IIT JAM Exam 2018 Reviews by Experts! [Complete Paper Analysis]

IIT JAM Exam 2018 Review

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IIT JAM Exam was successfully conducted on its scheduled date, Sunday 11th Feb 2018. The aspirants who gave their best for preparing for this tough exam finally felt the relief after they had appeared for their chosen subjects. If you are preparing for IIT JAM 2019 Exam, then you must be facing a question – how was IIT JAM 2018 Exam?


To help you get the correct answer, we have come up with the IIT JAM 2018 Exam Review as per our Experts.


JAM is surely considered as one of the toughest entrance exams to scrutinize the eligibility for taking the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs at the top institutes in India. To prepare for this exam, one must do the complete analysis of last year’s exams. By analyzing these IIT JAM Exam Reviews you can get the valuable info about the trend of questions, what will be IIT JAM expected cut offs etc.


IIT JAM 2018 Exam Reviews & Analysis


As per various students appeared in the exam, the IIT JAM 2018 Question Paper was almost of the same difficulty level as compared to IIT JAM 2017 paper. Out of the three sections, the NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions were quite lengthy and time-consuming. While the other sections were of quite similar levels of the IIT JAM 2017. Although, there were some tricky questions in the Multiple Select questions (MSQ).


In overall, the IIT JAM 2018 question paper was easier as compared to the previous years’ papers. While many students were comfortable in NAT, others did well in MCQs and MSQs. Therefore, the cut off will likely to remain same as in the previous year.


IIT JAM 2018 was conducted in online mode and held for seven subjects (test papers) including Biological Science (BL), Mathematics (MA), Geology (GG), Chemistry (CY), Physics (PH), Biotechnology (BT) and Mathematical Statistics (MS).


As per the IIT JAM Exam 2018 Reviews



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


 Physics was no surprise and had the same type of questions as in the previous years’.


 Questions in Biological Sciences (BL) involves a good amount of questions which consists of images and figures.



Overall, the question paper was manageable for an average student and provide a good chance of selection.




IIT JAM 2018 Paper Analysis



Below we are providing you the complete information about the number of question asked in the IIT JAM 2018 Exam. In the given table of IIT JAM Exam Analysis, there are 3 categories of questions, which are:



MCQ – Multiple Choice Questions


 MSQ – Multiple Select Questions


NAT – Numerical Answer Type



The data is taken from the question papers of the year 2018. You can also get the papers in PDF format by clicking on IIT JAM 2018 Question Papers




 Exam Analysis of IIT JAM Chemistry 2018




Marks of Questions Asked

Basic Concept in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry 3 - 3
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications 11 4 -
Qualitative Organic Analysis/Spectroscopy 2 2 3
Natural Products Chemistry 1 2 1
Heterocyclic Chemistry 2 - -
Periodic Table 2 - -
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds 4 2 2
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) 1 - -
Transition Metals (d-blocks) 2 2 2
Organometallic Compounds 2 - -
Bioinorganic Chemistry 1 - -
Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2 - 2
Analytical Chemistry 2 2 2
Basic Mathematical Concepts 3 - -
Atomic and Molecular Structure - 2 2
Theory of gases 2 - -
Solid State 1 - -
Chemical Thermodynamics 2 2 4
Chemical and Phase Equilibria - - -
Electrochemistry 4 2 4
Chemical Kinetics 2 - 1
Adsorption 1 - -
Solution & Colligative Properties - - 2
Spectroscopy - - 3
Total Marks 50 20 30




 Exam Analysis of IIT JAM Physics 2018




Marks of Questions Asked

Modern Physics 2 2 2
Oscillations, Waves & Optics 8 4 3
Mathematical Physics 8 4 1
Electricity & Magnetism 10 4 1
Solid State Physics & Devices and Electronics 3 4 8
Mechanics & General properties of Matter 7 2 13
Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics 10 2 2
Total Marks 50 20 30




 Exam Analysis of IIT JAM Mathematics 2018




Marks of Questions Asked

Sequence and Series 10 - 2
Differential Calculus 12 2 7
Integral Calculus 3 - 8
Vector Calculus 5 2 1
Differential Equation 7 2 4
Modern Algebra 7 4 2
Linear Algebra 6 4 3
Real Analysis - 6 3
Total Marks 50 20 30




The types of questions asked in the exam of Biotechnology, Biological Science, Geology, Mathematical Statistics were nearly same as that of question papers of IIT JAM 2017.




IIT JAM Exam Analysis of Last 5 Years (2014-2018)


If you want the best results, you must have the best strategy. It is a fact that you can’t master the complete syllabus of IIT JAM. You must prioritize topics to study smartly and efficiently. For this, you will need the IIT JAM Exam Reviews of last 5 years.



