JEE Main 2020 Preparation Time Table for 1 Month

by Sagar Mankar, August 18, 2020

Amazing opportunities and possibilities are waiting for you at your chosen IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). All you need to do is follow a rock-solid time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the January session of JEE Main from the 6th of January to the 9th of January. In this case, the best idea is to get started with the final revision by the end of December.

A perfect time table for JEE Main preparation in one month would incorporate syllabus, mock tests, thorough revisions, strategised study, consistent practice, exam pattern, sample papers, and so on. Tips from your seniors will be very helpful in this regard. 

If you are willing to know how to prepare a perfect timetable for 2020 JEE Mains, try taking suggestions from ones who have already walked the path and have managed to crack JEE Main. Another thing you could do is brainstorming.

Make a list of the ideas, tips, tricks, and advise from your trusted seniors. Thereafter, incorporate those in the time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month.

Keeping an Eye on the JEE Main Syllabus to Formulate a Feasible Time Table

Firstly, heave a sigh of relief. Why? Because you can be assured that JEE Main will not ask questions that are out of the prescribed syllabus. So, no need of experimenting with your lessons.

JEE Main syllabus includes Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. The chapters in here are the ones you have already studied in your class 11 and 12.

Let us have a look at the chapters, subject-wise. 

Starting with Maths:

  • Sets, Relations, and Functions

  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Mathematical Induction

  • Matrices and Determinants

  • Binomial Theorem along with its Simple Applications

  • Limit and Continuity

  • Differentiability

  • Differential Equations

  • Sequences and Series

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • 3D Geometry

  • Vector Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Mathematical Reasoning

Moving to Physics (Section A):

  • Measurements in Physics

  • Kinematics

  • Laws of Motion

  • Rotational Motion

  • Work, Energy, and Power

  • Gravitation

  • Various Properties of Solids and Liquids

  • Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Thermodynamics

  • Oscillations and Waves

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetism

  • Magnetic Effects of Current

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Alternating Currents

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electronic Devices

  • Communication System

Section B of the JEE Main Physics syllabus relates to experimental skills. So, remember to include this in your time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month as well.

Now, take a quick glimpse at the Chemistry chapters of JEE Main:

1. Physical Chemistry

  • Brief about the basic concepts of Chemistry

  • Different States of Matter

  • Atomic Structure

  • Chemical Bonding and their Molecular Structures

  • Chemical Thermodynamics

  • Solutions

  • Equilibrium

  • Redox (Oxidation-Reduction Reactions)

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

2. Organic Chemistry

  • Characterisation of Organic Compounds

  • Purification of Organic Compounds

  • Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

  • Hydrocarbons

  • Organic Compounds which contain Halogens

  • Organic Compounds which contain Oxygen

  • Organic Compounds which contain Nitrogen

  • Biomolecules

  • Polymers

  • Application and Use of Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Various Principles related to Practical Chemistry

3. Inorganic Chemistry

  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • General Principles of Elements

  • Different Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • s-Block Elements ( which consists of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

  • p-Block Elements

  • d-Block Elements

  • f-Block Elements

  • Coordinate Compounds

  • Environmental Chemistry

In JEE Main, you will have 30 questions from each subject. This makes the total number of questions 90. Each question carries 4 marks. So, the gross marks on which your performance will be estimated is 360.

While following the time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month, also keep in mind that the paper includes a negative marking system. For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from your paper. Certainly, guess works have no place when it comes to JEE Main.

Now, let us take you through the chapters which are most crucial in the JEE Main paper. You must be putting extra attention to these chapters and topics. Especially when it trickles down to just one month before the exam, make sure to revise the key chapters thoroughly.

For Maths, solve different types of problems from the vital chapters. Try collecting sample papers, question papers from top institutions and practice them frequently. Here is the list of Maths chapters which hold the maximum weightage in JEE Main:

  1. Coordinate Geometry

  2. Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability

  3. Integral Calculus

  4. Statistics and Probability

  5. 3D Geometry

  6. Matrices and Determinants

  7. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

  8. Sequence and Series

The following lessons in physics require maximum revision:

  1. Thermodynamics

  2. Electrostatics

  3. Optics

  4. Electronic Devices

  5. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  6. Current Electricity

  7. Communications System

  8. Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Current

Devote more time to the following chemistry chapters in your time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month:

  1. Equilibrium

  2. Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  3. p-Block Elements

  4. Solutions

  5. d and f-Block Elements

  6. Organic Compounds which contain Oxygen

  7. Chemical Thermodynamics

  8. Chemistry in Everyday Life

Now that you have a detailed idea about all the chapters let us proceed to how your time table should look like. Incorporate all of these accordingly to form the best possible time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month.

A Go-To Time Table for JEE Main Preparation in One Month

Firstly, before going ahead with the routine, make a note of the subjects and the chapters which you need to brush up. 

Also, make a list of the number of days you wish to dedicate to each subject. It shall look something like this:

  • Total number of topics: 65

  • Total number of days: 30

  • Total number of topics to be revised in Mathematics: 16

  • Total number of days for Maths preparation: 20

  • Total number of topics to be revised in Physics: 21

  • Total number of days for Physics preparation: 15

  • Total number of topics to be revised in Chemistry: 28

  • Total number of days for Chemistry preparation: 18

Keep this list by the side while making the time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month.

Here, take a look at the dummy time table to follow for JEE Main. Feel free to make the necessary changes to make the time table more convenient to you. Chapters in the time table are given in the series - Maths, Physics, and Chemistry.

