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IIT JEE Main Physics Syllabus – JEE Main entrance exam for admission to B.E. / B.Tech. comprises of three subjects – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Candidates should cover the syllabus of class 11 and 12 thoroughly. Here we have compiled a list of topics in Physics that form a part of the syllabus of JEE Main Physics paper. The topics are as follows-

The syllabus contains two sections- A and B. 

Section-A – Topics covered in Physics theory paper are as follows-

  • Physics and Measurement: Physics, technology and society, SI 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.
  • Kinematics: Frame of reference. Motion in a straight line, position time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity uniformly accelerated motion, velocity time, position time 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.
  • 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.
  • Optics: Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification. Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

Section B:

Experimental Skills: Topics covered in Physics practical paper are as follows-

  1. Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:
  2. Vernier calipers- its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
  3. Screw gauge- its use to determine thickness/diameter of thin sheet/wire.
  4. Simple Pendulum- dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
  5. Meter Scale- mass of a given object by principle of moments.
  6. Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
  7. Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
  8. Coefficient of viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring the terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
  9. Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
  10. Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
  11. Specific heat capacity of a given solid liquid by method of mixtures.
  12. Resistivity of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
  13. Potentiometer-
  • Comparison of emf of two primary cells.
  • Determination of internal resistance of a cell.
  1. Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.
  2. Focal length of:
      1. Convex mirror
      2. Concave mirror and
      3. Convex lens
  3. Using parallax method.
  4. Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
  5. Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
  6. Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
  7. Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse breakdown voltage.
  8. Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gains.
  9. Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, resistor, capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
  10. Using multimeter to:
  • Identity 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)

Note: For more details please check the official syllabus notification 

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