IIT JAM Exam 2016 Review by Experts



IIT JAM 2016 was successfully conducted on the scheduled date, Sunday 7th Feb, 2016. The aspirants who gave their best for preparing for this tough exams finally felt the relief after they had appeared for their chosen subjects.

JAM is surely considered as one of the toughest entrance exams to scrutinize the eligibility for taking the M.Sc. and PhD programs at the premier 16 Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science (IISC B’lore). Scores for JAM 2016 will also be accepted by Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research, Pune (IISER) and Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (MNNIT).

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Review of the IIT JAM Exam

As declared by many students who attempted the JAM exam, found the exam relatively easy this time. All the 7 subjects question papers had relatively easy questions when compared to their future counterparts.

The past JAM exam papers for Physics and Mathematics have been tough but, this time candidates found the Physics question paper, less tough as compared to its last appearances.

IIT JAM 2016 Question Papers

For the aspirants who wish to take this tough nut next year, grab a look at the complete questions papers for all the subjects. You can download the IIT JAM 2016 Question Papers conveniently here.

  1. Biological Sciences (BL)
  2. Biotechnology (BT)
  3. Chemistry (CY)
  4. Geology (GG)
  5. Mathematics (MA)
  6. Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  7. Physics (PH)


JAM 2016 Expected Cut-offs

Although the authorized sources have not yet released any information regarding the expected cut-offs, as it would be too early to release the cut-offs, but still on the basis of the cutoffs released in previous years, Eduncle has tried to collate data and derive out the expected cutoffs for JAM 2016. Below we have detailed out the expected cutoffs for all the 7 subjects for the General, OBC and SC/ST category.

Note: The official cut-offs will be released once the JAM 2016 Results are declared by IIT Madras who is the conveyor for JAM 2016 exam. The cutoff list shared below is just on estimates which is derived through the previous year cutoffs.

Expected Cutoff Marks for Biological Sciences:

  • General: 32 Marks
  • OBC: 28.80 Marks
  • SC/ST: 16 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Bio Technology:

  • General: 35 Marks
  • OBC: 31.50 Marks
  • SC/ST: 17.50 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Chemistry:

  • General: 26 Marks
  • OBC: 23.50 Marks
  • SC/ST: 13 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Geology:

  • General: 40 Marks
  • OBC: 36 Marks
  • SC/ST: 20 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Mathematics:

  • General: 12.50 Marks
  • OBC: 11.25 Marks
  • SC/ST: 6.25 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Mathematical Statistics:

  • General: 5 Marks
  • OBC: 4.5 Marks
  • SC/ST: 2.5 Marks

Expected Cutoff Marks for Physics:

  • General: 13 Marks
  • OBC: 11.50 Marks
  • SC/ST: 6.50 Marks

IIT JAM Results 2016

As per the schedule, the IIT JAM 2016 Exam aspirants would be able to check their results on the official website through the JOAPS login credentials once the administering body for the JAM 2016 i.e. IIT Madras declares the results. The scheduled date for the results to be out is 23rd March 2016 (Wednesday).

Stay tuned with Eduncle for the latest news and updates on the IIT JAM 2016 Results 

Wishing all JAM  aspirants loads of Good Luck 

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11 thoughts on “IIT JAM Exam 2016 Review by Experts

  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?

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