JEE Main Latest Syllabus 2021 – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Last Modified: 02 Jun 2024

Have you got your hands on the latest JEE Main 2021 syllabus yet?

If you are preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main, having a clear understanding of the syllabus is essential. JEE Main is the stepping stone to move to the next exam, JEE Advanced, conducted for admission to IITs.  With JEE Main score, candidates can take admission in IIITs, NITs, and other engineering colleges. As said earlier, to have an effective preparation strategy to clear the exam and get into the prestigious IITs, you must have access to the JEE Main syllabus. Here we are providing the same

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus as per NTA

The syllabus comprises subjects that would be asked in the entrance test. It mainly covers Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry subjects. The syllabi are quite vast as the exam is conducted for admission to B.E/B.Tech and B.Plan/B.Arch programmes. Scroll down the page and get a hold of the complete syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

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JEE Main Syllabus 2021 Paper 1 – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

JEE Main Physics Syllabus

The syllabus contains two sections - A and B. Section A is the theory part with 80% weightage and section B is the practical part with 20% weightage.

Section A

  • Laws of Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • Kinematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • Communication Systems
  • Properties of Solids & Liquids
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents
  • Work
  • Energy & Power
  • Electrostatics
  • Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation
  • Gravitation
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Electronic Devices
  • Physics & Measurement
  • Optics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
  • Oscillations & Waves
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Electromagnetic Waves

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Section B 

Experimental Skills - Vernier Callipers, Screw Gauge, Simple Pendulum, Metre Scale, Coefficient of Viscosity, Potentiometer, Refractive index, Young’s modulus of elasticity, using a multimeter, characteristic curves of a transistor, identification of Diode, Characteristics curves of a Zener diode, refractive index of a glass slab, the focal length of convex mirror, concave mirror, and convex lens using parallax method.

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

Organic Chemistry:

  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Purification & Characterisation of Organic Compounds
  • Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Polymers
  • Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  • Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Principles & Process of Isolation of Metals
  • d – and f – Block Elements
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • p – Block Elements, s – Block Element
  • Hydrogen
  • Coordination Compounds

Physical Chemistry:

  • Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter
  • Equilibrium
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Solutions
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Trigonometry
  • Sets
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Limit
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Relations & Functions
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Sequences & Series
  • Continuity & Differentiability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry

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JEE Main Syllabus 2021 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

The JEE Main syllabus 2021 for Bachelor in Architecture/ Bachelor of Planning examination is mentioned underneath.


Aptitude Test

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Trigonometry
  • Sets
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Limit
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Relations & Functions
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Sequences & Series
  • Continuity & Differentiability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry

Part 1:

  • Awareness of places, persons
  • Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Visualising different sides of the 3D object
  • Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  • Objects & texture related to architecture and building environment, buildings and materials

Part 2:

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

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (street scenes, public space, recreational spaces, monuments, festivals, market), rural life and landscape (gardens, plants, jungles, riverfronts and trees)

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Planning Syllabus (for B.Planning)

General Awareness - General Knowledge questions and knowledge about development issues, prominent cities, government programmes, etc.

Social Sciences - Nationalism, Nationalism in India, 19th-century global economy, pre-modern world, industrialisation, resources and development, colonialism and colonial cities, types of resources, water, agriculture, industries, mineral resources, national economy. Human settlements, power-sharing, political parties, federalism, democracy, the constitution of India. Economic Development - the concept of development, globalisation, economic sectors, poverty, social exclusion and inequality, population structure, rural development, urbanisation, colonial cities.

Thinking Skills - Map reading skills, comprehension, scale, direction, distance, area, etc, understanding of charts, critical reasoning, graphs and tables, basic concepts of statistics and quantitative reasoning.

Check out the official syllabus for JEE Main (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

JEE Main Previous Year’s Question Papers

Want to test your skills? Wish to see where you will stand in the exam? If yes, you have got to check the following JEE Main previous year’s question papers.

JEE Main Exam Date

Shift 1 Question Paper

Shift 2 Question Paper

January Session

8th January 2019



9th January 2019



10th January 2019



11th January 2019



12th January 2019



April Session

7th April 2019



8th April 2019



9th April 2019



10th April 2019



12th April 2019



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JEE Main 2021 Detailed Exam Pattern for both papers


B.E./ B.Tech., B.Planning, B.Arch.

Drawing Test for B.Arch.

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Pen and Paper (Offline)

Subjects Covered

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test


Number of Questions

Mathematics (Section A - 20 Questions + Section B - 10 Questions), Chemistry (Section A - 20 Questions + Section B - 10 Questions), Physics (Section A - 20 Questions + Section B - 10 Questions)

B.Arch. - Mathematics (20+ 10 questions), Aptitude Test (50 questions)

B.Planning - Mathematics (20+10 questions), Aptitude Test (50 questions), Planning based questions (25 questions)

Drawing Test (02 Questions)

Marking Scheme

4 Marks for each question (MCQs and Numerical). 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect responses for MCQs. There is no negative marketing for numerical type questions.

Exam Time Allotted

3 hours

3 hours

Question Types


Descriptive Type Questions

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NTA JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

The national level entrance examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Below, we have furnished the JEE Main 2021 exam dates for candidates to have an idea about the exam schedule. The schedule is available on the official website.

NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates

Availability of application form

16th December 2020

Last date for application submission

16th January 2021

Admit Card Availability

11th February 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam:

February session

23rd to 26th February 2021

March session

16th to 18th March 2021

April session

27th to 30th April 2021

May session

24th to 28th May 2021

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Note: From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency is the official exam-conducting body of Joint Entrance Examination Main. The Agency is also conducting NEET, UGC NET, CMAT and GPAT exams.

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