IIT Joint Admission Test 2019

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission into Indian Institute of Technology through Joint Admission Test for the academic session 2019.

JAM Participating Institutes

  • Bombay
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Madras
  • Roorkee
  • Bangalore

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Courses 2019

  • MSc
  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree
  • Joint MSc Ph.D.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Eligibility 2019

  • The candidates who qualify in JAM 2019 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements ( ER ) for admissions in IITs.
    • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
    • In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA / CPI without rounding-off ( taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined ) 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.
  • For Candidates with letter grades / CGPA ( instead of percentage of marks ), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute( s ).
  • Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQ ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by 30th September, 2019.
  • At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his / her chosen course of study, his / her admission is liable to be cancelled.

Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • JAM 2019 examination will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers, of Biological Sciences ( BL ), Biotechnology ( BT ), Chemistry ( CY ), Geology ( GG ), Mathematics ( MA ), Mathematical Statistics ( MS ) and Physics ( PH ). Candidates are advised to become familiar with the code( s ) of the test paper( s ) that they wish to appear as this information is required at the time of application form submission, at the time of examination, and later at the time of admission process.
  • The Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQs ) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM are given below, along with the names of the Test Papers with their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper( s ) of JAM 2019.
Academic ProgrammeInstituteEssential subjects in Bachelor's Degree along with minimum durationEssential subjects at (10+2) level
M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITI, IITB, IITRAny Branch / SubjectNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year / two semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical MicrobiologyIITKGPB.Sc. / B.S. degree ( 3yrs / 6 semesters ) with Biology / Biotechnology / Botany / Lifescience / Physiology / Zoology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Genetics & molecular biology as Honours / Major / Main Subject, and any one of Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least 1yrs / 2 semesterNo Restrictions
M.Sc. ChemistryIITIChemistry for three years / six semestersNo Restrictions
IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM, IITBHU,
IIT Bhilai, IITPKD
Chemistry for three years / six semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in ChemistryIITBBS, IITKGP
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Nuclear MedicineIITKGPB.Sc. / B.S. degree ( 3yrs / 6 semesters ) with Chemistry as Honours / Major / Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics / Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least 2yrs / 4 semesterNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year / two semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
M.Sc. Applied GeologyIITB, IITRGeology for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological ScienceMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeologyIITKGP, IITBBS
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
M.Sc.( Tech ) in Applied GeologyIITISMB.Sc degree ( 3 year ) with Geology as Honours / Major / Main / Equivalent subject and any 2 subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Mathematics
M.Sc. in EconomicsIITRMathematics as one of the core subjectsNo Restrictions
M.Sc. MathematicsIITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRMathematics for at least two years / four semesters
M.Sc. Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and ComputingIITH
M.Sc. Mathematics / Mathematics and ComputingIITISM
M.Sc. Mathematics and ComputingIITG,
IIT Bhilai
M.Sc. Mathematics and StatisticsIITTP
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in MathematicsIITBBS, IITKGPMathematics / Statistics as a subject for at least two years / four semesters
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters.Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and InformaticsIITBMathematics or Statistics for at least two years / four semestersNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc. StatisticsIITKStatistics for at least two years / four semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
M.Sc. PhysicsIITPB.Sc. / B.S. degree with physics as major / main / honours subject and mathematics for 2 years / 4 semesters. / B.Tech in Engineering Physics.No Restrictions
IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM, IITBHU,
IIT Bhilai
IITPKD
Physics for at least two years / four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in PhysicsIITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in PhysicsIITK
M.Sc. Applied GeophysicsIITBPhysics and Mathematics / Mathematical Physics for two years / four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years / six semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Medical PhysicsIITKGPB.Sc. / B.S. degree ( 3yrs / 6 semesters ) with physics as Honours / Major / Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Chemistry / Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least 2yrs / 4 semester
M.Sc. AstronomyIITIPhysics / Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology / Physics as a subject for three years / six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryMathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years / four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
M.Sc. ( Tech ) in Applied GeophysicsIITISMB.Sc Degree ( 3 yr. ) with Physics as Honours / Major / Main / Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years / 4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science for 1 year / 2 semesters.No Restrictions

