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BITSAT Paper Analysis: Subject Wise Analysis, Previous Year Analysis

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

BITSAT 2021 was successfully conducted in 13 slots from August 3, 2021, to August 9, 2021. BITS Pilani’s acceptance rate is 1.47%, out of 3 lakhs students from all over the country who fight to get a seat at this esteemed college. BITSAT Paper Analysis helps candidates to know the most asked chapters/topics, weightage, type of questions asked, difficulty level, students and expert’s reactions.

In interviews with over a dozen students, we can conclude that the paper was relatively easier than the previous year. The topics weren’t derailed and all highly anticipated sections got enough limelight. The overall difficulty of the BITSAT 2021 paper was easy to moderate for different shifts.

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BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis

The analysis mention here is based on feedback received by the students.

Exam Day Interpretation of Difficulty
Slot 1 Slot 2
August 3 Easier English and Chemistry sections with a mix of moderate Physics and lengthy Mathematics questions. Moderately tough English, and Mathematics with a mix of easy Chemistry and some tricky Physics questions.
August 4 Easy English and Chemistry with moderate Physics and Mathematics. Easy Physics and Chemistry with moderate Mathematics and tough English.
August 5 Easy English, Physics, and Chemistry, with lengthy and tricky Mathematics. Easy Mathematics, Physics, and English with lengthy and moderate Chemistry.
August 6 Easy Mathematics, Physics, English with moderate Chemistry. Easy Chemistry, English, and Physics with categorically easy but lengthy Mathematics.
August 7 Easy Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English. Easy English, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
August 8 Moderate Physics and Mathematics with easy Chemistry and English. Easy English, Chemistry, and English with categorically moderate but lengthy Mathematics.
August 9 Easy Chemistry and English with moderate but trickly Physics and a very lengthy but categorically Mathematics.

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 1 (August 3)

  • The questions were approachable and moderate with nothing out of the set expectations.
  • A number of students were able to attend all 120 questions within the allotted time.
  • English and Logical reasoning were easier than expected, a relief for students.
  • Integrals and Conics dominated the questions from Mathematics.
  • Electrostatics and Magnetism had prevailed in Physics, as expected.
  • Chemistry was the most balanced subject, with questions spread evenly through Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry.
  • Students attested that BITSAT Day 1, the slot was easier than JEE Main.
  • Mathematics was lengthy and consumed the majority of the time.
  • In a shocking development, two questions were squeezed from Solution of Triangle.
  • The Degree of Freedom of Physics and Beth Linkage produced one question.
  • Chemistry was easier than expected.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: Moderate but LengthyDominating Topics: Permutation, Algebra, Combination, Vector, Quadratic Equation, and Binomial Theorem Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus.Notable Misses: Complex Numbers
Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Communication System, Semiconductor, and Modern Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Semi-conductor, Modern Physics, Newton’s Law of Motion, and Alternating Currents.Notable observation: The paper had tricky questions from Electrostatistics and EMI
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Polymer, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electro-chemistry, and Solutions. Notable observation: NCERT Based questions, with Physical Chemistry acquiring more weightage than any other topic. Notable misses: Metallurgy and Surface Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Biomolecule, Carboxullic Acid, Aldehyde, Ether & Phenol, and Metallurgy.Notable misses: Surface chemistry

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 2 (August 4)

  • The questions were moderate, following a similar theme from the previous day.
  • Questions from Mathematics and Physics were tough but approachable, whereas questions from Chemistry were easier than anticipated.
  • Questions from Modern Physics dominated the section.
  • Integration, Probability, and Quadratic Equation had the most questions in the Mathematics section.
  • Complex Numbers had one question, whereas Mathematical Reasoning produced zero questions.
  • Questions from rearranging the order and error spotting from the English section were expectedly asked.
  • Organic Chemistry dominated the Chemistry portion.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Integration and Quadratic Equation. Notable Misses: Permutation & Combination Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Limit & Continuity, and Algebra. Notable observation: Most questions were based on the NCERT practice test
Physics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Plank’s Constant, EMI, Alternating Current, Magnetism. Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: Kinetics, Newton’s Law of Motion, Modern Physics, Electromagnetic Induction, Wave Optics; questions were majorly NCERT based
Chemistry Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: p-block elements, alcohol, ether & phenol. Notable observation: Inorganic chemistry edges out with the most questions. Mostly NCERT based direct questions. Notable misses: Physical Chemistry Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: Named reactions from Organic Chemistry, Alcohol, Ether & Phenol, p-block elements. Notable observation: Organic Chemistry edges out with the biggest questions, while Inorganic Chemistry’s questions were limited to p-block element. All major questions of Physical Chemistry were based on the 12th standard syllabus

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 3 (August 5)

  • The questions were a combination of easy and tough.
  • Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, and Modern Physics dominated the Physics section.
  • Physical Chemistry covered most of the questions from the Chemistry section, with Gaseous State and Biomolecules producing a decent amount of questions.
  • The Mathematics portion was lengthy and tricky, and questions from Differential Equation, Coordinate Geometry, and Vector Algebra were asked, as expected.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Integration, Coordinate Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Complex Numbers, Limits, and Continuity.Notable observation: Questions were tricky and time-consuming Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Vector, Calculus, 3D Geometry, Algebra, Limit & Continuity, Complex Numbers, Relation and Function.Notable observation: Questions were tricky and time-consuming
Physics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Thermodynamics, Electrostatic, Modern Physics, Nuclear Physics, Magnetism.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus and the questions were based on mixed concepts with 2 or more topics combined Interpretation: EasyTopics: Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Induction, Communication System, Thermodynamics.Notable observation: NCERT based questions
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Electrochemistry, Liquid State, Solid State, Atomic Structure, Ionic Equilibrium, Chemical Equilibrium, Named Reactions, and Polymers. Notable observation: Physical Chemistry garners the highest weighted questions, whereas Organic Chemistry sources several questions from the Named reaction Interpretation: Moderate and LengthyDominating topics: s-block Elements, Hydrogen, p-block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Coordination Compounds, Metallurgy, Named ReactionsNotable observation: Inorganic Chemistry dominated the section and there were a decent number of reaction-based questions

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 4 (August 6th)

  • The Mathematics portion had both easy and moderate questions.
  • Questions from Limits, Application of Derivatives, Continuity, Curves, and Differentiability dominated the Mathematics portion.
  • The Physics section was mostly based on NCERT, and questions from Modern Physics were dominant.
  • The Chemistry section ranged between Easy and Moderate, and questions from p& f-block elements were dominant.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Domain Range, Continuity, Indefinite Integration, Probability, Application of Derivative, Parabola, Circle, Hyperbola, and Ellipse Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Binomial Theorem, and Permutation & Combination.Notable Misses: Quadratic Equation
Physics Interpretation: EasyTopics: Communication System, Modern Physics, Work & Energy, Center of Mass, Fluid State, Simple Harmonic Motion, Oscillation.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Work Power & Energy, Relative Motion, Ray Optics, Way Optics, and Electrostatics.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the coverage of questions was evenly spread through the syllabus
Chemistry Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Solid State, Ionic Equilibrium, Liquid Solution, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical KineticsNotable observation: Physical Chemistry dominated the section Interpretation: EasyTopics: Aldehyde, Ketone, Alcohol, Ketone, Polymer, Carboxylic Acid, BiomoleculeNotable observation: Questions from Organic Chemistry and Antonym Horse were asked in abundance

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 5 (August 7th)

  • The overall exam was easy to moderate.
  • The Mathematic section of shift 1 was lengthy.
  • In the shift 2 exam, Chemistry section was time consuming

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Application of Derivative, Calculus, Probability, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, Parabola, Circle, Hyperbola, Ellipse, and Limits.Notable observation: Lengthy solution-based questions with a well-balanced paper that covered all the topics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Binomial Theorem, Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Algebra, Parabola, and Quadratic Equation
Physics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Communication System, Wave Optics and Ray Optics, Waves, Simple Harmonic Motion, Electromagnetic Induction, and Oscillation.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Oscillations, Electromagnetic Induction, Oscillations, Work Power & Energy, Relative Motion, Ray Optics, Way Optics, and Electrostatics.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Carboxylic Acid, Named reactions, Phenol, Alchohol Ether, s-block, p-block, Hydrogen, Coordination CompoundsNotable observation: Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage Interpretation: EasyTopics: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Noble Gases, d-block, f-block, Coordination Compounds, Metallurgy, Alcohol, Ketone, Polymer, Carboxylic AcidNotable observation: Questions from Inorganic and Physical Chemistry had a significant weightage

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 6 (August 8)

