JEE Main Syllabus 2018

JEE Main SyllabusJEE Main Syllabus 2018 – CBSE has announced JEE Main 2018 syllabus that must be followed by candidates preparing for the exam. JEE Main syllabus 2018 is available for all the subjects covered in the entrance exam - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; candidates can download the syllabus from this page below. JEE Main syllabus will contain subject-wise topics and sub-topics in detail, for both Paper I and II. The official syllabus of JEE Main 2018 is an important component of the preparation package as it helps candidates streamline their preparation. To begin with, it will help the candidate identify which topics are essential and which are not. Using JEE Main 2018 syllabus, the candidate can also figure out scoring areas and identify areas that are a weak link and work on them. To be more effective in their preparation, candidates may also check out question papers of previous years, and see how the syllabus and the questions asked in JEE Main converge. To give edge to their preparation, candidates can also take JEE Main 2018 mock test, which is available now. Read the entire article to get complete details of JEE Main syllabus 2018

Latest: JEE Main Admit card 2018 available now


The application form of JEE Main 2018 closed on January 1. JEE Main 2018 for offline mode will be conducted on April 8, while the online test will be conducted on April 15 & 16.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus


Candidates seeking admission to B.Tech/ B.E. courses, have to appear in Paper I of JEE Main 2018, while those applying for B.Architecture/ B. Planning have to appear in Paper II. The syllabi of both the papers is different and are given in detail below. In case a candidate seeks admission to both the streams, the candidate will have to appear in both JEE Main Papers I and II


Download the official JEE Main syllabus 2018 by clicking here


JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for Paper I


  • Sets, relations and functions

  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations

  • Matrices and determinants

  • Mathematical reasoning

  • Mathematical induction

  • Permutations and combinations

  • Sequences and series

  • Lbw, continuity and differentiability

  • Integral calculus

  • Differential equations

  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications

  • Three dimensional geometry

  • Vector algebra

  • Co-ordinate geometry

  • Statistics and probability

  • Trigonometry


  • Physics and measurement

  • Kinematics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Work, energy and power

  • Rotational motion

  • Gravitation

  • Laws of motion

  • Properties of solids and liquids

  • Electronic devices

  • Kinetic theory of gases

  • Oscillations and waves

  • Communication systems

  • Current electricity

  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

  • Electromagnetic waves

  • Optics

  • Dual nature of matter and radiation

  • Electrostatics

  • Atoms and nuclei


Physical Chemistry


Some basic concepts in chemistry

States of matter

Atomic structure

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Chemical thermodynamics



Redox reactions and electrochemistry

Chemical kinetics

Surface chemistry


Organic Chemistry


Purification and characterisation of organic compounds


Chemistry in everyday life

Principles related to practical chemistry

Organic compounds containing halogens

Organic compounds containing oxygen

Organic compounds containing nitrogen


Some basic principles of organic chemistry



Inorganic Chemistry


Classification of elements and periodicity in properties


Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)

Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements

D - and f - block elements

Co-ordination compounds

Environmental chemistry

General principles and processes of isolation of metals

Candidates can check detailed syllabus below:

JEE Main Physics Syllabus

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus


JEE Main Syllabus 2018 for Paper II (Aptitude Test B. Arch/ B.Planning)

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, substraction, 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.), lanscape (river fronts, jungles, trees,plants, etc.) and rural life,

Note: For the aptitude test, candidates have to bring along their own geometry box, pencils, erasers, color pencils, and crayons.


Previous years question papers of JEE Main


“Practice makes a person perfect”. The JEE Main 2017 and 2016 question papers for the corresponding codes are given below. The candidate can go through the question papers, analyse the question pattern and type, and prepare holistically for JEE Main 2018.


JEE Main 2017 Question Paper 1

JEE Main 2016 Question Paper 2

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern


The exam conducting authority has released the exam pattern of JEE Main. But the exam pattern has not varied much from the previous edition. So here we bring you the pattern of JEE Main 2018 for your benefit. Candidates will have better chances to crack JEE Main if they will study by the complete JEE Main syllabus 2018.


Salient points of the Exam Pattern of JEE Main 2018


JEE Main comprises of two papers – Paper I (B.E./ B.Tech) and Paper II ( B.Arch/B. Planning). Candidates may opt for any of the two papers, or they may attend both. The salient points of the exam pattern for both the papers are given below:


Paper I

  • The test will be of 3 hours duration

  • The question paper of Paper I will include three sections of equal weightage: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics,

  • The type of questions asked will be multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question will be accompanied by four resoponses, out of which only one is correct

  • For correct response will be awarded 4 marks, while every wrong answer will be penalised by ¼ (one fourth) marks

  • The mode of exam can be either pen or paper  OR computer based

Paper II

  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours

  • The paper will include three parts:

  • Mathematics – Part I

  • Aptitude Test – Part II  

  • Drawing Test – Part III

  • Questions types include objective type questions in addition to questions that test the drawing aptitude of the candidate. 

  • Part 1 & 2 have negative marking with correct response will be awarded 4 marks, while every wrong answer will be penalised by ¼ (one fourth) marks

Book suggestion for JEE Main 2018 preparation

If you have the right set of books, you can start with your preparation for the exam knowing you are in safe hands. All you need to do is get buried in them, and off course with a proper study plan and strategy!


JEE Main 2018 Preparation: Best Books




Concepts of Physics by H. C Verma Vol 1 and Vol 2

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

Elements of Dynamics by S.L.Loney

Arihant Physics by D. C. Pandey

Advanced level Physics by Nelson and Parker

Fundamentals of Physics Resnick, Halliday, Walker


  • Atkins' Physical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by N Awasthi

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

  • Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chuahan

  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee

  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P.Tandon


  • Higher Algebra by Hall Knight+ Bernard-child

  • Differential Calculus by Arihant

  • Integral Calculus by Arihant

  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable Algebra by I.A.Maron

  • Class XI & XII by R.D. Sharma

  • Higher Algebra by Hall Knight+ Bernard-child


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Dear Rakesh,

According, to previous year if you score more then 200 marks in JEE Main your rank will be under 8550.


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