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June 29, 2020 • 3:00 pm

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Application Form, Result



IIT-JAM, acronym form of Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

Aspirants who are willing to pursue Masters’ of Science from India's reputed colleges like IITs & IISCs need to qualify this entrance test.


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JAM Exam (Joint Admission Test) 2021 will schedule on second sunday of February 2021. Every year IIT JAM Exam is conducted by one of the participating IITs. In 2021, it is expected that the exam will be conducted by IIT Guwahati.

Every year more than 55,000 candidates aim for admission to IITs, NITs, IISERS by appearing in country’s top M.Sc. Entrance Exam. If you are willing to pursue career in research and frontier areas of basic science, then IIT JAM 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.



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Highlights of IIT JAM 2020-2021


IIT JAM 2020 1st Admission list has been released on 29th June 2020. The qualified candidates can check their status and take action on it before 3rd July 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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. You can login the website and submit the document till 20th July 2020.

IIT Kanpur has released the IIT JAM 2020 Result on 16th March 2020.

The IIT JAM 2021 Exam will be conducted by IIT Guwahati (Expected).

IIT JAM 2021 notification will be released in September 2020.

IIT Kanpur had removed the Biological Science subject in 2020. So it is expected that the JAM 2021 Exam will also be conducted only for 6 subjects.


Exam Name

IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc)

Exam for Course Level

PG level

Mode of Exam

Online only

Medium of Paper

English only

Test Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Total Questions


Total Marks


No. of Test Cities

61 cities across 8 zones

Courses Offered

MSc & Joint MSc PhD

Exam Helpdesk No.



Before you begin your journey, you should have a clear idea of IIT JAM Dates and Notifications for 2021 exam.



IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2021


To apply for the topmost covered IIT M.Sc. entrance exam, an aspirant must fulfil following requirements.


All candidates admitted through JAM Exam should have a Bachelor’s degree.

In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off 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.


Note: Aggregate percentage are calculated taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined.


There are some other Subject wise eligibility criteria as well for JAM Exam as per official website. You can check the detailed IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria here.



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IIT JAM 2021 Application Form


Filling online application form is the first step towards your goal, so keep yourself aware with the dates to fill the IIT JAM online application form for JAM Exam 2021 mission.


Every year JAM Exam is conducted on second sunday of February. The coordinating body allows candidates to appear in the exam by applying online. Eduncle provides complete details of How to Fill the Online Application Form?


To know the do’s and don’ts of IIT JAM form online along with its guidelines, candidates can follow the Eduncle’s blog for IIT JAM Application Form 2021.



IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus for All Subjects


To get best scores in IIT JAM 2021 you should begin your preparations with a clearly defined syllabus.


With IIT JAM Syllabus, 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 IIT JAM Syllabus. Check the complete syllabus for your opted subject here.



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IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2021


Before starting your 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 choices. The answer can be either numerical value, decimal and integer value.


You can check the complete IIT JAM Exam Pattern, like section-wise marks, negative marking and other important details here.



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Eduncle's IIT JAM Study Material for All Subjects


Your IIT JAM Preparation Strategy should be a mix of the online study materials, tips, guidance along with practice papers for Joint Admission Test.

Eduncle's IIT JAM Study Material is exclusively designed by IITians and qualified faculty members. This integrates online learning with test-taking and hence makes a great impact on student's performance.

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IIT JAM Question Papers & Answer Key


Your chances of qualifying 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 last 5 years IIT JAM Question Papers Free PDF.

IIT JAM Answer key will help you know your accuracy level, so that you can easily analyze your exam preparation. After checking your answers with answer key, you will have an exact idea of your result.

You can download year wise and subject wise IIT JAM Answer Key here.



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IIT JAM Admit Card 2021


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 admit card release. So, aspirants please stay in touch with Eduncle to get the latest updates about IIT JAM Admit Card 2021.



IIT JAM 2021 Preparation Tips


While preparing for the IIT JAM 2021 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 fuel up 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.



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IIT JAM Results 2020


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.



List of Admitting Institutes for IIT JAM 2020


There are total of 20 IITs and an IISc that offer the admission to various PG courses (like MSc, Join MSc PhD, MSc PhD Dual Degree, Integrated PhD etc) based on the IIT JAM 2020 Scores. You can check the list of IIT JAM Participating Institutes here.

Apart from these IITs, 19 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 the admission through CCMN Counselling.



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IIT JAM Seat Matrix & Courses Offered by IITs and IISC


JAM aspirants can either opt for M.Sc. or Phd or M.Sc.- 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 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 IIT JAM 2021 exam.

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  • Sastribabu sesham
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  • Poulami
    I didn't have mathematics in 12 th standard I eligible to jam BT??
    Hello Poulami,
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    Yes, you can apply for IIT JAM Exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Anubhav
    i have got 6139 rank under OBC HANDICAPPED category in jam mathematics. is there is any chance of getting any iit or nit ?
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  • Poulami
    I didn't have maths in 12 th ,am I elligible to jam Biotechnology?
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    You will be eligible to apply for IIT JAM Biotechnology, if the subject is in your graduation degree for 4 sem or two years. For mor...
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  • Ishita
    Sir,i get 2772 rank in iit jam in mathematics , can i get admission in iit , nit,iiser
  • Avinash verma
    what rank can i expect with 40.66 marks in physics(general) iit jam 2019
  • Anubhav
    i am getting 16.67 marks in iitjam mathematics and i belongs to OBC HANDICAPPED category . is there is any chance of getting IIT ?
  • Anubhav
    hi , i have got 6139 rank in MATHEMATICS under obc (handicapped) category . is there is any chance of getting any IIT OR NIT ???
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