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MSc entrance - Prepare for IIT JAM Exam
#1
Hello sir, I would like to know when to start for the preparations for IIT JAM as I am in my first year B.Sc and also I would like to know whether bioinformatics is a right option for M.Sc without any software basics in UG level?
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(03-31-2015, 11:31 PM)Rangu joshi Wrote: Hello sir, I would like to know when to start for the preparations for IIT JAM as I am in my first year B.Sc and also I would like to know whether bioinformatics is a right option for M.Sc without any software basics in UG level?
Hello Rangu,

If you sincerely make efforts for conceptual understanding of the subjects you are studying, then clearing IIT JAM would appear a cake walk. Keep an eye on the syllabus of IIT JAM, and look into the subjects which are mentioned in the syllabus. Just sincerely make efforts to understand the subjects you are currently studying in line with the syllabus of JAM.

From 2nd year onwards, start revising 1-2 topics a day from the syllabus of JAM. 3-6 months prior to the exam, focus your attention on previous year papers and mock tests.

And about MSc in Bionfo, it's suggested to pursue atleast 1 subject/training/project related to Bioinfo in BSc, to have a comfortable and interesting MSc in Bioinfo. Softwares used in Bioinfo aren't out of the world, they are easy to adept to,..so you shouldn't be worried about that. But a conceptual understanding of Bioinformatics is recommended; and hence I suggest you to pursue a course and a project in Bioinfo during your BSc, if you want to make a career out of it.

Hope it helps


Best wishes

Sunil
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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#3
Thank you very much sir
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#4
should i get notes of IIT-JAM from VPM Classes? i do not have any coaching classes in nagpur...
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#5
There is nothing better than the personal notes made from the standard books. Considering the fact that you have ample time for IIT JAM, start working on the topics mentioned in the syllabus (apart from previous year papers) and make notes of important points in the form of small portable booklets (which you can keep along while travelling/moving).
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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Top Biotech Companies | Top places to work
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Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
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#6
Hello sir.. now im appearing in 3rd yr of bsc biotech. im intersted to join in any IIT by cracking JAAM entrance.. actually im from a rural area wher i cnt gate ny help for higher study frm ny one... will you guys please suggest me some tips for cracking JJAM xm.. i need the syllebus of JAAM for biotech.. actually ihv some book like, for microbiology is BROCK & PRESSCOT, for immunology is KUBBY.is this books are reliable to crack the JAAM..???,if you guys hv some different refference then please suggest me... bcz icnt join any coaching for JAAM. bcz if i join any coaching then i cnt contineu my regular study..bcz that is in far away frm me... please suggest me..
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#7
Hi Tarique,
The books you are referring are perfectly fine. You may refer the following link as well (GATE BT/XL and JAM have considerable similarities in books to use):
http://in.biotechstudents.com/gate-biote...cts-books/

I will be posting a full fledged thread for syllabus right after this response.
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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Top Biotech Companies | Top places to work
Indian Biotech Companies and Job Openings
Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
Careers in Biotechnology | A list of various Options
Biotechnology Competitive Exams in India
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#8
Hello sir,
Can you please suggest reference books for basic biotechnology section in jam syllabus for all the topics...
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#9
anyone! please help, i am planning to take the JAM examination for biotechnology and biology, but i am not thorough with the syllabus, books that i should refer, the amount of time that i should give, everything!! i am a first year student and have ample of time.. I just want to utilize this efficiently!
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#10
i am scoring 55 marks in iit jam biological sciences and 38 in biotechnology..i belong to gen category.what rank should i expect?
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