  • The overall paper was moderate to difficult.
  • Physics questions were tricky.
  • The Mathematics questions were lengthy mostly from Calculus.
  • Chemistry section was found to be the easiest among all sections.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Algebra, Sets, Relation, Function, Atricultes, LLP, Calculus, Differential Equations, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, and Application of Derivative Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Algebra, Calculus, Conics, Quadratic Equation, Complex Numbers, and Co-ordinate Geometry.Notable observation: The questions were lengthy
Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Mechanics, Electrostatics, Modern Physics, Ray Optics, and WaveOptics.Notable observation: No questions from the LLP topics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Electromagnetics, mechanics, Oscillations, Work, Power & Energy, Modern Physics.Notable observation: The questions were based on formula-based derivation
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Mole Concept, Chemical Kinetics, Chemistry ib Everyday light, p-block elements, group 14, etc.All topics from Class 11th and 12th were covered Physical Chemistry has lower weightage as compared to Organic Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Ionic Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Solid State, Mole Concept, p-block elements, s-block elements, Named reactions, Polymers, Biomolecules, etc.Organic Chemistry had lesser weightage as compared to Physical ChemistryMost of the questions were NCERT based

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 7 (August 9)

Subject Shift 1
Mathematics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Limits, Calculus, Algebra, Quadratic Equation, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, Application of Derivative, etc.Notable observation: The questions were lengthy
Physics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Mechanics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Work, Power & Energy, Electromagnetic Induction, Relative Motion, etc.Notable observation: NCERT Based questions, with equal weightage of questions from 11th and 12th. The questions were tricky
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Biomolecules, Polymers, Alkyl Aldehyde, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Noble Gases, Ionic Equilibrium, etc.The questions were NCERT based with more weightage to Organic Chemistry as compared to Physics and Mathematics

English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

Students attested to the fact that the majority of questions from the English proficiency and reasoning were sourced from the practice manuals. The preparation levels were supercharged for the paper, however, it felt like the papers in each slot was easier and more manageable than the previous year’s papers.

  • The questions ranged from moderate to easy, with little surprises in passages.
  • The level of difficulty shifted from one passage to another.
  • Antonyms, synonyms, and passages dominated the section, as expected.

BITSAT 2020 Paper Analysis

BITSAT 2020 exam was moderately set, and the questions ranged to easy to tough. As per the first-hand impressions of BITSAT applicants, the paper was easier to attempt than JEE Main, and the candidates were able to attempt the whole paper in the given time.

Here is the detailed analysis of the 2020 BITSAT paper: 

Day Interpretation of Difficulty 
Physics Chemistry  Mathematics English Proficiency/Logical Reasoning
September, 16 Difficult questions with lengthy calculations. The toughest section from the paper with NCERT based questions from Inorganic Chemistry. Relatively easy questions and expected questions. Set of direct but moderately difficult questions.
September, 17 Moderately difficult with lengthy questions from Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism, Heat, Wave Optics, and Thermodynamics. Easiest section from the paper with Atomic Structure, Electrochemistry, Biomolecules, Chemical Bonding being the most dominating section. Tricky and lengthy questions with Vectors, Straight Lines, and Circles being the most dominating topics. Moderately difficult questions with Sentence Completion and Synonyms & Antonyms being the most dominating topics.
September, 18 Moderately difficult and calculation-based questions. Moderately difficult NCERT based questions. Relatively tough and time-consuming questions. Set of direct but moderately difficult questions.
September, 19 Difficult and lengthy questions from Magnetic Electrostatics, Wave Optics, Heat, and Thermodynamics. Moderately difficult NCERT based questions, with Chemical Bonding, Electrochemistry, and p-Block elements being the most dominating topics. Easiest section from the paper with less tricky questions and Trigonometric, Sequence, Probability, Sets & Series, and Relations, and Functions being the most dominating topics. Moderately difficult but scorable section, with tricky questions.
September, 20 Relatively easier section with lengthy but direct questions. The most dominating topics were Electrostatics, Heat transfer, Work Power Energy, and Thermodynamics. Difficult section with Inorganic Chemistry being the toughest section. Major topics were Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, D-Block & F-Block, and Hydrocarbons. The toughest section with tricky and lengthy questions. 12th and 11th class questions dominated the paper, and most questions were asked from Probability, Trigonometric, Permutations & Combinations, Limits, and Differential Coefficient. Moderate questions with a tricky but understandable Reasoning section.
September, 21 A tough section in both slots, with lengthy numerical questions. Electrostatics, Thermodynamics, Wave Optics, and Work Power Energy were the most dominating questions. Difficult section with Inorganic Chemistry being the toughest section. Major topics were Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, D-Block & F-Block, and Hydrocarbons. A comparatively easier section with some tough but understandable questions. Trigonometry, Probability, and Permutations and Combinations were the most dominating topics. Moderate questions with grammar and vocabulary being the dominating topics. In the Reasoning section, questions from Sequence and series, Sentence, Blood Relation, and Directions prevailed.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Analysis: FAQs

Ques. Which are the most asked topics from English and Logical Reasoning?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. 15 questions are fielded from the English section, whereas, 10 questions are asked from Logical Reasoning. The most asked topics from the English and Logical Reasoning section are Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Analysis, Number Series, Synonyms & Antonyms, Family Tree Questions, etc.

Ques. Does BITSAT exam have MCQ based questions only?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, The questions asked in BITSAT exam are Multiple choice questions.

Ques. What are the important topic of English and Logical Reasoning?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. The important topics from English and Logical Reasoning sections are Figure Completion & Analysis, Synonyms & Antonyms, Grammar, Comprehension, Numbers & Alphabetical Series Test, Questions on the Family tree, Completing a sequence etc.

Ques. Which is tougher, BITSAT or JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. While BITSAT is easier than JEE Mains, the former is way more competitive. As per the data of total applications, 15 students compete for a seat in JEE Mains, whereas as many as 79 students compete for a seat at BITS Pilani. When it comes to the questionnaire, JEE Mains fields tougher questions that require greater clarity of concepts, and BITSAT asks direct formula-based questions. However, in JEE Mains, students are allotted 190 minutes to solve 90 questions, whereas, in BITSAT students need to attempt 150 questions in 180 minutes. 

Ques. What is the eligibility for BITSAT?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. Students appearing for the 12th standard in the coming academic year or 12th standard pass-outs with an aggregate of 75% in PCB/PCM stream and 60% marks in individual subjects are eligible for the BITSAT exam. 

Ques. Does BITSAT have hybrid questions?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. No. BITSAT has only a single type of Ques. Multiple Choice Questions. 

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern: Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

SRM University has made some major changes in SRMJEEE 2021 exam pattern. Earlier, the exam has three sections i.e Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics but in the year 2021 two more sections have been added which are English and Aptitude. Both phases of SRMJEEE 2021 has successfully conducted.

  • Candidates applied for B. Tech courses have to attempt Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Aptitude questions.
  • Candidate applied for Biomedical Engineering courses have to attempt Biology questions instead of Mathematics.

SRMJEE 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights 

Exam name SRM Joint Engineering Examination
Conducted by SRMIST
Sections Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, Aptitude, English
Total No. of Questions 125 questions instead of 105
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer(no negative marking)
Medium of Language Only English
Mode Online (computer-based test)
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
No. of Applications 2.3 lakh Approx
No. of seats 7000

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern 

SRMJEEE 2021 is conducted in online mode. The questions are multiple choice objective based. Some important information about SRMJEEE 2021 are:-

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mode: Online computer test
  • Medium of Language: English
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Question(MCQ)
  • Registration Fees: 1100INR

Although SRM University accepts applications through both online and offline mode but this year considering the well-being of everyone they have accepted all the applications through the online mode. Another Fact to be noted is that this year total no. of applicants for SRMJEEE is 2.3 lakh approx.

