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 Planning-based 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 value-based. 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 solid-state | 0-1 |
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) | 0-1 | Surface chemistry | 1 |
Thermodynamics | 1 | General principles and processes of isolation | 1 |
Equilibrium | 1 | The p-block elements | 1 |
Redox reactions | 1 | The d-and-f-block elements | 1 |
Hydrogen | 1 | Coordination compounds | 1 |
The s-block elements | 1 | Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes | 1 |
The p-block elements | 1 | Aldehydes, Ketones and carboxylic acid | 1 |
Organic chemistry-basic principles and techniques | 1 | Amines | 1 |
Hydrocarbons | 1 | Biomolecules | 1 |
Environmental chemistry | 1 | Polymers | 1 |
Total | 15-16 |
| 13-14 |
Inorganic chemistry syllabus topics
- Chemical bonding and molecular structure
- Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
- Hydrogen and S block elements
- P- block elements
- D-and-F-Block 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 | Probability-2 | 2 |
Statistics | 2 | – | – |
Probability-1 | 1 | – | – |
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.
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