To score well in the exam, it is essential for the aspirants to know the syllabus for JEE Main. Paper 1 will have 90 questions of 4 marks each. Each subject will have 30 questions. The exam will have questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics syllabus of class XI and XII, as prescribed by CBSE.

Paper 2 will be for those aspirants who wish to secure admission in B.Arch and B.Planning. This paper will also have 2 drawing questions for 70 marks.

The syllabus for JEE Main is set separately for Paper-1 (B.E/B.Tech) and Paper-2 (B.Arch). Till now, there is no update regarding any change in **exam format** and syllabus.

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- To download JEE Main 2017 Question Paper with solutions.
- Questions are set from class 11 and 12 CBSE syllabus
- Aspirants must rigorously exercise
**Sample Papers**to get an idea of marking scheme followed in the exam

The **application form** was announced on December 1, 2018, and the last date for form submission is January 1, 2018.

Number of Questions in Paper 1 | 90 |

Number of Questions in Paper 2 | 82 |

Total Marks for Paper 1 | 360 |

Total Marks for Paper 2 | 390 |

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus | Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics syllabus of class XI and XII |

Period | 3 hours for each paper |

Exam Dates | April 8 (offline method) April 15, 16 (online method) |

Like Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry to constitutes one-third of Paper 1. The question paper will have both, numerical and theory-based questions. Here is a break up of the topics in the Chemistry syllabus You can **download Chemistry Syllabus in PDF **to get acquainted with all the topics that will be asked in the exam.

- Physical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry

The following topics have been exam favorites over the years and must be given more time and effort as compared to other topics. Here is a list of such topics from the Chemistry syllabus of JEE Main along with their expected weight in the exam.

Important Topics | Expected weight |
---|---|

Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers | 7% |

Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry | 9% |

Periodic Table and Recurrentative elements | 6% |

General Organic Chemistry | 6% |

Chemical Bonding | 6% |

Atomic Structure | 5% |

Following table illustrates Chemistry chapters and percentage of questions asked in JEE Main.

Topic | Percentage of question |
---|---|

General Organic Chemistry | 9 |

Alcohol Phenol Ether | 7 |

Redox reactions | 6 |

Chemical Bonding | 5 |

Coordination Compound | 5 |

P-block elements | 5 |

S-block elements | 5 |

Aldehyde & Ketones | 5 |

Solutions | 5 |

Solid State | 5 |

Chemical Thermodynamics | 5 |

Ionic Equilibrium | 3 |

Chemical Equilibrium | 3 |

Surface chemistry | 3 |

Atomic Structure | 2 |

Gaseous State | 2 |

Transition Elements | 2 |

Polymers | 2 |

Nuclear Chemistry | 2 |

Chemical Kinetics | 2 |

Mole Concepts | 2 |

Amines and Diazonium Salts | 2 |

Biomolecules | 2 |

Alkanes, Alkenes &Alkynes | 2 |

Electrochemistry | 2 |

Since the Chemistry section has a lot of concept-based questions in JEE Main, it is recommended to refer to help books for a deeper understanding of the **exam format** and theoretical concepts.

Book Title | Author |
---|---|

Physical Chemistry | O.P. Tandon |

Numerical Chemistry | P Bahadur |

modern Approach to Numerical Chemistry | RC Mukherjee |

Organic Chemistry | Paula Bruice Yurkanis |

Organic Chemistry | O.P. Tandon |

This subject will have 30 questions in the exam. You can download the clear JEE Main Physics syllabus for a detailed dissection of all the topics. The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:

- Mechanics
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Electrostatics and Magnetism
- Present Electricity and Electromagnetism
- Optics and Modern Physics

There are a few topics in the Physics syllabus that have been a regular feature of the JEE Main exam over the years. Here is a list of the topics that are expected to have maximum weight in JEE Main 2018. Students must target such chapters with the highest weight first.

