JEE Main Syllabus - Updated 2020 JEE Syllabus

Exam Date : September 1, 2020 To September 6, 2020
Result Date : September 18, 2020

As per the prescribed JEE Main 2020 Syllabus, the JEE Main April, 2020 examination will consist of two papers. Paper-I consists of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and JEE Main Paper-II consists of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.

From the previous year's trends, more questions are from the concepts taught in NCERT textbooks.

JEE Main 1st paper is intended to test the aspirants seeking B.Tech. admission and the 2nd paper is meant to test the B.Arch candidates. To score well in the exam, students must know the JEE Main exam pattern.

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JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

JEE Main 2020 examination will be based on the syllabus prescribed for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics for the XIth and XIIth standards. Aspirants must ensure they do extensive preparation on all the topics to crack JEE Main 2020. 

Every concept included in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 is important and the students can expect questions from anywhere. Therefore, the students are advised to prepare all the concepts covered in the syllabus quite effectively.

  1. JEE Main Paper-I Physics Syllabus
  2. JEE Main Paper-I Mathematics Syllabus
  3. JEE Main Paper-I Chemistry Syllabus
  4. JEE Main Paper-II B.Arch. Syllabus

JEE Main 2020 Paper-I Syllabus (B.E./B.Tech.)

Here we have compiled the JEE Main Syllabus 2020 and categorised them based on subjects. The students are advised to prepare for the entire syllabus without skipping topics because the weightage given to certain subjects is uncertain.

JEE Main 2020 syllabus is mapped as per NCERT textbooks of 11 and 12 classes which ensure uniformity across the country. Have a thorough analysis of the entire syllabus and accordingly formulate a suitable preparation strategy.

  • Measurement

  • Kinematics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Work, energy, and power

  • Rotational motion

  • Gravitation

  • Laws of motion

  • Properties of solids and liquids

  • Electronic devices

  • Kinetic theory of gases

  • Oscillations and waves

  • Communication systems

  • Current electricity

  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

  • Electromagnetic waves

  • Optics

  • Dual nature of matter and radiation

  • Electrostatics

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Sets, relations, and functions

  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations

  • Matrices and determinants

  • Mathematical reasoning

  • Mathematical induction

  • Permutations and combinations

  • Sequences and series

  • Lbw, continuity, and differentiability

  • Integral calculus

  • Differential equations

  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications

  • Three-dimensional geometry

  • Vector algebra

  • Coordinate geometry

  • Statistics and probability

  • Trigonometry


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 characterisation of organic compounds

  • Hydrocarbons

  • Chemistry in everyday life

  • Principles related to practical chemistry

  • Organic compounds coining halogens

  • Organic compounds coining oxygen

  • Organic compounds coining nitrogen

  • Polymers

  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry

  • Biomolecules


Inorganic Chemistry 

  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties

  • Hydrogen

  • Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)

  • Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements

  • D - and f - block elements

  • Co-ordination compounds

  • Environmental chemistry

  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals

JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus

Most of the JEE aspirants find Physics as an interesting subject. A good score from this section requires very careful planning.

Electricity, mechanics, and magnetism are the concepts that constitute around 65% of marks distribution. Hence all these concepts are of utmost importance.

Sections: There are 2 sections in Physics, section A and section B. Section A contains theory part having a weightage of 80%, and Section B contains the practical part with a weightage of 20% marks. 

Section A:

  • UNIT 1: Physics and Measurement
    • Physics, technology, and society

    • S.I. units, Fundamental, and derived units.

    • Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Significant figures, Errors in measurement.

    • Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis, and applications.

  • UNIT 2: Kinematics
    • Frames of reference.

    • Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed, and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity

    • Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Scalar and Vector products, Zero Vector Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector.

    • Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion.

  • UNIT 3: Laws of Motion
    • Force and Inertia, Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion. 

    • Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction.
    • Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.

    • Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications.

  • UNIT 4: Work, Energy, and Power
    • Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work-energy theorem, power.

    • The potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and non-conservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

  • UNIT 5: Rotational Motion
    • Centre of the mass of a two-particle system, Centre of the mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; the moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; a moment of inertia, the radius of gyration.

    • Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion.

  • UNIT 6: Gravitation
    • The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.

    • Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential.

    • Escape velocity.

    • Orbital velocity of a satellite.

    • Geostationary satellites.

  • UNIT 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids
    • Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity.

    • Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications.

    • Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number.

    • Bernoulli’s principle and its applications.

    • Surface energy and surface tension, the angle of contact, application of surface tension - drops, bubbles, and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat capacity, calorimetry; change of state, latent heat.

    • Heat transfer-conduction, convection, and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling.

  • UNIT 8: Thermodynamics
    • Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, the concept of temperature.

    • Heat, work and internal energy.

    • First law of thermodynamics.

    • The second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes.

    • Carnot engine and its efficiency.

  • UNIT 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases
    • The equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.

    • Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, the concept of pressure.

    • Kinetic energy and temperature: RMS speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro’s number.

  • UNIT 10: Oscillations and Waves
    • Periodic motion - period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.

    • Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. - Kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum - derivation of expression for its period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance.

    • Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, the speed of a wave.

    • Displacement relation for a progressive wave.

    • Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound

  • UNIT 11: Electrostatics
    • Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

    • Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

    • Electric flux, Gauss’s law, and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

    • Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.

    • Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, the combination of capacitors in series and parallel, the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.

  • UNIT 12: Current Electricity
    • Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors; Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.

    • Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, the combination of cells in series and parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer - principle and its applications.

  • UNIT 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
    • Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.

    • Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid.

    • Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields.

    • Cyclotron.

    • Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field.

    • The force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of the ampere.
    • Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity, and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

    • Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment.

    • Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and ferro- magnetic substances.

    • Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.

  • UNIT 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
    • Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents.

    • Self and mutual inductance.

    • Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.

    • AC generator and transformer.

  • UNIT 15: Electromagnetic Waves

    • Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics.

    • Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.

    • Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Xrays, gamma rays).

    • Applications of e.m. waves.

  • UNIT 16: Optics
    • Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

    • Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle.

    • Interference, Young’s double-slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.

    • Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.

    • Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law uses of plane-polarized light and Polaroids.

  • UNIT 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
    • Dual nature of radiation.

    • Photoelectric effect, Hertz, and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation; particle nature of light.

    • Matter waves-wave nature of the particle, de Broglie relation.

    • Davisson-Germer experiment.

  • UNIT 18: Atoms and Nuclei
    • Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.

    • Composition and size of the nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.

    • Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays, and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission, and fusion.

  • UNIT 19: Electronic Devices
    • Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator.

    • Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator.

    • Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR).

    • Transistor as a switch.

  • UNIT 20: Communication Systems
    • Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium.

    • Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only)


  • UNIT 21: Experiment Skills: Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities-
    • Vernier callipers - its use to measure the internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.

    • Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness/diameter of thin sheet/wire.

    • Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between the square of amplitude and time.

    • Metre scale-mass of a given object by the principle of moments.

    • Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.

    • Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
    • Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring the terminal velocity of a given spherical body.

    • Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.

    • Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
    • Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii) liquid by method of mixtures.

    • Resistivity of the material of a given wire using meter bridge.
    • Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.

    • Potentiometer - (i) Comparison of emf of two primary cells. (ii) Determination of internal resistance of a cell.

    • Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.

    • The focal length of (i) Convex mirror (ii) Concave mirror, and (iii) Convex lens using the parallax method.

    • The plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.

    • Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

    • Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.

    • Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage.

    • Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.

    • Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.

    • Using the multimeter to (i) Identify base of a transistor (ii) Distinguish between NPN and PNP type transistor (iii) See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED. (iv) Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).

JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry Syllabus consists of three sections that are Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic chemistry all these three sections are equally important.

Section A (Physical Chemistry):

  • UNIT 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

    • Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; Concept of atom, molecule, element, and compound; Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision, and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis; Laws of chemical combination; Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae; Chemical equations and stoichiometry.

  • UNIT 2: States of Matter- Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.

    • Gaseous State: Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws - Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure; Concept of Absolute scale of temperature; Ideal gas equation, Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates); Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities; Real gases, deviation from Ideal behaviour, compressibility factor, van der Waals equation, liquefaction of gases, critical constants.

