JAM 2021 – IISc Bangalore has released the third admission list online. Candidates can login to JOAPS to check the status of their admission. IIT JAM was held on February 14, 2021. It is a computer-based test held for admission into M.Sc (2 years), Masters in Economics (2 years), Joint M.Sc – Ph.D, M.Sc – Ph.D Dual degree, and other Post-Bachelor degree programmes. Admission in various institutes will be made on the rank obtained in JAM 2021. The candidates who qualify in the entrance test are then required to take part in other admission processes. Check more details about JAM 2021 from this page.
– JAM 2021 Offer letters will be available from July 24, 2021, by JOAPS.
– JAM 2021 Opening and Closing Ranks for 4th Round have been announced. Click here to check.
– JAM 2021 admission third list is out now on JOAPS. Check here
– JAM 2021 Third round admission list is declared. The deadline for the payment of fee is 19 July 2021. The last date for seat withdrawal is 19 July 2021.
– JAM 2021 will have a Fourth Round of admissions. IIT Bombay and IIT Gandhinagar will not be part of the Fourth Round of admissions. Click here to check the updated admission brochure.
– In view of Covid, the eligibility requirement for admission through JAM 2021 is relaxed to PASS in the qualifying degree for all categories.
– For IIT Delhi’s M.Sc. Mathematics program (1302), Minimum Educational Qualifications for engineering graduates/students are removed and these candidates will be admitted based on their JAM rank only.
JAM is held for a duration of 3 hours and 60 questions of 100 marks are asked. 3 types of questions are asked in the exam – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Candidates can apply for 1 or 2 papers of JAM. Check all the important dates for JAM 2021 from the table below.
|IIT JAM 2021||Important Dates|
|Notification releases on||12 Aug 2020|
|Online registration at JOAPS starts on||10 Sep 2020|
|Last date to submit application form and upload documents|
17 Oct 2020
|Form correction window||Oct 2020|
02-10 Nov 2020 (Re-opening)
|Download JAM admit card from|
|JAM 2021 exam date||14 Feb 2021|
|Response sheet released on||18 Feb 2021|
|Release of answer key||26 Feb 2021|
|Challenging answer key||1-3 Mar 2021|
|Final answer key for JAM 2020 released on||Mar 2021|
|Announcement of results||20 Mar 2021|
|Availability of Scorecard||27 Mar – 31 Jul 2021|
|Submission of admission form||20 Apr – 31 May 2021|
|Last Date for rectification of defective documents||25 May 2021|
|First admission list out on||15 Jun 2021|
|Second admission list out on||30 Jun 2021|
|Deadline for the payment of fee (2nd admission list)||6 July 2021|
|Last date for 2nd seat withdrawal is||9 July 2021|
|Third admission list out on||16 Jul 2021|
|Deadline for payment of fee (3rd admission List)||19 Jul 2021|
|Last date for 3rd seat withdrawal is||19 July 2021|
Admission via JAM 2021 – Apart from the IITs and the IISc, the score of JAM 2021 is used for admission to other institutes like IISER and NITs. Admission in them is done via centralised counselling called Centralized Counselling for M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech) for NITs (CCMN). For admission in the IITs and IISc, centralised counselling and admission in offered via JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS).
- Application Form
- Application Form Correction
- Admit Card
- Answer Key
- Opening and Closing Ranks
- Cut Off
JAM 2021 Admission 3red Round
JAM 2021 Admission Portal – Open
Candidates who qualify in JAM 2021 are eligible to apply for admission to IITs in the academic year 2021-22. Applications can be submitted from April 20 to May 20, 2021 by ONLINE mode only through https://joaps.iisc.ac.in/. Direct link to apply online is given below.
Apply here: Click here to apply online for JAM 2021 Admission who have successfully qualified for the JAM 2021 which was held on Feb 14, 2021.
Application Fees: Application fee for Admission is ₹ 600/- for all candidates. The fee must be paid ONLINE only using credit card/ debit card/ net banking. Challan payment is not accepted. Fee is non-refundable.
