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IIT JAM 2019 Application Form; Registration, Correction, How to Apply

Updated On - November 27th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

IIT JAM 2019 Application Form filling procedure concluded on October 12. The form correction window for JAM also closed on November 10. Applicants could make corrections in the exam center, category and gender only. 

  • IIT Kharagpur has scheduled JAM 2019 for February 10.
  • The examination will be conducted in two session in a computer-based mode.
  • Admit cards will be available from January 4 at the official portal. Download Now
  • Candidates can attempt the test paper in English medium only.

IIT JAM Registration Facts

  • Applications can be submitted on JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) only.
  • Official Website:
  • Application Fee: The fee varies as per candidate’s category and no. of papers opted.
  • Multiple applications submitted are liable for rejection.

Highlights of IIT JAM Application Form

Minimum qualification RequirementBachelor’s degree with 55% aggregate marks
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Documents to be uploadedPassport size photo, signature and left-hand thumb impression
IIT JAM Application Fee INR 1500 for 1 paper; INR 2100 for 2 papers (General/OBC)
INR 750 for 1 paper; INR 1050 for 2 papers (SC/ST/PWD)

IIT JAM 2019 Application Dates

Candidates will have to keep a constant check on the dates related to application form so as to not miss out any event:

Release of IIT JAM Online Form September 1 – October 12, 2018
IIT JAM Form Correction FacilityOctober 30, 2018
Release of Admit CardJanuary 4, 2019
IIT JAM Exam Date 2019February 10, 2019 – CheckJAM Exam Pattern

IIT JAM 2019 Eligibility

To apply for IIT JAM 2019, candidates will have to satisfy the basic IIT JAM Eligibility requirements as per the program one chooses. The basic requirements are:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum required marks.
  • The minimum aggregate marks required for graduation is 55% for general category candidates.
  • 5% relaxation is given to reserved category candidates in the marks required in the qualifying exam.
  • For candidates acquiring letter grades/CGPA, the equivalent marks will be decided by the admitting institute.
  • There will be no age criteria/restrictions to apply.
  • Final year studying candidates are eligible to apply. 

Download FreeIIT JAM Sample Papers

How to fill IIT JAM 2019 Application Form?

Candidates have to follow these steps to fill the IIT JAM application form:

Step 1: Register Online

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM
  • Click on ‘Application Login (JOAPS )’ link.
  • A registration window will appear on the screen.
IIT JAM Registration, IIT JAM Application Form

Step 2: Make Registration

  • Enter all the required details in the form such as Candidates Name, Email ID, Mobile Number and other details.
  • Click on “Submit” button
  • After successful registration, students will receive an Enrollment ID sent to the registered email ID and Contact Number.

Step 3: Fill Details in the Application Form

  • Candidates are required to use their Enrollment ID and Password to login to the website.

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  • After login, candidates are needed to click on “Edit Application Form” & fill the following details.

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Step 4: JAM 2019 Exam Details

  • Enter JAM 2019 exam details like no. of paper, paper subject and exam city preferences.

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Step 5: Applicant Personal Details

  • Parent/guardian’s name & mobile number, city preferences, number and choice of test paper(s), date of birth, gender, address for communication, category & PwD status and other required details.

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  • In this step, candidates will have to verify their email id and mobile number by entering the OTPs given to them through their mail and contact sms.

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Step 6: Communication Details

  • Enter the proper address with details of valid personal ID information (give ID proof number).

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Step 7: Qualification Details

  • Qualifying degree, percentage of marks/CGPA, year of passing, college name and address, etc.

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Step 8: Upload Scanned Images

  • Go through the upload images option.
  • Choose the scanned images of photograph, signature and SC/ST/PwD certificate (if applicable) one by one and upload them.

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  • Candidates are suggested to prepare the scanned images of photograph, signature and SC/ST/PwD certificate as per the specification given below:

Photograph Specification:

Candidates must upload only good quality color photograph. JAM Score Card will be printed with the photograph you submit. The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

  • Background Color: White or a very light color.
  • Format: JPEG/ JPG format
  • Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm dimensions (Width × Height).
  • Size: 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel).
  • File size: 5 KB to 200 KB.

Other Facts:

  • Image should be taken after 1st August 2018 in a professional studio. 
  • The face should occupy about 50% of the area.
  • The main features of the face must not be covered by hair, any cloth or any shadow.
  • Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  • Mobile phone & other self-composed portraits are not accepted.

