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May 26, 2020 • 11:21 am

Why Choose IIT JAM Biotechnology as Your Optional? A Complete Guide!

IIT JAM Biotechnology


One of the top emerging field of study, which is a revolutionary blend of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Informatics, Engineering is popularly known as Biotechnology.


The word defines its meaning itself -  Bio defines life and Technology defines the application or utilization of science for a specific aim.


IIT JAM M.Sc. Biotechnology is in huge demand these days. Many Private and Government Sectors offer job opportunities. Some prominent industries where Biotechnology professionals may find jobs are:


Pharmaceuticals Industry

Healthcare Sector

Chemical Industry

Research Sector


If you want to study further in Biotechnology, then IITs is the best place to start with. IIT JAM Biotechnology is the gateway for those aspirants who want to pursue Masters in Biotechnology.


Most of the candidates complete their post-graduation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. So, the numbers of aspirants who appear in IIT JAM Biotechnology subject is slightly less than other subjects but there are only limited seats in each subject which makes it hard to crack the exam.


Here in this blog, we are going to share the detailed information about JAM Biotechnology that will help you to prepare strategically and to secure a seat in one of the IITs.


How Hard is to Crack JAM Biotechnology?

Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

Syllabus & Important Topics

Selection Criteria & Cutoff Marks

IIT JAM Biotechnology Study Material

How to Prepare for JAM Biotechnology Exam?

Biotechnology Seats from IITs




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IIT JAM 2021 Biotechnology – Is It Hard to Crack?


The main purpose of IIT JAM is to provide career opportunities to the aspirants to develop the academic talent.

Cracking IIT JAM 2021 Biotechnology is not that easy. The fact behind its tough competition is “Number of available seats.” However, if you prepare for JAM with correct information and finest guidance, then it’s not going to be that hard to get a good rank.



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IIT JAM 2021 Biotechnology Paper Pattern – How Marking is Done?


To make you understand about the IIT JAM Paper Pattern in the better way, we have provided you with the exact format of question paper. Go to the below table to understand it well.


Section A

Type of Questions

Maximum Marks Negative Marking
10 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark for Each


20 Multiple Choice Questions

2 Marks for Each



Section B

Type of Questions

Maximum Marks Negative Marking
10 Multiple Select Questions 2 Marks for Each

No Negative Marking


Section C

Type of Questions

Maximum Marks Negative Marking
10 Numerical Answer Type Questions 1 Mark for Each

No Negative Marking

Other Remaining 20 Numerical Answer Type Questions

2 Marks for Each

No Negative Marking



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IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus – Important Topics and their Marking Weightage


Know the complete IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2021 and focus on the important and scoring topics while preparing for the exam. Here we are sharing complete syllabus for IIT JAM 2021 Biotechnology along with unit-wise weightage.


IIT JAM Biotechnology Weightage


Biology(44% Weightage)


  General Biology

  Biochemistry and Physiology

  Basic Biotechnology

  Cell Biology



Chemistry (20% Weightage)


  (10+2+3) Level


Physics (18% Weightage)


  (10+2) Level


Mathematics (18% Weightage)


  (10+2) Level




IIT JAM Biotechnology Selection Criteria & Cut Off Marks!!


The JAM Cut off Marks is the minimum marks which candidates need to score to get admission into the IITs or IISC Bangalore. Cutoff Marks of IIT JAM Biotechnology 2020 Exam with Scorecards has been declared.


Aspirants can check the IIT JAM Cut Off 2020 in the given table.



General Category OBC Category SC / ST Category


39.86 35.87




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IIT JAM Biotechnology Study Material for Preparation


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For a better understanding of concepts to solve the problems and doubts, candidates must refer some higher-level Biotechnology books. To have detailed knowledge of a particular subject, you can use other individual IIT JAM Books as well.


To cover the syllabus of IIT JAM Biotechnology, you must go for the books that contain past year IIT JAM Question Papers, sample papers and all the important topics.


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How to prepare for IIT JAM Biotechnology [Preparation Tips]


Don't waste your time by getting worried, prepare yourself smartly by adopting sure shots approaches.


Hard work alone is not sufficient to get success. You also need to do smart work with it.

 To get a good rank in IIT JAM, you will need to study all the Biotechnology topics thoroughly from basics to advance.

 Aspirants need to make a schedule that incorporates solving problems, practice through test papers, analyzing problems, making notes and relaxation. A strict schedule must be followed by aspirants to get succeed.

 Solve IIT JAM Question Papers. It’s helpful for understanding the exam pattern in a better way. You will also get a fair idea about the difficulty level of JAM Exam.

 Group study works. Studying together in a group helps to learn faster than studying alone. In group study instead of spending time confusing over the difficulty, you can solve your problem by just asking a question with your friends.

 Writing down your goals makes them twice as likely to come true.




IIT JAM Biotechnology Seats from IITs


There are total 91 seats available in IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Indore for Biotechnology MSc course. You can check number of seats in every IIT from the table given below. Visit IIT JAM Seat Matrix to check the category wise seats.


Name of IITs

Total Seats

IIT Bombay


IIT Roorkee


IIT Indore




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Showing 4 comments out of 4
  • Archana pathak
    How many attempts are there for iit jam,?
    Priyadarshan Choursiya
    there is no age and attempt limit.
  • Sourajyoti paul
    AIR 36, BT; what are the chances that I get IITB/IITR? I am from General category.
  • Mourifat ahmad sheikh
    Fresh aspirant for the jam iit 2019