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.

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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

Author

Biochemistry

Lehninger

Biochemistry

Voet & Voet

Biochemical Calculations

Irwin H. Segel

Bioinformatics

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

Microbiology

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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Hi, Im pursuing my 2nd bsc in biotechnology, can I write jam exams only for biotechnology or should I learn all the syllabus given as "Biology" to write exams on biotechnology?

Hi aspirant,

Preparing the syllabus given in the IIT JAM exam for biotechnology is enough to crack the JAM exam. If you study the whole biology as a syllabus, you can attend most of the exams conducted in life sciences field for the higher studies and jobs. In JAM exam they will check your critical thinking and your subject knowledge depth. So prepare well.

All the best.

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I have only two months for the preparation of IIT JAM examination how would I prepare

Avishek Dutta 2nd Dec, 2019
Hi,
Two months are a enough for someone to get a good rank in JAM .
Download the syllabus of IITJAM from their official website.
And stick to it.You won't be asked any questions out of the syllabus.
Now make a Doomsday notes please.
You would find it quite handy.Otherwise you have to open those large books again and again.
Compactness of the notes always helps.
Download all of the previous years questions from the website and try to solve them all,even two times if you have enough time.
Also give mocy tests.
Learn from your mistakes.
Learn to use the jam calculator which is not same as the normal calculator we use .
Get enough sleep.
You would be fine
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can a B tech student can apply for IIT jam physics exam and what are the requirements that are needed ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

Hello Sai,

Hope you are doing well.

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria mandates candidates to hold a Bachelor’s Degree . Candidates belonging to General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category must have at least 55% aggregate in Bachelor’s. The marks secured include all the subjects studied at the graduation level, without rounding off the marks.

So you obviously appears for the IIT JAM.

Good luck

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I am currently studying bsc third year. I want to do MSc. but I didnt apply for any entrance exam like JAM till now. where can I study? is that any college opened their admission process?

Karvannan sevugamurthi 29th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant

Yes you can still apply for your M.Sc degree. Because still you have one semester remaining. JAM application, TIFR application portals may get closed, but you can apply for upcoming notifications regarding admission. Universities call for admission, colleges also nearly in the month of March. So be ready to apply for them.

All the best.

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can I eligible for MSc chemistry in IIT jam with bsc chemistry and additional subject of mathes and computer science

Avishek Dutta 28th Nov, 2019
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Same as above
Joint MSc PhD in Chemistry
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Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
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