Signature Specification:

  • Background Color: A4 White paper
  • Format: JPEG/ JPG format
  • Dimension:  2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width).
  • Size: 160×560 in pixels.
  • File size: 5 KB to 100 KB.

Other Facts:

  • Signature must be done with black or dark blue ink.
  • Signature with all CAPITAL LETTERS, Initials or in any other color (other than black and blue) shall NOT be accepted.
  • Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.

Step 9: Fee Payment

  • After uploading the images, candidates can proceed to make the fee payment. The application fee can be paid through online and offline mode.

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  • In online mode, the fee payment can be done through debit/credit card or net banking account. Candidates are required to enter the payment details and pay the application fee.
  • In offline mode, students are required to take printout of the e-challan form and submit the application fee to the nearest branch of SBI Bank.

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Step 10: Print Application Form

  • After completing all steps of the application form, students can take the printout of the filled application form.
  • Students are suggested to keep safe the printed application form for further use.
  • There is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

Application Fee

The fee can be paid through Net-banking/debit card/credit card. The application fee details are given here:

One Test PaperTwo Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwDINR 750INR 1050
All OthersINR 1000INR 2100

Details Required For IIT JAM 2019 Application Form

IIT JAM 2019 Application Form requires important details of the applicant which should be filled accurately. The information provided will be used in the future admission proceedings. The documents that should be kept ready for applying for IIT JAM 2019 are:

  • Class 10 Mark sheet and certificate.
  • Class 12 Mark sheet and passing certificate. If only CGPA is mentioned in class 10 and class 12 mark sheets, enter the CGPA in aggregate marks field after converting in the percentile form.
  • Qualifying degree Mark-Sheets and certificate (Graduation).
  • Nationality Certificate.
  • Caste or Category certificate.
  • PWD Certificate.
  • After paying the JAM 2019 Application fee, scan the Institute's copy of E-Challan and upload the same before the last date of application form submission on the official website.
IIT JAM Details

How to Retrieve Lost Enrolment ID/Password?

Candidates can retrieve their IIT JAM enrollment ID or password if they happen to lose/forget it by following the simple steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to the official website of IIT JAM.
  2. In the Home page, click on candidate portal.
  3. You will find a tab ‘Forgot Enrolment ID’ or ‘Password’.
  4. If you remember the Enrolment ID and have forgotten the password "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.
  5. If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password.
  6. If you do not remember the Enrolment ID, click on "Forgot Enrolment ID" to get Enrolment ID via SMS.

IIT JAM Application Form Correction

Applicants will be provided with a one time facility to make changes or correct errors in their online forms for IIT JAM 2019. The correction window will open after the registration concludes. You are required to send an email to the authority within the given time limit from your IIT JAM 2019 registered email id along with the relevant documents. The email should be subjected to “Correction in data  (enrollment number)”.

The corrections in the Application form are permitted for the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
  • Date of Birth (minor change in date/ month/ year with document proof)
  • Parent/Guardian’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
  • Category (with document proof)
  • Exam Center – Check Now
Note: The dates for correction in IIT JAM 2019 Application Form will be announced by the officials on their website after the application process is over.

Candidates can check the status of their application form by logging in to the official site. Any discrepancy in the application will not be entertained after the issue of IIT JAM 2019 Admit Card. When a form is successfully submitted, one can view their application form status and check for errors. Any mistake can be corrected by contacting the authority immediately.

*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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Likhit Bujji

Good evening. It is compulsory to upload the caste certificate while applying for the examination in application form

09 Oct, 2018 20:23
Akansha Expert

Hi Likhit, It is not at all to mandatory while if you have you can otherwise you don't need of that.

10 Oct, 2018 15:20

Can I verify my email and phone no after submission of form in correction window

04 Oct, 2018 19:34
Akansha Expert

Hi Neeraj, Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 7th May 2019. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances. After the scrutiny of applications, a list of defective applications has been released now. The list contains the Application ID, Candidate’s Name and Defects in the application. Candidates should check the list and if any correction required then do it immediately.

06 Oct, 2018 12:22
Likhitha S

Is that compulsory for all categories to bring caste certificate for verification.....

13 Sep, 2018 18:09
Akansha Expert

Hi Likhitha, Yes it is Mandatory to carry all the document while the verification.

13 Sep, 2018 18:28

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