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January 11, 2020 • 5:09 pm

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



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 2020 Exam provides opportunities to aspirants to enroll in Masters of Science (MSc) 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 2020.


It will be beneficial for an aspirant to read the complete blog to enhance the knowledge about IIT JAM Chemistry 2020. Below, you can find the relevant information about the following –


 How Can One Qualify in IIT JAM Exam?

 IIT JAM Chemistry 2020 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

 IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus – Get it from Here

 IIT JAM Chemistry Books – Best Reference Books for the Exam

 IIT JAM Chemistry Cut Off 2019– Set Your Target Score

 How to Prepare for IIT JAM Chemistry 2020? Best Tips to be Implemented

 IIT JAM Chemistry Seats from IITs




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How Can One Qualify the IIT JAM Exam?


IIT JAM 2020 is one of the toughest entrance exam 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 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 2020 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 2020 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 go 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 Chemistry Books – Best Reference Books for the Exam


One of the most challenging task for the aspirants is to choose the right study material for preparation. There are several types of books for IIT JAM Chemistry available in the market by various authors. These Books are the best resources to prepare for the exam. Referring best books can help you extensively.


Following are the most recommended books for the aspirants who are preparing for IIT JAM 2020 Chemistry.


Name of Books Name of Author
Quantitative Analysis R.A. Day Jr. and A.L. Underwood
Elementary Organic Spectroscopy: Principles and Chemical Applications Y.R. Sharma
Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry H.J Arnikar
University General Chemistry CNR Rao
Organic Chemistry  R.T. Morrison and R. N. Boyd
Concepts and models in Inorganic Chemistry Darl Mcdaniel, B.Douglas, John Alexander
Applications of Absorption Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds John Robert Dyer
Chemistry of Organic Natural Products O.P. Agarwal
Organic Spectroscopy William Kemp
Inorganic Chemistry Tina Overton, Duward Shirver, Mark Weller and P. W. Atkins
Inorganic Chemistry A.G. Sharpe and Catherine E Housecroft
Physical Chemistry Ira N. Levine
Concise Inorganic Chemistry J.D Lee
Organic Chemistry – Structure, and Reactivity Seyhan N. Ege
Spectroscopy of Organic P.S.Kalsi
Physical Chemistry - A Molecular Approach D.A. McQuarrie and J.D. Simon




IIT JAM Chemistry Cut-Off 2019 – 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 2019 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 2018
General 28.46
OBC 25.61
SC/ST 14.23


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How to Prepare for IIT JAM Chemistry 2020? 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 Chemistry Seats from IITs


There are total 526 seats available in all IITs for chemistry MSc Course. You can check the category wise IIT JAM Seat Matrix in the table below:


Name of IITs Category Total Seats
IIT Bombay 23 12 7 3 GEN (1), SC (1) 45
IIT Delhi 27 15 8 4 GEN (1), OBC (1) 54
IIT Guwahati 24 13 7 4 GEN (2) 48
IIT Kanpur 20 10 5 3 GEN (1), OBC (1) 38
IIT Madras 27 15 8 4 GEN (1), OBC (1), ST (1) 54
IIT Roorkee 23 12 7 3 GEN (1), OBC (1), SC (1) 45
IIT Gandhinagar 10 6 3 1 GEN (1), SC (1) 20
IIT Hyderabad 20 11 6 3 GEN (1), OBC (1) 30
IIT Indore 12 6 4 2 GEN (1) 24
IIT Ropar 13 6 3 2 SC (1) 24
IIT Patna 10 5 3 2 GEN (1) 20
IIT Jodhpur 10 6 3 1 - 20
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad 27 15 8 4 GEN (2), OBC (1) 54
IIT Varanasi (BHU) 10 5 3 2 - 20
IIT Bhilai 7 2 1 0 - 10
IIT Palakkad 10 6 3 1 GEN (1) 20



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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
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    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
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    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 ?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    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..
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    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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  • Poonam Mishra
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    Sir what about the cut point of iit jam chemistry in( ST) catogary
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Zahir,   The cut off marks for IIT JAM Chemistry are given here-   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shikha Mishra
    I am student of allahabad state university second year..... I want to know how can I preapre for this exam while doing my graduation and how according to cut off we get good colleg...
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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
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
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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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