**IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern**

**JAM Test Papers and Mode of Examination :** JAM 2018 will have seven test papers, namely, **Biological Sciences **(BL), **Biotechnology **(BT), **Chemistry **(CY), **Geology **(GG), **Mathematics **(MA), **Mathematical Statistics **(MS) and **Physics **(PH), each of **three hours duration**.

For all the papers, JAM 2018 examination will be conducted in **ONLINE **mode only. A candidate can appear in either **one or two test papers** subject to the restrictions of test schedule given below and by paying an additional fee for the second test paper.

**Session I ( 11th February, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM) (Sunday)**

- Test Papers and Codes : Biotechnology ( BT ), Chemistry ( CY ), Geology ( GG ) and Mathematical Statistics ( MS ).

**Session II ( 11th February, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 5:00 PM ) (Sunday)**

- Test Papers and Codes : Biological Sciences ( BL ), Mathematics ( MA ) and Physics ( PH )

**Questions in each section are of different types as given below **

**Section – A**contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ ) carrying one or 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.**Section – B**contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions ( MSQ ) carrying two marks each. 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. The candidate gets full credit if he / she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

**Section – C**contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type ( NAT ) questions carrying one or two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions. Candidates have to enter the answer by using a virtual numeric keypad.- In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section – A ( MCQ ), wrong answer will result in
**negative marks**. For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. In Section – B ( MSQ ),**there is no negative and no partial marking provisions.**There is no negative marking in Section – C ( NAT ) as well. - There is provision of using Online Virtual Calculator and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.
- Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, Graph Sheets, Tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
- A scribble pad will be provided for rough works and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.
- The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions, and to enter the answer for NAT questions using only a mouse on virtual numeric keypad ( the keyboard of the computer will be disabled ). At the end of the 3 – hours the computer will automatically close the examination.

2. Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2017, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his / her candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future.

3. The candidates are advised to visit the JAM 2017 website for more details on the patterns of questions for JAM 2017, including examples of the questions. Candidates will also be able to take a mock examination through a **‘Mock Test’** link that will be made available on the website closer to the examination dates.

**IIT JAM 2018 Test Papers**

IIT JAM 2018 Test Papers and their Codes, corresponding Academic Programs offered by the Admitting Institutes and their Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

**Biotechnology ( BT ) **

- Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Biotechnology.

Institute ( s ) : IITB, IITI, IITR.

Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission :Bachelor’s Degree in any Branch / Subject.Essential subjects at (10+2) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering.

Institute ( s ) : IITB.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the following subjects Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year / two semesters.Essential subjects at (10+2) level in Mathematics.

**Chemistry ( cy ) **

- Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Chemistry.

Institute ( s ) : IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry for three years / six semesters.Essential subjects at (10+2) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS, IITKGP.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry for three years / six semesters.Essential subjects at (10+2) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering.

Institute ( s ) : IITB.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics.

**Geology ( GG ) **

- Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Applied Geology.

Institute ( s ) : IITB, IITR.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Geology for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics.

Institute ( s ) :IITKGP.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Geology as a subject for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology.

Institute ( s ) : IITKGP, IITBBS .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Geology as a subject for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics. - Academic Programme ( s ) :M.Sc. ( Tech ) in Applied Geology.

Institute ( s ) : IITISM .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in B.Sc degree (3 year) with Geology as Honours / Major / ain / Equivalent subject and any 2 subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics.

**Mathematics ( MA ) **

- Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. in Economics.

Institute ( s ) :IITR.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics as one of the core subjects. - Academic Programme ( s ) :M.Sc. Mathematics.

Institute ( s ) :IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRP.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics for at least two years / four semester. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Mathematics semesters / Mathematics and Computing.

Institute ( s ) : IITH, IITISM .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics for at least two years / four semester. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing .

Institute ( s ) : IITG .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics for at least two years / four semester. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics .

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS, IITKGP .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics / Statistics as a subject for at least two years / four semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research .

Institute ( s ) :IITB .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics / Statistics as a subject for at least two years / four semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering.

Institute ( s ) : IITB .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year / two semesters.Essential subjects at (10+2) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics.

**Mathematical Statistics ( MS )**

- Academic Programme ( s ) :M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics .

Institute ( s ) : IITB .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics or Statistics for at least two years / four semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research.

Institute ( s ) : IITB .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree inMathematics or Statistics for at least two years / four semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Statistics.

Institute ( s ) : IITK .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics for at least two years / four semesters . - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer

Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics .

**Physics ( PH )**

- Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Physics.

Institute ( s ) : IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Physics for at least two years / four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year / two semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics.

Institute ( s ) : IITBBS, IITKGP .

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Physics for at least two years / four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year / two semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics.

Institute ( s ) : IITK.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Physics for at least two years / four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year / two semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Applied Geophysics.

Institute ( s ) : IITB.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics / Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years / six semesters. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc. Astronomy.

Institute ( s ) :IITI.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences.

Institute ( s ) :IITBBS.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics.

Institute ( s ) :IITKGP.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Geology as a subject for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering.

Institute ( s ) :IITB.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year / two semesters.Essential subjects at ( 10+2 ) level in Mathematics. - Academic Programme ( s ) : M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geophysics.

Institute ( s ) :IITISM.

Minimum Educational Qualification ( s ) for Admission : Bachelor’s Degree in B.Sc Degree (3 yr.) with Physics as Honours / Major / Main / Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years / 4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, and Statistics for 1 year / 2 semesters.

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