IIT JAM Preparation Tips| How to Prepare for JAM Exam 2019?

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JAM (Joint Admission Test) is scheduled to be held in February 2019. Due to Exam Stress, there’s a lot of pressure on the candidates to score well, but you don’t need to get worried if you have prepared well enough.


Below in this blog, we have come up with the Important Tips to Crack the IIT JAM 2019 Exam with top scores. Follow them to achieve success! 


The candidates have only a few months remaining to cover up their left-out topics and mug up those before the exam.


We understand the anxiety which aspirants face before appearing in the exam! To ease out their worries, we have come up with a perfect study plan and JAM preparation tips.



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IIT JAM Preparation Tips for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics! [Must Read]


IIT JAM Exam is one of the toughest exams in the country. Every year thousands of candidates appear in the exam but only 1/4th of them qualify it.


It would also be fair to say that those who qualify this exam are truly brilliant students! Because it’s not an easy task to score high when you are required to solve 60 questions carrying 100 marks in 3 hours while keeping the negative marking in mind.


In such tough competition, candidates need to outsmart while preparing for the exam. For a short preparation guide, check out the image given below –







How to Prepare for IIT JAM Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Other Subjects Without Coaching?


Let’s see what efforts you must make to crack the exam. Follow them wisely to ace the IIT JAM Exam with winning scores!



1. Begin Well by Knowing the IIT JAM Syllabus & Paper Pattern


First of all, you need to know the IIT JAM Syllabus & Pattern. As you all know the syllabus is huge so start preparing few months before the exam. Don’t get messed up with the topics out of syllabus. Stick strictly to your subject’s syllabus.



2. Understand the Exam Pattern & Duration


For all the test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only.


The JAM 2018 examination for each test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2018 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:



Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.


Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).


Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions.



There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types as given below:



Section-A contains a total of 30 MCQ carrying one or two marks each.


Section-B contains a total of 10 MSQ carrying two marks each.


Section-C contains a total of 20 NAT questions carrying one or two marks each.



3. Marking Scheme & Negative Marking – Take Calculative Risk!


In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. but for each wrong answer, there is penalty of 1/3 rd marks in section A. So, avoid random guesses in this section. Attempt the question only when you know the answer.



In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


In Section-B (MSQ), there is no negative and no partial marking provisions.


There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.



In last two sections of the JAM paper, there is no negative marking. While preparing for the JAM Exam, make sure you practice NAT Grab the complete information about IIT JAM Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme before appearing in the exam. This will help you to avoid random guesses in the sections where negative marking is applicable.



Get IIT JAM solved question papers for all the subjects. Click- IIT JAM exam Solved Question Papers PDF 



4. Practice a lot


A practice based study approach with Eduncle’s IIT JAM study material can help you resolve all your doubts and get knowledge of various theories & concepts in JAM Exam.


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5. Make a List of Topics and Prioritize Them


It is recommended to candidates that they should make a list of subjects and prioritize them based on the marks allotted to them. Now, create a timetable with the distribution of subjects. It will help you to study the different subjects according to the marks. If the distribution is not prepared, then you usually end up learning random topics, which may lead to confusion at the end.



6. Solve Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests


Try to solve as many as IIT JAM Previous Years Papers and Mock Test Papers as it will give you a clear idea about the difficulty level, pattern, & how to allot minimum time to solve particular type of questions. This will help you know yourself, your capabilities & the field in which you are lagging.



7. Refer Best Books to Prepare for IIT JAM 2019


Reference books are the best buy for the examination as they give a good idea, covering the complete syllabus, sample question papers and solved papers, as well.



8. Sleep at least 6-7 Hours a Day!


Don’t take any stress, eat well & try to sleep at fixed time and for at least 6 to 7 hours a day during your preparation.



Tip: Don’t miss out any IIT JAM Important Dates and Stay Updated with Latest JAM Notifications, so that you don’t have to wait for the whole 1 year!



Visit Eduncle to Get the Sample Papers & Free Study Material for Various Subjects of IIT JAM Exam.



We hope that the above-shared preparation tips will benefit you with the relaxation from exam worries and you will be able to study with a calm mind. Still, if you have any queries, you can share them with us in the comment section below!



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39 thoughts on “IIT JAM Preparation Tips| How to Prepare for JAM Exam 2019?

