Examination Pattern For IIT JAM

Examination Pattern for IIT JAM

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on rotational basis, every year conducts Indian Institutes of Technology- Joint Admission Test for M. Sc, (IIT-JAM) in order to select deserving candidates for admission into postgraduate level of courses, namely, M. Sc., M. Sc .-Ph. d. Dual degree and other post-B. Sc. programs offered in different IIT’s. The entrance is mandatory to seek admission into aforementioned courses.
Examination Pattern for IIT JAM
Students seeking admission to a programme have to choose the corresponding Test Paper from the list as given below.
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Applications
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Each Test paper will be of 3 hours duration.
  • A candidate can appear in either one or two Test Papers, subject to the restrictions imposed by the test schedule. Candidates should ensure that there is no clash of time schedule for the chosen test papers.
  • Test Papers for Biotechnology and Computer Applications will be fully Objective Type and are to be answered in an Objective Response Sheet (ORS), by darkening appropriate bubbles.
  • All other Test Papers will be Objective-cum-Subjective Type. In each of these six Test Papers, out of the total marks assigned to the Test Paper, objective and subjective questions will carry weight-age of 30% and 70%, respectively.

There will be negative marking for wrong answers to the Objective type questions in all Test Papers.

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