IIT JAM 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, had opened the application correction window of JAM 2020 on October 18, 2019. Candidates who wanted to edit their filled entries in the application form of JAM 2020 could make the changes until October 28, 2019. IIT JAM 2020 exam will be held on February 9, 2020. JAM is a computer-based exam that will be held in 69 cities across the country. Candidates can download the JAM 2020 admit card from January 7, 2020, from IIT JAM official website. The result of JAM will be declared on March 20, 2020. IIT JAM Exam 2020 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur for candidates who aspire to seek admissions in M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-UG Degrees Programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at the IISc. A total of 2445 seats are offered in various participating institutes for various programmes.
LATEST: JAM Admit Card 2020 set to be released on January 7
What's new in Joint Admission Test for M. Sc (JAM) 2020?
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM)
Exam conducting Body
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
IIT JAM Exam Mode
Type of Exam
Post Graduate and above
Mode of Application
Programmes Offered through JAM
M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, Post-UG Degrees Programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc
Level of Exam
Duration of Exam
Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Geology and Mathematical Sciences
JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS)
Admission Offering Institutes
20 IITs and IISC through JAM
22 NITs & CFTIs through CCMN
Number of Seats Offered
The conducting body had announced the IIT JAM 2020 important dates on July 11, 2019. Aspiring candidates may check the important dates of JAM 2020 of events like availability of application form, examination, etc. from the table below.
IIT JAM 2020 Important Dates
Commencement of application form
September 4, 2019 (Closed)
Last date of application form
October 9, 2019 (up to 5.30 pm)
Availability of correction window
October 18 to 28, 2019
Downloading admit card
January 7, 2020
Announcement of Mock Test
Second week of January 2020
Conduct of online exam
February 9, 2020
Session I (9. 30 am to 12. 30 pm) - Biotechnology, (BT), Physics (PH) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Session II (2. 30 pm to 5. 30 pm) - Mathematics (MA), Chemistry (CY) and Geology (GG)
Release of the response sheet
To be notified
Release of the answer key
Third week of February 2020
Announcement of result
March 20, 2020
Release of the scorecard
April 3-July 31, 2020
Commencement of admission form
April 09, 2020
Last date to submit the admission forms
April 22, 2020
The announcement of first Admission List
June 01, 2020
The announcement of the second Admission List
June 16, 2020
The announcement of the third Admission and Final List
June 29, 2019
Conclusion of the admission
July 03, 2020
IIT Kanpur had released the JAM 2020 eligibility criteria of different courses which include the minimum marks and/or degrees that a candidate is supposed to have acquired or scored. Only candidates who meet the prescribed JAM eligibility criteria can appear for the Joint Admission Test for M. Sc and apply for admissions.
IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria
55 per cent (5.5 out of 10)
50 per cent (5.0 out of 10)
Check the course-specific essential eligibility criteria for JAM 2020 at 12th and graduation level as per the different paper codes.
IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2020
Test Paper Code
Essential subjects in Bachelor's
Degree along with a minimum
Chemistry for three years/six
No Restrictions (AT IITI)
M.Sc. Applied Geology
Geology for three years/six semesters
and any two subjects among
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and
M.Sc. in Economics
Mathematics as one of the core
Mathematics for at least two
M.Sc. Mathematics and
M.Sc. Applied Mathematics
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics
Mathematics or Statistics for at
least two years/four semesters
Statistics for at least two
Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at
least one year/two semesters
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics
Physics and Mathematics/
Mathematical Physics for two
years/four semesters and at least
one of them as a subject for three
Physics/ Mathematics /Computer
Science Engineering, Electrical
Candidates could fill the application form of JAM 2020 from September 4 to October 9, 2019 (5:30 pm), in online mode through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The correction window had been released on October 18. Candidates could make changes in some of the JAM application 2020 details till October 28. Some of the changes also needed additional fee payment. More details about JAM application form are given below.
Steps to Fill IIT JAM 2020 Application Form
Step 1 - Registration
Note: All the notifications were sent to the candidate's e-mail ID and mobile phones via SMS. Therefore, it was advised that the candidates provide correct mail ID and contact number in their JAM 2020 application form.
