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IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

By: Archana on August 13, 2020

Candidates would be appearing for IIT JAM exam pattern on February 10, 2019. Candidates with the help of exam pattern can prepare well for IIT JAM exam. The exam pattern details include examination type, duration of exam, number of questions, mode of exam etc.

  • IIT JAM exam is objective type online exam, comprised of 3 sections consisting a total of  60 questions carrying 100 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 3hrs (180 minutes).
  • There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.

Complete details for JAM Exam Pattern

Section Number and Type of Questions
Section-A   30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Section-B 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Section-C 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Detailed JAM Exam pattern is mentioned below:

There are 3 sections in the question paper, A, B, C. Check out the details of three sections :

Section A

  • Total Question: Total 30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Marking scheme: Question will carry one or two marks.
  • Each question will contain four optional answers; students have to choose the right answer only. Candidates can answer by clicking the given choices.

Section B

  • Total Question: Total 10 MSQ (Multiple Choice Questions). 
  • Marking scheme: Question carries two marks.
  • Each question will contain four given choices out of which more than one choice(s) can be correct. Candidates will get full marks if all the correct answers are selected. Two marks will be given for each correct answer.

Section C

  • Total Question: Total 20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type). 
  • Marking scheme: Question carries two marks.
  • No options will be displayed for these types of questions. Candidates have to answer by pressing the number through the virtual numeric keypad.

IIT JAM 2018 Marking Scheme

  • There are total 60 questions which carry 100 marks.
  • There is no negative marking in the Section B & C, but negative marking will be done for Section A.
  • In section A, for the one mark question, 1/3 of marks will be deducted, and for two marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

It is important for candidates to download JAM admit card 2019 at the earliest by February 11,

Check out the dates and events of IIT JAM Exam:

Particulars

Dates

Start date for Downloading JAM admit card 

January 4, 2019

The last date for downloading JAM admit card

February 10, 2019

IIT JAM online exam

February 10, 2019

JAM result declaration

March 20, 2018

As mentioned above there will be two sessions of JAM 2019.

Each of these sessions will be held for three hours, and different sets of JAM papers will be conducted in each of these sessions.

Session

Papers

Timings

Session 1

Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session 2

Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Different papers of IIT JAM Exam along with the timing

Out of the seven test paper given below the candidates can appear for any one of the seven test papers. Given below is the IIT JAM test papers:

JAM 2019 Session and Timing

Papers

Session

Timings

Biological Sciences (BL)

Session 2

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Biotechnology (BT)

Session 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chemistry (CY)

Session 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Geology (GG)

Session 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Session 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mathematics (MA)

Session 2

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Physics (PH)

Session 2

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

IIT JAM 2019 syllabus has been released by the conducting body. There are seven papers of JAM i.e:

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Geology
  5. Mathematics
  6. Mathematical Statistics
  7. Physics

IIT JAM Previous Years Question Papers

CY 2017 Question Paper
CY 2017 Question Paper
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BT 2017 Question Paper
BT 2017 Question Paper
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BL 2017 Question Paper
BL 2017 Question Paper
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