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Changes in SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern 

Some major changes paper pattern of SRMJEEE 2021 are as follow:-

  • Marking Scheme: Earlier 3 marks were allotted for each correct answer but from 2021 onwards 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer without any negative marking.
  • Number of Sections: With the addition of two new sections i.e. English and Aptitude, now there is a total of 5 sections for both engineering and biomedical students.
  • Number of Questions: As the number of sections has increased, so does the number of questions. Now there are 125 questions in engineering and biomedical students instead of 105. The distribution of the number of questions in each section is as follow:-
Name of the Subject Total no. of Question
Physics 35
Chemistry 35
Mathematics 40
Biology(will be in place of math for biomedical students) 40
English 5
Aptitude 10
Total 125

SRMJEEE Marking Scheme

There have been some significant changes in the SRMJEEE 2021 marking scheme, as well as there are 2 new sections i.e. aptitude, and English, have been added for both B. Tech and biomedical examination. This even resulted in an increase in no. of questions too. All this information is summarized in the following table:-

Sections  No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks 
Physics 35 1 35
Chemistry 35 1 35
Mathematics/Biology 40 1 40
Aptitude 10 1 10
English 5 1 5

SRMJEEE 2021 Syllabus

Aspirants must be familiar with the SRMJEEE 2021 syllabus in order to ace the exams. Some important topics from SRMJEEE Syllabus regarding every section are as follow along with their weightage:-

SRMJEEE Physics Important Topics 

Topics  Weightage
Current Electricity 4-6
Nuclear Physics 4-5
Electronics and Semiconductor Devices 4-5
Magnetism and Magnetic effects of Current 3-5
Optics 3-4
Electrostatics 3-4
Electromagnetic induction 3-4
Dual nature of radiation and matter & atomic Physics 3-4

SRMJEEE Chemistry Important Topics 

Topics Weightage
Electrochemistry 3-4
Chemical Kinetics 3-4
P Block Elements 3-4
D And F Block Elements 3-4
Aldehydes, Ketones, And Carboxylic Acids 3-4
Solutions 2-3
Surface Chemistry 2-3
Electrolysis 2-3
Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers 2-3

SRMJEEE Mathematics Important Topics 

Topics Weightage
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations 3-4
Probability 3-4
Algebra 3-4
Differential Calculus and its Applications 3-4
Integral Calculus and its Applications 3-4
Analytical Geometry 4-5
Vector Algebra 4-5
Statistics And Probability Distribution 4-5
Trigonometry 3-4

SRMJEEE Biology Important Topics 

Taxonomy of Angiosperm
Plant Anatomy
Cell Biology and Genetics
Plant Physiology
Biology in Human Welfare

English: Questions in this section are of comprehension type. A short passage or lines of poems or a dialogue is giving and you have to read the given text and answer the set of questions. The questions are all in MCQ format.

Aptitude: Number System, Statistics, Percentage, Profit, and Loss, Quadratic Equation, Geometry, Arrangement(Ordering, Grading, and Ranking, coding, and decoding), Direction Sense test, Linear Equation, Trigonometry.

SRMJEEE 2021 Best books

Although NCERT should be the main focus of every student while preparing for SRMJEEE exam. Reference books for specific subjects can help in a better understanding of the concept and can assure better ranking in the examination. Some of the best reference books for each subject are mentioned in the following table:-

Subject Books
Physics Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov Concepts of Physics Part-1 and 2 by H. C. Verma
Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey
Mathematics Mathematics book by Amit M Agarwal Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney
Biology TRUMAN’S elementary biology for class 12 by K.N. Bhatiya and M.P. Tyagi S.Chand Biology for class 12 by Sarita Aggarwal

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam day Instructions

Due to the second wave of Covid SRMJEEE, 2 Phase took place through Remote Proctored Online Mode (RPOM). In this candidate can give the exam from their home. The Important instruction for it are as follow:

  • Candidates will be provided with a link to the SRMJEEE examination portal on the day of the examination.
  • The candidate’s face should be clearly visible and there should be no background disturbance.
  • The student is not allowed to leave the exam before the duration of 120 min.
  • The candidates are required to download the safe exam browser from the link provided on the SRMJEEE official site.
  • Only those candidates who have appeared for both the mock test before the examination are allowed to appear in the main examination.

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in SRMJEEE?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

A good rank for SRMJEEE is within the range of 5000-7000, which means getting a score of 90+ can be considered a good score. Students lying in this range are more likely to get a selection.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SRMJEEE 2021?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. No, There is no negative marking in SRMJEEE 2021 exam.

Ques. In How many languages SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted in English language only.

Ques. How Many sections are there in SRMJEEE 2021?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. There will be 5 sections in SRMJEEE 2021 named Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics, English and Aptitude.

Ques. In what mode SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. SRMJEEE 2021 was conducted as an online remote proctored test. 

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

BITS Pilani has already released a BITSAT exam pattern along with the information brochure. BITSAT 2021 was held in an online mode. The question papers have 150 questions and 3 hours of time to complete the exam. The question paper has four sections, named Mathematics/Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English proficiency & Logical reasoning.

The syllabus for BITS engineering entrance exam consists sections named Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English & Logical Reasoning. While B.Pharm exam, the syllabus comprises Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, and English & LR subjects.

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Highlights

Particulars Details
Mode of examination Online/Computer-based test
Medium of examination English only
Duration of the examination 180 Minutes
Question type Multiple-choice questions
Total questions 150 questions
Total marks 450 marks
Marking Scheme +3 for correct Answers -1 for every incorrect answer No Negative Marking for Unattempted Questions
Number of sections 4 Sections i.e Mathematics/Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English proficiency & Logical reasoning
  • The BITSAT exam paper contains a total of 4 options for each question and candidates need to choose only one correct option.
  • Candidates can change their marked answer anytime before submitting the question paper.
  • In the exam, there is no separate time limit for each section. There is only a collective timer of 3 hours which will start as soon as you click on the start test button.
  • If a candidate has given all the answers before time then He/She is able to answer extra 12 questions also If He/She is interested. And that 12 extra questions are also from the three sections called Mathematics or biology, Physics, and chemistry.
  • The results of the BITSAT exam will be declared immediately after submitting the test. The main reason to do this is to achieve transparency in the results.
  • Also, candidates are able to check their scores online after the day of the examination.

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Marking Scheme

In order to select limited candidates only there is some predefined marking system that should be understood by all the candidates before appearing in exam. The marking scheme for the BITSAT examination is shown below:-

Particulars Marks
For Each correct answer +3 Marks
For each incorrect answer -1 Marks
For Unattempted question 0 Marks

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Section Wise Analysis

BITSAT section-wise analysis is shown below on the basis of section-wise questions.

Sections Subject Number of questions
Section 1 Mathematics/Biology 45
Section 2 Physics 40
Section 3 English Proficiency 15
Logical Reasoning 10
Section 4 Chemistry 40
Total 150

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Additional Questions

In BITSAT 2021 question papers apart from the 150 questions, 12 additional questions will also be provided to students for those who have completed their initial paper. But keep in mind that, No extra time will be given for these additional 12 questions. And these 12 additional questions are not compulsory to attempt.

  • Mathematics/Biology:- 4 Questions
  • Physics:- 4 Questions
  • Chemistry:- 4 Questions

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Important topics and Analysis

Candidates are advised to check important topics along with their weightage before preparing for the exam. The main reason behind it is to get a brief idea about the question paper. So, here subject wise Important topic and their weightage is given below.

BITSAT 2021: Part 1 Mathematics

Topics Question weightage
Set, Relation, and Functions 2-3
Binomial theorem 2-3
Theory of equation 2-3
Continuity and differentiability 2-3
parabola 3-4
Matrices determinant 3-4
Sequence and series 4-5
Circles 4-5
Permutations and combinations 4-5
Applications of derivatives 6-7

BITSAT 2021: Part 2 Biology

Topics Question weightage
Biotechnology: Principles and process 2-3
Anatomy of flowering plants 2-3
Excretory Products and their elimination 2-3
Chemical Coordination and integration 1-2
Breathing and exchange of gases 1-2
Plant growth and development 1-2
Reproduction 5-6
Biological classification 2-3
Molecular basis of inheritance 1-2
Ecosystems 1-2

BITSAT 2021: Physics Section

Topics Weightage Topics Weightage
Mechanical properties 5 Atomic study 3-4
Current electricity 4 Oscillation 4-5
Gravitation 3-4 Dual nature of matter and radiation 3-4
Kinetics 4-5 Magnetism and moving charges 2-3
Thermodynamics 2-3 Alternating current 3-4
Rigid body dynamics 2-3 Waves 1-2
Electrical field 2-3 Work and energy and power 3-4

BITSAT 2021: Chemistry Section

Topics Weightage
Equilibrium 4-5
Coordination compounds 3-4
Hydrogen and S block elements 2-3
Solid-state 2-3
Physical and chemical equilibrium 1-2
Atomic structure 3-4
Thermodynamics 4-6
State of matter 1-2

BITSAT 2021: English and logical reasoning Section

Topics Weightage Topics Weightage
Alphabet test 2-3 Composition 3-4
Puzzle test 4-5 Synonyms 3-4
Non-verbal reasoning 1-2 Vocabulary 2-3
Binary logic 1-2 Verbal ability 2-3
Classification test 2-3 Conclusion 2-3
Syllogism 4-5 Antonyms 1-3
Analogy 1-2 Analogies 2-4
Verbal reasoning 1-2 Reading comprehension 1-3
Word formation 1-2

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: General Instructions

Before appearing for a BITSAT examination every candidate should have to keep in mind some points in order to give a successful examination. Those points are listed below.

