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JEE Main 2021 Delayed Till February, JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus Being Reviewed

Last updated on November 21st, 2020 at 12:10 pm

In normal circumstances, Joint Entrance Examination i.e. JEE Main is held in two sessions – January and April. However, COVID-19 pushed the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. Even after this disruption, NTA sources have said that JEE Main 2021 January session will be conducted, but in the month of February. Similarly, JEE Main 2021 April session will be delayed by a month and will be conducted in May 2021.

The only official announcement for JEE Main 2021 is on the exam languages which will be included to cover more regional languages. There are some expectations that registrations could begin in this month i.e. November 2020, but that could also be delayed as no official announcement has been done on JEE Main Exam Dates 2021.

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The exam is held in two sessions to give a fair opportunity to students. Due to this reason, many students were able to improve their performance in the second session of the exam. So not conducting the JEE Main January session is less likely, but it surely is delayed. As per the sources, they will ‘hopefully’ conduct it by the end of February.

Currently, state boards have been discussing the prospect of conducting the board exams with a slight delay to ensure students get an apt amount of time to complete their exam preparations. Usually, 12th boards are held around March, but this year those could be conducted in April 2021.

NTA has been reviewing a suitable schedule after having word with various state boards. With that being said, the official announcement is likely to come out in a week or 10 days.

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Change in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

The academic year has reduced to merely a few months after results of the 12th boards of 2020 came out. Soon after that, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in syllabus by 30%. But till date, no such announcement was made for JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.

However, Joint Admission Board (JAB), authority for admissions in IITs and formulating rules on JEE Advanced will hold a meeting on 21st November. They will have discussions on various matters one of which will be revision of JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus.

The syllabus will be revised in accordance with CBSE’s reduction in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 11th and 12th class students. JAB constitutes directors of all the IITs and officials from the Ministry of Education (MHRD). The panel will seek several other agendas in the meeting other than syllabus. IIT Kharagpur will also be handed over the charge of conducting JEE Advanced 2021.

JEE Main 2021: When Will Registrations Start? No Official Notification Making Students Anxious

Last updated on November 12th, 2020 at 12:31 pm

The National Testing Agency had faced a mixed backlash on social media from several students for the JEE Main 2020 September session. While dedicated students wanted the exam to be conducted at the earliest, many wanted to delay the exams further amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, with complete safety protocols and social distancing at exam centres, NTA successfully conducted the second session of JEE Main. But all of this was delayed by approximately 5 months. Students lost their precious time period and the academic year has still not commenced as JEE Main counselling for candidates is still ongoing.

This poses another challenge to NTA. When will JEE Main 2021 Registrations start? January is just two months away. Students are not aware of any important exam dates. Neither are they aware of eligibility rules, with any relaxations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are questions being raised about the reduction in JEE Main Syllabus too. CBSE announced the reduction in syllabus much earlier in August 2020. But till now there has been no such notification from NTA or Ministry of Education for JEE Main 2021.

What Would Be Exam Dates Under Normal Conditions?JEE Main 2021

To ensure that all the processes from registrations, to admit cards to conducting the exam are in a sequential manner, the dates are notified much earlier in an official information bulletin / brochure.

  • Application Forms are usually out in October or November.
  • Form corrections are made during the mid-December.
  • Admit Cards are released around the end of December.
  • Around January, the exam centres are all set, and exams are successfully conducted.

Official Announcements Made For JEE Main 2021

There are only a few announcements made for JEE Main 2021, which does not necessarily assist the students in their exam preparations.

  1. Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in many other regional languages to ensure a better reach. Till now, it was only conducted in three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.
  2. For JEE Advanced 2021, candidates who were eligible for the 2020 session, but were not able to attend due to COVID-19 or similar reason, do not have to qualify JEE Main again. They shall be deemed eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 directly. Read more

Other than the two above, there have not been any other announcements made yet. Aspiring students are getting restless and are worried if they have the apt amount of time required to prepare for the upcoming session. Keep checking our portal for the latest updates on JEEMains!

