Introduction:
Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
Application Procedure:
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Examination Fees:
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Paper(s) Appearing

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FOR EXAMINATION CENTRE OPTED IN INDIA  
JEE (Main) Paper1(B.E./B.Tech.) or  1000 (Boys)  500 (Boys)  500 (Boys)  250 (Boys) 
JEE (Main)Paper2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) only  500 (Girls)  500 (Girls)  250 (Girls)  250 (Girls) 
Both JEE (Main) Paper1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and  1800 (Boys)  900 (Boys)  1300 (Boys)  650 (Boys) 
JEE (Main) Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning)  900 (Girls)  900 (Girls)  650 (Girls)  650 (Girls) 
FOR EXAMINATION CENTRE OPTED IN FOREIGN COUNTRY  
JEE (Main) Paper1(B.E./B.Tech.) or  2500 (Boys)  1250 (Boys)  2500 (Boys)  1250 (Boys) 
JEE (Main)Paper2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) only  1250 (Girls)  1250 (Girls)  1250 (Girls)  1250 (Girls) 
Both JEE (Main) Paper1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and  3800 (Boys)  1900 (Boys)  3800 (Boys)  1900 (Boys) 
JEE (Main) Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning)  1900 (Girls)  1900 (Girls)  1900 (Girls)  1900 (Girls) 
Syllabus for JEE (Main):

Mathematics:
 UNIT 1: SETS, RELATIONS AND FUNCTIONS: Sets and their representation; Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties; Power set; Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions;. oneone, into and onto functions, composition of functions.
 UNIT 2 : COMPLEX NUMBERS AND QUADRATIC EQUATIONS: Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals, Representation of complex numbers in the form a+ib and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram, algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number, triangle inequality, Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions. Relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots.
 UNIT 3 : MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS: Matrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, determinants and matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, area of triangles using determinants. Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations, Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices.
 UNIT 4 : PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS: Fundamental principle of counting, permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection, Meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r), simple applications.
 UNIT 5 : MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION: Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications.
 UNIT 6 : BINOMIAL THEOREM AND ITS SIMPLE APPLICATIONS: Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, general term and middle term,properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications.
 UNIT 7 : SEQUENCES AND SERIES: Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers. Relation between A.M. and G.M. Sum upto n terms of special series: S n,S n2, Sn3. Arithmetico – Geometric progression.
 UNIT 8 : LIMIT, CONTINUITY AND DIFFERENTIABILITY: Real valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity and differentiability. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order upto two. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems. Applications of derivatives: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals.
 UNIT 9 : INTEGRAL CALCULUS: Integral as an anti derivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities.
 UNIT 10: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: Ordinary differential equations, their order and degree. Formation of differential equations. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables, solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations.
 UNIT 11: COORDINATE GEOMETRY: Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates 10 in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.
 Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.
 Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.
 UNIT 12: THREE DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY: Coordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, angle between two intersecting lines. Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines.
 UNIT 13: VECTOR ALGEBRA: Vectors and scalars, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensions and three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product.
 UNIT 14: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY: Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data. Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.
 UNIT 15: TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometrical identities and equations. Trigonometrical functions. Inverse trigonometrical functions and their properties. Heights and Distances.
 UNIT 16: MATHEMATICAL REASONING: Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if. Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse and contrapositive.
 Physics:
 The syllabus contains two Sections – A and B. Section – A pertains to the Theory Part having 80% weightage, while Section – B contains Practical Component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage.
 SECTION – A
 UNIT 1: PHYSICS AND MEASUREMENT: Physics, technology and society, S I units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.
 UNIT 2: KINEMATICS: Frame of reference. Motion in a straight line: Positiontime graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocitytime, positiontime graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion.
 UNIT 3: LAWS OF MOTION: Force and Inertia, Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction. Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications.
 UNIT 4: WORK, ENERGY AND POWER: Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, workenergy theorem, power. Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and nonconservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
 UNIT 5: ROTATIONAL MOTION: Centre of mass of a twoparticle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion.
 UNIT 6: GRAVITATION: The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
 UNIT 7: PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS: Elastic behaviour, Stressstrain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number.
 Bernoulli’s principle and its applications. Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension – drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat capacity, calorimetry; change of state, latent heat. Heat transferconduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling.
 UNIT 8: THERMODYNAMICS: Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature. Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Carnot engine and its efficiency.
 UNIT 9: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES: Equation of state of a perfect gas, work doneon compressing a gas.Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy,applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro’s number.
 UNIT 10: OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES:
 Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance.
 Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound.
