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February 17, 2020 • 4:48 pm

List of Frequently Asked Questions by IIT JAM 2021 Candidates

List of Frequently Asked Questions by IIT JAM Candidates


For an average candidate preparing for IIT JAM, it would approximately take 6-7 months or even a year. But having said that, you might take a lot less time than that.


“You can accomplish a lot of things if you’re self-driven, but 10X more when you know the right people.”


However, not everyone is able to connect with the best guides or use the best resources for the exam. Thankfully, our Eduncle experts have thoroughly analysed the most prevalent questions in this IIT JAM FAQ blog post series.


You have questions. We have answers. As you are embarking on your IIT JAM preparation journey, it is important to know all the Frequently Asked Question about IIT JAM.


So, without further ado, here are answers to your most burning questions About IIT JAM.



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Ques: How many IIT JAM Paper one can apply for?


Ans: An aspirant can apply for either one or two out of the six subjects.  But remember test schedule of conducting these two papers must not be same.



Ques: Do I need to pay registration fees for both the exams?


Ans: The JAM Examination Fee will be paid separately for both papers for which you are applying. Payment can be made using debit/credit/ net banking through the payment gateway. Note down that the application fee is not refundable.



Ques: Do I need to send the printout of the application form?


Ans: No, you don’t send any hard or printed copy of the documents at IITs. IIT JAM Application forms will not be accepted in offline mode.



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Ques: Can I bring a calculator during the examination?


Ans: Candidates will not be allowed to carry the calculator in the exam hall. Instead of it, IIT JAM Virtual Calculator will be available on the computer screen during the exam for performing mathematical calculations.



Ques: Can Engineering students appear in IIT JAM?


Ans: This is one of the most doubtful question, whether an engineering student is eligible or not.

Yes, an engineering student can appear in IIT JAM Exam. He or she must satisfy the eligibility criteria for Joint Admission Test. The eligibility criteria are different for various institutes. IITs generally relax their criterion for qualified candidates. You might find details about it in our article - Can BTech Graduates Apply for IIT JAM?



Ques: Which NITs is best for M.Sc.?


Ans:  We all know that NITs are the second most preferred institutes for JAM qualified students after IITs. The JAM qualified candidates who fail to achieve the JAM Cutoff Marks for IITs & IISc Admission, can take admission into NITs through CCMN Counselling.


In NITs, the best M.Sc programs are in NIT Trichy, NIT Warangal, closely followed by NIT Durgapur, NIT Sikkim. As we can't mention the complete list here if you are interested in getting the complete information, then you can click here –


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Ques: What are the special provisions available for PwD candidates in JAM Examination?


Ans: Pwd benefits are given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment (Viz., hearing impairment, low vision or blindness, locomotor disability etc).


To avail the relaxation under the PwD category, the candidates must upload a recently obtained valid PwD certificate issued by competent authority.



Ques: Do OBC Non-Creamy Layer candidates need to upload OBC-NCL certificate?


Ans: No, OBC non-creamy layer aspirants, don't need to upload their OBC-NCL certificate at the time of applying for M.Sc IIT Exam. The information of category is required at this stage only to claim the concessional rate for the online registration fees for JAM Exam.


Rank list will be prepared according to the category mentioned by the candidates in the registration form. After the result declaration, candidates need to submit the certificate in the prescribed format along with required documents for admission. The final seat allocation will be based on the caste certificate submitted by candidates.



Ques: Will I be given rough paper for calculations during the IIT JAM Exam?


Yes, A scribble pad will be provided to the test takers in the exam hall which is used to do the rough work during the exam. The candidates need to return the scribble pad after the exam gets over.



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Ques: How many preferences can be added in the counselling form?


Ans: Candidates can add as many preferences as possible in their counselling form. But they need to ensure the ERs and MEQs requirements of chosen institutes.



Ques: Can changes be made in the programme choices after filling the admission form?


Ans: Candidates can modify their "Programme Choices" after submitting the application form before the deadline for submissions.  Candidates cannot change any other information in the application after submitting their application.



Ques: If my signature in the IIT JAM admit card is not visible, what should I do?


Ans: If you find such type of error in your admit card, then you should immediately email it to the organizing institute. They will ask you to upload a new signature or a new photograph. If any text mistake is there then it will be corrected and a new admit card will be issued to you.



Ques: Which IIT will conduct IIT JAM 2021?


Ans: IIT JAM 2021 Exam is expected to be conducted by IIT Guwahati



Ques: What is the medium of the IIT JAM papers?


Ans: Although, Hindi & other regional medium students keep demanding for Hindi/Regional language papers but IIT JAM Exam is conducted in English only.



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We believe that in this IIT JAM FAQ, we’ve covered most of the JAM frequently asked questions. With all this information, you’ll be able to cut through IIT JAM confusion and take confident steps!


Now it’s your turn! Are there any other questions you’d like to add to our IIT JAM FAQ series? Feel free to comment in the section below.




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    What is the age limit for net exam
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  • Firdous Khan
    I'm 36 and had completed my MLIS recently; Am I eligible to go for NET Exam?
    Yes, you are eligible.
  • Senthil
    There are two papers in IIT jam exam, why they are conducting two papers
    Hello Senthil,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    The IIT JAM Exam is conducted in 3 section for 7 Subjects. Candidates can appear in 2 subjects (paper) at the same time but their ti...
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  • Yawar
    I will complete my in august 2020, am i eligible for iit jam 2020
    Hello Yawar
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for IIT JAM 2020 but sure you will provide degree proof at the time of counselling.
    Thank You!!
  • Darpan gujrati
    I had an atkt in 5 sem but i have appered in next 5 sem exam nut result is not came yet whether am i eligible or not fot this
    Hello Darpan,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, Backlog students appear in the IIT JAM Exam but during counselling, they must have a graduate degree.
    Thank You!!
  • Sneha
    Is MSC statistics available in NITs?
  • Maloth praveen
    I'm applied for iit jam 2020 after completing the submission date can I add one more subject
    Hello Maloth,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The registration process is extended for IIT JAM 2020 till 9 October, 5.30 pm. You can add the subject before the registration over. ...
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