SRM JEEM 2020 Pattern, Syllabus and Prepration Tips

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    The SRM-JEEM question paper will be held online and it will be in English language only. There will be a time limit of two hours and thirty minutes, and at this time the candidates will have to solve 100 questions.

    Well, it may sound a bit difficult, but the good news is that there will be no negative marking for the wrong questions. In fact, the SRM university board had also mentioned that all the questions will be Objective Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and unlike IIT-JEE (advance) or other such exams, in SRMJEEM, each MCQ will have only one correct answer out of the four options.

    The question paper will be divided into 5 equal parts on the following topics:

    1. Data interpretation,
    2. Quantitative,
    3. Logic,
    4. English,
    5. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Business Application

    There will be 20 questions in each part, and these questions will carry 3 marks each. And as mentioned earlier, there will be no negative marking. But the candidates will have to score at least 60 % overall marks/percentage for being eligible for admission at the SRM University. The university will also provide scholarships to top 10 rankers.

    SRM JEEM 2020 Syllabus

    SRM JEEM is an entrance examination designed for those students who are seeking admission to MBA programme offered by the SRM University. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on May 25 – May 26, 2020 (Tentative). But, before appearing in the exam, students need to register themselves and the registration process begins from the month of January 2020.  

    • Talking about the syllabus, the questions in the paper will be asked from the five different subjects namely Data Interpretation, Quantitative, Reasoning, English and GK/ CA/ BA.
    • The questions in the paper will be of objective type
    • Each section is comprised of 20 questions and there is no negative marking
    • The total number of questions asked in the paper is of 100.

    SRM JEEM Subject-wise Syllabus

    The SRM University is responsible for releasing the SRM JEEM 2020 Syllabus. The syllabus for different subjects is different. So, the subject-wise syllabus of each subject is explained in detail as below:

    Syllabus for Data Interpretation

    The total number of questions asked from this subject in the paper is 20. These questions help to evaluate the student’s ability to pick out critically the data and to apply that data to business decisions from given typical business situations.

    Important chapters asked in the paper are:

    Data Interpretation based on textData Interpretation based on graphs and tables
    Graphs can be Column graphsBar Graphs
    Line chartsPie chart
    Graphs representingArea
    Venn Diagram-

    For each correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded. No marks will be deducted or awarded for unanswered questions. Following are some of the best books for the Data Interpretation Preparation:

    Books NameAuthors Name
    Data Interpretation and Data SufficiencyArihant
    Data InterpretationNishit K. Sinha

    Data Interpretation Preparation Tips

    • For the better preparation of the subject, students are advised to start reading business newspapers/ magazines. It helps them to analyze the data given in pie-charts/ bar-graphs etc.
    • Students can improve their calculations by learning basic multiplication tables to advanced techniques of approximations.
    • Reading books and preparation material will also be useful.

    Syllabus for Quantitative

    This subject evaluates student’s skills of solving the mathematical problem of graduation level which include questions that they have learnt in +2 or equivalent level examination.

    The chapters from which the questions mostly asked are shown in the following table:

    Ratios and ProportionRatios
    PercentagesIn – equations
    Algebra and Profit & LossAverages
    PercentagesPartnership & Time – Speed – Distance
    Work and timeProbability
    Permutations & Combinations-

    Students can freely attempt all the questions because there is no negative marking. For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded. Following are the books for Quantitative preparation:

    Books NameAuthors Name
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationR.S. Aggarwal
    Advance Maths for General CompetitionsRakesh Yadav

    Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips

    • Basic concepts of the topics should be absolutely clear.
    • They should solve various entrance exam conduct quantitative aptitude as one of the paper
    • Students should write down all the important formulas which include a lot of theorem and Tables etc.
    • Applicants should read all the questions carefully so that they can understand the paper before solving it.

    Syllabus for Reasoning

    Questions from this subject help to evaluate the student’s skill on Logical Reasoning.

    The important chapters from which questions asked are as follows:

    Critical reasoningStatements and ConclusionsPuzzles
    Visual reasoningCause and EffectSyllogisms
    Assumption – Premise – ConclusionIdentifying Probably trueFunctions
    Assertion and reasonsProbably falseFamily tree – identifying the relationship among the group of people
    Statements and assumptionsDefinitely trueSymbol Based problems
    Identifying valid inferencesDefinitely false kind of statementCoding and decoding
    IdentifyingLinear arrangementsSequencing
    Strong arguments and Weak argumentsMatrix arrangementsIdentifying next
    Number in Series--

    The total number of questions asked from this section is 20 whereas each question is of 3 marks. The best books for reasoning preparation are as follows:

    Books NameAuthors Name
    A modern approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
    Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey

    Reasoning Preparation Tips

    • The applicant can take practise test daily to better know their preparation level
    • Students should prepare each and every topic for a better understanding of questions
    • They should learn formulas, table, and reasoning shortcuts to solve the question in less time.

    Syllabus for English

    This paper evaluates the skills of the student on written English with questions on an error in usage, punctuation etc. 

    The following table shows the important chapters from which the questions asked in the paper:

    Comprehension of passageSentence Correction
    Verbal ReasoningOdd man out
    AntonymsOne-word substitution
    Fill in the BlanksDifferent usage of the same word
    Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentencesSentence completion

    The best books for this subject preparation are shown in the following table:

    Books NameAuthors Name
    English (From Plinth to Paramount)Neetu Singh
    Objective General EnglishSP Bakshi
    High School English GrammarWren and Martin

    Syllabus for General Knowledge/ Current Affairs

    The last section of the paper helps to evaluate student’s skill on General Knowledge, current affairs and business affairs.

    The important chapters from which questions asked are as follows:

    Current AffairsGeography
    BusinessInternational organizations
    The punch line of companiesSocial issues
    Top officials of big companiesSports
    Major corporate eventsFinance
    Famous award and prizesAutomobiles

    The total number of questions asked from this section is 20 which are of total 60 marks. Each correct answer will allocate 3 marks. Some of the books that are required for the examination better preparation are as:

    Books NameAuthors Name
    General Knowledge ManualPearson
    General StudiesManohar Pandey
    General KnowledgeLucent’s

    General Knowledge/ Current Affairs Preparation Tips

    • Reading newspaper daily helps students to clear the examination with better knowledge.
    • They need to watch news programmes at least once a day
    • Students should play online quizzes in order to test their knowledge

    About Exam Pattern

    It’s better to know the exam pattern in advance. It will help students in the better preparation of the examination. By knowing the examination pattern, students will come to know the type of questions asked in the paper, its difficulty level, marking scheme etc. The examination pattern is explained in detail as below:

    • This is a computer-based examination which is comprised of 100 objective type questions.
    • Total time duration to complete the exam is 100 minutes.
    • The paper is divided into five different sections such as Data Interpretation, Quantitative, Reasoning, English and GK/ CA/ BA.
    • Each section is the paper consists of 20 questions.
    • For each right answer, 3 marks will be awarded.
    • There is no negative marking.

    *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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