  • Candidates can change their answers anytime but before the time is over.
  • If candidates are interested then they can attempt an extra 12 questions if and only if time is remaining in the actual examination.
  • And remember once you opted for extra 12 questions then you cannot go back and modify actual questions on paper.
  • Extra questions will give the benefit while there is a tie-in between students in their merit list then on the basis of these questions you can opt for a seat.
  • After allotting a seat campus authorities will provide accommodation facilities for the students at a very normal change in their own hostels.

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are the best books for BITSAT preparation?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. There are many books that are important in the BITSAT preparation but first of all, you have to read 11th and 12th standard books to build your concepts, and then you can go for other books like Arihant publications.


Ques. Is only one book enough after reading the 11th and 12th books for BITSAT preparation?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, I never recommend only one reference book but instead, I will recommend you to practice as much as you can with 3 or 4 different reference books.

Ques. Which sections will be there in the BITSAT question paper?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. There are a total of 4 sections that will be asked in the question paper named English And logical reasoning, Physics, chemistry, and mathematics or biology.


Ques Are there any language options available for the question paper of the BITSAT examination?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, You don’t have any options other than English because BITS Pilani sets the paper only in the English language.

Ques. Is there any sectional time limit also available?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, there is only one time limit for the entire question paper. 

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus: Topic-wise Weightage, Best Books and Important Topics

Last updated on September 1st, 2021

NTA has officially released the JEE Main 2021 Chemistry Syllabus on its official website. There have been no updates in the JEE Main Chemistry syllabus 2021. However, NTA has revised the JEE Main exam pattern 2021 in order to ease the exam for those students whose boards have reduced the Class XII syllabus. JEE Main Chemistry syllabus PDF can be downloaded from jeemain.nta.nic.in. As per JEE Main 2021 syllabus, the Chemistry section will contain 25 objective type questions carrying 100 Marks.

Latest Update:

  • NTA will soon release the updated exam dates for the JEE Main April and May sessions.
  • JEE Advanced has also been postponed due to the delay in conducting JEE Main April and May sessions.

The article below provides complete information on JEE Main syllabus for Chemistry along with tips and tricks to prepare for the JEE Main 2021 exam. Scroll down to get details on important books, question papers, syllabus of other subjects and JEE Main exam pattern 2021.

Note: To download the syllabus in PDF, just press Ctrl + P (Print) and choose the option to save as PDF. Also, one can add the JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus PDF page in your ‘To-do list’ if you are beginning your JEE Main revision.


JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus
JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus 2021: Important Chapters 

*JEE Main exam is majorly based on 11th and 12th class syllabus. The syllabus of JEE Main is mapped in accordance with NCERT textbooks for uniformity throughout the country*.

Therefore, the section below contains details on subsections in Chemistry namely – Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry that form a major part of JEE Main Chemistry syllabus. All these sections carry equal weightage.

Section Chapters
Physical Chemistry Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
Atomic Structure
State of Matter
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chemical Thermodynamics
Redox, Reaction and Electrochemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
P Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements
d- and f – block elements
Coordination compounds
Environmental chemistry
General principles and processes of isolation of metals
Organic Chemistry Purification and characterization of organic compounds
Chemistry in everyday life
Principles related to practical chemistry
Organic compounds containing –

  1. Halogens
  2. Oxygen
  3. Nitrogen
Some basic principles of organic chemistry

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Detailed JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry

Given below is a detailed JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus with chapters and sub-topics of each chapter. JEE Main Chemistry syllabus is divided the same way as given above – Physical, Inorganic and Organic chemistry.

Syllabus for JEE Main Chemistry – Physical Chemistry

The JEE Main syllabus for Physical Chemistry is as follows:

Chapter 1 – Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Matter and its nature, Dalton’s the atomic theory, the concept of the atom, molecule, element, and compound.
  • Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision, and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis.
  • Laws of chemical combination.
  • Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae.
  • Chemical equations and stoichiometry.

Chapter 2 – States of Matter

  • Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.
  • Gaseous State: Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charles’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure.
  • The concept of the Absolute scale of temperature; Ideal gas equation, Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates).
  • The concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities.
  • Real gases, deviation from Ideal behaviour, compressibility factor, van der Waals equation, liquefaction of gases, critical constants.
  • Liquid State: Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).
  • Solid State: Classification of solids-molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea).
  • Bragg’s Law and its applications.
  • Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids.
  • Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.

Chapter 3 – Atomic Structure

  • Discovery of subatomic particles (electron, proton, and neutron).
  • Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations.
  • Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect.
  • The spectrum of hydrogen atoms, Bohr model of hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model.
  • Dual nature of matter, de-Broglie relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
  • Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, the quantum mechanical model of an atom, its important features, the concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions.
  • Variation of Ψ1 and Ψ2 with r for 1s and 2s orbitals; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum, and magnetic quantum numbers), and their significance.
  • Shapes of s, p and d – orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number.
  • Rules for filling electrons in orbitals – Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, the extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals.

Chapter 4 – Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, the concept of ionic and covalent bonds.
  • Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy.
  • Covalent Bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule, dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules.
  • Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding: Valence bond theory, Its important features, the concept of hybridization involving s, p, and d orbitals; Resonance.
  • Molecular Orbital Theory: Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, the concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.
  • Elementary idea of metallic bonding, Hydrogen bonding, and its applications.

Chapter 5 – Chemical Thermodynamics

  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.
  • First law of thermodynamics: Concept of work, heat internal energy, and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity.
  • Hess’s law of constant heat summation.
  • Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization, and solution.
  • The second law of thermodynamics: Spontaneity of processes; Delta S of the universe and Delta G of the system as criteria for spontaneity, Delta Go (Standard Gibbs energy change) and equilibrium constant.

Chapter 6 – Solutions

  • Different methods for expressing the concentration of a solution: molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), the vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law.
  • Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure – composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions.
  • Colligative properties of dilute solutions, relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure.
  • Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties.
  • Abnormal value of molar mass, Hoff factor, and its significance.

Chapter 7 – Equilibrium

  • Meaning of equilibrium, the concept of dynamic equilibrium.
  • Equilibria involving physical processes: Solid – liquid, liquid – gas and solid – gas equilibria, Henry’s law, a general characteristic of equilibrium involving physical processes.
  • Equilibria involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, the significance of Delta G and Delta Go in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, the effect of the catalyst.
  • Le Chatelier’s principle.
  • Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multi stage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.

Chapter 8 – Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

  • Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.
  • Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivities and their variation with concentration.
  • Kohlrausch’s law and its applications.
  • Electrochemical cells: Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half – cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic cell and its measurement.
  • Nernst equation and its applications; Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change.
  • Dry cell and lead accumulator, Fuel cells.
  • Corrosion and its prevention.

Chapter 9 – Chemical Kinetics

  • The rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: concentration, temperature, pressure, and catalyst.
  • Elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units, differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half-lives, the effect of temperature on the rate of reactions.
  • Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).

Chapter 10 – Surface Chemistry

  • Adsorption: Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting the adsorption of gases on solids: Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions.
  • Catalysis: Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis, and its mechanism.
  • Colloidal state: Distinction among true solutions, colloids, and suspensions, classification of colloids: lyophilic, lyophobic.
  • Multimolecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids: Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation, and flocculation.
  • Emulsions and their characteristics.

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Syllabus for JEE Main Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry

The JEE Main Inorganic Chemistry syllabus is as follows:

Chapter 11 – Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • Modern periodic law and present form of the periodic table.
  • s, p, d and f block elements.
  • Periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy.
  • Electrons gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.

Chapter 12 – General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

  • Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores.
  • Steps involved in the extraction of metals: concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn, and Fe.
  • Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.

Chapter 13 – Hydrogen

  • The position of hydrogen in the periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties, and uses of hydrogen.
  • Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water.
  • Structure, preparation, reactions, and uses of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Classification of hydrides: ionic, covalent and interstitial.
  • Hydrogen as a fuel.

Chapter 14 – S Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

  • Group 1 and Group 2 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
  • Preparation and properties of some important compounds: sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate.
  • Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement.
  • The biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.

Chapter 15 – P Block Elements

  • Group 13 to Group 18 Elements: General Introduction, Electronic configuration, and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group. Groupwise study of the p block elements.
  • Group 13: Preparation, properties, and uses of boron and aluminium; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, and alums.
  • Group 14: Tendency for catenation; Structure, properties, and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites, and silicones.
  • Group 15: Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotropic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure, and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides, (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus.
  • Group 16: Preparation, properties, structures and uses of dioxygen and ozone; Allotropic forms of sulfur; Preparation, properties, structures, and uses of sulfur dioxide, sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulfur.
  • Group 17: Preparation, properties, and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxyacids of halogens.
  • Group 18: Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.

