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IIT JAM 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Cards, Syllabus, Results, Counselling

IIT JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is a National level Entrance Exam which is conducted by various Indian Institute of Science & Indian Institute of Technology’s rotations wise. JAM 2018 is a gateway for the students to get the admission into Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at IISC and IIT M.Sc. (2 Years), M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other PG programmes offered at IIT (Bombay, Delhi, , Hyderabad, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Indore, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Gandhinagar Madras, Ropar and Roorkee). JAM 2018 Examination is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination and It will be held on 11 February 2018 (Sunday).

IIT JAM 2018 Notification

The beginning date for online application for IIT JAM 2018 5th September 2017

IIT JAM 2018 Exam Dates



Application form begin

5th, September 2017

Application form end

10th, October 2017

Last date of submission of application form

10th, October 2017

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2nd week of January 2018

Exam date

11th, February 2018

Results announcement

20th, March 2018

Submission of admission form

April 3rd Week 2018

First admission list released

22nd May 2018

Second admission list released

12th June 2018

Third & final admission list release

29th June 2018

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018

5th July 2018


IIT JAM 2018 Application Form

Candidate those are eligible can fill the IIT JAM application form 2018 through online mode. The details of the application form are mentioned below:

  • Application form can be submitted via online mode through the website.
  • The application forms will be released from 5th September 2017.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal, qualification & other details in the application form
  • After making fee payment, submit the application form before checking the all entries carefully.
  • The last date to fill the application form along with uploading the documents will be 10th October 2017.

Application Fee Details

General and OBC- Rs. 1500/- (for One Test Paper) and Rs. 2100/- (for Two Test Papers)

Female (All Categories) / SC / ST / PwD - Rs. 750/- (for One Test Paper) and Rs. 1050/- (for Two Test Papers)

Application Procedure

  • Candidate visit the official website of JAM Online Application Processing System at http://jam.iitd.ac.in.
  • Register yourself at the IIT JAM website by providing your name, email address, valid mobile number and create a password.
  • Now login to JAM 2018 application processing website and fill in information, such as your parent/guardian's name and mobile number, choice of city, and choice of test paper(s) that you wish to appear, date of birth, gender, the address for communication, category and PwD status.
  • Upload a scanned copy of your photograph, signature, and SC / ST / PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Pay the IIT JAM application fee and submit.

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IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility

  1. Indian and foreign nationals are also eligible for the IIT JAM examination.
  2. To appear for the IIT JAM examination, candidates must clear their bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution to satisfy the eligibility criteria for IIT JAM.
  3. Candidates who are appearing for the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for the IIT JAM examination.
  4. Candidates who have done graduation from distance learning courses are also eligible for the IIT JAM examination.
  5. General and OBC category students must obtain at least 55 percent marks in their graduation to satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear for the IIT JAM examination.
  6. Students from reserved category must obtain at least 50 percent marks in their graduation to satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear for the IIT JAM examination.

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IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern

  1. The JAM test consist total seven papers and the candidate has to appear in one or two papers only.
  2. If you apply for second paper then you will have to pay an additional fee.
  3. Candidates who want to appear in two test, they must check whether the dates of these two examination are clashing or not.
  4. For doing each of the papers given in the next section, candidate will be given three hours.
  5. AM 2018 examination will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers, of Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Mathematics (MA), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).



Section A

30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Section B

10 MCQ(Multiple Choice Questions)

Section C

20 MCQ(Multiple Choice Questions)


60 Questions

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IIT JAM 2018 Admit Cards

The admit card for IIT JAM 2018 will be available in the month of January probably in the second week. JAM 2018 admit card will be available in online mode only.

How to get the IIT JAM 2018 Admit card:

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM
  • Click on the Admit card portal.
  • Enter the details asked for on the page.
  • Click on submit.
  • The IIT JAM Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and print the Admit card.


IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus

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

Chemistry (CY): Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Mathematics (MA): Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Functions of Two Real Variables, Sequences and series of real numbers

Mathematical Statistics (MS):

This paper is divided into two parts: Statistics with 60 percent weightage and Mathematics with 40 percent 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.

Biological Sciences (BL): Mathematical Sciences, General Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

Geology: Applied Geology, Economic Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, The Planet Earth

Biotechnology (BT): In this paper, there are questions from the following subjects Physics (18 percent weightage), Mathematics (18 percent weightage), Chemistry (18 percent weightage), and Biology (44 percent weightage)

BT syllabus is 10+2+3 level.

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IIT JAM 2018 Results

IIT JAM 2018 result will be announced in the month of March 2018 .Candidates will have to check the results online. On the basis of the results, merit lists will be prepared for general, SC/ST, PwD categories separately..

How to check the IIT JAM 2018 results:

  • Visit the official page of IIT JAM 2018.
  • Click on the results portal.
  • Enter the details asked for on the page that opens up.
  • Click on submit.
  • Print the IIT JAM 2018 results.


IIT JAM 2018 Counselling

IIT JAM 2018 Results will be declared on March 20, 2018. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of AIR secured by the candidates in IIT JAM 2018.

  • Candidates whose name appear in the merit list will be qualified for the IIT JAM counselling 2018.
  • Only the qualified candidates can apply for academic programmes in IISc Bangalore and IITs.
  • Candidates have to fill an Online Application Form for Admission so that they can apply to the institutes for admission.
  • Admission forms will be available on JAM 2018 website.
  • The admission process will start from June 2, 2018 and will end in July 3, 2018.
  • The admission process will be ONLINE only.

Reference Books for IIT JAM 2018

Jam Physics by Vishal Deoarshi

Mathematics (Old Edition) by Neha Tyagi

A Complete Resource Manual M.Sc Mathematics Entrance examination by Rashmi Gupta Suraj.

A Comprehensive Book in IIT JAM M.Sc.

Solved Papers & Practice Sets IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc by Raj Kumar