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IITs Might Reduce Syllabus For JEE Advanced 2020 With Changes In Exam Format

Last updated on July 13th, 2020 at 07:13 am

This year’s JEE Advanced has been postponed twice similar to the JEE Main 2020. The scores of JEE Main decide whether the student is eligible to attempt the JEE Advanced 2020. In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considering reducing the syllabus for the JEE Advanced 2020 and also making changes in the exam format. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) will hold a meeting for reviewing these proposals. As per the reports, this meeting is going to be held in the next week.

IIT-Delhi is the conducting authority for JEE Advanced 2020. V Ramgopal Rao, the Director of IIT-D has confirmed that a review meeting is scheduled for the coming week. The proposals will be suggested for exam format, JEE Advanced Exam Syllabus, and various social distancing norms to be followed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Once JAB agrees, the decisions will be made. All the proposals are for JEE Advanced 2020.

Previously, it was also reported that IITs are considering to remove the eligibility criteria of board exams or top 20 percentile criteria. Since CBSE and ICSE boards have cancelled their board exams, this proposal is more likely to be implemented for JEE Advanced 2020. As per the JEE Advanced 2020 Eligibility, students of class 12th must have scored at least 75% or must be in the top 20 percentile scorers of the board exams.

Also Read | NTA Plans To Re-evaluate Conducting JEE Main 2021 January Session

Why Propose Reduction in Syllabus?

CBSE has reduced the syllabus for their 2021 curriculum. This will be taken as a precedent and NTA might come forward with a reduction in the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 as well. Both the exams have syllabus based on the class 11th and 12th syllabus. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is getting impossible for students to opt for classroom education due to the risk of infection. Moreover, the JEE Main Exam Syllabus is vaster than the CBSE curriculum even after a similar reduction. In order to cover major topics, students have to refer to separate study material for beating the competitive environment of JEE Main.

In such a case, it is better to reduce the curriculum along with changes in the exam pattern to make it convenient for the students to prepare for the exam with much ease. With the current scenario of online learning, it is getting difficult to convey the right kind of learning with proper response from the students. This is already hampering the quality of education.

JEE Main January 2021 is also likely to get postponed due to the shift in the academic calendar. Although, there is no official announcement from NTA yet. Currently, their main focus is on conducting JEE Main 2020 successfully.

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2020, Important Topics, Best Books to Prepare

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 02:35 pm

IIT Delhi released the latest announcement on its official website on 20 July 2020 about no reductions that will be made in JEE Advanced 2020 syllabus. While the syllabus for JEE Advanced remains unchanged every year, the weightage of each topic of the syllabus changes, so that students can’t be alerted by the last year’s topics and their weightage, thus making them study every part of the JEE Advanced syllabus. This year, the JEE Advanced syllabus is focused more on the practical applications, rather than just the theories and concepts.

  • IIT Delhi also refuted any claims circulated on social media platforms about the JEE Advanced syllabus reduction.
  • The Syllabus will consist of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics based on FYJC and SYJC portions for Science Stream.

JEE Advanced 2020 – Exam Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Online (Computer-based Test)
Number of papers 2
Time duration 6 hours (3 hours for each paper)
Language/Medium Hindi or English
Number of sections 3 (Maths, Physics, Chemistry)
Type of Questions MCQs (Single & Multiple correct options) NAT questions (single-digit integer)
Marking scheme Dynamic

Check JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Detailed JEE Advanced Syllabus­ – Physics

The marks are allotted according to the importance of the Units. All of these marks and percentages are derived from the last JEE Advanced papers and are just approximations.

Unit 1: Electrodynamics (28 Marks & 22.58% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Weightage in %
Capacitance 6 4.84%
Current Electricity 8 6.45%
Electromagnetic Field 3 2.42%
Electromagnetic Induction 11 8.87%

Unit 2: Heat & Thermodynamics (16 Marks & 12.90% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Marking Weightage
Calorimetry & Thermal Expansion 3 2.42%
Heat Transfer 10 8.06%
KTG & Thermodynamics 3 2.42%

Unit 3: Mechanics (31 Marks & 25.00% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Marking Weightage
Circular Motion 6 4.84%
Elasticity & Viscosity 3 2.42%
Error in Measurement 7 5.65%
Rigid Body Dynamic 11 8.87%
Unit & Dimension 4 3.23%

Unit 4: Modern Physics (23 Marks & 18.55% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Marking Weightage
Modern Physics 23 18.55%

Unit 5: Optics (18 Marks & 14.52% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Marking Weightage
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 14 11.25%
Wave Optics 4 3.23%

Unit 6: SHM & Waves (8 Marks & 6.45% Marking Weightage)

Topic Marks Marking Weightage
SHM 4 3.23%
Sound Waves 4 3.23%

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Physics Syllabus Weightage

Detailed JEE Advanced­ Syllabus – Chemistry

Organic Chemistry – The marks allotted in the following table are according to the importance of the Units.

