IIT JAM 2020


    IIT JAM 2020 Cutoff First Round (Released), Admission List,Counselling Dates and Result

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    IIT JAM 2020 Admission process began on April 20, 2020, last date to apply was extended till May 24, 2020. IIT JAM is a national level online test conducted each year by any of the Indian Institutes of Technology on a rotational basis. New counselling schedule of IIT JAM 2020 for M.Sc. courses has been released by IIT Kanpur after extending it twice due to COVID 19 lockdown. The exam was successfully conducted in two sessions on February 9, 2020. Candidates who have qualified cutoff can fill course choices now. Check IIT JAM Counselling Process

    Latest: IIT JAM 2020 First Round Cutoff has been released on July 06, 2020. Check Details

    • IIT JAM First Admission List has been released on June 29, 2020.
    • Uptill 2019, JAM was conducted in 7 test courses but in 2020 only 6 subjects i.e. Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics, and Physics (PH) were included as test papers.
    • Results were declared earlier than expected on March 16, 2020, in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can download their scorecard from March 31 to July 31, 2020.
    • Candidates can use their application Number and DOB/Password to log in and download the scorecard. CheckIIT JAM 2020 Result
    • As per IIT JAM 2020 Paper Analysis and students’ reactions, this year’s exam difficulty level was easier than the last year.
    • MNIT Jaipur has started CCMN registration process from May 18, 2020, for admission to NITs and CFIs through IIT-JAM 2020 Score. Read more

    IIT JAM offers an opportunity to get admission in MSc and other PG courses at IITs and integrated PhD courses at IISc, Bangalore along with other government-funded institutes.  

    IIT Kanpur has advised applicants facing issues regarding documents to submit the documents to the best of their understanding. Any shortcomings will be notified at the stage of scrutiny in admissions. In case final year applicants have incomplete documents they can submit an undertaking. Last date to submit the documents at the admitting college is September 30, 2020. 

    Note: IIT Kanpur has released a clarification regarding change of category in IIT JAM Admission forms. Check here 

    IIT JAM 2020 Exam Report

    Number of Candidates Registered73,360
    Number of Candidates Appeared62,654
    Number oof Qualified Candidates14,623

    Although the eligibility criteria clearly state that the applicant must be a B.Sc. graduate, students only from the following streams are eligible for IIT’s Joint Admission Test for M.Sc – Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Physics and Chemistry. Earlier this list consisted of seven streams but Biological Sciences paper was discontinued from this year.

    IIT JAM 2020 Highlights

    ExamIndian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
    Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    Mode of ExamCBT (Computer-Based Test)
    Official Websitejam.iitk.ac.in
    Exam TypeNational Level
    Courses offered M.Sc., M.Sc.+ PhD, M.Sc.+ PhD Dual Degree, M.Sc. + M.Tech and various other integrated post-graduate programs
    Duration of Exam3 hours
    Eligibility Criteria

    General/OBC – Minimum 55% in Bachelor’s Degree 

    SC/ST/PwD – Minimum 50% in Bachelor’s Degree

    Mode of ApplicationOnline

    IIT JAM 2020 Important Dates

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    IIT JAM 2020 Admission Process Important Dates

    Each year the same timeline is followed for IIT JAM, the exam is usually conducted in the first week of February but due to Coronavirus pandemic this year the counselling process for IIT JAM is extended. Important dates for IIT JAM 2020 are mentioned below in a tabulated format :

    EventsDates (Revised)
    Availability of application form for IIT JAM 2020 admissionsApril 20, 2020
    Last date of application form availability

    May 24, 2020

    Last date to send in ‘change of category’May 25, 2020
    Publishing of first admission listJune 29, 2020
    Publishing of second admission listJuly 14, 2020
    Publishing of final admission listJuly 29, 2020
    Last date of admission through IIT JAM 2020Aug 03, 2020

    IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Q&A on IIT JAM

    Ques: Why is Biological Science Paper scrapped for IIT JAM? Is the change permanent or temporary?

    Ans: As per experts inmtroduction of MSc Biotechnology cpourse at severa lITs, seats were divided between Biotechnology and Biology. Only IISc and IIT Indore used to accept BL scores. 

    Moreover BL and BT both papers were conducted on the same day serving no purpose to the candidates. Biotechnology course encompass more subject domain compared to Biology. 

    IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Those wishing to appear in IIT JAM will have to fulfil the eligibility criteria given below:

    • Nationality: Citizens from Indian states and foreign nationals are eligible.
    • Age Limit: There is no age restriction. 
    • Educational Qualifications: Must have a degree in Bachelor’s in Science in any one of the following subjects – Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, PhysicsChemistry. Final year candidates are also eligible to apply.
    • Minimum Marks: At least 55% or 5.5 CGPA out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 CGPA for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

    Those who wish to check out the requirements needed to qualify for the examination in detail can do so via hitting Collegedunia.com

    IIT JAM 2020 Admission Process

    IIT JAM 2020 Admission Process

    Below mentioned steps are to be followed in prder to gain admission in IITs and make through the stringent selection process.

    Step 1: Fill IIT JAM Application Form

    Initial step is to fill the application form via JAM online application processing system (JOAPS). The link is available at the official websitethus the entire process has to be done in online mode only.

    Application fee too has to be paid online to complete the application process via net banking/debit card or credit card. Candidates can apply to a maximum of two papers for which additional fee payment is required.

    Step 2: Download IIT JAM Admit Card 

    Available on the official website hall ticket can be downloaded online. Hard copy of admit card along with a valid ID proof has to be carried to th exam center. It is advised to retain admit card till the counselling process is over. 

    Step 3: Appear for IIT JAM Exam and Check Results

    Appear for the exam at the alloted test center. In case candidates have applied for more than on paper they need to appear for both. Absence in any paper will be considered a void attempt for that test paper. 

    Once the results are declared on the official website, candidates haveto doenload their scorecard for further process. For all the 6 test papers an All India Rank List is prepared,if names of the candidate appear in the merit list they will be considered for admission process.

    Step 4: Fill Admission Form for IIT JAM Counselling

    In case candidates qualify in more than one test paper, they have to fill only one admission form as stated by the conducting authorities. After fillingthe duly filled admission form for counselling, processing charge of INR 600 needs to be submitted.  

    Step 5: Admission List Announcement

    An admission list will be declared by the conducting body IIT Kanpur when admission form submission process gets over. Admission offer letter will be sent to candidates by respective colleges.

    Acceptance form needs to be submitted with advance seat booking fee:

    CategorySeat Booking Fee
    General OBC-NCLINR 10,000
    SC/ST/PwDINR 5,000
    Note: In case seats go vacant after first admission list is announced, IITs will release consecutive admission list. 

    As informed by the official website, admission will be granted in order of merit, mere reflection of name in the merit list does not gaurantee admission. 

    IIT JAM 2020 Result

    Q&A on IIT JAM

    Ques: Is class 12th Syllabus also incorporated in IIT JAM Syllabus?

    Ans: Generally syllabus of IIT JAM is that of graduation level of the subject concerned. As mentioned in the official brochure Biotechnology syllabus covers up 10+2+3 level Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is advised to brush up basics of intermediate as well for all 6 subjects to score well in IIT JAM.  

    IIT JAM 2020 Result

    Those who applied for IIT JAM 2020 will be able to check their results from the official website.  

    • IIT JAM 2020 Result will be declared on March 20, 2020. March 16, 2020 (Released)
    • Candidates can download their IIT JAM 2020 scorecard from March 31 to July 31, 2020. The organizing Institution will not send any hard copy of the scorecard through offline mode.
    • No scorecard will be sent to candidates through offline mode.
    • All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned as per the marks obtained in the examination.
    • Based on the candidate’s performance in IIT JAM 2020, for each test paper, a separate merit list will be prepared for GEN/ OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
    • Merit list will be based on the number of seats available in each subject and AIR of every candidate.
    • The scorecard will contain AIR and marks obtained in the particular subject.

    Check IIT JAM Cut off for IISc Bangalore

    IIT JAM 2020 Courses and Colleges

    IIT JAM 2020: List of Courses and Colleges Accepting Score

    Paper CodeRespective CourseList of IITs Accepting Score
    Biotechnology(BT)MSC BiotechnologyIIT Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
    MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Environmental EnggIIT Bombay
    Chemistry (CY)MSc ChemistryIIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
    MSc-PhD in ChemistryIIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
    MSc-PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIIT Bhubaneshwar
    Geology (GG)MSc Applied GeologyIIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
    MSc-PhD GeophysicsIIT Kharagpur
    MSc-PhD GeologyIIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneshwar
    MSc Tech in Applied GeologyIIT (ISM) Dhanbad

    Paper CodeRespective CoursesList of IITs Accepting Score
    Mathematics (MA)MSc MathematicsIIT Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar
    MSc EconomicsIIT Roorkee
    MSc Applied Mathematics and ComputingIIT Hyderabad, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhilai
    MSc-PhD in MathematicsIIT Bhubaneshwar,IIT Kharagpur
    MSc-PhD in Operation ResearchIIT Bombay
    Mathematics Statistics (MS)MSc Applied Statistics and InformaticsIIT Bombay
    MSc StatisticsIIT Kanpur
    Physics (PH)MSc PhysicsIIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
    MSc-PhD PhysicsIIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
    MSc AstronomyIIT Indore

    IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

    Each year any of the Indian Institutes of Technology commence the IIT JAM application process between August to September. For this year’s IIT JAM, the application forms went live on September 4, 2019 and the last date to fill the same was October 9, 2019. 

