IIT JAM 2023 - Admit Card(Released), Application Form(Released), Exam Date(Out), Result, Exam Date, Scorecard, & Toppers

Last Modified on : 19 May 2024

This year, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, will conduct the IIT JAM exam on 12th February 2023, as per the officials.

Since 2004-05, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been organizing JAM (Joint Admission Test for Masters) to offer admission to various postgraduate (two years) programs such as M.Sc-Ph.D, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D., Masters, 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 state-of-the-art laboratories, modern libraries, and well-equipped campuses. For complete details related to the eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation tips, mock test, admit card, result, counselling, participating institutes, and more related to the IIT JAM 2023 exam, read the complete article.

THE IIT JAM application portal is open to all eligible students (Indian and Foreign) seeking admission to various academic courses offered by the above-mentioned colleges.

New Changes Introduced –

  • The IIT Roorkee will conduct the IIT JAM 2023 Exam.
  • For the year 2023, IIT JAM will be conducted across 84 Exam Centres, which were 70 earlier.

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IIT JAM 2023 Latest Updates –

- The Admit Card was released on 11th January 2023.

- The last date to fill out the application form for IIT JAM 2023 is 18th October 2022.

- IIT Roorkee released the JAM 2023 application form for the entrance examination on 7th September 2022.

- IIT JAM 2023 was conducted on 12th February 2023.

JAM 2023 Overview

Exam Name

Joint Admission Test for Masters

Popularly Known As

JAM 2023

Conducting Authority

IIT Roorkee


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


JAM 2023 Exam Date

12th February 2023

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IIT JAM Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

  • IIT JEE Main 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download
  • IIT JEE 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download

IIT JAM Exam 2023 Important Dates

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee will be the exam conducting authority for JAM 2023 exam. The institute has released the official schedule for the exam. Here are the important dates:

IIT JAM 2023 Events


Commencement of application process

7th September 2022

Last date to submit the online application form

14th October 2022

Last date to pay the exam fee

18th October 2022

Availability of correction window

From 10th November to 30th November 2022

IIT JAM admit card 2023

11th January 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Exam

12th February 2023

Result declaration

22nd March 2023

JAM 2023 Scorecard

1st April to 31st July 2023

Admission Form submission for admission

11th April to 25th April 2023

Request for change of category for correction of defective documents


First admission list announcement


Second admission list announcement


Third admission list announcement


Fourth Admission List announcement


JAM 2023 admission closes


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IIT JAM Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Pattern

The IIT Roorkee will conduct the JAM 2023 exam in online mode only. There will be seven papers in total, consisting of 3 sections and 100 marks each. The medium of the JAM exam will be English.

JAM 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

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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 2023

IIT Roorkee has designed the syllabus for JAM 2023. It will mainly comprise the following subjects/topics based on the 10+2+3 level.

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

Note: The syllabus for economics will be updated soon on the official website.

IIT JAM Exam Syllabus in Detail -

Physics (PH)

Mathematical Methods: Partial Derivatives, Calculus of single and multiple variables, Jacobian, Taylor expansion, imperfect and perfect differentials, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Divergence theorem, Multiple integrals, Stokes’ theorem, and Green’s theorem. matrices and determinants, algebra of complex numbers, first-order equations, and linear second-order differential equations with constant coefficients.

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter: Newton’s laws of motion and applications, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, System of particles, conservative and non-conservative forces, Center of mass, conservation of linear and angular momentum, equation of motion of the CM, variable mass systems, conservation of energy, elastic and inelastic collisions, Rigid body motion, rotation and translation, fixed axis rotations, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia. Principal moments and axes. Kinematics of moving fluids, Bernoulli’s theorem, Euler’s equation, equation of continuity.

