JEE Main & Advanced Exams Syllabus
JEE Main & Advanced Exams Syllabus – JEE Main Syllabus 2020 has been released by National Testing Agency. This year, the authority is conducting JEE Main 2020 for three papers – Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing) and Paper 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning Based Questions).
ABOUT JEE MAIN & ADVANCED EXAMS
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India. It is constituted by two different examinations – JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the joint admission process for a total of 23 Indian Institute of Technology campuses, 32 National Institute of Technology campuses, 18 Indian Institute of Information Technology campuses and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes(GFTIs) based on the rank obtained by a student in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
 JEE Mains– JEE Main has two papers, Paper1 and Paper2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions. Paper 1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted only online. Paper2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses and is conducted offline only.
 JEE Advanced – The top students who take the JEEMain qualify for the JEEAdvanced examination.
JEE Main & Advanced Exams Syllabus
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5.  JEE Architecture Aptitude Syllabus  Click here 
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 – BE/BTech
Below is the detailed JEE Main April 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates can go through the syllabus along with topicwise weightage in each subject.
JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus
The Mathematics section of JEE Main 2020 will be of 100 marks (25 questions of 4 marks each). However, for any question answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. In 2019, the highest weightage in Mathematics was given to chapters like sequence and series, straight lines, 3D, Determinant, etc. Check out the detailed JEE Main April 2020 Paper 1 syllabus for Mathematics.
Units  Topics 

Unit 1: Sets, relations and functions 

Unit 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations 

Unit 3: Matrices and determinants 

Unit 4:Permutations and combinations 

Unit 5: Mathematical induction 

Unit 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications 

Unit 7: Sequences and series 

UNIT 8: Limit, continuity and differentiability 

Unit 9: Integral calculus 



Unit 10: Differential equations 

Unit 11: Coordinate geometry 

Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.  
Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.  
Unit 12: Three dimensional geometry 

Unit 13: Vector algebra 

Unit 14: Statistics and probability  Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution. 
Unit 15: Trigonometry 

Unit 16: Mathematical reasoning 

JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus
Physics is one of the major sections of JEE Main syllabus. Students have to answer around 25 questions carrying 4 marks each. JEE Main April syllabus for Physics comprises topics like Kinematics, Optics, Laws Of Motion, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties Of Solids And Liquids etc. Last year, the highest weightage in Physics was given to topics like current electricity, alternating current, Rotational dynamics, Modern Physics etc. The JEE Main Physics syllabus includes two sections A and B. Section A includes Theory part with 80% weightage and section B contains practical component (experimental skills) with 20% weightage. Check out the full syllabus JEE Main April 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for Physics below.
Units  Topics 

Unit 1: Physics And Measurement 

Unit 2: Kinematics 

Unit 3: Laws Of Motion 

Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction  
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications.  
Unit 4: Work, Energy And Power  Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work energy theorem, power. 
Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and nonconservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.  
Unit 5: Rotational Motion 

Unit 6: Gravitation 

Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids 

Unit 8: Thermodynamics 

Unit 9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases 

Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves  Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance 
Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound  
Unit 11: Electrostatics  Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s lawforces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution. 
Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.


Unit 12: Currrent Electricity 

Unit 13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism 

Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents 

Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves 

Unit 16: Optics  Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Wave optics

Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation 

Unit 18: Atoms And Nuclei 

Unit 19: Electronic Devices 

Unit 20: Communication Systems 

JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus
The chemistry section of JEE Main comprises numerical as well as theoretical questions. In JEE Main 2019, Chemical Bonding in Organic Chemistry, Halogen Derivative in Organic Chemistry and Ionic Equilibrium etc were given the highest weightage. The entire chemistry syllabus in JEE Main is spread over three sections.
 Physical Chemistry
 Organic Chemistry
 Inorganic Chemistry
Take a look at JEE Main January 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for Chemistry below.
Units  Topics 

Section A: Physical Chemistry  
Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry 

Unit 2: States Of Matter  Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states. 


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


Unit 3: Atomic Structure 



Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Strucure  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.  


Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics  Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes. 


Unit 6: Solutions 

Unit 7: Equilibrium  Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium. 


Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acidbase 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.  


Unit 9 : Chemical Kinetics 

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. 


Section B: Inorganic Chemistry


Unit 11: Classificaton 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 elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity. 
Unit 12: General Principles And Processes 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 

Unit 14: S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)  Group – 1 and 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 and sodium hydroxide; 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 ElementsGeneral 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


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 K2 Cr2 O7 and KMnO4 . 
Inner Transition Elements: Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states and lanthanoid contraction.  
Actinoids – Electronic configuration and oxidation states.  
Unit 17: CoOrdination Compounds 

Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry 

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

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 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 monosubstituted benzene.  
Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens  General methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of CX bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions. 
Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform & iodoform.  
Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen  General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses. 
Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers 

Carboxylic Acids  Acidic strength and factors affecting it. 
Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 

Unit 25: Polymers 

UNIT 26: Biomolecules 

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. 


Chemistry involved in the titrimetric excercises – Acids bases and the use of indicators, oxalicacid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.  
Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis: Cations – Pb2+ , Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+. Anions CO3 2, S2, SO4 2, NO2, NO3, CI , Br, I. (Insoluble salts excluded).  
Chemical principles involved in the following experiments:  Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4 
Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base.  
Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols.  
Kinetic study of reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature. 
List of important topics in JEE Main:
Physics  Chemistry  Mathematics 

Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Dimensional Analysis, Gravitation & Electrostatistics, Geometrical Optics, Waves & Sounds, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics and Electromagnetic Induction.  Physical Chemistry: Mole concept & the concept of equivalents, Redox reactions, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics and Chemical EquilibriumOrganic Chemistry: Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives
Inorganic Chemistry: Coordination chemistry, Chemical bonding and Qualitative analysis 
Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles and Family of Circles, Sequence and Series, Probability, Vectors, Quadratic equations and expressions, Complex numbers, Matrices, Parabola, Hyperbola in coordinate geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of derivatives and Definite integral in calculus. 