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.

9 thoughts on “IIT JAM Biological Sciences Syllabus 2018

  1. sir i am studying in the msc botany in university , sir i wan syllabus for phd in biological science …

  2. i am student of 3rd year bsc bioinformatics and i want to know weather i can give the JAM exam for biological science or not?


  4. sir i am doing b.sc 3rd year in botany. i want to know whether i am eligible for IIT JAM or not for doing my PG in biological sciences.

  5. sir,
    i have completed my graduation in zoology hons. this year .I want to apply for integrated m.sc phd programme i just want to know whats the course duration and will the topics apart from biology will be included in the exam also??

  6. Sir i am in Bsc 2nd yr (zoology hnrs). I want to do masters in reproductive biology.plz tell me what topics should i read to clarify Jam?

  7. sir i am doing b.sc microbiology in second year i want to do genetic engeeniering as my masters i am able to give this IIT JAM ??? amd which subject i have to choose ??pleasea help me sir sir to getting this information…..

  8. Sir,I want to do my masters in neuroscience.But I little bit confuse which subject I choose for jam entrance to I get admitted tin neuroscience field…I want u to clear confussion..with some more information.

  9. After completion of ‘Zoology (Hons)graduation, may I appear IIT JAM ? And if I , where to get berth for ‘Biological Science’/ ‘Biotechnology’ please help.

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