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IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus: IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

IISc & Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has conducted Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. JAM 2021. It is a national level exam, which is conducted in online mode. This year, IIT Bangalore is conducting JAM 2021. IIT JAM 2021 will be conducted for 20 subjects offered by the participating IIT’s. The 19 participating institutes offer various programs such as M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc. PhD Dual Program, Integrated PhD, M.Sc.-M.Tech, M.Sc.-M.S. Research, and other Postgraduate Programs.


IIT JAM 2021 Selection Process: Only candidates who qualify in JAM 2021 (whose names appear in the Merit List) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the academic programs available at IITs. Based on the test paper(s) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programs covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institutes.


JAM 2021 Exam Pattern: The exam pattern of JAM is the same for all the 6 subject papers in terms of the following:
Mode: The exam is an online test (Computer-Based Test)
No. of Questions: The total number of questions asked in the exam is 60
Time Duration: Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the full test
Maximum Marks: The total marks in the exam is 100


Section Type of questions No. of 1 marks Qs No. of 2 marks Qs
Section -A Multiple Choice Questions 10 20
Section -B Multiple Select Questions NA 10
Section -C Numerical Answer Type 10 10
Total 20 40
Marking Scheme of the Exam is
  • There is no negative marking in sections B and C.
  • In section A, for attempting the wrong answer of 1 marks, 1/3 marks are deducted and for wrong 2 marks answer 2/3 marks is deducted.
Test Paper Schedule
Session-I 09.30 AM to 12.30 Noon Papers – Biotechnology (BT), Physics (PH), Mathematical Statistics (MS
Session-II 02.30 PM to 05.30 PM Papers – Mathematics (MA), Chemistry (CY) and Geology (GG)
JAM 2021 Exam Cities
The JAM 2021 Exam is conducted in collaboration with eight zones. The names of these eight zones and the locations of Exam Cities/Towns for JAM 2021 are listed zone-wise in Appendix-III. Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice cities at the time of applying for JAM 2021 exam.
IISc Bangalore Bengaluru, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangaluru (Mangalore), Palakkad, Thrissur
IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati Asansol Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Mohali, Noida, Moradabad, Roorkee


Merit List: The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject.

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