IIT JAM 2016- Admission in IIT/IISC


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Congratulations! to IIT JAM 2016 aspirants who have cracked the Joint Admission Test, it’s the payback time now. As, admission in M.Sc./PhD and other post graduate programs in IITs and IISc has begun from April 15, 2016 and the last date for enrolling for admissions is April 27, 2016.

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Following candidates are requested to report to the Admitting Institute with all original documents as per their offer letter.

1. Accepted the Offers in Round 3 (Final Round) along with successful payment of Seat Booking Fee

2. Got Upgraded-Offer in Round 3 (Final Round)

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3. Got Offers in Round 1 and Round 2 (Not upgraded in subsequent rounds, though opted for ‘Accept with Upgrade’ or chose ‘Accept and Freeze’ & remain in the same course)
For queries on matters related to Admitting Institute, please contact the Admitting Institute.

Here are the Opening & Closing Ranks for admission through JAM 2016

Opening & Closing Rank 2016


Round 3 Offers are Released!! 

Round 3 offers are released. candidates can log into JOAPS to know more. The last date for accepting the offer along with successful payment of Seat Booking Fee is 9th July 2016.

Please go through the “Notice About Final Round Admission Process” for further information.


Round 2 offers are now CLOSED. Kindly find the applicants whose Offers are CANCELLED and will NOT be considered further in the Admission Process.

The following applicants WILL NOT be considered for JAM 2016 admission since they have either “Not Responded” to the offer or “Rejected” the offer or “Withdrawn” from the accepted offer.


Applicants not Responded


Aspirants can access Round 2 offers from 18th June, 2016 to 25th June, 2016. Only NEW and Upgraded Offers will be announced.


Download- Eligible choices for Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) for one or more courses of your choice.


Here are some important NOTES:

 Your earlier offer is cancelled automatically if you get UPGRADED-OFFER.

All applicants who got offer in Round 2 (either Upgraded-Offer or New/Fresh offer) SHOULD exercise one of the THREE Options available when they log into JOAPS.

All applicants who got Fresh/ New offer in Round 2 SHOULD read the instructions about the options carefully and choose. Once option is chosen and confirmed, request for change of option will NOT be accepted.

The last date for taking decision with successful payment of Seat Booking Fee is 25th June 2016. Applicants with Upgraded-Offer NEED NOT have to pay the Seat Booking Fee.


Round 1 Offers are NOW CLOSED. Kindly find the applicants whose Offers are CANCELLED and will NOT be considered further in the Admission Process.


Applicants not Responded


Round1 offers are already released. Please log on to JOAPS to download the Offer. Kindly go through the procedure, carefully, in the event of getting an offer.

Last date for taking decision on the Offer along with Payment of Seat Booking Fee is 8th June 2016.


Here is the another notification for IIT JAM 2016 Aspirants!

Round 1 offers will be released on 3rd June, 2016.Applicants please go through the procedure of getting an offer.

Candidates will be notify for the offer by SMS/Email/JOAPS.

Confirmation of Acceptance of Offer using “Accept and Freeze”, Rejection of offer using “Reject and Quit” and Withdrawal from accepted offer using “Withdraw” are through One Time Password (OTP) sent to the registered Mobile Number.

Keep your Mobile Phone in the network coverage area and DO NOT Block the two SMS sender IDs, IITMMT and IITMDS.


NOTE: Enter correct Minimum Educational Qualification required for the courses.


The seat allotment procedure for dual degree, PhD and M.Sc. admission generally occurs in three rounds, and the information regarding the offered seat is provided to candidates through website/ e-mail/ SMS.


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Cracking the Joint Admission Test is a task in itself, but to acquire IISc Bangalore / IIT Bombay or IIT Delhi PG admission is really a tough job. Hence one must have scored very well in Joint Admission Test, and must have chosen any of the courses available at these Institutes.


Apart from IITs and IISc, candidates can also take admission in NITs and CFTs based on IIT JAM 2016’s Scores. Scroll down to know the complete procedure.


IIT JAM Admission Procedure for 2016


Admissions will be given to qualifying candidates of Joint Admission Test (JAM) through online application process, candidates can apply for IIT JAM admission through any of these websites: http://joaps.iitm.ac.in or http://jam.iitm.ac.in/jam2016


The application fee for IIT JAM admission is Rs 600/- which is non-refundable and has to be paid online only, through credit/debit card or net banking.


Candidates also need to keep a PDF copy of the following documents handy, while filling the application form for admission:


Mandatory Documents for all:

  1. XII or HSC Mark sheet.
  2. Qualifying degree: Mark sheets of all semesters/ years.


Document for General Category:

Nationality Certificate: Birth Certificate or Voter ID or First page of Passport or School Transfer Certificate (TC) showing Nationality or Nationality Certificate issued by the authorized government agency.


(Please note that documents such as Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Driving License, College/ Institute/ School ID, Bank Passbook, PAN card, Mark sheets are not considered as Nationality Certificate).


Other Documents:

  1. Category Certificate for OBC(NCL), SC, ST Applicants.
  2. PwD Certificate for PwD Applicants.



Candidates who have not uploaded a valid category certificate of their respective category (SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PwD) are getting a “defect” status at their application, must upload their category certificate till May 10, 2016. No submissions will be accepted after this date.


If an applicant fails to submit a valid certificate of their category before given date, will be considered in General category for the admission process. Given that the candidates meets the General category’s cut off.


A valid nationality certificate must also be submitted to the respective institute at the time of joining.


All the information regarding admission procedure is sent to your registered email address and the OTPs (One Time Passwords) are sent to the registered mobile number. For any updates in your current registered mobile number or email address kindly send your request by an email with all the appropriate details, by May 12, 2016


To check the status of your admission application, visit JOAPS site regularly.


