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Title: IIT JAM Chemistry: Books, Preparation Tips, Syllabus!


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IIT JAM Chemistry Exam Details
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IIT JAM Chemistry
IIT JAM Chemistry exam is given by the candidates
who wish to pursue masters degree in Chemistry.
IIT JAM is Joint Admission test for MSc. It is an
entrance test to get admitted in IITs, NITs, or
IISc to pursue M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint
M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-Ph.D Dual Degree
other courses. Every year, large number of
candidates appear in the IIT JAM Exam and fulfill
their dream of getting admission in the M.Sc.
Chemistry Courses offered by the various
IITs. IIT JAM exam is conducted every year in
the month of February. IIT JAM exam 2017 was
conducted on 12th February and it was organized
by IIT Delhi.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Books
IIT JAM Exam is one of the toughest exam in
India. So, candidates need to be well prepared
for the exam. Candidates must select best books
to prepare for JAM Chemistry Examination. There
are many books available for IIT JAM preparation.
Before buying any of the book, you need to do a
good research on that book. Some books are good
some are not, so, buy as per your research.
Many of the books are also available on
e-commerce websites like, Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Exam Pattern
Exam pattern for all the subjects are same. Below
I have mentioned the exam patter for IIT JAM
exam JAM exam is divided into three
sections Section A- 30 MCQs of 50 marks Out of
a total of 30 questions, 10 questions are of one
mark each and 20 questions are of two marks each.
There is negative marking of 1/3 mark for each
question answered incorrectly out of the one-mark
question and 2/3 marks are deducted for each
incorrect question which is of two marks each.
There is no negative marking for any question
left unanswered. Section B- 10 MSQs of 20 marks
Each correct answer in this section is awarded
two marks. There is no negative marking in this
section. Section C- 20 NAT of 30 marks  Out of
the total 20 questions, first 10 questions are of
one mark each and other 10 questions are of two
marks each. There is no negative marking in this
section as well.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Preparation Tips
  • Candidates must follow the below preparation tips
    to crack Geology exam
  • Start your preparation 5-6 months before the exam
    so you can get enough time for your revision.
  • Do not study any other subjects.
  • Make notes of all the important topics and revise
    all those topics frequently.
  • Give more time to your weak points which helps
    you to improve them.
  • Maintain a good health. You need to eat good and
    healthy food everyday and take at least 7-8 hours
    of sleep.

Checkout the IIT JAM Career Options after
qualifying M.Sc./PhD degree
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
Below is the detailed syllabus for IIT JAM
Chemistry examination   Physical
Chemistry Basic Mathematical Concepts
Functions maxima and minima integrals ordinary
differential equations vectors and matrices
determinants elementary statistics and
probability theory. Atomic and Molecular
Structure Fundamental particles Bohrs theory
of hydrogen-like atom wave particle duality
uncertainty principle Schrödingers wave
equation quantum numbers shapes of orbitals
Hunds rule and Paulis exclusion principle
electronic configuration of simple homonuclear
diatomic molecules. Theory of Gasses Equation
of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals)
gasses Kinetic theory of gasses
Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law equipartition
of energy.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
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. Chemical
Thermodynamics Reversible and irreversible
processes first law and its application to ideal
and non-ideal gasses thermochemistry second
law entropy and free energy criteria for
spontaneity. 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.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
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-Onsagar theory of strong
electrolytes. Chemical Kinetics Reactions of
various order Arrhenius equation collision
theory transition state theory chain reactions
normal and branched enzyme kinetics
photochemical processes catalysis. Adsorption
Gibbs adsorption equation adsorption isotherm
types of adsorption surface area of adsorbents
surface films on liquids. Spectroscopy
Beer-Lambert law fundamental concepts of
rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic
resonance spectroscopy.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
Organic Chemistry Basic Concepts in Organic
Chemistry and Stereochemistry Electronic effects
(resonance, inductive, hyper conjugation) 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). 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, benzylic
acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement,
Baeyer-Villeger reaction oxidation and reduction
reactions in organic chemistry organometallic
reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard and
organocopper) Diels-Alder, electro cyclic and
sigma tropic reactions functional group
inter-conversions and structural problems using
chemical reactions.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
Qualitative Organic Analysis Identification of
functional groups by chemical tests elementary
UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as
tools for structural elucidation. Natural
Products Chemistry Chemistry of alkaloids,
steroids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids,
peptides and nucleic acids. 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 Chemistry Syllabus
Inorganic Chemistry Periodic Table Periodic
classification of elements and periodicity in
properties general methods of isolation and
purification of elements. 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. 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.
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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus
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, color and magnetic
properties of metal complexes organometallic
compounds having ligands with back bonding
capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes,
nitrosyls and metallocenes homogenous
catalysis. 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. Instrumental
Methods of Analysis Basic principles
instrumentations and simple applications of
conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis
spectrophotometry analysis of water, air and
soil samples. 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 Previous Years Question Papers
Candidates appearing for Chemistry exam 2018,
must practice the previous 5 years question
papers. Solving these papers will help the
candidates identify their weak areas. You can
download the IIT JAM question paper from here-
IIT JAM Solved Question Papers Last 10 Years.
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