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.

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IIT JAM 2018

JAM 2018 Exam Date is 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.

Event Important Dates
Online registration and JAM application on official website September 05, 2017
Closing of online application submission & uploading of documents October 10, 2017
October 17, 2017
Last date for payment of application fees through online mode October 10, 2017
October 17, 2017
Downloading of admit cards January 09, 2018
Mock test link activated from February 2018
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 03 to 17, 2017
Last date to request change in category and rectification
of defective documents at IIT Bombay
May 22, 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

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
Mathematics
Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (IITBBS) Mathematics and Physics,
with Chemistry / Computer Science / Computer Application / Geology / Statistics
None
Geology (GG) M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR) Geology, with any two among
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Sciences
Mathematics
Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D in Geophysics (IITKGP) Geology, with any two among
Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
Mathematics
Joint M.Sc – Ph.D in Geology (IITKGP, IITBBS) Geology, with any two among
Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
Mathematics
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
None
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
Mathematics
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.

Application Fee

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-

Group/Category Fee Details
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
SC/ST/PwD & Female (all categories) Rs.750/- Rs.1050/-
All others Rs.1500/- Rs.2100/-

Exam Centres

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
Total 60

Examination Schedule

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
Chemistry
Geology
Mathematical Statistics
BT
CY
GG
MS
II 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Biological Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
BL
MA
PH

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.

M.Sc Admission

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:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Roorkee Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Applied Geology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics,
    Physics
IIT Patna Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Madras Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Kharagpur Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Kanpur Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
IIT Jodhpur Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Indore Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Botechnology
IIT Hyderabad Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing, Physics
IIT Guwahati Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing, Physics
IIT Gandhinagar Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Dhanbad Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.)
IIT Delhi Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
IIT Bombay Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Applied Statistics and Informatics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in:

  • Environmental Science and Engineering, Operations Research,
IIT Bhubaneswar Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:

  • Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

Note: Apart from these, various Institutes like IISc Bangalore will also provide admission through JAM 2018

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