JEE Main 2020 Syllabus was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 2nd September 2019. Click here to download the updated syllabus –Â JEE Main 2020 Syllabus PDF
Table of Content
The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) features topics from 3 different subjects – physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Several topics that fall under the JEE Main 2020 syllabus are also covered in the NCERT Syllabus for Class 11 & 12. Therefore, a strong understanding of the concepts covered in the NCERT textbooks for class 11 & 12 is of vital importance to candidates hoping to crack the JEE Main & Advanced examinations.Â
An overview of the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 (as prescribed by the NTA) is provided in this article. The important topics with their markwise weightage are also provided. In order to access detailed, conceptwise JEE Main 2020 syllabi for physics, chemistry and maths, please follow the links tabulated below.Â
Detailed Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 (ConceptWise):
JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus 
JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus (PCM)
Subjectwise list of all the chapters covered in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 is provided here. The topicwise weightage of IIT JEE is highly uncertain, therefore, the students are advised to prepare the entire syllabus without skipping. JEE Main syllabus is mapped as per class 11 and class 12 NCERT textbooks to ensure uniformity across the country. Have a complete overview of the entire syllabus and accordingly formulate a suitable preparation strategy.
JEE Main Physics Syllabus
Physics and Measurement  Thermodynamics 
Kinematics  Rotational Motion 
Gravitation  Work and Energy 
Power  Properties of Solids and Liquids 
Laws of Motion  Electronic Devices 
Oscillations  Waves 
Current Electricity  Electromagnetic Waves 
Communication Systems  Electromagnetic Induction 
Magnetism  Alternating Currents 
Magnetic Effects of Current  Kinetic Theory of Gases 
Dual Nature of Matter  Radiation 
Atoms  Nuclei 
Optics  Electrostatics 
Physics is an interesting subject for most JEE aspirants. A good score from this section requires meticulous planning. Concepts like electricity, mechanics, and magnetism constitute around 65% of marks distribution. All these concepts are of utmost importance.
JEE Main ChemistryÂ Syllabus
Physical Chemistry  
Basic concepts in Chemistry  States of Matter 
Chemical bonding  Atomic Structure 
Solutions  Solutions 
Redox Reactions  Chemical Thermodynamics 
Equilibrium  Electrochemistry 
Surface Chemistry  Chemical Kinetics 
Organic Chemistry  
Polymers  Principles of Practical Chemistry 
Organic Compounds – Characterisation and Purification  Oxygen, Halogens, and Nitrogen Organic Compounds 
Hydrocarbons  Biomolecules 
Basics of Organic Chemistry  Chemistry in everyday life 
Inorganic Chemistry  
Hydrogen  Classification of Elements 
Periodicity  Alkali metals 
Group 13 to Group 18 Elements  Alkaline earth metals 
D and f block elements  Coordination compounds 
Environmental chemistry  Isolation of metals 
All three sections of chemistry are interlinked. Candidates can start with Physical Chemistry section before moving on to the other two parts. Practise solving different types of questions like matching type, multiplechoice and assertion reason type questions to boost one’s reasoning skills.
JEE Main Maths Syllabus
Sets, Relations, and Functions  Complex Numbers 
Determinant  Quadratic Equations 
Matrices  Permutations Combinations 
Mathematical Induction  Sequence Series 
Binomial Theorem  Limits and Continuity 
Differentiability  Statistics 
Differential Equations  Integral Calculus 
Trigonometry  Vector Algebra 
Coordinate Geometry  Mathematical Reasoning 
3D Geometry  Probability 
Topics covered in Maths are a perfect blend of simple and complex topics. Maths is easy to score if students develop a good understanding of the basic concepts. Concentrate on concept building and enhancing numerical solving skills by practising often.
JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode: ComputerBased (Online) 
Exam Duration: 3 Hours 
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 
Total Number of Questions: 75 (25 Physics + 25 Chemistry + 25 Maths) 
Question Types: 20 MCQs & 5 Numerical Questions for Each Subject (PCM) 
Maximum Marks: 300 
Marking Scheme:Â

