JAM 2016 Exam Pattern
Prabha Dhavala, 07 Aug 2015, #JAM

JAM 2016 Exam Pattern - Candidates appearing for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM 2016) organized by IIT Madras can check the Exam Pattern for JAM 2016 to get an idea of the question paper. The JAM Exam Pattern 2016 elaborates the types of questions asked, marking scheme and other details about the question paper.

LatestIIT-JAM 2017 Notification has been announced, also check exam pattern of JAM 2017.

Important: There will be the provision of online calculator in the JAM 2016 exam. Candidates will not be allowed to carry their own calculators to the exam hall.


Candidates must note that JAM 2016 will be held in seven papers namely:

  • Biological Sciences

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemistry

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematical Statistics

  • Physics

The JAM Paper Pattern 2016 will be as follows:

  • The question Paper will be computer based with objective type of questions.

  • The total duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. The system will stop automatically at the end of 180 minutes.

  • The JAM 2016 Question Paper will have a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks.

The detailed JAM 2016 Exam Pattern:

  • The JAM 2016 Question Paper is divided into three sections, A, B and C.

  • All sections are compulsory with questions in each section of different types as detailed below.

Section – A

  • This section will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.

  • There will be 30 Questions carrying a total of 50 marks.

  • There is negative marking for this section

  • Q.1 – Q.10 will be for 1 mark each. A wrong answer will result in deduction of 1/3 marks

  • Q.11 – Q.30 will be for 2 marks each. A wrong answer will result in deduction of 2/3 marks

Section – B

  • This section contains Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) with one or more than one choice(s) being correct out of the four given choices.

  • There will be 10 Questions carrying a total of 20 marks.

  • There is NO NEGATIVE and NO PARTIAL marking provisions in this section

Section – C:

  • This section contains Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions where the answer is a real number that needs to be entered using the virtual numerical keypad on the monitor.

  • No choices will be given for these type of questions. Candidates have to calculate the answer.

  • There is no negative marking for this section

  • This section will have 20 Questions for a total of 30 marks.

  • Q.1 – Q.10 carry 1 mark each and Questions Q.11 – Q.20 carry 2 marks each.

Useful Common Data:

Some Useful Common data may be required for answering the questions. In case the paper has the need for this, candidates will be provided the same through the Useful Common Data button that will display the needed information on clicking it.


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JAM 2016 Important Dates

JAM 2016 Application Form

JAM 2016 Sample Paper

JAM 2016 Participating Institutes and Programmes

JAM 2016 Syllabus

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Sir can you suggest me a good book for JAM Geology

Payal 16th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

here I am providing you list of some good books for iit jam geology. these are

IIT JAM M.Sc. Geology by Ajhar Hussain

Trend in Objective Geology by Ausaf Saeed

A Text book of Geology by P.K. Mukerjee

Principles of engineering Geology by K.M. Bangur

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck

Structural Geology by Twiss & Moores


i want to apply for JAM exam but why the exam date period is very less to apply

Hello Vidya Devi

IIT JAM exam form for registration was released on 5th September and last date for registration was 12th October. I am sorry to say but there is no possibility to apply for the exam after the last date of registration. Correction window will be open in first week of November.

Hope it helps you.


what will be the cut off for iit jam biotechnology 2020

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019
Hello aspirant I am here for helping you.
It is difficult task to predict that what will be the cutoff of IIT JAM in 2020, so as per your demand I am providing you a link below where you can see the previous year cutoff of IIT JAM for different branches , it will give you an probable idea of new cut off.
I hope you got it .
Feel free to ask any query in comment section.
Best of luck.

best coaching academy in india for iit jam mathematical statistics

Hello Sofia John

Some of the best coaching academies in India for IIT Jam Mathematical Statistics are mentioned below

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  8. Gurukul classes

Kindly visit the mentioned below site for more tips and guidelines regarding how to prepare for JAM Mathematics paper.

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Im doing general bsc. Can I give JAM exam after completing it ?

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

Yes you can give jam exam aftee completing your bsc. And here is the eligibility criteria for jam exam

A canditate after completing their bachelor degree are eligible for jam exam

A candidate belonging to general /obc (non creamy layer) should have atleast 55 percent aggregate marks ,without rounding off.

And those who belong to sc st should have at least 50 percent aggregate marks, without rounding off.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck

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