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By: Avantika Bhardwaj on June 03, 2021

The National Testing Agency being the examination conducting authority released its syllabus along with the notification. However, JEE Main 2021 Registration Dates along with exams dates have been released by the authority. Talking about the syllabus of JEE Main Examinations, NTA has also released the syllabus of the newly added Paper 3 for admission to B. Planning course. The complete knowledge of JEE Main Syllabus 2021 would help students understand access the syllabus in the rightest manner. Students appearing for JEE Main Exam must be aware of subject wise important concepts and topics from which the question paper is prepared.

One question that arises while preparing for JEE Main Exam is "What is JEE Main Exam Syllabus?". With the correct knowledge of Syllabus, students can focus on right things and plan a strategy to qualify the examination. Since there are various topics that require more time and attention than the other topics, a planned activity can help students prepare in an efficient way.

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Students appearing for JEE Main 2021 would be advised to go through previous years' question papers as well. Doing this, they can get an idea about how difficult the question paper has been and what type of questions are asked in the examination.

JEE Main 2021 Exam will be conducted in 13 different languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam , Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, and Telugu.


Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Following are the major changes that have been introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 Exam:

  • Paper 3 has been introduced for admission to B. Planning.
  • Total number of questions in each paper have been changed:
    • B. E./B. Tech – 75 (15 additional) questions
    • B. Arch – 77 questions
    • B. Planning – 100 questions
  • Total marks in each section:
    • B. E./B. Tech – 300 marks
    • B. Arch – 400 marks
    • B. Planning – 400 marks
  • Numerical Value Based Questions have been introduced.
  • Planning Based Objective Type MCQs have been introduced for B. Planning Paper.

Paper wise Marking Scheme

JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 1:

  • For MCQs – Candidates will be awarded with 4 Marks for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted as penalty for every incorrect answer
  • Numerical Value Answers – Candidates will be awarded with 4 Marks for every correct answer and there will be no negative marking for any incorrect answers.

JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 2:

  • MCQs – For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded to candidates and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Numerical Value Answers - Candidates will be awarded with 4 Marks for every correct answer and there will be no negative marking for any incorrect answers.
  • Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks

JEE Main Exam 2021 is being conducted in four sessions i.e. in the month of February, March, April, and May and the exam will be conducted in computer based mode. Students willing to appear in JEE Main 2021 can opt one of the three exams. The exam duration is 3 hours (180 minutes). Candidates with 40% disability would be given 4 hours to complete their examination. Candidates willing to appear in both B. Arch and B. Planning paper will have to complete their paper in 3 hours 30 minutes.

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Detailed Syllabus of JEE Main 2021 Exam

JEE Main Paper 1 Syllabus – B. E./B. Tech

Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B. E./B. Tech and students must know that the question paper consists of three sections namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Mathematics Syllabus

Before starting off with the preparation, students must understand the requirements in order to qualify the examination. This is one of the most efficient steps that helps students prepare effectively. There are various topics included in this section and some of them are mentioned below:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Coordinate Geometry

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Mathematics

Complex numbers and quadratic equations

Matrices and Determinants

Sets, Relations, and Functions

Mathematical Induction

Permutations and Combinations

Mathematical Reasoning

Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability

Integral calculus

Three-dimensional geometry

Differential equations

Binomial theorem and its applications

Sequences and Series

Vector algebra

Statistics and Probability

Trigonometry

Coordinate Geometry

The topics may also be divided based on their probability to appear in the question paper. Questions made from some of the topics carry more weightage than the others. The most important topics along with their weightage are given below:

JEE Main Mathematics Topics along with Weightage

Topics

Weightage

Coordinate Geometry

17%

Differential Calculus

17%

Integral Calculus

14%

Matrices and Determinants

7%

Sequence and Series

7%

Trigonometry

7%

Quadratic Equation

3%

Probability

3%

Permutation and Combination

3%

Mathematical Reasoning

3%

Statistics

3%

Algebra

3%

Binomial Theorem

3%

Complex Numbers

3%

No. of questions asked from each topic (Mathematics):

