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IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - February 27, 2018

IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27 in pdf format. The response sheet of IIT JAM 2018 was already available from February 20. Candidates can check their response-sheets by accessing their login accounts. IIT JAM 2018 was successfully held in online mode by IIT Bombay on February 11. IIT JAM is a computer-based test of 3 hours duration which included 60 questions from 3 sections. Check IIT JAM 2018 Cut off

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Latest: IIT JAM 2018 Official Questions Papers/Answer keys – 

Biological Sciences (BL)Question paperAnswer Key
Biotechnology (BT)Question paperAnswer Key
Chemistry (CY)Question paperAnswer Key
Geology (GG)Question paperAnswer Key
Mathematics (MA)Question paperAnswer Key
Mathematical Statistics (MS)Question paperAnswer Key
Physics (PH)Question paperAnswer Key
  • Question paper was almost similar and even easier to that of 2017 paper. Check IIT JAM Paper Analysis 2018
  • Section C, NAT (Numerical Answer Type) was time-consuming and a bit lengthier while the remaining sections were as usual.
  • MSQ (Multiple Select Question) section have tricky questions in comparison to that of other sections.
  • In case of any discrepancies in the answer key, candidates can submit complaints online.
  • IIT JAM Result 2018 will be declared on March 20, 2018.

IIT JAM cut off lists comprise of the last rank at which aspirants have been offered admission in Colleges accepting IIT JAM Scores for Admission. IIT JAM AIR list will be prepared based on total marks scored by candidates in Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

      How to check IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key?

      • Before releasing the final IIT JAM answer key, a draft answer key will be released.
      • If candidates find any incorrect answers in the draft, they can submit challenges for the same by February 20, 2018.
      • Candidates can calculate their expected scores in the written entrance test through IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key.
      • The final answer key will be released on February 20, 2018 and cannot be challenged any further.
      • The answer key will be available in pdf format and can be downloaded from official website.

      Candidates can follow these simple steps given below to check the IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key – 

      1. Visit IIT JAM official website i.e.
      2. Click on the Downloads tab at the home page.
      3. Now, go to IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key link.
      4. Here you can download the pdf file of the answer key.
      5. Check the answers and calculate your expected IIT JAM scores.

      How to Challenge IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key?

      • In case of any discrepancies in the answer key, candidates can submit complaints online. Challenges towards the questions must be submitted through Email.
      • Applicants can submit the grievances at In the subject section, candidates must mention “Comments on Answer Key”.
      • As soon as the challenge will be received by the authority, comments will be examined and final decision will be made available for the candidates at the portal itself.
      • The finally released IIT JAM 2018 answer key will have to followed by everyone.  

      IIT JAM 2018 Paper Analysis

      • Several unexpected questions from Mathematics appeared this time for the exam.
      • Physics questions were precarious and were in same number as the previous year.
      • In Mathematics, questions from Mathematical Statistics (MS) were given priority.
      • Questions from topics Biological Sciences (BL) especially involving images appeared as expected in a very good number.

      Overall, the question paper covered broad topics which gave the platform for everyone to secure good marks. Some aspirants said they did well in NAT, while others performed well in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and MSQ sections. So, there are chances that the average marking and maximum marks would remain just like in the previous year.

      IIT JAM 2018 Cut off

      • IIT JAM 2018 Cut off will be announced by IIT Bombay.
      • Only the candidates having secured the cut off scores will be offered admissions to the participating institutes.
      • Cut Off marks will be available as per various categories i.e. General, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Other Backward Class.
      • After the release of cut off scores, the admissions committee will proceed with the counselling process.

      Given below is the previous year cut off with which candidates can get the estimate of expected cut off for IIT JAM 2018:

      Program CodeGeneralOBCSCSTPWD
      Biological Sciences (BL)33.9930.59171717
      Biotechnology (BT)26.672413.3413.3413.34
      Chemistry (CY)23.3521.0211.6811.6811.68
      Geology (GG)33.2929.9616.6416.6416.64
      Mathematics (MA)19.5117.569.769.769.76
      Mathematical Statistics (MS)19.0417.149.529.529.52
      Physics (PH)14.7913.317.397.397.39



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