IIT-JAM is among the competitive entrance examinations of postgraduate level in science stream. The test is conducted by IIT’s on rotational basis and Scores of the Indian Institutes of Technology- Joint Admission Test for M. Sc are accepted by all the IIT’s. It is mandatory to appear in the entrance examination in order to seek admission into M. Sc., M. Sc.-Ph. d. Dual degree and other post-B. Sc. programmes.
Syllabus for IIT JAM
For Biotechnology, test paper comprises of questions on Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Detail syllabus inclusive of all topics are mentioned below-
Taxonomy; Heredity, Genetic variation, Principles of ecology, Tissue culture, Application of enzymes, DNA, RNA, Replication, Cell cycle, Microbiology, Characterization and enumeration of virus, Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa, Carbohydrates, Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes, Vitamins, Hormones, Metabolism, Photosynthesis, Nitrogen Fixation, Nervous system, vascular system, Immune system, Digestive system, and Reproductive System.
Bohr's theory, wave equation, Chemical bonding, Properties of s, p, d and block elements, Chemical equilibria, Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law), Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions), Electrochemistry, Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives; Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, carboxylic, Mechanism of organic reactions Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Biomolecules - amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates, electrophoresis, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, etc.
Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Linear and Quadratic equations, Sequences and Series, Trignometry, Permutations and Combinations, Statistics, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Stocks, Shares and Debentures, Matrices and Determinants, Boolean Algebra, Probability, Functions, limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Differential Equations, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Partnership, Linear Programming, Annuities, Application of Calculus.
Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetics waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, Principles of Communication, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.
For Chemistry, questions are asked from the following topics-
Basic mathematical concepts, atomic structure, theory of gases, chemical thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics.
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry, Aromaticity and Huckel's rule, Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications, Natural Products Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, and Qualitative Organic Analysis.
Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds, Main Group Elements (s and p blocks), Transition Metals (d block) and Analytical Chemistry.
For Computer Application, syllabus includes following topics-
Algebra, Matrices, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Probability, and Linear Programming.
Elements of computers, Number systems, Basic electronic gates, Boolean algebra, Flip-Flops, Algorithmic approach to solve problems, and Fundamentals of C language.
Analytical Ability and General Awareness
Simple questions will be asked to test the analytical ability and general awareness of candidates. One can go through the newspaper on regular basis and can practice some data interpretation questions.
For Geology, syllabus comprises of study of The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, and Applied Geology.
For Geo Physics, study of below listed topics is mandatory.
The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology.
Sequences, Series and Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Complex Analysis, and Numerical Analysis.
Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics.
For Mathematics syllabus includes study of following topics-
Sequences, Series and Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Algebra, Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis.
For Mathematical Statistics syllabus comprises of below mentioned subjects.
Sequences, Series and Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices and Differential Equations.
Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Limit Theorems, Estimation, and Testing of Hypotheses.
Syllabus of Physics includes the study of following topics-
Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, and Modern Physics.