JAM Application Form 2018

JAM Application FormIIT JAM Application Form 2018 – IIT Bombay facilitated the options of update, modify or change in JAM 2018 application form from October 30, 2017. Candidates who wish to change their personal details in the application form of JAM 2018 related to gender, category, PwD status or examination centre can do so by changing the details in the JAM application form by November 5, 2017. IIT Bombay has invited candidates who wish to make changes in the application form of JAM 2018 can make the changes between October 30 to November 5, 2017. IIT Bombay has announced JAM 2018 application form on September 5, 2017. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) is conducting Joint Admission Test for M.Sc programmes (JAM) on February 11, 2018 for which the application form of JAM 2018 has been invited. Candidates who wish to fill the JAM application form need to register first for the admission test. Further the candidates may note that JAM 2018 application form is available in only online mode and no other mode for filling JAM applications will be entertained. Moreover, JAM application form 2018 can be filled till October 17, 2017 which is the revised last date to submit the duly filled-in online application forms of JAM 2018. Earlier, the last dtae to fill JAM application form 2018 was October 10, 2017. Candidates will also need to remit fees against the JAM 2018 application form in the prescribed mode. No application form of JAM 2018 can be submitted until the requisite amount of fees for the same has been deposited with a generated transaction number.
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Candidates may also take care of the necessary steps while filling JAM application form 2018. JAM application process includes registration for the Joint Admission Test, filling of JAM 2018 application, deposit of fees and uploading supporting documents. Candidates can also take the help during filling JAM application form 2018 as step-by-step process (application process of JAM) is detailed below.


Important Note-


Most importantly, the candidates are advised to read JAM eligibility criteria 2018 before filling JAM 2018 application form. Eligibility criteria is necessary for JAM 2018 application as if candidates are found ineligible for the JAM 2018 exam, it will lead to cancellation of candidature and applications with no refund of JAM application fee.


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Important Dates related to JAM 2018 Application Form



Online window of JAM application form 2018 opens

September 5, 2017

Online window JAM 2018 application form closes

October 17, 2017 (Earlier October 10, 2017)

Last date for submission of JAM application form

October 17, 2017 (Earlier October 10, 2017)

Last date for submission of required documents for JAM application form 2018

October 17, 2017 (Earlier October 10, 2017)

Remittance of fee for JAM 2018 application form

September 5 – October 17, 2017

Corrections in JAM 2018 application form

October 30 - November 5, 2017

Conduct of JAM 2018 (Online)

February 11, 2018

List of defective JAM 2018 applicantions


JAM Application form: Correction fees

Change in category

One test paper fees (in INR)

Two test paper fees (in INR)

Gender change: Female to Male/Transgender

(not applicable for SC/ST and PwD candidates)

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-

Category change: SC/ST to Gen/OBC

(not applicable for Female and PwD candidates)

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-

PwD status: PwD to non-PwD

(not applicable for Female and SC/ST candidates)

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-

Note: In case a candidate wants to change the examination centre, he/she can do so in the JAM application form 2018 by logging into JOAPS and clicking on 'Change Personal Data" and changing the examination city. Candidates can make the change in examination city between October 30 and November 5, 2017 and  will be requred to pay an additional fee of Rs 500/-.


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Instructions for IIT-JAM applicants

  1. JAM application form 2018 (online window) is available between September 5 and October 17, 2017.

  2. Candidates are required to check JAM 2018 eligibility criteria as well as instructions before applying for JAM 2018 in order to avoid rejection of the JAM application form.

  3. Before filling JAM 2018 application form, while candidates are needed to keep scanned copies of important documents like photograph, signature and thumb impression, they are also intended to keep other information including debit card/ credit card details at hand.

  4. The fee for JAM application can be remitted in online mode only.

  5. The name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per the qualifying degree certificate.

  6. JAM 2018 score card will be issued as per the name entered in the JAM application form.

  7. Do not use Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. before the name.

  8. While filling JAM application form 2018, candidates may choose one paper each from both the sessions, i.e. Session I (9:00 am to 12:00 noon) and Session II (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm).

  9. Session I is scheduled for testing subjects- Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH) and Session II include testing of subjects – Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS).

  10. Candidates are also needed to remit an additional application fee for appearing in the second test paper of JAM 2017 while filling the JAM application form. 

Data requirement for filling JAM Application Form 2018


The following data will be required during JAM application form filling through JOAPS. Candidates are required to check these and be ready with the information so that no hassles come during the JAM 2018 application process.

  • Personal information (Name, Date of Birth, Personal Mobile Number, Parents Name, Parents Mobile Number, etc.)

