JEE Main Syllabus 2018

JEE Main SyllabusJEE Main Syllabus 2018 – The syllabus of JEE Main 2018 announced by CBSE, the exam conducting authority, must be followed by all candidates preparing for the exam. The JEE Main 2018 syllabus will be available for all the subjects covered in the entrance exam - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The syllabus for JEE Main 2018 will contain subject-wise topics and subtopics in detail, for both Papers I and II. The official JEE main syllabus is a very important component of the preparation package as it helps the candidate streamline his/ her preparation. To begin with, it will help the candidate identify which topics are essential and which are not. Using the JEE Main syllabus 2018, the candidate can also figure out scoring areas as well identify areas that are a weak link and work on them. To be more effective in his/ her preparation, the candidate may also check out the question papers of previous years, and see how the syllabus and the questions asked in JEE Main converge. To help the candidate in this direction, the code-wise question JEE Main question papers of the previous two editions are included in this article. Read the entire article to get the complete details about JEE Main syllabus 2018.

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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 IIJEE Main 2018 to be conducted on April 8, 2018 for offline mode.


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

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 Paper 1

JEE Main 2016 Paper 1

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern


The exam conducting authority hasn’t yet released the exam pattern of JEE Main. But the exam pattern isn’t expected to vary much from the previous edition. So here we bring you the pattern of JEE Main 2018 for your benefit. If at all any chances are incorporated to the exam pattern, it will be updated the moment the new notification is available. 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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