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JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus: Weightage, Important Topics and Preparation Tips
Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:34 pm
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 maximum students appearing for the JEE Main 2021. 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 2021.
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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 February and May 2021.
In order to clear the exam, students are supposed to work hard and study regularly. Do not deviate and stop learning, as it can hamper your preparation. One aspiring to get into 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  ComputerBased, for the first two sectionsPen & 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 to be answered from 10 – 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, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu 
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JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus
Diving headfirst to study is a wrong decision when it comes to learning for JEE Main 2021 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 has been released by the NTA 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 2021 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 drawingbased 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  Subtopics 
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, DeMorgan’s Law, Ordered pairs, cartesian product, Relation, number of relations, types of relation, Functions, image, and Preimage, 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, Demovie’ 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 skewsymmetric matrix, Conjugate of matrix, Hermitian and skewHermitian 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), Arithmeticgeometric 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. 
Threedimensional 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% 
ThreeDimensional 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% 
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  SubTopics 
Part I  Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Awareness of Persons, Objects, Places, Buildings, Materials, Visualizing threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawings, Texture related to Architecture and buildenvironment, visualizing different sides of threedimensional 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 twodimensional and threedimensional 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.) 
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Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus
Topics  Weightage 
Visualizing threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawings  34% 
Visualizing different sides of 3D objects  3% 
Awareness of persons, places, Building, Materials  23% 
Objects, texture related to Architecture and buildenvironment  23% 
3D Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects  23% 
Mental Ability  2% 
Colour Texture  12% 
Analytical Reasoning  12% 
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.
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Section 3 – Drawing Skills
This section is the only one attempted in pen and paper mode in JEE Main 2021. 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  Sketching of activities from memory of urbanscape, landscape and rural life 
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.
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.
 Also, 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.
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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 SelfGuide 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 Nonverbal 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.
Students are advised to stay focused and not lose any hope they might be harbouring for their dream to become an architect.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Answer: Drawing section of the JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted in Pen Paper Mode.
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Answer: Yes, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages including English and Hindi. You can choose your preferred language while filling up the application form.
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Answer: No, JEE Main Paper 2 will only be conducted twice, in February and May 2021.
JEE Main 2021 B.Arch Exam Pattern: New Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus
Last updated on February 20th, 2021 at 12:54 pm
JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level entrance examination for engineering and architecture. Students who qualify this prestigious paper get a chance to study the Bachelor of Architecture course in top colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other government colleges all over India.
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 JEE Main Admit Card 2021 has been released by NTA on 11th February 2021. Download Now
 The number of numerical value questions have increased to 10 in Maths section. Any 5 have to be attempted from the 10. Apply Now For JEE Main 2021
 There are two exams in JEE – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main, which is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, is conducted in 3 papers Paper 1, Paper 2A and Paper 2B.
 Paper 2A is conducted for the B.Arch programme.
 In this article, we will discuss the various aspects of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2021.
 With the help of this exam, aspirants can get into toptier architecture colleges of the nation.
Since JEE Main examination dates will be announced soon, students should work hard on the JEE Main Syllabus provided.
Highlights of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2021
The latest JEE Main B.Arch exam pattern has been released by NTA. Students can have a look at the exam pattern of 2021.
 Half of the B.Arch exam will be conducted as a computerbased exam while the Drawing section of JEE Main Paper 2A would be the traditional penpaper mode.
 The exam will have papers in all types of important languages, including the usual English and Hindi. New languages have been introduced for the 2021 session.
 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.
 JEE Main Paper 2 also has negative marking, where any incorrect answer will have one mark deducted from your count, in MCQs.
 On the other hand, the Numerical value 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 Syllabus for Maths, Drawing and Aptitude
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JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2021: Summary
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 10 Numerical questions (any 5 to attempt) 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 
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Why Should You Take JEE Main B.Arch Exam 2021?
There are three papers that NTA conducts and will be conducting this year as well. They are B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. 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 topmost 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 worldclass faculties.
 This would be possible with the help of JEE Main B.Arch 2021 and the JEE Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test.
 Let us now discuss our main head i.e. JEE Main New B. Arch Exam Pattern.
Detailed JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2021
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 2021
The total questions that will be asked in JEE Main 2021 B.Arch Paper will be 82. 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 + 10 NAT (any 5 NAT to be attempted)  MCQsCorrect: 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  82 questions  –  400 
JEE Main Paper 2A will be conducted in two shifts, all lasting for three hours. First shift 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 JEE Main Paper 2 will be a computerbased test only. However, the drawing test – i.e. the third section – will be on penpaper. The questions that will be the most used will be multiple choice questions and numerical answer type (NAT).
JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern: Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions:
 All of the twenty questions in JEE Main Paper 2 will carry four marks each, meaning the MCQs will carry 80 marks in total.
 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.
 In case if the question is not answered, it will, fortunately, not be marked negatively.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT):
 All of the five questions, just like the MCQs questions, will be carrying four marks.
 No question of this section will be marked negatively.
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JEE Main B.Arch 2021 Syllabus
The syllabus for JEE Main B.Arch 2021 has been released now and updated officially. You can check the 2021 syllabus here.
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 buildenvironment; visualizing threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawings; analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, verbal as well as numerical); visualizing different sides of the threedimensional objects. 
Drawing Section
Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil; transformation of forms (both twodimensional and threedimensional union); elevation and threedimensional 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 threedimensional compositions using given shapes and forms. 
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JEE Main B.Arch Score Accepting Colleges
Check a list of top colleges that offer B.Arch courses.
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 
Analysis of Various Sections of JEE Main B.Arch Exam
JEE Main B.Arch Mathematics Section
 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.
 It 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 Aptitude Section
 Aptitude section in JEE Main Paper 2 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
 It will have 50 questions in all; all of this section will carry 200 marks.
 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.
 Aptitude section in JEE Main Paper 2 has negative marking, 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.
 Moreover, 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 only has a total of 3 questions, out of which you have to attempt 2 questions.
 They carry 100 marks in total and should be given more time and concentration.
 The drawing section is conducted offline.
 Also, 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.
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 2021 B.Arch examination.
 The entry gates of the exam centres will be opened around two and a half hours before the start of the exam.
 Students appearing for the exam should wisely reach their respective exam centres on time so as to avoid any hurriedness and latency, especially during the final moments before the evident exam.
 No entry will be permitted in the exam hall without JEE Main 2021 admit card along with identity proof
 Any electronics, including cell phones, calculators, watches with the calculators and pagers, books, notebooks, tablets, etc. are strictly not allowed to be carried inside the exam centre.
