JAM Physics Syllabus, Study Material and Preparation Tips

JAM Physics
JAM Physics

Here we will discuss in complete details about JAM Physics exam. We will discuss about JAM Physics syllabus, exam pattern and eligibility criteria.

About JAM Physics Exam

JAM Score is used for admission to various postgraduate programmes across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country such as

  • M.Sc.,
  • M.Sc. (Tech.),
  • MS (Research),
  • M.Sc. – M.Tech. Dual Degree,
  • Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D., and
  • M.Sc. – Ph.D. Dual Degree,

JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in SEVEN subjects, also referred to as Test Papers.

  1. Physics (PH)
  2. Chemistry (CY)
  3. Mathematics (MA)
  4. Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  5. Biotechnology (BT)
  6. Economics (EN)
  7. Geology(GG)

JAM Physics is one of the seven subjects of JAM Exam.

For JAM Application Process, Dates & more information – JAM

JAM Physics Schedule

JAM is conducted once in a year in the months of February. The notifications announcing the JAM generally comes in the months of October and the application process will be online.

JAM Physics 2024 Exam will be conducted on February 11, 2024.

Minimum Educational Qualification

  •  Candidates should have passed an undergraduate degree or should be currently studying in their final year of undergraduate programme. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute.
  •  Candidates promoted without a marksheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
  •  Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to policy of the Admitting Institute.

The candidates who qualify in JAM shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ER) of the respective institutes for admission.

Pattern of JAM Physics Exam

The JAM Exam will be ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions on a computer screen in a random sequence. The exam will be of 3 hours. The medium for paper will be English only.

S. No.SectionsTotal No. of QuestionsTotal MarksNegative Marking
1.Part A30 MCQ1 or 2 Marks EachFor 1 Mark Questions: (-1/3) For 2 Marks Questions: (-2/3)
2.Part B10 MSQ2 Marks EachNo
3Part C20 NAT1 or 2 Marks EachNo
 Total60 Questions100 Marks 

Paper will contain 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The questions will be divided into 3 sections, A, B and C. Each section will contain different types of questions as given below:

  • Section–A This section contain 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions carrying one mark each and 20 questions carrying two marks each. Each MCQ question has four choices in which only one choice is the write answer. This section carries a total of 50 marks.
  • Section–B This section contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. MSQ may have one correct choice or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets marks only if he/she selects all the correct answer only and no wrong answers.
  • Section–C This section contains 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two mark each. For NAT type questions, the answer will be a signed real number, which is to be filled by the candidate by using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor.
  • Questions those are not attempted will result in 0 mark.
  • Negative Marking
    • Section-A (MCQ), For each wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted
    • Section-B (MSQ), there are no partial marking and no negative marking.
    • Section-C (NAT) there will be no negative marking.
  • There will be online virtual calculator.
  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices will be not allowed inside exam hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables will be NOT allowed in the exam hall.
  • For rough work a scribble pad will be provided.
  • The candidates can select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions need to be entered using a virtual numeric keypad.

JAM Physics Cutoff Marks

After exam the organizing institute will publish the cutoff marks category wise.

Candidates scoring above the cutoff marks will be eligible to participate in counselling.

Check Cutoff here – JAM Cutoff

JAM Physics Syllabus & Important Topics

Main topics of JAM Physics Syllabus –

  1. Mathematical Methods
  2. Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  3. Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
  4. Electricity and Magnetism
  5. Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
  6. Modern Physics
  7. Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

JAM Physics Syllabus

JAM Physics Study Material

First check syllabus then accordingly select some Books and notes for preparation.

Get JAM Physics previous years papers for practice.

JAM Physics Previous Year Question Papers

JAM Physics Study Plan and Tips

  • First check syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Get good JAM Physics study materials that cover the complete syllabus and information regarding the topics.
  • Learn the concepts and then try some problems on it.
  • Solve problems daily to boost up your speed and fasten your thinking abilities.
  • Prepare short notes and learn through diagrams and flowcharts. These notes will be useful at the time of revision.
  • Practice previous years question papers and give some mock test.