National Testing Agency (NTA) is in charge of releasing the JEE Main syllabus 2021 along with the JEE Main notification 2021. The JEE Main syllabus is vast and the NTA has decided to NOT reduce the JEE Main 2021 syllabus. However, this year, the exam pattern has undergone a drastic change. From 2021 onwards, candidates can give 4 attempts of the JEE Main exam in a year.
Additionally, from the year 2021, the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 will be different for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. In each of the papers, each subject/section will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value questions (out of which candidates will have to attempt only 5 questions). Candidates are required to answer all the asked questions within 3 hours. By qualifying for the JEE Main 2021 exam, candidates shall become eligible to appear for JEE Advanced exam.
NTA has already released the JEE Main 2021 syllabus for the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics on the official JEE Main website – www.jeemain.nta.nic.in.
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Sections
NTA has published the JEE Main syllabus exclusively on the official JEE Main website.This year too, the JEE Main Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech consists of 3 major subjects:
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Mathematics
Syllabus for Paper 2 consists of topics for B.Arch. and BPlan. While the examination paper for B.Arch aspirants is called Paper 2A, the examination paper for B.Plan students is called Paper 2B
In Paper 2 A (B.Arch.), the sections include:
- Part I – Mathematics
- Part II – Aptitude
- Part III – Drawing
In Paper 2 B (BPlan.), the sections include:
- Part I – Mathematics
- Part II – Aptitude
- Part III – Plannin
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Sections
JEE Main Papers | Paper 1 – B.E./B. Tech | Paper 2A – B. Arch | Paper 2B – B. Planning |
Subjects | Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics | Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test | Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type |
Maximum Marks | 300 Marks | 400 Marks | 400 Marks |
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Section-wise Topics
The JEE Main syllabus is released paper-wise for different aspirants. Candidates can choose to appear for any one or both the papers. While Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.E and B.Tech courses in a computer-based test mode, Paper 2 is conducted for to shortlist candidates for admission in B.Arch/B.Plan courses in institutes like the School of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) and NITs. Paper 2 is also conducted in a computer-based test mode, except the ‘Drawing Test’ which shall be held in a paper-and-pen mode.
All JEE Main papers (including Paper 1, Paper 2A and Paper 2B) include 3 sections each respectively. B.E./B. Tech paper comprises 90 questions, B. Arch comprises 82 questions and BPlan consists of 105 questions.
Candidates can find below all the important topics related to each subject covered in the prescribed syllabus of JEE Main.
Sections | B.E./B. Tech | B. Arch | B. Planning |
Number of Questions Asked | 90
(30 questions from each subject) 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical value answer based questions |
82
(Mathematics- 30 Aptitude- 50 Drawing- 2) |
105
(Mathematics- 30 Aptitude- 50 Planning Based-25) |
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper – 1 (B.E./B. Tech)
The JEE Main syllabus 2021 will be based mainly on the topics covered in Classes 11 and 12. Candidates are required to study the topics highlighted below to crack the entrance examination.
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Chemistry
Section A: Physical Chemistry | ||
Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry | Unit 2: States of Matter | Unit 3: Atomic Structure |
Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure | Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics | Unit 6: Solutions |
Unit 7: Equilibrium | Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry | Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics |
Unit 10: Surface Chemistry |
Section B: Inorganic Chemistry | ||
Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties | Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals | Unit 13: Hydrogen |
Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) | Unit 15: P-Block Elements | Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements |
Unit 17: Coordination Compounds | Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry |
Section C: Organic Chemistry | ||
Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds | Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry | Unit 21: Hydrocarbons |
Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens | Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen | Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen |
Unit 25: Polymers | Unit 26: Biomolecules | Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life |
Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry |
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Physics
Section A – Theoretical Section | |||
Unit 1: Physics and Measurement | Unit 2: Kinematics | Unit 3: Laws of Motion | Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power |
Unit 5: Rotational Motion | Unit 6: Gravitation | Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids | Unit 8: Thermodynamics |
Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases | Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves | Unit 11: Electrostatics | Unit 12: Current Electricity |
Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism | Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents | Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves | Unit 16: Optics |
Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation | Unit 18: Atoms and Nuclei | Unit 19: Electronic Devices | Unit 20: Communication Systems |
Section B – Practical |
Unit 21: Experimental Skills |
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Mathematics
Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions | Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations | Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants | Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations |
Unit 5: Mathematical Induction | Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications | Unit 7: Sequences and Series | Unit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability |
Unit 9: Integral Calculus | Unit 10: Differential Equations | Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry | Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry |
Unit 13: Vector Algebra | Unit 14: Statistics and Probability | Unit 15: Trigonometry | Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning |
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper – 2A (B.Arch.)
