IIT JAM 2018 Chemistry Syllabus

IIT JAM 2018 Physical Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Mathematical Concepts : Functions, maxima and minima, integrals, ordinary differential equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, elementary statistics and probability theory.

Atomic and Molecular Structure : Fundamental particles. Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom; Wave – particle duality; Uncertainty principles; Schrodinger’s wave equation; Quantum numbers, shapes of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle, electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.

Theory of Gases : Equation of state of ideal and non – ideal ( van der Waals ) gases, Kinetic theory of gases. Maxwell – Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.

Solid State : Crystals, crystal systems, X – rays, NaCl and Kcl structures, close packing, atomic and ionic radii, radius ratio rules, lattice energy, Born – Haber cycle, isomorphism, heat capacity of solids.

Chemical Thermodynamics : Reversible and irreversible processes; First law and its application to ideal and non – ideal gases; Thermochemistry; Second law; Entropy and free energy, Criteria for spontaneity.

Chemical and Phase Equilibria : Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; Effect of temperature on K; Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; Hydrolysis; Solubility product; Phase equilibria – Phase rule and its application to one – component and two – component systems; Colligative properties.

Electrochemistry : Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and Free energy; Concentration cells with and without transport; Polarography; Concentration cells with and without transport; Debey – Huckel – Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes. 

Chemical Kinetics : Reactions of various order, Arrhenius equation, Collision theory; Theory of absolute reaction rate; Chain reactions – Normal and branched chain reactions; Enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; Catalysis.

Adsorption : Gibbs adsorption equation, adsorption isotherm, types of adsorption, surface area of adsorbents, surface films on liquids.

Spectroscopy : Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

JAM 2018 Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry : Electronic effect ( resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications ( acid / base property ). Optical isomerism in compounds without any stereocenters ( allenes, biphenyls ), conformation of acyclic systems ( substituted ethane / n – propane / n – butane ) and cyclic systems ( mono and di substituted cyclohexanes ).

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications : Chemistry reactive intermediates, carbine, nitrene, benzyne, Hofmann – Curtius – Lossen rearrangement, Wolf rearrangement, Simmons – Smith reaction, Reimer – Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Witting reaction, McMurry reaction. Pinacol – pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienonc – phenol rearrangement, Bayer – Villeger reaction. Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry. Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis ( Grignard and organocopper ). Diels – Alder reaction, Sigmatropic reactions.

Qualitative Organic Analysis : Functional group interconversions, structural problems using chemical reactions, identification of functional groups by chemical tests, elementary 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy as a tool for structural elucidation.

Natural Products Chemistry : Introductory chemistry of alkaloids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.

Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry : Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties

IIT JAM 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

Periodic Table : Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.

Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds : Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization; dipole moment; ionic solids; structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.

Main Group Elements ( s and p blocks ) : Chemistry with emphasis on group relationship and gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds of main group elements and application of main group elements.

Transition Metals ( d block ) : Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra; VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes; organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.

Bioinorganic Chemistry : Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase.

Instrumental Methods of Analysis : Basic principles, instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, UV – vis spectro – photometry, analysis of water, air and soil samples.

Analytical Chemistry : Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid – base, oxidation – reduction and EDTA and precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.

42 thoughts on “IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2018

  1. Sir i need syllabus for chemistry jam and tips to succed in jam with previous year solutions

  2. I need this information about syllabus IIT jam chemistry.please send to my email address. I also want to do mock test practice.

  3. Sir,what is the difference between JAM,JEE MAIN&ADVANCE,maybe JAM and JEE same .if these are same please send the name of the book which is useful for the entrance exam, thank you sir

  4. Sir tell.me about best coaching institutions & best books of chemistry syllebus.
    Please send me about this .

  5. Sir,How to prepare IIT jam chemistry…which books i need to follow…and please send me the question pattern of jam .

  6. Sir,How to prepare IIT jam chemistry…which books i need to follow???…and please send me the question pattern of jam.

  7. am studying 5yrs.integrated chemistry ,am eligible are not for IIT JAM entrance exam ,and am how to prepare JAM EXAM next year.

  8. Sir I got some suggestions on books.Please verify:

    1.) Puri, Sharma and Pathania for physical chemistry
    2.) J.D. Lee/ Cotton & willkinson/ R. Sarkar for In-organic chemistry
    3.) Jagdamba Singh for Organic Chemistry
    Focus on previous year papers. If possible, buy some good coaching notes. They are concise with easy problem-solving approach.

  9. sir i want to knw that i hav to prepare whole syllabus sir plz recommend which portion should i go in depth.

  10. sir i do not able to understand about purification and isolation of element in periodic table .Plese send me about this .

  11. please send chemistry syllabus on my mail and please give information about application fee through e-challan

  12. sir, please send iit-jam chemistry entrence exam syllabus 2015.what I prepare for exam ….. please help me …respected sir.

  13. A student who has completed bachelors degree without mathematics is eligible or not for iit jam chemistry entrance

  14. sir, is the students completed Bachelor degree in chemistry without mathematics combination are eligible for IIT JAM

  15. I want to know that is it change on every year?please message on my no.its my request.please be consider my small words.

  16. Sir. Plz send me iit-jam chemistry entrance test syllabus 2015 . Tere are many type syllabus present on iit-jam sites. For example.. One for 10+2+3 level . Nd one simply chemistry syllabus.. What i prepare for exam ..plz help me..

  17. Sir. Plz send me iit-jam chemistry entrance test syllabus 2015 . Tere are many type syllabus present on iit-jam sites. For example.. One for 10+2+3 level . Nd one simply chemistry syllabus.. What i prepare for exam ..plz help me..

  18. sir/madam
    please tell me how shall i prepare for JAM entrance.also please recommend some texts for reference.
    thank you

  19. I want to do physical chemistry in msc, do i need to give exam for organic and inorganic also or only for physical?

  20. respected sir/mam,please send me the syllabus,books required for preparation and some sample papers of previous years or told me the web address in which i get above information vastly in my mail address.

  21. deae respected sirs/madams,
    please send some previous papers of chemistry for iitjam2012 entrance exam on my email id ambr.04320 gmail
    aapki badi kripa hogi!thank you

  22. am doing B.sc chemistry with cheminformatics..is that any courses ralated to chem informatics in IIT?

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