IIT JAM Eligibility 2018 and Educational Qualification for Joint Admission Test M.Sc in IITs

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IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility and Educational Qualification

IIT JAM Eligibility 2020

  • The candidates who qualify in JAM 2020 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 on 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 2019
  • 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


  • 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 Admission
  • 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

Test Papers & Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQS)

  • JAM 2020 Exam will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers;
    • Biotechnology (BT),
    • Chemistry (CY),
    • Geology (GG),
    • Mathematics (MA),
    • Mathematical Statistics (MS) and
    • Physics (PH)
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programs covered under JAM 2019 are given in Appendix-II, along with the names of the Test Papers and their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programs


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