JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus

JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus

JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus

JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus can help student in planning their preparation for the exam. This article about JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus is as per the JEE Main 2019. The JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main) is conducting twice in a year in January and in April by National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates can appear for either or both the exams. The better of the scores will be considered for admissions.

Jee Main Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

The mode of JEE Main Paper 1 exam in 2019 is in online (computer) mode. JEE Main Paper 2 is available in both computer based (Mathematics and Aptitude) and pen and paper test (Drawing).

Types of Questions

Paper 1 consists of questions from subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The question paper will comprise of objective type only.

Paper 2 is from Aptitude test, Mathematics and Drawing. Mathematics and aptitude section will be of objective type and drawing test will be subjective.


The duration of the exam is three hours and there will be two papers in the exam. Paper 1 is for admission in BE / B. Tech Programs at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Paper 2 is for aspirants for architecture (B. Arch) and planning programs (B. Planning).

Medium of Question Papers

The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. It must be chosen at the time of filling application form.

Number of Questions and Marking Scheme

The JEE Main exam Paper 1 consists of 90 multiple choice questions with one correct answer. Candidate has to select correct answer from the options. Each subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics have 30 questions each in the JEE Main exam. All the questions carry equal weightage in marking.

For every correct answer, candidate will get four (+4) marks and for every wrong answer one (-1) mark is deducted. If the question is not attempted (no response questions) no deduction of marks (zero marks).

For Paper 1 (BE/BTech), the details are as shown below:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

For Paper 2 (BArch/BPlanning), the details are as shown below:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 2 70
Total 82 390

A summary of the exam pattern is given below:

S.No Particulars Paper I Paper II
1 Mode Computer Based Test Computer Based Test and Paper and Pen Based Test
2 Duration of Exam 3 Hours
3 Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Mathematics, General Aptitude (Computer Based Test) Drawing Skills (Pen and Paper Based Test)
4 Number of Questions Physics – 30Chemistry – 30Mathematics – 30 Mathematics – 30Aptitude – 50Drawing – 2
5 Nature of Questions Objective Multiple Choice Questions Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective questions. Drawing test will assess the drawing and sketching abilities
6 Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for correct answer1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer 4 marks will be awarded for correct answer1 mark will be deducted for wrong answerDrawing questions will be of total 70 marks. For each question, the corresponding mark will be mentioned

JEE Main Syllabus

Syllabus for JEE Main paper 1 includes topics from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry of class 11 and 12. For paper 2, the syllabus will consists of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. Detailed syllabus can be obtained in the notification.

Paper 1 (BE/BTech)


Section A (Theory Part – weightage 80%)

Physics and measurement; Kinematics; Laws of motion; Work, energy and power; Rotational motion; Gravitation; Properties of solids and liquids; Thermodynamics; Kinetic theory of gases; Oscillations and waves; Electrostatics; Current electricity; Magnetic effect of current and magnetism; Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents; Electromagnetic waves; Optics; Dual nature of matter and radiation; Atoms and nuclei; Electronic devices, Communication systems.

Section B (Practical Component – weightage 20%)

Experimental skills


Sets, relations and functions; Complex numbers and quadratic equations; Matrices and determinants; Permutations and combinations; Mathematical induction; Binomial theorem and its simple applications; Sequences and series; Limit, continuity and differentiability; Integral calculus; Differential equations; Co-ordinate geometry; Three-dimensional geometry; Vector algebra; Statistics and probability; Trigonometry; Mathematical reasoning.


Physical Chemistry:

Some basic concepts in chemistry; States of matter; Atomic structure; Chemical bonding and molecular structure; Chemical thermodynamics; Solutions; Equilibrium; Redox reactions and electrochemistry; Chemical kinetics; Surface chemistry.

Inorganic Chemistry: 

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties; General principles and process of isolation of metals; Hydrogen; Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals); Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements; d – and f – block elements; Co-ordination compound; Environmental chemistry.

Organic Chemistry: 

Purification and characterisation of organic compounds; Some basic principles of organic chemistry; Hydrocarbons; Organic compounds containing halogens; Organic compounds containing oxygen; Organic compounds containing nitrogen; Polymers; Biomolecules; Chemistry in everyday life; Principles related to practical chemistry.

You can read exam details and eligibility for JEE Main in our another article here


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