Exam Pattern, Syllabus of JAM 2018 | Way2college.com


  • JAM 2018 was conducted as a test with seven papers as a computer based test (CBT).
  • At the test, the test takers will be show questions in a random sequence on their computer screen.
  • For all the 7 test papers, the duration of the examination is three hours.
  • The medium of all test papers is English only.
  • The total number of questions is 60 and total mark is 100.
  • The complete paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C.
  • All sections are to be compulsorily answered by the candidates.

Questions in each section are of different types as follows:

  • Section A: There will be 30 MCQs in this section. 10 questions will carry one mark each, while the other 20 questions will carry two marks each. Each objective type question will have four options out of which only a single option will be the correct answer. Candidates can mark the correct answer by clicking the choice.

  • Section B:  This section will have 10 MSQs with each question carrying 2 marks each. MCQs are similar to that of MCQs, but the difference is that MSQs will have more than a single correct choice out of the four given options. A candidate will get full credits if he/she selects all the correct choices alone without any wrong choice selection.

  • Section C: There will be a set of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in this section that involves 10 questions of one mark each and 10 of two marks each. For this type of question, the answer is a signed real number, which the candidates can enter using the virtual numerical keypad on the monitor. There will not be any choices to answer this type of question. The virtual numeric keypad should be used by the candidates to answer these questions.

  • In all three sections, questions that are not attempted by the candidates will result in 0 marks.
  • In the case of section A, wrong answers will result in negative marks. In the case of one-mark question, there will be a deduction of 1/3rd marks and for two mark questions, the deduction for wrong answers will be 2/3 marks.
  • In the case of Section B, there is no provision for part marking and negative marking.
  • In section C, there will not be any negative marking.
  • As there is a provision to use an online virtual calculator, candidates will be allowed to bring their calculator to the examination hall.
  • No other electronic devices or mobile phones will be permitted inside the examination hall.
  • Tables, graph sheets, and charts are also prohibited inside the hall.
  • Candidates will be provided with scribble pad to carry out rough works and the same should be returned back at the end of the test
  • At the end of three hours, the computer will automatically close the examination.

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