

  • The syllabus for Paper 1 comprises three major subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This paper is specific for admissions to B.Tech/B.E courses.
  • Paper 2 syllabus comprises three major subjects which are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to B.Arch Courses.
  • Finally, the Paper 3 syllabus comprises three subjects which are Aptitude, Planning-based questions and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to the B. Planning course of IITs.

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JEE Main Syllabus 2020: Subject-wise Syllabus

The JEE Main Syllabus is similar to that of the JEE Advanced examination. However, the difficulty level is different as the students may face more difficult questions in the JEE Advanced examination, which might have more than one answer. In order to acquire a good rank, the students need to know the syllabus and exam pattern and also keep their practice thorough.

JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus

The JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus is divided into three sections which are Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The students must go through each of these sub-sections in order to score well.

Section A – Physical Chemistry

Following section caters to the entire Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2020-

Unit Topic Details
1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Matter and its nature
  • Dalton’s Atomic Theory
  • Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound
  • Physical Quantities, SI Units, Atomic and molecular mass
  • Laws of Chemical Combination, Chemical Equation and Stoichiometry
2. States of Matter
  • Gaseous State – Measurable properties, Gas Laws, Kinetic theory of gases, Ideal Gas Equation, Van der Waals Equation and more
  • Liquid State – Properties of liquids Vapor pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only)
  • Solid State – Classification; Bragg’s Law; Unit cell and lattices; Electrical and Magnetic Properties
3. Atomic Structure
  • Thomson and Rutherford Atomic Models
  • Bohr Model of Hydrogen atom
  • Dual Nature of Matter, De-Broglie Relationship, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • Pauli’s Exclusion Principle and Hund’s Rule
  • Shapes of s, p and d orbitals
4. Chemical Bonding and molecular structure
  • Kossel – Lewis Approach to Chemical Bond Formation
  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Quantum Mechanical Approach to Covalent Bonding
  • Molecular Orbital Theory
5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics, System and surroundings, Extensive and Intensive Properties State Functions, Types of Processes
  • First Law of Thermodynamics – Concept of work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity.
  • Hess’s Law of constant heat Summation, Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, etc.
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics – Spontaneity of Processes;
  • ∆S of the universe and ∆G as the criteria for spontaneity
6. Solutions
  • Different methods for expressing concentration of solution – molality, molarity, mole fraction,
  • Percentage by volume and mass both, vapour pressure of solutions and
  • Raoult’s Law – ideal and no ideal solutions, vapor pressure
  • Colligative properties of dilute solutions,
  • Relative lowering of vapor pressure, depression of freezing point,
  • Elevation of boiling of boiling point and osmotic pressure
  • Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties,
  • Abnormal value of molar mass,
  • Van Hoff Factor and its significance
7. Equilibrium
  • Meaning of Equilibrium, Concept of dynamic equilibrium
  • Equilibria involving Physical Processes – Law of Chemical Equilibrium,
  • Equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance,
  • Significance of ∆G and ∆G° in chemical equilibria,
  • Factors affecting equilibrium concentrations, pressure, temperature effect of catalyst;
  • Le Chatelier’s principle.
  • Equilibria involving Physical Processes – solid-liquid, liquid-gas and solid-gas equilibria,
  • Henry’s Law, General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
  • Ionic Equilibrium – Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes,
  • Various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization,
  • Acid-base equilibria (including multi stage ionization) and ionization constants,
  • Ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect,
  • Hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products and buffer solutions.
8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Electrical concepts of oxidation and reductions, redox reactions,
  • Oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions
  • Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions,
  • Molar conductivities and their variation with concentration,
  • Koulrausch’s Law and its applications
  • Electrochemical Cells – Electrolytic and Galvanic Cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials,
  • Half-cell and cell reactions, emf of a galvanic cell and its measurement
  • Nernst equation and its applications
9. Chemical Kinetics
  • Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions
  • Elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units,
  • Differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half-lives,
  • The effect of temperature on the rate of reactions.
  • Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation,
  • Collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).
10. Surface Chemistry
  • Adsorption: Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics,
  • Factors affecting the adsorption of gases on solids
  • Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions.
  • Catalysis: Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts,
  • Enzyme catalysis, and its mechanism.
  • Colloidal state: Distinction among true solutions, colloids, and suspensions,
  • Classification of colloids: lyophilic, lyophobic.
  • Multimolecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids
  • Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation, and flocculation.
  • Emulsions and their characteristics.

Section B – Inorganic Chemistry

Given below are chapters and topics from Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main 2020. Major focus is on Periodic table and its elements.