Chapter 16 – D and F Block Elements

  • Transition Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first-row transition elements: physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation.
  • Preparation, properties, and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.
  • Inner Transition Elements: Lanthanides, Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanide contraction, and Actinoids: Electronic configuration and oxidation states.

Chapter 17 – Coordination Compounds

  • Introduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory.
  • ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation.
  • IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism.
  • Bonding-Valence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties.
  • Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).

Chapter 18 – Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental pollution: Atmospheric, water, and soil.
  • Atmospheric pollution: Tropospheric and stratospheric.
  • Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.
  • Greenhouse effect and Global warming, acid rain.
  • Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.
  • Stratospheric pollution: Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer, its mechanism and effects.
  • Water Pollution: Major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes, and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.
  • Soil pollution: Major pollutants such as Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) their harmful effects and prevention.
  • Strategies to control environmental pollution.

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Syllabus for JEE Main Chemistry – Organic Chemistry

The JEE Main Inorganic Chemistry syllabus is as follows:

Chapter 19 – Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

  • Purification: Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, and chromatography principles and their applications.
  • Qualitative analysis: Detection of nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and halogens.
  • Quantitative analysis (basic principles only): Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulfur, phosphorus.
  • Calculations of empirical formula and molecular formulae; Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.

Chapter 20 – Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

  • Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p).
  • Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: -C = C- and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; Homologous series.
  • Isomerism: structural and stereoisomerism.
  • Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC): Covalent bond fission Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations, and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.
  • Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance, and hyperconjugation.
  • Common types of organic reactions: Substitution, addition, elimination, and rearrangement.

Chapter 21 – Hydrocarbons

  • Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.
  • Alkanes: Conformations; Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.
  • Alkenes: Geometrical isomerism.
  • Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis, oxidation, and polymerization.
  • Alkynes: Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons: Nomenclature, benzene structure and aromaticity.
  • Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel Crafts alkylation and acylation, directive influence of the functional group in monosubstituted benzene.

Chapter 22 – Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

  • General methods of preparation, properties, and reactions.
  • Nature of C-X bond.
  • Mechanisms of substitution reactions.
  • Uses, Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform, freons, and DDT.

Chapter 23 – Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

  • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.
  • Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.
  • Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, and sulphonation, Reimer Tiemann reaction.
  • Ethers: Structure.
  • Aldehyde and Ketones: Nature of carbonyl group; Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones.
  • Important reactions such as Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); the acidity of hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction.
  • Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.
  • Carboxylic Acids: Acidic strength and factors affecting it.

Chapter 24 – Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.
  • Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character.
  • Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.

Chapter 25 – Polymers

  • General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization addition and condensation, co-polymerization.
  • Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization.
  • Some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses, polyethene, nylon, polyester, and bakelite.

Chapter 26 – Biomolecules

  • General introduction and importance of biomolecules.
  • Carbohydrates: Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent monosaccharides or oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).
  • Proteins: Elementary Idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.
  • Vitamins: Classification and functions.
  • B Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA. Biological functions of nucleic acids.

Chapter 27 – Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Chemicals in medicines: Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines, their meaning and common examples.
  • Chemicals in food: Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents are common examples.
  • Cleansing agents: Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

Chapter 28 – Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

  • Detection of extra elements (N, S, halogens) in organic compounds.
  • Detection of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.
  • The chemistry involved in the preparation of the following: Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum, and Organic compounds: Acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform.
  • The chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises: Acids bases and the use of indicators, oxalic-acid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.
  • Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis: Cations: Pb2+, Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, and Anions: CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO2-, NO3-, CI-, Br, I. (Insoluble salts excluded).
  • Chemical principles involved in the following experiments: Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4, Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base, Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols, and Kinetic study of the reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.

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Important Topics of Chemistry in JEE Main

Analysing the past few years JEE Main question papers, students can note certain frequently asked questions. Such questions are a vital part of JEE Main Syllabus. Therefore, candidates must give more attention and practice such important topics thoroughly.

  • Also, certain topics of JEE Main Chemistry syllabus carry more weightage, hence they should be practised thoroughly as well.
  • Such relevant topics from the JEE Main Chemistry syllabus along with the weightage are given below:

Important Topics from JEE Main Organic Chemistry

In JEE Main, the type of questions asked is not fixed for Organic Chemistry. Questions can be asked randomly that makes almost every topic in the JEE Main Chemistry syllabus important for the JEE Main 2021 exam. However, some more important topics in JEE Main organic chemistry are:-

  • Reactions and their mechanism
  • Acidity
  • Nomenclature
  • Basicity

Tips to score well in JEE Main Organic Chemistry section:

  • Start from basic and frequently asked questions.
  • Practise topics with high weightage first.
  • In JEE Main, questions based on mechanism and named reactions and organic synthesis have been asked repeatedly, so focus on that properly.
  • Prepare steps of common chemical reactions.
  • Develop a daily practice of solving 2-3 questions on average, from a topic.


Important Topics from JEE Main Inorganic Chemistry

While all the topics Inorganic Chemistry are considered important, you should focus more on the topics from which more questions are asked frequently. In JEE Main all the chapters carry equal weightage so it is important to clear your basics and the fundamentals of each and every topic. Some important topics in JEE Main Inorganic chemistry are:

  • Methods of Preparation and Chemical Reactions, uses, etc. of the compounds.
  • Chemical bonding
  • Elements of the periodic table
  • Transition elements and coordination chemistry
  • S & P block elements and Hydrogen

For Inorganic chemistry, building a solid foundation is of high importance. Frequent questions have been asked from the following topics:

  • Dipole Moment
  • Shape and Hybridisation
  • Molecular Orbital Theory
  • Fajan’s Rule & its application

Tips to score in Inorganic chemistry section:

  • Around 3 questions are asked from transition elements and coordination chemistry chapters so you must study these chapters thoroughly.
  • More questions are based on topics like Lanthanoid Contraction, Isomerism (Structural, Geometrical, Linkage, Optical Isomerism), Nomenclature and Crystal Field Theory.

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Important Topics from JEE Main Physical Chemistry

  • Mole concept is the most important topic for JEE Main Physical Chemistry section.
  • Certain reactions like Redox Reaction are based on the Mole concept. Hence, being the basic connection, this topic should be clear.
  • Important formulas and basic concepts of Atomic Structure should be clear.
  1. Many questions are frequently asked from this chapter in JEE Main.
  2. Important topics from this chapter are The Wavelength of Electronic Transition, Quantum Numbers and Ionisation Energy.
  • Topics like State and Solid-state are also important for JEE Main 2021
  • Questions from topics like van der Waals equation, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Types of Molecular Velocity are also counted for frequently asked questions.

The other topics that carry equal weightage in JEE Main are:

  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry & Redox Reactions
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Solutions


Topic-wise Weightage of Chemistry in JEE Main

For JEE Main Chemistry, there are theory-based questions. These questions are less time consuming as compared to Physics and Mathematics questions. Although complex, questions on chemistry topics can boost your marks in JEE Main exam as this section is usually the easiest. Given below is a weightage table for various chapters. This weightage is provided as per the trends in the past.

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


Level of Difficulty of Chemistry in JEE Main 

The question paper analysis of JEE Main 2021 February and March session is described below:

February 2021 Session

  • The Chemistry section was considered to be the easiest among all the sections.
  • Most questions were asked from NCERT textbooks.
  • There was a balanced weightage of questions from Class XI and XII.
  • A lot of factual questions were asked.
  • Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage than the other 2 sections.

March 2021 Session

  • The Chemistry section was the easiest as it had many direct questions..
  • The pattern of questions was similar to NCERT textbooks


Best Books to Prepare JEE Main Chemistry

Practically it may sound impractical for one book to cover the entire JEE Main Chemistry syllabus as for chemistry, the syllabus is exhaustive. Most of the top educational writers publish separate books for the three subsections. Given below are some best books that aspirants can refer to while preparing the JEE Main syllabus for Chemistry.

Common Books
  • Textbooks for Class 12 Chemistry (NCERT)
  • Exemplar Problems for Class 12 Chemistry (NCERT)
  • Textbooks for Class 11 Chemistry (NCERT)
  • Exemplar Problems for Class 11 Chemistry (NCERT)
Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry for JEE by M S Chauhan
  • A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry for the JEE by Peter Sykes
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • Problems in Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced by V. K. JAISWAL
Physical Chemistry
  • Atkins’ Physical Chemistry
  • Problems in Physical Chemistry – Narendra Awasthi


IIT-PAL Video Lectures Provided by NTA

NTA uploaded several video lectures recorded by some reputed IIT Professors under the name of IIT-PAL on Youtube. Students can make use of these lectures to ease their preparation. These lectures are divided into sub topics for each chapter. There are more than 100 videos of approximately 50 to 60 minute runtime for each video. Steps to access these videos are given below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in.
  • Then, click on the ‘Students’ tab.
  • Under the ‘Test Practice’ section, select ‘Content Based Lectures’.

