IIT JAM 2020 – Admission Process Begins, Dates, Cut Off, Eligibility Counselling


Since 2004-05, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been organising JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) to offer admission to various postgraduate (two years) programmes such as M.Sc.-Ph.D, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D., M.Sc., Dual Degree, etc. at IISc and IITs. To study at these elite institutions, the best in the country, students need to clear the JAM exam. PG aspirants need to crack the exam to get exposure to the state-of-the-art laboratories, modern libraries and well-equipped campus.

JAM 2020 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. The exam is open to all the eligible students (Indian and Foreign) seeking admission to various academic courses offered by the above-mentioned colleges.

IIT JAM 2020 Latest Updates – After being delayed because of coronavirus pandemic, finally IIT Kanpur has started the admission process for the Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) 2020. Those who successfully qualified IIT JAM 2020 result released by 16th March can apply for the IIT JAM 2020 admission process till 10th May 2020. Check complete details regarding IIT JAM Counselling 2020 below in this page.

IIT JAM 2020 Overview:

Exam Name

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

Popularly Known As


Conducting Authority

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)


Admission to PG courses at IITs and IISc

Mode of Exam


Mode of Registration


Exam Level


Number of Participating Institutes


Number of Programmes Offered


Number of Seats Available


Official Website

http://jam.iitk.ac.in (for IIT JAM 2020)

Exam Commencement

9th February 2020

IIT JAM Exam 2020 Important Dates

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will be the exam conducting authority for JAM 2020 exam. The institute has released the official schedule for the exam. Here are the important dates:

IIT JAM 2020 Events

IIT JAM 2020 Dates (Announced)

Commencement of application process

5th September 2019

Last date to submit the online application form

9th October 2019 (upto 17:30 Hours)

Last date to pay the exam fee

9th October 2019

Availability of correction window

18th October 2019

IIT JAM admit card 2020

7th January 2020

IIT JAM 2020 Exam

9th February 2020

Result declaration

16th March 2020

JAM 2020 Scorecard

31st March 2020

Admission Form submission

20th April – 10th May 2020

Request for change of category for correction of defective documents

15th May 2020 (last date)

First admission list announcement

15th June 2020

Second admission list announcement

30th June 2020

Third & final admission list announcement

15th July 2020

JAM 2020 admission closes

20th July 2020

IIT JAM Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

IIT, Kanpur will conduct the JAM 2020 exam in online mode only. There will be six papers in total, consisting of 3 sections and 100 marks each. The medium of JAM exam will be English.

Exam Pattern


Mode of Exam



3 (Section A, Section B & Section C)


Two (9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

Number of papers


Number of questions


Total marks



180 minutes



Negative marking

Only for Section A. 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

Section-wise Distribution of Questions and Marks




Section A

30 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)


Section B

10 MSQs (Multiple Select Questions)


Section C

20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type)



60 Questions

100 Marks

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IIT JAM Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of JAM 2020 has been designed by IIT, Kanpur. It will mainly comprise the following subjects/topics based on 10+2+3 level.

  • Physics (PH)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Geology (GG)

Candidates can download the complete JAM 2020 syllabus from the ‘Syllabi’ section on the official website - http://jam.iitk.ac.in.

IIT JAM Exam 2020 Eligibility

Only the best of the best get through IIT JAM. To filter out the most intelligent students, IIT, Kanpur will conduct the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. on 9th February 2020. If you satisfy the following eligibility requirements, submit the online application form before 8th October 2019. However, it is the sole responsibility of the students to provide accurate information. At any stage, the Admitting Institute can cancel the admission procedure of a student if he is found ineligible for the course. Hence, fill the admission form only if you satisfy the Eligibility Requirements (E₹) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for Admission.

Nationality –

  • Both Indian and foreign students can apply for JAM 2020.

Academic Requirements –

  • The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • The minimum passing marks in the qualifying degree should be 55% (5.5 CGPA out of 10) for General/OBC category students and 50% (5 CGPA out of 10) for the SC/ST/PWD category students .
  • Candidates must submit the Bachelor’s Degree certificates along with meeting the Minimum Eligibility Qualifications.
  • They must submit a physical fitness certificate at the time of admission. The fitness certificate should be drawn in a prescribed form from a registered medical practitioner.
  • The Admitting Institute will make the aspirants undergo a medical test, which will basically be a physical fitness test. This activity will be carried out by a medical board appointed by AI.
  • Physically unfit students will be denied admission.

Age Limit –

  • There is no upper age limit prescribed by the Institute.

