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IIM Mumbai Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2018

JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is a gate to various professional courses such as M.Sc. (2 years), M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc.-PhD Dual Degree, and many other Bachelor degree courses

Various IITs & IISc conduct this national level examination of JAM in the rotation

The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2018 will be held on 11th February 2018. It is important to fill and submit application form of IIT JAM 2018 as per schedule in order to appear for the exam

The organizing institute for JAM 2018 is IIT Bombay and it has announced that application form will be available from 05th September 2018. Thus, all interested students, who wish to appear in IIT JAM 2018 exam must head over to the JOAPS (JAM Online Application Processing System) between given dates and apply online.


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What is the IIT JAM 2018 ?

IIT JAM Eligibility 2018 and Educational Qualification

Important Dates for IIT JAM 2018

IIT JAM 2018 Participation Institutes

IIT JAM 2018 Admission Procedure

M.Sc. Admission Procedure in IITs through JAM 2018

M.Sc., M.Tech and PHD Programs in IITs Admission through JAM 2018

Exam Pattern for IIT Joint Admission Test

IIT JAM 2018 Exam Centers

How to apply for IIT JAM 2018 ?

Syllabus for IIT JAM 2018

What is the IIT JAM 2018 ?

Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test - IIT JAM 2018 invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree, M.Sc.- M.Tech. M.Sc.-M.S. (Research)/PhD Dual Degree and Other Post - Bachelor's Degree Programmes for the academic year 2018-19

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 programmes offered at the IITs. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normal­izsing undergraduate level science education in the country.

IIT JAM 2018 Participation Institutes

[1] Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc); [2] Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IITBBS); [3] Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB); [4] Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD); [5] Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN); [6] Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG); [7] Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH); [8] Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI); [9] Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ); [10] Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK); [11] Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp); [12] Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM); [13] Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IITP); [14] Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) and; [15] Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IITPR)

Important Dates for IIT JAM 2018

The JAM 2018 is a Computer Based Online Examination, which will be held on 11th February 2018 (Sunday) in two sessions. The schedule for different Test Papers of JAM 2018 is given below.

Session-I: 11th February 2018 (09:00 a.m. -12:00 noon) [Test Paper Code: Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)]

Session-II: 11th February 2018 (02:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm) [Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH)]

Commencement of Online Registration & Application on JAM 2018 Website: 05th September 2017 (Tuesday)

Last Date for Online Application Submission & Uploading of Documents on the Website: 10th October 2017 (Tuesday)

Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online Process: 10th October 2017 (Tuesday)

Date of JAM 2018 Examination: 11th February 2018 (Sunday)

Announcement of the Results of JAM 2018: 20th March 2018 (Tuesday)

Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2018 Website: 03rd - 17th April 2018

Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay: 17th April 2018 (Tuesday)

Declaration of First Admission List: 22nd May 2018 (Tuesday)

Declaration of Second Admission List: 12th June 2018 (Tuesday)

Declaration of Third and Final Admission List: 29th June 2018 (Friday)

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018: 05th July 2018 (Thursday)

Eligibility Requirements (ERS) for IIT JAM 2018

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admissions in IITs.

a) All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor's degree

b) At least 55% aggregate marks, without rounding off, (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC-NCL category Candidates and Foreign Nationals; at least 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off, (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC/ST and PwD Category Candidates in the qualifying degree

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 2018

At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. 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


(a) It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admissions

(b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force

IIT JAM 2018 Minimum Educational Qualification

Please refer to the JAM 2018 website http://jam.iitd.ac.in/ and/or the JAM websites of the respective institutes.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the above mentioned academic programmes in IISc Bangalore and IITs for the academic session 2017-18 will be made on the basis of all India merit list of JAM 2017.

Candidates who qualify in any test paper of JAM 2017 shall be eligible to apply for admission to all the academic programmes corresponding to that test paper, provided they also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility requirements, as specified by the Institute(s) in which the admission is sought.

After the declaration of JAM 2017 results, qualified candidates shall be required to apply to the Organizsing Institute (IIT Delhi) specifying their preferences for the programmes for which the admission is sought.

Candidates should note that being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission.

Exam Pattern for IIT Joint Admission Test 2018

JAM 2017 Examination will be conducted for the seven test papers, namely: Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH)

All seven test papers will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. A virtual calculator will also be available on the computer monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions

Date of JAM 2017 Exam: 12th February 2017 (Sunday)

Session-I: 09.00 am to 12.00 noon, Test Papers - Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH)]

Session-II: 02.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Test Papers - Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Exam Cities JAM 2018

IISc Bangalore [Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur]

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 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, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam]

IIT Madras [Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal]

IIT Roorkee [Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee]

IIT JAM 2018 Application  

The Information Brochure and all other Information related to JAM 2018 will be updated time to time on the website http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/jam2018/

A candidate can register and apply online only for JAM 2018 from 05th September 2017. The application fee can be paid online; the application fee is non-refundable

Fee Details

Fee for One Test Paper (i) Female candidates (all categories): Rs.750/-; (ii) Male & Others candidates (General /OBC): Rs.1500/-; (iii) Male candidates (SC/ST/PD): Rs.750/-

Fee for Two Test Papers (i) Female candidates (all categories): Rs.1050/-; (ii) Male & Others candidates (General /OBC): Rs.2100/-; (iii) Male candidates (SC/ST/PD): Rs.1050/-

Further details regarding admissions, prescribed fees, etc. will be updated on the JAM 2018 website http://jam.iitd.ac.in/

General Information

(a) JAM 2018 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes covered under JAM 2018 need to appear in JAM 2018. There is no age restriction.

(b) JAM 2018 is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination. It will be held on 11th February 2018 (Sunday)

(c) For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s)

(d) To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Program

(e) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final exam of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2018, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final exam shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, will be submitted by 30th September 2018

(f) Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2018

(g) On the basis of performance in JAM 2018, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates

(h) Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 10th May 2018

(i) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2018 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s)

(j) In all matters concerning JAM 2018, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

Admit Card

Admit Card, bearing the Candidate's Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JAM 2018 website from 09th January 2018 till Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post/E-mail

Candidate 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 2018, IIT Bombay immediately

If a candidate is not able to download the Admit Card, then the Chairman JAM of the respective IISc/IITs (See Appendix III of the JAM Brochure), under which the first choice Test City/Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone/Fax/Email, giving the Online Enrolment ID, Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, Mailing Address/City Code of the desired Test Centre (first choice) to get information about the Registration Number and the Name of the Test Centre allotted

A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification. Please note that you have to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application.

No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2018 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original ID

The Admit Card of JAM 2018 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute

Rank and Merit List

Rank List

For each test paper in JAM 2018, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all the appeared candidates based on the performance of the candidates in the test paper.

Tie-Breaking: The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper will be as follows:

The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the candidates concerned will be awarded the same rank.

Merit List

The results (merit lists) will be declared on March 20, 2018 (Tuesday). The results will be available on the website http://jam.iitb.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 & PwD) in a given subject

These candidates (henceforth called Qualified Candidates) are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available (see Appendix-I) at IITs and IISc

Contact Details

JAM 2018 Organizing Institute - Address, Organising Chairperson GATE 2015, GATE-JAM Office, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, Phone No.: 022-25767068, 7022, Fax No.: 022-25722674, Email jam@iitb.ac.in, Website www.iitb.ac.in/jam