Dear IIT JAM Aspirants!!
A challenging and gratifying professional life is a common desire amongst our youth. And it is an acclaimed truth that being a part of programmes at IITs and IISc can easily fulfill those dreams.
The IITs and IISc undoubtedly have greater significance all over the world for maintaining the degree of excellence in education in the fields of engineering, science & technology, and research.
In the direction of providing prospects to the engineering bachelors to develop academic flair at various IITs and IISc, Joint Admission Test for MSc is led by IITs rotationally.
Filling IIT JAM Application Form 2020 is the initial phase to enter the admission procedure of IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science).
The aspirants for IIT Jam exam can select among the following academic programmes: -
Programmes at the IITs
M.Sc. (Four Semesters)
MSc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree
Programmes at the IISc
Integrated Ph.D. Degree
To appear for the IIT JAM Exam 2020, aspirants need to complete the initial formalities of applying for the exam. The mode of applying and submitting your educational, age and other requisite details is ONLINE.
The complete process of login, applying, and submitting the duly filled in application with the valid details, is called JOAPS - Joint Online Application Processing System.
The process of IIT JAM Application Form 2020 is accomplished through the following steps: -
Step-2: Register Online
Step-4: Upload Scanned Images
Step-5: Fee Payment
Step-6: Print Application Form
Stay updated with the help of important IIT JAM Notification and Official Notices!!
The official notification regarding the important dates of IIT JAM 2020 will release in September 2019. Before moving towards knowing the IIT JAM online application process in detail, let’s look on to the important dates which you must know:
IIT JAM EXAM 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)
Online registration and application
Registration and documents uploading
Last date to make online payment
Now let’s come back to the process of filling IIT JAM Application Form 2020. Read the step by step procedure cautiously as explained below: -
The JAM Application Form 2020 process will start from September 2019. Those who want to apply for the IIT JAM Exam 2020, should now focus on preparing for the exam. Know the complete registration process from the following steps.
You should be aware regarding the documents to be kept ready before applying for IIT JAM Online. It will help you in avoiding mistakes while filling important details in application form. See the list of important documents below:
Your complete personal details like Name, Mobile Number, E-mail Address, Date of Birth, Parent’s Name.
Your complete address with PIN code.
Details of your educational qualification including Name, Percentage, College, or University etc.
JAM Test Papers you wish to appear for.
Alternatives of IIT JAM 2020 Exam Centres (Minimum Three).
Your Photograph and Signature bearing the definite format.
Scanned copy of your SC/ST/PwD certificates (if any) in pdf format.
Your photo identity proofe. Aadhar Card/ Driving License/ College ID/ Employee ID/ PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Passport etc.
Details of mode of payments. Net Banking Details/ Credit or Debit Card Details.
Before stepping towards apply online, check your IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria!!
After clicking on "Login Portal (JOAPS)", the following page will open
You have to start your JAM 2020 registration as a new user by clicking on “New User? Register Here”. The registration page will open.
You should enter your correct name, e-mail address and mobile number as per the instructions provided there.
The mobile number and e-mail id will be used for further communication, so make sure they are valid and not used by anyone else.
One e-mail id will be used only for one registration.
You will be asked to generate a password. Enter a good password that you can remember easily and submit the form. (You will need the password for further processing, so kindly keep it safe by noting down.)
Now you will get a confirmation message and your Enrolment ID will be sent to you as an e-mail and an SMS. You must keep this Enrolment ID for every important communication related to IIT JAM 2020 Exam.
As you are registered on the JOAPS now, you should log in for completing the IIT JAM Application Form 2020 process. Follow the guidelines below:
Enter your IIT JAM login credentials (Enrolment ID and Password) and submit the form. Enter the password carefully as it is case sensitive.
A welcome screen will open showing Application Status. Click on “Edit Application Form” and start filling the following: -
After clicking on the "Edit Application Form", following registration page will open:
Fill Your IIT JAM 2020 Exam Details
The number of test papers you want to appear in JAM 2020.
The subject name of the paper you wish to appear in JAM 2020.
Choice of Examination City 1, Examination City 2, and Examination City 3.
Fill Your Personal Details
Make sure to verify your registered mobile number and email id.
Your accurate date of birth and gender as mentioned in your mark sheets.
Name and mobile number of your parents or guardian.
Your nationality and category (GEN/ OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST).
Fill Your Communication Details
Your correspondence address with PIN code.
Your ID Proof and ID Proof Number.
Fill Your Qualifying Degree Details
Your qualifying degree and discipline.
Year of passing.
Name and Address of your college or university.
The JAM 2020 online application process is partial without uploading of scanned images and documents. You should upload the documents as per specifications set by officials.
You should upload your high quality scanned photograph as per the prescribed format.
You should upload the high quality scanned images of your signature as per the prescribed format.
As you have filled all the necessary information in the IIT JAM Online Application form. Kindly check the details you have entered to avoid any mistakes.
