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May 11, 2020 • 11:36 am

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

 

 

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern is expected to be released by IIT Guwahati. It may be conducted in 6 subjects only as IIT Kanpur had removed Biological Science subject in 2020.

In order to qualify the exam, candidate must know the IIT JAM Exam Pattern & Syllabus, so that they can plan the best strategy for the 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. The points being covered are:

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 number of questions, total marks, negative markig, type of question, 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 6 subjects consists of three types of questions.

 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): As per the IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021, each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is 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 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 at 9:30 am while the second session will begin at 2:30 pm. The list of papers under each session and their timings are given below: -

 

Session

Timing

Paper and Code

I

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Biotechnology (BT)

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Physics (PH)

II

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Chemistry (CY)

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.

 

Thank You!!

 

 

Showing 26 comments out of 48
  • Priy
    How many papers are there???? Plz tell me? Only 100 marks?
    Eduncle
    Hello, Priyanala, Greetings from Eduncle! JAM exam in a Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of all objective type of questions, with each question having 4 options, out of which y...
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    Priyanka Mahalle
    Sir I completed my B.Sc. in biology from karanja(lad)
    Priyanka Mahalle
    I already completed my graduation and now I am completing my M.Sc in zoology can I solve the paper biological sciences. Is this possible Sir?
    Eduncle
    Hello Priyanka,   You are eligible for IIT JAM Biological Paper 2019. As IIT JAM do not have any upper age cap, any B.Sc. candidate can apply for the exam. You can check the d...
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  • Fasila Begam
    I'm a B.Ed student, Am I eligible for IIT JAM after completing it?
    Eduncle
    Hello Fasila, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! IIT JAM Exam is the entrance and eligibility test for aspirants who wish to pursue M.Sc. and M.Sc.-P...
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    Fasila Begam
    I've completed B.Sc physics before B.Ed. Amn't I eligible for M.Sc in IIT?
    Eduncle
    Hello Fasila, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes you are eligible to appear for IIT JAM Exam in this scenario, as you have completed your B.Sc. P...
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    Rosalin priyadarshini Jena
    Yes
  • Pranav Kumar
    iit jam is also offline .......?
    Eduncle
    Hello Pranav,   Greetings from Eduncle!   No. IIT JAM is conducted online.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shreeya
    I am a botany student. What should I go for biological science or biotechnology? In which field there is more job opportunity?
    Eduncle
    Hello Shreeya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   As you're a botany student, you can go for IIT JAM Biological Sciences Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!  ...
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  • Firoz
    Sir can graduate in mechanical engineering apply for msc in mathematics??
    Eduncle
    Hello Firoz,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can do M.Sc. after pursuing B-Tech. You can either go for IIT JAM Physics or IIT JAM Mathematics.   Thanks for aski...
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  • Sujata
    Mam I am in bsc 3rd year with botany chemistry and biotechnology as sub combination am I eligible for iit msc biotechnology?
    Eduncle
    Hello Sujata,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you meet the required percentage criteria, then yes you're eligible for IIT JAM Exam 2018.   Thanks for asking us!  ...
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  • Vidya Vijaykumar
    I completed Bsc (hons) agriculture.Am I eligible for attending IIT JAM in biological science subject?
    Eduncle
    Hello Vidya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes, you’re eligible!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Kaushal
    What is marks distribution of the topic mathematics syllabus please tell me.
    Eduncle
    The marks distribution is given in the blog.
  • Study
    Kya msc dubara kar sakte h...
    Eduncle
    Hello Vishal,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can repeat.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • 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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