IIT JAM Syllabus 2017 Physics/Mathematics/Biological Science/Chemistry


IIT JAM Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus 2017: Here we are brought the IIT JAM Syllabus of Physics, Mathematics, Biological Science, Chemistry, Geology and Biotechnology for those applicants who are preparing for IIT JAM Exam. Candidates must check the complete Exam syllabus from here or you can also download PDF file of Syllabus through online process. For better preparation of exam candidates need to study the whole syllabus deeply because minor topic of syllabus can play a major role to attain high rank in IIT JAM Examination. More details regarding IIT JAM Syllabus are well furnished below by the team of privatejobshub.in

IIT JAM Syllabus
Joint Admission Test is a national level examination which held every year with a view to provide admissions to candidates into M.Sc./M.Tech and Integrated Ph.D. degree programmes. Candidates who are going to apply against this examination must be in search of syllabus for each and every topic whether it is Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Physics (PH), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Mathematics (MA). So, on the below tuned page we are providing you pin pointed details regarding IIT Joint Admission Test which will surely help you in scoring good marks in the examination.

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IIT JAM Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus for Biological Sciences (BL)

General Biology 
Taxonomy And Physiology
Pro-And Eukaryotic Organisms
Cell Organelles And Their Function
Multicellular Organization
Energy Transformations
Internal Transport Systems Of Plants
Regulation Of Body Fluids And Excretory Mechanisms

Cellular Reproduction
Mendelian Genetics And Heredity
Biology And Populations And Communities
Genesis And Diversity Of Organisms
Animal Behavior
Plant And Animal Diseases.
Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
Trace Elements In Biological Systems
Enzymes And Proteins
Biological Oxidations
Carbohydrates And Lipids And Their Metabolisms
Digestion And Absorption; Detoxifying Mechanisms
Plant And Animal Hormones And Their Action
Nervous System
Hydrodynamic Techniques.
Principles Of X-Ray Diffraction
Nucleic Acids
Nature Of Gene And Its Function
Genetic Code
Synthesis Of Nucleic Acids And Proteins
Enzyme Mechanisms And Kinetics
Nucleic Acid Metabolism
Photo Synthesis
Structure Of Biomolecules
Intra And Intermolecular Forces
Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Biological Systems
IR And UV Spectroscopy And
Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology
Classes Of Microorganizms And Their Characterization
Nutrient Requirement For Growth
Laboratory Techniques In Microbiology
Pathogenic Microorganizms And Disease
Applied Microbiology
Microbial Genetic
Innate And Adaptive Immunity
Cell Theory
Cell Architecture
Methods Of Cell Fractionation
Cell Division
Types Of Chromosome Structure
Biochemical Genetics- Inborn Errors Of Metabolisms
Viruses And Fungi
Principles Of Processes of development
Antigen Antibodies
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Functions (Algebraic, Exponential, Trigonometric)
Their Derivatives (Derivatives And Integrals Of Simple Functions)
Permutations and combinations.

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Biological Sciences (BL)

The Planet Earth
Origin Of The Solar System And The Earth
Geosphere And The Composition Of The Eart
Shape And Size Of The Earth
Earth-Moon System  
Formation Of Continents And Oceans
Dating Rocks And Age Of The Earth
Energy In The Earth System
Volcanism And Volcanic Landforms; Interior Of Earth
Earth’s Magnetism And Gravity
Elements Of Plate Tectonics
Orogenic Cycles
Weathering And Erosion
Transportation And Deposition Due To Wind
Sea And Resulting Landforms
Structurally Controlled landforms.
Structural Geology
Concept Of Stratum
Outcrop Patterns
Maps And Cross Sections
Dip And Strike
Classification And Origin Of Folds
Foliation And Lineation
Shear Zones
Major Steps In The Evolution Of Life Forms
Their Mode Of Preservation And Utility
Morphological Characters
Elementary Idea Of Verterbrate Fossils In India
Major Evolutionary Trends And Ages Of Important Groups Of Animals – Brachiopoda
Gondwana Plant Fossils
Principles Of Stratigraphy
Litho-Chrono- And Biostratigraphic Classification
Distribution And Classification Of The Stratigraphic Horizons Of India From Archaean To Recent.
Symmetry And Forms In Common Crystal Classes
Physical Properties Of Minerals
Isomorphism And Polymorphism
Classification Of Minerals
Structure Of Silicates
Mineralogy Of Common Rock-Forming Minerals
Mode Of Occurrence Of Minerals In Rocks
Transmitted Polarised Light Microscopy And Optical Properties Of Uniaxial and biaxial minerals
Definition And Classification Of Rocks
Igneous Rocks-Forms Of Igneous Bodies
Crystallization From Magma
Association And Genesis Of Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks – Classification
Texture And Structure
Size And Shape Of Sedimentary Bodies
Metamorphic Rocks – Classification
Texture And Properties.
Economic Geology
Properties of common economic minerals
General processes of formation of mineral deposits
Physical characters
Mode of occurrence and distribution in India both of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits
Coal and petroleum occurrences in India.
Applied Geology
Ground Water
Mineral exploration

