IIT JAM Syllabus 2021: The candidates, who are looking forward to attempting the examination of IIT JAM are expected to prepare as per the prescribed syllabus. Doing the same will help one in scoring well. Before one sits in IIT JAM 2021, it must be made sure that each and every topic is clear. No doubt shall remain related to any topic. In order to know more regarding IIT JAM Syllabus 2021, read the article below.
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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021
The IIT JAM 2021 exam pattern is mentioned in the tabular format below:
Particulars  Overview 
No. of Questions  60 
Mode of Examination  Online 
Duration of Examination  3 Hours 
Medium of Examination  English 
Total Marks  100 
Negative Marking 

IIT JAM Syllabus 2021
The complete syllabus of IIT JAM has been tabulated below:
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; Acidbase 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, UVVis, 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 
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Statistics for Economics
Indian Economy
Mathematics for Economics


Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequence of real numbers, convergence of sequences, bounded and monotone sequences, convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences, subsequences, BolzanoWeierstrass theorem. Series of real numbers, absolute convergence, tests of convergence for series of positive terms – comparison test, ratio test, root test; Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series. Functions of One Real Variable: Limit, continuity, intermediate value property, differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, mean value theorem, L’Hospital rule, Taylor’s theorem, maxima and minima. Functions of Two or Three Real Variables: Limit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, 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, CauchyEuler equation. Vector Calculus: Scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems. Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, Abelian groups, nonAbelian groups, cyclic groups, permutation groups, normal subgroups, Lagrange’s Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups. Linear Algebra: Finite dimensional vector spaces, linear independence of vectors, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrix representation, range space, null space, ranknullity theorem. Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors for matrices, CayleyHamilton 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, termwise differentiation and integration of power series. 
The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage).Mathematics
Statistics

Mathematical Methods: Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, 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 complex numbers. 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, Conservative and nonconservative forces. System of particles, Center of mass, equation of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of energy, 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: Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, traveling and standing waves in onedimension. Energy density and energy transmission in waves. Group velocity and phase velocity. Sound waves in media. Doppler Effect. Fermat’s Principle. 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. BiotSavart 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 gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono, di and triatomic gases. Ideal gas, vanderWaals 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 quasistatic processes. Second law and entropy. Carnot cycle. Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and ClausiusClapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, MaxwellBoltzmann, Fermi Dirac and BoseEinstein 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, Xrays. Waveparticle duality, Uncertainty principle, the superposition principle, calculation of expectation values, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two, and threedimensional boxes. Solution of Schrödinger equation for the onedimensional 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. Xray diffraction and Bragg’s law; Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature. Fermi level. pn junction diode, IV characteristics, Zener diode and its applications, BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes. Single stage amplifier, two stage RC coupled amplifiers. Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen condition, sinusoidal oscillators. OPAMP and applications: Inverting and noninverting 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; combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem. 
Recommended Books for IIT JAM 2021
In order not to fall in confusion regarding where to study, we have provided a list of the books which will be apt for the candidate while preparing for the examination:
IIT JAM Syllabus for Physics:
Name of the Books  Name of the Author 
Mathematical Physics  H.K. Dass 
Classical Mechanics and General Properties of Matter  A.B. Gupta 
Waves and Oscillations  N.K. Bajaj 
Optics  B.Ghosh 
Introduction to Electrodynamics  David J. Griffiths 
Heat and Thermodynamics  H.P Roy and A.B. Gupta 
Quantum Physics  H.C. Verma 
Solid State Physics  S.O. Pillai 
Electronics  B.Ghosh 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematics:
Name of Books  Name of the Author 
Integral Calculus  F. Ayres (Schaum’s), Gorakh Prasad 
Vector Calculus  Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum’s), A.R.Vasishtha 
Linear Algebra  Seymour Lipschitz (Schaum’s), H. Anton, A.R.Vasishtha. 
Ordinary Differential Equation  Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania. 
The principle of Real Analysis  S. C. Malik. 
Real Analysis  H. L. Royden 
Modern Algebra  A. R. Vasishtha 8. University Algebra: N. S. Gopalakrishnan 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Physical Chemistry:
Name of the Books  Name of the Author 
Theory of GasesPhysical Chemistry  Peter W. Atkins 
Chemical ThermodynamicsPhysical Chemistry  Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid 
Chemical and Phase EquilibriaPrincipals of Chemical Equilibrium & Phase Rule  K.G. Denbigh 
Electrochemistry: An Introduction to Electrochemistry  Samuel Glasstone 
Chemical KineticsChemical Kinetics  Keith J. Laidler 
Solid StateSolid State  Peter W. Atkins 
AdsorptionIntroduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis  Gabor A. Somorjai 
Basic Mathematical ConceptDifferential Equation & Matrices  Shanti Narayan 
Atomic and Molecular StructurePhysical Chemistry  Peter W. Atkins 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry:
Name of the Books  Name of the Author 
Periodic TableConcise Inorganic Chemistry  J. D. Lee 
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of compoundsInorganic Chemistry  Miessler & Tarr 
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)Concise Inorganic Chemistry  J. D. Lee 
Transition Metal (d block)Concise Inorganic Chemistry  James E. Huheey 
Analytical ChemistryQuantitative Inorganic Analysis  A. I. Vogel 
Bioinorganic ChemistryInorganic Chemistry  James E. Huheey 
Instrumental Method of AnalysisInstrumental method  Skoog, Holler & Crouch 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Organic Chemistry:
Name of the Books  Name of the Author 
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism  P.S. Kalsi 
Organic Chemistry  Clayden, Greeves, Warner and Wothers 
Organic Chemistry  Carey & Sundberg 
Natural Products ChemistryOrganic Chemistry (VolII)  I. L. Finar 
Heterocyclic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (VolI)  I. L. Finar 
Qualitative Organic Analysis: Introduction to Spectroscopy  Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, Vyvyan 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Geology:
Name of the Books  Name of the Authors 
Structural Geology  MP Billings 
Structural GeologyFundamentals & Modern Developments  SK Ghosh 
Structural Geology  Robert J Twiss & Eldridge M Moores 
Textbook of Physical Geology  GB Mahapatra 
Physical Geography  Savindra Singh 
Introduction to Geomorphology  VS Kale & Avijit Gupta 
Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  JD Winter 
The Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks  Sam Boggs 
Mineralogy  Dexter Perkins 
Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy  CD Gribble 
Palaeontology Invertebrate  Henry Woods 
Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India  Ravindra Kumar 
Principals of Engineering Geology  KM Bangar 
A Textbook of Geology  PK Mukherjee 
Groundwater Hydrology  David K Todd & Larry W Mays 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Biological Science:
Name of the Books  Name of the Author 
Life Sciences: Fundamentals and Practice – I, II  Pranav Kumar, Usha Mina 
Principles of Genetics  Gardner, Simmons, Snustad 
Cell and Molecular Biology  Karp 
Biochemistry  Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John L. Tymoczko 
Developmental Biology  Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer 
Kuby Immunology  Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby 
Essentials of Physiology  Lauralee Sherwood 
Molecular Biology of the Cell  Bruce Alberts 
Microbiology  John P. Harley, Donald Klein 
IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology:
Name of the Books  Name of the Authors 
General Reading (Chemistry, Maths, Physics)  CERT for General reading and MCQ Books by Dinesh or Pradeep 
MicrobiologyMicrobiology  Prescott, Pelczar 
BiochemistryBiochemistry  Lehninger 
Molecular BiologyMolecular Biology  Watson 
Cell Biology  Bruce Alberts 
Development Biology  Gilbert 