How to Prepare for JAM 2020 in One Month
Bachan Thakur, 23 Sep 2019, #JAM

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - IIT Kanpur will conduct the Joint Admission Test for the M.Sc programmes on February 9, 2020. JAM 2020 will be held in online mode for a duration of three hours. When it's just one month remaining for the examination, aspirants must be at the final leg of their preparation for the admission test. Having said that those candidates who have not yet started preparing for the examination or have started their preparation really late can prepare for JAM 2020 in one month by following the advice here. How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month will give ideas to prepare for the admission test. Candidates can also practice through the mock tests which will be available to candidates on the website in the second week of January 2020. Solving previous year question papers and attempting mock tests online will give candidates an upper hand in their preparation. Read more to check the different preparation tips for JAM 2020.

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - General Preparation Tips

  • To begin with, candidates appearing for JAM 2020 must know the IIT JAM syllabus and exam pattern inside out. Although it is not important to cover each and every topic mentioned in the syllabus for the different programmes, it is a must that you cover the important and easy topics thoroughly without fail. Make sure to clear all the concepts and doubts from each topic.

  • Solving question papers from the previous years is also another aspect of preparation for JAM 2020. It is a must that atleast 2 to 3 question papers from the previous years must be solved each day.

  • Apart from this, provision to solve questions topic wise is also available through some JAM 2020 preparation material. After completing each topic, candidates can answer the questions pertaining to that topic given in the booklet. This will narrow down the preparation to each definite topic making the coverage of the prescribed IIT JAM 2020 syllabus more effective.

  • Online Mock Tests for JAM 2020 will be available from the second week of January. Candidates appearing for the admission test must solve at least 2 to 3 mock tests per day. Online mock tests will give candidates a look into the way in which the examination will be conducted. Since the mock tests will be timed, it will give candidates a chance to time each question based on marks and priority.

  • Although it is advised that candidates must not waste more time on a single questions it must be noted that each question is important. It is important to time each question appropriately.

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The syllabus for IIT JAM 2020 contains all the topics and sub-topics for the different programmes offered by the different IIT JAM participating institutes. The detailed syllabus for JAM 2020 is given in the window below.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020

JAM 2020 will be conducted in the online mode on February 9. The question paper will be divided into three sections in which section A and B will contain multiple choice questions while there will be no options displayed for questions from Section C. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of JAM 2020 below.


Section A

Section B

Section C

Number of Questions





Three hours


10 questions 1 mark

20 questions 2 marks

2 marks for each question

10 questions 1 marks

10 questions 2 marks

Negative Marking

1/3 of marks will be deducted for 1-mark questions and 2/3 marks will be deducted for 2 mark questions

No negative marking

No negative marking

Types of Question

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

No options will be displayed

Mode of Exam




Total number of Question


Total Marks


How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - Make a time-table

After having a thorough knowledge about it is important to prepare a time table keeping in mind all the important topics and concepts mentioned in the syllabus for each of the subject. With the last one month left before the examination, divide the time as per the important topics which will give you an upper hand for the preparation. Also, it will be helpful to refer the previous years question papers to get an idea about important and frequently asked questions. With the help of this, it will be easy to prepare the time-table. Make sure not to overload yourself with information as it will not be helpful for the preparations.

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - Solve Previous Year Question Papers

The question papers from the previous years will help in understanding the exam pattern along with the most commonly asked questions and topics. Solving question papers from the previous years will also help in maintaining the time and solving questions in the given time period.

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - Mock Tests

Mock Tests for JAM 2020 will be released in the second week of January. The mock tests will help in maintaining the time provided for the examination. Mock tests of JAM 2020 will be held online which will give candidates an estimate about the process is which the examination will be conducted.

How to prepare for JAM 2020 in one month - Key Tips

  • While preparing for JAM 2020 in the last month before the examination, candidates must make sure not to study all the topics under the syllabus.

  • Since just one month is left for the examination it is important that candidates rather concentrate on the important and frequently asked questions rather than starting something new.

  • Candidates must also make sure to clear all new concepts studied to avoid further confusion.

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Hi, Im pursuing my 2nd bsc in biotechnology, can I write jam exams only for biotechnology or should I learn all the syllabus given as "Biology" to write exams on biotechnology?

Hi aspirant,

Preparing the syllabus given in the IIT JAM exam for biotechnology is enough to crack the JAM exam. If you study the whole biology as a syllabus, you can attend most of the exams conducted in life sciences field for the higher studies and jobs. In JAM exam they will check your critical thinking and your subject knowledge depth. So prepare well.

All the best.


I have only two months for the preparation of IIT JAM examination how would I prepare

Avishek Dutta 2nd Dec, 2019
Two months are a enough for someone to get a good rank in JAM .
Download the syllabus of IITJAM from their official website.
And stick to it.You won't be asked any questions out of the syllabus.
Now make a Doomsday notes please.
You would find it quite handy.Otherwise you have to open those large books again and again.
Compactness of the notes always helps.
Download all of the previous years questions from the website and try to solve them all,even two times if you have enough time.
Also give mocy tests.
Learn from your mistakes.
Learn to use the jam calculator which is not same as the normal calculator we use .
Get enough sleep.
You would be fine

can a B tech student can apply for IIT jam physics exam and what are the requirements that are needed ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

Hello Sai,

Hope you are doing well.

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria mandates candidates to hold a Bachelor’s Degree . Candidates belonging to General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category must have at least 55% aggregate in Bachelor’s. The marks secured include all the subjects studied at the graduation level, without rounding off the marks.

So you obviously appears for the IIT JAM.

Good luck


I am currently studying bsc third year. I want to do MSc. but I didnt apply for any entrance exam like JAM till now. where can I study? is that any college opened their admission process?

Karvannan sevugamurthi 29th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant

Yes you can still apply for your M.Sc degree. Because still you have one semester remaining. JAM application, TIFR application portals may get closed, but you can apply for upcoming notifications regarding admission. Universities call for admission, colleges also nearly in the month of March. So be ready to apply for them.

All the best.


can I eligible for MSc chemistry in IIT jam with bsc chemistry and additional subject of mathes and computer science

Avishek Dutta 28th Nov, 2019
I am giving the eligibility for different courses of chemistry provided by IITS below
M.Sc. Chemistry
Chemistry for three years/six    semesters
Same as above
Joint MSc PhD in Chemistry
Same as above
Joint M.Sc phD in Nuclear Medicine
B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/ Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in     Atmosphere and    Ocean Sciences
Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistic
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