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March 17, 2020 • 12:24 pm

IIT JAM Previous Question Paper with Solution Free PDF (2020 to 2015)

IIT JAM Previous Years Question Papers with Solutions

IIT JAM Result 2020

The candidates who are going to appear in the IIT JAM 2021 must be waiting to get the IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers and Model Papers to prepare well for the exam.


Eduncle brings you the examination papers of JAM of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The old question papers of JAM Exam (sample papers) can be downloaded to improve the performance by getting an idea of the format and type of questions that are asked in the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. examination.


Below the article, you can practice previous year IIT JAM Question Papers for all the 6 subjects.


IIT JAM Question Papers with Solutions PDF

 Most Asked Question in IIT JAM Exam Papers



IIT JAM Question Papers with Solution [Performance Boosters]


IIT Kanpur has uploaded the JAM 2020 Exam Question Papers for all subjects. Candidates can download the PDF of question papers with answer key from the below table.


IIT JAM Question Papers (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

Physics (PH)

Chemistry (CY)

Geology (GG)

Mathematics (MA)

Biotechnology (BT)

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

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Most Asked Topics from IIT JAM Last Year Question Papers


According to the last few year’s analysis, Eduncle’s Experts listed the most important topics asked in IIT JAM Previous Years Question Papers. Mark these topics and prioritize them in your study plan.


Have a look –



List of Important Topics Asked in IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Papers


As per the IIT JAM Physics Papers, below are the important topics and unit wise marks distribution for Physics subject.



Marks Distribution

Mechanics and General Property of Matter

22 Marks
Solid State Physics and Devices and Electronics

18 Marks

Electricity and Magnetism

14 Marks
Oscillations, Waves, and Optics

13 Marks

Mathematical Physics

12 Marks
Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics

12 Marks

Modern Physics

9 Marks



IIT JAM Physics Question Papers with Solutions PDF



List of Important Topics Asked in IIT JAM Chemistry Question Papers


Note down the important topics for all the three sections (Organic + Inorganic + Physical). The marking weightage is based on last years’ IIT JAM Chemistry Question Papers.


Organic Chemistry

Marks Inorganic Chemistry Marks Physical Chemistry


Basic Concept in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry

13 Marks Transition Metals (d-blocks) 9 Marks Chemical Thermodynamics

6 Marks

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

12 Marks Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds 6 Marks Electrochemistry

5 Marks

Qualitative Organic Analysis /Spectroscopy

5 Marks Analytical Chemistry 5 Marks Basic Mathematical Concepts

5 Marks

Natural Products Chemistry

5 Marks Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) 4 Marks Atomic and Molecular Structure

4 Marks

Heterocyclic Chemistry

1 Mark Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 Marks Theory of gases

3 Marks


_ Adsorption 1 Mark Chemical and Phase Equilibria

3 Marks


_ Bioinorganic Chemistry 1 Mark Chemical Kinetics

3 Marks


_ Periodic Table 1 Mark Solution & Colligative Properties

3 Marks


_ _ _ Solid State

2 Marks



IIT JAM Chemistry Question Papers with Solutions PDF



List of Important Topics Asked in IIT JAM Mathematics Question Papers


Start your preparation with IIT JAM Solved Question Papers Mathematics and important units/ topics. Check out the list below.



Avg. Marks Distribution
Differential Calculus

23 Marks

Linear Algebra

13 Marks
Sequence and Series

12 Marks

Differential Equation

12 Marks
Integral Calculus

11 Marks

Group Theory

11 Marks

Vector Calculus

10 Marks

Real Analysis

8 Marks



IIT JAM Mathematics Question Papers with Solutions PDF



List of Important Topics Asked in IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Question Papers


The syllabus of Mathematical Statistics is divided into two sections- 40% Mathematics and 60% Statistics.  To score better we have provided the unit wise weightage of the syllabus.


Topics Marks Distribution
Random Variable 20 Marks
Estimations 15 Marks
Differential Calculus 13 Marks
Matrices 10 Marks
Sequences and Series 10 Marks
Probability 8 Marks
Testing of Hypotheses 8 Marks
Joint Distribution 7 Marks
Standard Distribution 5 Marks
Limit Theorems 4 Marks



IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Question Papers with Solutions PDF



List of Important Topics Asked in IIT JAM Geology Question Papers


IIT JAM Geology was introduced in the year 2014. We have listed unit wise weightage of all the topics so that you can focus on the topics with higher scores before the other less scoring topics.



Marks Distribution

20 Marks


19 Marks
The Planet Earth

19 Marks

Structural Geology

17 Marks

9 Marks


7 Marks
Applied Geology

5 Marks


2 Marks
Economic Geology

2 Marks



IIT JAM Geology Question Papers with Solutions PDF



List of Important Topics for IIT JAM Biotechnology


Find out the list of most asked topics in IIT JAM Last Year Question Paper in Biotechnology.



Percentage wise Marks Distribution









IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers for Biotechnology





IIT JAM Question Papers - Queries of Students


The sample papers of JAM Exam provided vital information on the type and level of questions being asked in the actual examination. Here are some of the most asked queries of the students regarding the paper:


Q.1) Is there any way to get the solved papers of the IIT JAM question paper (Mathematics) from 2015 to 2020?

