IIT JAM Exam is considered one of the toughest entrance exams to pursue MSc and other courses from institutes like IIT, NIT, IISc, etc. The IIT JAM 2023 exam will be conducted on 12th February 2023, so before starting your preparation for the upcoming exam, you must know the complete IIT JAM 2022 Exam Review and Analysis.
This analysis will help aspiring and appeared candidates to understand the JAM exam’s difficulty level, number of questions asked, topics with high weightage, time required to solve the paper, etc.
Important Note  This exam analysis is completely based on candidates’ experiences that may differ from one another.
IIT JAM Overall Exam Analysis 2022
Subject Wise IIT JAM Exam Review
IIT JAM 2022 Physics Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Chemistry Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Mathematics Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Mathematical Statistics Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Biotechnology Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Geology Difficulty Level
IIT JAM 2022 Economics Difficulty Level
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IIT JAM Overall Exam Analysis 2022
As per the students’ review, the IIT JAM 2022 Question Paper was tougher than the previous year’s papers.
Out of the three sections, the students found MCQ & MSQ questions Moderately Complex, while the NAT (Numerical Answer Type) level varied from Moderate to Difficult.
In conclusion, most students found that the overall IIT JAM 2022 exam difficulty level was Moderate to Difficult.
IIT JAM Exam Review 2022  Subject Wise Analysis
To help you understand the analysis for the IIT JAM Exam in a better way, we have given the subjectwise review as per the student’s feedback.
Subjects 
Level of Difficulty for Section A (MCQ) 
Level of Difficulty for Section B (MSQ) 
Level of Difficulty for Section C (NAT) 
Overall Difficulty Level 
Physics 
Moderate 
Difficult 
Moderate to Difficult 
Moderate to Difficult 
Chemistry 
Moderate 
Moderate 
Moderate 
Moderate 
Mathematics 
Moderate 
Moderate 
Moderate to Difficult 
Moderate to Difficult 
Mathematical Statistics 
Difficult 
Difficult 
Difficult 
Difficult 
Biotechnology 
Moderate 
Easy to Moderate 
Moderate to Difficult 
Easy to Moderate 
Geology 
Moderate to Difficult 
Moderate to Difficult 
Difficult 
Moderate to Difficult 
Economics 
Easy to Moderate 
Easy to Moderate 
Easy to Moderate 
Moderate to Difficult 
IIT JAM 2022 Physics Difficulty Level
As per appeared candidate’s feedback, the difficulty level for IIT JAM Physics 2022 Exam was Moderate to Difficult. In contrast, some students also experienced it being Easy to Moderate.
According to a JAM aspirant: 
“There were more questions than expected from Boolean algebra, and they were much more conceptual than usual. For example, there was nothing from Logic Gates, but a lot from Boolean Expressions Simplification.”
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Physics Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Physics Exam 2022 Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Moderate to Difficult 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Tougher 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
MSQ & NAT 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Thermodynamics, Electricity & Magnetism, Modern Physics & Mathematical Physics 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Mathematical Physics, Mechanics & Thermodynamics 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Electrostatics, Electrodynamics & Optics 
IIT JAM Chemistry Difficulty Level 2022
IIT JAM 2022 Chemistry exam level was Moderate, as most students described. The majority of students agreed that all three sections of the paper were moderately challenging. One of the students said that the exam was more conceptual than formulabased.
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Chemistry Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Chemistry 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Moderate 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Easier 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
Similar Level for all 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Organic Chemistry & Atomic Structure 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Chemical Bonding 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Physical Chemistry 
IIT JAM 2022 Mathematics Difficulty Level
Aspirants found the overall difficulty level of the IIT JAM Mathematics Exam as Moderate to Difficult. Most of the candidates had mixed opinions about the paper difficulty; some found it easier than last year, while others thought it was lengthy and more challenging than usual.