Unit Topic Details
11. Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Modern periodic law and present form of the periodic table.
  • s, p, d and f block elements.
  • Periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy.
  • Electrons gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.
12. General Principles and processes of isolation of metals
  • Steps involved in the extraction of metals
  • Concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods) and refining
  • Special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn, and Fe.
  • Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores.
  • Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.
13. Hydrogen
  • The position of hydrogen in periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties, and uses of hydrogen.
  • Structure, preparation, reactions, and uses of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water.
  • Hydrogen as a fuel
  • Classification of hydrides: ionic, covalent and interstitial.
14. S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals)
  • Group 1 and Group 2 Elements: General introduction,
  • Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements,
  • Anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
  • Preparation and properties of some important compounds
  • Sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate.
  • Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement.
  • The biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.
15. P-Block Elements
  • Group 13
  • Preparations and properties of Boron and aluminium;
  • Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, alums.
  • Group 14
  • Tendency for Catenation;
  • Structure, properties and uses of Allotropes and oxides of carbon,
  • Silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones
  • Group 15
  • Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus;
  • Allotropic forms of Phosphorus;
  • Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine halides, (PCLჳ, PCLཏ);
  • Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Group 16
  • Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone;
  • Allotropic forms of sulphur;
  • Preparation, properties, structure and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation);
  • Structures of oxoacids of sulphur
  • Group 17
  • Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid;
  • Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides;
  • Structure of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens
  • Group 18
  • Occurrence and uses of noble gases;
  • Structures of Fluorides and oxides of xenon
16. D and f- Block Elements
  • Transition Elements
  • General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics,
  • General trends in properties of the first-row transition elements
  • Physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties,
  • Complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation.
  • Preparation, properties, and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.
  • Inner Transition Elements: Lanthanides, Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanide contraction, and
  • Actinoids: Electronic configuration and oxidation states.
17. Coordination Compounds
  • Introduction to coordination compounds,
  • Werner’s theory.
  • ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation.
  • IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism.
  • Bonding-Valence bond approach
  • Basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties.
  • Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).
18. Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental pollution: Atmospheric, water, and soil.
  • Atmospheric pollution: Tropospheric and stratospheric.
  • Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur, hydrocarbons;
  • Their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.
  • Greenhouse effect and Global warming, acid rain.
  • Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist;
  • Their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.
  • Stratospheric pollution: Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer, its mechanism and effects.
  • Water Pollution: Major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes, and chemical pollutants;
  • Their harmful effects and prevention.
  • Soil pollution: Major pollutants such as Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides)
  • Their harmful effects and prevention.
  • Strategies to control environmental pollution.

Section C – Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 is given below. All chapters is Organic Chemistry are important. Hydrocarbons and Organic compounds  usually carry a very high weightage in Organic Chemistry.

Unit Topic Details
19. Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Purification – Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, and
  • Chromatography principles and their applications.
  • Qualitative Analysis – Detection of nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and halogens.
  • Quantitative Analysis (basic principles only) –
  • Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogens, halogens, sulphur and phosphorus
  • Calculations of Empirical and Molecular Formulae;
  • Numerical Problems in organic quantitative analysis
20. Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Tetravalency of Carbon, Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p)
  • Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: -C = C- and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur;
  • Homologous series.
  • Isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism
  • Nomenclature – Covalent bond fission
  • Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations, and carbanions;
  • Stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.
  • Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
  • Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance, and hyperconjugation.
  • Common types of organic directions: Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement.
21. Hydrocarbons
  • Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature,
  • General methods of preparation, properties and reactions.
  • Alkanes – Conformations;
  • Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane);
  • Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.
  • Alkenes – Geometrical Isomerism
  • Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect);
  • Ozonolysis, oxidation, and polymerization.
  • Alkynes – Acidic character;
  • Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides;
  • Polymerization.
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons – Nomenclature, Benzene Structure and Atomicity
  • Mechanism of electrophilic substitution – halogenation, nitration,
  • Friedel Crafts alkylation and acylation,
  • Directive influence of the functional group in monosubstituted benzene.
22. Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • General Methods of preparation, properties and reactions
  • Nature of C-X Bond
  • Mechanisms of substitution reactions
  • Uses, Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform, freons and DDT
23. Organic Compounds containing Oxygen
  • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses
  • Alcohol – Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols;
  • Mechanism of dehydration.
  • Phenols – Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions
  • Halogenation, nitration, and sulphonation,
  • Reimer Tiemann reaction.
  • Ethers – Structures
  • Aldehyde and Ketones – Nature of carbonyl group;
  • Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group
  • Relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones
  • Important reactions such as Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent;
  • Oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen);
  • The acidity of hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction.
  • Chemical Tests to distinguish between aldehydes and ketones.
  • Carboxylic Acid – Acidic strength and factors affecting it.
24. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses
  • Amines – Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character.
  • Diazonium Salts – Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
25. Polymers
  • General Introduction and classification of polymers,
  • General methods of polymerization, addition and condensation, co-polymerization
  • Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization
  • Some important polymers with emphasis on monomers and uses
  • Polyethene, nylon, polyester, and bakelite.
26. Biomolecules
  • General Introduction and importance of biomolecules
  • Carbohydrates – Classification: aldoses and ketoses;
  • Monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent monosaccharides or oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).
  • Proteins – Elementary Idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides;
  • Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.
  • Vitamins – Classification and Functions
  • B Chemical Constitution of DNA and RNA, Biological Functions of Nuclei Acids
27. Chemistry in Everyday life
  • Chemicals in medicines: Analgesics, tranquillizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials,
  • Antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines, their meaning and common examples.
  • Chemicals in food: Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents common examples.
  • Cleansing Agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action
28. Principles related to Practical Chemistry
  • Detection of extra elements (N, S, halogens) in organic compounds.
  • Detection of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.
  • The chemistry involved in the preparation of the following:
  • Inorganic compounds
  • Mohr’s salt, potash alum, and Organic compounds
  • Acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform.
  • The chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises: Acids bases and the use of indicators,
  • Oxalic-acid vs KMnO4,
  • Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.
  • Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis:
  • Cations: Pb2+, Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, and
  • Anions: CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO2-, NO3-, CI-, Br, I. (Insoluble salts excluded).
  • Chemical principles involved in the following experiments: Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4, Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base,
  • Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols, and Kinetic study of the reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.

Weightage of JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

An analysis of the Chemistry paper of JEE Main examination 2020 have been given below:

Chemistry Important Topics Weightage (%)
Inorganic Chemistry 29
Organic Chemistry 36
Physical Chemistry 35

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JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus

The JEE Main Physics Syllabus is divided into two major section — Section A and Section B. Section A comprises 80% of the question paper and mainly has theoretical questions. Section B comprises 20% of the question paper and has practical-based questions.