Applications can be submitted from April 20, 2021 onwards, after paying the fee. However, the option for filling up the Program choices will be available till the last date of application.
For more information on JAM Admission 2021, download Updated Admission brochure.
JAM 2021 Result
JAM 2021 result can be checked from jam.iisc.ac.in. To check the result, the candidates are required to enter their enrolment id / email address and password.
- First of all, the merit lists are published online. Merit lists are prepared for each test paper on the basis of All India Rank (AIR).
- After the release of the merit list, the scorecard is released. It can be downloaded by entering the login credentials. The scorecard specifies the details like total marks secured, All India Rank, qualifying marks etc.
- For each test paper, All India Rank (AIR) is awarded to the candidates. AIR is based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance test.
- Only those candidates who qualify JAM 2021 shall be eligible to apply for admission at IITs and IISc Bangalore.
JAM 2021 Cutoff Marks
Cutoff is the minimum marks needed to be able to pass JAM 2021. JAM 2021 cutoff is declared with the result, thus for reference here is JAM cutoff marks from last year:
JAM 2021 Admission Process
The candidaes whose name appear in JAM 2021 merit list have to follow the below given process next:
Step 1: First, check your name in the JAM merit list.
Step 2: If your name is included in it, then apply online only using the prescribed Admission Form available at JOAPS website, irrespective of IITs where the admission is sought.
Step 3: To access the admission form login at JOAPS, using the login credential received at the time of JAM registration.
Step 4: In the admission form the candidates have to enter all the programmes at IITs, in order of preferences, where the candidate is seeking admission.
Step 5: To submit the form the candidates are then needed to make the payment of the admission fee.
Step 6: Check the admission Lists for each programme under JAM 2021 which are prepared by the Organizing Institute and are announced on the JAM 2021 website.
Step 7: The admission lists are announced until the seats are filled in the respective courses in the IITs. 3 admission lists are released.
Step 8: If a candidate’s name appears in any of the admission lists then the candidate is intimated of the same via an offer letter.
Step 9: The candidates intimated about the allotment have to submit the acceptance form online at JOAPS with online fee payment.
JAM 2021 Answer Key
The answer key of JAM 2021 has released. The answer key is uploaded in PDF format and there is no login required at JOAPS to download them. The official JAM 2021 answer key is released for all 7 papers separately and has the correct answer to all questions asked in the exam. Using the answer key candidates can get an estimate of their JAM score even before the result is out.
In case a candidates finds a answer to be wrong as per them, they can challenge the answer key by logging into JOAPS. Per challenge a fee is charged, which is refunded if the corresponding challnege is accepted.
Fee for challenge: Rs. 500 per Question.
If the challenges are accepted, a final answer key is published with the freezed answers. This key is used as reference for calculation of JAM 2021 result. Final answer key cannot be challeneged further.
To calculate score using JAM 2021 answer key use the marking scheme below:
If answer is correct
- For 1 marks MCQ – add 1 marks
- For 2 marks MCQ – add 2 marks
- For 1 mark NAT – add 1 marks
- For 2 mark NAT – add 2 marks
If the answer is wrong:
- For 1 mark MCQ – deduct 1/3 marks
- For 2 marks MCQ – deduct 2/3 marks
- There is no negative marking for the NAT. So, no need to deduct marks.
JAM 2021 Admit Card
The candidates can download JAM 2021 admit card from joaps.iisc.ac.in. To download the admit card, the candidates have to enter the details like enrolment number / email id and password. Note that the admit card is not released via post. On the day of the examination, it is important to carry the printed copy of the admit card.
Along with the admit card, the candidates have to carry a valid photo id proof. Details like exam date, session, exam timings, address of the exam centre is mentioned on the admit card. The candidates are required to preserve the admit card until the end of the admission process.
JAM 2021 Syllabus
JAM syllabus differs for all the 6 papers. Aspirants can check below the syllabus for all the 7 JAM subject papers from the links below:
|JAM Subject Paper Code||JAM Subject Paper Name||Syllabus|
|EN||Economics||Check here – new|
|MS||Mathematical Statistics||Check here|
|BL||Biological Sciences||Check here|
Until 2019, Biological Sciences (BL) was one of the subject paper in JAM, but it has been discontinued since 2020.
