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Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2023 ( IIT JAM )

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IIT Guwahati has released the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus along with the exam notification and information brochure. The seven subjects for which IIT JAM 2023 will be conducted are Biotechnology (BL), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH). Candidates can go through all the subjects and topics covered as part of the IIT JAM syllabus for all seven test papers in which the exam is being conducted.

IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Biotechnology (BL)

The JAM test paper for Biotechnology consists of four subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Aspirants can go through the IIT JAM Biotechnology syllabus below:

IIT JAM 2023 Biology Syllabus

The standard of questions asked in IIT JAM 2023 for Biology subject is of 10+2+3 level. Topics that candidates need to study to perform well in the IIT JAM Biology section of the Biotechnology test paper are listed below.

IIT JAM General Biology:

  • Taxonomy
  • Heredity
  • Genetic variation
  • Conservation
  • Principles of ecology
  • Evolution
  • Techniques in modern biology 

IIT JAM Biochemistry and Physiology:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids;
  • Nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins
  • Hormones
  • Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization, and Osmoregulation
  • Vertebrates-Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Vascular system
  • Immune system
  • Digestive system and Reproductive System.

IIT JAM Basic Biotechnology: 

  • Tissue culture
  • Application of enzymes
  • Antigen-antibody interaction
  • Antibody production
  • Diagnostic aids

IIT JAM Molecular Biology: 

  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Replication
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • Proteins
  • Lipids and Membranes
  • Operon model
  • Gene transfer

IIT JAM Cell Biology: 

  • Cell cycle
  • Cytoskeletal elements
  • Mitochondria
  • Endoplasmic reticulum
  • Chloroplast
  • Golgi apparatus
  • Signalling

IIT JAM Microbiology:

  • Isolation
  • Cultivation
  • Structural features of virus
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Protozoa
  • Pathogenic micro-organisms

IIT JAM 2023 Chemistry Syllabus

The standard of questions asked in IIT JAM 2023 for the Chemistry subject is of 10+2+3 level. Topics that candidates need to study to perform well in the IIT JAM Chemistry section are listed below.

  • 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, electrometric, 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

IIT JAM 2023 Mathematics Syllabus

The standard of questions asked in IIT JAM 2023 for the Mathematics subject is of 10+2 level. Topics that candidates need to study to perform well in the IIT JAM Mathematics section are listed below.

IIT JAM 2023 Physics Syllabus

The standard of questions asked in IIT JAM 2021 for Physics subject is of 10+2 level. Topics that candidates need to study to perform well in the IIT JAM Physics section are listed below.

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Chemistry (CY)

The JAM test paper for Chemistry consists of three subjects which are Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Chemistry syllabus below.

IIT JAM 2023 Physical Chemistry Syllabus

  • 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.

IIT JAM 2023 Organic Chemistry Syllabus

  • 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 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 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. 

IIT JAM 2023 Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

  • 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; 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, colour, 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 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 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.

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Geology (GG)

Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Geology syllabus here. The JAM test paper for Geology comprises of the below-mentioned topics:

  • 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 polarised 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

Download IIT JAM 2023 Geology Syllabus PDF here

IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Mathematics (MA)

Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Mathematics syllabus here. The JAM test paper for Mathematics comprises of the below-mentioned topics:

  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequence of real numbers, the 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 terms – comparison 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 Variables: Limit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, maxima, and minima. 
  • Integral Calculus: Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, definite integrals, and their properties, fundamental theorem of calculus. Double and triple integrals, change of order of integration, calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals, calculating volumes using triple integrals. 
  • Differential Equations: Ordinary 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 Calculus: Scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, Green, Stokes, and Gauss theorems. 
  • Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, Abelian groups, non-Abelian groups, cyclic groups, permutation groups, normal subgroups, Lagrange's Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphism, and basic concepts of quotient groups. 
  • Linear Algebra: Finite 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 matrix, determinant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors for matrices, Cayley-Hamilton theorem. 
  • Real Analysis: Interior 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.

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Mathematical Statistics (MS)

The JAM test paper for Mathematical Statistics consists of two subjects which are Mathematics and Statistics. The weightage given to Mathematics is 40 per cent and Statistics is 60 per cent. Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics syllabus here. Find out the important topics for the Mathematical Statistics course below:

IIT JAM 2023 Mathematics Syllabus

  • Sequences and Series: Convergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers.
  • Differential Calculus: Limits, 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 Calculus: Fundamental theorems of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, applications 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.

IIT JAM 2023 Statistics Syllabus

  • Probability: Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule. The theorem of total probability. Bayes’ theorem and independence of events.
  • Random Variables: Probability 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 Distributions: Binomial, negative binomial, geometric, Poisson, hypergeometric, uniform, exponential, gamma, beta, and normal distributions. Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution.
  • Joint Distributions: Joint, 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 Distributions: Chi-square, t and F distributions, and their properties.
  • Limit Theorems: Weak law of large numbers. Central limit theorem (i.i.d.with finite variance case only).
  • Estimation: Unbiasedness, consistency, and efficiency of estimators, method of moments, and method of maximum likelihood. Sufficiency, factorization theorem. Completeness, 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 Hypotheses: Basic concepts, applications of Neyman-Pearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses. Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution. 

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Physics (PH)

Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Physics syllabus below. The JAM test paper for Physics comprises of the below-mentioned topics:

  • 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, 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 Matter: Newton’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 non-conservative forces. System of particles, Center 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 Principle. 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 Magnetism: Coulomb’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, Thermodynamics: Elements 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 thermodynamics. Zeroth law and the concept of thermal equilibrium. First law and its consequences. Isothermal and adiabatic processes. Reversible, irreversible, and quasi-static 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, Maxwell-Boltzmann, 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, 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 the 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 Oscillators: Barkhausen 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; a combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2023 for Economics (EN)

Aspirants can go through the detailed IIT JAM Economics syllabus here. The IIT JAM test paper for Economics comprises of the below-mentioned topics:

Microeconomics: Consumer theory, Theory of production and cost, General equilibrium and welfare, Market structure, Game theory, Public goods and market failure.

Macroeconomics: National income accounting, Behavioural and technological functions, Business cycles and economic models, Inflation and unemployment, Growth models

Statistics for Economics: Probability theory, Mathematical statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation and regression.

Indian Economy: Indian economy before 1950, Planning and Indian development, Indian economy after 1991, Banking, finance and macroeconomic policies, Inequalities in social development, Poverty, India’s labour market.

Mathematics for Economics: Preliminaries and functions, Differential calculus, Integral calculus, Differential equations, and difference equations, Linear Algebra, Optimisation.

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Important Topics for IIT JAM 2023

Aspirants can go through the list of important topics for the IIT JAM 2023 exam for all test papers in the table below:

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Biotechnology (BL)

Subject

Topics

Biology (10+2+3 level)

General Biology

Biochemistry and Physiology

Basic Biotechnology

Molecular Biology

Cell Biology

Microbiology

Chemistry (10+2+3 level)

-

Mathematics (10+2 level)

-

Physics (10+2 level)

-

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Chemistry (CY)

Subject

Topics

Physical Chemistry

Basic Mathematical Concepts

Atomic and Molecular Structure

Theory of Gases

Solid State

Chemical Thermodynamics

Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Adsorption

Spectroscopy

Organic Chemistry 

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

Qualitative Organic Analysis

Natural Products Chemistry

Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry 

Periodic Table

Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds

Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)

Transition Metals (d block)

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Analytical Chemistry

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Geology (GG)

Subjects

Topics

The Planet Earth

 

 

 

 

Origin of Solar System and the Earth

 Geosphere and the composition of the Earth
Shape and size of the Earth
Earth-Moon system
Dating rocks and age of the Earth

Geomorphology

 

 

Weathering and erosion

Soil formation
Transportation and deposition by wind, ice,
river, sea and resulting landforms

Structural Geology

 

 

 

 

Orientation of planes and lines in space – concept of dip, strike, rake and plunge.
Contour lines

 Rule of ‘V’s and outcrop patterns
Interpretation of geological maps and cross-section
construction
Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations and lineations
Stereographic and equal-area projections of planes and lines

Palaeontology

 

 

 

 

Major steps in the evolution of life forms

Fossils, their mode of preservation and utility in
age determination and paleoenvironmental interpretations
Morphology, 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
Stratigraphic correlation techniques
Archaean cratons of Peninsular India (Dharwar, Singhbhum and Aravalli)
Proterozoic mobile belts

Mineralogy

 

 

 

 

Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes

Physical properties of minerals
Isomorphism, polymorphism, solid solution and exsolution
Classification of minerals
 Structure of silicates

Petrology

 

 

 

 

Definition and classification of rocks

Igneous rocks – forms of igneous bodies
Processes of evolution and diversification of magma
 Classification, association, and genesis of common igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks – classification, texture, and structure

Economic Geology

 

 

 

 

Physical properties of common economic minerals

General processes of formation of mineral deposits
Mode of occurrence and distribution of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits in
India
Fundamentals of reserve calculation
Elements of coal and hydrocarbon geology

Applied Geology

 

 

Groundwater and hydrological cycle, Types of aquifers, porosity and permeability

Principles of engineering geology

Geological considerations in construction of dams and tunnels

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Mathematics (MA)

Real Analysis

 

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

Functions of One Real Variable

Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations

 

 

Functions of Two or Three Real Variables

Integral Calculus

Differential Equations

Linear Algebra and Algebra

 

 

