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IIT JAM 2022 Paper Analysis: Subject-Wise Paper Analysis, Weightage of Sections & Solutions

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Sep 8, 2021

IIT JAM 2022 Exam is scheduled for Feburary 2022. The mode of IIT JAM 2022 Exam is computer-based and will be conducted in two different sessions. The paper analysis is very helpful to understand the type of questions asked in paper, difficulty level of paper, etc. Candidates can use this information while preparing their strategy to crack the exam. Check: IIT JAM Exam Pattern

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According to candidates who attempted the exam, Physics was moderately tough in difficulty. Biotechnology and Mathematical Statics were Moderate in diificulty. Rest of the detailed subject-wise Paper Analysis is given below.

IIT JAM 2022 Paper Analysis

Given below is a brief overview of previous year Paper Analysis, the difficulty level of the IIT JAM Paper held on Feb 14, 2021 of both Shifts 1 and 2:

Section Difficulty Topics
Physics (PH)  Moderate-Tough EMP, Thermodynamics, Mechanics, and Optics
Biotechnology (BT) Moderate Molecular, Biogenetics
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Moderate Monotony, Sequence and Mass Functions
Chemistry (CY) Moderate Co-ordination Chemistry, Hybridization, and Electron Rule
Economics (EN) Moderate Numerical based questions
Mathematics (MA) Will be updated soon Will be updated soon

IIT JAM 2021 Sectional Analysis: 

  • IIT JAM Physics (PH) - 

    • IIT JAM Physics topics wise weightage was heavily towards questions regarding EMP, Thermodynamics, Mechanics, and Optics. 
    • There were more theory questions than numerical questions.
    • Questions from Advanced Mathematical Physics were not asked much.
  • IIT JAM Biotehcnology (BT) - 

    • IIT JAM Biotechnology topics wise weightage 2021 was equally distributed between theory and numerical questions. 
    • The most frequently asked questions include Molecular and Biogenetics.
  • IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics (MS) - 

    • IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics topics wise distribution was more towards statistics questions than the maths questions. 
    • There were questions from Monotony, Sequence, and Mass Functions.
  • IIT JAM Chemistry (CY) - 

    • Most questions in this paper were asked from Co-ordination Chemistry, Hybridization, and Electron Rule.
    • Numerical questions were lesser in Physical Chemistry.
    • Theory and Numerical questions were both balanced.
  • IIT JAM Economics (EN) - 

    • The Paper was well balanced. 
    • The third section had more numerical. 

IIT JAM Paper Analysis 2020

Subject Wise paper analysis is given below in the table:

Subjects Level of Difficulty MCQ or Multiple-Choice Question MSQ or Multiple Selection Questions NAT or Numerical Answer Type
Mathematics Moderate Easy Moderate to High Moderate to High
Physics Moderate Moderate Easy Moderate to High
Chemistry Moderate to High Moderate Moderate High
Mathematical Statics Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate to High
Biotechnology Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate to High
Geology Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate Moderate Moderate

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Mathematics Analysis

IIT JAM Paper Analysis of Mathematics

IIT JAM Paper Analysis for the subject of Mathematics is given below.

  • Overall level for this subject is moderate
  • MCQ is not so easy and the level is moderate
  • NAT question and the applied section is not so difficult
  • As per the feedback of the student, vector calculus is also not so difficult nut was repeated

Section-wise weightage for all units of this subject is given below in the table

Unit Unit in Marks
Section A Section B Section C
Sequence and Series 7 4 0
Real Analysis 8 2 2
Different Calculus 16 6 5
Integral Calculus 4 2 3
Vector Calculus 4 0 3
Different Equation 4 0 4
Modern Algebra 2 4 5
Linear Algebra 5 2 8

Physics Analysis

 IIT JAM Paper Analysis of Physics

IIT JAM Paper Analysis for the subject of Physics is given below.

  • Overall level for this subject is moderate
  • As per the student feedback, MCQ for this subject is quite difficult
  • NAT questions are not so tough

Section-wise weightage for all units of the subject Physics is mentioned below in the table

Unit Unit in Marks
Section A Section B Section C
Modern Physics 9 4 7
Oscillations, Waves & Optics 6 2 3
Mathematical Physics 5 2 3
Electricity & Magnetism 6 2 4
Solid State Physics & Devices and Electronics 10 2 8
Mechanics & General properties of Matter 5 6 2
Kinetic Theory & Thermodynamics 8 2 3

Chemistry Analysis

IIT JAM Paper Analysis of Chemistry

IIT JAM Paper Analysis for the subject of Chemistry is given below.