Elements of Mining Geology and Environmental Geology
Principles of Engineering Geology

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Physics (PH)

Mathematical Methods
Calculus Of Single And Multiple Variables
Partial Derivatives
Imperfect And Perfect Differentials
Taylor Expansion
Fourier Series
Vector Algebra

Vector Calculus
Multiple Integrals
Divergence Theorem
Green’s Theorem
Stokes’ Theorem
First Order Equations And Linear
Second Order Differential Equations With Constant Coefficients.
Matrices And Determinant
Algebra Of Complex

                                  Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
Newton’s Laws Of Motion And Applications
Velocity And Acceleration In Cartesian
Polar And Cylindrical Coordinate Systems
Uniformly Rotating Frame
Centrifugal And Coriolis Forces
Motion Under A Central Force, Kepler’s Laws
Gravitational Law And Field
Conservative And Non-Conservative Force
System Of Particles
Center Of Mass, Equation Of Motion Of The CM
Conservation Of Linear And Angular Momentum
Conservation Of Energy
Variable Mass Systems
Elastic And Inelastic Collisions
Rigid Body Motion
Fixed Axis Rotations
Rotation And Translation
Moments Of Inertia And Products Of Inertia
Parallel And Perpendicular Axes Theorem
Principal Moments And Axes
Kinematics Of Moving Fluids
Equation Of Continuity
Euler’s Equation
Bernoulli’s Theorem
Oscillations, Waves and Optics
Differential Equation For Simple Harmonic Oscillator And Its General Solution
Super Position Of Two Or More Simple Harmonic Oscillators
Lissajous Figures
Damped And Forced Oscillators
Wave Equation
Traveling And Standing Waves In One-Dimension
Energy Density And Energy Transmission In Waves
Group Velocity And Phase Velocity

Fermat’s Principle
General Theory Of Image Formation
Thick Lens
Thin Lens And Lens Combinations
Interference Of Light
Optical Path Retardation
Fraunhofer Diffraction
Rayleigh Criterion And Resolving Power
Diffraction Gratings
Polarization: Linear, Circular And Elliptic Polarization
Double Refraction And optical rotation
Sound Waves In Media
Doppler Effect

Electricity and Magnetism
Coulomb’s Law
Gauss’s Law
Electric Field And Potential
Electrostatic Boundary Conditions
Solution Of Laplace’s Equation For Simple Cases
Dielectric Polarization
Volume And Surface Charges
Electrostatic Energy
Biot-Savart Law
Ampere’s Law
Faraday’s Law Of Electromagnetic Induction
Self And Mutual Inductance. Alternating Currents
Simple DC And AC Circuits With R, L And C Components Displacement Current
Maxwell’s Equations And Plane Electromagnetic Waves
Poynting’s Theorem
Reflection And Refraction At A Dielectric Interface
Transmission And Reflection Coefficients (Normal Incidence Only).
Lorentz Force And Motion Of Charged Particles In Electric And Magnetic Fields.
Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
Elements Of Kinetic Theory Of Gases. Velocity Distribution
Equipartition Of Energy
Specific Heat Of Mono-Di- And Tri-Atomic Gases
Ideal Gas
Van-Der-Waals Gas And Equation Of State
Mean Free Pat
Laws Of Thermodynamics
Zeroth Law And Concept Of Thermal Equilibrium
Fermi-Dirac And Bose-Einstein distributions
First Law And Its Consequence
Isothermal And Adiabatic Processe
Reversible, Irreversible And Quasi-Static Processes
Second Law And Entropy
Carnot Cycle
Maxwell’s Thermodynamic Relations And Simple Applications
Thermodynamic Potentials And Their Applications
Phase Transitions And Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
Ideas Of Ensembles
Modern Physics
Inertial Frames And Galilean Invariance
Postulates Of Special Relativity Lorentz Transformations
Length Contraction
Time Dilation
Relativistic Velocity Addition Theorem
Mass Energy Equivalence
Blackbody Radiation
Photoelectric Effect
Compton Effect
Bohr’s Atomic Model
Radioactivity And Its Applications.
Laws Of Radioactive Decay
Wave-Particle Duality
Uncertainty Principle
The Superposition Principle
Calculation Of Expectation Values
Schrödinger Equation And Its Solution For One
Two And Three Dimensional Boxes
Solution Of Schrödinger Equation For The One Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
Reflection And Transmission At A Step Potential
Pauli Exclusion Principle
Structure Of Atomic Nucleus
Mass And Binding Energy
Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
Crystal Structure
Bravais Lattices And Basis
Miller Indices
X-Ray Diffraction And Bragg's Law
Intrinsic And Extrinsic Semiconductors
Variation Of Resistivity With Temperature
Fermi Level
P-N Junction Diode
I-V Characteristics
Zener Diode And Its Applications
BJT: Characteristics In CB, CE, CC Modes
Combination Of Gates
De Morgan’s Theorem
Single Stage Amplifier, Two Stage R-C Coupled Amplifiers.
Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen Condition
Sinusoidal Oscillators
OPAMP And Applications: Inverting And Non-Inverting Amplifier.
Boolean Algebra: Binary Number Systems
Conversion From One System To Another System
Binary Addition And Subtraction.
Logic Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR Exclusive OR
Truth Tables

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Sequences and Series:
Convergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers.
Differential Calculus:
Limits, continuity and differentiability of functions of one and two variables. Rolle's theorem, mean value theorems, Taylor's theorem, indeterminate forms, maxima and minima of functions of one and two variables.
Integral Calculus:
Fundamental theorems of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, applications of definite integrals, arc lengths, areas and volumes.
Rank, inverse of a matrix. Systems of linear equations. Linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Cayley-Hamilton theorem, symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices.
Differential Equations:
Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y' = f(x,y). Linear differential equations of the second order with constant coefficients
Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule. Theorem of total probability. Bayes’ theorem and independence of events.
Random Variables:
Probability mass function, probability density function and cumulative distribution functions, distribution of a function of a random variable. Mathematical expectation, moments and moment generating function. Chebyshev's inequality.
Standard Distributions:
Binomial, negative binomial, geometric, Poisson, hypergeometric, uniform, exponential, gamma, beta and normal distributions. Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution.
Joint Distributions:
Joint, marginal and conditional distributions. Distribution of functions of random variables. Product moments, correlation, simple linear regression. Independence of random variables.
Sampling distributions:
 Chi-square, t and F distributions, and their properties.
Limit Theorems:
Weak law of large numbers. Central limit theorem (i.i.d. with finite variance case only).
 Unbiasedness, consistency and efficiency of estimators, method of moments and method of maximum likelihood. Sufficiency, factorization theorem. Completeness, Rao-Blackwell and Lehmann-Scheffe theorems, uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators. Rao-Cramer inequality. Confidence intervals for the parameters of univariate normal, two independent normal, and one parameter exponential distributions.
Testing of Hypotheses:
Basic concepts, applications of Neyman-Pearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses. Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution.

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Chemistry (CY)

Physical Chemistry

Basic Mathematical Concepts
Functions, maxima and minima, integrals, ordinary differential equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, elementary statistics and probability theory
Atomic and Molecular Structure
Fundamental particles, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; Uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s wave equation; Quantum numbers, shapes of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle, electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.
Theory of Gases
Equation of state of ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases, Kinetic theory of gases. Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.
Solid state
Crystals, crystal systems, X-rays, NaCl and KCl structures, close packing, atomic and ionic radii, radius ratio rules, lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle, isomorphism, heat capacity of solids.
Reversible and irreversible processes; First law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases; Thermochemistry; Second law; Entropy and free energy, Criteria for spontaneity.
Chemical and Phase Equilibria
 Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; Effect of temperature on K; Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; Hydrolysis; Solubility product; Phase equilibria–Phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; Colligative properties.
Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and Free energy; Concentration cells with and without transport; Polarography; Concentration cells with and without transport; Debey-Huckel-Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes.
Chemical Kinetics
Reactions of various order, Arrhenius equation, Collision theory; Theory of absolute reaction rate; Chain reactions – Normal and branched chain reactions; Enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; Catalysis.
Gibbs adsorption equation, adsorption isotherm, types of adsorption, surface area of adsorbents, surface films on liquids.

