JEE Main April 2020 Chemistry Syllabus, Chapter-wise Topics with Weightage - PDF Download Here

Published: | January 16, 2020
JEE Main Chemistry Important Chapters

Here is the list of important topics or chapters for JEE Main Chemistry (April 2020) exam. You can also check the important questions for the Chemistry subject in JEE Main exam here.

Chemistry is regarded as one of the toughest sections in JEE Main exam, and the syllabus for the same is as vast. There are many chapters or topics that a candidate must cover in Chemistry in order to score a better rank/ score. Figuring out the important topics or chapters for JEE Main Chemistry is not a complicated task, and you can identify the same by referring to the previous year question papers of JEE Main. In order to help the candidates with the most important topics or chapters in Chemistry subject of JEE Main, we have identified few topics or chapters based on previous year exam analysis and January 2020 exam analysis of JEE Main. Aspirants of JEE Main April 2020 can give good emphasis to topics mentioned below. At the same time, the candidates need to revise other chapters or topics included in JEE Main Chemistry syllabus.

Topics with Most Weightage in JEE Main Chemistry 2020

JEE Main Chemistry syllabus is vast, and based on the exam analysis of JEE Main January 2020 and previous years, the topics or chapters with most weightage are as follows -

Name of the Chapter

Topics to be Covered

Expected Number of Questions

Expected Marks

Organic Chemistry

  1. Oxidation & Hydrolysis
  2. Reduction
  3. Grignard Reagent
  4. Environmental Chemistry
  5. Carbonyl Compounds
  6. Polymers
  7. Amino Acids
  8. Carbohydrates
  9. Biomolecules
  10. Aromatic Compounds
  11. Reaction Mechanism



Physical Chemistry - 1

  1. Thermochemistry
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Mole Concept
  4. Ionic Equilibrium
  5. Nuclear Chemistry
  6. Atomic Structure



Physical Chemistry - 2

  1. Surface Chemistry
  2. Solution & Colligative Properties
  3. Solid State
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Chemical Kinematics



Inorganic Chemistry

  1. S-Block
  2. Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties
  3. Chemical Bonding



The candidates must note that the above topics will help you with last-minute JEE Main preparation. It is not advisable to focus only on the above topics, and emphasis must be given to other chapters also.

Chemistry Syllabus Coverage in JEE Main January 2020 (Shift Wise)

The following topics were covered in Chemistry section of JEE Main January 2020 -

Day & Shift

Syllabus Coverage for Chemistry

JEE Main Day 4 Shift 2

  1. Polymers
  2. Biomolecules
  3. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  4. Organic Chemistry
  5. Chemical Bonds

JEE Main Day 4 Shift 1

  1. Organic Reactions
  2. Aldehyde Groups
  3. Organic Chemistry
  4. Inorganic Chemistry

JEE Main Day 3 Shift 2

  1. P-Block
  2. Physical Chemistry
  3. Hydrocarbons
  4. Biomolecules
  5. Coordination Compounds
  6. Physical Chemistry

JEE Main Day 3 Shift 1

  1. Organic Chemistry
  2. D-Block
  3. Coordination Compounds
  4. Environmental Chemistry
  5. Ionization
  6. Inorganic Chemistry

JEE Main Day 2 Shift 1

  1. PH Questions
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Organic Chemistry

JEE Main Day 2 Shift 1

  1. Quantum Numbers
  2. Atomic Radius of Elements
  3. Orbitals
  4. Dipoles
  5. Chemical Bonds

Overall Difficulty Level of JEE Main Chemistry (Jan 2020)

The overall difficulty level of JEE Main Chemistry (Jan 2020) is easy, and there were no difficult questions. However, a couple of sessions had tricky questions. Almost, all the questions from the Chemistry section of JEE Main January 2020 exam were from NCERT textbooks, and there was more emphasis on Class 12th syllabus. Therefore, candidates appearing for the April 2020 exam are advised to focus more on Class 12th topics and then proceed with Class 11th topics.

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