JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 18 January 2023
JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

JEE Main is a national-level entrance exam administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to grant undergraduate B.Tech admissions to IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology), and other technical institutions in India. In addition, it serves as a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, which is required for admission to IITs. 

The National Testing Agency will soon finish processing registrations for JEE Main 2023. Therefore, students may submit the JEE Main application form until January 12, 2023. The NTA also releases the brochure for the JEE Main Paper 2 syllabus to help students create a study plan and achieve the desired score on the entrance exam. 

Key Highlights of Syllabus for JEE Main Paper 2 

The syllabus for JEE Main Paper 2A (for Architecture or B.Arch) includes Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing, while the syllabus for Paper 2B (for B.Plan or planning) includes Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning. 

Given below is a brief overview of the syllabus for Paper 2 of JEE Mains:



Entrance Exam 

JEE Main (Paper 2)

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)


Paper 2A: B.Architecture
Paper 2B: B.Planning


B.Architecture: Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test
B:Planning: Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Planning Test

Exam Duration

3 and a half hours 

Number of Questions

B.Architecture: 82 Questions
B.Planning: 105 Questions

Official Website

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 2 

The Paper 2 JEE Main Syllabus for 2023  includes three sections for both B. Arch and B. Planning: 

  • Part 1 (Mathematics), 
  • Part 2 (General Aptitude), and 
  • Part 3 (Drawing for B. Arch / Planning for B. Plan). 

Note: Part 1, Mathematics, is the same for both B. Arch (2A) and B. Planning (2B). Part 2, General Aptitude, is also common for both B. Arch and B. Planning. However, Part 3 includes drawing tasks for B. Arch and general planning questions for B. Plan. 

Part 1: JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 

  • Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants
  • Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations
  • Unit 5: Mathematical Induction
  • Unit 6: Binomial Theorem
  • Unit 7: Sequence and Series
  • Unit 8: Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  • Unit 9: Integral Calculus
  • Unit 10: Differential Equations
  • Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry
  • Unit 12: 3D Geometry
  • Unit 13: Vector Algebra
  • Unit 14: Statistics and Probability
  • Unit 15: Trigonometry
  • Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

Part 2: JEE Main General Aptitude (This is further divided into Part I and II)

Part I: Awareness

  • Awareness of buildings, places, materials, and people
  • Analytical reasoning skills, including visual, numerical, and verbal ability
  • Mental ability
  • Ability to visualize three-dimensional objects using two-dimensional drawings
  • Ability to visualize different sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Familiarity with the built environment and objects related to architecture

Part II: Three-dimensional (3D) Perceptions

  • Sketching activities and scenes from memory, including landscapes, rural life, and urban environments
  • Drawing and design of abstract or geometric patterns and shapes in pencil
  • Three-dimensional perception, including understanding and appreciation of scale, proportion, color, texture, contrast, and harmony in building forms and elements
  • Transformation of forms, including combining 2D and 3D shapes, creating volumes and surfaces, rotation, subtraction, and creating elevations and plans for three-dimensional objects
  • Creating two and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Part 3: JEE Main Drawing Syllabus (For B.Arch)

  • Combining and transforming 2D and 3D forms
  • Sketching activities and scenes from memory, including urban environments
  • Drawing and designing geometrical and abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
  • Creating a plan
  • Creating two and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms
  • Visualizing objects in three dimensions and rotating them to view them from different angles.

Part 3: JEE Main Planning Syllabus (For B.Plan)

  • General knowledge about development issues and government programs/schemes
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret and understand graphs, charts, and maps
  • Reading skills
  • Basic understanding of statistics
  • Familiarity with the topics covered in the CBSE class 10 Social Sciences curriculum.

Preparation Books for JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

Preparation Books for JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus


NCERT Class 11 and 12 textbooks

Complete Mathematics for JEE Main by TMH

Differential and Integral Calculus by Amit M Aggarwal

Plane Geometry and Elements of Coordinate Geometry by SL Loney

Guide to B.Arch Entrance Examination with solved papers By GKP

Algebra by Dr. SK Goyal

General Aptitude:

Reasoning and Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal

NATA and B.Arch Complete Self Study material by Ar. Shadan Usmani

A Complete Self Guide for B.Arch by P.K. Mishra


Book of Drawing Test by Nimish Madan


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FAQ - JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

Is JEE Main Paper 2 Easy?

As per the analysis from previous years, the JEE Main Paper 2 was of moderate difficulty. The Mathematics section in JEE Main 2022, particularly topics like Vector Algebra and Coordinate Geometry, was emphasised more. The drawing section could have been more manageable. However, the General Aptitude section was relatively easier in terms of difficulty.

Does ensuring minimum eligibility mean admission?

No. Ensuring the eligibility criteria for JEE means that the applicant can only apply. It does not ensure any admission. For admission into your preferred college, you must secure the cutoff marks and meet all the eligibility criteria, like minimum marks required in 12th grade or in any particular subject. 


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