For JAM IIT, the questions are usually from graduation. If you have prepared well for your graduation, then you stand at an advantage while taking JAM IIT. Nevertheless it is a good idea to set aside 3 to 4 hours of study for JAM at least for a year. Here are some points that will enable you to prepare for JAM IIT
Start preparing well in advance
If you are planning to take the JAM IIT, then it is best if you have this vision right from your graduation. For if you are clear that you will be appearing for JAM IIT, you can begin your preparations while studying for your graduation itself. Most of the questions are asked from graduation level. This also means that you have to be very thorough with your graduation syllabus. Try to have clear concepts and understanding about each topic. While you are preparing for your JAM, there may not be much time to go to your first year or second year degree course, so keep making notes as you are studying for graduation.
Getting admitted into JAM coaching institutes
There are several coaching institutes that offer JAM coaching. You can opt for one, if you desire. That will give you a structured way of learning. Having said that, there are people who clear JAM without the help of any coaching institute.
Getting acquainted with syllabus
Depending on the course that you are opting for, get acquainted with the syllabus. The syllabus is announced by the organizing institute or respective institutes well in advance. Be sure to prepare each and every topic that has been mentioned in the syllabus.
Refer to past question papers
The more you solve past question papers, the better you are going to get. Solving past years question papers will not only give you an insight into what to expect but will also make you confident on the day of the exam. Past years question papers will also allow you to have an idea of the occurrence of the questions from various topics. The past years questions are either available online or can be bought.
There are mock exams available online which you can attempt. Taking mock tests will enable you to have a strategy in place - in terms of time management and prioritizing the topics to be tackled first.
There are different IIT JAM books by various authors. Referring to them while you are preparing will help you extensively. Last but not the least, have the confidence and a positive attitude that you will be able to crack the exam. Best of luck.