JAM 2021 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of JAM is the same for all the 6 subject papers in terms of the following:
- Mode: The exam is an online test (Computer-Based Test)
- Number of questions: The total number of questions asked in the exam is 60
- Time Duration: Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the full test
- Maximum Marks: The total marks in the exam is 100
The distribution of questions in each of the 6 JAM papers are as follows:
|Section||Type of questions||No. of 1 marks Qs||No. of 2 marks Qs|
|Section -A||Multiple Choice Questions||10||20|
|Section -B||Multiple Select Questions||NA||10|
|Section -C||Numerical Answer Type||10||10|
The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer is disabled).
Marking scheme of the exam is:
- There is no negative marking in sections B and C.
- In section A, for attempting the wrong answer of 1 marks, 1/3 marks are deducted and for wrong 2 marks answer 2/3 marks is deducted.
JAM 2021 Mock Test
To prepare for the exam and to understand the exam pattern, students can access the JAM mock test from last year.
|Subject paper||JAM mock test|
|MS: Mathematical Statistics||Start|
Good Books for JAM 2021 Preparation
Here is a list of some good books that are really helpful in JAM preparation.
|Book||Link for online purchase|
|STUDY MATERIAL FOR IIT JAM MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS||Buy here|
|IIt-Jam Joint Admission Test for M Sc Physics 15 Year’s Solved Papers||Buy here|
|IIT-JAM Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. from IITs Biotechnology|
15 Year’s Solved Papers
|Solved Papers & Practice Sets IIT JAM – Physics||Buy here|
JAM 2021 Exam Schedule
JAM is held in one single day and there are usually 2 shifts. The shifts are as follows:
|Session 1||9.30 AM – 12.30 PM||Biotechnology (BT)|
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
|Session 2||2.30 PM – 5.30 PM||Chemistry (CY)|
JAM 2021 Exam Centres
JAM 2021 exam shall be held across the following cities. The aspirants have mention 3 choices of exam city for the exam in order of preference.
- Greater NOIDA
- New Delhi
- Asansol – Durgapur
- Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Courses Offered by IISc and IITs via JAM 2021 Scores
The following courses are available in each of the IITs and IISc where admission is based on JAM 2021 scores.
|IITs / IISc||Courses|
|Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)||Integrated Ph.D. Programs in|
|IIT Bhilai (IITBH)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Mathematics and Computing
|IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)||Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in|
Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
|IIT Bombay (IITB)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Applied Statistics and Informatics
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programs in
Environmental Science and Engineering
|IIT Delhi (IITD||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (ISM)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Mathematics and Computing
3 year Master in Science (M.Sc. [Tech]) in
|IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Guwahati (IITG)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Maths and computing
|IIT Hyderabad (IITH)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Maths and computing / Maths
|IIT Indore (IITI)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Jodhpur (IITJ)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree Programs in
Mathematics – Data & Computational Sciences
Physics and Materials Engineering.
|IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP)||Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in|
Molecular Medical Microbiology
|IIT Madras (IITM)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Mandi (IITMandi)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Palakkad (IITPKD)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Patna (IITP)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Roorkee (IITR)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Ropar (IITRPR)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
|IIT Tirupati (IITTP)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
Maths and Statistics
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IITBHU)||Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in|
JAM 2021 Participating Institutes
The participating institutes of JAM 2021 are divided into “admitting institutes” and “result Sharing Institutes”. The admitting institutes are IIT, IISc Bangalore. Whereas, result sharing institutes are those which uses the result of JAM but are not IITs.
You can check the list of JAM 2021 admitting institutes and result sharing Institutes from below.