Oscillations, Waves and Optics: Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution Lissajous figures, Damped and forced oscillators, Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, Energy density and energy transmission in waves, traveling and standing waves in one-dimension, Group velocity and phase velocity, Doppler Effect, Sound waves in the media, Fermat’s Principle, General theory of image formation, Interference of light, Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations, optical path retardation, Diffraction gratings, Fraunhofer diffraction, Double refraction and optical rotation, Rayleigh criterion and resolving power, Polarization: linear, circular and elliptic polarization.

Electricity and Magnetism: Gauss’s law, Coulomb’s law, Electric field and potential, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases, Electrostatic boundary conditions, Conductors, capacitors, dielectric polarization, dielectrics, electrostatic energy, volume and surface charges. Ampere’s law, Biot-Savart law, Self and mutual inductance, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components, and Alternating currents. Displacement current, Poynting’s theorem, Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves, transmission and reflection coefficients (normal incidence only), reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface. Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics: Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy, Elements of Kinetic theory of gases, Ideal gas, Specific heat of Mono-, di- and triatomic gases, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state, Laws of thermodynamics, Mean free path, Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium, First law and its consequences, Reversible, irreversible and quasi-static processes, Isothermal and adiabatic processes, Carnot cycle, Second law and entropy, Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications, Thermodynamic potentials and their applications, Ideas of ensembles, Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Modern Physics: Inertial frames and Galilean invariance, Lorentz transformations, Postulates of special relativity, Relativistic velocity addition theorem, Length contraction, time dilation, Blackbody radiation, mass-energy equivalence, Compton effect, photoelectric effect, Bohr’s atomic model, X-rays, Uncertainty principle, Wave-particle duality, the superposition principle, calculation of expectation values, the solution of the Schrödinger equation for the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three-dimensional boxes, Pauli exclusion principle, reflection and transmission at a step potential, Radioactivity and its applications, Structure of the atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy, Laws of radioactive decay.

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics: Bravais lattices and basis, Miller indices, Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction and Bragg's law; Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, a variation of resistivity with temperature, Fermi level, I-V characteristics, p-n junction diode, Zener diode and its applications, Single-stage amplifier, BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes, two-stage R-C coupled amplifiers, Simple Oscillators: sinusoidal oscillators, Barkhausen condition, Boolean algebra: Binary number systems; binary addition and subtraction, conversion from one system to another system. OP-AMP and applications: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier, Logic Gates AND, NOT, OR, NAND, NOR exclusive OR; a combination of gates; Truth tables; de Morgan’s theorem.

Mathematics (MA)

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequence of real numbers, bounded and monotone sequences, the convergence of sequences, convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, subsequences, Cauchy sequences, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem, absolute convergence, Series of real numbers, tests of convergence for series of positive terms – ratio test, root test, comparison test, Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series.

Linear Algebra: Finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, linear independence of vectors, dimension, basis, matrix representation, null space, range space, rank-nullity theorem. Rank and inverse of a matrix, determinant, consistency conditions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors for matrices, solutions of systems of linear equations, Cayley-Hamilton theorem.

Functions of One Real Variable: Limit, continuity, differentiation, intermediate value property, mean value theorem, Rolle’s Theorem, L'Hospital rule, maxima and minima, Taylor's theorem.

Functions of Two or Three Real Variables: Limit, continuity, differentiability, partial derivatives, maxima and minima.

Differential Equations: Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y'=f(x,y), exact differential equations, Bernoulli’s equation, orthogonal trajectories, integrating factor, homogeneous differential equations, linear differential equations of second order with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, variable separable equations, Cauchy-Euler equation.

Integral Calculus: Integration is the inverse process of differentiation, fundamental theorem of calculus, definite integrals and their properties. Double and triple integrals, calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals, change of order of integration, calculating volumes using triple integrals.

Vector Calculus: Scalar and vector fields, divergence, gradient, curl, surface integrals, line integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems.

Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, normal subgroups, Abelian groups, non-Abelian groups, permutation groups, cyclic groups, Lagrange's Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups.

Real Analysis: Interior points, limit points, closed sets, open sets, bounded sets, compact sets, connected sets, completeness of R, Taylor’s series, Power series (of real variable), radius and interval of convergence, term-wise differentiation and integration of power series.

