Preparation tips for IIT JAM

Joint Admission Test (JAM) is an all India admission test conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

This test enables candidate to get admission into M.Sc programme, joint Ph.D dual degree, and other post B.Sc programmes at various IITs.

Preparation tips for IIT JAM


The JAM exam is scheduled to held on February 7, 2016. The syllabus for IIT JAM is based on the subjects: Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geophysics, Physics, Biotechnology and Computer Applications.

As the exams approach it's time for students to gear up for the exam and here are few tips to guide them.

1. Prepare in advance

If you are planning to take JAM IIT it is necessary for you plan ahead as the JAM exam takes minimum 3-4 hours of study in a day. Since JAM exam syllabus are based on graduation syllabus you can prepare easily along with your academics.

2. Coaching institutes

Joining coaching institutes would be one more better option. The coaching classes will focus on organised and structured way of teaching and they also guide you in the right direction.

3. Follow the syllabus

The syllabus for the exam are announced by the organising institute in advance. Thus, it is mandatory to go through with each and every topic in order to excel in the exam.

4. Solve previous question papers

Solving old and mock question papers will sure lead you on the road to success. Referring and solving old question papers also give an insight into pattern of questions that can be expected in the exam. JAM question papers are available in the bookstore and online as well.

5. Refer IIT JAM books

Various books on IIT JAM are available in the market and also online. Referring to them while you are preparing will have an added advantage.

6. Basic computer skills

Since IIT JAM has a paper on computer applications it requires you to focus on basic knowledge of computer and fundamentals of C language.

General tips

  • Prepare short notes for last minute revision
  • Focus on revising topics which have more weightage
  • Reading new topic at the last minute is not advisable

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