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JEE Mains Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

JEE Main will be comprised in two papers.

1. The candidates seeking for the B.Tech/B.E must avail the paper 1 or the candidates seeking for the B.Arch/B.Planning must avail the paper

2. For architecture candidates must have a valid score card of NATA. Candidates can apply for the both papers.

(a) The paper 1 will be asked in objective type questions in equally from the subjects as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

(b) The paper 2 will be asked in three parts.

The part one will comprise in objective type questions in Mathematics subjects, part two will comprise in objective type questions on Aptitude Skills and

part three will comprise in drawing test.

Paper one will be held through the both; computer based and pen & paper base exam

while paper two will be held through the pen and paper based exam mode only. Both papers will be stretched in the duration of 3 hours each.

The total question will be asked in paper 1 are 90 and each correct answer will carry the 4 marks while each incorrect answer will be punished with 1 mark.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

 

SUBJECTS

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

MODE OF EXAM

Paper 1 (B.E./

B. Tech.)

Physics, Chemistry &

Mathematics

Objective type with equal weightage

to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Pen and Paper based

OR Computer based

Paper 2

(B.Arch./

B.Planning)

Mathematics – Part I

Aptitude Test – Part II &

Drawing Test – Part III

Objective type

Objective type

Questions to test drawing aptitude

Only Pen and Paper

based


 

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

COURSE

PAPERS

All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.)

Paper –1

B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs)

Paper –2


Test duration - 3 hours

Total no. of Questions - 90

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 6
No. Of Unit 69
No. Of Chapter 285
Chapters
  1. Visual Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Awareness of Persons, Places, Buildings, Materials
  2. Objects, Texture related to Architecture
  3. Build - Environment
  4. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  5. Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects
Chapters
  1. Memory drawing
  2. Perspective drawing
  3. Correct Proportions
  4. Pencil Rendering
  5. Creating 2-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric shapes
  6. Colour Rendering
  7. Creating Logos
  8. Colour Schemes
  9. Creating 3-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric forms
  10. Creating the effect of light and shadow
  11. Creating structural forms from 3- D elements.
Chapters
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. Solution Of Differential Equations
  3. Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
Chapters
  1. Measures Of Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. probability
Chapters
  1. Principle Of Counting, Permutation
Chapters
  1. Application of definite integrals
  2. Definite integrals and their properties
  3. Methods of integration
  4. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
Chapters
  1. Mathematical Induction And Applications
Chapters
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Algebra Of Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
Chapters
  1. Sets And Their Representation
  2. Equivalence Relations, Functions
Chapters
  1. Statements
  2. Logical Operations
  3. Contradiction
  4. Converse And Contrapositive
Chapters
  1. Inverse Trigonometric function
  2. Solution of Triangle
  3. Measurement of angles
Chapters
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
Chapters
  1. Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
Chapters
  1. Matrices & Determinants
  2. Determinants
  3. Inverse of A Square Matrix
  4. Transformations
Chapters
  1. Real – Valued Functions
  2. Algebra Of Functions
  3. Polynomials
  4. Rational, Trigonometric
  5. Inverse Functions
  6. Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  7. Applications Of Derivatives
  8. logarithmic and exponential function
Chapters
  1. Cartesian System Of Rectangular Co-Ordinates
  2. Straight Lines
  3. Circles, Conic Sections
Chapters
  1. Vectors And Scalars, Products
Chapters
  1. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  2. Special Series
  3. Geometric Progression
Chapters
  1. Measurement
  2. Chemical reactions
  3. Gaseous state
  4. Liquid state
  5. Solid state
Chapters
  1. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
Chapters
  1. Alkali and Alkaline
  2. Earth Metals
Chapters
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
  4. Aldehyde and Ketones
  5. Carboxylic Acids
Chapters
  1. Organic Compound hydroxyl
  2. Inorganic Compound
  3. Titrinilide Excerises
Chapters
  1. Adsorption
  2. Colloidal State
  3. Enzyme catalysis
Chapters
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Surface Chemistry Adsorption
Chapters
  1. Mole Concentration
  2. Chemical Solutions
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Chemical Equilibria
  5. Ionic Equilibria
  6. Factors Affecting Equilibria
Chapters
  1. Purification – Crystallization
  2. Quantitative Analysis
  3. Qualitative analysis
Chapters
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
Chapters
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. Group 15 elements
  4. Group 16 elements
  5. Group 17 elements
  6. Group 18 elements
Chapters
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
Chapters
  1. General Introduction of biomolecules
Chapters
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
Chapters
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Molecular Structure
  3. Covalent Bond
  4. Intermolecular Forces
  5. Metallic Bond
Chapters
  1. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
Chapters
  1. Electrolytic Conduction
  2. Redox Reactions
Chapters
  1. The Biological Cell
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Nucleic Acids
  4. Vitamins
  5. Polymers
  6. Pollution
  7. Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
  8. Proteins
Chapters
  1. Alkanes
  2. Alkenes
  3. Alkynes
  4. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chapters
  1. Transition elements
  2. Actinoids
  3. Lanthanoids
Chapters
  1. General Introduction and classification of polymers
Chapters
  1. Atomic Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Electron atoms
  4. Periodicity
Chapters
  1. Classification of Organic Chemistry
  2. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
  3. Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
  4. Common types of organics Reactions
Chapters
  1. Mole concept and molar mass
  2. Atomic And Molecular Masses
  3. Laws Of Chemical Combination
  4. General introduction
  5. Dalton’s atomic theory
Chapters
  1. Different Concentration Of Solution
  2. Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
  3. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
Chapters
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
Chapters
  1. Hydrogen as a fuel
  2. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  3. Hydrogen in periodic table
Chapters
  1. Description of rotation velocity
  2. Rotational motion
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Conservation of angular momentum
  6. Rolling motion
Chapters
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Magnetic moment of a current loop
  4. Lorentz force Law
  5. Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
Chapters
  1. Newton’s laws
  2. Circular motion
  3. Force and Inertia
  4. Statics and Kinetics friction
  5. Dynamics of uniform circular motion
Chapters
  1. Gravitational potential energy
  2. Newton’s law of gravitation
  3. Motion of planets
Chapters
  1. Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
  2. Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
Chapters
  1. Coulomb’s law
  2. Electric field
  3. Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  4. Gauss’ law and its applications
  5. Electric dipole
  6. Capacitance and dielectrics
Chapters
  1. Dual Nature Of Radiation
  2. Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
  3. Photoelectric Effect
  4. Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
  5. Particle Nature Of Light
  6. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  7. De Broglie Relation
  8. Davisson-Germer Experiment
Chapters
  1. Energy bands in solids
  2. Semiconductor diode
  3. Junction transistor
  4. Logic gates
Chapters
  1. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  2. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  3. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  4. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
Chapters
  1. Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  2. Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
  3. kirchhof's Law
Chapters
  1. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  2. Lenses and mirrors
  3. Optical instruments
  4. Interference
  5. Interference in thin films
  6. Diffraction due to a single slit
  7. Polarization
  8. Electromagnetic waves
Chapters
  1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
  2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
  3. Superposition of waves, beats
  4. Doppler Effect
Chapters
  1. Work done by a force
  2. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  3. Power
  4. Conservative forces and potential energy
  5. Conservation of mechanical energy
Chapters
  1. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Precision and significant figures
  4. Fundamental measurements in Physic
Chapters
  1. Properties of vectors
  2. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  3. Motion with constant acceleration
  4. Projectile motion
  5. Uniform circular motion
  6. Relative motion
Chapters
  1. Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  2. Self and mutual inductance
  3. Transformers and generators
  4. Alternating current
  5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
Chapters
  1. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  2. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  3. Forced & damped oscillations
Chapters
  1. Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
  2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
Chapters
  1. Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
  2. Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
  3. Basic Elements Of A Communication System
Chapters
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
Chapters
  1. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  2. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  3. Hydrogen Spectrum
  4. Composition And Size Of Nucleus
  5. Isotones
  6. Radioactivity-Alpha
  7. Beta And Gamma
  8. Radioactive Decay Law
  9. Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
  10. Binding Energy Per Nucleon
  11. Nuclear Fission And Fusion
  12. Rutherford’s model of atom

