IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2018 for IITs and IISc!

IIT JAM 2018 Admission Procedure



Good News for IIT JAM aspirants. The official website started the IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2018 from 03rd April 2018.


As per the important dates notification, the IIT JAM Admission Procedure in M.Sc./PhD and other post-graduate programs in IITs and IISc has been ended on April 20th, 2018.


IIT JAM Important Notification for Admission Procedure:


If a candidate is not willing to get admission in the allotted institute, then he/she can avail the withdrawal option once the admission process for JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is completed. Using this facility, candidates can withdraw their seat booking fee. To get the detailed information regarding this, please login to JOAPS Website.


Another good news for JAM Aspirants. The official website has declared the results for IIT JAM 2018 Exam on 20th March 2018. Candidates may check their result on the official website.


As per the latest notification, candidates can rectify their defective applications by 5.30 pm, 27th April 2018.


Here is the list of defective applications that were found during IIT JAM Admission Process. Click Here to check the list.


Following candidates are requested to report to the IIT JAM Admitting Institutes 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)


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.



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The Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 Results declaration dates are given below. Please check them out!


S. No. Rounds Result Declaration Dates
1. Round 1 28th May 2018
2. Round 2 14th June 2018
3. Round 3 29th June 2018
4. Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018 06th July 2018




Those who wish to apply for the admissions must keep visiting the blog for regular updates!



IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2018 – Important Points to Remember!


To make you aware of the detailed procedure for taking admission in IITs and IISc through JAM Score, we are sharing a few important points that you must keep in mind while applying online.


Please check below –



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


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


The last date for taking the decision with successful payment of Seat Booking Fee will be declared soon. Applicants with Upgraded-Offer NEED NOT have to pay the Seat Booking Fee.


 At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.


Here is the another notification for IIT JAM 2018 Aspirants!



Round 1 offers has been declared on 28th May 2018. Applicants, please go through the procedure of getting an offer.


Candidates will be notifIied 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.


The seat allotment procedure for the 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.



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



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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 15 other institutes based on IIT JAM 2018’s Scores. Scroll down to know the complete procedure.



How to Take Admission through IIT JAM 2018 Scores?


Admissions will be given to qualifying candidates of Joint Admission Test (JAM) through online application process, candidates can apply for IIT JAM Admission through this website: http://jam.iitb.ac.in/



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.



NOTE:  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 the last date declared by the official website. No submissions will be accepted after the last 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 meet 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 email with all the appropriate details, by May 07, 2018.


 To check the status of your admission application, visit  JAM 2018 site regularly.


 Only one application form has to be filled irrespective of the number of papers qualified. Also, the application form must be completed before 20th April 2018. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Hence, candidates must take care of uploading documents and filling in information carefully on time.


 A fixed 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 the 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 which was going to be declared on 25th May 2018 has been declared on 28th May 2018.


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


Accept with the upgrade: Choosing this action will reserve the seat and will also enable the 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.


The second admission list has been declared on 14th June 2018 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 the 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 through third admission list by June 29, 2018. This will be the final list, after this list, the admission process will stop for the 2018-2019 session.


Also, all the documents that prove the eligibility must be submitted to the respective institute on or before September 30, 2018.



IIT JAM Admission Procedure for Other Institutes!



IIT JAM Admission 2018 to Other 15 Institutes will be done by seat allotment counseling that will be started soon. As soon as we’ll receive any official updates regarding the same, we’ll notify you through the blog updates. Stay Tuned!


Candidates with good marks in JAM 2018 can apply for the seat allotment process, which is to be done in two rounds. Candidates can apply for the counseling on the official sites of respective colleges.


The first-round seat allotment has been declared on 28th May 2018.


Candidates not satisfied with seat allotment or failed to appear in first round counseling can apply in the second round. The seat allotment of the second round of allotment has been released on 14th June 2018, this is the last round of seat allotment.



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 20th April 2018
2 Closing date for online choice filling May 2018
3 1st round of allotment 28th May 2018
4 2nd round of allotment 14th June 2018
5 Final Upgradation of all allotted seats July 2018
6 National Spot Round registration and choice filling July 2018
7 National Spot round allotment July 2018




Academic Programmes For IITs and IISc:


Only the candidates who qualify the IIT 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 programs based on the test paper cleared by them.



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




S. No. Institute Names Courses Offered

Fee Structure (INR) – 1st Semester



1. IISc Bangalore Integrated PhD in Biological Sciences (BL/BT) 29,000 20,000
2. IIT Bhubaneswar Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Chemistry 47,392 47,392
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Mathematics
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Physics
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Geology
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
3. IIT Bombay M.Sc. in Applied Geology 57,700 52,700
M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics
M.Sc. in Applied Statistics & Informatics
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
M.Sc. in Chemistry
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
M.Sc. – PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering
M.Sc. – PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research
4. IIT Delhi M.Sc. in Chemistry 56,450 56,450
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
5. IIT Dhanbad M.Sc. in Chemistry 51,000 43,000
M.Sc. in Mathematics & Computing
M.Sc. in Applied Physics
M.Sc. Tech. in Applied Geology
M.Sc. Tech. in Applied Geophysics
6. IIT Gandhinagar M.Sc. in Chemistry 50,500 -
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
7. IIT Guwahati M.Sc. in Chemistry 48,750 45,750
M.Sc. in Mathematics & Computing
M.Sc. in Physics
8. IIT Hyderabad M.Sc. in Chemistry 54,000 49,000
M.Sc. in Mathematics/ Mathematics & Computing
M.Sc. in Physics
9. IIT Indore M.Sc. in Chemistry 26,400 -
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
10. IIT Jodhpur M.Sc. in Chemistry 58,600 52,100
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
11. IIT Kanpur M.Sc. in Chemistry 27,617 24,617
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
M.Sc. in Statistic
M.Sc. – PhD Dual Degree in Physics
12. IIT Kharagpur Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Chemistry 45,910 -
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Geology
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Mathematics
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Physics
Joint M.Sc. – PhD in Geophysics
13. IIT Madras M.Sc. in Chemistry 41,927 38,927
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
14. IIT Patna M.Sc. in Chemistry 31,966 28,966
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
15. IIT Roorkee M.Sc. in Geology 31,480 33,480
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
M.Sc. in Chemistry
M.Sc. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Physics
M.Sc. in Economics
16. IIT Ropar M.Sc. in Mathematics 41,285 38,785
M.Sc. in Chemistry
M.Sc. in Physics


Source: IIT JAM Fee Structure.


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 fulfill all the requirements for the specified date the admission will be canceled.


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2 thoughts on “IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2018 for IITs and IISc!


    Sir I have got AIR 500 in mathematics JAM 2018
    Can I get any IITs ?
    Also if NITs which can I get and what are the preferred ones I should opt for .Sir please tell me the sequence

  2. luke

    I got 2650 rank general in physics . is there any chance to get admission in nit

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