Chapters

No. of Questions Asked

Quadratic Equations 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Sequences & Series 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Trigonometric Equations 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Limits

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Differentiability 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Indefinite Integration 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Definite Integration

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Differential Equations

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

The Area under the Curve

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Straight Lines

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Vectors 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

3-D Geometry

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Permutations & Combinations 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Probability

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Complex Numbers

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Binominal Theorem

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Determinants 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Tangents and Normals

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Maxima and Minima

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Statistics 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Parabola 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Ellipse 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Hyperbola 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Mathematical Reasoning

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Height & Distance

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Sets 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

 


 JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Physics Syllabus

There are almost 30 questions asked from Physics in the examination. The syllabus for Physics is broadly differentiated in five following categories:

  • Optics and Modern Physics
  • Current Electricity and Electromagnetism
  • Electrostatics and Magnetism
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics

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Following are some of the important topics one must study before appearing for the examination:

Physics

Physics and Measurement

Rotational motion

Thermodynamics

Kinematics

Work, Energy, and Power

Properties of Solids and Liquids

Gravitation

Laws of motion

Oscillations and Waves

Electronic devices

Kinetic theory of gases

Current electricity

Communication systems

Electromagnetic induction and alternating current

Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

Optics

Electromagnetic waves

Atoms and nuclei

Electrostatics

Dual nature of matter and radiation

Section B

Experimental Skills

Some of the topics of Physics have been regular throughout the past years and students would be advised to target these topics in order to score well in JEE Main 2021 exam. Having a good knowledge of JEE Main Exam Pattern would only add more benefits to students' preparation. Some of the topics are expected to hold more weightage than the others. The table mentioned below explains some of the topics with more weightage than the others:

JEE Main Physics Topics along with Weightage

Topics

Weightage

Electrostatics

3.33%

Current Electricity

6.67%

Alternating Current

6.67%

KTG & Thermodynamics

6.67%

SHM

3.33%

Sound Waves

3.33%

Kinematics

6.67%

Work Power Energy

6.67%

Laws of motion

3.33%

Centre Of Mass

6.67%

Modern Physics

3.33%

Elasticity

3.33%

Wave Optics

6.67%

Error

3.33%

Circular Motion

3.33%

Electromagnetic Waves

3.33%

Semiconductors

3.33%

Communication System

3.33%

No. of questions asked from each topic (Physics):

Chapters

No. of Questions Asked

Electrostatics 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Current Electricity

3 Questions (9.9% Weightage)

Capacitors 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Alternating Current

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Kinetic Theory of Gases & Thermodynamics

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Simple Harmonic Motion

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Sound Waves

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Kinematics 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Work, Energy, and Power

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Laws of Motion

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Centre Of Mass

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Rotational Dynamics

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Modern Physics 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Elasticity 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Wave Optics

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Error in Measurement 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Circular Motion

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Electromagnetic Waves 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Semiconductors

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Communication Systems

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

 


JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Chemistry Syllabus

Just like Physics and Mathematics, the syllabus of Chemistry is divided in the following three categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Questions asked in Chemistry section are both numerical and theory based and require not much time to be devoted to them.

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Following are some of the important topics one must study before appearing for the examination:

Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Some basic concepts in chemistry

States of matter

Atomic structure

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Chemical thermodynamics

Solutions

Equilibrium

Redox reactions and electrochemistry

Chemical kinetics

Surface chemistry

Organic chemistry

Purification and characterization of organic compounds

Hydrocarbons

Chemistry in everyday life

Principles related to practical chemistry

Organic compounds containing halogens

Organic compounds containing Oxygen

Organic compounds containing nitrogen

Polymers

Biomolecules

 

Inorganic chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties

Hydrogen

Some of the topics of Chemistry have been regular throughout the past years and students would be advised to target these topics in order to score well in JEE Main 2021 exam. Some of the topics are expected to hold more weightage than the others. The table mentioned below explains some of the topics with more weightage than the others:

JEE Main Chemistry Topics along with Weightage

Topics

Weightage

Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

7.40%

States of Matter

23.20%

Atomic Structure

10.50%

Redox reactions and Electrochemistry

8.40%

Equilibrium

10.50%

Chemical Kinetics

10.50%

Surface Chemistry

17.90%

General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

21.80%

Hydrogen and s-Block Elements

12.90%

p-Block Elements

16.80%

d and f- Block Elements

24.70%

Coordination Compounds

14.90%

Environmental Chemistry

1.67%

Polymers and Biomolecules

5.67%

Hydrocarbons

6.33%

Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

3.00%

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

5.67%

No. of questions asked from each topic (Chemistry):

Chapters

No. of Questions Asked

Transition Elements & Coordination Compounds

3 Questions (9.9% Weightage)

Periodic table, s and p-Block Elements

3 Questions (9.9% Weightage)

Thermodynamics & the Gaseous State

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Atomic Structure

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Chemical Bonding

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Solid-State and Surface Chemistry 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Nuclear & Environmental Chemistry 

2 Questions (6.6% Weightage)

Mole Concept

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Redox Reactions

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Electrochemistry

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Chemical Kinetics 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Solution & Colligative Properties

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

General Organic Chemistry

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Stereochemistry 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Hydrocarbon 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Alkyl Halides

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Carboxylic Acids & their Derivatives

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Carbohydrates, Amino-Acids, and Polymers 

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

Aromatic Compounds

1 Question (3.3% Weightage)

 


JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus – B. Arch

Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B. Arch and students must know that the question paper of Paper 2 consists of two parts i.e. part 1 and part 2. The question paper consists of 3 sections out of which one section is to test students' drawing skills. The distribution of questions is as follows:

  • Part 1 – Mathematics: 25 Questions
  • Part 2 – Aptitude: 50 Questions
  • Part 3 – Drawing: 2 Questions

The details syllabus for Paper 2 is given below in the tabulated form:

Section

Topics

Part 1

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials, Objects, Texture related to architecture and build environment. Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of there dimensional objects. Analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal)

Part 2

Three dimensional - perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, color texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbans cape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

Prescribed syllabus for the drawing section of Paper 2:

  • Transformation of 2D and 3D union
  • 3D views of objects rotation and elevation
  • Development of surfaces and volumes
  • Generation of Plan
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  • Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects
  • Landscapes

Weightage of important topics are given below in the tabulated form:

Topics

Marking weightage

Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials

2%-3%

Texture and objects related to architecture

2%-3%

Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings

3%-4%

Visualizing different sides of 3D objects

3%

Mental ability

2%

Analytical Reasoning

1%-2%

Color texture

1%-2%

Contrast and Harmony

-

Building forms and elements

-

3D perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects

2%-3%


Section-wise Weightage of JEE Main Syllabus 2021

JEE Main Syllabus is likely to remain the same as that of the previous years. In case there is any change introduced, the National Testing Agency updates the same on its official website and JEE Main's. Below mentioned are Topics in all the three subjects asked in the examination along with their total weightage:

JEE Main Exam 2021 Physics Syllabus 

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JEE Main Exam 2021 Chemistry Syllabus 

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JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus 

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Important Books for JEE Main 2021 Exam

Firstly, it is very important for students to have a thorough study of NCERT Books completely students must study these NCERT Books at least twice before switching to any other book for JEE Main 2021 preparation. NCERT Books are considered amongst the best study material for Chemistry subject. Below mentioned are some of the important suggested books for all the subjects that JEE Main Aspirants can refer to before appearing in JEE Main Exam. 