Exam Languages: English, Hindi, and Gujarati 
Important Physics Topics for JEE Main 2020 (with MarksWise Weightage)
(Please note that these topics have been listed from the trends observed over the last 5 years. Also, please note that each question carries 4 marks)
Electrostatics – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Current Electricity – 3 Questions (9.9% Weightage) 
Capacitors – Â 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Alternating Current – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Kinetic Theory of Gases & Thermodynamics – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Simple Harmonic Motion – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Sound Waves – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Kinematics – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Work, Energy, and Power – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Laws of Motion – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Centre Of Mass – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Rotational Dynamics – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Modern Physics – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Elasticity – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Wave Optics – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Error in Measurement – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Circular Motion – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Electromagnetic Waves – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Semiconductors – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Communication Systems – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Important Chemistry Topics for JEE Main 2020 (with MarksWise Weightage)
Transition Elements & Coordination Compounds – 3 Questions (9.9% Weightage) 
Periodic table, s and pBlock Elements – 3 Questions (9.9% Weightage) 
Thermodynamics & the Gaseous State – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Atomic Structure – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Chemical Bonding – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
SolidState And Surface Chemistry – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Nuclear & Environmental Chemistry – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Mole Concept – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Redox Reactions – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Electrochemistry – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Chemical Kinetics – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Solution & Colligative Properties – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
General Organic Chemistry – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Stereochemistry – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Hydrocarbon – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Alkyl Halides – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Carboxylic Acids & their Derivatives – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Carbohydrates, AminoAcids, and Polymers – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Aromatic Compounds – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Important Maths Topics for JEE Main 2020 (with MarksWise Weightage)
Quadratic Equations – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Sequences & Series – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Trigonometric Equations – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Limits – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Differentiability – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Indefinite Integration – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Definite Integration – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Differential Equations – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
The Area under the Curve – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Straight Lines – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Vectors – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
3D Geometry – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Permutations & Combinations – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Probability – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Complex Numbers – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Binominal Theorem – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Determinants – 2 Questions (6.6% Weightage) 
Tangents and Normals – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Maxima and Minima – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Statistics – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Parabola – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Ellipse – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Hyperbola – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Mathematical Reasoning – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Height & Distance – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
Sets – 1 Question (3.3% Weightage) 
JEE Main Paper 2 & 3 Syllabus (Aptitude Test B. Arch/ B.Planning)
Part I  Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and buildâ€”environment. Visualising threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawings. Visualising. different sides of threedimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal). 
Part II  Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and threedimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life. 
JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode: ComputerBased (Online) 
Exam Duration: 3 Hours 
Subjects: Mathematics, General Aptitude, & Drawing (B.Arch.) or Planning (B.Plan.) 
Total Number of Questions:Â
B.Arch.: 77 (25 Maths + 50 Aptitude + 2 Drawing ) B.Plan.: 100 (25 Maths + 50 Aptitude + 25 Planning) 
Question Types:

Maximum Marks: 400 
Marking Scheme:Â

Exam Languages: English, Hindi, and Gujarati 
After going through the JEE main syllabus for 2020, the students can also analyze the previous yearÂ JEE Main question papersÂ and pattern, which will be highly beneficial in designing a proper study plan.
Previous Year JEE Main Syllabus Analysis
The questions from physics were more calculative than theoretical. Overall, the section was moderate in terms of difficulty and length. The chemistry was the easiest in comparison to the other two sections, with the difficulty curve quite similar to last year. The questions were more theoretical and direct, making it the quickest section to solve. The mathematics section was considered as the toughest mainly because of its lengthiness. The overall difficulty of questions from JEE Main syllabus was in between easy to moderate.
To get an indepth understanding of the JEE Main paper analysis, candidates can visit the linked page.
Frequently Asked Questions On JEE Main Syllabus
Is the syllabus same for JEE Main paper 1 and paper 2?
The JEE Main syllabus for paper 1 is completely different from paper 2. Paper 1 will consist of topics from maths, physics and chemistry whereas paper 2 will consist of maths, aptitude and drawing test.
Will the topics be the same as the CBSE class 11 and 12th standard syllabus?
The JEE syllabus is quite similar to the CBSE class 11 and 12 standard syllabi. However, the concepts and topics discussed in JEE are of a very high level and candidates require adept problem solving as well as analyzing skills.
Is it necessary to go through the JEE Main syllabus?
Candidates, if they want to score higher marks and stay ahead in the competition, should not ignore the syllabus. They should read the syllabus thoroughly. This will help in developing a strong preparation strategy and candidates will also gain valuable insights into the exam pattern, important chapters and topics, weightage of marks, objective of the entire course, etc.
Will the syllabus be changed now that NTA is conducting the JEE exams?
The JEE Main syllabus is still the same as the previous year. No new changes have been introduced regarding the syllabus.
How long will it take to cover the entire JEE Main syllabus?
While there is no definite answer, candidates should plan properly and create a suitable timetable to study. Candidates should start studying as early as possible. JEE Main syllabus is quite vast and it will require a significant amount of time to cover the whole syllabus. Start at least 1 year in advance and also dedicate time for revisions. This is crucial before the final exams.
Get information about the latest notifications and updates on JEE Main and Advanced, including the eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, examination pattern and more, at BYJU’S.