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IIT JAM Chemistry Exam 2017

IIT JAM Chemistry (CY) Exam 2017. The JAM Chemistry 2017 online examination will be held on February as Computer Based Test (CY).  For Application Form, Admission /Notification, Result, Admit Card,  Please refer to IIT JAM 2017 Exam.

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IIT JAM Chemistry Exam 2017

IIT JAM Chemistry (CY) Exam 2017

IIT JAM Chemistry Exam 2017

Exam Pattern

  • This Chemistry test paper has a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire question paper is dividedinto three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types.

Chemistry (CY) Section – A

  •  Section – A contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. This section has 30 Questions and carry a total of 50 marks. Q.1 – Q.10 carry 1 mark each and Questions Q.11 – Q.30 carry 2 marks each.

Chemistry (CY) Section – B

  • Section – B contains Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct choices only and no wrong choices. This section has 10 Questions and carry 2 marks each with a total of 20 marks.

Chemistry (CY) Section – C

  • Section – C contains Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a real number which needs to be entered using the virtual numerical keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions. This section has 20 Questions and carry a total of 30 marks. Q.1 – Q.10 carry 1 mark each and Questions Q.11 – Q.20 carry 2 marks each.

Chemistry (CY) Negative Marking

  • Section – A (MCQ): wrong answer will result in NEGATIVE marks. For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • In Section – B (MSQ), there is NO NEGATIVE and NO PARTIAL marking provisions. There is NO
    NEGATIVE marking in Section – C (NAT) as well.

IIT JAM Chemistry CY Syllabus 2017


  • 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, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave- particle  duality;  Uncertainty  principle;  Schrödinger’s  wave  equation;  Quantum  numbers,  shapes  of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle, electronic configuration of  simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.
  • Theory of Gases: Equation of state of ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases, Kinetic theory of gases. Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.
  • Solid state: Crystals, 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 nonideal gases; 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.
  • 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; Theory of absolute reaction rate; Chain reactions – Normal and branched chain reactions; Enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; Catalysis.
  • Adsorption: Gibbs  adsorption  equation,  adsorption  isotherm,  types  of  adsorption,  surface  area  of adsorbents, surface films on liquids.


  • Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Electronic effect (resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation) and  steric  effects  and  its  applications (acid/base property).  Optical  isomerism  in compounds without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls), conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/npropane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono and di substituted cyclohexanes).
  • Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications: Chemistry reactive intermediates, carbine, nitrene,   benzyne,   Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen  rearrangement,  Wolf   rearrangement,   Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Witting reaction, McMurry reaction.  Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii,  benzilic  acid  rearrangement, dienonc-phenol rearrangement, Bayer-Villeger reaction. Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry. Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard and organocopper). Diels-Alder reaction, Sigmatropic reactions.
  • Qualitative Organic Analysis: Functional group interconversions, structural problems using chemical reactions, identification of functional groups by chemical tests, elementary 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy as a tool for structural elucidation.
  • Natural Products Chemistry: Introductory chemistry of alkaloids, terpenes, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and nucleic acids.
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom.


  • 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): Chemistry with emphasis on group relationship and gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds of main group elements and application of main group elements.
  • Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes; VB and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes. Organometallic compounds, metal carnonyls, nitrosyls and metallocenes, ligands with back bonding capabilities; MO theory approaches to explain bonding in metal- carbonyl, metal-nitrosyl and metalphosphine complexes.
  • 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+, function of hemoglobin and myoglobin.
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Basic principles, instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry, UV-vis spectrophotometry, analysis of water, air and soil samples.
  • Analytical Chemistry: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and EDTA and precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; applications of isotopes.

IIT JAM Chemistry Eligibility 2017

ChemistryIntegrated Ph.D. in Chemical SciencesIISc BangaloreB.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry asone of the subjects. The candidates should have passed  mathematics  at  the  PUC  or  HigherSecondary (10+2) level.
Integrated Ph.D. in Biological SciencesIISc BangaloreBachelor’s  degree  in  Biology  or  Chemistry  orPhysics or Mathematics. The candidates should have passed Biology at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.






M.Sc. Chemistry








A bachelor’s degree (at least 10+2+3) with Chemistry as a major/honours subject and Mathematics and Physics as other subjects, with a minimum of 55% or 6.0 CPI in a scale of 10, without  rounding  off,  in  major/honours subject (50%  or  5.5  CPI  in  a  scale  of  10,  without rounding off, for SC/ST/PwD candidates).ORCandidates having a bachelor’s degree (at least

10+2+3) without (Major/Honours) must have the concerned  degree  with  (a)  Chemistry  as  a subject for three years/six semesters, (b) minimum  2(Two)  courses  in  Mathematics,  (c)

minimum  2(Two)  courses  in  Physics,  and  (d)

minimum 60% aggregate marks or 6.5 CPI in a

10-point scale, without rounding off (55% marks or 6.0 CPI in a 10-point scale, without rounding

off, for SC/ST/PwD candidates).

Chemistry(CY)M.Sc. ChemistryIITB, IITD, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITRBachelor’s degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and should have passed Mathematics at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in ChemistryIITBBS, IITKgp
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in ChemistryIITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in EnergyIITBBachelor’s degree with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters  and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/ two semesters.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBBachelor’s degree with any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters. The candidate should have passed Mathematics at Higher Secondary (10 +2) level.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree inBiotechnologyIITBBachelor’s degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture  /  Pharmacy  /  Veterinary  / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).The candidate should have passed Mathematics at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D in Atmosphere andOcean SciencesIITBBSBachelor’s  degree  with  Mathamatics  and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics.
M.Sc.-M.S.(Research)/Ph.D Dual Degree in ChemistryIITRPRBachelor’s degree with Chemistry as one of the subject and should have passed Mathematics at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.

Question Papers

JAM Chemistry Previous Year Question Papers with answer keys

  • Here you can find all of the IIT JAM Chemistry previous year question papers answers are free of cost students can download these papers for Science Entrance preparation. This Year on 2015 IIT JAM Chemistry written test was conducted , the paper is available with us. Any Candidates who has Last IIT JAM Chemistry 10 to 20 Years previous solution can share with us.

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IIT JAM Chemistry Model Papers 2017:

  • JbigDeaL provides Sample Question Papers with answers for 2017 for IIT JAM Chemistry (CY) Test Exam 2017 along with a question bank. Some of the question may be from out of syllabus. This sample papers doesn’t means to actual paper. Its just for better preparation and test you knowledge in IIT JAM Chemistry  related exams.

IIT JAM Chemistry Mock Test:

  • IIT JAM MCQ Chemistry Questions Answers for Science Test. This mock test having 25 question each, with four choices. On each click on answers system will tell you where the answers is correct or incorrect. There many online practice set of IIT JAM CY question answers quiz.

JAM Chemistry Books / Study Materials:

  • There are so many books for IIT JAM Chemistry (CY) 2017 exam preparation, but i must say you should have latest two types of book one for JAM Chemistry Last 10 or 20 years question with solution and another book is for Chemistry 2017 syllabus wise subjects description and solution. We have found some best books in online you can check below.

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