IIT JAM 2019 Exam pattern & Question paper pattern

IIT JAM 2019 –In the computer-based mode, IIT JAM Exam for all the seven papers will be carried out. On the computer screen, the questions will be displayed in a random sequence. The total duration will be 3 hours each for all the papers.

Examination date and Sections

In two sessions, this year, IIT Kharagpur has scheduled IIT JAM 2019 for February 10. The entire paper will be divided into three sections.

  • Section A – 30 Questions
  • Section B – 10 Questions
  • Section C –  20 questions

Registration & Admit Cards

The registration window was closed on October 12 and the admit cards will be available at JOAPS portal (http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in) from January 4 till the exam day.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern

There are seven objective-type test papers in IIT JAM as following,

  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Biological Sciences (BL)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Biotechnology (BT)

Only for section A, negative marking will be applicable. As for the negative marking, for each wrong answer in the 1 mark question, 1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted.

No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

Each paper will have 60 questions for a total of 100 marks.

IIT JAM Exam pattern- Section A

Number of Questions – 30 questions having 10 questions of 1 mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be a correct one.

Nature of Questions

Objective type (MCQs)

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Medium

The question papers at all exam centres will be in English only.

Marking Scheme 

1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, and similarly, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern- Section B

Number of Questions will be 10

Nature of Questions

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs). Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Medium

The question papers at all exam centres will be in English only.

Marking Scheme 

The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. There are no negative and no partial marking provisions.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern – Section C

Number of Questions – 20 questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each.

Nature of Questions – Numerical Answer Type (NAT). For NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor.

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Medium

The question papers at all exam centres will be in English only.

Marking Scheme

There are no negative and no partial marking provisions.

Note: There is a provision of using Online Virtual Calculator and hence, the candidate should not bring any calculator with them.

SESSIONS AND TIMINGS FOR IIT JAM 2019

  • Biotechnology (BT) – Session I: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Biological Sciences (BL) – Session II: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Chemistry (CY) – Session I: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Geology (GG) – Session I : 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS) – Session I: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Mathematics (MA) – Session II: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Physics (PH) – Session II: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

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