IIT JAM is the dream exam for almost all the candidates who want to pursue master’s degree in India. “How difficult is IIT JAM?” – This question keeps haunting B.Sc Candidates. To help you with this, Eduncle has come up with this blog.
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The competition is huge. And also, the difficulty of IIT JAM Exam and No. of Candidates are increasing exponentially. In this section lets analyses the no. of candidates appeared in IIT JAM Exam in last 3 years.
|Year||No. of Candidates Appeared (Approx.)|
The above table shows that the no. of candidates is increasing every year which means that chances to crack Joint Admission Test is getting lower year by year.
There are numerous reasons why many aspirants are attracting towards this exam. Many candidates are willing to extend their area of knowledge in Research and Scientific field through the admission into higher education courses in top colleges of India.
Yes, The Competition is Increasing – But Success Favors the Brave!
JAM is a tough nut to crack, this is not because of the difficulty level of the questions. Of course, the question asked in the JAM Test are not easy. But IIT JAM is tough because the selection ratio is very low.
Let’s take previous year’s data to understand better -
In 2017, 11512 candidates appeared in IIT JAM Chemistry and only 889 seats were available in all the colleges put together (15 IITs, 16 NITs, and 2 CFTIs) which means a Selection Ratio of 7.72%.
As per the given analysis, there is no doubt that the competition as increasing. Despite the increased competition and candidates, the no. of seats remains same every year (more or less around 1500).
What are the strategies to clear IIT JAM Exam which make sure you stay ahead in the race? Read How to Crack IIT JAM Exam?
According to the IIT JAM Analysis and Expert Reviews, we have found that JAM 2019 was much difficult as compared to the last two years (2018, 2017) because the Exam Pattern was changed.
|Year||Level of difficult|
The marks required to qualify IIT JAM Exam is always a topic of speculation. In this post, we have decided to give insights about the last year trend of Cut-Off Marks.
Have a look -
From 2019 onwards, conceptual questions are asked in JAM, which makes the paper little different from the previous trends. In 2018 and 2017 exams, formula-based questions held more importance. This made candidates struggled in JAM Exam 2019 onward.
In 2019, the NAT section was quite lengthy & time-consuming and there were some tricky questions in the MSQ’s section, which made paper little harder as compared to 2018.
Generally, for any competitive exam the toughness, as well as competitiveness, decreases as one goes up in the hierarchy i.e. Undergraduate exam being the toughest and the Postgraduate being the easiest out of all.
The reason behind this theory is that no. of candidates scatters into the different field as they progress in life. Just in case, after completion of UG many candidates get a job, they will not prepare for the PG Entrance Exams.
JAM Exam is lesser known exam as compared to JEE, CAT, GATE etc. It is not even as competitive as them. Maybe, because pure sciences don't attract masses as much as other fields do.
Now let’s compare the IIT JAM Exam with other exams through which you can get admission in IIT’s.
Even though IIT JAM and IIT JEE look similar, there are certain key differences between these two exams. If we talk about the difficulty level, IIT JEE is tougher than IIT JAM. Unlike JAM, IIT JEE is conducted in two stages involving JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
GATE and IIT JAM both are the Post Graduate Level Exams for admission in IITs. But if we talk about the difficulty level then we must say, GATE is tougher than IIT JAM.
Both the exams are popular for M.Sc Exams. The basic difference is that after cracking the JEST Exam one cannot get admission in IIT. JEST Exam is easier the JAM.
Know the detail difference between IIT JAM and JEST Exam.
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