JEE Syllabus & Exam Pattern
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 computerbased test (CBT) while JEE Mains paper 2 is partly computerbased and partly penandpaper 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 202122 onwards, JEE Mains Rank are mandatory for NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ FN Students to be eligible for DASA & CIWG Schemes. Hence, 202021 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.
Set, Relations & Functions 
Integral Calculus 
Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations 
Differential Equations 
Matrices & Determinants 
Coordinate Geometry 
Permutations & Combinations 
3D Geometry 
Mathematical Induction 
Vector Algebra 
Binomial Theorem & its applications 
Statistics & Probability 
Series & Sequences 
Trigonometry 
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 
Mathematical Reasoning 
Important References for JEE Main Maths:
 Calculus for IITJEE 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:
Physics & Measurement 
Electrostatics 
Kinematics 
Current Electricity 
Laws of Motion 
Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism 
Work Energy & Power 
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents 
Rotational Motion 
Electromagnetic Waves 
Gravitation 
Optics 
Properties of Solids & Liquids 
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation 
Thermodynamics 
Atoms & Nuclei 
Kinetic Theory of Gases 
Electronic Devices 
Oscillations & Waves 
Communication Systems 
MCQs on Experimental Skills
Some books to refer for JEE Physics are:
 Mechanics Part1 & 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 subcategories: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry. Below mentioned is the syllabus.
Physical Chemistry 
Inorganic Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry 
Basic Concepts 
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties 
Purification & Categorization of Organic Compounds 
States of Matter 
Isolation of Metals 
Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 
Atomic Structure 
Hydrogen 
Hydrocarbons 
Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure 
sBlock Elements, Alkali & Alkaline Earth Metals 
Organic Compounds containing Halogens 
Chemical Thermodynamics 
pBlock Elements 
Organic Compounds containing Oxygen 
Solutions 
D & fBlock Elements 
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen 
Equilibrium 
Coordination Compounds 
Polymers 
Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry 
Environmental Chemistry 
Biomolecules 
Chemical Kinetics 
Chemistry in Everyday life 

Surface Chemistry 
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 penandpaper 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 & NonVerbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal.
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