IIT JAM Syllabus 2024: Download Subject-wise Syllabus PDF

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 8, 2024

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 involves various courses and topics such as Biotechnology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, etc. Candidates can check on the detailed syllabus provided below on the page and prepare accordingly. It will help candidates learn the weightage of important questions being asked in the examination and will help in learning the exam pattern being followed as well.

Therefore, it is advised to all the aspirants that they should go through the syllabus properly before preparing for the  IIT JAM 2024 examination.

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 PDF

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 pdf has been provided below for the candidates. Candidates can download the syllabus pdf from the direct link shared and can start their preparation accordingly.

IIT JAM syllabus will help candidates learn the weightage of the syllabus and the exam pattern being followed.

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 PDF
Chapters Direct Link
Biotechnology Click Here
Chemistry Click Here
Geology Click Here
Mathematics Click Here
Physics Click Here
Mathematical Statistics Click Here

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IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2024 has been shared below in the tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2024



General Biology



Genetic variation


Principles of ecology


Techniques in modern biology

Biochemistry and Physiology

Carbohydrates, Proteins,

Lipids, Nucleic acids, Enzymes,

Vitamins, Hormones,

Metabolism – Glycolysis,

TCA cycle,

Oxidative Phosphorylation,


Nitrogen Fixation,

Fertilization and Osmoregulation,

Vertebrates-Nervous system,

Endocrine system,

Vascular system,

Immune system,

Digestive system,

Reproductive System

Basic Biotechnology

Tissue culture

Application of enzymes

Antigen-antibody interaction

Antibody production

Diagnostic aids

Molecular Biology







Lipids and Membranes

Operon model

Gene transfer

Cell Biology

Cell cycle

Cytoskeleton elements


Endoplasmic reticulum


Golgi apparatus





Structural features of the virus




Pathogenic micro-organisms

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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2024 has been shared below in the tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2024




Basic Mathematical concepts

Atomic and Molecular Structure

Theory of gases

Solid state

Chemical Thermodynamics

Chemical & phase Equilibria


Chemical Kinetics




Basic concepts


Organic reaction mechanism

Synthetic applications

Qualitative organic Analysis

Natural products chemistry

Aromatic and Heterocyclic chemistry


Periodic table

Chemical bonding

Shapes of compounds

S and P block elements

Transition elements

Bio-inorganic chemistry

Instrumental Method of analysis

Analytical Chemistry

IIT JAM Geology Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Geology syllabus 2024 has been shared below in the tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Geology Syllabus 2024
Contents Topics
Planet Earth: Origin and Composition

Origin of the Solar System and the Earth

Geosphere and the composition of the Earth

Shape and size of the Earth

Earth-moon system

Formation of continents and oceans

Dating rocks and the age of the Earth

Volcanism and volcanic landforms

Interior of the Earth


Earth’s magnetism and gravity


Elements of Plate tectonics

Orogenic cycles


Weathering and erosion

Transportation and deposition due to wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms

Structurally controlled landforms

Structural Geology

Concept of stratum


Outcrop patterns

Maps and cross-sections

Dip and strike

Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations, lineations, shear zones

Stereographic and equal area projections of planes and lines

Computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and boreholes


Major steps in the evolution of life forms

Fossils: preservation, utility, morphological characters

Major evolutionary trends and ages of important animal groups (Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptoloidea, Anthozoa, Echinodermata)

Gondwana plant fossils

Elementary idea of vertebrate fossils in India


Principles of stratigraphy

Litho-, chrono-, and biostratigraphic classification

Distribution and classification of stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent


Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes

Physical properties of minerals

Isomorphism and polymorphism

Classification of minerals

Structure of silicates

Mineralogy of common rock-forming minerals

Mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks

Transmitted polarized light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals


Definition and classification of rocks

Igneous rocks: forms of igneous bodies, crystallization from magma, classification, association, and genesis

Sedimentary rocks: classification, texture, structure, size and shape of sedimentary bodies

Metamorphic rocks: classification, facies, zones, texture, characteristic mineral assemblages

Economic Geology

Properties of common economic minerals

General processes

IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Mathematics syllabus 2024 has been shared below in the tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus 2024



Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

Sequence of real numbers

Convergence of sequence

Bounded and monotone sequences

Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers

Cauchy sequences


Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem

Series of real numbers

Absolute convergence

Tests of convergence for a series of positive terms

Comparison test

Ratio test

Root test

Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series

Functions of Two or Three Real Variables



Partial derivatives


Maxima and minima

Integral Calculus

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation

Definite integrals and their properties

Fundamental Theorem of calculus

Double and triple integrals

Change of order of integration

Calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals

Calculating volumes using triple integrals

Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y’=f(x,y)

Bernoulli’s equation

Exact differential equations

Integrating factor

Orthogonal trajectories

Homogeneous differential equations

Variable separable equations

Linear differential equations of second order with constant coefficients

Method of variation of parameters

Cauchy-Euler equation

Vector Calculus

Scalar and vector fields




Line integrals

Surface integrals

Green’s theorem

Stokes’ theorem

Gauss’ theorem

Group Theory



Abelian groups

Non-Abelian groups

Cyclic groups

Permutation groups

Normal subgroups

Lagrange’s Theorem for finite group

Group homomorphisms

Basic concepts of quotient groups

Linear Algebra

Finite dimensional vector spaces

Linear independence of vectors



Linear transformations

Matrix representation

Range space

Null space

Rank-nullity theorem

Rank and inverse of a matrix


Solutions of systems of linear equations

Consistency conditions

Eigenvalues and eigenvectors for matrices

Cayley-Hamilton theorem

Real Analysis

Interior points

Limit points

Open sets

Closed sets

Bounded sets

Connected sets

Compact sets

Completeness of R

Power series (of real variable)

Taylor’s series

Radius and interval of convergence

Term-wise differentiation and integration of power series

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus 2024 has been shared below in the tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus 2024



Mathematical Methods

Calculus of single and multiple variables

Partial derivatives


Imperfect and perfect differentials

Taylor expansion

Fourier series

Vector algebra

Vector Calculus

Multiple integrals

Divergence theorem

Green’s theorem

Stokes’ theorem

First-order equations and linear second-order differential equations with constant coefficients

Matrices and determinants

Algebra of a complex number

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Newton’s laws of motion and applications

Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian

Polar and cylindrical coordinate systems

Uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces

Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws

Gravitational Law and field, and Conservative and non-conservative forces

System of particles

Centre of mass

Equation of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum

Conservation of energy and variable mass systems

Elastic and inelastic collisions

Rigid body motion, fixed axis rotations, rotation and translation, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia,

Parallel and perpendicular axes theorem

Principal moments and axes

Kinematics of moving fluids, equation of continuity

Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s Theorem

Oscillations, Waves and Optics

The Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general Solution

Superposition of two or more a simple harmonic oscillators

Lissajous figures

Damped and forced oscillators, resonance

Wave equation, travelling and standing waves in one dimension

Energy density and energy transmission in waves

Group velocity and phase velocity

Sound waves in the media. Doppler Effect

Fermat’s Principle

The General theory of image formation

Thick lens, thin lens, and lens combinations

Interference of light, optical path retardation

Fraunhofer diffraction

Rayleigh criterion and resolving power

Diffraction gratings

Polarization: linear, circular, and elliptic polarization

Double refraction and optical rotation

Electricity and Magnetism

Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law

Electric field and potential

Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of

Laplace’s equation for simple cases

Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarization, volume and surface charges, electrostatic energy

Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, Self and mutual inductance

Alternating currents. Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components

Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations, and plane electromagnetic waves, Poynting’s theorem, reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface, transmission and reflection coefficients (normal incidence only)

Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Elements of Kinetic theory of gasses

Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy

Specific heat of Mono-, di- and triatomic gasses

Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas, and equation of state. Mean free path

Laws of thermodynamics. Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium

First law and its consequences

Isothermal and adiabatic processes

Reversible, irreversible, and quasi-static processes

Second law and entropy

Carnot cycle

Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications

Thermodynamic potentials and their applications

Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation

Ideas of ensembles,


Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions

Modern Physics

Inertial frames and Galilean invariance

Postulates of special relativity.

