IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 PDF | Check Exam Pattern @jam.iitk.ac.in

IIT JAM Syllabus 2020 PDF | Check Exam Pattern @jam.iitk.ac.in

Organization Name

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

Exam Name

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2020


Entrance Exams

Sub Category

Science Entrance Exams

Mode Of Examination

The Examination shall be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) only

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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020

The subjects included in the IIT JAM Written Exam are given here

  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Biological Sciences (BL)

Exam Scheme 2020

  • The JAM 2020 Examination for all the six test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.
  • For all the six test papers, the duration of the examination will be of 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only.
  • There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B, and C.
  • All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:


Section-Wise Pattern of IIT JAM 2020

Section–A: contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section–B: contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MCQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answers by clicking the choices.

Section–C: 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 the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions.

IIT JAM Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020 PDF

Geology (GG)

  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Applied Geology

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

  • Sequences and Series
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Matrices
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Standard Distributions
  • Joint Distributions
  • Sampling distributions
  • Estimation and Testing of Hypotheses.

Chemistry (CY)

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Physics (PH)

  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Oscillations
  • Waves and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Kinetic theory
  • Thermodynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Devices and Electronic
  • Simple Oscillators.

Biotechnology (BT)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Mathematics (MA)

  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  • Functions of Two Real Variables
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Calculus
  • Group Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Real Analysis

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