JAM Mock Test 2020
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 - 1:40 p.m. IST by Vishwas Garia

JAM Mock Test 2020 - IIT Kanpur has activated JAM 2020 mock test link on November 21, 2019, on its official website. Candidates who will appear in Joint Admission Test for M.Sc programmes 2020 can practice the mock test of JAM 2020 by visiting the link provided by organizing institutes. It must be noted that candidates can attempt JAM mock test 2020 with pre-filled login credentials. IIT JAM 2020 mock test can be practised by both registered and non-registered candidates of JAM 2020. The login credentials created during the registration process are not required for attempting IIT JAM mock test 2020. The link to solve JAM mock test is available below in the article as well as online throughout the year by previous organizing institutes. JAM 2020 mock test is available at free of cost which makes it easier for candidates to attempt the mock examination as many times as possible. Practising mock test of JAM gives candidates an idea about the format of the question paper, the difficulty level of exam, etc. JAM will be conducted on February 9, 2020, in online mode. Read the article below to know more about JAM 2020 mock test and more.

LATEST: JAM Admit Card 2020 has released on January 7

  • IIT Kanpur has discontinued Biological Sciences paper for JAM 2020

JAM 2020 Mock Test – Subject-Wise Link



Mock test links


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Geology (GG)

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Mathematics (MA)

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Mathematical Statistics (MS)

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Physics (PH)

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How to Appear in JAM 2020 Mock Test

  • Visit the official link of JAM 2020

  • Select the test paper for attempting the mock test.

  • The JAM mock test login window along with pre-filled credentials will appear on the screen.

  • Click on "Sign in"

  • Read the general instructions and click on "Next"

  • Mark the declaration and click on " I am ready to begin"

  • Candidates can now start with their IIT JAM mock test.

How to Answer JAM Mock Test 2020 Questions

Candidates will be able to see four options of a question from which the candidates need to select one. To save the answer, the candidates will have to click on “Save and Next”. If the candidates wish to deselect an answer, he or she will have to click on “Clear Response”. If the candidates wish to come back and change their answer, later on, they can click on “Mark for Review & Next”.

Previous Years JAM Mock Test




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Key Points of JAM Mock Test 2020

  • The total duration of the mock test is of three hours similar to the actual examination.

  • JAM Mock Test consists of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.

  • Candidates get zero marks for every non-attempted questions.

  • In case of calculations to be done, candidates are provided with a virtual calculator on the screen.

  • The timing is mentioned and candidates need to attempt the exam in the stipulated time.

  • Candidates need to answer all the questions in the given time limit only. No extra time will be given.

JAM Sample Papers 2020

Candidates can check previous year JAM sample papers and practice them as much as they can. Solving sample papers helps candidates familiarize themselves with the type of questions and the JAM exam pattern. Sample paper of JAM 2020 helps candidates to manage time during the entrance examination.

How to Prepare for JAM 2020

It is very important for the aspirants of Joint Admission Test for M.Sc programmes to formulate a preparation strategy for the entrance examination. Before starting on with the preparation, candidates are advised to go through the complete syllabus of JAM 2020 for their desired programmes. Preparation plays a very crucial role for qualifying any examination. So, a lot of emphasis must be laid on deciding how to prepare for IIT JAM 2020. The candidates are advised to solve mock test and sample papers of JAM 2020 after completing the syllabus. There are few books suggested for the preparation of JAM 2020 for each test subjects which candidates must read to study for the entrance test. In this section, we have listed few good books which can be very helpful in JAM 2020 preparation.

How to Prepare for JAM 2020 Mathematics



Functions of One Variable

Mathematical Analysis - S.C. Malik
Mathematical Analysis – Apostol
Principle of Mathematical Analysis - Rudi

Functions of Two Real Variables

Integral Calculus

Mathematical Analysis - H.C. Malik
Calculus - Thomas & Finny
Integral Calculus- Gorakh Prasad

Vector Calculus

Geometry & Vectors – Vasishtha
Calculus – Thomas & Finny

Differential Equations

Ordinary Differential Equations - Earl.A.Coddington
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems - Boyce-Diprima
Ordinary Differential Equation - Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania

Real Analysis

Real Analysis – H. L. Royden

Linear Algebra

Scaum's Series
Gilbert Strang – Linear Algebra & its applications
Modern Algebra – A.R. Vasishtha
University Algebra – N.S. Gopalakrishan

How to prepare for JAM 2020 Chemistry


Books and Authors

Physical Chemistry

Atomic and Molecular Structure

Theory of Gases

Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins

Physical Chemistry–Puri, Sharma, Pathania

Basic Mathematical Concepts

Differential Equation & Matrices–Shanti Narayan

Engineering Mathematics–B.S. Grewal

Chemical Thermodynamics

Physical Chemistry–Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid

Basic Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins


Surface Chemistry–A. Goel

Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis–Gabor A. Somorjai

Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Principals of Chemical Equilibrium & Phase Rule–K.G. Denbigh

