Topics that are important for JEE Adv 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 is right around the corner—only 60 days left for Dday. You are not left with much time to go through with whole syllabus. So, how smartly can you prepare in the time that you have and by putting less effort to maximize your scores in the upcoming JEE Advanced exam?
The first thing to know is that NTA does not allocate any weightage to any chapter and that you should try to learn and understand all the chapters of all subjects. So, if you know clearly which chapter will be important and fetch you the maximum marks in the exam, then it will be easier for you to take the right route in completing the whole syllabus smartly.
Well, our team of subject experts have analyzed the pattern of the past years’ papers of JEE Advanced to give you a clear idea of the syllabus, by breaking chapters into 4 groups based on the effort required to learn and score in the exam as well as the weightage of each chapter.
EASY MARKS FETCHING –
We will consider the chapters that fall in quadrant 1 and 2 in the above figure.
Quadrant 1: There are the chapters that can be covered in less time and are high scoring.
PHYSICS 
CHEMISTRY 
MATHEMATICS 
Modern Physics 
Chemical bonding & molecular structure 
Vector and 3D 
Heat and Thermodynamics 
Coordination Compounds 
Matrix and Determinants 
Waves and Oscillation 
Electrochemistry and Surface chemistry 
Applications of Derivative 
Current Electricity 
Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers 
Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines 
Work, Energy and Power 
Chemical Kinetics 
Sequence and Series 
Quadrant 2: There are chapters that can be slightly difficult to cover but are very important, and this comprise the maximum syllabus.
PHYSICS 
CHEMISTRY 
MATHEMATICS 
System of particles and rotational motion 
Basic concepts of chemistry 
Differential and Integral calculus 
Electrostatics 
Atomic Structure 
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 
Optics 
pblock Elements 
Conic sections 
Magnetism 
Aldehydes and Ketones 
Probability 
EMI & AC 
Organic compounds containing nitrogen 
Complex Numbers 
Units, Dimensions, Errors and Experiments 
General Organic Chemistry 
Trigonometry 
DETAILED ANALYSIS –
First, understand the JEE Advanced exam pattern.
Paper 1 
Type of Questions 
Number of Questions 
Marks 
Negative Marking 
Single Correct Answer 
4 
3 
1 
Numerical Valuetype questions 
8 
3 
0 
One or More Correct Answer 
6 
4 
2 
Paper 2 
Type of Questions 
Number of Questions 
Marks 
Negative Marking 
One or More Correct Answer 
6 
4 
2 
Numerical Value type questions 
8 
4 
0 
Matching list type 
4 
3 
1 
JEE ADVANCED ChapterWise Weightage and Important Chapters for JEE ADVANCED 2020
Based on the analysis of the previous years’ JEE Advanced question papers, this list comprises all the important chapters for JEE Advanced, including a chapterwise weightage for every subject in JEE Advanced.
There would be a total of 36 questions, 18 each in paper 1 and paper 2 in the Physics section of the JEE Advanced exam. The JEE Advanced Physics chapterwise weightage expected in JEE Advanced 2020 is as follows:
Chapters 
Weightage (%) 
Average number of questions asked from the chapters 
Modern Physics 
11 % 
4 
Heat and Thermodynamics 
9 % 
4 
Electrostatics 
8 % 
4 
Optics 
9 % 
3 
Waves and Oscillation 
8 % 
3 
System of Particles and Rotational Mechanics 
9 % 
3 
EMI and AC 
5 % 
3 
Current Electricity 
6 % 
2 
Magnetics 
8 % 
2 
Laws of motion 
6 % 
1 
Solids and Fluids 
4 % 
2 
Work, Energy and Power 
4 % 
1 
Gravitation 
3 % 
1 
Kinematics 
4 % 
1 
Units, Dimensions, Errors and Experiments 
6 % 
2 
Total 
100 % 
36 
There would be a total of 36 questions, 18 each in paper 1 and paper 2 in the Maths section of the JEE Advanced exam. The JEE Advanced Biology chapterwise weightage expected in JEE Advanced 2020 is as follows:
Topic 
Weightage 
Average number of questions asked from the chapters 
Vectors and 3D 
10 % 
4 
Matrices & Determinants 
6 % 
3 
Conic Section 
9 % 
4 
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 
7 % 
3 
Application of Derivatives 
6 % 
3 
Integral calculus 
8 % 
2 
Probability 
7 % 
3 
Straight Lines 
3 % 
2 
Complex Numbers 
5 % 
2 
Sequences & Series 
4 % 
1 
Application of integration 
3 % 
1 
Differential Equations 
3 % 
1 
Relations & Functions 
6 % 
1 
Permutation and Combination 
5 % 
1 
Quadratic Equations 
6 % 
1 
Differentiation 
4 % 
1 
Trigonometric Ratios & Identities 
5 % 
2 
Binomial Theorem 
2 % 
1 
Total 
100 % 
36 
There would be a total of 36 questions, 18 each in paper 1 and paper 2 in the Chemistry section of the JEE Advanced exam. The JEE Advanced Chemistry chapterwise weightage expected in JEE Advanced 2020 (from Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry) is as follows:
Chapters 
Weightage (%) 
Average number of questions asked from the chapters 
Physical Chemistry 

Basic Concepts of Chemistry 
4 % 
1 
Structure of Atom 
3 % 
1 
Equilibrium 
6 % 
2 
Redox Reactions 
2 % 
1 
Thermodynamics 
3 % 
1 
States of Matter 
3 % 
1 
Surface Chemistry 
2 % 
1 
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry 
3 % 
1 
Electrochemistry 
2 % 
1 
Solutions 
3 % 
1 
Solid states 
3 % 
1 

34 % 
12 
Inorganic Chemistry 

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 
6 % 
3 
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 
4 % 
1 
Hydrogen 
3 % 
1 
pblock 
7 % 
2 
Coordination Compounds 
5 % 
2 
sblock, dblock and fblock 
4 % 
1 
Metallurgy, Practical Inorganic Chemistry & 
6 % 
1 

35 % 
11 
Organic Chemistry 

General Organic Chemistry, IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Molecules & Isomerism 
7 % 
3 
Hydrocarbons 
3 % 
2 
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 
3 % 
1 
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 
6 % 
3 
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 
5 % 
2 
Amines 
3 % 
1 
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life 
4 % 
1 

31 % 
13 
Total 
100 % 
36 
*Note: The following topics have been classified as fundamentals and can be used in various other topics to solve problems; so, a comprehensive understanding of these topics is very important.
Topics:
Physics: Dimensional Analysis, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Kinematics
Maths: Sequence and Series, Quadratic Equation, Inverse Trigonometric function, Family of Circles
Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Properties of periodic table elements, IUPAC Nomenclature
Remarks: Based on these observations, you can identify the topic that will help you achieve your goal. It will help you decide how much time you need to allot to each chapter according to your current understanding of that chapter.
This is the right time to be prepared with the right strategy to ace the exam.
ALL THE BEST!