IIT JAM 2019 Syllabus for Biological Science (BL)
IIT JAM 2019 – To pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology, the vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure of IISc & IITs motivate the students. For quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas, IITs and IISc are institutions of national importance and are well known all over the world. In an intellectually stimulating environment, the aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity.
IIT JAM – Admissions
To provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004. For bright students, programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option are being conducted.
In their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world, these postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high-quality education. To provide opportunities to the students, the curricula for these programmes are designed apart from developing academic talent leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life.
Syllabus of Biological Science for IIT JAM 2019
Regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms; reproductive biology; plant and animal hormones and their action; Taxonomy of plants and animals; pro-and eukaryotic organisms; general physiology; energy transformations; internal transport systems of plants and animals; photosynthesis; respiration; nervous systems; animal behavior; plant and animal diseases; cell organelles and their function; multicellular organization; Mendelian genetics and heredity; basics of developmental biology; biology of populations and communities; evolution; basic principles of ecology; genesis and diversity of organisms.
Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics
Carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism; nature of gene and its function; genetic code; Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; vitamins; biological oxidations, photosynthesis; synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins; regulation of gene expression; operons; digestion and absorption; detoxifying mechanisms; nucleic acids; nucleic acid metabolism;
Structure of biomolecules; intra and intermolecular forces; thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems; enzyme mechanisms and kinetics; principles of X-ray diffraction; IR- and UV- spectroscopy; analytical and biochemical techniques;
Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology
Applied microbiology; viruses and fungi; microbial genetics; cell theory; Classification of microorganisms and their characterization; nutrient requirement for growth; laboratory techniques in microbiology; pathogenic microorganisms and disease; cell architecture; cell division; types of chromosome structure; biochemical genetics-inborn errors of metabolisms; innate and adaptive immunity, antigen antibodies; principles of processes of development.
Permutations and combinations; basic probability and volumetric calculations; Mathematical functions (algebraic, exponential, trigonometric) and their derivatives (derivatives and integrals of simple functions);
Reference books for biological science for IIT JAM 2019
- The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- Biological Science by N.P.O Green
- Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? By Frans De Waal