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June 19, 2023 • 17:42 pm

IIT JAM Geology Syllabus, Eligibility, Study Notes & Tips

Geology is a pure science subject that provides knowledge of the material, structure, processes, and history of the earth & planet. It helps you to understand everything about our environmental nature.

Every year, many candidates are choosing geology as a career to get a job in top organisations such as NHPC, JSPL, Larsen & Toubro, etc.

If you are one of those who want to make your career in this field, then IIT JAM 2024 Geology Exam is perfect for you. It is the gateway for the students who want to study about earth and planets from the renowned institute of India.

At Eduncle, we have provided you with the complete details of IIT JAM Geology 2024 that you must know before appearing in the exam.

You can check the following details about the IIT JAM Geology Exam that we have included in this blog –

IIT JAM Geology Eligibility Criteria

IIT JAM Geology Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

IIT JAM 2024 Geology Syllabus

IIT JAM Geology Books & Study Material

How to prepare for IIT JAM Geology?

IIT JAM 2024 Required Cut-off Marks

Institutes for the master’s courses in Geology

IIT Geology Seats from Participating Institutes



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IIT JAM Geology Eligibility 2024


To apply for any exam, you should be aware of the eligibility criteria set by the organising institute. IIT JAM Eligibility mainly includes the education qualification. If you satisfy these criteria, then you can apply for the exam.

You can check the basic criteria for IIT JAM 2024 Geology below:

The nationality of candidates can be Indian or Foreign.

You should have a bachelor’s degree in science or other equivalent courses.

If you have appeared or are going to appear in the final examination of a qualifying degree, then you can apply for it.



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IIT JAM Geology 2024 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme


The exam pattern for the Geology is same for all subjects. To prepare for the exam, you should have a brief idea about the IIT JAM Exam pattern. You can check the complete pattern below: -


Mode of the Exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Duration of the Exam

3 Hours

Total Number of Questions

60 Questions

Total Marks


Language of the Exam


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:



Type of Questions

Negative Marking

     Section A

10 MCQs- 1 Mark for Each


20 MCQs- 2 Marks for Each


     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 per the latest news, the official authority has made the minor changes in IIT JAM 2024 Geology syllabus which include the following topics:

IIT JAM Geology 2024 Syllabus


The Planet Earth




Structural Geology










Economic Geology


Applied Geology



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IIT JAM Geology Books & Study Material!


After knowing the complete syllabus and paper pattern, it is important to have quality study notes.

At Eduncle, we are providing you with the quality Study Material for IIT JAM Geology 2024. It is designed in a simple language that includes all the topics with the explanation.

Below, you can download the online free study material provided by the Eduncle:




How to prepare for IIT JAM Geology 2024? Know the Preparation Tips


You should be passionate about your studies to score well in the JAM Exam. But sometimes, you might get confused about:

How to schedule a study plan?

How to make an effective strategy to score best for the exam?

That is the reason, Eduncle provides you the exam preparation tips. You can check them below:


1. Be Thorough with the IIT JAM Syllabus 2024 Geology

Aware yourself of the updated syllabus to make your preparation easy and smooth. Also, it lowers the risk to leave any important topic. Going through the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus, you can follow the strategy while choosing the topics for the preparation:

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

Try to give more attention to weak topics.



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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. 

Give sufficient time to the topics which need more attention.

Prepare a separate timetable for the last month before the exam in which you can maintain the revision.

Include the time for your extracurricular activities and try to study in fixed time slots.


3. Refer IIT JAM Geology Previous Year Question Papers & Answer Key

Solve the IIT JAM Geology question papers of the last few years to identify the important topics that can be asked in the upcoming exams. It can also enhance your preparation level by practising the last 5 years’ question papers.

You should start practicing previous papers from 2022 year to know the difficulty level of the exam.


IIT JAM Geology Question Paper 2022

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IIT JAM Geology Answer Key 2022

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4. Solve IIT JAM Geology Mock Tests Papers

The mock test for IIT JAM Geology 2024 is the best technique to prepare for the exam. It helps in recalling all the topics covered in the syllabus. It will also increase your speed and accuracy so that you can attempt all the questions in the given time with maximum accuracy.


5. Prepare IIT JAM Geology Notes

Preparing short notes for the Geology helps you in revising the things at the last moment. Once you complete your syllabus, you can revise the topics with short 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 Cut Off 2024 - Minimum Marks You Need to Score!


The cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. The IIT JAM cut-off varies every year according to the level of the questions with the overall number of applicants, and the total number of seats. 

IIT Guwahati has declared the cut-off marks 2023 along the IIT JAM Result, which is released on 23rd  March 2023.

The below table shows the category wise IIT JAM 2023 Geology cut off for your reference:



IIT JAM cut off 2023 Geology








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

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List of Institutes for the Master’s Courses in Geology


These are the institutes which provide the various courses in Geology after qualifying the Joint Admission Test exam.

IIT Bhubaneshwar

IIT Bombay

IIT Dhanbad (ISM)

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Roorkee



IIT JAM Geology Seats from Participating Institutes


Number of seats available for Geology MSc course through JAM 2024 is yet to be announced. 

Last year, total 186 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 IIT JAM Seat Matrix for geology subject from the given table below:


Name of IITs

Total Seats

IIT Bombay


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Roorkee


IIT Bhubaneswar


IIT (ISM) Dhanbad




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In this blog, we have provided you the complete details of IIT JAM 2024 Geology. We hope all this information will help you in preparation for the exam. If you have any queries regarding this blog, you can freely ask your questions in the comment section below.

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Showing 3 comments out of 6
  • Manoj kumar p

    Sir Best books geology jam 2023


    Hello Manoj,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check our blog of IIT JAM Books to know the best books for Geology subject.
    Thank You!!

  • Sahil sharma

    I have done my bachelors in engineering but now i feel i need to switch my career towards geology. Am i eligible to do masters in geology with any of the IIT's ?


    Hello Nusrat,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to pursue a master's from IITs, by appearing in the IIT JAM exam in Geology.
    Thank You!!

  • 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 IIT JAM Biotechnology for more details..
    Thanks for asking your query with us!


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