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How to Start Studying for IIT JAM Chemistry? Strategy to Score Better

IIT JAM chemistry

IIT JAM is a well-known exam among all national level entrance exams in India for the aspirants who are willing to pursue post-graduation.


IIT JAM  Exam provides opportunities to aspirants to enroll in Masters at India’s most reputed Institutes like IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, and CFTIs.


Candidates who desire to complete their post-graduation in Chemistry should know every single abstract of IIT JAM Chemistry.


It will be beneficial for an aspirant to read the complete blog to enhance the knowledge about IIT JAM Chemistry 2021. Below, you can find the relevant information about the following –


 How Can One Qualify in IIT JAM Exam?

 IIT JAM 2021 Chemistry Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

 IIT JAM Chemistry 2021 Syllabus

 IIT JAM 2021 Chemistry Study Material and Books

 IIT JAM Chemistry Cut Off – Set Your Target Score

 How to Prepare for IIT JAM Chemistry 2021? Best Tips to be Implemented

 IIT JAM 2021 Chemistry Seats from IITs



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How Can One Qualify the IIT JAM Exam?


IIT JAM 2021 is one of the toughest entrance exams conducted in India. If an aspirant wants to qualify in JAM, then it is essential that he/she should be well prepared for the exam.


You must know about IIT JAM Chemistry 2021 Syllabus, exam pattern, study materials and other aspects to crack the exam.


Let’s discuss in brief about each step to get qualified in the exam.


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IIT JAM Chemistry Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme


There is a fixed pattern conducted by IIT JAM in every subject. It’s necessary for all the candidates to know about the complete details of the exam to achieve the goals in a straightforward way.


  Mode of Exam - Online (Computer Based Test)

  Duration of Exam - 3 Hours

  Language - English

  Total Number of Questions - 60 Questions

  Total Marks - 100

  Type of Questions - Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, Numerical Answer Type Question



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The entire paper will be separated into three sections. Below we have shared complete details about marking scheme for all the sections:


Sections Type of Questions Negative Marking
Section A 10 Multiple Choice Questions – 1 Mark for Each 1/3
20 Multiple Choice Questions – 2 Marks for Each 2/3
Section B 10 Multiple Select Questions – 2 Marks for Each No Negative Marking
Section C 10 Numerical Answer Type Questions –1 Marks for Each No Negative Marking
Other Remaining 20 Numerical Answer Type Questions – 2 Marks for Each


IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus – Get it from Here!


The knowledge of Syllabus for IIT JAM Chemistry is very important for every aspirant to get the best results in JAM Exam.


Chemistry paper is divided into 3 distinct parts- Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The IIT JAM Syllabus has been discussed below for all these parts.


Organic Chemistry  Physical Chemistry  Inorganic Chemistry
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry  Basic Mathematical Concepts Periodic Table
Natural Products Chemistry Theory of Gases Main Group Elements (S & P blocks)
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications Atomic and Molecular Structure Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds
Heterocyclic Chemistry Solid State Bioinorganic Chemistry
Qualitative Organic Analysis Chemical and Phase Equilibria Analytical Chemistry
- Chemical Kinetics Transition Metals (d block)
- Chemical Thermodynamics Instrumental Methods of Analysis
- Adsorption -
- Electrochemistry -



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IIT JAM 2021 Chemistry Study Material and Books


Candidates who will appear for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. must have the quality material to prepare well.


We provides the IIT JAM Study Material which is designed by the Eduncle subject experts that will help you to boost your exam preparation.




Besides offering the best study material, we will also provide you the ultimate list of IIT JAM Books that you can use to fuel your appetite for knowledge.



IIT JAM Chemistry Cut-Off – Set Your Target Score!


The cut-off is the minimum marks required by a candidate to qualify the exam. Candidates can get a fair idea about their marks through IIT JAM Cut-Off.


Every year IIT JAM Chemistry Cut Off varies according to the level of exam, number of applicants, a total number of availability of seats and previous year cut-offs.


