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JEE Mains Syllabus – All You Need to Prepare

JEE Mains Syllabus – All You Need to Prepare

Abraham Lincoln once said, "If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe."

Planning and strategizing things should be your first move if you are stepping ahead towards making your career with IIT JEE Exam.

Start from scratch if you wish to bag victory, the basic element needed is an updated and accurate JEE Mains Syllabus from which questions are expected in the JEE Mains Exam. Noting down important things and analyzing different topics would be the best approach.

Some key facts of JEE Mains Syllabus to align your hard work and preparation in the right direction are written below.

  • The syllabus will be having level similar to your 10+2 level.
  • The topics that you will cover in class 11th and 12th books will help in constructing the base for JEE Main 2018 syllabus.
  • But, you must give a thorough look upon the complete syllabus as there are some topics that could differ from your academic syllabus.

As per the JEE Mains Exam Pattern 2018, there will be 3 sections in Mains Paper 1 i.e. Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry, it is advised to deal with all the 3 sections with equal attention without neglecting any subject. Follow the same for Paper – 2 as well.

In JEE Mains exam, concepts taught in the NCERT textbooks will matter a lot while attempting the paper because the questions are usually picked up directly from there. Less amount of level of thinking is required to attempt these questions as about 30% of them are easy. However, “time constraint” is the biggest challenge faced by students and a lot of practice is required for scoring well in this exam.

The JEE Mains Syllabus is mapped according to the syllabus of NCERT textbooks to ensure uniformity and standard across the country. List of topics covered in the JEE Mains Exam 2018 Syllabus are listed below for both the papers for all the sections respectively.


JEE Mains Syllabus 2018 – Paper 1


Section 1 – Physics

  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Work, Energy and Power
  4. Rotational Motion
  5. Gravitation
  6. Properties of Solid and Liquids
  7. Thermodynamics
  8. Kinetic Theory of Gases
  9. Oscillations and Waves
  10. Electrostatics
  11. Current Electricity
  12. Magnetic Effects of Currents and Magnetism
  13. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  14. Electromagnetic Waves
  15. Optics
  16. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  17. Atoms and Nuclei
  18. Electronic Devices
  19. Communication Systems and Experimental Skills

Section 2 – Chemistry

  1. Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  2. The States of Matter
  3. Atomic Structure
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Solutions
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  9. Chemical Kinetics
  10. Surface Chemistry
  11. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  12. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  13. Hydrogen
  14. s-Block Elements
  15. p-Block Elements
  16. d- and f-Block Elements
  17. Coordination Compounds
  18. Environmental Chemistry
  19. Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  20. Hydrocarbons
  21. Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  22. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  23. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  24. Polymers
  25. Biomolecules
  26. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  27. Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

Section 3 – Mathematics

  1. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations and Combinations
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
  7. Sequences and Series
  8. Limits Continuity and Differentiability
  9. Integral Calculus
  10. Differential Equations
  11. Coordinate Geometry
  12. Three-dimensional Geometry
  13. Vector Algebra
  14. Statistics and Probability
  15. Trigonometry
  16. Mathematical Reasoning

JEE Mains Syllabus 2018 – Paper 2


Section 1 – Aptitude

  1. Awareness of Places, persons, buildings and materials
  2. Texture and Objects related to Architecture
  3. Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings
  4. Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects
  5. Mental Ability
  6. Analytical Reasoning
  7. Color Texture
  8. Contrast and Harmony
  9. Building Forms and Elements
  10. 3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.

Section 2 – Drawing Test

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

Now, when you have the complete list of topics included in the JEE Mains Syllabus analyze it properly make your preparation flawless, do not skip any of the topics, set goals and accomplish them to get the desired results. Not only this, but analyzing previous year question papers would also be highly beneficial from the point of view of JEE Mains Exam.

Please find the links below to get the detailed syllabus of all the three subjects:


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March 27, 2024, 6:35 a.m.
Should we do extra books other than modules after completing the entire module or should we do it chapterwise first from module and then from any reference book ?

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