  1. Madhan

    Can u specify the books ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Madhan,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly get the details regarding the reference books for IIT JAM Exam Subjects here!

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  2. Shubham

    Sir .Why the IIT jam previous years questions paper are not downloading ??How can I do ??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shubham,

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      As you have successfully Registered with Eduncle, you would be landed on the Free Downloads Page. Kindly click on the button – Add More Free Stuff, clicking on the button will take you to a new page where you have to select the Exam and the Subject from the Drop Down List.

      You will be able to get download all the listed subject wise question papers.

      If you still face any issues, kindly revert with your concerns!

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  3. jesme

    Sir What should I fill in the note part of filling a registration form.

  4. Ram

    I am an undergraduate student in physics stream.I would like to opt for biophysics at Iisc bangalore.Can i opt for JAM physics? If not am i eligible for JAM biology or biotech?I am a computer science student at 11 and 12 th grade.Am i eligible for the programme?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ram,

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      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      If you wish to pursue for M.Sc. Physics or Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics or M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics or M.Sc. (Physics)-M.Tech (Materials Sciences with specialisation in NanoScience & Technology) you need to have Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters. Here you have no restrictions of having Mathematics at 10+2 level.

      Kindly revert if you need more clarifications regarding IIT JAM Exam 2018!

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  5. sneha

    Sir my aggregate 46% can I eligible

    • Prem

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  6. sneha

    Sir my aggregate 46% can I eligible belong to sc caste

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sneha,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      To appear for IIT JAM Exam, you need to have 50% aggregate marks in your Graduation degree. You are falling short of meeting the Eligibility Requirements as defined by the JAM authorities.

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  7. Supriya Chavan

    Hii….I am studying in bsc BT 3rd yr ….how I prepare for IIT jam exam??

    • Eduncle Team

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  8. anju

    Can you please suggest me some books for jam chemistry preparation

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anju,

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      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Reference Books for IIT JAM Chemistry,

      (a) For Physical Chemistry – Puri Sharma and Pathania

      (b) For Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Lee

      (c) For Organic Chemistry – Solomon S

      All the Best for your preparations!

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  9. Garima

    Sir i m bsc student… Can i do preparation for jam with only one subject like maths…. Nd plz suggest me best book for preparation with maths.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Garima,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you can prepare for IIT JAM Exam with one subject also. If you wish to take the exam in 2 subjects then, you have to fill the necessary details while applying and make sure the Papers you have opted are in different sessions.

      Kindly find below the details of the Reference Books for IIT JAM,

      Reference books for IIT JAM Mathematics-MA
      1. Integral Calculus: F. Ayres (Schaum’s), Gorakh Prasad
      2. Vector Calculus: Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum’s), A.R.Vasishtha
      3. Linear Algebra: Seymour Lipschitz (Schaum’s), H. Anton, A.R.Vasishtha.
      4. Ordinary Differential Equation: Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania.
      5. Principle of Real Analysis: S. C. Malik.
      6. Real Analysis: H. L. Royden.
      7. Modern Algebra: A. R. Vasishtha
      8. University Algebra: N. S. Gopalakrishan.

      Kindly call on our toll free number – 1800-120-1021 for more details regarding IIT JAM 2018 Mathematics – Study Material and Online Coaching.

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  10. Aarushi

    Sir, I’m a 2nd year B.Sc biochemistry student. Which paper do i have to appear for if I want to persue M.Sc biochemistry? Also which reference books should I consider?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aarushi,

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      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you can appear for both Biotechnology as well as Biological Sciences. Kindly find the reference books details as below,

      Biological Science:

      General Biology :

      Biology – Campbell
      Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology : Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger Nelson and Cox 

      Cell and Molecular Biology by E.D.P . De Robertis and E.M.F. De Robertis Jr. & Febiger

      Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology : Microbiology by Prescott & Harley, Madigan & Martinko 

      Cell and Molecular Biology (concepts & experiments) by Gerald Karp, John Wiley & Sons

      Life Sciences – Fundamental and Practice by Pranav Kumar, Usha Mina

      M.Sc. Biotechnology Entrance Examination by S.S.Singh, Anand Kumar, S.S.Jha Pranav Kumar

