IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test M.Sc.)

Sunday, February 11, 2024

IIT JAM 2024

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Admit Cards | Syllabus | Results | Counseling

IIT JAM 2024 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is a National level Entrance Exam, a gateway for students to get admission into programs at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. IITs offer programs like M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc., for merit scorers of IIT JAM. IITs of Bombay, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Indore, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Madras, Ropar, and Roorkee use IIT JAM score for intakes into their PG programs. IITs and IISc conduct IIT JAM every year on a rotational basis. IIT JAM 2024 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. JAM 2024 Examination is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination and it will be held on 11 February 2024.

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IIT JAM 2024 Notification

The notification for IIT JAM 2024 has been released in the month of September 2023. The online application process for the IIT JAM 2024 starts on 25th October 2023 and ends on 27th  October 2024 by 05:30 PM.

IIT JAM 2024 Exam Dates

Events Dates 2024 (Announced)
Online application from starts 5th September 2023
Last date to apply 25th October 2023
Last date for fee payment 27th October 2023
Correction facility opens 20th November 2023
Admit card releases 8th January 2024
Exam Date 11th February 2024
Release of provisional answer key 4th week of February 2024
Challenge against answer key 4th week of February 2024
Result declaration 22nd March 2024
Availability of Score Card 2nd April 2024
Portal for admission opens 10th April 2023

IIT JAM 2024 Application Form

Candidates who are eligible can fill out the IIT JAM application form 2024 online mode. The details of the application form are mentioned below:

  • The application form can be submitted online, through the IIT JAM 2024 official website.
  • The application process will be open from 5th September 2023.
  • Candidates have to fill in their personal, qualification & other details in the application form
  • After making the fee payment, submit the application form before checking all entries carefully.
  • The last date to fill out the application form along with uploading the documents will be 27th October 2023.


IIT JAM 2024 Application Form


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 visits the official website of the JAM Online Application Processing System at https://jam.iisc.ac.in/.
  • Register yourself at the IIT JAM website by providing your name, email address, and valid mobile number and create a password.
  • Now login to the JAM 2024 application processing website and fill in the information, such as your parent/guardian's name and mobile number, choice of the 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 it.


IIT JAM 2024 Exam Centers List

IIT JAM 2024 Eligibility

  1. Both Indian and foreign nationals are 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 graduated 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.
  6. Students from reserved categories must obtain at least 50 percent marks in their graduation to satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear for the IIT JAM examination.
IIT JAM 2024 Eligibility Criteria

IIT JAM 2024 Exam Pattern

  1. The JAM test consists of a total of seven papers and the candidate has to appear in one or two papers only.
  2. If a candidate wishes to apply for the second paper then he has to pay an additional fee.
  3. Candidates who want to appear in two tests must check whether the dates of these two examinations are clashing.
  4. For each of the papers given in the next section, the candidate will be given three hours.
  5. IIT JAM 2024 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

IIT JAM 2024 Exam Pattern

IIT JAM 2024 Admit Cards

The admit card for IIT JAM 2024 will be available online from the month of January, probably in the second week.

How to get the IIT JAM 2024 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 2024 Admit Cards

IIT JAM 2024 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, and 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.


IIT JAM 2024 Syllabus


IIT JAM 2024 Results

IIT JAM 2024 result will be announced. Candidates will have to check the results online. On the basis of the results, merit lists will be prepared for general, SC/ST, PHD categories separately.

How to check the IIT JAM 2024 results:

  • Visit the official page of IIT JAM 2024.
  • Click on the IIT JAM result link.
  • Enter the details asked for on the page that opens up.
  • Click on submit.
  • take a printout of the IIT JAM Result


IIT JAM 2024 Counselling

IIT JAM 2024 Results will be declared in March 2024. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of AIR secured by the candidates in IIT JAM 2024.

  • Candidates whose names appear on the merit list will be qualified for the IIT JAM counselling 2024.
  • Only qualified candidates can apply for academic programs in IISc Bangalore and IITs.
  • Candidates have to fill out an Online Application Form for Admission so that they can apply to the institutes for admission.
  • Admission forms will be available on the JAM 2024 website.
  • The admission process will be ONLINE only. 


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IIT JAM 2024 Preparation Tips

Prepare in advance

If you are planning to take IIT JAM, it is necessary for you to schedule your preparation a little early as the JAM exam takes more or less 4-5 hours of study in a day. Since the JAM exam syllabus is based on the graduation syllabus you can prepare easily along with your academics.

Follow the syllabus

The syllabus for the exam is announced by the organizing institute in advance. Thus, it is mandatory to go through each and every topic in order to excel in the exam.

Solving old and mock question papers will surely lead you on the road to success. Referring and solving old question papers also gives an insight into the pattern of questions that can be expected in the exam. JAM question papers are available in the bookstore and online as well.

Refer to IIT JAM books

Various books on IIT JAM are available in the market and also online.  Referring to them while you are preparing will have an added advantage.

Basic computer skills

Since IIT JAM has a paper on computer applications it requires you to focus on basic knowledge of computers and fundamentals of C language.