 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. But packed items like chocolate, candy, wafer, sandwiches, etc. are not allowed even for diabetic students.
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What After B.Arch?
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 2021 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 2021 B.Arch Examination with flying colours.
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JEE Main B.Arch FAQs
Last updated on December 21st, 2020 at 04:07 pm
Ans. In MCQs 4 marks for every correct response will be given and I mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. Whereas numerical Value questions will have no negative marking. And of course drawing questions will be marked as per the candidates’ drawing skills.
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Ans. Yes, definitely you can apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers. But your exam duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes instead of 3 hours in such a case.
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 05:39 pm
Ans. According to the eligibility guidelines, candidates of any stream who have passed 12th /qualifying examination with 50% marks in aggregate and 50 % marks in Mathematics are eligible to apply.
Last updated on December 21st, 2020 at 04:09 pm
Ans. JEE Main Paper 2 consists of 3 sections. Marks and question distribution of JEE Main Paper 2 is tabulated below:
Part I  Mathematics  25 Questions of 100 marks (20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Based Questions) 
Part II  Aptitude  50 MCQs of 200 marks 
Part III  Drawing  2 Questions of 100 marks 
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 05:43 pm
Ans. It totally depends on the student’s capability and performance. If you are truly interested in doing, nothing seems difficult.
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Ans. Yes, definitely BArch is a good course and has great scope with amazing career opportunities. Even you could get a chance to get jobs abroad as well.
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Ans. No, it is not compulsory to appear for the JEE Main paper 2. If you are not interested in the BArch course you can skip that.
JEE Main 2021 B.Planning Exam Pattern (Updated): Numericals, Sections, Marking Scheme
Last updated on February 20th, 2021 at 04:00 pm
NTA has officially released JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 on it’s official website. B.Planning was introduced as a separate paper in 2020. Earlier, it was in combination with B.Arch. Apart from new updates, NTA has devised a structured JEE Main 2021 B.Planning Exam Pattern for the aspirants.
Latest Updates on JEE Main B.Planning 2021:
 NTA has decided to provide choices in Numerical questions of Maths section because of reduction of syllabus by some boards.
 Students will now get 10 Numerical Value Questions, out of which any 5 have to be solved.
 JEE Main Registrations 2021 have closed on 23rd January 2021.
 JEE Main Admit Card 2021 (February session) have been released on 11th February 2021. Those candidates who had paid the application fee can download their admit cards using application number and DOB.
There has been additional changes for the JEE Main 2021 exam owing to the reduction in Class XII syllabus by some boards. B.Planning Exam Pattern, by NTA for upcoming JEE Main 2021 exam provides details like total number of questions, marks distribution, marking scheme etc. The details below discuss important updates of JEE Main B.Planning Exam Pattern:
 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 105 questions for 400 marks.
 Also, 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, Planning based MCQs and Mathematics.
 A total of 105 questions is segregated in the following manner:
 Aptitude – 50
 Mathematics – 30
 Planning – 25
 In the Mathematics section, 20 questions will be MCQs while 10 questions will be numerical based questions. Candidates will be required to attempt 5 out of 10 numerical based questions.
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JEE Main B.Planning 2021: Highlights
 Bachelor of Planning or B.Planning is a 4year UG course
 The course explains different fields of designing, engineering, and managing.
 B.Plan program aims in resolving problems related to urban human settlements and building competencies in any area of business
 Minimum eligibility for B.Plan is 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% in Mathematics
 JEE Main and subsequent round of counselling is the sole criteria for admission to this course in any college in India including IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other governmentaided technical institutes
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JEE Main 2021 B.Planning Exam Pattern – Highlights
Details on latest JEE Main Exam Pattern is tabulated below:
Particulars  B.Planning Exam Pattern  
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  2:305:30 pm (Timings for the aspirants opting for both B.Arch. and Planning will be 2:30 – 06:00 p.m.  
Number of questions to be attempted  Paper 2: 100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and planning based questions 25)  
Type of questions  Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions, Numerical questions; planning based questions,  
JEE Main Total Marks  400 marks  
Language of paper  English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu 
B.Planning 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) 
Planningbased Questions  25  100 (25 x 4) 
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B.Planning Exam Pattern – Syllabus
 NTA officially released updated syllabus for JEE Main aspirants
 It is advisable to understand the syllabus for upcoming JEE Main 2021 exam
 JEE Main syllabus helps in planning effective preparation strategies
 B.Planning Exam Pattern ensures that students cover important chapters at the time of revisions
Details of JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for B.Planning is given below:
Part 1: Mathematics
Mathematics syllabus is the same for all the three JEE Main papers.
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 JEE Main aptitude section is as follows:
 Knowledge of places, buildings, persons, etc.
 Texture and objects in relation to Architecture and building environment
 Understanding threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawings
 Analyzing sides of threedimensional objects
 Assuming threedimensional objects
 Transforming 2D and 3D unions
Part 3: PlanningBased MCQs (for B. Planning 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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How to prepare as per the latest B.Planning Exam Pattern?
 JEE Main aspirants need to focus more on the numerical value type questions
 It has around 20% weightage in BE/B.Tech and B.Arch papers and 5% in B. Plan paper
 Also, it is advisable to attempt these questions as they carry no negative marking
 B.Planning Exam Pattern has few variation, hence one must fluctuate speed of learning accordingly
 Ensure to understand the question properly before attempting it
 Avoid silly mistakes while doing calculations
 JEE Main 2021 exam aspirants should try to complete the NCERT first before referring other books
 As B.Planning Exam Pattern is comparatively newer, understanding of syllabus and pattern is important for scoring well
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General Preparation Strategies for B.Planning aspirants
For better effective learning, understanding of the B.Planning Exam Pattern is essential including the following points:
 Understand the difference in syllabus:
 Part 1 and 2 of the B. Plan syllabus are the same as the B. Arch syllabus
 Part 3 has variations
 There are planning based questions for the B.Plan exam, while B.Arch has drawing based
 B. Planning section will have three sections of Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning
 Understand the important topics well for JEE Main B.Plan paper
 Acquaint yourself with skills to read a map as it will help in answering the related questions
 Candidates should prepare according to B.Planning Exam Pattern that includes enhancing general awareness skills
 JEE Main aspirants are advised to be updated on current affairs
 Candidates preparing as per B.Planning Exam Pattern must pay special attention to various developmental schemes, Government activity, etc.
 Try to attempt maximum mock tests.
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JEE Main Mock Tests
 Annually NTA releases JEE Main online mock test series for candidate reference for JEE Main exam
 Coaching centers also rely heavily on these JEE Main test series
 In 2020, NTA also launched the “National Test Abhyas” for aspirants to practice mock papers from home
JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers
 JEE Main 2021 participants are advised to practice JEE Main previous year question papers to identify key concepts
 Such question papers also helps in understanding style of question in the JEE Main exam
 Practising previous year question papers also helps in better time management skill development
Latest News Updates
 AICTE Says Maths and Physics NOT Compulsory For Engineering Courses
 NTA Will Allow Students To Choose Their Exam Date For May 2021 session of JEE Main
 JEE Main 2021: February Session Begins With B.Arch and B.Planning Papers
 Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Announces JEE Advanced 2021 For 3rd July, 75% Criteria Removed
 Uttarakhand Government To Provide Free Coaching Classes For JEE Aspirants
Recommended Books for JEE Main 2021 B.Planning Paper
For JEE Main exam, selection of right books and authors is quite essential. Below mentioned are few suggested best books by popular authors for preparation of JEE Main 2021:
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
 Contemporary India – Textbook in Geography
 India and Contemporary World – History
 Understanding Economic Development Textbook in Social Science
 Study Guide for B.Arch 2021
 NATA & JEE (B.Arch) Study Pack for 2021: 12 books with Previous year Question Paper
JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Guidelines
JEE Main aspirants are advised to go through the detailed JEE Main 2021 exam day guidelines below to avoid any kind of issues on the day of exam:
 Entry gates to the exam hall will be opened at least 2.5 hours before the starting of the exam
 Candidates are advised to reach as early as possible to speed up the process of security checking and verification
 JEE Main aspirants must carry JEE Main 2021 admit card and identity proof to enter the exam hall
 PWD category students must 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 prohibited inside the exam centers
 Diabetic students are 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
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JEE Main B.Planning – Scope and Career
After B.Planning, students can either pursue higher studies or can look for a suitable job. Below are few options to choose from:
 M.Planning
 Relative M.Sc or M.Tech courses
 PG Diploma Course
 There are jobs available in the government sector as well like government departments of planning, housing schemes, etc.
 For private sectors, options are from sectors like construction, interior designing firms, NGOs, etc.
Stay motivated and focus on revision well.
Best of luck with your upcoming exam!
JEE Main B.Planning FAQs
Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 11:24 am
Ans: From 2020 onwards, NTA has announced a separate paper for JEE Main exam. Paper 3 is of B.Planning and comprises aptitude, mathematics and planning based questions. The exam will be conducted in 13 languages. Candidates can choose the medium of language which is suitable for them. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 06:17 pm
Ans: There will be 3 sections in the paper namely mathematics, aptitude and planning based. There will be 50 aptitude based questions and 25 each for the mathematics and planning section. Numerical questions are added that carry no negative marking.
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 06:18 pm
Ans: The exam will be conducted in two shifts namely morning and evening. Overall NTA scores will be considered for preparing the merit list. In case of tie, merit will be based on score in mathematics, aptitude and planning based in the same order.
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 06:18 pm
ANs: To appear for paper 3 of B.Planning, a candidate needs to score a minimum of 50% marks in 12th board exam. However the minimum aggregate requirement has been deducted for this year exam. In 12th class, a JEE Main aspirant needs to appear for at least 5 subjects.
Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 11:28 am
Ans: To appear for JEE Main 2021, candidates must have passed 12th either in 2020 or 2019, not before that. Students appearing for Class XII in 2021 are also eligible. Also, NTA does not specify any upper age limit to attempt the exam.
JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 2021: Topicwise Weightage, Best Books
Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:33 pm
JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus is common for all the three papers of JEE Main. NTA has not released the JEE Main Mathematics 2021 syllabus yet. However, the information brochure of JEE Main 2021 has been released. There has been a change in JEE Main exam pattern but the syllabus is expected to remain the same as 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 the print option (Ctrl + P). In addition, we have also suggested some useful books for preparation of JEE Main Mathematics.
Latest Update:
 NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern. Check here
 JEE Main application forms 2021 can be filled by the applicants from 16th December 2020 to 16th January 2021.
 JEE Main results will be announced by NTA in the first week of March 2021.
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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Highlights
 As per the analysis of previous years’ JEE Main exams, it is possible that there will be no change in the JEE Main syllabus.
 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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Will JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus Be Reduced?
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the academic year has shifted by a large gap of 5 months or maybe even more. Students have also lost a lot of quality learning due to unavailability of classroom education.
 CBSE reduced the syllabus for 10th and 12th boards to ensure candidates utilise the remaining time period wisely.
 JEE Main syllabus largely includes topics of 11th and 12th combined. However, as per recent updates, NTA will not reduce the JEE Main syllabus but will introduce optional questions in the exam.
 This will help the students whose Class XII syllabus has been reduced by the respective boards.
JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
Following is the detailed analysis of unitwise and topicwise 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
 Oneone, 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
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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
 Realvalued 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
Latest News Updates
 AICTE Says Maths and Physics NOT Compulsory For Engineering Courses
 NTA Will Allow Students To Choose Their Exam Date For May 2021 session of JEE Main
 JEE Main 2021: February Session Begins With B.Arch and B.Planning Papers
 Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Announces JEE Advanced 2021 For 3rd July, 75% Criteria Removed
 Uttarakhand Government To Provide Free Coaching Classes For JEE Aspirants
Unit 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: 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 threedimensional 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: ChapterWise 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% 
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 
CoOrdinate Geometry  5 
ThreeDimensional 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 IITJEE  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
FAQs
Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:26 pm
Answer: NCERT should be treated as the base book for the preparation. However, it is not enough, thus you should also refer to other books like R.D Sharma, M.L. Khanna etc.
Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:26 pm
Answer: The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from 23rd February 2021 26th February 2021.
JEE Main Physics Syllabus (Updated): Important Topics, Weightage, Paper Analysis
Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 05:05 pm
NTA, which is now the conducting authority for JEE Main, will release the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021. This year it might make some changes in the exam pattern of the examination. However, it is also likely that there will be changes in JEE Main Syllabus 2010 or JEE Main Physics Syllabus due to the reduction in Class XII syllabus by some boards.
 JEE Main 2021 will be a ComputerBased Mode (CBT) exam.
 Students can practice JEE Main Mock Tests for a better understanding of CBT.
 Since last year, 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 also had few additional topics which required higherlevel understanding.
Latest Update:
 Updated JEE Main Syllabus 2021 will be released by NTA soon.
 Till then, students can have a look at JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 and start their preparation accordingly.
JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus Highlights
The JEE Main Syllabus is pretty vast and it usually takes at least 2 years to master everything.
 Also, NTA JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 is considerably similar to the 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 NTA JEE Main Physics Syllabus PDF in case you need it in future.
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JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021: 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: Positiontime graph, speed and velocity.  
Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocitytime, positiontime 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, WorkEnergy 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 twoparticle 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, Stressstrain 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 transferconduction, 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 lawforces 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, VI characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic 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 currentcarrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying conductorsdefinition 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 waveswave nature of the particle, de Broglie relation.  
Davis sonGermer experiment.  
18  Atoms and Nuclei  Alphaparticle 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  
Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties  
Radioactive decay law  
Massenergy relation, mass defect  
Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.  
19  Electronic Devices  Semiconductors 
Semiconductor diode: IV characteristics in forward and reverse bias  
Diode as a rectifier  
1V 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 Experimental Skills (Section B)
The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 – Experimental Skills. The changes will be updated in this table as soon as JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 is released by NTA.
Unit 1 to 10
S.No.  Experiments 
1  Vernier callipersits use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel. 
2  Screw gaugeits use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire. 
3  Simple Pendulumdissipation 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  Coefficient 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. 
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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 ofConvex 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 pn junction diode in forward and reverse bias. 
19  Zener diode characteristic curves and finding reverse breakdown 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 toIdentify 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 2021
A lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 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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JEE Main 2021 Paper Attempting Tips
Preparation is the prime way to crack competitive exams like JEE Main. But we should keep in mind that mere preparation is not enough. Knowing how to attempt the JEE Main paper is equally important. Below given are some general paper attempting tips that will help you to score good marks in the examination.
 Section Attempting Order:
 According to experts and past trend analysis idle paper attempting order should be in the following manner first Chemistry, then Maths and Physics last.
 The logic behind this is that Chemistry has more factbased questions and the level of logical questions rises from Chemistry to Maths to Physics.
 It is easier to solve factbased questions than solving questions with calculations.
 This way students can secure some marks before moving forward to the tougher parts.
 However, the students’ command in each subject also plays an important role here.
 Segregation of Questions:
 Segregation of questions in terms of their difficulty level is important.
 On average in JEE Main paper 30 easy questions are expected.
 This clearly means that 120 marks can be secured easily.
 Securing these 120 marks will help students to get themselves ranked among 2,00,000 candidates.
 Elimination:
 The trend analysis shows that (2025%) of questions in the Mathematics section can be solved using substitution and elimination methods.
 This means that the students need to substitute the answer from the multiple choices in the question and then eliminate the wrong answers.
 Also, this method saves time and gives the correct answer almost every time.
 In some other questions also, the answers can be eliminated by using logic.
 Solving Previous Year Papers:
 This tip is very much effective; solving previous year papers and analyzing results.
 It will also help you to locate your stronger and weaker topics.
 Knowing your strength will help to understand which questions you should attempt first and secure some marks.
 Accuracy:
 It is always preferable to attempt questions of the topics you have great command rather than focusing on weaker areas.
 This way you will save your time and energy.