Day 1:

  • Coordinate Geometry, Circles, and Family of Circles, Sets, Relations, and Functions

  • Heat and Thermodynamics Calorimetry

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Day 2:

  • Problems on Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability

  • Electrostatics, Gravitation, Work, Power, and Energy 

  • Chemical Equilibrium and Surface Chemistry

Day 3:

  • Integration, Logarithms, and Quadratic Equations

  • Wave and Ray Optics, Kinetics

  • Periodic Table, Chemical bonding, and Redox reaction

Day 4:

  • Three-dimensional Geometry, Locus, Application and Derivation 

  • Newton’s Law of Motion, Friction

  • A detailed study on p-Block, d and f-Block, s-Block elements

Day 5:

  • Straight Lines and Pair of Straight lines

  • Thermal Expansion and Thermal Electricity

  • Atomic structure, formula, diagrams, and Electrochemistry

Day 6:

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Current Electricity, Wave Motion, and string waves, Sound Waves

  • States of Matter- Solids and Gases

Day 7:

  • Inverse Trigonometry, Binomial Theorem

  • Alcohol, Phenol, Carboxylic Acid, ether, and their derivatives

  • Magnetism

  • Along with that, solve as many mock tests and sample papers (based on the chapters studied in these 7 days) as you can

Day 8:

  • Vector Algebra

  • Nuclear Physics and Modern Physics

  • Biomolecules and General Organic Chemistry

  • Revision: Probability and Statistics, Current Electricity, Carbonyl Compounds

Day 9:

  • Sequence and Series

  • Centre of Mass, Rotational Dimension, Momentum, and Collision

  • Coordination Chemistry

  • Revision: 3D geometry, Wave and String Motion, and Atomic Chemistry

Day 10:

  • Theory of Equation, Complex Numbers

  • Circular Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Revision: Inverse Trigonometry, Newton’s Law of Motion, Friction, Coordination Chemistry

Day 11:

  • Matrices and Determinants

  • Communication System

  • Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen and its compounds

  • Revision: Vector Algebra, Work, Energy, and Power, p, d, f and s-Block elements

Day 12:

  • Trigonometric Ratios

  • Elasticity, Properties of Matter, and Fluid Mechanics

  • Carbonyl Compounds, Alkyl Halides, Aryl Halides, and Mole Concept

  • Revision: Sequence and series, Gravitation, and Hydrocarbons

Day 13:

  • Parabola

  • Circular motion

  • Amines and Ionic Equilibrium

  • Revision: Limit of Continuity, Centre of Mass, Momentum, Collision, and Periodic Table

Day 14:

  • Problems on Triangles

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • IUPAC Nomenclature

  • Revision: Matrices and Determinants, Fluid Mechanics, and Mole Concept

Day 15:

  • Hyperbola

  • Various Units and Dimensions

  • Polymers, and Isomerism of Organic Compounds

  • Revision: Integration, Nuclear and Modern Physics, and Thermodynamics

Day 16:

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Electronic Devices 

  • Chemistry in everyday life

  • Revision: Straight Lines, pairs of straight lines, Simple harmonic motion, and general organic chemistry

Day 17:

  • Fundamentals of Maths

  • Alternating Current

  • Metallurgy and Environmental Chemistry

  • Revision: Complex Numbers, Magnetism, and Chemical equilibrium

Day 18:

  • Ellipse

  • Calorimetry and Semiconductors 

  • Qualitative Salt Analysis

  • Revision: Parabola, Electromagnetic Induction, and Carbonyl Compounds

Day 19:

  • Mathematical Induction

  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  • Organic Compounds which contain Oxygen

  • Revision: Parabola, Hyperbola, Electronic Devices, and IUPAC Nomenclature

Day 20:

  • Mathematical reasoning

  • Magnetic Effects of Current

  • Chemical Solutions and their properties

  • Revision: Triangles, Circular motion, Polymers and Isomers

Day 21:

  • Binomial Theorem along with its Simple Applications

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Purification of Organic Compounds

  • Revision: Ellipse, permutation, and combinations, conductors and semiconductors, and Metallurgy

Day 22:

In an ideal time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month, you should be revising your lessons in full swing by the fourth week. Devote an entire day to each subject and study thoroughly. Here’s what you should be starting with :


  • Integration

  • Complex Numbers

  • Vector Algebra

  • 3D geometry

  • Matrices and Determinants

  • Probability and Statistics

Day 23:


  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Nuclear Physics

  • Modern Physics

  • Magnetism

  • Wave Motion and String Waves

  • Simple Harmonic Motion

Day 24:


  • Co-ordination Chemistry

  • p-Block Elements

  • Atomic Structure

  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ether

  • General Organic Chemistry

  • Aldehydes and Ketones

Day 25:


  • Sequences and Series

  • Trigonometric Ratios

  • Sets, Relations, and Functions

  • Applications of Derivatives

  • Circles

Day 26:


  • Electrostatics

  • Work, Energy and Power

  • Rotational Dynamics

  • Current Electricity

  • Centre of Mass, Momentum, and Collision

  • Ray and Wave Optics

Day 27:


  • Periodic Table

  • s-Block

  • Thermodynamics

  • Gaseous State

  • p, s, d and f Block elements

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Ionic and Chemical Equilibrium

Day 28:

Solve chapter-wise sample papers first. After that, you can solve sample papers subject-wise. Keep an eye on the watch to finish the paper within the stipulated time.

Day 29:

Go through the chapters in which you are still getting stuck. Clarify any sort of doubts from your mentor.

Day 30:

Keep your calm and revise the formulas, concepts, facts, etc. Do not try and delve into chapters which you might not have studied earlier.

The day before the JEE Main exam is the day when you should be feeling confident and motivated. You need not stress yourself out on the exam day if you have religiously followed the time table to prepare for JEE Mains in 1 month.

JEE Main 2020 Preparation Time Table for 1 Month