What is JEE Main?

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted to offer admissions to interested candidates in undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) located across the country. JEE Main Paper-1 evaluates candidates who want to pursue BE/BTech at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. This exam is also the eligibility test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam to secure admissions in programmes offered by 21 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). Only the top 2,24,000 score holders in JEE Main exam are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced Exam.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Highlights:


Event Details Specifications
Exam Name JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level UG
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Exam Mode Online & Offline
Exam Duration JEE Main online exam: 180 minutes

JEE Main offline exam: 180 minutes

Language English, Hindi, Gujrati
Exam Purpose Admissions to BTech & BArch courses offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs
Course Offered BTech & BArch
No. of Test Cities 264 test cities in India and 10 Abroad
Exam Helpdesk No. 0120-3946612
Official Website


JEE Main 2019 Exam Dates


Events Dates
Download Admit card December 17, 2018 (January)
JEE Main 2019 Exam January exam: Jan 6 to Jan 20

April exam: April 6 to April 20

Declaration of result January exam: January 31, 2019

April exam: April 30, 2019

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility

JEE Main eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects to become eligible to appear for this national level engineering entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2019 candidates is as follows.

  1. Age Limit
  • There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main examination
  • Aspirants who have passed Class XII examination in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can take JEE Main 2019.
  • Aspirants should satisfy the eligibility of age limit requirements of the institutes they want to take admission.
  1. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
  • Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 will be eligible to appear for JEE Main 2019 or
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in both January, 2019 and April, 2019 JEE Main, 2019 Examination.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before can apply too.
  • Candidate who will appear in Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2019.
  1. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination (mentioned below) in order to be eligible for writing JEE Main 2019.
  • The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE Main 2019 and if such candidates appear in JEE Main, 2019 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.4. How many attempts allowed in JEE Main
    • To appear in JEE Main 2019 exam, there is no age limit for candidates.
    • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years. From 2019, JEE Main exam will be held twice a year – first in January and second time in April. Thus, the number of attempts will be six in total – twice each year for 3 years.
    • In case a student appears for both the exams in a year, the better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking in the merit list. Though there is no mandate to appear for the exam twice. It depends on the candidate’s choice
    • In case an aspirant wants to take more attempts then he or she has to appear for JEE Main consecutively (back to back) in three years. Which means one cannot take a gap year in the attempt.

    5. Aadhaar card and other documents required for JEE Main 2019

    To register for JEE Main 2019, candidates need the following documents:

    • Photograph in JPEG format- 10 KB to 100KB (size), 3.5cm x 4.5cm (dimensions)
    • Aadhaar card number (not mandatory)
    • Class 10 certificate
    • Class 12 mark sheet

    6. Qualifying marks

    • To appear in JEE Main, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75% (aggregate) OR
    • They should be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards.
    • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65%.

    7. List of Qualifying Examination (QE)

    1. The final examination of the10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
    2. Intermediate or two year Pre-University exam held by a recognized Board or University.
    3. Final exam of the two-year course of Joint Services Wing of the NDA (National Defence Academy)
    4. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
    5. Any Public School / University / Board exam in India or abroad recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
    6. HSC vocational examination (Only for Admission to IITs)
    7. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education of a minimum 3 years duration (Only for Admission to IITs)
    8. General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at Advanced (A) level (Only for Admission to IITs)
    9. High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva (Only for Admission to IITs)
    10. In case, the relevant qualifying examination is not a public exam, aspirants must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam at an earlier level (Only for Admission to IITs)
    11. JEE Main Syllabus 2019 – National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body has released JEE Main Syllabus of all subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Aspirants appearing for the exam can check out the subject wise JEE Main 2019 syllabus below. With NTA taking over CBSE to conduct JEE Main, a few things have changed. However, the JEE Main 2019 syllabus and exam pattern remains unchanged and will be the same as 2018.

      JEE Main Syllabus 2019


      JEE Main Syllabus 2019 for Paper-1 for BE/BTech 

      JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 syllabus for Mathemtics, Physics and Chemistry for BE/BTech candidates is given below.

