Joint Admission Test for M.Sc is conducted every year for admission into the Masters of Science and other postgraduates programs in science. The syllabus for the master program of Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) includes various subjects such as biotechnology, chemistry, math, geology, physics and mathematical statistics. With various subjects the syllabus for JAM becomes huge and deep. Some of the subjects have similar and basics +2 topics like in the case of maths and physics. Aspiring candidates appearing for the exam straighten up your backs and check the detailed syllabus for chemistry from here.
Detailed syllabus forJAM 2020 Chemistry (CY)
The syllabus for chemistry includes different subjects of chemistry mainly physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. The syllabus for all the subjects is given below.
Syllabus for Physical Chemistry in JAM
|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 for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.|
|Solid State||Crystals 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 Thermodynamics||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.|
|Electrochemistry||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; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched; enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; catalysis|
|Adsorption||Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.|
|Spectroscopy||Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.|
Detailed Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry in JAM
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): General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; the 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 complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra; VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes; organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.
Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in 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 Analysis: Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air and soil samples.
Analytical Chemistry: Principles 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.
Detailed Syllabus for Organic Chemistry in JAM
|Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry||Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property); optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (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 Applications||Chemistry 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 reactionPinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangementBaeyer-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 Analysis||Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.|
|Natural Products Chemistry||Chemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.|
|Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry||Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties.|
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 mentioned 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 for.
- You get redirected to the new page.
- Select your subject you are looking question paper for.
- Go through it and download it
Weightages of the topics in the JAM 2020 Chemistry section
We have compiled the data from various students experience and have observed some of the important topics which the candidates must prepare and know the basics of them. And though they are advised to prepare the whole syllabus for any worst circumstances.
- Mole concept
In physical chemistry it is really important for the candidates to deeply understand the mole concept because the rest of major topics of physical chemistry is derived from the mole concept. Other concepts like
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- Chemical Equilibrium
- Chemical Kinetics
- Electrochemistry, etc have nearly equal weightage.
In organic chemistry understand the basics of general organic chemistry and remaining will be the application part of it. Entire organic chemistry is being thorough with the general organic chemistry section:
- electrophiles, nucleophiles, types of reactions, acidity, basicity, etc.
- Named reactions
- Organic synthesis
The whole of the inorganic chemistry is important and no topic can be considered as unimportant.
Recommended books for JAM Chemistry
Listed below are the books suggested by the 2018 JAM Chemistry topper with AIR.
|Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula||Click here|
|A Textbook of Physical Chemistry||Click here|
|Organic Chemistry by Leroy G Wade and Jan William Simek||Click here|
|March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry||Click here|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry||Click here|
|Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity||Click here|
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.