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September 22, 2020 • 6:56 pm

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021 | How Marking is Done in IIT JAM Exam?

IIT JAM Exam Pattern

This year, IISc Bangalore has released the IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern. The JAM conducting authorities have added a new subject - Economics to increase the scope of exam, making it 7 subjects in which the exam is to be held.

In order to qualify the exam, you must know the IIT JAM Exam Pattern & Syllabus, so that you can plan the best strategy for your exam preparation.

In this blog, you will get the complete idea of IIT JAM exam pattern with the marking scheme for all the sections in an easy to understand format.

Check out the details in this blog:

 

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021

Marking Pattern & Negative Marking

IIT JAM Exam Schedule

 

 

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IIT JAM Exam Pattern

 

Here is the detailed IIT JAM 2021 paper pattern with the number of questions, total marks, negative marking, type of questions, etc for all 3 sections.

 

Sections

Section A

Section B

Section C

Number of Questions

30

10

20

Total Marks

50

20

30

Negative Marking

For 1-mark ques, 1/3 marks will be deducted.

No negative marking

No negative marking

For 2-marks ques, 2/3 marks will be deducted.

Type of Question

Multiple Choice (MCQ)

Multiple Selective (MSQ)

No options will be displayed, answer will be a numerical value (NAT)

Mode of Exam

Online/ CBT

Total number of Question

60

Total Marks

100

Exam Duration

3 hours

Medium of Exam

English

 

JAM Exam Paper of all 7 subjects will consist of three types of questions.

 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): As per the IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021, each MCQ type question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be the correct answer.

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Based on Paper Pattern guidelines, each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ.  The only difference is, there may be one or more than one correct choice out of the four given choices. The candidate will get full marks only if he/she selects all the correct options.

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a real number that needs to be entered using the numerical virtual keypad. No choices will be given for these questions.

 

 

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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 MCQs out of which 10 questions carry 1 mark each and 20 questions carry 2 marks each.

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

Section-C contains a total of 20 NAT Questions out of which 10 questions carry 1 mark each and 10 questions carry 2 marks each.

 

 

IIT JAM 2021 Marking Pattern & Negative Marking

 

Once you know the marking scheme of the exam, you can easily plan How to approach & crack IIT JAM Exam 2021?

The candidates can check the marking scheme below -

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks.

In Section-A (MCQ), incorrect answers 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.

For Section- B (MSQ) and Section-C (NAT), there is no negative marking.

 

Pro Tip: To know the exam pattern better, must practice IIT JAM Previous year Question Papers.

 

 

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IIT JAM Exam Schedule - Papers, Sessions and Timing

 

As you know, JAM 2021 examination is divided into two sessions. The first session will start in the morning while the second session will begin at the afternoon. The list of papers under each session is given below: -

 

Session

Timing

Paper and Code

I

Morning

Biotechnology (BT)

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Physics (PH)

II

Afternoon

Chemistry (CY)

Economics (EN)

Geology (GG)

Mathematics (MA)

 

Before filling IIT JAM Application Form for two subjects, a candidate must ensure that both the subjects are being conducted in different sessions. It is clear by the exam conducting authorities that the exam schedule will not be changed under any circumstances.

 

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After knowing IIT JAM 2021 Paper Pattern and marking scheme, you must know about the following points.

You can only use the online virtual calculator in the exam, no calculator from outside will be allowed.

You can select the answers for MCQs and MSQs using the mouse only, keyboard will be disabled in the exam.

A scribble pad will be provided for rough work that has to be returned at the end of the exam.

At the end of 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the exam.

Candidate must follow the guidelines provided by the IIT JAM 2021 authorities otherwise it can be counted in unfair means. It may lead to cancelation of candidature from JAM Exam at any other stage of exam. The candidate may be disqualified as well to appear further in IIT JAM.

 

 

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We hope that the above information will help you to understand the IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021. If you have any query regarding the blog, then share through the comment box below.

We will solve your queries as soon as possible.

 

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  • Abinaya .s
    ma'am I'm BSC.physics 3rd year am i eligible for iit jam physics?
    Eduncle
    Hello Abhinya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, You are eligible to apply for IIT JAM Physics.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Rishitha
    I'm studying in btech 3rd year ece..can I apply for iit jam paper of mathematical statistics paper?
    Eduncle
    Hello Rishita,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply for IIT JAM exam after completing the graduation degree.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
    Eduncle
    Hello Rishita,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply for IIT JAM exam after completing the graduation degree.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Himanshu Pandey
    Hello Himanshu,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for the IIT JAM exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Vijay Dalakoti
    I'm doing bsc hons. in physics. Am I eligible for jam mathematics or chemistry??
    Eduncle
    Hello Vijay,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You must have fulfill the complete IIT JAM eligibility criteri...
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  • Souvik
    Hello.. I'm studying in 12 and want to start preparation for IIT jam physics..my question is that does the syllabus of jam remain same every year or it changes??
    Eduncle
    Hello Souvik,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for IIT JAM Exam after completing the graduation degree. The syllabus remain same for the exam.
    Thanks...
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  • Parth
    hello sir i am in B.sc B.ed integrated course , can i apply for the MSC IN IITS AND in iisc ?
    Eduncle
    Hello Parth,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply IIT JAM exam after completing the graduation degree.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Shruti
    Can we attend IIT Jam exam at the time of msc?
    Eduncle
    Hello Shruthi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for IIT JAM Exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Vidya sree
    Are cut off marks same for all phy, maths, chem papers?
    Eduncle
    Hello Vidya,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    No, the cut off marks are not the same for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in IIT JAM. You can check the
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  • Dineshkumar.b
    Sir, I am studying third year in bsc microbiology.. so, is am eligible for iit jam biotechnology paper
    Eduncle
    Hello Dinesh, Greetings! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes, you can apply for IIT JAM Exam if your final year result can be declared soon. For more information, p...
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  • Divya
    If i select two correct answers out of three correct options in msq section and i don't select any wrong option. would i get marks?
    Eduncle
    There is no negative marking for MSQ and NAT section.
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