Following section caters to the detailed syllabus of Physics for JEE Main 2020

Unit Topic Details
1 Physics and Measurement
  • Physics, Technology and society, S.I. units,
  • Fundamental and derived units.
  • Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement,
  • Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications
2 Kinematics
  • Frame of reference.
  • Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity.
  • Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity
  • Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion.
  • Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition and Subtraction,
  • Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector
  • Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane.
  • Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion
3 Laws of Motion
  • Force and Inertia,
  • Newton’s First Law of motion;
  • Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse;
  • Newton’s Third Law of motion.
  • Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.
  • Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction.
  • Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications,
4 Work, Energy and Power
  • Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, Work-Energy theorem
  • Power
  • Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces;
  • Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
5 Rotational Motion
  • Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
  • Basic concepts of rotational motion;
  • Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications
  • Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration
  • Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
  • Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion
6 Gravitation
  • The Universal law of gravitation
  • Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth
  • Kepler’s laws of planetary motion
  • Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential.
  • Escape velocity.
  • Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
7 Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship,
  • Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity.
  • Pressure due to a fluid column
  • Pascal’s law and its applications
  • Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow,
  • Reynolds number
  • Bernoulli’s principle and its applications
  • Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension – drops, bubbles and capillary rise
  • Heat, temperature, thermal expansion;
  • Specific heat capacity, calorimetry
  • Change of state, latent heat
  • Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling
8 Thermodynamics
  • Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature
  • Heat, work and internal energy
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • The second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes
  • Carnot engine and its efficiency
9 Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
  • Kinetic theory of gases -assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules
  • Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy
  • Applications to specific heat capacities of gases Mean free path
  • Avogadro’s number
10 Oscillations and Waves
  • Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.
  • Periodic functions
  • Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant;
  • Energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period
  • Free, forced and damped oscillations,
  • Resonance
  • Wave motion
  • Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave
  • Displacement relation for a progressive wave
  • Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes
  • Fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound
11 Electrostatics
  • Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges
  • Superposition principle and continuous charge distribution
  • Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field
  • Electic flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire,
  • Uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell
  • Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges.
  • Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
  • Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel,
  • Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.
12 Current Electricity
  • Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance,
  • Resistances of different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and non-ohmic conductors
  • Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors
  • Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.
  • Electric Cell and its Internal resistance,
  • Potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel
  • Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications
  • Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge
  • Potentiometer – principle and its applications.
13 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
  • Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid.
  • Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields.
  • Cyclotron
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field.
  • Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere,
  • Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field
  • Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
  • Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment.
  • Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines;
  • Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
  • Para-, dia-, and ferro- magnetic substances.
  • Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.
14 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Faraday’s law, induced emf and current
  • Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents
  • Self and mutual inductance
  • Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage
  • Reactance and Impedance; LCR series circuit, Resonance
  • Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.
  • AC Generator and Transformer.
15 Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics.
  • Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
  • Electromagnetic spectrum(radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X rays, gamma rays).
  • Applications of e.m. waves.
16 Optics
  • Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula,
  • Total internal reflection and its applications,
  • Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens,
  • Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
  • Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle,
  • Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens principle.
  • Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.
  • Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
  • Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes,
  • Polarisation, plane polarized light
  • Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
17 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Dual nature of radiation
  • Photoelectric effect,
  • Hertz and Lenard’s observations
  • Einstein’s photoelectric equation
  • Particle nature of light
  • Matter waves-wave nature of the particle, de Broglie relation.
  • Davis son-Germer experiment.
18 Atoms and Nuclei
  • Alpha-particle scattering experiment
  • Rutherford’s model of the atom
  • Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum
  • Composition and size of the nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars, and isotones
  • Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties
  • Radioactive decay law
  • Mass-energy relation, mass defect
  • Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
19 Electronic Devices
  • Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
  • Diode as a rectifier
  • 1-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator
  • Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor
  • Transistor as an amplifier(common emitter configuration) and oscillator
  • Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR), Transistor as a switch
20 Communication Systems
  • Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere
  • Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation,
  • Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals,
  • Bandwidth of Transmission medium,
  • Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).

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Physics Important Topics Weightage (%)
Electrodynamics 23
Heat & Thermodynamics 13
Mechanics 25
Modern Physics 19
Optics 14
SHM & Waves 6

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JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus

The mathematics section is included in all the three papers of JEE Main 2020. The main topics of Mathematics that are included in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 are Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Coordinate Geometry.

Check detailed JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

The following section caters to the detailed syllabus for Mathematics.

Unit Topic Details
1. Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Sets and their representation
  • Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties
  • Power set
  • Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions
  • One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions
2. Complex Number and Quadratic Equations
  • Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals
  • Representation of complex numbers in the form (a+ib) and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram.
  • Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number.
  • Triangle inequality.
  • Quadratic equations in real and complex number systems and their solutions.
  • The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots.
3. Matrices and Determinants
  • Algebra of matrices, types of matrices, and matrices of order two and three.
  • Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, the area of triangles using determinants.
  • Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations.
  • Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices
4. Permutations and Combinations
  • The fundamental principle of counting.
  • Permutation as an arrangement and combination as a selection.
  • The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications.
5. Mathematical Induction
  • The principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications.
6. Binomial Theorem
  • Binomial theorem for a positive integral index.
  • General term and middle term.
  • Properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications.
7. Sequences and Series
  • Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic.
  • Geometric means between two given numbers.
  • The relation between A.M. and G.M.
  • Sum up to n terms of special series: Sn, Sn2, Sn3
  • Arithmetic – Geometric progression.
8. Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Real-valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions.
  • Graphs of simple functions.
  • Limits, continuity, and differentiability.
  • Differentiation of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions.
  • Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two.
  • Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems.
  • Rate of change of quantities, monotonic – increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima, and minima of functions of one variable, tangents, and normals
9. Integral Calculus
  • Integral as an antiderivative.
  • Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions.
  • Integration using trigonometric identities.
  • Integral as limit of a sum.
  • Simple Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
  • Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals,
  • Determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form
10. Differential Equations
  • Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree.
  • Formation of differential equations.
  • The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables.
  • The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type.
11. Coordinate Geometry
  • Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates in a plane, distance formula, section formula,
  • Locus and its equation, translation of axes, the slope of a line,
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.
  • Straight lines
  • The distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines,
  • Coordinates of the centroid, orthocentre, and circumcentre of a triangle,
  • Equation of the family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.
  • Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, a general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre,
  • Equation of a circle when the endpoints of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and
  • Circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent.
  • Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola) in standard forms,
  • Condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.
12. Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Coordinates of a point in space, the distance between two points.
  • Section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, the angle between two intersecting lines.
  • Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation.
  • Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, the intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines.
13. Vector Algebra
  • Vectors and scalar
  • Components of a vector in two dimensions and three-dimensional space.
  • Scalar and vector products
14. Statistics and Probability
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data.
  • Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
  • Probability
  • Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability,
  • Bayes theorem, probability distribution of a random variate,
  • Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.
15. Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric identities and equations.
  • Trigonometric functions.
  • Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • Heights and Distances
16. Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if.
  • Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse, and contrapositive