Chemistry (CY)


Basic Mathematical Concepts: Functions; integrals; ordinary differential equations; maxima and minima; vectors and matrices; determinants; elementary statistics and probability theory.

Atomic and Molecular Structure: Fundamental particles; wave-particle duality; uncertainty principle; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; Schrödinger’s wave equation; quantum numbers; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; shapes of orbitals; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.

Solid State: Crystals and crystal systems; NaCl and KCl structures; X-rays; close packing; atomic and ionic radii; lattice energy; radius ratio rules; isomorphism; Born-Haber cycle; heat capacity of solids.

Theory of Gases: Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; Kinetic theory of gases; equipartition of energy.

Electrochemistry: Conductance and its applications; Galvanic cells; Transport number; EMF and free energy; polarography; concentration cells with and without transport; Debye-Huckel-Onsager theory of strong electrolytes.

Chemical Thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes; thermochemistry; first law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases; second law; entropy and free energy; criteria for spontaneity.

Chemical and Phase Equilibria: Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; effect of temperature on K; ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; hydrolysis; solubility product; phase equilibria–phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties.

Chemical Kinetics: Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; chain reactions – normal and branched; collision theory; enzyme kinetics; transition state theory; photochemical processes; catalysis.

Adsorption: Gibbs adsorption equation; types of adsorption; adsorption isotherm; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.

Spectroscopy: Fundamental concepts of rotational, Beer-Lambert law; vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Electronic effects (inductive, resonance, hyperconjugation) and steric effects and their applications (acid/base property); the conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes), optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls).

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications: Chemistry of reactive intermediates (carbanions, carbocations, free radicals, nitrenes, carbenes, benzynes etc.); Wolff rearrangement, Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Simmons-Smith reaction, Michael reaction, Wittig reaction and McMurry reaction; Darzens reaction, dienone-phenol rearrangement, Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry; Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper); functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.

Qualitative Organic Analysis: Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.

Natural Products Chemistry: Chemistry of alkaloids, terpenes, steroids, carbohydrates, peptides, amino acids, and nucleic acids.

Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties.


Periodic Table: Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.

Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds: Types of bonding; hybridization; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; ionic solids; dipole moment; the structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.

Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; the structure of electron-deficient compounds involving main group elements.

Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra; color and magnetic properties of metal complexes; VB, MO and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, nitrosyls, carbenes, and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase.

Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Basic principles; potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, analysis of water, air and soil samples.

Analytical Chemistry: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; precipitation reactions; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA; use of indicators; radioactivity; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis; applications of isotopes, nuclear reactions.

Biotechnology (BT)

The Biotechnology paper comprises Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The syllabus for all is provided below:

BIOLOGY (10+2+3) level

General Biology: Taxonomy; Genetic variation; Heredity; Conservation; Evolution; Principles of ecology; Techniques in modern biology.

Biochemistry and Physiology: Carbohydrates; Lipids; Proteins; Nucleic acids; Vitamins; Hormones; Enzymes; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation; Photosynthesis, Fertilization and Osmoregulation;  Nitrogen Fixation, Vertebrates-Nervous system; Vascular system; Immune system; Endocrine system; Digestive system and Reproductive System.

Basic Biotechnology: Tissue culture; Antigen-antibody interaction; Application of enzymes; Antibody production; Diagnostic aids.

Molecular Biology: DNA; RNA; Transcription; Replication; Translation; Lipids and Membranes; Proteins; Operon model; Gene transfer.

Cell Biology: Cell cycle; Mitochondria; Cytoskeletal elements; Endoplasmic reticulum; Golgi apparatus; Chloroplast; Signaling.

Microbiology: Isolation; Cultivation; Bacteria; Protozoa; Structural features of a virus; Fungi; Pathogenic microorganisms.

PHYSICS (10+2 level)

Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Electrostatics, Work, Energy and Power, Current electricity, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Atomic Nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Principles of Communication, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Oscillations, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves.

