The JEE Main examination is conducted twice every year once in January and once in April. The examination is conducted for 3 separate papers which are B.E/B. Tech, B.Planning and B.Arch. The total time is 3 hours. If the candidate wishes to sit for both Paper 2 and Paper 3, then the total duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes. The **JEE Main** Syllabus is released every year by NTA. The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus is different for three different papers. It is very important for all the students to know the JEE Main Syllabus properly in order to secure a very good rank in the examination.

JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in January and April. Candidates seeking admissions to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs can **apply for JEE Main 2020** as when the registration window opens. The syllabus of both the papers is different, read on to know more about the weightage, important topics and best books to prepare from.

**An Overview of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus**

- The JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 comprises three major subjects which are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This paper is mainly for B.Tech/ B.E students.
- The JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 2 comprises three major topics which are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. This paper is mainly for B.Arch students.
- The JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 3 comprises three topics which are Aptitude, Planning-based questions and Mathematics. This paper is mainly for B. Planning students.

**JEE Main Examination Pattern for Paper 1**

Previously, there were a total of 90 questions in Paper 1 with 30 questions from each section. Now, the total number of questions have been reduced to 75 with each section having just 25 questions. This **new pattern of examination** has been implemented since the January 2020 examination. Out of these 25 questions, 20 will be of MCQ type and the rest 5 questions will be long-form questions based on numerical approach. All the three sections will be given equal weightage. The total mark of Paper 1 is 300.

Section |
Number of Questions |
Type of Questions |

Physics | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 |

Chemistry | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 |

Mathematics | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 |

**JEE Main Examination Pattern for Paper 2**

Paper 2 will have a total of 77 questions from three sections which are Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. The Drawing section previously had 3 questions but from 2020 onwards, it will have 2 questions. Only this section will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode. The total mark of Paper 2 is 400.

Section |
Number of Questions |
Type of Questions |

Aptitude | Total: 50 | MCQ Type: 50 |

Drawing | Total: 2 | Drawing Type: 2 |

Mathematics | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 |

**JEE Main Examination Pattern for Paper 3**

Paper 3 will have a total of 100 questions which will be divided into three sections which are Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning. The total mark of Paper 3 is 400.

Section |
Number of Questions |
Type of Questions |

Aptitude | Total: 50 | MCQ Type: 50 |

Planning-based questions | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 25 |

Mathematics | Total: 25 | MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 |

**Check complete JEE Main exam pattern**

**JEE Main 2020 Syllabus**

The JEE Main Syllabus is similar to that of the JEE Advanced examination. However, the difficulty level is different as the students may face slightly more difficult questions in the JEE Advanced examination. In order to acquire a good rank, the students need to know the JEE Main Syllabus properly and also practice different types of questions thoroughly.

**JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry**

Chemistry is included in Paper 1 of **JEE Main** examination. The **JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry** is mainly divided into three sections which are Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The students must go through each of these topics in order to get a very good score. Few of the topics which are especially important from the examination point of view have been listed below:

Atomic Structure | Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure |

Chemical Thermodynamics | Chemical Kinesis |

Equilibrium | Surface Chemistry |

Coordinate Compounds | Hydrocarbons |

Organic Chemistry | Classification of elements and periodicity in their properties. |

Here we have given an analysis of the JEE Main Chemistry Paper of 2020

Important Topics |
Number of Questions asked (approx) |

Physical Chemistry | 7 |

Organic Chemistry | 12 |

Inorganic Chemistry | 6 |

Few important books for the Chemistry section are:

Name of the Book |
Author |

Organic Chemistry | O.P. Tandon |

Physical Chemistry | O.P. Tandon |

Numerical Chemistry | P. Bahadur |

**JEE Main Syllabus for Physics**

The JEE Main Syllabus for Physics is divided into two major sections which are Section A and Section B. Section A comprises 80% of the question paper and mainly has theoretical questions. Section B comprises 20% of the question paper and has practical-based questions. Few important topics of the JEE Main Syllabus for Physics have been listed below:

Mechanics | Optics |

Modern Physics | Current Electricity and EMI |

Electrostatics | Magnetism |

Heat | Thermodynamics |

Here we have been an in-depth analysis of the JEE Main Physics Paper 2020:

Important Topics |
Number of Questions asked |

Mechanics | 4 |

Electrostatics and Magnetism | 6 |

Heat and Thermodynamics | 2 |

Optics and Modern Physics | 4 |

Current Electricity and EMI | 4 |

Few important books which are students are recommended to go through while preparing for the Physics section are:

Name of the Book |
Author |

IIT JEE Physics | D.C. Pandey |

Concepts of Physics | H.C. Verma |

Fundamentals of Physics | Resnick, Halliday and Walker |

**JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics**

Mathematics is included in Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 of JEE Main Syllabus. The main topics of Mathematics that are included in the JEE Main Syllabus are Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Coordinate Geometry. Few of the important units of the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics are:

Sets, Relations and Functions | Limit, Continuity and Differentiability |

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations | Integral Calculus |

Permutation and Combination | Differential Equation |

Coordinate Geometry | Trigonometry |

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

Important Topics |
Number of Questions Asked |

Trigonometry | 5 |

Algebra | 7 |

Calculus | 7 |

Coordinate Geometry | 6 |

If you are preparing for JEE Main Examination, then these are the few important books for Mathematics which you must consider:

Name of the book |
Author |

Mathematics XI and XII | R.D. Sharma |

Higher Algebra | Hall & Knight |

Problems of Calculus in one Variable | I.A. Maron |

**JEE Main Syllabus for Drawing Test**

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

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

**JEE Main Syllabus for Aptitude Test**

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

Part |
Important Topics |

Part I | Awareness of objects, persons and places. Visualisation of 3D objects from 2D drawings. Visualising the various sides of 3D objects, Analytical Reasoning. |

Part II | 3D perception, Drawing abstract shapes and geometric patterns in pen and paper. Transformation of figures from 2D to 3D or vice-versa, Elevation of object rotation, Generation of a plan, 3D view of an object rotation |

Few **important books** for Aptitude which covers all the important topics of the JEE Main Syllabus are:

Important Book |
Name of the Author |

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning | R.S. Aggarwal |

Quantitative Aptitude | R.S. Aggarwal |

**FAQs:**

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

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

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

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

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

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