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IIT JAM 2017 Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

JAM Syllabus must be strictly followed to qualify IIT JAM. IIT JAM syllabus 2017 will give an idea about which all topics and subjects need to be prepared well to crack IIT JAM with a good score. Questions are asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry Biological Science, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Once candidates have JAM syllabus in hand, IIT JAM Preparation becomes smooth. Clearing IIT JAM makes easy the process of admission to IIT’s & IISc. IIT JAM 2017 will be held on February 12, 2017 (Sunday).

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JAM Subject-Wise Syllabus

It is quite very necessary for an aspirant of IIT JAM to study and prepare for the test as the given JAM syllabus. The details related to IIT JAM Syllabus 2017 will help prioritize the candidate as to which topics need how much time and effort. Given below are complete details regarding IIT JAM 2017 Syllabus for all the test papers:


IIT JAM Biological Sciences Syllabus

JAM Syllabus for Biological Sciences can be read below:

ChapterTopic
General BiologyTaxonomy of plants and animals, pro-and eukaryotic organisms, cell organelles and their function, multicellular organization, general physiology, energy transformations, internal transport systems of plants and animals, photosynthesis, Respiration, regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms, reproductive biology, plant and animal hormones and their action, nervous systems, animal behaviour, plant and animal diseases, Mendelian genetics and heredity, basics of developmental biology, biology of populations and communities, evolution, basic principles of ecology, genesis and diversity of organisms.
Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics:Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; vitamins; biological oxidations, photosynthesis; carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism; digestion and absorption; detoxifying mechanisms; nucleic acids; nucleic acid metabolism; nature of gene and its function; genetic code; synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins; regulation of gene expression; operons. Structure of biomolecules; intra and intermolecular forces; thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems; enzyme mechanisms and kinetics; principles of X-ray diffraction; IR- and UV- spectroscopy; analytical and biochemical techniques
Microbiology, Cell Biology and ImmunologyClassification of microorganisms and their characterization; nutrient requirement for growth; laboratory techniques in microbiology; pathogenic microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology; viruses and fungi; microbial genetics; cell theory; cell architecture; cell division; types of chromosome structure; biochemical genetics- inborn errors of metabolisms; innate and adaptive immunity, antigen antibodies; principles of processes of development.
Mathematical SciencesMathematical functions (algebraic, exponential, trigonometric) and their derivatives (derivatives and integrals of simple functions); permutations and combinations; basic probability and volumetric calculations.

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus

The weight age of Biotechnology (BT) test paper in IIT JAM 2017 is given below:

  • Biology -44% weight age
  • Chemistry -20% weight age
  • Mathematics -18% weight age
  • Physics -18% weight age

Syllabus for Biology

ChapterTopic
General BiologyTaxonomy, Heredity, Genetic variation, Conservation, Principles of ecology, Evolution, Techniques in modern biology.
Biochemistry and PhysiologyCarbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acids, Enzymes, Vitamins, Hormones, Metabolism (Glycol sis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Photosynthesis), Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation, Vertebrates-Nervous system, Endocrine system, Vascular system, Immune system, Digestive system and Reproductive System.
Basic BiotechnologyTissue culture, Application of enzymes, Antigen-antibody interaction, Antibody production, Diagnostic aids.
Molecular BiologyDNA, RNA, Replication, Transcription, Translation, Proteins, Lipids and Membranes, Operon model, Gene transfer.
Cell BiologyCell cycle, Cytoskeletal elements, Mitochondria, Endoplasmic reticulum, Chloroplast, Golgi apparatus, Signalling.
MicrobiologyIsolation, Cultivation, Structural features of virus, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Pathogenic micro-organisms.

Syllabus for Chemistry

ChapterTopic
Atomic StructureBohr’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 equilibrium, 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, electrometric, conjugative effects and resonance.
Chemistry of Functional Groups, Soaps and detergentsHydrocarbons, 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.

