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IIT JAM Last 5 year question papers

Every year, the IIT JAM exam is conducted by one of the Participating Institute. It is expected that IIT Roorkee will the IIT JAM 2022 Exam.

Last year the exam conducting authority were added a new subject, economics, to the IIT JAM Syllabus. This will be continued in the forthcoming years of the exam as well.  Hence the complete list of IIT JAM subjects is Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Statistics, Economics, and Geology.

So, if you have applied for any of these subjects then you should check the complete and updated IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus to plan your preparation for the exam to pursue MSc or other PG Courses from premier IITs or IISc.


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IIT JAM Syllabus PDF – Free Download Subject-wise Syllabus


The IIT JAM Syllabus covers the details of important topics and their sub-topics which are important in the JAM 2022 exam.

Here at Eduncle, we have covered every single detail regarding the IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus. You can directly jump on to the subject wise syllabus by clicking the following link.

IIT JAM Syllabus for Physics (PH)

IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus (CY)

Syllabus for IIT JAM Mathematics 2022 (MA)

Syllabus for IIT JAM Biotechnology (BT)

IIT JAM Syllabus for Geology (GG)

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus (MS)

IIT JAM Syllabus for Economics (EN)



IIT JAM Physics Syllabus 2022


The competition level of JAM Physics is high as every year more than 15000 candidates fight for the limited seats to get admission in IITs, NITs, etc. If you are one of these candidates, then you should start your preparation with the IIT JAM Physics 2022 Syllabus as given below: -


Unit- 1: Mathematical Methods

Calculus of single and multiple variables, Multiple integrals, Stokes’ theorem, partial derivatives, Jacobian, Matrices and determinants, imperfect and perfect differentials,

Taylor expansion, Divergence theorem, Fourier series. First-order equations and linear second-order differential equations with constant coefficients.

Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Green’s theorem. Algebra of complex numbers.

Unit- 2: Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Newton’s laws of motion and applications, Conservative and non-conservative forces,

Polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, uniformly rotating frame, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, Motion under a central force. System of particles,

conservation of linear and angular momentum, Center of mass, conservation of energy, equation of motion of the CM, variable mass systems. Rigid body motion, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia,

rotation and translation, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem. Principal moments and axes, fixed axis rotations. Euler’s equation,

Kinematics of moving fluids, Bernoulli’s theorem, equation of continuity. Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Unit- 3: Oscillations, Waves and Optics

Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution.

Traveling and standing waves in one-dimension, Wave equation. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Energy density and energy transmission in waves.

Group velocity and phase velocity. Fermat’s Principle. Interference of light, optical path retardation. General theory of image formation. Thin lens and lens combinations, Thick lens.

Fraunhofer diffraction. Rayleigh criterion and resolving power. Doppler Effect. Diffraction gratings. Polarization: linear, circular and elliptic polarization. Double refraction and optical rotation. Sound waves in media

Unit- 4: Electricity and Magnetism

Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarization, volume and surface charges, electrostatic energy. Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law. Electric field and potential.

Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases. 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.

Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves, Displacement current, Poynting’s theorem, transmission and reflection coefficients (normal incidence only) reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface. Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Unit- 5: Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Elements of Kinetic theory of gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases. 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, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Unit - 6: 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.

Unit - 7: 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.

OPAMP 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; Combinations of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.



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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2022


The syllabus of JAM Chemistry 2022 is divided into three parts - Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic chemistry. So below, we have mentioned the section-wise IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus below. You should pick up one by one topic from each section and complete the IIT JAM syllabus 2022 to get a seat in the exam.

Pro tip: You should start the preparation by selecting the topics as per their IIT JAM Marking Weightage.



IIT JAM Syllabus for Physical Chemistry


Unit - 1: Basic Mathematical Concepts

Functions; maxima and minima; integrals; ordinary differential equations; vectors and matrices; determinants; elementary statistics and probability theory. 

Unit - 2: Atomic and Molecular Structure

Fundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s wave equation; quantum numbers; shapes of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.