      JEE Main 2019 Mathematics Syllabus


      Like the other two subjects of JEE Main syllabus 2019 – Physics and Chemistry, the Mathematics section of JEE Main 2019 will be of 120 marks (30 qustions of 4 marks each). However, for any question answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. In 2018, the highest weightage in Mathematics was given to chapters like sequence and series, straight lines, 3D, Determinant, etc. Check out the detailed JEE Main 2019 syllabus for Mathematics.




      UNIT 1: Sets, relations and functions Sets and their representation; Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties; Power set; Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions; One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions.
      UNIT 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals, Representation of complex numbers in the form a+ib and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram, algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number, triangle inequality, Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions. Relation between roots and co-efficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots.
      UNIT 3: Matrices and determinants Matrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, determinants and matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, area of triangles using determinants. Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations, Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices.
      UNIT 4: Permutations and combinations Fundamental principle of counting, permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection, Meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r), simple applications.
      UNIT 5: Mathematical induction Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications
      UNIT 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications.
      UNIT 7: Sequences and series Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers. Relation between A.M. and G.M. Sum upto n terms of
      special series: S n, S n2, Sn3. Arithmetico – Geometric progression.
      UNIT 8: Limit, continuity and differentiability Real – valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order upto two. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems. Applications of derivatives: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic – increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals
      UNIT 9: Integral calculus Integral as an anti – derivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities.
      Evaluation of simple integrals of the type Integral as limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form.
      UNIT 10: Differential equations Ordinary differential equations, their order and degree. Formation of differential equations. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables, solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type: dy/dx+p(x)y=q(x)
      UNIT 11: Co-ordinate geometry Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates 10 in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.
      Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.
      Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.
      UNIT 12: Three dimensional geometry Coordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, angle between two intersecting lines. Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines.
      UNIT 13: Vector algebra Vectors and scalars, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensions and three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product.
      UNIT 14: Statistics and probability Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.

      Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.

      UNIT 15: Trigonometry Trigonometrical identities and equations. Trigonometrical functions. Inverse trigonometrical functions and their properties. Heights and Distances.
      UNIT 16: Mathematical reasoning Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if. Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse and contrapositive.

      Mathematics Topics & Number of Questions (Expected) Asked in JEE Main


      Topics No of Questions Marks
      Coordinate Geometry 5 20
      Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
      Integral Calculus 3 12
      Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
      Matrices and Determinants 2 8
      Statistics and Probability 2 8
      Three Dimensional Geometry 2 8
      Vector Algebra 2 8
      Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
      Permutations and Combinations 1 4
      Binomial Theorem and Its Application 1 4
      Sequences and  Series 1 4
      Trigonometry 1 4
      Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
      Differential Equation 1 4
      Statics and Dynamics 1 4
      Differential Calculus 1 4

      JEE Main 2019 Physics Syllabus

      Physics is one of the major sections of JEE Main syllabus 2019. Students have to answer around 40 questions carrying 4 marks each. JEE Main syllabus for Physics comprises topics like Kinematics, Optics, Laws Of Motion, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties Of Solids And Liquids etc. Last year, the highest weightage in Physics was given to topics like current electricity, alternating currect, Rotataional dymanics, Modenr Physics etc Check out the full syllabus below.




      Unit 1: Physics And Measurement Physics, technology and society, S I units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications
      Unit 2: Kinematics Frame of reference. Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion
      Unit 3: Laws Of Motion Force and Inertia, Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.
      Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction
      Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications.
      Unit 4: Work,Energy And Power Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work energy theorem, power.
      Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and non-conservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
      Unit 5: Rotational Motion Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion.
      Unit 6: Gravitation The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.
      Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number. Bernoulli’s principle and its applications. Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension – drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat capacity, calorimetry; change of state, latent heat. Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling.
      Unit 8: Thermodynamics Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature. Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Carnot engine and its efficiency.
      Unit 9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro’s number.
      Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance
      Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound
      Unit 11: Electrostatics Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
      Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

      -Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.

