IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: Check Exam Syllabus Here

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: Check Exam Syllabus Here

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 includes all the topics from the subjects that will be asked in the admission test. Syllabus is one of the most important aspects of the examination. A candidate needs to prepare for the test strictly according to the syllabus prescribed by the institute to crack the exam. IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 is typically based on the different test papers like – Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH) respectively. Candidates will need to appear for any one or two test papers mentioned above. For more in-depth details on the IIT JAM Syllabus 2024, candidates are suggested to go through the complete post.

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024

Biotechnology (BT) syllabus

The questions asked in this paper will be of 10+2+3 level, hence candidates must prepare accordingly. They can refer the topics given below for quick reference –


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 Phosphoryation, 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, and Diagnostic aids.

Molecular Biology: DNA, RNA, Replication, Transcription, Translation, Proteins, Lipids and Membranes, Operon model, and Gene transfer.

Cell Biology: Cell cycle, Cytoskeleton elements, Mitochondria, Endoplasmic reticulum, Chloroplast, Golgi apparatus and Signaling

Microbiology: Isolation, Cultivation, Structural features of virus, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Pathogenic micro-organisms.

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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 and mass spectrometry.


Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Linear and Quadratic equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight lines and Family, Circles, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Mathematical Logic, Statistics, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Matrices and Determinants, Boolean Algebra, Probability, Functions, limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Definite and Indefinite Integrals and Differential Equations.


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, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, Principles of Communication, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.

Biological Sciences (BL) syllabus

General Biology

Taxonomy of plants and animals, pro-and eukaryotic organisms, cell organelles and their function, multicellular organization, general physiology, energy transformations, internal transport systems of plants and animals, photosynthesis, respiration, regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms, reproductive biology, plant and animal hormones and their action, nervous systems, animal behavior, plant and animal diseases, Mendelian genetics and heredity, basics of developmental biology, biology of populations and communities, evolution, basic principles of ecology, genesis and diversity of organisms.

Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics

Buffers, trace elements in biological systems, enzymes and proteins, vitamins, biological oxidations, photosynthesis, carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism, digestion and absorption, detoxifying mechanisms, nucleic acids, nucleic acid metabolism, nature of gene and its function, genetic code, synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, regulation of gene expression, operons.

Structure of Biomolecules, intra and intermolecular forces, thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, principles of X-ray diffraction, IR- and UV- spectroscopy, analytical and biochemical techniques.

Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology

Classification of microorganisms and their characterization, nutrient requirement for growth, laboratory techniques in microbiology, pathogenic microorganisms and disease, applied microbiology, viruses and fungi, microbial genetics, cell theory, cell architecture, cell division, types of chromosome structure, biochemical genetics- inborn errors of metabolisms, innate and adaptive immunity, antigen antibodies, principles of processes of development.

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical functions and their derivatives, permutations and combinations, basic probability and volumetric calculations

Chemistry (CY) syllabus

Physical Organic Inorganic
Basic Mathematical concepts Basic concepts Periodic table
Atomic and Molecular Structure Stereochemistry Chemical bonding
Theory of gases Organic reaction mechanism Shapes of compounds
Solid state Synthetic applications S and P block elements
Chemical Thermodynamics Qualitative organic Analysis Transition elements
Chemical & phase Equilibria Natural products chemistry Bioinorganic chemistry
Electrochemistry Aromatic & Heterocyclic chemistry Instrumental method of analysis
Chemical Kinetics Analytical chemistry

Geology (GG) syllabus

Mathematics (MA) syllabus

Mathematical statistics (MS) syllabus

Physics (PH) syllabus


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