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IIT JAM

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2020

Result: 20 Mar 2020

Computer Based Test

Result: 20 Mar 2020

IIT JAM Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT KANPUR)
  • Courses:MSc
  • Streams:Science

IIT JAM 2020 : Exam Date(09 Feb),Pattern, Result, Counselling

Updated On - February 04 2020 by Anusha Pachauri

IIT JAM 2020 exam will be held on 09 February 2020. It is also known as Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 2020. This Entrance Examination is hosted once a year at the national level in rotation by different IIT and IISc jointly to offer admission in the most Prestigious Institutes of India being IITs, IISc, NITs and a few more. The courses offered are M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc-PhD Dual Degree, etc at the IITs and Integrated PhD Programmes at IISc. The academic courses offered and all the institutes that participate in IIT JAM 2020 will be discussed in this article further along with all other relevant information including the pattern of exam, syllabus, admit cards and result.

IIT JAM Latest Updates:

  • IIT JAM 2020 entrance exam will be conducted on 09 February 2020.
  • IIT Kanpur released the IIT JAM Hall Ticket 2020 on 07 January 2020.
  • The examination centre choices for any new registration during period 22 to 28 November 2019 are fixed and cannot be changed. These are as follows:
    • Greater Noida 
    •  New Delhi
    • Jammu
  • IIT JAM 2020 mock test links are available on the official website.

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

The IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2020 sections, subject, the duration for the examination, the medium of examination, marking scheme and more of such important details are mentioned below. Detailed exam pattern must be referred to by the candidates for the preparation and giving the exam point of view.

Paper Pattern for IIT JAM 2020

Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Online Test

Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Medium

English

Sections

3

Total No. of Questions

60

Total Marks

100

Negative marking

Section A: 1/3 marks deducted for one mark question and 2/3 for 2 mark question

Section B: No negative marking

Section C: No negative marking 

Section-wise distribution of JAM 2020 Exam:

Below table shows the section-wise distribution of marks & questions for IIT JAM 2020 exam:

Section  Number of Questions

Marks Distribution

Section A (MCQ - Multiple Choice Question) 30 questions

10 questions one mark each

20 questions two marks each

Section B (MSQ - Multiple Select Question) 10 questions Two marks each
Section C (Answer Type NAT-Numerical Answer Type) 20 question

10 questions one mark each

10 questions two marks each

IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus

The streamwise IIT JAM Syllabus is mentioned below :

  • Biotechnology (BT) - Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Chemistry (CY) - Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Geology (GG) - Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Economic & Applied Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy, and Stratigraphy.
  • Mathematics (MA) - Sequence and Series of real numbers, Functions of two real variables, Differential Equations, Group Theory, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis and Linear Algebra.
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS) - Sequence and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Estimation and Testing of Hypothesis, Standard, Sampling and Joint Distributions, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, and Random Variables.
  • Physics (PY) - Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Simple Oscillators, Electronics and Devices, Modern Physics, Solid-state Physics, KInetic theory, Electricity, and Magnetism.

IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card

IIT JAM Admit Card 2020 will be available on the official website by the 07 January 2020 and shall be downloaded by all the applicants who plan on appearing for the examination. Keep a few basic guidelines in mind when it comes to the admit card. The IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card details are given below in the points:

  • Admit card will be available until the examination date.
  • Hall Ticket is not sent by post or email, the candidate has to download it.
  • It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam centre along with a valid photo ID proof which will help in verification of identity by the invigilators.
  • If a candidate finds any discrepancy in their hall ticket, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it rectified.

The below table mentioned the session-wise timings for the exam and the corresponding test paper and code.

Session Time Test Paper and Code
1 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Biotechnology(BT), Mathematical Statistic(MS), and Physics(PH)
2 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM Chemistry(CY), Geology(GG) and Mathematics(MA)

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form is available from 05 September 2019 on the official website of the conducting body. The last date to submit the form was 09 October 2019. Below mentioned is the procedure for filling up the IIT JAM 2020 Application Form:

  • Candidates can apply for JAM 2020 only through the JOAPS on the official website.
  • Candidates have to register on JOAPS website, by filling their name, email, mobile number, and a password.
  • The candidates must give valid contact number & email id.
  • Enrollment ID was ent via email and SMS to the candidates.
  • The candidate needs to use their enrollment id along with the password for all JAM 2020 related websites.
  • Candidate must keep their ID along with the password information safe and confidential.
  • The applying candidates provide a chance to correct the registration form after the last date of submission.

