JEE Main Syllabus 2018

For Paper I

Mathematics
  • Sets, relations and functions
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Mathematical induction
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and series
  • Limit, continuity and differentiability
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Three dimensional geometry
  • Vector algebra
  • Statistics and probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical reasoning
Physics Section-A (Theory Part, Weightage-80%

  • Physics and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, energy and power
  • Rotational motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic effects 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(Experimental Skills, Weightage-20%

Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiment and activities:

  • Vernier callipers – its use to measure the internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
  • Screw gauge –its use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire.
  • Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
  • Metre Scale- mass of a given object by principle of moments.
  • Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
  • Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
  • Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
  • Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
  • Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
  • Specific heat capacity of a given (1) solid (2) liquid by method of mixtures.
  • Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge.
  • Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
  • Potentiometer
    • Comparison of emf of two primary cells
    • Determination of internal resistance of a cell.
  • Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.
  • Focal length of:
    • Convex mirror
    • Concave mirror
    • Convex lens (Using parallax method)
  • Plot of angel of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
  • Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
  • Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
  • Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage.
  • Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.
  • Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
  • Using multimeter to:
    • Identify base of a transistor
    • Distinguish between npn and pnp  type transistor
    • See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED
    • Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component(diode, transistor or IC).
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 reactions and electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Surface chemistry

Section-B (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  • P Block elementss
  • D – and F – block elements
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • Environmental chemistry

Section-C (Organic Chemistry)

  • Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing halogens
  • Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry

Section-D (Experimental Skills)

  • Detection of extra elements (N, S, Halogens) inorganic compounds.
  • Detection of the following functional groups:
    • Hydroxyl(Alcoholic and Phenolic)
    • Carbonyl(Aldehyde and Ketone)
    • Carboxyl and Amino groups in organic compounds.
  • Chemistry involved in the preparation of the following:
    • Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum
    • Organic compounds: Acetanilide, pnitroacetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform
  • Chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises
    • Acids bases and the use of indicators
    • Oxalic-acid vs KMnO4
    • Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4
  • Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis :
    • Cations-Pb2+, Cu2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+,NH4+
    • Anions-CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO3, NO2, Cl, Br, I (Insoluble salts excluded)
  • Chemical principles involved in the following experiments:
    • Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
    • Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base
    • Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols
    • Kinetic study of reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature