IIT JAM 2018 or Joint Admission test for M.Sc is a common admission test for entrance in the IITs and IISc for the degree of M.Sc or Master of Science. It is for all the aspirants who desire to contribute their lives to the field of science and research. JAM 2018 opens a gateway to the premier institutes of India like IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) for Master of Science degree.
IIT JAM 2018
JAM 2018 Exam Date was February 11, 2018. On the same date, exam will be held for seven papers namely Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics.
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) 2018 is being organized by IIT Bombay. Since the IITs organize JAM exam, hence it is also referred to as IIT JAM 2018. JAM is a national level entrance exam for admission to M.Sc, Joint M.Sc PhD, M.Sc PhD Dual Degree, and similar programs. Know here all about IIT JAM 2018 such as syllabus, application form, dates, exam pattern, eligibility, JOAPS.
Important Dates for JAM or Joint Admission test for M.Sc 2018 are as follows.
|Online registration and JAM application on official website||05 Sep 2017|
|Closing of online application submission & uploading of documents||17 Oct 2017|
|Last date for payment of application fees through online mode||17 Oct 2017|
|Mock test link activated from||01 Jan 2018|
|Downloading of admit cards||09 Jan 2018|
|Date of JAM 2018 entrance examination||11 Feb 2018|
|Results declaration||20 Mar 2018|
|Submission of application form for admission in online mode on|
|03 Apr 2018 to 17 Apr 2018|
|Last date to request change in category and rectification|
of defective documents at IIT Bombay
|27 Apr 2018|
|1st admission list publishing date|
|Deadline for deciding on Admission offer and payment of Seat Booking Fees||04 Jun 2018|
|2nd admission list publishing date||15 Jun 2018|
|Withdrawal option||15 to 20 Jun 2018|
|Deadline for deciding on Admission offer and payment of Seat Booking Fees||20 Jun 2018|
|3rd and final admission list publishing date||29 Jun 2018|
|Deadline for deciding on Admission offer and payment of Seat Booking Fees||06 Jul 2018|
|Admission closes||06 Jul 2018|
Defective Application: Click Here to check the list of defective application for admission.
Note: Candidates must rectify their defective application latest by 5.30 pm, April 27, 2018.
JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria
To answer the question – who can apply for JAM or Joint Admission test for M.Sc 2018? – following eligibility criteria are described.
The students aspiring to apply for JAM 2018, need:
- At least 55% aggregate in their bachelor’s degree including all the subjects throughout their bachelor’s for General/ OBC – NCL category candidates and Foreign Nationals.
- At least 50% aggregate in their bachelor’s degree including all the subjects throughout their bachelor’s for SC/ ST and PwD candidates.
Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) for JAM 2018
|Test Paper and Code||Academic Programmes (Institutes)||Mandatory Subjects in Degree Program||Mandatory Subjects in 10+2|
|Biotechnology (BT)||M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITI)||Any||None|
|M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR)||Any||Mathematics|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering (IITB)||Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics||Mathematics|
|Chemistry (CY)||M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR)||Chemistry||Mathematics|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D. in Chemistry (IITBBS, IITKGP)||Chemistry||Mathematics|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering (IITB)||Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry /|
Mathematics / Physics
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (IITBBS)||Mathematics and Physics,|
with Chemistry / Computer Science / Computer Application / Geology / Statistics
|Geology (GG)||M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)||Geology, with any two among|
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Sciences
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Geophysics (IITKGP)||Geology, with any two among|
Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
|Joint M.Sc – Ph.D in Geology (IITKGP, IITBBS)||Geology, with any two among|
Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean (IITBBS)||Mathematics and Physics, with|
one of the following subjects –
Chemistry, Computer Sciences,
Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
|Mathematics (MA)||M.Sc. in Economics (IITR)||Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. Mathematics (IITB, IIITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR)||Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. Mathematics/Mathematics and Computing (IITH)||Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing (IITG)||Mathematics||None|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Mathematics (IITBBS, IITKGP)||Mathematics / Statistics||None|
|M.Sc. -Ph.D Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB)||Mathematics / Statistics||None|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering (IITB)||Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry /|
