JEMAT 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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    JEMAT is conducted every year by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology for admission to PG programs offered by the government and private management schools of West Bengal. JEMAT 2020 is a pen and paper-based (offline) exam which will be conducted in the month of May. 

    • The entrance examination is followed by the round of group discussion and personal interview.
    • The question paper will be of 100 marks divided into three sections: Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and General English.
    • Total 100 objective type question which is completed within 2 hours.
    • 1 mark will be awarded to candidates for every right answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
    • Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also know about the syllabus of JEMAT so that they can prepare accordingly.
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    JEMAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Candidates interested in appearing for JEMAT 2020 examination must know the exam pattern and the marking scheme of the entrance examination so that they can be well prepared. The highlights of JEMAT 2020 exam pattern are listed in the table below:

    Mode of examinationOffline (Pen and paper-based)
    Number of papers1
    Number of sections3 (Mathematics, General English and Logical Reasoning)
    Question paper typeMultiple choice questions of objective type
    Total marks100
    Exam duration2 hours
    Exam languageEnglish
    Negative MarkingYes. 1/4th of the mark is deducted for every wrong answer

    In order to appear for JEMAT 2020, candidates must have completed their graduation from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks. Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for JEMAT 2020. After the exam pattern highlights the table of JEMAT 2020, we are now going to discuss the exam pattern of JEMAT in detail.

    JEMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    Candidates who will be appearing in JEMAT 2020 must know all the subjects and topics that they have to study for scoring well in the entrance examination. 100 multiple-choice questions will be asked in the question paper. The questions will be from Mathematics, General English and Logical Reasoning.

    • The questions will be of objective type.
    • The duration of the examination is 2 hours.
    • Candidates should practise mock tests to enhance their time management skills.
    • They must learn how to solve 100 multiple choice questions in 120 minutes.

    The division of questions for each subject is listed in the table below:

    SectionSubjectNumber of questions
    AGeneral English40 questions
    BMathematics40 questions
    CLogical Reasoning20 questions
     -Total100 questions

    JEMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

    Candidates who will be appearing in JEMAT 2020 must know the marking pattern of the examination.

    • The total mark of the question paper is 100.
    • 1 mark will be awarded to candidates for every accurate answer.
    • They will be penalized 1/4th of their mark for every inaccurate answer. Therefore, if candidates are not 100 % sure about any answer, they should rather not attempt the question.

    JEMAT 2020 Syllabus

    It is mandatory for candidates to know the syllabus of JEMAT 2020 in detail. There is no specific syllabus that is designed by the conducting authority for JEMAT examination. However, there is a list of topics that candidates must study for scoring well in the examination.

    Candidates need to know the topics for all the three sections: English Language, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning for qualifying in the entrance examination. The subject-wise syllabus of JEMAT 2020 is listed below:


    There are some topics that candidates must study and practice for scoring well in the English section. They are as follows:

    • Reading comprehension passages which include both poems and passages.
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Usage of correct grammar
    • Meaning of different words
    • Sentence structure

    Candidates must practice these topics regularly to score well in English. In order to answer the questions correctly, candidates must have adequate knowledge and practice. 40 % of the total marks of JEMAT are from this section.


    The topics that candidates must study for scoring good marks in the Mathematics section are as follows:

    • Algebra
    • Arithmetic
    • Trigonometry
    • Geometry
    • Statistics

    Candidates must know all the formulas and basic concepts of Mathematics to crack this section. Taking mock tests and solving previous year question papers will help candidates to score well. 40% of the total marks of JEMAT are from this section.

    Logical Reasoning

    The topics that candidates must practice for scoring high marks in the logical reasoning section are as follows:

    • Coding & decoding
    • Find the odd one out
    • Data interpretation
    • Identifying weak arguments and strong arguments
    • Identifying the next number in a series
    • Identifying definitely true/probably true/definitely false/probably false kind of statement

    Candidates must practice these topics to score well in this section. 20 % of the total marks of the examination are from this section. The questions of logical reasoning are quite tricky. The intelligence of candidates is tested through this section. Regular practice can help candidates score high marks in logical reasoning.

    Candidates must also know how to prepare for group discussion and personal interview. In order to crack the group discussion and personal interview, candidates need to possess a good amount of knowledge on various business, economic and technological aspects. They must read a lot of magazines, newspapers and books on current affairs.

    JEMAT 2020 Recommended Books

    It is not difficult to qualify in JEMAT 2020. A planned preparation can help candidates achieve great results in the entrance examination. Candidates need to collect the best preparation books of JEMAT. The recommended books for JEMAT 2020 are listed below:

    Books for English

    In order to score high marks in the English section, candidates can study the following books:

    • English Grammar by Wren & Martin
    • Verbal Ability by Arun Sharma
    • Business English and Communication by Clark
    • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
    • A communicative grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech

    Books for Mathematics

    In order to score high marks in the Mathematics section, candidates can study the following books:

    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by Abhijit Guha
    • Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

    Books for Logical Reasoning

    In order to score high marks in the Logical Reasoning section, candidates can study the following books:

    • Logical Reasoning by S. Agarwal
    • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

    Candidates must also study business magazines for getting admission through JEMAT 2020.

    JEMAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    JEMAT 2020 is a pen and paper-based examination. Candidates will be provided with a question booklet and OMR sheet on which they have to write their answers.

    • The invigilator of the examination will instruct candidates to open the seals of their test booklet and start writing the answers.
    • Candidates are advised to check all the pages of the booklet.
    • In case the booklet the defective, candidates must inform the invigilator immediately so that he can replace the booklet.
    • The question paper of JEMAT 2020 will contain 100 MCQs. There will be 4 choices for every question.
    • Candidates can find 4 circles on their OMR sheet for every question.
    • They need to select the right answer and shade the correct circle on their OMR sheet.
    • Candidates are not allowed to do any rough work on the OMR sheet.
    • They can leave the examination hall only after submitting the question booklet and OMR sheet to the invigilator.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




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