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JEE Main 2020 Syllabus not reduced, says NTA
Last updated on May 11th, 2020
With a lot of news reports mentioning reduction of the syllabus in new academic sessions for JEE Main and NEET and other examinations due to delay caused by Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak and the countrywide lockdown, it is natural that rumours about the current session of JEE Main 2020 were bound to spread. In a news report published by NDTV, an NTA official has clarified that there will be no reduction in the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 which is scheduled for 18th to 23rd July 2020 now. NTA is the official conducting agency for JEE Main and NEET, which comes directly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Sorting out rumours about the exam
Rumours about the reduction in the syllabus were emerging stating that the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 has been reduced due to the distress caused by COVID19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread.
“Do not believe the rumours. The syllabus for both JEE Main and NEET examinations remains the same”, said the NTA official.
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has stated in the live session held on Facebook and Twitter, as well as, in a separate statement with Indian Express that the syllabus for the upcoming academic year will be reduced according to the time period lost. There were no mentions about the current year syllabus due to which speculations from the internet started emerging.
With the postponement of the exam dates and the JEE Main new dates set for July 3rd week, it was needless to say that the exam syllabus remained the same as before. Moreover, students now have a reasonable, rather sufficient time to prepare for the examination as the exams have been delayed by over 3 months. Aspirants of the JEE Main examination usually start preparing right from the start of Class 11th and some even start from class 10th.
JEE Main and Advanced New Dates Announced
New dates for JEE Main 2020 were announced recently by Union HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. He announced that the JEE Main 2020 will be conducted from 18th to 23rd July 2020. The exam was previously postponed twice by the NTA. He also announced the new dates for NEET 2020 which will now be held on 26th July 2020.
JEE Advanced 2020 dates have also been announced by MHRD. It is the screening test for admissions to IITs and will be held on 23rd August 2020. Only top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main are allowed to take JEE Advanced.
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JEE Main Syllabus 2021: Subjectwise Syllabus for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan Papers
Last updated on August 18th, 2021
NTA has released the official JEE Main Syllabus 2021. Initially, there were speculations that there will be changes or reduction in the JEE Main Syllabus 2021 owing to the COVID19 pandemic. However, NTA has released the syllabus of JEE Main 2021 without any changes. The NTA JEE Main 2021 Syllabus varies depending upon the sections or subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing and Planning.
Candidates can get an insight of the syllabus for JEE Main 2021 from this article and devise a plan of action.
Latest Updates on JEE Main Syllabus 2021
 NTA has 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.
 JEE Main Syllabus 2021 has been officially notified by NTA on their official website. Download Syllabus PDF
 HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has hinted towards a change in JEE Main exam pattern 2021. Read More
The examination will be conducted for 3 separate papers B.E/B. Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. Paper 1 is for B.E/B. Tech, Paper 2 is for B.Arch and Paper 3 is for B.Planning. Candidates seeking admissions to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs can fill JEE Main form online when the registration window opens.
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Overview of the JEE Main Syllabus 2021
 The syllabus for Paper 1 comprises three major subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This paper is specific for admissions to B.Tech/B.E courses.
 Paper 2 syllabus comprises three major subjects which are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to B.Arch Courses.
 Finally, Paper 3 syllabus comprises three subjects which are Aptitude, Planningbased questions and Mathematics. This paper is conducted for admissions to the B. Planning course of IITs.
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Will NTA Reduce JEE Main 2021 Syllabus?Lockdown situation due to the outbreak of COVID19 has led to the delay in events of JEE Main 2020 session. This has created pressure among the JEE main 2021 session aspirants, hence they have demanded a reduction in the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

JEE Main Syllabus 2021: Subjectwise Syllabus
The JEE Main Syllabus is similar to that of the JEE Advanced examination. However, the difficulty level is different as the students may face more difficult questions in the JEE Advanced examination, which might have more than one answer. In order to acquire a good rank, the students need to know the syllabus and exam pattern and also keep their practice thorough.
JEE Main 2021 Chemistry Syllabus
The JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus is divided into three sections which are Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The students must go through each of these subsections in order to score well.
Section A – Physical Chemistry
Following section caters to the entire NTA JEE Main Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry
Unit  Topic  Details 
1.  Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 









2.  States of Matter 





3.  Atomic Structure 









4.  Chemical Bonding and molecular structure 









5.  Chemical Thermodynamics 





6.  Solutions 





7.  Equilibrium 







8.  Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 







9.  Chemical Kinetics 





10.  Surface Chemistry 






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







12.  General Principles and processes of isolation of metals 





13.  Hydrogen 









14.  SBlock Elements (Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals) 







15.  PBlock Elements 











16.  D and f Block Elements 





17.  Coordination Compounds 







18.  Environmental Chemistry 










Section C – Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 is given below. All chapters in Organic Chemistry are important. Hydrocarbons and Organic compounds usually carry a very high weightage in Organic Chemistry.
Unit  Topic  Details 
19.  Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds 







