IIT JAM Physics Questions Pattern

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 ans 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 are no official declarations of any changes in question pattern. To be updated please keep an eye on official website of JAM-18 which is –


Now the next question is – what type of questions are asked in JAM Physics? The questions asked are not so easy and need both concepts and practice. You should download previous years IIT JAM Physics questions here and read about the comprehensive strategy of IIT JAM. Slowly the exam is becoming more analytical and tough for those who does not solve problems.

Mechanics and General properties of matter questions are mostly IIT-JEE types. Read and Practice HC Verma and Resnick Halliday for that. Subject GRE Physics Question Solving is a must.

Questions of Oscillation waves and Optics are little more advanced than IIT JEE as there are elements of the syllabus which are not covered under IIT JEE. ResnickHalliday, Brijlal and Hecht type problems are generally asked.

Electricity and Magnetism problems are definitely higher than IIT-JEE standard. Questions are asked both from Resnick and David Griffiths’ books.

Kinetic theory and Thermodynamics questions are a mixture of  IIT JEE and General B.Sc type. Resnick, Verma and Garg Banshal will be sufficient.

Modern Physics questions are not so tough. Questions are mostly conceptual in nature.  Conceptual questions can be handled if Arthur Beiser are studied and solved properly.Numerical problems similar to HC Verma, Griffiths and Beiser exercise are common in JAM.

Numerical problems are asked in solid state physics- BabbarPuri and M. A Wahab’s standard problems are common.  Electronics problems sometimes may be tough. Mehta type problems alone may not be sufficient, Malvino / Boylsted examples may be of better help.