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July 15, 2019 • 11:22 am

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Application Form, Result


IIT JAM 2020 Exam


IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus for FREE


IIT-JAM stands for Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. A graduate aspirant who is willing to pursue the masters' degree from India's reputed IIT's need to qualify this entrance test...

Every year more than 55,000 candidates aim for admission to IITs, NITs, IISERS by appearing in country’s top M.Sc. Entrance Exam i.e. IIT JAM Exam. In this article, we offer the complete guide for cracking IIT JAM exam along with expert tips from those who actually cracked the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.





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Latest News About IIT JAM 2020 #Trending


  • As per the latest updates, IIT JAM 2020 will be held by IIT Kanpur.
  • The online application will be started from 5th September. Check out the important dates for IIT JAM 2020 below:


IIT JAM 2020 Exam Dates

Online Application Process Started

5th September 2019

Closure of Online Application Process

8th October 2019

IIT JAM Admit Cards

January 2020 (Second Week)

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Date

9th February 2020

The announcement of JAM 2020 Result

20th March 2020




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IIT JAM Test Schedule and Application Fee:

  • From 2019, IIT Varanasi, IIT Bhilai, and IIT Palakkad have started to offer the admissions through JAM examination.
  • A candidate can apply for at most two test papers in IIT JAM Exam.
  • The application fee for IIT JAM is as follows:

Female/SC/ST/PwD - Rs 750 (for one paper), Rs 1050 (for two papers)
All Others - Rs 1500 (for one paper), Rs 2100 (for two papers)

  • The online examination will be held in two sessions. The schedule for different test papers of JAM is given below.




Test Papers and Codes


9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Physics (PH)

Biotechnology (BT)


2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Chemistry (CY)
Geology (GG)
Mathematics (MA)


If you are willing to pursue the career in Pure Sciences and Research, then IIT JAM is the perfect M.Sc. Entrance Test for you. It offers 2152 seats in pioneer IITs and IISC and 1740 seat in NITs for MSc and PhD Courses for 2019.

Let’s look at the details we are going to give you in this article.


Quick Links

IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility

Old Question Papers - IIT JAM Exams

Syllabus of IIT JAM 2020

IIT JAM Answer Keys 2019

How to Apply Online for IIT JAM 2020

Study Material for IIT JAM 2020

IIT JAM Results

Check Colleges Accepting IIT JAM Scores Here

List of M.Sc. & Ph.D Courses Offered by IITs and IISC




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IIT JAM Eligibility


To apply for the topmost coveted IIT MSc entrance exam, an aspirant must fulfil following requirements.

  • All candidates admitted through JAM 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.

For detailed eligibility criteria please visit here - IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria.




Question Paper Pattern for IIT JAM 2020


The exam we are preparing for so judiciously and if we don't know how the exams pattern is; it would be like we are heading for climbing the mountain with the right aides but in the wrong direction.

A JAM aspirant should prepare his mind for the flair of questions that will be asked to him on the D-day, thereby ensuring and developing the prompt approach towards answering the questions wisely and scoring well.


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.


Exam Website


Make sure you know the negative marking scheme for IIT JAM Exam too. IIT JAM 2020 Exam will be conducted in the following subjects, namely

  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Physics (PH)


All the test papers will be of objective type, 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 question is 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

For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.


For complete details, please visit the following link - IIT JAM 2020 Pattern and Marking Scheme.




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IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus for All Subjects


To get best scores in IIT JAM 2020 you should begin your preparations with a clearly defined syllabus.

With Official IIT JAM Syllabus, you can channelize your preparation for important topics only. Make sure, you choose the right book and 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. Watch out for your opted subject and note down the topics included in IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus.




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IIT JAM Question Paper


This section contains links for free download of IIT JAM Question Papers from 2014 to 2019.

Get yourself benefitted with IIT JAM previous year paper and boost up your confidence. A sound strategy and rigorous implementation of formulae while solving JAM previous year question papers will help you to crack this tough nut easily.

At Eduncle, you can download the IIT JAM Question Papers for previous years with their Answer Keys. Download Now! and Grab your own copy of the last year question papers and answer key in easy to use PDF file format.

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IIT JAM Answer Keys


After giving one of the difficult exams, every student searches for IIT JAM Answer key to draw a rough idea of cut off marks and selection. Eduncle provides you the year wise and the subject wise IIT JAM answer keys which will help you analyze your result.

Answer keys also help while you practice with JAM previous year papers. Answer key gives ‘key’ values which are the relevant answers of the questions asked in previous JAM Exams. Previous year JAM question papers alone won’t be that beneficial. The use of both adds value to the learning process.




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IIT JAM Online Application 2020


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 2020 mission.

The candidates who wish to pursue M.Sc. from IIT’s or IISc should apply for IIT JAM Exam. Every year JAM Exam is conducted in the month 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?

Know the dos and don’ts of filling IIT JAM online form for IIT JAM 2020 and fill your JAM online form successfully.

The candidates can follow the link for more details - IIT JAM Online Application 2020.




IIT JAM Admit Card 2020


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 avails 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 2020.




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Eduncle's IIT JAM Study Material for All Subjects


Eduncle was started with a goal of quality, but affordable online education, for those who want to self-study.

