How to prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology
Vishwas Garia, 17 Aug 2019, #JAM

How to Prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology - Candidates who will be appearing for JAM Biotechnology 2020 exam must start their preparation for the entrance test. With only six month left in the commencement of entrance examination, it is high time that candidates must go through the different levels of preparation. To prepare for M.Sc Biotechnology, candidates must have a clear idea about the syllabus prescribed by the conducting body. How to prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology is a part of the preparation series articles for IIT JAM 2020. In this article, candidates can find JAM 2020 preparation tips for Biotechnology and a detailed examination syllabus and pattern. The entrance examination of JAM will be conducted by IIT Kanpur on February 9, 2020 in two sessions. The entrance for M.Sc Biotechnology will be conducted in the first session from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Read more to go through the preparation tips and sample papers for M.Sc Biotechnology.


JAM 2020 Application Form to be released on September 5

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How to prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology – Important Guidelines

  • To prepare for IIT JAM 2020 Biotechnology exam, the first thing that candidates need to have is the thorough idea about the syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus for JAM Biotechnology 2020 exam contain the different topics and subtopics based on which the questions will be prepared for the examination.

  • After having a good look at the syllabus the next step is preparing a time-table. Prepare a time-table allocating enough time for each topic. A timetable allocating time for each topic will help the candidates to give each topic equal amount of time there by not creating a situation of information overload for candidates towards the end.

  • Analysis and revision: Analysis and revision includes the process wherein candidates can analyze their preparation by solving sample papers and attempting mock tests. This will help the candidates to understand how much they have done and how much more hard work needs to be put in.

IIT JAM 2020 - Syllabus for M.Sc Biotechnology

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 – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphoryation; 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; Signaling. Microbiology: Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organizms.

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 equilibria; 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, Electromeric, 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; Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Biomolecules – amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides); Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), Electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry.

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, Circles, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Mathematical Logic, Statistics, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Matrices and Determinants, Boolean Algebra, Probability, Functions, limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Differential Equations.

PHYSICS (10+2 level)

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, 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.

JAM 2020 Biotechnology - Books to Refer

Name of book





Voet & Voet

Biochemical Calculations

Irwin H. Segel


Mount David W.

Essential Cell Biology

Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter

Molecular Cell Biology

Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira

Developmental Biology

Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer

Molecular Cloning

Sambrook and Russel

Principles of Gene Manipulation

Sandy B. Primrose, Richard Twyman, Bob Old

Kuby Immunology

Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby

Basic Immunology

Abbas and Litchmann

Prescott’s Microbiology

Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Chris Woolverton


Michael Pelczar Jr.

Molecular Biology of the Gene

James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell, Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, Richard Losick

Genetics (Benjamin/Cummings Series in the Life Sciences)

Peter J. Russell

How to prepare for JAM Biotechnology 2020 – Mock Tests

JAM Biotechnology Mock test 2020 is an important step in preparing for an examination. Appearing for mock tests will help candidates to understand how the exam will be conducted. Mock tests are conducted just like the original exam is conducted, which means that it will help candidates foresee and tackle any problem while attempting the test. By solving mock tests of JAM 2020, candidates can learn how to manage time during the main exam. The JAM 2020 mock test also help candidates to know where they lack practice and how much of preparation needs to be done.

How to prepare for JAM Biotechnology 2020 – Sample Papers

Solving JAM Biotechnology sample papers from the previous years will give candidates an insight into the type of questions asked for the examination. Each JAM sample paper Biotechnology 2020 will contain questions which might be repeated over the years or they will contain a certain pattern or type of question. Through sample papers candidates will also be able to make out the weightage given to each unit and subtopic from the syllabus.

JAM 2020 Biotechnology - Sample Papers

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Sir can you suggest me a good book for JAM Geology

Payal 16th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

here I am providing you list of some good books for iit jam geology. these are

IIT JAM M.Sc. Geology by Ajhar Hussain

Trend in Objective Geology by Ausaf Saeed

A Text book of Geology by P.K. Mukerjee

Principles of engineering Geology by K.M. Bangur

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Structural Geology by Twiss & Moores


i want to apply for JAM exam but why the exam date period is very less to apply

Hello Vidya Devi

IIT JAM exam form for registration was released on 5th September and last date for registration was 12th October. I am sorry to say but there is no possibility to apply for the exam after the last date of registration. Correction window will be open in first week of November.

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what will be the cut off for iit jam biotechnology 2020

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019
Hello aspirant I am here for helping you.
It is difficult task to predict that what will be the cutoff of IIT JAM in 2020, so as per your demand I am providing you a link below where you can see the previous year cutoff of IIT JAM for different branches , it will give you an probable idea of new cut off.
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Hello Sofia John

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Im doing general bsc. Can I give JAM exam after completing it ?

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

Yes you can give jam exam aftee completing your bsc. And here is the eligibility criteria for jam exam

A canditate after completing their bachelor degree are eligible for jam exam

A candidate belonging to general /obc (non creamy layer) should have atleast 55 percent aggregate marks ,without rounding off.

And those who belong to sc st should have at least 50 percent aggregate marks, without rounding off.

I hope my answer will help you out

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