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 of Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) 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. Candidates now need to focus more on their studies as the exam is near future and completing the syllabus requires time. Check the detailed syllabus of Geology from below.
Detailed syllabus for Geology
|The Planet Earth||Origin 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.|
|Geomorphology||Weathering and erosion; Transportation and deposition due to wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms, Structurally controlled landforms.|
|Structural Geology||Concept 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. Stereographic and equal-area projections of planes and lines; computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and bore-holes|
|Palaeontology||Major steps in the evolution of life forms; Fossils; 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 vertebrate fossils in India.|
|Stratigraphy||Principles of stratigraphy; Litho-, Chrono- and biostratigraphic classification; distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent.|
|Mineralogy||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 polarized light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals.|
|Petrology||Definition 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. Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies.|
|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; Principles of Engineering Geology|
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
Ways to complete the JAM 2020 Geology Syllabus
Each student has its own way of doing the study and preparing for the exam. Every person has its own unique way of studying and learning and it can not always fit others or seem feasible by others. But here are the common ways students can adopt to effectively complete the syllabus and give time to revision and practice also.
1. Thorough with the syllabus: One of the most important thing before doing anything is to know the syllabus really well and check whether you haven’t missed any topic. Cross-check the syllabus if you want from the official website as well.
2. Make a list of subjects: Aspiring candidates first just make the list of units and topics which are coming in the exam. Then out of them separate the important topics and then check what you know well and what you don’t. Start preparing with the don’t ones well and then move ahead.
3. Time: Candidates thinking of giving JAM geology but not ready to dedicate the time, can face problem in completing the syllabus and this will affect the level of performance. A student has to and must dedicate at least 10-12 hours daily for their subject to score good marks because JAM demand depth knowledge.
4. Short notes: simultaneously preparing short notes while studying will help the candidates to not revise every line at the end and can just look at the short notes. This will help in recalling important things faster.
Recommended books for JAM 2020 Geology
Books prescribed below are those which are referred by the topper of Geology with AIR 1.
|Structural Geology by MP Billings||Click here|
|Physical Geography||Click here|
|Principals of Engineering Geology||Click here|
|Textbook of Physical Geology||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.