JEE MAIN 2018 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) comprises Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of class 11 and 12 as prescribed by CBSE. It will have 90 questions of 4 marks each. Syllabus for Paper 2 (B.Arch) includes Mathematics (class 12), Aptitude and Drawing section. Paper 2 will carry 82 questions of varying marking scheme.
Aspirants can opt for one or both the papers of JEE Main. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. A compensatory time of 1 hour is given to candidates with 40% disability.
The syllabus for JEE Main & Advanced has been similar over the years and is set separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2. However, the distribution in exam pattern is slightly different. Candidates must rigorously practice JEE Main Sample Papers to get an idea of marking scheme and the pattern of JEE Main Papers. To download JEE Main 2017 Question Paper with solutions. Click Here
JEE Main is conducted by CBSE each year for admission to B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch courses to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Read on to know more about JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for both the papers.
Like Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry 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
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 |
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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 |
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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:
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 |
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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 |
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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.
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 |
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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
Here is the prescribed syllabus for the drawing test:
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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