What is IIT JAM Exam?
The full form of IIT JAM is Joint Admission Test for Masters which is conducted by one of the participating IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). The aspirants who are interested in pursuing a Master's Programme from renowned Indian colleges like IITs, NITs, and IISc can apply for this exam.
The IIT JAM 2021 organizing institute was IISc. For the upcoming exam, IIT JAM Roorkee is expected to be the conducting institute.
Every year more than 55,000 candidates aim for admission to IITs, NITs, IISERs by appearing in the country’s top M.Sc. Entrance Exam.
If you are willing to pursue a career in research and frontier areas of science, then IIT JAM Exam (Joint Admission Test for Masters) is the perfect M.Sc. Entrance Test for you. It offers 2000+ seats in pioneer IITs and IISC for Master’s in Science, Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D., M.Sc. – Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc.
Let’s look at the details we are going to give you in this article:
As per the latest update, IISc Bangalore has been declared the first admission list for JAM 2021 Exam on 16th June 2021. Candidates can check the complete list by loggin to the JOAPS website.
The official has released the CCMN 2021 official notification to get the admission in NITs and CFTIs for MSc courses. You can check the complete details of CCMN Counselling here.
IISc Bangalore has extended the submission of IIT JAM Admission Form from 20th May to 31st May 2021. Previously it was extened till 27th May 2021.
The Admission process for IITs through IIT JAM Exam 2021 has started from 20th April till 20th May on the JOAPS portal.
IISc Bangalore has released the IIT JAM Result 2021 on 20th March and scorecard on 27th March. Candidates can check their result from the JOAPS website.
The IIT JAM 2021 exam was conducted by IISc Bangalore on 14th February 2021 across 71 exam centers across 8 zones.
From 2021 onwards, the name of the JAM exam was changed to the Joint Admission Test for Masters which was the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc earlier.
IISc Bangalore had added a new subject 'Economics' in 2021. Now, the JAM 2021 Exam will be conducted for 7 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Mathematics, Biotechnology, and Economics.
IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc)
|Organizing Institute||IISc Bangalore|
Exam for Course Level
Mode of Exam
Computer Based Test (Online Mode)
Medium of Paper
180 minutes (3 hours)
No. of Test Cities
71 cities across 8 zones
MSc & Joint MSc PhD
In the year 2021, 57,086 candidates had appeared for the IIT JAM exam.
Before you begin your journey, you should have a clear idea of IIT JAM Dates and Notifications for the 2021 exam.
The eligibility criteria are the very basic requirement that one must follow to appear in the exam. To apply for this IIT Masters entrance exam, an aspirant must fulfill all the requirements as mentioned in the official notification such as-
All candidates admitted through JAM Exam should have a Bachelor’s degree.
There are some other subject-wise eligibility criteria as well for JAM Exam as per the official website.
Also, the minimum educational qualifications are revised for some courses this year. You should check the detailed information about IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria here.
Filling the online application form is the first step to appear in the JAM exam for IITs, so keep yourself aware of the dates to fill the online application form for JAM Exam 2022.
The coordinating body allows candidates to appear in the exam by applying online. Eduncle provides complete details about How to Fill the Online Application Form.
To know the do’s and don’ts of IIT JAM application form along with its guidelines, candidates can follow Eduncle’s blog for IIT JAM Application Form 2022.
Note: The schedule for the registration and application process for the 2022 exam has not been announced by the officials. We will update the dates soon.
To get the best scores in IIT JAM 2022, you should begin your preparations with a clearly defined syllabus.
With the syllabus of IIT JAM exam, you can prioritize your preparation for important topics. Make sure, you choose the study material covering major topics from the syllabus.
At Eduncle, you can enjoy the benefits of having a distinctly and intelligibly described updated IIT JAM Syllabus 2022. Check the complete syllabus for your opted subject here.
Before starting your 2022 preparation, it is important to know the IIT JAM Exam Pattern. So that you can easily understand the marks weightage of the topics.
The IIT JAM Exam is divided into three sections with three different patterns of questions as follows:
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Each MSQ type questions are similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
These types of questions do not have any choice. The answer can be either numerical value, decimal, and an integer value.
You can check the complete IIT JAM Exam Pattern, like section-wise marks, negative marking, and other important details here.
Your IIT JAM Preparation Strategy should be a mix of the online study materials, tips, guidance along with practice papers for the Joint Admission Test.
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Your chances of qualifying for the exam increases when you solve JAM Previous Years’ Question Papers. It will help you to boost up your confidence, understand the difficulty level of exam, topic wise marking weightage, etc.
At Eduncle, we have provided you the last 5 years IIT JAM Question Papers Free PDF.
IIT JAM Answer keys help you know your accuracy level so that you can easily analyze your exam preparation. After checking your answers with the answer key, you will have an exact idea of your result.
You can download the year-wise and subject-wise IIT JAM Answer Key here.
IIT JAM Admit Card is compulsory for each aspirant to carry in the examination hall, otherwise, they won’t be allowed to appear in the exam.
As soon as the online application form submission is closed, the official website releases IIT JAM Admit Card for those candidates who have successfully applied for the exam.
Eduncle provides each and every single detail about the admit card release. So, aspirants please stay in touch with Eduncle to get the latest updates about IIT JAM Admit Card 2022.
While preparing for the IIT JAM 2022 Exam, one should have some tips, tricks and quick notes, using which you can aim better for the exam.
Eduncle experts and toppers have come up with few result-oriented IIT JAM Tips. They will help you boost your preparations and add 'value' to the learning process.
Also, Eduncle brings you the interviews of IIT JAM Toppers like Rahul Pandey (IIT JAM Geology Topper AIR-1), Swarnim Shirke (IIT JAM Physics Topper AIR-1), Amardeep Kumar (IIT JAM Chemistry Topper AIR-1), Arpan Pariccha (IIT JAM Biotech Topper AIR-3) and many more.
The result is the final outcome of all those activities which you’ve made during exam preparation!
The candidates who appear in IIT JAM Exam may check step by step procedure to download their results and cut-offs at Eduncle.
Please, visit the following link for more details - IIT JAM Results.
There are a total of 20 IITs and an IISc that offer admission to various PG courses (like MSc, Join MSc PhD, MSc PhD Dual Degree, Integrated PhD, etc) based on the IIT JAM 2021 Scores. You can check the list of IIT JAM Participating Institutes here.
Apart from these IITs, 20 National Institute of Technology (NITs), and 2 Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTIs) also accept the JAM Scores.
The IIT JAM Admission Procedure for IITs and NITs are different. Every year, after declaring the result, the conducting IIT starts the admission procedure for all IITs, while for NITs, you can get admission through CCMN Counselling.
JAM aspirants can either opt for M.Sc. or PhD or MSc- PhD Dual degree professional courses offered by the IIT's and IISc. Although each IIT institute offers specialized courses in its respective manner, check out the IIT JAM Seat Matrix and a list of courses offered by each IIT and the IISc.
Also, visit – List of NIT MSc Courses
These are the sum-up of important details related to the IIT JAM exam.
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