Unit - 3: Theory of Gases

Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.

Unit - 4: Solid State

Crystals and crystal systems; X-rays; NaCl and KCl structures; close packing; atomic and ionic radii; radius ratio rules; lattice energy; Born-Haber cycle; isomorphism; heat capacity of solids.

Unit - 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Reversible and irreversible processes; first law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases; thermochemistry; second law; entropy and free energy; criteria for spontaneity.

Unit - 6: Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; effect of temperature on K; ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; hydrolysis; solubility product; phase equilibria–phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties.

Unit - 7: Electrochemistry

Conductance and its applications; Transport number; Galvanic cells; EMF and free energy; concentration cells with and without transport; polarography; concentration cells with and without transport; Debey-Huckel-Onsager theory of strong electrolytes.

Unit - 8: Chemical Kinetics

Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; collision theory; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched; enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; catalysis.

Unit - 9: Adsorption

Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.

Unit - 10: Spectroscopy

Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.



IIT JAM Organic Chemistry Syllabus


Unit - 1: Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry

Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property); optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls);

Conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes).

Unit - 2: Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

Chemistry of reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc.);

Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction and McMurry reaction;

Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry; organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper);

Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.

Unit - 3: Qualitative Organic Analysis

Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation. 

Unit - 4: Natural Products Chemistry

Chemistry of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids. 

Unit - 5: Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties. 



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IIT JAM Syllabus for InOrganic Chemistry


Unit - 1: Periodic Table

Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.

Unit - 2: Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds

Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization; dipole moment; ionic solids; Structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.

Unit - 3: Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)

General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; Structure of electron-deficient compounds involving main group elements. 

Unit - 4: Transition Metals (d block)

Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra; VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, Colour and magnetic properties of metal complexes;

organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis. 

Unit - 5: Bioinorganic Chemistry

Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase. 

Unit - 6: Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry; analysis of water, air and soil samples. 

Unit - 7: Analytical Chemistry

Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA; precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.



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IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus


The syllabus of IIT JAM Mathematics 2022 includes the 10+2+3 level topics such as Sequence & Series, Function, Vector, Differential Equations etc. These are among the most scoring chapters of Mathematics.

So, if you want to score well in the exam, then you must check the complete IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus 2022: -

Unit - 1: 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, Bolzano-Weierstrass 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.

Unit - 2: 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. 

Unit - 3: Functions of Two or Three Real Variables

Limit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, maxima and minima. 

Unit - 4: 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. 

Unit - 5: 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. 

Unit - 6: Vector Calculus

Scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems. 

Unit - 7: Group Theory

Groups, subgroups, Abelian groups, non-Abelian groups, cyclic groups, permutation groups, normal subgroups, Lagrange's Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups. 

Unit - 8: Linear Algebra

Finite-dimensional vector spaces, linear independence of vectors, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrix representation, range space, null space, rank-nullity theorem.

Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors for matrices, Cayley-Hamilton theorem. 

Unit - 9: 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.



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IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus


The IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus 2022 comprises of four sections: -

Biology (44% weightage)

Chemistry (20% weightage)

Mathematics (18% weightage)

Physics (18% weightage)


As you can see, Biology has the highest weightage among all the sections. But on the other hand, there is more than 50% weightage in the remaining three sections. So, make sure that you are covering the entire syllabus of IIT JAM Biotechnology 2022 in your JAM Exam Study Plan.


IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus - Biology (10+2+3 Level)


Unit - 1: General Biology

Taxonomy; Heredity; Genetic variation; Conservation; Principles of ecology; Evolution; Techniques in modern biology. 

Unit - 2: Biochemistry and Physiology

Carbohydrates; Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes; Vitamins; Hormones; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation; Photosynthesis. Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation;

Vertebrates-Nervous system; Endocrine system; Vascular system; Immune system; Digestive system and Reproductive System.

Unit - 3: Basic Biotechnology

Tissue culture; Application of enzymes; Antigen-antibody interaction; Antibody production; Diagnostic aids.

