JEE Main 2020 Syllabus: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus which comprises of three papers, Paper-I for B.E/B. Tech, Paper-II for B.Arch and Paper-III for B.Planning. Paper-I includes 3 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as cumulative syllabi of all the state boards in India. Paper-II consists, Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. Paper-III comprises of questions based on Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning. To start the preparation for JEE Main, the basic step is to understand the JEE Main syllabus for each subject and to delineate the important topics in each subject.

Paper I consists of 75 objective type questions, with 25 questions from each subject (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) and per-question carrying 4 marks. Out of the 25 questions from each subject, 20 will be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and the remaining 5 will be numerical value questions. The student needs to understand the break-up of the syllabus to effectively utilize his/her time for JEE Main preparation. Here you will find the break-up of the JEE Main syllabus of each subject as well as tips and advice on what topics to focus on based on previous year’s question papers. 

JEE Main syllabus consists of three sections.

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics

Download JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 2  from here.

JEE Main Syllabus: Physics

There are two sections:

Section A is designed from the theoretical concept having 80% weightage and section B is designed from the practical activity manual having 20% weightage. Candidates must be familiar with the numeric theoretical observation and practical based observations. The implementation of the activity-based numerical has made the section though.

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Section A: JEE main syllabus from class 11 and class 12

  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

Section B: Practical based learning

  1. Experimental Skills

The JEE Main syllabus involves testing the activity-based knowledge. The candidate just needs to revise all the activities they have done in class 11 and class 12. It is all designed on the basis of the class 12 syllabus. The activity-based question can come from Young’s modulus, heat capacity, the viscosity of liquids, etc.

JEE Main Syllabus: Chemistry

Parameters set for Chemistry are fairly high. But for JEE Main, you cannot miss a topic from the syllabus defined below, as everything becomes important. The difficulty level appears from moderate to tough depending upon the kind of questions. The practical questions designed for activity-based modules are difficult. The syllabus is divided into the following sections:

Section A: Physical Chemistry

  1. Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  2. The States of Matter
  3. Atomic Structure
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Solutions & Equilibrium
  7. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  8. Chemical Kinetics
  9. Surface Chemistry

Section B: Inorganic chemistry

  1. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  2. General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals
  3. Hydrogen
  4. s – Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  5. p – Block Elements
  6. d – and f – Block Elements
  7. Co-ordination Compounds
  8. Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

  1. Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  2. Hydrocarbons
  3. Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  4. Compounds(Organic) Containing Oxygen
  5. Carbon Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  6. Polymers
  7. Bio-Molecules
  8. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  9. Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus: Mathematics

JEE Main Mathematics syllabus comprises of class 11 and class 12 topics. The difficulty level of the exam loops in because of the tricky questions that involve the implementation of concepts from various chapters. The syllabus is as follows:

  1. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers 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 Differentiation
  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

JEE Main Syllabus (Class wise)

As both the 11th and 12th Standard curriculum is taken into consideration, here is the JEE Main syllabus according to both classes.

Class 11th Syllabus

Unit, dimension, measurementPeriodic table and propertiesLogarithms and related expressions
KinematicsMole conceptCompound angles
Newtons laws of motionNomenclature of organic compoundsQuadratic equations and expressions
Circular motionChemical bondingSequence and progression
Work, power, energyGaseous stateTrignometric functions,equations,inequations
Momentum and collisionElectronic displacement effectSolutions of triangle
Centre of mass and InertiaAtomic structureStraight line and pair of lines
Rotational dynamicsIsomerismCircles
Elasticity, Calorimetry, Thermal expansionRedox and equivalent conceptsPermutation and combination
Ktg and thermodynamicsChemical and ionic equilibriumBinomial Theorem
Simple Harmonic MotionChemical kineticsSets, relations, functions
Mechanical WavesNuclear chemistry (radioactivity)Mathematical induction and reasoning
Fluid Mechanics

Class 12th Syllabus

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Geometrical Optics Halogen Derivative Limit, Continuity, Derivability
Wave Optics Co-ordination Compounds Method of differentiation
Electrostatics Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Indefinite Integral
Gravitation Aromatic Hydrocarbons Definite Integral
Current Electricity Liquid Solution & Surface Chemistry Application of Derivatives
Capacitance Metallurgy Determinant & Matrices
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism Alcohol & Ether Vectors
Electromagnetic Induction & AC Phenol 3-dimensional geometry
Nuclear physics and radioactivity Solid State Probability
Dual nature of matter and radiation Qualitative Analysis Differential Equation
Electronic devices Carbonyl compounds Area under curve
Communication systems s, p, d & f block elements Parabola, Ellipse, Hyperbola
Errors in Measurements & Instruments Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry Complex Number
  Electrochemistry Statistics
  Carboxylic acids & its derivative  
  Practical Organic Chemistry

Important topics

The list of important topics in the domain of physics, chemistry, and mathematics with percentage weightage, from their respective syllabi, is as follows:

