JEE Main Syllabus 2020: JEE examination is the biggest examination for engineering aspirants in India. It is a national level test taken for students aspiring to get admission into engineering courses like B.E. and B.Tech., architectural course, and planning course in top Indian institutes. The examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency twice a year in the months of January and April. The results are announced by early weeks of the subsequent months. Students are not limited to one attempt. They can attempt for both the sessions.
The higher NTA score is considered for final evaluation. The mode of examination is generally online except for drawing questions that are to be answered in offline mode. Once the results are out, qualifying students are eligible for counselling into different colleges. Top candidates are also eligible for appearing in the JEE Advanced for getting into top IITs of the country.
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JEE Main 2020 Highlights
Examination  JEE Main 
Duration of Exam  3 Hours 
Total Marks of Examination  300 for B.E/B.Tech. Paper and 400 for B.Arch. and B. Planning 
Number of Attempts  Twice a year in the months of January and April 
Level of Examination  Undergraduate Level Examination 
Exam Conducting Authority  National Testing Agency (NTA) 
Institutes under this Exam  31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 CFTIs 
Mode of Examination  Computerbased test mode for the paper I, part one and two of paper II and paper III. Offline mode is done for drawing questions of paper II 
Eligibility  A student must have passed the senior secondary level examination or equivalent in science stream with not less than 75 % of aggregate marks and 50 % minimum marks in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. 
Test Centres  To be announced soon! 
JEE Main Official Website  jeemain.nta.nic.in 
JEE Main Admit Card 2020  Download Link [Inactive] 
JEE Main Examination 2020: Overview
1. JEE Main is conducted by National Testing Agency from 2020 onwards. 
2. NTA has proposed new changes in the exam pattern for JEE Mains 2020 onwards. 
3. JEE Main is divided into three paper Paper I for B.E/ B.Tech Aspirants, Paper II for B.Arch aspirants, and Paper III for B. Planning aspirants. 
4. The number of questions in each section has been decreased to 25 in Paper I with 20 MCQs and 5 numerical based questions. 
5. Equal weightage will be given from now onwards to physics, chemistry and mathematics. 
6. B. Planning Paper will be conducted separately from 2020 onwards. There will no more drawingbased questions for B. Planning paper. 
JEE Main Syllabus 2020
General syllabus for the JEE main examination is mathematics, chemistry and physics syllabus for classes 11 and 12. The NCERT books for classes 11 and 12 for chemistry, mathematics and physics are also very important in providing all the important topics that are required to cover the overall syllabus prescribed for the examination. The syllabus covers higher secondary level mathematics, physics and chemistry extensively along with applicationbased questions. The questions that come for JEE Main Examinations can be divided into easy, medium and tough categories. Questions on Chemistry are generally the easiest, and the ones on mathematics are the toughest.
JEE Main Syllabus 2020: PDF Download
Having said so much about the syllabus of JEE Mains Examination, let us check the syllabus subject wise and in more details –
JEE Main Syllabus Physics
Physics and Measurement  Kinematics 
Work, Energy and Power  Rotational Motion 
Properties of Solids and Liquids  Thermodynamics 
Oscillations and Waves  Electrostatics 
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism  Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 
Optics  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 
Electronic Devices  Communication Devices 
Laws of Motion  Gravitation 
Kinetic Theory of Gases  Current Electricity 
Electromagnetic  Waves 
Atoms and Nuclei 
JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry  States of Matter  Classification of Elements and Periodicity  Hydrogen  Purification Characterization of Organic Compounds  Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen 
Atomic Structure  Chemical Thermodynamics  pBlock Elements  Coordination Compounds  Organic Compounds Containing Halogens  Polymers 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure  Solutions  General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements  sBlock Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)  Chemistry in Everyday Life  Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 
Redox Reactions  Electrochemistry  d and f Block Elements  Environmental Chemistry  Hydrocarbons  Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 
Surface Chemistry  Chemical Kinetics  Biomolecules  Principles related to Practical Chemistry 
JEE Main Maths Syllabus
Sets, Relations and Functions  Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations  Matrices and Determinant 
Permutations and Combinations  Mathematical Induction  Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications 
Sequences and Series  Coordinate Geometry  Differential Equations 
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability  Integral Calculus  ThreeDimensional Geometry 
Vector Algebra  Statistics and Probability  Trigonometry 
Mathematical Reasoning 
Awareness of Persons, Places, Visualizing ThreeDimensional Objects from 2D Drawings.  Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability Visual, Numerical and Verbal 
Objects  Scale and Proportions of Objects, Building Forms 
Design and Drawing of Abstract and Geometrical Shapes and Patterns  Generation of Plan, Elevations and 3D view of objects. 