Part I – Mathematics
Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions | Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations | Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants | Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations |
Unit 5: Mathematical Inductions | Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications | Unit 7: Sequence and Series | Unit 8: Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability |
Unit 9: Integral Calculus | Unit 10: Differential Equations | Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry | Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry |
Unit 13: Vector Algebra | Unit 14: Statistics and Probability | Unit 15: Trigonometry | Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning |
Part II – Aptitude
Unit – 1 Awareness of persons. Buildings, Materials | Unit – 2 Three dimensional- perception |
Part III – Drawing
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.). | Sketching of landscape (riverfronts. Jungles. Gardens, trees. Plants, etc.) and rural life |
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper – 2A (BPlan)
Part I – Mathematics
Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions | Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations | Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants | Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations |
Unit 5: Mathematical Inductions | Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications | Unit 7: Sequence and Series | Unit 8: Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability |
Unit 9: Integral Calculus | Unit 10: Differential Equations | Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry | Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry |
Unit 13: Vector Algebra | Unit 14: Statistics and Probability | Unit 15: Trigonometry | Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning |
Part II – Aptitude
Unit-1 Awareness of persons. Buildings, Materials | Unit –2 Three dimensional- perception |
Part III – Planning
Unit-1 General Awareness | Unit-2 Social Sciences | Unit-3 Thinking Skills |
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JEE Main Syllabus – Sectional Weightage
Candidates can check the previous year’s JEE Main weightage along with important topics asked in the exam.
Physics
Topics | Number of Questions | Weightage | Marks |
Electrostatics | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Current Electricity | 3 | 10.00% | 12 |
Capacitor | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Alternating Current | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
KTG & Thermodynamics | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
SHM | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Sound Waves | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Kinematics | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Work Power Energy | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Kinematics | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Laws of motion | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Work, Power, and Energy | 1 | 6.67% | 4 |
Centre Of Mass | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Rotational Dynamics | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Modern Physics | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
NLM | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Elasticity | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Wave Optics | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Error | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Circular Motion | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Electromagnetic Waves | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Semiconductors | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Communication System | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Total | 30 | 10 | 120 |
Mathematics
Topics | Number of Questions | Weightage | Marks |
Quadratic Equation | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Sequences and Series | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Trigonometric Equation | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Limit | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Differentiability | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Indefinite Integration | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Definite Integration | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Differential Equation | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Area Under the Curve | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Straight Line | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Vector | 1 | 3.37% | 4 |
3-D | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Permutation and combination | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Probability | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Complex Number | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Binomial Theorem | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Determinant | 2 | 6.67% | 8 |
Tangent and Normal | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Maxima and Minima | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Statistics | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Parabola | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Ellipse | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Hyperbola | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Mathematical Reasoning | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Height & Distance | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Sets | 1 | 3.33% | 4 |
Total | 30 | 100% | 120 |
Chemistry
Topics | No of Questions | Marks |
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry | 3 | 12 |
Periodic table and Representative Elements | 3 | 12 |
Thermodynamics And Gaseous State | 2 | 8 |
Atomic Structure | 2 | 8 |
Chemical Bonding | 2 | 8 |
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium | 2 | 8 |
Solid-State And Surface Chemistry | 2 | 8 |
Nuclear Chemistry And Environment | 2 | 8 |
Mole Concept | 1 | 4 |
Redox Reaction | 1 | 4 |
Electrochemistry | 1 | 4 |
Chemical Kinetics | 1 | 4 |
Solution and Colligative Properties | 1 | 4 |
General Organic Chemistry | 1 | 4 |
Stereochemistry | 1 | 4 |
Hydrocarbon | 1 | 4 |
Alkyl Halides | 1 | 4 |
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives | 1 | 4 |
Carbohydrates, amino acid, and Polymers | 1 | 4 |
Aromatic Compounds | 1 | 4 |
JEE Main 2021 – Recommended Books
Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted as per the JEE Main syllabus to score well in the upcoming entrance test.
Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.