Lorentz transformations

Length contraction, time dilation

Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass-energy equivalence

Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Bohr’s atomic model, X-rays

Wave-particle duality, Uncertainty principle, the superposition principle, calculation of expectation values, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three-dimensional boxes

Solution of Schrödinger equation for the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator

Reflection and transmission at a step potential, Pauli exclusion principle

Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy

Radioactivity and its applications

Laws of radioactive decay

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis. Miller indices

X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law; Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature

Fermi level. p-n junction diode, I-V characteristics, Zener diode and its applications,

BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes

Single-stage amplifier, two-stage R-C coupled amplifiers

Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen condition, sinusoidal oscillators

OP AMP and applications: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier

Boolean algebra: Binary number systems; conversion from one system to another system; binary addition and subtraction

Logic Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR exclusive OR; Truth tables; a combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics syllabus 2024 has been shared below in tabular format for the candidates.

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus 2024



Sequences and Series

Sequences and Series

Convergence of sequences of real numbers

Comparison, root, and ratio tests for convergence of a series of real numbers

Differential Calculus

Limits, continuity, and differentiability of functions of one and two variables

Rolle’s theorem, mean value theorems, Taylor’s theorem, indeterminate forms

Maxima and minima of functions of one and two variables

Integral Calculus

Fundamental theorems of integral calculus

Double and triple integrals, applications of definite integrals, arc lengths, areas, and volumes


Rank, inverse of a matrix

Systems of linear equations

Linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors

Cayley-Hamilton theorem, symmetric, skew-symmetric, and orthogonal matrices


Axiomatic definition of probability and properties

Conditional probability, multiplication rule

Theorem of total probability, Bayes’ theorem, independence of events

Random Variables

The Probability mass function, probability density function, and cumulative distribution functions

Distribution of a function of a random variable

Mathematical expectation, moments, and moment-generating function

Chebyshev’s inequality

Standard Distributions


Negative binomial







Beta and normal distributions

Poisson and normal

Approximations of a binomial distribution

Joint Distributions

Joint, marginal, and conditional distributions

Distribution of functions of random variables

Joint moment generating function

Product moments, correlation, simple linear regression

Independence of random variables

Sampling Distributions

Chi-square, t, and F distributions and their properties

Limit Theorems

Weak law of large numbers

Central limit theorem (i.i.d. with finite variance case only)



Consistency and efficiency of estimators

Method of moments and method of maximum likelihood

Sufficiency, factorization theorem

Completeness, Rao-Blackwell, and Lehmann-Scheffe theorems

Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators

Rao-Cramer inequality

Confidence intervals for the parameters of univariate normal, two independent normal, and one-parameter exponential distributions

Testing of Hypotheses

Basic concepts

Applications of Neyman-Pearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses

Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024

IIT JAM exam pattern 2024 details have been shared below. The IIT JAM 2024 paper pattern consists of three sections: A, B, and C. The exam will consist of 60 questions with a total of 100 marks.

Candidates can check on the table shared to get a detailed idea for the exam pattern being followed.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024
Question Pattern 1 Mark Question 2 Mark Question Total Marks in Each Section
Section-A (Multiple Choice Questions) 10 20 30
Section-B (Multiple Select Questions) 0 10 10
Section-C (Numerical Answer Type) 10 10 20
Total Marks 60


What are the subjects in IIT JAM 2024?

The subjects included in the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Mathematical Statistics, Economics, and Geology.

What is the syllabus of IIT JAM BT 2024?

IIT JAM BT 2023 syllabus includes Chemistry and Biology topics from 10+2+3 level. The detailed IIT JAM 2024 syllabus for Biotechnology paper is available in the article above.

Is the IIT JAM syllabus the same every year?

Yes, the IIT JAM syllabus is the same every year. Like other year's no changes have been made in the syllabus this year as well.

Is the syllabus the same for all subjects in IIT JAM 2024?

No, the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus differs for each paper. Some slight changes in the topics of different papers have been made. Candidates must check the syllabus shared in the page.

Which subject is tough in IIT JAM 2024?

According to the previous year analysis, Mathematical Statistics is considered to be the toughest subject in IIT JAM syllabus 2024.



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