IIT-JAM Reference Books

IIT-JAM Chemistry

Reference Books for IIT-JAM Chemistry


  • Atomic and Molecular Structure : Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins
  • Theory of Gases : Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins
  • Chemical Thermodynamics : Physical Chemistry–Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid
  • Chemical and Phase Equilibria : Principals of Chemical Equilibrium & Phase Rule –K.G. Denbigh
  • Electrochemistry : An Introduction to Electrochemistry–Samuel Glasstone
  • Chemical Kinetics : Chemical Kinetics – Keith J. Laidler
  • Solid State : Solid State–Peter W. Atkins
  • Adsorption : Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis – Gabor A. Somorjai
  • Basic Mathematical Concept : Differential Equation & Matrices–Shanti Narayan


  • Periodic Table : Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee
  • Chemical Bonding and Shapes of compounds : Inorganic Chemistry – Meissler & Tarr
  • Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) : Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee
  • Transition Metal (d block) : Concise Inorganic Chemistry – James E. Huheey
  • Analytical Chemistry : Quantitative Inorganic Analysis – A. I. Vogel
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry : Inorganic Chemistry – James E. Huheey
  • Instrumental Method of Analysis :Instrumental method – Skoog, Holler & Crouch


  • Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: P.S. Kalsi
  • Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

    1. Organic Chemistry-Clayden, Greeves, Warner and Wothers
    2. Organic Chemistry- Carey & Sundberg
  • Natural Products Chemistry : Organic Chemistry (Vol-II) – I. L. Finar
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry : Organic Chemistry (Vol-I) – I. L. Finar
  • Qualitative organic Analysis : Introduction to Spectroscopy – Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, Vyvyan


IIT-JAM Physics

Reference Books for IIT-JAM Physics

Mathematical Methods
1. Mathematical Methods In The Physical Sciences: Mary L Boas
2. Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Erwin Kreyszig
3. Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering: Riley, Hobson & Bence
4. Vector Analysis: Schaum’s Series: Murray R Spiegel
5. Mathematical Physics: H.K. Dass
Mechanics & General Properties of Matter
1. An Introduction to Mechanics: Kleppner and Kolenkow
2. Classical Mechanics: Herbert Goldstein
3. Classical Mechanics: J.C. Upadhyaya
4. Classical Mechanics: Walter Greiner
5. Classical Mechanics & General Properties of matter: A.B. Gupta
Oscillations, Wave and Optics
1. Waves and Oscillations: N.K. Bajaj
2. Waves and Oscillations: Brij Lal & N Subrahmanyam
3. Optics: Ajoy Ghatak
4. Optics: Eugune Hecht, A. R. Ganesan
5. Optics: B. Ghosh
Electricity and Magnetism
1. Introduction to Electrodynamics: David J. Griffiths
2. Electricity & Magnetism: B.Ghosh
Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics
1. Funda-mentals of Statistical Mechanics & Thermal Physics: F. Reif
2. Thermodynamics: Garg, Bansal & Ghosh
3. Heat & Thermodynamics: H.P. Roy & A.B. Gupta
Modern Physics
1. Quantum Physics: H.C. Verma
2. Concepts of Modern Physics: Beiser, Mahajan, Choudhury
3. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: David J. Griffiths
4. Nuclear Physics: D.C. Tayal
Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
1. Solid State Physics: S.O. Pillai
2. Solid State Physics: Puri & Babbar
3. Electronic Devices & Circuit Theory: Boylestad & Nashelsky
4. Digital Fundamentals: Floyd
5. Electronics: B. Ghosh
Students can also use “ I.E. Irodov ” for practising problems regarding Mecahnics & General
Properties of matter, Oscillations, Wave and Optics, Electricity & Magnetism & Kinetic Theory & Thermodynamics.

IIT-JAM Mathematics

Reference Books for IIT JAM Mathematics

1. Integral Calculus: F. Ayres (Schaum’s), Gorakh Prasad

2. Vector Calculus: Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum’s), A.R.Vasishtha

3. Linear Algebra: Seymour Lipschitz (Schaum’s), H. Anton, A.R.Vasishtha.

4. Ordinary Differential Equation: Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania.

5. Principle of Real Analysis: S. C. Malik.

6. Real Analysis: H. L. Royden.

7. Modern Algebra: A. R. Vasishtha

8. University Algebra: N. S. Gopalakrishan.

IIT-JAM Biotechnology

Reference Books for IIT-JAM Biotechnology

S. No Topics Books
1 Genetics 1. Griffiths, A.J.F., Wessler, S.R., Lewontin, R.C. and Carroll, S.B. IX Edition. Introduction to Genetic Analysis. W. H. Freeman and Co.