CHEMISTRY (10+2+3 level)

Atomic Structure: Bohr’s theory and Schrodinger wave equation; Chemical bonding; Periodicity in properties; Properties of s, p, d and f block elements; Coordination compounds; Complex formation; Chemical equilibria; Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third-order reactions); Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Electrochemistry; Photochemistry; Acid-base concepts; Inductive, electromeric, conjugative effects and resonance; Stereochemistry of carbon compounds; Chemistry of Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons, alcohols, alkyl halides, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, ketones, amines and their derivatives; Aromatic hydrocarbons, nitro and amino compounds, halides, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids; Mechanism of organic reactions; Synthetic polymers; Soaps and detergents; Biomolecules – amino acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides); nucleic acids, Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry.

MATHEMATICS (10+2 level)

Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Complex numbers, Logarithms, Linear and Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Circles, Conic Sections, Straight lines and Family, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Logic, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Statistics, Vectors, Three Dimensional Geometry, Boolean Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Probability, Functions, Differentiation, Limits and Continuity, Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Application of Derivatives, Differential Equations.

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

The following weightage is provided for Mathematics and Statistics:

  • Mathematics - 40% weightage
  • Statistics - 60% weightage


Sequences and Series: Convergence of sequences of real numbers, Comparison, root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers.

Integral Calculus: Fundamental theorems of integral calculus, applications of definite integrals, Double and triple integrals, arc lengths, areas and volumes.

Differential Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability of functions of one and two variables, Rolle's theorem, Taylor's theorem, mean value theorems, indeterminate forms, maxima and minima of functions of one and two variables.

Matrices: Rank, the inverse of a matrix, Systems of linear equations, Linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices.


Probability: Axiomatic definition of probability and properties, conditional probability, multiplication rule, Bayes’ theorem and independence of events, The theorem of total probability.

Random Variables: Probability mass function, distribution of a function of a random variable, probability density function and cumulative distribution functions, moments and moment generating function, Mathematical expectation, Chebyshev's inequality.

Standard Distributions: Binomial, geometric, negative binomial, Poisson, exponential, hypergeometric, uniform, gamma, beta and normal distributions. Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution.

Joint Distributions: Joint, marginal and conditional distributions. Joint moment generating function. Distribution of functions of random variables. Product moments, correlation, simple linear regression. Independence of random variables.

Sampling distributions: Chi-square, t and F distributions and their properties.

Limit Theorems: Weak law of large numbers. Central limit theorem (i.i.d.with finite variance case only).

Estimation: Unbiasedness, method of moments and method of maximum likelihood, consistency and efficiency of estimators. Sufficiency, factorization theorem. Completeness, Rao-Blackwell and Lehmann-Scheffe theorems, uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators. Rao-Cramer inequality. Confidence intervals for the parameters of univariate normal, two independent normals, and one parameter exponential distributions.

Testing of Hypotheses: Basic concepts and applications of Neyman-Pearson Lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses. Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution.

Geology (GG)

The Planet Earth: Origin of the Solar System and the Earth; Shape and size of the earth; Geosphere and the composition of the Earth; Earth-moon system; Dating rocks and age of the Earth; Formation of continents and oceans; Volcanism and volcanic landforms; Interior of the earth; Earthquakes; Isostasy; Earth’s magnetism and gravity, Elements of Plate tectonics; Orogenic cycles.

Geomorphology: Weathering and erosion; Transportation and deposition due to ice, wind, river, sea, and resulting landforms, Structurally controlled landforms.

Paleontology: Major steps in the evolution of life forms; Fossils; their mode of preservation and utility; Morphological characters, major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals – Mollusca, Brachiopoda, Trilobita, Anthozoa, Echinodermata, Graptoloidea; Gondwana plant fossils; Elementary idea of vertebrate fossils in India.

Structural Geology: Concept of stratum; Outcrop patterns; Contour; Maps and cross-sections; Dip and strike; Classification and origin of folds, joints, faults, foliations, unconformities, and lineations; shear zones. Stereographic and equal-area projections of planes and lines; computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and boreholes.

Stratigraphy: Principles of stratigraphy; Litho-, Chrono- and biostratigraphic classification; distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of India from Archaean to Recent.

Mineralogy: Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes; Isomorphism and polymorphism,  Physical properties of minerals; Structure of silicates; Classification of minerals; Mineralogy of common rock-forming minerals; Mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks. Transmitted polarized light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals.

Petrology: Definition and classification of rocks; Crystallization from magma; Igneous rocks-forms of igneous bodies; classification, association and genesis of igneous rocks; Sedimentary rocks – classification, size and shape of sedimentary bodies, texture and structure. Metamorphic rocks – classification, facies, zones and texture. Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the Barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies.

Economic Geology: Properties of common economic minerals; Physical characters; General processes of formation of mineral deposits; Mode of occurrence and distribution in India both of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits; Coal and petroleum occurrences in India.

Applied Geology: Ground Water; Principles of Engineering Geology

Candidates can download the complete JAM 2023 syllabus from the ‘Syllabi’ section on the official website - jam.iitr.ac.in

IIT JAM 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates must have a good preparation strategy to get through the IIT JAM exam. Here are some tips to be followed strictly:

Understanding the Syllabus: The IIT JAM syllabus is vast and it is necessary for the candidates to analyze the syllabus properly and prepare for the exam only as per the syllabus. It is advised to avoid studying irrelevant topics. Just stick to the syllabus.

Time Management with Effective Time Table: After analyzing the syllabus, make a study plan/timetable. Keep more time for difficult topics. Also, keep a break between the study sessions.

Understand the Concepts: Understanding the concepts and logic behind them. It will help solve any type of question, from simple to complex. Mugging up topics do not help in the long run. You can consider mugging up if you find any topic too difficult to understand.

Practice Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Tests: Solving previous years’ question papers help in understanding the pattern, type of questions, difficulty level, etc. Previous years’ question papers also help in analyzing the preparation level. Candidates must also appear for mock tests to improve their accuracy and time management skills.

Revision: Revision is the key to remembering things. If you don’t revise the topics studied yesterday, you will forget them. So, revise daily and also make notes of important things while studying. These notes help in the last-minute revision.

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IIT JAM Exam 2023 Eligibility

Only the best of the best get through IIT JAM. To filter out the most intelligent students, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, will conduct the Joint Admission Test for Masters. on 12th February 2023. If you satisfy the following eligibility requirements, submit the online application form before 14th October 2022. 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 out the admission form only if you satisfy the Eligibility Requirements (ER) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for Admission.

Nationality –

Both Indian and foreign students can apply for JAM 2023.

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 and meet 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. A medical board appointed by AI will carry out this activity.
  • Physically unfit students will be denied admission.

Age Limit –

  • The Institute prescribes no upper age limit.

IIT JAM Exam 2023 Application Process

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, has activated the online application process JOAPS for the IIT JAM 2023 entrance exam for all eligible applicants. The candidates must fill out the IIT JAM 2023 application form before 14th October 2022. This is how they are going to complete the application procedure –

Important Points

  • Candidates must submit only one application form. Multiple applications will be rejected.
  • Please ensure to pay the fee as per your category, gender, and test paper option. If the fee is not paid as per the criteria, the application form will be rejected.
  • After the final submission, no changes will be allowed in the application form. Thus, candidates must check the JAM application form carefully before final submission.
  • If candidates decide to change the test paper after submission of the application but before the last date of application submission, they can change the test paper/ add additional paper. In such cases, an additional fee is charged. The details of the additional fee are provided under the ‘Application Fee’ section.

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How to Apply for IIT JAM 2023

  • Visit - https://jam.iitr.ac.in/.
  • Look for the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS).
  • Register on the 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 2023.
  • 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, parent’s 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 2023 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 the correct details and necessary documents. In case of multiple application forms submitted by a particular applicant will be liable for rejection.

