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JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on November 21, 2019

JEE Main 2020 January is scheduled to be conducted from 6th January 2020 to 11th January 2020 and the National Testing Agency being the examination conducting authority has released the its syllabus along with the notification. It has also released the syllabus of the newly added Paper 3 for admission to B. Planning course. The complete knowledge of JEE Main Syllabus 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.

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.

Students appearing for JEE Main 2020 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.

Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Following are the major changes that have been introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 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 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.

JEE Main Exam is conducted in two session i.e. in the month of January 2020 and April 2020 and in computer based mode. Students willing to appear in JEE Main 2020 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.

Detailed Syllabus of JEE Main 2020 Exam

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.

Mathematics Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1

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

Some of the topics that the question paper is made from are given below:

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:

Topics

Weightage (Expected)

Coordinate geometry

12%

Integral calculus

12%

Trigonometry

7%

Sequences and series

7%

Matrices and Determinants

7%

Differential Equation

7%

Important books are:

  • Mathematics 11th and 12th by R. D. Sharma
  • Plane Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight
  • IIT Mathematics by A Das Gupta
  • Problems on Calculus in one variable I. A. Maron

Physics Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1

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

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 2020 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:

Topics

Weightage (Expected)

Heat and Thermodynamics

11%

Optics

11%

Modern Physics

10%

Electrostatics

8%

Current and Electricity

7%

Waves

5%

Important Books are:

  • Concept of Physics Part 1 and Part 2 by H. C. Verma
  • IIT JEE Physics by D. C. Pandey
  • Problems in Physics by S. S. Krotov
  • Fundamental of Physics Resnick, Halliday, and Walker

Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1

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.

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 2020 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:

Topics

Weightage (Expected)

Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers

7%

Transition Elements and coordination chemistry

9%

Periodic table and representative elements

6%

General organic chemistry

6%

Chemical bonding

6%

Atomic structure

5%

Important Books are:

  • Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Modern Approach to Numerical Chemistry by RC Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
  • Organic Chemistry by O. P. Tandon

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%

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The JEE Main Exam Pattern has been announced by the NTA. JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in two individual shifts.

Things to Know About JEE Main Exam Pattern:

  • JEE Main examination comprises of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Tech./B.E.
  • Paper 2 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Arch/B.Planning.
  • Paper 1 will be held online i.e. in computer-based mode.
  • Paper 2 will be partly computer-based and party paper-and-pen-based. It will be computer-based for mathematics & aptitude test whereas paper-and-pen-based for drawing test.
  • Paper 1 will be based on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Paper 2 will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing skills.

Parameters

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