JAM 2018

IIT JAM 2018 is the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. JAM 2018 application form will be available from 5th September 2017. JAM exam date 2018 is 11th February 2018. This year the organizing institute (for JAM 2018) is IIT Bombay. The entrance exam is for admission to M.Sc, Joint M.Sc PhD, M.Sc PhD Dual Degree, and similar programs. Official notification regarding date of exam, application form, eligibility, test cities has been published in the month of August. Know here all about IIT JAM 2018 such as syllabus, application form, dates, exam pattern, eligibility, JOAPS.

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.

IIT JAM Important Dates 2018

IIT Bombay has announced all the important dates for IIT JAM 2018. The candidates may check it from the table below.

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
Last date for payment of application fees through online mode October 10, 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 Juen 12, 2018
Declaration of final admission list June 29, 2018
Admission closes July 05, 2018

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JAM 2018 will be organized for 7 subjects in 2 sessions: I and II.

The candidates will appear for JAM 2018 for one subject paper only. 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

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.

JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Both Indian and Foreign Candidates can apply.

Education : Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks if they are from General/OBC-NCL Category (without rounding off) and 50% in aggregate if they are from SC/ST and PwD Category.

Final year students: Candidates appearing in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 would also be considered for admission. However, the candidates will have to qualify the degree program by September 30, 2018.

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

To apply for the exam, the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) will become active. Candidates will have to take the steps to ensure that that the eligibility criteria are satisfied before applying. Also, prepare your documents in advance such as scanned photograph and signature in the specified format. Carefully select the number of test papers you want to appear for, a paper that you want to take and indicate the city in which you would like to have your test centre allocated (max. 3 options).

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/-

JAM 2018 Exam Centre

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

IIT JAM Admit Card 2018

The admit cards will be available in online mode from 02nd week of January 2018. The candidates registered for the examination will be able to download the admit cards for JAM 2018 in online mode. The candidates can log on to the JOAPS (JAM Online Application Portal System) to download the admit card. The candidates will be required to carry admit card and a valid Photo ID proof, on the exam day.

JAM 2018 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
  • 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

IIT JAM 2018 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 the complete knowledge about the officially prescribed syllabus. The Syllabus for the seven Papers specified as follows:

(i) Biological Sciences (BL)– General Biology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology and Mathematical Sciences

(ii) Biotechnology (BT)– Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

(iii) Chemistry (CY)- Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry

(iv) Geology (GG)– Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology and Applied Geology

(v) Mathematics (MA)-Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra and Real Analysis

(vi) 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.

(vii) 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 Code of Conduct

At the exam hall, the candidates will have to follow the code of conduct. If not followed, the candidature will be harmed. The conduct to be followed is as below:

  • Candidates must have admit card and ID proof.
  • The figures of candidates should not be painted with ink, henna, etc. Before the examination, biometric verification will be done and the data will be used during the admission.
  • Candidates need not carry any paper material inside JAM 2018 exam hall. Scribbling pad will be provided at the exam hall and the candidates are required to write their Registration Number and Name on it.
  • Wristwatch, mobile phone, etc not allowed in the exam hall.
  • All means of communication among the candidates, at the exam hall, will lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • Use of unfair means will also lead to the nullification of candidature and will also initiate legal prosecution against the candidate.

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.

JAM 2018 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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