Matrices

Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces

Groups

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Subject

Topics

Mathematics

Sequences and Series

Differential Calculus

Integral Calculus

Matrices

Statistics 

Probability

Random Variables

Standard Distributions

Joint Distributions

Sampling distributions

Limit Theorems

Estimation

Testing of Hypotheses

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Physics (PH)

Subjects

Topics

Mathematical Methods

 

 

 

 

Calculus of single and multiple variables

Vector Algebra

Ventor Calculus

Multiple Integrals

Divergence Theorem

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

 

 

 

 

Newton’s laws of motion and applications

Velocity and acceleration

Motion

Gravitational Law and field
Kinematics of moving fluids

Oscillations, Waves and Optic

 

 

 

 

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

Electricity and Magnetism

 

 

 

 

Coulomb’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
Alternating Currents

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

 

 

 

 

Elements 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

Modern Physics

 

 

 

 

Inertial frames and Galilean invariance

Postulates of special relativity
Lorentz transformations. Length contraction, time dilation
 Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass energy equivalence
Radioactivity and its applications

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
Simple Oscillators

IIT JAM 2023: Important Topics for Economics (EN)

Microeconomics

 

 

 

 

Consumer theory

Theory of production and cost

General equilibrium and welfare,

Market structure

Game theory

Macroeconomics

 

 

 

 

National income accounting   

Behavioural and technological functions

Business cycles and economic models,

Inflation and unemployment,

Growth models

Statistics for Economics

 

 

 

Probability theory   

Mathematical statistics

Hypothesis Testing

Correlation and regression

Indian Economy

 

 

 

 

Indian economy before 1950   

Planning and Indian development

Indian economy after 1991

Banking, finance and macroeconomic policies

Inequalities in social development

Mathematics for Economics

 

 

 

 

Preliminaries and functions   

Differential calculus

Integral calculus

Differential equations, and difference equations
Linear Algebra

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FAQs Regarding IIT JAM 2023 Syllabus

Q: How many subjects are there in IIT JAM 2023?

A: IIT JAM 2023 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Economics and Physics.

Q: Can I take IIT JAM 2023 in two subjects?

A: Yes, candidates can take IIT JAM 2023 in two subjects, but one must ensure that both the subjects are not scheduled in the same session.

Q: Can I take IIT JAM 2023 without Mathematics?

A: Mathematics is a core subject in most of the IIT JAM 2023 subjects. For some of the subjects like Biotechnology and Economics, studying Mathematics in graduation is not compulsory, but candidates may have studied it as an optional subject.  

Q: What is the total number of questions in each subject of IIT JAM 2023?

A: The total number of questions in IIT JAM 2023 is 60. Out of this, 30 are multiple-choice questions (MCQs), 10 are multiple-select questions (MSQs) and 20 are Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Q: What is the marking scheme of IIT JAM 2023?

A: There will be a differential marking scheme followed in IIT JAM 2023. There will be one mark each allotted for the first 10 MCQs and NAT questions. Two marks each will be allotted to the next 20 MCQs, MSQs and the last 10 NAT questions. There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for each question carrying one mark and 2/3 marks for each question carrying two marks. No negative marking scheme will be there in the MSQs and NAT questions.

Q: What are the types of questions in IIT JAM 2023?

A: There are three types of questions in the IIT JAM 2023 – MCQs, MSQs and NAT. In the MCQs, each question carries four answer options, wherein candidates will have to select the correct option and mark it. In the MSQs, each question has four answer options with one or more correct answers. In the NAT questions, there will not be any answer options. The correct answer option has t o be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor.  

Q: Has there been any change in the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus?

A: As compared to the last year’s IIT JAM exam, there has not been any change in the syllabus.

Q: What is the level of the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus?

A: Since IIT JAM is a post-graduate level entrance exam, the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus is of undergraduate level. The questions are from the areas and topics which have been studied by the candidates during their bachelor’s degree.

Q: What are the important chapters in the IIT JAM syllabus 2023?

A: Some of the important chapters in the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus in each subject are as follows:
  • Biotechnology: Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
  • Geology: Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
  • Mathematics: Sequences and Series, Functions, Calculus, Algebra, Real Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics: Sequences and Series, Calculus, Matrices, Probability, Variables
  • Physics: Physical World and Measurements, Kinematics, Law of Motion, Work, Energy and Power
  • Economics: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics for Economics, Mathematics for Economics, Indian Economy

Q: Where can I download the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus?

A: The IIT JAM 2023 syllabus is available on the official website of the exam, as well as on this page. Candidates can also download the IIT JAM 2023 syllabus for each subject in PDF format from this page.

Q: Where can I take the mock test for IIT JAM 2023?

A: The IIT JAM 2023 mock test has been released by the exam authorities. Candidates have to log in using their credentials to access the mock test. The mock test is helpful in gaining familiarity with the exam structure and navigation system and also getting an idea of the important topics in each subject.

 

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