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IIT JAM Syllabus 2024
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has released the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus on its official website. Candidates preparing for the IIT JAM exam should review the exam syllabus carefully. The syllabus, which includes 7 subjects—Economics, Mathematical Statistics, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics—can be downloaded as a PDF from the official website. To begin preparing for JAM 2024, candidates should familiarize themselves with the syllabus. The question paper will include questions based on this syllabus. For detailed information about the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus and subjectwise content, please refer to the following article.
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IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2024
The biotechnology test paper will consists of four subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Candidates Candidates can check the IIT JAM biotechnology syllabus pdf from the below table.
Subject 
Topic 
Subtopics 
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, VertebratesNervous system, Endocrine system, Vascular system, Immune system, Digestive system and Reproductive System. 

Basic Biotechnology 
Tissue culture, Application of enzymes, Antigenantibody 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, Signalling. 

Microbiology 
Isolation, Cultivation, Structural features of virus, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Pathogenic microorganisms. 

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 equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and thirdorder reactions), Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Acidbase 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. 

Synthetic polymers 
Biomolecules, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides), Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UVVis, 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 Chemistry Syllabus 2024
The IIT JAM 2024 syllabus chemistry pdf will be available on the official website. The JAM 2024 syllabus chemistry will consist of physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Candidates can check the IIT JAM syllabus chemistry from the below table.
Units 
Topics 

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 Hydrogenlike Atom, WaveParticle 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 NonIdeal (Van Der Waals) Gases, Kinetic Theory of Gases, MaxwellBoltzmann Distribution Law, Equipartition of Energy. 
Solid state 
Crystals and Crystal Systems, Xrays, NaCl and KCl Structures, Close Packing, Atomic and Ionic Radii, Radius Ratio Rules, Lattice Energy, BornHaber 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 OneComponent and TwoComponent 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, DebyeHuckelOnsager 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 
BeerLambert 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/nPropane/nButane) and Cyclic Systems (Mono and DiSubstituted Cyclohexanes). 
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications 
Dozens Reaction, Wittig Reaction and McMurry Reaction, PinacolPinacolone, Favorskii, Benzilic Acid Rearrangement, DienonePhenol Rearrangement, BaeyerVilliger Reaction, Oxidation and Reduction Reactions in Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Reagents in Organic Synthesis (Grignard, Organolithium and Organocopper), DielsAlder, Electrocyclic and Sigmatropic Reactions, Functional Group Interconversions and Structural Problems using Chemical Reactions, Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates (Carbocations, Carbanions, Free Radicals, Carbenes, Nitrenes, Benzynes etc…), HofmannCurtiusLossen Rearrangement, Wolff Rearrangement, SimmonsSmith Reaction, ReimerTiemann Reaction, Michael Reaction. 
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 

