IIT JAM Geology (GG) 2024: Exam Date, Syllabus, Question Papers, Important Topics

Nikhar Aggrawal
Nikhar AggrawalUpdated On: January 25, 2024 11:02 pm IST | IIT JAM
IIT JAM 2024 Geology exam will be conducted on February 11, 2023. Preparing for IIT JAM Geology 2024? Learn about the important chapters, complete syllabus, marking scheme and previous year cutoff in this article.
IIT JAM Geology (GG) 2024: Exam Date, Syllabus, Question Papers, Important Topics

IIT JAM Geology 2024: Geology is a pure science subject that teaches about the materials, processes, structure, and history of the earth and planets. It will assist you in comprehending every aspect of our natural environment. Every year, a large number of candidates choose geology as a career path in order to work for top companies like NHPC, JSPL, Toubro, and many more. If you want to work in this field, the IIT JAM Geology 2024 exam is perfect for you. It serves as a springboard for students interested in studying the earth and planets at a prestigious Indian institute. 

Download: IIT JAM Admit Card 2024

JAM admit card 2024 has been released. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has released the admit card. Test takers can download the admit card from the official website of IIT JAM 2024. IIT JAM 2024 admit cards are only available to those who filled out the JAM 2024 application. Until the exam, candidates can access the hall ticket. It is advised that candidates verify the information on their admit card after downloading it. Applicants must email to the authorities if any irregularities they find in the admit card.

IIT JAM Exam is one of the most significant examinations in the country which allows students to apply for postgraduate courses. When the stakes are so high, preparation must be consistent and comprehensive. Lakhs of students strive to pass the IIT JAM in order to gain admission to reputable technological institutions. IIT Madras is the organising body for IIT JAM 2024.IIT Madras' most recent update allows for modifications to the IIT JAM 2024 application form beginning November 24, 2023.Candidates who have already submitted the application form and would like to make changes can do so before November 30, 2023. Candidates should be aware that only certain fields in the application form can be edited. To modify certain fields, candidates even pay fees as per the guidelines. IIT JAM 2024 Geology (GG) exam will be held on 11th February 2024 in the forenoon session. IIT JAM 2024 counselling sessions will begin in April 2024.

IIT JAM 2024 Geology Mock Test has been made available by IIT Madras. Candidates who have completed and submitted the application form to appear for the JAM Geology paper can take mock tests. Practicing mocks is an effective way to review and identify areas for improvement. Students will learn about the exam pattern, marking scheme, question types, and level of difficulty. Candidates are encouraged to practise previous year question papers as well.This article contains complete information on IIT JAM Geology 2024.

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IIT JAM 2024 Geology Dates

Candidates can check out all the IIT JAM 2024 Important dates in the table provided below:



IIT JAM 2024 Online Application Release Date

5th September 2023

IIT JAM 2024 Application Form Submission Last Date

25th October 2023 (Extended Date)
13th October 2023 (Old Date)

IIT JAM 2024 Application Form Correction Window

24 November 2023 - 30 November 2023

IIT JAM 2024 Admit Card Availability

8th January 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Geology Exam Date

11th February 2024 (Forenoon)

IIT JAM 2024 Provisional Answer Key

February 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Response Sheet

February 2024

IIT JAM Provisional Answer Key Challenge Window

February 2024

Announcement of IIT JAM 2024 Result 

22nd March 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Final Answer Key 

March 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Counselling Registration

April 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Scorecard Availability

April 2024

IIT JAM 2024 Admission Form Correction (Last Date)

May 2024

Also Read: IIT JAM 2024 Exam Pattern

IIT JAM Geology 2024 Syllabus

Candidates can check out the list of total topics and sub-topics of the IIT JAM Geology 2024 syllabus in the table provided below.



The Planet Earth

Origin of the Solar System and the Earth; Geosphere and the composition of the Earth; Shape and size of the Earth; Earth-Moon system; Dating rocks and age of the Earth; Volcanism and volcanic landforms; Interior of the Earth; Earthquakes; Earth’s magnetism and gravity, Isostasy; Basic elements of Plate Tectonics; Orogenic cycles.