      Also, you can refer Eduncle quality Study Material for JAM. Call on our toll-free number – 1800-120-1021

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  11. Ishvar rathore

    tell me about notes for chemisty ( iit jam) price

    • Eduncle Team

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      Kindly call on our toll free number – 1800-120-1021 for IIT JAM Chemistry Study Material Details. Also, you can visit our store section for IIT JAM Study Material and Test Series

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  12. Ritu

    Sir I am student of BSc. 3rd year I want to crack jam in biological science I am in much stress please give me a suggestion how to prepare and time management because only complete 4 months are remaining. Sir I want to prove myself please give me a suggestion please Sir please reply sir

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ritu,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      To prepare well for the exam, please follow the tips given below –
      1. First of all, you must check the complete syllabus for IIT JAM Biological Sciences and its important topics.
      2. Then go through the IIT JAM Exam Pattern. Try to understand the exam scheme appropriately.
      As per the IIT JAM Pattern, there will be three sections in a single paper – A, B & C. Amongst these sections, B & C will be non-negative marking sections, so you must try to attempt as max as possible questions in these 2 sections.
      And in A section, first filter out the questions that you think will be short-time taking and easy to answer. Attempt such questions at first. Then, look at the other questions and analyze whether you can attempt them or not. If you’re not sure about their answers then leave them and proceed further.
      3. To prepare well for the exam, you should plan up a daily schedule in which you can set a time limit to complete the topics one by one. Start with the Important Topics at first and then proceed further to cover up the entire syllabus.
      4. Prefer to buy the IIT JAM Study Material online only. As going for a classroom coaching or buying books from market will be more time consuming, so it would be better that you go for the online study material.
      I’m providing you the below links for Free & Reasonable Study Stuff. Here in the first link, you can get all the IIT JAM Study Essentials for Free. And in the second link, you would have an access to IIT JAM Online Store, there you can select the complete course package for IIT JAM that matches perfectly with your study requirements.
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      5. Practice with the IIT JAM Biological Science Previous Years Papers of 2017, 2016 & 2015. Check which topic has higher marking weightage in these papers and try to give more emphasis on those topics.
      6. As soon as you complete a topic, don’t forget to perform its revision instantly. It will help you to store the studied data more strongly in your memory.
      7. If you want to take expert help for IIT JAM Preparation, you may call on toll free number – 1800-120-1021.
      8. For better guidance, please read the following blog – IIT JAM Study Plan.
      Hope these tips will help you.
      Thanks for asking your query!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. Urbi

    Can you please suggest me some books for jam 2018 physics preparation.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Urbi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Please go through the following blog to have a complete guidance of IIT JAM Physics.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
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  14. Deepika

    I have not prepared still now.please give me suggestions to prepare fast.my subject is chemistry

    • Eduncle Team

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      We appreciate your zeal to prepare hard for the exam. Please call on our toll free number – 1800-120-1021. Our Experts Team will provide you a perfect assistance.
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    Please send linear algebra full note.
    Sir please…….

    Mathematics honours.

    • Eduncle Team

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  16. Merci

    I’m a bsc botany and biotechnology student in Kerala. I wish to crack IIT jam biotech . Is maths in 12 necessary to take the test? I had PCB in 12. I’m quite stressed.pls reply soon.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Merci,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      It depends on the Institute in which you wish to take admission through IIT JAM Score. Please check out IIT JAM Eligibility Blog to have more details regarding the same.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
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      Eduncle Team

  17. Vivekanand

    I start for iit jam preparation ,
    Which topic i should rest at first ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vivekanand
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      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Please mention your subject name so that we can assist you much better.
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  18. Divyanshi Mishra

    Hello sir..
    M well aware with exam pattern and sylabus of JAM CY. Bt will u please tell me weightage of chpters . N books related to that.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Divyanshi Mishra,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kindly get the details regarding the IIT JAM Chemistry here!
      Good Luck for your future!!
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      Eduncle Team

  19. renuka

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I am really thankful to the blog owner for help us by giving valuable study materials.

    • Eduncle Team

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  20. AKASH

    sir or madam what will be my rank in jam 2018 if mt score is 20 in physics?

    • Eduncle Team

      As per last year’s trend, your rank would be between 700 to 1100 depending on the category you fall into.
      Thanks for asking!
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