JAM Exam Pattern 2020
Vishwas Garia, 10 Oct 2019, #JAM

JAM Exam Pattern 2020 - IIT Kanpur has released JAM 2020 exam pattern on July 12, 2019 in online mode. JAM exam pattern 2020 mentions the number of questions, marking scheme, types of questions and the mode of exam. Candidates who are willing to appear in Joint Admission Test 2020 can check JAM 2020 exam pattern to prepare better and score good marks in the entrance examination. According to the JAM exam pattern 2020, the exam paper will be divided into three sections containing 30, 10 and 20 questions respectively. The question paper of JAM will consist of 60 questions carrying total 100 marks. JAM 2020 will be conducted on February 9, 2020 in the online mode. Read the article below to know more details on JAM 2020 exam pattern including the format of the question paper, duration of exam, mode of examination and more.

JAM Exam Pattern 2020

Aspirants can check the exam pattern of IIT JAM 2020 to get an understanding of the structure and format of the question paper so that the things do not come up as a surprise to them on the day of examination. Candidates are advised to check the important aspects of JAM 2020 exam pattern including section-wise division, papers, session and timings of the entrance test given below.

JAM Exam Pattern 2020 – Section-Wise Division


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 rd marks will be deducted for each questions carrying one mark

2/ 3 rd marks will be deducted for each questions carrying two marks

No negative marking

No negative marking

Types of Question

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

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Mode of Exam




Total number of Question


Total Marks


JAM Exam Pattern 2020 - Papers, Session and Timings

JAM 2020 will be divided into two sessions. The first session will start at 9:30 am while the second session will begin at 2: 30 pm. Candidates can check here the list of papers under which falls under these two sessions and their respective timings.

JAM 2020 Exam Pattern - Subject Sessions and Timings




Biotechnology (BT)

Session I

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chemistry (CY)

Session II

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Geology (GG)

Session II

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Session II

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mathematics (MA)

Session II

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Physics (PH)

Session I

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

JAM Exam Pattern 2020 - Important Points

  • Candidates will get the provision of online calculator during the entrance examination of JAM 2020.

  • The medium of JAM 2020 will be English only.

  • IIT Kanpur will open the JAM 2020 mock test link anytime soon before the commencement of the entrance examination. To get a better idea of JAM exam pattern 2020, candidates can appear in the mock test.

  • Candidates appearing for JAM 2020 must carry the admit card in the examination centre.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JAM Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How many questions are there in IIT JAM 2020?


The JAM 2020 exam carries 60 questions carrying 100 marks in total.

Question: Is there any negative marking in IIT JAM?


For section A, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. However, for section B and C, there are no negative markings.

Question: What are the types of questions asked in IIT JAM 2020?


The IIT JAM 2020 contains all objective type questions.

Question: What is the total marks of IIT JAM?


The JAM 2020 exam consists of 100 marks in total.

Question: What is the mode of IIT JAM exam?


The JAM exam will be held in a computer-based mode.

Question: Who is the conducting body of IIT JAM 2020?


For the academic year 2020-2021, IIT Kanpur is conducting IIT JAM examination.

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sir which is the best book for IIT jam chemistry

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hey there

If you are preparing for IIT JAM then for chemistry first read NCERT thoroughly then for organic refer op tandon and ms Chauhan, for physical p bahadur and rc Mukherjee, for inorganic op tandon and Jaiswal.

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what will be the cut off of IIT JAM physics 2020

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Dear Student,

The cut off marks for IIT JAM Physics 2020 for

General : 14 marks

OBC : 11.8 marks
SC/ST: 7.5 marks

Hope this is helpful
Best Wishes!


Best iit jam book for mathematics preparation

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

here I am mentioning few best books for iit jam mathematics preparation. These are

Mathematical Analysis - S.C. Malik,

Mathematical Analysis – Apostol,

Mathematical Analysis - H.C. Malik,

Calculus - Thomas & Finny,

Ordinary Differential Equations – Earl.A.Coddington,

Modern Algebra – A.R. Vasishtha

I hope my answer will help you out

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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

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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.

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