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Seats 2019

Reservation of Seats

  • In each programme, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various categories. The number of seats reserved under various categories in each of the programme covered under JAM 2019. The category-wise list in a JAM paper will be prepared based on the category declared by the candidate in the application form. The final seat allotment will be done based on a valid Category Certificate ( in the prescribed format ) submitted along with the Application Form for Admission.
  • A candidate who seeks admission under SC / ST / OBC-NCL category must submit, along with the filled-in Application Form for Admission, the requisite certificate issued by a competent authority, failing which his / her candidature for admission will not be considered under the reserved category.
  • A candidate who seeks admission under the OBC-NCL Category must submit an OBC-NCL Certificate along with the filled-in Application Form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General Category in case the OBC-NCL Certificate is not in the prescribed format or he / she has submitted an invalid certificate and no opportunity will be given to the candidate for late submission of the said certificate under any circumstances.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Exam Pattern 2019

The JAM 2019 Examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test ( CBT ) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

  • Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
  • Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions ( MSQ ) carrying two marks each. 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. The candidate gets full credit only if he / she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer ( s ) by clicking the choice ( s  ).
  • Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type ( NAT ) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
  • In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section-A ( MCQ ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1 / 3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2 / 3 mark will be deducted. In Section-B ( MSQ ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C ( NAT ) as well.
  • There is provision of using online virtual calculator and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.
  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.
  • The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad ( the keyboard of the computer will be disabled ). At the end of the 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination.

Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2019, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to the cancellation of his / her candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future. The candidates are advised to visit the JAM 2019 website for more details on the patterns of questions for JAM 2019, including examples of the questions. Candidates will also be able to take a mock examination through a ‘Mock Test’ link that will be made available on the website closer to the examination date.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Section A30 Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ )50
Section B10 Multiple Select Questions ( MSQ )20
Section C20 Numerical Answer Type ( NAT )30
Total60100

JAM 2019 Examination Test Schedule

The JAM 2019 online examination will be held on 10th February, 2019 ( Sunday ) in two sessions as Computer Based Test (CBT). The schedule for different Test Papers of JAM 2019 is given below.

Exam DateSessionTimeTest Papers and Codes
10th February, 2019I9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pmBiological Sciences ( BL ), Mathematics ( MA ) and Physics ( PH )
II2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.mBiotechnology ( BT ), Chemistry ( CY ), Geology ( GG ) and Mathematical Statistics ( MS )

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Application Form 2019

IIT JAM M.Sc admission application form will be available at website: www.jam.iitkgp.ac.in.

Application Fee

A candidate can appear in either one or two Test Paper( s ). Such a candidate desirous of appearing in two Test Papers must ensure that these Test Papers are not scheduled in the same session.

Application Fee Details for JAM 2019

Group / CategoryFee Details for One Test PaperFee Details for Two Test Paper
Female ( All Categories ) / SC / ST / PwDRupee 750/-Rupee 1050/-
General and OBCRupee 1500/-Rupee 2100/-

Data Requirement for Filling the Application form

The following data will be required while filling the form at JOAPS

  • Personal information ( name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc. ). Candidates are requested to note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per the qualifying degree certificate. JAM 2019 Score Card will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix / title such as Mr / Shri / Dr / Mrs / Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.
  • Address for Communication ( including PIN code )
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College name and address with PIN code
  • JAM paper / s
  • Choice of JAM Examination cities
  • High-quality image of the candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
  • Good-quality image of the candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
  • Scanned copy of the Category ( SC / ST ) Certificate ( if applicable ) in pdf format
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate ( if applicable ) in pdf format
  • Details of the valid Identity Document ( ID ) ( This ID proof, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall )
  • Net-banking / debit card / credit card details for fee payment

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Admit Card 2019

  • An Admit Card, bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name( s ) and Code( s ) of the Test Paper( s ) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JAM 2019 website from 4th January, 2019 till Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post / E-mail. The Candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2019, IIT Kharagpur immediately. If a candidate is not able to download the Admit Card, then the Chairman JAM of the respective IISc / IITs, under which the first choice Test City / Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone / Fax / E-mail, giving the Online Enrolment ID, Name, E-mail ID, Mobile Number, Mailing Address and City Code of the desired Test Centre ( first choice ) to get information about the Registration Number and the Name of the Test Centre allotted.
  • A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification. Candidates are requested to note that have to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application. No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2019 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original ID. The Admit Card should be presented to the invigilators / JAM officials for verification.
  • The Admit Card of JAM 2019 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute.
  • The Organizing Institute may withdraw the permission granted to a candidate to appear in JAM 2019, if it is found that the candidate is not eligible to appear in the exam, even though an Admit Card has been issued and is produced by the candidate before the Presiding Officer of the Test Centre.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Selection Process 2019