Creating 2D and 3D compositions using shapes and forms  Sketching of scenes and activities of landscapes, urbanscapes, and rural lands. 
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 & Marking Scheme
There are three papers for JEE Mains – Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III. Paper I for students who want to apply for any B.E. and B.Tech courses, Paper II for students who want to apply for B.Arch., and Paper III for B. Planning. Paper I is divided into three sections mathematics, chemistry and physics with each sections having 25 questions. Paper II is divided into mathematics, aptitude and drawing sections, and Paper III is divided into mathematics, aptitude and planning sections.
Paper  Question type  Marking scheme  Marks distribution  Negative marking  Exam duration  Exam mode 
Paper I for B.E/B.Tech  Paper has three sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section has 25 questions (20 MCQs and 5 Numerical Based Questions)  Each MCQ carry 4 marks. Each numerical question carries 4 marks.
Numerical based questions carry 4 marks. 
Each section carries 100 Marks. Maximum Marks of paper is 300.  For every wrong MCQ, 1 mark will be deducted.
No Negative Marking for numerical questions. 
Three Hours  Computer Based Test 
Paper II for B.Arch  Paper has three parts Mathematics (25 Questions20 MCQs and 5 Numerical), Aptitude Test (50 Questions) and Drawing Test (2 Questions).  Each MCQ question carries 4 marks.
Numerical based questions carry 4 marks. Drawing Questions are evaluated on a total of 100 marks. 
Maths section carries 100 marks.
Aptitude section carries 200 marks. Drawing section carries 100 marks. Total marks of paper= 400 
Negative marking for MCQs.
No negative marking for numerical based questions and drawing questions. 
Three Hours  Mathematics and Aptitude Test are Computer Based Exam and Drawing Test is to be taken in offline mode. 
Paper III for B. Planning  Paper has three parts Mathematics (25 Questions20 MCQs and 5 Numerical), Aptitude Test (50 Questions) and Questions on Planning (25 Questions).  Each MCQ question carries 4 marks.
Numerical based questions carry 4 marks. 
Maths section carries 100 marks.
Aptitude section carries 200 marks. Planning based section carries 100 marks. Total marks of paper= 400 
Negative marking for MCQs.
No negative marking for numerical based questions.

Three Hours  Computer Based Test 
JEE Main Exam Important Topics For Physics And Weightage According To Previous Trends
Modern Physics (6.6% Weightage)  Kinematics (6.6% Weightage) 
Work, Energy and Power (6.6% Weightage)  Rotational Dynamics (6.6% Weightage) 
Communication System (3.3% Weightage)  Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics (6.6% Weightage) 
Oscillations and Waves (6.6% Weightage)  Electrostatics (3.3% Weightage) 
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism (6.6% Weightage)  Alternating Currents (6.6% Weightage) 
Wave Optics (6.6% Weightage)  Current Electricity (9.9% Weightage) 
Centre of Mass (6.6% Weightage)  Laws of Motion (6.6% Weightage) 
JEE Main Exam Important Topics For Chemistry With Weightage According To Previous Trends
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry like matter and its nature; Dalton’s atomic theory; S.I. Unites; Chemical equations; Stoichiometry and so on.