Weightage of JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

An analysis of the Mathematics paper of JEE Main examination 2020 have been given below-

Maths Important Topics Weightage (%)
Complex Numbers 6
Coordinate Geometry 16
Differential & Integral Calculus 34
Fundamentals of Mathematics 4
Probability 8
Matrices 13
Trigonometry 9
Vector & 3D 10

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JEE Main 2020 Drawing Test Syllabus

Drawing is included in Paper 2 of JEE Main examination. Few topics which are important for JEE Main Drawing Test are:

  • Drawing abstract shapes and geometric patterns in pen and paper.
  • Transformation of figures from 2D to 3D or vice-versa
  • Elevation of object rotation
  • Designing memory of urban scenes
  • Generation of plan
  • 3D view of an object, rotation

JEE Main 2020 Aptitude Test Syllabus

Aptitude section is included in both Paper 2 and Paper 3 of the JEE Main. The Aptitude section is divided into two parts according to the JEE Main Syllabus. The important topics from each of these parts which have been mentioned in the official JEE Main Syllabus have been given below:

Aptitude Important Topics Weightage
  • Awareness of Places, Persons, Building and Materials Texture and Objects related to Architecture
  • 3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of Objects
3%
  • Visualizing 3D Objects from 2D drawings
4%
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects
3%
  • Mental Ability
2%
  • Analytical reasoning and Colour texture
1%

Aptitude Syllabus Weightage

JEE Main 2020 Planning-based Test Syllabus

Questions based on Planning will be a part of Paper 3 i.e. B.Planning only in JEE Main 2020. This is a new section introduced for students along with a completely new paper. There has been no clear data for Planning-based questions and students are still clueless about it. As per the sample questions provided on the official website of JEE Main 2020, it is implied that questions from Planning section will be from the follwoing topics-

  • General Awareness – Government programs/schemes, development issues, current affairs related to rural and urban development programs etc.
  • Critical thinking, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Basic Statistics etc.
  • Social Sciences – Geography, History, Political Science, Economics

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Best Books for JEE Main Syllabus 2020 

Reference books and mock tests are really helpful in JEE Main Preparation. Reference books help in understanding the JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Exam Pattern. Following books are suggested in order to prepare for JEE Main as per the latest JEE Main Syllabus 2020-

Chemistry

Name of the Book Author
Organic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Physical Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Numerical Chemistry P. Bahadur

Physics

Name of the Book Author
IIT JEE Physics D.C. Pandey
Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Resnick, Halliday and Walker

Mathematics

Name of the book Author
Mathematics XI and XII R.D. Sharma
Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
Problems of Calculus in one Variable I.A. Maron

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Drawing

Important Books Author
B.Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) S C Garg
A Complete Self-guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination P K Mishra

Aptitude

Important Book Name of the Author
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal

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Planning

Books Author
Contemporary India Part – 2 Textbook in Geography for Class – 10 NCERT
Democratic Politics – II Textbook in Social Science for Class 10 NCERT
India and the Contemporary World – 2 Textbook in History for Class – 10 NCERT
Understanding Economic Development – Textbook in Social Science for Class – 10 NCERT
Current Affair Yearly (2020) Arihant

JEE Main Syllabus is based on class XI and XII syllabus. Preparation of one will automatically help you get ready for the other. The students are advised to focus more on  JEE Main important topics and chapters for efficient learning and preparation.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)

If you take a look at JEE Main Paper Analysis, you will understand that previously, there were a total of 90 questions in Paper 1 with 30 questions from each section. Now, the total number of questions have been reduced to 75 with each section having 25 questions. This new pattern of examination has been implemented since the January 2020 examination. Out of these 25 questions, 20 will be of MCQ type and the rest 5 questions will be numerical value-based questions. Numerical value-based questions will not have negative marking. All the three sections will be given equal weightage. The total marks of Paper 1 are 300.

Section Number of Questions Type of Questions
Physics Total: 25 MCQ Type: 20
Numerical Value Type: 5
Chemistry Total: 25 MCQ Type: 20
Numerical Value Type: 5
Mathematics Total: 25 MCQ Type: 20
Numerical Value Type: 5

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch)

Paper 2 will have a total of 77 questions divided in three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. The Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. The Drawing section previously had 3 questions but from 2020 onwards, it will have 2 questions of 50 marks each. Only this section will be conducted in an offline mode (Pen and Paper-based). The total marks of Paper 2 will constitute a total of 400 marks

Section Number of Questions Type of Questions
Aptitude Total: 50 MCQ Type: 50
Drawing Total: 2 Drawing Type: 2
Mathematics Total: 25 MCQ Type: 20
Numerical Value Type: 5

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 3 (B.Planning)

This is a newly introduced paper for B.Planning courses in colleges. Paper 3 will have a total of 100 questions which will be divided into three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning. Here too, the Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. Paper 3 will constitute a total of 400 marks.

