IISC JAM 2021 – Download Exam Pattern and Previous Year Papers Here!!!

IISC JAM 2021 – Download Exam Pattern and Previous Year Papers Here!!!
IISC JAM 2021 – Download Exam Pattern and Previous Year Papers Here!!!

IISC JAM 2021 – Download Exam Pattern and Previous Year Papers Here!!! Indian Institute of Science and Technology has released the information brochure for JAM 2021 Examination. Candidates who are wishing to apply for Masters can download the Exam Pattern and Previous year papers in this PDF. This is useful for preparation for exams and it is available in this page. Stay Active with us for further updates!!

Name of the Board Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Exam name Joint Admission Test
Exam Date 14.02.2021
Status Notification Released
Start Date to Apply 10.09.2020
Last Date to Apply 15.10.2020

Exam Pattern

The JAM 2021 Examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be of 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions

Pattern of questions and their respective weightage

Question Pattern Section A
Section B
Section C
Total Questions Total Marks
One Mark Questions 10


0 10


20 20
Two Marks Questions 20






40 80
Total 30 10 20 60 100

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks. In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted, and similarly, for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well. There is a provision for using an online virtual calculator.

The candidates, therefore, should not bring any calculator with them. Mobile phones and any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.

A scribble pad will be provided for rough work, and this has to be returned at the end of the examination. The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse.

The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination. The candidates have to be careful and submit their answers before the end of the examination.

IISC JAM 2021 Previous Year Papers

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