  • Overall level for this subject is not so easy
  • NAT questions were also quite difficult
  • NMR questions are not so difficult

Section-wise weightage for Physical Chemistry of the subject Chemistry is mentioned below in the table

Unit Unit in Marks
Section A Section B Section C
Basic Mathematical Concept 3 2 -
Atomic and Molecular Structure - - 2
Theory of Glass 2 2 -
Solid State 2 - 2
Chemical Thermodynamics 3 - 2
Chemical and Phase Equilibria - - 1
Electrochemistry 1 - 1
Chemical Kinetics - - 2
Adsorption - - 2
Solution and Colligative Properties - - 2
Physical Spectroscopy 3 2 -

Section wise weightage for Organic Chemistry of the subject Chemistry is mentioned below in the table

Unit Unit in Marks
Section A Section B Section C
GOC + Aromaticity 2 2 -
Stereochemistry - 2 2
Reaction Mechanism 6 - 2
Named Reactions & Rearrangements 2 - -
Reagents 2 2 2
Natural Products 3 2 1
Pericyclic - - -
Heterocyclic Chemistry - - -
Organic Spectroscopy 2 - 1

Section wise weightage for Inorganic Chemistry of the subject Chemistry is mentioned below in the table

Unit Unit in Marks
Section A Section B Section C
Periodic Table 2 - 2
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds 5 2 1
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) - - 2
Transition Metals (d-blocks) 5 2 -
Organometallic Compounds 2 - 1
Bioinorganic Chemistry 1 2 -
Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2 - 2
Analytical Chemistry 2 - -

Biotechnology Analysis

IIT JAM Paper Analysis of Biotechnology

IIT JAM Paper Analysis for the subject of Biotechnology is given below.

  • The overall level of this course is moderate
  • In Mathematics, the number of questions is vast

Section-wise weightage for every unit of the subject Biotechnology is listed below in the table

Unit Unit in marks
Cell Biology 2
Biochemistry 7
Recombinant DNA & Techniques 5
Microbiology 3
Animal Physiology 1
Taxonomy -
Ecology -
Evolution 1
Genetics 1
Molecular Biology 3
Immunology -
Plant Physiology 2

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IIT JAM 2021 Sample Paper Analysis

Candidates must keep practicing all IIT JAM 2021 Sample Paper before appearing for the final exam or IIT JAM 2021 Exam. The number of questions will be 60 and the total marks are 100. Some of the advantages along with question type are mentioned below.

  • It helps to develop an advanced strategy
  • A candidate can point out their strength and weakness in a particular area
  • Candidate can boost their confidence
  • It helps to make understand the exam pattern
  • A candidate can improve their time management skills

The entire IIT JAM 2021 test paper has the division of three sections that is A, B, and C. All the sections contain a different type of questions and those are must attempt. All the sections are mentioned below.

Section A

  • This section consists of 30 MCQ or Multiple-Choice Questions that includes 10 questions of 1 mark each and 20 questions for 2 marks each. 
  • There are 4 choices for each MCQ from where a candidate needs to select one correct answer. 
  • For the incorrect answer of each 1-mark question, 1/3 mark will be deducted and for the incorrect answer of each 2-mark question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

Section B

  • This section consists of 10 MCQ which contains 2 marks for each question. 
  • There are also 4 choices out of which a candidate can select one of more than one correct answer. 
  • There will not be any negative marks for an incorrect answer in section B.

Section C

  • This section includes 20 NAT or Numerical Answer Type that contain 10 questions of 1 mark each and also 10 questions of 2 marks each. 
  • There will not be any choices for NAT questions. In this section, no negative marks will be counted for each negative answer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

IIT JAM 2022 Paper Analysis FAQs

Ques. What are the sections in the subject Economics that are newly added in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. There are various sections such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics for Economics, Indian Economy, Mathematics for Economics

Ques. Is there any NAT or Numerical Answer Type in the subject Physics?

Ans. Yes, there is NAT in the subject physics.

Ques. How many questions are there in total in the IIT JAM 2022 Exam Paper?

Ans. There are 60 questions of the weightage of 100 marks in the exam paper

Ques. Are there any negative marks in the IIT JAM 2022 Paper?

Ans. Yes, there are negative marks but not in all the sections of the subject in the IIT JAM 2022 Paper. All are mentioned above.

Ques. How many units are there in a Biotechnology course?

Ans. There are a total of 12 units in the biotechnology courses.

*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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