Step 2 - Filling the JAM application form 2020
Step 3 - Upload the scanned photograph, signature and any documents if applicable as per specifications.
Step 4 - Pay the JAM application form fee via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Netbanking
Amount (in INR)
Amount for two subjects (in INR)
Female (All categories)
IIT JAM 2020 will be conducted across 69 cities under the eight IIT Zones. Candidates could choose three exam centres while filling the application form. The first two preferences for JAM exam centres had to be from the same IIT Zone while the third could be from any. The exact address of the allotted exam centres will be printed on the JAM admit card which will be released on January 7. The number of exam centres zone wise for JAM 2020 can be checked below.
IIT JAM 2020 Exam Centres
IIT Kanpur will release the IIT JAM 2020 admit card in online mode on January 07, 2020. The eligible candidates who had successfully registered for Joint Admission Test 2020 will be allotted the admit card of JAM 2020. In order to download the admit card, candidates can follow the given steps below-
Steps to Download IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card
Step 1. Visit the official website of JAM (jam.iitk.ac.in).
Step 2. Click on 'Download JAM Admit Card'
Step 3. Enter your Enrollment ID or Email ID and Password
Step 4. Download the JAM admit card displayed on the screen.
Step 5. Check all details carefully to ensure there are no discrepancies
Aspirants are suggested to take multiple copies of their IIT JAM 2020 admit card for any future references. The admit card of IIT JAM 2020 has to be kept safe till the admission process is complete.
IIT JAM entrance exam is held in computer-based mode, in two sessions - Session 1 and Session 2. The JAM exam 2020 includes three sections - Section A, Section B, Section C. Total questions that will be asked are 60 for a total of 100 marks. Candidates may note that questions will be of multiple-choice and numerical answer type questions. The detailed exam pattern of JAM 2020 is given below.
IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern
Number of Questions
10 questions – 1 mark
20 questions – 2 marks
1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted
10 questions - 2 marks for each question
No negative marking
10 questions – 2 marks
The IIT JAM 2020 syllabus has been released along with the information brochure. IIT JAM 2020 syllabus will carry topics, units and chapters for different test papers. Candidates can check the syllabus of IIT JAM 2020 below to know all the important topics of each subject.
IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus
Basic Mathematical Concepts, Atomic and Molecular Structure,Theory of Gases, Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Adsorption, Spectroscopy, Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications, Qualitative Organic Analysis, Natural Products Chemistry, Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds, Main Group Elements (s and p blocks), Transition Metals (d block),Bioinorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Analytical Chemistry
Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of One Real Variable, Functions of Two or Three Real Variables, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling Distributions, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
General Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Basic Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry (10+2+3 level), Mathematics (10+2 level), Physics (10+2 level)
The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matte, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
Solving IIT JAM 2020 sample papers help the candidates to get acquainted with the actual question paper of IIT JAM 2020 and provides ample practice to crack the exam. The sample test helps the candidates to know about the exam pattern of IIT JAM 2020. The sample papers carry questions which are similar to the questions which are about to come in the test.
IIT Kanpur will release the IIT JAM 2020 mock test in the second week of January 2020. The mock test is the online replica of the exact IIT JAM 2020 test and allows candidates to get acquainted with the actual question paper and its pattern so that they do not find the actual test unfamiliar on the exam day. IIT JAM mock test 2020 also helps to develop speed and accuracy in terms of solving the questions available, which saves a lot of time on the day of the exam.
The candidates applying for IIT JAM 2020 need to keep certain things in mind if they want to pass the admission test with flying colours. Let's take some IIT JAM preparation tips to ace the exam. JAM question papers include certain topics that will require daily practice and thorough reading and brushing up knowledge.
Make a time table - Since there are many topics, the candidates will be needed to make a table dividing the topics and subjects and allowing them a specific amount of time to go through.
Prepare notes - Preparing notes, both short and long, will help a lot in revising the topics at the end or whenever it is needed.
Keep exam pattern in mind - The candidates must learn in a smart way by dedicating most of their to the topics which carry more marks. The candidates are suggested to make a priority list, giving those topics the utmost priority which carries more marks than others.
