Joint Admission Test for M.Sc is conducted every year for the admission into the Masters of Science and other postgraduates programs in science. The syllabus for the master program is huge and includes various subjects such as biotechnology, chemistry, maths, geology, physics and mathematical statistics. Some of the subjects have similar and basics +2 topics like in the case of maths and physics. Aspiring candidates need to focus more on their preparation as the syllabus will take time to get completed. Check the detailed syllabus for biotechnology from below.
JAM 2020 Syllabus for Biotechnology (BT)
The biotechnology test paper includes Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. You can check the detailed syllabus below.
JAM Syllabus for Biology
|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 Phosphorylation; 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.|
|Microbiology||Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of a virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organisms.|
JAM Syllabus for Chemistry (10+2+3)
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.
JAM Syllabus for Maths
Maths syllabus generally consists of the topics from the 10+2 level. The topics which are included in the syllabus are:
- Sets, Relations and Functions
- Mathematical Induction, Logarithms
- Complex numbers, Linear and Quadratic equations
- Sequences and Series
- Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
- Straight lines and Family, Circles
- Conic Sections
- Permutations and Combination
- Binomial Theorem
- Exponential and Logarithmic Series
- Mathematical Logic
- Statistics & probability
- Three Dimensional Geometry & Vectors
- Matrices and Determinants
- Boolean Algebra
- Functions, Limits and Continuity,
- Differentiation, Application of Derivatives,
- Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Differential Equations.
JAM Syllabus for 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
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations
- Atomic Nucleus
- Solids and Semiconductor Devices
- Principles of Communication
- The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
- Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Oscillations & Waves.
JAM Previous Year’s Question Papers
Candidates looking forward to JAM previous years question papers can download from the link provided here. Candidates can download the question papers by following the steps mention below:
- Click on the direct link provided on this page.
- A new page with links to the previous years’ question papers is there.
- Click on the particular year link for which you are looking paper for.
- You get redirected to the new page.
- Select your subject you are looking question paper for.
- Go through it and download it
Preparation structure for the JAM Biotechnology
The syllabus for biotechnology is extensive as it comprises of 4 different subjects in itself. And each subject has its own syllabus for them. So candidate opting for JAM Biotechnology should devote a good amount of time in studies and in completing the syllabus. Candidates who find it difficult to cope up with the syllabus can follow the below points. But before starting anything thy must know the syllabus thoroughly and should not miss in any topic.
1. Notes: Once done with the understanding of the syllabus, start by compiling the notes of the topics individually. Either handwrite them, get them print out or saves them online. Whichever way suits you, follow that, but be just ready with the notes of every topic.
2. Set the schedule: Now check how many months are left for the preparation and how much the syllabus demands. Compare both of them and separate the topics which need more time to get prepared and start with those topics first. Prepare a proper time table giving sufficient time to not only studies but to your personal time including refreshment, meals and proper sleep.
3. Separate the topics: when you go through the syllabus, correspondingly maintain a separate list of the topics you know and the topics you don’t know. Start by learning and understanding the basics of the topics because mugging up things will lead to confusion and this will decrease the score in the paper.
4. Be organized: when all the above are in position; your understanding of the syllabus, all notes and time allotted to each topic, then nothing can be a hurdle in your preparation. Anything in disorder, especially your notes, will lead to agitation and irritation and this will affect the process of preparation.
So candidates who are looking forward to appearing in the JAM examination must be regular and consistent with their studies.
Recommended books for JAM 2020
|Concepts of Physics – H.C. Verma||Click here|
|Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics||Click here|
|Introduction to Electrodynamics||Click here|
For more books, subject wise candidates can refer to JAM Biotechnology books.
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc this time is conducted by IIT Kanpur and is for the admission in masters programmes of science like M.Sc, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. The candidates can admission in various Indian Institute of technology- IITs, Indian Institute of Science- IISc and other top Indian Institutes through JAM. Candidates can choose only two subjects out of the 6 subjects in the exam. It is conducted in two sessions with each session held the paper of 3 subjects. Candidates selecting two subject make sure they are in different sessions.