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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2022: Section-wise Paper Pattern, Syllabus , Paper Analysis and Important Topics

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Sep 8, 2021

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2022 has been released on the official website by IIT Roorkee. No changes have been introduced in JAM exam pattern. In IIT JAM question paper, there will be a total of 60 questions of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections i.e. A, B, and C. All three sections are compulsory and the questions in each section will be of different types. As per IIT JAM Exam Pattern, section A contains a total of 30 MCQ, section B contains 10 MSQ and Section C contains 20 NAT questions. Download IIT JAM Question Papers

In section A, 10 questions will be of 1 mark and 20 of 2 marks whereas from section B, 10 questions of 2 marks each will be asked. Also, from section C, 10 questions of 1 mark and 10 questions of 2 marks each will be asked in the paper. Negative marking is applicable only for section A i.e for each wrong answer in the 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for 2 mark questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted. Also Check IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus

IIT JAM will be conducted online for all the seven test papers i.e. in CBT. The time duration of the examination will be of 3 hours and the medium will be English only.  No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions. IIT JAM 2022 Exam is to be held on February 13,  2022, candidates must start preparing at least 3-4 months before the exam dates to cover the syllabus. Check IIT JAM 2022 Exam Dates 

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Online, Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Test Language English
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Subjects Biotechnology (BL), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH)
Total Questions 60
Total Marks 100 marks

IIT JAM Exam Pattern

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2022

IIT JAM Exam Pattern Section A

  • Number of Questions – 30 questions having 10 questions of 1 mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be a correct one.
  • Nature of Questions – Objective type (MCQs)
  • Exam Mode – Online (CBT)
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only. 
  • Marking Scheme – 1 or 2 mark questions
  • Negative Marking – 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.
Sections/Types Section A
Number of Questions 30
Marks 1 or 2 marks for each question
Negative Marking 1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted
Types of Question Multiple Choice
Mode of Exam Online

IIT JAM Exam Pattern Section B

  • Number of Questions – 10 questions only.  
  • Nature of Questions – Multiple Select Questions (MCQs). 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.
  • Exam Mode – Online (CBT)
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only. 
  • Marking Scheme – The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. 
  • Negative Marking – There are no negative and no partial marking provisions.
Sections/Types Section C
Number of Questions 10
Marks 2 marks for each question
Negative Marking No negative marking
Types of Question No options will be displayed
Mode of Exam Online

IIT JAM Exam Pattern Section C

  • Number of Questions – 20 questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. 
  • Nature of Questions – Numerical Answer Type (NAT). For NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor.
  • Exam Mode – Online (CBT)
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only. 
  • Marking Scheme – For correct answers candidates will get 2 marks. 
  • Negative Marking – There are no negative and no partial marking provisions.
Sections/Types Section C
Number of Questions 20
Marks 2 marks for each question
Negative Marking No negative marking
Types of Question No options will be displayed
Mode of Exam Online
Note: There is a provision of using Online Virtual Calculator and hence, the candidate should not bring any calculator with them.

IIT JAM Marking Scheme

IIT JAM 2022 Marking Scheme

Each paper in IIT JAM will contain a total of 60 questions divided into three sections which will carry 100 marks.

Section No of Questions Marks Negative Marking
A 10 MCQs 1 mark each 1/3
20 MCQs 2 marks each 2/3
B 10 MSQs 2 marks each Not Applicable
C 10 NAT Questions 1 mark each Not Applicable
10 NAT Questions 2 marks each Not Applicable

IIT JAM Syllabus

IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus will be divided as per the subjects & sections. It will be comprised of following subject’s topics & chapters, i.e. Biotechnology (BT), Biological Sciences (BL), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GC), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) & Physics (PH). IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus will be prepared by the Institution from 10+2+3 level.