To help aspirants building a most effective study plan, Eduncle has come up with IIT JAM Exam Analysis of last 5 year’s question papers. By using the below infographics, you can easily prioritize different topics on the basis of their weightage.




 IIT JAM Exam Review (2014-2018) of Chemistry






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#Organic Chemistry 






#Physical Chemistry







 IIT JAM Physics Exam Analysis







 IIT JAM Exam Review (2014-2018) of Mathematics







 IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Exam Review







 IIT JAM Exam Review of Geology







 IIT JAM Exam Review of Biotechnology







 IIT JAM Biological Science Exam Analysis






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IIT JAM Online Application 2019



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57 thoughts on “IIT JAM Exam 2018 Reviews by Experts! [Complete Paper Analysis]

  1. Mubashir

    trajectory education wale to keh rahe hai physics cutoff
    32-38 jayega……
    eduncle wale keh rahe 13 jayega……
    kaun sahi hai sir…….??but i think 15 jayega….

    • Mandeep Sahni Post author

      Hello Mubashir, I appreciate your curiosity to know the closest and the accurate expected cut-offs, as you have made your self-analysis by now for the JAM 2016 Exam and you surely to want to attain the best scores. But, as it is clearly mentioned in the blog that the cut-offs which are there are just based on predictions. Their validity depends upon the final cut-offs which are released after the results are out. Wishing you Good Luck for your JAM 2016 Results! All the Best!

  2. younis

    how much cut abt to get iit mumbai or iit delhi in chemistry

    • Ashu Pareek

      Hello Younis,
      Eduncle can not provide exact cutoff marks for individual IIT’s until results will not be out, admitting institutes release their respective cut off marks at their own. Here We just Provide Expected cutoff marks for all the subjects these are based on previous year exam results.
      Wishing you Good Luck for your JAM 2016 Results! All the Best!



    SIR I got 42.3 in iit jam biology 2016.What AIR i can expect?

  4. shinja

    i got 34.05 in biotechnology, 2016..Can I expect to get a chance in IIT???

  5. Tanmoy Chakraborty

    Sir,I have obtained 43 marks in physics.What rank should I expect?

  6. Deeba

    Sir mjhe JAM BL ka syllabus smjh ni aa rha hai q ki usme physiology hai par mentioned ni hai plant ya animal,aur energy transformation chapter v ab tak to pdha ni,usme kya hona chahye.

  7. Deeba

    Sir mjhe JAM BL ka syllabus smjh ni aa rha hai q ki usme physiology hai par mentioned ni hai plant ya animal,aur energy transformation chapter v ab tak to pdha ni,usme kya hona chahye.
    Plz help me to make me understand…

  8. Smile


  9. shyam

    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 chemistry?


    I am calculating a marks of 68.66 in mathematics in the 2017 paper based on the answer keys available till now. Could you provide an estimate of the expected rank based on the paper level and previous year ranks?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Abhirakshit,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The experts at Eduncle have figured out the Unofficial Answer Keys for JAM Mathematics Exam. Kindly verify your answers! Good luck! Regarding the rank it is taken calculated after taking into consideration the correct answers marked by the candidate, the wrong answers and the final cut-offs which again depends upon few crucial deciding factors.

      We wish you Good Luck for your hard efforts!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. Amit Kumar

    Sir, can you say, please, that where I can get the answer key of IIT JAM BT? I was also enrolled in DLP program at Eduncle.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Amit,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As, the official cut-offs are yet not released by the official sources, to provide some relief to the candidates high anxiety levels, Eduncle has come up with the unofficial answer keys for all the 7 JAM subjects.

      Eduncle is still in the process of figuring out the unofficial answer keys for IIT JAM Exam 2017. Unofficial answer keys for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are available along with the JAM 2017 question papers. Kindly stay tuned @Eduncle, we will soon be releasing the answer keys for BT paper.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. Suman das

    Hello sir… I got 30.10 marks (mathematics) and air is 858 for SC category of iit jam 2017…. But my BSc is pass course not major so….. Can I get any IIT ??????? Pls help me sir

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Suman,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You have chances for getting admissions in IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, and IIT Patna.

      And pursuing a B.Sc. Pass Degree is also considerable. Need not to worry on this aspect.

      All the Best!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Suman das

        Thank u sir

  13. Ayushi

    Are the NITs good enough for perusing msc in chemistry… sir do they have international connections as the IITs have. And can students go for the internships at the best institutes in India and abroad? Sir kindly clear my queries… thankyou sir…

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ayushi,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      National Institute of Technology are of national importance and have standard in providing quality education to students in engineering and science fields. You can try for scholarships and internships abroad with the degrees earned from NITs.

      All the Best and strive hard and keep your learning quotient high!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Ayushi

        Thankyou so much Sir, and what kind of exams do we need to take for getting scholarships in order to persue the next higher studies in abroad? Kindly if you suggest some…
        Thankyou Sir…

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Ayushi,

          Greetings from Eduncle!