Unit - 4: Molecular Biology

DNA; RNA; Replication; Transcription; Translation; Proteins; Lipids and Membranes; Operon model; Gene transfer. 

Unit - 5: Cell Biology

Cell cycle; Cytoskeletal elements; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi apparatus; Signaling. 

Unit - 6: Microbiology

Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organisms.



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IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology - 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; Acid-base 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, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.



IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology - 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



IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus - 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.



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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus


As per the previous analysis, Geology has the highest cut off marks in the exam. Candidates who want to qualify for this exam must cover the complete IIT JAM Geology Syllabus 2022 which includes nine units as given below: -


Unit - 1: The Planet Earth

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 age of the Earth;

Volcanism and volcanic landforms; Interior of Earth; Earthquakes; Earth’s magnetism and gravity, Isostasy; Elements of Plate tectonics; Orogenic cycles.

Unit - 2: Geomorphology

Weathering and erosion; Transportation and deposition due to wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms, Structurally controlled landforms.

Unit - 3: Structural Geology

Concept of stratum; Contour; Outcrop patterns; Maps and cross-sections; Dip and strike; Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations and lineations, shear zones.

Stereographic and equal-area projections of planes and lines; computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and bore-holes. 

Unit - 4: Palaeontology

Major steps in the evolution of life forms; Fossils; their mode of preservation and utility; Morphological characters, major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals – Brachiopoda,

Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptolitoidea, Anthozoa, Echinodermata; Gondwana plant fossils; Elementary idea of vertebrate fossils in India. 

Unit - 5: Stratigraphy

Principles of stratigraphy; Litho-, Chrono- and biostratigraphic classification; distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent. 

Unit - 6: Mineralogy

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. 

Unit - 7: Petrology

Definition and classification of rocks; Igneous rocks-forms of igneous bodies; Crystallization from magma; classification, association and genesis of igneous rocks;

Sedimentary rocks – classification, texture and structure; size and shape of sedimentary bodies. Metamorphic rocks – classification, facies, zones and texture.

Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies. 

Unit - 8: Economic Geology

Properties of common economic minerals; General processes of formation of mineral deposits; Physical characters; Mode of occurrence and distribution in India both of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits; Coal and petroleum occurrences in India.

Unit - 9 - Applied Geology

Ground Water; Principles of Engineering Geology



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IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus


The IIT JAM 2022 syllabus for statistics comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage). So, if you are going to appear in this exam, then you must check the IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics syllabus to give the right direction to your preparation.


IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematical Statistics 2022


Unit - 1: Sequences and Series

Convergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers.

Unit - 2: 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.

Unit - 3: Integral Calculus

Fundamental theorems of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, applications of definite integrals, arc lengths, areas and volumes.

Unit - 4: Matrices

Rank, inverse of a matrix. Systems of linear equations. Linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Cayley-Hamilton theorem, symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices.



IIT JAM Syllabus for Statistics


Unit - 1: Probability

Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule. Theorem of total probability. Bayes’ theorem and independence of events.

Unit - 2: Random Variables

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.

Unit - 3: Standard Distributions

Binomial, negative binomial, geometric, Poisson, hypergeometric, uniform, exponential, gamma, beta and normal distributions. Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution.

Unit - 4: 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.

Unit - 5: Sampling distributions

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

Unit - 6: Limit Theorems

Weak law of large numbers. Central limit theorem (i.i.d.with finite variance case only).

Unit - 7: Estimation

Unbiasedness, 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 normals, and one parameter exponential distribution.

Unit - 8: 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. 



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IIT JAM Economics Syllabus


A new paper Economics (EN) will be introduced from 2022 and the scope of JAM will be expanded to the social sciences to include admissions to the Masters of Economics programs at different IITs.

