IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus, Tips and Exam Pattern PDF 2022

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IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2022

Chemistry will have questions prepared from 10+2+3 level. IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 2022 is divided into 3 sections i.e. Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry. A candidate who aims at getting admission in M. Sc at IIT must go through the syllabus and exam pattern.

Physical Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Mathematical ConceptsSpectroscopy
Atomic and Molecular StructureAdsorption
Theory of GasesChemical Kinetics
Chemical ThermodynamicsChemical and Phase Equilibria

Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and StereochemistryAromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic ApplicationsNatural Products Chemistry
Qualitative Organic Analysis

Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

Periodic TableAnalytical Chemistry
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of CompoundsInstrumental Methods of Analysis
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)Bioinorganic Chemistry
Transition Metals (d block)Coordination complexes

Section-wise details of the chemistry syllabus for IIT JAM.

IIT JAM Physical Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Mathematical ConceptsThis topic covers Functions; maxima and minima; integrals; ordinary differential equations; vectors and matrices; determinants; elementary statistics and probability theory.
Atomic and Molecular StructureUnder this topic, all the subtopics are Fundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s wave equation. Apart from that quantum numbers; shapes of orbitals; exclusion principle of Hund’s rule and Pauli’s; details of the electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules, etc
Theory of GasesAll the areas covered under this topic are Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal gases; Kinetic theory of gases; distribution law of Maxwell-Boltzmann and concept of equipartition of energy.
Solid StateIn this section, all the topics are Crystals and crystal systems; X-rays; structures of NaCl and KCl; close packing; the concept of atomic and ionic radii; radius ratio rules along with lattice energy; Born-Haber cycle; isomorphism and heat capacity of solids.
Chemical ThermodynamicsThis topic contains Reversible and irreversible processes; the concept of first law and details on its application to ideal and nonideal gases; thermochemistry; second law in detail; entropy and free energy and criteria for spontaneity.
Chemical and Phase EquilibriaFrom Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; effect of temperature on K; ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions to hydrolysis; solubility product; phase equilibria–phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties, etc all are included here.

IIT JAM Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and StereochemistryIn this section, all the areas are Electronic effects that cover resonance, inductive along with hyperconjugation. Aside from that steric effects as well as its applications for various topics on acid or base property; optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters such as allenes, biphenyls, etc; the conformation of acyclic systems includes substituted ethane or n-propane or n-butane as well as cyclic systems containing mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes, etc.
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic ApplicationsThis section includes the Chemistry of reactive intermediates covering carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes along with benzynes, etc.; Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Simmons-Smith reaction. It also covers Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction, and McMurry reaction; Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction, and many more.
Qualitative Organic AnalysisThis topic defines the characteristics of different functional groups by chemical tests along with elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.

IIT JAM Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

Periodic TableThis section explains details of the element’s periodic classification as well as periodicity in all the properties along with general methods of isolation and the process of purification of elements, etc.
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of CompoundsThis section add-up various topics such as different types of bonding; details of VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization and dipole moment. It also defines ionic solids along with the structure of NaCl and CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy, etc.
Main Group Elements specially for s and p blocksThere are many subtopics such as basic concepts on group relationships as well as gradation in properties; formation of electron-deficient compounds containing some elements from the primary group.

IIT JAM Chemistry Exam Pattern 2022

According to the exam pattern of JAM 2022, the question paper will consist of 60 questions. The maximum mark of the examination is 100.

  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Total number of questions: 60
  • No of Section: Three (Sec A, B and C)
  • Question Type: MCQ, MSQ and NAT
  • Total Marks: 100

Section Wise Marks Distribution

SectionTotal number of QuestionsNumber of Marks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section A10110
Section B10220
Section C10110

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