Phase Rule–Gurdeep Raj


An Introduction to Electrochemistry–Samuel Glasstone

Electrochemistry–Philip H. Rieger

A text book of Physical Chemistry (Vol-III)-K. L. Kapoor

Chemical Kinetics

Chemical Kinetics–Keith J. Laidler

Physical Chemistry–Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid

A text book of Physical Chemistry (Vol-V)-K. L. Kapoor

Solid state

Solid State–Peter W. Atkins

Solid State Physics–R.K. Puri & V.K.Babbar

Organic Chemistry

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry

Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism-P.S. Kalsi

Stereochemistry of Organic Compound-E. L. Eliel

Organic Chemistry (Vol-I)-I. L. Finar

Heterocyclic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry (Vol-I)-I. L. Finar

Natural Products Chemistry

Organic Chemistry (Vol-II)-I. L. Finar

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications

Organic Chemistry-Clayden, Greeves, Warner and Wothers

Organic Chemistry-T.W. Graham Solomons

Organic Chemistry-Morrison & Boyd

Qualitative Organic Analysis

Qualitative organic Analysis

Qualitative Organic Analysis-A. I. Vogel

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Quantitative Inorganic Analysis-A. I. Vogel

Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds

Inorganic Chemistry-J. E. Huheey

Inorganic Chemistry-Meissler & Tarr

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry–Shriver & Atkins

Inorganic Chemistry–James E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter, O. K. Medhi

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Instrumental method-Skoog, Holler & Crouch

Periodic Table

Concise Inorganic Chemistry-J. D. Lee

Basic Inorganic Chemistry-F. A. Cotton & Wilkinson

Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)

Concise Inorganic Chemistry-J. D. Lee

Transition Metals (d block)

Concise Inorganic Chemistry-J. D. Lee

Inorganic Chemistry-Meissler & Tarr

How to prepare for JAM Geology 2020


Books and Authors


Physical Geology – Mukherjee
Geodynamic Evolution of India - K S Valdiya


Palaeoecology: Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution by Brenchley, P. J., and Harper, D. A. T

Introduction to Palaeontology by Arnold


Mineralogy - Dexter Perkins/ Cornelis Klein

Optical Mineralogy by Paul F. Kerr

Optical mineralogy by P. K. Verma

Structural Geology

Structural Geology - Prof. Haakon Fossen

Structural Geology - S.K. Ghosh/ Billings/ Davis


Geomorphology- M. J. Selby
Introduction to Geomorphology by Kale, VS and Gupta, A
Remote Sensing Geology by Gupta R.P


Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India by Ravindra Kumar

Stratigraphic principles and practice by Weller, J.M

Economic Geology

Industrial minerals and rocks of India by Deb

Economic Mineral Deposits by Bateman, A.M. and Jensen, M.L

Ore deposits of India their distribution and processing by Gokhale, K.V.G.K. and Rao


An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology by John D. Winter

Igneous Petrology by Bose M.K

Applied Geology

Hydrogeology - Todd and Karanth

Ground water by H.M.Ragunath

Other books

Engineering Geology - Krynine and Judd

Engineering Geology - K.M.Bhangar

How to Prepare for JAM 2020 Mathematical Statistics


Books and Authors


Differential Calculus

Mathematical Analysis - Apostol

Mathematical Analysis -S.C.Malik

Principle of Mathematical Analysis - Rudi

Sequences and Series

Differential Equations

Ordinary Differential Equation: Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania


Vector Calculus: Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum's), A.R.Vasishtha

Integral Calculus

Integral Calculus: F. Ayres (Schaum's), Gorakh Prasad



An introduction to probability and statistics: V.K. Rohatgi

Introduction to Mathematical statistics: Hogg & Craig

Introduction to the theory of statistics: Mod & Graybill

Fundamentals of Mathematical statistics: S.C. Gupta & V.K. Kapoor

Joint Distributions

Random Variables

Standard Distributions

Testing of Hypotheses

Sampling distributions


Limit Theorems

How to prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology

Name of book





Voet & Voet

Biochemical Calculations

Irwin H. Segel


Mount David W.

Essential Cell Biology

Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter

Molecular Cell Biology

Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira

Developmental Biology

Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer

Molecular Cloning

Sambrook and Russel

Principles of Gene Manipulation

Sandy B. Primrose, Richard Twyman, Bob Old

Kuby Immunology

Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby

Basic Immunology

Abbas and Litchmann

Prescott’s Microbiology

Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Chris Woolverton


Michael Pelczar Jr.