Unit name Percentage weightage Expected number of questions
Units and Dimensions 2 1
Measurement of Errors 2
Vectors Not defined
Kinematics 1 1-2
Newton’s Laws of Motion 4
Work, Energy and Power 5 2-3
Electrostatics 6
Current Electricity 7
Wave Optics 5
Ray Optics 6
Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision 5 2 – 3
Rotational Dynamics 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 5
Fluid Mechanics 2-5
Wave Motion and String Waves 5
Magnetism 6
Heat & Thermodynamics 5
Nuclear Physic 5
Modern Physics 5
Circular Motion 1 3-4 questions with mix and match of formulae from these headings
Gravitation 1
Properties of Matter, Elasticity 2
Sound Waves
Electromagnetic Induction 3
Alternating Current Variable
Heat Transfer Variable
Calorimetry Variable
Thermal Expansion Variable
Semiconductors and Electronic Devices 5
Communication Systems 2

On average, the number of questions asked from the various important topics in Physics is:

Chapter name The average number of questions
Current Electricity8
Heat and Thermodynamics2
Law of Motion2

Important topics in Mathematics:

Unit name Percentage weightage Expected number of questions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions 2 1-2
Circles and Family of Circles 6
Sequence and Series 5
Applications of Derivative 4 3-4
Limit and Continuity 3
Matrices and Determinants 4
Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines 2
3-D Geometry 5 2-3
Probability and Statistics 7
Vector Algebra 5
Integration 8
Complex Numbers 5
Parabola 3
Trigonometric Ratios 3
Logarithms 1 3-4
Quadratic Equations
Theory of Equations 5
Sets, Relations, and Functions 4
Differentiation 2
Permutation and Combination 2
Binomial Theorem 1
Hyperbola 2
Ellipse 2
Fundamentals of Mathematics variable
Solution of Triangle 1

The average number of questions asked from important topics in the previous years:

Topic name Number of questions
Coordinate Geometry7
Continuity/ Differentiability, Limits3
Complex No., Quadratic Equation3
Integral Calculus3
Sequence and Series2

Important topics for Chemistry in JEE Main Syllabus

Most important questions: These are forming the base of most of the questions, so they are the highlights of the JEE Main syllabus.

  • Chemical Bonding & the periodic table
  • Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives
  • Redox reactions, Mole Concept & the concept of equivalents
  • Solid-state, solutions & gases theory
  • Thermochemistry & the Second Law of Thermodynamics

List of important topics in chemistry with their weightage:

Nature of Question

Unit name


Fundamental Concepts IUPAC Nomenclature Variable
Chemical Bonding Variable
Periodic Table 5%
Important (high score areas) Mole Concept 2
Co-ordination Chemistry  5
Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers  7
p-Block elements 5
Important (high weightage) Atomic Structure 5
Gaseous State 3
Hydrocarbons 2
Aldehydes and Ketones 5
d & f Block Elements 5
General Organic Chemistry 7
Other topics (less important) Chemical Equilibrium 3
  Ionic Equilibrium 3
Thermodynamics 5
Hydrogen and its Compounds  
s-Block Elements 5
Isomerism of Organic Compounds Variable
Environmental Chemistry Variable
Solid State Variable
Chemical Kinetics Variable
Electrochemistry 2
Solutions Variable
Qualitative Salt Analysis Variable
Alkyl Halides and Aryl Halides Variable
Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives Variable
Amines 2
Biomolecules  1
Polymers Variable

The average number of questions asked from the important topics, out of the JEE Main syllabus:

TopicNumber of Questions
Transition Element and Coordination Chemistry3
Periodic Table and Representative Elements3
Gaseous State2
Atomic structure2
Solution and Colligative Properties2
General Organic Chemistry2
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives1
Carbohydrate, Amino Acids and Polymer1

Best books to prepare for IIT JEE Main Exam: NCERT books of class 11 and class 12 are the best to start with the preparation. The in-depth study of the concepts is done from the book and to learn formulae. The reference books best to study the JEE Main syllabus are as follow:

Book name- authorPublisherISBN code
Concepts Of Physics 1 –HC VermaBharati Bhawan (P & D8177091875
Concepts Of Physics 2-HC VermaBharati Bhawan (P & D)8177092324
Challenger Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced (11th edition)- Er. Deepak Agarwal, Dr. J. B. Yadav, Er. Anoop SrivastavaDisha Publication9789385576492
Understanding Physics Optics & Modern Physics for IIT JEE 1st Edition (English, Paperback- Dc Pandey)Arihant 9788188222131
A Textbook Of Organic Chemistry For Jee Main & Advanced 8 Edition (English, Paperback, Dr. R K Gupta)Arihant9789352031184
Wiley’s J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for JEE (Main & Advanced), 2017ed 1 Edition (English, Paperback, Sudarsan GuhaWiley India Pvt Ltd9788126548750
modern approach to chemical calculations (English, Paperback, R. C. Mukherjee)BHARATI BHAWAN PUB.& DIS.9788177096415
Objective Mathematics (Two Vol Set) 4/e PB (Sharma R D)DHANPAT RAI PUBLICATIONS9789383182169

