JEE Main Syllabus 2020 with Weightage: Download NTA JEE Main Syllabus PDF
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has instructed the NTA to release a fresh syllabus for competitive and entrance exams for the session 2021. NTA will release the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus PDF on its official site jeemain.nic.in. JEE Main syllabus is very vast which is divided into three subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Maths. You can download official JEE Main syllabus PDF by NTA for the previous year (2020) below.
To make sure you prepare for JEE Main 2021 from the authentic source only, we have compiled below the detailed NTA JEE Main syllabus with weightage which is mainly based on the latest PDF. The JEE Main syllabus is generally based on Class 11th and Class 12th curriculum. The exam will be conducted for 3 hours, Paper 1 consists of 75 Questions and Paper 2 consists of 77 Questions (as per new exam pattern) from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Note: NTA has revised the complete JEE Main exam pattern 2020.
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The syllabus of JEE Main Paper 1 can be divided into three parts i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Furthermore, the syllabus contains two Sections  A and B.
 Section  A pertains to the Theory Part having 80% weightage
 Section  B contains Practical Component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage.
Aspirants can find below a list of important topics and books that are referred for good for JEE Main 2021 exam. For detailed syllabus of JEE Main and list of topics, please click on the individual subject below
NTA JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020
The physics syllabus for JEE Main can be divided into 5 sections as given below:
 Mechanics
 Heat & Thermodynamics
 Electrostatics & Magnetism
 Current Electricity & Electromagnetic Induction
 Optics & Modern Physics
Class 11  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*  Class 12  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* 
Physics & Dimensions  1  Electric Charges & Fields  1 
Kinematics  2  Electric Potential & Capacitance  1 
Laws of Motion  1  Moving Charges & Magnetism  1 
Work, Energy & Power  2  Magnetism & Matter  0 
Rotational Motion  1  Electromagnetic Waves & Communication Systems  1 
Gravity  1  Current Electricity  2 
Mechanics of Solids & Fluids  2  Electromagnetic Induction  1 
Oscillations  2  Alternating Current  1 
Waves  1  Semiconductors  1 
Thermal Properties  1  Ray Optics  1 
Thermodynamics  2  Wave Optics  1 
Kinetic Theory of Gases  1  Dual Nature of Radiation  1 
Atoms & Nuclei  1  
Total  17  13 
*Average no. of questions in each session.
Make sure you follow NCERT textbook for JEE Main Physics preparation. Don't forget to solve JEE Main previous year papers to analyze your practice.
Best Books for JEE Main Physics
Half the race is won when you choose the right book or study material for JEE Mains Preparation. Below we have provided the list of best Physics books for JEE Mains.
S.No.  Books 
1  Physics NCERT 
2  Halliday, Resnick & Walker’s “Fundamentals of Physics”. 
3  H.C. Verma’s “Concepts of Physics Vol I and II 
4  Pradeep's Fundamental Physics 
NTA JEE Main Maths Syllabus 2020
JEE Main Maths syllabus consists of 4 sections as given below:
 Algebra
 Calculus
 Trigonometry
 Coordinate Geometry
The classwise breakup of chapters is:
Class 11  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*  Class 12  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* 
Sets  1  Relations & Functions  1 
Trigonometric Identities  1  Inverse Trigonometry  2 
Solutions of Triangles & Heights and Distances  0  Matrices & Determinants  3 
Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations  2  Continuity & differentiability  2 
Permutations & Combinations  1  Applications of Differentiation  1 
Progressions & Series and Binomial Theorem  2  Integration  1 
Straight Lines  1  Applications of Integrals  1 
Circles  1  Differential Equations  1 
Conic Section  2  3D Geometry  2 
Limits and Differentiation  1  Vectors  2 
Mathematical Reasoning and Induction  1  Probability  2  2 
Statistics  2    
Probability  1  1    
Total  16  14 
*Average no. of questions in each session.
It is important to follow NCERT textbooks & Exemplar, practice previous years' JEE objective type questions for the preparation of JEE Main Mathematics. We advise you to follow Coordinate geometry and trigonometry S L Loney, Calculus – I.A, Maron, Algebra Hall & Knight + Bernard child for your preparation.
