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IIT JAM 2017 examination is conducted in two different time slots. In these two time- slots, seven test papers are conducted. They are Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics. **IIT JAM Physics 2017** examination is conducted between the time slot of 9 AM to 12 Noon.

The time duration to complete the IIT JAM Physics examination is 3 hours. The IIT JAM Physics exam is divided into three sections, comprising of 30 Multiple Choice Questions, 10 Multiple Select Questions, and 20 Numerical Answer Type questions. The Examination is conducted only through online mode.

Before preparing for the IIT JAM Physics examination, candidates must first check the Physics syllabus. Candidate’s preparation for the examination will be unsuccessful if they don’t know about the syllabus and topics to prepare for. The following table shows the syllabus for **IIT JAM Physics**:

Chapter | Topics |
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Mathematical Methods | Calculus 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, Stoke’s 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 Matter | Newton’s law of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, Polar and cylindrical coordinate system, Uniformly rotating frame, Centrifugal and coriolis forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s law, Conservative and non-conservative forces, Gravitational law and field, Centre of mass, System of particles, Equation of motion of CM, Conservation of linear and angular momentum, Conservation of energy, Variable mass system, 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 solutions, Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators, Lissajous figures, Damped and forces oscillators, Resonance, Wave equation, Travelling and studying wave in one-dimension, Energy density and energy transmission in waves, Group velocity and phase velocity, Sound wave in media, Doppler effect, Fermat’s principal, General theory of image formation, Thick lens, thin lens and lens combination, Interference of light, optical path retardation, Fraunhofer diffraction, Rayleigh criterion and resolving power, Diffraction gratings Polarisation: linear, circular and elliptic polarisation, Double refraction and optical rotation |

Electricity and Magnetism | Columb’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 equation and plane electromagnetic wave, Poyting’s theorem, reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface, transmission and reflection coefficients, Lorentz force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields |

Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics | Elements of Kinetic theory of gases, velocity distribution and equipartition of energy, specific heat of Mono, di and triatomic gases, Ideal gas, van-dar-waals gas and equation of state, mean free path, Law of thermodynamics, Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium, first law and its consequences, reversible and irreversible processes, second law and entropy, carnot cycle, Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications, Thermodynamics potentials and their applications, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions. |

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, X-rays, Wave particle duality, Reflection and transmission at a step potential, Mass and Binding energy, Law of radioactive decay |

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics | Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction, Miller indices, Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature, Fermi level, two stages R-C couples amplifiers, Boolean algebra, conversion from one system to another, truth tables and combination of gates |

BJT | Characteristics in CB, CE, EE modes. Single stage amplifier |

Simple Oscillators | OPAMP and applications, inverting and non-inverting amplifier |

Boolean Algebra | Logic gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, XOR and exclusive OR |

Weightage helps candidate to know about the actual percentage of questions asked from the different subjects. The following table shows the weightage of different subjects:

Subject | Weightage Percentage |
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Biology | 44% |

Chemistry | 20% |

Mathematics | 18% |

Physics | 18% |

Books play an important role in preparation for **IIT JAM 2017**. Following table shows the topic-wise books names, useful for JAM 2017 Physics preparation.

Topics | Book name | Authors name |
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Mathematical Methods | Mathematical Physics | H.K. Dass |

Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering | Riley, Hobson, & Bence | |

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences | Marley L Boas | |

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter | Quantum Mechanics | Zetili, Griffith, SchaumsSeries |

Quantum Mechanics | MC Jain | |

Classical Mechanics | Kepler or Berclays and HJ Pain | |

Oscillations, Waves and Optics | Optics | Ghatak/ Brijlal and Subhramanyam |

Electricity and Magnetism | Introduction to Electrodynamics | David J. Griffiths |

Electricity and Magnetism | B. Ghosh | |

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics | Thermodynamics | Zemanski Dittman, Saha Srivastava/ F.W. Sears and G.L. Salinger |

Modern Physics | Molecular and Atomic Physics | Rajkumar/ White |

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics | Solid State Physics | Kittel/ MA Omar/ White/ S.O. Pillai |

Semiconductor and Electronics | Boylested/ Gaekwad |

Candidates of this generation prefer online preparation for any exam. There are various websites available which provide study materials, mock test and previous year papers so that candidates can prepare well. Mostly, the Physics syllabus for IIT JAM is similar to other examinations. For the clarity in concepts, candidates can watch videos and lectures from the below listed wesbite.

- https://www.youtube.com/
- https://www.simplylearnt.com/
- https://www.physicsgalaxy.com/
- https://www.tcyonline.com/tests/iit-jam
- https://www.wifistudy.com/iit-jam-preparation.html

- Firstly, candidates have to check the syllabus carefully so that they have an idea about the topics to be studied. Candidates are also advised to check the most important topics so that they can complete the syllabus within the time limit.
- Candidate’s first start preparing with easy questions and then start to prepare difficult ones.
- Candidates must practice on a daily basis because Physics section also contains numerical which are time-consuming and lengthy.
- Candidates need to remember formulas to solve the numerical accurately and within specified time limit.
- Candidates have to practice previous year questions paper so that they get an idea about the questions asked in the paper.
- Candidates also practice mock tests so that they can recognise the area where they are lacking behind
- It is also very important for a candidate to get relaxed at regular intervals with their hobbies like dancing, singing, walk, games etc.

JAM sample paper and previous year papers help candidates to prepare well for the examination. Candidates can download the previous year papers and practise them. Candidates can download the **previous year JAM physics papers** from the following links.

Year | DOWNLOAD PAPERS |
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JAM 2015 | Download |

JAM 2014 | Download |

JAM 2013 | Download |

JAM is also known as the “Joint Admission Test”, conducted for those candidates who are seeking admission in M.Sc and other Post-Bachelor Degree programmes in IIT’s. It is a national level examination conducted by IISC or IIT. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before applying for the examination.

The application form-filling process of **IIT JAM****2017** has now been closed. IIT JAM Admit card will be available from January 10, 2017 onwards. The **JAM 2017 exam date** is February 12, 2017. The result of IIT JAM 2017 will be declared on March 27, 2017.

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