Preparation tips

Well, the best way to prepare for the JEE Main Exam is consistent practice. The performance can be enhanced by dedicating more hours to self-study. Some handy tips are:

  1. Make a timetable for self-study
  2. Create a breakup of the JEE Main syllabus, wrt. the topics
  3. Start preparing immediately after class 10 boards are over.
  4. Start working within the time frame.
  5. Take help from the seniors in problem-solving.
  6. Make notes of all the important topics, especially which appear lengthy.
  7. Take breaks to keep yourself fresh.
  8. Analyze your strengths and weakness.
  9. Subscribe to a newsletter to get all updates on the paper trends.

Never get disheartened during practice time. Keep coming back to the practice

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus: Check important topics, Preparation Tips here

JEE Main Paper 2 is a widely known exam among B. Architecture & B. Planning Aspirants. Every year nearly 1.5 lakh candidates appear for this exam. This is one of the 2 papers in JEE Main entrance. JEE Main Paper 2 syllabus constitutes of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing topics. You must stick to the syllabus strictly while preparing for the entrance examination.

NTA has setup Test Practice Centers (TPCs) for JEE Main aspirants to introduce them to the new exam pattern. TPCs are in accordance with the exam syllabus. You can also access the video lectures started by the authority. These online lectures are called IIT PAL Lectures which prepare aspirants for scoring well in the entrance.

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Highlights of JEE Main Paper 2

JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted on January 8, 2019 for the January session in multiple slots. It will be a combination of online and offline test. The table mentioned below shows the highlights of JEE Main Paper 2-

Specification JEE Main Paper 2
Mode of exam Section 1 and 2- Computer Based Test Section 3- Pen and Paper
Medium of Exam English, Hindi and other regional languages
Subjects Aptitude, Mathematics, Drawing
Question Type MCQ and Drawing
Exam Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 390
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer -1 for incorrect answer 0 for non-attempted answer

JEE Main paper 2 syllabus

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus: Mathematics

  1. Sets, Relations and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Matrices and Determinants
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Sequences and Series
  7. Permutations and Combinations
  8. Limits
  9. Continuity and Differentiability
  10. Applications of Binomial Theorem
  11. Integral Calculus
  12. Differential Equation
  13. Vector Algebra
  14. Trigonometry
  15. Co-ordinate Geometry
  16. Three Dimensional Geometry
  17. Probability
  18. Statistics
  19. Mathematical Reasoning

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus: Aptitude test

  1. Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials
  2. Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment.
  3. Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  4. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects
  5. Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  6. Analytical Reasoning
  7. Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.
  8. Color texture, building forms and elements, contrast and harmony.

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus: Drawing test

  1. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
  2. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union
  3. Elevations and 3 D views of objects Rotation
  4. Development of surfaces and volumes
  5. Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects.
  6. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  7. Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scenes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

Candidates who wish to pursue B. Architecture in the two IITs, namely, IIT Roorkee or IIT Kharagpur, have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).


JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus: Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

  1. Freehand drawing: Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, relative location, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.
  2. Geometrical drawing: Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles, polygons, Study of plan (aerial view), elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, etc.
  3. Three-dimensional perception: Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume color, and orientation, Visualization through constituting objects in memory.
  4. Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)
  5. Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)

Important topics

Most important topics for Paper 2 for B. Architecture are listed below. Candidates must focus on these high scoring topics while preparing for the exam.

Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements.
Color texture, harmony and contrast.
Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.
Subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union.
Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory, landscape.

Best Books to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2

Preparation for JEE Main Paper 2 requires a good grasp in Aptitude and Mathematical concepts along with drawing and sketching skills. Therefore, to ace the exam and secure a good college it is necessary to go for the best books.

Listed below are some of the recommended books for exam Preparation.

Name of Books Author’s Name ISBN Number
A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch 2015 PK Mishra 9351761991
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal 8121905516
NATA / JEE – Study Material Kit 2016- 17 SILICA B00NIOCP1W
Keys to Drawing (English, Paperback, Dodson) North Light Books 891343377

Preparation tips

Well, the best way to prepare for the entrance exam is consistent practice. The performance can be enhanced by dedicating more hours to self-study. Some handy tips are:

  1. Make a timetable for self-study
  2. Start preparing immediately after class 10 boards are over.
  3. Start working within the time frame.
  4. Take help from the seniors in problem-solving.
  5. Make notes of all the important topics, especially which appear lengthy.
  6. Take breaks to keep yourself fresh.
  7. Analyze your strengths.


IIT Kanpur will Release JEE Advanced 2020 Mock test attempt here

As IIT Kanpur (Indian Institute of Technology) is the conducting authority of JEE Advanced 2020, They will declare JEE Advanced 2020 Mock test. JEE Aspirants will be able to attempt mock test through the official website i.e. In this article you will get information about mock test.

