Here we will discuss in complete details about IIT JAM Physics exam. We will discuss about IIT JAM Physics syllabus, exam pattern and eligibility criteria.
IITs started Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) from the Academic Session 2004-05. On basis of this students can get admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Programmes at the IITs and the Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at IISc
IIT JAM Schedule
IIT JAM is conducted once in a year in the months of February. The notifications announcing the IIT-JAM generally comes in the months of October and the application process will be online.
Minimum Educational Qualification
The candidates who qualify in JAM shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ER) for admissions to IITs.
- All candidates which are going to admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
- The candidates appearing in the final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to appear.
- The total marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account the all year combined marks of all subjects, including the languages and subsidiaries) must be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for PwD and SC/ST category candidates.
If CGPA/CPI are on a different scale, then it should be converted into a scale on 10.
Pattern of IIT JAM Physics
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.
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.