Section Number of Questions Type of Questions
Aptitude Total: 50 MCQ Type: 50
Planning-based questions Total: 25 MCQ Type: 25
Mathematics Total: 25 MCQ Type: 20
Numerical Value Type: 5

FAQs

Ques. Can a student appear for both B.Arch and B.Planning examination?

Ans. Yes, a student can sit for both B.Arch and B.Planning examination. In that case, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Ques. Does the JEE Main Syllabus include topics from both Class XI and XII?

Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus covers all the important topics from both class XI and XII.

Ques. What are the important topics for Mathematics according to the JEE Main Syllabus?

Ans. Two of the most important topics for Mathematics from which the majority of questions are asked are Trigonometry and Calculus.

Ques. Is the JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Advanced Syllabus different?

Ans. No, the JEE Main Syllabus and the JEE Advanced Syllabus is mostly the same but the question pattern is different.

Ques. Does the JEE Main Syllabus change every year?

Ans. The JEE Main Syllabus remains mostly the same every year. One or two topics may be included or excluded from the syllabus.

Ques. Is the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics same for all the three papers?

Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics is the same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Read Students’ Reactions

NTA has successfully conducted the JEE Main for the January 2020 session from January 6 – January 9, 2020. About 9 lakh candidates appeared for the examination. As per the analysis, experts believe that this year’s cut off will see much increment than last year’s JEE Main Cut Off. Here, we have presented an analysis of the JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning papers for all shifts.

JEE Main Paper Analysis will involve the question patterns, difficulty levels, etc which help the aspirants evaluate their performance. Moreover, the analysis can also help future aspirants get an idea of the test they are yet to face.


Latest Update: As announced by the HRD Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 5th May 2020, the JEE Main examination will be conducted from 1st September – 6th September, 2020. NTA has launched a free mock test application named ‘National Test Abhyas’ for students to practice. Read more


  • For JEE Main 2020, 9,34,619 students had applied for both papers. Yet, 85% who registered, appeared for the exam.
  • All papers were conducted in online mode except Drawing section of Paper 2.
  • There have been no technical glitches found at any JEE Main Exam Centers.

JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis

The difficulty level of the JEE Main Paper 1 was similar for all shifts.

  • According to most candidates, the Physics section was the toughest.
  • For most of the students, Chemistry was the easiest part.
  • NCERT exercises dominated the Chemistry portion proving to be beneficial for most aspirants.
  • The Mathematics section had easy questions but they were time-taking.
  • This segment was very lengthy and many candidates found it tough to attempt all the questions
  • At least 90 minutes was needed to be able to solve all the problems in the Maths section only.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Details

Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of questions and marks:-

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Physics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Chemistry 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main 2020 Question Paper 1 Analysis – 9 January (Shift 1)

  • Physics section was the toughest for most of the candidates. There were many calculative problems and formula-based questions.
  • Further, in this part, the most dominating units were – thermodynamics, resistance and fluids, etc. Few questions were from optics.
  • Mathematics was easier to solve. However, many candidates found questions to be lengthy. Therefore, it was a little difficult to solve them within the given time.
  • In this section, about 5 questions were on Calculus. Few questions were asked on Trigonometry, Algebra, Continuity and Differentiability too.
  • NCERT syllabus dominated Chemistry. However, few problems were tricky and students found it difficult to answer.
  • The Chemistry section covered topics like coordination compounds.
  • Moreover, the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Students found that almost equal weightage was given on the syllabus of standard XI and XII.

Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 10 40 15 60 40% 60%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 14 56 11 44 56% 44%
Grand Total 36 144 39 156 48.00% 52.00%

Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 9 Morning

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 9, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Chemistry in this shift was the easiest section. Many questions on organic chemistry were directly from NCERT exercises.
  • The division covered topics like Markovnikov reaction, Anti-Markovnikov reaction, Ideal gas equations, Thermal Expansion, etc. There were more questions from inorganic chemistry than organic chemistry.
  • The difficulty level of the Mathematics section was moderate to easy. Higher weightage was given to the syllabus of Standard XII in this section.
  • Chapters like Vector and 3D, Probability and AP dominated the Mathematics section.
  • The Numerical value problems were easier. Students with clear conceptual knowledge could solve them easily.
  • Physics section covered questions from chapters like Centre of Mass and Inertia.
  • Physics was the toughest portion and more weightage was given on the syllabus of Standard XI.

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Physics 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Grand Total 37 148 38 152 49.33% 50.67%

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 9 Afternoon

JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • The paper was of moderate to difficult level. Physics and Chemistry were tougher than the Mathematics section.
  • Although, mathematics segment was more time-consuming than the other two sections, numerical value questions were easy to solve.
  • Furthermore, the questions covered the syllabus of both Standard XI and XII. Few students found more questions from Standard XII, especially in the Physics division.
  • Chemistry  JEE Main questions were quite difficult, which came as a surprise to many candidates. Many questions were from Inorganic Chemistry, a pattern that was unexpected for many candidates.
  • Some important topics covered in the Chemistry section are – Environmental Chemistry (greenhouse gases), Ionization enthalpy, etc.
  • Physics section covered questions on ray optics and waves.
  • Mathematics portion covered problems from AP, Matrix and Determinants, Parabola, Calculus, Vectors and 3D etc.

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 35 140 40 160 46.67% 53.33%

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 9 36 13 52 3 12
Maths 9 36 11 44 5 20
Physics 22 88 2 8 1 4
Grand Total 40 160 26 104 9 36

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 8 Morning

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • In this shift, Chemistry was the easiest to solve. However, Physics was the toughest. The overall difficulty level was moderate.
  • Although Mathematics was solvable, the questions were very time-consuming.
  • Most of the questions in the Chemistry section were asked from NCERT syllabus. This made the paper easier and was a relief for most candidates.
  • The Mathematics section consisted of more questions from the Standard XI syllabus.
  • Most of the candidates found the numerical value questions to be easy and solvable.
  • Electromagnetism was the most dominant topic in the Physics section.
  • In the Chemistry section, organic chemistry was one of the major topics.

