Who can take JEE exams?

IIT JEE is a national-level exam for engineering aspirants. This is an exam that takes place in 2 levels – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. There are 23 branches of the IIT all over India. The JEE Main exam is to make a list of candidates who will be eligible to appear in the advanced level JEE exam. These exams are conducted not only for candidates for engineering but also for 4-year B.tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated MSc, and M.Tech courses. 

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The IIT JEE main exams have 2 papers. The entire paper is of objective type and they are given 3 hours to test the comprehension and analytical ability. The paper revolves are three sections divided specifically for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. One of the papers, Paper 1 is for engineering admissions the other is for B.Arch and B Planning courses. Candidates who have cleared the Paper 1 of the JEE Mains exam can be eligible for Undergraduate programs in other universities like NITs, CFTIs, and other prestigious institutions. 

 Usually, JEE exams take place only once a year but post COVID, these exams will be taking place in multiple sessions after February. There are 90 questions and 30 from each subject will be asked. At least 25 from each subject is to be attempted by the students. Every right answer will be given 4 marks and every wrong answer will cost a -1 mark. 

Students who have secured at least 75 per cent in their 12th board will be eligible for this exam. The percentage is relaxed up to 65 per cent for people of SC and ST categories. However, there is no age bar for JEE. 

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However, you need to rank in the top 2,50,000 to clear JEE Mains. Only then will you be eligible for the Advanced Paper. Being in the top 20 per cent of their respective boards is also essential for you to be eligible for JEE advanced. Once you join any of the IITs through JEE you become ineligible to appear for JEE in the future. 

Syllabus and Weightage


  1. Vectors are included though they don’t have any weightage
  2. Constraints, NLM, and friction are allotted 3% of the paper. 
  3.  Circular Motion is included 
  4. Work, Power, and Energy is also allotted 3%
  5. Collision, Momentum and Center of Mass 
  6. Rotational Mechanics has been given 4 per cent 
  7. Electrostatics hold 8%
  8. Gravitation has 3 per cent as well 
  9. Capacitors take up 5%
  10. Electric Current have 3 per cent of the paper
  11. Magnetism is also included 
  12. EM has 5% of the paper 
  13.  A.C. Currents are included in the paper 
  14. Units and Dimensions take up 3%
  15. Error Analysis and Significant Digits 
  16. Kinematics 
  17. Ray Optics takes 14 per cent which is a huge chunk of the paper 
  18. Thermal Physics 1 also bears 14 per cent also is important 
  19. Thermal Physics 2 has been given only 3%
  20. SHM 
  21. Sound Waves have 8%
  22. Wave Optics have a 3%
  23. Properties of Mater and Fluid Mechanics has been given 5%
  24. Modern Physics also covers 11% 

Additional important topics are 

  1. Electromagnetic Waves 
  2. Semiconductors 
  3. Optical Instruments and Diffraction 
  4. Experimental Physics 
  5. Basics of Communication System 


  1. Redox Reaction 
  2. Stochiometry has been given 4 per cent
  3. Atomic Structure has been given 8 per cent 
  4. Gas Laws have 4 per cent 
  5. Chemical Equilibrium 
  6. Ionic Equilibrium 
  7. Hydrogen and Its Compound 
  8. S block elements 
  9. P block elements take 4 per cent 
  10. Salt Analysis has been given 2 per cent 
  11. Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry has 4 per cent 
  12. Solution and Colligative Properties 
  13. Volumetric Titration 
  14. Electrochemistry 
  15. Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry has been allotted 8 per cent 
  16. Solid State
  17. Surface Chemistry 
  18. P block from Group 15 to 18 has been allotted 8 per cent 
  19. Metallurgy and D block has been given a massive amount of 12 per cent weightage 
  20. Periodic Properties 
  21. Chemical Bonding has been given 5 per cent 
  22. Nomenclature 
  23. Isomerism goes for 2 per cent of the paper 
  24. Reaction Mechanism is for 2 per cent 
  25. Hydrocarbon has 3 per cent 
  26. Aromatic Compounds have 4 per cent given 
  27. Halogen Derivatives take up 3 per cent 
  28. Alcohols, Ethers, and Phenols are 5 per cent of the entire paper 
  29. Aldehydes and Ketones make up 3 per cent 
  30. Carboxylic acids take 2 per cent of the paper
  31. Nitrogen-Containing Compound takes 2 per cent 
  32. Coordination Compounds make 2 per cent of the paper 
  33. Carbohydrates are allocated 5 per cent 
  34. The Amino acids, Peptides, and Polymers are allotted 2 per cent 

These are other topics that are included in the exam 

  1. F block elements 
  2. Environmental Chemistry
  3. Chemistry in everyday life
  4. Principles related to practical chemistry 
  5. Biomolecules 
  6. Purification and characteristics of organic compounds 


  1. Trigonometric Identities take 2 per cent 
  2. Basic Coordinate Geometry, Locus and Straight-line make 2 per cent 
  3. Determinants and Matrices have 5 per cent 
  4. Sequence and Series have 3 per cent 
  5. Pair of Lines and Circles have 6 per cent 
  6. Conics have 10 per cent 
  7. Trigonometric Equations and Inverse Trigonometry makes 5 per cent 
  8. Properties of Triangles are 2 per cent 
  9. Vectors are for 5 per cent 
  10. 3 D geometry makes 5 per cent 
  11. Logic is for JEE Main alonne 
  12. Statistics is also only for JEE Mains 
  13. Logarithms 
  14. Quadratic Equations and expression takes 3 per cent 
  15. Complex Numbers make up 6 per cent 
  16. Permutations and Combinations take-up of 2 per cent 
  17. Binomial Theorem make up 2 per cent 
  18. Probability is for 5 per cent 
  19. Functions are for 5 per cent 
  20. Limits and Continuity and Differentiability is for 6 per cent 
  21. Derivatives are allotted 2 per cent 
  22. Application of Derivatives takes 7 per cent 
  23. Indefinite Integration takes 3 percent 
  24. Definite Integration and Area under the curve is given a whole lot of 10 percent 
  25. Differential Equations make 3 percent 

Other topics from Mathematics included in JEE are

  1. Heights and distances 
  2. Statistics 
  3. Sets and Relations 
  4. Mathematical Logic 
  5. Mathematical Induction 

If all the students use standard books and practice the above-mentioned topics, take JEE Main Mock tests so that you can understand and clear the exam easily. But make sure you use your attempts wisely.