Additional Fee for Changing/ Adding Test Papers


Existing Papers

Want to Change

Want to Add


Additional Fee


Additional Fee


Female (all categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwD

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

₹ 750/-

One Test Paper

₹ 300/-

Two Test Papers

One Test Paper

₹ 300/-

Not Applicable


Both Papers

₹ 1050/-


All Others

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

₹ 1500/-

One Test Paper

₹ 600/-

Two Test Papers

One Test Paper

₹ 600/-

Not Applicable


Both Papers

₹ 2100/-

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Application Scrutiny and Rectification

  • After the final submission, all the applications are scrutinized to verify the details entered, photograph, signature, and documents uploaded.
  • If all the details are in order, the application is accepted. However, if any defects/ errors are found in the application, they are marked and intimated to the candidates through email or SMS.
  • Candidates are required to make the necessary changes within the given time period.
  • After rectification, the applications are re-scrutinized and the status of the application is updated.
  • Candidates can check the status of their application anytime by logging in to JOAPS.
  • If any candidate fails to rectify the errors within the given time, his application will be rejected.
  • No further requests will be entertained in this regard.

JAM 2023 Application Correction Window

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee – the JAM 2023 organizing institute – has allowed candidates to change the application form.
  • The window to make edits was open till 30th November 2022.
  • As a one-time facility, candidates who have already registered themselves successfully for JAM 2023 exam will be allowed to make some changes to their application form to ensure that there is no discrepancy in official documents later on.
  • As part of the application correction process, candidates will be able to make changes to the test city or exam city preference options completely free of charge.
  • Apart from this, candidates will be able to add an extra test paper and change their gender, category and PWD status to their application form by paying a certain amount of fee.

Steps to make changes to JAM 2023 Application Form

The JAM 2023 application correction window has been opened by the exam organizing institute i.e. IIT Roorkee, for all candidates who have completed the application registration process. Candidates can make changes to their application form, by logging onto the official website and by following the step-by-step process provided below:

  1. Open the official site link i.e., jam.iitr.ac.in.
  2. Find and click on the link JOAPS portal.
  3. Log onto the JOAPS portal using your registered login credentials.
  4. Make the necessary changes to your JAM 2023 application form as required.
  5. Make the requisite payment for the changes made.
  6. Pay the requisite amount of the application fee using online modes.
  7. Verify and Submit the revised application form on the website.

IIT JAM Exam 2023 Other Details

IIT JAM 2023 Participating Institutes

The participating institutes for JAM 2023 are 21 IITs and IISc Bangalore. Other non-IIT institutes use the JAM result for providing admission to the courses they offer. The lists of both the participating institutes and those who share the IIT JAM result are provided below. Check out the list for JAM 2023 admission.

JAM Participating Institutes – Indian Institutes of Technology

  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • IIT Bhilai
  • IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Jodhpur
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Mandi
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Palakkad
  • IIT Ropar
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT (BHU) Varanasi
  • IIT Tirupati

JAM Result Accepting Institutes – Non-IITs

  • IISER Bhopal
  • IIEST Shibpur
  • IISER Tirupati
  • IISER Pune
  • MNNIT Allahabad
  • MNIT Jaipur
  • SLIET Punjab
  • VNIT Nagpur
  • NIT Arunachal Pradesh
  • NIT Agartala
  • NIT Durgapur
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Jalandhar
  • NIT Hamirpur
  • NIT Jamshedpur
  • NIT Nagaland
  • NIT Manipur
  • NIT Meghalaya
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NIT Silchar
  • NIT Sikkim
  • NIT Surathkal
  • NIT Srinagar
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Tiruchirappalli

JAM 2023 Exam Centers

The JAM examination is conducted in eight zones. Candidates are provided with the choice of selecting three exam centers at the time of filling out the application form. As per the official website, “Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice cities at the time of applying for JAM 2023 examination. When the choice of the first city is made, then the zone gets determined, and the candidates will be able to choose the second choice city from the same zone. The third choice city can be chosen from anywhere in India, including from the same zone.” 

