JEE MAIN - Syllabus

Joint Entrance Examination Main January Session 2021

Form Date: 23 Oct - 30 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

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JEE Main 2021 Syllabus: Download Syllabus PDF, Chapter wise Weightage

Updated On - September 23 2020 by Akriti Maurya

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus is released by National Testing Agency (NTA). The syllabus remains the same as the previous year. Every year lakhs of aspiring applicants write the paper to get admission in the most prestigious institutions of India for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning courses. For the candidates to prepare better and smart, a synopsis of NTA JEE Main 2021 syllabus for the exam and chapter-wise weightage is the most important step. Candidates can also download JEE Main 2021 Syllabus PDF.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus (Paper Wise Subjects)

Given below is the table of papers and their combination subjects that will be asked in the examination.

Paper Wise Subjects in JEE Exam





Part 1- Mathematics

Part 2- Aptitude Test

Part 3- Drawing Test


Part 1- Mathematics

Part 2- Aptitude Test

Part 3- Planning Based Questions

Candidates need to go through the complete article to know all about the JEE Main Syllabus, chapter-wise weightage and books that are recommended for the preparation of Joint entrance examination (Mains) 2021.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus 

Candidates must be familiarized with the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus before starting the preparation of entrance exam for JEE Mains along with the pattern of the exam. Joint Entrance Examination Main 2021 is a national level examination that will be conducted by NTA for the admission in courses like B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning in the renowned institutions like IITs, NITs, CFTIs and others. 
Candidates can refer to the important units in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for B.E/ BTech in the table given below. 
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for B.Tech/B.E.
Paper PhysicsMathematicsChemistry
B.Tech/B.E.Physics and MeasurementSets, relations and functionsPhysical chemistry
Rotational motionMatrices and DeterminantsSome basic concepts in chemistry
ThermodynamicsSequences and seriesAtomic structure
Laws of motionMathematical inductionEquilibrium
Oscillations and WavesBinomial theorem and its simple applicationsChemical thermodynamics
Electronic devicesIntegral calculusChemical bonding and molecular structure
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currentsStatistics and probabilityChemical kinetics
Current electricityComplex numbers and quadratic equationsStates of matter
OpticsVector algebraSolutions
ElectrostaticsTrigonometryRedox reactions and electrochemistry
WorkPermutation and combinationsSurface Chemistry
Energy and PowerMathematical reasoningInorganic Chemistry
KinematicsLimit, continuity and DifferentiabilityClassification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
GravitationDifferential EquationsGeneral Principle and processes of Isolation of metals
Kinetic theory of gasesCo-Ordinate GeometryHydrogen
Properties of solids and liquidsThree Dimensional GeometryS-block elements(Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism P-block elements
Electromagnetic waves d- and-f-block elements
Dual nature of matter and radiation Environmental Chemistry
Atoms and Nuclei Organic chemistry
Communication system Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
--------------------Some basic principles of organic chemistry
Organic compounds containing oxygen
Organic compounds containing halogens
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemistry in everyday life
Principles related to practical chemistry

Syllabus for Aptitude Test

Aptitude syllabus for B.Arch and B.Planning can be referred from the table given below: 

Syllabus for Aptitude Test
S.NoAptitude test
1Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials/objects
2Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
3Texture related to architecture and build environment
4Analytical reasoning Mental ability(visual, numerical, verbal)
5Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
6Three-dimensional perception
7Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape, landscape and rural life.
Note: The Mathematics syllabus for B.Arch and B.Planning will remain the same as B.Tech (Mathematics). Candidates can go through the Pdf given above for the syllabus.

