JEE Main Syllabus 2018

Are you preparing for the JEE Main exam 2018? If yes then this article is for you because Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for the candidates. Before going to the syllabus lets see the basics of the JEE Main Syllabus.

JEE  Main Exam is divided into two Papers: – Paper-1 ( For admissions in B.Tech/ B.E) and Paper-2 (For admission in B.Arch). The IIT JEE Mains Exam syllabus is also divided for B.Tech and B.Arch. JEE Main syllabus for Paper-1 includes Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics while Paper-2 includes Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude Test.

Exam syllabus plays a very important role in any exam preparation. Candidates preparing for the JEE Main Exam must aware of the complete syllabus as it helps them to identify which topics need to study and which need not. By knowing the syllabus they can make the timetable according to the length of the syllabus. They can focus on the marks scoring topics first and followed by the least. Students can also go through the sample papers and previous year papers for practice.

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JEE Main Syllabus 2018

JEE Main Syllabus

CBSE has declared the JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for both the papers along with the official Brochure on the website. Candidates can check the syllabus and can also download the syllabus in pdf format for their convenience. We have provided some important topics for the students on the basis of previous year papers. These topics will definitely help the candidates to score good marks in the exam.

JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for Physics

Section A

  • Physics and Measurements
  • Kinematics
  • Law of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Rotational motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of solid liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic theory of gasses
  • 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

  • Expermentalsicilis

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JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for Chemistry

Section A- Physical Chemistry

  • Some basic concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox reaction and electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry

Section B- 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
  • Coordination compound
  • Environmental Chemistry

Section C- Organic Chemistry

  • Purification and Characterisation of organic compounds
  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds  containing halogen
  • Organic compounds  containing Oxygen
  • Organic compounds  containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry

JEE Main Syllabus 2018 For Mathematics

  • Sets, relations, and function
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Mathematical induction
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and series
  • LBW, continuity, and differentiability
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Vector algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical reasoning

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JEE Syllabus For Paper 2 (Aptitude Test For B.Arch And B. Planning)

Part I

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.) Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualizing 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, color 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 etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.

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Important Topics For JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Important Topics

Important topics for all the subjects are given below for the reference of students. These topics are given on the basis of previous year papers and sample papers. Please go through with these topics:


  • Probability
  • Vectors
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Differential Equation
  • Calculus
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Determinants


  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Optics
  • Fluids
  • Wave and Sound
  • Conservation Laws
  • Rotation Motion
  • Nuclear Physics
  •  Radioactivity
  • Electrostatics


  • Electrochemistry
  • Equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Solutions

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018 For Paper-I

Paper 1 has three sections including Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. All the three sections have equal marks weight age. Each section has 30 multiple choice objective type questions having four options. Each question carries 4 marks and total marks of the paper are 360. Paper 1 has negative marking wherein an incorrect answer is negatively marked by one-fourth of the maximum mark allotted to the question. JEE Mains Exam Duration of the paper is 3 hours.

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

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018 For Paper-II

Paper-II has also three sections including Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude. Mathematics and Aptitude have Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Drawing section has Drawing based questions. For more information about the exam structure, click here.

Subject Number of questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 70
Total 82 390

How To Attempt Or Approach JEE Mains Paper and Score Good Marks?


Read the Paper Carefully and Understand the Questions

As you get paper firstly go through the paper and analyze the difficulty level of the paper. Next, you should filter the questions according to their difficulty level so that you can answer the easy questions first and following the difficult ones in the end.

Arrange Subject Order

After analyzing the JEE Mains Paper, you must decide the order of subjects to solve the paper. You must solve the strongest subject first and weakest in the end. In this way, you will solve a large number of questions in short period of time and secured a large number of marks.This will give you the high confidence to move on.

Go To Your Strenght

Another approach to solving the paper is that solve the chemistry subject first then either physics or mathematics. The reason behind it is chemistry is highest scoring subject even it is your weakest subject. It is time-saving because it needs no calculation and answer is either known to you or not known to you. So, there is no third option for the question.

Rough Work’s Importance

This is also important step to solve/approach the paper. You need to use the small space for rough work. Write the question number with the answer you are solving. So that at the time of rechecking you can recheck all the answers very quickly. In rough work, you do not need to write the answer properly. Just write the important steps and skip the small calculations.

Time Management

Now you have the strategy to solve the paper in a structured manner. Now, the most important step is time management while you are attempting a JEE Mains Examination. We have divided the paper into different cycles as easy, average and difficult. So in the first cycle, each question should not take more than a minute. After solving the first cycle check the time taken at each question.

Keep going on according to this method until 30-35 minutes left. After that stop solving the paper and recheck all the answers. It will take 10 -15 minutes if you have done the rough work properly. Now you left with 20 minutes then approach those questions that you can solve in limited time. Don’t solve those questions that will end in 10-15 minutes ( the answer to that question may be right or wrong) and left the questions which you can solve easily.

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