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 subjectwise 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: SubjectWise Topics
This section will talk more about subjectwise 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 subtopics under these subjects:
Topics

Subtopics

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

Subtopics

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

Subtopics

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

Subtopics

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 nonconservative 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, vanderWaals 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

Subtopics

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

Subtopics

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