JEE Main Syllabus 2020

Abhik Das Updated On: 10 Sep, 2019 15:11 IST

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JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

JEE Main is one of India’s top engineering entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The examination will take place twice in a year in January and April respectively. Candidates can attempt both or any one of these to score marks valid to enter top engineering colleges in India. In order to clear this examination candidates must most prepare for it in an organised and systematic way. To do so they can go through the How to Prepare section and read in detail the tips and tricks required to conquer this examination. No preparation can be a success if the candidates are unaware of the exam syllabus. The test takers can read about the detailed JEE Main 2019 syllabus here and find out what all they need to study and prepare for this national level exam.

The syllabus for JEE Main is based on class 11 and 12 subjects mainly comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). The JEE Main 2020 syllabus for PCM is available here for candidates. The syllabus has been finalized by NTA, with no major changes in the topics and sections of the Subjects. Candidates preparing for the upcoming JEE Main should study all the subjects given in the JEE Main 2020 syllabus and start their preparation as soon as possible.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) is divided into 3 parts - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Part 1 Physics:

  • There are two sections: A & B.

  • While Section A has 80% weightage, Section B has 20% weightage.

Section A Theory

Oscillations & Waves

Alternating Currents & Electromagnetic Induction

Kinetic Theory of Gases

Radiation & Dual Nature of Matter
Thermodynamics Nuclei & Atoms
Properties of Liquids & Solids Electronic Devices
Gravitation Rotational Motion Electrostatics
Energy & Power, Work Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
Physics & Measurement Kinematics

Section B Practical Component:

Familiarity with basic perspectives and observations of activities: Simple Pendulum, Potentiometer, Vernier calipers, Metre Scale, Screw gauge, Speed of sound in air at room temperature, Focal length of Mirror using Convex, a concave and convex lens using parallax, Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law etc.

Part 2 Chemistry:

The syllabus has 3 Sections:

  • Section A Physical Chemistry 

  • Section B Inorganic Chemistry

  • Section C Organic Chemistry

Section A: Physical Chemistry Section B: Inorganic Chemistry Section C: Organic Chemistry
Basic concepts in Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Hydrocarbons

Molecular Structure & Chemical Bonding

Coordination Compounds Bio-Molecules
The States of Matter Block Elements: P, S, d-,f- Polymers
Electrochemistry & Redox Reactions Hydrogen Organic Compounds Containing Halogens & Oxygen, Nitrogen

Chemical Kinetics

Process of Isolation of Metals & General Principles. Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Surface Chemistry Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties Characterisation of Organic Compounds & Purification
Equilibrium   Principles Related to Experimental (practical) Chemistry

Part 3 Mathematics:

Quadratic Equations & Complex Numbers

Sets, Relations & Functions

Determinants & Matrices

Binomial Theorem

Permutations & Combinations

Mathematical Induction

Series & Sequences

Continuity & Differentiability, Limit

Integral Calculus & Differential Equations

Coordinate Geometry

Probability & Statistics

3 Dimensional Geometry

Vector Algebra


JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

JEE Main Paper 2, on the other hand, is divided into Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test.

Part 1:

  • Objects

  • Texture related to build environment & Architecture

  • Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings.

  • Visualising different sides of 3D objects.

  • Analytical Reasoning & Mental Ability (Numerical & Verbal, Visual).

  • Awareness of persons, Buildings, Materials.

Part 2:

  • 3 D perception: Appreciation & understanding of scale & proportion of objects, Elements & building forms, contrast & harmony, Colour texture

  • Abstract shapes & patterns in pencil.

  • Transformation of forms both two dimensional (2D) & three dimensional (3D) union

  • Development of surfaces & volumes,

  • Rotation & subtraction

  • Generation of Plan,

  • Elevations & three dimensional (3D) views of objects.

  • Creating two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) compositions using given forms and shapes.

  • Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of public space, festivals, markets street scenes, recreational spaces etc.

  • Landscape & rural life.

Note: Candidates need to bring their pencils and erasers, geometry box sets, colored pencils and crayons to the JEE Main Paper 2 Aptitude Test.

Detailed Syllabus of JEE Main 2020

The JEE Main 2020 aspirants can check out the detailed JEE Main 2020 syllabus by clicking on the link-JEE Main 2020 Detailed Syllabus!

What are the Most Scoring Topics in JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020

Physics is considered to be one of the most important sections of the JEE Mains syllabus. We have provided all the information related to the topic in the syllabus of JEE main in the section below.

High Scoring Areas in Physics JEE

Candidates can score high marks in the ares mentioned below if their basics are clear:

  • Electromagnetism

  • Magnetism

  • SHM

  • Rotation

  • Modern Physics

  • Oscillations and Sound

  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Newton’s Law of Motion

  • Current Electricity

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