IIT-JAM  (Joint Admission for Masters)

  • Introduction:

IIT-JAM, acronym form of Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. An engineering aspirant who has completed his bachelors and is willing to pursue Master degree from India’s reputed IIT’s need to qualify this entrance test.

The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an admission test to Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of TechnologyIndian Institute of ScienceIndian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and other institutes. IITs started conducting the JAM in the 2004 -2005 academic session.

The main objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.- Ph.D. dual-degree and other post-graduate programs based on the performance in a single test. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalising undergraduate-level science education in the country.

As of 2014, the following are the full-time M.Sc.(two-year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-P h.D. Dual Degree, and other post-bachelor’s degree programs at different IITs, and Integrated Ph.D. Programs at IISc to which admission shall be made on the basis of JAM.

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore: Integrated Ph.D. Programs in (i) Biological Sciences, (ii) Chemical Sciences, (iii) Mathematical Sciences, and (iv)  Physical Sciences.

IIT Bhubaneswar: Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. Programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Earth Science, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.

IIT Bombay: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics.

IIT Delhi: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Gandhinagar: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Guwahati : Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Hyderabad: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Indore: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.

IIT Kanpur: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics.

IIT Kharagpur: Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.

IIT Madras: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Roorkee: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Mathematics, (iii) Biotechnology, (iv)  Chemistry,  (v) Industrial Mathematics and Informatics, and (vi) Physics.

  • Following are the result-sharing institutes which use JAM scores:
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

Candidates who couldn’t participate in IIT JAM Counselling procedure due to less eligible score for IIT’s and IISC they can take part in Centralized Counselling for M.Sc. Programs(CCMN). By this procedure they get admission in NITs and CFITs for M.Sc. courses.

  • IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates from any nation can apply for JAM Exam and there is no age limit to appear in the exam.
  • Candidates should have minimum 55% aggregate marks in graduation if belongs to General or OBC-NCL category or if they are from SC/ST/PwD category then they should have minimum 50% marks in graduation without rounding-off.

Each IIT’s and IISC has their own guidelines for different courses on which basis they give the admissions in the institutes.

  • Note:  Each paper is divided into three sections, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, 10 multiple-select questions and 20 numerical-answer questions. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes. The online registration has start from September, in online mode. Interested candidates can apply for IIT JAM.
  • IIT-JAM Syllabus: Please check IIT-JAM syllabus in website’s syllabus section.

  • Duration of Course:

According to the IIT-Jam syllabus (MA) it will take seven to eight month to complete the whole syllabus

Feb (2018)-to-Sep (2018 IIT-JAM full syllabus

Nov (2018)-Dec (2018) Test series –Topic wise as well as full length.