Mathematics / Physics
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean Science (IITBBS)||Mathematics and Physics, with any one of Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology, Statistics||None|
|Mathematical Statistics (MS)||M.Sc. in Economics (IITR)||Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)||Mathematics / Statistics||None|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB)||Mathematics / Statistics||None|
|M.Sc. Statistics (IITK)||Statistics||None|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Science (IITBBS)||Mathematics and Physics, with any one of the subjects Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics||None|
|Physics (PH)||M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR)||Physics / Mathematics||None|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Physics (IITBBS, IITKGP)||Physics / Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Physics (IITK)||Physics / Mathematics||None|
|M.Sc. Applied Geophysics (IITB)||Physics and Mathematics / Mathematical Physics||None|
|M.Sc. Astronomy (IITI)||Physics and Mathematics / Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering||None|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean (IITBBS)||Mathematics and Physics, with any one of Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics||None|
|Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Geophysics (IITKGP)||Geology and any two among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry||Mathematics|
|M.Sc. – Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering (IITB)||Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics||Mathematics|
JAM 2018 Application Form
Candidates who want to apply for JAM 2018 can do so only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) at jam.iitb.ac.in. The candidate will first have to register on the above-mentioned link by providing his name, email id, phone number and a password. The email id registered will be the sole means of communication. Upon successful registration, the enrollment number of the candidate will be mailed to the email id provided by him at the time of registration. The enrollment number will also be sent to the phone number provided. JOAPS will provide an interactive interface through will the candidate will be able to fill the application form by logging in using his registered e mail id and password.
Following are the details to be filled in the form at JOAPS:
- Personal detail (name, date of birth, etc). The name provided here will be the name displayed on the admit card.
- Address of communication
- College name and address
- JAM paper/s
- Choice of JAM examination cities
- A scanned photograph of the candidate
- A scanned copy of candidate’s signature
- A scanned copy of Category Certificate (SC/ST) in pdf format
- A scanned copy of PwD certificate in pdf format
- A valid ID proof
- Net banking/ debit card/ credit card details for fees payment
After logging in the JOAPS website, the candidate needs to fill all the details. The information like gender, category and PwD status will determine the candidate’s application fees.
For personal id information any one of Aadhaar Id, College Id, Driving License, Employee Id, Pan Card, Passport or Voter Id can be used.
The application fees mentioned in the following table can be paid by the candidate using either Credit card, Net banking, Debit card or Wallet.
The applicants have to pay an application fee to complete the application procedure either through online mode or offline (E-challan) mode via SBI. In online mode, the application fee can be paid through net banking, debit/credit card. The application fee once paid is non-refundable. The application fee for different categories is as follows-
|One Test Paper||Two Test Papers|
|SC/ST/PwD & Female (all categories)||Rs.750/-||Rs.1050/-|
The JAM 2018 examination will be held in 65 cities. The centers will be divided into 8 zones. The zone wise centres are as below:
- IISc Bangalore – Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
- IIT Roorkee – Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee
- IIT Bombay – Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
- IIT Delhi – Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
- IIT Madras – Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
- IIT Guwahati – Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
- IIT Kharagpur – Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
- IIT Kanpur – Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
JAM Exam Pattern 2018
- Examination Type – Objective type test
- Number of questions – 60
- Time Duration – 3 hours
- Marking Scheme – 60 questions carrying 100 marks
- Mode – Computer Based Test
- Negative Marking – There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.
|Section||Type of questions||Number of Questions||Time allotted|
|Section -A||Multiple Choice Questions||30||3 hours|
|Section -B||Multiple Select Questions||10|
|Section -C||Numerical Answer Type||20|
The schedule and the subject paper of JAM are stated below. Candidates must choose their JAM subject paper wisely while applying.
