IIT JAM 2018 Biological Sciences Syllabus
Biological Sciences question paper will be fully of objective type. There will be negative marking ( one third ) for wrong answer.
General Biology : Taxonomy of plants and animals; pro-and eukaryotic organisms; cell organelles and their function; multicellular organization; general physiology; energy transformations; internal transport systems of plants and animals; photosynthesis; respiration; regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms; reproductive biology; plant and animal hormones and their action; nervous systems; animal behavior; plant and animal diseases; Mendelian genetics and heredity; basics of developmental biology; biology of populations and communities; evolution; basic principles of ecology; genesis and diversity of organisms.
Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology :Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; vitamins; biological oxidations, photosynthesis; carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism; digestion and absorption; detoxifying mechanisms; nucleic acids; nucleic acid metabolism; nature of gene and its function; genetic code; synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins; regulation of gene expression; operons.
Structure of Biomolecules : intra and intermolecular forces; thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems; enzyme mechanisms and kinetics; principles of X-ray diffraction; IR- and UV- spectroscopy; analytical and biochemical techniques.
Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology : Classification of microorganisms and their characterization; nutrient requirement for growth; laboratory techniques in microbiology; pathogenic microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology; viruses and fungi; microbial genetics;
Cell Theory : Cell architecture; methods of cell fractionation; cell division; types of chromosome structure; biochemical genetics – inborn errors of metabolisms; viruses and fungi; principles of processes of development.
Mathematical Sciences : Mathematical functions ( algebraic, exponential, trigonometric ), their derivatives ( derivatives and integrals of simple functions ), permutations and combinations.Basic probability and volumetric calculations.