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IIT JAM 2022 Exam Day Guidelines, Important Points, Last Minute Tips

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: July 29, 2022 08:10 pm IST | IIT JAM

Before taking the IIT JAM 2022 exam, all students must remember all of the important tips and guidelines. This article will provide students with all of the necessary exam day instructions and tips.

IIT JAM exam instruction 2022

After months of studying for IIT JAM 2022, the time has come to put your knowledge to the test. Time management and revision are two key factors that can help you score higher on the Joint Admission Test in the final few days before the exam. To ensure that they perform well in the exam, you must have had sleepless nights, missed family time, skipped meals, and so on. To turn all of your hard work into a success story, you should consider the following IIT JAM last-minute preparation tips.

IIT JAM 2022  exam will be held in two sessions on February 12, 2023. IIT Guwahati will hold IIT JAM 2023 in the morning for Chemistry, Geology, and Mathematics papers, and in the afternoon for Physics, Mathematical Statistics, Biotechnology, and Economics papers. The application forms for IIT JAM 2023 will be available on the official website on September 7, 2022. The application deadline is October 11, 2022.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for IIT JAM 2023, according to the eligibility criteria. According to the IIT JAM 2023 Exam Pattern, the question paper will have 60 questions: 30 MCQs, 10 MSQs, and 20 NAT questions. The syllabus for each paper in the IIT JAM is different: geology, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, mathematical statistics, and biotechnology. IIT JAM is a national-level entrance exam for admission to MSc and other postgraduate courses at IITs, as well as integrated Ph.D. courses at IISc, Bangalore and other government-funded institutes. Every year in February, IIT JAM is held, and candidates can gain admission to various courses based on their IIT JAM scores.

All the students must keep in mind all the important tips and guidelines before going for IIT JAM 2022 exam. This article will cover all the important exam day instructions and tips for the students.

IIT JAM 2023 Upcoming Dates

Check below all the upcoming important dates for IIT JAM 2023:



IIT JAM 2023 Release of online application

September 7 2022

Deadline for submission of application form

October 11, 2022

IIT JAM 2023 Release of admit card

January 2023

IIT JAM Exam date 2023

February 12, 2023

Announcement of Result

March 22, 2023

IIT JAM Counselling Registration 2023

April 11 to 25, 2023

Last date for recovery or rectification of defective documents

1st week of May 2023

Release of 1st admission list

3rd week of May 2023

Release of 2nd admission list

2nd week of May 2023

Release of 3rd admission list and final admission

June 2023

Closure of admissions

1st week of July 2023

IIT JAM 2022 Pre-Examination Instructions

Here are some of the pre-examination instructions which the students must keep in mind before going for the IIT JAM 2022 exam:

  • Cross-check all the important belongings to bring for the exam, including your admit card and others

  • Remember to keep an extra copy of the admit card

  • Reach exam center almost half an hour earlier to complete all the exam formalities

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Day Instructions

Below given are some of the exam day instructions and rules which the student has to consider for IIT JAM 2022:

  • The aspirants must bring the admit card and original photo id for verification on the exam day

  • The students are advised to clear (if any) tattoos, Mehandi designs, or spots on fingers as the biometric system will be used for the verification of students

  • The students will have to login into the system 20 minutes prior to the test for reading the important exam instructions

  • Students should do all their rough work only on the scribble pad as provided by the exam invigilator. Students must write their name and id on the pad before using it and the pad must be returned to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall

  • Calculators or any other electrical devices must not be brought by the student inside the examination hall. Students must only use the virtual calculator as provided by the examiner for solving complex numerical problems

  • Note that any student, even after finishing the exam, is seen using any of the unfair means will be considered unethical and their paper will be cancelled

Important Tips for IIT JAM 2022

Some of the miscellaneous exam tips for the IIT JAM 2022 aspirants are given below:

Attempt all the mock tests and practice as many previous year’s questions as you can.

  • Go through the exam pattern thoroughly, it will help you understand which questions you need to attempt and which you don’t

  • Do not waste your time over the tricky question in the exam. First, complete all the questions you are sure about. This will also help you manage your time in the exam

  • Make sure to save the session after you answer a question so that you don’t lose your session in case of any technical glitch

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Pattern

Before going on to exam day instruction and tips for IIT JAM 2022, students must be aware of the exam pattern for IIT JAM 2022. Below given is the complete exam pattern for IIT JAM 2022 for all of the subjects included:

Exam Duration

3 hours

Section-wise marking


Type of Question

Number of Question





1/2 marks each


Multiple Selection


2 marks each


Numerical Questions


1/2 marks each

Total Number of Questions


Total Marks


The section that follows contains a list of tips that are not only related to studies, but also to practical aspects.

1. Revision: Isn't it annoying when you memorise something only to forget the concept on the day of the exam? It usually occurs when you do not revise your subjects, especially in the days leading up to the exam. The best way to revise any subject is to answer as many questions as possible about it.

2. Practice: IIT JAM sample papers and previous year question papers: Solving a previous year's question paper will not only boost your confidence but will also help you learn the frequently asked questions. With a few days left, you should be able to complete at least two to three question papers. Use the remaining time to work on your weaknesses.

3. Identify your areas for improvement: As you revise your notes and solve IIT JAM sample papers, you may notice some areas where you lack consistency or clarity. Go over the notes again and try answering questions of varying difficulty levels to eliminate your weak points.

4. Avoid studying new topics: Starting with a new topic will reduce your revision hours and may cause confusion. Students frequently try to cover every topic on the syllabus and end up remembering only a portion of it. Instead, it is suggested that they focus on reviewing key topics and answering questions about them.

5. Set a timer and do an exam rehearsal: Find a quiet place and begin attempting any mock test or sample paper. Set a timer for three hours and try to finish the test within that time frame. As many questions as you can with the greatest accuracy. Exam practise will allow you to assess your speed and accuracy.

6. Don't waste time: If you manage your time well, you'll have plenty of time to work on your weak points. Do not waste time watching television or planning a day out with friends because every minute counts from now on. Prepare a small pocket notebook in which to jot down important formulas, definitions, graphs, diagrams, and so on, and keep it with you wherever you go.

7. Have your IIT JAM admit card and all necessary documents ready: Make a hard copy of the IIT JAM admit card on an A4 sheet of paper. Along with your admit card, you must also bring the following documents:

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Original photo identification proof (preferably Aadhar card/PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID)
  • IIT Roorkee issued a travel permit 

8. Maintain a healthy body and avoid junk food: They say that "a healthy mind resides in a healthy body," which is possibly the most important factor in maximising your performance. To stay in shape, students must meditate and do light exercises. They should also avoid eating junk food because a single illness can ruin your chances of putting forth your best effort.

Other Articles Related to IIT JAM 2022

Some of the other IIT JAM 2022 articles which students can go through are given in the table below:

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Predicted Paper and analysis for IIT JAM 2022: Mathematics (MA)

Predicted Paper and analysis for IIT JAM 2022: Biotechnology (BT)

IIT JAM 2022: Expected opening & closing ranks for M.Sc Chemistry

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IIT JAM 1st Admission List: Check all the details

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