Mathematics Books for JEE Main 2021 Exam

Books

Author

Mathematics for Class 12th (Volume 1&2)

RD Sharma

Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced

SK Goyal

Differential & Integral Calculus

N. Piskunov

Coordinate Geometry

SL Loney

Physics Books for JEE Main 2021 Exam

Books

Author

Concepts of Physics

HC Verma

Problems in Physics

AA Pinsky

University Physics

Freedman and Young

Chemistry Books for JEE Main 2021

Books

Author

Organic Chemistry

RK Gupta

Concise Inorganic

JD Lee

General Chemistry

Darrell D Ebbing

University Chemistry

Freedman & Young

Difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced Syllabus

Most of the topics in both exams are common, but if you look at the JEE Main and JEE Advanced curriculum, you will find that practical topics in physics and chemistry are included in the JEE Advanced curriculum. they are contained in JEE Main, but not in JEE Advanced and vice versa.

JEE Main Syllabus

  • The JEE Main Curriculum includes the physics, chemistry and math curriculum of CBSE grades 11 and 12.
  • Topics such as electronic devices, electromagnetic waves and communication systems are included. in main JEE, but not asked in Advanced JEE.
  • Similarly, some of the math topics such as sets, relationships and functions, statistics and probability, trigonometry, and math thinking are in the Main JEE but not in the Advanced JEE. In chemistry, topics such as biomolecules and chemistry in everyday life are included in the JEE core program, but not in the JEE advanced curriculum.
  • The test enforcement authority NTA has created the complete JEE Main 2021 program.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

  • In contrast to the core syllabus of JEE Main, the syllabus of JEE Advanced consists of some additional topics in addition to the curriculum of class 12th.
  • The syllabus of JEE does not contain some of the advanced JEE topics such as thermal physics in Advanced JEE but is not queried in the JEE Main Syllabus.
  • Similarly, electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced, but not in JEE main.
  • Most of the questions in JEE Advanced are derived. While the questions in JEE Main are application based.

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FAQs related to JEE Main

Q-1

Is the syllabus of JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 same?


JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.E./B. Tech while JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B. Arch. Thus, the syllabus of paper 1 differs from paper 2. Paper 1 consists of questions from topics Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry whereas paper 2 consists of questions from topics Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.
Q-2

Will the topics asked in JEE Main Exam be as same as that of CBSE class 11th and 12th?


JEE Main Syllabus shows similarities when compared to the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The concepts and topics discussed in JEE Main Exam are of higher difficulty level and candidates are required to be adept in problem solving skills as well as analyzing skills.
Q-3

Is it important to know JEE Main Syllabus?


Though JEE Main Syllabus is very similar to that of CBSE class 11th and 12th, yet it is important for students to go through the syllabus at least once before they start preparing for the examination. Ignoring the syllabus is not advisable at all.
Q-4

Now that NTA conducts JEE Main Exam, are there any changes in syllabus?


The JEE Main Syllabus is as same as that of previous years. There haven’t been any changes introduced in the syllabus.
Q-5

How long does it take to cover JEE Main Syllabus?


Well, there is no definite answer as this totally depends on candidates’ caliber and their strategy to plan their studies. It is advisable to start studying as soon as possible. The syllabus is quite vast and it requires a significant amount of time to be invested in preparation. They must start preparing at least 1 year prior the commencement of examination. They should also reserve some time to be given to exam’s revision.
Q-6

What are the topics that are in JEE Main Syllabus but JEE Advanced?


There are a few topics of JEE Main Exam that haven’t been included in the syllabus of JEE Advanced. These topics as environmental chemistry, semiconductor, communication system, mathematical reasoning etc.
Q-7

Is there any reduction in JEE Main Syllabus 2021?


Since there was a reduction of 30% of syllabus in CBSE and other state board class 11th and 12th examinations, there were speculations made on JEE Main Syllabus reduction. Due to the variation in JEE Main Syllabus, NTA has introduced some changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern. Sections Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will have 30 questions each.
Q-8

Is H. C. Verma good enough to study Physics for JEE Main Exam?


If students complete part 1 and part 2 of H.C. Verma, they will be decently prepared for the examination. The exam focuses on basic concepts and their application and a book such as H. C. Verma stands useful in such cases. Practice from this book and take a few mock tests to analyze your weaknesses.

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