Joint Admission Test for MSc – IIT JAM 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2018 . IIT JAM invites admission application for M.Sc. ( Two Years ), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes for the acadmic year 2018 – 2019

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IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements ( ER ) for admissions in IITs.

  • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 55% aggregate marks, without rounding off, ( taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined ) for General / OBC-NCL category candidates and Foreign Nationals; at least 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off, ( taking into account all subjects, including Languages and additional subjects, all years combined ) for SC / ST and PwD category candidates in the Qualifying Degree.

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 September 30, 2018.

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.

Note :

  • 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.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2018

The JAM 2018 Examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test ( CBT ) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions ( MSQ ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he / she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type ( NAT ) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section-A ( MCQ ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. In Section-B ( MSQ ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C ( NAT ) as well.

IIT JAM Exam Cities 2018

The JAM 2018 Examination is conducted through collaboration of eight zones. The names of these eight zones and the locations of Examination Cities / Towns for JAM 2018 are listed below

1. IISc Bangalore Zone

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2. IIT Bombay Zone

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3. IIT Delhi Zone

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Greater Noida303
New Delhi310

4. IIT Guwahati Zone

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Asansol - Durgapur401

5. IIT Kanpur Zone

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6. IIT Kharagpur Zone

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7. IIT Madras Zone

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8. IIT Roorkee Zone

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An examination city may have one or more examination centres. A centre once allotted will not normally be changed. A request for change of a centre within the same City / Town will NOT be permitted. In exceptional circumstances, a change of examination City / Town may be permitted, if a request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018, IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400076, on or before 30th October, 2017, along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- drawn in favour of “The Registrar IIT Bombay”, on any Nationalized Bank, payable at Mumbai. Please note that payment of Rs. 500/- does not necessarily guarantee the change of centre. The decision of the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018, in this regard will be final.

IIT JAM Application Form 2018

How to Apply

Candidates can apply for JAM 2018 only through JAM Online Application Processing System ( JOAPS ) link available at website The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website from 5th September, 2017.

JOAPS provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM  Administration. With this interface, a candidate can :

  • Apply for the examination online.
  • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like category certificate ( if applicable ), PwD certificate ( if applicable ), etc.
  • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
  • Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit card ready for download, etc.
  • Download Admit Card.
  • View your answers, marks and JAM score.
  • Download JAM scorecard.
  • Submission of application for Admission

After filling in the required fields in the application form and uploading the required documents, the candidate must review his/her complete application form before final submission and making payment.

The last date to complete and submit the application form is 10th October, 2017 ( Tuesday ).

Application Fee

Group / CategoryOne Test PaperTwo Test Papers
Female ( All Categories ) / SC / ST / PwDRs. 750/-Rs. 1050/-
All OthersRs. 1500/-Rs. 2100/-

The application fee  to be paid online only. The candidate will be able to make the payment using his / her net-banking account, debit or credit card until 10th October, 2017. Additional bank charges may apply for the transaction depending on the payment option.

IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card

An Admit Card, bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JOAPS website from 9th January, 2018 untill Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post / E-mail.

A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the Test Centre along with the original and valid photo identification. Please note that you have to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application. No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2018 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original ID. The Admit Card should be presented to the invigilators / JAM officials for verification.

The Admit Card of JAM 2018 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute.

IIT JAM Syllabus 2018

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

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IIT JAM Important Dates 2018

1Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2018 Website5th September, 2017 ( Tuesday )
2Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website10th October, 2017 ( Tuesday )
3Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online process10th October, 2017 ( Tuesday )
4Date of JAM 2018 Examination 11th February, 2018 ( Sunday )
5Announcement of the Results of JAM 201820th March, 2018 ( Tuesday )
6Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2018 Website3rd to 17th April , 2018
7Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format / rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay7th May, 2018 ( Monday )
8Declaration of First Admission List22nd May, 2018 ( Tuesday )
9Declaration of Second Admission List12th June, 2018 ( Tuesday )
10Declaration of Third and Final Admission List 29th June, 2018 ( Friday )
11Closure of Admissions through JAM 20185th July, 2018 ( Thursday )

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