JEE Advanced 2020 is the path to admission into the graduate courses(Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs) which is offered by the IITs all over India. IIT Kanpur previously announced JEE Advanced 2020 Exam, it will be conducted in 3rd week of May 2020. It is the only way by which students can take direct admission into the 23 IITs. 10998 seats available into these IITs.


JEE Advanced 2019 Syllabus: IIT Kanpur Released syllabus

IIT Kanpur released JEE Advanced 2019 Syllabus on 2nd week of Nov 2019 who are the conducting body. It is the second step of Joint Entrance Examination Process. Candidates who are seeking admission into the IITs and top engineering institute across all over India will appear for JEE Advanced 2019 in 3rd week of May 2019 which was previously declared by IIT Kanpur. It is purely computer-based exam.It consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2). Three hours time duration is given to both exams. Both are compulsory to attempt.

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In this year the conducting body also increases the number of candidates who can appear of JEE Advanced 2019. In last year only 2,20,000 aspirants can appear but in this year the number goes increased; 4000 more students can also appear.

 So who have qualified the JEE Main 2019 eligible for JEE Advance but this is not only the eligibility criteria; some other criteria also important.

So now here the important syllabus described below:JEE Advanced 2018 Syllabus

JEE Advanced 2019 Syllabus


Physical chemistry

General topics

The concept of atoms and molecules; Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept; Chemical formulae; Balanced chemical equations; Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction, neutralization, and displacement reactions; Concentration in terms of mole fraction, molarity, molality, and normality.

Gaseous and liquid states

The absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation; Deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation; Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature; Law of partial pressures; Vapour pressure; Diffusion of gases.

Atomic structure and chemical bonding

Bohr model, spectrum of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers; Wave-particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis; Uncertainty principle; Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals; Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36); Aufbau principle; Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule; Orbital overlap and covalent bond; Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only; Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species;  Hydrogen bond; Polarity in molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only); VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).


First law of thermodynamics; Internal energy, work and heat, pressure-volume work; Enthalpy, Hess’s law; Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization; Second law of thermodynamics; Entropy; Free energy; Criterion of spontaneity.

Chemical equilibrium

Law of mass action; Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure); Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical equilibrium; Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions;  Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts); Hydrolysis of salts.


Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG; Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells; Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch’s law; Concentration cells.

Chemical kinetics

Rates of chemical reactions; Order of reactions; Rate constant; First order reactions; Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation).

Solid state

Classification of solids, crystalline state, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α, β, γ), close packed structure of solids (cubic), packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices; Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects.


Raoult’s law; Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.

Surface chemistry

Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms); Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties; Elementary ideas of emulsions, surfactants and micelles (only definitions and examples).

Nuclear chemistry

Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars; Properties of α, β and γ rays; Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.

Inorganic Chemistry

Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals

Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens; Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur.

Preparation and properties of the following compounds

Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax; Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums; Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid); Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide;  Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia; Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine; Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide; Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate; Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder; Xenon fluorides.

Transition elements (3d series)

Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment; Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).

Preparation and properties of the following compounds:

Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead; Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.

Ores and minerals

Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium, zinc and silver.

Extractive metallurgy

Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded); Carbon reduction method (iron and tin); Self reduction method (copper and lead); Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium); Cyanide process (silver and gold).

Principles of qualitative analysis:

Groups I to V (only Ag+, Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+,  Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide.

Organic Chemistry


Hybridisation of carbon; σ and π-bonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules; Structural and geometrical isomerism;  Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded); IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds); Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and hyperconjugation; Keto-enoltautomerism; Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids; Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases; Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides; Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage;  Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals.     

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes

Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density); Combustion and halogenation of alkanes; Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions.

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes

Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments); Acidity of alkynes; Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination); Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone; Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions; Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen);  Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.

Reactions of benzene

Structure and aromaticity; Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation; Effect of o-, m– and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes.


Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation); Reimer-Tieman reaction, Kolbe reaction.

Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above)

Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions,  nucleophilic substitution reactions;  Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones; Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s  Synthesis; Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; aldol condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition);  Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis; Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; carbylamine reaction; Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).


Classification; mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose); Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.

Amino acids and peptides

General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.

Properties and uses of some important polymers

Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, teflon and PVC.

Practical organic chemistry:

Detection of elements (N, S, halogens); Detection and identification of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl, amino and nitro; Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures.


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Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations.

Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots.

Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric  and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.

Logarithms and their properties.

Permutations and combinations, binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients.

Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.

Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations.


Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations.

Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, half-angle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).

Analytical geometry

Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin.

Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line; Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines;  Centroid, orthocentre, incentre and circumcentre of a triangle.

Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal and chord.

Parametric equations of a circle, intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of a circle through the points  of  intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line.

Equations of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal.

Locus problems

Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.

Differential calculus

Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto and one-to-one functions, sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions.