Topic Marks
Chemical Bonding 8
Coordination Compounds 6
Metallurgy 4
P-Block 11
Qualitative Analysis 7
Total 36

Inorganic Chemistry – The marks allotted in the following table are according to the importance of the Units.

Topic Marks
Amines 11
Aromatic Compounds 6
Biomolecules 4
Carbonyl compounds 3
General Organic Chemistry 8
Polymers 7
Stereoisomerism 6
Total 45

Physical Chemistry – The marks allotted in the following table are according to the importance of the Units.

Topic Marks
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 3
Chemical Equilibrium 6
Chemical Kinetics 8
Electrochemistry 3
Gaseous State 3
Mole Concept 9
Solution & Colligative Properties 4
Surface Chemistry 3
Solid State 4
Total 43

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Chemistry sylllabus weightage

Detailed JEE Advanced Syllabus­ – Mathematics

The following tables enlist a detailed JEE Advanced 2020 syllabus distribution for both papers of Mathematics. The marks are allotted according to the importance of the Units.

Topics Marks
Binomial Theorem 3
Complex Numbers 7
Coordinate Geometry 18
Differential & Integral Calculus 38
Fundamentals of Mathematics 5
Probability 9
Matrices 14
Permutation & Combination 3
Quadratic Equation 3
Sequence & Series 3
Trigonometry 10
Vector & 3D 11

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Mathmatics sylllabus weightage

Important Topics for JEE Advanced Paper- 1

Physics: For syllabus for Physics paper 1 will consist of the following list of topics, including those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones –

Important Topic Weightage
Alternating Current 6-7%
Centre of Mass, Momentum, and Collision 6-7%
Electromagnetic Induction 21-22%
Fluid Mechanics 11-12%
Heat Transfer 6-7%
Modern Physics 9-10%
Optics 11-12%
Thermodynamics 14-15%
Sound Waves: 4-5%
Wave Motion and String Waves 6-7%

Chemistry: The syllabus for Chemistry paper 1, consist following list of topics, starting from those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones –

Topic Weightage
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 14-15%
Atomic Structure 14-15%
Chemical Bonding 4-5%
Coordination Compounds 4-5%
Electrochemistry 4-5%
Hydrocarbons 13-14%
Organic Chemistry 11-12%
P-Block Elements 13-14%
Solid State 4-5%
Solutions 6-7%
Thermodynamics 6-7%

Mathematics: For JEE Advanced Mathematics paper 1 will include the following topics, starting from those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones –

Topic Weightage
Application of Derivatives 14-15%
Complex Numbers 6-7%
Circles 9-10%
Definite Integral 11-12%
Ellipse 4-5%
Hyperbola 6-7%
Limits and Continuity 6-7%
Matrices 11-12%
Parabola 11-12%
Probability 6-7%
Permutations and Combinations 4-5%
Sequence and Series 4-5%

Important Topics for JEE Advanced Paper- 2

Physics: The syllabus for Physics paper 2, will comprise of following list of topics, starting from those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones –

Topic Weightage
Alternating Current 6-7%
Capacitors 9-10%
Current Electricity 6-7%
Electrostatics 6-7%
Gravitation 4-5%
Kinematics 4-5%
Magnetism 11-12%
Measurement and Errors 4-5%
Modern Physics 4-5%
Rotational Dynamics 29-30%
Vectors 4-5%
Wave Optics 5-6%

Chemistry: The syllabus for Chemistry paper 2, will consist of the following topics, starting from those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones –

Topic Weightage
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 9-10%
Chemical Kinetics 6-7%
Electrochemistry 4-5%
Equilibrium in Physical and Chemical Processes 6-7%
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 6-7%
Hydrocarbons 6-7%
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 9-10%
P-Block Elements 22-23%
Solutions 4-5%
Some P-Block Elements 6-7%
Study of First Element: Hydrogen 4-5%
Surface Chemistry 6-7%
Thermodynamics 4-5%

Mathematics: JEE Advanced Mathematics syllabus for paper 2 consists of the following list of topics, starting from those which carry the most weightage, to the least ones is jotted down after a vivid JEE Advanced Paper Analysis.