  • Only candidates who qualify in JAM 2019 ( whose names appear in the Merit List ) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the academic programmes available at IITs. Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the brief profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites. Applicants should note that they have to apply by filling an online Application Form for Admission ( henceforth called Admission Form ) available only at JAM 2019 website. Based on the test paper( s ) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that test paper( s ), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQs ) and the Eligibility Requirements ( ERs ) of the Admitting Institutes. For the academic session 2019-20, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2019. Candidates are also advised to refer to the JAM 2019 website for latest updates.
  • After JAM 2019 results are announced, a qualified candidate should have to apply ONLINE only using the prescribed Admission Form available at JAM 2019 website, irrespective of IITs where the admission is sought. The period for submission of online Admission Form is 11th April, 2019 to 24th April, 2019.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Exam Centres 2019

  • The exam centres of JAM 2019 mentioned in the options are divided as per the eight IIT Zones where the exams will be conducted.
S.NoInstituteCities
1BangaloreBengaluru, Hubballi ( Hubli ), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangaluru ( Mangalore ), Palakkad, Thrissur
2BombayAhmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Vadodara
3DelhiFaridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
4GuwahatiAsansol - Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
5KanpurAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6KharagpurBhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
7MadrasChennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Warangal
8RoorkeeChandigarh, Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Noida, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Syllabus 2019

The syllabus will be divided as per the subjects & sections. It will be comprised of following subject’s topics & chapters, i.e. Biotechnology ( BT ), Biological Sciences ( BL ), Chemistry ( CY ), Geology ( GC ), Mathematics ( MA ), Mathematical Statistics ( MS ) & Physics ( PH ). The IIT JAM 2019 Syllabus will be prepared by the Institution from 10+2+3 level.

  • Biological Sciences ( BL ): General Biology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology, Mathematical Sciences.
  • Biotechnology ( BT ): The Biotechnology test paper comprises of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The syllabus will be of graduation level.
  • Chemistry ( CY ): Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Geology ( GG ): The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology.
  • Mathematics ( MA ): Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis,
  • Mathematical Statistics ( MS ): The Mathematical Statistics ( MS ) test paper comprises of Mathematics and Statistics. Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses.
  • Physics ( PH ): Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Results 2019

  • The results ( merit lists)  will be declared on 20th March, 2019 ( Wednesday ). The results will be available on the website: www.jam.iitkgp.ac.in.
  • For each test paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD ) in a given subject. These candidates ( henceforth called Qualified Candidates ) are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available at IITs and the IISc. Candidates are requested to note that the number of category-wise ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD ) candidates included in the All India Merit List will be based on the category declared by the candidates in their application.
    • The Score Card ( indicating the All India Rank( s ) and the mark( s ) obtained by the candidate ) will be available for download from the JAM 2019 website from 5th April, 2019 to 31st July, 2019 for qualified candidates.

IIT JAM M.Sc Admission Important Dates 2019

S NoEventsDates
1Commencement of online Registration and Application on JAM 2019 Website5th September, 2018
2Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website12th October, 2018
3Admit Card Download4th January, 2019
4Mock Test link10th January, 2019
5Date of JAM 2019 Examination10th February, 2019
6Announcement of the Results of JAM 201920th March, 2019
7Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2019 Website11th to 24th April, 2019
8Declaration of First Admission List3rd June, 2019
9Declaration of Second Admission List18th June, 2019
10Declaration of Third and Final Admission List1st July, 2019
11Closure of Admissions through JAM 20195th July, 2019

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur ,
Organizing Chairperson JAM-2019
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal
Phone No. : 03222-282091/282095
E-Mail : jam@adm.iitkgp.ac.in
Website : www.jam.iitkgp.ac.in.

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