        IIT JAM Application Form, IIT JAM Registration

        To fill the online application form, candidates first need to register themselves at the Joint Online Application Processing System. The JOAPS provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM Administration. This interactive platform provides an applicant with :

        • Application for the examination online. 
        • Uploading of documents like photograph, signature along with category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.
        • Payment link to the application fee. 
        • Status of the application form. 
        • Download link for Admit Card and JAM scorecard

        Know about IIT JAM 2020 Registration

        Application Fee:

        Application fee for IIT JAM varies on, whether a candidate wants to opt for one or two test papers. The category-wise application fee is given below: 

        One Test PaperTwo Test Papers
        Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwDINR 750INR 1050
        All OthersINR 1500INR 2100

        Candidates have an option to make the payment via any of the online modes of payment such as – Net-banking/debit card/credit card

        JAM 2020 Exam Schedule

        Date of ExamSessionPaper Codes
        February 9, 2020 (Sunday)


        9.30 am to 12.30 pm

        Biotechnology(BT), Physics(PH), Mathematicsl Statistics (MS)


        2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

        Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA)

        IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

        Although the exam pattern will vary as per the course opted by the candidate, here is a basic outline of the exam and type of questions asked in IIT JAM exam: 

        • Exam Mode: Computer-Based Test
        • Medium: English
        • Number of Sessions: Two; 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon & 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
        • Sections: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)
        • No. of Papers:  6 or one for each stream 
        • Duration: Three hours
        • No. of Questions: A total of 60 questions will be asked in the examination
        • Maximum Marks: 100 
        • Negative Marking: In Section A only.
        SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
        Section A30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)50
        Section B10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)20
        Section C20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)30

        Indian Institutes of Management allow students from only six streams (Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, PhysicsChemistry) to participate in IIT JAM. The candidates can appear in the exam for a maximum of two subjects. Earlier only Biotechnology and Computer Application papers consisted of Objective Type Questions but the IIT JAM exam pattern has changed throughout the years and the exam is now known to be an amalgam of MCQs, MSQs and NAT Questions.  

        IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus

        No new additions have been made to the JAM paper pattern and syllabus in the past years. IIT JAM is set on a 10+2+3 level and comprises the following subject’s topics & chapters: 

        Biotechnology (BT)Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
        Chemistry (CY)Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
        Geology (GG)Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
        Mathematics (MA) Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
        Mathematical Statistics (MS)Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
        Physics (PH)Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators

        Check the detailed subject-wise syllabus here, in order to get familiar with IIT JAM exam pattern. 

        Download IIT JAM 2020 Sample Papers

        Candidates can click on any of the links provided below to download free sample papers for IIT JAM:

        Moreover, students can check IIT JAM Exam Pattern in order to get a brief idea about the exam and type of questions asked. 

        IIT JAM Admit Card

        Each year, the exam conducting IIT releases the admit card in December or January. Successfully registered candidates can download their IIT JAM admit card by visiting the JOAPS portal only as it will not be sent by post/email. 

        Details on IIT JAM Admit Card

        Keep the hall ticket safe until the admissions are confirmed as it will contain necessary information like the candidate’s & other exam related details such as:

        1. Name of Candidate’s
        2. Registration Number
        3. Photograph
        4. Signature
        5. Name(s) & Code(s) of Test paper(s)
        6. Name & Address of Test Center

        How to Download IIT JAM Admit Card?

        In order to download their IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card, candidates need to enter all the mandatory details such as:  

        • issued Enrollment ID/Email ID 
        • password
        • security code and other credentials

        In case any candidate has forgotten their enrollment ID or password, they can recover it through the “Forget Enrollment ID or Password” option.

          Note: Check the details given on the admit card properly. In case there is any discrepancy on the admit card, contact the concerned authorities immediately.

