JEE Advanced Chemistry Syllabus

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is for aspirants who wish to get admission in Engineering, Design and Architecture courses in one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). JEE is held in two stages- JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is conducted by National Testing Agency or NTA and JEE Advanced is conducted by one of the the seven Zonal Coordinating IITs namely IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati and IIT Madras. Aspirants are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced only if they qualify for the JEE Main.

The JEE Advanced Chemistry section can be tricky compared to JEE Main. The topics may look easy to understand and remember but, in reality, the amount of time and practice each topic requires is innumerable. The Chemistry syllabus includes many formulas, balancing equations, definitions, solutions, numerical, properties and methods of preparation. It is a vast subject filled with various topics and sub-topics and all the topics are interrelated to each other, therefore, understanding each topic thoroughly is important. 

JEE Advanced 2022 Chemistry Syllabus

The JEE Advanced Examination is considered amongst the most difficult qualifying examinations for students seeking admissions into Engineering, Science or Architecture undergraduate programs in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The exam consists of 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

Among these subjects, Chemistry is comparatively more volatile but vast as a subject with more concepts to learn and understand. Extramarks is here to give your problems some solutions by providing the JEE Advanced Chemistry Syllabus 2022. Aspirants can download the Chemistry JEE Advanced Syllabus from the Extramarks website for a better understanding of the topics and their subtopics to prepare for chemistry.

Students who wish to access the Chemistry JEE Advanced Syllabus can click on the link given below to download the syllabus.


JEE Advanced Complete Chemistry Syllabus 2022

Students can access the JEE Advanced Complete Chemistry Syllabus 2022 below:


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure & Chemical Bonding
  • Solid State
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter: Gaseous & liquid states
  • Solutions
  • Energetics   
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Equilibrium


  1. Inorganic Chemistry
  • Isolation, preparation, and properties of nonmetals
  • Transition elements (Three-dimensional series)
  • Preparation and properties of compounds
  • Properties of Qualitative Analysis
  • Preparation of Compounds
  • Preparation of Non-metals
  • Ores and Minerals
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Properties of Compounds


  1. Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts    
  • Phenols
  • Preparation, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes
  • Carbohydrate    
  • Amino acids and Peptides
  • Practical Organic Chemistry    
  • Characteristic reactions of Alkyl halides, Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic acids, Amines, Haloarenes
  • Properties and uses of polymers


JEE Advanced Complete Chemistry Syllabus 2022

The following is the detailed part wise JEE Advanced Complete Chemistry Syllabus 2022:

Physical chemistry

General Topics

  • Chemical formulae
  • Balanced chemical equations
  • Concept of atoms and molecules
  • Concentration in terms of mole fraction, molarity, molality and normality
  • Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction, neutralisation, and displacement reactions
  • Dalton’s atomic theory
  • Mole concept


Gaseous and liquid states

  • Vapour pressure
  • Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature
  • Deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation
  • Law of partial pressures
  • Diffusion of gases
  • Absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation


Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding

  • Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom shapes of s, p and d orbitals
  • Uncertainty principle
  • De Broglie hypothesis
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Quantum numbers
  • Spectrum of hydrogen atom
  • Bohr model
  • VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral)
  • Dipole moment (qualitative aspects only)
  • Polarity in molecules
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species
  • Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only
  • Orbital overlap and covalent bond
  • Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule
  • Aufbau principle
  • Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36)



  • Entropy
  • Internal energy, work and heat, pressure-volume work
  • Criterion of spontaneity
  • Free energy
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Enthalpy, Hess’s law
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization


Chemical Equilibrium 

  • Law of mass action
  • Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical equilibrium
  • Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts)
  • Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure)
  • Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions
  • Hydrolysis of salts



  • Electrochemical cells and cell reactions
  • Concentration cells
  • Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch’s law
  • Standard electrode potentials
  • Faraday’s laws of electrolysis
  • Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG
  • Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells


Chemical Kinetics 

  • First order reactions
  • Rate constant
  • Rates of chemical reactions
  • Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation)
  • Order of reactions


Solid state

  • Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects. 
  • packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices
  • close packed structure of solids (cubic)
  • seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α, β, γ)
  • crystalline state
  • Classification of solids



  • Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point 
  • Raoult’s law 


Surface chemistry 

  • Elementary ideas of emulsions, surfactants and micelles (only definitions and examples)
  • Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties
  • Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms)


Nuclear chemistry 

  • Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars
  • Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to protonneutron ratio
  • Properties of α, β and γ rays
  • Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions

Inorganic chemistry


Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals


  • Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur 
  • Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens


Preparation and properties of the following compounds

  • Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide
  • Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid)
  • Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax
  • Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums
  • Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate
  • Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium
  • Xenon fluorides
  • Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine
  • Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide
  • Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia
  • Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder


Transition elements (3d series)

  • Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cistrans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral). 
  • Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment


Preparation and properties of the following compounds

  • Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead
  • Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate
  • Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+


Ores and minerals

  • Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium, zinc and silver. 


