JEE Main Syllabus 2020 with Weightage: Download NTA JEE Main Syllabus PDF

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

By Mohit ChauhanUpdated : Nov 27, 2020 , 0:49 IST
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 with Weightage: Download NTA JEE Main Syllabus PDF

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- 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. 

NTA JEE Main Syllabus 2020 Download PDF

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 11No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* Class 12No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*
Physics & Dimensions1Electric Charges & Fields1
Kinematics2Electric Potential & Capacitance1
Laws of Motion1Moving Charges & Magnetism1
Work, Energy & Power2Magnetism & Matter0
Rotational Motion1Electromagnetic Waves & Communication Systems1
Gravity1Current Electricity2
Mechanics of Solids & Fluids2Electromagnetic Induction1
Oscillations2Alternating Current1
Thermal Properties1Ray Optics1
Thermodynamics2Wave Optics1
Kinetic Theory of Gases1Dual Nature of Radiation1
  Atoms & Nuclei1
Total17 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. 

1Physics NCERT
2Halliday, Resnick & Walker’s “Fundamentals of Physics”. 
3H.C. Verma’s “Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
4Pradeep'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 class-wise break-up of chapters is:

Class 11No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* Class 12No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*
SetsRelations & Functions
Trigonometric IdentitiesInverse Trigonometry 2
Solutions of Triangles & Heights and DistancesMatrices & Determinants 3
Complex Numbers & Quadratic EquationsContinuity & differentiability 2
Permutations & Combinations 1Applications of Differentiation 1
Progressions & Series and Binomial TheoremIntegration 1
Straight Lines 1Applications of Integrals 1
CirclesDifferential Equations 1
Conic Section3D Geometry 2
Limits and Differentiation 1Vectors 2
Mathematical Reasoning and Induction 1Probability - 2
Probability - 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 Co-ordinate 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 time-consuming task. We have made things a bit easier for you by listing down the best Maths Books for JEE Mains Preparation here. 

1Mathematics NCERT
2Topicwise books of Arihant Publications
3Cengage Mathematics 
4Mathematics Textbooks for Class 11 and 12 by R.S Aggarwal  

NTA JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus 2020

Class 11No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019* Class 12No. Questions asked in JEE Main 2019*
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry1The Solid State0-1
Structure of Atom1Solutions1
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties2Electrochemistry1
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure1Chemical Kinetics1
States of Matter (Gases and Liquids)0-1Surface Chemistry1
Thermodynamics1General Principles and Processes of Isolation1
Equilibrium1The p-block Elements1
Redox Reactions1The d- and f- block Elements1
Hydrogen1Coordination Compounds1
The s-block elements1Haloalkanes and Haloarenes1
The p-block elements1Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers1
Organic Chemistry- Basic Principles and Techniques1Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids1
Environmental Chemistry1Biomolecules1
  Chemistry in Everyday Life1
Total15-16 14-15

Inorganic Chemistry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lewis acidity of compounds
  • Group 13
  • Group 15
  • Molecular orbital theory
  • Covalent bonding
  • Basicity
  • VSEPR theory
  • Fluoride ion concentration in water
  • Isomerism in coordination compounds
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Hydrogen and s-Block Elements
p-Block Elements
d- and f- Block Elements
Co-ordination Compounds
Practical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Quantitative analysis of organic compounds
  • Reactions of the glucose
  • Histamine
  • Basicity of amines
  • Reactions of phenol
  • Alkynes, ethers with HI, haloalkanes
Hydrocarbons and their substituents
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biomolecules and Polymers
Chemistry of Environment and Everyday Life

Physical Chemistry

Mole Concept and Stoichiometry
  • Colligative properties
  • Indicators
  • The equilibrium constant
  • Faraday's law
  • Solubility product
  • The order of the reaction
  • Heat capacity at constant pressure
  • Empirical formula
  • Interstitial defects
  • Common ion effect, the oxidation number
Atomic Structure
States of Matter and Solutions
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry
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
1Chemistry NCERT
2A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for AIPMT and all other Medical Entrance Examination: Dr. OP Tandon
3Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for JEE – Chemistry by MTG Editorial Board 
4JEE 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 (paper-1) 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)

SubjectsNo. of Qs. (20 Objective, 5 Numerical)MarksTotal Time
Physics25 1003 Hours

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.

SubjectsNo. of Qs. (20 Objective, 5 Numerical)MarksTotal Time
Mathematics25 (20+5)1003 Hours
General Aptitude50200
Drawing skills2100

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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