      -Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.


      Unit 12: Currrent Electricity


      Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors; Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance. Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its applications.
      Unit 13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism -Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

      -Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

      -Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and ferro- magnetic substances.

      -Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.

      Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current. AC generator and transformer.
      Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves -Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.

      -Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Xrays, gamma rays). Applications of e.m. waves.


      Unit 16: Optics -Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

      -Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.

      Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter Andradiation Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation; particle nature of light. Matter waves-wave nature of particle, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment.
      Unit 18: Atoms And Nuclei Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
      Unit 19: Electronic Devices Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
      Unit 20: Communication Systems


      Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium, Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).

      Physics Topics & Number of Questions (Expected) Asked in JEE Main


      Topics No of Questions Marks
      Modern Physics 5 20
      Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
      Optics 3 12
      Current Electricity 3 12
      Electrostatics 3 12
      Magnetics 2 8
      Unit,Dimension and Vector 1 4
      Kinematics 1 4
      Laws of motion 1 4
      Work,Power and Energy 1 4
      Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
      Rotation 1 4
      Gravitation 1 4
      Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
      Solids and Fluids 1 4
      Waves 1 4
      Electromagnetics Induction ; AC 1 4

      JEE Main 2019 Chemistry Syllabus

      The chemistry section of JEE Main forms one-third of the JEE Main syllabus 2019. This section comprises numerical as well as theoretical questions. In JEE Main 2018, Chemical Bonding in Organic Chemistry, Halogen Derivative in  Organic Chemistry and Ionic Equillibrium etc were given the highest weightage.  The entire chemistry syllabus in JEE Main is spread over three sections.


      • Physical Chemistry
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Inorganic Chemistry


      Take a look at JEE Main Chemistry syllabus 2019 below.



       Section A: Physical Chemistry

      Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound; Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis; Laws of chemical combination; Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae; Chemical equations and stoichiometry.
      Unit 2: States Of Matter Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.
      Gaseous State: Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure; Concept of Absolute scale of temperature; Ideal gas equation; Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates); Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities; Real gases, deviation from Ideal behaviour, compressibility factor and van der Waals equation.
      Liquid State: Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).
      Solid State: Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s Law and its applications; Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.
      Unit 3: Atomic Structure Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations; Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; Dual nature of matter, de-Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
      Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features, concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p and d – orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number; Rules for filling electrons in orbitals – aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals.
      Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Strucure


      Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept of ionic and covalent bonds.
      Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy.
      Covalent Bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule, dipole moment; Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules. Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding: Valence bond theory – Its important features, concept of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals; Resonance.
      Molecular Orbital Theory – Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.
      Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.
      First law of thermodynamics – Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity; Hess’s law of constant heat summation; Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution. Second law of thermodynamics; Spontaneity of processes; DS of the universe and DG of the system as criteria for spontaneity, Dgo (Standard Gibbs energy change) and equilibrium constant.
      Unit 6: Solutions Different methods for expressing concentration of solution – molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s Law – Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure – composition, plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions; Colligative properties of dilute solutions – relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure; Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties; Abnormal value of molar mass, van’t Hoff factor and its significance.
      Unit 7: Equilibrium Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.
      Equilibria involving physical processes: Solid -liquid, liquid – gas and solid – gas equilibria, Henry’s law, general characterics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
      Equilibria involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, significance of DG and DGo in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.
      Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid – base equilibria (including multistage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.
      Unit 8: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.
      Eectrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivities and their variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its applications.
      Electrochemical cells – Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half – cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic cell and its measurement; Nernst equation and its applications; Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change; Dry cell and lead accumulator; Fuel cells.
      Unit 9 : Chemical Kinetics Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst; elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant and its units, differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half – lives, effect of temperature on rate of reactions – Arrhenius theory, activation energy and its calculation, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation).
      Unit10 : Surface Chemistry Adsorption- Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids – Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions.
      Colloidal state- distinction among true solutions, colloids and suspensions, classification of colloids – lyophilic, lyophobic; multi molecular, macromolecular and associated colloids (micelles), preparation and properties of colloids – Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, dialysis, coagulation and flocculation; Emulsions and their characteristics.

      Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

      Unit 11: Classificaton Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties Modem periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.
      Unit 12: General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; Steps involved in the extraction of metals – concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe; Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.
      Unit 13: Hydrogen Position of hydrogen in periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water; Structure, preparation, reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide; Hydrogen as a fuel.
      Unit 14: S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals) Group – 1 and 2 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
      Preparation and properties of some important compounds – sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide; Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement; Biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.
      Unit 15: P – Block Elements Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements: General Introduction: Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.
      Groupwise study of the p – block elements

      Group – 13: Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium; properties of boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride and alums.

      Group – 14: Allotropes of carbon, tendency for catenation; Structure & properties of silicates, and zeolites.

      Group – 15: Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotrophic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides, (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of phosphorus.

      Group – 16: Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structures and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur.

      Group – 17: Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens.

      Group –18: Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.

      UNIT 16: D – And F – BLOCK ELEMENTS Transition Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first row transition elements – physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation; Preparation, properties and uses of K2 Cr2 O7 and KMnO4 .
      Inner Transition Elements: Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states and lanthanoid contraction.
      Actinoids – Electronic configuration and oxidation states.
      Unit 17: Co-Ordination Compounds Introduction to co-ordination compounds, Werner’s theory; ligands, co-ordination number, denticity, chelation; IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear co-ordination compounds, isomerism; Bonding-Valence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties; Importance of co-ordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).
      Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry -Environmental pollution – Atmospheric, water and soil.

      -Atmospheric pollution – Tropospheric and Stratospheric

      -Tropospheric pollutants – Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects and prevention; Greenhouse effect and Global warming; Acid rain;

      -Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects and prevention.

      -Stratospheric pollution- Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer – its mechanism and effects.

      -Water Pollution – Major pollutants such as, pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.

      -Soil pollution – Major pollutants such as: Pesticides (insecticides,. herbicides and fungicides), their harmful effects and prevention. Strategies to control environmental pollution.


      Section C: Organic Chemistry

      Unit 19: Purification And Characterisation Of Organic Compounds Purification – Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction and chromatography – principles and their applications
      Qualitative analysis – Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens.
      Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) – Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur, phosphorus.
      Calculations of empirical formulae and molecular formulae; Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.
      Unit 20: Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p); Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: – C = C – , – C h C – and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur; Homologous series; Isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism.
      Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
      Covalent bond fission – Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.
      Electronic displacement in a covalent bond – Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation.
      Unit 21: Hydrocarbons Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.
      Alkanes – Conformations: Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.
      Alkenes – Geometrical isomerism; Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis and polymerization.
      Alkynes – Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.
      Aromatic hydrocarbons – Nomenclature, benzene – structure and aromaticity; Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel – Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene.
      Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens General methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of C-X bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions.
      Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform & iodoform.
      Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
      Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.

      Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration and sulphonation, Reimer – Tiemann reaction.

      Ethers: Structure.

      Aldehyde and Ketones: Nature of carbonyl group;Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones; Important reactions such as –

      Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); acidity of r – hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction; Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.

      Carboxylic Acids Acidic strength and factors affecting it.


      UNIT 24: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING NITROGEN General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses. Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character. Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
      UNIT 25: POLYMERS General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization-addition and condensation, copolymerization; Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses – polythene, nylon, polyester and bakelite.
      UNIT 26: BIOMOLECULES General introduction and importance of biomolecules. CARBOHYDRATES – Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and constituent monosaccharides of oligosacchorides (sucrose, lactose and maltose).

      PROTEINS – Elementary Idea of r – amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.

      VITAMINS – Classification and functions.

      NUCLEIC ACIDS – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA. Biological functions of nucleic acids.