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Mathematics Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Mathematics 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Moderate to Difficult 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Tougher 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
MSQ & NAT 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Sequence & Series, Functions (one or more variable) & Group Theory 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Matrices, Sequence & Series 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Differential Equations, Functions (one or more variable) & Group Theory 
IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Difficulty Level 2022
Students found the IIT JAM 2022 Mathematical Statistics exam level Difficult, with NAT being the most timeconsuming and lengthy section to attempt.
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Difficult 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Tougher 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
NAT 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Random Variables 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Similar Level for all 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Similar Level for all 
IIT JAM 2022 Biotechnology Difficulty Level
The overall difficulty level of the IIT JAM Biotechnology exam was Easy to Moderate, as found by most candidates. Aspirants also pointed out that more questions were asked from Biology than Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
As per one of the appeared candidates –
“The number of Physics questions was only 5, with 4 in NATs. Chemistry had 1 MCQ, 1 MSQ, and 4 NATs. Mathematics had a total of 5 questions. Biology was easy, but some questions were highly memorybased, and overall, it felt like the paper tested retention power of students rather than an understanding of a subject.”
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Biotechnology Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Biotechnology 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Easy to Moderate 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Mixed Opinion 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
NAT 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Microbiology & Molecular Biology 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Similar Level for all 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Similar Level for all 
IIT JAM Geology 2022 Difficulty Level
As per students’ experiences, the overall difficulty level of the IIT JAM 2022 Geology exam was Moderate to Difficult. Aspirants believe that the difficulty level of the exam has increased this year compared to the previous year’s trends.
After the exam, one aspirant said,” It was very difficult compared to all previous year papers. There were a few new model questions that we’ve never encountered in the JAM exam before.”
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Geology Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Geology 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Moderate to Difficult 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Tougher 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
NAT 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Petrology & Mineralogy 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
Mineralogy 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Stratigraphy 
IIT JAM Economics 2022 Difficulty Level
Candidates found the overall difficulty level of the IIT JAM 2022 Economics exam as Moderate to Difficult. All three sections were at a similar difficulty level, but the entire paper was considered more Calculation Based.
One of the students said,” The questions were completely Mathematicsoriented whereas the ratio of Macro and Micro Economics was less in comparison. The topics of Statistics and Regression were also covered.”
This table gives a detailed analysis of IIT JAM Economics Paper 2022  Unit Wise Distribution, Difficulty Level, and Weightage:
IIT JAM Economics 2022 Exam Review 

Overall Exam Difficulty Level 
Moderate to Difficult 
Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper 
Tougher 
Most Difficult Section of the Paper 
Similar Level for all 
Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage 
Statistics & Regression 
Units with Easiest Questions / Most Scoring Units 
All units at Moderate to Difficult Level 
Units with Most Difficult Questions 
Calculation Part 
IIT JAM Frequently Asked Questions
There are various questions that students ask regarding the IIT JAM exam review. Some of the most common and frequently asked questions are 
Q.1) How difficult was IIT JAM 2022?
Ans.) The overall paper was of Moderate to Difficult level. However, aspirants found it more challenging than the previous year's exam papers.
Q.2) Is IIT JAM difficult?
Ans.) Almost 6070 thousand students appear for the exam every year, but an average of 2500 candidates get admissions in IITs because of limited seats. So, we can say it is highly competitive.
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Q.3) How many students appear in 2022 Exam?
Ans.) Below, you can check the total number of students who appeared in the last five years.
Year 
No. of Candidates Appeared in IIT JAM exam every year (Approx.) 
2022  55000+ 
2021  57086+ 
2020  60,972+ 
2019  66,958+ 
2018  55,498+ 
Q.4) Is there any interview after IIT JAM?
Ans.) No, there is no interview process after qualifying for the exam. Candidates who cross the cutoff marks must fill out the IIT JAM Admission Form to get a seat in IITs, NITs.
Here, we have provided the complete IIT JAM Exam Analysis 2022 after discussing with the appeared students.
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