JIPMER Exam Pattern 2020

All You Need to Know About JIPMER 2020 Exam Pattern

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry is one of the most prestigious medical institutions of India. This institution offers a total of 200 seats for the medical aspirants, out of which 150 seats are available at its Puducherry campus and the rest 50 seats are available at its Karaikal campus. The updated JIPMER exam pattern will be published by the institute on its official website together with JIPMER 2020 information brochure. The entrance exam for JIPMER is tentatively scheduled to be held in June first week, 2020.

JIPMER Paper Pattern- Overview

The entrance exam for JIPMER is going to be conducted in an online mode. The questions of JIPMER 2020 will be set from the 10+2 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. There will be a total of 200 multiple choice type questions in the entrance exam. Aspirants are suggested to download the information brochure of JIPMER 2020 from the official website and go through the exam pattern details. The JIPMER exam pattern is published particularly to help the aspirants with an idea of the marking scheme, repetitive concepts, types of questions and topic-wise weightage as well. This test is a computer-based one and the JIPMER total marks is 800.

The test duration for JIPMER 2020 will be of two and a half hours and aspirants may note there will be no recess in between the exam. Since about 2 lacs aspirants appear for JIPMER, the exam is scheduled to be held in two shifts: morning shift and afternoon shift. The shift allocation is done on a random basis and requests for shift alterations will not be entertained. The duration of both shifts is enlisted below.

Shift Details


Morning shift

10:00 hrs to 12:30 hrs

Afternoon shift

15:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs

Aspirants may refer to the highlights of the JIPMER exam pattern discussed in the below table.

Highlights of JIPMER 2020


Medium of Examination


Duration of Examination

2hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes)

Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Test (CBT) 

Subjects included in the syllabus 

  • English Comprehension and Language

  • Logical and Quantitative Reasoning 

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology 

Question type 

Multiple-choice questions

The total number of questions


JIPMER Question Paper Pattern

The JIPMER exam pattern 2020 that is yet to be published by the JIPMER authorities, will cover the types of questions asked in the previous years and the marking scheme in particular. Aspirants must note that the medium of this entrance examination is English and no other choice of language is available for the same. Apart from the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, aspirants will also need to prepare for English Language Comprehension and Logical and Quantitative reasoning.

In the entrance examination of JIPMER the number of questions asked is 200 and all of these questions are expected to be of objective type. There will be four options provided for every question and only one of them will be the correct answer. Since this is a computer-based examination, aspirants will have to save their responses before moving on to the next question. They can also mark any of the questions for review later and can change the response for it, once they are done with the rest of the questions. 

Aspirants must go through all the concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from the syllabi of classes 11 and 12, thoroughly to secure a good score in this entrance examination. As stated in the JIPMER exam pattern, all three subjects have equal weightage in the examination. The weightage for the subjects: Logical and Quantitative Reasoning, and English Language and Comprehension, is one-sixth of that of the other three subjects. As of now, the JIPMER authorities have not released any official syllabus for the entrance examination on their website. The syllabus for this examination coincides with that of the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from 10+2 CBSE and state boards level. 

The important concepts of Physics as included in the syllabus for JIPMER 2020 are as follows.

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity and Electromagnetic waves

  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

  • Alternating Current

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Thermodynamics

  • Optics

  • Electronic Devices

Some of the important concepts of Chemistry as included in the syllabus for JIPMER 2020 are as follows.

  • p- block elements

  • d and f block elements

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Isolation of Elements

  • Solid State

  • Electrochemistry

  • Surface Chemistry

  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Equilibrium

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes solutions

  • Alchohols

  • Aldehydes

  • Organic Compounds with Nitrogen

  • Phenols and Ethers

  • Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Biomolecules

  • Polymers

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

The important topics from Biology as included in the syllabus for JIPMER 2020 are as follows.

  • Cell: structure and functions of cells

  • Cell Cycle and Division

  • Genetics and Evolution: Molecular basis of Inheritance and Principles of Inheritance and Variation

  • Human Physiology

  • Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Environmental Issues

  • Ecosystem

  • Organisms and Population

  • Biotechnology

  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants

  • Morphology in Flowering Plants

  • Respiration in Plants

  • Plant Growth and Development

  • Mineral Nutrition

  • Transport in Plants

  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

  • Microbes in Human Welfare

The syllabus of Logical and Quantitative Reasoning for JIPMER 2020 includes the following topics.

  • Theme Detection

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Blood Relationships

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Figure Completion 

  • Numeric and Alphabetical Series

The syllabus for English Language and Comprehension for the test is as follows.

  • Section A

  1. Unseen Comprehension Passage (Note making)

  • Section B

  1. Writing Skills

  • Section C

  1. Literature

  2. Long Reading 

According to the feedback from the previous year’s JIPMER candidates, it may be expected that the questions in this entrance test will not be very difficult. Yet, it is highly recommended that the aspiring candidates should be well aware of all the concepts included in the syllabus of JIPMER 2020 to score well. One of the main parameters that should be taken into consideration is time-management. Knowing the fact that in JIPMER the number of questions asked is 200, aspiring candidates must work on their time-management skills, so as to answer the maximum number of questions within the stipulated time. 

The below table enlists the number of questions asked from each subject in the entrance test. 


The Total Number of Questions Asked From Each Subject







Logical and Quantitative Reasoning


English Language and Comprehension




 JIPMER Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

Aspirants will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer thereby making the JIPMER total marks is 800. Many aspirants ask the question: is there negative marking JIPMER 2020? Well, in this regard, aspirants are suggested to answer every question carefully, since one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. For the unattempted questions in JIPMER negative marking is not there. Therefore, aspirants should only answer the questions that they are sure of, instead of running the risk for negative marking. 

For the convenience of aspirants, the marking scheme is tabulated as follows.

Answers or Responses

Marks awarded

Correct Answer

+4 marks 

Incorrect Answer

-1 marks

Unattempted Question

  0 marks 

Following the JIPMER question paper pattern closely, will definitely be a help for the aspirants. After completing the syllabus of all the subjects, aspirants may take mock tests to get well accustomed to the JIPMER exam pattern. It is likely that the authorities of JIPMER will be publishing the mock tests for JIPMER 2020 on their official website, about a week before the examination. Aspirants are suggested to practice as much as possible and improve their time-management skills as well to fetch a good percentile in the examination.