 Also, there is a higher chance of scoring good marks if there is a minimum negative marking.
 Don’t Over Attempt:
 Students need to keep in mind that the number of correct answers has more weightage than the number of attempted questions.
 Also, you must attempt only those questions which you are confident about.
 Solving extra questions only increases the chances of negative marking.
 Skipping the questions which seem too difficult will be a smart move to save time and candidates to dedicate more time to solve easier questions.
 Time management:
 After attempting the exam it is important to revise the attempted questions in order to locate possible errors.
 So, good time management will help you to save 15 min out of 3 hours to facilitate revision.
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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 were introduced for the first time in the JEE Main Physics section in 2020.
Q1. A particle moves in the xy 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 eastwest direction and carries a current of 10 A. The force per meter due to the earth’s magnetic field of 104 T is 10X N/m. The value of x is_____________.
Ans. 3
Q3. Light of wavelength 0.6 mm from a sodium lamp falls on a photocell and causes the emission of photoelectrons for which the stopping potential is 0.5 V. With the 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.
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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 topscoring chapters for this section. Make sure to give these topics enough time. All the best!
JEE Main Physics FAQs
Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:37 pm
Ans: Yes, the JEE Main Physics syllabus 2021 contains topics from class 11th and 12th as well.
Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:37 pm
Ans: JEE Main Physics syllabus has two sections weightage of Section B is 20% whereas SectionA consisting of theory having 80% weightage.
Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm
Ans. No, NTA has not released the official JEE Main Physics Syllabus yet. However, itt will be released soon and will be updated here.
Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm
Ans. Most preferred books – Problems in Physics by AA Pinsky, advanced Physics by Nelkon and Parker, Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 by H.C. Verma and yes don’t forget NCERT books.
JEE Main Important Topics & Chapters: Weightagewise Breakdown and Trend Analysis
Last updated on February 6th, 2021 at 06:37 pm
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 for JEE Main 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 34 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 topics 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 the JEE Main 2021 January session.
If we look at the JEE Main exam pattern, all the sections of Paper1 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. However, the JEE Main 2021 syllabus has not been released yet but we can analyse the important topics based on the JEE Main syllabus for 2020. Let us divide the JEE Main Important topics into the same three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
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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 breakeven point. The most important chapters for JEE Main 2021 are
 Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
 Equilibrium
 Chemical Kinetics
 Transition Elements (d and f block)
 sblock Elements
 Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
 Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry
 pblock Elements
 Coordination Compounds
 Chemical Thermodynamics
The Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen chapter covers the maximum percentage of questions in the JEE Main exam. All the abovementioned topics are the most important topics for JEE Main 2021, 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.
 Moreover, after completing these chapters, you can head towards the simpler chapters like Hydrogen, States of Matter, Hydrocarbons, Surface Chemistry, etc.
 Preparation for Chemistry will skyrocket your marks as it is the most scoring section.
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 2021 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 abovementioned 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 2021 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.
Subjectwise 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 2021
 Work, Energy and Power
 Electrostatics
 Current Electricity
 Wave Optics
 Ray Optics
JEE Main Important Topics which contain 23 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
Topicwise 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 12 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
 pBlock element
JEE Main Important Topics that contain 23 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
 sBlock 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
Topicwise 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 
SolidState 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 12 marks (Fundamental section)
 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
 Circles and Family of Circles
 Sequence and Series
Topics that contain 12 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 23 Questions
 3D 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
Topicwise 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 chapterwise/topicwise 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 2021 and before, in order to understand the trend of the exam. Go through this once to understand the relevance of various topics.
Topicwise 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 
Topicwise 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 GroupI  3  4  3 
Organic Chemistry + Functional GroupII  2  0  3 
Organic Chemistry + Functional GroupIII  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 
Topicwise 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 
3D 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 2021. 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 2021 Exam Pattern
Students are advised to understand the exam pattern for JEE Main 2021 as this will help them in planning a strategy according to the requirements of the examination.
JEE Main exam pattern 2021 will be released soon by NTA. Owing to COVID 19 pandemic, chances are high that changes in JEE Main 2021 exam pattern is inevitable. However, there has been no update yet by NTA officially.
 With a reduction of around 30% syllabus by CBSE, there are high chances that syllabus for JEE Main 2021 might get reduced
 JEE Main exam is based on 11th and 12th syllabus
 The changes made for JEE Main 2020 September session will be unaltered
 Inclusion of numerical type questions along with MCQs
 Reduction in the number of questions each paper
 B. plan paper has been separated as paper 3
 No negative marking for numerical type questions
Paper Number  Paper1  Paper2  Paper3 
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.
 Topicwise Mock Tests –
 Solving mock tests and practice papers can actually tell what level of preparation is needed.
 Thus also 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, timeconsuming 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.
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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 preparation. With the help of weightage, paper analysis, exam pattern and useful elearning applications, it will definitely become easy for you to study in a streamlined manner.
JEE Main Important Topics FAQs
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:44 pm
Ans. Previous year papers trend analysis reveals that JEE Main Chemistry is one of the easiest subjects. Many students have scored the most marks in this section.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:46 pm
Ans. JEE Main Mathematics section is considered to be a difficult section as it is completely numerical based. A good understanding of the concepts will help you sweep through the Mathematics section easily.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:47 pm
Ans. Currently, no update is provided by NTA regarding JEE Main 2021 syllabus. However, students can consider the 12th class syllabus (20202021 session) as the base for preparing JEE Main 2021.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:48 pm
Ans. If you are aiming for a random college then RD Sharma is sufficient but if you are targeting a government institute, you must refer to some other books as well such as HC Verma and TS Grewal.
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 03:14 pm
Ans. JEE Main syllabus consists of 76 chapters and is categorized under 3 Sections:
 Chemistry 30 Chapters
 Physics 21 chapters
 Mathematics 25 chapters
Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 03:16 pm
Ans. Class 11 & 12 books provide a solid base to prepare for JEE Mains. But you will definitely require to study from other books.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:50 pm
Ans. Yes, trigonometry is one of the most important topics in the Mathematics section. The tricks to transform the trigonometric equations will also help in Calculus in JEE Main 2021 Exam.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 05:51 pm
Ans. Yes, definitely Stoichiometry is important from the JEE Main exam point of view. It covers a major part of physical chemistry in the JEE Main paper.
JEE Main Syllabus 2021: Subjectwise Syllabus for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan Papers
Last updated on February 20th, 2021 at 01:54 pm
NTA has released the official JEE Main Syllabus 2021. Initially, there were speculations that there will be changes or reduction in the JEE Main Syllabus 2021 owing to the COVID19 pandemic. However, NTA has released the syllabus of JEE Main 2021 without any changes. The NTA JEE Main 2021 Syllabus varies depending upon the sections or subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing and Planning.
Candidates can get an insight of the syllabus for JEE Main 2021 from this article and devise a plan of action.
Latest Updates on JEE Main Syllabus 2021
 NTA has also released the JEE Main Admit Card 2021 for February session. Candidates can download admit card using application number and DOB.
 JEE Main Syllabus 2021 has been officially notified by NTA on their official website. Download Syllabus PDF
 HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has hinted towards a change in JEE Main exam pattern 2021. Read More
The examination will be 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.
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Best Books to Cover JEE Main Syllabus  JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics 
Overview of the JEE Main Syllabus 2021
 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, Paper 3 syllabus comprises three subjects which are Aptitude, Planningbased questions and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to the B. Planning course of IITs.
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Will NTA Reduce JEE Main 2021 Syllabus?Lockdown situation due to the outbreak of COVID19 has led to the delay in events of JEE Main 2020 session. This has created pressure among the JEE main 2021 session aspirants, hence they have demanded a reduction in the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

