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 required criteria set by IIT Madras as the first stage to filter out the suitable candidates.
The eligibility criteria for the IIT Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) 2025 have been published on the official website of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
As per the officials, a candidate will be eligible to appear in the IIT JAM Exam if they fulfil the required educational qualification. There are no age limit criteria to apply for the exam.
Below in this blog, we have provided the following aspects of IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2025:
Educational Qualification at Graduation and 10+2 Level
Aggregate Percentage Criteria for IITs and IISc
CCMN Eligibility Criteria for JAM Exam
Download IIT JAM Sample Study Material Free PDF
IIT JAM Eligibility 2025  Are You Eligible?
It is recommended to check the jam exam eligibility criteria before filling out the form. Following are the general requirements that students need to fulfill.
Nationality – Indian/Foreign
Bachelor’s degree in Science.
Either appearing or appearing for the final examination of a qualifying degree.
If the candidate has qualified for the 2025 JAM exam, they can apply for provisional admission subject to the following conditions:
All parts of their final examination shall be completed by September 2025 of the IIT JAM Admitting Institute, and
Candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness Certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form.
Candidate must fulfill the required eligibility criteria for the IIT JAM exam, guided as per admitting institute.
Note: At the time of admission, candidates will have to give a Physical Fitness Test constituted by the Medical Board by the Admitting Institute. If the admitted candidates are not found physically fit, their admission will be canceled.
IIT JAM 2025 Eligibility  Criteria for Admissions in IISc and IITs
IIT JAM conducting body decides minimum percentage criteria of the qualifying degree to get admission in all participating IITs. Below, you can check the latest eligibility criteria for all categories: 
You will require a qualifying degree to appear in the 2025 Exam.
If a candidate is promoted without marksheet; In that case, the promotion certificate or a document accompanying the promotion certificate duly signed by the Head of the Institute must mention the subjects taken in that semester/year to evaluate the MEQ requirements for admission to a specific program.
IIT JAM Previous Eligibility Criteria
In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without roundingoff should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.
The aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI should be firstclass marks or min. 55% aggregate marks or 5.5 out of 10, without rounding off for GENERAL & OBC (NonCreamy Layer) Candidates in the qualifying degree.
Second class or min. 50% aggregate marks or 5.0 out of 10 without rounding off for SC/ST/PwD Candidates, in qualifying degree.
IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2025  Educational Qualifications
To apply for the desired program, a candidate must qualify for the corresponding Test Paper. Every Academic Program has certain Minimum Educational qualifications (MEQ) and Eligibility Requirements (ER).
Below, we have given the IIT JAM Eligibility 2024 for all seven subjects along with their courses:
IIT JAM Eligibility For Biotechnology
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at(10+2) level 

Biotechnology (BT) 
M.Sc. Biotechnology 
IITB, IITI 
Any Branch/Subject 
No Restrictions 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology 
IITKgp 
Bachelor's degree with major in any of the following discipline of Biological Science with Chemistry as ancillary subject. (Biology/Biotechnology/Botany/Life Science/Physiology/Zoology/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/Genetics/Molecular Biology) 
No Restrictions 

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 
IIT JAM Eligibility For Economics
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at (10+2) level 

Economics (EN) 
M.Sc. in Economics 
IITD 
B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./ B.Stat./B.Math. /B. Tech /B.E. or equivalent with minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. 
No Restrictions 
IITR 
B.Tech./B.E./ B.Sc. (Economics)/B.A.(Economics) / B.Sc. (Statistics)/BCA and B.Sc./B.A./ B.Com. with Mathematics as one of the subjects. 
No Restrictions 
IIT JAM Eligibility For Mathematical Statistics
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme

Institute

Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at (10+2) level 

Mathematical Statistics (MS) 
M.Sc. Statistics 
IITK 
No Restrictions 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics 
IITTP 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
Mathematics 

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics 
IITB 
Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/four semesters 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research 
IITB 
Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters 
No Restrictions 

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 
IIT JAM 2025 Eligibility For Chemistry
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at(10+2) level 

Chemistry (CY) 
M.Sc. Chemistry 
IITGN 
No Restrictions 
No Restrictions 
IITR 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degrees, Chemistry for three years/six semesters. 
No Restrictions 

IIT Bhilai, IITH, IITI, IITP 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters 
No Restrictions 

IITB, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IIT Mandi, IITPKD, IITRPR, IITTP 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters 
Mathematics 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Chemistry 
IITBBS^{‡} 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters 
Mathematics 

IIT Kgp 
In B.Sc./B.S., at least six Chemistry subjects for six semesters / three years. In addition, one Mathematics and one Physics subject during bachelor’s programme. 
Mathematics 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine 
IIT Kgp 
A basic degree in science with Chemistry as one of the major subjects along with Mathematics/Physics/Biology as ancillary subject. 
No Restrictions 

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 

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 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy 
IITB 
Bachelor’s degree in Science (B.Sc. or equivalent) of minimum three years’ duration, with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc. & MS (R)Chemistry 
IIT Jammu 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters. 
Mathematics 
IIT JAM Eligibility For Physics
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at(10+2) level 

Physics (PH) 
M.Sc. Physics 
IITGN 
No Restrictions 
No Restrictions 
IITB, IIT Bhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IIT Mandi, IITP, IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR, IITTP 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters. 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Physics 
IITBBS^{‡} 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters. 
No Restrictions 