JEE Main Mathematics Chapter wise Weightage

Candidates can refer to these set of topics for the preparation of JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Mathematics: 

S.NoUnitNo. of QuestionsTotal marksMarks Weightage
1Coordinate Geometry52016.67%
2Limits, continuity and Differentiability31210%
3Integral Calculus31210%
4Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation286.67%
5Matrices and determinants286.67%
6Statistics and Probability286.67%
7Three dimentional geometry286.67%
8Vector Algebra286.67%
9sets, relations and function143.33%
10Permutation and Combination143.33%
11Binomial theorem and its Application143.33%
12Sequences and Series143.33%
14Mathematical Reasoning143.33%
15Differential Equation143.33%
16Statistics and Dynamics143.33%
17Diffrential Calculus143.33%

Recommended Books for JEE Main 2021 Syllabus of Mathematics

BooksAuthor/ Publication
NCERT Textbook- Class 11 and 12NCERT
Algebra for JEE Main and AdvancedDr SK Goyal (Arihant publication)
Plane Trigonometry Part 1S.L Loney
Objective MathematicsR D Sharma
Play with Graphs by Amit M AgarwalArihant Publications
The Elements Of Coordinate GeometryS L Loney
Complete Mathematics for JEE MainTMH
Calculus by Thomas and Finney/ Calculus seriesArihant Publications
Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)

JEE Main Physics Chapter wise Weightage

Candidates can refer to these set of topics for the preparation of JEE Main 2021 Syllabus of Physics: 

S.NoUnitNo. of QuestionsTotal marksMarks weightage
1Units and Dimensions143.33%
2Electric Charges and Fields143.33%
4Electric Potential and Capacitance143.33%
5Laws of Motion143.33%
6Moving Charges and Magnetism143.33%
7Work, Energy and Power286.67%
8Magnetism and Matter000
9Rotational Motion143.33%
10Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems143.33%
12Current Electricity286.67%
13Mechanics of Solids and Fluids286.67%
14Electromagnetic Induction143.33%
16Alternatic current143.33%
19Thermal properties143.33%
20Ray Optics143.33%
22Wave Optics143.33%
23Kinetic theory of gases143.33%
24Dual nature of radiation143.33%
25Atoms and Nuclei143.33%

Recommended Books for JEE Main 2021 Syllabus of Physics

Physics BooksAuthor/Publication
NCERT Physics books- Class 11 and 12NCERT
Concepts of Physics 1 and 2HC Verma
Physics textbooksDC Pandey-Arihant Prakashan

JEE Main Chemistry Chapter wise Weightage

Given below are some topics for the preparation of JEE Main 2021 syllabus of Chemistry (Physical, Organic and Inorganic) that the candidates can refer: 

S.NoUnitNo. of QuestionsTotal marksMarks Weightage
1Some basic concepts of Chemistry143.33%
2Structure of Atom143.33%
3The Solid state0-10-40-3.33%
6Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties286.67%
7Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure143.33%
8Chemical Kinetics143.33%
9States of Matter(Gases and Liquid)0-10-40-3.33%
10Surface Chemistry143.33%
12General Principles and Processes of Isolation143.33%
14The p-block Elements143.33%
15Redox Reactions143.33%
16The d- and f- block elements143.33%
18Coordination compounds143.33%
19The s-block elements143.33%
20Haloalkanes and Haloarenes143.33%
21The p-block elements143.33%
22Alcohols,Phenols and Ethers143.33%
23Organic Chemistry-Basic principles and Techniques143.33%
24Aldehydes, Keytones and Carboxylic Acids143.33%
27Environmental chemistry143.33%
30Chemistry in Everyday Life143.33%

Recommended Books for JEE Main 2021 Syllabus of Chemistry

Chemistry BooksAuthor/Publication
Physical ChemistryP.Bahadur
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur
Problems in Physical ChemistryNarendra Awasthi
A guidebook  to mechanism in Organic ChemistryPeter Sykes
Elementary Problems in Organic ChemistryM S Chauhan
Advanced Problems in Organic ChemistryM S Chauhan
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd( for additional reference)
Concise Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main and AdvancedJ D Lee
Concise Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main and AdvancedV K Jaiswal


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