          Thanks for sharing your query with us!

          Kindly find the complete details regarding the scholarships available for studying abroad. Kindly visit the blog – Scholarships available to Indian Students for studying abroad.

          Apart from these scholarships you can also go for the Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and PhD.

          All the best for your future learning endeavours! Keep visiting Eduncle!

          Kind Regards,
          Eduncle Team

          • Ayushi

            Thankyou so so much Sir…..

  14. Jatin

    I got 37.68 marks and AIR 374 in BT in IIT JAM 2017. I belong to the OBC category. Is there chance to get IIT ???
    Please help…

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jatin,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You have little to no chances for getting a seat at the IITs. You can try at the NITs and participate in the CCMN Counselling 2017.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. Arkajyoti

    Are the NITs good for pursuing master degree in Geological Science?

  16. Sudhir Gholap

    Sir,about how much marks and rank is needed for admission at IISERs?

  17. Ankita Mohanty

    Hello sir…
    I am ankita
    I follow your study materials.
    But I have some few doubts in my chapter.
    So what should I do ?
    Please sir…tell me.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ankita,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Please call our experts on Toll free number – 1800-120-1021. They’ll guide with perfect assistance regarding your preparations.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. Pawan kumar

    What is the expected cutoff marks of ma to get nit or iit in obc category

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pawan kumar,
      The JAM 2018 cut off will be released along with the announcements of JAM results i.e on March 20, 2018.
      To know the expected cutoff marks click here – IIT JAM 2018 Cutoff Marks
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Tea

  19. DP

    Hello Sir,
    How much rank it might gets for 70 Marks for Biological Sciences in IIT JAM 2018.. and also for 75 Marks.. requesting expected Rank…

  20. Sourav Mandal

    I may expect 20 mark in jam physics.i hv sc quota. Will i get any iit?

  21. Sourav Mandal

    I hv sc quota and m xpecting 20 mrks in jam 2018 from physics brnch. Will i get any iit?

  22. Muhsin

    I got 56 mark in IIT JAM chemistry
    Which rank can I expect??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Muhsin,
      You can expect AIR 200 to 500 with 56 Marks in Chemistry. This is based on the rank data of previous year.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  23. Pushoam

    Dear sir,
    I have scored 32 marks in IIT JAM Physics 2018.
    What could be my expected rank and in which college should I try to get the admission?
    Will NIT be good for M.Sc Physics or is there any other option for doing M.Sc. from a good college on the basis of JAM Marks?
    Thanking you,

    • Pushoam

      Sir, sorry. The obtained marks is 38.

  24. Bhaskar saxena

    Sir after matching my response sheet I am getting 53 marks in Iit jam biotechnology 2018 and 57 -60 marks in Iit jam biological science 2018 I am in general category what are the chances of getting interview letter from iisc and my ranks in both subjects separately I had +2 biology so I am only eligible for iisc plz tell me your mail address sir I want to send my response sheets link to eduncle to check my exact expected marks

  25. Shivam kumar agrawal

    Sir, I am getting 42 marks in jam maths 2018. Shall I,being in general category, be able to get an iit ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shivam,
      You can get a vague idea regarding cut off from past year’s trend. Check the IIT JAM Cut Off Marks here. The result is scheduled to be released in March.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  26. nirmit

    Sir, I am getting 33-35.7 marks in IIT JAM Physics 2018. Can you please give any information regarding the marks I will be getting? Thank You.

    • nirmit


  27. Neha

    Sir, I’m getting 37.3 marks in IIT jam chem 2018(OBC) is there is any chance of getting a seat in IIT or nit ???

  28. Samridhi

    I scored 46 marks in iit jam chem can I get iit or nit?

  29. ashok dalvi

    hello sir,
    i am in s.t category. and my subject have mathematical statistics. …………so how many marks expected for iits ….and also tell me the expected ranks for iits.

  30. ashok dalvi

    have any chance for me ……..in iits for msc?

    • Eduncle Team

      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,
      Eduncle Team

  31. ashok dalvi

    i have getting 11 marks in jam.

  32. Sanghamitra

    I have calculated 47 marks in JAM BT. I belong to OBC. Will i get a seat in IIT Roorke?

  33. Kn

    Dear sir/ma’am, i have got 28 marks in jam MA 2018.
    what rank will i get. And will i get any nit.

  34. Samridhi

    Sir plz reply is there any chance for iit or nit

  35. Gurdeep Singh

    Sir is there any chance of getting NIT in general category with having AIR 1500 in Jam Physics ?

  36. Valvi satish

    sir. i got 18.00 mark in ST catagory cut off is 14.23 then can i expect to a chance in nit in m. sc

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