    • Liquid State: Properties of liquids - vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).

    • Solid State: Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s Law and its applications; Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.

  • UNIT 3: Atomic Structure
    • Discovery of sub-atomic particles (electron, proton and neutron); Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations; Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom - its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; Dual nature of matter, de Broglie's relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

    • Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features, concept of atomic orbitals as one-electron wave functions; Variation of  Ψ and Ψ2 with r for 1s and 2s orbitals; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p and d - orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number; Rules for filling electrons in orbitals -Aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals.

  • UNIT 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
    • Kossel - Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, a concept of ionic and covalent bonds.

    • Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy.

    • Covalent Bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fagan's rule, dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules.

    • Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding: Valence bond theory - Its important features, the concept of hybridization involving s, p, and d orbitals; Resonance.

    • Molecular Orbital Theory - Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, the concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.

    • Elementary idea of metallic bonding. Hydrogen bonding and its applications.

  • UNIT 5: Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.

    • First law of thermodynamics: Concept of work, heat internal energy, and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity; Hess’s law of constant heat summation; Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization, and solution.

    • Second law of thermodynamics: Spontaneity of processes; ΔS of the universe and ΔG of the system as criteria for spontaneity, ΔGo (Standard Gibbs energy change) and equilibrium constant.

  • UNIT 6: Solutions

    • Different methods for expressing concentration of solution - molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law - Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure - composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions; Colligative properties of dilute solutions - relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure; Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties; Abnormal value of molar mass, van Hoff factor and its significance.

  • UNIT 7: Equilibrium

    • The meaning of equilibrium, the concept of dynamic equilibrium.

    • Equilibria involving physical processes:Solid-liquid, liquid - gas and solid - gas equilibria, Henry’s law, general characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.

    • Equilibria involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, the significance of ΔG and ΔGo in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, the effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.

    • Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted - Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multistage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.

  • UNIT 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
    • Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.

    • Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivities and their variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its applications.
    • Electrochemical cells - Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half - cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic cell and its measurement; Nernst equation and its applications; Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change; Dry cell and lead accumulator; Fuel cells; Corrosion and its prevention.

  • UNIT 9: Chemical Kinetics
    • Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst; elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units, differential and integral forms of zero and first-order reactions, their characteristics and half-lives, effect of temperature on rate of reactions - Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).
  • UNIT 10: Surface Chemistry
    • Adsorption - Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting the adsorption of gases on solids - Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions.

    • Catalysis - Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis, and its mechanism.

    • Colloidal state - distinction among true solutions, colloids, and suspensions, classification of colloids - lyophilic, lyophobic; multi molecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids - Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation, and flocculation; Emulsions and their characteristics.

Section B (Inorganic Chemistry):

  • UNIT 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

    • Modem periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements­atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states, and chemical reactivity.

  • UNIT 12: General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

    • Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; Steps involved in the extraction of metals - concentration, reduction (chemical. and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn, and Fe; Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.

  • UNIT 13: Hydrogen

    • Position of hydrogen in periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water; Structure, preparation, reactions, and uses of hydrogen peroxide; Classification of hydrides - ionic, covalent and interstitial; Hydrogen as a fuel.

  • UNIT 14: s - Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

    • Group 1 and Group 2 Elements

    • General introduction, electronic configuration, and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.

    • Preparation and properties of some important compounds - sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and sodium hydrogen carbonate; Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement; Biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.

  • UNIT 15: p - Block Elements
    • Group 13 to Group 18 Elements

    • General Introduction: Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.

    • Groupwise study of the p – block elements

    • Group 13 - Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium; Structure, properties, and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, and alums.

    • Group 14 - Tendency for catenation; Structure, properties, and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites, and silicones.

    • Group 15 - Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotrophic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure, and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides, (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus.

    • Group 16 - Preparation, properties, structures and uses of dioxygen and ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structures, and uses of sulphur dioxide, sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur.

    • Group 17 - Preparation, properties and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens.

    • Group 18 - Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.