Important Topics | Expected weight |
---|---|

Heat and Thermodynamics | 11% |

Optics | 11% |

Modern Physics | 10% |

Electrostatics | 8% |

Present and Electricity | 7% |

Waves | 5% |

The following table elucidates JEE Main Syllabus for Physics with the weight of percentage of questions against the topic:

Topic | Percentage of question |
---|---|

Electrostatics | 9 |

Thermodynamics | 8 |

Wave Motion | 7 |

Rotational Motion | 7 |

Laws of Motion | 6 |

Ray Optics | 6 |

Magnetic effect of present and Magnetism | 6 |

Simple Harmonic Motion | 5 |

Wave optics | 5 |

Units Dimension Mistakes | 4 |

Work Energy Power | 4 |

modern Physics | 4 |

Present Electricity | 4 |

Electromagnetic Induction | 3 |

Physics of Nucleus | 3 |

Fluids | 2 |

Gravitation | 2 |

Elasticity | 2 |

Solids and Semiorganizeor Devices | 2 |

Center of Mass, Impulse and Momentum | 2 |

Kinetic Theory of Gases | 2 |

Radioactivity | 2 |

Alternating Present | 1 |

EM waves | 1 |

Reference books Students can refer to the following books for a better idea of the exam questions and clarity of basic concepts. You must also exercise sample question papers to get used to the exam format.

Book Title | Author |
---|---|

Concept of Physics Part 1&2 | H.C. Verma |

IIT JEE Physics | D.C. Pandey |

Problems in Physics | S.S. Krotov |

Fundamental to Physics | Resnick, Halliday, and Walker |

Aspirants must **download the JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus** for effective preparation. For every accurate response 4 marks will be honored and for every inaccurate response, 1 mark will be deducted. Here are the topics comprised of this section.

- Algebra
- Trigonometry
- Calculus
- Coordinate Geometry

Some chapters from the Mathematics syllabus carry more weight than the others. This list contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus with weight.

Important Topics | Expected weight |
---|---|

Coordinate Geometry | 12% |

Integral Calculus | 12% |

Trigonometry | 7% |

Sequence and Series | 7% |

Matrices and Determinants | 7% |

Differential Equations | 7% |

Mathematics section has **30 objective type** MCQs with the single accurate option. There are total **16 units** in JEE Main Syllabus for Maths with the following weight:-

Topic | Number of questions |
---|---|

Sets, Relations, and Functions | 1 |

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations | 3 |

Matrices and Determinants | 2 |

Permutations and Combinations | 1 |

Mathematical Induction | 1 |

Binomial Theorem and its simple applications | 1 |

Sequences and Series | 2 |

Limit, Continuity and Variousiability | 1 |

Integral Calculus | 3 |

Differential Equations | 1 |

Co-Ordinate Geometry | 5 |

Three Dimensional Geometry | 3 |

Vector Algebra | 1 |

Statistics and Probability | 2 |

Trigonometry | 2 |

Mathematical Reasoning | 1 |

The expected difficulty level of questions in JEE Main Maths section is indicated in the table below. This section can be stated to be moderate to difficult level exam.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL | QUESTIONS |
---|---|

Easy Questions | 13 |

Medium Questions | 12 |

Hard Questions | 5 |

Reference Books Acing the Mathematics section requires rigorous exercise. Although JEE main syllabus 2018 mostly includes NCERT topics, these books open up a range of questions that may be asked in the exam.

Book Title | Author |
---|---|

Maths XI & XII | R.D. Sharma |

Plane Trigonometry | S.L. Loney |

Higher Algebra | Hall & Knight |

IIT Mathematics | A Das Gupta |

Problems of Calculus in one Variable | I.A. Maron |

**Download Mathematics Syllabus at PDF**

Paper 2 is only for those aspirants who wish to pursue B.Arch and B.Planning. It will be included in 3 sections: The paper will be of 3 hours and it will be organized only in the offline method.

Part 1: Mathematics- 30 Questions

Part 2: Aptitude Test- 50 Questions

Part 3: Drawing Test- 2 Questions

Participants can take a look at these **Preparation Tips for JEE Main Paper 2**.

Here is the prescribed syllabus for the drawing test:

- Development of Surfaces and Volumes
- Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & formats in pencil
- Generation of Plan
- Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation
- Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes
- Transpatternion of forms both 2D and 3D union
- Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms

**How to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2 Aptitude Test?**

The following table elucidates the most important topics from the JEE Main syllabus with weight for the Aptitude Test in Paper 2:

Important Topics for Aptitude | Marking Weightage |
---|---|

Awareness of Places, persons, buildings, and materials | 2-3% |

Texture and Objects concerned with Architecture | 2-3% |

Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings | 3-4% |

Visualizing Various sides of 3D Objects | 3% |

Mental Ability | 2% |

Analytical Reasoning | 1-2% |

Color Texture | 1-2% |

Contrast and Harmony | - |

Building Forms and Elements | - |

3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects. | 2-3% |

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