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 8 32 17 68 32% 68%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 41.33% 58.67%

JEE Main Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 12 48 9 36 4 16
Maths 7 28 15 60 3 12
Physics 13 52 9 36 3 12
Grand Total 32 128 33 132 10 40

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 8 Afternoon

JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • Physics was the toughest section, according to many candidates. However, Chemistry was easier than in previous years. Most of the questions from Chemistry were covered by the NCERT syllabus.
  • Numerical value questions were tricky for some candidates, while some found them to be moderately difficult.
  • Mathematics appeared lengthy and difficult for many candidates.
  • Some notable chapters covered in the Chemistry segment were – quantum numbers, chemical bonds, organic compounds, etc. Answering about 17 to 20 questions could be a good attempt.
  • Important portions covered in the Mathematics fragment were – parabola, quadratic equation, probability, permutation-combination, calculus, etc. All problems were of moderate to difficult level. A good attempt is 13 to 17 questions.
  • Some mentionable topics covered in the Physics section were – wave optics, projectile, magnetic field, resistance, modern physics, etc. This part was a little calculative and many students found it difficult. The number of good attempts is 14 to 17 questions.

Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 45.33% 54.67%

Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 10 40 11 44 4 16
Maths 13 52 10 40 2 8
Physics 16 64 7 28 2 8
Grand Total 39 156 28 112 8 32

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 7 Morning

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Similar to the morning shift, Chemistry was the easiest section, while Physics and Mathematics were tougher.
  • Mathematics section covered mainly from the syllabus of Standard XII.
  • Numerical questions in the Mathematics section were lengthy. As a result, many candidates found it difficult to complete them in the allotted time. However, numerical value questions in Chemistry were quite easy and students can expect to score if correctly answered.
  • Mathematics section had about 4-5 questions from Integration and Probability that were easier to solve.
  • In the Chemistry section, more questions were on Organic Chemistry than Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The Physics section had a considerable number of questions from Newton’s Law of Cooling and Thermodynamics.

Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 46.67% 53.33%

Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 4 16 13 52 8 32
Maths 5 20 14 56 6 24
Physics 13 52 8 32 4 16
Grand Total 22 88 35 140 18 72

JEE Main Paper Analysis of January 7 Afternoon

JEE Main 2020 Analysis Resonance (PDFs)

Resonance Institute has provided detailed Paper Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session for B.E/B.Tech Paper. Candidates can download the PDFs from the links below.

Date Shift 1 (Morning) Shift 2 (Afternoon)
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JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis

NTA conducted JEE Main Paper 2 exam on January 6. JEE Main Paper 2 is the entrance exam for admission to B.Arch courses at various government universities. The exams were conducted in two sessions, the forenoon session and the afternoon session.

In this article, we have provided a detailed analysis of the papers in both sessions so that students can get a better understanding of the exam.

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Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

  • The papers in both the sessions were moderate to easy in their difficulty level.
  • Second, questions were trickier rather than difficult.
  • More questions were asked from the 11th standard syllabus.
  • Lastly, numerical answer based questions are more challenging, said some candidates.

As usual, the B.Arch paper was subdivided into three sections – aptitude, mathematics and drawing.

Aptitude Section

In the aptitude section, students were tested on their mental ability rather than theoretical knowledge. There were questions regarding

  • 3D images
  • Symmetry between figures
  • viewing of building structures from the top

Mathematics Section

In the mathematics section, questions were asked from

  • Coordinate geometry
  • Calculus
  • Set theory
  • Probability

Some students said that they found solving the numerical value questions more challenging than other questions. Since the questions in this section were a bit tricky, many students found this to be the most difficult section of the paper.

Drawing Section

The third and last section is the drawing section. This section tests the creativity and artistic skill of students. The drawing section contains 100 marks. Students were asked to draw a gymnast and make a composition out of cylinders.

JEE Main Paper 3 Analysis

The JEE Main paper 3 is the official entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission to B.Planning courses. The exam was conducted on January 6, 2020, at 327 JEE Main Exam Centers spread around the country.

The paper was subdivided into three subsections

  • Mathematics- Part 1
  • Aptitude test- Part 2
  • Planning based objective type questions- Part 3.

The total time limit for the exam was three hours.

Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

Mathematics Section

Following in the trend of the shift 1 exam, students found the questions in the mathematics section to be the most difficult. Questions mostly tested the fundamental knowledge of the students and no advanced level questions were asked as such. Most questions in the mathematics section were asked from the class 11 syllabus. Students were tested on their knowledge in

  • Probability
  • Conic sections
  • Set theory
  • Calculus
  • Coordinate geometry

An example of the questions in the mathematics section would be, “The vector equations of the sides of a parallel pipe is given along with its volume, find the coordinates of the vector equations of the sides.”

Objective Type Planning Section 

Students also said that they found the objective type planning section questions quick to solve but required factual knowledge rather than conceptual. In this section, they were asked general knowledge questions, such as who is the architect of the LIC buildings. Ministers and government-related questions were also asked.

Aptitude Section 

The aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. Questions such as, what will be the side view of a building, if its top view is given or vice versa, were asked here. The questions in the drawing section were considered easy by most students, however, it was a bit time-consuming.

Both paper 2 and paper 3 were conducted in the CBT (computer-based test) mode. Although, the drawing questions were attempted on paper. In general, students have reacted positively to the ambience in the exam halls. The centers were peaceful and no technical glitches occurred as such.

The marking scheme is the same for all three paper types (B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning).

