IIT JAM 2021 Application Form (Open), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus and Result

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    IIT JAM 2021 Application Forms has been released online and the last date to fill the forms is October 15, 2020. This year IISC Banglore is the conducting body for IIT JAM and the exam is scheduled to be held on February 14, 2021. Click Here to Fill IIT JAM 2021 Application

    IIT JAM is a national level online test conducted every year and the minimum criteria to become eligible for the exam is a bachelor’s degree with at least 55%. Candidates in the final year of the degree program can also apply. Moreover, there is no age limit while applying for the exam. Check IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility

    Table of Contents

    1. IIT JAM mportant Dates 2021

    2. IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2021

    3. IIT JAM Application Form 2021

    4. IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021

    5. IIT JAM Syllabus 2021

    6. IIT JAM Admit Card 2021

    7. IIT JAM Admission Process 2021

    8. IIT JAM Result 2021

    9. IIT JAM Courses and Colleges 2021

    JAM 2021 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH). Earlier this list consisted of a Biological Science paper but that was discontinued from this year and the new paper added for JAM 2021 admissions that is Economics. Check IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

    Although the exam pattern will vary as per the course opted by the candidate but the basic outline of the exam and type of questions is the same. A total of 60 questions will be asked in the examination that includes MCQs, MSQs, and NAT. The negative will only be applicable in Section A. Check IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

    IIT JAM 2021 Result will be declared on March 20, 2021. Candidates will be able to access the result using their application number and DOB/Password and download the scorecard. 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.  

    Important:IIT JAM 2020 Final Admission List has been released on August 04, 2020. The last date to submit the documents at the admitting college is September 30, 2020

    IIT JAM 2021 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

    Must Read News

    IIT JAM 2021 Important Dates

    Availability of application form for IIT JAM 2021 September 10, 2020
    Last date of application form availability

    October 15, 2020

    Availability of Admit CardJanuary 2021
    IIT JAM 2021 Exam DateFebruary 14, 2021
    Announcement of IIT JAM 2021 Result March 20, 2021
    Availability of Admission FormTo be announced

    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 2021 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.

    IIT JAM 2021 Application Form

    IIT JAM application process has been made live on September 10, 2020, and the last date to fill the same is October 15, 2020. 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. 

    Step 1: Register Online –  Visit the official website of IIT JAM

    Step 2: Make Registration – Enter all the required details in the form such as Candidates Name, Email ID, Mobile Number and other details.

    Step 3: Fill Details in the Application Form

    Step 4: Enter JAM 2021 Exam Details

    Step 5: Enter your Personal Details

    Step 6: Upload Documents – Uploading of documents like photograph, signature along with category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.

    Step 7: Fee Payment – Pay the fees online and submit your online application form. ​

    Application Fee

    The 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

    IIT JAM 2021 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
    • 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

    JAM 2021 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH). 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 2021 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. 

    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.

      IIT JAM 2021 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. 

      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 2021 Result

      Those who will apply for IIT JAM 2021 will be able to check their results from the official website.  

      • 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 2021: 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 Exam Report

      Candidates can check the table below to know the number of candidates who had appeared and qualified for the exam in the previous year. 

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

      IIT JAM 2021 FAQs

      Ques: What is the start date of IIT JAM 2021 Application process?

      Ans: IIT JAM 2021 Application Forms have been released online and the last date to fill the forms is October 15, 2020.  Click Here to Fill IIT JAM 2021 Application

      Ques: For how many subjects is IIT JAM conducted?

      Ans: JAM 2021 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH).

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

      Ans: Candidates having a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 55% marks belonging to the General Category can apply for the exam. Aspirants from reserved SC/ST/PwD categories have a 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 the Application form filling candidates can select up to 2 test papers to appear 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 select 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 required as a compulsory subject to be eligible. Though candidates should make sure they fulfill the respective eligibility criteria of papers before applying.

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

      Ans: IIT JAM is one of a kind science entrance test in India for admission to MSc courses in IITs and integrated MSc-PhD course in IISc Bangalore. Future prospects are also high in the field of specialization and research. Plus, there is cut-throat competition for PG courses in such prestigious institutes of national importance. 

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

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

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

      Ans: On a rotational basis anyone 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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