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Examination Pattern of IIT JAM Physics

The IIT JAM physics examination is one of the prestigious examinations conducted by IIT.

The pattern of the IIT JAM physics examination is very scientific. The nature of the question of IIT JAM physics is conceptual and it also tests the acumen of the problem-solving technique of students.

Method of examination The JAM Examination will be carried out as an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.

Timing of examination the duration of the examination will be 3 hours and the medium for the test paper will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks.

The entire paper of the IIT JAM physics examination will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory.


Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ-type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

In Section-A (MCQ), the wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark question, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly, for each wrong answer to 2-mark questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ-type questions using the mouse.

Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ-type question is like MCQ but with the difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

In Section B), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking

The candidates are required to select the answer for MSQ-type questions using the mouse.

Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT-type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.

In Section (NAT), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking

The answer to NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled).

Virtual calculator There is a provision for using an online virtual calculator; hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator.

Provision of rough paper A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination

Prohibition Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.

At the end of the 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination.

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