IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020, Exam Syllabus, Answer Key, JAM Exam Result

IIT JAM 2020 Exam – IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020 is having the six subjects only this time and the biological science has been discontinued. IIT JAM exam 2020 will be held on 09th February 2020 by IIT Kanpur for the M. Sc admissions to the various institutes like NITs, IITs. Students who have applied for the IIT JAM exam should need to plan for study well the examination. Here, candidates can get the entire details about the IIT JAM Exam Pattern, exam syllabus, answer key, JAM exam 2020 result.


IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020

There are totally 60 questions are asked from each and every subject. All the questions are grouped into under the three different sections i.e., Section – A, Section – B, Section – C.

Sections Questions Type Total number of Questions Total Marks
A Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 30 50
B Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) 10 20
C Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 20 30
Total Marks 60 100


IIT JAM Exam Pattern
Details about Sections and Question Types
  • In Section A, there are totally 30 questions will be asked in the format of objective type. The first 10 questions have the weightage of one mark for each correct answer and for the incorrect answer 1/3 mark will be deducted from the total marks. Remaining 20 questions, each and every correct answer have the weightage of 2 marks and for the incorrect answer, 2/3 marks will be deducted from the total marks. There are no negative marks for the unattempted
  • In Section B, there are totally 10 questions will be asked in the format of Multiple Select Questions. Each and every correct answer will be awarded 2 marks. There are no negative marks in this section.
  • In Section C, there are totally 20 questions will be asked in the type of Numerical Answer. The first 10 questions have the weightage of one mark for each correct answer. Remaining 10 questions have the weightage of 2 marks for each correct answer. There are no negative marks in this section.

Summary of Exam Pattern

Examination Type: Computer Based Test (CBT)
Number of Papers: 6 Papers (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Biotechnology)
Questions Paper Language: English
Number of Questions: 60 Questions
Questions Type: Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, Numerical Answer Type
Total Marks: 100 Marks
Negative Marks: MCQ only (For Section – A only)
Exam Time Duration: 3 Hours
IIT JAM Exam Syllabus

Until 2018, JAM exam syllabus was seven subjects. From 2019 onwards it is changed into six subjects. It can be listed as follows i.e., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Biotechnology

Important Topics Under the JAM 2020 Examination Syllabus
Subjects Syllabus
Mathematics (MA) Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus, Functions of one, two, three real variables, Sequence and Series of Real Numbers
Physics (PH)


Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory and Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics & Devices and Electronics, Mathematical Methods, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Mechanical and General Properties of Matter
Chemistry (CY)


Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Adsorption, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Organic chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Mathematical Statistics (MS)



Sequence and Series, Differential and Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability, Joint Distributions, Standard Distributions, Random Variable, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
Geology (GG) Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, The Planet Earth, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology
Biotechnology (BT) Biology (10+2+3 level) General Biology, Basic Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Chemistry (10+2+3 level), Mathematics (10+2 level), Physics (10+2 level)
IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

After JAM 2020 exam, the provisional Answer key will be available in the online mode. Subsequently, the official Answer key will be released by the concerned authority. From the JAM 2020 Answer key, candidates can check their correct and incorrect answer and also calculate the total marks.

IIT JAM 2020 Result

Candidates are shall have to wait for their JAM 2020 result after completing the JAM exam has conducted in February. The JAM 2020 exam result will be announced on 20 March 2020. Students may apply the admission based on the getting sufficient eligible cut off score. Admission process will be two or more selection based on the candidate’s cut off marks.

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