IIT JAM 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

IIT JAM 2024: JAM is organized on a national level by the IITs and IISc on a rotation basis. This examination act as the gateway for students to get admission in M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc.-PhD Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech. & other courses. It is a computer-based exam conducted for 20 subjects offered by the participating IITs and IISc. IIT JAM score will be taken into consideration by the top reputed colleges & institutions like IITs & IISc etc. Only the merit list candidates can attend the counseling process and get admission. For more information about IIT JAM, candidates can read the article given below.

Admitting Institutes for JAM

  • IISc Bangalore, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar.

IIT JAM Overview

  • EXAM NAME: IIT JAM 2024 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc)
  • JAM Organizing Institute: To be updated.
  • EXAM TYPE: National Level Entrance Exam for Postgraduate Programs in Science
  • PROGRAMS OFFERED: M.Sc, Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-Ph.D Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech Other PG Degree Programs at IITs, and IISc
  • MODE OF EXAM: Online (Computer Based Test)
  • NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 60
  • SECTION: Section-A: 30 MCQ, Section-B: 10 MSQ, Section-C: 20 NAT
  • TOTAL MARKS: 100
  • TYPE OF QUESTIONS: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions), MSQ (Multiple Select Questions), NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
  • EXAM DURATION: 3 Hours
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Minimum 55% in Bachelor’s Degree
  • EXAM DATE: To be updated

IIT JAM 2024 Important Dates

Availability of the Application form 1st  week of September 2023
The deadline to submit the online application & upload documents 2nd week of October 2023
Deadline for the application fee payment 2nd week of October 2023
Availability of the Admit card 2nd week of January 2024
Mock test link February 2024
Exam Date 2nd week of February 2024
Result Declaration Last week of March 2024
Submission of admission form 2nd to 4th week of April 2024
Last Date for receipt of the request for change of category 2nd week of May 2024
First admission list released 1st week of June 2024
Second admission list released 3rd week of June 2024
Third & final admission list release 1st week of July 2024
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2023 2nd week of July 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check here IIT JAM Criteria in detail.

  • Both Indian and Foreign Candidates can apply.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • The General/OBC-NCL Category candidates, have to get at least 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree, without rounding off (50% aggregate for candidates who belong to the SC/ST and PWD Category Candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in the final examination of their qualifying degree are also eligible for this entrance exam.
  • Detailed eligibility criteria are given below:

Biotechnology (BT)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. Biotechnology Any Branch/ Subject IITI
M.Sc. Biotechnology Any Branch/ Subject with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB, IITR
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering Anyone of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB

Chemistry (CY)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. Chemistry Chemistry for three years/six semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry Chemistry for three years/six semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics IITBBS

Geology (GG)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. Applied Geology Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB, IITR
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITKGP
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITKGP, IITBBS
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics IITBBS

Mathematics (MA)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. in Economics Mathematics as one of the core subjects IITR
M.Sc. Mathematics Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters IITH
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters IITG
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Mathematics Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters. IITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters. IITB
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics IITBBS

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. in Economics Mathematics as one of the core subjects IITR
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters IITB
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research IITB
M.Sc. Statistics Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters IITK
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics IITBBS

Physics (PH)

Academic Programme(s) Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with a minimum duration Institute(s)
M.Sc. Physics Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters IITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters IITK
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering Anyone of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITB
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters IITB
M.Sc. Astronomy Physics and Mathematics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as a subject for three years/six semesters / Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering IITI
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with Mathematics at (10+2) level IITKGP
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics IITBBS

IIT JAM 2024 Application fee

  • If you want to apply for only one paper and you belong to the General or OBC category then you need to give the payment of Rs. 1500/-.
  • If you are female and belong to SC or ST or PWD (male) then you need to give the payment of Rs. 750/-
  • If you want to apply for both papers and belong to the General or OBC category then you need to pay the payment of Rs. 2100/- and all the candidates from SC or ST or PWD and females need to pay Rs. 1050/-
Group/Category One Test Paper Two Test Paper
General/OBC 750/- 1050/-
Female (All category) / SC / ST/ PWD 1000/- 2100/-

Exam Pattern

IIT JAM examination pattern 

  • The paper pattern will be different as per the courses opted by the students.
  • The Exam Mode will be Online i.e. computer-based mode
  • A total of seven papers will be organized for the JAM exam.
  • The duration of the exam will be Three hours
  • The exam will be in English only
  • A total of 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.
Sections No. of Questions Type of Question Marks
Section A 30 Multiple Choice Questions 50
Section B 10 Multiple Select Questions 20
Section C 20 Numerical Answer Type 30
Total 60 100

Exam Centers

  • IISc Bangalore: Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur
  • Kharagpur: Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
  • Bombay: Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
  • Guwahati: Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
  • Madras: Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
  • Delhi: Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
  • Roorkee: Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee
  • Kanpur: Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT JAM Counselling Procedure

IIT JAM counselling will be organized after the result announcement of the IIT JAM examination. The candidate who falls in the category of merit list will be only applicable to participate in the counseling session of IIT JAM 2024. The counseling session will be conducted within the second or third week of April 2024

Syllabus

The appearing candidates for JAM 2024 should check the syllabus thoroughly to get well prepared for the examination. There will be 7 papers in the JAM 2024 for numerous M.Sc, Dual Degree courses, and Ph.D. in Science.

  • Geology (GG): Applied Geology, Economic Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, The Planet Earth
  • Biological Sciences (BL): Mathematical Sciences, General Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
  • Mathematics (MA): Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Functions of Two Real Variables, Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  • Biotechnology (BT): This paper consists of Physics (18% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage) and Biology (44% weightage), The syllabus for BT will be of 10+2+3 level.
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS): This paper consists of Statistics (60% weightage) and Mathematics (40% weightage), Statistics- Testing of Hypotheses, Estimation, Sampling distribution, Joint distribution, Standard distributions, Random variables, Probability., Mathematics- Differential Equations, Matrices, Integral Calculus, Differential Calculus, Sequences, and Series.
  • Chemistry (CY): Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physics (PH): Simple Oscillators, Solid state physics, devices, and electronics, Modern physics, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Oscillations, Waves, and Optics, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Mathematical Methods

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