IIT JAM 2019 – IIT Kharagpur has released the notification for JAM 2019 entrance exam. IIT JAM 2019 will be conducted on February 10, 2019 in computer based mode. JAM also known as Joint Admission Test for M.Sc Programmes is an entrance exam conducted for the admission to the postgraduate programmes offered by IIT’s and IISc. Bangalore. IIT JAM 2019 will be conducted for 20 subjects offered by the participating IIT’s. The notification mentions the schedule of the examination and other important events related to the admission process of JAM 2019. The 19 participating institutes offer around various programmes such as M.Sc, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D, M.Sc Ph.D dual programme, integrated PhD, M.Sc-M.Tech, M.Sc-M.S (Research), and other postgraduate programmes. JAM 2019 admit card will be released on January 4, 2019. JAM 2019 counselling procedure will begin with the release of the Admission forms on April 11, 2019. Candidates can check here the details related to the admission procedure, JAM 2019 official website (jam.iitkgp.ac.in), registration and application process, eligibility and other procedures related to the exam. JAM 2019 is conducted in the online mode.
LATEST: JAM 2019 notification has been released. Registration will start from September 1; Click here to know more details.
JAM 2019 - Overview
Exam name –Joint admission test for M.Sc programmes
Mode - Online
Commonly known – JAM
Duration – Three hours
Exam type – Postgraduate
Courses Offered – M.Sc & Joint M.Sc Ph.D
Exam level – University
Number of institutes participating – 19
Total number of offered programmes – 20
Total number of Seats - 1888
The important dates of JAM 2019 mention the schedule for the events related to JAM 2019 admissions.
JAM 2019 Exam Dates
Application forms begin
September 1, 2018
Application forms close
October 1, 2018
Last date of application submission including documents
October 1, 2018
Last date of remitting application fee
October 1, 2018
Download of JAM 2019 e-admit card begins
January 4, 2019
JAM 2019 online paper
February 10, 2019
Announcement of result
March 20, 2019
JAM 2019 admission form begins
April 11, 2019
Last date of submitting JAM 2019 admission forms
April 24, 2019
Last date of submitting request for change of category in defective documents
May 7, 2019
Announcement of First Admission List
June 3, 2019
Announcement of Second Admission List
June 18, 2019
Announcement of Third and Final Admission List
July 1, 2019
Admission Closes for JAM 2019
July 5, 2019
JAM 2019 - Admission Procedure
The admission procedure for JAM 2019 starts with the application form which will be released online on September 1, 2018. After the application forms are submitted the JAM 2019 admit card containing the exam centre, time and candidate details will be released online. JAM 2019 will be conducted on February 10, 2019. After the score card for JAM 2019 is released the candidates will have to fill and submit an admission form as part of the counselling procedure. After submitting the admission form IIT Kharagpur, will release three consecutive admission list bearing the opening and closing rank for each subject. Candidates whose rank and marks fall under the opening and closing rank can move ahead with the admission process. Candidates who qualify can also apply for M.Sc programmes offered by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) through common counselling portal of IIT JAM 2019, also called CCMN 2019.
The Eligibility criteria of JAM 2019 is the minimum marks required by candidates to apply for the different courses offered. A few important points related to the eligibility is given here.
- All the candidates who wish to appear for JAM 2019 must have completed their undergraduate in a related subject.
- The eligibility criteria for the different subjects will be different.
- If the candidates do not fulfill the eligibility criteria their admission can be revoked at any step of the admission process.
- Candidates must make sure to go through the eligibility criteria of each subject carefully before applying for the examination.
JAM 2019 Category-wise minimum marks
Minimum marks required in aggregate of subjects
55 per cent
50 per cent
Before filling the application form, the candidates will have to complete the registration process for JAM 2019. Candidates have to register themselves at JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) by filling and submitting details such as email address, password, name and mobile number. After registration is completed candidates can now move on to fill the application procedure. While filling the application form candidates must make sure to check all the details including the subject of choice, exam centre of choice and academic personal details. The details of the application fee are mentioned here.
IIT JAM Registration Fee
Application fee amount (in INR)
Application For for two Subjects (INR)
Female (all categories)
The sessions in which the exams will be conducted will depend on the subject of choice. Hence, candidates must make sure that the subjects that they choose fall under different examination sessions.
