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January 21, 2020 • 2:37 pm

IIT JAM Eligibility 2020 - Check Your Eligibility Criteria Here

 

IIT JAM Question Papers

Joint Admission Test is a gateway for your dreams to pursue MSc from IITs, IISc, NITs etc. To apply for the exam, one must ensure the minimum requisite criteria set by the IIT Kanpur as the first stage to filter out the suitable candidates.

As per the officials, a candidate will be eligible to appear in IIT JAM Exam if he/she fulfill the required education qualification and there is no age limit criteria to apply for the exam.

Below in this blog, we have provided the following aspects of IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria:

 

Eligibility for JAM Exam

Educational Qualification at Graduation and 10+2 Level

Aggregate Percentage Criteria for IITs and IISc 

CCMN Eligibility Criteria for JAM Exam

 

 

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IIT JAM Eligibility | Are You Eligible?

 

It is recommended to check the eligibility criteria for IIT JAM before you fill the form. Following are the general requirements that students are required to fulfil.

Nationality – Indian/Foreign

Bachelor’s degree in science

Either appearing (2020) or appeared for final examination of qualifying degree

If the candidate has qualified the 2020 JAM exam, he/she can apply for provisional admission subjected to the following conditions:

All parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the IIIT JAM Admitting Institute, and

They must submit the proof of passing qualifying degree by 30th sept 2020.

Candidate must fulfil the required eligibility criteria guided as per admitting institute.

 

 

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Educational Qualifications at Graduation and 10+2 Level

 

To apply for the desired program, a candidate must qualify the corresponding Test Paper. Every Academic Program has certain Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) and Eligibility Requirements (ER). IIT JAM courses and their eligibility are given below.

 

Test Paper (Test Paper Code)

Academic Programme(s)

Institutes

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration

Essential subjects at (10+2) level

Biotechnology (BT)

M.Sc. Biotechnology

IITB, IITI, IITR

Any branch / subjects

branch/subjects

No Restrictions

Biotechnology (BT)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Biology/Biotechnology/Botany/Lifescience/Physiology/Zoology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Genetics & Molecular Biology as Honours/Major/Main Subject, and any one of Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Biotechnology (BT)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Chemistry (CY)

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITI

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

No Restrictions

Chemistry (CY)

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITB, IITBhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITMandi, IITP, IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR, IITTP

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

Mathematics

Chemistry (CY)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Chemistry

IITBBS, IITKGP

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

Mathematics

Chemistry (CY)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Chemistry (CY)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Chemistry (CY)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Geology (GG)

M.Sc. Applied Geology

IITB, IITR

Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science

No Restrictions

Geology (GG)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Mathematics

Geology (GG)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology

IITKGP, IITBBS

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Mathematics

Geology (GG)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Geology (GG)

M.Sc. (Tech) in Applied Geology

IITISM

B.Sc degree (three year) with Geology as Honours/Major/Main/Equivalent subject and any two subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Medical Criteria:
a) Applicants with color blindness and/or Uni-ocularity are not eligible.
b) To do fieldwork, persons with disability (PwD) category candidates should be able to walk in the field without assistance /escort (on-road and/or off-road conditions.)

Mathematics

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. in Economics

IITR

Mathematics as one of the core subjects

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. Mathematics

IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP,  IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing

IITH, IITISM

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. M.Tech Dual Degree in Mathematics-Data and Computational sciences

IITJ

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing

IITG, IIT Bhilai

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics

IITTP

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Mathematics

IITBBS, IITKGP

Mathematics/Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

Mathematics/Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

IIT Mandi

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

Mathematics

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Mathematics (MA)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics

IITB

Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations research

IITB

Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

M.Sc. Statistics

IITK

Statistics for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

M.Sc. Physics

IITB, IIT Bhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR, IITTP

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for a least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Physics

IITBBS, IITKGP

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for a least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics

IITK

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for a least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics

IITB

Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Medical Physics

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with physics as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Chemistry/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

M.Sc. Astronomy

IITI

Physics/ Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Physics (PH)

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Mathematics

Physics (PH)

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Physics (PH)

M.Sc. (Tech) in Applied Geophysics

IIT ISM

B.Sc. Degree (3 Year) with Physics as Honours/Major/Main/Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years/4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics and Statistics for 1 year/2 semester

No Restrictions

 

 

Note – The full form of all the participating institutes are - IIT ISM- IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IITB- IIT Bombay, IITBBS- IIT Bhubaneswar, IITBHU- IIT (BHU) Varanasi, IITD- IIT Delhi, IITGN- IIT Gandhinagar, IITG- IIT Guwahati, IITH- IIT Hyderabad, IITI- IIT Indore, IITJ- IIT Jodhpur, IITK- IIT Kanpur, IITKGP- IIT Kharagpur, IITM- IIT Madras, IITP- IIT Patna, IITR- IIT Roorkee, IITRPR- IIT Ropar.

