IIT JAM 2018 Biological Sciences Syllabus

Following is the IIT JAM 2018 Biological Sciences Syllabus.

  • General Biology

Mendelian genetics and heredity; evolution taxonomy and physiology, Pro-and eukaryotic organisms; cell organelles and their function; multicellular organisation; energy transformations; internal transport systems of plants; respiration; regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms; cellular reproduction; genesis and diversity of organisms; animal behaviour, plant and animal diseases; biology and populations and communities.

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  • Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

Enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, nucleic acid metabolism, photo synthesis. Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; vitamins; biological oxidations, carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolisms; digestion and absorption; detoxifying mechanisms; plant and animal hormones and their action, nervous system, nucleic acids, nature of gene and its function, Genetic code, synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins.



Intra and intermolecular forces; structure of biomolecules; thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems, principles of x-ray diffraction, IR and UV spectroscopy and hydrodynamic techniques.

  • Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology

Laboratory techniques in microbiology, pathogenic microorganisms and disease; classes of microorganisms and their characterization, nutrient requirement for growth; applied microbiology; viruses, Microbial genetics. Cell theory; Cell architecture; methods of cell fractionation; cell division; types of chromosome structure; biochemical genetics- inborn errors of metabolisms; viruses and fungi; principles of processes of development. Innate and adaptive immunity, antigen antibodies.

  • Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical functions: algebraic, exponential, trigonometric. Their derivatives: derivatives and integrals of simple functions. Permutations and combinations.



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