Even and odd functions, inverse of a function, continuity of composite functions, intermediate value property of continuous functions.

Derivative of a function, derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Derivatives of implicit functions, derivatives up to order two, geometrical interpretation of the derivative, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum and minimum values of a function, Rolle’s theorem and Lagrange’s mean value theorem.

Integral calculus

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of integral calculus.

Integration by parts, integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions, application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves.

Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.


Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.



Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using uv method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.


Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform circular motion; Relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.

Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.

Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque; Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation; Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies; Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.

Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.

Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.

Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns; Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

Thermal physics

Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases; Calorimetry, latent heat; Heat conduction in one dimension; Elementary concepts of convection and radiation; Newton’s law of cooling; Ideal gas laws; Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases); Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases; Equivalence of heat and work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

Electricity and magnetism

Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines; Flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor.

Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.

Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along with the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.

Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.

Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance; RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.


Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.

Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

Modern physics

Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations; Law of radioactive decay;  Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.

Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.


Freehand drawing

This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale.  Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

Geometrical drawing

Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc.  Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.

Three-dimensional perception

Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

JEE Main Maths syllabus: Important topics and Preparation tips

JEE Main maths SyllabusJoint Entrance Test, popular as JEE, is a premier engineering entrance test which is conducted by NTA. The test is conducted in two phases, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Mains is the gateway to get admission in various NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Toppers of JEE Main are selected for JEE Advanced and after clearing JEE Advanced they get admission into IITs. JEE Main Maths Syllabus described below broadly.

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JEE Main Maths Syllabus

JEE Main, thus, becomes a very important exam as not only it is necessary for getting admission into NITs and IIITs, but even if someone wants to qualify for JEE Advances, he/she has to score good in JEE Main. More than 12 lakh candidates appear for this exam every year and thus, the level of competition is huge. To clear this exam, candidates do need to do a lot of efforts.

Mathematics is an important section for JEE Main as it occupies 1/3rd of the paper. So a candidate cannot even think to take this subject lightly. Let us take a look at syllabus and preparation strategy for Mathematics for JEE Main:

JEE Main Examination Pattern

JEE Main examination pattern is quite simple. The test is held in both offline and online mode and candidates have to answer 90 questions in 3 hours. There are three sections, namely Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, each having 30 questions. Each question carries 4 marks and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

For majority of courses the examination pattern is like as mentioned above. However, for B Arch course, the pattern is a bit different. For B Arch, JEE Main will have 50 questions on Aptitude and 2 on drawing and importantly, this paper will also have 30 questions on Mathematics. Timing and Marking Scheme will remain the same. JEE Main for B Arch is held in offline mode.

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Syllabus for Mathematics under JEE Main is huge. But the majority of syllabus includes topics which a candidate has already studies. So candidates only need to increase the depth of their knowledge and need to solve higher level questions of concepts already studied. The syllabus for JEE Mains for Mathematics section in as follows:-

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Chapter No. of questions Expected Topics to be done
Sets, Relations and Functions 1 Sets, Representation of Sets, Intersection, Complement, Power Sets, Algebric Properties, Type and Composition of Functions
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 3 Complex Numbers as ordered pair of reals, expression in a+ib form, argant diagram, algebra, modulus and argument of complex number, Quadratic equations – Roots and their nature
Matrices and Determinants 2 Algebra and Type of Matrices and Determinants, Properties, evaluation and area of triangle using determinants, Test of consistency and solution of Linear Equations using these two
Permutation and Combination 1 Basics of Counting, Meaning of P and C, Arrangement, Combination, Selection and Applications of concept
Mathematical Induction 1 Meaning and Application
Binomial Theorem 1 Theorem for Positive Integral Index, General Term and Middle Term, Properties and Applications
Sequence and Series 2 AP and GP, Insertion AM GM in two numbers, Relation between AM GM, Arithemetico Geometric Expression, Sum of Special Series
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 1 Real Valued Fucntions, Algebra of – Functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, also derivatives up to order two. Application of Derivatives, Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity and Differentiability. Differentiation of Sum, different product and quotient of two numbers. Mean value theorem, Application of Derivatives
Integral Calculus 3 As Anti-derivative, Fundamental Integrals, Integration using trigonometric identities, Integral as limit of sum, fundamental theorem of calculus, Properties and evaluation by definite integrals, are of region enclosed
Differential Equations 1 Ordinary equations, their usage and degree, formation, solution by separation method, solutions of linear ad homogenous equations
Co-Ordinate Geometry 5 Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates in a plane, distance and section formula, locus and its equation, slope, intercept of a line, straight lines, circles and conic sections
3D Geometry 3 Co-ordinates of a point in space, distance and section formula, direction ratios and cosines, angle between two intersecting lines, shortest distance and equation, intersection of line and plane, coplanar lines.
Vector Algebra 1 Vectors and Scalars, components of vector in 2D and 3D space, sum of vectors, scalar and vector products and triple products
Statistics and Probability 2 Dispersion, Mean Median Mode, Variance and Mean Deviation, Probability, Basic addition and subtraction, Baye’s theorem, Bernoulli trials and Binomial Theorems
Trigonometry 2 Identities and Equations, Functions, Inverse Functions and Properties, Heights and Distances
Mathematical Reasoning 1 Usage of or, implies, implied by, if and only if, tautology contradiction, converse and contrapostitve.

JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips

One thing that is clear is that candidates will need to have deep conceptual knowledge of mathematic concepts, in order to solve the questions of JEE. Therefore, doing the syllabus properly, along with needed amount of practice is necessary. So here are some preparation tips for preparing for JEE Main Mathematics:

Start preparation at proper time

It’s very important that you give yourself time to prepare for JEE Main. If you want to prepare during your 10+2, then start preparation right from the start of session. And if you want to prepare after your 10+2 , then you should give a whole year to JEE Preparation, thus should start right after your exams. As syllabus is huge and deep understanding is needed, proper time needs to be devoted.

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Be good with basics

Before jumping on to high level questions, it is very important to be good at basics. So candidates, rather than cramming and mugging up formulae and shortcuts, should try to be good with basics. NCERT books are a great source for this purpose.

Do time based practise

Candidates must note down the time they take to solve each question. Solving a question correctly is good, but not at the cost of a lot of time. Therefore, focus should be on time based practice.

Identify strength and weakness

Now there will be many people who will suggest you to do ‘xyz’ topic, and other will suggest you to do ‘abc’ topic. However, the real secret is that you should yourself identify your weak points and strong points, and thus work collectively on them. It’s only you who knows where you are good and where you are not.

Give proper time to all subjects

Now this might seem unrelated to mathematics preparation, but it is very important to give time to all three subjects. Doing one subject all day might make you feel monotonous and may thus reduce your efficiency. Therefore, do study all three subjects every day to keep the rhythm correct.

Make a formula Sheet

Formula sheets might be available at many places, but it is very important that you make your own formula sheet, as you will be able to use it a better way. Also, things are easily traced back when they are prepared by us. Therefore, one should make his/her own formula sheet for Mathematics, rather than referring to someone other’s formulae.

Solve past year JEE papers

This tip might be written at the last, but probably this carries a lot of weightage in your preparation. Solving Past year JEE papers is a must as it introduces you to actual exam-like problems. Also, identify patterns and topics of most importance from these papers. This will take your preparation to next level.

JEE Main Mathematics Study Material

It is very important that one uses proper study material for preparing for JEE Main. Proper books and material expose to more type of topics and are a core part of your preparation. Here are some books which should be followed for JEE Main Mathematics:

Book Name Publisher/Writer
Class 11 and 12 Mathematics NCERT
JEE Main Complete Mathematics McGraw Hill
A MASTER Resource for Mathematics in JEE Main Praful K Agarwal
Objective Mathematics for JEE R D Sharma
Integral Calculus for JEE Main & Advanced Amit Agarwal
Differential Calculus for JEE Main & Advanced Amit Agarwal

The importance of this exam lies in its scope. There are a lot of colleges that grant admission under JEE Main and thus it becomes important that candidates studies for this exam properly. Studying all three subjects with balance is the key to get a good rank, thus candidates should follow a well made strategy for tackling this exam.

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus: Download detailed syllabus from here

JEE main chemistry syllabusJEE Main is the country’s largest engineering entrance exam.The online exam dates released by the NTA i.e. from Jan 6 till Jan 20, 2019 and April 6 till April 20, 2019. It is the only portal for aspirants to get into the reputed IITs, NITs and a number of good government colleges. Every year more than 10 lakh students apply for the exam out of which only 2.4 lac move forward to JEE Advanced. In this article you will get all the information about JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus.

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It is common knowledge that not many of you are big fans of Chemistry. But this should not stop you from getting a decent score. Chemistry is one of those subjects which can be studied selectively and yet you can aim for a 100% result. This is mainly because most of the concepts revolve around bond formation/ breaking and the periodic table. If your fundamentals in these topics are rock solid then preparing for JEE Main becomes easy.

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The JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus is set from class 11 and 12 curriculum of CBSE. Applicants have to answer 30 Chemistry questions in JEE Main Paper 1.

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Section A: Physical Chemistry

UNIT 1: Some Basic concepts in Chemistry

Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound; Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis; Laws of chemical combination; Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae; Chemical equations and stoichiometry.

UNIT 2: States of Matter

Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.

Gaseous State:

Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure; Concept of Absolute scale of temperature; Ideal gas equation, Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates); Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities; Real gases, deviation from Ideal behaviour, compressibility factor, van der Waals equation, liquefaction of gases, critical constants.

Liquid State:

Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).

Solid State:

Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s Law and its applications; Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.

UNIT 3: Atomic Structure

Discovery of sub-atomic particles (electron, proton and neutron); Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations; Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; Dual nature of matter, de-Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle.


Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features, concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions; Variation of  Ψ and Ψ2 with r for 1s and 2s orbitals; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p and d – orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number; Rules for filling electrons in orbitals – aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals.

UNIT 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept of ionic and covalent bonds.

Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy.

Covalent Bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule, dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules.

Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding: Valence bond theory – Its important features, concept of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals; Resonance.

Molecular Orbital Theory – Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.


Elementary idea of metallic bonding. Hydrogen bonding and its applications.

UNIT 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.

First law of thermodynamics: Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity; Hess’s law of constant heat summation; Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution.

Second law of thermodynamics: Spontaneity of processes; ΔS of the universe and ΔG of the system as criteria for spontaneity, ΔGo (Standard Gibbs energy change) and equilibrium constant.

UNIT 6: Solutions

Different methods for expressing concentration of solution – molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law – Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure – composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions; Colligative properties of dilute solutions – relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure; Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties; Abnormal value of molar mass, van’t Hoff factor and its significance.

UNIT 7: Equilibrium

Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.

Equilibria involving physical processes: Solid -liquid, liquid – gas and solid – gas equilibria, Henry’s law, general characterics of equilibrium involving physical processes.

Equilibria involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, significance of ΔG and ΔGo in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.

Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid – base equilibria (including multistage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.

UNIT 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.


Eectrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivities and their variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its applications.


Electrochemical cells – Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half – cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic cell and its measurement; Nernst equation and its applications; Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change; Dry cell and lead accumulator; Fuel cells; Corrosion and its prevention.

UNIT 9: Chemical Kinetics

Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst; elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units, differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half – lives, effect of temperature on rate of reactions – Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).

UNIT 10: Surface Chemistry

Adsorption Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids – Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions.


Catalysis – Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis and its mechanism.

Colloidal state – distinction among true solutions, colloids and suspensions, classification of colloids – lyophilic, lyophobic; multi molecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids – Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation and flocculation; Emulsions and their characteristics.

Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

UNIT 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Modem periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements­atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.

UNIT 12: General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; steps involved in the extraction of metals – concentration, reduction (chemical. and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe; Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.

UNIT 13: Hydrogen

Position of hydrogen in periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water; Structure, preparation, reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide; Classification of hydrides – ionic, covalent and interstitial; Hydrogen as a fuel.

UNIT 14: s – Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Group 1 and Group 2 Elements

General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.


Preparation and properties of some important compounds – sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate; Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement; Biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.

UNIT 15: p – Block Elements

Group 13 to Group 18 Elements

General Introduction: Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.

Groupwise study of the p – block elements

Group – 13

Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride and alums.

Group – 14

Tendency for catenation; Structure, properties and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones.

Group – 15

Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotrophic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides, (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus.

Group – 16

Preparation, properties, structures and uses of dioxygen and ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structures and uses of sulphur dioxide, sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur.

Group – 17

Preparation, properties and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens.

Group – 18

Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.

UNIT 16: d – and f – Block Elements

Transition Elements

General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first row transition elements – physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation; Preparation, properties and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.

Inner Transition Elements

Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction.

Actinoids – Electronic configuration and oxidation states.

UNIT 17: Co-ordination Compounds

Introduction to co-ordination compounds, Werner’s theory; ligands, co-ordination number, denticity, chelation; IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear co-ordination compounds, isomerism; Bonding-Valence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties; Importance of co-ordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).

UNIT 18: Environmental Chemistry

Environmental pollution – Atmospheric, water and soil.

Atmospheric pollution – Tropospheric and stratospheric

Tropospheric pollutants – Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects and prevention; Green house effect and Global warming; Acid rain; Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects and prevention.

Stratospheric pollution – Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer – its mechanism and effects.

Water Pollution – Major pollutants such as, pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.

Soil pollution – Major pollutants such as: Pesticides (insecticides,. herbicides and fungicides), their harmful effects and prevention.

Strategies to control environmental pollution.

Section-C: Organic Chemistry

UNIT 19: Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

Purification – Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction and chromatography – principles and their applications.

Qualitative analysis – Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens.

Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) – Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur, phosphorus.

Calculations of empirical formulae and molecular formulae; Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.

UNIT 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p); Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: – C = C – , – C ? C – and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur; Homologous series; Isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism.

Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)

Covalent bond fission – Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

Electronic displacement in a covalent bond – Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation.

Common types of organic reactions – Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement.

UNIT 21: Hydrocarbons

Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.

Alkanes – Conformations: Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.

Alkenes – Geometrical isomerism; Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis, oxidation, and polymerization.

Alkynes – Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.

Aromatic hydrocarbons – Nomenclature, benzene – structure and aromaticity; Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel – Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene.

UNIT 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

General methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of C-X bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions.


Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform, freons and DDT.

UNIT 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.

Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration and sulphonation, Reimer – Tiemann reaction.

Ethers: Structure.

