IIT JAM 2019 Exam Pattern

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 11 Oct, 2018 12:15 IST


05 Sep, 2018

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IIT JAM 2019 Exam Pattern

Having a complete understanding of IIT JAM Exam Pattern and IIT JAM Syllabus is the first step to kickstart your preparation for the exam. IIT JAM is one of the most popular and premier entrance exams conducted in India for admission to M.Sc programme. Desirous candidates can also take admission in Integrated M.Sc and other postgraduate science programmes offered by IITs, IISc and other institutes through IIT JAM exam. Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM) will be conducted in computer-based mode (online).

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2019

  • There are seven objective-type test papers in IIT JAM, named as Chemistry (CY), Physics (PH), Mathematics (MA), Geology (GG), Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT).

  • Candidates are advised to carefully write the paper code while filling the application form.

  • IIT JAM is a Computer-based exam (CBT) and the language of the exam is English.

  • The exam duration will be 3 hours.

  • There will be 60 questions in total with 100 marks.

  • There are three sections in the exam – Section-A, Section-B and Section-C.

  • In Section – A, there are Multiple-Choice Questions in behaviour, with total count of 30 in which 10 questions are of 1 mark each and remaining 20 questions are of 2 marks each

  • In Section – B, there are total 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) of two marks each.

  • Section – C has 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in which there are 10 questions with 1 mark allocated to each and other 10 questions carrying 2 marks each.

IIT JAM Marking Scheme 2019

Candidates must also be aware of the IIT JAM marking scheme in order to maximise their IIT JAM scores:

  • Questions that are left unattempted will be given 0 mark. This is applicable to all sections of the IIT JAM Question Paper.

  • In Section-A, answers that are incorrect will result in negative marking. For every incorrect answer to questions carrying 1 mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted. On the other hand, 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer in all 2 marks questions

  • There is no negative marking in Section B and Section C. 

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