20.  Some basic principles of organic chemistry 











21.  Hydrocarbons 













22.  Organic Compounds Containing Halogens 







23.  Organic Compounds containing Oxygen 















24.  Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 





25.  Polymers 







26.  Biomolecules 









27.  Chemistry in Everyday life 





28.  Principles related to Practical Chemistry 










Weightage of JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus
An analysis of the Chemistry paper of JEE Main examination 2021 have been given below:
Chemistry Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Inorganic Chemistry  29 
Organic Chemistry  36 
Physical Chemistry  35 
Chemistry Syllabus Weightage
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JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus
The JEE Main Physics Syllabus is divided into two major sections — Section A and Section B. Section A comprises 80% of the question paper and mainly has theoretical questions. Section B comprises 20% of the question paper and has practicalbased questions.
Following section caters to the detailed NTA JEE Main syllabus 2021 of Physics
Unit  Topic  Details 
1  Physics and Measurement 







2  Kinematics 











3  Laws of Motion 









4  Work, Energy and Power 







5  Rotational Motion 









6  Gravitation 









7  Properties of Solids and Liquids 

















8  Thermodynamics 









9  Kinetic Theory of Gases 









10  Oscillations and Waves 



















11  Electrostatics 













12  Current Electricity 













13  Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 

















14  Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 















15  Electromagnetic Waves 







16  Optics 











17  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 











18  Atoms and Nuclei 















19  Electronic Devices 













20  Communication Systems 




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









2.  Complex Number and Quadratic Equations 











3.  Matrices and Determinants 







4.  Permutations and Combinations 





5.  Mathematical Induction 

6.  Binomial Theorem 





7.  Sequences and Series 









8.  Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 













9.  Integral Calculus 











10.  Differential Equations 







11.  Coordinate Geometry 









12.  Three Dimensional Geometry 







13.  Vector Algebra 





14.  Statistics and Probability 



15.  Trigonometry 







16.  Mathematical Reasoning 


Weightage of JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
An analysis of the Mathematics paper of JEE Main examination 2021 have been given below
Maths Important Topics  Weightage (%) 
Complex Numbers  6 
Coordinate Geometry  16 
Differential & Integral Calculus  34 
Fundamentals of Mathematics  4 
Probability  8 
Matrices  13 
Trigonometry  9 
Vector & 3D  10 
Mathematics Syllabus Weightage
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JEE Main 2021 Drawing Test Syllabus
Drawing is included in Paper 2 of JEE Main examination. Few topics which are important for JEE Main Drawing Test are:
 Drawing abstract shapes and geometric patterns in pen and paper.
 Transformation of figures from 2D to 3D or viceversa
 Elevation of object rotation
 Designing memory of urban scenes
 Generation of plan
 3D view of an object, rotation
JEE Main 2021 Aptitude Test Syllabus
Aptitude section is included in both Paper 2 and Paper 3 of the JEE Main. The Aptitude section is divided into two parts according to the JEE Main Syllabus. The important topics from each of these parts which have been mentioned in the official JEE Main Syllabus have been given below:
Aptitude Important Topics  Weightage 

