How to apply for admissions in MSc and MSc-PhD programs through IISc-JAM 2021

Are you looking for admission in Master Degree / Integrated MSc-PhD degree course in IITs? Applications for JAM 2021 are open. Eligible and interested candidates can apply. Read this article to get the details of exam, pattern, schedule, eligibility, application process and important dates etc.

About JAM Exam

The IISc JAM Exam or the Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) is intended for the science students. Science graduates can pass this exam and can join the masters / integrated masters' research programmes and can develop themselves in their areas of interest. The main benefit of this exam is that the candidate who will qualify for this exam can get admission in India's topmost institutes like IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore and CFTIs etc.

JAM Exam is an admission test for admission in Masters Degree courses. Students who appeared in the JAM exam and qualified the exam a scorecard is issued to them. Based on the score in the JAM exam the students can get admission in two years master degree course, Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual Degree, MSc-MS Research/ PhD Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at reputed institutes in India.

Several IITs offers admission in their programmes through JAM 2021 exam like IIT Bhilai, IIT Bhubneshwar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT ISM Dhanbad, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, IIT Palakkad, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, IIT Tirupati and IIT (BHU)Varanasi.

Besides IITs, some other national-level institutes such as IISc Bangalore, NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab, and IISERs etc. admit students based on their JAM scores. These institutes will use the student's JAM score for admission to their programmes.
Important Note: Mere getting JAM score will not give assurance for admission to postgraduate programs or financial support.

Subjects Available in JAM

Aspirants can appear in the JAM test for admission in master degree courses in the following subjects:

Admission Process

After JAM exam 2021, based on the score, an All India merit list will be prepared. The candidate who will be declared as qualified in the JAM exam 2021 will become eligible to apply for the admission to the academic programmes at IITs and other participating institutes for the Academic session 2021. However, a qualified candidate must fulfil the minimum educational qualifications (MEQ) and the institute's other eligibility requirements. The candidate should have aggregate marks or CGPNCPI at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates in the qualifying degree. There will be provisions of reservation as per Government of India rules.

Qualified candidates will apply online at JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) through the Organizing Institute (IISc Bangalore) for the admission in academic programmes after the declaration of results of JAM 2021.

JAM 2021 Exam Mode, Date & Schedule

Mode of JAM Exam 2021: Exam will be conducted in online mode only as a Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Date of Exam: February 14, 2021 (Sunday).

Examination Schedule of JAM 2021: The JAM Exam will be conducted in two sessions' morning and afternoon. In the morning session, test papers of Biotechnology (BI), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH) will be held. While in the afternoon session, Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG) and Mathematics (MA) exams will be conducted. A candidate can take two exams (in different sessions), for this, he will have to pay an additional exam fee for the second exam paper.
Note: The candidates can get the exact information about examination timings on the official website of JAM.

List of Examination Centres

Andhra Pradesh: Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat.
Bihar: Patna.
Chhattisgarh: Raipur.
Delhi: New Delhi.
Goa: Goa.
Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Vadodara.
Haryana: Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Jind, Kurukshetra.
Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu.
Jharkhand: Dhanbad, Ranchi.
Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore.
Kerala: Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur.
Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Indore.
Maharashtra: Mumbai, Nanded, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune.
Manipur: Imphal.
Meghalaya: Shillong.
Odisha: Bhubaneswar.
Punjab: Jalandhar, Mohali.
Rajasthan: Jaipur, Jodhpur.
Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli.
Telangana: Hyderabad, Warangal.
Tripura: Agartala.
Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Noida, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Varanasi.
Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Roorkee.
West Bengal: Asansol-Durgapur, Kalyani, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri.

Note: Any examination centre may be added or removed by the JAM committee hence, it is recommended that the candidates must check the official website of JAM-IISC for any update.

Exam Question Patterns:Questions in JAM 2021 exam will be of Objective type including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).

Registration Procedure

To register themselves, the candidates must visit the website and get the information brochure available at the official website of JAM-IISC . The application form will be available only on the website of JAM-IISC and registration process will start from September 10, 2020.

Application Fee Details:Applicants will have to pay an application fee of Rs.1500/- for one paper and Rs.2100/- for two papers. For SC/ST/PwD and female candidates of all categories, there is relaxation in the fee. They will have to pay an application fee of Rs.750/- for one test paper and Rs.1050/- for two test papers.

Important Dates

Commencement of Online Registration of Applications: September 10, 2020
Date of Submission of Proof of Qualifying Degree: September 30, 2021.
Closing of Application Submission: October 15, 2020
Date of JAM Exam: February 14, 2021
Declaration of JAM Result: March 20, 2021
Note: All dates are tentative and due to current pandemic may be subject to change. Candidates are suggested to check the website of JAM regularly for any updates in this regard.

Websites and Email Addresses of JAM Centres

  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Guwahati
  5. IIT Kanpur
  6. IIT Kharagpur
  7. IIT Madras
  8. IIT Roorkee

Contact Details of Organising Institute (IISc-JAM)
Address: Indian Institute of Science,
C V Raman Avenue, Bangalore-560012
Phone No.: 080-22932392


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