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September 18, 2019 • 4:51 pm

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


IIT JAM 2020 Exam

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


Aspirant 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 (Joint Admission Test) 2020 is scheduled for 9th February 2020. Every year IIT JAM Exam is conducted by one of the participating IITs. The upcoming exam will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.


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


This year, IIT JAM 2020 Exam is conducted by IIT Kanpur.

IIT JAM 2020 notification has been released on official website on 4th September 2019.

IIT Kanpur has removed the Biological Science subject. Now, JAM 2020 Exam will conduct only for 6 subjects.

The official has transferred Ghaziabad city from IIT Delhi Zone to IIT Roorkee Zone.


Before you begin your journey, you should have the clear idea of IIT JAM Dates and Notifications for 2020 exam.



IIT JAM Eligibility


To apply for the topmost covered IIT M.Sc. 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.


Some other Subject wise eligibility criteria are also decided by official website. You can check the detailed IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria here.



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IIT JAM 2020 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 2020 mission.


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?


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 2020.



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 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 2020 Exam Pattern


If we are preparing, so judiciously, for an exam and 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


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 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


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 - IIT JAM 2020 Pattern and Marking Scheme.



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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.


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IIT JAM Question Papers & Answer Key


Boost up your confidence to get qualified in the exam with IIT JAM previous year papers (from 2015 to 2019). 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 in PDF file format.



IIT JAM Answer Keys


Checking your answers with authentic answer key helps you analyse your performance and preparation level for the exam.


Eduncle provides you the year wise and the subject wise IIT JAM Answer Key to help you get the exact idea of your result.



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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.



IIT JAM 2020 Preparation Tips


While preparing for the IIT JAM 2020 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.


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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 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 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 2020 Admitting Institutes.


Here, you can check the list of all the institutes that are participating in IIT JAM - Colleges accepting IIT JAM Scores and 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. 



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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, 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 2020 exam. If you have any queries regarding the above information, please feel free to ask in the below comments box.




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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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