Best Books for JEE Main Maths
Success is guaranteed when you club smart work with consistency. Selecting the study material for JEE Mains is another timeconsuming task. We have made things a bit easier for you by listing down the best Maths Books for JEE Mains Preparation here.
S.No.  Books 
1  Mathematics NCERT 
2  Topicwise books of Arihant Publications 
3  Cengage Mathematics 
4  Mathematics Textbooks for Class 11 and 12 by R.S Aggarwal 
NTA JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus 2020
Class 11  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*  Class 12  No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* 
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry  1  The Solid State  01 
Structure of Atom  1  Solutions  1 
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties  2  Electrochemistry  1 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure  1  Chemical Kinetics  1 
States of Matter (Gases and Liquids)  01  Surface Chemistry  1 
Thermodynamics  1  General Principles and Processes of Isolation  1 
Equilibrium  1  The pblock Elements  1 
Redox Reactions  1  The d and f block Elements  1 
Hydrogen  1  Coordination Compounds  1 
The sblock elements  1  Haloalkanes and Haloarenes  1 
The pblock elements  1  Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers  1 
Organic Chemistry Basic Principles and Techniques  1  Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids  1 
Hydrocarbons  1  Amines  1 
Environmental Chemistry  1  Biomolecules  1 
Polymers  1  
Chemistry in Everyday Life  1  
Total  1516  1415 
Inorganic Chemistry
Chapter  Subtopics 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties  
Hydrogen and sBlock Elements  
pBlock Elements  
d and f Block Elements  
Coordination Compounds  
Practical Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry
Chapter  Subtopics 
Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 

Hydrocarbons and their substituents  
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen  
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen  
Biomolecules and Polymers  
Chemistry of Environment and Everyday Life 
Physical Chemistry
Chapter  Subtopics 
Mole Concept and Stoichiometry 

Atomic Structure  
States of Matter and Solutions  
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry  
Equilibrium  
Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry  
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry  
Surface Chemistry 
Also, practice regularly for the JEE Main Chemistry, some of the most recommended books are P. Bahadur’s "Numerical Chemistry", J.D. Lee’s "Inorganic Chemistry" and Paula Bruice Yurkanis’s "Organic Chemistry". Make sure you follow NCERT textbook and solve as many previous papers as possible.
Best Books for JEE Main Chemistry
There are myriad of options to choose from when it comes to best Chemistry books for JEE Mains. Check out the best for organic and inorganic Chemistry for JEE Mains in the table below.
S. No.  Books 
1  Chemistry NCERT 
2  A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for AIPMT and all other Medical Entrance Examination: Dr. OP Tandon 
3  Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for JEE – Chemistry by MTG Editorial Board 
4  JEE Preparatory Series; Objective Chemistry Vol I and II (Arihant) 
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020
JEE Main Exam Pattern: JEE Main 2020 will be of 3 hours duration with 75 questions in paper 1 and a total of 300 marks. Test paper of JEE Main 2020 (paper1) will be consisting of questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, and all questions will have equal weight age, as given below:
1. JEE Mains Paper I Exam Pattern (Online)
Subjects  No. of Qs. (20 Objective, 5 Numerical)  Marks  Total Time 
Physics  25  100  3 Hours 
Chemistry  25  100  
Mathematics  25  100  
Total  75  300 
2. JEE Mains Paper II Exam Pattern (Offline)
JEE Main 2020 will be of 3 hours duration with 82 questions in paper 2 and a total of 400 marks.
Subjects  No. of Qs. (20 Objective, 5 Numerical)  Marks  Total Time 
Mathematics  25 (20+5)  100  3 Hours 
General Aptitude  50  200  
Drawing skills  2  100  
Total  77  400 
Marking Scheme
 In JEE Main question paper there will be only one correct response for each out of four.
 Objective: For every correct answer, you will be awarded as 4 marks, while for the wrong answer, 1 will be deducted, for the unanswered question, no marks will be deducted
 Numerical type question: for every correct answer, you will be awarded as 4 marks, while for the wrong answer, and an unanswered question, no marks will be deducted
 All calculations/writing work is to be done only on the rough sheet provided at the centre. On completion of the test, candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the examination hall.
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