JEE Main Syllabus 2021: Subjectwise 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 2021 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 subsections in order to score well.
Section A – Physical Chemistry
Following section caters to the entire NTA JEE Main Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry
Unit  Topic  Details 
1.  Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 









2.  States of Matter 





3.  Atomic Structure 









4.  Chemical Bonding and molecular structure 









5.  Chemical Thermodynamics 





6.  Solutions 





7.  Equilibrium 







8.  Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 







9.  Chemical Kinetics 





10.  Surface Chemistry 






Section B – Inorganic Chemistry
Given below are chapters and topics from Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main 2021. Major focus is on the Periodic table and its elements.
Unit  Topic  Details 
11.  Classification of elements and periodicity in properties 







12.  General Principles and processes of isolation of metals 





13.  Hydrogen 









14.  SBlock Elements (Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals) 







15.  PBlock Elements 











16.  D and f Block Elements 





17.  Coordination Compounds 







18.  Environmental Chemistry 










Section C – Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 is given below. All chapters in 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 







20.  Some basic principles of organic chemistry 











21.  Hydrocarbons 













22.  Organic Compounds Containing Halogens 







23.  Organic Compounds containing Oxygen 















24.  Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 





25.  Polymers 







26.  Biomolecules 









27.  Chemistry in Everyday life 





28.  Principles related to Practical Chemistry 










Weightage of JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus
An analysis of the Chemistry paper of JEE Main examination 2021 have been given below:
Chemistry Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Inorganic Chemistry  29 
Organic Chemistry  36 
Physical Chemistry  35 
Chemistry Syllabus Weightage
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JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus
The JEE Main Physics Syllabus is divided into two major sections — 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 practicalbased questions.
Following section caters to the detailed NTA JEE Main syllabus 2021 of Physics
Unit  Topic  Details 
1  Physics and Measurement 







2  Kinematics 











3  Laws of Motion 









4  Work, Energy and Power 







5  Rotational Motion 









6  Gravitation 









7  Properties of Solids and Liquids 

















8  Thermodynamics 









9  Kinetic Theory of Gases 









10  Oscillations and Waves 



















11  Electrostatics 













12  Current Electricity 













13  Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 

















14  Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 















15  Electromagnetic Waves 







16  Optics 











17  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 











18  Atoms and Nuclei 















19  Electronic Devices 













20  Communication Systems 




Weightage of JEE Main Physics Syllabus
Here we have been an indepth analysis of the JEE Main Physics Paper 2021
Physics Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Electrodynamics  23 
Heat & Thermodynamics  13 
Mechanics  25 
Modern Physics  19 
Optics  14 
SHM & Waves  6 
Physics Syllabus Weightage
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JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus
The mathematics section is included in all the three papers of JEE Main 2021. The main topics of Mathematics that are included in the JEE Main Syllabus 2021 are Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Coordinate Geometry.
Check detailed JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
The following section caters to the detailed JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics.
Unit  Topic  Details 
1.  Sets, Relations and Functions 