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 
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 
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 Hemoglobin and Myoglobin and Carbonic Anhydrase. 
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, Homogeneous Catalysis. 
Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
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 Hemoglobin and Myoglobin and Carbonic Anhydrase. 
Analytical Chemistry 
Principles of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, AcidBase, OxidationReduction 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 Geology Syllabus 2024
The syllabus of IIT JAM for Geology will consists of many topics such as planet earth, geomorphology and many more. Aspirants can go through the table below for the IIT JAM Geology syllabus.
IIT JAM Geology 2024 Syllabus 
Subtopics 
The Planet Earth 
Origin of the Solar System and the Earth; Geosphere and Earth’s composition; Shape and size of the earth; Earthmoon system. Apart from that Formation of continents and oceans; Dating rocks along with the age of the Earth; details of Volcanism and volcanic landforms; Interior of the earth; Earthquakes; Earth’s magnetism and gravity, Isostasy; Elements of Plate tectonics; Orogenic cycles, etc. 
Geomorphology 
Weathering and erosion; Transportation and deposition because of wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms, Contractually controlled landforms, etc. 
Structural Geology 
Concept of stratum; Contour; Outcrop patterns; details of Maps and cross sections; Dip and strike. Also, there are Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations and lineation, shear zones. It also includes Stereographic and equal area projections of planes and lines; computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and boreholes, etc. 
Palaeontology 
Evolution of life forms; Fossils and their way of preservation and utility; Morphological characters, major evolutionary trends as well as different ages of animal groups such as Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptoloidea, Anthozoa, Echinodermata, etc. It also covers Gondwana plant fossils along with the primary idea of vertebrate fossils only in India. 
Stratigraphy 
Stratigraphy; classification of Litho, chrono and biostratigraphy; distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent, etc 
Mineralogy 
Symmetry and all kinds of forms in common crystal classes; details of Physical properties of minerals; Isomorphism and polymorphism, Classification of minerals; Structure of silicates. Besides that, Mineralogy of some of the most customary rockforming minerals; Mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks. Transmitted polarized light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals are also included. 
Petrology 
Classification of all the areas are rocks; Igneous rocksforms of igneous bodies; Crystallization from magma; association and genesis of igneous rocks; Sedimentary rocks –texture, structure, and others; size and shape of sedimentary bodies. Metamorphic rock covering facies, zones, and texture. Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies, etc 
Economic Geology 
Properties of common economic minerals; common or normal processes of mineral deposit’s formation; Physical characters; Mode of development and dispensation of metallic as well as for nonmetallic mineral deposits in India; Coal and petroleum occurrences in India. 
Applied Geology 
Groundwater; Principles of Engineering Geology, etc. 
IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus 2024
The mathematics syllabus consists of four chapters for IIT JAM. Candidates can go through the below table for IIT JAM syllabus mathematics to get an idea of the topics.
Topic 
Subtopics 
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. Apart from that, there are Cauchy sequences and subsequences, BolzanoWeierstrass theorem. Also, there are Series of real numbers, absolute convergence, tests of convergence for series of positive terms that includes comparison test, ratio test, root test and also Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series, etc. 
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. There are also various separable equations along with linear differential equations that are only for second order with constant coefficients. And also, the Method of variation of parameters, CauchyEuler equation is there. 
Integral Calculus 
Integration that is defined as the inverse process of differentiation along with definite integrals, and all the properties with the fundamental theorem of calculus. Besides that, there are Double and triple integrals, details on change of order of integration, the process to calculate surface areas and volumes with the help of double integrals and also includes calculating volumes with the help of triple integrals. 
Linear Algebra 
Finite dimensional vector spaces along with linear independence of vectors, its basis and dimension, linear transformations, details on matrix representation and also range space with null space, concepts on ranknullity theorem. It also covers Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant and all the solutions of linear equation’s systems. On the contrary there are consistency conditions along with eigenvalues, and also eigenvectors for matrices, CayleyHamilton theorem, etc in this section. 
IIT JAM Physics Syllabus 2024
The IIT JAM 2024 physics syllabus consists of mathematical methods, oscillations, waves and optics and many more. To get detailed information about the IIT JAM syllabus physics go through the below table.
Units 
Topics/ Subtopics 
Mathematical Methods 
Calculus of Single and Multiple Variables, Taylor Expansion, Partial Derivatives, Jacobian, Fourier Series, Imperfect and Perfect Differentials, Vector Algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple Integrals, Green's Theorem, Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, Matrices and Determinants, Algebra of Complex Numbers, First Order Equations and Linear Second Order Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients 
Mechanics and General Properties of Matter 
Velocity and Acceleration in Cartesian, Centrifugal and Coriolis Forces, Uniformly Rotating Frame, Kepler's Laws, Motion under a Central Force, Newton's Laws of Motion and Applications, Polar and Cylindrical Coordinate Systems, Gravitational Law and Field, Conservative and NonConservative Forces. Equation of Motion of the CM System of Particles, Center of Mass, Conservation of Linear and Angular Momentum, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions. Conservation of Energy, Variable Mass Systems. 
Oscillations, Waves and Optics 
Superposition of two or more Simple Harmonic Oscillators, Differential Equation for Simple Harmonic Oscillator and its General Solution, Damped and Forced Oscillators, Resonance, Lissajous Figures, Energy Density and Energy Transmission in Waves, Wave Equation, Traveling and Standing Waves in OneDimension, Doppler Effect, Fermat's Principle, Group Velocity and Phase Velocity. Sound Waves in Media 
Electricity and Magnetism 
Superposition of two or more Simple Harmonic Oscillators, Differential Equation for Simple Harmonic Oscillator and its General Solution, Damped and Forced Oscillators, Resonance, Lissajous Figures, Energy Density and Energy Transmission in Waves, Wave Equation, Traveling and Standing Waves in OneDimension, Doppler Effect, Fermat's Principle, Group Velocity and Phase Velocity. Sound Waves in Media 
Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics 
Elements of Kinetic Theory of Gases, Specific Heat of Mono, Di and Triatomic Gases, Velocity Distribution and Equipartition of Energy, Ideal Gas, VanDerWaals Gas and Equation of State, Mean Free Path, Carnot Cycle, Zeroth Law and Concept of Thermal Equilibrium, Reversible, Irreversible and QuasiStatic Processes, First Law and its Consequences, Second Law and Entropy, Laws of Thermodynamics, Isothermal and Adiabatic Processes 
Modern Physics 
Postulates of Special Relativity. Lorentz Transformations. Inertial Frames and Galilean Invariance, Time Dilation, Length Contraction, Relativistic Velocity Addition Theorem, Mass Energy Equivalence, Blackbody Radiation, Photoelectric Effect, Compton Effect, Bohr's Atomic Model, Xrays. 
Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics 
Crystal Structure, Miller Indices. XRay Diffraction and Bragg's Law, Bravais Lattices and Basis, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors, Variation of Resistivity with Temperature, Fermi Level. PN Junction Diode, IV Characteristics, BJT, Characteristics in CB, CE, CC Modes, Zener Diode and its Applications. 
IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus 2024
Candidates can check the IIT JAM mathematical statistics syllabus from the below table which consists of topics and subtopics.
Subject 
Topic 
Subtopic 
Mathematics 
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. 
Sequences and Series 
Convergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers. 

Matrices 
Rank, inverse of a matrix. Systems of linear equations. Linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. CayleyHamilton theorem, symmetric, skewsymmetric and orthogonal matrices. 

Integral Calculus 
Fundamental theorems of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, applications of definite integrals, arc lengths, areas and volumes. 

Statistics 
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. 

Probability 
Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule. Theorem of total probability. Bayes’ theorem and independence of events. 

Joint Distributions 
Marginal and conditional distributions, Joint, Distribution of functions of random variables. Joint moment generating function. Product moments, correlation, Simple linear regression. Independence of random variables. 

Limit Theorems 
Weak law of large numbers. Central limit theorem (i.i.d.with finite variance case only). 

Testing of Hypotheses 
Basic concepts, Applications of NeymanPearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses. Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution. 

Estimation 
Unbiasedness, Consistency and efficiency of estimators, Method of moments and method of maximum likelihood. Sufficiency, Factorization theorem. Completeness, RaoBlackwell and LehmannScheffe theorems, Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators. RaoCramer inequality. Confidence intervals for the parameters of univariate normal, Two independent normal, and one parameter exponential distributions. 

Sampling distribution 
Chisquare, t and F distributions, and their properties. 
IIT JAM Syllabus 2024? FAQ
Candidates can download the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus by visiting the official website  jam.iitm.ac.in.
Yes, candidates can take IIT JAM in two subjects, but one must ensure that both the subjects are not scheduled in the same session