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JAM 2020 - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc

The Joint Admission Test for MSc. or IIT JAM 2020 is a computer based online test for those IITs and IISc Bangalore aspirants who wish to take admission in the MSc programs, Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual course and the other Post Bachelor Degree Program and integrated PhD programmes offered by these esteemed Indian institutions. Other than IISc Bangalore, the participating IITs for JAM 2020 are IIT Kharagpur, IIT Ropar, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Indore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Dhanbad, IIT Mandi and IIT Patna.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is administering authority for JAM 2020 - Joint Admission Test for MSc.

Important: JAM 2020 examination will be conducted for six subjects only. BL (Bilogical Sciences) paper has been discontinued.

IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who wish to pursue higher studies in all the IITs in India should have completed their graduation and secure a minimum of 55% marks (5.5 out of 10 CGPA), without the rounding off for the unreserved category candidates. For the unreserved category candidates, they should secure a minimum of 50% (5 out of 10 CGPA) marks without rounding off. Those candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear for their final examination of their qualifying degree in 2020 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2020. The institutes consider various subjects including the subsidiary and the language with the distinct years combined.

How to apply for IIT JAM 2020

The IIT JAM 2020 aspirants can only apply online by logging into IIT JAM 2020 official website from 5th September, 2019. The online application process ends on 8th October, 2019. Apply Online JAM 2020

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Dates

Given below is the exam dates for IIT - JAM 2020:
  • Online registration and application process will start:
    5th September 2019

  • Closure of the online application process and uploading documents:
    8th October, 2019 (Upto 17:30 Hours)

  • Mock Test Link:
    To be announced later

  • Admit Card Download:
    January 7, 2020

  • Date of JAM 2020 Examination:
    February 09, 2020

  • Announcement of the Results of JAM 2020:
    March 20, 2020

  • Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2020 Website:
    April 09 - 22, 2020

  • Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Kanpur:
    May 04, 2020

  • Declaration of First Admission List:
    June 01, 2020

  • Declaration of Second Admission List:
    June 16, 2020

  • Declaration of Third and Final Admission List:
    June 29, 2020

  • Closure of Admissions through JAM 2020:
    July 03, 2020

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Schedule

Date: 9 February, 2020
Session - I
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Test Papers and Codes: Biotechnology (BT), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Physics(PH)

Session - II
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Test Papers and Codes: Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA)

JAM 2020 Fee Structure

Female candidates (all categories): Rs. 750 for 1 paper and for 2 papers Rs. 1050

Candidates belonging to General and OBC category: Rs. 1500 for 1 paper and Rs. 2100 for 2 papers.

IIT JAM 2020 Admission Requirements

The aspiring candidates for JAM 2020 should fulfill the eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore and the IITs.

The candidates belonging to the General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category should atleast score a minimum of 55 % marks (5.5 out of 10), without rounding off, (including all the subjects and even languages and subsidiaries, of all years) and for the candidates falling under SC/ST and PwD category must get atleast 50% aggregate marks (5 out of 10), without rounding off, including all the subjects and even languages and subsidiaries, of all years) in their qualifying degree. However, the equivalency of the marks in percentage will be decided by the particular institute, if the candidate scores in CGPA or grades.

The Candidates are required to submit the pass certificate as a proof of qualifying the degree with all the required eligibility that is specified by the particular institute.

Reservation of Seats

There are certain number of reserved seats for candidates belonging to the reserved categories that include SC, ST, OBC and Physically Disabled. These reservation of seats are only done according to the Government rules and regulations.

Educational criteria

Given below are the minimum education qualification for admission to IISc, Bangalore and IITs for
various master degree programmes
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Geology (IITKgp)/ M.Tech. Geological Technology (IITR)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geology (IITB)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Earth Science (IITBBS):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Geology for three years or six semesters and any two subjects in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biological Sciences. They should have Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

  • M.Sc. Applied Geophysics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects for two years and at least one as a subject for three years.

  • M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Statistics or Mathematics as a subject for a minimum of four semesters or two years.

  • M.Sc. Statistics (IITK):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Statistics as a subject for a minimum of four semesters or two years.

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree in any branch of Medicine (MBBS)/ Engineering/ Veterinary/ Pharmacy/ Agriculture/Science. For IITB's M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology and M.Sc. Biotechnology, the candidates must pass Mathematics at the 10 2 or equivalent level.

  • M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Chemistry (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Chemistry (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Chemistry for six semesters or three years and Mathematics 10+2 or equivalent level.

  • M.Sc. Mathematics (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITH, IITK, IITM)/ M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing (IITG)/ M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (IITR)/ M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (IITR)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research:
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least four semesters or two years.

  • M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Physics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics (IITB, IITK)/M.Sc. Physics - M.Tech. Materials Sciences (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject for atleast four semesters or two years and Mathematics as a subject for a minimum of two semesters or one year.

  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for four semesters or two years and any of the other remaining two subjects for two semesters or one year.

  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (IITB):
    The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with one of the subjects Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology or Biology for four Semesters or two years, and any one of the other remaining subjects for at least two semesters or one year. They should also have Mathematics at the (10 +2) or equivalent level.

  • Integrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
    The candidates must complete their B.Sc or equivalent examination with Chemistry as the core subject. They must also pass Mathematics at the 10+2 or equivalent level.

  • Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
    The candidates must complete their engineering undergraduate or B.Sc with mathematics as a core subject for six semesters or three years.

  • Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
    The candidates must complete their B.Sc or equivalent degree with Physics as their main subject.
The papers that include Biological Sciences,Mathematics and Physics will be held at the morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m and papers like Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology and Mathematical Statistics will be held at the second session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The candidates are allowed to take one or both test papers.

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

The JAM 2020 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all the seven papers and it will be online. The test will have a choice of seven test papers for its candidates, out of which they can only appear in one or a maximum of two test papers. Other than the registration fees, there is also an additional fee for the second test paper. It is important to note that the candidates who plan to appear for more than one paper should ensure that the dates for the test don’t clash.

The duration for each paper will be of 3 hours duration and will be of 100 marks. The question paper will have a total of 60 questions.

List of papers in JAM 2020
  1. Biotechnology (BT)
  2. Chemistry (CY)
  3. Geology (GG)
  4. Mathematics (MA)
  5. Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  6. Physics (PH)
The whole paper will be objective type and will come in three sections, A, B, C:

i) Section–A: The Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) will have four choices and out of which only one is correct. There would be 30 MCQs 30 having10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

ii) Section B: The Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) is quite similar to Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with four given choices, but the difference is that they have one or even more than one correct answers. It contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

iii) Section B: In the Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT), the answers are real numbers which are to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. There are no choices for these types of questions. It contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each.

Contact Details JAM 2020

Contact Address:
Organizing Chairman JAM-2020
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur - 208016, Uttar Pradesh
Phone No.: (0512) 2597412
Help Desk Timings:
Monday to Friday (Govt. working days only)
10.00 am to 12.00 noon, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
E-Mail: jam@iitk.ac.in

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