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March 29, 2024 • 11:59 am

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2025 - Marking Scheme, Ques, Timings

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IIT Bombay is conducting the IIT JAM Exam in 7 subjects in the month of February 2025. Candidates who want to get admission in IITs, NITs for MSc courses can prepare for this exam.

But 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 the 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 2025

IIT JAM 2025 Exam Pattern Format

Marking Pattern & Negative Marking

IIT JAM Paper Timing

IIT JAM Pattern Guidelines

FAQs About JAM Exam Pattern



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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2025


The exam will be divided into three sections A, B, and C.

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 MCQs 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.

According to the official notification, there will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. Here is the detailed IIT JAM 2025 paper pattern with the number of questions, total marks, negative marking, type of questions, etc. for all 3 sections.


IIT JAM 2025 Exam Pattern


Section A

Section B

Section C

Number of Questions




Total Marks in IIT JAM




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 Questions

Multiple Choice (MCQ)

Multiple Selective (MSQ)

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

Mode of Exam

Online/ Computer Based Test - CBT

Total number of Questions


IIT JAM Total Marks


Exam Duration

3 hours

Medium of Exam



Note – The above-mentioned details for IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2025 is based on the 2024 notification released by officials.



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IIT JAM Paper Pattern 2025 Format


JAM Exam Paper will consist of three types of questions -


Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): As per the IIT JAM Exam Pattern 20245 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. You will get full marks only if you select 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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IIT JAM 2025 Marking Pattern & Negative Marking


Once you know the marking scheme of the exam, you can easily plan How to crack JAM Exam 2025?

Below, you can check the IIT JAM Negative Marking for all three sections -

In all sections, 0 marks will be given in not attempted questions.

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.



IIT JAM Negative Marking

Making Process

Section A

Each Incorrect Answer of 1-mark questions

1/3 marks deducted

Each Incorrect Answer of 2 marks questions

2/3 marks deducted

Correct Answer

Full marks added

Section B

No Negative Marketing

Section C

No Negative Marketing

All Sections

No Answer

0 marks deducted

All Sections

Wrong Question

Marks will be given to all aspirants





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IIT JAM Exam Timing - Schedule of All Subjects


As per the IIT JAM Notification, the 2025 exam is divided into two sessions. The first session will start in the morning while the second session will begin in the afternoon. The list of papers under each session is given below:




Paper and Code



Chemistry (CY)

Geology (GG)

Mathematics (MA)



Biotechnology (BT)

Economics (EN)

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Physics (PH)


Note - Before filling the JAM 2025 Application Form for two subjects, you must ensure that both the subjects are being conducted in different sessions. According to the exam conducting authorities, the exam schedule will not be changed under any circumstances.



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IIT JAM Exam Pattern Guidelines - Know About Joint Admission Test for Masters


After knowing IIT JAM 2024 Paper Pattern and marking scheme, you must know about the following points.

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

You can select the answers for MCQs and MCQs using the mouse only, the 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.

You must follow the guidelines provided by the JAM 2025 authorities otherwise, it can be counted in unfair means.

It may lead to the cancellation of candidature at any other stage of the exam & may be disqualified as well to appear further in the Joint Admission Test.



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FAQs About IIT JAM 2025 Exam Pattern


Below, we have mentioned some common questions regarding the paper pattern of IIT JAM that are generally asked by the aspirants who are preparing for the exam. Check them below -


Ques - What is the pattern of IIT JAM 2024 Exam?

Ans - You can check the complete IIT JAM Question Paper Pattern 2024 here.


Ques - How many times IIT JAM can be given?

Ans - As per the official website, there is no limit to appear in the exam. You can apply many times for the exam if you satisfy the JAM Exam eligibility criteria.


Ques - Is there any negative marking in JAM 2024 exam?

Ans - Yes, there is a negative marking in JAM Exam for section A. But for section B & C, there is no marking to attempt the wrong questions.


Ques - Does the IIT JAM Exam Pattern change every year?

Ans - No, the conducting authority doesn’t change the JAM Question Pattern every year.


Ques - What is the IIT JAM Exam time for 2024 year?

Ans - As per the official website, IIT JAM 2024 exam time is three hours duration.


Ques - What are the total marks of IIT JAM Exam?

Ans - Joint Admission Test includes 100 marks in the exam which is divided into 3 parts –

Section A – 50 marks

Section B – 20 marks

Section C – 30 marks



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Showing 10 comments out of 65
  • Arshya verma

    i will be completing my 3rd year in 2025. so will i give BT exam in 2025 or 2026?

  • Kanika

    Hey myself kanika.. I am pursuing my graduation and I am in 3rd year.. pls provide the 6 month strategy for cracking iit jam mathematics exam 2022..


    Hello Subha,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check our blog of IIT JAM Study Plan for complete preparation tips and strategies.
    Thank You!!

  • Alaska young

    hey I'm in B.Sc. Biotechnology and I want to apply for iit jam, what will be the necessary eligibility criteria for me? Are there any necessary subjects or marks from board examinations that are required for my eligibility?


    Hello Alaska,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check our blog of IIT JAM Eligibility to know the complete criteria to apply for the exam.
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  • Garima kabra

    Hey i am chemistry hons student ., Am i eligible for iit jam maths???


    Hello Garima,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible for IIT JAM mathamatics, if you have read the relevant subject in graduation for at least 2 years or 4 sem. Check out the IIT JAM Eligiblity for detailed information.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Abinaya .s

    ma'am I'm BSC.physics 3rd year am i eligible for iit jam physics?


    Hello Abhinya,
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    Yes, You are eligible to apply for IIT JAM Physics.
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  • Rishitha

    I'm studying in btech 3rd year ece..can I apply for iit jam paper of mathematical statistics paper?


    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!


    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??


    Hello Vijay,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You must have fulfill the complete IIT JAM eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Souvik

    Hello.. I'm studying in 12 and want to start preparation for IIT jam question is that does the syllabus of jam remain same every year or it changes??


    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 for asking your query with us!


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