Your IIT JAM Prepration Strategy should be a mix of the online study materials, tips, and guidance for Joint Admission Test.


We have compiled courses that live up to expectations of each JAM aspirants. Our online study materials are available for IIT JAM all subjects. Here are some of our free IIT JAM Study Materials:


IIT JAM Free Study Material Download Link
IIT JAM Previous Papers with Answer Keys
IIT JAM Free Sample Study Material
6 Month Study Plan for all IIT JAM 2020 Subjects
JAM Syllabus PDF
IIT JAM Model Test Paper


As you may know, only when tested in an exam atmosphere with negative marking, you can improve the ability to deliver in the actual exam hall. Try our IIT JAM Online Mock Tests.

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




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  • IIT JAM Study material for all subjects
  • IIT JAM Mock Test Papers
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IIT JAM 2020 Preparation Tips


While preparing for the IIT JAM 2020 Exam if you are made to know some tips, tricks and quick ways; using which you can aim better for the exam, will surely help you in achieving your targets. A little guidance for the exam journey can always help you sail your ship better.

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.

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IIT JAM Results 2019


Result is the final outcome of all those activities which you’ve made during exam preparation!
The candidates who have appeared in IIT JAM Exam may check their results at Eduncle and also get the step by step procedure to download their results from the official website.

They can also get the exam cut-offs and answer keys on our website. Please, visit the following link for more details - IIT JAM Results.




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Admitting Institutes for JAM 2020


There are total of 20 IITs that offer the admissions to various M.Sc. programs based on the IIT JAM 2020 Scores.
Apart from these IITs, 20 National Institute of Technologies (NITs) and 2 Centrally Funded Technical Institutes are also participating as IIT JAM 2020Admitting Institutes.

You can check the IIT JAM Admission Process to know the counseling rounds and fee structure for the IITs and IISc.

However, the candidates who aren't eligible to participate in the counseling procedure for IIT and IISc due to fewer scores, they can appear in CCMN 2020 Counselling to get into NITs with JAM 2020 Score Card.

Below, we have mentioned the list of all the institutes that are participating in IIT JAM 2020. Please check it out!


S.No. Admitting Institutes Name Logo Total Seats Offered
1. IISc Bangalore IISc Bangalore 20
2. IIT Bhubaneswar IIT Bhubaneswar 100
3. IIT Bombay IIT Bombay 256
4. IIT Delhi IIT Delhi 162
5. IIT Gandhinagar IIT Gandhinagar 80
6. IIT Guwahati IIT Guwahati 144
7. IIT Hyderabad IIT Hyderabad 75
8. IIT Indore IIT Indore 80
9. IIT Jodhpur IIT Jodhpur 85
10. IIT Kanpur IIT Kanpur 166
11. IIT Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur 202
12. IIT Madras IIT Madras 138
13. IIT Patna IIT Patna 60
14. IIT Roorkee IIT Roorkee 182
15. IIT Ropar IIT Ropar 71
16. IIT(ISM) Dhanbad IIT Ropar 240
18. IIT Bhilai IIT-Bhilai 30
19. IIT Pallakad IIT Pallakad 40
20. IIT Tirupati IIT-Palakad 12
21. IIT Mandi

Total Seats in IIT 2223

Other Institutes Accepting JAM 2020 Scores

20. IIEST Shibpur IIEST Shibpur 180
21. NIT Agartala NIT Agartala 39
22. MNNIT Allahabad MNNIT Allahabad 25
23. NIT Arunachal Pradesh NIT Arunachal Pradesh 22
24. NIT Calicut NIT Calicut 68
25. NIT Durgapur NIT Durgapur 69
26. MNIT Jaipur MNIT Jaipur 123
27. NIT Jalandhar NIT Jalandhar 116
28. NIT Jamshedpur NIT Jamshedpur 100
29. NIT Manipur NIT Manipur 47
30. VNIT Nagpur VNIT Nagpur 75
31. NIT Rourkela NIT Rourkela 182
32. NIT Silchar NIT Silchar 75
33. NIT Srinagar, J&K NIT Srinagar, J&K 31
34. NIT Warangal NIT Warangal 180
35. SLIET Punjab SLIET Punjab 75
36. NIT Hamirpur NIT Hamirpur 75
37. NIT Sikkim NIT Sikkim 19
38. NIT Meghalaya NIT Meghalaya 60
39. NIT Nagaland NIT Nagaland 12
40. NIT Tiruchirappalli NIT Tiruchirappalli 109
41. NIT Surathkal NIT Surathkal 58
Total Seats in NIT for MSc 1740



Apart from the above-mentioned colleges, there are 4 more colleges that accept the IIT JAM Scores. Please find the list below –


S.No. Other IIT JAM Scores Accepting Institutes (Click on the Links to get detailed Info) Official Links
1. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) JNCASR
2. IISER, Bhopal IISER, Bhopal
3. IISER, Pune IISER, Pune
4. IISER, Tirupati IISER, Tirupati



List of M.Sc. & Ph.D 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, you can check the IIT JAM Seat matrix and list of courses offered by each IIT and the IISc here.


Also visit – List of NIT MSc Courses


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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ishita
    Sir,i get 2772 rank in iit jam in mathematics , can i get admission in iit , nit,iiser
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