About IIT JAM Physics exam

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JAM exam is the exam to enter in IIT’s to pursue your M.Sc / M.Sc-PhD dual degree. The exam is to test your concepts and analytical skill on the standard B.Sc syllabus. Sixteen Institutes take admission through JAM, IISC and fifteen IITs. For details please download information brochure.


There are few pieces of information you must know


(1) JAM is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). There is no age restriction.

(2) JAM has become a Computer-Based ONLINE Examination.

(3) To apply for admission to the desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Programme.

(4) Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes is made on the basis of merit in JAM.

In JAM-2017 there were total 60 questions in the 3-hour paper. Full marks were 100.The paper was divided into three sections. Section A consisted 10 one mark question and 20 two marks questions, all questions from section A were MCQ only which means only one option was correct. In section B the situation was little different. There were 10 questions of Multiple Select Question (MSQ) type which means one or more than one option may be correct. Section C was totally numerical answer type (NAT) which means you need to solve the problem and achieve the particular numerical answer. There were 10 NAT type questions of one mark and 10 questions of two marks in section C.

In 2018, a similar type of question pattern is expected. As of today, there is no official declaration of any changes in question pattern. To be updated please keep an eye on official website of JAM-18 which is –