If you have checked and verified every information, kindly accept the declaration [tick mark in the check box], and click on Proceed to Payment button as given below there.
A pop-up message will appear on the screen asking you for confirmation to final submission. Click on Continue.
Take help from these to add emphasis to your IIT JAM preparation:
The IIT JAM Application Form procedure is incomplete if you have not made payment of application fee.
As per the rules set by the organizing body, the payment of fee is acceptable only by online mode. You may use your net banking account, debit, or credit cards for making fee payment. See the payment procedure as below:
Your Name, Enrolment ID and Application Fee Amount will be shown there. The amount of application fee is based on the category you choose while filling out your personal details.
Click on "Proceed to Payment".
Now, you should choose an appropriate payment option under the Multi-Option Payment System (MOPS) i.e. Net Banking, Card Payments, or Other Payment Modes.
You will be shown the modes of payment through which you want to submit the fee.
Now, make payment of IIT JAM Application fees. You will get a confirmation message on the computer screen.
After successful payment of fees, you will be redirected to the IIT JAM Online Application website and a Fee Payment Number will be generated.
You should save the Fee Payment Number for further official use.
One Test Paper
Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PWD
General and OBC
If you are not sure about your fee payment status because of any specific reason (weak internet connection or power failure) kindly login again with the help of IIT JAM Candidate Login credentials to JOAPS and look for your payment status.
If the status shown “Fee Pending or Not paid”, please go for a new payment at JOAPS fee payment portal and follow the complete payment procedure again.
After the successful fee payment, you must download the hard copy of the IIT JAM application form. See below, the procedure to download the application form:
You will see two option there; one is for adding an additional paper and the second one is for Downloading the application form.
If you want to add more paper, you can click on Add Paper.
To download the IIT JAM Application Form 2020, click on the Download.
Take the hard copy of the downloaded application form.
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IIT JAM aspirants are also allowed to make minor and important corrections in their online application form for IIT JAM 2020 after the application filing process is over.
You should send an email to the authority within the given time limit from your IIT JAM 2020 registered email id along with the relevant documents. The email should be subjected to “Correction in data (enrollment number)”.
The corrections in the Application form are permitted for the following details:
Candidate’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
Date of Birth (minor change in date/ month/ year with document proof)
Parent/Guardian’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
Category (with document proof)
Gender, Category, and PwD Status Correction
Applicants can edit Gender, Category, and PwD status in their JAM 2020 Application Form.
First, visit on the official website of JOAPS.
Now Click on "Change Personal Data".
After submitting, you will be redirected to the payment page.
Correction in Exam Centre
Candidates can make changes in their IIT JAM Exam Centre by following the steps given below.
Go to the official website JOAPS.
Click on "Change Personal Data".
Make Changes in the application form.
Click to the submit button.
After corrections, you will be re-directed to the payment page.
For Correction, candidates have to pay additional Fees of Rs. 500/-
|Changes of Credentials||Fees|
|Change in Gender from Female to Male/ Transgender (Not applicable for SC/ ST and PwD Candidates)||INR 750 for Single Paper, INR 1050 for Two Papers|
|Change in Category from SC/ ST to Gen/ OBC (Not applicable for Female and PwD Candidates)||INR 750 for Single Paper, INR 1050 for Two Papers|
|Change in PwD from PwD to Non – PwD (Not applicable for Female and SC/ ST Candidates)||INR 750 for Single Paper, INR 1050 for Two Papers|
Points to Remember:
Be careful while changing all the details in the application form and before submitting the correction form verify the data you modified twice.
Fees paid earlier will not be refundable in any case. For example, a general applicant changing gender from male to female and category from General to SC/ST/PwD, the fees paid earlier will not be refunded.
Q.1) Can I make changes in my IIT JAM application form after submitting it?
Yes, you can make changes in IIT JAM Application Form after submitting it. The organizing IIT releases the IIT JAM Correction form in which you can change Gender, Category, and PwD Status, Exam Centre etc.
Q.2) What will happen to my IIT JAM application form if I add a wrong PIN code? Can I contact them?
You should not worry about it. You can change your IIT JAM Application form Information in the Correction Form.
Q.3) Which semester marks will be uploaded by the candidate who is in her final year BSc. during the application for IIT JAM?
When you fill the application form, they only ask: -
Discipline of Qualifying Degree
Have you Graduated in the above Degree?
Year of Passing
Address of College/ University
College/ University Name
You don’t have to fill the marks of your BSc degree.
Q.4) How many subjects can I choose in IIT JAM Application Form?
You can choose 2 subjects in IIT JAM Application form, but the subjects must be in different sessions. The online examination will be held in two sessions.
Test Papers and Codes
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Biological Sciences (BL)
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
So, here the application procedure is completed. We have mentioned here the complete guidelines to help you filling and downloading the IIT JAM form.
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