Alternatively, students can also head over to Youtube and search for IIT-PAL along with the topic name they wish to watch the lecture for.


Things To Remember While Preparing for JEE Main Chemistry

JEE Main Chemistry is considered as a scoring section by majority students as the questions vary from easy to moderate. Also most of the questions are based on fundamental concepts. The questions are less time consuming as they are not calculation based. A lot of direct questions are also asked from NCERT textbooks. Moreover, the JEE Main Chemistry syllabus is more about a planned approach rather than direct conceptual applications.

  • JEE Main aspirants must be thorough with all the important formulas, reactions, chemical equations, and periodic table trends.
  • These concepts constitute a major portion of JEE Main Chemistry syllabus.
  • JEE Main study material plays a very important role in the exam preparations.
  • There could be a large chunk of direct and indirect questions from the above-mentioned concepts.
  • Try not to just memorize the theory and formulas as it does not improvise problem-solving skills.
  • At the end, there must be the knowledge of what logic works behind a particular concept.

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Some Numerical Value-Based Questions in Chemistry

Ques. The hardness of a water sample (in terms of equivalents of CaCO3) containing 10–3M CaSO4 is : (molar mass of CaSO4 = 136g/mol).

Ans. 100 ppm

Ques. The standard electrode potential Eº and its temperature coefficient (dEº/dT)p for a cell are 2V and –5×10–4 VK–1 at 300K respectively. The cell reaction is Zn(s) + Cu2+(aq)→ Zn2+(aq) + Cu(s). The standard reaction enthalpy (ΔrHº) at 300K is _________________ kJ/mol (F= 96485 C mol-1)

Ans. -414.9

Ques. The number of monochlorinated products obtained on chlorination of 2 methylbutane is_________.

Ans. 4 Click here to download the official PDF of JEE Main Sample Numerical Based Questions on Chemistry. Do more practise and solve as many questions as possible. Also, such numerical type questions do not carry any negative marking.


Q.Where can I get the previous year JEE Main papers?

Last updated on December 16th, 2020

Answer: You can download previous year JEE Main papers from here

Q.When will JEE Main 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on December 16th, 2020

Answer: Official dates for JEE Main 2021 will be released soon by NTA. It is like that JEE Main will be conducted 3 or 4 times in 2021 so dates for each session will be announced accordingly.

Q.When will the JEE Main 2021 April and May session be conducted?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Answer: Official dates for JEE Main 2021 April and May sessions will be released soon by NTA. It is likely that JEE Main will be conducted in July or August 2021.

Q. Is NCERT enough for the JEE Main Chemistry section?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Answer: NCERT provides good study material and books for the JEE Main Chemistry section as most questions are asked from NCERT. However, if you want to thoroughly prepare, then you must refer to other best books also. 

Q.Is the Chemistry section in JEE Main easy?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Answer: The Chemistry section is considered to be easier than the other 2 sections. This is because a lot of questions are asked directlyf rom NCERT textbook in the Chemistry section.

Q. How can I score 250+ marks in JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Answer: You must follow the given tips if you want to score 250+ in JEE Main 2021. 

  • Prepare all topics, do not skip any chapter
  • Follow a proper time table
  • Take out time for revision
  • Memorise all the important formulas
  • Practice past year papers and take mock tests
  • Practise numerical questions daily.

For more such tips, click here.

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

Last updated on August 24th, 2021

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.


  • JEE Main 2021 Dates are announced, and it will be conducted in 4 sessions in 2021.
  • B.Arch and B.Planning exams will be conducted twice a year, in February and May 2021.
  • Top 20 percentile criteria has been scrapped from JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021. Read More
  • NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. Check Updated Exam Pattern here

The JoSAA is responsible for getting students admitted in more than 100 engineering colleges in India. This includes 23 Indian Institutes of Technology, 31 National Institute of Technology Campuses, 25 Indian Institutes of Information Technology, around 23 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).


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 Computer-Based, 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:MCQsCorrect: 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


JEE Main B.Arch SyllabusJEE 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 drawing-based section. Aspirants can save the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus PDF by using Ctrl + P (Print) option on their devices.


Section 1 – Mathematics Syllabus

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

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


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.


Weightage of Mathematics in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

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

Weightage of Mathematics in JEE Main B.Arch SyllabusSection 2 – Aptitude Syllabus

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

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

Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

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

Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

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.


Books to Refer for JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

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

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

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

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:

Q.How is the Drawing section of JEE Main Paper 2 conducted?

Last updated on June 18th, 2021

Answer: Drawing section of the JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted in Pen Paper Mode.

Q.Can I take JEE Main in any regional language?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021

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.

Q.Will JEE Main Paper 2 be conducted 4 times a year?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021

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 August 24th, 2021

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.

Latest Update-

  • NTA has finally released the JEE Main Exam Dates for the May session which will conduct the B.Arch and B.Planning papers (Paper 2A and 2B). Session 4 (May) is scheduled from 27 July to 2 August 2021. Candidates can apply for this session through the JEE Main Application Form.
  • 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 top-tier 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 computer-based exam while the Drawing section of JEE Main Paper 2A would be the traditional pen-paper 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.


JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern 2021: SummaryJEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern

Particulars Mathematics and Aptitude Section Drawing Section
Exam Mode Online Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Total Questions in JEE Main B.Arch Exam Maths – 20 MCQ questions and 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


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 top-most architecture colleges.
  • The popularity of architecture as a learning stream as well as a profession has been increasing day by day, even after the point that architecture is one of the hardest streams that are out there.
  • Now, imagine being part of an IIT and learning architecture from world-class faculties.
  • This would be possible with the help of JEE Main B.Arch 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) MCQs-Correct: 4 marks Incorrect: – 1 mark NAT –Correct: 4 marks Incorrect: 0 marks 100
Part II – Aptitude 50 MCQs Correct: 4 marks Incorrect: -1 mark Unanswered: 0 marks 200
Part III – Drawing Test 2 drawing questions Correct: 50 marks 100
Total 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 computer-based test only. However, the drawing test – i.e. the third section – will be on pen-paper. The questions that will be the most used will be multiple choice questions and numerical answer type (NAT).


JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern: Types of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions:

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

Numerical Answer Type (NAT):

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


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 build-environment; visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings; analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, verbal as well as numerical); visualizing different sides of the three-dimensional objects.

Drawing Section

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


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.

  1. The entry gates of the exam centres will be opened around two and a half hours before the start of the exam.
  2. 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.
  3. No entry will be permitted in the exam hall without JEE Main 2021 admit card along with identity proof
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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.

  1. There is going a step forward and picking up masters after passing the Bachelors in Architecture.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


JEE Main B.Arch FAQs

Ques. What are the marking scheme changes in JEE Main paper 2 pattern in 2021?

Last updated on December 21st, 2020

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.

Ques. Is it possible to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Ques. Can commerce students sit for the B. Planning paper?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Ques. What is the new pattern of JEE Main paper 2 in 2021?

Last updated on December 21st, 2020

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
Ques. Is the B. Arch course tough or easy to study?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

Ans. It totally depends on the student’s capability and performance. If you are truly interested in doing, nothing seems difficult.

Q.Is BArch a good career option?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Q.Is it compulsory to appear for the JEE Main Paper 2 in JEE Main entrance examination?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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 August 24th, 2021

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 finally released the JEE Main Exam Dates for April and May sessions, which were postponed earlier. Session 3 (April) is scheduled from 20 to 25 July, while Session 4 (May) is scheduled from 27 July to 2 August 2021. Candidates can apply for both the sessions or either of them through JEE Main Application Form. There is no gap between the two sessions.

  • 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.

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 4-year 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 government-aided technical institutes


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 2:30-5:30 pm (Timings for the aspirants opting for both B.Arch. and Planning will be 2:30 – 06:00 p.m.
Number of questions 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)
Planning-based Questions 25 100 (25 x 4)


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 three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Analyzing sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Assuming three-dimensional objects
  • Transforming 2D and 3D unions

Part 3: Planning-Based 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


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:
    1. Part 1 and 2 of the B. Plan syllabus are the same as the B. Arch syllabus
    2. Part 3 has variations
    3. 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.


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

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


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

Ques: What is the format for paper 3 in JEE Main 2021 exam?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020

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.

Ques: Are there any specific changes in the marking scheme for B.Plan?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Ques: How will the merit list for paper 3 be devised?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Ques: What is the basic eligibility to appear for the B.Plan exam?

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

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.

