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NTA has released the official JEE Main Syllabus for the year 2020. The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus varies depending upon the sections or subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing and Planning. Candidates can get an insight of the JEE Main Syllabus from this article and devise a plan of action.
The JEE Main examination is now conducted twice every year, in January and April. JEE Main April session will now be held in September 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. HRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the JEE Main exam date 2020. The exam will be conducted from 1st September to 6th September 2020. JEE Main Admit Card will be issued 15 days before the exam. There has been no change in JEE Main Syllabus for 2020.
The examination is conducted for 3 separate papers B.E/B. Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. Paper 1 is for B.E/B. Tech, Paper 2 is for B.Arch and Paper 3 is for B.Planning. Candidates seeking admissions to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs can fill JEE Main form online when the registration window opens.
Overview of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
 The syllabus for Paper 1 comprises three major subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This paper is specific for admissions to B.Tech/B.E courses.
 Paper 2 syllabus comprises three major subjects which are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to B.Arch Courses.
 Finally, the Paper 3 syllabus comprises three subjects which are Aptitude, Planningbased questions and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to the B. Planning course of IITs.
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JEE Main Syllabus 2020: Subjectwise Syllabus
The JEE Main Syllabus is similar to that of the JEE Advanced examination. However, the difficulty level is different as the students may face more difficult questions in the JEE Advanced examination, which might have more than one answer. In order to acquire a good rank, the students need to know the syllabus and exam pattern and also keep their practice thorough.
JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus
The JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus is divided into three sections which are Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The students must go through each of these subsections in order to score well.
Section A – Physical Chemistry
Following section caters to the entire Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2020
Unit  Topic  Details 
1.  Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 









2.  States of Matter 





3.  Atomic Structure 









4.  Chemical Bonding and molecular structure 









5.  Chemical Thermodynamics 





6.  Solutions 





7.  Equilibrium 







8.  Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 







9.  Chemical Kinetics 





10.  Surface Chemistry 






Section B – Inorganic Chemistry
Given below are chapters and topics from Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main 2020. Major focus is on Periodic table and its elements.
Unit  Topic  Details 
11.  Classification of elements and periodicity in properties 







12.  General Principles and processes of isolation of metals 





13.  Hydrogen 









14.  SBlock Elements (Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals) 







15.  PBlock Elements 











16.  D and f Block Elements 





17.  Coordination Compounds 







18.  Environmental Chemistry 










Section C – Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 is given below. All chapters is Organic Chemistry are important. Hydrocarbons and Organic compounds usually carry a very high weightage in Organic Chemistry.
Unit  Topic  Details 
19.  Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds 







20.  Some basic principles of organic chemistry 











21.  Hydrocarbons 













22.  Organic Compounds Containing Halogens 







23.  Organic Compounds containing Oxygen 















24.  Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 





25.  Polymers 







26.  Biomolecules 









27.  Chemistry in Everyday life 





28.  Principles related to Practical Chemistry 










Weightage of JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus
An analysis of the Chemistry paper of JEE Main examination 2020 have been given below:
Chemistry Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Inorganic Chemistry  29 
Organic Chemistry  36 
Physical Chemistry  35 
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JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus
The JEE Main Physics Syllabus is divided into two major section — Section A and Section B. Section A comprises 80% of the question paper and mainly has theoretical questions. Section B comprises 20% of the question paper and has practicalbased questions.
Following section caters to the detailed syllabus of Physics for JEE Main 2020
Unit  Topic  Details 
1  Physics and Measurement 







2  Kinematics 











3  Laws of Motion 









4  Work, Energy and Power 







5  Rotational Motion 









6  Gravitation 









7  Properties of Solids and Liquids 

















8  Thermodynamics 









9  Kinetic Theory of Gases 









10  Oscillations and Waves 



















11  Electrostatics 













12  Current Electricity 













13  Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 

















14  Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 















15  Electromagnetic Waves 







16  Optics 











17  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 











18  Atoms and Nuclei 















19  Electronic Devices 













20  Communication Systems 




Weightage of JEE Main Physics Syllabus
Here we have been an indepth analysis of the JEE Main Physics Paper 2020
Physics Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Electrodynamics  23 
Heat & Thermodynamics  13 
Mechanics  25 
Modern Physics  19 
Optics  14 
SHM & Waves  6 
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JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus
The mathematics section is included in all the three papers of JEE Main 2020. The main topics of Mathematics that are included in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 are Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Coordinate Geometry.
Check detailed JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
The following section caters to the detailed syllabus for Mathematics.
Unit  Topic  Details 
1.  Sets, Relations and Functions 









