Best Books for IIT JAM Biotechnology Preparation | Study Material


For getting success in IIT JAM Biotechnology Papers, Candidates need to go through with strategic preparation tips. Books are the key point for any exam preparation, Here for Joint Admission Test for Master programs have the same strategy candidates who select the best books for preparation will get success in IIT JAM Examination. For cracking this section is also not the easy task, so before going to the selection of the books try to review IIT JAM Syllabus and exam pattern. Through this article, you will get the complete list of Best Books for IIT JAM Biotechnology Preparation.

Best Books for IIT JAM Biotechnology Preparation

This section will be prepared from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Section. So 44% questions are asked from the Biology section which is from (10+2+3), 20% questions are asked from the chemistry section which is from (10+2+3), 18% questions are asked from Physics section which is from (10+2+3), and 18% questions are also from Mathematics which is from (10+2+3) Standards.

Most of the students who are preparing for IIT JAM examination at the same time they are also preparing for UGC NET, CSIR and JRF NET Exam.

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Here we have listed the best books for IIT JAM Biotechnology Preparation:

Name of book Author
Biochemistry Lehninger
Biochemistry Voet & Voet
Biochemical Calculations Irwin H. Segel
Bioinformatics Mount David W.
Essential Cell Biology Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
Molecular Cell Biology Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira
Developmental Biology Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer
Molecular Cloning Sambrook and Russel
Principles of Gene Manipulation Sandy B. Primrose, Richard Twyman, Bob Old
Kuby Immunology Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby
Basic Immunology Abbas and Litchmann
Prescott’s Microbiology Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Chris Woolverton
Microbiology Michael Pelczar Jr.
Molecular Biology of the Gene James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell, Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, Richard Losick
Genetics (Benjamin/Cummings Series in the Life Sciences) Peter J. Russell

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Test Series or Previous year question papers:

Name of book Author
IIT-JAM: M.Sc. (Biotechnology) Previous Papers (Solved) R Gupta
Solved Papers & Practice Sets IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M. Sc. From IITs) – Biotechnology Arihant Publications

IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology Paper

Biotechnology syllabus is comprised of Physics, chemistry, biology, and Mathematics.


  • General Biology
  • Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Basic Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology

Try to start preparing for IIT JAM Examination, from the last year of the bachelor of technology/engineering standard. Almost one year will be needed for preparation or covering complete syllabus of IIT JAM Examination. Try to be attentive in your academics or classes.

It is advised to the candidates don’t leave any topics from the syllabus leaving any topics will lead you towards in situation in the examination where you can find that various questions are from the syllabus which you have left because of the priority.

Try to brush your basics or 10+2 formulae from the Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics section.

Try to solve to previous year question papers as the similar environment as you find at the time of examination.

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