Molecular Biology of the Gene

James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell, Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, Richard Losick

Genetics (Benjamin/Cummings Series in the Life Sciences)

Peter J. Russell

How to prepare for JAM 2020 Physics


Books and Authors

Mathematical Methods

Schaum's Outlines series
Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering: Riley, Hobson & Bence

Electricity and Magnetism

Introduction to Electrodynamics: David J. Griffiths
Electricity & Magnetism: B.Ghosh

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Quantum Mechanics - By Zetili / Griffith / Schaums Series
Quantum Mechanics - MC Jain
Classical Mechanics- Kepler or Barclays, and HJ Pain

Modern Physics

Molecular and Atomic Physics - By Rajkumar / White

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics- Zemanski Dittman, Saha Srivastava/ F. W. Sears and G. L. Salinger

Oscillations, Waves and Optics

Optics - By Ghatak/ Brijlal and Subhramanyam

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

Solid State Physics - By Kittel / M A Omar / S O Pillai
Semiconductor and Electronics - By Boylested /Gaekwad

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JAM Mock Test 2020

Question: Where will I get the IIT JAM 2020 Mock test link?


Candidates can take the mock test by visiting the official website of IIT JAM 2020. The JAM mock test 2020 is available from November 21, 2019. 

Question: How many times can I appear for JAM mock test 2020?


There is no restriction in the number of attempts a candidate can make in JAM 2020 mock test.   

Question: When will the JAM mock test 2020 link be activated?


The JAM 2020 mock test link has been activated on November 21 and is available on the JAM 2020 official website.

Question: Is there an option for Virtual Calculator in JAM 2020?


Yes, candidates have a provision of an online virtual calculator.

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Questions related to JAM

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Jam msc chemistry book is provided plz

ayush mishra 15th Jan, 2020

Hey aspirant!

IITJAM Chemistry paper consists question from three basic sections of chemistry that is, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. Although few other subjects like analytical chemistry also contain some weightage but it can be grouped into the above three subjects also. Now, the books for IITJAM Chemistry which you should refer are given below although I would advise to study some of them only if you have your basics clear as they are quite descriptive and you have to be clever enough to understand the important topics and the not-so important ones. The books which you should refer are:-

Inorganic Chemistry:- JD Lee, Meissler-Tarr, James E.Huheey. These are the authors of the books and the names of the books are different but are commonly known by these names only. Also you must refer to Vogel's Qualitative Inorganic Analysis book as in my opinion it is the best for inorganic analysis.

Organic Chemistry:- You can refer the books by these authors IL Finar , PS Kalsi and also Mehta and Mehta is good in clearing the basics and reaction mechanisms.

Physical Chemistry:- You can refer these books (these are the commonly known authors of the books) Peter Atkins, Samuel Glasstone, Thomas Engel-Phillip Reid, Keith Laidler etc. These are the books for different topics such as Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics etc.

These were some of the books which you can refer to but these are not necessary as you can have your own reference books based on difficulty level of some of these books.

Hope this helps.


what are my options after clearing JAM?

Raj Aryan Sharma 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Anindita. After clearing IIT JAM, you will have many career options like-

a)Pursuing Research and Teaching or opting for good Ph.D programs from Europe and the USA ,

b)Civil Services,

c)Public Sector Government Jobs,

d)Defense Jobs,

e)Jobs in the private sector in companies like WIPRO, TCS, Infosys etc.

All the best!


Can Msc geology students from IIT Kharagpur through JAM can apply for non core jobs or msc geology students selected only through IIT jee are allowed to apply for campus placement in non core jobs in programming ,data analysis etc?

Naufal Mohamed 9th Jan, 2020
Oh no you have definitely got the wrong idea here. Whether you got into IIT through JEE or JAM doesn't matter. Every student of the institution is allowed to apply for campus placements regardless of his methos of admission. You should have the minimum required GPA set by your college and you are good to go.

how much are the chances of getting into IIT Indore through IIT jam 2020 if we get 60 marks for general category?

Saloni Singh 8th Jan, 2020

Hello Shaifali,

Hope you are doing well.

Look, IIT-JAM cutoffs vary year by year. There was a sudden change in the cutoffs of different IITs last year which changed the whole pattern.

That was due to the level of Difficulty was low compared to previous years and hence the cutoff went very hight and even at 60 Score in IIT-JAM, one could not get IIT- Indore.

But, the cut-offs are suppose to go down and this time it's IIT Kanpur conducting JAM, and the level of difficulty is also going to increase. So, don't just think of a number as benchmark and attempt. You will get the idea of the paper in the exam hall itself and attempt accordingly.

This year, you have decent chances of getting  IIT Indore if you score better which is appropriate at 60.

So, All the best!

Hope it is helpful to you !

Thank-you !

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