2.  Complex Number and Quadratic Equations 











3.  Matrices and Determinants 







4.  Permutations and Combinations 





5.  Mathematical Induction 

6.  Binomial Theorem 





7.  Sequences and Series 









8.  Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 













9.  Integral Calculus 











10.  Differential Equations 







11.  Coordinate Geometry 









12.  Three Dimensional Geometry 







13.  Vector Algebra 





14.  Statistics and Probability 



15.  Trigonometry 







16.  Mathematical Reasoning 


Weightage of JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
An analysis of the Mathematics paper of JEE Main examination 2020 have been given below
Maths Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Complex Numbers  6 
Coordinate Geometry  16 
Differential & Integral Calculus  34 
Fundamentals of Mathematics  4 
Probability  8 
Matrices  13 
Trigonometry  9 
Vector & 3D  10 
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JEE Main 2020 Drawing Test Syllabus
Drawing is included in Paper 2 of JEE Main examination. Few topics which are important for JEE Main Drawing Test are:
 Drawing abstract shapes and geometric patterns in pen and paper.
 Transformation of figures from 2D to 3D or viceversa
 Elevation of object rotation
 Designing memory of urban scenes
 Generation of plan
 3D view of an object, rotation
JEE Main 2020 Aptitude Test Syllabus
Aptitude section is included in both Paper 2 and Paper 3 of the JEE Main. The Aptitude section is divided into two parts according to the JEE Main Syllabus. The important topics from each of these parts which have been mentioned in the official JEE Main Syllabus have been given below:
Aptitude Important Topics  Weightage 

3% 

4% 

3% 

2% 

1% 
JEE Main 2020 Planningbased Test Syllabus
Questions based on Planning will be a part of Paper 3 i.e. B.Planning only in JEE Main 2020. This is a new section introduced for students along with a completely new paper. There has been no clear data for Planningbased questions and students are still clueless about it. As per the sample questions provided on the official website of JEE Main 2020, it is implied that questions from Planning section will be from the follwoing topics
 General Awareness – Government programs/schemes, development issues, current affairs related to rural and urban development programs etc.
 Critical thinking, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Basic Statistics etc.
 Social Sciences – Geography, History, Political Science, Economics
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Best Books for JEE Main Syllabus 2020
Reference books and mock tests are really helpful in JEE Main Preparation. Reference books help in understanding the JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Exam Pattern. Following books are suggested in order to prepare for JEE Main as per the latest JEE Main Syllabus 2020
Chemistry
Name of the Book  Author 
Organic Chemistry  O.P. Tandon 
Physical Chemistry  O.P. Tandon 
Numerical Chemistry  P. Bahadur 
Physics
Name of the Book  Author 
IIT JEE Physics  D.C. Pandey 
Concepts of Physics  H.C. Verma 
Fundamentals of Physics  Resnick, Halliday and Walker 
Mathematics
Name of the book  Author 
Mathematics XI and XII  R.D. Sharma 
Higher Algebra  Hall & Knight 
Problems of Calculus in one Variable  I.A. Maron 
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Drawing
Important Books  Author 
B.Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main)  S C Garg 
A Complete Selfguide for B.Arch Entrance Examination  P K Mishra 
Aptitude
Important Book  Name of the Author 
Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning  R.S. Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude  R.S. Aggarwal 
Check Best Books for B. Arch Preparation
Planning
Books  Author 
Contemporary India Part – 2 Textbook in Geography for Class – 10  NCERT 
Democratic Politics – II Textbook in Social Science for Class 10  NCERT 
India and the Contemporary World – 2 Textbook in History for Class – 10  NCERT 
Understanding Economic Development – Textbook in Social Science for Class – 10  NCERT 
Current Affair Yearly (2020)  Arihant 
JEE Main Syllabus is based on class XI and XII syllabus. Preparation of one will automatically help you get ready for the other. The students are advised to focus more on JEE Main important topics and chapters for efficient learning and preparation.
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)
If you take a look at JEE Main Paper Analysis, you will understand that previously, there were a total of 90 questions in Paper 1 with 30 questions from each section. Now, the total number of questions have been reduced to 75 with each section having 25 questions. This new pattern of examination has been implemented since the January 2020 examination. Out of these 25 questions, 20 will be of MCQ type and the rest 5 questions will be numerical valuebased questions. Numerical valuebased questions will not have negative marking. All the three sections will be given equal weightage. The total marks of Paper 1 are 300.
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Physics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Chemistry  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch)
Paper 2 will have a total of 77 questions divided in three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. The Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. The Drawing section previously had 3 questions but from 2020 onwards, it will have 2 questions of 50 marks each. Only this section will be conducted in an offline mode (Pen and Paperbased). The total marks of Paper 2 will constitute a total of 400 marks
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Aptitude  Total: 50  MCQ Type: 50 
Drawing  Total: 2  Drawing Type: 2 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 3 (B.Planning)
This is a newly introduced paper for B.Planning courses in colleges. Paper 3 will have a total of 100 questions which will be divided into three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning. Here too, the Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. Paper 3 will constitute a total of 400 marks.
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Aptitude  Total: 50  MCQ Type: 50 
Planningbased questions  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 25 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
FAQs
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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.
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Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus covers all the important topics from both class XI and XII.
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Ans. Two of the most important topics for Mathematics from which the majority of questions are asked are Trigonometry and Calculus.
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Ans. No, the JEE Main Syllabus and the JEE Advanced Syllabus is mostly the same but the question pattern is different.
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Ans. The JEE Main Syllabus remains mostly the same every year. One or two topics may be included or excluded from the syllabus.
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Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics is the same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.