IIT JAM Biological Sciences Syllabus 2020
Biological Sciences (BL)
General Biology: Taxonomy of plants and animals, pro-and eukaryotic organisms, cell organelles and their function, multicellular organization, general physiology, energy transformations, internal transport systems of plants and animals, photosynthesis, respiration, regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms, reproductive biology, plant and animal hormones and their action, nervous systems, animal behavior, plant and animal diseases, Mendelian genetics and heredity, basics of developmental biology, biology of populations and communities, evolution, basic principles of ecology, Genesis and diversity of organisms.
Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics:
Buffers, trace elements in biological systems, enzymes and proteins, vitamins, biological oxidations, photosynthesis, carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolism, digestion and absorption, detoxifying mechanisms, nucleic acids, nucleic acid metabolism, nature of gene and its function, genetic code, synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, regulation of gene expression, operons.
Structure of biomolecules, intra and intermolecular forces, thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, principles of X-ray diffraction, IR- and UV- spectroscopy, analytical and biochemical techniques
Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology: Classification of microorganisms and their characterization, nutrient requirement for growth, laboratory techniques in microbiology, pathogenic microorganisms and disease, applied microbiology, viruses and fungi, microbial genetics, cell theory, cell architecture, cell division, types of chromosome structure, biochemical genetics- inborn errors of metabolisms, innate and adaptive immunity, antigen antibodies, principles of processes of development.
Mathematical Sciences: Mathematical functions (algebraic, exponential, trigonometric) and their derivatives (derivatives and integrals of simple functions), permutations and combinations, basic probability and volumetric calculations.
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