(6.6% Weightage) 
Sates of Matter (3.3% Weightage) 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (6.6% Weightage)  Chemical Thermodynamics (6.6% Weightage) 
Equilibrium (6.6% Weightage)  Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry (6.6% Weightage) 
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties (6.6% Weightage)  Surface Chemistry (3.3% Weightage) 
Hydrogen (3.3% Weightage)  Electrochemistry (3.3% Weightage) 
d and f Block Elements, SBlock Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals), PBlock elements (9.9% Weightage)  Coordination Compounds and Transition Elements (9.9% Weightage) 
Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds (6.6% Weightage)  Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry (3.3% Weightage) 
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens and Oxygen (6.6% Weightage)  Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry (6.6% Weightage) 
Chemical Kinetics (3.3% Weightage)  Carbohydrates, AminoAcids and Polymers (3.3% Weightage) 
JEE Main Exam Important Topics For Mathematics With Weightage According To Previous Trends
Sets, Relations and Functions
(3.3% Weightage) 
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations (6.6% Weightage)  Matrices and Determinant
(6.6% Weightage) 
Hyperbola and Parabola (6.6% Weightage)  Mathematical Induction (3.3% Weightage)  Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications 
Sequences and Series (6.6% Weightage)  Coordinate Geometry (3.3% Weightage)  Differential Equations (3.3% Weightage) 
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability (6.6% Weightage)  Integral Calculus (3.3% Weightage)  ThreeDimensional Geometry (6.6% Weightage) 
Vector Algebra (3.3% Weightage)  Statistics and Probability (6.6% Weightage)  Trigonometry (6.6% Weightage) 
Mathematical Reasoning (3.3% Weightage) 
JEE Main Previous Year Paper Analysis
 Mathematics section was the toughest and lengthiest last year.
 Chemistry was the easiest as the questions were more theoretical in nature.
 Level of difficulty was moderate for Physics portion. Questions were more calculative than theorybased.
 The overall difficulty was somewhere between moderate and tough. The paper cannot be called to tough, nor can it be called too moderate.
JEE Main Examination Eligibility Criteria 2020
 Age Limit: There is no such age limit to appear for JEE main exam 2020.
 Qualifying Exam: Any student who has completed his 10+2 level or any equivalent level examination from a recognised board/college/university in India in science stream with Physics and Mathematics can apply for the JEE Mains examination. Students applying for this course must belong to the science stream in their higher secondary level with language and any other optional subject.
 Marks for Qualifying Exam: The minimum marks required to apply for the JEE Mains Examination is an aggregate of 75% or obtain a place in the top twenty percentile in class 12 or any equivalent level examination. For SC/ST categories, they require a minimum of 65% of aggregate marks in class 12 or equivalent to be eligible for JEE Main Examination. Students must also obtain a minimum of 50% of marks in physics, chemistry, and mathematics in their higher secondary level examination.
 Year of Qualifying Exam: The year of passing higher secondary level exam or any equivalent level exam should be 2018, 2019 or 2020.
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
Q.1) What is the age limit for applying to the JEE Mains Examination?
Ans. There is no such prescribed age limit to apply for JEE Main Examinations. Any student who has passed higher secondary level examination or equivalent level examination in science stream (physics, chemistry, mathematics, anyone optional subject and language) with not less than 75% of the aggregate score and a minimum of 50% of marks in physics, chemistry, mathematics from a recognized board in India is eligible to apply for JEE main examination.
Q.2) What is the cut off marks for JEE Mains 2020?
Ans. The cut off marks for JEE Main 2020 has not been released as the date of examination for the April session has been delayed.
Q.3) When are the exams going to be held for the April session?
Ans. Important dates for the session of April –
 Online Submission of Application Form 07th February24th May 2020
 Admit Card Release Not Declared
 Exam to be held on 1st September06th September 2020
 Result to be announced on Not Declared
Q.4) From where can we download the answer key for previous JEE Mains paper?
Ans. Answer Keys for previous exams are available on the main website of the JEE portal. Answer Keys are also available on other academic websites.
Q.4) When are the admit card releasing for JEE mains 2020?
Ans. Since the JEE mains examination has been postponed to September, admit cards can only be expected before 15 days of the examination in September.
Q.6) What are the maximum marks of Paper I and Paper II?
Ans. The maximum marks for Paper I is 300 and for Paper II is 400.