IIT JAM 2020 Application Fee 

IIT JAM Application Fee can be paid via online mode. The details (category and gender-wise) are listed below:

IIT JAM 2020 Registration Fee

Category of Candidates

Fee Details

One Test Paper

Two Test Papers

SC/ ST/PwD/ Female (all categories)

Rs 750/-

Rs 1050/-

All Other Categories 

Rs 1500/-

Rs 2100/-

Mode of Payment: Online mode for the fee payment can be availed by paying via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card.

IIT JAM 2020 Correction Window

The applied candidates can make changes in their application form for IIT JAM from 18 October 2019 onwards on the official website. The candidates can make changes only in non-editable data in their registration form. The Correction window for Application Form will last till 28 October 2019 on the official website.

IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who qualify in IIT JAM 2020 shall have to fulfil the following  Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions in IITs and other colleges:

  • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree as a Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ).
  • In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.
  • For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA, 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 as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by the last week of September 2020.
  • 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.

Note: The candidates must keep in mind regarding the IIT JAM 2020 Exam:

  • It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications and JAM Eligibility 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.

IIT JAM Information Brochure 2020 - Download

IIT JAM 2020 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted for the Candidates planning to look for some guidance and moral support for their preparation which might help them in scoring than what they are planning to score:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first of all the things and before even starting their preparation, they must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything, put tags and sticky notes.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as what the candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

IIT JAM 2020 Result

IIT JAM exam 2020 Result or scores will be declared by the 20 March 2020 on the official website  (http://joaps.iitk.ac.in). Candidates are requested to follow up on their results and the merit list that has been formed so they can easily fulfil the requirements for further counselling and admission procedure.

IIT JAM 2020 Rank and Merit List

Read the points given below for the Rank and Merit List:

  • For each test paper of JAM 2020, candidates will be assigned All India Rank (AIR) which is based on their performance in the examination.
  • In the case of tie-breaker, those candidates who had more positive mark than negative given the higher rank. 
  • If this criterion fails to break tie than candidates will give the same rank.
  • For qualified candidates, the score will be available on the JAM 2020 official website from 03 April 2020 to 31 July  2020.

IIT JAM 2020 Counselling

The process of counselling will take place after the result has been declared. 

  • IIT JAM 2020 Counselling will start from Mid of April 2020 for the candidates who have successfully qualified the JAM 2020 examination.
  • The qualified applicants will be offered courses at different colleges based on their merit.
  • The list of important documents has already been mentioned above in the article which all the candidates must carry at the time of admission failing to which their candidature shall be cancelled.

IIT JAM 2020 Test Centres

The list of the test centre is given below for various IITs:

IIT JAM 2020 Exam centers
Campus City
IISc Bangalore 

Bengaluru

Hubballi(Hubli)

Hyderabad

Kannur

Kozhikode

Mangaluru(Mangalore)

Palakkad

Thrissur

IIT Bombay

Ahmedabad

Goa

Mumbai

Nagpur

Nanded

Nashik

Pune

Vadodara

IIT Delhi

 Faridabad

Greater Noida

Gurugram(Gurgoan)

Hisar

Indore

Jaipur

Jammu

Jind

Jodhpur

New Delhi

IIT Guwahati

Agartala

Asansol-Durgapur

Dhanbad

Dibrugarh

Guwahati

Jorhat

Kalyani

Patna

Shillong

Siliguri

IIT Kanpur

Agra

Bareilly

Bhopal

Kanpur

Lucknow

Prayagraj(Allahabad)

Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur

Bhubaneswar

Kharagpur

Kolkata

Raipur

Ranchi

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras

Chennai

Coimbatore

Ernakulam

Kollam

Kottayam

Madurai

Thiruvananthapuram

Tiruchirapalli

Tirunelveli

Tirupati

Warangal

IIT Roorkee

Dehradun

Jalandhar

Kurukshetra

Mohali

Moradabad

Noida

Roorkee

Ghaziabad

IIT JAM Test Campuses and Courses

Admitting and participating institutes of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) JAM for M.Sc are listed below:

Colleges Programmes
IIT Bhubaneswar

Joint M.Sc - PhD 

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • The atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
IIT Bombay

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Applied Statistics and Informatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

M.Sc – PhD dual degree 

  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Operations Research
IIT Delhi

M.Sc (4 Semesters)