Practice makes a candidate perfect - Since practising is the most important preparation one can do for their JAM paper, the candidates must focus on practice each and every question available. The sample papers of JAM are available on the website which will help make the candidates acquainted with the actual exam paper and understand the JAM exam 2020 pattern as well.
JAM Preparation Tips
IIT JAM Papers
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Physics
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Chemistry
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Geology
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Biotechnology
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Mathematical Statistics
How to prepare for JAM 2020 Mathematics
The best books of JAM have been authored by subject experts who have years of experience and a proven track record, as many toppers in the past have been able to crack the exam by referring to these books. Thus, referring to the IIT JAM best books 2020 will ascertain your victory too in the exam. Check JAM 2020 best books here.
IIT JAM 2020 Best Books
Mathematical Models for Physics and Engineering
Riley, Hobson and Bence
Molecular and Atomic Physics
Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Gabor A. Somorjai
Morrison and Boyd
Mount David W.
Michael Pelczar Jr.
Murray and Spiegel
Principle of Mathematical Analysis
An Introduction to Probability and Statistics
An Introduction to the theory of Statistics
Mod and Graybill
Prof. Haakon Fassen
The institute will release the IIT JAM 2020 answer key in the third week of February 2020 in online mode. The answer key will include all the correct answers to the question paper. With the help of IIT JAM answer key 2020, the candidates will be able to know the correct answers and if they have answered all of the questions correctly or not. Candidates will get a chance to challenge the JAM answer key 2020 if they think any answer given on the answer key sheet is incorrect. Check the steps given below on how to view the IIT JAM answer key 2020-
Step 1. Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2020.
Step 2. Click on 'JAM Answer Key 2020'
Step 3. Enter your login details to view the JAM answer key.
Step 4. A new window will open showing the answer keys.
The IIT JAM result in the form of merit lists will be released on March 20, 2020, in online mode on the official website of the candidates. The candidates can check the JAM result 2020 by entering their login credentials in JOAPS. The result will mention the marks and rank scored by the candidates in the Joint Admission Test. Candidates may note that result is not in the downloadable form. The scorecard of JAM can be downloaded from April 3, 2020.
Based on their performance in IIT JAM 2020, candidates will be allotted All India Ranks (AIRs) as displayed in the merit lists released by IIT Kanpur.
Follow the steps given below to view the IIT JAM result 2020-
Step 1. Visit the official website of JAM
Step 2. Click on 'JAM Result'
Step 3. Enter the login details
Step 4. A new window will open showing the candidates their JAM scorecard
Note: Candidates can also download their scorecard and take out multiple printouts for any future references.
The merit list of IIT JAM 2020 is to be out on March 20 at joaps.iitkgp.ac, in online mode. JAM merit list will be released along with the result announcement. Candidates can check IIT JAM merit list 2020 by logging in and entering their enrolment ID and password in the login window. The merit list of IIT JAM will contain the ranks of the candidates in the merit list. Ranks, in the rank or merit list, will be given to the candidates based on their performance in the entrance examination. Further, those candidates who will have their name in the IIT JAM 2020 merit list, have to fill the admission form (which will be released on April 9) for admissions in various participating colleges.
The merit list of JAM will contain the following details:
Name of the qualified candidates in order of their rank
All India Ranks of the qualified candidates
The conducting body will be releasing the IIT JAM 2020 cutoff in online mode. The cut-off list will include the minimum marks to be scored by candidates to get admission in IIT JAM 2020. Every subject will have different cutoff marks depending on the number of applicants, reservation of different categories and the availability of seats.
JAM Previous Year's Cut off
IIT JAM 2020 will be conducted for various PG courses offered by different IITs all over India and at the IISC. By checking the JAM programmes, aspirants will get to know which all programmes are fitting for their educational backgrounds. Knowing the JAM 2020 programmes will also help in deciding a career, in case you aspire to study at the IITs. Thus, check the list of IIT JAM programmes 2020 in the table below and know which course can you pursue.