To help such students who are aiming to get a seat in IITs by the IIT JAM Economics exam we are providing you with the complete IIT JAM 2022 syllabus for Economics below:


Unit - 1: Microeconomics

Consumer theory: Preference, utility and representation theorem, budget constraint, choice, demand (ordinary and compensated), Slutsky equations, choice under risk and uncertainty, revealed preference axioms

Production, costs with perfectly competitive markets: Technology, isoquants, production with one and more variable inputs, returns to scale, short-run and long-run costs, cost curves in the short run and long run, perfect competition in markets

General equilibrium and welfare: Equilibrium and efficiency under pure exchange and production, welfare economics, theorems of welfare economics

Market structure: Monopoly, pricing with market power, price discrimination (first, second and third), monopolistic competition and oligopoly

Game theory: Strategic form games, Nash equilibrium, mixed extension and mixed strategy Nash equilibrium, iterated elimination of dominated strategies, examples: Cournot, Bertrand duopolies, Prisoner’s dilemma, cooperative game theory: Shapley value, Nash bargaining

Public goods and market failure: Externalities, public goods and markets with asymmetric information (adverse selection and moral hazard), VCG mechanism and transfer rules

Unit - 2: Macroeconomics

National Income Accounting: Structure, key concepts, measurements, and circular flow of income - for a closed and open economy, money, fiscal and foreign sector variables - concepts and measurements

Behavioral and Technological Functions - Consumption functions - absolute income hypothesis, life-cycle and permanent income hypothesis, investment functions- Keynesian, money demand and supply functions, production function

Business Cycles and Economic Models: Business cycles-facts and features, the Classical model of the business cycle. the Keynesian model of the business cycle, simple Keynesian cross model of income and employment determination and the multiplier (in a closed economy), IS-LM Model, Hicks’ IS-LM synthesis, role of monetary and fiscal policy

Business Cycles and Economic Models (Open Economy): Open economy, Mundell-Fleming model, Keynesian flexible price (aggregate demand and aggregate supply) model, role of monetary and fiscal policy

Inflation and Unemployment: Inflation - theories, measurement, causes, and effects, Unemployment -types, measurement, causes, and effects

Growth Models: Harrod-Domar, Solow and Neo-classical growth models

Unit - 3: Statistics for Economics

Probability theory, Sample spaces and events, Axioms of probability and their properties, conditional probability and Bayes’ rule, independent events

Random variables and probability distributions, probability distributions, expected values and functions of random variables, properties of commonly used discrete and continuous distributions

Random sampling, Density and distribution functions for jointly distributed random variables, computing expected values of jointly distributed random variables, covariance and correlation coefficients

Point and interval estimation, estimation of population parameters using methods of moments and maximum likelihood procedures, properties of estimators, confidence intervals

Hypothesis testing, distributions of test statistics, testing hypotheses related to population parameters, Type I and Type II errors, the power of a test, tests for comparing parameters from two samples

Unit - 4: Indian Economy

Indian economy before 1950: Transfer of tribute, deindustrialization of India

Planning and Indian development: Planning models, relation between agricultural and industrial growth, challenges faced by Indian planning

Indian economy after 1991: Balance of payments crisis in 1991, major aspects of economic reforms in India after 1991, reforms in trade and foreign investment

Banking, finance and macroeconomic policies: aspects of banking in India, CRR and SLR, financial sector reforms in India, fiscal deficit, savings and investment rates in India

Inequalities in social development: India’s achievements in health, education and other social sectors, disparities between Indian States in human development

Poverty: Methodology of poverty estimation, Issues in poverty estimation in India

India’s labor market: unemployment, labor force participation rates

Unit - 5: Mathematics for Economics

Preliminaries and Functions of one real variable:

a. Set theory and number theory, Graphs, elementary types of functions: quadratic, polynomial, power, exponential, logarithmic, sequences and series: convergence, algebraic properties and applications,

b. Continuous functions: characterizations, properties with respect to various operations and applications,

c. Differentiable functions: characterizations, properties with respect to various operations and applications,

d. Second and higher-order derivatives: properties and applications

Single-variable optimization: Geometric properties of functions: convex functions, their characterizations and applications, local and global optima: geometric and calculus-based characterizations, and applications.