 UNIT 11: ELECTROSTATICS:
 Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s lawforces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
 Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
 Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
 Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.
 UNIT 12: CURRRENT ELECTRICITY:
 Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, VI characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors; Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.
 Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its applications.
 UNIT 13: MAGNETIC EFFECTS OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM:
 Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.
 Force on a currentcarrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying conductorsdefinition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
 Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para, dia and ferro magnetic substances. Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.
 UNIT 14: ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS: Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current. AC generator and transformer.
 UNIT 15: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES:
 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
 Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Xrays, gamma rays). Applications of e.m. waves.
 UNIT 16: OPTICS:
 Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifyingpowers.
 Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
 UNIT 17: DUAL NATURE OF MATTER ANDRADIATION: Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation; particle nature of light. Matter waveswave nature of particle, de Broglie relation. DavissonGermer experiment.
 UNIT 18: ATOMS AND NUCLEI: Alphaparticle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Massenergy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
 UNIT 19: ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: IV characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; IV characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
 UNIT 20: COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium, Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).
 SECTION – B
 UNIT 21: EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS: Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:
 Vernier callipersits use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
 Screw gaugeits use to determine thickness/diameter of thin sheet/wire.
 simple Pendulumdissipation 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.
 Coefficient 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 (i) solid and (ii) 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, and
 Convex lens using parallax method.
 Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
 Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
 Characteristic curves of a pn 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
 UNIT 1: SOME BASIC CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY: Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound; Physical quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, precision and accuracy, significant figures, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis; Laws of chemical combination; Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulae; Chemical equations and stoichiometry.
 UNIT 2: STATES OF MATTER:
 Classification of matter into solid, liquid and gaseous states.
 Gaseous State: Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure; Concept of Absolute scale of temperature; Ideal gas equation; Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates); Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities; Real gases, deviation from Ideal behaviour, compressibility factor and van der Waals equation.
 Liquid State: Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).
 Solid State: Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s Law and its applications; Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices), voids, calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.
 UNIT 3: ATOMIC STRUCTURE: Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations; Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; Dual nature of matter, deBroglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features, concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions; Variation of ψ and ψ2, with r for 1s and 2s orbitals; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p and d – orbitals, electron spin and spin quantum number; Rules for filling electrons in orbitals – aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements, extra stability of halffilled and completely filled orbitals.
 SECTION – B: Inorganic Chemistry
 UNIT 11: CLASSIFICATON OF ELEMENTS AND PERIODICITY IN PROPERTIES: Modem periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity.
 UNIT 12: GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES OF ISOLATION OF METALS: Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; Steps involved in the extraction of metals – concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods) and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe; Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.
 UNIT 13: HYDROGEN: Position of hydrogen in periodic table, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water; Structure, preparation, reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide; Hydrogen as a fuel.
 UNIT 14: S – BLOCK ELEMENTS (ALKALI AND ALKALINE EARTH METALS):
 Group – 1 and 2 Elements
 General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
 Preparation and properties of some important compounds – sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide; Industrial uses of lime, limestone, Plaster of Paris and cement; Biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.
 Group – 1 and 2 Elements
 UNIT 15: P – BLOCK ELEMENTS:
 Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements
 General Introduction: Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.
 Groupwise study of the p – block elements
 Group – 13
 Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium; properties of boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride and alums.
 Group – 14
 Allotropes of carbon, tendency for catenation; Structure & properties of silicates, and zeolites.
 Group – 15
 Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Allotrophic forms of phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides, (PCl3, PCl5); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of phosphorus.
 Group – 16
 Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structures and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur.
 Group – 17
 Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid; Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structures of Interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens.
 Group 18
 Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.
 Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements
 UNIT 16: d – and f – BLOCK ELEMENTS:
 Transition Element
 General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first row transition elements – physical properties, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, atomic radii, colour, catalytic behaviour, magnetic properties, complex formation, interstitial compounds, alloy formation; Preparation, properties and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KmnO4.
 Inner Transition Elements
 Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states and lanthanoid contraction. Actinoids – Electronic configuration and oxidation states.
 UNIT 17: COORDINATION COMPOUNDS: Introduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory; ligands, coordination number, denticity, chelation; IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism; BondingValence bond approach and basic ideas of Crystal field theory, colour and magnetic properties; Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in biological systems).
 UNIT 18: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY:
 Environmental pollution – Atmospheric, water and soil.
 Atmospheric pollution – Tropospheric and Stratospheric
 Tropospheric pollutants – Gaseous pollutants: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, hydrocarbons; their sources, harmful effects and prevention; Green house effect and Global warming; Acid rain;
 Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects and prevention.
