Number of Test Papers–
There will a total of 7 papers all containing objective type questions in three patterns namely Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ), Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. Biological Sciences (BL)
- Biotechnology (BT)
- Chemistry (CY)
- Geology (GG)
- Mathematics (MA)
- Mathematical Statistics (MS)
- Physics (PH)
All of the above-mentioned test papers would contain objective type questions in three patterns viz. Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ), Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. Candidates can appear for a maximum of two papers. In case, the candidate appears for two papers he will have to pay an additional examination fee and make sure that the timing for the said test papers does not overlap. JAM examination is divided into 3 sections and consists of 60 questions of 100 marks.
|Section||Question Type||No. of Questions|
|A||Multiple-Choice Question (MCQs)||30|
|B||Multiple Select Question (MCQs)||10|
|C||Numerical Answer Type (NAT)||20|
There is a duration of 3 hours for each test paper, with the medium as English. To quickly solve complex numerical questions during the exam, JAM Authorities have introduced the use of virtual Calculator. A JAM Aspirant must be well-versed with the shortcuts to calculate fast.
Marking Pattern & Negative Marking
The marking scheme-
In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks.
Section-A (MCQ)-An incorrect answer will result in negative marks. 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer, for all 1-mark questions. 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer for all 2 marks questions.
Section-B (MSQ)- there are no negative and no partial marking provisions.
Section-C (NAT)-There will be no negative marking.
Hope that helps!