3% 

4% 

3% 

2% 

1% 
Aptitude Syllabus Weightage
JEE Main 2021 Planningbased Test Syllabus
Questions based on Planning will be a part of Paper 3 i.e. B.Planning only in JEE Main 2021. This section was introduced for students along with a completely new paper in 2020. As per the sample questions provided on the official website of JEE Main 2020, it is implied that questions from Planning section will be from the following topics
 General Awareness – Government programs/schemes, development issues, current affairs related to rural and urban development programs etc.
 Critical thinking, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Basic Statistics etc.
 Social Sciences – Geography, History, Political Science, Economics
The official JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be available for download as soon as it is released by NTA.
Best Books for JEE Main Syllabus 2021
Reference books and mock tests are really helpful in JEE Main Preparation. Reference books help in understanding the JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Exam Pattern. Following books are suggested in order to prepare for JEE Main as per the previous year syllabus for JEE Main
Chemistry
Name of the Book  Author 
Organic Chemistry  O.P. Tandon 
Physical Chemistry  O.P. Tandon 
Numerical Chemistry  P. Bahadur 
Physics
Name of the Book  Author 
IIT JEE Physics  D.C. Pandey 
Concepts of Physics  H.C. Verma 
Fundamentals of Physics  Resnick, Halliday and Walker 
Mathematics
Name of the book  Author 
Mathematics XI and XII  R.D. Sharma 
Higher Algebra  Hall & Knight 
Problems of Calculus in one Variable  I.A. Maron 
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Drawing
Important Books  Author 
B.Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main)  S C Garg 
A Complete Selfguide for B.Arch Entrance Examination  P K Mishra 
Aptitude
Important Book  Name of the Author 
Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning  R.S. Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude  R.S. Aggarwal 
Check Best Books for B. Arch Preparation
Planning
Books  Author 
Contemporary India Part – 2 Textbook in Geography for Class – 10  NCERT 
Democratic Politics – II Textbook in Social Science for Class 10  NCERT 
India and the Contemporary World – 2 Textbook in History for Class – 10  NCERT 
Understanding Economic Development – Textbook in Social Science for Class – 10  NCERT 
Current Affair Yearly (2020)  Arihant 
JEE Main Syllabus is based on class XI and XII syllabus. Preparation of one will automatically help you get ready for the other. The students are advised to focus more on JEE Main important topics and chapters for efficient learning and preparation.
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)
If you take a look at JEE Main Paper Analysis, you will understand that previously, there were a total of 90 questions in Paper 1 with 30 questions from each section. Now, the total number of questions have been reduced to 75 with each section having 25 questions.
 This new JEE Main Exam pattern of examination has been implemented since the January 2020 examination.
 Out of these 25 questions, 20 will be of MCQ type and the rest 5 questions will be numerical valuebased questions.
 Numerical valuebased questions will not have negative marking.
 All the three sections will be given equal weightage. The total marks of Paper 1 are 300.
 However, there are chances that the exam pattern will be further changed in 2021.
 The new exam pattern will be updated as soon as it is released by NTA.
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Physics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Chemistry  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch)
Paper 2 will have a total of 77 questions divided into three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. The Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. The Drawing section previously had 3 questions but from 2020 onwards, it will have 2 questions of 50 marks each. Only this section will be conducted in an offline mode (Pen and Paperbased). The total marks of Paper 2 will constitute a total of 400 marks.
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Aptitude  Total: 50  MCQ Type: 50 
Drawing  Total: 2  Drawing Type: 2 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Read JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Arch in Detail
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 3 (B.Planning)
This is a new paper introduced in 2020 for B.Planning courses in colleges. JEE Main syllabus for paper 3 will have a total of 100 questions which will be divided into three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning. Here too, the Mathematics section will be the same as Paper 1. Paper 3 will constitute a total of 400 marks.
Section  Number of Questions  Type of Questions 
Aptitude  Total: 50  MCQ Type: 50 
Planningbased questions  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 25 
Mathematics  Total: 25  MCQ Type: 20 Numerical Value Type: 5 
Read JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Plan in Detail
FAQs
Last updated on March 6th, 2020
Ans. Yes, a student can sit for both B.Arch and B.Planning examination. In that case, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020
Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus covers all the important topics from both class XI and XII.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020
Ans. Two of the most important topics for Mathematics from which the majority of questions are asked are Trigonometry and Calculus.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020
Ans. No, the JEE Main Syllabus and the JEE Advanced Syllabus is mostly the same but the question pattern is different.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020
Ans. The JEE Main Syllabus remains mostly the same every year. One or two topics may be included or excluded from the syllabus. However, there are chances of reduction in the syllabus for 2021 exam due to the pandemic.
Last updated on March 6th, 2020
Ans. Yes, the JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics is the same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020
Ans. No, The JEE Main 2021 syllabus for paper 1 and paper 2 will be completely different. Paper 1 comprises three major subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics whereas paper 2 comprises of Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics
Last updated on December 15th, 2020
Ans. From JEE Main 2020 point of view Kinematics is a very important chapter because of mainly two reasons:
 Its weightage is high
 Kinematics is the most basic chapter of mechanics and can be applied in almost any topic of physics.
Candidates must have conceptual clarity when it comes to topics like Kinematics.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020
Ans. The topics vital for Paper 1 in JEE Main 2021 are tabulated below:
Subject  Topic 
Physics  Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Dimensional Analysis, Waves & Sounds, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics and Electromagnetic Induction, Gravitation & Electrostatistics, Geometrical Optics. 
Chemistry  Mole concept & the concept of equivalents, Redox reactions, Electrochemistry, Coordination chemistry, Chemical bonding, and Qualitative analysis, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives. 
Mathematics  Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles, and Family of Circles, Sequence, and Series, Probability, Hyperbola in coordinate geometry, Parabola; Functions, Continuity & Differentiability, Limits, Application of derivatives, Definite integral in calculus, Vectors, Quadratic equations and expressions, Complex numbers, Matrices. 
Last updated on December 15th, 2020
Ans. The important topics for JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 are listed below:
 Harmony, Contrast, and Colour texture.
 3D– perception, appreciation of scale and proportion of building forms, objects, and elements
 Design and drawing of abstract or geometrical shapes and patterns in pencil
 Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Rotation, Elevations, Generation of Plan, 3D views of objects, Subtraction, Development of surfaces, and volumes.
 Sketching
 2D and 3D compositions using given forms and shapes
Last updated on August 24th, 2020
Ans. JEE Main syllabus covers topics from Class XI and XII both. Therefore, a lot of chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics become equally vital both for Boards and the JEE Main Exam from both the classes.
Last updated on August 24th, 2020
Ans. No, the JEE Main syllabus has been the same from last 10 year. JEE Main Syllabus based on the class 11th and 12th syllabus.