IIT JAM Subjects Some Important Topics
IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
IIT JAM Geology Syllabus The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus Mathematics and Statistics
IIT JAM Physics Syllabus Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators
IIT JAM Economics Syllabus Consumer theory, Production, costs with perfectly competitive markets, General equilibrium and welfare, Market structure, Game theory, Public goods and market failure, National Income Accounting, Behavioural and Technological Functions, Business Cycles and Economic Models
IIT JAM Preparation Tips

How to Prepare for IIT JAM 2022?

Start your Exam Preparation Well in Advance:

  • It will be beneficial for you to begin your exam preparation during your graduation. Most of the questions are asked from what you study during your graduation years, therefore, you must be very thorough with the degree course.
  • It is indeed important for you to clear your concepts and have a proper understanding of each topic/chapter. Also, to keep your preparation on track, you must also make notes while studying for the exam.

Getting Acquainted with Syllabus:

  • Depending on the course that you are opting for, getting acquainted with the syllabus is the first and foremost thing to do.
  • The syllabus of IIT JAM is announced by the organizing institute or respective institutes well in advance. Therefore, be sure to prepare each and every topic that has been mentioned in the IIT JAM Syllabus.

Refer to Previous Year Question Papers:

  • The more you solve the previous year question papers, the better understanding you get about attempting the final exam.
  • Solving Question Papers will not only give you insight about the exam but will also make you confident on the day of the exam.
  • Previous year question papers will also give you an idea of the frequent questions asked in the exam from various topics.

Take Mock Tests:

  • There are mock exams available online which you can attempt to boost your exam preparation.
  • Taking mock tests will enable you to have a strategy in place - in terms of time management and prioritizing the topics to be tackled first.

Refer to IIT JAM Books:

  • There are various IIT JAM books by different authors. Referring to these books while preparing for the exam will help you extensively.
  • These books will give you a fair idea about the exam syllabus, important questions, marking scheme and overall exam pattern of IIT JAM. 

Check: IIT JAM Subject-wise Preparation Tips

IIT JAM 2021 Virtual Calculator

In IIT JAM 2022 examination, there is a provision for using an online virtual calculator. Therefore, candidates will not be allowed to bring their own calculators. 

  • Watches, Mobile phones, or any other electronic devices are not allowed inside the examination hall.
  • Tables, Charts, graph sheets, are also not allowed inside the examination hall.
  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work to each candidate by the exam conducting body. 
  • Candidates will have to write their name and registration number before using it.
  • The candidate can possess only one scribble pad at one time. 
  • Second scribble pad will only be given when the candidate returns the first one. 

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Day Instructions

  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Charts, graph sheets, tables, are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this should be returned at the end of the examination
  • Candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions, and to enter the answer for NAT questions using only a mouse on a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled).
  • At the end of the 3-hours, the computer will automatically close the examination.
  • Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2021, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of their candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future.

Check: IIT JAM Subject-wise Paper Analysis 


IIT JAM Pattern FAQs

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques: Are there any changes in IIT JAM 2022 marking scheme?

Ans: No there are no changes introduced in the IIT JAM 2022 marking scheme as of now. It is expected to be the same as in previous years. Negative marking is applicable only for section A i.e for each wrong answer in the 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

Ques: How many questions will be there in IIT JAM 2022 question paper?

Ans: Based on the previous year question paper pattern,The question paper will be divided into 3 sections. Section A contains a total of 30 MCQ, section B contains 10 MSQ and Section C contains 20 NTA questions. 

Ques: Is there any negative marking in the case of MSQ type questions in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans: No. There is no negative marking in MSQ and also in NAT type questions. Candidates can attempt all the questions of section b and c without any hesitation of negative marks. However, no partial credit will be given for partially correct answers in the case of MSQs. 

Ques: After the removal of the Biological Sciences paper which new paper has been introduced in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans: Economics (EN) has been added as a new paper in IIT JAM. Candidates with a background in economics can apply for this pattern. The exam pattern of this paper and of the other six is same. 

Ques: What is the marking scheme of NAT questions in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans: There will be a total of 20 NAT question in section c. Out of total 20 questions, 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each will be there. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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Hi Umrekar, You may please check the official website to get the admit card link.

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