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September 21, 2020 • 12:31 pm

IIT JAM Exam 2020 Reviews by Experts! [Complete Analysis]

IIT JAM Exam Analysis

IIT JAM Exam is considered as one of the toughest entrance exams to pursue MSc and other courses from institutes like IIT, NIT, IISc, etc. To prepare for this exam, candidates must know the complete analysis of the exam to understand the difficulty level, number of questions asked from a section, topics with high marking weightage, time required to solve the paper, etc.

This analysis will help both the future aspirants and the candidates who have appeared for it.

The most recent exam for IIT JAM was conducted on 9th of February 2020. So, in this article we are providing the complete analysis of it.

Important Note - This analysis of exam is completely based on candidates’ experience which may differ from one to another.

This blog contains:

IIT JAM Overall Exam Analysis 2020

Subject Wise Exam Review

Frequently Asked Questions



Download IIT JAM 2021 Free Sample Notes



IIT JAM Overall Exam Analysis 2020


As per the students' review, the IIT JAM 2020 question paper was moderate as compared to the previous years’ papers.

Out of the three sections, the NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions were quite lengthy and time-consuming. While the other sections were Easy to Moderate Level. The NAT section was easy for some of the students while other found MCQs & MSQs easier.

Students said that: -

There are several unexpected questions in Mathematics which are quite tricky and time-consuming.

Physics had the same type of questions as the previous years.

The NAT Questions in Chemistry were tougher than the average difficulty level.

Overall, the question paper was manageable and provided a good chance of selection.



IIT JAM Exam Review 2020 - Subject Wise Analysis


To help you understand the analysis of the IIT JAM Exam 2020 in a better way, we have given the subject wise review as per student’s feedback.



Level of Difficulty for Section A (MCQ)

Level of Difficulty for Section B (MSQ)

Level of Difficulty for Section C (NAT)

Overall Difficulty Level


Moderate Level

Easy Level

Moderate to Difficult Level

Moderate Level


Moderate Level

Moderate Level

Difficult Level

Moderate to Difficult Level


Easy Level

Moderate to Difficult Level

Moderate to Difficult Level

Moderate Level

Mathematical Statistics

Moderate Level

Moderate Level

Moderate to Difficult Level

Moderate Level


Moderate Level

Moderate Level

Moderate to Difficult Level

Moderate Level


Easy to Moderate Level

Moderate Level

Moderate Level

Moderate Level



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IIT JAM Frequently Asked Questions


There are various questions that IIT JAM asks regarding IIT JAM exam review. Some of the most common and frequently asked question are:


Q.1) How was IIT JAM 2020?

The overall paper was of moderate level though there were some tricky and time-consuming questions too.



Q.2) Is IIT JAM difficult?

Every year, almost 60-70 thousand students appear for the exam, but the average of 2300 candidates get the admissions in IIT because of limited seats. So, we can say the exam is difficult. To know more about the toughness level of the paper, you should check the IIT JAM Exam Difficulty Level.



Q.3) How many students appear in 2020 Exam?

Below, you can check the total number of students appeared in the last 5 years.



No. of Candidates Appeared in the exam (Approx.)

2020 60,972+













Q.4) Is there any interview after IIT JAM?

No, there is no interview process after qualifying the exam. Candidates who cross the cut off marks, have to fill the IIT JAM Admission Form to get a seat in IITs, NITs.



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Here, we have provided the complete IIT JAM Exam Analysis after discussing with the appeared students.

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  • Akshay
    Sir I am getting 49.33 marks in chemistry of jam 2020. What can my rank and which iits can I get. Plz tell me sir..
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    You can check NIT Cutoff for IIT JAM to get...
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  • Shamsun
    thank for above information
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  • Rishika singh
    Hello, plz someone tell me that I'm scoring 42.05 marks in Iit jam 2019 in mathematics should I've chance in iits
    Hello Rishika,
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    As per the previous cut off, candidates can get the admission in IITs upto 500 rank. But the cut off can vary every year. So, you ...
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  • Kumar
    Sir I am getting 29marks in biotechnology, in iitjam 2019,can I expect any seat in iit or nit This year I am from OBC(NCL) category.
  • Kumar
    Hello , sir I am getting 29 marks in biotechnology 2019 iit jam ,can I expect seat in any iit or nit n I am from OBC(NCL) category
    Hello Kumar,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per the previous cut off, candidates can get the admission in IITs upto 500 rank and NITs upto 36 marks. But the cut off can vary ...
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  • Aniket Shukla
    Hello, i got 42 marks(general category) in IIT JAM 2019 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS. What rank cam i expect? Please reply.
  • Abhikbrata sarkar
    What rank should I expect with JAM 2019 Physics score 70?
  • Shyamsharan.tripathi
    sir I completed my graduation this year. but I was not prefer math subject in my 12th. if I take exam of math of 12th from open school Nios system. so may I eligible for IIT jam in...
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  • Ashok dalvi
    i have getting 11 marks in jam.
  • Ashok dalvi
    have any chance for me iits for msc?
    Hello Ashok,   The above-mentioned marks may not get you seat in first counselling, try your fate in second counselling too.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Edu...
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