IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021, Marking Scheme for All Sections

IIT JAM 2021IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern is different for various courses opted by the students. The IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is a national level entrance test conducted by the IISc and IITs on rotation basis. In year 2021, it will be conducted by the IISC, Bangalore. Candidates seeking for admissions in PG and Ph.D courses offered by IITs and IISc will be required to clear the IIT JAM examination. Here in this article, we are providing details about IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern.

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IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern 

newiconIIT JAM 2021 Exam will be conducted for total seven papers. New paper of Economics has been added this year. Check details below.  

The IIT JAM examination will be comprises of seven test papers. This examination will be organized through online mode (computer based test) on 14th February 2021. The question paper will be asked in English language. The exam duration will be total three hours. The question paper will be divided into total three sections, A, B and C. The details of three sections are mentioned below:

Section – A:

This section will have total 30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions). Each question will carry one or two marks. Each question will contain four optional answers, students will have to choose the right answer only. Candidates will have to answer by clicking the given choices.

Section – B:

It will contain total 10 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions). Each question will carry two marks. Each question will contain four given choices out of which more than one choice(s) can be correct. Candidates will get full marks if all the correct answers are selected. Two marks will be given for each correct answer.

Candidates can check the exam pattern below in the table:

Sections          Question Total marks
No. of questions Type of questions
Section I30Multiple choice questions50
Section II10Multiple select questions20
Section III20Numerical answer type questions30

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IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

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Section- C:

This section will consist of 20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions. Each question will carry one or two marks. No options will be displayed for these types of questions. Candidates will have to answer by pressing the number through the virtual numeric keypad.

IIT JAM 2021 Marking Scheme

Each section will contain total 60 questions which will carry 100 marks. There will be no negative marking in the Section B & C but negative marking will be done for Section A. In section A, for the 1 mark question, 1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Centers

Here we are providing a list of exam centers for IIT JAM:

IISc BangaloreBengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT BombayAhmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT DelhiFaridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT GuwahatiAsansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT KanpurAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT KharagpurBhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT MadrasChennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal, Tirupati
IIT RoorkeeDehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

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Displaying 22 Comments
  1. Priti sarkar says:

    Sir,,,,I filled up the form of IIT jam examination…. No notification come about accept of the form or any kind of defect of the form…time also running…. My friends who filled up it with me…their accepted or defect mail came….now what should I do???….plz tell ,,, mee kya exam nehi de saktiii?????

  2. Chinmaya Kumar parida says:

    Sir I want to know that after getting iit jam, do iit give scholarship or not,,,

  3. Nikita says:

    Can I get a name of a book for biological sciences?
    And I also want some model question papers for biological sciences.
    Thank you.

  4. Sheikh Ajahar Ali says:

    Sir, I want to know about the meaning of one paper and two papers.

  5. Surabhi pandey says:

    Do biological science is not included in iit jam 2020

  6. Srushti says:

    What is the marking procedure in section b??

  7. Prakash says:

    What is the procedure to get center according to state or anything else

  8. Rohan Kumar mahawar says:

    Ek student iit jam exam kitne baar attampt kar sakta hai

  9. Manoj Mishra says:

    Sir i want to know about paper 1and 2 .Is maths10+2 is compulsory in it? I want to give this exam for msc in microbiology.

  10. Sandhya Kumbhar says:

    In section B only one option is correct or it may have more than one answer?

  11. Kamal says:

    Hi am bca completed student am eligible for MSc Computer science

  12. komal says:

    i want to know what one paper and two paper means?

  13. komal says:

    is exam pattern online?

  14. Aditi says:

    Please suggest books for biological science

  15. Saumya Singh says:

    Being a bio stream student in 12th and bsc in zbc can I give iit jam? I heard that maths is compulsory in 10+2 ? Is it same for biotechnology? Am I at disadvantage for being a bsc zbc student?

  16. Kajal says:

    May i know how marks are given on section B ..
    If i have answered 1 correct option and other one option was wrong or if i only marked to 1 option and there are more then 1 correct option

  17. Priya says:

    I m a average student of bsc hns.pls give me some accurate names of books of msc PHY entrnc exam.thnx…waiting 4 rly.thanx

  18. K SREENIVASULU says:


  19. suraj chandra chandola says:

    sir i want to know what is the one paper and two paper means

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