2.  Complex Number and Quadratic Equations 











3.  Matrices and Determinants 







4.  Permutations and Combinations 





5.  Mathematical Induction 

6.  Binomial Theorem 





7.  Sequences and Series 









8.  Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 













9.  Integral Calculus 











10.  Differential Equations 







11.  Coordinate Geometry 









12.  Three Dimensional Geometry 







13.  Vector Algebra 





14.  Statistics and Probability 



15.  Trigonometry 







16.  Mathematical Reasoning 


Weightage of JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
An analysis of the Mathematics paper of JEE Main examination 2021 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 
Mathematics Syllabus Weightage
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JEE Main 2021 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 viceversa
 Elevation of object rotation
 Designing memory of urban scenes
 Generation of plan
 3D view of an object, rotation
JEE Main 2021 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 

3% 

4% 

3% 

2% 

1% 
Aptitude Syllabus Weightage
JEE Main 2021 Planningbased Test Syllabus
Questions based on Planning will be a part of Paper 3 i.e. B.Planning only in JEE Main 2021. This section was introduced for students along with a completely new paper in 2020. 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 following 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
The official JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be available for download as soon as it is released by NTA.
Best Books for JEE Main Syllabus 2021
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 previous year syllabus for JEE Main
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 Selfguide for B.Arch Entrance Examination  P K Mishra 
Aptitude
Important Book  Name of the Author 
Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning  R.S. Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude  R.S. Aggarwal 
Check Best Books for B. Arch Preparation
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 JEE Main Exam 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 valuebased questions.
 Numerical valuebased questions will not have negative marking.
 All the three sections will be given equal weightage. The total marks of Paper 1 are 300.
 However, there are chances that the exam pattern will be further changed in 2021.
 The new exam pattern will be updated as soon as it is released by NTA.
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 into 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 Paperbased). 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 
Read JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Arch in Detail
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 3 (B.Planning)
This is a new paper introduced in 2020 for B.Planning courses in colleges. JEE Main syllabus for 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 
Planningbased questions  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 25 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Read JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Plan in Detail
FAQs
Last updated on March 6th, 2020 at 04:42 pm
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.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020 at 04:43 pm
Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus covers all the important topics from both class XI and XII.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020 at 04:43 pm
Ans. Two of the most important topics for Mathematics from which the majority of questions are asked are Trigonometry and Calculus.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020 at 04:44 pm
Ans. No, the JEE Main Syllabus and the JEE Advanced Syllabus is mostly the same but the question pattern is different.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 04:46 pm
Ans. The JEE Main Syllabus remains mostly the same every year. One or two topics may be included or excluded from the syllabus. However, there are chances of reduction in the syllabus for 2021 exam due to the pandemic.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020 at 04:44 pm
Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics is the same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 04:48 pm
Ans. No, The JEE Main 2021 syllabus for paper 1 and paper 2 will be completely different. Paper 1 comprises three major subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics whereas paper 2 comprises of Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 04:50 pm
Ans. From JEE Main 2020 point of view Kinematics is a very important chapter because of mainly two reasons:
 Its weightage is high
 Kinematics is the most basic chapter of mechanics and can be applied in almost any topic of physics.
Candidates must have conceptual clarity when it comes to topics like Kinematics.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 04:52 pm
Ans. The topics vital for Paper 1 in JEE Main 2021 are tabulated below:
Subject  Topic 
Physics  Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Dimensional Analysis, Waves & Sounds, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics and Electromagnetic Induction, Gravitation & Electrostatistics, Geometrical Optics. 
Chemistry  Mole concept & the concept of equivalents, Redox reactions, Electrochemistry, Coordination chemistry, Chemical bonding, and Qualitative analysis, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives. 
Mathematics  Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles, and Family of Circles, Sequence, and Series, Probability, Hyperbola in coordinate geometry, Parabola; Functions, Continuity & Differentiability, Limits, Application of derivatives, Definite integral in calculus, Vectors, Quadratic equations and expressions, Complex numbers, Matrices. 
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 04:59 pm
Ans. The important topics for JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 are listed below:
 Harmony, Contrast, and Colour texture.
 3D– perception, appreciation of scale and proportion of building forms, objects, and elements
 Design and drawing of abstract or geometrical shapes and patterns in pencil
 Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Rotation, Elevations, Generation of Plan, 3D views of objects, Subtraction, Development of surfaces, and volumes.
 Sketching
 2D and 3D compositions using given forms and shapes
Last updated on August 24th, 2020 at 05:29 pm
Ans. JEE Main syllabus covers topics from Class XI and XII both. Therefore, a lot of chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics become equally vital both for Boards and the JEE Main Exam from both the classes.
Last updated on August 24th, 2020 at 05:30 pm
Ans. No, the JEE Main syllabus has been the same from last 10 year. JEE Main Syllabus based on the class 11th and 12th syllabus.
JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (Available) – B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch, B.Planning Trends
Last updated on March 22nd, 2021 at 04:02 pm
JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May. March session is being conducted from 16th to 18th March 2021. JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning paper is being updated on this page as soon as the exam is conducted by NTA. Candidates can utilise the exam analysis to ensure the topics, weightage and difficulty level of papers to score even better in the exam.
Latest Updates:
 JEE Main 2021 Session 2 has commenced from 16th March.
 NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. Check Here
 JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 for all sessions have been released. Read More
 75% minimum percentage or top 20 percentile eligibility criteria for JEE Main has been scrapped. Know More
Here, we have presented the JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.Tech / B.E, B.Arch and B.Planning papers for all shifts of 2021.
How Does JEE Main Paper Analysis Help Candidates?
 JEE Main Paper Analysis will help you understand the question patterns, difficulty levels, most asked topics etc which help the aspirants evaluate their performance.
 The reaction from students and experts will provide a general idea of how results or cutoffs will be affected.
 Moreover, the paper analysis also helps future aspirants to get an idea of the exam they are yet to face.
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JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (March Session)
The second session of JEE Main 2021 i.e. March session is only being conducted for B.Tech/B.E. paper. It is being conducted from 16th to 18th March in separate shifts. Exam trends and analysis are given below for each shift
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Morning Shift)
 As per the complete analysis, the exam difficulty was moderate.
 Candidates felt that the exam during this shift was tougher than 1st shift of 24th February paper.
 Physics had some good and important questions from Magnetism, Modern Physics, Resistance, Optics.
 Chemistry was much easier. As usual, the pattern was very much similar to that of NCERT. Questions were factbased and less numericals were asked.
 Questions in mathematics were asked from Differential Calculus, Matrices, Probability. Few students found Maths section a little difficult.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Evening Shift)
 Overall question paper in the evening shift was moderate to difficult as reported by a lot of students.
