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How should I Prepare myself for the JAM exam?

IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is an admission test organized at national level which is conducted by IITs & IISc on a rotational basis.

JAM is not easy to qualify, you require a good time management and proper concentration on the studies.

There are some tips which help you to prepare for that -

1. Syllabus of IIT JAM - Starts with knowing about the syllabus of IIT JAM exam. It has a lengthy syllabus so you need to start preparing for a few months ago. Don’t give attention to the topics which are out of syllabus just focus on the syllabus.

2. Practice mock tests and previous years' papers to know your weak and strong areas. Study according to it and you will make your topics stronger.

3. Buy reference IIT JAM books which contain the whole syllabus in it and are easy to understand.

4. Candidates should pay attention to time management. They give time to the subjects according to their difficulty level in the exam.

5. Don’t get stress and try to sleep or taking rest during the preparation or after it. At least candidates need sleep of 7 to 8 hours.


  • edited March 2018


    There is not a viable alternative for practice. 70% of exam preparation is nothing but practice. Utilize this time adequately by utilizing an appropriate platform which can enable you to plan, spare time and enhance precision. Students can thus improve on their precision and time management aspects.


    Solving entrance exam questions through the medium of previous year question papers, ought to be left for the last couple of months prior to the exam. These are actual questions which have showed up and you should time yourself while answering these, so you can verify your scores. Likewise, try to solve test papers in a similar time frame as your final test.

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