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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.

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.

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

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

**Section B: Practical based learning**

- 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**

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

**Section B: Inorganic chemistry**

- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals
- Hydrogen
- s – Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
- p – Block Elements
- d – and f – Block Elements
- Co-ordination Compounds
- Environmental Chemistry

**Section C: Organic Chemistry**

- Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
- Hydrocarbons
- Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
- Compounds(Organic) Containing Oxygen
- Carbon Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Polymers
- Bio-Molecules
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- 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:

- Sets, Relations, and Functions
- Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
- Matrices and Determinants
- Permutations and Combinations
- Mathematical Induction
- Binomial Theorem
- Sequences and Series
- Limit, Continuity, and Differentiation
- Integral Calculus
- Differential Equations
- Coordinate Geometry
- Three Dimensional Geometry
- Vector Algebra
- Statistics and Probability
- Trigonometry
- 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

Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics |

Unit, dimension, measurement | Periodic table and properties | Logarithms and related expressions |

Kinematics | Mole concept | Compound angles |

Newtons laws of motion | Nomenclature of organic compounds | Quadratic equations and expressions |

Circular motion | Chemical bonding | Sequence and progression |

Work, power, energy | Gaseous state | Trignometric functions,equations,inequations |

Momentum and collision | Electronic displacement effect | Solutions of triangle |

Centre of mass and Inertia | Atomic structure | Straight line and pair of lines |

Rotational dynamics | Isomerism | Circles |

Elasticity, Calorimetry, Thermal expansion | Redox and equivalent concepts | Permutation and combination |

Ktg and thermodynamics | Chemical and ionic equilibrium | Binomial Theorem |

Simple Harmonic Motion | Chemical kinetics | Sets, relations, functions |

Mechanical Waves | Nuclear 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 | |

Biomolecules | ||

Polymers | ||

Carboxylic acids & its derivative | ||

Amines | ||

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 | |

Friction | ||

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 | |

Thermo-Electricity | ||

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 Electricity | 8 |

Electrostatics | 4 |

Optics | 3 |

Heat and Thermodynamics | 2 |

Law of Motion | 2 |

**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 | |

Locus | ||

Hyperbola | 2 | |

Ellipse | 2 | |

Fundamentals of Mathematics | variable | |

Solution of Triangle | 1 |