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.

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How to Prepare for JAM 2020 in One Month

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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what are some best iit jam coaching centers in delhi for iit jam physics??

Shivang Dubey 25th May, 2020


IIT-JAM is examination through which one can get admission into Masters program of Sciences and Economics in IITs' and NITs'.

The choice of coaching solely depends on you, you need to see which suits you according to distance, locality, and fees. And you can also consider the results these coaching centers produce every year. But you should focus on self study more, coaching are just for guiding you. Here's the list of IIT-JAM coaching in Delhi, based on result:

  • Career Endevour, GTB Nagar
  • DIPS Academy, GTB Nagar
  • Path Finder Classes, Vijay Nagar
  • Alpha Plus, Punjabi Bagh

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Can Btech Mechanical Engineering graduates(studied Engineering Mathematics upto 3rd semester in graduation) give IIT Jam Exam for doing Msc. in Mathematics?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th May, 2020

According to the eligibility criteria, for a Candidate to appear for M.Sc Mathematics for IIT JAM, he/she should have completed Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject atleast for 2 years or 4 semesters. But if you have studied only 3 Semesters, unfortunately, you might not be qualified for IIT JAM. Please read our article for more information:


what is the syllabus of iit jam

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 24th May, 2020


Through  IIT JAM , admission  in following  courses is provided :-

  • M.Sc. (Two Years),
  • Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D.,
  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree,
  • Integrated PhD Degree Programmes etc.

Syllabus  of IIT JAM is different for different courses

You can get the complete syllabus of IIT JAM for different courses by going to our page the link for the same is provided below

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what is the syllabus of it jam

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 24th May, 2020


IIT JAM is conducted for admission to MSc programs,Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree for mainly six papers which are Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics ,you have not mentioned the subject for which you're seeking the syllabus, anyway just visit the link provided below,you will get the information regarding the syllabus along with book recommendations:


I am into my 1st year of bsc physical science with CS(BSCPSCS) , and I want to pursue msc physics after this , am I eligible for iit jam , is it recommended for someone pursuing BSCPSCS, what are other exams for admission into msc courses ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd May, 2020


in generally students who have studied bsc courses on physics atleast of duration of 3 years and have studied mathematics as a subject in 10+2 course are eligible to apply for msc in physics course, now according to jam 2020 criteria, students who have studied  Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters in graduation are eligible to apply in iit jam exam. follow the below link to know in details,

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