About IIT JAM
Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor’s degree programmes at – INDIAN INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY
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Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.
IIT JAM SCHEDULE
IIT-JAM is conducted once in a year, i.e., in the months of February. The notifications announcing the IIT-JAM published in the months of October in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation (Employment News).
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR IIT JAM
The candidates who qualify in JAM shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore & IITs.
(i) For IISc, Bangalore: First class marks (as declared by the university) for General/OBC category candidates and at least second class or 50% aggregate marks for SC and ST category candidates in the qualifying degree.
(ii) For IITs: At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
IIT JAM SCHEME OF THE TEST
The JAM Examination will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours and the medium for test paper will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory.
Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:
Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).
Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
NEGATIVE MARKING FOR IIT JAM
In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark.In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.
In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions.
There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.
There is provision of using online virtual calculator and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.
Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.
The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination.
IIT JAM APPLICATION FORM
Eligibility for apply iit jam as follows-
- The candidate should complete his / her Graduation ,
- The candidate should in the final year of Graduation
- The application for IIT JAM is done only online process through official website, no offline application is allowed.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ’S) About IIT JAM
- What is IIT JAM ?
The full form of IIT JAM is Joint Admission Test for Masters which is conducted by one of the participating IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). The aspirants who are interested in pursuing a Master’s Programme from renowned Indian colleges like IITs, NITs, and IISc
- Last date to fill up online application form for IIT JAM ?
Online Application portal is closed on October 14, 2021.
- Does IIT JAM Entrance Exam conducted online or offline ?
JAM 2022 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers.
- What are the different papers for IIT JAM for which the exam is conducted ?
JAM 2022 will have seven Test Papers, namely – Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).
- IIT JAM 2022 Exam Pattern ?
All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2022 will be of entirely objective type, with three different patterns of questions, namely (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
- IIT JAM 2022 Exam Date ?
Exam date for IIT JAM 2022 – February 13, 2022 (Sunday)
- IIT JAM 2022 Admit card release Date ?
Admit card for IIT JAM 2022 will be uploaded on January 04, 2022 (Tuesday)
- IIT JAM 2022 Date of Announcement of result?
IIT JAM 2022 result will be announced on March 22, 2022 (Tuesday)