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January 11, 2020 • 5:11 pm

IIT JAM Physics 2020 - Everything You Need to Know About the Exam!

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus, Question Papers, Books PDF!




Dear Candidates!


If you are willing to advance your career in Physics, then nothing can be better than starting your career from the IIT’s.

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IIT JAM Physics 2020 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, a large number of candidates appear in the JAM 2020 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?

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus & Important Topics

IIT JAM Physics Books PDF and Study Material

IIT JAM Physics Question Papers & Sample Questions

How to Crack IIT JAM Physics 2020? [Tips and Study Plan]

IIT JAM Physics Admissions – Journey after qualifying the Exam!

Career Scope after pursuing M.Sc. Physics!

IIT JAM Physics Seats from IITs


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



What IIT JAM Physics is All About?


The IIT JAM Exam serves as a benchmark for the post-graduate 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 2020 Pattern



Total No. of Questions

Total Marks

Negative Marking

Time Duration


Part A

30 MCQ

1 or 2 Marks Each

For 1 Mark Questions: (-1/3)


For 2 Marks Questions: (-2/3)





3 Hours


Part B

10 MSQ

2 Marks Each



Part C

20 NAT

1 or 2 Marks Each





100 Marks


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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.




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The cut-off marks of IIT JAM Physics 2018 were comparatively more than the cut-off marks of the year 2017. Below we are sharing the IIT JAM Physics Cutoffs.



General category

OBC category

SC / ST category







IIT JAM Physics Syllabus & Important Topics


To make your preparations more convenient, we have come up with the complete list of IIT JAM Physics 2020 Syllabus and its important topics along with their marking weightage. Try to cover the Important Topics at first for a wise approach towards completing your entire Syllabus of IIT JAM Physics 2020!


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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Among 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 and Marking Weightage



Solid State Physics, Electronic Devices & Boolean Algebra


Mathematical Physics


Oscillations, Waves, and Optics


Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics


Electricity and Magnetism


OTHER TOPICS (Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics etc.)




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


To qualify such ambitious exam like – IIT JAM Physics 2020, one needs to be very well-versed with the concepts and theories of Physics.


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Also, Check out some other IIT JAM Physics Books which you can use as reference books. Please find the list below –


List of Reference Books



Mathematical Physics

H.K. Dass

Classical Mechanics & General Properties of Matter

A.B. Gupta

Waves and Oscillations

N.K. Bajaj



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




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IIT JAM Physics Question Papers & Sample Questions


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


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How to Crack IIT JAM Physics 2020? [Tips and Study Plan]


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


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 Preparation Tips to help you out in preparing for the Exam.


Buy a book or purchase some notes for IIT JAM Physics 2020 that cover the complete syllabus and information regarding the Syllabi topics

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

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.

Master the Basic Concepts of Physics because the whole IIT JAM Physics 2020 is based on some fixed mantras. If you have knowledge of these basic concepts, then you can solve any question and reach out the correct conclusion.

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

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.

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

Prepare Short Notes, and Learn through diagrams and Flowcharts! These notes are very helpful at the time of quick learning and revision.

Video lectures & Visual Study Techniques are great tools promoting conceptual learning. [IIT JAM Video Lectures Available! Subscribe us on YouTube for Free Guidance from experts.]

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 along with their annual fee structure.


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Annual Fee Structure (Including all)

Contact Details


M.Sc. Physics

IIT Bombay

INR 20,076


IIT Delhi

INR 18,000

011 2659 7135

IIT Guwahati

INR 22, 114 (For General & OBC) and INR 19,114 (For ST/SC/PWD)


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


IIT Ropar









Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics

IIT Bhubaneswar

INR 43,400

0674 230 6300

IIT Kharagpur

INR 32,981








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







M.Sc. (Physics)-MTech (Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano Science & Technology)

IIT Bombay

INR 27,876








M.Sc. Applied Geophysics

IIT Bombay

INR 20,076








Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IIT Bhubaneswar

INR 43,400

0674 230 6300







Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IIT Kharagpur

INR 32,981








M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IIT Bombay

INR 25,000 – INR 28,000





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Career Scope after pursuing M.Sc. Physics!


Take admission in PhD Programs in IITs or IISc.

Physics Lecturer & Researcher.

Private Sector Jobs in any of the IT Companies such as Wipro, Infosys, TATA, CTS.

Government Sector Jobs in Institutes like – BARC, ONGC, BHEL, NTPC, ISRO.

Research Scientist or Research Analyst in NASA or ISRO.


All the above career options are worthwhile. You can choose any of them as per your interests.



IIT JAM Physics Seats from IITs


There are total 480 seats available in all IITs for Physics MSc Course. You can check the category wise IIT JAM Seat Matrix in the table below:


Name of IITs Category Total Seats
IIT Bombay 24 12 7 5 GEN (2), SC (1) 48
IIT Delhi 27 15 8 4 GEN (1), OBC (1), SC (1) 54
IIT Guwahati 24 13 7 4 GEN (1), OBC (1) 48
IIT Kanpur 15 7 5 2 OBC (1) 29
IIT Madras 22 12 7 3 GEN (1), SC (1) 44
IIT Roorkee 12 7 4 2 GEN (1) 25
IIT Gandhinagar 14 8 5 3 GEN (1), SC (1) 30
IIT Hyderabad 10 5 3 2 GEN (1) 20
IIT Indore 12 6 4 2 GEN (1) 24
IIT Ropar 13 6 4 1 ST (1) 24
IIT Patna 10 6 3 1 GEN (1) 20
IIT Jodhpur 10 6 3 1 - 20
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad 22 12 7 3 GEN (1), SC (1) 44
IIT Varanasi (BHU) 10 5 3 2 - 20
IIT Bhilai 5 3 1 1 - 10
IIT Palakkad 10 5 3 2 GEN (1) 20



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  • Saurabh
    I am in civil engineering, am I eligible for Msc(Physics) in IITs?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Saurabh,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes! You are eligible for IIT JAM 2018   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Anirudh
    I am studying btech mechanical engineering.can I eligible to write iitjam physics after btech
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    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 queri...
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  • Basavaraj Tolamatti
    I am basavaraj I am studying 2nd sem. Now I have decided to prepare for jam exam to attend Msc in IIT level. So help me that I have to crack 2020 jam exam of physic. So tell me how...
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Basavaraj
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    It is good that you want to prepare for IIT JAM Exam from 2nd sem, but a graduate degree students or final year students can apply ...
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  • Ranking kumar
    I am completed Bsc(physics),i am eligible for iit jam physics.
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello, Greetings from Eduncle! Yes, you are eligible for IIT JAM Physics 2020. Thanks for asking your query with us! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Hardik Shrivastava
    I am from metallurgy engineering, am I eligible for jam exam?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Hardik,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Engineering student can apply for IIT JAM. But, there are many other eligibility criteria for IIT JAM all subjects. You can check com...
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  • Shubham
    Hey you show the fee for physics in iit Delhi “ 180000 “ is it mistake or really this will charge in iit Delhi.
  • Shuvro
    I am from Bangladesh and i've completed my in computer science. now I want to take in computer science. what can I do now?
  • Hardik Shrivastava
    I am from metallurgy and materials engineering, am I eligible for jam exam?
  • Vaishanavi
    Can I pursue PG in medical physics via this?