IIT Joint Admission Test for Masters
IIT Joint Admission Test for Masters

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024: Check out the exam structure, marking scheme, and types of questions

IIT JAM exam pattern is available on jam.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can look at the exam pattern and begin their preparation accordingly.
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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024: JAM, or Joint Admission Test for Masters is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology every year. The upcoming exam is all set to be conducted in February, 2024. Candidates can check the IIT JAM exam dates 2024 on the official website jam.iitm.ac.in. 

IIT JAM 2024 is a computer based test (CBT). The questions asked in the test are supposed to be designed in three formats: multiple choice questions, multiple select questions, and numerical answer type questions. The test will be of 100 total marks. Read more: IIT JAM 2024

To be able to prepare for the exam, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern, marking scheme, and other details about the test paper. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for IIT JAM 2024. 

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2024

The table below shows the exam pattern for IIT JAM 2024. This contains the number of questions, types of questions, and the marking value. 


Number of Questions

Marks Weightage

Section A: Multiple Choice Questions


1 markers= 10 questions

2 markers= 20 questions

Section B: Multiple Select Questions


2 marks for each question

Section C: Numerical Answer Type Questions


1 markers= 10 questions

2 markers= 10 questions




IIT JAM Marking Scheme 2024

The IIT JAM question paper 2024 will carry 60 questions, combining all three sections. Negative marking will be applicable in section A. Have a look at the marking scheme below for a detailed idea:


Number of questions with marks

Negative marking

Section A

10 questions will carry 1 mark each

Deduction of ⅓ mark for each wrong answer

20 questions will carry 2 marks each

Deduction of ⅔ mark for each wrong answer

Section B

10 questions will carry 2 marks each

No negative marking

Section C

10 questions will carry 1 mark each

No negative marking

10 questions will carry 2 marks each

IIT JAM Test Papers 2024

IIT JAM 2024 consists of 7 different test papers. Candidates can appear for a maximum of 2 test papers. Here are the seven subjects offered in the exam:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Physics

IIT JAM Syllabus 2024

IIT JAM exam 2024 has 7 different test papers. Biotechnology is the newest addition to the list of exams in IIT JAM. Each test paper follows a set of syllabus set for IIT JAM. Candidates can download the syllabus from the official website. They can also download it from the link provided below:

Download: IIT JAM Syllabus 2024

Have a look at some of the most important subject-wise topics in the IIT JAM exam 2024.




  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Indian economy
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics


  • Numbers
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Algebra
  • Equations
  • Group Theory


  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Laws of Motion
  • Kinematics
  • Physical world and Measurement
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of solids and liquids
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Energy and power

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many subjects are available in the IIT JAM 2024 test?

IIT JAM consists of 7 different test papers including chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, economics, geology, physics, and mathematical statistics.

How many questions will be there in IIT JAM 2024?

The upcoming IIT JAM test paper will contain a total of 60 questions.

How many sections will be there in the IIT JAM test paper?

The IIT JAM test paper will be divided into three sections: section A (multiple choice questions), section B (multiple select questions), and section C (numerical answer type questions).

Are there any MCQs in IIT JAM?

Yes, section A in the IIT JAM test paper will contain 30 MCQs. These will further be divided into 1 marker and 2 markers. 

Will there be negative marking in IIT JAM 2024?

Yes, negative marking is applicable in the section A of IIT JAM 2024. Section B and C do not have negative marking applicable to them.

Will IIT JAM mock test papers help me in any way?

Yes, attempting mock exams for IIT JAM will help the aspiring students to gain an insight into the exam pattern. This will boost their confidence for the upcoming exams.

When is IIT JAM going to be held next?

IIT JAM exam 2024 is all set to take place on February 11, 2024. 

How many marks does the IIT JAM test paper consist of?

IIT JAM test paper is of 100 marks. The paper consists of 60 questions, further divided into three sections.

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