Best Books as per JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Physics
Book Name | Author |
Advance physics | Nelkon and Parker |
Aptitude test problem in physics | Krotov |
Fundamentals of Physics | Halliday, Resnick & Walker |
Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid Bodies | S.L. Loney |
Physics Volume 1 & 2 | Tipler |
University Physics | Freedman and Young |
Problems in Physics | A. A. Pinsky |
Mechanics Part-1 & 2 | DC Pandey |
Problems in General Physics | I. E. Irodov |
Problems in Physics | V. Zubov & V. Shalnov |
Concepts of Physics Volume I and II | H. C. Verma |
Feynman Lectures on physics | R. P. Feynman |
A collection of questions and problems in physics | L. A. Sena |
Element of Dynamics part I & II | S. L. Loney |
Best Books as per JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Chemistry
Books for Organic Chemistry
Book Name | Author |
Organic Chemistry | O. P. Tandon |
Concept of Organic Chemistry | M. S. Chauhan |
Organic Chemistry volume 1 | I. L. Finar |
Organic Chemistry | Arihant Prakashan |
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry | Peter Sykes |
Books for Physical Chemistry
Books Name | Author |
IIT JEE Chemistry | O. P. Agarwal |
Numerical Chemistry | P. Bahadur |
General Chemistry | Ebbing |
Physical Chemistry | O. P. Tandon |
University Chemistry | Bruce Mahan |
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations | RC Mukherjee |
Physical Chemistry (For Reading Theory) | P. Bahadur |
Physical Chemistry | P.W.Atkins |
Books for Inorganic Chemistry
Books Name | Author |
Concise Inorganic Chemistry | J. D. Lee |
Inorganic Chemistry | Arihant Prakashan |
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) | OP Tondon |
Best Books as per JEE Main Syllabus 2021 – Mathematics
Books Name | Author |
Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12 | R. D. Sharma |
Algebra | Arihant |
Maths for Class 11 & Class 12 | R. S. Agarwal |
Vector | Shanti Nayaran |
IIT Mathematics | M. L. Khanna |
Trigonometry | S. L. Loney |
Problems in Calculus of One Variable | I. A. Maron |
Geometry | Dr. Gorakh Prasad |
Differential Calculus | Arihant |
Integral Calculus | Arihant |
Introduction Probability & Its Application | W. Feller |
Higher Algebra | Barnard and Child |
A problem book in mathematical Analysis | G. N. Berman |
Higher Algebra 4th Edition | Hall and Knight |
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE | TMH Publication |
Calculus and Analytic Geometry | Thomas and Finney |
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021
Candidates who have registered and applied for the JEE Main exam 2021 should go through the exam pattern thoroughly and practice well with the help of online mock tests before attempting the exam. Besides, from 2021 onwards, candidates can appear for the JEE Main 2021 4 times in a year. Here are a few key points that they should definitely keep in mind:
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for Paper 1 and 2
Parameters | B.E./B. Tech | B. Arch | B. Planning |
Mode of Examination | CBT Mode | Mathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode
Drawing- Pen and paper mode |
CBT Mode |
Total subjects | Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics | Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test | Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type |
Number of questions
(Asked) |
90
(30 questions from each subject) 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical value answer based questions |
82
(Mathematics- 30 Aptitude- 50 Drawing- 2) |
105
(Mathematics- 30 Aptitude- 50 Planning Based-25) |
Number of questions
(To be Answered) |
75
(25 questions from each subject) |
77
(Mathematics- 25 Aptitude- 50 Drawing- 2) |
100
(Mathematics- 25 Aptitude- 50 Planning Based-25) |
Type of Questions | 60
(MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 from each section – 15 in total from this section) |
Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 needs to be done) +
Aptitude- 50 MCQ + Drawing- 2 Questions |
Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 needs to be done) +
Aptitude- 50 MCQs + Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs |
Marking Scheme | For MCQs:
+4 for each correct response -1 for each incorrect response Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions. |
For MCQs:
+4 for each correct response -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks |
For MCQs:
+4 for each correct response -1 for each incorrect response Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions. |
Maximum Marks | 300 Marks | 400 Marks | 400 Marks |
Medium of paper | English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),
Regional Languages |
English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),
Regional Languages |
English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),
Regional Languages |
JEE Main Syllabus – Previous Years’ Question Papers
Buddy4Study has compiled previous years’ question papers in the below table. Candidates can download these to understand the JEE Main exam pattern in detail.
JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2019)
Paper | Question Paper |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 8th April – Shift 1 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 8th April – Shift 2 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 9th April – Shift 1 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 9th April – Shift 2 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 10th April – Shift 1 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 10th April – Shift 2 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 12th April – Shift 1 | Click Here |
JEE Main 2019 Paper 12th April – Shift 2 | Click Here |
JEE Main Syllabus – FAQs
How many questions will be asked in the JEE Main exam 2021?
Candidates will have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 questions in Paper 1 (B. E/ BTech), 77 out of 82 questions in Paper 2A (BArch), and 100 out of 105 questions in Paper 2B (B.Arch.).
Is JEE Main February 2021 syllabus the same for Paper 1, Paper 2A, and Paper 2B?
No. The syllabus is different for JEE Main Paper 1 (BE/BTech), Paper 2A (BArch), and Paper 2B (BPlan).
What are the different sections of the JEE Main syllabus 2021?
The JEE Main exam consists of the following subjects/sections -
- Paper 1 (B. E/ BTech) – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
- Paper 2A (BArch) – Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test
- Paper 2B (B.Arch.) – Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
What is the standard of questions asked in the JEE Main Exam 2021?
The basic standard of questions asked in the JEE Main exam 2021 is from Class 10 and 12.
Is the JEE Main 2021 syllabus the same as CBSE Class 12?
The JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be similar to the Class 11 and 12 syllabus of CBSE. Candidates must note that the CBSE topics will be similar to JEE Main syllabus.
What is the negative marking scheme in the JEE Main exam?
For every incorrect answer in JEE Main MCQ questions, 1 mark will be deducted. For non-MCQ questions, there will not be any negative marking.
Is it useful to solve sample papers or previous years' question papers?
JEE Main previous years' question papers and model papers help candidates to get a better idea about the types of questions asked in the exam and prepare well for it.