JEE MAIN 2018 SYLLABUS

NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST

Updated On - February 19th 2018
by
SHIVANI TIWARI

CBSE is all set to conduct JEE Main 2018 on multiple dates in April. The syllabus for IIT JEE Mains & Advanced has been similar over the years. Candidates must rigorously practice **JEE Main Practice Papers** to get an idea of marking scheme and the pattern of JEE Main Papers.

JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 8 in offline mode and April 15 – 16 in online mode. The Paper 1 will have 90 questions of 4 marks each while Paper 2 will have 82 questions. **Check Complete JEE Main Exam Pattern**

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 pattern and syllabus. Syllabus of IIT JEE Mains & Advanced is same and there is no extra topic as such. However, the distribution in exam pattern is slightly different. **Check JEE Advanced**

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JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 is of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of class 11 and 12, as prescribed by CBSE. Syllabus for Paper 2 comprises Mathematics of class 12, Aptitude section and Drawing section.

**JEE Main** is conducted by CBSE each year for admission to BE/BTech and BArch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. To download JEE Main 2017 Question Paper with solutions. **Click Here**

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 |

Duration | 3 hours for each paper |

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

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

- Physical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry

The following topics have been exam favourites 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 weightage in the exam.

Important Topics | Expected weightage |
---|---|

Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers | 7% |

Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry | 9% |

Periodic Table and Representative 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 advisable to refer to help books for a deeper understanding of the **exam pattern** 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 complete 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
- Current 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. Students must target such chapters with the highest weightage first. Here is a list of the topics that are expected to have maximum weightage in JEE Main 2018.

Important Topics | Expected weightage |
---|---|

Heat and Thermodynamics | 11% |

Optics | 11% |

Modern Physics | 10% |

Electrostatics | 8% |

Current and Electricity | 7% |

Waves | 5% |

The following table elucidates JEE Main Syllabus for Physics with the weightage 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 current and Magnetism | 6 |

Simple Harmonic Motion | 5 |

Wave optics | 5 |

Units Dimension Errors | 4 |

Work Energy Power | 4 |

Modern Physics | 4 |

Current Electricity | 4 |

Electromagnetic Induction | 3 |

Physics of Nucleus | 3 |

Fluids | 2 |

Gravitation | 2 |

Elasticity | 2 |

Solids and Semiconductor Devices | 2 |

Center of Mass, Impulse and Momentum | 2 |

Kinetic Theory of Gases | 2 |

Radioactivity | 2 |

Alternating Current | 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 practice sample question papers to get used to the exam pattern.

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 of Physics | Resnick, Halliday and Walker |

Candidates must **download the JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus** for effective preparation. For every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Here are the topics included in this section.

- Algebra
- Trigonometry
- Calculus
- Coordinate Geometry

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

Important Topics | Expected weightage |
---|---|

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 correct option. There are total **16 units** in JEE Main Syllabus for Maths with the following weightage:-

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 Differentiability | 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 said 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 practice. Although JEE main syllabus 2018 mostly comprises of 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 in PDF**

Paper 2 is only for those candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch and B.Planning. The paper will be of 3 hours and it will be conducted only in the offline mode. It will be comprised of 3 sections:

Part 1: Mathematics- 30 Questions

Part 2: Aptitude Test- 50 Questions

Part 3: Drawing Test- 2 Questions

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

Here is the prescribed syllabus for the drawing test:

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

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

The following table elucidates the most important topics from the JEE Main syllabus with weightage 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 related to Architecture | 2-3% |

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

Visualizing Different 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% |

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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