JEE Main 2021: Check Tentative Registration Dates, Revised Syllabus And More Details

Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Soon after announcements of class 10th and 12th board results, CBSE announced that the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 has been reduced by 30%. Only the important topics were retained while less important and topics were removed from the curriculum. The reduction was introduced as a one-time measure due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and exam postponements.

This change was announced around the beginning of August. But till now, there has been no such announcement by NTA or any other governing body for JEE Main 2021. Students who are preparing for next year’s JEE Main exam have already spent more than 6 months of education considering the year starts from April 2020.JEE Main 2021

It is also expected that the January session of JEE Main will be completely scrapped in 2021. Taking CBSE’s precedent, NTA might also reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus by 30% overall. Usually, JEE Main Syllabus is similar to CBSE Syllabus of both class 11th and 12th. Hence it is possible that NTA might reduce the syllabus considerably.

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It is to be noted that no official statement has been released yet by NTA or Ministry of Education yet on JEE Main 2021. The JEE Main 2021 Applications are also delayed by around 2 months as there has been no update so far. Registrations are expected to commence from 4th week of November 2020.

Tentative Reduction In Syllabus

We cannot be certain of what topics from the JEE Main 2021 syllabus would be removed by NTA. But, if going by the CBSE way, the following topics might be reduced from the syllabus in the coming days-

Topics  Expected Deleted Portions
Physics – Class 11th Click Here
Physics – Class 12th Click Here
Chemistry – Class 11th Click Here
Chemistry – Class 12th Click Here
Mathematics – Class 11th Click Here
Mathematics – Class 12th Click Here

Keep visiting our page for latest notifications and updates on JEE Main 2021. Currently, JoSAA Counselling 2020 for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates has been going on. Soon after this, CSAB Special Rounds will be conducted for candidates willing to join NITs, IIITs or GFTIs.

Know Everything About JEE Main 2021 Syllabus to plan for BTech in Fashion Technology

Last updated on November 10th, 2020 at 12:52 pm

BTech in Fashion Technology in 4 years application-based course. The course aims at imparting knowledge on technical aspects that find it’s usage in the textile industry and the fashion industry. To study this course, aspirants can prepare for JEE Main exam. The January & September exams were concluded successfully. Now, for future aspirants who want to pursue a BTech in Fashion Technology through JEE Main exam, knowing the syllabus is important. With the reduction in the CBSE 2021 syllabus, it may be possible that JEE Main 2021 syllabus can get reduced as well. The official notice is not out yet. So, let’s know about the expected syllabus of JEE Main 2021 here below.

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What is BTech in Fashion Technology?JEE Main 2021 syllabus For B.tech in Fashion Technology

BTech in Fashion Technology aims to provide an intense theoretical and experiential training in areas like – Fashion and Textile Designing, Apparel Merchandising, and etc. Below mentioned are few colleges to pursue the course:

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • Angel College of Engineering and Technology
  • Balaji Institute of Management and Technical Studies
  • Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
  • D. K. T. E. Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute
  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology
  • PDM College of Engineering for Women

Graduates are employed in fashion media, leather companies, quality control departments, export houses, brand promotion, jewellery houses, etc. To study BTech in Fashion Technology through JEE Main, knowing JEE Main 2021 syllabus is critical.

JEE Main 2021 for BTech (Fashion Technology)

For admissions in BTech (Fashion Technology) program, institutes consider JEE Main score among few other national level entrance tests. Aspiring students have to appear for Paper I which is for B.E/B.Tech programmes. The applications for JEE Main 2021 January session is expected to start in 1st week of September 2020 and for April session from February 2021. However, there are chances of it being delayed amid the global pandemic situation. Before starting preparation, students must have proper knowledge of the JEE Main 2021 syllabus. As a matter of fact, CBSE’s decision of 30% reduction in its academic syllabus is likely to impact JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The JEE Main 2021 syllabus will have topics on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Paper 1. The Paper 1 in JEE Main will be of 300 marks; 25 questions each will be asked from three subjects

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

It will be a 3-hour computer-based test. Total of 75 questions will carry 4 marks each. 1 mark will be deducted for any wrong answer. The subject-wise syllabus has been given below. However, it is subject to changes on the discretion of NTA.

