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IIT JAM Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Hi, friends, Are you preparing for the upcoming IIT JAM exam, and are looking for the detailed subject wise IIT JAM syllabus and exam pattern.

Then this article is for you, if you remain with us till the end, then there will be no doubt in your mind related to the IIT JAM exam syllabus.

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This post is going to be a bit long as we provide the details of the IIT JAM exam like; What is the IIT JAM exam; Important dates for the IIT JAM exam & Pattern of the JAM online exam; Marking scheme of the IIT JAM exam; Preparation tips and many more.

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Overview of IIT JAM Exam

As you guys know IIT Kanpur has recently invited online application for IIT JAM 2020 exam.

And, the first step to start preparation for any exam is to go through the syllabus and understand exam pattern and then following it with an organized study plan.

All the candidates who are going to appear for the IIT JAM Examination can check the study material provided on this page of Pravesh Result.

Here we have shared the IIT JAM exam syllabus as well as exam pattern on this page for the candidate’s easy reference.

You can also download the IIT JAM exam syllabus PDF from here and can boost your preparation strategy to perform well in the JAM 2020 written examination.

Candidates this post is going to be a bit long as we are providing you the detailed syllabus of all six subjects of jam exam, but you can jump to the section of your interest.

For your easy reference, we are providing the table of important contents in this post.

Table of Contents

What is the IIT JAM Exam?

The IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.)is an entrance test conducted every year for admission into Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and other top Indian institutes like National Institutes of Technology (NITs), NISER Bhubaneshwar, etc.

IIT conducts the JAM exam since 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programs at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students.

The IIT JAM 2020 Exam will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. For the year 2019, IIT Kharagpur was the institute that conducted the JAM  Exam.

IIT Kanpur with the release of JAM 2020 notification has also made certain changes for the coming academic year.

#Changes in JAM 2020:

  • EWS category has been added in JAM Exam i.e. now, EWS category candidates can also enroll themselves in one of the IITs. 92 seats have been allotted for EWS category candidates across 9 IITs.
  • The number of seats offered by each IIT has been changed.
  • Exam centers also have been changed for different IIT zones.
  • Till last year, JAM was conducted for seven subjects. But from this year onwards, the exam will be conducted in two sessions for 6 subjects only.
  • (i) Biotechnology (BT) (ii) Chemistry (CY) (iii) Geology (GG) (iv) Mathematics (MA) (v) Mathematical Statistics (MS) and (vi) Physics (PH). Biological Sciences paper has been discontinued from JAM exam

The exam will be conducted in online mode only. Candidates can appear in one or two test papers by paying an additional fee for the second paper. They must ensure that both the papers do not lie in the same duration.

IIT JAM | Exam Highlights

IIT Kanpur has released a notification for the JAM Exam. Online Application is invited for the admission from 4 Sep 2019.

Candidates have to register themselves through JOAPS to appear in the exam. The exam will be conducted in online mode only.

Conducting Organization Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Exam Name Joint Admission Test For M.Sc. (JAM)
Total Post NA
Exam Type National Level Entrance Exam
Application Mode Online : To Apply Click Here
Start Date Of Application 04 Sep 2019
Last Date Of Application 08 Oct 2019
Official Website https://jam.iitk.ac.in/
Download Notification Click Here
IIT JAM | Eligibility Criteria

Candidates wish to appear  for IIT JAM 2020 Exam kindly check the eligibility criteria provided here before filling the application form:

  • IIT JAM exam is open for the Candidates belongs to Indian nationals as well as foreign nationals.
  • There is no age restriction. 
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Candidate passed the qualifying exam with aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI (without rounding-off) with at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates (50% or 5.0 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates).
  • If CGPA / CPI is on a different scale, then qualifying exam marks will be calculated by mapping it linearly on a scale of 10.
  • Final year candidates are eligible to apply.

IIT JAM Syllabus & Exam Pattern

In this section, you can check out the IIT JAM Syllabus & Exam pattern to make a perfect strategy for your exam preparation.

IIT JAM Exam syllabus and exam pattern helps to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam and type of questions asked in the exam.

As, IIT Kanpur will select only deserving and talented candidates for it’s M.Sc program through the JAM Exam.

So you have to improve your subject knowledge and skills to solve as many questions as you can in the entrance exam in a given duration.

Nowadays as competition increasing with time, so to clear JAM exam students must start the preparation with a solid study plan.

The important step for creating a good study plan is to go thoroughly with the latest exam pattern and detailed syllabus of the respective exam.

So, in this article, we have provided the detailed IIT JAM Syllabus with the latest exam pattern which will help you to boost your preparation strategy.

IIT JAM | Exam Pattern

IIT JAM exam is an online mode of examination with 3 sections in total. The total marks for all these sections are 100 and the total duration of the exam is 03 Hours.

