JEE Main 2020 Syllabus: A final look at the important topics
Contents
The syllabus for the JEE Main Paper 1 exam covers three subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and mathematics. The entire syllabus for Paper 2 is distributed in three parts which are: Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics. While for paper 3 topics are from Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planningbased questions.
The candidates can also get the information on the syllabus in the official site provided by the NTA.
The JEE Main 2020 syllabus is based on the Class 11th and 12th courses. JEE’s main exam will last three hours and 75 questions in total will be addressed in three parts, i.e. for Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
Physics Syllabus for the JEE Main 2020
25 questions are asked from 25 questions. The syllabus for the physics that the candidate must mainly focus at is distributed in 5 sections:
 Heat and Thermodynamics.
 Electrostatics and Magnetism.
 Current Electricity and Electromagnetic Induction.
 Optics and Modern Physics.
In the Physics section, some topics are asked repeatedly over the years. In the Physics section, some topics are asked repeatedly over the years. Candidates should give priority to the chapter or topics which are highly weightage.
Highly Weightage topics are:
 Optics
 Electrostatics
 Current and Electricity
 Heat and Thermodynamics
 Modern Physics
 Waves
Class 11 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Class 12 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Units and Dimensions 
1 
Electric Charges and Fields 
1 
Kinematics 
2 
Electric potential and capacitance 
1 
Laws of motion 
1 
Moving charges and magnetism 
1 
Work, energy, and power 
2 
Atoms and nuclei 
1 
Rotational motion 
1 
Electromagnetic waves and communication systems 
1 
Gravity 
1 
Current electricity 
2 
Mechanics of solids and fluids 
2 
Electromagnetic induction 
1 
Oscillations 
2 
Alternating current 
1 
Waves 
1 
Semiconductors 
1 
Thermal properties 
1 
Ray optics 
1 
Thermodynamics 
2 
Wave optics 
1 
Kinematic theory of gases 
1 
Dual nature of radiation 
1 
Total 
17 

13 
Reference Books for Physics
Candidates should refer to the NCERT books first. It is advisable to refer to books that are conceptually based and help to clear doubts related to exam patterns. Here is a list of books which candidates can refer:
 Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma
 Understanding Physics by DC Pandey
 Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
 Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
 Problems and solutions of physics by Shashi Bhushan Tiwari
Chemistry Syllabus for the JEE Main 2020
In the Chemistry section, 25 questions will be asked out of which 20 questions are 20 and 5 questions are numerical valuebased. There are three sections in chemistry:
 Organic chemistry
 Inorganic chemistry
 Physical Chemistry
Important topics from Chemistry are:
 Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry
 Chemical Bonding
 Atomic Structure
 Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers
 Periodic Table and Representative elements
 General Organic Chemistry
Class 11 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Class 12 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Some basic concepts of Chemistry 
1 
The solidstate 
01 
Structure of Atom 
1 
Solutions 
1 
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties 
2 
Electrochemistry 
1 
Chemical bonding and molecular structure 
1 
Chemical kinetics 
1 
States of Matter (Gases and liquids) 
01 
Surface chemistry 
1 
Thermodynamics 
1 
General principles and processes of isolation 
1 
Equilibrium 
1 
The pblock elements 
1 
Redox reactions 
1 
The dandfblock elements 
1 
Hydrogen 
1 
Coordination compounds 
1 
The sblock elements 
1 
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 
1 
The pblock elements 
1 
Aldehydes, Ketones and carboxylic acid 
1 
Organic chemistrybasic principles and techniques 
1 
Amines 
1 
Hydrocarbons 
1 
Biomolecules 
1 
Environmental chemistry 
1 
Polymers 
1 
Total 
1516 

1314 
Inorganic chemistry syllabus topics
 Chemical bonding and molecular structure
 Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
 Hydrogen and S block elements
 P block elements
 DandFBlock elements
 Coordination compounds
 Practical chemistry
Reference books for Chemistry
Chemistry is all about theories and concepts. The Chemistry section is easiest to score if your concepts and doubts are clear. To prepare for Chemistry candidates must refer to NCERT. Some reference books candidates can use to prepare for JEE Main 2020
 NCERT of 11th and 12th
 Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon
 Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
 Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
Mathematics Syllabus for the JEE Main 2020
The candidates who are looking to appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam mainly need to focus on these 4 sections to prepare for maths:
 Algebra
 Calculus
 Trigonometry
 Coordinate geometry
Important topics from Mathematics are:
 Integral Calculus
 Trigonometry
 Coordinate Geometry
 Sequence and series
 Differential Equation
 Matrices and Determinants
Class 11 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Class 12 
No. of questions that were asked in JEE Main 2019 
Sets 
1 
Relations and functions 
1 
Trigonometric identities 
1 
Inverse trigonometry 
2 
Solutions of triangles and heights and distances 
0 
Matrices and determinants 
3 
Complex numbers and quadratic equations 
2 
Continuity and differentiability 
2 
Permutations and combinations 
1 
Applications of differentiation 
1 
Progressions and series and binomial theorem 
2 
Integration 
1 
Straight lines 
1 
Applications of integrals 
1 
Circles 
1 
Differential equations 
1 
Conic section 
2 
3D Geometry 
2 
Limits and differentiation 
1 
Vectors 
2 
Mathematical reasoning and induction 
1 
Probability2 
2 
Statistics 
2 
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Probability1 
1 
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Total 
16 

14 
Reference Books for Mathematics
Mathematics is a difficult part of JEE Main 2020. To prepare for JEE Main 2020 candidates need to practice a lot. Priority should be given to the NCERT and then refer to other books. Here is a list of some mathematics reference books:
 Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma
 Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney
 IIT Mathematics by A Das Gupta
 Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal
 Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
 Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
The JEE Main is an MCQ based exam and will follow the same marking scheme, as previous years. The exam consists of questions that will be having four options amongst which it will consist of one correct answer. Candidates attempting for the correct answer will be awarded +4 marks for each answer and for a wrong answer the candidate will have a deduction of 1 marks for each wrong answer.
The above details in this article will provide an idea about the exam syllabus and also the weightage of marks that every module or section in the entire syllabus carries.