Only one application form has to be filled irrespective of number of papers qualified. Also the application form must be completed before 27 April 12, 2016. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Hence, candidates must take care of uploading documents and filling in information carefully on time.


A number of seats in the institutions will be reserved for applicants belonging to various categories. Candidates seeking admission under categories like SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD will have to provide the certificate issued by proficient authority, if someone is unable to provide the certificate their admission will not be considered under the respective reserved category. However, candidates can change their category at the time of filling admission application form.


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On the account of merit list and preferences given by candidates, first IIT JAM admission list will be declared on June 3, 2016. Also the application form will only be considered for the program opted by the candidate at the time of filling admission form.


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Once a candidate is offered a seat, he/ she can choose from the following actions:


Accept and freeze: candidate who wish to keep the seat offered to him/ her and do not wish to update any further.


Accept with upgrade: choosing this action will reserve the seat and will also enable candidate to upgrade the seat in further rounds.


Reject with quit: choosing this option will reject the offered seat and the candidate will not be considered for the admission procedure in further rounds.


After selecting Accept and freeze or Accept and upgrade i.e. the options that reserve the seat, the candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs 10000/- (General /OBC-NCL) or Rs 5000/- (SC/ST/PwD category Applicants) to reserve the respective seat. And if one chooses to Reject and Quit an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number to confirm the action.


Around June 20, 2016 the second admission list will be declared for the seats left vacant after the first round. Applicants who receive the seat from their higher preference list don’t need to pay again to reserve the seat. And if someone cancels the seat during second round, can choose to withdraw and the fee will be refunded to their account after deducting Rs 1000/- processing fee.


If there’s still any seats remaining vacant they will be allotted to the candidates though third admission list by July 04, 2016. This will be the final list, after this list the admission process will stop for the 2016-2017 session.


Also all the documents that prove the eligibility must be submitted to the respective institute on or before September 30, 2016.


Procedure for Admissions in NITs and CFTIs

The CCMN (Centralized Counseling for M.Sc./M. Sc.(Tech) admissions to NITs and CFTIs) seat allotment counseling for admissions in M.Sc. and M.Sc. (Tech) Programmes in IITs and CFTIs has started from April 25, 2016, and the registration process will end on May 27, 2016.


Candidates with good marks in JAM 2016 can apply for the seat allotment process, which is to be done in two rounds. Candidates can apply for the counseling on the official site http://www.ccmn.in/ or counseling page http://www.ccmn.in/student_portal/


The first round seat allotment will start on June 13, 2016, candidates not satisfied with seat allotment or failed to appear in first round counseling can apply in the second round. The seat allotment of second round of allotment will start from June 22, 2016, this is the last round for seat allotment.


Final allotment of seats will be made through National Spot Round(NSR), registration for which will be done between 8th – 12th July 2016, and seat allotment will be made by 15th July 2016. Fresh ISA registrations can also be made for this round.


Eligibility criteria: The applicants must be graduate with science subjects and should have a CGPA of 6.5 (for general) and 6.0 (for OB/OC) and 5.5 (for SC/ST or PwD)


Important dates:


Sr. No. Activity Date
1 Last date for online registration and fee payment 27th May 2016
2 Closing date for online choice filling 31st May 2016
3 1st round of allotment 13th June 2016
4 2nd round of allotment 22nd June 2016
5 Final Upgradation of all allotted seats 7th July 2016
6 National Spot Round registration and choice filling 8th – 12th July 2016
7 National Spot round allotment 15th July 2016


Academic Programmes For IITs and IISc:


Only the candidates who qualify the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. and fulfill the Eligibility Requirements(ER) and minimum Educational Qualification (EQ) criteria are eligible to apply for the IIT JAM admission procedure. Candidates can apply for one or more academic programmes based on the test paper cleared by them.


Here is the list of Academic programs available at the different IITs and IISc:

Sr. No Institute Programmes
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) Integrated Ph.D. Programmes in Biological Sciences
2. IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Geology,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics, and
  • Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences


NOTE: In dual degree program candidate can only opt for Ph.D., if their CGPA is more than 8.5 after the third semester.

In case of CGPA less than 8.5 candidate will exit with a M.Sc. degree only.

3. IIT Bombay (IITB) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Applied Geology,
  • Applied Geophysics,
  • Applied Statistics and Informatics,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics


Four-year Dual Degree Programme in M.Sc.(Physics)-M.Tech.(Materials Science) with specialization in Nano-Science and Technology


M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in:

  • Environmental Science and Engineering,
  • Operations Research, the degrees will be given together after the successful completion of both the Programmes.


4. IIT Delhi (IITD) IIT Delhi PG admission will be given for the two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
5. IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
6. IIT Guwahati (IITG) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics and Computing, and
  • Physics
7. IIT Hyderabad (IITH) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing, and
  • Physics
8. IIT Indore (IITI) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics

Students also have option to convert M.Sc. into M.Sc.- Ph.D. dual degree program after completion of 2nd semester by qualifying CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE or any equivalent

9. IIT Kanpur (IITK) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics, and
  • Statistics

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics. Candidate cannot change their dual degree program to M.Sc. physics. However, M.Sc. degree will be provided after successful completion of all academic programs of first six semesters.

10. IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP) Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Geology,
  • Geophysics,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
11. IIT Madras (IITM) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
12. IIT Patna (IITP) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
13. IIT Roorkee (IITR) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Applied Geology,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Economics,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics
14. IIT Ropar (IITRPR) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in:

  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Physics


NOTE: After qualifying the IIT JAM exam, candidates have to apply for the admission procedure, no candidate will be automatically considered for the admission.


Also the offer to the seat will be provisional, if the candidate fails to fulfil all the requirements in the specified date the admission will be canceled.


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