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September 21, 2020 • 12:06 pm

IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2020 for IITs and IISc (All Rounds)

IIT JAM 2020 Admission

IIT JAM 2020 Result Delared

After qualifying the exam with required cutoff marks, the JAM candidates can appear in the counselling procedure to take admission into one of the best the IITs and IISc. The exam organizing authority releases the opening and closing ranks for these institutes.

As per the latest notifications, the IIT JAM Final Opening & Closing Ranks 2020 has been released on 8th Aug'20. The IIT JAM third & final admission list (Round 3) was released on 04th Aug 2020.

Here you can grab all the important details that you need to know while applying for the IIT JAM Counselling Process.



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IIT JAM Counselling Dates 2020


The admission form of IIT JAM Exam must be filled by candidates after the declaration of result. Let’s have a look at the tentative JAM Admission Important Dates given below!



 Extended Dates

Submission of IIT JAM admission form 2020

20th April 2020 to 24th May 2020

Last date for receipt of the request for a change in the category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Kanpur

25th May 2020

Round 1 JAM Admission List 2020

29th June 2020

Round 2 IIT JAM Admission List 2020

17th July 2020

Round 3 & Final Admission List 2020 for IIT JAM

04th August 2020 (Released)

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2020

07th August 2020



IIT JAM Latest Admission Updates


 The JOAPS has started to the providing the offer letter to the candidates who secured the seats during JAM 2020 Admission. 

According to the latest notification released by IIT Kanpur, there are some major changes in the IIT JAM admission procedure that will be taking place due to operational reasons. You can find the updates issued by the IIT JAM officials below- 

 The JAM authorities have declared the third round to be the LAST and FINAL round of the seat allocation through JOAPS Portal.

Documents will no longer be evaluated through the JOAPS portal. They will be examined directly by the Admitting Institute in accordance with their academic calendar. The submission of the documents is therefore made Optional. All materials submitted through the portal until 5:00 p.m. on 7 August 2020 will be forwarded to the respective Admitting Institutes.

The dates for the WIithdrawal from the admission process are updated. The revised dates are August 04 – August 07, 2020 until 5:00 PM.

The fourth round allocation of seats will now be replaced by the spot admission round conducted independently by some of the Admitting Institutes.

Depending on the seats available and the academic calendar, different admitting institutes will have their own dates and process for the spot admission. An admitting institution can NOT conduct spot admission if it has no vacant seats.

The JAM 2020 Organizing Institute (IIT Kanpur) is not associated with the spot admission and will not be responsible for the processes and results.

For detailed information, Check official IIT JAM Admission Schedule.


Note - This year the exam conducting authority IIT Kanpur has introduced an additional 4th Round of Admission.

The candidates who wish to apply for the admission can get all the Latest News about JAM Exam through IIT JAM Latest Updates.



IIT JAM Admission Procedure 2020 - How to Take Admission in IITs, IISc?


The admission in IISc Bangalore and IITs will be given on the basis of all India merit list of JAM. You can check the IIT JAM Counselling 2020 procedure to get admission in IITs and IISc below.

Step 1 – Visit the official website and log in through enrollment ID and password.

Step 2 – Enter the required details such as choice of programs, the order of preferences, education qualification, aggregate CGPA, category, etc.

Step 3 – After filling the details, candidates have to pay the IIT JAM admission fee which is INR 600. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid through online mode (credit/debit card or net banking).

Note:- You can also pay IIT JAM Admission fees through e-challan of state bank of India.

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



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List of Documents Required for IIT JAM Counselling


Candidates who want to appear in the IIT JAM Counselling procedure must require some important documents with xerox. Below, we have mentioned the list of documents that are required while filling the form.


Documents Required for IIT JAM Admission – All Category

 Class 10th, 12th Mark Sheet.

 Qualifying degree: Mark sheets of all semesters/ years


Document Required for IIT JAM Admission - 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 Document Required for IIT JAM Admission

 Category Certificate for OBC(NCL), SC, ST Applicants

 PwD Certificate for PWD Applicants



Important Note

As per the latest notification of IIT Kanpur, the JOAPS website is now accepting the missing document for which an undertaking was submitted earlier by the students. Earlier the last date for submitting your missing documents was 20th July 2020. But the conducting authorities have now extended the deadline till 16th August 2020 by 5:00 PM.

Note the following: -

If a candidate already submitted all the required documents, there is no need to upload anything again.

You need to submit all the documents together (including the documents you submitted earlier). The only exception is the students in the Final year/semester of their program.

