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January 11, 2020 • 5:02 pm

IIT JAM Geology 2020 - A Complete Guide to Get Higher Score



Dear Candidates!


If you are looking for the higher education in Geology, and you are looking for some good institutions to pursue your dreams, then nothing can be better than IITs in India.


As we all know IITs are the premier institute for any kind of courses you want to pursue. Masters in Geology is one of the popular choices available in Pure Sciences. There are many institutes which avail the Masters and Ph.D. degree in Geology. The IIT JAM Exam will be conducted on 09th February 2020.




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What is Geology - Career Scope in IIT JAM Geology!!


According to the definition described on Wikipedia, Geology is the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite. It describes the structure of the earth beneath its surface and the processes that have shaped that structure.


A “Geologist” is the scientist who studies the composition of the Earth. The activities sector for a Geologist are in the Mining Sector, Petroleum Industry, Research field etc. They can also work as Seismologist, Volcanologist etc.



What is IIT JAM?


The IIT JAM is the exam which is conducted for the Science Graduates to take the admissions in the IITs and IISC for the M.Sc. (Two Years), M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Integrated), M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Dual), M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-M.S. (Research) and other post bachelor’s degree programs at the IITs and IISCs.


Here at Eduncle, we will provide you the essential information regarding the IIT JAM Geology and how you can get the admissions in the IITs.




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IIT JAM Geology 2020 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme


The exam pattern for the Geology subject is same as the other subjects. Before preparing for the Geology, you should have the knowledge about the exam details. Have a look at the IIT JAM Geology Exam Pattern!


Mode of the Exam- Online (Computer Based Test)

 Duration of the Exam- 3 Hours

 Total Number of Questions- 60 Questions

 Total Marks- 100

 Language of the Exam- English

 Type of Questions-Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT).


The IIT JAM Geology Exam paper is divided into three sections. The marking scheme for the different sections are given below:


      Sections Type of Questions Negative Marking
     Section A 10 MCQs- 1 Mark for Each 1/3
20 MCQs- 2 Marks for Each 2/3
     Section B 10 MSQs- 2 Marks for Each No Negative Marking
     Section C 20 NATs- 2 Marks for Each No Negative Marking
       60 questions for 100 marks  


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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus


The syllabus is one of the most important things which you should keep with yourself while preparing for the IIT JAM Exam as the exam paper will be based on the latest syllabus. The topics in the IIT JAM Geology syllabus are as follows:


The Planet Earth


Structural Geology





Economic Geology

Applied Geology



IIT JAM Geology Books-Get the Study Material and PDF!


The importance of the good books can’t be underestimated as they help a student from guiding to solving the questions. A good book is the one in which the topics are explained in simple language and have a lot of questions with clear and intelligible solutions. Candidates can use the given list of books below for their preparation for the JAM 2020 Geology.




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Cover all the topics of the IIT JAM Geology 2020 Syllabus. There are many topics from the syllabus which has high weightage in the exam. Prepare them from the list of books given below.


Geology Topics IIT JAM Geology Books
The Planet Earth Physical geology- Mukherjee Geo-dynamic
Evolution of India- K S Valdiya
Geomorphology Geomorphology- M.J. Selby
Introduction to Geomorphology by Kale, VS, and Gupta
A Remote Sensing Geology by R.P. Gupta
Structural Geology Structural Geology- Prof. Haakon Fossen
Structural Geology- S.K. Ghosh/Billings/Davis
Paleontology Paleontology: Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution by Brenchley, P.J. and Harper, D.A.T.
Introduction to Paleontology by Arnold
Stratigraphy Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India by Ravindra Kumar
Strati-graphic principles and practice by J.M. Weller.
Mineralogy Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins/Cornelis Klein
Optical Mineralogy by Paul F. Kerr
Optical Mineralogy by P.K. Verma
Petrology An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic.
Petrology by John D. Winter
Igneous Petrology by M.K. Bose
Economic Geology Industrial minerals and rocks of India by Deb
Economic Mineral Deposits by Bateman, A.M. and Jensen, M.L.
Ore deposits of India their distribution and processing by Gokhale, K.V.G.K. and Rao.
Applied Geology Hydrogeology- Todd and Karanth
Ground water by H.M. Ragunath



IIT JAM Geology Study Material - Free Download


To crack the IIT JAM exam with good marks, candidates should refer the best IIT JAM Study Material. Now the question here is, how you can find good study material for the IIT JAM Geology?


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IIT JAM Geology Cut-Off 2019- Minimum Marks You Need to Score!



The cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. The cut-off marks are declared along with the IIT JAM Result 2019.


The Geology cut off varies every year according to the level of the questions, the overall number of applicants, and the total number of seats. The IIT JAM Geology Cut Off 2019 was slightly higher as compared to the cut off marks of the year 2018.


The below table shows the category wise cut-off marks in JAM Geology.


Category Geology cut-off 2019
General 35.07
OBC 31.56
SC/ST/PwD 17.54


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List of Institutes for the Masters Courses in Geology


IIT Bhubaneshwar

IIT Bombay

IIT Dhanbad (ISM)

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Roorkee




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How to Crack IIT JAM Geology? Know the Preparation Tips


Those who are preparing for IIT JAM 2020, must be trying to give their 100%. But there are some aspirants who are confused about the preparation strategy and are not being able to give their 100% in studies. In this article, we will try to help you with the tips and tricks for the Geology.


The important tips and tricks for the IIT JAM Geology are following:


1. Be Thorough with the IIT JAM Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus will make your preparation easy and smooth. Also, it lowers the risk to leave any important topic. Going through the syllabus of JAM 2020, you can follow the strategy while choosing the topics for the preparation:


Differentiate the topics and make the list of your weak topics first.

 Give more attention to the weak topics and give more time to these.


2. Follow a Proper Timetable

In this last couple of months, follow a timetable and be consistent so that you will be able to prepare for the exam in a planned way.


Dedicate sufficient time to the topics which need more attention.


Prepare a separate timetable for the last month before the exam in which revision plan to be maintained. Include the time for your extracurricular activities and try to study in fixed time slots.


3. Refer Last Years’ Question Papers

Solve the IIT JAM Geology question papers of the last few years and try to identify the important topics. Remember the important topics from the last few years as they can be asked in the future also.


4. Give Mock Tests

As the IIT JAM exam is an online exam, you need to be familiarized with the exam pattern. The mock tests are the best way to keep practicing according to the paper pattern. The mock tests also help you in solving the paper and get to know where you are weak so that you can work according to it.


5. Prepare Short Notes

Preparing short notes for the Geology will help you in revising the things at the last moment. When you will complete your syllabus once you can revise them with the help of short notes.


You can refer   How to Make Effective Study Notes?


6. Maintain your Health

Good health is the key to good studies. Proper rest and healthy habits are always a positive point in your preparation. Eat healthy food and avoid unnecessary stress. Take sound sleep of 7-8 hours daily.




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IIT JAM Geology Seats from IITs


There are total 45 seats available in IIT Bombay and IIT Roorkee for Applied Geology MSc Course and total 20 seats are available for Joint MSc-PhD Geology course in IIT Bhubneshwar. You can check the category wise IIT JAM Seat Matrix in the table below:


Name of IITs


Total Seats Available
IIT Bombay 15 8 5 2 GEN (1), OBC (1) 30
IIT Roorkee 8 4 2 1 - 15



So, here we are done with the information about the IIT JAM Geology which will benefit you in your preparation for the exam. If you have any queries regarding this blog, you can freely express yourself in the comment section below.


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