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List of all Important Topics for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

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An overview of IIT JEE important topics

Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE ) was previously known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination ( AIEEE ) is a computer-based exam for admission in undergraduate programs such as engineering ( BE/BTech ) and architecture ( B.Arch ) in technical institutes all over India. 

JEE is a prestigious exam conducted for all engineering and tech aspirants all over the country.
If a candidate qualifies for JEE Mains and meets the cut-offs of the National Institutes of Technology ( NITs ), he/she is eligible to get admission in NIT. 

If a candidate qualifies for JEE Mains, he/she is also eligible to write JEE Advanced and meet the required cut-offs to get admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs). 

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Structure of JEE Exam

JEE Mains consists of 2 papers namely, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Where, Paper 1 is for BE/BTech courses and contains Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections. It became mandatory to be a computer-based exam ever since 2018. Paper 2 is for B.Arch courses, and the skills tested are Mathematics, aptitude, drawing and planning. It is conducted in a Pen and paper-based mode of examination because of drawing. Up until 2018, candidates applying for paper 1 had options to choose between pen and paper-based or computer-based modes of examination. It is held 4 times a year now, ever since 2021.JEE Mains is also a preliminary examination for JEE advanced where candidates who qualify JEE Mains can attempt JEE advanced for IITs. It is held annually once a year. 

Importance of Understanding JEE Syllabus 

Here is a Pointwise List of the Importance of Understanding the Syllabus:

  • The first and foremost thing a candidate should do is to understand the syllabus properly so that there is no doubt remaining as to what topics one should study while preparing for JEE. 

  • This will create a well structured and well-defined study plan. 

  • The IIT JEE syllabus gives an understanding of concepts along with the marking scheme of each Chapter, so this way you know what to focus on more. 

  • The syllabus also gives the sources from which one can refer while studying, this will enhance the candidate’s learning skills. 

  • Once you know the syllabus, questions from the question paper will not seem foreign to you and you will know exactly what to expect during the exam. 

You can download JEE Main Syllabus 2023 from the link given below- 

JEE Main Syllabus 2023 PDF - Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (

FAQs on List of all Important Topics for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

1. Is the JEE Mains syllabus similar to the Class 11 and Class 12 Syllabus? 

Yes, the base of the subject starts from Class 11th and Class 12th topics, so if you are thorough with those topics and the base foundation, then you should be able to solve questions, there are more referrals and materials you can study from as well, solve more question papers and sample papers as well. All the solutions are available on Vedantu’s official website and mobile app for free.

2. Is the syllabus for JEE Mains Paper 1 and JEE Mains Paper 2 the same? 

No, the syllabus for JEE mains Paper 1 and JEE Mains paper 2 are not the same. They are different as Paper 1 is for BE/BTech course and whereas Paper 2 is for the B.Arch course.

The syllabus for Paper 1 is- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The syllabus for Paper 2 is- Mathematics, aptitude, Drawing and Planning.

3.  What is the mode of examination for JEE? 

As per the latest method, Paper 1 is an online computer-based exam conducted for 3 hours ( 180 minutes ) straight, whereas Paper 2 is a pen and paper-based exam.

Paper 1 consists of all MCQ and Paper 2, except for the last drawing section, it is all MCQ. 

4. What are the restrictions on the number of attempts? 

Candidates can attempt JEE mains within 3 years after passing Class 12. The maximum number of attempts that can be made is three times in consecutive years. There is no age criteria. 

5. What is the JEE Mains eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced? 

The eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced is that candidates should have appeared and obtained a minimum cut off in JEE Main as per NTA. Also, candidates need to be in the top 2,50,000 rank in order to appear in JEE Advanced 2021. Candidates can appear in JEE Advanced twice, in two consecutive years from the year of passing Class 12.