      UNIT 27: CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples.
      Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents – common examples. Cleansing agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.
      UNIT 28: PRINCIPLES RELATED TO PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY Detection of extra elements (N,S, halogens) in organic compounds; Detection of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.
      Chemistry involved in the preparation of the following: Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum. Organic compounds: Acetanilide, pnitroacetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform.
      Chemistry involved in the titrimetric excercises – Acids bases and the use of indicators, oxalic-acid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.
      Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis: Cations – Pb2+ , Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+. Anions- CO3 2-, S2-, SO4 2-, NO2-, NO3-, CI -, Br, I. (Insoluble salts excluded).
      Chemical principles involved in the following experiments: Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
      Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base.
      Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols.
      Kinetic study of reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.

      Chemistry Topics & Number of Questions (Expected) Asked in JEE Main


      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 2019 Syllabus for Paper 2 


      JEE Main Syllabus 2018 – Paper II (Aptitude Test BArch/ BPlanning)


      Section Topics
      Part I Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualising. different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).
      Part II Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour 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.


       Exam Pattern

      JEE Main exam pattern 2019 was announced by NTA. The exam is spread over two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. While JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 is for admissions to BTech admissions, Paper 2 is for BArch programmes. JEE Main exam pattern would give candidate’s an overview about the marking scheme and other related details about the exam.

      JEE Main 2019 paper 1 will be held online (computer-based mode) while Paper 2 will be conducted partly online (mathematics and aptitude test) and partly offline (drawing test). In JEE Main, candidates will be required to answer questions from three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

      The medium for both papers will be English, Hindi and Gujarati.

      JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 Highlights 


      • The exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 has been released by NTA
      • JEE Main 2019 exam comprises two sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the sections are three hours long.
      • Paper 1 for candidates seeking admissions to BTech programmes at IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.
      • JEE Main Paper 2 is for aspirants seeking admissions to BArch programmes at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.
      • JEE Main Paper 1 will be held completely online while Paper 2 will be held in online as well as offline mode.


      Take a look at JEE Main exam pattern 2019, marking scheme and other related details below.


      Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
      Exam mode Online (Computer based) Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)
      Number of sections and subjects 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) 3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)
      Duration of exam 3 hours (180 minutes); 60 minutes per section 3 hours (180 minutes); 60 minutes per section
      Number of questions 90 (30 questions per section) Paper 2: 82 questions (Mathematics: 30 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Drawing: 2)
      Type of questions MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions


      Drawing: Questions to test the candidate’s drawing and sketching skills

      JEE Main Total Marks 360 marks 390 marks (Drawing section will be of total 70 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it)
      Language of paper English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)


      English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)


      JEE Main Marking scheme +4 marks for correct answer; -1 mark for incorrect answer; 0 marks for un-attempted questions +4 marks for correct answer; -1 mark for incorrect answer; 0 marks for un-attempted questions


      JEE Main Marking Scheme


      The table given below provides a brief of the marking scheme, expected to be followed for JEE Main 2019


      Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
      Correct Answer +4 +4
      Incorrect Answer -1 -1
      Un-attempted Question 0 0
      Marks per section 30 questions X 4 marks = 120 marks per section Mathematics: 30 questions X 4 marks = 120 marks
      Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks
      Drawing test = 2 questions X 35 marks = 70 marks
      Total marks 360 marks 390 marks


      Method To Determine JEE Main Merit List 2019

      Paper 1 Paper 2
      Conversion of raw score in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Total into NTA scores. Merit list for JEE Main Paper 2 will be based on the total marks secured by the candidate.
      Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA scores of each shift [First & Second shift] and all days


      Method Of Resolving Ties In JEE Main 2019

      Candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in Paper-1 and Paper 2, in following descending order:


      Paper 1 Paper 2
      NTA score in Mathematics

      NTA score in Physics

      NTA score in Chemistry

      Candidates older in Age

      Marks obtained in Aptitude Test

      Marks obtained in Drawing Test Candidates older in age




      JEE Main Syllabus 2019

      Both JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 and Paper 2 are divided over three sections. While Paper 2 comprises Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics section, Paper 2 consists of Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing section.


      Paper Subjects
      JEE Main Paper 1 Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
      JEE Main Paper 2 Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing skills

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