How to prepare

Strategy to prepare

Practicing model papers of JEE Main will aid the candidates in knowing their strong and weak areas. These practice papers are like the actual question paper of this exam, which will be tentatively held in April 2016. Model Papers of JEE Main help in better preparation and candidates can practice these anytime as per their convenience. Download and practice Sample Papers of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of last few years.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

 Instructions for Computer Based Examination
 The Computer Based Examination will be conducted as per the following schedule.
1. A sample/mock test will be available on JEE (Main) website in the month of December for practice purpose and to give the candidate look and feel of the Computer Based Examination(CBE).
2. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
3. The test will be of 3 hrs duration.
4. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
5. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
6. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. 1⁄4 (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
7. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given.
8. All calculations/writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
10. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct
in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.
11. The candidates must sign on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.
 
Instructions for Pen and Paper Based Examination
 
1. Five minutes before the commencement of the paper the candidate will be asked to break/open the seal of the Test Booklet. He/She will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the Invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet.
2. Candidate will then write particulars with Blue/Black ball point pen only on both the sides of the Answer Sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If one uses the pencil, his/her answer sheet will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. After completing this step, the candidates will wait for the instruction by the invigilator.
3. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
4. The test will be of 3 hrs duration
5. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
6. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
7. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. 1⁄4 (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
8. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side-1.
10. Candidate shall bring his/her own Ball Point Pens of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.
11. A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.
12. The candidate will check that the Test-booklet contains as many numbers of pages as are written on the top of the first page of the Test Booklet. The candidates should also verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of any variation, the Test Booklet and OMR sheet should be immediately returned to the invigilator for the replacement with another set of same series available in the examination hall/centre.
13. The candidates must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. Firstly, immediately after commencement of the Examination and for the second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.
14. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.

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