Most Important Topics for JEE 2016

Meritnation|Jul 3rd, 2015 01:13pm

Most Important topics for jee 2016Given the expansive syllabus of JEE entrance exam and limited time available to candidates juggling between their regular school exams and entrance exams, it becomes important to create a priority list of units, chapters and topics. This leads to questions like:

What should I study first? What are the important topics in Chemistry?Which topics are the most scoring topics in Physics? What Maths chapters should I practice more for the exam?

To help you with prioritizing topics and chapters for your exam preparation, our subject matter experts have created a list of important chapters and topics therein to cover the majority of questions in the JEE exams.



* The topics in blue are the ones which require most numerical practice.


1) Kinematics

– Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and nonuniform motion. Uniformly accelerated motion
– Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition, Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Resolution of a Vector
– Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion


2) Laws 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
– Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction
– Dynamics of uniform circular motion: centripetal force and its applications.


3) Work, Energy And Power

– Work done by a constant force and a variable force, work energy theorem, power
– Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and nonconservative forces
– Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions


4) Rotational Motion

– Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
– 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


5) Thermodynamics

– Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics
– Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Carnot engine and its efficiency


6) Kinetic Theory Of Gases

– 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.


7) Oscillations And Waves

– 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
– Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a 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


8) Electrostatics

– 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.
– Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization.
– 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


9) Current Electricity

– 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.
– Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its applications.


10) 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.
– Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.


11) Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents

– Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance.
– LCR series circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.


12) Optics

– Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications
– Wave optics: Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light. 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 lights and Polaroids


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1) Stoichiometry and Redox Reactions

– Concept of Gram equivalent and equivalent weight.
– Concept of titration
– Empirical Formula


2) Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

– Comparing Acidic Strength, Basic Strength and Stability.
– Reaction Mechanism
– Stability of Intermediates


3) Chemical Bonding

– VSEPR Theory
– Hybridization Theory
– Molecular Theory
– Concept of Bond Angle, Dipole Moment


4) Electrochemistry

– Faraday’s first and second law
– Working of electrolytic cell (products at electrodes and in electrolytes)
– Nernst equation
– Concept of electrolytic and electrode concentration cell
– Kohlrausch law


5) P-block Elements

– Comparision between Acidic Strength
– Structure and nomenclature of Acids
– Reactions of acids


6) Solid State

– Concept of symmetry
– Predicting formula of the unit cell
– Density and packing fraction
– Concept of radius ratio and defects in crystal


7) Solutions and Colligative Properties

8) Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

9) Aldehydes and Ketones

10) Co-ordination Compounds

11) Thermodynamics

12) Alkyl Halides and Aryl Halides


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1) Trigonometric Ratios, Identities and Equations & Inverse Trigonometric Functions

2) Permutation and Combination (This is extremely important not just for Maths but also for the Physics section)

3) Probability

4) Definite Integration & Indefinite Integration

5) Differential Equations

6) Quadratic Equations and Inequalities

7) Vectors

8) 3D Geometry

9) Complex Number

10) Methods of Differentiation and Applications of Derivatives


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Add Comment Total Comments (3)

  • 1. parul agarwal  |  October 1st, 2015 at 5:20 pm


  • 2. parul agarwal  |  September 24th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    great meritnation………!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3. parul agarwal  |  September 24th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    but now i m in 8th standard


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