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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iit jam 2016 question papers with solution

Pachigolla Hemanth 9th Dec, 2019

Hello  Sayyedrukhsana,
you asked for the iit jam 2016 question paper but you didnot tell which subject do you want,there are six different subjects in iit jam.so i am providing a link which is useful for you to download which subject do you want.And also by learning Previous year papers it will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, this will help you to covered the important topics for the exam.


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iit jam 2016 question papers with solution

Aditya kumar Student Expert 9th Dec, 2019
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Greetings !

You can easily download previous year question papers of iit jam with solutions by going through our page for which link is provided below :-


Previous year papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising previous year papers and you will also get to know your preparation level by solving previous year papers. Good luck for your examination.


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Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 9th Dec, 2019


you did not mention from which subject you have applied for iit jam 2020. however iit jam 2016 was conduct by iit madras, you may follow the below link to know about the answer key.


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can i participate in JAM exam after Bsc physics?

Kanupriya Gupta 8th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Yes, you can definitely participate in the JAM exam after BSC physics.

IIT JAM is a national level examination, that offers admission into the following degree programmes at the IITs and IISC : M.Sc. (four semesters), M.Sc. Ph.D., and M.Sc. Ph.D. dual degree etc. Students that qualify this entrance examination are given admission to the reputed colleges of the country. Admissions are offered to both National and International Students.

The paper is a 3 hour online examination with 60 questions having a total of 100 marks.

There are  seven test papers, namely for the following, Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH). The syllabus will be based on the studied graduation topics.

The Basic Eligibility Criteria for the examination are:

1)All candidates should have a Bachelor's degree

2)In the qualifying degree, the total marks without rounding off or CGPA/CPI inclusive of all main subjects, languages and subsidiaries of all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

If the CGPA is on a different scale, it would be converted to the ten point scale. It is the candidate's responsibility to show proof of meeting the eligibility criteria, which in your case would be the documentation of your BSC physics.

Since you have done your BSC in physics, pay keen attention to the following topics: Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism,Mathematical Methods, Kinetic theory, , Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Devices and Electronics.

Hope this helps! All the best!

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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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