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Indian Institute of Technology announces Joint Admission Test for M.Sc Admission 2021

IIT JAM 2021 - Joint Admission Test for MSc JAM is 2021 conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology IITs and IISc. It is a national level exam, which is conducted in online mode. This year, IIT Bangalore is conducting JAM 2021.
Candidates who want to appear for IIT JAM Exam, please go through this article to know complete information about IIT JAM 2021 including Important Dates, Application Form, Fee, eligibility, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, etc.

IIT JAM 2021
  • IIT JAM 2021 will be conducted for 20 subjects offered by the participating IIT’s. IIT Bangalore will released the notification related to JAM 2021 on August 2020
  • The 19 participating institutes offer various programs such as M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc. PhD Dual Program, Integrated PhD, M.Sc.-M.Tech, M.Sc.-M.S. Research, and other Postgraduate Programs.


  • The main objective of JAM is to revive and consoli­date ‘Science’ as a career option for bright students from across the country and provide them a single step opportunity for admission to some of the postgraduate programs offered at the IITs
  • In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalizing undergraduate level science education in the country

IIT JAM 2021 Courses Offered

  • Admission to M.Sc. Two Years, Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programs at Indian Institutes of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Dhanbad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Varanasi & Integrated PhD Programs at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • The following are the full-time M.Sc. Two Years, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programs at different IITs and Integrated PhD Programs at the IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2021.

Important Dates



Notification releases on

August 2020

Online registration at JOAPS starts on

10th September 2020

Last date to submit application form and upload documents

15th October 2020

Last date for payment of application fees through online mode

October 2020

Form correction window

October 2020

Download JAM admit card from

January 2021

JAM 2021 Exam Date

14th February 2021

Release of Answer Key

February 2021

Challenging Answer Key

February 2021

Final answer key for JAM 2020 released on

March 2021

Announcement of results

20th March 2021

Availability of Scorecard

March 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Participation Institutes

Sr No.

Institutes Name



IISc Bangalore



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 Patna



IIT Roorkee



IIT Ropar



IIT Varanasi



IIT Bhilai



IIT Palakkad


Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates who qualify in JAM 2021 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs
  • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree
  • In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates, and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates
  • If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a scale of 10. For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s). Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by 30th September 2020
  • In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled
  • Should posses the minimum qualifying marks in aggregate in UG as given in the table below:




 General / OBC (NCL) / EWS


5.5 / 10

SC / ST and PwD


5.0 / 10

Application Procedure

  • The Information Brochure and all other Information related to JAM 2021 will be updated time to time on the Website https://jam.iitk.ac.in
  • Candidates can apply for JAM 2021 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at the website https://jam.iitk.ac.in

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


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

The candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only. You can use either of the below-given forms of online payments:

a) Net -banking account

b) Debit

c) Credit card

Selection Procedure

  • Only candidates who qualify in JAM 2021 (whose names appear in the Merit List) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the academic programs available at IITs (refer to Appendices-I & II of this Information Brochure)
  • Based on the test paper(s) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programs covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institutes.
  • Taking into consideration the order of preference as given in the Admission Form and corresponding rank(s) in the Merit List, the First Admission List for each programme under JAM 2021 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute website.

JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of JAM is the same for all the 6 subject papers in terms of the following:


The exam is an online test (Computer-Based Test)

No. 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:


Type of questions

No. of 1 marks Qs

No. of 2 marks Qs

Section -A

Multiple Choice Questions



Section -B

Multiple Select Questions



Section -C

Numerical Answer Type






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.

Test Paper Schedule


09.30 AM to 12.30 Noon Papers - Biotechnology (BT), Physics (PH), Mathematical Statistics (MS


02.30 PM to 05.30 PM Papers - Mathematics (MA), Chemistry (CY) and Geology (GG)

JAM 2021 Exam Cities

The JAM 2021 Exam is conducted in collaboration with eight zones. The names of these eight zones and the locations of Exam Cities/Towns for JAM 2021 are listed zone-wise in Appendix-III. Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice cities at the time of applying for JAM 2021 exam.

IISc Bangalore

Bengaluru, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangaluru (Mangalore), Palakkad, Thrissur

IIT Bombay

Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Vadodara

IIT Delhi

Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi

IIT Guwahati Asansol

Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri

IIT Kanpur

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur

Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras

Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Warangal

IIT Roorkee

Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Mohali, Noida, Moradabad, Roorkee

JAM 2021 Admit Card

Under the respective logins of the registered JAM aspirants, admit card is issued. The admit card can be accessed in the online mode only using JAM email id / enrolment number and password. The JAM admit card is not sent to any candidate via post or personal emails.

Details on JAM 2021 Admit Card

a) Candidate’s Name

b) Registration Number

c) Photograph

d) Signature


Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied

f) Name and address of the allotted test centre

Candidates should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairperson, JAM 2021, IIT Bangalore immediately

Rank List

Rank List For each test paper in JAM 2021, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all the appeared candidates based on their performance in the test paper.

Merit List

  • The results will be available on the website http://jam.iisc.ac.in/. For each test paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR
  • The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject

For more details and to apply online, please visit theofficial website