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Sunday, 6 April 2014


It is just a few days to Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM), it is time aspirants pulled up their socks and geared up for the exam.  Here we try provide you with a few last minute tips  to help you face the exam. 
 JAM paper pattern for The JAM IIT paper  depends on the subjects one chooses to appear for; it is either descriptive or objective.
Subjects offered for JAMIIT
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Applications

The candidate can appear for not more than two of the above-mentioned papers. Biotechnology and Computer Applications are objective in nature whereas the other subjects are descriptive in nature.

The objective type papers consist of 100 questions of one mark each and every wrong answer will fetch the candidate a negative mark of 1/3rd.
The descriptive type papers on the other hand comprise of two sections: Part I and Part II.
Part I consists of one-mark and two-mark multiple choice questions, which make up 60 per cent of the marks.  A negative marking of 1/3rd and 2/3rd is applicable for every wrong answer for the one marker and two marker questions respectively.
Part II is subjective in nature and makes up 40 per cent of the marks and has no negative marking.

Last minute preparation tips:

  • Try and solve as many past year question papers as you can. It will give you an insight into the kind of questions which are generally asked.
  • Solve mock test papers available online as it will help you strategies your time management techniques. Fusion test series has some very good features.
  • Make short memory cards to help in last minute revision.
  • Devote more time towards revising topics which have more weightage in comparison to others.
  • Do not start a new topic at the last minute! Instead revise the topics you have already completed.
  • Most importantly keep your calm and don't panic.