  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)

  • Eligibility degree details

  • College name and address with PIN code

  • JAM paper(s)

  • Choice of JAM examination cities

  • Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card details for fee payment

Documents required for filling JAM 2018 Application Form


Candidates applying for JAM 2018 need to keep the set of following documents in hand ready before filling JAM application form 2018. Keeping these documents will help candidates in saving time and avoiding panic during the application process of IIT Bombay administered Joint Admission Test for M.Sc programmes (JAM).

  • Scanned image of photograph in pdf format

  • Scanned image of signature in pdf format

  • Valid Photo Identity Card in pdf format (Driving License/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar UID/ College ID/ Employee Identification Card/ Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address)

  • Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate in pdf format

  • Copy of the marks-sheet of the fifth or sixth or seventh semester as the case may be in pdf format (In case of final year students)

  • Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Head of Institute/ Dean/ Registrar/ Head of Department in pdf format (Final year students)

  • Caste Certificate in pdf format (if applicable)

  • Disability or PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable)

Photograph requirements

  1. Only good quality photograph needs to be uploaded. The JAM scorecard will be printed with the photograph that candidates have uploaded during JAM application process.

  2. The uploaded photograph must match with candidate’s appearance on the day of the examination.

  3. A passport size (3.5 cm Width X 4.5 cm Height) photograph of the face of the candidate is required for application form.

  4. The photograph must be in colour and taken on or after August 1, 2017 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of JAM application form 2018.

  5. The photograph should be uploaded in the predefined image size and should be in .jpeg format.

  6. The maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480 pixels X 640 pixels (0.3 mega-pixel)

  7. The minimum pixel size of the JPEG image can be 240 pixels X 320 pixels.

  8. The file size of the scanned image should be in the range of 5KB to 200KB.

  9. Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.

  10. The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.

  11. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Moreover, the forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible in the scanned photograph.

  12. If candidates normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Remove spectacles for the photo shoot if glare cannot be avoided.

  13. Candidates must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.

  14. Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of JAM 2018 application form, without any refund of the application fee. 

Signature requirements

  1. Candidates need to put their signature with black or dark blue ink pen in a box drawn of a rectangular size 2 cm X 7 cm (Height X Width) on an A4 white paper.

  2. The signature must be in running hands and not in all CAPITAL LETTERS, initials or in any other colour (other than black and blue ink).

  3. Scan the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) by using a professional scanner.

  4. Crop it to the border of the box.

  5. Only JPEG image format will be accepted.

  6. The maximum image size of the signature can be 160 pixels X 560 pixels.

  7. The minimum image size of the signature can be 80 pixels X 280 pixels.

  8. The scanned file size of the signature should be in the range of 5KB to 100KB.

How to apply for IIT JAM Application Form 2018

  • Click on the above provided official link of JAM application form.

  • In the first step, register for JAM 2018 by filling the necessary fields including applicants name, mobile number and e-mail id.

  • After registration for JAM 2018, login with enrolment id and password of IIT-Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. programme and proceed for filling JAM 2018 application form.

  • Fill required details for the application form of JAM 2018 including choice of exam centres, personal information, academic qualification and communication details.

  • Further, the upload the required documents.

  • Once the fields of JAM application form 2018 has been filled, deposit the fee for JAM application.

  • Click on ‘Submit’ button after previewing the filled-in JAM application form.

JAM 2018 Application Fee Details


Candidates filling JAM application form 2018 can find requisite amount of fees in the table mentioned below–


Category-wise application fees


One test paper fees (in INR)

Two test paper fees (in INR)


Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2100/-


Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2100/-

Female candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-


Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-

Person with Disability

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1050/-

Candidates may note that in case of online payment of JAM application fees, transaction processing fee will also be levied. The JAM application online transaction amount has been provided below in the table.


Transaction Processing Fees

Payment Mode

Transaction Processing Fees*

Credit Cards (Visa/Master)


Net Banking

Rs. 15/-

Debit cards


0.75% (up to Rs. 2000)

1% (above Rs. 2000)



*GST on the transaction processing fee @ 18% on transaction charges will be added to application fees


Additional information on change/ modification/ rectification in the IIT-JAM applications


Candidates are informed that no changes or modifications in JAM 2018 application form will be made once it has been finally submitted. However, under certain circumstances including change in test paper, adding any test paper and changing or editing any category or gender, candidates will be facilitated with the options of making changes in the Joint Admission Test (JAM) application form. Moreover, it should be taken care of the fact that candidates will need to pay an additional fee for making the changes.


The table below specifies the information on additional fee levied for making changes in JAM application form 2018.


Additional fee levied for making changes in IIT-JAM applications post submission


Candidates can find the fee information in the below table for adding as well modifications in JAM applications.


