JEE Main Syllabus 2020: National Testing Agency’s Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) sticks to certain realm of questions that will set up the tone and standard for the candidates while they be appearing in the JEE Main 2020 Examination. Candidates will be required to prepare from these realm of topics that are set forth by the NTA. The topics will be mostly from the Class XI and Class XII standard, and candidates must be thorough with their preparation of these topics. Since JEE Main 2020 is yet to see it’s dawn, candidates have reasonable amount of time for cracking the NTA JEE Main 2020.

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In this article, candidates will learn about the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus in detail as per the official guidelines by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

NTA JEE Main Syllabus 2020

The NTA JEE Main 2020 Syllabus includes topics of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture, Aptitude, and Drawing. Candidates will have to prepare from these topics well before appearing in the JEE Main 2020 Examination.

Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 – Mathematics

UnitsSub Topics
Sets, Relations, and FunctionsSets and their Representation; Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties; power set; Relations, Types of relations; equivalence relations, functions; one-one, into and onto functions; composition of functions
Complex Numbers and Quadratic EquationComplex numbers as ordered pairs of real, Representation of complex numbers in the form of a+ib and their representation in a plane, Argand Diagram, algebra of complex numbers, modulus and arguments of a complex numbers
Matrices and DeterminantsMatrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, determinants and matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, areas of triangle using determinants. Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations etc/
Permutations and CombinationsFundamental principle of counting, permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection, Meaning of P and C, simple applications
Mathematical InductionPrinciple of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications
Binomial and its Simple Applications Binomial Theorem for a positive integral index, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications
Sequences and SeriesArithmetic and geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric mean between two given numbers. Relation between AM and GM. Sum up to n numbers terms of special series
Limit, Continuity, and DifferentiabilityReal valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic exponential, composite and implicit functions, derivatives of order up to two,
Integral CalculusIntegral as an anti-derivative. Fundamental Integral involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities.
Differential EquationOrdinary differential equations, their order and their degree. Formation of differential equations. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables, solution of homogeneous and linear differential equation.
Co-ordinate GeometryCartesian systems of rectangular coordinates 10 in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on a coordinate axes. Straight Lines. Conic Sections and Circles.
Three dimensional GeometryCoordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, angle between two intersecting lines. Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines.
Vector AlgebraVectors and Scalars, addition of vectors, components of a vector in a two dimension and three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple products.
Statistics and ProbabilityMeasures of Dispersion; Probability
TrigonometryTrigonometric identities and equations. Trigonometric Functions. Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties. Heights and Distances.
Mathematical ReasoningStatements, logical operations, and, or, implies, implied, by, if and only if. Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse and contrapositive.

Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 – Physics

UnitsSubtopics
Physics and MeasurementsPhysics, Technology and society, SI Units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instrument. Errors in measurement. Dimensions of Physical Quantity
KinematicsFrame of reference. Motion in a straight line. Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Scalars and vectors. Vector addition and subtraction, zero vector, scalar and vector product, unit vector, resolution of a vector. Relative Velocity. Motion in a plane. Projectile motion, uniform circular motion.
Laws of MotionForce and Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum, newton’s second law of motion; impulse, newton’s third law of motion; Law of conservation of linear momentum and its application, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.

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Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction.

Dynamics of uniform circular motion; centripetal force and its application

Work, Energy, and PowerWork done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work energy theorem, power

Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy; conservative and non-conservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collision in one and two dimensions

Rotational MotionCentre of a mass of a two particle system, center of a mass of rigid body; body concepts of rotational motion; motion of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion.
GravitationThe universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler’s laws of planetary motion; gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity.
Properties of Solids and LiquidsElastic Behavior, Stress strain relationship, Hooke’s law’ Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to fluid column, Pascal’s law and its applications. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, steam line and turbulent flow; Reynolds number. Bernoulli’s principle and its application. Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension, drops, bubbles, and capillary rise
ThermodynamicsThermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics; concept of temperature. Heat, work, and energy. First law thermodynamics. Second law thermodynamics; reversible and irreversible process. Carnot engine and its efficiency
Kinetic Theory of GasesEquation of a state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom. Law of equipartition of energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro’s number.
Oscillations and WavesPeriodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring; energy in simple harmonic motion; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation of progressive wave. Principle of superposition of a wave; reflection of wave, standing waves in strings and organ pipe, fundamental mode and harmonics, beats, Doppler effect in sounds

ElectrostaticsElectric charges; Electric field;
Current ElectricityElectric current, drift velocity, ohm’s law; electric resistance; resistance of different materials; characteristics of ohm and non-ohm conductors, electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity; color code for resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.

Electrical cell and its internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell; combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff law and its application

Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismBiot – Savart Law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its application to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid. Force on a moving charge in a magnetic and electric fields.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two current-carrying conductor- definitions of ampere.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment.

