IIT Joint Admission Test for Masters
IIT Joint Admission Test for Masters

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 Out: Check Subject-Wise Topics, Exam Pattern, and Important Tips

IIT JAM syllabus 2024 is available to download on the official website jam.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can download the pdf according to their choice of subject for the exam.
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IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: The Joint Admission Test for Masters or JAM is an entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology. The exam is meant for the aspirants wishing to get admission into postgraduate science programs in IITs. The official syllabus for IIT JAM exam 2024 is out on the website jam.iitm.ac.in. 

The IIT JAM exam consists of seven test papers in subjects including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, economics, geology, and mathematical statistics. Each subject has a detailed syllabus designed for the candidates to follow. IIT JAM 2024 is a computer based test, following the pattern of multiple choice questions, multiple select questions, and numerical answer type questions. Read here: IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: Overview

The table below showcases the subject-wise important topics included in IIT JAM syllabus 2024:

Subjects

Topics

Biotechnology

Biology

Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Economics

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

Indian economy

Statistics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Real Analysis

Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations

Linear Algebra and Algebra

Geology

Palaeontology

Economic Geology

Structural Geology

Mineralogy

Stratigraphy

Mathematical Statistics

Probability

Matrices

Theorems

Estimations

Calculus

Sequences

Physics

Heat and Thermodynamics

Oscillations, Waves, and Optics

Electricity and Magnetism

Laws of Motion

Kinematics

Physical world and Measurement

Gravitation

Mechanics of solids and liquids

Electromagnetic induction

Energy and power

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: Subject-Wise Topics

This section will talk more about subject-wise syllabus topics in the seven subjects of IIT JAM exam 2024.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology in IIT JAM consists of four major topics: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Here are the different sub-topics under these subjects:

Topics

Sub-topics

Biology

Cell Biology

Biochemistry

Genetics

Microbiology

Evolution

Molecular Biology

Ecology

Biochemical techniques

Plant & Animal Biology

Chemistry

Structure and properties of atoms

Bonding in molecules

Chemical kinetics

Thermodynamics

Chemistry of organic compounds

Mathematics

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Statistics 

Probability

Physics

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Chemistry

Topics

Sub-topics

Physical Chemistry

Atomic and Molecular Structure

Gaseous State

Liquid State

Solid State

Chemical Thermodynamics

Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

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

Extractions of Metals

Chemical Bonding and shapes of molecules

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Instrumental Methods of Analysis:

Analytical Chemistry

Mathematics

Topics

Sub-topics

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

Physics

Topics

Sub-topics

Mathematical Methods

Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Newton’s laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, Conservative and non-conservative forces

Oscillations, Waves and Optics

Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators, Energy density and energy transmission in waves, Doppler Effect, Fermat’s Principle, General theory of image formation

Electricity and Magnetism

Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law, Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarisation, Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components, Displacement current

Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics

Elements of Kinetic theory of gases, Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state, First law and its consequences

Modern Physics

Inertial frames and Galilean invariance, Length contraction, time dilation,  Bohr’s atomic model,  Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three dimensional boxes

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis, : Binary number systems, binary addition and subtraction, variation of resistivity with temperature

Economics

Topics

Sub-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 (closed economy)

Business cycles and economic models (open economy)

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

India’s labour market

Mathematics for Economics

Preliminaries and functions

Differential calculus

Integral calculus

Differential equations, and difference equations

Linear algebra

Optimization

Geology

Geology consists of several detailed topics of theory in the IIT JAM syllabus. These topics are mentioned as follows

  • The Planet Earth
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Applied Geology

Mathematical Statistics

Topics

Sub-topics

Statistics

Probability

Univariate Distributions

Standard Univariate Distributions

Multivariate Distributions

Standard Multivariate Distributions

Limit Theorems

Sampling Distributions

Estimation

Testing of Hypotheses

Mathematics

Sequences and Series of real numbers

Differential Calculus of one and two real variables

Integral Calculus

Matrices and Determinants

Candidates can download the whole syllabus PDF file from the official website. They can also download it from the link given below:

Download: IIT JAM Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024

The IIT JAM exam pattern consists of three different sections. The pattern is shown in the table below:

Sections

Number of questions

Section A

30

Section B

10

Section C

20

Total 

60

The IIT JAM test paper weighs 100 marks overall. Candidates must note that negative marking scheme is applied in section A (MCQs). Read more: IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024

IIT JAM Exam 2024: Important Tips

After downloading the syllabus and understanding the exam pattern, candidates should remember a few key points while beginning their preparation.

  • Always check the book recommendations by experts to get a reference idea for preparation
  • Keep practice and mock test papers handy while completing individual topics
  • Set a fixed schedule and divide the topics accordingly
  • Keep regular revision sessions for each topic
  • Don’t try to study more than your capacity; it will only pressurise you

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many subjects are offered in the IIT JAM exam?

IIT JAM exam 2024 consists of seven subjects: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics, Geology, and Mathematical Statistics.

Where can I find the official syllabus for IIT JAM 2024?

The official syllabus for IIT JAM exam 2024 is available to download on the website jam.iitm.ac.in.

How many topics are covered in the IIT JAM chemistry exam?

Chemistry syllabus consists of three major topics: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. There are various sub-topics under these topics. Candidates can find them in detail in the official syllabus PDF.

What is the best way to revise in the final preparation?

The best way of revision is to solve as many previous years’ test papers and mock tests as possible.

Which IIT is conducting the IIT JAM this year?

IIT JAM 2024 is going to be conducted by IIT Madras on February 11, 2024. 

 

How many IITs are participating to offer admission to IIT JAM aspirants?

In 2024, 21 IITs are participating in offering admission to candidates.

How many seats are available for candidates after clearing IIT JAM?

There are around 3000 seats available in across 21 IITs. These seats include the reserved and unreserved seats for aspiring candidates. 

How many questions will be asked in the IIT JAM test paper?

The IIT JAM test paper will consist of 60 questions, divided into three sections.

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