Additional fees for additional test paper(s)

Group / Category



Additional Fee (in INR)

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

Rs. 750

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper

Rs. 300

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

Two Test Papers

Both Papers

Rs. 1050

All Others

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

Rs. 1500

All Others

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper

Rs. 600

All Others

Two Test Papers

Both Papers

Rs. 2100

Additional fees for change of test paper(s)

Group / Category



Additional Fee (in INR)

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

One Test Paper

One Test Paper


Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper


Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

Two Test Papers

Both Papers


All Others

One Test Paper

One Test Paper


All Others

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper


All Others

Two Test Papers

Both Papers


Additional Fee for Addition or Change in Category / Gender

Existing Gender/  Category



Additional Fee (in INR)

Female (All Categories)/SC/ ST/PwD (Group-1)

Within Group–1

One or Two Test Paper(s)


Female (All Categories)/SC/ ST/PwD (Group-1)

To Group–2

One Test Paper


Female (All Categories)/SC/ ST/PwD (Group-1)

To Group–2

Both Papers


All Others (Group-2)

To Group-1

One or Two Test Paper(s)


*No fee will be refunded in this case


Changes allowed in IIT JAM applications post submission


Candidates can make minor changes/ modifications in filled application forms of JAM 2018. The particulars which are permissible for modifications after the JAM application forms have been submitted are as follows– 

  • Name of Candidate – The applicants can change only minor spelling mistakes in their name and not the complete name. Further a document proof has to be put in support of minor (spelling) change in name of the candidate.

  • Date of Birth – The applicants can also make minor changes in their birth date or month or year with proper proof in support of the change being made/ required.

  • Name of Parent/Guardian – If there is a spelling mistake in name of parents/ guardian, the same can also be changed but after supported by a document.

  • Category – The applicants can change their category with a document proof.

How to make modifications in JAM application form 2018


Candidates can find below steps to modify particulars in the JAM 2018 application form–

  • Candidates need to send mail to IIT Bombay officials for the minor modifications.

  • The candidates filling JAM 2018 applications also need to attach relevant documents in support for the needed changes.

  • The changes/ modification in the application form of JAM 2018 can be made through the registered login id of candidates filling the application form.

  • Candidates will also need to mention ‘Correction in data’ specifying candidate's enrolment number in the subject line of the e-mail if mailing for modifications in JAM application form 2018.


Frequently Asked Questions (JAM Application FAQs)


FAQ 1: How do I apply online for JAM 2018?
Answer: Go to the link "How to apply?" Read instructions and apply using the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link provided through JAM 2018 official window given above.


FAQ 2: Can I use one E-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
Answer: No. One E-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.


FAQ 3: I am facing problems logging into the JOAPS website. What do I do?
Answer: There are three cases. Go through them below–

  • If you have forgotten your Enrolment ID or did not receive your Enrolment ID, you need to click 'Forgot Enrolment ID or Password' button in the JOAPS login page, then click the 'Forgot Enrolment ID' button and provide mobile number and E-mail address. Enrolment ID will be sent via SMS/ E-mail address registered during JAM application process.

  • If you have forgotten your JOAPS password, you click 'Forgot Enrolment ID or Password' button in the JOAPS login page, then click the 'Request for an OTP' button and provide mobile number, E-mail address and Enrolment ID. You can then reset the JOAPS password with the help of OTP received via SMS, by clicking the 'Already have an OTP?' button.

  • If you have forgotten the Enrolment ID and E-mail address/ mobile number and payment has not been made, you must re-register for JAM Application Form. If you paid the fees, then contact JAM office.

FAQ 4: For how many JAM papers can I apply?
Answer: A candidate can apply for either one or two out of the total seven JAM subjects for the M.Sc admission test as per the Information Brochure of JAM 2018 website. The choice of the appropriate test paper(s) is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

  • The candidate is expected to appear in paper(s) appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree and/or based on the requirements of the academic programme to which he/she desires to seek admission.

  • The candidate, however, is free to choose any paper according to his/ her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

  • In all cases, the candidate must go through carefully the JAM 2018 Brochure and/or the link Eligibility Requirements(ER) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as per the official JAM website and check the ER and MEQ of the programme(s) in which the candidate wishes to seek admission before deciding on the test paper(s).

 FAQ 5: Why should I choose three examination cities?
Answer: Candidates are most likely to be allotted a centre in the examination city for JAM 2018 of his/her first choice. Only in cases, where there are too many candidates opting for a certain city as their first choice, the other two choices shall be relevant. A candidate is required to fill his/ her primary as well as secondary choices, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the JAM committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.