Weathering and erosion; Soil formation; Transportation and deposition by wind, ice, river, sea and resulting landforms.

Structural Geology

Orientation of planes and lines in space concept of dip, strike, rake and plunge. Contour lines; Rule of ‘V’s and outcrop patterns; Interpretation of geological maps and cross-section construction; Classification and origin of folds, faults, joints, unconformities, foliations and lineations; Stereographic and equal-area projections of planes and lines; Numerical problems related to outcrop and bore-hole data.


Principles of stratigraphy; Litho-, Chrono- and biostratigraphic classification; Stratigraphic correlation techniques; Archaean cratons of Peninsular India (Dharwar, Singhbhum and Aravalli); Proterozoic mobile belts; Stratigraphy of Cuddapah and Vindhyan basins; Stratigraphy of Paleozoic – Mesozoic of Spiti and Kashmir, Gondwana Supergroup, Jurassic of Kutch, Cretaceous of Trichinopoly, Tertiary and Quaternary sequences of Assam, Bengal and Siwaliks.


Major steps in the evolution of life forms; Fossils, their mode of preservation and utility in age determination and paleoenvironmental interpretations; Morphology, major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals – Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptoloidea, Anthozoa, Echinodermata; Gondwana plant fossils; Elementary idea of vertebrate fossils in India.


Definition and classification of rocks; Igneous rocks – forms of igneous bodies; Processes of evolution and diversification of magma; Classification, association, and genesis of common igneous rocks. Sedimentary rocks – classification, texture, and structure; Petrology of sandstone and limestone; Elements of sedimentary environments and facies. Metamorphic rocks – classification and texture; Types of metamorphism; Controls on metamorphism – pressure, temperature and fluids; Concept of projections – ACF, AKF and AFM diagrams; Phase Rule and its applications; Concepts of zones and facies, Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies.


Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes; Physical properties of minerals; Isomorphism, polymorphism, solid solution and exsolution; Classification of minerals; Structure of silicates; Mineralogy of common rock-forming minerals; Elements of Optical Mineralogy, Optical properties of common rock-forming minerals.

Applied Geology

Groundwater and hydrological cycle, Types of aquifers, porosity and permeability; Principles of engineering geology; Geological considerations in construction of dams and tunnels.

Economic Geology

Physical properties of common economic minerals; General processes of formation of mineral deposits; Mode of occurrence and distribution of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits in India; Fundamentals of reserve calculation; Elements of coal and hydrocarbon geology, Coal and hydrocarbon occurrences in India.

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IIT JAM Geology Previous Year Question Papers

The best thing students can do to excel is to solve the IIT JAM previous year's question papers. Working smarter rather than hard is the key to success. This will be very beneficial and give you an advantage over others. Students can use the following link to check the IIT JAM Geology previous year question papers from 2015 to 2023:

IIT JAM Geology 2024 Marking Scheme

Candidates can check out the IIT JAM Geology 2024 marking scheme in the table provided below:


Type of Questions

Negative Marking

Total Marks


10 MCQs for 1 Mark for Each


 50 Marks

20 MCQs for 2 Marks for Each



10 MSQs- 2 Marks for Each

No Negative Marking

20 Marks


10 NATs- 1 Mark

10 NATs- 2 Mark

No Negative Marking

30 Marks

IIT JAM Geology 2023 CutOff 

The IIT JAM cutoff varies each year based on the level of the questions, the total number of applicants, and the total number of seats. This article will be updated as soon as IIT Madras releases the IIT JAM Geology 2024 cutoff. Students can get an idea of the minimum marks by looking at the table below, which shows the IIT JAM 2023 Geology cutoff by category.


IIT JAM cutoff 2023 Geology







We hope that this article on IIT JAM Geology 2024 was helpful to all the students. Solve as many previous year question papers as you can and always plan according to the syllabus of the exam.  For more information and the latest updates on IIT JAM 2024 stay tuned with CollegeDekho.

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