JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Aptitude

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2020 exam is going to be held in between January 06 to 11, 2020. The test is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admitting students to the various IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. The preliminary step in devising a preparatory scheme for the JEE Main exam is to be well acquainted with the pattern and syllabus of the same.

The JEE Main Syllabus 2020 differs as per the paper that you choose to appear for, Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) , 2 (B.Arch) and 3 (B.Plan). Paper 1 primarily constitutes of topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths, whereas the second paper features Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing and in third paper Maths, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions. If one aspires to crack the exam, it’s of utmost importance to have a clear conception of the JEE Main Syllabus 2020.

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

The two most important things that must be decoded before analyzing the syllabus are the pattern and the marking scheme of the test. The two contribute to a better reception of the syllabus and proper implementation of a plan which would encompass the right amount of time for the most important topics.

Here we will let you know what are the important chapters, subject wise, that you will need to cover for JEE Main 2020. There are no changes in the syllabus as of now. According to the trends of the examination, this year too, the syllabus will remain the same. We have provided here the JEE Main 2020 syllabus in an easy to understand format. Go through it so that you can start your IIT JEE 2020 preparations as early as possible.

The pattern of the exam

The JEE Main 2020 exam features Multiple Choice Questions that need to be solved in the time slot of 3 hours.

  • Number of Papers- The exam takes place in two phases, wherein Paper 1 is for the admissions in B.E/B.Tech, whereas Paper 2 is for getting admitted to B.Arch and Paper 3 is for B.Plan.
  • Mode of Test- Earlier students had the liberty to choose from the online and paper-and-pen mode. Now that the NTA has taken charge to conduct the test, it is only taken through the computer-based method. Furthermore, the Drawing test from the second paper is still conducted through the pen-and-paper mode.
  • The medium of Paper- The questions are put forth in English, Hindi, Gujarati and some other regional languages.
  • Number of Questions asked- In the first paper 75 MCQ questions are to be solved, whereas in the second paper 77 questions feature and in third paper there are going to be 100 questions.
  • Time Duration- 3 hours is allocated for the majority candidates, whereas the PWD aspirants get an hour extra.
  • Marking Scheme- 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer and 1 mark would be deducted for an incorrect choice. The total marks for Paper 1 are 300, whereas, for Paper 2, it’s 400. and for Paper 3, there are 400 marks.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

Although the pattern of Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 differ considerably, the basic idea is to question from the syllabus of classes 11th and 12th.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1: The topics covered in this paper are from the areas of Physics, Maths, and Chemistry.

Chapter 1: Sets, Relations and Functions
Chapter 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Chapter 3: Matrices and Determinants
Chapter 4: Permutation and Combinations
Chapter 5: Mathematical Induction
Chapter 6: Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications
Chapter 7: Sequences and Series
Chapter 8: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
Chapter 9: Integral Calculus
Chapter 10: Differential Equations
Chapter 11: Co-ordinate Geometry
chapter 12: Three Dimensional Geometry
Chapter 13:  Vector Algebra
Chapter 14: Statics and Probability
Chapter 15: Trigonometry
Chapter 16: Mathematical Reasoning
Physics (Contains Two Section)
Section A
Chapter 1: Physics and Measurements
Chapter 2: Kinematics
Chapter 3: Laws of Motion
Chapter 4: Work, Energy and Power
Chapter 5: Rotational Motion
Chapter 6: Gravitation
Chapter 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids
Chapter 8: Thermodynamics
Chapter 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases
Chapter 10: Oscillations and Waves
Chapter 11: Electrostatics
chapter 12: Current Electricity
Chapter 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Chapter 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Chapter 15: Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter 16: Optics
Chapter 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Chapter 18: Atoms and Nuclei
Chapter 19: Electronic Devices
Chapter 20: Communication Systems
Section B
Chapter 21: Experimental Skills (Familiarity with basic approach and observations of Experiments)
Chemistry (Contains Three Sections)
Section A: Physical Chemistry
Chapter 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
Chapter 2: States of Matter
Chapter 3: Atomic Structure
Chapter 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chapter 5: Chemical Thermodynamics
Chapter 6: Solutions
Chapter 7: Equilibrium
Chapter 8: Redox Reaction and Electrochemistry
Chapter 9: Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 10: Surface Chemistry
Section  B: Inorganic Chemistry
Chapter 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chapter 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
Chapter 13: Hydrogen
Chapter 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
Chapter 15: P-Block Elements
Chapter 16: d and f-block Elements
Chapter 17: Co-ordination Compounds
Chapter 18: Environmental Chemistry
Section C: Organic Chemistry
Chapter 19: Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds
Chapter 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Chapter 21: Hydrocarbons
Chapter 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Chapter 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygens
Chapter 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogens
Chapter 25: Polymers
Chapter 26: Biomolecules
Chapter 26: Chemistry in Everyday Life
Chapter 26: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2 and Paper 3: The second paper comprises of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.

Part I
Analytical reasoning
Mental Ability
Part II
Three-Dimensional Perception
Sketching of Scenes and Activities from memory of urbanscape
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Importance of the Syllabus

There is no denial of the fact that the syllabus forms the foremost layer of the preparation ladder. To begin with, the candidate gathers the syllabus for the following reasons-

  •  The syllabus also specifies the weightage of topics to clarify what needs undivided attention and what’s to be studied superficially.
  • Having a syllabus at hand also facilitates the study process, that is, it’s happening in the right direction with the right information.
  • Moreover, syllabus also ensures that you don’t divulge into unnecessary study material and also focus your attention on what’s most needed and essential from the examination point of view. There are many things that might appear important, but syllabus actually mentions what is important with respect to the JEE Main examination.
  • A student can draw a better approach towards preparation with syllabus at hand. Syllabus provides a certain direction to the preparation scheme formulated by an aspirant.

How to cover the entire syllabus?

The syllabus may seem a bit lengthy and overwhelming. But the good thing is you are already in flow with the syllabus as you are studying the same in your schools, especially the students of CBSE Board whos are following the NCERT pattern. But to catch up with JEE Main 2020 Syllabus which is a mix of both class 11 and class 12, you will need to stay ahead of your school.

Here are a few tips to cover the entire syllabus in ample amount of time before the JEE Main 2020:

  • Prepare a timetable of your own that will help you cover the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus by December, so that you have plenty of time for revision and previous years’ question paper practise. Or, you can save time, and refer to the JEE Main 2020 Timetable that we have prepared for you.
  • Stick to the timetable and follow it without fail.
  • To cover all the chapter from each subject, divide the time equally among all. Give few extra hours to the chapters that you are weak in.
  • Avoid procrastination and concentrate while you are preparing.
  • Don’t go beyond the syllabus. Sticking to the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus will be enough if you cover the whole of it.
  • Lastly, start now, so that you don’t just complete your syllabus but you can have plenty of time for rigorous practise and revisions.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus FAQs

How should one begin the JEE Main 2020 preparation?

The primary aim should be to study the basic concepts from NCERT, because the JEE syllabus is based on the 11th and 12th curriculum. After this, higher order questions can be attempted.

Is the JEE Main Syllabus same as the class 12th syllabus?

It might appear similar as the chapters are the same, but the approach might be a little deeper for the JEE exam.

Is the syllabus for both Paper 1 and 2 the same?

No, only Maths is a common subject in both the papers.

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