IIT JAM Syllabus 2021

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IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

If you're preparing for IIT JAM, it is important for you to be well aware of the detailed syllabus of the exam, which is a gateway to admissions in the M.Sc or Integrated Ph.D. courses. IIT JAM comprises of a total of seven test papers. A detailed account of IIT JAM syllabus with the chapter-wise syllabus covered in these subjects can be found below. It is advisable that candidates go through the subjects thoroughly and accordingly prepare for the IIT JAM exam.

IIT Kanpur, the conducting body of IIT JAM 2020 examination will release IIT JAM 2020 syllabus, The syllabus of IIT JAM helps the candidates to become familiar with the IIT JAM exam pattern including topics and sub-topics of all seven subjects, which they have to prepare for the entrance exam. Knowing the syllabus of an examination is one of the most important part of the exam preparation.

The questions are asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry Biological Science, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics. Once candidates have IIT JAM syllabus in hand, IIT JAM Preparation becomes smooth. Qualifying IIT JAM is the first step in the process of admission to IIT JAM participating institutes.

For the year 2021, a new subject Economics has been added to the IIT JAM syllabus. 

IIT JAM 2021 Economics Syllabus PDF

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Subject-wise Syllabus



Biotechnology (BT) test paper consists of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

Biology (10+2+3 level):

  • General Biology

  • Biochemistry & Physiology

  • Molecular Biology

  • Basic Biotechnology

  • Microbiology

  • Cell Biology

Chemistry (10+2+3 level):

  • Functional Groups

  • Atomic Structure

Physics (10+2 level)

Mathematics (10+2 level)



  • Basic Mathematical Concepts

  • Chemical & Phase Equilibria

  • Chemical Thermodynamics

  • Atomic and Molecular Structure

  • Solid state

  • Theory of Gases

  • Electrochemistry

  • Adsorption

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Spectroscopy


  • Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry & Stereochemistry

  • Qualitative Organic Analysis

  • Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

  • Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

  • Natural Products Chemistry


  • Periodic Table

  • Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)

  • Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry

  • Transition Metals (d block)

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis

  • Analytical Chemistry


  • The Planet Earth

  • Geomorphology

  • Stratigraphy

  • Mineralogy

  • Structural Geology

  • Palaeontology

  • Applied Geology

  • Petrology

  • Economic Geology


  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

  • Functions of Two or Three Real Variables

  • Functions of One Real Variable

  • Differential Equations

  • Integral Calculus

  • Vector Calculus


  • Probability

  • Random Variables

  • Joint Distributions

  • Standard Distributions

  • Limit Theorems

  • Sampling Distributions

  • Testing of Hypotheses

  • Estimation


  • Mathematical Methods

  • Oscillations, Waves and Optics

  • Mechanics & General Properties of Matter

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Modern Physics

  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

  • Solid State Physics, Devices & Electronics

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