 Physics was considered toughest in this shift. Questions were asked from all topics of the syllabus.
 Chemistry seemed much easier to score as it had some direct questions from NCERT books of class 11th and 12th.
 Mathematics was also difficult for many students. Numerical value questions were lengthy and confusing.
JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (February Session)
The February session of JEE Main 2021 was conducted from 23rd to 26th February by NTA. We have provided the first reactions, exam analysis by experts and students here for each day and each shift.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Morning Shift)
 Maths was a bit difficult in the morning shift of JEE Main 2021. Questions were asked from Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Algebra.
 Physics was easy to moderate as per expert analysis. Weightage was given to some important topics like Modern Physics, Magnetism, Current Electricity.
 Chemistry was also average. Much of the questions were similar to NCERT pattern. Questions were mostly factual with balanced weightage to Organic and Inorganic chemistry.
 Overall level of difficulty for this shift was moderate. Students must have attempted at least 58+ questions for a good score.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Afternoon Shift)
 A lot of questions in this shift were similar to previous years.
 Level of difficulty for Mathematics was moderate. Questions were asked from Differential Calculus, Vectors, Binomial.
 Physics also had some tough questions from Electrostatics, Mechanics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics.
 Chemistry paper had a balanced weightage from Class XI and XII topics. Most of them were NCERT Based and students found them easy.
 Overall the question paper was easy to moderate.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Morning Shift)
 Morning shift had a lot of questions based on NCERT books. Questions had weightage from Class 11th syllabus as well.
 Maths section had some tough questions from Integral Calculus, Probability, Matrices etc.
 Physics was easy for most of the students.
 Chemistry wasn’t too difficult either. Pattern was similar to that of the board exams.
 A good attempt would be somewhat around 60 to 65 with an accuracy of 90% or above.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Afternoon Shift)
 Question Paper was moderate to difficult. Many found Physics more difficult than Mathematics.
 Chemistry had major questions from Coordination Compounds and Chemical Bonds. A large number of questions were factual.
 Mathematics had mixed reactions. Some said it was easy, some said it was very difficult.
 Numerical value questions were easy to moderate.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Morning Shift)
Morning shift was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. Initial reactions are given below
 The question paper was moderate to difficult as reported by students.
 Physics questions were from Wave Optics, Modern Physics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
 Chemistry was divided equally among Organic, Inorganic and Physical. However, Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage.
 Mathematics section was time cumbersome. Questions were from Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability.
 A lot of students accepted that some questions were from exempted syllabus of CBSE.
B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Afternoon Shift)
The afternoon shift was conducted from 3 PM to 6 PM. Major reactions from students and experts are given below
 The paper was easy to moderate for many students.
 However, Maths and Physics were timeconsuming.
 Maths had some tough questions from Calculus, Trigonometry, Vectors.
 Questions in Physics were mostly from Electromagnetism, Electrostatics and Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics.
 Chemistry was much easier than previous years.
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis – September Session
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 6th September (B.Tech / B.E.)
The analysis of first shift of Day 6 exam is given below:
 Mathematics was pretty difficult this time with lengthy questions. Questions were asked from Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra, 3D Geometry.
 Chemistry was easy as always with major topics being the same as in yesterday’s shift – Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds.
 The questions in chemistry were spread in an equivalent weightage.
 Physics had some tricky and lengthy calculations.
 Major topics asked in the Physics section were – Optics, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, Magnetism and Electrostatics.
 Students said the Physics section was moderate to difficult.
 Overall, this shift was difficult for students.
 A good attempt would be around 38 to 42 questions with 90% accuracy.
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 5th September (B.Tech/B.E.)
Given below is the analysis of the 1st slot of Day 5 of JEE Main 2020 September session. According to students, this slot was moderate to difficult.
 Mathematics had a diverse set of questions with moderate difficulty. Students had a mixed reaction as few said it was easy, while many said it was difficult.
 Mathematics had questions from – Conic Sections, 3D Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, Integration, Coordinate Geometry etc.
 Physics section continued to trouble the students as the section was again the toughest of all.
 Questions from Physics were lengthy and needed a logical approach with conceptual knowledge.
 Students were asked numerical questions in Physics which were mostly from Class 11th syllabus.
 Chemistry was more inclined towards direct factual knowledge from NCERT. Questions were asked from Chemical Bonds and Coordination compounds.
Overall, a good attempt would be 40 – 42 questions with around 85% to 90% accuracy. This slot was overall moderate to difficult.
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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 4th Sept B.Tech/B.E.
The paper analysis of the first shift of 4th September as per the reviews by candidates is given below.
 Students faced difficulty in the Mathematics section. The numerical value questions were lengthy according to many students.
 Questions in this shift were similar to NTA Mock Tests on National Test Abhyas App.
 Physics section was moderate. Few hard questions were from Rotational Dynamics.
 Chemistry was easiest of all sections as per the trends in previous shifts. There were mostly factbased questions, which were solvable quickly.
 One question on molecular orbital theory was asked in Chemistry which many students faced difficulty in.
 Overall the paper was moderate to difficult.
 A good attempt in this shift would be around 4245 questions. Read More
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 3rd Sept B.Tech/B.E.
Students attended the first shift of Paper 1 on Day 3 from 9 AM to 12 PM. According to students, as well as experts, the exam was easier than the January 2020 session.
 However, Mathematics was pretty tough and numericals were lengthy.
 Chemistry was easy with factbased questions mostly. They were quick and easy to solve.
 Physics was a bit tricky and had long numerical questions similar to Maths.
 Overall the paper was moderate to difficult for students.
Section  Paper Analysis 
Mathematics  Easy – Moderate 
Algebra, 3D Geometry, Calculus  
Lengthy NumericalBased Questions  
Physics  Moderate 
AC Circuit, Thermodynamics, Mechanics  
Tougher Numerical Questions than MCQs  
Chemistry  Moderate 
Equivalent Weightage in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry  
Electrochemistry, Chemical Bonding  
Factbased questions from NCERT 
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Morning Shift) B.Tech/B.E.
The first shift of Day 2 of JEE Main 2020 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. As obvious, B.E/B.Tech paper has 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
 According to experts and students, the exam’s difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
 Physics section was said to be trickiest with lengthy questions.
 Maths and Chemistry were easier than expected by many students.
 Many questions were directly from NCERT textbooks. This could also happen in the coming shifts of JEE Main 2020.
 Candidates also said that more questions were from Class 12th Syllabus.
 Questions in the Maths section were covered from almost all topics.
 Chemistry was considered easiest by many. Questions were mostly theoretical.
Few students have tweeted that social distancing was not followed after exiting the exam halls.
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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Tech/B.E.
Given below are the first reactions from students for the 2nd shift of JEE Main on 2nd September.
 Students said that Mathematics was toughest among all three sections.
 12 questions in Maths were from Class 11th syllabus and 13 questions were from syllabus of Class 12th.
 Questions were asked from Vectors, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra.
 The Chemistry section was easiest of all. Students faced questions directly from NCERT.
 Organic, Inorganic and Physical chemistry had an equivalent weightage in the Chemistry section.
 Many students said that the second shift was timeconsuming. Quite a few students were not able to complete the exam according to their strategy.
