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September 18, 2020 • 8:10 pm

IIT JAM Geology 2021 - A Complete Guide to Get Higher Score

IIT JAM 2021 Geology

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 is for consolidating the Geology subject as a career option for students. Here in this blog, we have catered the detailed information about the IIT JAM Geology Exam. Check below.



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What is IIT JAM?

Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

JAM Geology Syllabus

IIT JAM Geology Books & Study Material

Required Cut-off Marks

Institutes for the Masters Courses in Geology

How to Crack IIT JAM Geology?

Geology Seats from IITs



What is IIT JAM?


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 2021 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  


For the complete information, please visit- IIT JAM Paper Pattern 2021.



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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


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IIT JAM Geology Books & Study Material!


The importance of 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.

To crack the IIT JAM exam with good marks, candidates should only refer the best IIT JAM Study Material.

So here at Eduncle, we bring you the quality IIT JAM Geology Study Material, Books PDF and complete online learning material.

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


The cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. 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 cut-off marks along with the IIT JAM Result 2020 has been declared.

The below table shows the category wise cut-off marks in JAM Geology 2020.

Category Geology Cut-off 2020
General 53.01
OBC 47.71
SC/ST/PwD 26.50

You are also suggested to check the complete exam analysis of last exam to get an idea about the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam.

Check it out from here   IIT JAM Exam Reviews by Experts!



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 2021, 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 Geology subject.

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 2021, you can follow the strategy while choosing the topics for the preparation:


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

 Try to give more attention to the weak topics.


2. Follow a Proper Timetable

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 the 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 153 seats available in IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneswar & IIT (ISM) Dhanbad for Applied Geology MSc Course and for Joint MSc-PhD Geology. You can check number of seats in every IIT from the table given below. Visit IIT JAM Seat Matrix to check the category wise seats.

Name of IITs

Total Seats

IIT Bombay


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Roorkee


IIT Bhubaneswar


IIT (ISM) Dhanbad



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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  • Riya garg
    sir please suggest a best study material for iit jam biotechnology and how we can prepare mathematics for biotechnology with no maths background??
    Hello Riya, Greetings from Eduncle!
    To start preparing for the exam, you should get the cmplete syllabus first and make a strategy accordingly. Read
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