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How to prepare for Jam – Joint Admissions Test

The Joint Admissions test is conducted by the IIT and IISC. This is an all India level admission test. Candidates applying for M.Sc., PhD and other B.Sc. programs have to give this test. JAM was introduced and launched in 2004. All institutes of IIT conduct this exam on a rotational basis. The Institute which conducts the exam is known as the organizing institute for that year. Mentioned below are list of things which will help the candidate find answered onhow to prepare for JAM –


Details about JAM -

  • Exam date: JAM is usually held in the month of February.
  • Mode of Applying : Online
  • Age criteria: There is no age restriction.
  • Exam pattern: Both Objective and Descriptive.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, there will be negative marking.
    • One-third marks will be deducted for questions carrying one mark.
    • Two-third marks will be deducted for questions carrying two marks.
  • Validity of JAM score: ONE year only.
  • Educational qualifications –
    • Only candidates with a bachelors degree may apply if they have 55% marks.
    • Candidates appearing for or due to appear for degrees are eligible as well. But they need to score 55% marks overall in their degree.
       

Programmes available at different institutes after clearing JAM –

1. IIT Bombay

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Applied Statistics and informatics
    2. Applied Geography
    3. Biotechnology
    4. Applied Geology
    5. Chemistry
    6. Mathematics
    7. Physics
  • M.sc-Ph.D Dual degree programs in –
    1. Energy
    2. Physics

 

2. IIT Delhi

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Chemistry
    2. Mathematics
    3. Physics

3. IIT Guwahati

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Chemistry
    2. Mathematics and Computing
    3. Physics

4. IIT Kanpur

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Chemistry
    2. Mathematics
    3. Physics
    4. Statistics
  • M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual degree program in Physics

 

5. IIT Kharagpur

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Chemistry
    2. Geological Sciences
    3. Geophysics
    4. Mathematics
    5. Physics

6. IIT Madras

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc programs in –
    1. Chemistry
    2. Mathematics
    3. Physics

7. IIT Roorkee

  • Two year Master of Science M.Sc. programs in –
    1. Applied Geology
    2. Applied Mathematics
    3. Biotechnology
    4. Chemistry
    5. Industrial Mathematics and Informatics
    6. Physics
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)program in –
    1. Geophysical Technology
    2. Geological Technology
    3. Three-year interdisciplinary master of computer applications (MCA) program.
       

Exam Pattern for JAM IIT –

  • There are a total 8 subjects in this exam.
  • Candidates have to choose for which exam are they appearing.
  • Based on their selection either the subject will be objective or descriptive in nature.
  • Only biotechnology and Computer applications are objective in nature.
  • All other subjects are descriptive in nature.
  • The objective paper consists of 100 questions for 100 marks.
  • Negative marking of one third will be applicable.
  • Descriptive paper comprises of two parts –
    • First part has 60% marks and contains one mark and two mark multiple choice questions.
    • A negative of one third and two third is applicable respectively.
    • Part two comprises of 40% marks and is totally subjective.
    • There is no negative marking in part 2.
       

Tips on how to prepare for JAM –

  • Chalk out a timeline for the exam with your subject/s
  • Prepare all the study material for the subject within the first few days.
  • Start preparing for the exam topic wise.
  • Complete the easier topics first and then move ahead to the next one.
  • Keep checking yourself against the timeline prepared.
  • Your syllabus should be competed atleast two months prior to the JAM exam.
  • In the last two months give previous years papers to check your score.
  • Improve on the areas where you did not score well.
  • Compare your score with the years admission rank.
  • Give online mock tests as much as possible.


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