  • UNIT 16: d – and f – Block Elements
    • Transition Elements

    • General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first-row transition elements - physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation; Preparation, properties, and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.

    • Inner Transition Elements

    • Lanthanoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction.

    • Actinoids - Electronic configuration and oxidation states.

  • UNIT 17: Co-ordination Compounds

    • Introduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory; ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation; IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism; Bonding-Valence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties; Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).

  • UNIT 18: Environment Chemistry
    • Environmental pollution - Atmospheric, water, and soil.

    • Atmospheric pollution - Tropospheric and stratospheric

    • Tropospheric pollutants - Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention; Greenhouse effect and Global warming; Acid rain; Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects, and prevention.

    • Stratospheric pollution - Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of the ozone layer - its mechanism and effects.

    • Water Pollution - Major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes, and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.

    • Soil pollution - Major pollutants such as Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides), their harmful effects and prevention.

    • Strategies to control environmel pollution.

Section C (Organic Chemistry):

  • UNIT 19: Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds
    • Purification - Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, and chromatography - principles and their applications.

    • Qualitative analysis - Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, and halogens.

    • Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) - Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur, phosphorus.

    • Calculations of empirical formulae and molecular formulae; Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.

  • UNIT 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
    • Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules - hybridization (s and p); Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: -bC = C -,-C? C - and those coining halogens, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulphur; Homologous series; Isomerism - structural and stereoisomerism.

    • Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)

    • Covalent bond fission - Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations, and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles, and nucleophiles.

    • Electronic displacement in a covalent bond - Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance, and hyperconjugation.

    • Common types of organic reactions - Substitution, addition, elimination, and rearrangement.

  • UNIT 21: Hydrocarbons
    • Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.

    • Alkanes - Conformations: Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.

    • Alkenes - Geometrical isomerism; Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis, oxidation, and polymerization.

    • Alkynes - Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.

    • Aromatic hydrocarbons - Nomenclature, benzene - structure and aromaticity; Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel - Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene.

  • UNIT 22: Organic Compounds Coining Halogens
    • General methods of preparation, properties, and reactions; Nature of C-X bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions.

    • Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform, freons, and DDT.

  • UNIT 23: Organic Compounds Coining Oxygen
    • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.

    • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

    • Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.

    • Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, and sulphonation, Reimer - Tiemann reaction.

    • Ethers: Structure.

    • Aldehyde and Ketones

    • Nature of carbonyl group; Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones; Important reactions such as - Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3, and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); acidity of - hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction; Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.

    • Carboxylic Acids: Acidic strength and factors affecting it.

  • UNIT 24: Organic Compounds Coining Nitrogen
    • General methods of preparation, properties, reactions, and uses.

    • Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character, and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character.

    • Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.

  • UNIT 25: Polymers
    • General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization - addition and condensation, copolymerization;

    • Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses - polyethylene, nylon, polyester, and bakelite.

  • UNIT 26: Bio Molecules
    • General introduction and importance of biomolecules.

    • Carbohydrates - Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), constituent monosaccharides of oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen).

    • Proteins - Elemery Idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.

    • Vitamins - Classification and functions.

    • Nucleic Acids - Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA. Biological functions of nucleic acids.

  • UNIT 27: Chemistry in Everyday Life
    • Chemicals in medicines - Analgesics, tranquillizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, acids, antihistamines - their meaning and common examples.

    • Chemicals in food - Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents - common examples.

    • Cleansing agents - Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

  • UNIT 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry
    • Detection of extra elements (N, S, halogens) in organic compounds:

      • Detection of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.

    • The chemistry involved in the preparation of the following inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum.

      • Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum. Organic compounds: Acetanilide, p-nitro-acetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform.

    • Chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises -
      • Acids Bases and the use of indicators, oxalic-acid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.

    • Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis

      • Cations - Pb2+ , Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+.

      • Anions- CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO2-, NO3-, CI-, Br, I. (Insoluble salts excluded).

    • Chemical principles involved in the following experiments: Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4

      • Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base.Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols.

      • Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols. Kinetic study of

    •  Kinetic study of the reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature. 

JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus

Maths is easy to score if your basics are strong. Topics covered in Maths are a perfect blend of simple and complex topics. Concentrate on concept building and enhancing your numerical solving skills.