IIT JAM 2020 Courses
To know about all the programmes offered with their seat vacancy, click here
IIT Kanpur will release the IIT JAM 2020 admission form from April 09, 2020, in online mode. In order to apply for the JAM counselling 2020, the candidates have to fill and submit the admission form of IIT JAM 2020 through JOAPS till April 22, 2020. Candidates belonging to reserved categories must attach a Caste Certificate. The candidates will be considered in the General category in case the OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate is invalid or not in the prescribed format or not uploaded within the specified time.
In the admission form of IIT JAM 2020, candidates have to mention their preferences according to their interests. After the online process of filling the JAM admission form 2020, The conducting body will release three admission lists according to which the counselling will be taken place.
The conducting body will release the first JAM 2020 admission list on June 01, 2020. Acceptance form will be sent to the selected candidates. Along with the submission of JAM acceptance form, the candidates will also have to pay an advance seat booking fee (₹ 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and ₹ 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) online through JOAPS, within the deadline mentioned in the offer letter. This amount will be transferred to the admitting institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration. The second JAM 2020 admission list will be released on June 16, 2020, followed by the third admission list of JAM 2020 which will be released on June 29, 2020.
Accepting an offer of admission after the release of the first JAM admission form 2020 will make the other lower preferences (if any) of the candidates cancel automatically. However, the candidates will still remain in the waiting list for their higher preferences of IITs. If a qualified candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he/she will not be considered further in the JAM admission process.
There are, in total, 20 IIT JAM participating institutes which accept the admission of the candidates. The JAM 2020 participating institutes offer different post-UG programmes in the fields of engineering, science, management and research. The segregation of JAM seats is given below in the table.
IIT JAM 2020 Participating Institutes
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
(022) 25767022 / 25722674
(011) 26591749 / 26581579
(0361) 2582751 / 2582755
(0512) 2597412 / 2597304
(03222) 282091 / 282095
(044) 22578200 / 22578204
(01332) 284531 / 285707
(0731) 2438733/ 2438734
(01881) 242186/ 223395
(0612)3028103 / 3028303
(0326) 2235213 / 2296646
IIT (BHU) Varanasi
04923 226 300 (Office)
0877 250 0337
About IIT JAM
Many may be aware, however, not all, that IITs also offer admission into MSc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. through an entrance examination called Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM). It's an online, national level test conducted for 6 streams - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Geology and Mathematical Sciences. IIT JAM Test is held for a duration of three hours for 2445 seats across 20 IITs and IISC.
Organizing Chairman JAM-2020GATE-JAM Office,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,Kanpur - 208016, Uttar Pradesh
Phone No.: (0512) 2597412E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgHelp Desk Timings:Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Government working days only)
No, you cannot give the IIT JAM exam right after 12th as the minimum eligibility criteria required to sit for IIT JAM 2020 exam is to have UG degree.
No, there is no age limit for IIT JAM exam 2020, However, a candidate should have passed their UG level with 55% in order to be eligible.
The candidates can sit for the IIT JAM 2020 exam as many times as you want. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts.
There are a total of 2445 seats being offered in IITs and IISc, combined, for the aspirants.
The IIT JAM exam 2020 is held for the candidates who aspire to seek admissions in M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-UG Degrees Programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at the IISc.
JAM examination consist of a total of 60 questions.
Yes, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in IIT JAM exam.
No, there is no interview. The candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in JAM 2020 and the counselling process.
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Preparing the syllabus given in the IIT JAM exam for biotechnology is enough to crack the JAM exam. If you study the whole biology as a syllabus, you can attend most of the exams conducted in life sciences field for the higher studies and jobs. In JAM exam they will check your critical thinking and your subject knowledge depth. So prepare well.
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IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria
mandates candidates to hold a
. Candidates belonging to General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category must have
at least 55% aggregate
in Bachelor’s. The marks secured include all the subjects studied at the graduation level, without rounding off the marks.
So you obviously appears for the IIT JAM.
Yes you can still apply for your M.Sc degree. Because still you have one semester remaining. JAM application, TIFR application portals may get closed, but you can apply for upcoming notifications regarding admission. Universities call for admission, colleges also nearly in the month of March. So be ready to apply for them.
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