JEE Main Physics Syllabus

The JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Physics will contain two sections – Section A, theory part and Section B, the practical part judging students on experimental skills. Section A will have 80% weightage and Section B 20% weightage.

Physics & Measurement Gravitation Electrostatics and Current Electricity
Kinematics Properties of Solids & Liquids Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Laws of Motion Atoms and Nuclei Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Induction
Work, Energy and Power Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases Electromagnetic Waves and Optics
Rotational Motion Oscillations and Waves, Electronic Devices & Communications Systems Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

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JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Chemistry syllabus is divided into three sections.

Section A: Physical Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry Solutions
States of Matter Equilibrium
Atomic Structure Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Thermodynamics Surface Chemistry

Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Block Elements (Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals)
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals Block Elements (Group 13 to 18 Elements)
Hydrogen ‘d’ and ‘f’ Block Elements
Coordination Compounds Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds containing Halogens
Organic Compounds containing Oxygen Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Polymers Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life Principles related to Practical Chemistry

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Students who are preparing for JEE Main 2021, for admission to BTech in Fashion Technology will have to channel their focus on JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus. The topics are combined from both class 11th and 12th which makes it a tough section of JEE Main.

Sets, Relations and Functions Sequences and Series
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Limit, Continuity & Differentiability
Matrices and Determinants Integral Calculus
Permutations and Combinations Differential Equations
Mathematical Induction Coordinate Geometry
Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications 3-D Geometry & Vector Algebra
Trigonometry Mathematical Reasoning

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Please Note – MHRD has declared that 30% of CBSE syllabus for class XI and XII syllabus will be reduced. This is expected to reduce the JEE Main 2021 syllabus. To know about the reduced CBSE Syllabus 2021, please check the official portal here.

What after BTech Fashion Technology?

After completion of the course, one can look for opportunities in the Fashion and Textile Industry. The average starting salary is between INR 15,000 to 25,000 per month. Some of the common job roles are –

  • Apparel Production Manager
  • Textile designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Personal Stylist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Fashion Columnist
  • Apparel Designer

Some of the top recruiters are – Shahi Exports, Raymond, Welspun, Arvind Mills, and Orient Crafts. So, career scope is decent after pursuing BTech Fashion Technology. The starting salary is not very attractive to students, but with experience and more knowledge, the packages could reach up to INR 12 LPA.

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Those who are planning for JEE Main 2021 and are thinking to pursue technical courses like Fashion Technology, must start preparing. JEE Main is a tough exam with lots of competition. Also, the JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be vast (even if it is reduced), so one must have sufficient time to cover critical topics. Due to this pandemic, classroom coaching is no longer available. The next year exams may get delayed too. Under such circumstances use the online platforms more to get an idea of JEE Main 2021 syllabus and critical topics. We hope the above information will be useful in your pursuit. Stay safe and healthy!

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Should Be Reduced, Recommends Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:50 am

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has said that the JEE Main 2021 syllabus must be reduced. He spoke at the General Council meeting of NCERT chaired by Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal. Along with JEE Main 2021, he also asked for a reduction in NEET 2021 syllabus.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Should Be Reduced, Recommends Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

However, compared to the 30% reduction in CBSE syllabus, he asked for a 50% reduction for these entrance exams. Reason being the loss of classroom education and delay of results amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In More Regional Languages, Says Education Minister

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:51 am

JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In Multiple Regional LanguageFrom next year i.e. 2021, JEE Main will be conducted in more than just 3 regional languages, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Minister of India has announced. The decision was made by Joint Admission Board (JAB) for the conduct of the entrance exam in more regional languages to ensure all participants get equal opportunity. Currently the exam is conducted in only three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.


