IIT JAM 2020 - Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Free Mock Test & Sample Papers

IIT JAM Exam

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 – IIT Kanpur has released the schedule for the JAM 2020 exam. An important change in the exam is that the subject Biological Science has been discontinued. JAM 202 will be conducted only for six subjects.

IIT JAM 2019 Overview:

Exam Name

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

Popularly Known As

JAM

Conducting Authority

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

Purpose

Admission to PG courses at IITs and IISc

Mode of Exam

Online

Mode of Registration

Online

Exam Level

National-level

Number of Participating Institutes

19

Number of Programmes Offered

20

Number of Seats Available

1888

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

8th October 2019 (upto 17:30 Hours)

Last date to pay the exam fee

8th October 2019

Activation of Mock Test link

To be announced

IIT JAM admit card 2020

7th January 2020

IIT JAM 2020 Exam

9th February 2020

Result declaration

20th March 2020

Admission Form submission

09th to 22nd April 2020

Request for change of category for correction of defective documents

4th May 2020 (last date)

First admission list announcement

1st June 2020

Second admission list announcement

16th June 2020

Third & final admission list announcement

29th June 2020

JAM 2020 admission closes

3rd 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

Particulars

Mode of Exam

Online

Sections

3 (Section A, Section B & Section C)

Sessions

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

Number of papers

6

Number of questions

60

Total marks

100

Duration

180 minutes

Medium

English

Negative marking

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

Section-wise Distribution of Questions and Marks

Sections

Questions

Marks

Section A

30 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

50

Section B

10 MSQs (Multiple Select Questions)

20

Section C

20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

30

Total

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.



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 (https://joaps.iitk.ac.in/)
  • 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.

Category

One Test Paper (INR)

Two Test Paper (INR)

General/OBC

1,500/-

2,100/-

Female (All Categories)

750/-

1,050/-

SC/ST

750/-

1,050/-

PWD

750/-

1,050/-

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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.

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 will be released online at - http://jam.iitk.ac.in on 20th March 2020. Category-wise merit lists will be prepared by the Institute for each test paper.

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IIT JAM Scorecard 2020

The IIT JAM scorecard 2020 can be downloaded from the month of April till the end of July. 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 cut-off 2020 will be published in May, 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.

IIT JAM Counselling 2020

With the help of the cut-off marks, the aspirants will get a hint whether they will be called in for the JAM 2020 counselling process. Those whose names appear in the merit list (only the qualifying students) will be considered eligible to fill the online JAM admission form. It can be accessed from 9th April. The admission fee that needs to be paid is INR 600/-.

 

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