JAM 2016 Syllabus
Prabha Dhavala, 21 Aug 2015, #JAM

JAM 2016 Syllabus - Candidates appearing for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) 2016 must check the Syllabus of JAM 2016 given to prepare for the entrance exam. The JAM 2016 exam will be conducted in 7 papers for the various M.Sc, Dual Degree programmes and Ph.D in Science. Candidates must appear for the paper as specified by the JAM authorities to avail admissions as per the JAM 2016 Eligibility Criteria.

JAM 2016 will be organized by IIT Madras and is scheduled tentatively on February 7, 2016. A total of 1629 seats are available at the various IITs and IISc Bangalore that are participating in JAM 2016 exam.

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Candidates may note that the JAM 2016 Syllabus is given for the 7 papers namely Biologocal Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics. The JAM 2016 exam will be completely online.

The JAM 2016 Syllabus for the seven Papers can be broadly specified as follows:

Biological Sciences (BL)

  • General Biology

  • Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

  • Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology

  • Mathematical Sciences

Biotechnology (BT):

  • The Biotechnology test paper comprises of Biology (44% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage) and Physics (18% weightage).

  • The syllabus will be of 10+2+3 level

Chemistry (CY)

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Geology (GG)

  • The Planet Earth

  • Geomorphology

  • Structural Geology

  • Palaeontology

  • Stratigraphy

  • Mineralogy

  • Petrology

  • Economic Geology

  • Applied Geology

Mathematics (MA)

  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

  • Functions of Two Real Variables

  • Differential Equations

  • Vector Calculus

  • Group Theory

  • Linear Algebra

  • Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics (MS):  The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage).


  • Sequences and Series

  • Differential Calculus

  • Integral Calculus

  • Matrices

  • Differential Equations


  • Probability

  • Random Variables

  • Standard Distributions

  • Joint Distributions

  • Sampling distributions

  • Estimation

  • Testing of Hypotheses

Physics (PH)

  • Mathematical Methods

  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

  • Oscillations, Waves and Optics

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

  • Modern Physics

  • Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

  • Simple Oscillators

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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

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck

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.

Hope it helps you.


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.
I hope you got it .
Feel free to ask any query in comment section.
Best of luck.

best coaching academy in india for iit jam mathematical statistics

Hello Sofia John

Some of the best coaching academies in India for IIT Jam Mathematical Statistics are mentioned below

  2. Anand
  3. Dips
  4. Astral
  5. Eduuncle
  6. Pathfinder
  7. Chemacademy
  8. Gurukul classes

Kindly visit the mentioned below site for more tips and guidelines regarding how to prepare for JAM Mathematics paper.

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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

Good luck

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