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentElectromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents, peak rms value and impedance; LCR series circuits, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattles current; AC generator and transformer
Electromagnetic WavesElectromagnetic waves and their characteristics, transverse nature of electromagnetic waves; Electromagnetic spectrum; application of e.m. waves.
OpticsReflection and refraction of lights at plane and spherical surfaces; mirror formula; total internal reflection and its application; Deviation and dispersion of light by prism; lens formula; magnification, power of a lens; combination of thin lenses in contact; microscope and astronomical telescope

Wave optics; wave front and Huygens principle; laws of reflection and refraction of using Huygens principle; interference; young’s double slit experiment for fringe width

Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationDual nature of radiation; photoelectric effect; hertz and lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation;
Atoms and NucleiAlpha particle scattering experiments; rutherford’s model of atom; bohr’s model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum; composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses;
Electronic DevicesSemiconductors; semiconductor diode; I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as rectifier; characteristics of LED; photodiode, solar cell and zener diode; zener diode as a voltage regulator
Communication SystemsPropagation of electromagnetic waves in atmosphere; sky and waves propagation; Need for modulation; bandwidth of signals; bandwidth of transmission medium; basic elements of a communication medium

 

Physics Section-B
Experimental SkillsFamiliarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities

Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 – Chemistry

UnitsSubtopics
Section A
Some Basic Concepts in ChemistryMatter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; concept of atoms, molecule, elements and compounds; Physical quantities and their measurements in chemistry; precision and accuracy; significant figures; SI Units; dimensional analysis; laws of chemical combination; Atomic and molecular masses; mole concept, molar masses; chemical equations
States of MatterClassification of matter into solid, liquid, and gas
Atomic StructuresThomson and rutherford’s atomic models and its limitations; nature of electromagnetic radiation; photoelectric effect; spectrum of hydrogen atom; derivation of the relation for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of bohr’s model
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureKossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formulation, concept of ionic and covalent bond.

Ionic bonding; covalent bonding; quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding; molecular orbital theory

Chemical ThermodynamicFundamentals of thermodynamics; System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, type of processes; First and second law of thermodynamics
SolutionsDifferent methods for expressing concentration of solution – molality, molarity, mole concept, percentage, vapor pressure of solutions and Roult’s Law – ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapor pressure ; colligative properties of dilute solutions; Determination of molecular mass using molecular masses;
EquilibriumMeaning of equilibrium; concept of dynamic equilibrium; equilibrium involving physical processes; equilibrium involving chemical processes.
Redox Reactions and ElectrochemistryElectronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.

Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conduc

Chemical KineticsRate of Chemical Reaction, factors affecting rate of chemical reaction; Arrhenius Theory; activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reaction.
Surface ChemistryAdsorption – Catalysis; Colloidal States
Section B
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesModern periodic law and present form of periodic tables, s, p, d, and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements, periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of MetalsModes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; Steps involved in the extraction of metal – concentration, reduction, and refining with special reference to the extraction of AI, Cu, Zn, and Fe; Thermodynamics and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.
HydrogenPosition of hydrogen in periodic tables, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water; Structure, preparation, reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide; classification of hydrides – ionic, covalent and interstitial; hydrogen as a fuel.
Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)Group 1 and 2 elements
Block ElementsGroup 13 to group 18 elements.
d- and f- Block ElementsTransition Elements; introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, and characteristics; general trends in properties of the first row transition elements – physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, color, catalytic behavior, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation.
Coordination CompoundsIntroduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory, ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism; Bonding – Valence Bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, color and magnetic properties; importance of coordination compounds
Environmental ChemistryEnvironmental Pollution, Atmospheric Pollution, Tropospheric pollutants- gaseous pollutants, particulate pollutants, stratospheric pollutants; water pollution; soil pollution.
Section C
Purification and Characterization of Organic CompoundsPurification, Qualitative Analysis, Quantitative analysis
Some basic principles of organic chemistryTetravalency of carbon; shapes of simple molecules, hybridizations, Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups; and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur, homologous series; isomerism.  Nomenclature; Electronic displacement on a covalent bond; Common types of reactions.
HydrocarbonsAlkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Aromatic hydrocarbons
Organic Compounds containing HalogensGeneral Methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of CX Bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions. Uses, Environmental effect of chloroform iodoform freons and DDT
Organic Compounds containing OxygenAlcohols, Phenols and ethers; Aldehydes and Ketones; Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds containing NitrogenAmines and Diazonium Salts
PolymersGeneral Introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization- addition and condensation, copolymerization. Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses.
Bio MoleculesCarbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, nucleic acid
Chemistry in Everyday LifeChemicals in Medicine; Chemicals in food; Cleansing Agents.
Principles related to Practical ChemistryDetection of Extra Elements in organic compounds; Detection of functional groups: hydroxyl, carbonyl, and carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds. Chemistry involved in the preparation of Inorganic compounds, organic compounds; chemistry involved in titrimetric exercises; Chemical process involved in qualitative salt analysis

JEE Main 2020 Recommended Books

There are various trending practice books a student can follow. Some of them are listed below:

SubjectRecommended Books
MathematicsNCERT Books for class X,XI, and XII;

Trigonometry by S. L. Loney;

Higher Algebra by Hall % Knight;

Integral Calculus and Differential Calculus by Amit Agarwal

PhysicsProblems in General Physics by I E Irodov;

Concepts of Physics by H C Verma;

NCERT

ChemistryOrganic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd;

Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee;

Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur;

NCERT

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