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 3||20||NUMERICAL ANSWER TYPE||30|
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 |
|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.
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:
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.
- Microbiology – By Michael Pelczar
- Biochemistry – Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry: International Edition By David L. Nelson and Michael Cox.
- Biochemistry – by Donald Voet and Judith G. Voet
- Developmental Biology – Scott F. Gilbert
- Molecular Biology of the Cell – Bruce Alberts, Alexander D. Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff & Keith Roberts
- Molecular Biology of the Gene – James D. Watson
- Biotechnology – U Satyanarayana
- Tortora′s Principles of Anatomy and Physiology – Gerard J. Tortora
- Kuby Immunology – Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby
- A Text-Book of Botany (4 Volume Set) – by Annie Raglan, V Kumaresa, N Arumugam
- Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments – by Gerald Karp
- Principles of Genetics – By Peter Snustad
- Principles of Genetics – Gardner, Simmons, Snustad
All the best👍