Extractive metallurgy 


  • Cyanide process (silver and gold). 
  • Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium)
  • Self reduction method (copper and lead)
  • Carbon reduction method (iron and tin)
  • Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded)


Principles of qualitative analysis 

  • Groups I to V (only Ag+ , Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide


Organic Chemistry


  • Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids
  • Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and hyperconjugation Keto-enol tautomerismu
  • Structural and geometrical isomerism
  • σ and π-bonds
  • Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides
  • Shapes of simple organic molecules
  • Hybridisation of carbon
  • Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals
  • Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded)
  • Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method)
  • Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage
  • IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds)
  • Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases


Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes 

  • Combustion and halogenation of alkanes
  • Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions
  • Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density)


Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes 


  • Metal acetylides
  • Additional reactions of alkynes
  • Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen)
  • Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions
  • Reduction of alkenes and alkynes
  • Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone
  • Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination)
  • Acidity of alkynes
  • Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments)


Reactions of Benzene

  • Effect of o-, m- and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes. 
  • Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation
  • Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, 
  • Structure and aromaticity



  • Reimer-Tieman reaction, Kolbe reaction. 
  • Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation)


Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above) 

  • Alkyl halides:
  • Grignard reactions
  • Rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation
  • Nucleophilic substitution reactions
  • Alcohols:
  • Reaction with sodium

–  Dehydration

– Conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones

– ZnCl2/concentrated HCl

– Phosphorus halides

– Oxidation

– Esterification


  • Carbylamine reaction
  • Cannizzaro reaction
  • Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts
  • Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis
  • Haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition)
  • Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation
  • Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution)
  • Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis 
  • Aldol condensation, Perkin reaction



  • Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose
  • Classification; mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose)


Amino acids and peptides 

  • General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties


Properties and uses of some important polymers 

  • Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, teflon and PVC


Practical Organic chemistry

  • Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures
  • Detection and identification of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl, amino and nitro
  • Detection of elements (N, S, halogens)
  • Mixtures


Download the JEE Advanced Chemistry 2022 Syllabus 


How to Prepare for the JEE Advanced 2022?

Aspirants preparing for JEE Advanced examination should always be one step ahead to appear for such a difficult exam. 

  1. To ace the JEE Advanced exam, students should focus more on important topics having more weightage percentage.
  2. Solving JEE Advanced mock tests daily can also improve your speed and understanding of the question within a given time.
  3. Analyze your JEE Main paper and revise the topics which were not clear before.
  4. Time management is also important to carry out the tasks given above. If time management skills are up to mark you might be able to cover all the topics of a subject and get time to practice mock tests till your JEE Advanced attempt.
  5. Students can visit Extramarks website and download the JEE Advanced Syllabus. Thereafter, students can check the topic thoroughly and prepare their study time table. They should thoroughly prepare every topic so that none of them is missed to be studied.
  6. Most importantly, they should download past JEE Advanced Question Papers which are available on the Extramarks website. They can practise JEE Advanced Sample Papers and evaluate their preparation. Later, they can download the JEE Advanced Answer/Solution Key and refer to it.


Expected JEE Advanced 2021 Chapter Wise High-to-Low Weightage for Chemistry

Topic  Weightage 


Carboxylic Acids

Atomic Structure 14-15%
P-block elements Group: 13-18 13-14%
Hydrocarbons 13-14%
Atomic Structure 11-12%
Organic Chemistry 11-12%
Thermodynamics 6-7%
Solutions 6-7%
Chemical Bonding 4-5%
Solid State 4-5%
Coordination Compounds 4-5%
ElectroChemistry 4-5%


Important Chemistry Chapters for JEE Advanced 2022

In the Chemistry JEE Advanced Syllabus, Extramarks has narrowed down some important topics from which a maximum number of questions might appear in the JEE Advanced Chemistry 2022 paper.

The list of topics given below might help students to prepare for the upcoming JEE Advanced Chemistry exam:

  • Solutions
  • Solid States
  • Mole Concept and the Concept of Equivalence
  • Gasses Theory
  • Redox Reaction
  • Thermodynamics and Second Law of  Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Carbonyl Compounds and their derivatives 

Preparation Tips for the JEE Advanced 2022 by Extramarks Experts

To prepare for JEE Advanced 2022 can be difficult but not that difficult if you have a strategy to follow. Planning can not only help you execute your daily studies precisely but also help you gain discipline and punctuality.

Extramarks experts have a strategy for you to follow given below:

  • Download the syllabus from Extramarks website and read it. By doing this you will get an insight into the topics, the pattern of the paper and plan a daily schedule to cover the syllabus
  • After this, develop a timetable which is suitable for you. Remember, time management is the key to cracking any exam. Analyze the topics that need more study time. Thereafter, allocate the time accordingly and start preparing
  • Before beginning with the JEE Advanced Syllabus, make sure you have understood the basic concepts studied in JEE Main, or else it would be difficult to cope with JEE Advanced Syllabus
  • Make your notes for a better understanding of the concept
  • Refer to various books of JEE Advanced, especially NCERT. Concepts and numerical are explained in NCERT in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand manner
  • Solve JEE Advanced mock tests or past years’ JEE Advanced Questions papers for a clear idea of the exam pattern and questions. Solving practise papers can help you manage time and quickly understand the question during your attempt in JEE Advanced
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Who is eligible for attempting JEE Advanced?

Aspirants are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced only if they are among the top 2.5 lakhs scorers who qualify for the JEE Main.

2. Why is the JEE Advanced conducted?

JEE Advanced is an examination for aspirants who aim to get admission in undergraduate programs in Architecture, Engineering or Science programs offered by the Indian Institutes of India.

3. How many topics does the JEE Adv Chemistry Syllabus contain?

The JEE Advanced Chemistry Syllabus 2022 is separated into 3 sections: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Physical Chemistry contains 11 topics. Inorganic Chemistry contains 7 topics. Organic Chemistry contains 10 topics which are further detailed.