JAM 2019 will be conducted in the exam centres situated in the eight IIT Zones. The details related to the examination centre will be mentioned in the admit card which will be released online. Candidates must make sure to check the exam centres carefully since no change in the exam centre will be allowed after the admit card is issued.
The JAM 2019 admit card for the entrance exam to be conducted by IIT will be released on January 4, 2019. The admit card for JAM 2019 will be available online only. To download the admit card 2019 candidates will have to provide their enrollment ID and password. The admit card will mention details such as the name of the candidate, time, duration and venue of examination and subject for which the candidate is appearing.
How to prepare for JAM 2019
Candidates who wish to apply for the M.Sc Programmes offered by the participating institutes must prepare themselves for the IIT JAM 2019 entrance examination. Candidates can follow the preparation tips given here.
Start by preparing a time-table dividing the studies as per topics and allowing a specific amount of time to go through each topic.
Preparing notes. Preparing notes both short and long will help in better understanding of the different topics.
Prepare according to the exam pattern. Referring to the previous year answer keys will also help while studing.
Check the syllabus and divide accordingly. Diving the syllabus according to its importance will help candidates in knowing their own weakness and strength in the different areas of a particular subject.
Solve as many sample papers as possible. The sample papers for JAM 2019 is available online. Candidates can download the sample papers and solve them. This will help in understanding the examination pattern as well as give the candidates an idea about the different types of questions that could be asked for the examination.
JAM 2019 will be a Computer Based Test. The exam will be conducted for seven papers in two sessions. Session 1 will include Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. Session II will include Mathematical Statistics, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Geology, The entrance examination will be conducted for a total of three hours each. There will be a total of 60 questions which will be divided into two types namely objective and short-answer type questions.
Solving sample papers of JAM will help candidates In understanding clearly the exam pattern for the different subjects. Candidates can get the sample papers online. The sample papers will help candidates to understand how well they can attempt the test. It will also give them an idea of what type of questions will be asked for the exam.
The syllabus for the different subjects has been prescribed by IIT Kharagpur. The syllabus of JAM 2019 mentions the different topics that candidates need to prepare to appear for the exam. Candidates can check the syllabus to prepare themselves for the entrance exam.
JAM 2019 is conducted as part of the admission process for the different postgraduate programmes offered at the different IIT’s. There are a total of 20 programmes out of which one is an integrated Ph.D programme. The participating IIT’s offer different postgraduate programmes including dual degree programmes and integrated PhD programmes.
IIT JAM 2019 is conducted by IIT Kharagpur on February 10, 2019. 16 IIT’s conduct admission to its postgraduate science programmes through JAM 2019.
IIT JAM Participating Institutes and Seats
JAM 2019 results will be declared on March 20, 2019. The result will be available in the online mode. Candidates can check their result by entering their login credentials (login ID and Password). The results of JAM 2019 will mention the marks and rank secured by the candidate along with the name of the subject. The marks will be displayed in the form of JAM 2019 score card.
The cutoff of JAM 2019 will be determined after the results of JAM 2019 is declared. The cutoff is the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify for the admissions to the subjects they have applied for. Every subject will have different cutoff marks depending on the number of applicants and the reservation for different categories.
Candidates who have applied for the admission process will be called for the counselling procedure. Candidates must note that the admissions will be based on the merit list released by the conducting board of the entrance examination. The conducting institute will release upto 3 merit lists based on which the admission procedures will be conducted.
JAM 2019 – FAQ’s
Question: Who will conduct IIT JAM 2019?
Answer: IIT Kharagpur will conduct IIT JAM 2019 in online mode.
Question: How to fill JAM 2019 Online Application Form for Admission (or Admission Form)?
Answer: Candidates need to click on the JOAPS login to fill application form.
Question: Which Certificate should be uploaded for Nationality?
Answer: If you are a General Candidate (and not a foreigner), you have to upload any of the following Certificates for Nationality.
4.First page of Passport
5.School Transfer Certificate (TC) showing Nationality
6.Nationality Certificate issued by the authorized government agency.
Question: How many preferences can be added?
Answer: You can add as many number of preferences as possible based on the qualified JAM Test Paper(s). But you must ensure that the eligibility requirements of a particular programme at an Institute are satisfied before adding it as one of your programme choice.
Question: Can "Programme Choices" be modified after submitting the application?
Answer: A Candidate can modify his/her "Programme Choices" after submitting the choices, but before the last date of submission. They cannot change any other information in the application after submitting their application.