Synthetic polymers,

Bio molecules

amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides),Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry
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Syllabus for Mathematics

Sets, Relations and FunctionsMathematical InductionLogarithms
Complex numbersLinear and Quadratic equationsSequences and Series
TrigonometryCartesian System of Rectangular CoordinatesStraight lines and Family
CirclesConic SectionsPermutations and Combinations
Binomial TheoremExponential and Logarithmic SeriesMathematical Logic
StatisticsThree Dimensional GeometryVectors
Matrices and DeterminantsBoolean AlgebraProbability
Functionslimits and ContinuityDifferentiation
Application of DerivativesDefinite and Indefinite IntegralsDifferential Equations

Syllabus for Physics

Physical World and MeasurementElementary Statics and DynamicsKinematics
Laws of MotionWorkEnergy and Power
ElectrostaticsCurrent electricityMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentElectromagnetic wavesOptics
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationsAtomic NucleusSolids and Semiconductor Devices
Principles of CommunicationMotion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyGravitation
Mechanics of Solids and FluidsHeat and ThermodynamicsOscillations, Waves

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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus

JAM Syllabus for Chemistry can be read below:

ChapterTopic
Basic Mathematical ConceptsFunctions, maxima and minima, integrals, ordinary differential equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, elementary statistics and probability theory.
Atomic and Molecular StructureFundamental 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 GasesEquation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases, Kinetic theory of gases, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law, equipartition of energy.
Solid stateCrystals and 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.
Chemical ThermodynamicsReversible and irreversible processes, first law and its application to ideal and no ideal gases, thermochemistry, second law, entropy and free energy, criteria for spontaneity.
Chemical and Phase EquilibriaLaw 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.
ElectrochemistryConductance 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 KineticsReactions of various order, Arrhenius equation, collision theory, transition state theory, chain reactions – normal and branched, enzyme kinetics, photochemical processes, catalysis.
AdsorptionGibbs adsorption equation, adsorption isotherm, types of adsorption, surface area of adsorbents, surface films on liquids.
SpectroscopyBeer-Lambert law, fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Syllabus for Organic Chemistry

ChapterTopic
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and StereochemistryElectronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property), optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereo Centres (allenes, biphenyls), conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes).
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic ApplicationsChemistry of reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc…), Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction and McMurry reaction, Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry, organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper), Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions, functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.
Qualitative Organic AnalysisIdentification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.
Natural Products ChemistryChemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.
Aromatic and Heterocyclic ChemistryMonocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties.

Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry

ChapterTopic
Periodic TablePeriodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties, general methods of isolation and purification of elements
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of CompoundsTypes 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)General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties, structure of electron deficient compounds involving main group elements
Transition Metals (d block)Characteristics of 3d elements,oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals
Coordination complexesstructure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra, VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, colour and magnetic properties of metal complexes, organometallic compounds having legends with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes, homogenous catalysis
Bioinorganic ChemistryEssentials and trace elements of life, basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+, structure and function of Haemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase
Instrumental Methods of AnalysisBasic principles, instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air and soil samples
Analytical ChemistryPrinciples of qualitative and quantitative analysis, acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA, precipitation reactions, use of indicators,use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, applications of isotopes

IIT JAM Geology Syllabus

JAM Syllabus for Geology can be read below:

ChapterTopic
The Planet EarthOrigin of the Solar System and the Earth, Geosphere and the composition of the Earth, Shape and size of the earth, Earth-moon system, Formation of continents and oceans, Dating rocks and age of the Earth, Volcanism and volcanic landforms, Interior of earth, Earthquakes, Earth’s magnetism and gravity, Isostasy, Elements of Plate tectonics, Orogenic cycles
GeomorphologyWeathering and erosion, Transportation and deposition due to wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms, Structurally controlled landforms
Structural GeologyConcept of stratum, Contour, Outcrop patterns, Maps and cross sections, Dip and strike, Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations and lineations, shear zones
StereographicStereographic and equal area projections of planes and lines, computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and bore-holes
PalaeontologyMajor steps in the evolution of life forms, Fossils and their mode of preservation and utility, Morphological characters, major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals – Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptolitoidea, Anthozoa, Echinodermata, Gondwana plant fossils, Elementary idea of verterbrate fossils in India
StratigraphyPrinciples of stratigraphy, Litho- , chrono- and biostratigraphic classification, distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent
MineralogySymmetry 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
TransmittedTransmitted polarised light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals
PetrologyDefinition and classification of rocks, Igneous rocks-forms of igneous bodies, Crystallization from magma, classification, association and genesis of igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks – classification, texture and structure; size and shape of sedimentary bodies ,Metamorphic rocks – classification, facies, zones and texture
CharacteristicCharacteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies
Economic GeologyProperties 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 GeologyGround Water, Principles of Engineering Geology

IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus

JAM Syllabus for Mathematics can be read below:

ChapterTopic
Sequences and Series of Real NumbersSequence of real numbers, convergence of sequences, bounded and monotone sequences, convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences, subsequences, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem
Series of real numbers, absolute convergence, tests of convergence for series of positive termscomparison test, ratio test, root test, Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series. Functions of One Real Variable: Limit, continuity, intermediate value property, differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, mean value theorem, L'Hospital rule, Taylor's theorem, maxima and minima
Functions of Two or Three Real VariablesLimit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, maxima and minima
Integral CalculusIntegration as the inverse process of differentiation, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of calculus
Double and triple integralsChange of order of integration, calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals, calculating volumes using triple integrals
Differential EquationsOrdinary 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, variable separable equations, linear differential equations of second order with constant coefficients, method of variation of parameters, Cauchy-Euler equation
Vector CalculusScalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems
Group TheoryGroups, 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
Linear AlgebraFinite dimensional vector spaces, linear independence of vectors, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrix representation, range space, null space, rank-nullity theorem
Rank and inverse of a matrixDeterminant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions, eigen values and eigenvectors for matrices, Cayley-Hamilton theorem
Real AnalysisInterior points, limit points, open sets, closed sets, bounded sets, connected sets, compact sets, completeness of R. Power series (of real variable), Taylor’s series, radius and interval of convergence, term-wise differentiation and integration of power series

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus

The weight age of the Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper is given below:

  • Mathematics -40% weight age
  • Statistics - 60% weight age

Syllabus for Mathematics

ChapterTopic
Sequences and SeriesConvergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers
Differential CalculusLimits, 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 CalculusFundamental theorems of integral calculus
Double and triple integralsapplications of definite integrals, arc lengths, areas and volumes
Matrices

Rank, inverse of a matrix, Systems of linear equations, Linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Cayley-Hamilton theorem, symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices

Syllabus for Statistics

ChapterTopic
ProbabilityAxiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule, Theorem of total probability, Bayes’ theorem and independence of events
Random VariablesProbability 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 DistributionsBinomial, negative binomial, geometric, Poisson, hypergeometric, uniform, exponential, gamma, beta and normal distributions. Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution
Joint DistributionsJoint, marginal and conditional distributions, Distribution of functions of random variables, Joint moment generating function, Product moments, correlation, simple linear regression, Independence of random variables
Sampling distributionsChi-square, t and F distributions, and their properties
Limit TheoremsWeak law of large numbers, Central limit theorem (i.i.d.with finite variance case only)
EstimationUnbiasedness, consistency and efficiency of estimators, method of moments and method of maximum likelihood, Sufficiency, factorization theorem, 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 HypothesesBasic concepts, applications of Neyman-Pearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses, Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus

JAM Syllabus for Physics can be read below:

ChapterTopic
Mathematical MethodsCalculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, 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 determinants, Algebra of complex numbers.
Mechanics and General Properties of MatterNewton’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 nonconservative forces, System of particles, Centre 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, Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators, Lissajous figures, Damped and forced oscillators, resonance, Wave equation, traveling and standing waves in one-dimension. Energy density and energy transmission in waves, Group velocity and phase velocity, Sound waves in media, Doppler Effect, Fermat’s Principal, 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
Electricity and MagnetismCoulomb’s law, Gauss’s law, Electric field and potential, Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases. Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, 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
ThermodynamicsElements of Kinetic theory of gases, Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy, Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases, Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state,Mean free path, Laws of 25 thermodynamics, Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium, First law and its consequences,Isothermal and adiabatic processes, Reversible, irreversible and quasistatic 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, MaxwellBoltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions
Modern PhysicsInertial 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, X-rays, 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, Radioactivity and its applications, Laws of radioactive decay, 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, Single stage amplifier, two stage R-C coupled amplifiers
Simple OscillatorsBarkhausen 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, combination of gates, de Morgan’s theorem

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