 

 

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IIT JAM Aggregate Percentage Criteria for Admissions in IISc and IITs

 

IIT Kanpur has decided minimum percentage criteria of the qualifying degree to get the admission in all participating IITs. Below, you can check the aggregate marks for all categories: -

 

 

For GENERAL & OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Candidates:

 

First-class marks or min. 55% aggregate marks or 5.5 out of 10, without rounding off, in qualifying degree.

 

 

For SC/ST/PwD Candidates:

 

Second class or min. 50% aggregate marks or 5.0 out of 10 without rounding off, in qualifying degree.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria for CCMN

 

Candidates can also get the admission in NITs after qualifying JAM Exam. But, they must satisfy the CCMN Eligibility Criteria for the admission in the admitting Institutes.

Candidates must have at least 60% aggregate marks (Gen/EWS/OBC) or 55% aggregate marks (SC, ST, PwD) in the qualifying degree for CCMN Counseling Process.

There are some other subject wise eligibility criteria available on CCMN official website. You can check those NITs MSc Admission Eligibility Criteria here!

 

 

Download IIT JAM Syllabus Free PDF for All Subjects - Download Here!

 

If you satisfy the mentioned eligibility requirements, then you can fill the IIT JAM Online Application Form.

We hope that the above information will help you. If you have any query regarding the blog, then share through the comment box below.

We will solve your queries as soon as possible.

 

Thank You!!

 

 