Yes, you can download IIT JAM Question papers with solutions from 2015 to 2020 on our website. You need to just sign up here and you will get JAM papers Free PDF.


Q.2) Where can I find the soft copy of the answer key of the previous 5 years IIT JAM physics question papers?

Eduncle provides you IIT JAM physics question papers in PDF format. Candidates can sign up and download the pdf with answer key, marking weightage, result etc.


Q.3) From where can I get the free question papers and solutions for IIT JAM exam?

At Eduncle, you can get the last 5 years IIT JAM Question Papers with solutions. You can also download the subject wise important topics and their marking weightage here.


Q.4) Do questions get repeated in IIT JAM exam? Will solving previous question papers help in cracking the exam?

If you closely check the IIT JAM Previous year question papers, then you will find that there are no questions repeated in the exam. But yes, the question paper will help you to know the type of questions and pattern. The more you solve the question the more you will be confident.


Q.5) What are the reference books for the Physics - IIT JAM exam? Where can I get past years’ JAM exam question papers?

If you are preparing for IIT JAM Physics, then check the list of books suggested by the toppers: -

Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics – Mary L. Boas

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths

You can check Topic wise IIT JAM Physics books and download the last 5 years question papers here.


Q.6) How IIT JAM paper is conducted? Whether it is in online or offline mode?

IIT JAM paper is conducted in online mode only. Hence, a candidate must practice at least 10-12 online mock tests before appearing in the actual exam.

Try to solve as many as mock test papers & IIT JAM previous question papers, especially 1-2 months before the exam, as it will give you a clear idea about the difficulty level, pattern, & how to allot minimum time to solve a particular type of questions. This will help you know yourself, your capabilities & the field in which you are lagging. 


Q.7) Who sets IIT JAM Exam Question Paper?

IIT JAM Question Paper is set by IIT Faculty of the concerned departments. Like, say, Department of Physics is responsible for IIT JAM Physics question paper and similarly for other subjects, their respective departments draft the paper. The rights to set and distribute these question papers lie on the examination conducting official authority, i.e., IITs.


Q.8) How was the Last year IIT JAM Paper?

Eduncle's academic team has solved the old IIT JAM Question papers and the IIT JAM Exam Review is available on our website for students.


Q.9) Was IIT JAM Question Paper 2020 tougher than the IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers?

IIT JAM 2020 Question Paper was moderate in difficulty level. It was not too tough, but it wasn't pretty easy as well.


Q.10) Can you predict this year’s IIT JAM questions?

As we mentioned earlier, IIT JAM Question papers are set by IITs and hence this is almost impossible to predict the exact questions.

Everybody has their own prediction level. Also, everyone makes their own calculative guesses. The questions are strictly asked from prescribed IIT JAM Syllabus. Paying attention to the important topics is crucial but don’t trust the predicted topics and questions blindly.


Q.11) What is the difficulty level of IIT JAM Question Paper?

The difficulty level is high. Among all the M.Sc. Entrance Exams, IIT JAM is the toughest. If you prepared for IIT JAM, it helps you in a series of other exams too.


Q.12) What are the most important topics for the IIT JAM question papers?

To help students, we have published a list of important topics for IIT JAM Paper. These topics are given below in this blog. So, scroll down and know which are high scoring topics and what are their marks weightage.



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Importance of Solving IIT JAM Sample Papers


JAM Exam Sample Paper is the most coveted study material for all the candidates.

 By solving sample papers for JAM Exam, you can evaluate your preparation level.

 Candidates can improve their time management skills. It also helps in finding strategies to solve question correctly within exam duration.

 Aspirants can download the sample papers of JAM through the link mentioned below.



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  • Divina
    Sir I got 446 rank in iit jam chemistry 2018 under general category. What are my chances of getting iit? Plz reply..
    Hello Divina,   446 is a decent rank for IIT JAM Paper Chemistry. You can apply for desired IITs.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • S.chowdhury
    what is chances with 70 score in iit jam 2018 chemistry for iit or nit?
    Hello,   You can expect IITs and NITs both with this score.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Jhumar
    Sir what will be my rank with score of 27 marks in IIT jam mathematics 2018? And can I expect nits with this score ?
    Hello Jhumar,   On the basis of last year's result, you can get a rank between 500-700.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ankush kumar
    what is chances with 54.67 score in iit jam 2018 chemistry for iit or nit .
    Hello,   with this score, IITs and NITs both will be accepting the admission application of a candidate.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Suman das
    Hello sir... I got 30.10 marks (mathematics) and air is 858 for SC category of iit jam..... So... Can I get admission for 1st admission list...... Pls help me sir
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  • Nand kishor
    Hello eduncle I need solution of iit jam 2017 physics paper. Kindly provide me.
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  • Om
    are you providing huge amount of good quality question exercise for iit jam ?? if yes, price??
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  • Urvashi
    What are the reference books for the Chemistry - IIT JAM exam?
    Hello Urvashi,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    IIT JAM Chemistry best books suggested by the topper - Amardeep Kumar Rank 1 in IIT JAM 2018
    Jonathan Clayden, Organic Chemist...
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  • Muskan
    I am getting some problem to sign up i.e that says mobile no dont exist and id also not exist also I want to know the best books for mathematics
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  • Jhumar
    And sir I m from obc category
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