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JEE Main 2020 Syllabus: Topic-wise breakdown for you to plan the revisions efficiently

The JEE Main is a national level engineering entrance examination. The question pattern for JEE Main exam is based on MCQ’s where the candidate will be provided with 4 options among which one of them is the correct ones.

In 2020, NTA is conducting the JEE Main exam for three papers. Paper 1 is divided into three sections- Chemistry, Physics, and Maths. Candidates are asked to prepare for the coursework of their classes 11th and 12th. The syllabus for the JEE Main 2020 is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The JEE Main will now be held twice a year. In the year 2020, there will also be two sessions for this exam which will be in January and April. January session of JEE Main 2020 was successfully conducted from 6 to 9 January and April session is scheduled for April, 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus).

This year the exam will be conducted in the online mode of three papers. Paper 1 will comprise Physics, Maths, and Chemistry. Paper 2 will comprise Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing and finally the Paper 3 will be having maths, aptitude tests, and planning based questions.

In Paper-1, 20 questions from each section will be MCQs and the remaining 5 questions will be numerical answer based questions. There is no negative marking for numerical answer based questions.

JEE Main syllabus for Paper 1

JEE Main Mathematics 2020 Syllabus

The JEE Main for the Maths syllabus will consist of 25 questions where the candidate will be provided with +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 will be deducted for every incorrect one.

After analyzing previous year question papers there are certain parts in the course where the candidate must mainly focus on. In this section the chapters like the sequence and series, straight lines, 3D, Determinant. These are the areas where the questions mainly come from.

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

JEE Main Physics 2020 Syllabus

In this section, there are certain areas that the candidates must mainly focus on to complete the syllabus as per the exam point of view. This analysis is made on the basis of the previous year’s question papers.

The chapters for the exam the candidates require to look for are the Kinematics, Optics, Laws of Motion, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of solids, and liquids, etc.

According to last year’s analysis the topics like the current electricity, alternating current, rotational dynamics, Modern physics, etc; were some of the highest weightage carrying topics.

JEE Main Chemistry 2020 Syllabus

The entire syllabus for this section mainly revolves around these three areas: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry.

In the question paper, the questions are both numerical based and theoretical based. The highest weightage carrying topics as per 2019 paper analysis are Chemical Bonding in Organic Chemistry, Halogen Derivative in Organic Chemistry and Ionic equilibrium.

This article is completely about the detailed syllabus and the areas which the candidates mainly need to focus on. Also, the highest weightage sections are provided after analyzing the previous year’s questions papers. Preparing for these national level entrance exams requires the candidate to have a complete picture of the syllabus with the distribution of marks and the number of questions that are asked from each topic.

Best books for JEE Main 2020

There are various books that the candidates can refer to score better in the JEE Main. There are some reference books which cover the JEE Main syllabus for physics, the candidates can refer to the Concepts of Physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, Understanding Physics by D.C. Pandey (Arihant Publications), Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov, Understanding Physics by Freedman and Young.

Also, there are books to cover the Chemistry section like- NCERT textbooks for Class 11th and 12th, Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee, Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon, the concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur, Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins.

Finally, for the Mathematics section, the aspirants can refer to these books – Objective Mathematics by R.D. Sharma, Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney, The Elements of Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney, Algebra by Dr. S.K. Goyal (Arihant publications).

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

JEE Main is one of the toughest competitive exams for the candidates who want to begin their engineering careers. So for these exams, the candidate is required to prepare accordingly for these national level entrance exams. Certain tips can help an aspirant prepare for this exam and perform well in JEE Main.

  • The candidates are advised to distribute their time accordingly as per the syllabus.
  • The candidate must prepare for the difficult topic initially and give more time to those areas.
  • Candidates can refer to the NCERT books to understand the concepts in a much better way.
  • After the completion of each chapter, the candidate can appear a test to analyze the preparation for the exam
  • There are also several Mock tests available that can help the candidate prepare as per the exam point of view
  • From these test and mocks the candidate must look for the weak areas and must focus
    more on those parts

JEE Main Paper 2 & Paper 3 Syllabus

JEE Main paper 2 is conducted for B. Arch courses while paper 3 is conducted for B. Plan courses. Paper 2 includes three sections- Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.

There are so many topics on which candidates must focus.

Detailed syllabus for Paper 2 and paper 3 is given below:-

Part 1– Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two- dimensional drawings, Visualizing. different sides of three-dimensional objects, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Part 2– Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3-D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

Candidates who are appearing for Paper 2 must bring pencils, geometry box, color pencils, an eraser for the aptitude test. The April session of JEE Main 2020 is scheduled for April 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus). Candidates must check the JEE Main syllabus before preparing for the exam.

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