IIT JAM 2019 Comprehensive Syllabus

IIT JAM 2019 Comprehensive Syllabus – Basically divided into Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH), JAM 2019 examination will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers. At the time of application form submission, at the time of examination, and later at the time of admission process, candidates are advised to become familiar with the code(s) of the test paper(s) that they wish to appear as this information is extremely necessary.


On the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2019, admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered.

Syllabus of IIT JAM 2019


General Biology

Respiration, regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms, reproductive biology, plant and animal hormones and their action, nervous systems, animal behaviour, plant and animal diseases, Mendelian genetics and heredity, basics of developmental 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, biology of populations and communities, evolution, basic principles of ecology, genesis and diversity of organisms.

Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics     

Biological oxidations, photosynthesis; carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism; nature of gene and its function; genetic code;Digestion and absorption; detoxifying mechanisms; nucleic acids; nucleic acid metabolism;Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; intra and intermolecular forces; thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems; vitamins synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins; regulation of gene expression; operons. Structure of biomolecules; enzyme mechanisms and kinetics; principles of X-ray diffraction; IR- and UV- spectroscopy; analytical and biochemical techniques

Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology

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

Mathematical Sciences

Permutations and combinations; basic probability and volumetric calculations; Mathematical functions (algebraic, exponential, trigonometric) and their derivatives (derivatives and integrals of simple functions);


Atomic Structure      

Coordination compounds, Chemical equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law);Bohr’s theory and Schrodinger wave equation, Periodicity in properties, Chemical bonding, Properties of s, p, d and f block elements, Complex formation; Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions), Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Acid-base concepts, Stereochemistry of carbon compounds, Inductive, electrometric, conjugative effects and resonance.

Chemistry of Functional Groups, Soaps and detergents  

Carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives, Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids, Mechanism of organic reactions.

Synthetic polymers, Biomolecules

Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), Amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, 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
  • 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
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations, Waves

Reference Books for IIT JAM 2019


  • Essentials: Biology Standard by Randy Mcgonegal & Alan Damon
  • Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard MacLeod
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D.Watson


  • Chemistry Higher Level by Catrin Brown and Mike Ford
  • Inorganic Chemistry by R.L. Dutta and GS De.
  • Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clyden and Nick Greeves


  • IIT JAM 2019 – Mathematics by Kuldeep Choudhary
  • IIT JAM Mathematics Solution Book by Rajendra Dubey
  • Study Material for IIT JAM Mathematics by Sourav Sir


  • IIT JAM Physics Solved Papers & Practice Set by Atique Hasan
  • IIT JAM Theory & Practice Book by Sushil K Tomar
  • IIT JAM Theory & Practice A Comprehensive Book by Sushil K Tomar

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