IIT JAM Exam Analysis 2021

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IIT JAM 2021 Exam Analysis

IIT JAM 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 14, 2021, and the detailed exam analysis for all the papers will be updated on this page. Meanwhile, you can check 2020, 2019 & 2018 exam analysis here. 

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IIT JAM 2020 Exam Analysis

IIT JAM 2020 exam is successfully conducted on February 09, 2020, and the exam analysis for all the papers such as PH, CY, BT, MA is here. The candidates can Scroll down and check JAM 2020 and previous year analysis. You can also check the predicted question papers for IIT JAM 2020 by clicking on the links below. 

Overall Level of Paper: As per the feedback of students who took the examination, the level of the paper was moderate for most of the students. For some students, the paper was lengthy. It was easier than the previous year's JAM paper.  

Here is the students' review of the paper for different subjects:  

Here is an overview of subject-wise paper analysis:

Subject 

Overall Difficulty Level

Multiple- Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple- Selection Questions (MSQ)

NAT

Mathematics

Moderate 

\Easy

Moderate to High

Moderate to High

Physics 

Moderate 

Moderate 

Easy

Moderate to High

Chemistry 

Moderate to High 

Moderate 

Moderate   

High

Mathematical Statistics

Moderate 

Moderate 

Moderate 

Moderate to High

Biotechnology

Moderate 

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate to High

Geology

Easy to Moderate

Easy to Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

IIT JAM 2020 Mathematics Paper Analysis

  • Overall Level: The overall level of Mathematics was moderate. 
  • NAT questions were easy and many questions were repeated from previous years, as per the students' feedback
  • MCQ's were tricky and its level was moderate to tough.
  • The level of Questions for Single  Choice Answers was moderate. 

Topic-wise review: 

  • The applied section was easy. 
  • Continuity and differentiability was tricky 
  • Vector Calculus questions  were repeated 

IIT JAM 2020 Physics Paper Analysis

  • Overall Level: The overall level of physics paper was moderate. However, it was easier as compared to the previous year's physics paper. 
  • The difficulty level of MCQ's was moderate. For some students the MCQ was difficult. 
  • NAT questions were easy.
  • MCQ's were easy. 

IIT JAM 2020 Chemistry Paper Analysis

Overall Level: According to the feedback from students who attempted Chemistry, the overall level of Chemistry was tough. As compared to the previous year, the level of the paper was high. 

  • NAT questions were difficult. 
  • MCQ's questions were tricky. 
  • Fewer questions were asked from organic chemistry. 
  • Questions from Physical Chemistry section was tough
  • Questions from NMR questions were easy, as compared to other topics. 

    IIT JAM 2020 Biotechnology Paper Analysis

    Overall Level: The overall level of the Biotechnology level was moderate. 

    • There were many questions asked from Mathematics. 
    • Students who prepared well for examination found Biology and Chemistry questions easy. 

    IIT JAM 2019 Exam Analysis

    We are here to give you a detailed version of the IIT JAM 2019 Exam Analysis. IIT JAM 2019 was conducted by IIT Kharagpur across 65 cities in India on 10th February 2019. The exam was conducted in 2 sessions. The first session was conducted from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH). The second session from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM was conducted for Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS).

    There were 3 sections in each paper just like the previous years -- MCQ or Multiple Choice Questions, MSQ or Multiple Selection Question and NAT or Numeric Answer Type Questions.

    Student Reactions Post Exam

    As per the students' reactions we received, the paper was overall easy. The Physics paper in IIT JAM was found to be easier as compared to last year’s exam. While talking about the section-wise difficulty level, students said that MCQ section questions had a moderate difficulty level. However, MSQ and NAT seemed easier than the previous year’s exam.

    MCQ portion in the Geology paper gave a really hard time to the students. There MCQ section had questions that were never asked in the last 10 years. This situation led the majority of the students to perplexities and they did not attend most of the questions in Geology. NAT portion was lengthier than previous years and students said that they had difficulties to complete the paper on time. Geology exam in IIT JAM 2019 was disheartening to most of the students this year.

    In the Chemistry exam of IIT JAM 2019, the Organic Chemistry portion of the paper was tougher. Also, in this case, the MCQ section was harder, which is not an exception with all the question sets of IIT JAM this year.

    IIT JAM 2019 Question Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

    Section A: In the section, there is going to be 10 questions of 1 mark and 20 questions of 2 marks each. The question will be in MCQ format. This section is subject to negative marking for every wrong answer. ⅓ marks for every 1 mark and ⅔ marks for every 2 marks question will be deducted. Left blank questions will receive zero marks.

