IIT JAM Physics Syllabus, Question Papers, Books PDF! [Complete Guide]

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus, Question Papers, Books PDF!


IIT JAM 2018 Question Papers released


Dear Candidates!


If you are willing to advance your career in Physics, then nothing can be as good as starting up your career journey from IIT’s.


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IIT JAM Physics is the gateway for all those graduates who are wishing to pursue their master’s degree in Physics from any of the IITs.


Every year, large number of candidates appear in the IIT JAM Exam and fulfill their dream of getting admission in the M.Sc. Physics Courses offered by the various IITs.




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To study the IIT JAM Physics Exam in detail, please read the complete blog. Below, you can find the relevant information about the following–



What IIT JAM Physics is all about? Know the Exam Pattern & Selection Criteria!


IIT JAM Physics Syllabus + Important Topics with their Marking Weightage!


IIT JAM Physics Books PDF and Study Material – Perfect Guide to Boost your Exam Prep!


IIT JAM Physics Question Papers + Sample Questions | Solve them to Track your Performance!


How to Crack IIT JAM Physics? [Tips + Study Plan]


IIT JAM Physics Admissions – Journey after qualifying the Exam!




Let’s know about the IIT JAM Physics Exam in detail! 




What IIT JAM Physics is all about? Know the Exam Pattern, Selection Criteria!



The IIT JAM Exam serves as a benchmark for the undergraduate level science education in the country.


Those who wish to pursue M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other Post Bachelor’s Degree Programs at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programs at IISc can appear in the exam and qualify it.



“The main objective of the exam is to provide the best opportunities to students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life in them.”



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IIT JAM Exam Pattern


To make you understand the paper format in a better way, we have come up with the exact IIT JAM Physics Exam Pattern below –




IIT JAM Physics Pattern


S.No. Sections Total No. of Questions Total Marks Negative Marking Time Duration
1. Part A 30 MCQ 1 or 2 Marks Each For 1 Mark Questions: (-1/3)For 2 Marks Questions: (-2/3)   3 Hours
2. Part B 10 MSQ 2 Marks Each No
3 Part C 20 NAT 1 or 2 Marks Each No
  60 100 Marks



For the complete information, please visit – IIT JAM Paper Pattern | How marking is done in IIT JAM Exam?



IIT JAM Selection Criteria & Cutoff Marks


The candidates are assessed based on their performance in the Online Test. Those who score more than the cutoff marks, get selected for the M.Sc. Physics courses offered by various IITs.


Below we are sharing the IIT JAM Physics Cutoffs that are consistent from the last 3 years and it is expected that this will be continued in IIT JAM Physics 2018 also.



Subject General category OBC category SC / ST category
Physics 13 11.5 6.5




IIT JAM Physics Syllabus + Important Topics with their Marking Weightage!



To make your preparations more convenient, we have come up with the complete list of IIT JAM Physics Syllabus and its important topics along with their marking weightage.


As per the IIT JAM Syllabus Physics, there are total 10 main topics and their sub-topics that cover the entire syllabus. These topics are –



Mathematical Methods

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Oscillations, Waves and Optics

Electricity and Magnetism

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Modern Physics

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics


Simple Oscillators

Boolean algebra



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Amongst these topics, there are some important topics whose chance of occurring in the exam are highest. Please find the list of those topics along with their marking weightage below –



Important Topics + Marking Weightage

Topics Percentage
Oscillations, Waves and Optics: 15%
Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics: 12%
Electricity and Magnetism 12%
OTHER TOPICS (Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics etc.) 26%



Tip: Try to cover the Important Topics at first for a wise approach towards completing your entire syllabus of IIT JAM Physics 2018!



IIT JAM Physics Books PDF and Study Material – Perfect Guidance to Your Preparation!



To qualify such ambitious exam like – IIT JAM Physics, one needs to be very well-versed with the concepts and theories of Physics.


Now the question arises that how can you boost up your knowledge in Physics? Well! Taking help of IIT JAM Physics Books and Study Material is the smartest way through which you can clear all your concepts and boost up your knowledge.


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Free Study Material for IIT Jam Physics [IIT JAM Physics Books Free Download]


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IIT JAM Previous Years Question Papers Physics


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Also, Check out the reference books for IIT JAM Physics. Please find the list below –




List of Reference Books


Topics Author
Mathematical Physics H.K. Dass
Classical Mechanics & General Properties of Matter A.B. Gupta
Waves and Oscillations N.K. Bajaj
Optics B.Ghosh
Introduction to Electrodynamics David J. Griffiths
Heat & Thermodynamics H.P. Roy & A.B. Gupta
Quantum Physics H.C. Verma
Solid State Physics S.O. Pillai
Electronics B.Ghosh



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IIT JAM Physics Question Papers + Sample Questions | Solve them to Track your Performance!



IIT JAM Physics Question Papers are always the best assets to boost up your speed and accuracy

Experts and the IIT JAM Winners always suggest to solve the IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers for Physics to achieve the qualification in the exam.