Linear algebra: Vector spaces - algebraic and geometric properties, scalar products, norms, orthogonality, linear transformations: properties, matrix representations and elementary operations, systems of linear equations: properties of their solution sets, determinants: characterization, properties and applications

Functions of several real variables: Geometric representations - graphs and level curves, differentiable functions: characterizations, properties with respect to various operations and applications,

second-order derivatives: properties and applications, the implicit function theorem, and application to comparative statics problems, homogeneous and homothetic functions: characterizations and applications

Multivariate optimization: Convex sets, geometric properties of functions: convex functions, their characterizations, properties and applications,

further geometric properties of functions: quasi-convex functions, their characterizations, properties and applications, unconstrained optimization: geometric characterizations, characterizations using calculus and applications,

constrained optimization with equality constraints: geometric characterizations, Lagrange characterization using calculus and applications, properties of value function: envelope theorem and applications

Linear programming: Graphical solution, matrix formulation, duality, Economic interpretation

Integration, differential equations, and difference equations:- Definite integrals, indefinite integrals and economic applications, first-order difference equations, equilibrium and its stability, first-order differential equations, phase diagrams and stability



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You must plan your preparation with the help of this detailed IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus of your subject discussed here. We suggest you cover the complete syllabus as questions can be asked from any topic. 

After completing the theory part, you should solve the previous year's questions or IIT JAM Mock Test Papers to increase accuracy and speed in the exam.



Frequently Asked Questions for IIT JAM Syllabus 2022


Eduncle has come with the list of most common questions asked by the aspirants regarding the IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus:


Q.1) Does IIT JAM syllabus change every year?

Ans.) No, IIT JAM Syllabus does not change every year by IIT. There are six subjects in it and every subject has a different syllabus. Although this year Economics subject is added in the JAM exam which is having a new syllabus.


Q.2) Is there one book that covers the whole syllabus of IIT JAM?

Ans.) There are no books that cover the complete syllabus of IIT JAM. You need 2-3 books or a preparation course to cover all the topics. If you want to get the IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus in a single notebook or document, then you should get JAM Exam Study Material.


Q.3) What is the syllabus for IIT JAM MSc in Microbiology?

Ans.) None of the IITs provides IIT JAM Syllabus for Microbiology. Microbiology is a part of Biology and Biotechnology.


Q.4) Is the Joint Admission Test strictly based on the given IIT JAM syllabus?

Ans.) Yes, JAM Exam is completely based on the given syllabus. So, if you are preparing for JAM then you should cover the whole syllabus of your subject.



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  • Tanisha
    Is there biological science subject ?
    Hello Tanisha,
    The official has removed the biological science subject from 2019.
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  • Harsh tiwari
    I I m a 2nd year bsc statistics student.I want to prepare for jam,but I have no idea about it. so plz I request to kindly to guide me with jam
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  • Nusrat
    Hi I recently completed my M. Sc in botany. Am I eligible to apply phd
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  • 8497037396
    I am civil engineering student, am I eligible for it jam physics?
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    The minimum eligibility to apply for IIT JAM exam is graduation degree. Kindly go through the complete
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  • Ayesha rani behera
    I want exam daily
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  • Sonam dixit
    how to prepare iit jam 2021 geology
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    You should go through the complete Geology 2021 syllabus first and make the strategy accordingly. Read the
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  • Pooja ..
    I m a 2nd year bsc biology student.I want to prepare for jam,but I have no idea about it. so plz I request to kindly to guide me with jam .
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  • Sourabh
    I am second 3rd year chemistry. student and I will prepared IIT jam exam study. and how will study all topics get dicribe me & help me
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    You will be eligible to apply for IIT JAM exam in your final year of graduation.
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  • Vaishnavi mishra
    I am 2nd year mathematics student.I am preparing for IITJam .I don't know how to start my preparition .
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  • Digvijay singh
    Hello sir abhi main B.Sc 1st year main hun to kya mujhe IIT JAM Mathematics ki stargy bta skte ho
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