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
IIT Gandhinagar

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
IIT Guwahati

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Physics
IIT Hyderabad

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and Computing
  • Physics
IIT Indore

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Astronomy
IIT Jodhpur

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Dual Degree M.Sc - MTech        

  • Mathematics-Data and Computational Sciences
IIT Kanpur

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

M.Sc- PhD dual degree   

  • Physics
IIT Kharagpur

Joint M.Sc - PhD 

  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Medical Physics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Molecular Medical Microbiology
IIT Madras

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

IIT Patna

 

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
IIT Roorkee

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Applied Geology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Economics
IIT Ropar

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
IIT (BHU) Varanasi

M.Sc (4 Semesters)                       

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
IIT Bhilai

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Physics
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Physics

M.Sc(Tech) (6 Semesters)

  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
IIT Palakkad

M.Sc (4 Semesters)                       

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
IIT Tirupati

M.Sc (4 Semesters)           

  • Mathematics and Statistics
IIT Mandi

M.Sc (4 Semesters)                       

  • Chemistry

List of Participating Institutes for IIT JAM 2020:

  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. Integrated PhD in Biological Sciences
  3. Integrated PhD in Chemical Sciences
  4. Integrated PhD in Mathematical Sciences
  5. Integrated PhD in Physical Sciences
  6. NIT Agartala
  7. MNNIT Allahabad
  8. NIT Arunachal Pradesh
  9. NIT Calicut
  10. NIT Durgapur
  11. MNIT Jaipur
  12. NIT Jalandhar
  13. NIT Jamshedpur
  14. NIT Manipur
  15. NIT Nagaland
  16. VNIT Nagpur
  17. NIT Rourkela
  18. NIT Silchar
  19. NIT Srinagar, J&K
  20. NIT Warangal
  21. NIT Hamirpur
  22. NIT Meghalaya
  23. NIT Sikkim
  24. NIT Surathkal
  25. NIT Tiruchirappalli
  26. IIEST Shibpur
  27. SLIET Punjab
  28. IISER Pune
  29. IISER Bhopal
  30. IISER Tirupati

Contact Details of Zonal Exam Offices

The participating institute contact detail is mention in the given table:

Institute Website  Email
IISc Bangalore

http://gate.iisc.ac.in

[email protected] 
IIT Bombay

http://gate.iitb.ac.in/jam

[email protected] 
IIT Delhi

http://jam.iitd.ac.in

[email protected] 
IIT Guwahati http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam [email protected] 
IIT Kanpur

http://jam.iitk.ac.in 

[email protected] 
IIT Kharagpur http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in [email protected] 
IIT Madras 

http://jam.iitm.ac.in 

[email protected] 
IIT Roorkee http://iitr.ac.in/jam  [email protected] 

IIT JAM 2020 Highlights (Basic Information)

The vital points for IIT JAM is mentioned in the table below:

Exam Name

IIT JAM 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 

Conducting Body

IIT, Kanpur

Exam Level

National Level

Courses

 Postgraduate Courses in IITs

IIT JAM 2020 Official website

http://jam.iitk.ac.in/

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

 M.Sc Programmes in IITs across India 

About Indian Institute Technology

The IITs are autonomous public institutes of higher education, situated in India. All the IITs are governed by the Indian  Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of National Importance and lays down their powers, duties & framework for governance. The IITs were established on 15 September 1956 by the IIT Act 1956. The institutes are located in 23  cities in the land of India. As of 2018, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs in all IITs is 11,279. IIT Kanpur will be conducting the IIT JAM 2020. The institute is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 

About Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

The IIT JAM is an admission test organized every year for M.Sc. & other Post Graduate Science programs at the IITs, IISc, IISERs & other top Indian Institutes like NITs, NISER, etc.  The exam is being conducted for the year 2004 to provide admission to M.Sc. Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs & Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for the deserving candidates.

  • The IIT JAM for the year 2020 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur situated in Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

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IIT JAM Important Dates

Title
Dates
IIT JAM 2020 Form Date05 Sep - 09 Oct 2019
Application Correction18 Oct - 28 Oct 2019
IIT JAM 2020 Admit card07 Jan 2020
IIT JAM 2020 Exam Date09 Feb 2020
IIT JAM 2020 Result20 Mar 2020

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:

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Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

Yes

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
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Instructions:The questions will be asked in three different patterns such as Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT).Total 60 questions will be asked in the examination. The question paper will be of 100 marks. There will be negative marking only in Section A.

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