Here is the list of zone-wise exam centers for JAM 2023:

IISC Bangalore Zone

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

IIT Bombay Zone

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

IIT Delhi Zone

  • Faridabad
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurugram (Gurgaon)
  • Hisar
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jind
  • Jodhpur
  • New Delhi

IIT Kanpur Zone

  • Agra
  • Bareilly
  • Bhopal
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  • Varanasi

IIT Guwahati Zone

  • Agartala
  • Asansol - Durgapur
  • Dhanbad
  • Dibrugarh
  • Guwahati
  • Jorhat
  • Kalyani
  • Patna
  • Shilong
  • Siliguri

IIT Kharagpur Zone

  • Bhubaneswar
  • Kharagpur
  • Kolkata
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras Zone

  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Ernakulam
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Madurai
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupati
  • Warangal

IIT Roorkee Zone

  • Dehradun
  • Ghaziabad
  • Jalandhar
  • Kurukshetra
  • Mohali
  • Moradabad
  • Noida
  • Roorkee

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JAM 2023 Admit Card

  • Candidates can access the IIT JAM admit card 2023 from 14th January 2023. 
  • It will be available 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 Photo ID proof (original) at the time of appearing for the exam.

Note: Use login credentials to obtain and download the released admit card. The admit cards will not be sent by email or post to any candidate. Do check all the entries in the admit card for discrepancies. In case of any discrepancies, candidates must inform the same to Organising Chairman, the IIT Roorkee.

How to Download IIT JAM Admit Card 2023 online?

The IIT JAM 2023 admit cards can be downloaded easily by the candidates by following the detailed downloading instructions listed below:

Step 1: Visit the official exam portal, i.e., jam.iitr.ac.in.

Step 2: Click on the Link for JOAPS Portal from the home page – ‘JAM 2023 Admit Cards are now available for download from the JOAPS portal’.

Step 3: Log onto the portal using your registered credentials - your Enrolment ID/ Email ID, Password (case sensitive), and answer the arithmetic expression.

Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button. Your IIT JAM admits card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Download the hall ticket in PDF format and save it on your device.

Step 6: Take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

After downloading, candidates need to take a printout of the IIT JAM to admit card and carry it to the allotted exam center along with an original copy of the valid ID proof. It may be noted that candidates not carrying their admit card or ID proof at the time of the exam might not be allowed to appear for the exam.

If a candidate cannot download his/ her admit card, he/ she needs to contact the Chairman JAM of the IIT/ IISc – under which the first choice of test city falls – through phone/ fax/ email. While contacting, the candidate should provide his/ her “online enrolment ID, name, email ID, mobile number, mailing address, and city code of the desired test center (first choice) to get information about the registration number and the name of the test center allotted.

IIT JAM Mock Test 2023

  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, has activated the link for the mock test of IIT JAM 2023.
  • Candidates who had successfully registered for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test can now practice for the same by visiting the official website, i.e., jam.iitr.ac.in.
  • Candidates can practice for the national-level entrance examination conducted by IIT Roorkee as many times as required.
  • The default login facility for IIT JAM Mock Test 2023 enables the test takers to attempt the mock test as often as they want.
  • The IIT JAM mock test 2023 window has pre-filled login credentials, candidates are not required to enter their login ID and password and can take the test by simply clicking on the ‘Sign in’ tab.

What is the need for taking up IIT JAM Mock Test?

  • Practising IIT JAM mock test will provide the candidates with an insight into the type of questions asked in the entrance examination.
  • Moreover, candidates will be able to familiarise themselves with the online exam pattern and learn time management skills, which are very crucial to the exam.
  • Candidates solving IIT JAM mock test 2023 are likely to be better prepared for the actual day of the examination.
  • The exam duration of IIT JAM is three hours. 
  • The question papers of IIT JAM will be divided into three sections - Section A, Section B, and Section C.

