Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high-quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life. JAM is a Computer Based Online Examination. Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM.

JAM 2018  JAM 2019

IIT JAM

Every year Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) is being organized by different IIT institute. Since the IITs organize JAM exam, hence it is also referred to as IIT JAM. 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 such as syllabus, application form, dates, exam pattern, eligibility, JOAPS.

Important Dates for JAM or Joint Admission test for M.Sc are as follows.

Event Date
Date of JAM 2018 entrance examination 11 Feb 2018
Date of JAM 2019 entrance examination 10 Feb 2019

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil eligibility requirement of IIT JAM. Only then they will be considered for admission. Requirements are as follows.

  • Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) is open for Indians, Foreigners both.
  • Candidate should have a Bachelors degree.
  • General / OBC candidate should have scored at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 in aggregate marks or CGPA / CPI without rounding off (all subjects including language and subsidiaries of all years combined). SC / ST / PwD candidates should have a minimum score of 50% or 5.0 out of 10.
  • If CGPA / CPI is on a different scale, then qualifying exam marks will be calculated by mapping it linearly on a scale of 10.

JAM Exam Pattern

  • Examination Type – Objective type test
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Time Duration – 3 hours
  • Marking Scheme – 60 questions carrying 100 marks
  • Mode – Computer Based Test
  • Language of Exam – Candidates may note that all questions will be in English language only.
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

IIT JAM Syllabus

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 complete knowledge about the officially prescribed syllabus. The Syllabus for the seven Papers specified as follows:

  • Biological Sciences (BL)– General Biology; Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics; Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology; Mathematical Sciences.
  • Biotechnology (BT)– Biology of 10+2+3 level (General Biology; Biochemistry and Physiology; Basic Biotechnology; Molecular Biology; Cell Biology; Microbiology), Chemistry of 10+2+3 level, Mathematics of 10+2 level, Physics of 10+2 level.
  • Chemistry (CY)-Physical chemistry (Basic Mathematical Concepts, Atomic and Molecular Structure, Theory of Gases, Solid state, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Adsorption, Spectroscopy); Organic chemistry (Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications, Qualitative Organic Analysis, Natural Products Chemistry, Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry); Inorganic chemistry (Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds, Main Group Elements (s and p blocks), Transition Metals (d block), Bioinorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Analytical Chemistry).
  • Geology (GG)– Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology and Applied GeologyThe Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology.
  • Mathematics (MA)– Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of One Real Variable, Functions of Two or Three Real Variables, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis.
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)- Mathematics (Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices); Statistics (Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses).
  • Physics (PH)- Mathematical Methods; Mechanics and General Properties of Matter; Oscillations, Waves and Optics; Electricity and Magnetism; Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics; Modern Physics; Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics.

Participating Institutes and Courses

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 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.) Programmes in:
  • Chemistry, Mathematics and computing, Physics

Six-semesters M.Sc (Tech) programmes in:

  • Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics
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
IIT (BHU) Varanasi Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:
  • Chemistry and Physics
IIT Bhilai Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:
  • Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and Computing

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

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