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Previous Years Solved Question Papers! [Free Download]


S.NO. Papers
1. IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Paper (2016) with Answer Keys
2. IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Paper (2015) with Answer Key
3. IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Paper (2014) with Answer Key
4. IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Paper (2013)
5. IIT JAM Physics Previous Year Question Paper (2012)
6. IIT JAM Question Paper Feb 2017




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Model Test Paper PDF [Sample Questions for Part A, B and C]


Below we are providing you a sample PDF containing the questions for IIT JAM Physics Part A, B and C. If you want to get the complete PDF, Please login at Eduncle for free!



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How to Crack IIT JAM Physics? [Tips + Study Plan]


You know you can achieve anything if the efforts made are highly dedicated and intelligible.


Rather than wasting your time in getting worried and planning up worthless strategies, play smart and follow a sure shot approach.



Below, we are sharing the IIT JAM Physics Study Plan to help you out in preparing for the Exam.




1. Buy a book or purchase some notes that cover the complete syllabus and information regarding the Syllabi topics.



2. Mark the Important Topics at its content page and start taking one by one.



3. Read the theory with concentration and think conceptually while understanding its meaning. If you don’t get the point at the first time, repeat the reading process and try to understand it in a better way.



4. Master the Basic Concepts of Physics because the whole Physics is based on some fixed mantras. If you have knowledge about these basic concepts, then you can solve any question and reach out the correct conclusion.



5. Strengthen your Mathematical Skills! Physics questions require a great understanding of Mathematics and its terms, like if you need to derive any equation then you must have enough knowledge of Physics and Mathematical Calculations as well.



6. Focus on Simplifying Problems rather than making them more complicated! Try to simplify the problem as much as you can, soon you will get the correct result.



7. Solve at least 10-20 Physics questions daily! It will boost up your speed and fasten your thinking abilities.



8. Prepare Short Notes, and Learn through diagrams and Flowcharts!

These notes are very helpful at the time of quick learning and revision.



9. Video lectures & Visual Study Techniques are great tools promoting conceptual learning.


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10. Ask Experts for Help! It’s always better to ask your problems rather than wasting your efforts in trying to solve them and getting no answer.



Hope the above tips will help you in achieving top scores. You need to follow all the simple steps mentioned above and you will see the increased level of confidence in you.




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IIT JAM Physics Admissions – Journey after qualifying the Exam!


Do you know which institutes consider the IIT JAM Physics Scorecard and offer you the opportunity to take admission in their PG programs?


Having incomplete knowledge about something is more harmful than having no knowledge. Below we have clubbed the list of all the National Institutes and Universities that accept JAM Scores.


Keep them safe for further use!



S.No. Courses/Programs Institutes Annual Fee Structure (Including all) Contact Details
1. M.Sc. Physics IIT Bombay INR 20,076 91-22-25767551
IIT Delhi INR 18,0000 011 2659 7135
IIT Guwahati INR 22, 114 (For General & OBC) and INR 19,114 (For ST/SC/PWD) 91-361-2583000
IIT Gandhinagar INR 28,750 91- 7069038216, 7069038217
IIT Hyderabad INR 45,675 (For General & OBC) and INR 40,675 (For ST/SC/PWD) 040-2301 6011
IIT Indore INR 28,664 (For General & OBC) and INR 26,164 (For ST/SC/PWD) +91-731-2438-732, +91-731-2438-762
IIT Jodhpur INR 43,150 (For General & OBC) and INR 33,150 (For ST/SC/PWD) 0291 244 9013
IIT Kanpur INR 25,042 (For General & OBC) and INR 20,000 to INR 22,000 (For ST/SC/PWD) 91-512-259 7203
    IIT Madras INR 9,650 (For General & OBC) and INR 6,650 (For ST/SC/PWD) 91 44 2257 4850
IIT Patna INR 30,000 (For General & OBC) and INR 27,300 (For ST/SC/PWD) 91-612-302 8067
IIT Roorkee INR 54,480 in 1st Sem and INR 27,080 in 2nd Sem 91-1332-285311
IIT Ropar - 91-1881-242147
2. Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics IIT Bhubaneswar INR 43,400 0674 230 6300
IIT Kharagpur INR 32,981 03222-282091
3. M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics IIT Kanpur INR 25,042 (For General & OBC) and INR 20,000 to INR 22,000 (For ST/SC/PWD) 91-512-259 7203
4. M.Sc. (Physics)-MTech (Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano Science & Technology) IIT Bombay INR 27,876 91-22-25767551
5. M.Sc. Applied Geophysics IIT Bombay INR 20,076 91-22-25767551
6. Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar INR 43,400 0674 230 6300
7. Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur INR 32,981 03222-282091
8. M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay INR 25,000 – INR 28,000 91-22-25767551




Dear aspirants, we hope that the above information will be helpful to you. Still, if you have any queries, then please feel free to ask us. Our team will respond you with the perfect guidance for achieving your goals.


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4 thoughts on “IIT JAM Physics Syllabus, Question Papers, Books PDF! [Complete Guide]

  1. saurabh

    I am B.tech in civil engineering, am I eligible for Msc(Physics) in IITs?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Saurabh,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      You are eligible for IIT JAM 2018
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. gunupuruanirudh

    I am studying btech mechanical engineering.can I eligible to write iitjam physics after btech

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anirudh,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      B.Tech Mechanical Engineers are eligible for JAM exam.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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