If a candidate does not have the final year/semester's document, then they can submit an undertaking in the specified format.

You can update your academic records if you filled them incorrectly and/or incompletely earlier.

If you do not submit ALL the required documents (including FINAL year/semester's document or equivalent undertaking) by the deadline, your application will be considered incomplete.



Some important points regarding IIT JAM Counselling 2020


 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 the given date, will be considered in the 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 the admission procedure is sent to your registered email address and the OTPs (One Time Passwords) are sent to the registered mobile number.

Note: For any updates in your current registered mobile number or email address kindly send your request by email with all the appropriate details.



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 Only one application form has to be filled irrespective of the number of papers qualified.

 Also, the application form must be completed. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Hence, candidates must take care of uploading documents and filling in the 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 the admission application form.



IIT JAM 2020 Admission List


Every year, the organizing institute releases three IIT JAM Admission lists during the counseling process. The admission list will be made according to the JAM Score and total IIT JAM Seats. However, this year a fourth-round is also introduced in the admission process about which the complete details are still awaited.


First IIT JAM Admission List 2020

After successfully filling the IIT JAM Admission form 2020, conducting IIT will release the admission list. If candidates find their name on the Admission list, then they have to pay seat booking fees.


Second IIT JAM 2020 Admission List

After releasing the first list, conducting IIT will release the second admission list. If you are not accepted the college allotted in the first counselling, then you can also fill the second counselling form. If you want to take the admission in allotted college then you have to pay the fees and submit the acceptance letter.


Third IIT JAM Admission List 2020

This is the last process of IIT JAM Counselling. After this IIT JAM 2020 Admission List, you can’t get admission in IITs and IISc. 


Fourth IIT JAM 2020 Round

The FOURTH ROUND allocation of seats will now be replaced by the SPOT ADMISSION round conducted independently by some of the Admitting Institutes.



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How IIT JAM Counselling Procedure is Done?


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


 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. 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.


IIT JAM Counselling 2020 - Seat booking fees


Seat Booking fee amount

General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

INR 10,000


INR 5000


INR 5000


INR 5000

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 are still any seats remaining vacant they will be allotted to the candidates through the third and fourth admission list by August 2020This will be the final list, after this list, the admission process will stop for the 2020-2021 session.

 Also, all the documents that prove the eligibility must be submitted to the respective institute before the admission.

 Check IIT JAM Fee Structure for all the IITs here.



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Things you must know after filling IIT JAM Counselling Form!


 Your earlier offer will be 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 the second IIT JAM Admission List 2020 should read the instructions about the options carefully and choose. Once an option is chosen and confirmed, a request for change of option will not be accepted.

 The last date for making the decision with the successful payment of the 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.

 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 canceled.



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IIT JAM Admission Procedure for Other Institutes


The admission in CCMN Institutes (NITs & CFTIs) will NOT be done through the common JAM admission process. After qualifying the IIT JAM exam, candidates have to apply for the admission through CCMN website. 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.


 No. of other institutes: 21 (19 NITs and 2 CFTIs)

 No. of seats: 1849


The seat allotment for MSc admissions to NITs and CFTIs also called CCMN Counselling 2020 is conducted in three rounds and last date to submit the required documents in the respective institute is 16th August 2020.


 Also, check CCMN Cut-off Marks here.



Download IIT JAM Cutoff PDF for All Subjects



Hope the above information will help you with your JAM Admission Process. If you have any queries regarding the above information, please feel free to ask in the below comments box.

We will solve your queries as soon as possible.

Thank You!!


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  • Ashutosh Kumar behera
  • Malothvamshikrishna
    Sir l hava got air 5484 in chemistry 2020 jam can i get set in iit? 10+2 is not mathematics sir
    Hello Malothvamshikrishna,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The admission in IIT JAM institutes will be through counselling procedure. You should check the
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    Sir,I got an all India rank of 2467 in general for physics.Is it possible to get an admission in anywhere like iisc/NIT/niser etc.. Please say admission is possible in any where.
  • Tushar
    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 sequenc...
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    In general category you will get iits except top 7 like you will get iit indore ,patna ,jodhpur etc but if you are under obc you will get iits like iit roorkee,iit kgp but if you a...
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    For NIT's you will get all the NITS which are the best like nits in south and if you belong to north side you can prefer nit jaipur,jalandher etc but south nits are the best nits
  • Luke
    sir, I got 2650 rank general in physics . is there any chance to get admission in nit