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IIT JAM is used to select candidates who wish to pursue MSc, MSc-PhD dual degrees, etc at the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science [IISc] that have etched their name in providing quality education in engineering, science, and technology domains. In this blog, we will provide you with comprehensive information pertaining to IIT JAM and its related components. 

What is IIT JAM?

In order to carve a niche in the field of science and technology, engineering as well as research, the Indian Institutes of Technology, on a rotatory basis, conduct a computer-based test called IIT JAM to grant admission to scores of graduates in the coveted IISc Bangalore and various institutes from the list of IITs. Started in 2004, the exam assesses candidates’ knowledge on various topics based on the subject of their choice [Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics]. Through this test, candidates can enrol in Integrated PhD programs at IISc and Master of Science, MSc-PhD, etc, at IITs. IIT JAM will consist of 60 questions carrying 100 marks and has to be completed in 3 hours. Tabulated below are the main details of IIT JAM 2022: 

Name of the Examination  Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (IIT JAM)
Organizing Institute IIT Roorkee
Mode of Examination CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Examination Type National Level
Exam Frequency Once a year
Courses to offer  M.ScM.Sc.+ PhDM.Sc.+ PhD Dual DegreeM.Sc.+ M.Tech and various other integrated post-graduate programs
Examination Duration  3 Hours 
Total Questions 60
Total Marks 100
Negative Marking In section A only
Mode of Application Online Based
No. of Test Cities 71 cities across 8 zones
Medium of Paper English Only
Official Website https://jam.iisc.ac.in/ 

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IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria

Be it JEE Advanced eligibility, JEE Main eligibility or that of IIT JAM, there are certain set prerequisites for all those seeking admission in the coveted IITs. So, if you also want to know that what is the eligibility for IIT JAM then go through the following points:

Nationality Indian and well as Non-Indian students can apply. 
Age Criteria There is no age bar
Educational Qualification Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree under one of the
following subjects like Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics &
Mathematical Statistics.
Minimum Marks Candidates must have secured at least 55% or 5.5 CGPA out of
10 for General/OBC (NCL) category and 50% or 5.0 CGPA for
SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

Examination Date 

Here are some of the important dates that you should be knowing about IIT JAM 2022:

Events Dates
IIT JAM 2022 Online Registration and Application Form September 2021
Last Date of Application Form TBA
Form Correction TBA
Admit Card Download Date TBA
Mock Test Link TBA
IIT JAM 2022 Examination Date February 2022
IIT JAM 2022 Result Date TBA
Date of Submission of Application Form for Admission  TBA
First Admission List Release Date TBA

IIT JAM Syllabus 2022

To score well in any engineering entrance exams, an individual should be well versed with the syllabus. Knowing the syllabus comprehensively will not only help you identify your strengths and weaknesses but will also help formulate a strategy accordingly.  The below-given information will enable you to understand the IIT JAM syllabus. 

Subject Name Main Topics
Biotechnology [Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics] Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, Instrumental Techniques, Chemistry of Functional Groups, Chemical thermodynamics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Oscillations, Waves, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, etc. 
Chemistry Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, etc. 
Geology Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology, etc. 
Mathematics Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
Mathematical 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 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 2022 Exam Pattern

Although the exam pattern can differ depending on the candidate’s chosen course, here is a general overview of the IIT JAM 2022 exam:

Categories Details
Mode of Examination Online
Language of Question Paper English
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Number of Sections 3 Sections: Section A, Section B, Section C
Total Number of Questions 60 Questions
Total Marks 100 Marks
Number of Questions -Section A: 30
-Section B: 10
-Section C: 20
Type of Question -Section A: MCQs
-Section B: MSQ
-Section C: NAT
Marking Scheme For Every Correct Answer
-Section A:- 1 or 2 marks for each question
-Section B & C: 2 marks for each question
For Every Incorrect Answer
-Section A:- 1/3 of marks will be deducted for 1 mark questions and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted
-Section B & C: No Negative Marking

Note: You can practice mock tests here

How to Fill the Application Form?

Here are the steps following which you can fill up the application form of IIT JAM:

  • Visit the official website and open the link for the application form
  • Candidates must confirm their eligibility before applying for the exam
  • Once you have checked it, start filling the application form
  • Do submit the application form with correct and valid details only though authority will provide the correction facility later.
  • Do cross check all the documents while uploading them on the form 
  • After checking all the details in the application form, submit it by completing the fee payment

IIT JAM Application Fee

Tabulated below is the application fee for IIT JAM 2022-

Category  Fee for One Test Paper Fee for Two Test Paper
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwD Rs.750/- Rs.1050/-
All Others Rs.1500/- Rs.2100/

Exam Report

Candidates Registered 73,360
Candidates Appeared 62,654
Qualified Candidates 14,623

IIT JAM 2021 Result

Here is a list of IIT JAM 2021 subject wise toppers:

IIT JAM Subject Topper Name Scores Out of 100
Physics Prince Vibek Baruah 86.33
Mathematical Statistics  Abhradipta Ghosh 83
Mathematics  Gaurav Aggarwal 86
Geology Shubham Banik 90
Economics  Chandrika Chatterjee 61.33
Chemistry  Prince Sethi 83.33
Biotechnology Sudarshan Bandyopadhyay 77

IIT JAM 2021 Cut off

The IIT JAM 2021 cut off, also known as the opening and closing ranks were published separately for each course and category, based on the candidates’ choices.

Physics 9.96 17.92 19.91
Mathematical Statistics  11.04 19.87 22.08
Mathematics  12.35 22.22 24.69
Biotechnology 17.07 30.72 34.13
Chemistry  9.76 17.57 19.52

List of Courses and Colleges Accepting IIT JAM 2021 Score

Course Name  List of IITs Accepting IIT JAM 2021 Score
MSc Astronomy IIT Indore
MSc-PhD Physics IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Physics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc Statistics IIT Kanpur
MSc-PhD in Operation Research IIT Bombay
MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics IIT Bombay
MSc-PhD in Mathematics IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Applied Mathematics and Computing IIT Hyderabad, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhilai
MSc Economics IIT Roorkee
MSc Mathematics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar
MSc Tech in Applied Geology IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
MSc-PhD Geology IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneshwar
MSc-PhD Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
MSc Applied Geology IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc-PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneshwar
MSc-PhD in Chemistry IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Chemistry IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Engineering  IIT Bombay
MSC Biotechnology IIT Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee

IIT JAM is thus a golden opportunity for those who want to advance in the field of science and technology. Keeping in mind the wide range of engineering branches available, it can become a daunting task to choose the one which aligns with your skills. Reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu who will help you choose a stream that suits you well. 

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