 Physics was easier than the questions asked in the first shift. Major topics asked were Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Optics.
JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 1st Sept (Morning Shift) B.Arch
NTA has successfully conducted the morning shift of JEE Main Day 1 (September 1) with B.Arch and B.Planning papers. The candidates reported that all COVID19 Safety Protocols were followed outside and inside the exam halls. The students’ reaction is given below
 Mathematics section was said to be the toughest. Drawing and Aptitude sections were considerably easier.
 Hyperbola, 3D Geometry were the main topics in the Mathematics section of JEE Main 2020.
 Numerical valuebased questions were said to be longer than ones that were in JEE Main B.Arch January session.
 Aptitude section consisted of questions from patterns and sequences.
 The Planningbased section had few questions of general knowledge too.
 Almost 90% of the questions were from 11th and 12th syllabus only.
 Under the Drawing section, students have to work on a ‘Highway Scene’ or ‘Portrait of your favourite teacher’.
 There was also a question regarding creating something ‘Aesthetic using rectangles’.
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JEE Main 2020: 1st Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis
 NTA conducted afternoon shift from 3 PM to 6 PM
 Difficulty level of the afternoon shift question paper was easy to moderate.
 The section of drawing had easy questions compared to morning shift. Questions were asked to draw composition out of shapes, or top and front view of a building.
 Mathematics section had questions from calculus (integration and differentiation), matrices and functions.
 B.Planning mathematics was much easier than B.Arch
 Many students said that the Aptitude section was easiest of all.
 General Affairs questions were also asked in the Planningbased section.
JEE Main 2020: Paper 1 Analysis (January Session)
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 timetaking.
 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
Subjectwise 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 Paper 1 Analysis – 9 January (Shift 1)
 Physics section was the toughest for most of the candidates. There were many calculative problems and formulabased 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.
JEE Main 2020 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 
9 Jan Morning Shift Analysis
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JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis – January 9 (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, AntiMarkovnikov 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 2020 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 2020 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 
9 Jan Afternoon Shift Analysis
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 the mathematics segment was more timeconsuming 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.
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JEE Main 2020 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 2020 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 
Jan 8th Morning Shift Paper Analysis
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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 timeconsuming.
 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 2020 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 2020 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 
Jan 8 afternoon shift analysis
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, permutationcombination, 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.
JEE Main 2020 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% 
JEE Main 2020 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 
Jan 7 morning shift analysis
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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 45 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.
JEE Main 2020 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% 
JEE Main 2020 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 
Jan 7 afternoon shift analysis
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 2020 Paper 2 Analysis (January Session)
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.
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JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 Analysis (January Session)
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.
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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 governmentrelated 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 timeconsuming.
Both paper 2 and paper 3 were conducted in the CBT (computerbased 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 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.
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JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage
JEE Main is one of the toughest papers and chapter wise preparation would be a smart decision. The chapterwise analysis helps you to cover all the topics. Apart from that knowing chapter wise weightage helps students to intent wisely. JEE Main 2021 subject wise analysis will be updated here after the exam is conducted. However, inspecting previous year papers furnish students with likely important topics. So you can check the analysis of the JEE Main 2020 January paper by experts to know chapter wise weightage from each section.
JEE Main 2020 Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage is tabulated below for each section:
Physics section
Chapter  Weightage 
Electrostatics  3.33% 
Current Electricity  6.67% 
Alternating Current  6.67% 
KTG & Thermodynamics  6.67% 
SHM  3.33% 
Sound Waves  3.33% 
Elasticity  3.33% 
Wave Optics  6.67% 
Error  3.33% 
Circular Motion  3.33% 
Electromagnetic Waves  3.33% 
Semiconductors  3.33% 
Communication System  3.33% 
Kinematics  6.67% 
Work Power Energy  6.67% 
Laws of motion  3.33% 
Centre Of Mass  6.67% 
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Chemistry Section
Physical Chemistry Chapter
Chapter  weightage 
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry  7.40% 
Atomic Structure  10.50% 
Equilibrium  10.50% 
Surface Chemistry  17.90% 
States of Matter  23.20% 
Redox reactions and Electrochemistry  8.40% 
Chemical Kinetics  10.50% 
Inorganic Chemistry Chapter
Chapter  Weightage 
General principles and process of isolation of metals  21.80% 
Coordination compounds  14.90% 
Environmental Chemistry  1.67% 
Hydrogen and sBlock elements  12.90% 
pBlock elements  16.80% 
D and f Block elements  24.70% 
Organic Chemistry Chapter
Chapter  Weightage 
Hydrocarbons  6.33% 
Polymers and Biomolecules  5.67% 
Mathematics Section
Chapter  Weightage 
Coordinate Geometry  17% 
Differential Calculus  17% 
Integral Calculus  14% 
Matrices and Determinants  7% 
Sequence and Series  7% 
Trigonometry  7% 
Quadratic Equation  3% 
Probability  3% 
Permutation and Combination  3% 
Mathematical Reasoning  3% 
Statistics  3% 
Algebra  3% 
Binomial Theorem  3% 
Complex Numbers  3% 
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 
SolidState 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 computerbased mode and Drawing test in pen and paperbased 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 Knowledgebased 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 timeconsuming.
 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 paperbased) and April 15 and 16 (computerbased) 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 
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Classwise 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, Pblock 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 
Topicwise Marks Distribution
The topicswise 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 
JEE Main Trend Analysis: Chapterwise analysis of past 6 years
This section will cater to the trend of the chapterwise 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 
3D 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, you will get to know about the number of questions.
 The chapters from which the questions were asked.
 Weightage of marks.
 Subjectwise 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 in 4 sessions. The exam will be held in February, March, April and March.
 Candidates can sit for all the sessions. Only the best score will be taken into consideration.
 The exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages.
 There will be 30 questions and you will be required to answer 25 out of them. 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 numericalbased 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 (multiplechoice 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 4 times 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)
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Ans. Questions asked in JEE Main are mostly multiplechoice 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 multiplechoice question incorrectly.
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Answer: JEE Main 2021 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test in online mode.
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Answer: No, there is no negative marking for numerical questions.
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Answer: Yes, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages. You can opt for any language as per your convenience.