JEE syllabus and general description

General Description
The Joint entrance examination (JEE) is an all India level examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the central board of secondary education (CBSE). The candidates aspiring to secure admission to the prestigious and premier institutions in India such as IIT, IISc, ISM and IIISER are required to clear the JEE-main entrance and JEE-advanced entrance examination. Thre are two phases of examination for JEE. 

IIT-JEE syllabus

The comprehensive review of the IIT JEE syllabus is given below. 

Chemistry Syllabus

The physical chemistry includes all of the basic concepts including the atomic theory while the other chapters and topics are: Nuclear chemistry, Chemical kinetics, Extractive metallurgy, Energetics, chemical bonding, Chemical equilibrium, Solid state, Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Solutions, Atomic structure, Surface chemistry, Compounds and their properties, Gaseous and liquid states, Principles of qualitative analysis.  

The chapters in Organic Chemistry include Peptides, Concepts, Amino acids, Properties/reactions of alkynes and alkanes, Reactions of benzene, Practical organic chemistry, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Properties/uses of polymers.  

Mathematics Syllabus

One of the key subjects holding more weightage in the IIT JEE exam, Mathematics covers all aspects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. The main topics that are completely part of the syllabus are given below. Trigonometry, Quadratic equations, Symmetric functions of roots, Logarithms and their properties, Vectors, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem and matrix operations, Probability, Analytical geometry, Differential and Integral calculus. 

Physics Syllabus

The main aspects of Physics that you can expect in the IIT-JEE examination include: Mechanics: Kinematics and Relative Velocity, General concepts: Vernier calipers, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Verification of Ohm’s law, dimensional analysis, units and dimensions, Newton’s Law of Motion, Kinetic and Potential Energy, Systems of Particles, Gravitational Law, Harmoic Motion, Thermal Physics and thermodynamics, Hooke’s law, Pascal’s Law, Young’s modulus, Fluid Pressure, Wave motion, Doppler effect, Heat conduction, Electricity, Magnetism, Capacitance, Electric current, Ohm’s law, Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law, Electromagnetic induction, Optics, Wave nature of light, Radiation, atomic nucleus, Photoelectric effect. 

JEE main entrance is the first phase of the JEE examination. JEE advanced is the second phase of the examination. The syllabus for the JEE advanced level is given below.  


Units and dimensions, Dimensional analysis, Least count, Significant figures, Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, Focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.


Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform Circular motion; Relative velocity, Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy, Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions, Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity, Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque; Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation; Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies; Collision of point masses with rigid bodies, Linear and angular simple harmonic motions, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications, Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns; Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound), Thermal physics. 

Electricity and Magnetism

Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines; Flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell, Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor, Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current, Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field, Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions, Electromagnetic induction.


Rectilinear propagation of light, Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, Total internal reflection, Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism, Thin lenses, Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses, Magnification, Wave nature of light, Huygen’s principle, Interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

Modern Physics

Atomic nucleus, Alpha, beta and gamma radiations, Law of radioactive decay, Decay constant, Half-life and mean life,Binding energy and its calculation, Fission and fusion processes, Energy calculation in these processes, Photoelectric effect: Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms, Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law, de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

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