JAM Counselling 2020
Parul Thapa, 07 Aug 2019, #JAM

JAM Counselling 2020 - IIT Kanpur has released the schedule of JAM 2020 counselling on July 12, 2020. The process of IIT JAM 2020 counselling is conducted after candidates have filled the JAM admission form 2020. Joint Admission Test (JAM) is an annual examination held for various PG courses offered by twenty IITs and IISc. Before starting the IIT JAM 2020 counselling, IIT Kanpur releases the admission form which should be filled by the candidates as per their preferences and choices. IIT JAM Counselling is held by the conducting body of JAM for candidates to get admission in their preferred courses. After the IIT JAM counselling procedure and submission of the required official documents, IIT Kanpur will release three admission lists which will mention opening and closing rank as per the subjects. The process of IIT JAM online counselling will be concluded by the last week of July, 2020.

JAM Counselling 2020 - Schedule



Announcement of JAM result 2020

March 20, 2020

Release of IIT JAM Scorecard

April 3, 2020

Release of JAM admission form 2020

April 09, 2020

JAM 2020 admission form ends

April 22, 2020

Last date for receipt of the request for a change in the category in proper format/rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay

May 04, 2020

JAM 1st admission list

June 01, 2020

IIT JAM 2020 counselling date for payment of seat booking fee through an online process for first admission list

Second week of June 2020

JAM 2nd admission list

June 16, 2020

Last date for payment of seat booking fee through an online process for the second admission list

Fourth week of June 2020

Opening and Closing of withdrawal option

The month of June, 2020

JAM 3rd and final Admission list

June 29, 2020

Last day for payment of seat booking fee through an online process for final admission list

First week of July 2020

JAM Counselling Procedure 2020

  • After the IIT JAM result is declared, the candidates have to fill an admission form based on which IIT JAM 2020 counselling will be done.

  • Candidates have to fill the admission form as per their preferences and choices according to which they will be offered seats during JAM counselling 2020.

  • IIT Kanpur will release three admission lists as part of the IIT JAM 2020 counselling procedure.

  • After the release of the admission lists, the candidates will be given admission according to their preferences.

  • Candidates who have been offered seats during the counselling of JAM 2020 will have to log in through their registered ID and select from three options - Accept and Freeze, Accept with Upgrade and Reject and Quit.

  • The ones who choose Accept and Freeze or Freeze with Upgrade have to pay the ‘Seat Booking Fee’ in online mode via Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbanking.

  • If a candidate chooses to draw/cancel their seats, they will be charged Rs. 1000/- out of the Seat Booking Fee and the final amount will be refunded.

  • If a candidate fails to register or lock their seats during IIT JAM counselling 2020 they will not be considered for the admission process.

  • Candidates who will be qualified and offered the seats must report at the allotted IIT along with their official documents that are required to be submitted at the time of admission.

Documents Required for JAM Counselling 2020

  • Birth Certificate

  • Class 10 and Class 12 Certificate

  • ID Proof (Passport/Voters ID/PAN/Aadhar)

  • College Transfer Certificate

  • Qualifying Degree Certificate

  • Degree Marksheet (If completed)

  • Marksheet until last semester attempted (If in Final Year)

  • Nationality Certificate (General Category)

  • Caste and reservation certificate (OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)), SC, ST

  • Valid Certificate for PwD candidates

JAM Counselling 2020 - Seat Booking fees

Candidates who will be allotted seats in twenty IITs have to freeze their seats in order to get admission. The IIT JAM counselling fees need to be paid in online mode via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. A secured gateway will be provided by IIT Kanpur during IIT JAM 2020 counselling through which the candidates can remit the fee for their admission. Candidates can check a total breakdown of IIT JAM counselling fee given below in the table.

JAM Counselling Seat Booking fees


Seat booking fee amount (in INR)

General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)








Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JAM Counselling 2020

Question: Are marks of all papers of 12th checked during IIT jam counseling?


No, the seats are allotted only on the basis of the scores acquired in JAM 2020.

Question: Does 10/12 percentage matter during the IIT JAM counselling?


No, scores obtained in 10/12th does not matter in IIT JAM counselling procedure. Although, a candidate must have passing marks in their 12th class to be eligible for JAM counselling.

Question: How many times does counselling take place in the IIT JAM?


IIT Kanpur will release three admission lists for IIT JAM counselling 2020.

Question: What is the counseling process for IIT JAM?


Candidates will be allotted the seats in one of the twenty IITs or IISc based on the preferences filled by them in the JAM admission form. After seats getting allotted, they have to freeze their seats by remitting Seat Booking Fee. If they do not take part in the counselling procedure, they will not be considered for IIT JAM counselling procedure.

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How to get well score in entrance exam and strategy for preparation for iit jam

Shareef 12th Nov, 2019
Firstly let me let you some tips for best preparation.
  • Revise and revise until you are perfect
  • Take small breaks to avoid tiredness
  • change the subject once you feel irritated
  • make a study plan and stick to it
  • make your daily Goals,to complete this much of portion today
  • Take enough rest so that mind will not be stressed and can focus on the things Better
Now let me tell you few important topics according to subjects you will have.
  • Basic mathematical concepts
  • Atomic and molecular structure
  • Theory of gases
  • Solid-state
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Chemical an phase equilibria
  • Sequence and series of real numbers
  • Functions of one,two, three real variable
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential equation
  • Vector calcus
  • Real analysis
Mathematical statistics
  • Testing of hypothesis
  • Estimation
  • Sampling distribution
  • Limit theorem
  • Joint distribution
  • Random variables
And many more subjects you have with varies topics I will help you out with s link in which you will get all the complete details of IIT jam examination. Dates, syllabus, pattern etc etc. Please refer the link for other topics of other subjects and other details.

I have filled iit jam exam form ,but IAM doing BSC in zbc from dsb campus ,do I am eligible for this exam ??

Manisha Gupta Expert 12th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

As per the eligibility of IIT JAM, The candidates who are pursuing qualifying examination must make sure to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination to the institute by the last date.

You can check the further eligibility to apply for the exam to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


I am pursuing my B.sc in Chemistry honours with botany and zoology as a main subject. I hadnt Maths as a subject in my intermediate. Am i eligible to appear in IIT Jam 2021?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019


the iits offered msc in chemistry is TB, IITD, IITGN, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR. the eligibility criteria is Bachelor's degree with Chemistry for three years or six semesters and Mathematics at the (10+2) level. so you are not eligible.


I am now going to prepare for IIT jam physics. But I dont know where to start. which is easy to start? and where to get study materials?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019
The first step is to prepare a time table keeping in mind all the units and topics. Solving JAM 2020 physics sample papers will give you the necessary experience and confidence they will need on the day of the exam.You can also make small notes or  flashcards of important points and write down whatever feels hard to understand.
You can download JAM sample papers or previous years papers from the given link-


I m in 2nd yr of graduation in physics honours.... I want to prepare for iit jam... What should i do?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


It's good that you want to start your JAM preparation early. First of all you need to complete the syllabus of jam for physics with crystal clear concept. The syllabus is provided below for Jam physics along with the book you should follow for them :-

  • Mathematical Methods :- Schaum's Outlines series Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering: Riley, Hobson & Bence

  • Electricity and Magnetism :- Introduction to Electrodynamics: David J. Griffiths ,Electricity & Magnetism: B.Ghosh
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter :-Quantum Mechanics - By Zetili / Griffith / Schaums Series ,Quantum Mechanics - MC Jain
  • Classical Mechanics- Kepler or Barclays, and HJ Pain
  • Modern Physics :-Molecular and Atomic Physics - By Rajkumar / White
  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics :Thermodynamics- Zemanski Dittman, Saha Srivastava/ F. W. Sears and G. L. Salinger
  • Oscillations, Waves and Optics :- Optics - By Ghatak/ Brijlal and Subhramanyam
  • Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics:- Solid State Physics - By Kittel / M A Omar / S O Pillai ,Semiconductor and Electronics - By Boylested /Gaekwad

You should a prepare a time-table keeping in mind all the units and topics and keep daily targets and achieve them and keep revising what you learn. And once you complete the whole syllabus you should go for mock test papers.

To have detailed information go through :- https://university.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-jam-physics/amp#referrer=https://www.google.com
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