Indian Institute of Technology will announce the result of those candidates who obtain positive marks in IIT JAM 2018 on March 20, 2018. The score card containing the result will be available through a link on the official website of selected IIT. The scorecard contains Photo of the candidate, e-signature of the candidate, the name of the candidate, registration number, test paper code, number of candidates appeared in the exam, marks scored out of 100, All India Rank, date of result declaration, e-signature of the organizing chairman, qualifying marks etc.

In 2017, a total of 10837 candidates had appeared for the exam and to qualify, a standard criteria was set category wise. For General category, the minimum qualifying marks were 19.51, for OBC (NCL)-17.56, for SC/ST/PWD- the qualifying marks set was 9.76. After the scorecard is available, the candidates will proceed for admission. The admission will be done through an application form. Therefore, the candidates will have to fill the form twice. Once, when they want to register for the entrance exam and again after the result is announced, another application form has to be filled for admission. The application form will be out from April 3, 2018 to April 17, 2018.

Important dates

Event Date
Date of JAM 2018 entrance examination February 11, 2018
Results declaration March 20, 2018
Submission of application form for admission in online mode on JAM website April 3, 2018 to April 17, 2018
Last date for requesting change in category May 07, 2018
1st admission list publishing date May 22, 2018
2nd admission list publishing date June 12, 2018
Declaration of final admission list June 29, 2018
Admission closes July 05, 2018


After the entrance test, the result will be declared on 20 March 2018. The result contains the scores obtained by the candidate. After this, the institute will announce applications for admission from the candidates. The candidates who believe that they will be able to get a seat in an IIT college based on their scores may proceed to apply through the online portal active from 2nd week of April 2018 to 04th week of April 2018. Once all the applications are received, 1st merit list will be published.

Merit list preparation

IIT shall prepare merit list for each test paper in JAM 2018 and also an All India Rank (AIR) containing names of all the qualified candidates based on their performance in the test paper. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List depends on the total number of seats available in each category in a given subject.

Tie-Breaking– The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper has been as follows:

(i) The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks has been given a higher rank.

01st merit list publishing

The first list will be published in the 04th week of May 2018. This list will consist the range of candidates who are called to complete the admission formalities through a counselling process. For each course and college, there will be a opening and closing rank. Candidates falling under this range only must appear for the counselling in 04th week of May 2018. The seats will be offered depending on the candidate’s rank. Candidate who successfully obtains a seat have to report the allotted centre as per the schedule mentioned on the official website. You may have to submit the original documents to confirm the seat. Those who do not get seat offered can wait for the second list.

02nd merit list publishing

Candidates who do not get a seat do not need to loose hope. It is possible that these candidates will be included in the second merit list. The next merit list is expected to be out in the 02nd  week of June 2018. Again the procedure will be the same. Candidates will have to look for the revised status of the seats on the official website. Then you shall report for the counselling and perform the admission procedure.

Final Admission List

The final admission list will be out in the 04th week of June 2018. After this there will be no list publishing. This final calling is to fill the leftover seats if so any. Status of the seats will be revised and put on the website. Candidates called for counselling will carry the necessary documents to the designated centre.

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