FAQ 6: The internet connection failed during JAM application process. What should I do now?
Answer: If you have clicked on the 'Save' button during the application process, the data you entered up to that point of time has been stored online. Simply login back to the JOAPS website and continue the application process. If the data is not saved, you have to start the JAM application process afresh.


FAQ 7: I have a problem in uploading my photograph and/ or signature to the JOAPS site for JAM 2018 application form. What should I do now?
Answer: Please go through the ‘How to apply?’ link for exact specifications for the photograph and signature files. If candidates create files as per the specifications, then they should be able to upload the files easily.


FAQ 8: The JAM application website (JOAPS) is asking only the SC/ST and/or PwD candidates to upload the category certificate. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do I have to upload my OBC-NCL certificate too?
Answer: No. Candidates need not to upload your OBC-NCL certificate at the time of applying for JAM 2018 examination. Category certificate is required at this stage only to claim the concessional rate for the application fee. The rank list will be prepared based on the category declared by the candidates in the application form.

However, candidates have to submit the OBC-NCL category certificate in the prescribed format along with other required documents when you submit your application form for admission after the declaration of JAM results. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC-NCL certificate submitted along with the application form for admission.


FAQ 9: After submission of JAM application form 2018, am I permitted to change my JAM Examination Paper(s) and Examination City?
Answer: Requests for change of JAM Examination paper(s) after the submission of Application Form will not be considered under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are needed to provide clear choice(s) of the test paper(s) that you wish to appear in JAM 2018. However, requests for change of examination city will be accepted until a deadline against a fee.


FAQ 10: How do I pay JAM 2018 application fee?
Answer: Candidates can pay the fees through payment gateway using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ e-Wallet options. The candidate can choose from any of the payment options available. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees and bank charges, have to be borne by the candidate. Candidates can check JAM application fee can be checked above in this page.


FAQ 11: After making payment for JAM 2018, how should I complete the JAM application process?
Answer: After the payment is successful, candidates will be redirected back to the JOAPS website. Candidates will be able to download the complete filled in JAM application form with fee payment details in .pdf format. Take a printout of the entire JAM application 2018 pdf file for the future reference.


FAQ 12:  My net-banking account/ debit card/ credit card have been debited (money taken out) more than once. How do I get the money back?
Answer: This can happen if the bank account/ debit card/ credit card have been used more than once. This also may happen if candidates have pressed refresh or back/ forward button of the internet browser. Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of JAM 2018 will automatically be returned (credited) to the bank account. Similarly, any unaccounted or excess money received from debit card/ credit card account will be credited back to the same account.


FAQ 13: My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but JOAPS website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?

Answer: This happens because of some failure in internet transactions (including failure of internet connection at your end). Candidates can login back to JOAPS after one hour and check the status of the payment. Even then, if JOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, the candidates must initiate a fresh payment process on the JOAPS website, and make the payment again, even without waiting or the money to be credited back to your account, so that your application submission is on time. The money that was debited for earlier JAM application fee payment from the candidates’ account in the first attempt will be credited to the bank account. Candidates will be charged only once for JAM application form 2018.


FAQ 14: Do I have to send the printout of the application form?
Answer: No. You do not have to send the printout of the JAM application form to the organizing institute, i.e., IIT Bombay or any other JAM zonal offices. This is to be kept with you for records.


FAQ 15: When and how will I know the status of my application?
Answer: Candidates can check the status of JAM application form 2018 by logging in to the JOAPS website.


FAQ 16: After completing the online application process of JAM 2018 and generating a pdf file, will I be able to change my application data?
Answer: No, after completing all the steps up to generating pdf of JAM application form in the online application process, candidates can only download the application form and can’t further modify any data. Hence, candidates need to be very careful while entering the information in JAM 2018 application form.


FAQ 17:  I have missed to take a printout of my online JAM application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?
Answer: You can login using your JOAPS Enrolment ID and JOAPS password and take a printout from the JOAPS website.


FAQ 18: If I have not uploaded photograph as per the specifications mentioned, will my JAM 2018 application be rejected?

Answer: Yes. In case you have not uploaded the photograph and signature in the JAM application form as per specification mentioned, the same may be rejected.


FAQ 19: Which Identity Documents (IDs) shall be accepted in the application form?
Answer: For Indian candidates, only following identification cards shall be accepted.

  1. Passport

  2. PAN card

  3. Voter ID

  4. Aadhar-UID

  5. College ID

  6. Employee ID

  7. Driving Licence

For International candidates, only valid Passport/ Government Issued ID/College/Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification.


FAQ 20: I have not yet graduated the qualifying degree. Do I still need to fill the 'Percentage of Marks/CGPA' field?
Answer: Yes. Candidates are needed to provide their latest percentage of marks/ CGPA in the required field of JAM application form.


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