IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus , Application from , Exam Dates , Eligibility Criteria , Exam Pattern 2024


IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus , Application from , Exam Dates , Eligibility Criteria , Exam Pattern 2024

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IIT JAM Exam Application form Released Date  : August 2023

Last Date for submission of the application form : October 2023 
Admit Card Release : January 2024
IIT JAM Exam Date : February 2024 
Conduct Institude : IISC , Bangalore 
IIT JAM Exam Pattern : Online Mode (CBT)
IIT JAM Exam Result : March 2024 

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus , Application from , Exam Dates , Eligibility Criteria , Exam Pattern 2024

IIT JAM Exam Eligibility Criteria : –

The condinates who qualify in JAM shall have to fullfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admissions in IISC and IITs. 

  • All condidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • At least 55% marks , without rounding off for GEN / OBC -NCL Category Candidates.
  • At least 50% marks , without rounding off for SC / ST and PWD Category Candidates. 
IIT JAM Exam Pattern : – 
  • IIT JAM exam will conducted Online Mode .
  • Duration of  Exam will be 3 hours.
  • The Paper will be asked in the English Language Only .
  • Section : 3 Sections ( Section – A , Section – B , Section – C ).
  • Number of Questions : 60 Questions 
  • Total Marks : 100 Marks.
IIT JAM Exam Marking Pattern of the Paper :-

In all Sections , questions not attempted will result is zero mark.

  • Section A ( MCQ) : 1 mark questions ,1 / 3 marks will be deducted for each Wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions , 2 / 3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Section – B (MSQ) : No negative Marking .
  • Section – C ( NAT) : No negative Marking .
Sections Questions
No. Of Question Type of Questions Total Marks
Sec – A 30 MCQ 50
Sec – B 10 MSQ 20
Sec – C 20 NAT 30
Total 60 60 100


IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus : – 

BIOLOGY (10 + 2 + 3 level) :-

Cell Biology : –

Structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; Membrane structure and function; Organelles and internal organization of the eukaryotic cell Protein trafficking in a eukaryotic cell; Cell communication – signalling pathways: endocrine and paracrine signalling; Extracellular matrix and apoptosis; Cell cycle – stages of mitosis and meiosis, and control of cell division cycle. 

Biochemistry :-

Structure and function of biological macromolecules; Allostery; Enzymes – basic mechanisms of enzyme catalysis, Michaelis-Menten kinetics, enzyme inhibition, vitamins as coenzymes, and regulation; Bioenergetics – free-energy change, high-energy compounds, biological oxidation-reduction reactions and reduction potential; Metabolism – glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, urea cycle, and regulation of glycolysis and TCA cycle. 

Genetics :-

Mendel’s laws; Inheritance patterns of polygenic traits; Mendelian inheritance patterns of human disorders; Pedigree analysis; Chromosomal basis of inheritance; Genetic recombination; Mapping genes on chromosomes based on linkage analysis; Plant breeding. 

Molecular Biology :-

Landmark experiments that established DNA is the genetic material; DNA replication; Proofreading and repair of DNA; DNA recombination; Transcription; RNA processing; Translation; Regulation of gene expression including operons bacteria and differential gene expression in multicellular eukaryotes. 

Evolution :-

Darwinian view – natural selection, fossil record and descent with modification; Population genetics – sources of genetic variation, gene pools and allele frequencies, Hardy-Weinberg equation, genetic drift, gene flow and adaptive evolution; Different types of speciation; Phylogenetic classification; Origin of life – abiotic synthesis of biological macromolecules, protocell, dating fossils and origin of multicellularity. 

Microbiology :-

 Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa; Pathogenic microorganisms; Nutrition-based classification of microbes; Microbial metabolism; Growth kinetics; Submerged fermentation techniques; Microbial genetics. 

Plant Biology :-

Types of tissues and organs; Primary and secondary growth; Morphogenesis; Transport in vascular plants; Plant nutrition; Development of flowering plants – gametophytic and sporophytic generations, different developmental phases, genetic control of flowering, gametogenesis, incompatibility, embryogenesis, dormancy, germination and environmental influence; Plant hormones; Photobiology; Plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses 

Animal Biology : –

Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems;  Basics of immunology – Innate and adaptive immunity, Immune cells and Immunoglobulins; Animal development – Fertilization, embryonic pattern formation, cleavage, gastrulation, cellular differentiation and morphogenesis. 

Ecology :-

Climate patterns ; Terrestrial and aquatic biomes; Environmental constraints on species distribution; Factors affecting population density; Interactions among communities; Ecosystems; Ecological remediation. 

Biotechnology :-

Plant tissue culture; Cloning of animals through somatic cell nuclear transfer; Applications of recombinant DNA technology in medicine, agriculture and forensic science. 

Methods in Biology :- 

Cell Biology :-

Microscopy (light microscopy and electron microscopy); Staining proteins with antibodies; Visualizations using the GFP reporter. 

Biochemical Techniques :-

UV spectrophotometry ; Biomolecular chromatography; cell fractionation by centrifugation; Electrophoresis; and Western blotting. 

