IIT JAM 2018 Admission Procedure
Admission to the academic programmes in HSc Bangalore and NTs for the academic session 2018-19 will be made on the basis of all India merit list of JAM 2018. Candidates who qualify in any test paper of JAM 2018 shall be eligible to apply for admission to all the academic programmes corresponding to that test paper, provided they also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility requirements, as specified by the Institute(s) in which the admission is sought. After the declaration of JAM 2018 results, qualified candidates shall be required to apply to the Organizing Institute (IIT Delhi) specifying their preferences for the programmes for which the admission is sought. Candidates should note that being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Further details regarding admissions, prescribed fees, etc.will be updated on the JAM 2018 website.
Only the candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 ( whose names appear in the Merit List ) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding Academic Programs available at IISc & 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 for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission ( henceforth called Admission Form ) available only at JAM 2018 website.
Based on the test paper(s) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programs covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQs ) and the Eligibility Requirements ( ERs ) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2018 – 19, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programs at IISc and IITs covered under JAM 2018. Candidates are also advised to refer to the JAM 2018 website for latest updates.
( i ) After JAM 2018 results are announced, a qualified candidate will have to apply ONLINE only using the prescribed Admission Form available at JAM 2018 website http://jam.iitd.ac.in, irrespective of IISc and IITs where the admission is sought. The duration for online Admission Form submission is from April, 2018.
( ii ) Irrespective of whether a candidate has qualified in one or two Test Papers, only one duly completed Admission Form should be submitted; listing, in an option form, all the programmes at IITs ( along with the order of preferences ) where the candidate is seeking admission
( iii ) Upon logging into the JAM Online Application Process System website (JOAPS), the candidate needs to fill in the required information, such as choice of the programmes in order of preference, educational qualifications, percentage of marks/CGPA, category, PwD status, etc. After carefully choosing the order of programme preferences based on the ER and MEQ of the programmes at Admitting Institutes, a payment of 600/- (Rupees six hundred only) is to be made as non-refundable processing fee. The payment can be made online through JOAPS latest by 19th April, 2018 ( Thursday ).
( iv ) The IIT JAM 2018 Admission Form will not be considered if it is found incomplete in any respect or if it is not accompanied by a Demand Draft of 600/ – and the candidate will not be considered for admission irrespective of satisfying the Eligibility Requirement ( ER ) for any Program( s ) for which the Admission Form has been submitted. Also, a candidate will be considered for admission only to the Program( s ), given in his / her IIT JAM 2018 Admission Form.
( v ) Taking into consideration the order of preference as given in the Admission Form and corresponding rank(s) in the Merit List, the First Admission List for each program under JAM 2018 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced on 22nd May, 2018 (Tuesday) on JAM 2018 website.
( vi ) After the declaration of the First Admission List, admission offers will be sent by the respective Admitting Institute(s) to the concerned candidates on the next day. Along with the submission of the acceptance form, these candidates will also have to pay an advance seat booking fee ( 10000/- for General /OBC – NCL category candidates and 5000/- for SC / ST / PwD category candidates ) through e-challan via State Bank of India, within the deadline mentioned in the admission offer letter. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.
( vii ) If seats remain vacant after the first admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Second Admission List. This second list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on 12th June, 2018 (Tuesday) on JAM 2018 website and the admission offers based on the second list, if any, will be sent by the Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned.
( viii ) Candidates who have been offered admission through the Second List but not through the First List, must submit their acceptance form, along with an advance seat booking fee ( 10000/- for General / OBC – NCL category candidates and 5000/- for SC / ST / PwD category candidates ) paid through e-challan via State Bank of India, within the deadline mentioned in the admission offer letter. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.
( ix ) If seats remain vacant even after the second admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Third and Final Admission List. This third and final list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on 29cth June, 2018 (Friday) on JAM 2018 website and the admission offers based on the third list, if any, will be sent by the Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned.
( x ) With the Third and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2018 will come to a close.
( xi ) If a qualified candidate is allotted a seat through the First Admission List and if the offer of admission is accepted, the lower preferences of the candidate, if any, will be automatically cancelled. However, the candidate will remain on the waiting list for all the higher preferences ( if any ). Qualified candidates, who are not allotted any seat in the First / Second Admission List, will remain on the waiting list in the next round of admission(s). If a qualified candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he / she will not be considered further in the admission process.
( a ) Verification of Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQs ) and the Eligibility Requirements ( ERs ) for admission is the prerogative of the Admitting Institute(s) only and the Organizing Institute will not respond to any queries in this regard.
( b ) The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified.
( c) Candidates should note that being in the Merit List of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
IIT JAM 2018 Reservation of Seats
In every Program, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various categories. The number of seats reserved under various categories as given. The category rank in a JAM paper will be prepared based on the category declaration 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 JAM 2018 Admission.
A candidate who seeks admission under SC / ST / OBC – NCL category must submit, along with the application form for admission, the requisite certificate issued by a competent authority as specified, 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 in the format along with the Application Form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the Un – Reserved Category in case the OBC – NCL Certificate is not in the prescribed format and no opportunity will be given to the candidate for late submission of the said certificate under any circumstances.
For PwD candidates with any category of disability ( viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, loco – motor disability, and / or cerebral palsy ), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment with respect to a body part / system / extremity / whole body, etc.. Such candidates must submit, along with the Application Form, the Certificate of Disability from a Government Medical Board and should be fit to pursue the Program. The disability percentage of candidates selected for admission under PD category will also be required to be certified by a Medical Board, duly constituted by the Admitting Institute.
( a ) The provisions for the reserved seats given above are subject to modification in accordance with any Government Order, if issued subsequently by the Government of India.
( b ) It will entirely responsibility of a candidate to prove his/ her eligibility for admission in terms of Minimum Educational Qualifications ( MEQ ), etc., and for claiming reservation under a specific category.