Class 12th Syllabus Reduced By CBSE: How Will This Affect JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on July 10th, 2020 at 05:20 am

The Ministry of Human Resource Development invited suggestions on reframing the curriculum of Class 9th to 12th. These suggestions were invited amid the loss of classroom education and delay in exams & results due to the countrywide lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic. After receiving around 1.5k suggestions from educationists, CBSE has decided to rationalize the syllabus of class 9th to 12th by up to 30%. The core concepts have been retained while a few topics from various books have been deleted.

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Education Minister of India, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, also tweeted about the reduction in CBSE Syllabus.

What Chapters and Topics Have Been Reduced?

The reduction in syllabus has been in accordance with the amount of days lost. While many students want the complete academic calendar to be rescheduled, while retaining all the topics, Mr Pokhriyal has assured all core topics have been retained. In order to check the revised curriculum of CBSE for 2021 students can visit this page – CBSE Revised Curriculum 2021. Given below is the reduced syllabus of PCM for Class 11th and 12th (combined).

Certain topics from each chapter have been removed from the syllabus, while few less important chapters have been completely scrapped. This will help students prepare for the board exams much more efficiently.

How Will This Shape JEE Main 2021 Syllabus?

MHRD or NTA has not announced any reduction in syllabus for the JEE Main 2021 exam or NEET 2021. Although, as per the analysis, the weightage of reduced syllabus in CBSE has already been close to nil in JEE Main in past years. There are certain topics which are important to learn for advanced concepts. But, due to differences in curriculum, students will have to depend on the various coaching institutes for learning these topics. A lot of coaching institutes started online classes around the month of April 2020. This was in order to make sure all the topics are covered, without any delay. It is yet to be analysed if there will be any reductions in JEE Main Syllabus and how it can affect the learning of each and every aspirant.

JEE Main 2020 was recently postponed until 1st to 6th September 2020. There has been no reduced syllabus for the current year as notified by NTA. Questions are being raised for JEE Advanced 2021 too, as the syllabus for JEE Advanced is much more difficult than CBSE or JEE Main Syllabus.

JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Important Topics, Study Material and Strategies

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 03:59 pm

JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Physics is considered as one of the toughest subjects and it happens to be the key subject for JEE Main February 2021. The Physics section comes with application-based questions that are easy to solve but difficult to interpret. Students need to have a grip over the basic concepts to attempt such JEE Main Physics questions.

  • According to experts, the difficulty level of Physics is moderate to easy.
  • However, in JEE Main 2020 April/September, the Physics section was difficult in almost all the slots. Check Paper Analysis
  • Further, past trends have reflected that Physics has always been tricky and on the tougher side.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May.
  • NTA has announced the JEE Main 2021 exam dates. JEE Main 2021 February session will be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021.
  • JEE Main 2021 syllabus is the same as previous year but NTA has introduced some changes in JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern.
  • The registration for March session will be opened for a short period after the February session is completed.

JEE Main Preparation Tips for PhysicsThe tips here are not about how to pass the JEE Main Physics section, but how to score higher and how to score 100+ in Physics in JEE Main 2021. It’s because a candidate is considered in counselling even at a rank of 5 lac+.

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Basic JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics

Given below are some JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics to help the aspirants to begin with their exam preparations. These tips are useful on how to study physics for JEE Main 2021 before an aspirant begins preparing for boards, JEE and other similar exams.

Strengthening Basics

  • To start with, it’s important for students to strengthen their fundamentals and basic concepts.
  • They must complete the prescribed JEE Main 2021 Syllabus because even a single question can make a difference to your JEE scores and percentile.
  • After completing NCERT, aspirants must delve deep into each topic by referring to other books of JEE Main 2021 Physics.


Topic-wise JEE Main Physics Preparation

Focus on Boards or JEE Main?