 Stratospheric pollution Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer – its mechanism and effects.
 Water Pollution – Major pollutants such as, pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention.
 Soil pollution – Major pollutants such as: Pesticides (insecticides,. herbicides and fungicides), their harmful effects and prevention.
 Strategies to control environmental pollution.
 SECTION – C: Organic Chemistry:
 UNIT 19: PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS:
 Purification – Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction and chromatography – principles and their applications.
 Qualitative analysis – Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens.
 Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) – Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur, phosphorus.
 Calculations of empirical formulae and molecular formulae; Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis.
 UNIT 20: SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY:
 Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p); Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: – C = C – , – C h C – and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur; Homologous series; Isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism.
 Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
 Covalent bond fission – Homolytic and heterolytic: free radicals, carbocations and carbanions; stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.
 Electronic displacement in a covalent bond – Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation.
 Common types of organic reactions – Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement.
 UNIT 21: HYDROCARBONS:
 Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties and reactions.
 Alkanes – Conformations: Sawhorse and Newman projections (of ethane); Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes.
 Alkenes – Geometrical isomerism; Mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect); Ozonolysis and polymerization.
 Alkynes – Acidic character; Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; Polymerization.
 Aromatic hydrocarbons – Nomenclature, benzene – structure and aromaticity; Mechanism of electrophilic substitution: halogenation, nitration, Friedel – Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of functional group in monosubstituted benzene.
 UNIT 22: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING HALOGENS: General methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of CX bond; Mechanisms of substitution reactions.Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform & iodoform.
 UNIT 23: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING OXYGEN:
 General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
 ALCOHOLS, PHENOLS AND ETHERS [Start Exam]
 Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration.
 Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration and sulphonation, Reimer – Tiemann reaction.
 Ethers: Structure.
 Aldehyde and Ketones: [Start Exam]
 Nature of carbonyl group;Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones; Important reactions such as – Nucleophilic addition reactions (addition of HCN, NH3 and its derivatives), Grignard reagent; oxidation; reduction (Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen); acidity of – hydrogen, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction; Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and Ketones.
 CARBOXYLIC ACIDS
 Acidic strength and factors affecting it.
 UNIT 24: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING NITROGEN:
 General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
 Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character.
 Diazonium Salts: Importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
 UNIT 25: POLYMERS:
 General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerizationaddition and condensation, copolymerization;
 Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization; some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses – polythene, nylon, polyester and bakelite.
 UNIT 26: BIOMOLECULES:
 General introduction and importance of biomolecules.
 CARBOHYDRATES – Classification: aldoses and ketoses; monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and constituent monosaccharides of oligosacchorides (sucrose, lactose and maltose).
 PROTEINS – Elementary Idea of – amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides; Proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes.
 VITAMINS – Classification and functions.
 NUCLEIC ACIDS – Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA.
 Biological functions of nucleic acids.
 UNIT 27: CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE:
 Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples.
 Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents – common examples.
 Cleansing agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action.
 UNIT 28: PRINCIPLES RELATED TO PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY:
 Detection of extra elements (N,S, halogens) in organic 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 excercises – Acids bases and the use of indicators, oxalicacid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4
 Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis:
 Cations – Pb2+ , Cu2+, AI3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+.
 Anions CO32, S2, SO42, NO3, NO2, CI, 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 temperatur
Exam Pattern:
 The candidates should select the cites of examination as per their choice of Paper 1 or Paper – 2 or both Paper – 1 & Paper – 2 of JEE (Main) – 2015 according to the mode of paper(s) as following:
CHOICE OF PAPER  MODE 
PAPER 1 (B.E./B.TECH.)

PEN & PAPER BASED 
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION  
PAPER2(B.ARCH./B .PLANNING)  PEN & PAPER BASED 
BOTH PAPER 1 (B.E./B.TECH.) & PAPER 2(B.ARCH./B .PLANNING)

PEN & PAPER BASED for both the Papers 
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION for Paper – 1 and PEN & PAPER BASED for Paper – 2 
Mode of Examination:
The Paper1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (described below) of JEE (Main) will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. The
Paper2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination modes for Paper1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only.
Type of Examination:
JEE (Main) – 2016 shall have two papers, Paper1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.
Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:
Subject  Type of Questions  Mode of Exam  
Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.)  Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics  Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics  Pen and Paper based OR Computer based 
Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning)  Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III  Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude  Only Pen and Paper based 
Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:
Course  Papers 
All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.)  Paper –1 
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)  Paper –2 
Choice of Medium of Question Papers:
All Examination Centre Cities  English and Hindi Medium 
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli  English, Hindi and Gujarati 