IIT JAM (JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc.) BIOTECHNOLOGY
THIS EXAM IS ORGANISED BY A DIFFERENT IIT EVERY YEAR FOR ADMISSION IN M.SC. BIOTECHNOLOGY, JOINT M.SC.-PH.D., M.SC.-PH.D. DUAL DEGREE, AND OTHER POST-BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT IITS AND INTEGRATED PH.D. DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT IISC.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION-
THE EXAM IS OBJECTIVE TYPE AND THERE ARE 3 SECTIONS.
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.
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.
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 NAT questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad displayed on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions.
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, 2/3Bmark will be deducted. There is no negative marking in Section B and C (NAT).