Ques: What is the minimum and maximum age limit for JEE Main?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020

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: Topic-wise Weightage, Best Books

Last updated on August 18th, 2021

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus is common for all the 4 sessions of JEE Main. The information brochure of JEE Main 2021 has been released. There has been a change in JEE Main exam pattern but the syllabus is the same as 2020. Read the following article to know more about the complete JEE Main Maths Syllabus 2021, 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.


JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Highlights

  • As per the analysis of previous years’ JEE Main exams, JEE Main syllabus has remained more or less same.
  • 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 the difficulty level of the papers.

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 2021

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

Unit 1: Sets, Relations and Functions

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

Unit 2: Complex Number and Quadratic Equations

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


Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants

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

Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations

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

Unit 5: Mathematical Induction

  • The principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications


Unit 6: Binomial Theorem

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

Unit 7: Sequences and Series

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

Unit 8: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

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

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Unit 9: Integral Calculus

  • Integral as an antiderivative
  • Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions
  • Integration using trigonometric identities
  • Integral as limit of a sum
  • Evaluation of simple integrals
  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form

Unit 10: Differential Equations

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

Unit 11: 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 three-dimensional space
  • Scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product

Unit 14: Statistics and Probability

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

Unit 15: Trigonometry

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

Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

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

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Chapter-Wise Weightage

Some chapters from the JEE Main Mathematics syllabus carry more weightage than the others. The table provided below contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus along with their 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 the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics. The number of questions asked from all units are given below:

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
Three-Dimensional Geometry 3
Vector Algebra 1
Statistics and Probability 2
Trigonometry 2
Mathematical Reasoning 1

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Best Books for Preparing JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

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

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


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

Practising numerical questions is very important as numericals is a scoring section in JEE Main exam. This section does ot carry any negative marking. You must go through the past year papers in order to have a good idea about the type of questions asked. As Mathematics is a numerical based section, it requires thorough practise. You must also memorise all the important formulas well.


Q.Is NCERT enough for JEE Main Mathematics preparation?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020

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.

Q.When will the first session of JEE Main 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020

Answer: The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from 23rd February 2021- 26th February 2021.

Q.When will the next session of JEE Main 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Answer: The next session of JEE Main 2021 will be tentatively conducted in July or August 2021.

Q: Has NTA released the revised dates for JEE Main April and May sessions?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Answer: The revised dates for April and May sessions have not been released yet. However, the dates are expected to be out soon.

Q. Is the Mathematics section easy?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Answer: Mathematics section is considered to be tougher than the other sections. The difficulty level ranges from moderate to difficult.

Q. Is 98 percentile a good score in JEE Main?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Answer: Yes, 98 percentile is a good score and you may secure a seat at one of the top NITs with this score.

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

Last updated on August 18th, 2021

NTA, which is now the conducting authority for JEE Main, has released the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021. This year, some changes have been introduced in the JEE Main exam pattern. However, there has been no changes in the JEE Main Physics Syllabus even after the reduction in Class XII syllabus by some boards.

  • JEE Main 2021 April and May sessions will be conducted soon in the Computer-Based Mode (CBT) exam.
  • Students can practice JEE Main Mock Tests for a better understanding of CBT.
  • Since last year, the JEE Main Physics section has held 20 objective type questions and 5 numerical value questions. These 5 numerical questions won’t have any negative marking.
  • Meanwhile, JEE Advanced Syllabus 2021 also has few additional topics which require higher-level understanding.

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JEE Main Physics Syllabus (Updated)
JEE Main Physics Syllabus (Updated)

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 chapter on 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 2021 (Theory Part)-

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

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JEE Main Physics Experimental Skills (Section B)

The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 – Section B on Experimental Skills. There are no changes in this section also and the JEE Main syllabus 2021 is the same as 2020.

Unit 1 to 10

S.No. Experiments
1 Vernier callipers-its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
2 Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire.
3 Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
4 Metre Scale – mass of a given object by principle of moments.
5 Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
6 Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
7 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.


Unit 11 to 22

S.No. Experiments
11 Resistivity of the material of a given wire using a metre bridge.
12 Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
13 Potentiometer -Comparison of emf of two primary cells. -Determination of internal resistance of a cell.
14 Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method
15 Focal length of-Convex mirror -Concave mirror, and -Convex lens using parallax method
16 Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
17 Refractive index of a glass slab using a traveling microscope.
18 Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
19 Zener diode characteristic curves and finding reverse 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 to-Identify base of a transistor -Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor -See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED. -Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).

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Books For Preparing JEE Main Physics Syllabus 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, they might not be able to understand the logic behind certain topics. To understand topics with ease and to know the logic behind certain important 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: Tips and Tricks for Attempting the Paper 

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 JEE Main.

  • Section Attempting Order:
      • According to experts and past trend analysis, the idle paper attempting order should be in the following manner- first Chemistry, followed by Maths and lastly Physics.
      • The logic behind this is that Chemistry has more fact-based questions and the level of logical questions rises from Chemistry to Maths to Physics.
      • It is easier to solve fact-based 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 the JEE Main paper, 30 questions are expected to be easy.
      • 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 (20-25%) 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 JEE Main previous year papers and analyzing results.
      • It will also help you to locate your strong and weak areas.
      • Knowing your strength will help to understand which questions you should attempt first to secure some marks.
  • Accuracy:
      • It is always preferable to attempt questions of the topics you have great command over, 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 it’ll also help you 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.


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

Ans. 90

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

Ans. 3

Q3. Light of wavelength 0.6 mm from a sodium lamp falls on a 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 past year papers to understand the JEE Main exam pattern. Aspirants can also download the PDF of sample questions on numerical value for JEE Main Physics. As you have reviewed the whole syllabus of JEE Main Physics, you must have understood the topics which are highly important for the exam. JEE Main Physics Kinematics, Optics, Electrostatics are the top-scoring chapters for this section. Make sure to give these topics enough time. All the best!


JEE Main Physics FAQs

Ques.: Does the JEE Main 2021 Physics syllabus have questions from Class XI also?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020

Ans: Yes, the JEE Main Physics syllabus 2021 contains topics from class 11th and 12th as well.

Ques: What is the weightage of section B in JEE Main Physics syllabus 2021?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Ans: JEE Main Physics syllabus has two sections- weightage of Section B is 20% whereas Section-A consists of theory having 80% weightage.

Ques. Has the JEE Main 2021 Physics syllabus been released officially?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NTA has released the official JEE Main Physics Syllabus. There have been no changes in the syllabus.

Ques. What are the most preferable books for JEE Main Physics syllabus preparation?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

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.

Ques. Has the reduction of Class XII CBSE syllabus affected JEE Main 2021 syllabus?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Ans. No, NTA has not reduced the JEE Main syllabus but has rather changed the exam pattern to help the students whose Class XII syllabus was reduced.

Ques. Is the JEE Main Physics section easy?

Last updated on June 29th, 2021

Ans. As per the past year trends, the difficulty level of Physics section ranges from moderate to difficult.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated): Check Latest Pattern, Marking Scheme For B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning

Last updated on September 18th, 2021

NTA has revised the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. As per latest exam pattern, candidates will now have 10 numericals in each section, out of which, only 5 must be attempted. Total questions in Paper 1 (B.E. / B.Tech) are now increased to 90, but candidates need to attempt only 75 questions. The exam pattern has been revised in order to help the students whose Class XII syllabus has been reduced by the board. Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal also said that questions will be framed in a way to cover the syllabus of boards which have reduced Class XII syllabus as well as those which haven’t reduced the syllabus. A new paper for B.Planning was introduced in 2020 so JEE Main 2021 will also be conducted over 3 papers –

  • B.E/B.Tech – Paper 1
  • B. Arch – Paper 2A
  • B. Planning – Paper 2B

Aspirants can view JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis to know about the questions and paper structure. Students are also advised to go through the syllabus for JEE Main 2021. The details below explain JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021, marking scheme, section-wise distribution of questions etc.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated)

Few changes were introduced by NTA in the exam pattern for JEE Main 2021. The number of Numerical value questions has been increased to 10. However, candidates will have an option of attempting 5 out of the 10 questions. This will be applicable for all 3 papers.

Paper 1 – B.E. / B.Tech Paper Pattern

Subject Section A Section B Marks
Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Physics 20* 10* 100
Chemistry 20* 10* 100
Total 60 30 300

Note: In Section B (Numerical value), candidates are required to attempt any 5 questions out of 10 for each subject.