Check the below table for the category wise Cut Off marks in IIT JAM Chemistry


Category IIT JAM Chemistry Cut Off 2020
General 16.96
OBC 15.26
SC/ST 8.48


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How to Prepare for IIT JAM Chemistry? Best Tips to be Implemented!


Before preparing for the IIT JAM Exam, there are few things which you must keep in mind. If you are facing any problem in your JAM Chemistry subject and don't know exactly what you should do in order to ace it, then to help you with this, Eduncle comes up with some preparation tips for IIT JAM Chemistry.


  Start with the Syllabus & Exam Pattern

A great way to start the preparation for the JAM Exam is to begin by properly appreciating the role of that syllabus. This is the initial stage to prepare for IIT JAM Exam. You must be aware of each topic of the syllabus. Knowing about JAM Exam Pattern will help you to understand the marking scheme of the exam.


  Practice through Previous Year Question Papers

Start practising through IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers. It will lead you towards success. Solving these question papers will help you to know about your weak areas after that you can start working more on your weakest sections. It will also help you to give an insight of questions and their pattern that can be asked in the IIT JAM Exam.


  Get the Best Coaching Institute

It’s a better option to join IIT JAM Online Coaching to improve the way of preparation for entrance exams. You can clear all your doubts after joining classes and it helps to provide study material for preparation. Coaching also conducts weekly mock test through which you can judge where you are lacking so that you can work hard in them.


  Start Preparing Short Notes

Notes sometimes can make all the difference when you’re studying for the IIT JAM Chemistry Exam. They can explain the content in such a way that the book does not explain well or highlight information and make it easier to understand and remember. This will also help you in the last minutes of the examination.


Essential Reading   How to Make Effective Study Notes


  Revise Every Topic You Read

When you completed all your course and you are ready for the exam, don't forget to revise. It can really help you to remember a lot of things during the exam. Make sure you must revise at least 2-3 times before you write the exam. All this matters a lot.


  Health is wealth

Maintaining good health is the first thing that should be focused on. Take some rest during preparation hours. Eat healthy food and avoid unnecessary stress. You should take at least 7 to 8 hours sleep to maintain your health.



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IIT JAM 2021 Chemistry Seats from IITs


There are total 737 seats available in all IITs for chemistry MSc Course. You can check number of seats in every IIT from the table given below. Visit IIT JAM Seat Matrix to check the category wise seats.


Name of IITs

Total Seats

IIT Bombay


IIT Delhi


IIT Guwahati


IIT Kanpur


IIT Madras


IIT Roorkee


IIT Gandhinagar


IIT Hyderabad


IIT Indore


IIT Ropar


IIT Patna


IIT Jodhpur


IIT (ISM) Dhanbad


IIT Varanasi (BHU)


IIT Bhilai


IIT Palakkad


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Bhubaneswar


IIT Tirupati


IIT Mandi



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  • Radhika Moharir
    Sir I want to know that I was having subjects physics, chemistry,biology in 11&12 std. Can I give out jam for Msc Chemistry
    Hello Radhika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   The candidates with PCM in 12th standard can apply for M.Sc Chemistry. For Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences ...
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    Sir, is the above syllabus is enough or we should also study our B.Sc syllabus because I am UG student
    Hello,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Complete IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus first. If you want to delve deeper and understand the concept more clearly, then go for the B.Sc Sy...
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  • Suhas
    IIT jam chemistry is for 12th sudent or UG student under subject chemistry ?
    Hello Suhas,   Candidates applying for JAM should have bachelor’s degree as a qualifying examination degree.   Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more...
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  • Parvaiz ahmad
    sir I am from kashmir I am BSc qualified can I apply for MSc in IIT jam.. And what about exam forms..
    Hello Parvaiz, The online application for JAM 2019 has been closed. You can appear in 2020 session and all details for form will be made available here -
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  • Zahir abbas
    Sir what about the cut point of iit jam chemistry in( ST) catogary
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  • Anil kumar sahoo
    How can a qualify The exam.. If succeed then how can I got an opportunity to be an IITian
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  • Divina
    Sir I got 446 rank in 2018 iit jam chemistry exam under general category. Can I get admission in iits?
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