Molecular Biology Techniques : –

DNA cloning – plasmid vectors, and restriction enzymes; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Expression of cloned eukaryotic genes in bacteria; Hybridization techniques; DNA sequencing. 

CHEMISTRY (10 + 2 + 3 level) :-

Structure and properties of Atoms: Bohr’s theory; Periodicity in properties. 

Bonding in Molecules : –

Chemical bonding; Complex formation; Physical and chemical basis of molecular interactions. 

Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Equilibrium :-

Chemical equilibrium; Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); and Chemical kinetics (zero and first order reactions). 

Physical and Chemical properties of Compounds :-

Chemical catalysis; Acid-base concepts; Concepts of pH and buffer; Conjugative effects and resonance; Inductive effects; Electrometric effects; Photochemistry; and Electrochemistry. 

Chemistry of Organic Compounds :-

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; Soaps and detergents; Stereochemistry of carbon compounds. 

Instrumental Techniques :-

Spectroscopy: fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy, emission and absorption spectroscopy, UV-Vis, IR and 1-D proton NMR spectroscopy, basics of mass spectrometry; Basics of calorimetry; Basic concepts of crystallography.

MATHEMATICS (10+2 level) :-

Sets; Relations and Functions; Mathematical Induction; Logarithms; Complex numbers; Linear and Quadratic equations; Sequences and Series; Trigonometry; Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates; Straight lines and Family; Three Dimensional Geometry; Permutations and Combinations; Binomial Theorem; Vectors; Matrices and Determinants; Boolean Algebra; Functions; Limits and Continuity; Differentiation; Ordinary Differential Equations; Application of Derivatives; Integration as inverse process of differentiation; Definite and indefinite integrals; Methods of Integration; Integration by parts. 

Statistics :-

Measures of dispersion; Mean Deviation for grouped and ungrouped data; Variance and Standard Deviation; and Analysis of Frequency Distribution. 

Probability :-

Random Experiments; Event; Axiomatic Approach to Probability; Conditional Probability and its properties; Multiplication Theorem on Probability; Independent Events; Bayes’ Theorem; Random Variables and its Probability Distributions; Bernoulli Trails and Binomial Distributions. 

PHYSICS (10+2 level) :-

Units and measurements; Motion in one and two dimensions; Laws of motion; Work and kinetic energy; Conservation of energy; System of particles and rotational motion; Mechanical properties of solids and fluids; Thermal properties of matter; Heat and laws of thermodynamics; Kinetic theory of gases; Electric charge and field; Electric potential and capacitance; Current, resistance and simple circuits; Moving charges and magnetic field; Magnetism and matter; Electromagnetic induction; Electromagnetic waves; Alternating currents;

Optics: Geometrical Optics – Reflection by spherical mirrors, Refraction at spherical surfaces and lenses, Total internal reflection and Optical instruments; Wave optics – Reflection and refraction of plane waves, Interference, Diffraction, Polarization, and Young’s experiment: Dual nature of radiation and matter; Atoms, nuclei and nuclear physics; Semiconductor materials, devices and simple circuits.

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IIT JAM Application Fees : –
  • If you are looking for applying for only one paper and belong to GEN / OBC category can apply for the examination by paying the number of Rs.1500 / – and if you are a female belonging to SC / ST & PWD category can apply by paying Rs.750 / – .
  • If you wish to apply for both the papers and belonging to GEN / OBC category can apply for the exam by paying Rs.2100 / – . Candidates from a category such as  SC / ST & PWD and Female need to pay the amount of Rs.1050 / -.
IIT JAM Exam 2024 Admission :-
  • First, Check the name in the JAM merit list .
  • Then apply online only using the prescribed Admission Form available at the JOAPS website, Irrespective of IITs where the Admission is search .
  • Enter login credentials obtained at the time of JAM registration to access the JOAPS admission form .
  • In the Admission form, Qualified Candidates will have to enter all the programs at IITs, in order of preferences, where the Candidate is taking Admission .
  • Now, submit the form the candidates are then needed to make the payment of Rs. 600/-.
  • Review the Admission Lists , which are prepared by the Organizing Institute and announced on the JAM website .
  • The Admission lists are released before the seats in the respective courses in the IITs are filled in. Three admission lists have been issued .
  • If the name of a Candidate appears on any of the Admission lists, the Candidate is told by an offer letter of the same .
Steps To Check IIT JAM Entrance Exam Result :-
  • Visit the Official Website of JAM Exam 2024 i.e,  jam.iisc.ac.in.
  • On the Home Page, Search for the JAM Result.
  • Then click on the Result link.
  • Enter your Email ID and Password.
  • Then click on the Submit Button.
  • Check the Result.
  • Download and take the Printout of the Result.
Counselling Process for IIT JAM Exam :-

The Counseling Process for JAM will take place as soon as the result is Announced. Those who get into the Category of Merit list will be Applicable to Appear for Counseling. The Counseling Process will appear in April Every Year.

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