JEE Advanced 2019 Physics Syllabus in Details, Exam Pattern
Published on : 25th January 2019 Author : Tanvi Mittal
JEE Advanced 2019 is not tough to qualify if you know the syllabus in detail. It will be easier to score good marks if you are wellversed with the scoring topics. With our analysis of the previous year’s question papers, you can optimize your gains. It will tell you about the question pattern, important units/ chapters and the percentage of marks per topic. With these important inputs, you can do focused preparation for the exam. In this article, we provide JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus 2019 in detail. Go through the syllabus and outline the best study preparation plan for the JEE Advanced 2019 exam.
JEE Advanced 2019 Physics Syllabus
The Physics Syllabus has the following important sections and topics.
Sections 
Topics 
General

Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of gusing simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using uvmethod, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box 
Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures 

Mechanics

Uniform circular motion 
Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles 

Relative velocity 

Static and dynamic friction 

Work and power 

Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference 

Kinetic and potential energy 

Systems of particles 

Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy 

Impulse 

Centre of mass and its motion 

Law of gravitation 

Elastic and inelastic collisions 

Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits 

Acceleration due to gravity 

Gravitational potential and field 

Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes 

Escape velocity 

Torque 

Angular momentum 

Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation 

Equilibrium of rigid bodies 

Conservation of angular momentum 

Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres 

Collision of point masses with rigid bodies 

Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus 

Linear and angular simple harmonic motions 

Pascal’s law 

Pressure in a fluid 

Buoyancy 

Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law 

Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise 

Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves 

Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications 

Vibration of strings and air columns 

Progressive and stationary wave 

Beats 

Resonance 

Doppler effect (in sound) 

Speed of sound in gases 

Thermal Physics

Calorimetry, latent heat 
Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases 

Elementary concepts of convection and radiation 

Heat conduction in one dimension 

Ideal gas laws 

Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases 

Newton’s law of cooling 

Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases) 

First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases) 

Equivalence of heat and work 

Kirchhoff’s law 

Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive power 

Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law 

Electricity and Magnetism

Electric field and potential 
Coulomb’s law 

Electric field lines 

Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field 

Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell 

Flux of electric field 

Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics 

Capacitance 

Energy stored in a capacitor 

Capacitors in series and parallel 

Heating effect of current 

Ohm’s law 

Force on a moving charge and on a currentcarrying wire in a uniform magnetic field 

Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells 

Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications 

Electric current 

Magnetic field near a currentcarrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid 

Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law 

Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop 

Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions 

Magnetic moment of a current loop 

Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law 

Self and mutual inductance 

RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources 

Optics

Rectilinear propagation of light 
Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism 

Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces 

Thin lenses 

Total internal reflection 

Magnification 

Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses 

Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s doubleslit experiment 

Modern Physics

Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations 
Binding energy and its calculation 

Energy calculation in these processes 

Law of radioactive decay 

Decay constant 

Fission and fusion processes 

Halflife and mean life 

de Broglie wavelength of matter waves 

Photoelectric effect 

Characteristic and continuous Xrays, Moseley’s law 

Bohr’s theory of hydrogenlike atoms 
There are 36 questions in this section carrying 124 marks. For competitive gains, a candidate should try to score at least 100 marks.
List of Units and their total weightage for the exam –
 Heat and Thermodynamics – 16 marks
 Electrodynamics – 28 marks
 Mechanics – 31 marks
 Optics – 18 marks
 Modern Physics – 23 marks
 SHM and Waves – 8 marks
Topicwise Weightage of Marks in Physics in Paper 1
S. No. 
Important Sections 
Percentage of Marks out of Total Marks 
1. 
Optics 
10 12%. 
2. 
Electromagnetic Induction 
2325%. 
3. 
Fluid Mechanics 
1113%. 
4. 
Sound Waves 
35%. 
5. 
Alternating Currents 
67%. 
6. 
Wave motion and String waves 
56%. 
7. 
Momentum, Centre of Mass and Collision 
56%. 
8. 
Modern Physics 
810%. 
9. 
Heat Transfer 
56%. 
10. 
Thermodynamics 
1315% 
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Topicwise Weightage of Marks in Physics in Paper 2
S. No. 
Topic Name 
Percentage of Marks out of Total Marks 
1. 
Capacitors. 
911%. 
2. 
Electrostatics. 
57%. 
3. 
Current and Electricity. 
57%. 
4. 
Magnetism. 
1011%. 
5. 
Kinetics. 
35%. 
6. 
Modern Physics. 
56%. 
7. 
Measurement of errors. 
45%. 
8. 
Rotational dynamics. 
30%. 
9. 
Wave Optics. 
56%. 
10. 
Vectors. 
56%. 
11. 
Gravitation. 
35%. 
12. 
Alternating Currents. 
57%. 
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