Topic Paper-2 Weightage
3D Geometry 20-21%
Application of Derivatives 19-20%
Area of Bounded Regions 6-7%
Definite Integrals 13-14%
Differential Equations 4-5%
Limits and Continuity 6-7%
Matrices 4-5%
Probability 4-5%
Sets, Relations and Functions 4-5%
Theory of Equations 9-10%
Trigonometry 6-7%

Check JEE Advanced Practice Papers

What is JEE Advanced AAT?

AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) is for individuals who wish to join B. Arch to take admission for programs, especially in IIT Kharagpur or at IIT Roorkee. However, the JEE Advanced AAT 2020 syllabus for it is specific as it can get, and therefore, you will have to be prepared for that too. Candidates must qualify JEE Advanced exam, only then will you be able to get in for AAT.

Detailed JEE Advanced Syllabus – AAT

Check the JEE Advanced 2020 AAT Syllabus for Architecture Aptitude Test – it is arranged in proper sections below –

Geometrical Drawing

  • Exercises containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, and so on.
  • Study and analysis of the top view, front and side views regarding the solid but simple objects, from prisms to cubes, cylinders among others.

Three-Dimensional Perception

  • Understand and analyze three-dimensional along with building elements, colours, volume and orientation.
  • Memorizing structures and visualizing these objects on the basis of memory only.

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity

  • Comprehensive composition with the help of given elements.
  • Creativity check using innovative testing of familiar objects.
  • Context mapping and sense of colour application.

Architectural Awareness

  • Full-depth knowledge of popular architectural masterpieces, nationally and internationally.
  • Information about the related places and personalities, including the architects and designers behind the creation of particular architecture.

Freehand Writing

  • Simple drawing depiction of an object in its totality, with right form and proportion.
  • Surface texture as well as relative location, detailed and inappropriate scale.
  • Rendering of domestic, daily usable objects and things from memory only.

Check: JEE Advanced Past Practice Papers

Which books to follow for JEE Advanced Syllabus Preparation

Along with the books allotted by the 11th and 12th grades, these books given below are to be referred to be in full preparation of the JEE Advanced exam syllabus.

Books Author
Concept of Physics (Part 1& 2) HC Verma
IIT JEE Physics DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics IE Irodov
Organic Chemistry Morrison Boyd
Organic Chemistry OP Tondon
Inorganic Chemistry OP Tondon
Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
IIT Mathematics ML Khanna
Differential Calculus A. Das Gupta
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
Class XI and XII Mathematics RD Sharma

JEE exam is one of the toughest exams here, as mentioned above. But don’t think about it much. Complete learning of JEE Advanced syllabus, practice mock tests to familiarize with the CBT mode and you will surely come out of the exam centre with a big smile on your face and an excellent score in your hand.


Ques.Are syllabus for jee main and jee advanced same or different?

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 01:52 pm

Ans.While most of the topics covered in JEE Main and JEE Advanced Exam are similar, yet they are not completely same. JEE Advanced concentrates more on topics related to practicals in Physics and Chemistry. Hence it is recommended to be thoroughly well versed with practicals included in CBSE 11 and Class 12.

Ques.Has JEE Advanced Syllabus for 2020 revised?

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 01:53 pm

Ans.No the Syllabus for JEE Advanced 2020 hasn’t changed except for the Exam Pattern. An official notification was released by IIT Delhi (conducting body) on 20 July, 2020 on its official website squashing social media claims of change or reduction in JEE Advanced Syllabus.

Ques.Is biomolecules and semiconductors part of JEE Advanced Syllabus?

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 01:53 pm

Ans.Entire chapters of Magnetism, Semiconductors and communications are not included in JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus. Chapter of Biomolecules is still part of JEE Advanced 2020 syllabus.

Ques.Should I concentrate more on JEE Mains or JEE Advanced Syllabus?

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 01:54 pm

Ans.JEE Main is an important criterion for qualifying JEE Advanced. Besides, there is no major difference in its syllabus. Thus, it is advisable to focus on JEE Main preparation first and then accordingly, prepare for JEE Advanced Exam to qualify the same.