  • There is no need to worry about fetching out extra time along with class 12 boards as JEE Main and board exam preparation can be clubbed together due to similarity in the syllabus.
  • The only difference is, board examinations are more subjective while in JEE Main, the main focus should be on the speed with accuracy.
  • However, JEE Main Physics Preparation requires you to practice a lot of tough questions too.

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How To Prepare Physics For JEE Main 2021 February Session?

Physics section of JEE Main 2021 and JEE Advanced is a scoring section similar to Mathematics as it requires a logical approach along with calculations. A lot of students find Physics easier compared to Chemistry due to a large number of topics in Chemistry. Given below are some JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics which will help students know exactly what they are lacking in their JEE Main Physics Preparations. Read further to know about how to prepare for JEE Main 2021- February session.

JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Strategy for JEE Main Physics Preparation

  • Short notes of formulas:
    • It is imperative that you create short notes for formulas while studying any chapter of Physics for JEE Main.
    • These will help you revise easily during the last few days.
  • Read the Question thoroughly:
    • It is of utmost importance that you have understood the question properly before attempting it.
    • Sometimes, it is possible that the question requires a combined approach of two or more topics, because of which it is difficult to understand.
  • Accuracy is the key:
    • Higher accuracy is more important than higher speed.
    • Accuracy is gained by solving the questions correctly.
  • Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Tests:
    • The examination mode has changed and it requires the student to sit in front of a bright screen for more than 3 hours continuously. 
    • Mocks Tests for JEE Main 2021 will help you get used to this.
    • Practice previous year question papers with a classic approach to end distractions from mobile phones or laptops.
  • Revision every week:
    • To make sure the topics are within your mind, revision is required every week.
    • Along with this, difficult physics JEE Main questions must be marked to attempt later on. Check Revision Plan
  • Study 3 hours, Analyse 3 hours:
    • Last but not the least, it is important to solve at least 1 full mock test of 3 hours every two or three days once the whole syllabus is complete.
    • But what’s even more important is analysing that particular mock test and the performance.
    • Working on the right approach, weak and strong topics will help boost the scores in future.

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JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Most Important Topics

Some topics cover the major portion of the Physics for JEE Main and students shouldn’t miss them out during preparations. Check them out-

  • Modern Physics
    • JEE Main 2020 paper had five questions from Modern Physics, making it one of the most important topics.
    • Make sure to cover sub-topics like nuclear fission and fusion, dual nature of matter, radioactive decay of substances and X-rays.
    • Also, study the Bohr’s model properly. Again NCERT shall be a starting point and further consult HC Verma for the theory part and 3000 Solved Problems in Physics by Schaum for the numerical part.
  • Electrostatics:
    • Every year almost four physics JEE Main questions are being asked from Electrostatics; considered to be one of the high scoring topics in Physics for JEE Mains.
    • With the clarity of basic concepts, students can easily crack four questions from a single topic.
    • Concepts of Physics by H C Verma is a highly recommended book for Electrostatics as it comprises solved numerical problems of good quality.
  • Oscillation and Waves
    • Like Electrostatics, students can expect 3-4 questions on this topic too.
    • Clear concepts from NCERT and then delve further with H C Verma for application of concepts.
  • Optics
    • Comparatively, an easy topic with minimum 2-3 questions being asked every year.
    • While doing studies make sure to understand Huygens principles.
    • The best book recommended for this topic would be Understanding Physics for JEE Main, Advanced Optics & Modern Physics by DC Pandey.


JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Moderately Important Topics

Topics listed hereunder are equally important and should be covered by students during JEE Main preparations to be on the safer side. A good amount of Physics JEE Main questions are being asked about these topics. Take a look at these and the books one must refer to:

  • Magnetics
    • JEE Main usually includes 2 questions from this portion and JEE Main in 40 Days by ARIHANT and Understanding Physics for JEE Main are the best books to refer.
  • Electromagnetic Induction and AC- 
    • Mostly, numerical problems are asked in this section.
    • Get a grasp over Faraday’s Law and consult Concepts of Physics by H C Verma for understanding the topic.
  • Current Electricity
    • The Physics section covers almost 3 questions on Current Electricity with Ohm’s law, Ohmic and Non-Ohmic conductors and colour code for resistors being the most important sub-topics.
    • Refer Concepts of Physics by H C Verma to brush up fundamentals.
  • Waves- 
    • Usually this portion has one question every year and HC Verma would be a good book to refer to.
    • Make sure to give importance to topics like S.H.M and its equation, principle of superposition of waves and Doppler Effect in sound.


Lesser Important Topics for JEE Main Physics Preparation

The last category of topics includes questions from sections that may or may not have questions in JEE Main 2021. However, it’s advised to not to skip them completely and read them to have a clarity of concepts. Usually, one question is asked about these topics.

  • Physics and measurement
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
  • Gravitation
  • KTG
  • Communication system

JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics – Part B

JEE Main Physics (Part B) gives 20% weightage to practical applications (Experimentation) of concepts. The problems are simple and require a basic understanding of experimenting. The questions are based on topics like :

  • Vernier Calipers
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Metre Scale
  • Surface Tension of Water
  • Screw Gauge
  • Coefficient of Viscosity
  • Speed of Sound
  • Young Modulus of Elasticity
  • Refractive Index of a Glass Slab
  • Simple Pendulum
  • Use of Multimeter
  • Resistivity of the Material

It is advised that students work around this section too, in order to increase their score and attempt as many questions as possible.


JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Useful Books

Prominent exams like JEE Main demands the best preparation. And best preparation can be done if and only if you are well aware of the best study material for JEE Main.

  • It is important to have the best study material and choosing them won’t be an easy task.
  • To ease this part, we have prepared a list for you of JEE Main books best for preparation.

Check out the list of books given below that students must read and refer for gearing up their preparations for JEE Main Physics.

Author Books
HC Verma Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
I.E. Irodov Problems in General Physics
Arihant Publications Understanding Physics by D.C. Pandey: Set of books for:

Electricity & MagnetismMechanics (Vol. 1 & 2)

Optics & Modern Physics

Waves & Thermodynamics

R.P. Feynman Feynman Lectures on Physics
SS Krotov Problems in Physics
Arthur Beiser, Shobhit Mahajan, S. Rai Choudhury Concepts of Modern Physics
Halliday, Resnick and Walker Fundamentals of Physics
Advanced Level Physics: Examples and Exercises Nelson, Michael, Parker, Philip

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JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: NTA Free Mock Tests

National Testing Agency has provided free mock tests as well as old question papers from 2018 onwards on their official website for students to practice. Steps to access the mocks tests are given below-

  • Head over to the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘Students’ tab given on the menu.
  • Under the ‘Test Practice’ section, click on ‘Mock Test’.
  • After new webpage loads, select your exam like JEE Main 2021, choose the paper you want to attempt and click on ‘Start Mock Test’.

To access old question papers, click on Downloads in the menu. You will find previous year exam papers there. Choose the year and examination and select the paper you want to download.

Update: NTA has launched the National Test Abhyas Application for students to practice full mock tests. Aspirants can also use other android apps for JEE Main 2021 Preparation.

Level of Difficulty in JEE Main Physics

The JEE Main Physics section in the April/September 2020 session was tough. Questions from almost every chapter were asked and more questions from Class XI were asked than Class XII. The Physics section was very calculative and time taking.

Given below is a paper analysis of questions bifurcated according to the difficulty level in JEE Main 2020 April/September session.

Although, as per the given analysis, JEE Main Physics looks like the easiest section of B.E/B. Tech Paper (Paper 1), but according to the reviews of the various papers by candidates, Physics was considered tricky and pretty hard. The major problem faced by students is to understand and interpret the question.

