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

IIT JAM 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Cards, Syllabus, Results, Counselling

IIT JAM 2019 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is a National level Entrance Exam, a gateway for the students to get the admission into programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. IITs offer programmes 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 condut IIT JAM every year on rotaional basis. IIT JAM 2019 is conducted by  IIT Kharagpur. JAM 2019 Examination is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination and It will be held on 10 February 2019 (Sunday).

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IIT JAM 2019 Notification

The beginning date for online application for IIT JAM 2019 5th September 2018

IIT JAM 2019 Exam Dates



Application form begin

5th, September 2018

Application form end

10th, October 2018

Last date of submission of application form

10th, October 2018

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04, January 2019

Exam date

10th, February 2019

Results announcement

20th, March 2019

Submission of admission form

April 11 - 24, 2019

First admission list released

To be announced later

Second admission list released

To be announced later

Third & final admission list release

To be announced later

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2019

To be announced later

IIT JAM 2019 Application Form

Candidates who are eligible can fill the IIT JAM application form 2019 through online mode. The details of the application form are mentioned below:

  • Application form can be submitted online, through the IIT JAM 2019 official website.
  • The application process will be open from 5th September 2018.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal, qualification & other details in the application form
  • After making fee payment, submit the application form before checking all entries carefully.
  • The last date to fill the application form along with uploading the documents will be 10th October 2018.

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.iitkgp.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 2019 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 2019 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 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.
  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 2019 Exam Pattern

  1. The JAM test consist total seven papers and the candidate has to appear in one or two papers only.
  2. If a candidate wish to apply for 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, candidate will be given three hours.
  5. IIT JAM 2019 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 2019 Admit Cards

The admit card for IIT JAM 2019 will be available online from the month of January, probably in the second week.

How to get the IIT JAM 2019 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

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IIT JAM 2019 Exam Centers List

 IIT JAM 2019 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 2019 Results

IIT JAM 2019 result will be announced in the month of March 2019. 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 2019 results:

  • Visit the official page of IIT JAM 2019.
  • Click on the results portal.
  • Enter the details asked for on the page that opens up.
  • Click on submit.
  • Print the IIT JAM 2019 results

 IIT JAM 2019 Counselling

IIT JAM 2019 Results will be declared on March 20, 2019. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of AIR secured by the candidates in IIT JAM 2019.

  • Candidates whose name appear in the merit list will be qualified for the IIT JAM counselling 2019.
  • 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 2019 website.
  • The admission process will start from June 2, 2019 and will end in July 3, 2019.
  • The admission process will be ONLINE only.

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IIT JAM 2019 Preparation Tips

Prepare in advance

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

Follow the syllabus

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

Click here: IIT JAM Sample Papers 

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

Refer 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 computer and fundamentals of C language.