IIT JAM 2020 Upcoming Examination Details


The conducting authority recently concluded the online application process on October 8, 2019 at 5.30 pm IST. The application form correction window is currently open.

The applicants are advised to act immediately in case of corrections needed in the submitted form with respect to uploaded images. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is going to conduct the 2020 edition of IIT Joint Admission Test (JAM) for M.Sc programs on February 9, 2020 (Sunday). The results will be announced on March 20, 2020. 

What is the IIT JAM Exam? 

Joint Admission Test which is popularly known as the IIT JAM is a National level admission test. It is conducted on a rotational basis by any of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore once every year on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) for individuals to get admission to any of the IITs across India. Applicants can get admission for Master of Science programs (M.Sc), joint PhD dual degree programs and other postgraduate programs. Foreigners can also be allowed to register for this exam only when he or she is deemed eligible based on certain conditions.

IIT JAM 2020 Examination Details

IIT JAM is a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted online by the in-charge or conducting authority of the Institute throughout various certified centres across the country. Calculators, electronic pagers and other mathematical gadgets are restricted for the exam.

The examination pattern consists of 3 sections (Section A, B and C) consisting of 60 questions together with total marks of 100.  Section A is made up of 30 questions with negative marking whiles Section B and C both do not have negative marking and has 10 and 20 questions respectively. The Exam is written in two different sessions for different subjects: From 9.30 am to 12.30 pm for the first session and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm for the second session.

IIT JAM 2020 questions will be in three formats – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions respectively. For one mark questions, a total of one mark would be given for every right answer whereas one-third marks (1/3) would be deducted for a wrong answer, and +2 marks would be given to a two marks question whereas two-thirds (2/3) marks would be deducted for a wrong answer.

Therefore, candidates are requested to be sure when answering the questions. There won’t be any deductions for a ‘no answer’ (a particular question which was not tackled by the candidate). Candidates are expected to finish the exams within 3 hours duration.

IIT JAM 2020 will be conducted in 65 different cities across India as per the zones or state location of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

For more information, queries and notification regarding the release of the admit card, candidates are advised the visit the official exam website at a regular frequency.


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