IIT JAM 2019 Syllabus for Biotechnology (BT)

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.

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Syllabus of Biotechnology for IIT JAM 2019

BIOLOGY (10+2+3 level)

General Biology

Genetic variation; Conservation; Taxonomy; Heredity; Principles of ecology; Evolution; Techniques in modern biology;

Biochemistry and Physiology

Photosynthesis; Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation; Vertebrates-Nervous system; Carbohydrates; Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes; Vitamins; Hormones; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation; Endocrine system; Vascular system; Immune system; Digestive system and Reproductive System;

Basic Biotechnology

Transcription; Translation; Proteins; Lipids and Membranes; Operon model; Gene transfer. Cell Biology; Cell cycle; Cytoskeletal elements; Tissue culture; Diagnostic aids; Molecular Biology: DNA; RNA; Replication; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi apparatus; Signaling. Microbiology: Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of the virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organisms; Application of enzymes; Antigen-antibody interaction; Antibody production;

CHEMISTRY (10+2+3 level)

Atomic Structure

Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions); Photochemistry; Electrochemistry; Acid-base concepts; Stereochemistry of carbon compounds; Inductive, electromeric, conjugative effects and resonance; 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 equilibria; Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law);

Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids; Chemistry of Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives;

Biomolecules – amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides); Mechanism of organic reactions; Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.

MATHEMATICS (10+2 level)

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, Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Linear and Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, 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)

Principles of Communication, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Physical World and Measurement, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices.

Reference Books for biotechnology for IIT JAM 2019

  • Biochemistry by Lehninger
  • Biochemistry by Voet & Voet
  • Biochemical Calculations by Irwin H. Segel
  • Bioinformatics by Mount David W
  • Essential Cell Biology by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
  • Molecular Cell Biology by Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira
  • Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer
  • Molecular Cloning by Sambrook and Russel
  • Principles of Gene Manipulation by Sandy B. Primrose, Richard Twyman, Bob Old
  • Kuby Immunology by Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby
  • Basic Immunology by Abbas and Litchmann
  • Prescott’s Microbiology by Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Chris Woolverton
  • Microbiology by Michael Pelczar Jr
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell, Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, Richard Losick
  • Genetics (Benjamin/Cummings Series in the Life Sciences) by Peter J. Russell

    Other Information on IIT JAM 2019

    Brief about IIT JAM 2019
    IIT JAM 2019 Syllabus for Biological Science (BL)

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