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Organic Chemistry

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry
 Electronic effect (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property). Optical isomerism in compounds without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls), conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/npropane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono and di substituted cyclohexanes).
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications
Chemistry reactive intermediates, carbine, nitrene, benzyne, Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolf rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Witting reaction, McMurry reaction. Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienonc-phenol rearrangement, Bayer-Villeger reaction. Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry. Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard and organocopper). Diels-Alder reaction, Sigmatropic reactions.
Qualitative Organic Analysis
Functional group interconversions, structural problems using chemical reactions, identification of functional groups by chemical tests, elementary 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy as a tool for structural elucidation.
Natural Products Chemistry
Introductory chemistry of alkaloids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.
Heterocyclic Chemistry
Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom.

Inorganic Chemistry

Periodic Table
Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds
Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization; dipole moment; ionic solids; structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)
Chemistry with emphasis on group relationship and gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds of main group elements and application of main group elements.
Transition Metals (d block)
Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes; VB and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes. Organometallic compounds, metal carnonyls, nitrosyls and metallocenes, ligands with back bonding capabilities; MO theory approaches to explain bonding in metal-carbonyl, metal-nitrosyl and metalphosphine complexes.
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Essentials and trace elements of life, basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+, function of hemoglobin and myoglobin.
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Basic principles, instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, UV-vis spectrophotometry, analysis of water, air and soil samples.
Analytical Chemistry
Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and EDTA and precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.

IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematics (MA)

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
Sequences and series of real numbers, Convergent and divergent sequences, bounded and monotone sequences, Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences, absolute and conditional convergence; Tests of convergence for series of positive terms – comparison test, ratio test, root test; Leibnitz test for convergence of alternating series.
Functions of One Variable
limit, continuity, differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean value theorem. Taylor's theorem. Maxima and minima.
Functions of Two Real Variables
limit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, maxima and minima. Method of Lagrange multipliers, Homogeneous functions including Euler’s theorem.
Integral Calculus
Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental theorem of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, change of order of integration. Calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals and applications. Calculating volumes using triple integrals and applications.
Differential Equations
Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y'=f(x,y). Bernoulli’s equation, exact differential equations, integrating factor, Orthogonal trajectories, Homogeneous differential equations-separable solutions, Linear differential equations of second and higher order with constant coefficients, method of variation of parameters. Cauchy-Euler equation.
Vector Calculus
Scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl and Laplacian. Scalar line integrals and vector line integrals, scalar surface integrals and vector surface integrals, Green's, Stokes and Gauss theorems and their applications.
Group Theory
Groups, subgroups, Abelian groups, non-abelian groups, cyclic groups, permutation groups; Normal subgroups, Lagrange's Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups (only group theory).
Linear Algebra
Vector spaces, Linear dependence of vectors, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrix representation with respect to an ordered basis, Range space and null space, rank-nullity theorem; Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Cayley-Hamilton theorem. Symmetric, skew-symmetric, hermitian, skew-hermitian, orthogonal and unitary matrices.
Real Analysis
Interior points, limit points, open sets, closed sets, bounded sets, connected sets, compact sets; completeness of R, Power series (of real variable) including Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s, domain of convergence, term-wise differentiation and integration of power series.

IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology (BT)

General Biology
Taxonomy; Heredity; Genetic variation; Conservation; Principles of ecology; Evolution; Techniques in modern biology.
Biochemistry and Physiology
Carbohydrates; Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes; Vitamins; Hormones; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphoryation; Photosynthesis. Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation; Vertebrates-Nervous system; Endocrine system; Vascular system; Immune system; Digestive system and Reproductive System.
Basic Biotechnology
Tissue culture; Application of enzymes; Antigen-antibody interaction; Antibody production; Diagnostic aids.
Molecular Biology
DNA; RNA; Replication; Transcription; Translation; Proteins; Lipids and Membranes; Operon model; Gene transfer.
Cell Biology
Cell cycle; Cytoskeletal elements; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi apparatus; Signaling.
Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organizms.

Chemistry (10+2+3 Level)  

Atomic Structure: Bohr’s theory and Schrodinger wave equation; Periodicity in properties; Chemical bonding; Properties of s, p, d and f block elements; Complex formation; Coordination compounds; Chemical equilibria; Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions); Photochemistry; Electrochemistry; Acid-base concepts; Stereochemistry of carbon compounds; Inductive, electromeric, conjugative effects and resonance; Chemistry of Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives; Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids; Mechanism of organic reactions; Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Biomolecules – amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides); Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.

Mathematics (10+2 Level) 

Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Linear and Quadratic equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight lines and Family, Circles, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Mathematical Logic, Statistics, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Matrices and Determinants, Boolean Algebra, Probability, Functions, limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Differential Equations.

Physics (10+2 Level )

Physical World and Measurement, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, Principles of Communication, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.

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