IIT JAM 2018 Cut off for IISc Bangalore

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    IITs along with IISc Bangalore releases IIT JAM cut off every year post result declaration in the month of March. This year IIT Bombay along with IISc Bangalore will release IIT JAM 2018 Cut off.

    • IIT JAM Cut off is the minimum score which a candidate needs to attain to get admission in M.Sc.
    • The cut off is determined considering factors such as number of candidates, difficulty level and last year cut offs
    • Separate merit list is prepared for every paper code
    • Candidates are allocated All India Ranks as per their scores in the entrance exam
    • Candidates will be called for IIT JAM 2018 Counselling on the basis of AIRs
    • IIT JAM 2018 seat allotment will be done on the basis of candidate’s category and number of seats available in that institution

    IIT JAM is a national level entrance exam conducted every year for MSc degree programmes offered at IITs and IISc Bangalore. The exam is conducted in the month of February every year.

    IIT JAM 2017 Subject wise Cut off for IISc Bangalore

    IIT JAM Cut off varies program wise and is different for various categories. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given some relaxation in qualifying marks

    S.No.Programme CodeGeneralOBC(NCL)SCSTPwD
    1Biological Sciences (BL)33.9930.59171717
    2Biotechnology (BT)26.672413.3413.3413.34
    3Chemistry (CY)23.3521.0211.6811.6811.68
    4Geology (GG)33.2929.9616.6416.6416.64
    5Mathematics (MA)19.5117.569.769.769.76
    6Mathematical Statistics (MS)19.0417.149.529.529.52
    7Physics (PH)14.7913.317.397.397.39

    IIT JAM 2017 Cut off for Integrated PH.D at IISc Bangalore

    IISc Bangalore offers integrated Ph.D program in applied sciences. Integrated Ph.D program means a candidate gets an extra 1 year to complete master coursework. At the end of the program he gets 2 degrees, Both Ph.D and M.Sc.

    Candidates interested in pursuing integrated Ph.D at IISc Bangalore can check 2017 Cut off for different paper codes as mentioned below:-

    Paper CodeProgramCategoryOpening AIRClosing AIR
    BLBiological SciencesGeneral16
    BSBiological SciencesGeneral518

    IIT JAM 2016 Cut off

    The table mentioned below depicts the subject wise qualifying marks required to clear IIT JAM 2016. Based upon last year cut off trends, it is assumed that 2018 cut off will be higher than last year.

    SubjectGeneral categoryOBC categorySC / ST category
    Biological Sciences3228.816
    Mathematical Statistics54.52.5

    IIT JAM last year Cut off trends

    If we analyse last year cut off trends, then it very clear that IIT JAM cut off has increased for most of the programs. This may be due to increase in number of candidates or difficulty level.

    Candidates can check below programme wise IIT JAM Cut off of last four years

    S.No.Programme Code2017*2016*2015*2014*

    IIT JAM 2018 Merit List for IISc Bangalore

    IIT JAM 2018 merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the qualifying exam.

    All the qualified candidates will be allocated All India Ranks (AIRs) on the basis of their performance.

    The candidates will be allocated seats as per the category they fall in and number of seats available in different institutions.

    The institution releases separate merit list for all programme codes. Candidates can check the merit list on the official website within a week of result declaration.

    IIT JAM Tie Breaking Criteria for IISc Bangalore

    The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a same paper code is as follows:-

    • Candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given priority.
    • If the tie still persists, the candidates will be allocated the same rank

    IIT JAM 2018 Counselling Process for IISc Bangalore

    Soon after the declaration of IIT JAM 2018 Results on March 27, 2018, a merit list will be published the basis of AIR secured by the candidates in IIT JAM 2018. The candidates whose name will appear in the merit list will be considered qualified for applying for IIT JAM 2018 Counselling Process.  Note that only qualified candidates can apply for academic programmes in IISc Bangalore and other IITs.

    Candidates have to register online through JOAPS. They have to remit a non refundable fees of INR 600. A candidate can apply for more than one programme which are covered under the test paper(s) qualified by the candidate, subject to fulfillment eligibility criteria laid by the respective institute.

    Candidates can enter their preferences of institutes and programmes while filling up of counselling form. The admission process will start from 1st week of June 2018. Usually there are 2 rounds of seat allotment which depends upon number of vacant seats.  After the seat allotment candidate have to visit the designated institute for enrollment. They have to submit an acceptance form along with acceptance fee i.e. INR 10,000 for General Category and INR 5000 for reserved category. This fee will be adjusted in admission fee later on.



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