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IIT JAM Entrance Exam [Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test]

Exam Description:

 IITs and IIScare institutions of national importance and are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas. The aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure of IISc & IITs motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. 

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.

Date of Examination 12 February 2017
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.1500

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2017 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admission in IISc and IITs.

Candidates should have at least 55% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC (NCL) Category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC/ST and PwD Category candidates in the qualifying degree.

Starting date of registration 30 September 2017
Last date of registration 06 October 2016

The appearing candidates for JAM 2017 should check the syllabus thoroughly to get well prepared for the examination. There will be 7 papers in the JAM 2017 for numerous M.Sc, Dual Degree courses and Ph.D in Science.

 Geology (GG)

  •  Applied Geology
  • Economic Geology
  • Petrology
  • Mineralogy
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • The Planet Earth
  • Biological Sciences (BL)

 Mathematical Sciences

  • General Biology
  • Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology
  • Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

Mathematics (MA)

 Real Analysis

  • Linear Algebra
  • Group Theory
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Functions of Two Real Variables
  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

Biotechnology (BT)

 This paper consists of Physics (18% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage) and Biology (44% weightage).

The syllabus for BT will be of 10+2+3 level.

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

This paper consists of Statistics (60% weightage) and Mathematics (40% weightage).


Statistics- Testing of Hypotheses, Estimation, Sampling distribution, Joint distribution, Standard distributions, Random variables, Probability.

Mathematics- Differential Equations, Matrices, Integral Calculus, Differential Calculus, Sequences and Series.

Chemistry (CY)

  •  Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Physics (PH)

  • Simple Oscillators
  • Solid state physics, devices and electronics
  • Modern physics
  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Oscillations, Waves and Optics
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Mathematical Methods


Mode of application

Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for JAM 2017 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at website http://jam.iitd.ac.in. The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website http://jam.iitd.ac.in from September 05, 2016. A candidate has to first register on JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. The candidate must give an E-mail address that he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communications to the candidate from JAM 2017 will be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else's E-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address. Similarly, the candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS. The password that the candidate provides should be chosen so that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he/she will require it to login to the online application website. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing candidate’s enrolment ID will be sent in the E-mail address provided by the candidate. The enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this enrolment ID along with the password for all JAM 2017 related communications or website operations. Keep your ID along with the password information safe, secure and confidential.

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

Rs. 750/-

General and OBC

Rs. 1500/-

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List of institutes accepting
  • Indian Institute of Technology,
  • Delhi Indian Institute of Technology,
  • Mumbai Indian Institutes of Technology,
  • Guwahati Indian Institutes of Technology
  • Kanpur Indian Institutes of Technology,
  • Kharagpur Indian Institutes of Technology,
  • Madras Indian Institutes of Technology,

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