IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav

The IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023 is made up of Biology (44% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage) and Physics (18% weightage). The questions are objective type. A wrong answer receives a negative marking of one-third. The Biology and Chemistry syllabus is based on graduation level topics, while physics and mathematics syllabus is based on 10+2 level of topics. Lets take a look at the syllabus of all the four parts of Biotechnology.

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023- Biology (10+2+3 level)

TopicSub Topics
General Biology
Taxonomy, Heredity, Genetic variation, Conservation, Principles of ecology, Evolution, Techniques in modern biology.
Biochemistry and Physiology
Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acids, Enzymes, Vitamins, Hormones, Metabolism (Glycol sis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Photosynthesis), Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation, Vertebrates-Nervous system, Endocrine system, Vascular system, Immune system, Digestive system and Reproductive System.
Basic Biotechnology
Tissue culture, Application of enzymes, Antigen-antibody interaction, Antibody production, Diagnostic aids.
Molecular Biology
DNA, RNA, Replication, Transcription, Translation, Proteins, Lipids and Membranes, Operon model, Gene transfer.
Cell Biology
Cell cycle, Cytoskeletal elements, Mitochondria, Endoplasmic reticulum, Chloroplast, Golgi apparatus, Signalling.
Isolation, Cultivation, Structural features of virus, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Pathogenic micro-organisms.

Physics (10+2 level)
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, Principles of Communication, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves. Physical World and Measurement, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics.

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023- Chemistry (10+2+3 level)

Atomic Structure
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 equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third-order reactions), Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Acid-base concepts, Stereochemistry of carbon compounds, Inductive, electrometric, conjugative effects and resonance.
Chemistry of Functional Groups
Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives, Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids, Mechanism of organic reactions.
Synthetic polymers
Bio molecules, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides), Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023- Mathematics (10+2 level)

Sets, Relations and FunctionsMathematical InductionLogarithms
Complex numbersLinear and Quadratic equations
Sequences and Series
TrigonometryCartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
Straight lines and Family
CirclesConic Sections
Permutations and Combinations
Binomial TheoremExponential and Logarithmic Series
Mathematical Logic
StatisticsThree Dimensional GeometryVectors
Matrices and DeterminantsBoolean AlgebraProbability
Functionslimits and ContinuityDifferentiation
Application of DerivativesDefinite and Indefinite Integrals
Differential Equations

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2023- Physics (10+2 level)

Physical World and MeasurementElementary Statics and DynamicsKinematics
Laws of MotionWork
Energy and Power
ElectrostaticsCurrent electricity
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentElectromagnetic wavesOptics
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationsAtomic Nucleus
Solids and Semiconductor Devices
Principles of CommunicationMotion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyGravitation
Mechanics of Solids and FluidsHeat and ThermodynamicsOscillations, Waves

IIT JAM Biotechnology topic wise weight-age

Based on previous years papers we have listed the IIT JAM Biotechnology subjects with their weightage in the JAM examination.


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