IIT JAM 2023 Answer Key

  • The IIT JAM answer key will be released after the completion of the exam.
  • Candidates can make an estimate of their scores using the answer key and the question papers.
  • The provision to challenge the answer key was also provided via online mode.
  • If the candidates find any discrepancies in the provisional answer key, they can raise an objection along with the right answer.
  • Candidates must support their answers with proof.
  • Online payment of ₹ 500/- has to be made per challenge.
  • The challenges can be submitted through the candidate’s profile.

JAM Result 2023

Use the login ID and password to access the IIT JAM result 2023. The result was released online on 22nd March 2023. The Institute will prepare category-wise merit lists for each test paper.

IIT JAM Scorecard 2023

The IIT JAM scorecard 2023 can be downloaded from the authorized website of the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). Candidates are required to use their login credentials to access 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 2023

The cut-off marks will be declared after considering various factors such as the marking scheme, the category of the candidate, difficulty level, availability of seats, etc.

Find the complete IIT JAM Cut-off 2021:

Subject of JAM

IIT JAM Cut-off 2021

Gen/ Gen-EWS



Chemistry (CY)




Mathematics (MA)




Biotechnology (BT)




Geology (GG)




Physics (PH)




Mathematical Statistics (MS)




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IIT JAM Counselling 2023 (Admission Form)

Students who have qualified for the IIT JAM 2023 exam will require to submit their applications for the IIT JAM counselling 2023. Those whose names appear in the merit list (only the qualifying students) will be considered eligible to fill out the online JAM admission form. The admission fee that needs to be paid is ₹ 600/-. The complete IIT JAM 2023 admission process will be commenced online at the official portal of JOAPS.

How to apply for the IIT JAM 2023 Centralised Admission Process?

  • Visit the authorized site of JOAPS - jam.iitr.ac.in.
  • Apply for CAP 2023 application and fill out the application form for IIT JAM 2023 admissions.
  • Enter all the asked details, including college choice and courses, and pay ₹ 600 as the application fee.
  • Finally, upload all the important documents and submit your admission form. The list of documents is provided below.

The list of documents required for IIT JAM Admission Form 2023 –

Candidates are required to make a pdf file of the scanned images of the following documents for filling up the admission form:

  1. Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  2. Qualifying degree mark sheets for 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

Counselling Process

  • After taking into consideration the choices filled by the candidates and their merit rank, the Release Date for the First Admission list is yet to be announced. Candidates are required to submit the acceptance form along with the seat booking fee (₹ 10,000/- for General/ OBC-NCL/EWS and ₹ 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD) online.
  • If the seats remain vacant after the first round, the second admission list is prepared and released by the organizing institute. Candidates are again required to submit the acceptance letter and make fee payments.
  • The third and final round of counselling is conducted only if the seats are still vacant. The third admission list will be released soon on the official website. The advance seat booking fee is to be submitted to confirm the seat.

Click Here to check IIT JAM 2023 Frequently Asked Questions.

IIT JAM Exam Frequently Asked Questions



Either one or two.

The candidates can only take the admit card, a pen and ID proof.


Yes. You can make changes to the selected paper. The process is provided on the IIT JAM 2023 exam page. The addition or changes requires additional fee payment. The test paper changes can be made only before the last date of application submission. However, no other changes can be made to the submitted application form.

No hard copy of any document will be sent to IIT Kanpur. Necessary documents like DOB, voter ID, aadhaar card, academic proof, photo, signature, etc. can be uploaded online.

No, doing this will result in the cancellation of the candidature. To submit one application, one valid email address should be used. Moreover, candidates must submit only one application form.

The Indian Institute of Science, Roorkee, started the online registration process for JAM 2023 on 7th September 2022. The last date for the same is 14th October 2022. The process will be entirely online. Candidates must visit the JOAPS website, read the instructions carefully, and fill out the form.

Yes, the exam was held on 12th February 2023.