Topics excluded from JEE Advanced but included in JEE Main 2018


By Poojashree AgarwalUpdated : Sep 10, 2020 , 18:56 IST
Topics excluded from JEE Advanced but included in JEE Main 2018

JEE Advanced is conducted by the IITs as a single entrance exam for admission to the undergraduate courses at 23 IITs in India. JEE Main, which is conducted by CBSE for admission to NITs and IIITs, also serves as a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced. This means that any student preparing for JEE Advanced to get into IITs is required to at least clear the cut-off of JEE Main.

Now, the syllabus of JEE Main is the CBSE syllabus for class 11th and 12th. If a student follows and learns all the topics of the NCERT, he/she covers all the topics for JEE Main. But what about the syllabus of JEE Advanced? Is it same or different?

And if it is different, what is the difference between the syllabus of JEE Main and Advanced? Let’s answer this question in this article.

Difference in the syllabus of JEE Main and Advanced Chemistry

Given below each chapter is the list of topics not included in JEE Advanced, but is listed in JEE Main.

States of Matter & Solutions

  • Liquid state
  • Electric, magnetic and dielectric properties of solids
  • Henry’s law, osmotic pressure

Chemical Bonding

  • Kossel-lewis approach
  • Molecular orbital theory

Atomic Structure

  • Discovery of sub-atomic particles and earlier atomic models


  • Physical equilibrium

Chemical Kinetics

  • Collision theory

Surface Chemistry

  • Adsorption isotherms

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Entire H chapter
  • F Block elements


  • Proteins, vitamins and nucleic acids

Practical Chemistry

  • Only qualitative analysis of GP 1-4 included rest everything is excluded

Apart from this, complete chapters of Hydrogen, F Block elements, Chemistry in everyday life and Environmental chemistry are NOT included in the syllabus of JEE Advanced.

On the other hand, Normality and equivalent weight is INCLUDED in the syllabus of JEE Advanced, but NOT INCLUDED in the syllabus of JEE Main.

Difference in the Syllabus of JEE Main and Advanced Physics

Entire chapters of Magnetism and Matter, Semiconductors and Communication systems are not a part of JEE Advanced Physics syllabus. Only Bohr’s model included from the chapter Atoms. Additionally, from Mechanics of Solids, Bulk modulus and modulus of rigidity are not included. From Optics, Diffraction and Polarisation are not asked in JEE Advanced.

Difference in the Syllabus of JEE Main and Advanced Maths

JEE Advanced syllabus for Maths includes harmonic progressions. However, the chapters of Sets, Statistics, Mathematical Induction Mathematical reasoning are NOT there.

So prepare accordingly.

Do note a few things from previous years: generally speaking, JEE Main exploits these areas and any surprise change in weightage is generally from these topics. On the other hand, JEE Advanced can ask complex questions which require knowledge of the topics which are included by them but not by JEE Main.

Check out the detailed syllabus of JEE Advanced below:

JEE Main Physics Syllabus with Weightage

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus with Weightage

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