IIT Kgp 
At least 4 Physics or equivalent subjects and 2 Mathematics or equivalent subjects in bachelor’s degree 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics 
IITK 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters. 
No Restrictions 

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 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Medical Physics 
IIT Kgp 
A basic degree in science with Physics as one of the major subjects. 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc. Astronomy 
IITI 
Bachelor of Science in Physics/Mathematics/ Statistics/Electronics/Computer Science OR Bachelor of Engineering/Technology in any branch AND Courses in Physics for at least 6 credits or 2 semesters and Mathematics for at least 6 credits or two semesters. 
No Restrictions 

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 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Geophysics 
IIT Kgp 
Bachelor’s degree together with either of the following, with minimum number of subjects in respective domains as specified below: (a) Geology subjects for 6 semesters or 3 years, and 02 Physics (or equivalent) subjects + 02 Mathematics (or equivalent) subjects. (ii) Physics subjects for 6 semesters or 3 years, and 02 Mathematics (at least 2 subjects). 
Mathematics 

M.Sc.MTech Dual Degree in Physics and Materials Engineering 
IITJ 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters. 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy 
IITB 
Bachelor’s degree in Science (B.Sc. or equivalent) of minimum three years’ duration, with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
No Restrictions 

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 

M.Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Geophysics 
IITISM 
B.Sc. degree with Physics for three years/six semesters. Mathematics with 12 credits/one year and any one subject among Chemistry, Electronics, Statistics, Geology and Computer Science with 12 credits/one year. 
No Restrictions 

MS (R) Physics 
IIT Jammu 
1. For B.Sc./B.S. students, Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters 2. For B.Tech./B.E. students, four core courses in Physics including Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, and Electrodynamics are required. 
No Restrictions 
IIT JAM 2025 Mathematics Eligibility
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at (10+2) level 

Mathematics (MA) 
M.Sc. 
IITGN, IITK 
No Restrictions 
No Restrictions 
Mathematics 
IITD, IITR 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters. 

IITB, IITI, IITJ, IITM, IITP, IITPKD, IITRPR 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 

M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing 
IITH 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc.M.Tech. Dual Degree in Mathematics Data and Computational Sciences 
IITJ 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing 
IITBhilai, IITG 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 

IITISM 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
Mathematics 

M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics 
IITTP 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
Mathematics 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Mathematics 
IITBBS 
Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters 
No Restrictions 

IITKgp 
Mathematics/Statistics subjects for six semesters / three years 
Mathematics 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research 
IITB 
Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters. 
No Restrictions 

M.Sc. Applied Mathematics 
IITMandi 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
Mathematics 

M.Sc.Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy 
IITB 
Bachelor’s degree in Science (B.Sc. or equivalent) of minimum three years’ duration, "with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any" one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
No Restrictions 

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 

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 
IIT JAM Eligibility 2025 For Geology
Test Paper code 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 

Essential subjects in bachelor’s degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at (10+2) level 

Geology (GG) 
M.Sc. Applied Geology 
IITB 
Geology for three years/six semesters and anytwo subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science 
Mathematics 
IITR 
No restrictions for engineering degrees. For B.Sc./B.S. degree, Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science 
No Restrictions 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Geophysics 
IITKgp 
Bachelor’s degree together with either of the following, with minimum number of subjects in respective domains as specified below:(i) Geology subjects for 6 semesters or 3 years, and 02 Physics (or equivalent)subjects + 02 Mathematics (or equivalent)" subjects. (ii) Physics subjects for 6 semesters or 3 years, and 02 Mathematics (at least 2 subjects). 
Mathematics 

Joint M.Sc.Ph.D. in Geology 
IITBBS^{‡} 
Geology as a subject for three years/ sixsemesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 
Mathematics 

IITKgp 
Bachelor’s degree including Geology subjects for 6 semesters or 3 years, and any one of the following combinations, with minimum number of subjects in respective domains as specified below:a) 2 Physics (or equivalent) subjects +2 Mathematics (or equivalent) subjects b) 2 Physics (or equivalent) subjects 2 Chemistry (or equivalent) subjectsc) 2 Chemistry (or equivalent) subjects 2 Mathematics (or equivalent) subjects. 
Mathematics 

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 

M.Sc.(Tech.) in Applied Geology 
IITISM 
B.Sc. degree (3year) with Geology as a subject for 03 years/ six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 
Mathematics 
The full form of all the participating institutes are 
IIT ISM IIT (ISM) Dhanbad,
IIT Bhilai  IIT Bhilai,
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,
IIT Mandi – IIT Mandi
IITPKD  IIT Palakkad
IITP IIT Patna,
IITR IIT Roorkee,
IITRPR IIT Ropar,
IITTP  IIT Tirupati
Note 
# Minimum Educational Qualification for engineering graduates/students should be treated as removed for this program and these candidates will be admitted based on their JAM rank only
* Medical Criteria for IIT JAM:
a) Applicants with color blindness and/or Uniocularity are not eligible.
b) To do fieldwork, persons with disability (PwD) category candidates should be able to walk in the field without assistance/escort (onroad and/or offroad conditions).
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Eligibility Criteria for IIT JAM  CCMN Counselling
Candidates can also get admission in NITs after qualifying the JAM Exam. But, they must satisfy the CCMN Eligibility Criteria for 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 subjectwise eligibility criteria available on CCMN official website. You can check those NITs MSc Admission Eligibility Criteria here.
If you satisfy the abovementioned IIT JAM 2024 eligibility requirements, then you can fill the IIT JAM Online Application Form.
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