IIT JAM 2020 Application Form – IIT Kanpur Started the Registration Process

Published on : 5th September 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has invited online applications for the Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2020. Interested candidates can submit the online application form for IIT JAM entrance exam 2020 through the official website of IIT Kanpur- http://jam.iitk.ac.in. The application process has been started from 5th September 2019 and will continue till 08th October 2019.

IIT JAM is a national level examination organized by IIT Kanpur on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to offer admission into M.Sc. (four semesters), M.Sc. Ph.D., and M.Sc. PhD dual degree etc. programmes at IITs. Candidates can go through this article to know various aspects of IIT JAM 2020 including important dates, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result and much more.

Documents Required for IIT JAM Application Form 2020 -

Before moving ahead with the application process, candidates must ensure that they keep the following documents ready. This will make the application submission process smooth.

  • A valid ID proof (the same ID proof (in original) should be carried to the examination hall)
  • Details in the qualification certificate
  • College name and address with PIN code
  • Choice of examination cities
  • Good quality scanned image of candidate’s photograph with size 3.5cm x 4.5cm in JPEG format. Maximum resolution of the image should be 480x640 pixels, and the minimum resolution should be 240x320 pixels. File size should be 5KB to 200KB.
  • Good quality scanned image of candidate’s signature with size 2cm x 7cm in JPEG format. Maximum resolution of the image should be 160x560 pixels, and the minimum resolution should be 80x280 pixels. File size should be 5KB to 100KB.
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned copy of PWD certificate (if applicable)
  • Net banking/debit card/credit card details

IIT JAM 2020 Online Application Process:

Applications for JAM 2020 are submitted through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) only. The application process can be completed in the following two phases:

  • Registering for JAM 2020 Exam
  • Filling the JAM 2020 Application Form

Registering for JAM 2020

  • Go to IIT Kanpur official website.
  • Now, from the Important Updates, click on the first link which states JOAPS Portal is Operational Now!
  • It will redirect you on the JOAPS portal, and then scroll down the page to explore “New User? Register Here”
  • Enter details asked for such as candidate’s name, email address, and mobile number. Set a password, solve the arithmetic expression, and read the Disclaimer.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • On successful registration, an email containing your Enrolment ID will be sent to the registered email ID.

Filling the JAM 2020 Application Form

  • Now log-in at the JOAPS portal with your registered enrolment ID and password to complete the application form.
  • Enter details such as personal information, address, qualification details, choice of examination cities, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature, and other certificates.
  • Make fee payment and submit the application form.
  • After successful submission of the application form, take a printout of the completed application form.

Application Fee

The JAM 2020 application fee can be paid only through the online mode until 08th October 2019. Addition bank charges are to be borne by the candidate. Candidates must note that the application fee can be paid through online via debit card, credit card or net banking etc. Please note that the application fee will be non-refundable.


Fee Amount

One Test Paper

Two Test Papers

General and OBC

₹ 1500/-

₹ 2100/-


₹ 750/-

₹ 1050/-

JAM 2020 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for various exam events as per the official schedule:

JAM 2020 Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins at JOAPS

05th September 2019

Last date of online application submission

08th October 2019

JAM 2020 Admit card availability

07th January 2020

Mock test link activated

January 2020

IIT JAM 2020 Exam – 9th February 2020

Session I (Biological Science, Math, Physics)

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Session II (Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Statistics)

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

JAM 2019 result announcement

20th March 2020

Availability of scorecard (Online)

3rd to 31st April 2020

Submission of application form for admission

9th to 22nd April 2020

Declaration of first admission list

1st June 2020

Declaration of second admission list

16th June 2020

Declaration of final admission list

29th June 2020

Closure of admission process

03rd July 2020

About IIT JAM Exam

IIT JAM entrance exam is conducted every year for admission to various post-graduate degree programmes offered at different IITs and integrated PhD programmes offered at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The programmes include full-time M.Sc. (two years), M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc.-M.Tech. The exam is conducted on a rotational basis by the zonal IITs. The objective behind conducting the exam is promoting Science as a career option.