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March 19, 2019 • 5:49 pm

IIT JAM Biological Science 2020- Get the Complete Details Here





IIT JAM is Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Admission Test for those candidates who want to pursue an M.Sc. from IIT and IISc.


IIT JAM 2020 will be conducted for seven subjects which are -


Biological Science (BL)

 Biotechnology (BT)

 Chemistry (CY)

 Geology (GG)

 Mathematics (MA)

 Mathematical Statistics (MS)

 Physics (PH)


Master of Science in Biological Sciences is a two-year post-graduate programme which is designed to prepare students in biomedical sciences, ecology, evolution, and behaviour or plant molecular sciences.


Here, we are providing complete information regarding the IIT JAM Biological Science such as eligibility criteria, paper pattern, syllabus, preparation tips with books, question papers, cut off etc.


Let's move forward to know about IIT JAM 2020 Biological Science in detail.



 Career Scope After Pursuing M.Sc. Biological Science from IITs and IISC

 IIT JAM Eligibility for Biological Science

 Exam Pattern of Joint Admission Test Biological Science

 Joint Admission Test Biological Science Syllabus

 IIT JAM Biological Science Books

 How to Prepare for IIT JAM Biological Sciences?

 IIT JAM Biological Science Question Papers

 IIT JAM 2019 Cut off for Biological Science

 How Can You Take Admission in M.Sc. After Qualifying the JAM?




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Career Scope After Pursuing M.Sc. Biological Science from IITs and IISC


Biological Science is used in scientific research, detection, prevention, and treatment of human diseases. So, we can say that it is an important part of life and natural science.


M.Sc. in Biological Science offers career opportunities in various fields such as:



Scientific research and development


 Medical imaging

 Drug design and delivery

 Medical equipment manufacturing

 Hospitals and healthcare

 Consultant and management


M.Sc. Biological Science also provides an opportunity to work as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Assistant Professor after clearing the CSIR NET Exam.



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IIT JAM Eligibility for Biological Science


Before applying for this exam, you must know about IIT JAM Eligibility. It is an essential requirement for pursuing the M.Sc. in Biological Science from IITs and IISc.


If you want to appear for IIT JAM 2020, then you must have a Bachelor’s degree with -


At least 55% or CGPA 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category.

 Aggregate 50% or CGPA 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST, PWD category.



Exam Pattern of Joint Admission Test Biological Science


If you are preparing for IIT JAM 2020 then you must know about the paper pattern and the marking scheme.


For test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. IIT JAM 2020 Paper pattern consists of three types of questions.


You can check the complete exam pattern for IIT JAM 2020 Biological Science below -


Exam Pattern for Biological Science

S.No. Sections Total Number of Questions Total Marks Negative Marking Time Duration
1 Part A 30 MCQ 1 or 2 Marks Each For 1 Mark Questions: (-1/3)For 2 Marks Questions: (-2/3) 3 Hours
2 Part B 10 MSQ 2 Marks Each No
3 Part C 20 NAT 1 or 2 Marks Each No


Joint Admission Test Biological Science Syllabus


Always remember that before starting the preparation for any exam, you must check the complete Syllabus and the topics in it. This will help you in making a strategy for preparation. You should check the IIT JAM Syllabus Biological Sciences here.




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Below, we are providing the topics which are included in IIT JAM Biological Science Syllabus 2020.


General Biology

 Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics

 Microbiology, Cell Biology, and Immunology

 Mathematical Sciences




IIT JAM Biological Science Books


Selecting the best books is the most important part of IIT JAM Preparation. You should choose only those IIT JAM Biological Science books which cover the complete syllabus and provide all the details in an easy to understand way. IIT JAM Preparation Books will always help you to get the good marks in the exam.


Below, we are providing the list of IIT JAM Biological Science reference books with the help of experts and toppers. You can check and select the books as per your preferences.


Name of Book Author Name
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



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How to Prepare for IIT JAM Biological Sciences?


Proper preparation is most important part to improve your performance in the exam. Below, you can check some preparation tips to increase your marks in IIT JAM Exam.


 An excellent strategy provides excellent results. Make an efficient timetable covering the complete IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 and prepare accordingly.

 IIT JAM Biological Science involve solving problems from data, chemical structures, or chemical reactions associated with metabolic pathways. You must have an adequate knowledge about all of them.

 Clear your basic concepts and learn all the principles. You should also focus on diagrams, flowchart, cycles. You can put them in front of your study table so that you can revise daily.

 You should focus on topics like Biological compounds, Enzyme activity, receptor binding, metabolic pathways, cell surfaces, Cell cycle etc.

 Solving IIT JAM Question Papers and Sample Papers is a crucial step. It will help you analyze your preparation for the exam. Focus on your weak areas and try to get good marks in mock test series.



IIT JAM Biological Science Question Papers


IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers are the most authentic source of information for the exam. According to IIT JAM Biological Science toppers and experts, solving the question papers will help you to prepare for IIT JAM 2020 in a much better way. So never neglect the importance of previous year question papers.


Question papers help you to know the paper pattern and important topics which has more weightage than others. If you solve the IIT JAM Biological Science Solved Papers, you can increase your speed to manage your time.


You can download the IIT JAM previous year question papers which are given below -


Previous Year Question Paper Download PDF
Biological Science Question Paper 2019 Download 
Biological Science Question Paper 2018 Download 
Biological Science Question Paper 2017 Download 
Biological Science Question Paper 2016 Download 
Biological Science Question Paper 2015 Download 
Biological Science Question Paper 2014 Download 




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IIT JAM 2019 Cut Off for Biological Science


Every year many candidates apply for this exam but only a few candidates qualify it because of the limited seats and tough competition. After qualifying the IIT JAM Exam, candidates will be intimated about JAM counselling based on three deciding factors -


Preference for the programme.

Preference of Institute.

 IIT JAM Result 2019 and Cut Off Marks.


According to the latest notification of JAM, IIT Kharagpur on behalf of the other IITs and IISc Bangalore will announce the IIT JAM 2019 Result on 20th March 2019.


There is a decrement in the cut off marks of the year 2018 are given as:


Category IIT JAM 2018 Cut Off Marks
General 21.48
OBC (NCL) 19.33
SC 10.74
ST 10.74
PwD 10.74



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How Can You Take Admission in M.Sc. After Qualifying the JAM?


Candidates have a question in mind that how can they take an admission for M. Sc. in IITs or IISc after qualifying the IIT JAM Exam. Below, you can check the admission process after clearing the exam.


After qualifying the IIT JAM 2020 Exam, you can log in to the JAM Online Application Process System website (JOAPS) and fill the required details and submit it. You can fill the choice of programmes in order of preference.


According to preference as given in the counselling form and corresponding rank in the Merit List (After completing your counselling process), the First Admission List will be prepared by Organizing Institute for each programme under IIT JAM 2020.


If seats remain vacant after the first admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Second Admission List and then, Third Admission List.


With the Third Admission List, the admission process will be closed.


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  • Smriti Raj
    Is 12th maths compulsory for MSc in Biotechnology for admission in IISc?
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  • Ritika Srivastava
    My rank in JAM2018 is 1331 for biological sciences. What are my chances of getting admission through it? Am I eligible to apply for all the institutes as my marks are above the cutoff.?
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