IIT JAM Mathematics (MA) Exam 2018. The JAM Mathematics 2018 online examination will be held on February as Computer Based Test (MA). For Application Form, Admission /Notification, Result, Admit Card, Please refer to IIT JAM 2018 Exam.
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IIT JAM Mathematics Exam 2018
Exam Pattern
 This Mathematics test paper has a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire question paper is dividedinto three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types.
Mathematics (MA) Section – A
 Section – A contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. This section has 30 Questions and carry a total of 50 marks. Q.1 – Q.10 carry 1 mark each and Questions Q.11 – Q.30 carry 2 marks each.
Mathematics (MA) Section – B
 Section – B contains Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct choices only and no wrong choices. This section has 10 Questions and carry 2 marks each with a total of 20 marks.
Mathematics (MA) Section – C
 Section – C contains Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a real number which needs to be entered using the virtual numerical keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions. This section has 20 Questions and carry a total of 30 marks. Q.1 – Q.10 carry 1 mark each and Questions Q.11 – Q.20 carry 2 marks each.
Mathematics (MA) Negative Marking
 Section – A (MCQ): wrong answer will result in NEGATIVE marks. For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
 In Section – B (MSQ), there is NO NEGATIVE and NO PARTIAL marking provisions. There is NO
NEGATIVE marking in Section – C (NAT) as well.
IIT JAM Mathematics MA Syllabus
MATHEMATICS (MA)
 Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequences and series of real numbers, Convergent and divergent sequences, bounded and monotone sequences, Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences, absolute and conditional convergence; Tests of convergence for series of positive terms – comparison test, ratio test, root test; Leibnitz test for convergence of alternating series.
 Functions of One Variable: limit, continuity, differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean value theorem. Taylor’s theorem. Maxima and minima.
 Functions of Two Real Variables: limit, continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability, maxima and minima. Method of Lagrange multipliers, Homogeneous functions including Euler’s theorem.
 Integral Calculus: Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental theorem of integral calculus. Double and triple integrals, change of order of integration. Calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals and applications. Calculating volumes using triple integrals and applications.
 Differential Equations: Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y’=f(x,y). Bernoulli’s equation, exact differential equations, integrating factor, Orthogonal trajectories, Homogeneous differential equationsseparable solutions, Linear differential equations of second and higher order with constant coefficients, method of variation of parameters. CauchyEuler equation.
 Vector Calculus: Scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl and Laplacian. Scalar line integrals and vector line integrals, scalar surface integrals and vector surface integrals, Green’s, Stokes and Gauss theorems and their applications.
 Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, Abelian groups, nonabelian groups, cyclic groups, permutation groups; Normal subgroups, Lagrange’s Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups (only group theory).
 Linear Algebra: Vector spaces, Linear dependence of vectors, basis, dimension, linear transformations, matrix representation with respect to an ordered basis, Range space and null space, ranknullity theorem; Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant, solutions of systems of linear equations, consistency conditions. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. CayleyHamilton theorem. Symmetric, skewsymmetric, hermitian, skewhermitian, orthogonal and unitary matrices.
 Real Analysis: Interior points, limit points, open sets, closed sets, bounded sets, connected sets, compact sets; completeness of R, Power series (of real variable) including Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s, domain of convergence, termwise differentiation and integration of power series.
IIT JAM Mathematics Eligibility
Test paper code  Academic Programme(s)  Institute(s)  Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission 
Mathematics(MA)  M.Sc. Mathematics / Mathematics andComputing  IITH  Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics as one of the core subjects. 
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing 
IITG 
A bachelor’s (at least 10+2+3) degree withmajor/honours in Mathematics and a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CPI on 10point scale, without rounding off (50% marks or 5.5 CPI on10point scale, without rounding off, for SC/ST/PwD candidates) in major/honours only ORA bachelor’s (at least 10+2+3) degree* without major/honours in Mathematics but with Mathematics as a subject for two years/four semesters and a minimum 60% aggregate marks or 6.5 CPI on 10point scale, without rounding off (55% aggregate marks or 6.0 CPI on 10point scale, without rounding off, for SC/ST/PwD candidates).
* (including major/honours in Computer Science) 

M.Sc. in Mathematics  IITR  Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics / Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.  
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Mathematics  IITBBS, IITKgp  
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree inOperations Research  IITB  
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering  IITB  Bachelor’s degree with any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters. The candidate should have passed Mathematics at Higher Secondary (10 +2) level.  
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy  IITB  Bachelor’s degree with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/ two semesters.  
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D in Atmosphere andOcean Sciences  IITBBS  Bachelor’s degree with Mathamatics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics.  
M.Sc. in Mathematics  IITJ  Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics as asubject for three years/six semesters and should have passed Mathematics at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.  
Mathematical Statistics(MS)  Integrated Ph.D. in MathematicalSciences  IISc Bangalore  Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with Mathematics as a subject for three years or six semesters. 
Mathematics  Integrated Ph.D. in MathematicalSciences  IISc Bangalore  Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering withmathematics as a subject for three years/six semesters. 
Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences  IISc Bangalore  Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry orPhysics or Mathematics with Biology at theHigher Secondary (10+2) level.  
M.Sc. Mathematics  IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITRPR  Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics as asubject for at least two years/four semesters. 
Old Question Papers
JAM Mathematics Previous Year Question Papers
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