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Marking Scheme at JEE Main 2021

Marking Scheme for MCQs (Section A) Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for Numerical value questions (Section B) Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)

With a reduction of around 30% syllabus by CBSE, students were expecting NTA to to reduce the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

  • However, NTA has not officially reduced the syllabus till date but has instead altered the exam pattern
  • The JEE Main exam is based on the complete 11th and 12th class syllabus.
  • The changes made for JEE Main 2020 September session will be unaltered
    • Inclusion of numerical type questions along with MCQs
    • B.Planning paper has been separated as Paper 3
    • No negative marking for numerical type questions

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Updated JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021: Highlights

Particulars PAPER 1 PAPER 2A PAPER 2B
Programs Offered B.E./ B.Tech. B.Arch B.Planning
Sections/ Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning based questions
Type of Questions MCQs + Numerical Value MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning
Medium of Exam English/ Hindi/Other regional languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 90 (75 to attempt) 82 (77 to attempt) 105 (100 to attempt)
JEE Main Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQs +4 for correct answers -1 for wrong answers +4 for correct answers -1 for wrong answers +4 for correct answers -1 for wrong answers
Marking Scheme for numerical value questions +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers
  • In 2020, MHRD directed NTA to not announce JEE rankings/scores
  • NTA will only announce the percentile scores based on which admissions will be granted in colleges across India.
  • However, All India Ranks are still announced for cut off at various colleges.
  • The list of All India Ranks will be announced after all the sessions are conducted.

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JEE Main Old vs New Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination 

JEE Main 2021 Examination will be conducted in the following mode:

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

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JEE Main 2021 – Choice of Medium of Question Paper

  • In JEE Main 2021, there will be multiple choices of medium of question paper.
  • The number of regional languages in which candidates can take the exam have been increased and now the total number of available languages is 13.
S. No. Language Exam Centres
1. English All Examination Centres
2. Hindi All Exam Centres in India
3. English and Assamese Exam Centres in Assam
4. English and Bengali Exam Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Island
5. English and Gujarati Exam Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
6. English and Kannada Exam Centres in Karnataka
7. English and Marathi Exam Centres in Maharashtra
8. English and Malayalam Exam Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep
9. English and Odia Exam Centres in Odisha
10. English and Punjabi Exam Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi
11. English and Tamil Exam Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Island
12. English and Telugu Exam Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
13. English and Urdu All Exam Centres in India
  • Candidates are required to choose the medium at the time of filling the JEE Main 2021 Application Form

Note: For ensuring correctness of the questions, the English version will be taken as final.

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

  • Paper-1 of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses (B.Tech)
  • As per the updates, the examination will be a Computer Based Test and will be conducted in online mode
  • The paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics sections
  • There will be a total of 60 Multiple Choice Questions and 30 Numerical value questions.
  • Each Subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions. Any 5 numerical questions have to be attempted by candidates.
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.

JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks:

Physics 30 (25 to be attempted) 100
Chemistry 30 (25 to be attempted) 100
Mathematics 30 (25 to be attempted) 100
Total 90 questions (75 to be attempted) 300 marks

Physics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • There will be 20 questions of objective type from Physics in Paper 1
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • Any 5 questions must be attempted from 10 Numerical value questions.
  • No negative marking for Numerical value questions.

Chemistry Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • For Chemistry, there will be mixed questions from Physical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry
  • There will be a total of 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 10 numerical value-based questions
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No negative marking for Numerical value questions.

Mathematics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • There will be 20 questions of objective type and 10 numerical value questions from Mathematics
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No negative marking for Numerical value questions.

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

  • Paper-2 of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses
  • It will be a Computer-Based Test and analyses a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and Drawing Ability
  • Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode
  • Candidates need to bring essential equipment for the Drawing section on their own
  • The paper will consist of a total of 82 questions
  • It will include 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 30 questions from mathematics including 10 questions with numerical value answers
  • Candidates will be required to attempt 5 out of 10 numerical questions.
  • Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • The medium of the paper will be English, Hindi and 11 other languages depending on the location of the exam centres
  • Each correct answer will carry 4 marks
  • Two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response except for questions with numerical based values.


Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 is given below:

  • I – Mathematics – Objective type questions and numerical value questions
  • II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
  • III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing
Mathematics 30 (25 to be attempted) 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 100
Total 82 questions (77 to be attempted) 400 marks

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

  • Paper-2B of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses
  • It will be a Computer Based Test that checks for a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and planning
  • The paper will consist of a total of 105 questions
    • 50 questions for aptitude test
    • 25 questions for planning test
    • 30 questions from mathematics
  • Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • The medium of the paper will be in 13 languages.
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks.
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response except for questions having numerical values

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Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 2B is given below:

Mathematics 30 (25 to be attempted) 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based 25 100
Total 105 questions (100 to be attempted) 400 marks

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

  • JEE Main candidates who wish to attempt both Paper 2 and 3, are allotted a total time of 3 hours 30 minutes
  • The total of 210 minutes can be utilised accordingly for 4 sections namely – Mathematics, Aptitude, Planning and Drawing

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for Aptitude and Drawing

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


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


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

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme

  • JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 will be of 300 marks
  • Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 400 marks
  • Four marks will be awarded for each right answer
  • One mark will be deducted for the wrong answer except for the Drawing Test
  • Drawing Test will have 2 questions of maximum 50 marks each
  • Answering more than one choice will be considered incorrect and marks will be deducted for the same
  • For numerical value-based questions, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers

Sample Questions for New Changes

Below mentioned are a few download links for JEE Main 2021 sample papers. Similar JEE Main Test series can be availed online:

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

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Official Mock Test 2021

  • The official mock test link has been activated by NTA.
  • Candidates can visit the official website of NTA to register for JEE Main 2021 mock tests.
  • JEE Main 2021 participants can attempt these tests from home itself without any registration fee
  • NTA has collected questions for mock tests from a large archive of April/September 2020 sessions and old JEE Main Question Papers

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021: Books for Preparation

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


Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2021 Based on Revised Exam Pattern

  • Compiling of notes: JEE Main 2021 aspirants should note down important points and formulas after finishing every chapter that eases revision and help in faster processing
  • Avoid procrastination: Official dates for the next sessions of JEE Main exam 2021 will be announced soon so candidates must not waste any time
  • Confidence: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics and focus on concept learning.
  • Time Management: It is an important aspect for JEE Main 2021 Preparations. As class XII examinations have been cancelled by most boards, students have got ample of time so utilise it for preparation of JEE Main 2021.
  • Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practise mock tests and JEE Main 2021 sample papers for better understanding of the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern and check time management skills


How To Boost Preparation For JEE Main 2021?

  • JEE Main aspirants are advised to solve maximum question papers to understand the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern
  • Try to solve previous year question papers especially JEE Main 2021 February and March session Question Paper to understand the new pattern
  • One can also solve mock tests and JEE Main 2021 sample papers
  • Candidates can get the best books on JEE Main 2021 Preparation for better results which helps in scoring JEE Main passing marks for JEE Main Cut Off


Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2021

Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2021.

  • JEE Main 2021 participants should report two hours before the examination schedule to avoid delay in verification formalities
  • The exam hall/room registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination
  • Candidates are not permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift
  • Seat with roll number is allocated to every student
  • One must occupy the seat allotted to them else their candidature will not be accepted
  • A candidate cannot leave the JEE Main exam centre or seat without special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator before session ends
  • Every student must adhere to instructions by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators
  • JEE Main 2021 admit card along with rough sheets must be submitted before leaving the hall
  • NTA will not entertain any re-test, under any circumstances
  • Schedule and test centre will be informed in the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card
  • JEE Main applicants must not bring any electronic device or study material to exam hall
  • Candidates are required to bring all required stationary for aptitude test

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FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern

Ques: Is there any change in the JEE main 2021 exam pattern owing to pandemic situation?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: Yes, NTA has introduced some changes in the exam pattern for 2021. 5 extra optional questions have been introduced in the numerical answer based questions.

Ques: What will be the pattern of questions for B.Planning paper?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: There will be a separate paper for B.Planning that will consist of questions from Mathematics, Aptitude based and Planning based. The total marks will be 100 in which 50 marks are for aptitude test.

Ques: What is the mode of examination and medium of questions for paper 2B?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: Like paper 1 and 2A, paper 2B will also be conducted in online mode for a duration of 180 minutes. The medium of questions will be English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Urdu.

Ques: Is there any revision on JEE Main exam duration?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: As per the revised JEE Main exam pattern 2021, all three papers of B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan. will be of 3 hours duration each. For those candidates who wish to appear for both paper 2 and paper 3, the exam duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

Ques: What will be the marking scheme of B.Planning paper?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: There will be MCQs as well as numerical based questions as per the updated JEE Main exam format. Every correct MCQ will be rewarded 4 points and for every incorrect answer 1 point will be deducted. Unattempted questions will not be marked. There will be no negative marking for numerical based questions while correct numerical questions will be given 4 marks.

Ques: Where can I find relevant mock tests for JEE Main 2021 preparation?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans: NTA has released mock tests for JEE Main 2021 in all the 13 languages. You can find the links to the mock tests on the official website of NTA.

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