Carbohydrates and Amino acids

Here we will discuss the important aspects of Carbohydrates and Amino Acids and the kind of questions covered in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.


As evident from the trend of previous years, this is a chapter from which minimum 1 question is being asked every year in both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. But the questions are mostly factual in JEE Mains and generally deal with introductory concepts in JEE Advanced.This makes it an easy topic to score.


For JEE Mains structures of DNA,Carbohydrates,Proteins and Amino Acids are extremly important. Questions are frequently asked pertaining to optical activity of amino acids. In JEE Advanced,frequent questions are asked about different types of linkages (like Glycosidic), oxidation-reduction reactions,reducing-non reducing sugar and hydrolysis of Peptide bonds.

For this chapter, a thorough reading and understanding of NCERT Chemistry is a must. A lot of facts and structures also need to be kept in mind for good marks.