2. Klug, W.S., Cummings, M.R., Spencer, C.A. (2009). Concepts of Genetics. XI Edition.
Benjamin Cummings.

3. Russell, P. J. (2009). Genetics- A Molecular Approach. III Edition. Benjamin Cummings.

2 Cell Biology 1. Karp, G. 2010. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments. 6th Edition. John Wiley
& Sons. Inc.
2. Cooper, G.M. and Hausman, R.E. 2009. The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 5th edition. ASM
Press & Sunderland, Washington, D.C.; Sinauer Associates, MA.
3. De Robertis, E.D.P. and De Robertis, E.M.F. 2006 Cell and Molecular Biology. 8th edition.
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.
3 Molecular Biology 1. Watson, J. D., Baker T.A., Bell, S. P., Gann, A., Levine, M., and Losick, R., 2008 Molecular Biology of the Gene 6th edition. Cold Spring Harbour Lab. Press, Pearson Pub.                               2.Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish et. al., (2007), W.H. Freeman and Company, New
York, USA
3. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et. al., (2008),Garland Science, Taylor &
Francis Group, New York, USA.
4 Plant Physiology 1. Taiz, L. & Zeiger, E. 2006 Plant Physiology. (4th edition) Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, M.A.                                                                                                                                                                       2. Hopkins, W.G. and Huner, P.A. 2008 Introduction to Plant Physiology. John Wiley and Sons.
3. Salisbury, F.B. and Ross, C.W. 1991 Plant Physiology, Wadsworth Publishing Co. Ltd.
5 Animal Physiology 1. Eckert animal physiology : mechanisms and adaptations by Randall, David J., Burggren, Warren W; French, 2002

2. Animal physiology : adaptation and environment by Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut, 2nd Edition.

3. Human physiology and mechanisms of disease by Guyton, Arthur C; Hall, John E. (John Edward), Sixth edition.

6 Microbiology 1. Pelczar, M.J. (2001) Microbiology, 5th edition, Tata Mc Graw-Hill Co, New Delhi.

2. Presscott, L. Harley, J. and Klein, D. (2005) Microbiology, 6th edition, Tata Mc Graw-Hill Co.New Delhi.

3. Waites MJ, Morgan NL, Rockey JS, Higton G (2001) Industrial Microbiology: An
Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell.

7 Development Biology 1. Wolpert-Principles of Development,Second Edition                                               2.Developmental Biology, 6th Ed, Gilbert

3.Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Book by Bruce Carlso6th edition

8 Biochemistry 1. J.L.Jain                                                                                                                                                             2. Buchanan, B.B., Gruissem, W., and Jones, R.L. (2000). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
of Plants. American Society of Plant Physiologists, Maryland.3. Lehninger Biochemistry
9 Immunology 1. Kuby Immunology, Richard, Thomas, Barbara, Janis, (5th Ed., 2003), W. H. Freeman
and company, New York, USA.2. Immuno Biology- The immune system in health and disease, Janeway, Travers,
Walport and Shlomchik, (6th Ed., 2005), Garland Science Publishing, New York, USA.
3. Immunology, David, Brostoff and Roitt, (7th Ed., 2006), Mosby & Elsevier Publishing,
Canada, USA.
10 Ecology 1. Sharma, P.D. (2010) Ecology and Environment, (8th Ed.) Rastogi Publications, Meerut.

2. Ecology(Peter H. Raven, George B. Johnson)

3. Chapman, J.L., Reiss, M.J. 1999. Ecology: Principles and applications (2nd edition) Cambridge University Press.

11 Biotechnology 1.Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA

Textbook by Bernard R. Glick and Jack J. Pasternak ( sixth edition)

2.Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction Book by Terence Brown (seventh edition)

3.Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction to Genetic Engineering

Book by R. W Old and S. B. Primrose( sixth edition)

12 Plant embryology 1. Bhojwani, S.S. and Bhatnagar, S.P. 2003. The Embryology of Angiosperms. Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.
2. Maheshwari, P. 1980, An Introduction to the Embryology of Angiosperms. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., Bombay – New Delhi.
3. Eames, A.J. 1961 Morphology of the Angiosperms. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd. Bombay.
13 Systematics and evolution 1. Evolution, Futuyma, D. J., Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, USA

2. Judd WS, Campbell CS, Kellogg EA, Stevens PA and Donoghue MJ (2002) Plant
Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. SinauerAssociaes, Inc., Massachusetts.

3. Gurucharan- Plant Systematics

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