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September 24, 2019 • 10:40 am

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020 | How Marking is Done in IIT JAM Exam?

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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020

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Attention JAM 2020 Aspirants!

 

Are you seeking for IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern? Eduncle has made it available for you to check the complete IIT JAM Exam pattern in a prescribed format.

 

Here in this blog, you can also check the marking scheme for IIT JAM 2020 along with the paper pattern.

 

 

IIT JAM Exam Pattern [Updated]

 

The candidates hereby are provided the complete paper pattern of IIT JAM Exam 2020. Please have a look below! 

 

Sections Section A Section B Section C
Number of Questions 30 10 20
Marks 10 ques. of 1 mark each and 20 ques. of 2 marks each. 2 marks for each question 10 ques. of 1 mark each and 10 ques. of 2 marks each.
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.
Types of Question Multiple Choice Multiple Choice No options will be displayed
Mode of Exam Online Online Online
Total number of Question 60
Total Marks 100

 

 

For each test paper, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. IIT JAM Paper Pattern consists of three types of questions.

The JAM 2020 Examination for each test papers will be carried out as an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). All the six Test Papers of JAM 2020 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

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

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): As per the IIT JAM Exam Pattern, 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: As per the IIT JAM Exam Pattern, 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.

 

 

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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 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.

 

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IIT JAM 2020 Marking Pattern & Negative Marking

 

The candidates can check the marking scheme below-

 

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

In Section-A (MCQ), incorrect 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.

 

 

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020 - Papers, Sessions and Timing

 

As you know, JAM 2020 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: -

 

Papers Session Timings
Biotechnology (BT) Session I 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chemistry (CY) Session II 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Geology (GG) Session II 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Session I 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mathematics (MA) Session II 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Physics (PH) Session I 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

 

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  • Priy
    How many papers are there???? Plz tell me? Only 100 marks?
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    Eduncle Team @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 you have to select the correct answer. For all the 7 subjects for which JAM is conducted, each subject question paper consists of a total of 60 questions of 100 Marks (in Total). I hope you have found a justified answer to your query. Thanks and Good Luck for your learning endeavours.
    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 Team @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 detailed JAM Eligibility criteria here.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Fasila Begam
    I'm a B.Ed student, Am I eligible for IIT JAM after completing it?
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    Eduncle Team @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.-PhD Dual Degree Courses from IITs and IISc Bangalore. You are not eligible to take this test as you have your Graduation Degree in Education. Instead you can pursue your Masters Degree like M.Ed. and then take the CBSE UGC NET Exam. get complete details about UGC NET Exam at Eduncle! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Fasila Begam
    I've completed B.Sc physics before B.Ed. Amn't I eligible for M.Sc in IIT?
    Eduncle Team @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. Physics. Call on our toll-free number - 1800-120-1021 for IIT JAM Physics Study Material and Preparation Guide. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Rosalin Priyadarshini Jena
    Yes
  • Pranav Kumar
    iit jam is also offline .......?
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    Eduncle Team @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?
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    Eduncle Team @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!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Firoz
    Sir can graduate in mechanical engineering apply for msc in mathematics??
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    Eduncle Team @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 asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sujata
    Mam I am in bsc 3rd year with botany chemistry and biotechnology as sub combination am I eligible for iit msc biotechnology?
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    Eduncle Team @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!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Vidya Vijaykumar
    I completed Bsc (hons) agriculture.Am I eligible for attending IIT JAM in biological science subject?
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    Eduncle Team @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.
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    The marks distribution is given in the blog.
  • Dineshkumar.b
    Sir, I am studying third year in bsc microbiology.. so, is am eligible for iit jam biotechnology paper
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    Eduncle Team @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, please visit - IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2018. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • 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?
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    There is no negative marking for MSQ and NAT section.
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