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Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM)

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM)

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) has been established as a benchmark for the undergraduate level science education in the country since 2004 - 05. The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country. These programmes offer high-quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. These programmes are open to all eligible students irrespective of their nationality. The medium of instruction is English for all the above mentioned programmes.

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) examination will be held on February 12, 2023 (Sunday)

Highlights of JAM 2023

  • JAM 2023 is a Computer Based Test (CBT) to be conducted in seven different subjects:
    • Biotechnology (BT)
    • Chemistry (CY)
    • Economics (EN)
    • Geology (GG)
    • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
    • Mathematics (MA)
    • Physics (PH)
  • Fully objective type, with three types of questions:
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Candidates can appear for either one or two test papers.
  • Direct admission to over 3000 seats in various postgraduate programmes at IITs.
  • JAM 2023 scores to be used for admissions to over 2300 seats by various CFTIs including
    • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
    • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
    • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune
    • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur
    • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
    • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
    • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru
    • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2023.
  • JAM 2023 is open to all nationals (Indian / Foreign) and there is no age restriction.
  • JAM 2023 examination will be conducted over 100 cities in India.

Eligibility Requirements (ERs)

  • Candidates who qualify in JAM 2023 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs:
  • Candidates should have passed an undergraduate degree or should be currently studying in their final year of undergraduate programme. Proof of having passed the undergraduate degree should be submitted by September 1, 2023.
  • Candidates promoted without a marksheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
  • Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to policy of the Admitting Institute.

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. The admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. Admission is liable to be cancelled if a candidate is found physically unfit to pursue their chosen course of study.

Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs)

Candidates are advised to check the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) required for each Test Paper before applying.

JAM Test Papers

  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Economics (EN)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Physics (PH)

Admission Programmes

JAM Score is used for admission to various postgraduate programmes listed below across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country:

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Sc. (Tech.)
  • MS (Research)
  • M.Sc. - M.Tech. Dual Degree
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree

Institutions

Admissions to various programmes using JAM 2023 score can be divided into two categories:

Admitting Institutes

JAM 2023 scores will be used for admission to over 3000 seats in postgraduate programmes at 21 IITs for the academic year 2023-24. For candidates satisfying the ERs, MEQs and other necessary requirements, JAM 2023 scores will be used to admit the candidates without any additional interview or written test.

Result Sharing Institutes

JAM scores will be used for admission to over 2000 seats for postgraduate programmes such as M.Sc. and M.A. at various NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, DIAT through Centralized Counselling for M.Sc. / M.Sc. (Tech.) Admissions (CCMN). There are no additional written tests or interviews for admission to candidates qualifying JAM and satisfying the eligibility and special eligibility requirements. Refer to https://ccmn.admissions.nic.in/ for additional details.

  • Four Integrated Ph.D. Programmes and two M.Sc. Programmes at IISc Bengaluru
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. program in Chemical and Molecular Biology at IIT Kharagpur
  • MS in Economic Sciences at IIT Kanpur

Other Institutes

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal)
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune)
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE)

Test Pattern

Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration of Examination 3 Hours
Test Papers
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Physics
Number of Questions  60
Total Marks 100
Question Pattern
Section A: 30 Multiple Choice Questions
(MCQs)
1 Mark   x 10 Questions = 10 Marks 1/3 Mark Negative Mark
2 Marks x 20 Questions = 40 Marks 2/3 Mark Negative Mark
Section B: 10 Multiple Select Questions
(MSQs)
2 Marks x 10 Questions = 20 Marks No Negative Marking
No Partial Marking
Section C: 20 Numerical Answer Type
(NAT)
1 Mark   x 10 Questions = 10 Marks No Negative
2 Marks  x 10 Questions = 20 Marks

Application Fee

Gender / Category Fee Amount
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories) / SC / ST / PwD ₹ 900 ₹ 1250
All Others ₹ 1800 ₹ 2500

Important Dates

Commencement of online application September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)
Last date for submission of online application October 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
Availability of JAM 2023 admit cards January 10, 2023 (Tuesday)
JAM 2023 examination February 12, 2023 (Sunday)
Declaration of JAM results March 22, 2023 (Wednesday)
Online application for admission April 11 - April 25, 2023

Related Links

Source: JAM 2023

 

Last Modified : 9/14/2022



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