    Section B: Section B comprises of Multiple-select questions. The format of these questions is the same as MCQs but unlike MCQs, there can be multiple answers for one question. Candidates must select multiple answers if required to secure 1 mark in each of 10 questions set.

    Section C: This section contains 20 questions that are to be answered in Numerical Answer Type (NAT). From the section, there will be two question sets of 10 questions in each set. One set will have 10 questions of 1 marks and another with 10 questions of 2 marks.

    Here is the table as per the sections with marking policies. Check this out to have a better understanding of your paper.

    Section

    Question Type

    No. of

    Questions

    Marks

    Negative Markings

    A

    MCQ - Multiple choice questions. Students have to select one answer against the question asked. Total Number of Questions are 30

    10

    1

    20

    2

    B

    MSQ - Multiple Select Questions. In this type, multiple answers can be the right one for each question. Students will be given marks only if they select multiple answers which are correct according to requirements.

    10

    1

    0

    C

    NAT - Numerical Answer Type. This will have a total of 20 questions in 2 sets of different markings.

    10

    1

    0

    10

    2

    0

    The JAM was conducted for the following 7 subjects:

    1. Biological Sciences (BL)

    2. Biotechnology (BT)

    3. Chemistry (CY)

    4. Geology (GG)

    5. Mathematics (MA)

    6. Mathematical Statistics (MS)

    7. Physics (PH)

    For the exam, candidates are forbidden to take any electronic objects such as calculators, mobile phones etc. The computer where the exam is conducted has a virtual electronic calculator inbuilt. The time limit of the exam is 3 hours and the computers automatically end the exams in the completion of 3 hours.

    This JAM or Joint Admission Test is taken by many candidates every year in a computerised format for admission in IITs' M.Sc courses. Every year, different IIT institutes conduct the test jointly with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Higher study scopes like Ph.D. is also possible after completing IIT JAM. National Institute of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) are some of the other institutes that accept JAM scores apart from IITs.

    Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for further analysis on the IIT JAM 2019 exam!

    IIT JAM 2018 Exam Analysis

    IIT Bombay successfully conducted IIT JAM 2018 in online mode on 11th February 2018. From the latest updates that we have, IIT JAM Question Paper 2018 was almost similar and even easier as compared to IIT JAM 2017 paper. Out of the three sections, the NAT (Numerical Answer Type) turned out to be quite lengthy and time-consuming while there weren't any major surprises in the remaining sections. Although, the section on MSQ (Multiple Select Question) had some tricky questions.

    In Mathematics, several unexpected questions appeared this time and questions from Mathematical Statistics (MS) were given priority. In Physics, the questions were a little tricky and were in the same number as that of the previous year. As expected, most of the questions from Biological Sciences (BL) involved images.

    Overall, IIT JAM 2018 the question paper covered broad topics which gave test takers the chance to score well. While some aspirants performed well in NAT, others did well in MSQ and MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) sections. Therefore, the average marking and maximum marks would likely remain just like in the previous year.

    IIT JAM 2018 is a national-level entrance exam, which is taken by aspirants for admission M.Sc and other post-bachelor courses offered at IITs and integrated Ph.D. courses offered at IISc Bangalore. IIT JAM scores are also accepted at several National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) for MSc admissions.

    Conducted in online mode, IIT JAM is held for seven subjects (test papers) including Biological Sciences (BL), Chemistry (CY), Mathematics (MA), Geology (GG), Physics (PH), Biotechnology (BT) and Mathematical Statistics (MS).

    Now that examination on February 11 2018, has been successfully conducted, candidates can check the IIT JAM exam analysis on this page. With the help of IIT JAM 2018 paper analysis, candidates would be able to get insights into the difficulty level of the exam as well as the weightage given to every topic in the paper.

    Experts at CollegeDekho have provided a comprehensive analysis of IIT JAM 2018 for different papers. 

    IIT JAM consists of the following papers:

    1. Biological Sciences (BL)
    2. Biotechnology (BT)
    3. Chemistry (CY)
    4. Geology (GG)
    5. Mathematics (MA)
    6. Mathematical Statistics (MS)
    7. Physics (PH)

    Each paper in IIT JAM is fully objective in nature with a total number of 60 questions. These questions are divided into the following three sections, A, B, C:

    SectionType of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarksNegative Marking
    A

    Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each question is followed by four answer options out of which students have to make one correct choice.

    3050

    1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer to a question carrying 1 mark.

    2/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer to a question carrying 2 marks.

    B

    Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each question is followed by four answer options out of which one or more choices could be correct.

    1020No negative marking
    C

    Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT): There are no options for these type of questions. Candidates have to enter a real number using the virtual keypad on the monitor to answer these questions.

    2030No negative marking
    Total 60100 

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