IIT JAM Exam 2020 Application Process

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has invited applications from all the eligible applicants in online mode. The candidates need to complete the IIT JAM 2020 application process formalities before 8th October 2019. This is how they are going to complete the application procedure –

  • Visit http://jam.iitk.ac.in.
  • Look for the JAM Online Application Processing System link.
  • Register on JOAPS website by entering details like the name of the candidate, active mobile number, valid email ID and password.
  • Upon successful registration, a system-generated Enrolment ID will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number.
  • Preserve the Enrolment ID and password for future communications related to JAM 2020.
  • Upload the scanned copies of documents such as signature, photograph, category certificates and PWD certificate (if applicable), etc.
  • Release the exam fee through credit card, debit card and net banking.
  • Check the status of the online JAM application form (Defect Status, Under Scrutiny, Received, Admit Card Ready for Download, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Status after Rectification, etc.)

Note:Candidates are discouraged from making the application through a third person.”

Prerequisite Data for Filling Application Form –

  • Personal Information (DOB, name, parents’ name, mobile number, parents’ mobile number, etc. Don’t use Title/Prefix like Mr/Mrs/Dr, etc.)
  • Eligibility details
  • Name of college and address with the correct PIN
  • Home address for communication with the correct PIN
  • Photograph with the right size and  dimension (5kb to 200kb and 3.5cm x 4.5cm in JPEG)
  • Signature with the right size and dimension (5kb to 100kb and 2cm x 7cm in JPEG)
  • Choice of the exam cities
  • JAM papers
  • Category and PWD certificates conforming to the correct format
  • Credit card, debit card and net banking details for hassle-free payment
  • Valid ID proof

IIT JAM 2020 Application Fee Details -

The exam fee is non-refundable.


One Test Paper (INR)

Two Test Paper (INR)




Female (All Categories)









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Note: Candidates must remember that the submitted applications cannot be rectified or changed under any circumstance. Therefore, applicants are advised to enter correct details and necessary documents. In case of multiple application forms submitted by a particular applicant will be liable for rejection.

Other Details

JAM 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can access IIT JAM admit card 2020 from 7th January 2020 onwards. It will be available in online mode. To download the hall ticket, they must use the given Enrolment ID or Email ID and Password. Carry the hard copy of the hall ticket along with a valid ID proof at the time of appearing for the exam.

Note: Use login credentials to obtain and download the released admit card.

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2020.
  • Now, click on the relevant link to obtain the hall ticket.
  • Enter your key-in credentials to access the call letter.
  • Download and take its print out for examination purpose.

JAM 2020 Mock Test

The Institute will release the mock test link on the official website of IIT Kanpur. The date for mock test link activation is yet to be announced. Last year, the link was activated on 10th January 2019, after the release of admit cards. For practice, these mock test series will come in great help.

JAM Result 2020

Use the login ID and password to access the IIT JAM result 2020. The result was released online on 16th March 2020. Category-wise merit lists will be prepared by the Institute for each test paper.

IIT JAM Scorecard 2020

The IIT JAM scorecard 2020 can be downloaded from the authorized website of JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has on 31st March 2020 released the JAM Scorecard 2020. Candidates are required to use their login credentials for accessing the admit card. The candidates will not be sent a hard copy of the scorecard by post or any other offline mode.

JAM Cut-off 2020

The JAM cutoff 2020 is available now, which would constitute the minimum marks to qualify the exam. The cut-off marks will be declared after considering a variety of factors such as marking scheme, the category of the candidate, difficulty level, availability of seats, etc.

Find the complete IIT JAM Cutoff 2020:

Subject of JAM Paper 2020

IIT JAM Cutoff 2020

Gen/ Gen-EWS



Chemistry (CY)




Mathematics (MA)




Biotechnology (BT)




Geology (GG)




Physics (PH)




Mathematical Statistics (MS)




IIT JAM Counselling 2020

Students who have qualified the IIT JAM 2020 exam, can now submit their applications for the IIT JAM counselling 2020. On 20th April 2020, the admission process for IIT JAM 2020 has started and will end on 10th May 2020. Those whose names appear in the merit list (only the qualifying students) will be considered eligible to fill the online JAM admission form. The admission fee that needs to be paid is ₹ 600/-. The complete IIT JAM 2020 admission process will be commenced via online mode at the official portal of JOAPS.

How to apply for IIT JAM 2020 Centralised Admission Process?

  • Visit the authorized site of JOAPS - joaps.iitk.ac.in.
  • Apply for CAP 2020 application and fill the application form for IIT JAM 2020 admissions.
  • Enter all the asked details including choice of college and courses and pay ₹ 600 as the application fee.
  • Finally, upload all the important documents and submit your admission form.

The list of documents required for IIT JAM Admission Form 2020 –

  1. Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  2. Qualifying degree mark sheets of all semesters
  3. Nationality certificates - Date of Birth certificate or Voter ID or First page of Passport or School Transfer Certificate or Aadhaar Card as issued.
  4. Category certificates - respective certificates as issued for OBC-NCL/ EWS/ SC/ ST category
  5. PWD certificate for Persons with Disability


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