  • UNIT 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions

    • Sets and their representation; Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties; Power set; Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions; one-one, into and onto functions, a composition of functions.

  • UNIT 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

    • Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals, Representation of complex numbers in the form a+ib and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram, algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number, triangle inequality, Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions. Relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots.

  • UNIT 3: Matrices and Determinants

    • Matrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, determinants, and matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, area of triangles using determinants. Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations, Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices.

  • UNIT 4: Permutations and Combinations

    • Fundamental

      principle of counting, permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection, Meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r), simple applications.

  • UNIT 5: Mathematical Induction

    • Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications.
  • UNIT 6: Binomial Theorem

    • Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications.

  • UNIT 7: Sequences and Series

    • Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers. The relation between A.M. and G.M. Sum up to n terms of special series: Sn, Sn2, Sn3. Arithmetic-Geometric progression.

  • UNIT 8: Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability

    • Real-valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity, and differentiability. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems. Applications of derivatives: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic - increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima, and minima of functions of one variable, tangents, and normals.

  • UNIT 9: Integral Calculus

    • Integral as an antiderivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities.

    • Evaluation of simple integrals of the type Integral as limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form.

  • UNIT 10: Differential Equations

    • Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree. Formation of differential equations. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables, solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations.

  • UNIT 11: Co-ordinate Geometry

    • Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus, and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.

    • Straight lines

    • Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.

    • Circles, conic sections

    • Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the endpoints of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx+ c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.

  • UNIT 12: Three-Dimensional Geometry

    • Coordinates of a point in space, the distance between two points, section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, the angle between two intersecting lines. Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and their equation. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, the intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines.

  • UNIT 13: Vector Algebra

    • Vectors and scalars, the addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensions and three-dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product.

  • UNIT 14: Statistics and Probability

    • Measures of Dispersion

      • Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.

    • Probability

      • Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.
  • UNIT 15: Trigonometry

    • Trigonometrical identities and equations. Trigonometrical functions. Inverse trigonometrical functions and their properties. Heights and Distances.

  • UNIT 16: Mathematical Reasoning

    • Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if. Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse, and contrapositive.

JEE Main 2020 Aptitude Test Syllabus

This part is only applicable for the candidates opting for B.Arch./B.Planning (Paper-II)


  • Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.

  • Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build~environment.

  • Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.

  • Different sides of three-dimensional objects.

  • Analytical Reasoning Mel Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

  • Three dimensional - perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements, colour 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: Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (riverfront, jungles. gardens, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

Note: All candidates are advised to bring their pencils, geometry box set, erasers, colour pencils and crayons for the Aptitude Test inside the examination hall.

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I wanted to have a clear idea about what has to be covered for JEE MAIN 2017

Asked By: Varun Rana,

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  • The JEE Main syllabus contains two Sections - A and B.
  • Section - A pertains to the Theory Part having 80% weightage, while Section - B contains Practical Components (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage.
  • The JEE Main Syllabus contains important topics covered in class 11th and 12th of most of the central boards such as CBSE, ICSE and State boards.
  • The syllabus of JEE Main 2017 provides engineering and architecture aspirants with a topic wise breakup of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics accordingly.
  • The subjects related to JEE Main 2017 is provided with a detailed syllabus to help the students prepare for JEE Main 2017 examination in a well-versed manner.

JEE Main 2017 Aptitude test Syllabus.

What is the syllabus for the Aptitude test in JEE Main 2017?

Asked By: Mohan S,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

This part is only applicable for candidates opting for B.Arch/B.Planning.

Part 1:

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.) Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build~environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualising. different sides of three-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, colour 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 urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.

Note: All candidates are advised to bring their own pencils, geometry box set, erasers and colour pencils and crayons for the Aptitude Test to the exam.

JEE Main 2017 Section A main topics

What are the main topics which will come under section A in the JEE Main 2017 exam?

Asked By: Neha Shetty,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The main topics for Section A of JEE Main 2017 are as follows: -

  • Physics and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices and
  • Communication Systems