IIT JAM 2019 (Joint Admission Test for M. Sc.) is a pan India online entrance exam for admission into M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. programs at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. programs at IISC. The entrance is conducted by one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) every year on a rotational basis, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), GOI. Apart from the IITs and IISC, several National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) also accept JAM scores for MSc admissions
Though the official notification for IIT JAM 2019 is yet to be announced, in this article we attempt to elaborate on the salient features of the entrance exam, based on records of earlier years:
Moreover, admission to National Institutes of Technology and CFTIs in M.Sc and M.Tech programs are provided via centralized counseling.
|Name of the Exam||Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M. Sc|
|Organizing Body||Indian Institutes of Technology|
|Official Website||Will be specified in the official notification|
|Exam Type||National Level entrance exam for Postgraduate programs in Science|
|Programs provided||M.Sc. (Two Years), Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D.,|
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree
Other Post-Graduate Degree Programs at IITs,
Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programs at IISC
|Period of Exam||3 hours|
|Eligibility Criteria||At Least 55% in Bachelor’s Degree|
|Method of Application||Online|
Since the official notification for IIT JAM 2019 has not been announced yet, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of earlier years’ trends. Interested participants are advised to follow the official website for further updates on the exam.
|Availability of IIT JAM 2019 Online Application Form||September – October 2018|
|Submission deadline for payment of Application Fee||October 2018|
|Issuance of Admit card||January 2019|
|Scheduled Exam Date||February 2019|
|Declaration of IIT JAM 2019 Result||March 2019|
|Submission Deadline of Admission Form||April 2019|
|Defective Form Verification Deadline||May 2019|
|Releasement of 1st Admission List||May 2019|
|Releasement of 2nd Admission List||June 2019|
|Releasement of 3rd and Final Admission List||June 2019|
|Closure of Admission Procedure||July 2019|
The general criteria that participants obligatory to fulfill prior to applying for IIT JAM 2019 are listed below.
IIT JAM 2019 Application Form can be reached from September 2018 on the official JAM website. The steps involved in filling the IIT JAM 2019 Application Form are mentioned below:
|Participant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph with white background (should have been taken after August 1, 2018).|
Image dimensions: 3.5cm X 4.5cm
File Type: JPost Graduate or JPEG
File size: 5KB - 200KB
|Participant’s specimen signature on white background|
Image dimensions: 2 cm X 7 cm
File Type: JPost Graduate or JPEG
File size: 5KB - 100KB
Please note that, once the payment is procedures and form submitted, no form details can be changed under any circumstances. Participants are advised to meticulously check the application Form details before proceeding to the payment section.
Note: If one seeking to add or change the number of test papers, they can do so by paying an additional fee. Category and gender can also be changed by paying an additional fee via demand draft.
The Application Fee for IIT JAM 2019 has to be paid online through Debit/Credit Cards or Net Banking. Application Fee for various categories is tabulated below: Please note that bank transaction charges as eligible will have to be borne by the aspirants.
|Category||One Test Paper||Two Test Papers|
|General/OBC Category||INR 1500||INR 2100|
|SC/ST/PWD/Female (All Categories)||INR 750||INR 1050|
Participants who have submitted their IIT JAM 2019 Application Form clear in all respects along with the requisite fees will be allotted IIT JAM Hall Ticket. Details like Participant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. will be printed on the Hall Ticket.
Aspirants obligatory to carry the Hall Ticket along with a valid photo ID proof (the details of which has been entered on the Application Form) in person to appear for the entrance exam. IT JAM 2019 Hall Ticket will be available for download from the official website, January 2019 onwards until the scheduled day of the exam.
Aspirants should note that Admit cards will not be mailed or sent by post and has to be downloaded only using the participant login credentials. They are advised to immediately report any discrepancy on the Hall Ticket to the organizing authority.
Participants can choose up to three preferred examination cities from the eight IIT zones across India. The table below lists the cities under each zone where IIT JAM 2019 will be held. They will have to choose the first 2 city preferences from the same zone, and the third city can be selected in any zone, including the zone already selected in the first two choices.
|IISC Bangalore||Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur|
|IIT Bombay||Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara|
|IIT Delhi||Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi|
|IIT Guwahati||Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri|
|IIT Kanpur||Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi|
|IIT Kharagpur||Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam|
|IIT Madras||Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal|
|IIT Roorkee||Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee|
Please note that a change of examination city and center may be permitted, in exceptional cases, offered a request for the same, supported by a valid reason, is received by the office of the Organizing Institute, on or before a stipulated date, along with a Demand Draft of INR 500 towards Examination Center Change Fees.
Aspirants should bear in mind that the request and payment do not necessarily guarantee the change of center. The judgment of the Organizing Institute will be final in this regard.
IIT JAM 2019 will be an online, computer-based test for all the Test Papers, namely Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Geology, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics.
|IIT JAM 2019 Exam Format Highlights|
|Exam Name||IIT JAM 2019|
|Exam Method||Online, Computer Based Test|
|Test Period||3 hours|
|Number of Sections||3 Sections- A, B & C|
|Number of Questions||60 Questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions & Numerical Response Type|
|Total Marks||100 Marks|
Responses are negatively marked in section A only. For every wrong response of 1 mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for every wrong response of 2 marks, 2/3 will be deducted.
The table below showcases the distribution of questions and marks in the JAM 2019 question paper:
|Section||No. of question||Marking||Type of question|
|Section A||30||10 questions- 1 mark 20 questions- 2 marks||Multiple choice questions|
|Section B||10||10 questions- 2 marks||Multiple-select questions|
|Section C||20||10 questions- 1 mark 10 questions- 2 marks||Numerical Response type|
The Information Brochure of IIT JAM 2019 will include the detailed syllabus for all the test papers. Aspirants should take care to prepare the chosen subject thoroughly in line with the officially prescribed syllabus.
In a broad sense, the topics to be covered in the seven IIT JAM test papers are listed below:
IIT JAM 2019 Result is expected to be announced on the official website in March 2019. Aspirants can reach their results using their login credentials.
The IITs follow a tie-breaking process in case more than one aspirant scores the same aggregate marks, for awarding ranks.
JAM 2019 Scorecard will indicate the rank and marks secured by the aspirants. Please note that no scorecard will be dispatched to aspirants via the offline method. Qualified aspirants can download their scorecards from the official website from March 2019 until July 2019.
There is no other selection process for admissions into M. Sc. and other postgraduate programs in Science at the IITs and IISC post-IIT JAM exam. The features of the Admission Process are: The aspirants who feature in the Merit List once the IIT JAM Results are announced are applicable to apply for the subsequent Admission Process by filling the relevant application form available at the official website.