**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.

IIT Madras is going to organize JAM 2024 for the coming year. As the notification is released we will updated all the details on this page.

### 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: IIT Madras.****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 | 2^{nd} week of October 2023 |

Availability of the Admit card | 2^{nd} week of January 2024 |

Mock test link | February 2024 |

Exam Date |
2^{nd} week of February 2024 |

Result Declaration | Last week of March 2024 |

Submission of admission form | 2^{nd} to 4^{th} week of April 2024 |

Last Date for receipt of the request for change of category | 2^{nd} week of May 2024 |

First admission list released | 1^{st} week of June 2024 |

Second admission list released | 3^{rd} week of June 2024 |

Third & final admission list release | 1^{st} week of July 2024 |

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2023 | 2^{nd} week of July 2024 |

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## 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 | 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

- 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