IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : February 9, 2020
Result Date : March 20, 2020

IIT JAM Exam pattern

Mode
Online
Duration
3 hours
Paper Pattern
The paper consists of three sections. Section A- 30 multiple choice questions; Section B- 10 multiple select questions; Section C- 20 numerical answer type questions.
Subject
Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics.
Marking Scheme
1 mark for correct answer and 1/3rd marks deducted for incorrect answer in one mark questions. 2 marks for correct answer and 2/3rd marks deducted for incorrect answer in two mark questions.
Total Marks
100 marks

IIT JAM 2020 examination will be conducted in 3 sections and the pattern on which these 3 sections will be conducted is described in this section. Candidates are advised to go thoroughly.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020

The IIT JAM 2020 examination for all six test papers will be carried out as an online computer-based test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.

IIT JAM Pattern 2020 
Section A  30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 50
Section B 10 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions) 20
Section C 20 NAT (Numeric Answer Type) 30
Total 60 100
Section  Questions Marks

For all six test papers, duration of the examination will be of 3 hours. Medium for all test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. Entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B, and C. All sections are compulsory.

IIT JAM 2020 Section-Wise Pattern

There are three sections in the IIT JAM 2020 which are Section A, Section B, and Section C. Details of these sections are given below:

Section A

It consists of a total of 30 multiple choice questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.

Question Papers will be in English only. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly, for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

Section B

It contains a total of 10 multiple select questions carrying two marks each. 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.

Question papers at all exam Centres will be in English only. A candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all correct answers only and no wrong answers. There is no negative marking in this section.

Section C

It contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using a virtual numeric keypad on the monitor.

No choices will be shown for these types of questions. Question Papers at all exam centres will be in English only. There is no negative marking in this section.

Note:

  • Candidate needs to carry the Admit card of IIT JAM 2020 and valid ID proof to the exam centre.
  • Candidate must not carry any digital calculator, mobile phones any other electronic devices to the examination hall.
  • There will be no partial marking in section B.
  • If a candidate is involved in any malicious practices in IIT JAM 2020, it will lead to cancellation and disqualification of a candidate. Candidate will not be allowed to appear in future JAM.

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Discussion Forum



Q
IIT JAM 2017 type of questions

Will Section A have descriptive type questions?

Asked By: Rajat N,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, section A will have only Multiple Choice Questions.



Q
IIT JAM 2017 calculator

Can I bring a calculator to the IIT JAM exam?

Asked By: NIrvesh M,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, candidates are not allowed to bring calculators to the IIT JAM exam. However, there is a provision of using an online virtual calculator.



Q
IIT JAM 2017 marking scheme

What is the marking scheme for section A in the IIT JAM exam?

Asked By: Megha Shetty,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Section A contains 30 MCQs which includes 10 questions carrying one mark each and 20 questions carrying two marks each.

 

 



Q
Number of papers available for a IIT JAM candidate

If I have taken IIT JAM how many papers will be there?Among them how many should I opt?

Asked By: Manya Tilak,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates will have totally 7 papers.

The candidates can apply for either 1 or 2 papers out of the 7 JAM papers.

Candidates are however subject to the restrictions imposed by the test schedule which is hosted on the official website.



Q
Regarding payment IIT JAM 2017 Examination

My bank account has been debited, but JAPS website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?

Asked By: Gauri Naren,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

This happens because of some failure in internet transactions.You can get this problem sorted by following steps:

  • As soon as possible, you MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the JAPS website, and make the payment again.
  • The money that was debited from your account in the first attempt, will be credited to your bank account.
  • You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.


Q
Info on IIT JAM 2017 Examination

Will I be provided the paper sheets for rough work and calculations during the test in IIT JAM 2017?

Asked By: Sunil Ashin,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work.

The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.



Q
Where do i rough work during the examination?

Can i carry an extra paper for scribble work?

Asked By: Vinay Jain,


Q
Exam Pattern

What is the exam pattern for IIT JAM exam?

Asked By: Gurpal Sandhu,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidates appearing for IIT JAM exam, must follow the exam pattern:

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks. In Section – An (MCQ), the wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted. In Section – B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section – C (NAT)

Section A

30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Section B

10 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)

Section C

20 NAT (Numeric Answer Type)



Q
Section A of IIT JAM 2017

What does Section A consist of?

Asked By: Irfan G,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Section A will consist of 30 Multiple Choice Questions.

  • 10 questions of one mark each.
  • 20 questions of two marks each.

Each MCQ type question will have four choices each. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking their choice.



Q
Paper Pattern

What is the exam pattern for JAM?

Asked By: Bhuvan Dutt,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The JAM 2017 examination for all the seven test papers will be conducted online.

The candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.

The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

The medium for all the test papers will be English only.

There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks.

The entire paper will be divided into three parts [A, B and C].

 


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