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IIT JAM 2023 Physics: Mathematical Physics Important Topics and Weightage

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: August 09, 2022 11:39 am IST | IIT JAM

List of important topics, chapters and subtopics for IIT JAM Physics 2023 Mathematical Methods/Physics and weightage.

IIT JAM Physics Mathematical Physics

IIT JAM Physics (PH) exam 2023 is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2023. In this article, we are going to provide important sub-topics and weightage for Mathematical Physics chapter. The candidates must note that the below analysis has been prepared on the basis of experts opinion and previous year IIT JAM question papers. We hope that these topics will help you with the last minute revision for IIT JAM 2023 exam. The syllabus of IIT JAM is less compared to other national-level exams that are the gateway for admission in IITs.

Also Read: IIT JAM 2023 Exam Pattern

IIT JAM 2022 Physics - Weightage and Past Trends 

The candidates can check the question paper analysis of the IIT JAM 2022 mentioned below.

Distribution of Questions

  • MCQ- 30
  • MSQ- 10
  • NAT- 20

Overall Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Difficulty Level of Section A


Difficulty Level of Section B


Difficulty Level of Section C

Moderate to Difficult

Topics with Maximum Weightage

  • Electro Dynamics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Thermo Dynamics
  • Optics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Was the paper time consuming


Easy Topics

Optics and ThermoDynamics

Good Attempts


Also Read: IIT JAM 2023 Application Form

IIT JAM Mathematical Physics - Weightage and Past Trends

The weightage for Mathematical Physics chapter in IIT JAM 2021 Physics exam is as follows -


Section - A (Objective Type)

Section - B (Multiple Choice)

Section - C (Numerical Type)





















Most Important Topics for IIT JAM Mathematical Methods

Here is the most important topics for IIT JAM Mathematical methods -

  • Calculus of single and multiple variables
  • Partial derivatives
  • Jacobian imperfect and perfect differentials
  • Taylor expansion
  • Fourier series
  • Vector Algebra,
  • Vector Calculus
  •  Multiple Integrals
  •  Divergence Theorem
  •  Green’s Theorem
  •  Stokes’ Theorem
  • First-order equations and linear second-order differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Algebra of complex numbers

Most Important Sub-Topics for Mathematical Physics/ Methods

Here is the list of most important sub-topics for IIT JAM Mathematical Methods/ Physics -

  • Jacobian, Perfect and Imperfect Differential
  • Fourier Series
  • Vector Calculus, Fourier Theorem, Identities of Gradient, Divergent Equation
  • Matrices (Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Diagonalization of Matrix, Function of Matrix)
  • Definition of Iota, Modulus, De Movier Theorem, Euler’s Equation, Hyperbolic Functions Representation

IIT JAM Physics (PH) Predicted Question Paper

Books for Reference

You can refer the following books that will help you with the last minute revision -

  • IIT JAM Physics by Atiq Hasan
  • A Comprehensive Book In IIT JAM M.Sc. Physics by Sushil K. Tomar
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics by BS Grewal
  • Mathematical Physics by HK Das
  • Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreszig
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics by Arfken

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