  • For every correct answer, the student will be awarded 4 marks
  • The candidate will lose 1 mark for an incorrect answer.
  • Choosing multiple answers on the MCQ is treated as a wrong answer and marks will get deducted
  • There is no negative marking in the numerical type questions.

Students are encouraged to attempt previous year question papers and also refer to the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key. This will not only strengthen their fundamental knowledge but also give them a clear idea about the pattern and difficulty level of these competitive exams.

JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 1

According to the analysis, the JEE Main paper for 2019 was moderately difficult.

Physics Section

  • It was the toughest section of the entire paper.
  • The section consisted of tricky questions that required logical and reasoning skills.
  • The section consisted of 30 questions.
  • 13 questions were from electromagnetism, 8 from mechanics 2 from modern physics, 3 from optics, 3 from thermodynamics,1 from SHM and Waves.
  • On a scale of difficulty, 10 questions were quite easy, 17 were moderate and 3 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Waves 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Kinematics 1 4
Laws of motion 1 4
Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Magnetics 2 8
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
Current Electricity 3 12
Electrostatics 3 12
Optics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20
Total 30 120

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Chemistry Section

  • This section was considered the easiest among all the three sections.
  • Equal weightage was given to all the three sections – Physical, organic and inorganic.
  • Looking from a different perspective, the section had more questions from the class 12 syllabus.
  • There were 12 questions from physical chemistry, 10 from organic chemistry and 8 from inorganic chemistry.
  • Out of these, 11 questions were quite easy, 16 on a moderate level and 3 were a little tricky but doable.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrochemistry 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Mole Concept 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solid-State And Surface Chemistry 2 8
Thermodynamics And Gaseous State 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry And Environment 2 8
The periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 3 12
Total 30 120

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Mathematics Section

  • The questions asked in this segment were moderately difficult.
  • Second, a few candidates stated that there were few calculations in the exam that took a little bit longer.
  • Furthermore, there were 9 questions from algebra, 8 from coordinate geometry, 9 from calculus and 4 were based on probability, mathematical reasoning and statistics.
  • 13 questions were fairly easy, 13 were on a moderate level and 4 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Binomial Theorem and Its Application 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Differential Calculus 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 1 4
Trigonometry 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4
Statistics and Probability 2 8
Matrices and Determinants 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Three Dimensional Geometry 2 8
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Integral Calculus 3 12
Coordinate Geometry 5 20
Total 30 120

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JEE Main 2019 Important Chapters That Were Covered

In JEE 2019, there were 20 chapters belonging to maths, physics and chemistry syllabus that were mostly covered in all the 8 different question papers. Some of these chapters are important and have been appearing in most of the exams.

Chemistry
Solutions and Colligative Properties
Chemical Thermodynamics
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals (Metallurgy)
Nuclear and Surface Chemistry
Practical and Environmental Chemistry
Maths
Indefinite Integration
Definite Integration
Complex Numbers
Matrices and Determinants
Circle
Three Dimensional Geometrical System
Point and Straight Line
Binomial Theorem
Application of Derivatives
Probability
Statistics
Physics
Electrostatics
Ray Optics
Current Electricity
Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves

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JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 2

Mathematics and General Aptitude portion of JEE Main Paper 2 were conducted in computer-based mode and Drawing test in pen and paper-based mode.

Mathematics Section

  • The questions were quite difficult in the mathematics part.
  • Most of the questions were based on calculus.
  • The questions in the April section and January session displayed no similarity.

General Aptitude Section

  • This part comprised a lot of tricky questions.
  • The questions were based on topics such as 3D objects and shapes.
  • Questions were General Knowledge-based too.
  • Candidates were also asked about the location of architectural importance and the full form of important words.
  • The entire division comprised fifty questions in 4 marks.

Drawing Section

  • This section consisted of easy questions.
  • The questions were lengthy and very time-consuming.
  • The section consisted of 3 questions of 70 marks.
  • The questions were basically designed to test the creativity and drawing skills of the students.

JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis

JEE Main was conducted in online and offline mode. It was held in two shifts in India and abroad on April 8 (pen and paper-based) and April 15 and 16 (computer-based) respectively. The exam was conducted across 258 centers and approximately 10.5 lakhs aspirants appeared for the examination. The paper analysis will help to understand the exam pattern. Check the Paper analysis for Paper 1:

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper was tougher than JEE Main 2017.
  • The Physics segment was the most difficult to crack. Students faced a lot of difficulties while solving this section.
  • A lot of questions in Physics were asked from Electrodynamics and Mechanics.
  • However, the Chemistry fragment was the easiest. The questions were straightforward and easy to solve. The students did not have to go out of their way to solve these questions.
  • While some students claimed that the maths section was moderately difficult, others were of the opinion it was tough and lengthy.
  • The ratio of problems asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi were unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.
  • Topics that were found easy: Integration, Conic Sections, Semiconductor, Optics.

On the exam day, at the JEE Main exam centers, metal detectors were set up to ensure that the candidates were not carrying any prohibited materials. The candidates were even asked to remove their belt and shoes.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

In the following section, students will be able to get an analysis of the paper on the basis of different categories.

Distribution based on Difficulty

Levels Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Difficult 6 Questions 3 Questions 3 Questions
Moderate 20 Questions 17 Questions 14 Questions
Easy 4 Questions 10 Questions 13 Questions
Total 30 Questions 30 Questions 30 Questions

Class-wise Marks Distribution

The ratio of questions asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi was unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.