Sections  No. Of Questions Marks
A: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 30 50
B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) 10 20
C: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 20 30

#Points To Note:

  • IIT JAM Exam mode is Online i.e. computer-based mode
  • The Exam is conducted in two sessions i.e. 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon & 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • A total of six papers will be organized for the JAM exam.
  • Duration of JAM exam is Three hours
  • The conducting language of the exam paper is English only
  • Total of 60 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • There will be negative marking only in Section A.
IIT JAM | Section Wise Marking Scheme

You can check here the marking scheme for different sections in the JAM Exam it is very important for candidates and helps to make a perfect prepration strategy and time management during exam.

Each paper in IIT JAM will contain a total of 60 questions divided into three sections which will carry 100 marks.

Further, the entire paper will be divided into three sections in which Section A will contain 30 questions, Section B will contain 10 Questions and Section C will contain 20 questions.

The details pertaining to each section is given in table below:

Section A Section B Section C
No. Of Questions 30 20 10
Marks 10 quest. of 1 marks 20 quest. of 2 marks each quest. of 2 marks each quest. of 2 marks
Negative Marking
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for 1 marks quest.       
  • 2/3 marks will be deducted for 2 marks quest.
No Negative Marking No Negative Marking
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
  • Negative Marking is only in section A.
  • The total number of questions asked in the exam is 60.
  • The total number of marks is 100.
IIT JAM | Detailed Subject-Wise Syllabus

In this section, the candidates can check the detailed syllabus for all the subjects organized in the IIT JAM exam. In Joint Admission Test (JAM), there is 6 subject these are Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics.

The candidates can check below the subject wise syllabus for all the papers of JAM 2020.

We suggest to the candidates have to stick to the topics mentioned in the syllabus for preparation. As all the questions asked in the JAM exam are based on the topics that are given in the syllabus.

For quick navigation click on the subject name to access the syllabus of the paper you have applied for the IIT JAM exam.

IIT JAM Syllabus | Biotechnology

The Biotechnology (BT) test paper comprises of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

BIOLOGY (10+2+3 level)

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 the virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organisms.

CHEMISTRY (10+2+3 level)

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.

MATHEMATICS (10+2 level)

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, Differential Equations.

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,

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.

IIT JAM Syllabus | Chemistry

The Chemistry paper consists of mainly Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry & Inorganic Chemistry.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

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.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

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.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

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, 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 the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; structure and function of hemoglobin 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.

IIT JAM Syllabus | 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 verterbrate 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.

IIT JAM Syllabus | Mathematics

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequence of real numbers, 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 homomorphisms 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.

IIT JAM Syllabus | Physics

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 mag-netic 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 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 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; combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.

IIT JAM Syllabus | Mathematical Statistic

The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage).

Mathematics

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.

Statistics

Probability: Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule. 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.

IIT JAM | Preparation Tips

To score good marks in IIT JAM exam you must have some tips & tricks which help you to stand different from others.

Here we are providing some essential tips you can go through these and increase your performance in exam.

First thing is don’t wait for a perfect time to start prepration. If you are reading this post it means that you are looking to crack this exam.

So it is your perfect time, start your prepration as early as possible so that you enough time to revision.

#1 Analyse Syllabus & Exam Pattern Thoroughly.

To get success in any exam it is very important that you are familiar with it’s syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus give you the idea of the topics from which questions asked in JAM examination & exam pattern will provide you the  questions weighage, marks weightage, marking scheme and types of question that will come in the examination.

We have provided above complete syllabus of all the six subjects of JAM Exam. Please Click Here to check it. 

#2 Proper Strategy & Time Schedule.

Every year lots of student apply for the JAM exam but only those are selected who prepared for exam with a perfect strategy.

After getting familiar with the syllabus you must make a proper time schedule for your study such that you cover all the topics of JAM syllabus before exam and remains enough time for your revision.

#3 Practice Mock Test & Previopus Year Papers.

Mock test & Previous papers are very good to know your weak and strong points. Make a habit to practice it daily. Work hard on your weakest section.

As, IIT JAM will be comprises of three sections so it is very important to schedule your time in such a way that every section will get enough time. With the assistance of mock test, you can also check your performance time to time.

#4 Make Short Notes.

During prepration students must make short notes on important topics for the point of view of examination.

You must note down all the important formulae and definitions in short way, these notes will help you in a quick revision in last days of JAM examination.

#5 Take Care Of your Health & Remain Stress Free

At last but not least always take care of your health & remain stress free.

There is nothing more important than your health.

Have a balanced diet as you stay fit, giving yourself some break times as you relax and refresh the mind memorizing what you’ve studied.

Take a sleep at least 6 to 7 Hours.

IIT JAM | Previous Year Paper

Download subject wise IIT JAM Previous Years Papers here. Make use of Previous Year Exam Paper to improve Your Score.

Additionally, you can also prepare a timetable by using given IIT JAM Previous Year Exam Papers and syllabus. Here you can get these IIT JAM Previous Year exam Papers in Pdf format.

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Final Words

So, Candidates, this is another opportunity in your hand. Put your 100% effeort into this examination. Start preparing today so that you leave no doubt in your preparation.

ALL THE BEST !! Pravesh Result Team.

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