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IIT JAM entrance exam eligibility criteria and notifications

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Admission test to provide admissions to various masters programme courses on the basis of performance in a single test. It is a benchmark examination for normalising undergraduate level science education in the country.

JAM provides admission to institutes of IITs Bhubaneswar (IITBBS), Bombay (IITB), Delhi (IITD), Gandhinagar (IITGN), Guwahati (IITG), Hyderabad (IITH), Indore (IITI), Kanpur (IITK), Kharagpur (IITKgp), Madras (IITM), Roorkee (IITR) and Ropar (IITRPR) for the academic session 2017-17.

IIT Guwahati is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2017 to be helped on February 7, 2015. JAM 2015 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT).

For more details : http://jam.iitm.ac.in/jam2017/

The Courses Offered on admission:

1) M.Sc. (Two Year)
2) Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D.
3) M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree
4) M.Sc. - M.Tech
5) Post - Bachelor Degree Courses at different IITs
6) Integrated Ph.D. Courses at IISC
Selection will be done through All India Merit Rank System.

Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2017 Website
September 02 2015 (Wednesday)
Last Date for generation of E-Challan
October 10 2015 (Saturday)
Last Date for payment in SBI branches using E-Challan
October 14 2015 (Wednesday)
Last Date for Registration on JOAPS
October 14 2015 (Wednesday)
Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website
October 14 2015 (Wednesday)
Last Date for Change of examination City/Town maybe permitted,if request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of the Chairman, JAM 2017, IIT Madras along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- drawn in favour of Chairman JAM-2017, IIT Madras
October 31 2015 (Saturday)
Download of Admit Card from JAM 2017 website
December 31 2015(Thursday)
till Examination Date
Date of JAM 2017 Examination
February 7 2017 (Sunday)
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2017
March 23 2017 (Wednesday)
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2017 Website
April 15-27 2017
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/rectification of defective documents at IIT Madras
May 10 2017 (Tuesday)
Declaration of First Admission List
June 03 2017 (Friday)
Declaration of Second Admission List
June 20 2017 (Monday)
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List and the Closure of Admissions through JAM 2017
July 4 2017 (Monday)

Eligibility criteria for

IISc Bangalore

First class marks (as declared by the university) for unreserved/Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates and second class (as declared by the university) or 50 per cent aggregate marks, without rounding off, for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates in the qualifying degree.

IIT Guwahati

At least (a) 55 per cent marks or 6.0 Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) in a scale of 10, without rounding off, in major/honours and pass in all other subjects, including languages and subsidiaries or (b) 60 per cent aggregate marks or 6.5 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined, for unreserved/OBC-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) category candidates; and at least

(a) 50 per cent marks or 5.5 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, in major/honors and pass in all other subjects, including languages and subsidiaries or

(b) 55 per cent aggregate marks or 6.0 CPI in a scale of 10, 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.

IIT Indore

A first class in the qualifying degree. At IIT Indore, the first class is defined as: (i) A minimum of 60 per cent marks for GEN/OBC (55 per cent for SC/ST) category in aggregate or as specified by the university/institute OR (ii) A minimum CPI of 6.0 for GEN/OBC (5.5 for SC/ST) category on the scale of 10; with corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than on 10 OR (iii) A first class as specified by the university/institute.

For all other IITs

At least 55 per cent aggregate marks, without rounding off, taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined, for unreserved/OBC category candidates and at least 50 per cent 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


Paper Pattern

All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2015 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) paper: Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.
2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) paper: 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.
3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Question paper: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions.

As per the advertisement released on the IITJAM official website, the examination will be conducted in cities; Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Asansol, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi?NCR, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Ernakulam, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hisar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Jammu, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kalyani, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Moradabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, NewDelhi, NOIDA, Ongole, Palakkad, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Roorkee? Muzaffarnagar, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Warangal.