          IIT JAM Exam Centers

          IIT JAM exam centers are spread across the nation and divided as per these eight IIT zones where the exams are held each year – 

          IIT JAM Zones

          A list of IIT JAM exam centers is mentioned below where every candidate is allowed to choose a maximum of three preferences:

          IISc BangaloreBengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
          IIT BombayAhmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
          IIT DelhiFaridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
          IIT GuwahatiAsansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
          IIT KanpurAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
          IIT KharagpurBhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
          IIT MadrasChennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
          IIT RoorkeeDehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

          After the selection of an exam center, JOAPS will automatically detect the nearest IIT Zone. The same procedure has to be followed for the second and third preference.

          Note: Once allotted, the exam center can not be changed.

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          IIT JAM 2020 FAQs

          Ques: For how many subjects is IIT JAM conducted?

          Ans: Uptill 2019 IIT JAM was conducted for 7 subjects. Since 2020 session Biological sciences waschuked out from the test paper list and now the exam is held only in 6 sebjects: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Mathematical Statistics, Geology.

          Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to appear in IIT JAM?

          Ans: Candidates having a bachelors degree with minimum 55% marks belonging to General Category can apply for the exam. Aspirants from reserved SC/ST/PwD categories have relaxation of 5% marks. Candidates appearing in their final year examination are also eligible to apply. 

          Ques: Can i apply to more than one test paper in IIT JAM?

          Ans:Yes at the time of Application form filling candidates can select upto 2 test papers to apear for. It should be kept in mind that there is no clash in time slots of both the papers. 

          However at the time of filling admission/counselling form candidates have to slect one subject to fill their choice.

          Ques: Do i need Maths as a subject in class 12th to appear for IIT JAM? 

          Ans: In most of the test papers out of 6, Mathematics is requitred as a compulsory subject to be eligible. Though andidates should make sure they fulfill respective eligibility criteria of papers before applying.

          Ques: Is there any benefit of appearing in IIT JAM?

          Ans: IIT JAM is oneof a kind science entrance test in India for admission to MSc coursesin in IITsand integrated MSc-PhD course in IISc Bangalore. Future prospects are also high in the feild of specialisation and research. Plus, there is cut throat competition for PG courses in such prestigiousinstitutes of national importance. 

          Ques: Can i get admission in IISER Bhopal through IIT JAM?

          Ans: Yes, candidates whose name appear in merit list of IIT JAM are eligible to get admission in IISER Bhopal. Though a common counselling process is conducted by IISER Bhopaland IISER Pune to final admissions.

          Ques: In how many test centers is IIT JAM conducted?

          Ans: On a rotational basis any one IIT is responsible to conduct IIT JAM. It is conducted in over 65 cities across India. Candidates can select 2 exam center as their preference while filling the application form.

          *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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          Rinki Nanda

          Sir, for how many times a candidate can appear for the IIT jam examination?

          08 Sep, 2019 07:48
          Yashveer Singh

          Hello Rinki, There is no restriction on the number of attempts. One can appear as many times as one wants.

          19 Sep, 2019 17:12
          Rinki Nanda

          Thank you so much.

          26 Sep, 2019 14:08
          vaibhav sharma

          can somebody with final year subject as chemistry and physics can apply for master in applied statstics and informatics from iiit bombay

          26 Aug, 2019 21:04
          Shobhna Chaturvedi

          Hi Vaibhav, you can check the eligibility criteria and Admission Procedure of the concerned course in IIT Bombay from here.

          27 Aug, 2019 16:26
          Alkur Srikanth

          Sir I suddenly added .2 percent to our jam application form is there any problems occurs in this exam

          17 Oct, 2018 16:21
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Alkur, No It does not occur any problem in an application form.

          17 Oct, 2018 17:48
          Punit Vijayvargiya

          Hello Dear,I wanted to do MS in Physics from IIT's. pls guide for the same.

          11 Oct, 2018 00:20
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Punit, You need to appear the entrance exam for the same, as above mentioned the detail of the application form for IIT.

          11 Oct, 2018 11:42
          Vasundhara Avutapalli

          I'm not an inter BiPC student instead I did Agricultural Diploma in Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultutal University affiliated college and doing my Graduation in BSc Biotechnology. Am I eligible for the examination?

          04 Oct, 2018 00:20
          Akansha Expert

          Hi Vasundhara, You may please check this link for getting the IIT JAM Entrance exam Eligibility.

          04 Oct, 2018 10:51
          Seram Pritika

          When is the jam answer keys releasing

          18 Feb, 2018 18:10
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Seram, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27

          22 May, 2018 18:28
          Gunjan Kumar

          Sir iit jam 2018 ki answer key kb ayegi

          18 Feb, 2018 16:20
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Gunjan, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27

          22 May, 2018 18:26

          Will today release jam 2018 answer key?

          18 Feb, 2018 08:10
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Monalisa, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27

          22 May, 2018 17:57

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