JAM 2021 Admitting Institutes – Indian Institutes of Technology
- IIT Bhilai
- IIT Bhubaneswar
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Delhi
- IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
- IIT Gandhinagar
- IIT Guwahati
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIT Indore
- IIT Jodhpur
- IIT Kanpur
- IIT Kharagpur
- IIT Madras
- IIT Mandi
- IIT Palakkad
- IIT Patna
- IIT Roorkee
- IIT Ropar
- IIT Tirupati
- IIT (BHU) Varanasi
JAM 2021 Result Sharing Institutes – Non-IITs
- IISc Bangalore
- IISER Bhopal
- NIT Agartala
- MNNIT Allahabad
- NIT Arunachal Pradesh
- NIT Calicut
- NIT Durgapur
- NIT Hamirpur
- MNIT Jaipur
- NIT Jalandhar
- NIT Jamshedpur
- NIT Manipur
- NIT Meghalaya
- NIT Nagaland
- VNIT Nagpur
- NIT Rourkela
- NIT Sikkim
- NIT Silchar
- NIT Srinagar, J & K
- NIT Surathkal
- NIT Trichy
- NIT Warangal
- IIEST Shibpur
- SLIET Punjab
JAM 2021 Application Form Correction
All registered candidates are given a one time opportunity to correct any mistake in the submitted online JAM form. To access the form correction window candidates gave to login using their email id / enrolment number and password at JOAPS.
The candidates can edit the below-given details in the JAM 2021 Application Form:
- PwD Status
- Exam City Choice
- Paper Choice
Fee for correction: A correction fee is applicable for making changes in the details above. The fee for change is to be paid using online modes like net banking / credit / debit card.
What is JOAPS?
JOAPS is a dedicated portal for the aspirants of JAM. It provides an online interface to the candidate to interact with the JAM administration. With this interface, a candidate can:
1. Apply for the examination online.
2. Check the status of the application form
3. Download the admit card
4. View answer key
5. Challenge answer keys
6. Check JAM result and download scorecard
7. Participate in the JAM admission process
JAM 2021 Application Form
The conducting body of JAM releases the application form of JAM in the online mode only. There is no offline facility available to apply for the test. The candidates have to complete the entire application process at JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS).
The steps to apply for JAM are:
Step 1: A candidate has to first register on JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password.
Step 2: Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing the candidate’s enrolment ID is sent to the E-mail address provided by the candidate. Use it and the password to login to JOAPS.
Step 3: Fill the application form.
Step 4: Upload all the scanned images needed.
Step 5: Pay the application fee.
Step 6: Print the application form and keep it safe for reference.
Application fee for JAM 2021:
|Category||Fee for 1 Paper||Fee for 2 Paper|
|Females / SC / ST / PwD||Rs. 750||Rs. 1050|
|Other Category||Rs. 1500||Rs. 2100|
Mode of payment of the application fee: The candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only. You can use either of the below-given forms of online payments:
- Net -banking account
- Credit card
JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply for JAM 2021, the candidates must fulfil the following criteria:
- Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree
- Should posses the minimum qualifying marks in aggregate in UG as given in the table below:
|General / OBC (NCL) / EWS||55%||5.5 / 10|
|SC / ST and PwD||50%||5.0 / 10|
Note: In view of Covid, the eligibility requirement for admission through JAM 2021 is relaxed to PASS in the qualifying degree for all categories. Below mentioned eligibility criteria is no longer valid for 2021 session.
- To check Test Papers and their Codes, corresponding Academic Programs offered by the Admitting Institutes and their Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission – click here
Note: At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board of the admitting institute.
JAM 2021 Conducting Body
This year, IISc Bengaluru is conducting JAM 2021and IIT Bombay will hold GATE 2021. This is the first time in 11 years that IISc Bengaluru is conducting JAM. Until now since 2011, the IITs were taking turns to hold the exam. Below is the year-wise conducting bodies of JAM:
For more information on JAM 2021, download information brochure.
Official Website: jam.iisc.ac.in
JAM 2021 FAQs
IIT JAM 2021 will be held by IISc Bengaluru.
Students having UG degree can apply for JAM 2021.
No, the syllabus remain the same every year for JAM.
The online application form is released to apply for the exam. Candidates can apply in the online mode at JOAPS for the exam.
JAM 2021 will be held in computer based test format only.
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