Physics

Class Total Questions Topics
11 17 Magnetism, Solutions, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Effects of Current, Electronic Devices
12 13 Motion in a plane, Kinematics, Friction, Gravitation, Surface Tension

Chemistry

Class Total Questions Topics
11 14 Electrochemistry, Solutions, Solid State, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life
12 16 Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Hydrocarbons, P-block Elements

Mathematics

Class Total Questions Topics
11 10 Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Application of Integration, Matrices, Inverse trigonometry
12 20 Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Sequences, and Series, Permutations and Combinations

Topic-wise Marks Distribution

The topics-wise marks distribution is as follows:

Physics

Unit Marks
Mechanics 44
Electrodynamics 48
Thermodynamics 8
Optics 8
Modern and Nuclear Physics 12
Total 120

Chemistry

Unit Marks
Physical Chemistry 48
Inorganic Chemistry 28
Organic Chemistry 44
Total 120

Mathematics

Unit Marks
Calculus 28
Algebra 56
Conics 16
Trigonometry 8
Vector Algebra 12
Total 120

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JEE Main Trend Analysis: Chapter-wise analysis of past 6 years

This section will cater to the trend of the chapter-wise distribution of the questions over the years. Let us check the JEE Main Paper Analysis of Last 6 years.

Physics 

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Units, Dimensions, Errors and Experiments 2 1 2 1 1 1
Kinematics 1 1 0 1 2 1
Newtons’ Law of Friction 1 1 0 1 1 1
Work, Power and Energy 1 0 2 1 1 1
System of Particles 1 2 1 0 0 1
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics 2 2 2 3 2 1
Properties of Matter 4 1 0 1 1 1
SHM, Oscillations 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mechanical Waves and Sound 1 1 2 0 1 1
Ray Optics and Wave Optics 3 3 3 3 2 3
Heat and Thermodynamics 2 3 3 4 2 4
Electrostatics 2 3 2 2 3 3
Current Electricity 1 2 2 4 3 2
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current 2 3 2 1 2 2
EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication 3 4 3 2 2 3
Modern Physics 3 2 5 5 5 4
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

Chemistry

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Atomic Structure and Classification 2 2 1 2 1 2
Chemical Bonding 2 1 1 1 2 2
Stoichiometry 0 1 1 2 1 1
States of Matter 3 1 1 1 2 3
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 0 1 1 1 4 2
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chemical Thermodynamics 1 1 1 2 1 1
Solutions 1 1 1 1 1 1
Electrochemistry 3 1 1 1 1 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group I 3 3 6 3 3 3
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group II 3 2 0 4 4 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group III 2 1 1 2 1 2
Chemistry of Representative Elements 5 7 6 4 4 4
Transition Elements 1 3 2 1 1 1
Coordination Compounds and Organometallics 1 1 2 1 2 2
Surface Chemistry 0 0 1 1 1 1
Biomolecules 2 3 3 2 1 2
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

Mathematics

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sets, Relations and Functions 2 1 1 1 1 1
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 1 3 2 2 2 3
Application of Derivatives 2 1 2 2 1 1
Indefinite and Definite Integrals and Area Under the Curve 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cartesian coordinates and Straight Line 2 2 1 1 1 3
Circles 1 1 2 1 1 1
Conics 2 2 2 2 3 1
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities and Progressions 4 3 3 3 3 1
Complex numbers 1 1 1 1 1 1
Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series 1 1 1 1 1 1
Permutation and Combination 0 1 1 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 3 1 1
Vectors 1 1 1 1 1 2
3-D Coordinate Geometry 2 2 2 2 2 2
Differential Equations and Properties of Triangles 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function 1 1 1 1 2 1
Heights and Distances 1 1 1 1 1 1
Matrices and Determinants 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mathematical Logic 1 1 1 1 1 1
Statics and Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 1
Statistics 1 1 1 0 1 1
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

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Importance of JEE Main Paper Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis gives you an insight about several things in the paper. These include

  • Comprehending the difficulty of each of the papers and the overall difficulty level.
  • The nature of questions, whether they were easy, tricky, difficult, conceptual and more.
  • Further, the number of questions.
  • The chapters from which the questions were asked.
  • Weightage of marks.
  • Subject-wise Analysis.
  • Lastly, marks allotted to each question and each section.

Recent Changes in JEE Main Exam

There are a few changes made in JEE Main Examination. They are:

  • NTA conducts the exam will in two sessions. The exam will be held twice a year, in January and April.
  •  Candidates can sit for both the sessions. Only the best score will be taken into consideration.
  • NTA will conduct the JEE Main Exam instead of CBSE.
  • The number of questions asked is reduced from 30 to 25. These 25 questions will comprise 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions.
  • All the three subjects, i.e, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be given equal weightage. Each question of each section will carry 4 marks. For every MCQ answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking for numerical-based questions.
  • Maths and Aptitude Tests will be common for both B.Arch and B.Plan Papers. B.Planning aspirants will have to solve a paper of 25 multiple choice questions on planning. Arch aspirants will have to sit for a Drawing test.
  • The drawing test will be of 100 marks and will consist of only 2 questions instead of 3. The B.Arch Paper will consist of 77 questions instead of 81.
  • B. Planning paper will carry 100 questions of 4 marks each.
  • The B.Planning exam will be held separately. According to its exam pattern, it will have three sections⁠—I, II, III. It will be Mathematics and the Aptitude test (similar to B.Arch), and Planning (multiple-choice questions).
  • As the number of negative responses in the exam will be lower, students will have a better chance of securing a rank.
  • The intention of holding the exam twice a year is to encourage more and more students to take the exam. It will also enable the students to understand the exam pattern in the first session and score better in the next one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main?

Ans. Questions asked in JEE Main are mostly multiple-choice questions. According to the new pattern, Paper 1 will now have 5 numerical based questions in each section. Candidates will not be marked negatively for these numerical based questions. Although, 1 mark will be deducted if they answer a multiple-choice question incorrectly.

Ques. Which paper is the toughest in JEE Main 2020?

Ans. In the January session, Physics was the most difficult with a lot of formula-based questions. Mathematics was moderately difficult and time-consuming. Chemistry questions were mostly from NCERT with some tricky portions.