|Session||Timing||Subject Paper||Subject Code|
|I||9:00 am to 12:00 noon||Biotechnology|
|II||2:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Biological Sciences|
IIT JAM Syllabus 2018
The syllabus consists of subjects taught at graduation level such as- Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) Chemistry (CY), Geology (GC), and Physics (PH). Candidates should have the complete knowledge about the officially prescribed syllabus. The Syllabus for the seven Papers specified as follows:
- Biological Sciences (BL)– General Biology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology and Mathematical Sciences
- Biotechnology (BT)– Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
- Chemistry (CY)- Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
- Geology (GG)– Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology and Applied Geology
- Mathematics (MA)-Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra and 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 and Testing of Hypotheses.
- Physics (PH)-, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics and Simple Oscillators.
JAM 2018 Admit Card
The JAM 2018 Admit Card which will contain the candidate’s information like candidate’s name, date of birth, photograph etc and information of the examination like name of the examination centre etc will be available from January 9, 2018 till examination date.
The Admit Cards will not be sent through post and have to be printed and brought to the examination centre on the day of the examination without which entry will not be permitted.
Significance of JAM 2018
In order to get admission to M.Sc program in IITs, IISc, and other important science & engineering colleges, appearing in JAM exam is a must. The candidates first need to qualify JAM 2018. Then, they will be required apply for admission in various participating institutes (IITs). Then, on the basis of JAM 2018 rank, the seat will be allocated to the candidates. However, for admission in NITs, the candidates will have to register for CCMN counselling 2018.
With its first ever branch open in 1951, the IIT holds a position of National importance today. As of 2017 it has twenty three institutes and provides advanced labs and technologies for its students for education and research purposes.
IISc or Indian Institute of Science is another such revered institute of India. Established in 1909 by Jansetji Tata it was the first ever Indian institute to introduce Master’s degree in Engineering. It eventually started integrated Ph.D pragrammes in Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences for graduates in Engineering as well.
WHAT IS NEW IN JAM 2018?
The one significant change is that this year, instead of 14 participating institutes, there are 15: IIT Dhanbad has been added to the list.
JAM 2018 Result
The result of the JAM exam will be announced as a merit list. It will be prepared separately for all the subject papers. However, it will be prepared on the basis of the JAM All Indian Rank (AIR), which will be common for all.
The Candidates will able to check the score, as well as the rank position through it. The result of JAM will only be provided online and the candidates will not receive it at their residential address. The qualified candidates will become eligible to apply for the admission, in various colleges.
IIT JAM 2018 Counselling
IIT JAM counselling will be organized after the result announcement by NITs. It will be called as CCMN – Centralized counselling for NIT & CFTIs. A candidate who falls in the category of merit list will be only applicable to participate in the counseling session of IIT JAM 2018. The counseling session will be conducted within the second or third week of April 2018.
Only the candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 i.e whose names appear on the Merit List will be eligible to apply for admission to the academic programmes available at IITs.
Candidates are advised to refer to the brief profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites. Applicants have to apply for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission or Admission Form available only at JAM 2018 website.
Based on the test paper(s) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfilment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2018-19, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2018. Candidates are also advised to refer to the JAM 2018 website for latest updates.
Participating Institutes and Courses
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2018 has a new participating Institute this year. IIT Dhanbad, earlier called as ISM Dhanbad, will also be grant admission in M.Sc. courses through JAM. Check all the JAM Participating Institutes and Courses Offered by it, from the table below:
|Participating Institute||Courses Offered|
|IIT Ropar||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Roorkee||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Patna||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Madras||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Kharagpur||Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:|
|IIT Kanpur||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Jodhpur||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Indore||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Hyderabad||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Guwahati||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Gandhinagar||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Dhanbad||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|IIT Delhi||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
|IIT Bombay||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:|
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in:
|IIT Bhubaneswar||Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:|
Note: Apart from these, various Institutes like IISc Bangalore will also provide admission through JAM 2018
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