Tuesday, 8 March 2016


 All of You Know IIT JAM is a joint admission test conducted by IIT’s and IISc for admission to M.Sc, Integrated PhD, M.Sc-PhD dual degree, Joint M.Sc-PhD courses. In the last few years, this exam was become gateway for many other institutes also. Last year, many NIT’s have started taking admission into its M.Sc. courses based on IIT JAM scores. Many IISERs are also taking admission based on JAM score. So, the most important question is how to prepare for this prestigious exam. The IIT JAM syllabus consists of mainly seven topics- Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Modern Physics, Mathematical Physics, Oscillation, Waves and Optics, Thermal Physics, Solid State Physics & Electronics. Given the poor state of University education, students find this exam pretty tuff to crack. Students face more difficulties in solving numericals since, during graduate courses, the stress is mostly on theory & derivation. Since  IIT JAM paper is mostly a numerical based paper so, we have to understand the concepts by solving numericals. If you see the topic wise weightages for the last eleven years, we find that the Mechanics, EM and Modern Physics consist of the major chunk of the paper (51.8%). They are followed by Solid State and Electronics, Thermal, M.P. & Oscillations, Waves and Optics. While you do these topics you must stress on the things which are taught at graduation level.So You should start will Electricity and Magnetism. Do this topic well. In this topic most important chapters are polarization of dielectrics, Work and energy in Electrostatics, Ampere’s law, Faraday Law, DC-Circuit, EM Waves. After doing all this, you should go for mechanics where you should put stress on central forces, Coriolis force, collisions, centre of mass, rolling and angular momentum, MI tensor, Bernoulli`s Principle. Try to be selective in mechanics otherwise it will consume your lot of time. After you should go for mathematical physics. The important topics in M.P are linear differential equations of first order, Gauss, Green & Stokes theorems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, partialderivatives  Fourier serieses.After you go for modern physics which is so sweet topic as it will takes less time to preparation and very rewardings. Do`nt leave anything in this topic. The next topic you should go for oscillation, waves and optics where you should focus more on interference, diffraction and polarization more. In thermal physics, you concentrate on PV, PT, VT, TS diagrams, Maxwell relations and Maxwell Boltzmann statistics. At last you should go for solid state physics & electronics. In solid state physics, Miller indices, Bragg’s law and semiconductors are to impo. In the electronics, Zener diode, BJT and Op-amps are more important.At last, I would advise you that overall approaches of your preparations should be exhaustive because paper contains objective type questions and NAT questions & these question can be created from anywhere. I here only pointed out important areas here. The last thing is that you  also do subjective questions while preparing all these topics, because that will help you in building you concepts. Moreover, the NAT questions of 2 marks are like short subjective questions. Refer to all books of Samvedna, they have written keeping you in mind and these books will also help you in other entrance exams also. I strongly recommended you TRAJECTORY DVD lectures and Online tests.
You should have go for online test only as JAM is online now.
Best of luck for your preparation.