JEE Main- Syllabus & Exam Pattern (Latest):
In most competitive exams, getting to know the syllabus and the paper pattern gives you an idea of what the important topics are the distribution of marks, and insight into how to plan your preparation. It can also help you figure out & improve the areas of your strengths and weaknesses.
JEE Main Exam Pattern:
JEE Mains paper 1 is a computer-based test (CBT) while JEE Mains paper 2 is partly computer-based and partly pen-and-paper based. Candidates can choose to write either only JEE paper 1 or 2, or both. JEE Mains is a 3 Hour duration exam. For candidates with disabilities, an additional hour is provided. Due to its high competency level, the questions of this examination are expected to be of a moderately high level of difficulty.
Note: According to the latest update from DASA, from session 2021-22 onwards, JEE Mains Rank are mandatory for NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ FN Students to be eligible for DASA & CIWG Schemes. Hence, 2020-21 will be the last year when SAT 2 scores will be considered for engineering admissions under DASA/CIWG Scheme.
Every year, lakhs of students, whether in India or NRI Students residing abroad such as in UAE, Saudi, Oman, Singapore, etc. face tough competition in JEE. Hence keeping a tight hold on syllabus & exam pattern is very important.
JEE Main- Paper 1:
Paper 1 is the paper that ensures that you may enter the B.E. or B.Tech domains. JEE paper 1 consists of three parts, each dealing with the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry respectively. All the three sections carry equal weight and will have 30 questions each. Each correct answer carries 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. Unattempted questions are be marked at all. All questions are of the objective type. The question paper is available in the languages Hindi and English (& Gujarati also). Let us now look at its syllabus.
JEE Main: Paper 1 Syllabus:
JEE Main Maths:
The first section to consider is Maths. Maths is given the first precedence in case of a tie between two or more students.
Below is the updated syllabus for JEE Main Maths.
Important References for JEE Main Maths:
- Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney
- Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication
JEE Main Physics:
This is given the second precedence in case of a tie i.e. if two students have a tie that cannot be resolved by marks scored by them in Maths, the student with higher marks in Physics will be given the seat.
Below mentioned is the latest syllabus of JEE Physics:
Some books to refer for JEE Physics are:
- Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
- Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2
- Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday
JEE Main Chemistry:
The topics in Chemistry fall under three main sub-categories: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry. Below mentioned is the syllabus.
MCQs on Skills in Practical Chemistry
The JEE Chemistry books you can refer are:
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee
- Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur
JEE Main- Paper 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern:
Paper two provides an entry into the B.Arch and B.Planning streams. Paper 2 has 3 sections which consist of Aptitude test and Mathematics which will be computer based. The third part which is drawing will be pen-and-paper based. There are 82 questions totally. 30 questions are from mathematics, 50 are from Aptitude and 2 drawing based questions. The question on drawing carries a total of 70 marks each. Some books that can help you prepare for these types of questions are:
- A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications.
- Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal.
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