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JEE Main 2017 Preparation Tips for Chemistry

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

CBSE will conduct JEE Main 2017 on April 02, 2017 for admission to B. Tech./ B.E. and B. Arch./ B. Plan. programs. The syllabus for all the 3 sections i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is based on 10+2 syllabus of respective boards.

Chemistry is considered to be the trickiest among all the 3 sections in JEE Main 2017. There are 3 main sections in Chemistry – Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. Physical Chemistry involves more mathematical formulae in nature. Inorganic Chemistry on the other hand requires candidates to learn new concepts.

One integral part of preparation is focus on practicing sample papers to develop speed and accuracy. It will also help in understanding the important topics and questions. Candidates should check out important reference books on various topics of Chemistry.

Important Topics for JEE Main Chemistry

Candidates should check out the topic wise weightage to identify the important topics to focus on. There will be in total 30 questions. General organic chemistry carries the weightage among all the topics. 4 marks will be awarded for all the correct responses while 1 marks will be deducted for incorrect responses.

The table provides the chapter wise weightage for reference of candidates.

General Organic Chemistry9%
Alcohol Phenol Ether7%
Redox Reactions6%
Chemical Bonding5%
Coordination Compound5%
P-Block Elements5%
S-Block Elements5%
Aldehyde Ketone5%
Solid State5%
Chemical Thermodynamics5%
Ionic Equilibrium3%
Surface Chemistry3%
Atomic Structure3%
Gaseous State2%
Transition Elements2%
Nuclear Chemistry2%
Chemical Kinetics2%
Mole Concepts2%
Amines and Diazonium Salts2%
Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes2%
Acid-Base Titrations0
Chemical Equilibrium3-6%
Solution and Colligative Properties3-10%
Alkyl halides3%
Alcohols and Ethers3-6%
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives3-6%
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids & Polymers3-10%
Aromatic Compounds3-10%
Transition Elements & Co-Ordination Chemistry3-13%
Periodic table & Representative Elements3-13%
Environmental Chemistry3%

Last 3 year Difficulty Level of Chemistry Paper

Candidates can check the overall difficulty level of Chemistry Paper from last few years in order to anticipate the expected difficulty level in JEE Main 2017. Chemistry has always been a moderate to difficult level paper.


Level of QuestionsYear

Tips to Crack JEE Main Chemistry paper

For crack JEE Main examination candidates should do well in Chemistry. Following are some helpful tips to crack JEE Main Chemistry paper: 

  1. Firstly, the Students should know about the syllabus for the better practice and concept clarity.
  2. Candidates should give daily 4 hours to practice their Organic Chemistry concepts and 3 hours to practice their Inorganic Chemistry concepts. They are advised to solve chemistry section in the first hour because it contains quite easy questions.
  3. Candidates have to read the concepts of Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium because 40% questions are from these two topics. Some questions are just conceptual type so students need to clear all concepts.
  4. Candidates must practice numerical on daily basis to increase speed. They should give attention to topics like Mole Concept, Chemical Equilibrium, and Electrochemistry.
  5. Inorganic Chemistry questions are Conceptual, concerned with Structures, processes and applications. Most of the questions are from the topics like Chemical Bonding and Coordination Chemistry.
  6. Organic Chemistry questions are asked from the topics like Stereochemistry, General Organic Chemistry, and Functional Group Analysis.
  7. Candidates need to revise the chemistry topics as many times as they can.
  8. They should also solve previous year question papers because students get an idea what type of questions came in the examination so that they can work on their weaknesses and strengths.

Important books for JEE Main Chemistry Paper

Preparation books will provide you a basic foundation on some of the core concepts in Chemistry. Candidates should primarily focus on NCERT books of Class 11th and 12th to prepare for the exam. However, reference books on Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry to comprehend individual topics.

The following table gives you a comprehensive list of books for all the 3 branches of Chemistry.

Book nameAuthor nameISBN no.
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd0136436692
Organic ChemistrySolomons and Fryhle8126541814
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic ChemistryPeter Skyes8177584332
Concise Inorganic ChemistryJ.D. Lee8126515546
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for CompetitionsOP Tondon9382314393
University ChemistryBruce Mahan813179575
Modern Approach to Chemical calculationsRC Mukherjee8177096419
Numerical Chemistry 22/eP Bahadur9382314431



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