IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology Expected Topic-Wise Weightage

Mahima Gupta
Mahima GuptaUpdated On: November 04, 2023 11:00 am IST
To ace the preparation strategy, find IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology expected topic-wise weightage here. IIT JAM 2024 will be conducted on February 11, 2024.
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IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology Expected Topic-Wise Weightage: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras is all set to conduct IIT JAM 2024 exam on February 11. Since few days are left for the examination candidates must prepare the topics for IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology according to their weightage to save their time and focus on topics with maximum weightage. Candidates have to attempt a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks weightage. The IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology (BT) syllabus includes four main sections i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.  As per last year's trends, it is expected that Biotechnology subjects carry weightage such as Biology at 44%, Chemistry at 20%, Mathematics, and Physics at 18% each. Since Biology and chemistry carries more weightage, candidates are advised to thoroughly prepare these subjects.

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IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology Expected Topic-Wise Weightage

Here candidates can find  the expected topic-wise weightage for IIT JAM Biotechnology below


Important Topics

Expected Number of Questions (Weightage)

Biology (10 +2+3) 

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Evolution
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Animal Biology
  • Ecology
  • Biotechnology

43 to 45 questions


  • Electrochemistry
  • Quantum
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solid State
  • Equilibrium
  • Surface
  • Physical Spectroscopy
  • Gas

9 to 10 questions


  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Algebra
  • derivatives

5 to 6 questions


  • Modern Physics
  • SSP & Electronics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Oscillation, Wave & Optics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics

3 to 4 questions

IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology Marking Scheme

Candaidtes must prepare to ace the examination by going through the marking scheme for IIT JAM 2024 Biotechnology provided in the tabular format below.

No of Questions

Marks Added or Each Correct Answer

Negative Marking

First 10 MCQs

1 mark each

1/3 mark to be deducted

Next 20 MCQs

2 marks each

2/3 mark to be deducted

10 MSQs

2 marks each

No negative marking

First 10 NAT Questions

1 mark each

Next 10 NAT Questions

2 marks each

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