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IIT JAM Geology Exam Details

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About IIT JAM Exam IIT JAM Exam is an entrance exam which is conducted for the candidates who wish to get admitted in IITs to pursue pursue MSc (Four Semesters), Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-MTech., MSc-PhD Dual Degree. IIT JAM Exam is one of the toughest exam in India. It is conducted every year in the month of February. JAM Exam is conducted in seven subjects: Physics Chemistry Mathematics Mathematical Statistics Geology Biological Science Biotechnology

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IIT JAM Geology Exam IIT JAM Exam first conducted in 2004 to give admissions to candidates who want to pursue PG courses. Candidates want to pursue courses related to Geology must clear the IIT JAM Geology exam and must have pursued Bachelor’s degree in Geology (three years/ six semesters) and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science. Every year, the number of candidates for JAM Geology exam is increasing. In 2016, around 1500 students appeared for JAM Geology and in 2017, it was around 2000.

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IIT JAM Geology Exam Pattern Exam pattern for all the subjects are same. Below I have mentioned the exam patter for IIT JAM exam: JAM exam is divided into three sections: Section A- 30 MCQs of 50 marks: Out of a total of 30 questions, 10 questions are of one mark each and 20 questions are of two marks each. There is negative marking of 1/3 mark for each question answered incorrectly out of the one-mark question and 2/3 marks are deducted for each incorrect question which is of two marks each. There is no negative marking for any question left unanswered. Section B- 10 MSQs of 20 marks: Each correct answer in this section is awarded two marks. There is no negative marking in this section. Section C- 20 NAT of 30 marks:  Out of the total 20 questions, first 10 questions are of one mark each and other 10 questions are of two marks each. There is no negative marking in this section as well.

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IIT JAM Geology Books There are many books available for IIT JAM Geology preparation. Candidates will have to buy these books separately for different topics. So, instead of buying these books separately you can refer study materials for Geology preparation with all the topics for Geology exam covered in one file. If candidates want to know which are the best books for Geology, they can check from here – IIT JAM Geology Books.

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IIT JAM Geology Preparation Tips Candidates must follow the below preparation tips to crack Geology exam: Start your preparation 5-6 months before the exam so you can get enough time for your revision. Do not study any other subjects. Make notes of all the important topics and revise all those topics frequently. Give more time to your weak points which helps you to improve them. Maintain a good health. You need to eat good and healthy food everyday and take at least 7-8 hours of sleep.

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IIT JAM Geology Career Options There are many IIT JAM Career Options available after pursuing MSC and PhD degrees. Few of the Geological companies in India who provide the Jobs in Geology in India are as follows : Geological Survey of India (GSI) ONGC Oil India Limited (OIL) Reliance Indutries Limited (RIL) Central Groundwater Board India  Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (MECL)  Coal India Limited (CIL) National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO)  Bharat Gold Mines Ltd. (BGML) Indian Bureau Of Mines (IBM) 

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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus The Planet Earth Dating rocks and age of the Earth Earth-moon system Earthquakes Earth’s magnetism and gravity Elements of Plate tectonics Energy in the earth system Formation of continents and oceans Geosphere and the composition of the Earth Interior of earth Isostasy Origin of the Solar System and the Earth Orogenic cycles Shape and size of the earth Volcanism and volcanic landforms

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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus Geomorphology Weathering Soil Erosion Transportation and deposition of soil Structurally controlled landforms   Structural Geology Stratum Outcrop patterns Dip and strike Shear zones Contour Maps and cross sections Classification and origin of folds Origin of faults, joints, foliation and lineation

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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus Palaeontology Fossils - their mode of preservation and utility Fossils in India Major steps in the evolution of life forms Morphological characters   Mineralogy Classification of minerals Isomorphism Mineralogy of common rock-forming minerals Mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks Optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals Physical properties of minerals Polymorphism Structure of silicates Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes Transmitted polarized light microscopy

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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus Stratigraphy Distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India Litho-, chronoand biostratigraphic classification Principles of stratigraphy Petrology Definition and classification of rocks Crystallization from magma Forms of igneous bodies Genesis of igneous rocks Igneous rocks Metamorphic rocks - classification, texture and properties Sedimentary rocks – classification Size and shape of sedimentary bodies Texture and structure of sedimentary rocks

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IIT JAM Geology Syllabus Economic Geology Coal and petroleum occurrences in India General processes of formation of mineral deposits Metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits — distribution in India Mode of occurrence of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits Physical characters Properties of common economic minerals   Applied Geology Elements of Mining Geology Environmental Geology Ground Water Mineral exploration Principles of Engineering Geology

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Summary: Candidates can check the previous years question papers for IIT JAM Geology, books, syllabus, preparation tips, exam pattern, etc.

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