Aldehyde and Ketones

Nature of carbonyl group; Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones; Important reactions such as – Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); acidity of ? – hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction; Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.

Carboxylic Acids: Acidic strength and factors affecting it.

UNIT 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.

Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character.

Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.

UNIT 25: Polymers

General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization – addition and condensation, copolymerization;

Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses – polythene, nylon, polyester and bakelite.

UNIT 26: Bio Molecules

General introduction and importance of biomolecules.

Carbohydrates – Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent monosaccharides of oligosacchorides (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).

Proteins – Elementary Idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.

Vitamins – Classification and functions.

Nucleic Acids – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA. Biological functions of nucleic acids.

UNIT 27: Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples.

Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents – common examples.

Cleansing agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

UNIT 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

Detection of extra elements (N,S, halogens) in organic compounds; Detection of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

JEE Main consists of 2 papers. Engineering aspirants should appear for Paper 1 while Paper 2 is for B Arch/ B Planning students. The exam paper will be available in English and Hindi language. It is also available in regional languages for some states. The duration of both papers is 3 hours.


Paper 1 is divided into 3 sections- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section consists of 30 objective questions. +4 marks are awarded for correct answers while 1 mark is deducted for incorrect responses.


Chemistry is divided into 3 parts- Physical, Organic and Inorganic. A greater number of questions are asked from Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Applicants should follow the right syllabus and study all the 3 components thoroughly.

JEE Main Chemistry Important Chapters:

Chemistry is regarded as the most scoring subject among he three. A good score in this section will enable you to clear the cut off comfortably. Aspirants often neglect this subject because of the numerous formula and reaction. It is however the least time consuming section with a high level of accuracy.


Class 11 and 12 CBSE syllabus forms the basis of questions in JEE Main. Candidates should study from the NCERT textbooks to clear all the basic concepts. The chapter wise syllabus for Chemistry is given below:


Names of Chapters
General Organic Chemistry Surface chemistry
Alcohol Phenol Ether Atomic Structure
Redox reactions Gaseous State
Chemical Bonding Transition Elements
Coordination Compound Polymers
P-block elements Nuclear Chemistry
S-block elements Chemical Kinetics
Aldehyde & Ketones Mole Concepts
Solutions Amines and Diazonium Salts
Solid State Biomolecules
Chemical Thermodynamics Alkanes, Alkenes &Alkynes
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium Electrochemistry
Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds Principles related to Practical Chemistry

Preparation Tips

JEE Main (Chemistry) as questions asked are straight forward and direct. The difficulty level is low compared to Physics and Mathematics. It requires the least amount of time and time saved in this section can be utilized in the other two. It is independent from the other 2 subjects (except for Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry) unlike Physics and Mathematics which are quite co-dependent.


Following are some preparation tips for Chemistry that can go a long way in improving your JEE Main score:


Physical Chemistry- This is the easiest part among the 3. Read NCERT textbook thoroughly. You should first go through the theory of all chapters and then start attempting questions. The questions asked often involve direct application of formulae. You can think of which formulae to use only if your basic concepts are clear.


Learn all the tables and important points given in these chapters. Memorize all the formulae of Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium, Kinetics, and Radioactivity. Keep an analytical and stoichiometric approach while attempting the questions.


Inorganic Chemistry- The NCERT textbook alone will suffice for questions on these chapters. Familiarize yourself with each and every line of the textbook for Inorganic chemistry. Questions are picked up from the textbook without any twists. Make use of charts and mind maps for qualitative analysis. Give extra attention to the chapters d & f block and Co-ordination compounds.


Organic Chemistry- The key here lies in mastering the General Organic Chemistry (G.O.C) part. You should understand the logic behind various mechanisms. If you are thorough with the mechanisms, reactions are a piece of cake. Learn common names of substances and also do not neglect the last few chapters (Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life). Use good reference books like OP Tandon and Morrison & Boyd.

Study Material

Aspirants must refer to certain books to up their game and have an edge over the other. They must choose these reference books wisely and use them only after studying from NCERT books.

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Pick a few books and master them (remember less is more). Some good reference books for JEE Main Chemistry are:


Section Name of book Author’s/ Publisher’s name
Physical Chemistry Wiley’s Physical Chemistry for JEE (Main & Advanced) Wiley
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R C Mukherjee
University Chemistry Bruce M Mahan and Rollie J. Meyers
Inorganic Chemistry Concise Inorganic Chemistry J D Lee
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced ) O P Tandon
General Chemistry Ebbing
Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Morrison & Boyd
Organic Chemistry O P Tandon
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry Peter Sykes

JEE Main Chemistry can help students in outdoing each other and increase their chances of getting into their dream college. It is essential that they follow the right syllabus. Topics related to Practical Chemistry are not given in the NCERT books but form a part of the syllabus.


Aspirants should prepare well for the section. Do not utilize more than 45 minutes for this section. Try to make intelligent guesses by eliminating the least probable answers. Solve mock tests and previous years’ papers frequently.




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