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  • Mridula
    can i appear for JAM in 2017 and 2018 when i will be completing my graduation in 2016? how many attempts are allowed in JAM?
    Mandeep Sahni @Eduncle
    Yes, Mridula you can appear for IIT JAM in 2017 & 2018. But you need to meet the eligibility criteria for taking the JAM exam. Also, you need to plan your preparations well ahead. ...
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    Rahul Kumar Chaurasiya
    I am appear Bsc Zoology hon. In academic year 2018. Can I apply for JAM .
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Rahul,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you've completed your graduation degree, then only you can appear in JAM 2018 Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with u...
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    Shubham Chopda
    I am pursuing B.Tech Civil and will be graduating in 2018. Can i appear for JAM and pursue MSc in Mathematics?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Shubham,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you're eligible but only after completing your graduation degree with required percentage criteria.   Thanks fo...
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    Devesh Sahu
    I have done graduation in physics chemistry and geography can i appear in jam exam for m.sc physics or PCM is compulsory for jam m.sc physics
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Devesh,   Greetings from Eduncle!   PCM in 12th is needed only if you are applying for Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics in IIT Kharagpur and M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degre...
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    Pankaj Pareek
    Sir are subjects other than pcm also included in aggregate percentage?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Pankaj,   Overall B.Sc. percentage are considered for JAM exam which includes PCM or Biology and rest compulsory subjects including language and subsideries as well. &nb...
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    Vikram
    Sir I m completed my degree it getting 40% marks but I want to study higher class So now I am appear to jam exam???? Plz sir tell me the answer quickly
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Vikram,   Greetings from Eduncle!   To appear in IIT JAM Exam, you need to score required percentage criteria in Graduation degree. If you couldn't obtained this mu...
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    M kalyan kumar
    sir im appearing bsc 3rd year .im apply this exam sir
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Kayankumar Mule,   Yes, you are eligible for IIT JAM Exam. Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    VIJAY
    SIR I AM COMPLITING MY BSC COARSE IN 2017 IN MAY CAN I APPLY FOR JAAM 2017 REPLY M,E PLZZZ......
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Vijay, Greetings from Eduncle! Yes, you can apply for JAM 2017. You need to present all the documents proving your eligibility for the Educational Qualifications you have m...
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    Soumyaranjan Dash
    sure you can
  • Saving warlaitthma
    Sir can i pursue M. Sc physic if i pass iit jam n b.sc electronic?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Swarlaitthma, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query! Yes you can take IIT JAM Exam in Physics. But for getting admission to M.Sc. in Physics from any of th...
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    Anjanapulavelil
    Sir, I have obtain 19 marks in IIT JAM 2017 for MA. And I am a physically handicaped student, so can i get an admission in IIT ?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Anjana, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! The IITs have 3% fixed quota for physically handicapped students. The last year cut-off for MA was 1...
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    Anjanapulavelil
    Sir, Can you please tell the percentage of chances that I will get in IIT or other jam participating institutes?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Anjana, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! If JAM 2017 final cut-offs are nearby the previous year, then you have 60% chances of getting a seat...
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  • HIRANMAY
    SIR,I am in first year and im taking B.Sc honors in industrial chemistry.Am I eligible for CY paper in IIT-JAM?
    HIRANMAY
    SIR,I am in first year and im taking B.Sc honors in industrial chemistry.Am I eligible for Msc in chemistry form any IIT?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello HIRANMAY,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Candidates currently in the final year are eligible for IIT - JAM 2018.   Ki...
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    HIRANMAY
    Sir,im taking B.Sc honors in industrial chemistry.Is Bsc chemistry considered an equivalent degree to BSc Chemistry.If Yes,Am I eligible for Msc in chemistry form any IIT?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Yes, you are eligible for IIT JAM Exam.
  • Student
    Math MSC minimum qualification.......
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Sonu,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you want to appear for IIT JAM Mathematics, then you must have studies Mathematics for at least 2 years/4 semesters in Bachelor...
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    Student
    BSc(pcm) first year phy,che,math.second year phy,che,math.and final year phy che,to kya mai iit jam msc math se bhar sakte h.....please give me answer......waiting .give correct...
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello SONU,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes!! You are eligible for IIT JAM Exam.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Mayur Patel
    I m doing chemical engineering recently..and i m thinging about preparation for JAM.but i have a query about it that ..Do engineers give JAM and get addmition in iits?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Mayur, Greetings from Eduncle! Yes, you can apply for IIT JAM Exam. It would be helpful in answering if you could provide your Graduation Subject details. Kind Regards, Ed...
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    Mayur Patel
    Yes of course sir, here they are Basic chemistry Organic chemistry Physical and inorganic chemistry Mass transfer 1-2 ,heat transfer Process equipment design 1-2 Chemical re...
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Mayur, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing the list of your Graduation Degree Subjects. Observing the subject list you can definitely apply for IIT JAM and opt for...
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  • Kankan
    Hello, I am pursuing a B.Sc degree (Generals), I will graduate next year. Will I be eligible to take the JAM test with a B.Sc Degree? Please help me out. Thanks
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Kankan, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes you are eligible to apply for IIT JAM 2018 Exam
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    Kankan
    Thank You Very Much.
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Thanks for the kind words and appreciation, Kankan! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Atul
    Sir , I want to know minimum range of marks to get IIT through Chemistry . Can you please tell me that after pursuing M.sc in chemistry , can I work in the field of Forensic or ...
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Aman,   Greetings from Eduncle!   To get the admission details for IITs through Chemistry, you must check out the
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    Atul
    Sir , I will be appearing for IIT Jam 2018 chemistry, ranks doesn't give that information, so better I want to know minimum marks to obtain to get an IIT, if you could suggest a ra...
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Aman,   Greetings from Eduncle!   For securing a seat at the IIT you need to have secured around 60 marks and above (approx). These figures are drawn as per last ye...
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  • ASWATHI
    sir Is it possible that a biochemistry student can appear in iit- jam/
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Sree, Greetings from Eduncle! Yes, you ar eligible to apply for the IIT JAM Exam. After securing merit in IIT JAM Exam you can go for M.Sc. in Chemistry or Joint M.Sc.- Ph....
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    Sree
    Sir After bsc biochemistry can I appear iit jam for biological sciences
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Sree,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes! You are eligible for IIT JAM 2018.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Krishan Gourav
    Also sir being a student of BSc biotechnology.. Can I give the iit jam entrance in biological science stream?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Yes, krishan you can apply for BL subject.
  • Rekhansh Jain
    hii, m in b.tech 4th yr. and want to give iit jam 2017. can engineering students give dis exam??
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello, Rekhansh! Greetings from Eduncle! To appear for JAM, you need to meet the Eligibility Requirments (ER's) to take Admission to the IISc. and IIT's. JAM serves as the el...
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    Mahima Khatwase
    m pursuing bsc honours nd my subject is chemistry honours with food science and quality control ... can i take biology sciences for msc through jam as i m from biology stream....
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Mahima, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes, you are eligible to appear for IIT JAM Biological Sciences. Kindly call on our toll-free number...
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