JEE Main Syllabus 2024: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

For candidates aspiring to become engineer, architect or city planner, JEE is one of the most crucial exams to appear in. Clearing this exam makes the candidate eligible for admission into IITs all over the country.

JEE is conducted in two phases- Main and Advanced. Clearing JEE Main is the first stage of the exam and is also the criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced paper.

To prepare for JEE Main, it is important for the candidates to familiarize themselves with its syllabus properly. This article provides information about JEE Main syllabus 2024 for applicants preparing for the exam.

JEE Main 2024 Syllabus

JEE Main will be conducted for three papers:

  • Paper 1: For BE/ B.Tech course- Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
  • Paper 2A: For B.Arch course- Mathematics, Aptitude & Drawing
  • Paper 2B: For B.Planning course- Mathematics, Aptitude & Planning

The JEE Main syllabus for all the three papers are discussed below in detail. Knowledge of syllabus along with exam pattern is important for exam preparation.

Paper 1 Syllabus for BE/ B.Tech

Below here is the detailed syllabus for Paper 1 of JEE Main:


UnitsChaptersImportant topics
Unit 1Sets, Relations And FunctionsUnion, intersection and complement of sets, Power set, Relation, Type of relations, equivalence relations, functions, etc
Unit 2Complex Numbers And Quadratic EquationsComplex numbers, representation of complex numbers, Argand diagram, algebra, modulus and argument of a complex number, etc
Unit 3Matrices And DeterminantsMatrices, algebra & type of matrices, determinants and matrices of order two and three, properties & evaluation of determinants, etc
Unit 4Permutations And CombinationsFundamental principle of counting, permutation as arrangement & combination as section, Meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r), simple applications
Unit 5Mathematical InductionsPrinciple of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications
Unit 6Binomial Theorem And Its Simple ApplicationsBinomial theorem for a positive integral index, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients, etc
Unit 7Sequence And SeriesArithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers, Relation between AM and GM, etc
Unit 8Limit, Continuity And DifferentiabilityReal-valued functions, algebra of functions, inverse function, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, etc
Unit 9Integral CalculasIntegral as an anti-derivative, Fundamental Integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithms functions,
Unit 10Diffrential EquationsOrdinary differential equations, formation of differential equations, solution of differential equation by the method of separation of variables, etc
Unit 11Co-Ordinate GeometryCartesian system of rectangular coordinates in a plane, distance formula, sections formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, the slope of a line, etc
Unit 12Three Dimensional GeometryCoordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, skew lines, equations of a line and a plane in different forms, etc
Unit 13Vector AlgebraVectors and scalars, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two- and three-dimensional space, scalar and vector products, etc
Unit 14Statistics And ProbabilityMeasures of discretion, calculation of mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped & ungrouped data, etc
Unit 15TrigonometryTrigonometrical identities and equations, trigonometrical functions, heights & distance, inverse, trigonometrical functions, etc
Unit 16Mathematical ReasoningStatement logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if, understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse and contrapositive.

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Unit 1: Physics And Measurement

  • Physics, technology and society, SI Units, fundamental and derived units, least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Dimensions of Physics quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications, etc

Unit 2: Kinematics

  • Frame of reference, motion in a straight line, speed and velocity, Uniform and non-uniform motion, Unit Vector, Resolution of Vector, uniformly accelerated motion, average speed & instantaneous velocity, Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, etc

Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

  • Force and inertia, Newton’s laws 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, etc

Unit 4: Work, Energy And Power

  • Kinetic and potential energies, work-energy theorem, power, potential energy of spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and neoconservative forces, Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions, etc

Unit 5: Rotational Motion

  • Center of mass of a two-particle system & a rigid body, rotational motion, moment of force, Rigid body rotation equations, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications, moment of inertia, radius of gyration, etc

Unit 6: Gravitation

  • Universal law of gravitation, Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude & depth, Kepler’s law of planetary motion, Escape velocity, Gravitational potential energy, gravitational potential, Orbital velocity of a satellite and Geo stationary satellites,

Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids

  • Elastic behavior, 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 and Viscosity

Unit 8: Thermodynamics

  • Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, the concept of temperature, Heat, work and internal energy, laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes and 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, concept of pressure, Kinetic energy and temperature, RMS speed of gas molecules, Law of equipartition of energy, Mean free path, Avogadro’s number, etc

Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves

  • Periodic motion, period, frequency, displacement as a function of time, Periodic functions, Simple harmonic motion and its equation, oscillations of a spring, restoring force and force constant, Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, etc

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 and flux, Gauss’s law, Conductors & insulators, etc

Unit 12: Current Electricity

  • Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-l characteristics of Ohmic and non-ohmic conductors, Electrical resistivity, Color code for resistors, Series and parallel combinations of resistors, etc.

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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, etc

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, etc

Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves

  • Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics, Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves, Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, Gamma rays) and Applications of EM 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, telescope and its power, etc

Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter And Radiation

  • 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 and 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, Radioactivity, alpha, beta & gamma particles and their properties, etc

Unit 19: Electronic Devices

  • Semiconductors, semiconductor diode, I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier, I-V characteristics of LED, the photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode, Junction transistor, transistor as amplifier & switch, Logic gates, etc

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. the bandwidth of Transmission medium and Basic Elements of a Communication System


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

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: s-Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Unit 15: p-Block Elements
  • Unit 16: d- and f-block Elements
  • Unit 17: Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

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

Paper 2A Syllabus

Find below the complete syllabus for Paper 2A of JEE Main:


Same as paper 1


  • Unit 1: Awareness of persons. Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and Build-environment, Visualizing three dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability
  • Unit 2: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportions of objects, building forms and elements, color texture harmony and contrast Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, etc


Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scape, landscape and rural life.

Paper 2B Syllabus for B.Planning

The detailed syllabus for Paper 2B of JEE Main is given as follows:


Same as paper 1


Same as paper 1


Unit 1: General Awareness

General knowledge questions, knowledge about prominent cities, development issues, government programmes etc.

Unit 2: Social Sciences

Nationalism, nationalism in India, pre-modern world, 19th-century global economy, colonialism and colonial cities, Human Settlements, types of resources, industrialization, resources and development, Population structure, globalization, urbanization, rural development, etc

Unit 3: Thinking Skills

Comprehension, map reading skills, scale, distance, direction, area, critical reasoning; understanding of charts, graphs and tables; basic concepts of statistics and quantitative reasoning.

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Is the syllabus of mathematics same in all three papers?


Can I apply for both paper 1 and 2 (A & B)?

Yes, you can apply for either or both papers

How many questions need to be attempted in JEE Main papers?

25 questions

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