Sections Difficult Medium Easy
Chemistry 4 11 10
Mathematics 2 10 13
Physics 2 7 16

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JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics: Topic-wise Weightage

Given below is the weightage of various topics in JEE Main Physics according to past year trends. Do note that the pattern is based on 30 questions asked previously with a total of 120 marks. As per the new exam pattern, this analysis might have changed.

Topics Number of Questions Total Marks Weightage(%)
Electrodynamics 6 24 20%
Capacitance 1 4 3%
Current & Electricity 1 4 3%
Electromagnetic Field & Force 2 8 7%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 4 3%
Electrostatics 1 4 3%
Heat & Thermodynamics 3 12 10%
Heat Transfer 1 4 3%
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 8 7%
Mechanics 11 44 37%
Error in Measurement 2 8 7%
Fluid Mechanics 1 4 3%
Friction 1 4 3%
Gravitation 1 4 3%
Projectile Motion 1 4 3%
Properties of Matter 2 8 6%
Rigid Body Dynamics 2 8 7%
Work, Power & Energy 1 4 3%
Modern Physics 5 20 17%
Electromagnetic waves and communications 2 8 7%
Modern Physics – Concepts 2 8 7%
Semiconductors 1 4 3%
Optics 3 12 10%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optic 2 8 7%
Wave Optics 1 4 3%
SHM & Waves 2 8 7%
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4 3%
Sound Waves 1 4 3%
Total 30 120 100%

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NTA Video Lectures for JEE Main Physics Preparations

If a candidate wishes to understand a particular chapter thoroughly, National Testing Agency (NTA) has provided video lectures made by some reputed IIT Professors under the name of IIT-PAL on Youtube. Each chapter of JEE Main Physics is divided into sub-topics. There are a total of 188 video lectures of 50 to 60 minutes runtime. To watch these video lectures follow the steps given below-

  • Head over to the official website of NTA – www.nita.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘Students’ tab.
  • Under the ‘Test Practice’ section, select ‘Content Based Lectures’.
  • Alternatively, students can head over to the Youtube website and search for IIT-PAL and look for the topic they want to study.

NTA Video Lectures for JEE Main PhysicsThese JEE Main Physics Preparation Tips are enough to help you finish your Physics Syllabus and utilize your time in the best way possible. The exams are just a few days away and it is advisable not to delay studying.

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JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics FAQs

Ques.Will JEE Main 2021 be tough?

Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 01:28 pm

Answer: Nothing can be said about the difficulty level of the exam right now. However, with regards to JEE Main you should always expect the unexpected.

Ques.Is 250 a good score in JEE Mains?

Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 01:28 pm

Answer: 250 is considered to be a good score and you can hope to get admission in good colleges with such a score.

Ques.Is studying NCERT enough for passing JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 01:27 pm

Answer: A lot of questions are asked directly or indirectly from NCERT textbooks. So if you study NCERT thoroughly then you will easily be able to solve around 65% of the questions.

Ques.Can I pass JEE Main 2021 without coaching?

Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 01:26 pm

Answer: Yes, it is possible to crack JEE Main without coaching. You just need to follow a proper study plan and go through all the preparation tips given here.

Ques.How can I score 100+ marks in Physics in JEE Main?

Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Ans. Regular studies and building strong hold on basic concepts are the only mantras to score 100+ marks in Physics.The second tip will be not to forget about covering topics in semiconductor electronics and communication systems which are usually ignored by students and they end up losing at least 10-15 marks for these two topics.

Ques. Are NCERT books enough for preparing physics for JEE Main?

Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Ans. NCERT books surely provide basic conceptual clarity. But to practice more on the difficult and tricky questions , must refer to other books as well.

Ques. How do I prepare physics for JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Ans. To prepare well for the JEE Main exam one can follow these preparation tips :

  1. Refer best books for JEE Main
  2. Make notes
  3. Practice at least last 10 years question paper
  4. Maintain accuracy
  5. Keep on revising concepts
  6. Analysis of your progress
Ques. How should I attempt my physics section?

Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Ans. Some of the important paper attempting tips are :

  1. Read the questions carefully
  2. Look for the easy questions first
  3. Try to cover question first you have strong command
  4. Attempt only those questions you are confident about
  5. Do not try to attempt all the questions, this will increase chances of negative marking
  6. Save time to revise the paper to locate possible errors and rectify them.
Ques. Is the physics section in JEE Main tough ?

Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Ans. According to previous year trend analysis level of difficulty in JEE Main physics is mentioned below:

Sections Difficult Medium Easy
Chemistry 4 11 10
Mathematics 2 10 13
Physics 2 7 16

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 2021: Topic-wise Weightage, Best Books

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:33 pm

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus is common for all the three papers of JEE Main. NTA has not released the JEE Main Mathematics 2021 syllabus yet. However, the information brochure of JEE Main 2021 has been released. There has been a change in JEE Main exam pattern but the syllabus is expected to remain the same as 2020.

Read the following article to know more about complete JEE Main Maths Syllabus, 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.

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Highlights

  • As per the analysis of previous years’ JEE Main exams, it is possible that there will be no change in the JEE Main syllabus.
  • 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 difficulty level of the papers.

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Will JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus Be Reduced?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic year has shifted by a large gap of 5 months or maybe even more. Students have also lost a lot of quality learning due to unavailability of classroom education.

  • CBSE reduced the syllabus for 10th and 12th boards to ensure candidates utilise the remaining time period wisely.
  • JEE Main syllabus largely includes topics of 11th and 12th combined. However, as per recent updates, NTA will not reduce the JEE Main syllabus but will introduce optional questions in the exam.
  • This will help the students whose Class XII syllabus has been reduced by the respective boards.

JEE Main Mathematics SyllabusJEE 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, Baye’s 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 with 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 JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics with the following weightage:

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
Co-Ordinate 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

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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


Q.Is NCERT enough for JEE Main Mathematics preparation?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:26 pm

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 at 01:26 pm

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

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

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 05:05 pm

NTA, which is now the conducting authority for JEE Main, will release the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021. This year it might make some changes in the exam pattern of the examination. However, it is also likely that there will be changes in JEE Main Syllabus 2010 or JEE Main Physics Syllabus due to the reduction in Class XII syllabus by some boards.

  • JEE Main 2021 will be a Computer-Based Mode (CBT) exam.
  • Students can practice JEE Main Mock Tests for a better understanding of CBT.
  • Since last year, JEE Main Physics section will hold 20 objective type questions and 5 numerical value questions. These 5 numerical questions won’t have any negative marking.
  • Meanwhile, JEE Advanced Syllabus 2020 also had few additional topics which required higher-level understanding.

Latest Update:

  • Updated JEE Main Syllabus 2021 will be released by NTA soon.
  • Till then, students can have a look at JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 and start their preparation accordingly.

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 2021 Physics SyllabusJEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021: Theory (Section A)

There are a lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics. The JEE Main Physics 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 2020 (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 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 Huygen’s 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 2020 – Experimental Skills. The changes will be updated in this table as soon as JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 is released by NTA.

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 Co-efficient 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 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, a lot of logic behind certain things is left out. To under topics with ease and to know the logic behind certain 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 Paper Attempting Tips

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 the examination.

  • Section Attempting Order:
    • According to experts and past trend analysis idle paper attempting order should be in the following manner- first Chemistry, then Maths and Physics last.
    • 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 JEE Main paper 30 easy questions are expected.
    • 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 previous year papers and analyzing results.
    • It will also help you to locate your stronger and weaker topics.
    • Knowing your strength will help to understand which questions you should attempt first and secure some marks.
  • Accuracy: 
    • It is always preferable to attempt questions of the topics you have great command 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 candidates 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 previous years’ question 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 at 03:37 pm

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 December 22nd, 2020 at 03:37 pm

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

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

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm

Ans. No, NTA has not released the official JEE Main Physics Syllabus yet. However, itt will be released soon and will be updated here.

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

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm

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.