IIT JAM BIOTECHNOLOGY

With only a month left for the IIT JAM exam, candidates appearing for IIT JAM Biotechnology 2020, must start their preparation for the Entrance Test. IIT JAM is an all India Entrance Test conducted by IIT and IISC for the aspirants willing to take admission in various Master of Science programs.

This year, IIT JAM Biotechnology will be conducted by IIT Kanpur on February 9, 2020, in Session 1 i.e from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. As we know there is no magic formula for success, it only requires right preparatory guidance and smart strategies, right from the very beginning.

So, here we have listed some important tips to enhance your IIT JAM Biotechnology preparation. Let’s begin with the basic pattern of the Exam.

BASIC PATTERN OF EXAM-

Candidates preparing for the exam must know the weightage and trends of the questions in order to maximize their chances of gaining the merit score.

IIT JAM Biotechnology is an online exam of 3 hours with 60 questions in total. The basic structure of the exam is as follows:

EXAM NO. OF QUESTIONS TYPES OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
SECTION 1 30 MCQ’s 50
SECTION 2 10 MCQ’s 20
SECTION 3 20 NUMERICAL ANSWER TYPE 30
TOTAL 60 100

Marking scheme for each section in IIT JAM Biotechnology-

SECTION TYPE OF QUESTIONS NEGATIVE MARKING
Section A 10 MCQ’s – 1 mark for each
20 MCQ’s – 2 marks for each
1/3
2/3
Section B 10 MCQ’S – 2 marks for each No negative marking
Section C 20 MCQ’s – 2 marks for each No negative marking

HOW TO PREPARE?

IIT JAM Biotechnology is challenging, yet it is very achievable. Consider the following few steps to start your preparation.

1. Syllabus- While preparing for IIT JAM Biotechnology, the first thing that candidates need to have is a thorough understanding of the syllabus. Biotechnology is divided into 4 parts i.e. Biology of 10+2+3 level (44% weightage), Chemistry of 10+2+3 level (20% weightage), Maths 10+2 level (18% weightage), Physics 10+2 level (18% weightage). Only the mentioned topics should be done.

👉Click here to know the syllabus of biotechnology


2. Mock tests- Always try to polish your preparation. By giving mock tests online and solving previous year’s question papers, one can do this. To avoid last-minute rush start practicing question papers at least 20 days before the exam. This will help you to analyze your progress. For practice, you can follow:

👍 Solved Papers and Practice sets IIT JAM Biotechnology – Arihant Publications

👍 Previous year Question Paper

3. Proper Planning- Make a proper time table and prioritize topics according to their weightage in the exam. The major focus should be given to topics Biochemistry, Physiology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology apart from Chemistry, Physics, Maths.

4. Revision- If we go with the experts and JAM topper’s advice, regular practice and dedicated revisions are the key highlights that can lead you to success. Time to time revision helps to keep vast syllabus of Biotechnology fresh and long-lasting in mind.

So, tight up ur lace and start preparing from today.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED FOR PREPARATION

Here is the list of the best books which are highly recommended for the preparation of this exam.

  1. Microbiology – By Michael Pelczar
  2. Biochemistry – Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry: International Edition By David L. Nelson and Michael Cox.
  3. Biochemistry – by Donald Voet and Judith G. Voet
  4. Developmental Biology – Scott F. Gilbert
  5. Molecular Biology of the Cell – Bruce Alberts, Alexander D. Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff & Keith Roberts
  6. Molecular Biology of the Gene – James D. Watson
  7. Biotechnology – U Satyanarayana
  8. Tortora′s Principles of Anatomy and Physiology – Gerard J. Tortora
  9. Kuby Immunology – Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby
  10. A Text-Book of Botany (4 Volume Set) – by Annie Raglan, V Kumaresa, N Arumugam
  11. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments – by Gerald Karp
  12. Principles of Genetics – By Peter Snustad
  13. Principles of Genetics – Gardner, Simmons, Snustad

All the best👍

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Mitul Chitania
Mitul Chitania
February 1, 2020 6:00 pm

Where can I seek for to start preping gor IIT-JAM 2021. Currently I am in Semester-4, B.Sc. Biotechnology. And I am to crack IIT for my biotech entrance

Aditi Sood
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February 6, 2020 4:06 pm
Reply to  Mitul Chitania

Hello, Mitul Chitania

Before preparing for IIT JAM BIOTECH EXAM you should go through the syllabus and then you can follow up books listed up. You have an entire year ahead of you before appearing for the exam so we’ll suggest you to go through the above listed books and then practice previous year MCQ questions from Arihant publications.
Thanks for your query
All the best for your prep.