JAM Counselling 2020
Updated on Aug 7, 2019 - 2:15 p.m. IST by Parul Thapa

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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I am a bca student Can i join in msc statastics in iit bombay after writing IIT JAM am i eligible ? Or should i take ms maths from nit thirchy ? Or i should go for isi ?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020

For getting admission in IIT Bombay through IIT JAM in M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics one should have studied Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters in Bachelor's Degree at recognised university.

In order to be eligible for ISI exam one should have cleared BE/BTech or any other equivalent degree such as AMIE or, GRAD-IETE or, DOEACC B Level.

Since, you have done BCA, you are not eligible to appear in these exams.

I hope this helps.

after 12 which is best for coaching of iit jam chemistry in chandigarh

Malini S N 25th Jan, 2020


The below given are some of the IIT JAM coaching institutes in Chandigarh:

  • Bansal Academy
  • Mohan Institute of Mathematics
  • Blue Ribbon Home Tutions
  • East West Careers & Educational Consultants
  • B.M. Sharma Academy of Physics

All the best!!


Suppose if i qualify iit jam in ms statastics exam will iits accept my bca degree to join or i should do 1year diploma or what should i do ? Any suggestions please

Sharon Rose Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
The eligibility criteria for admission in M.Sc applied statistics and informatics is that a candidate must have studied Mathematics or Statistics as a compulsory subject in graduation level, it can be any discipline but any of these subjects must be included. You don't need additional diploma.
And a candidate belonging to general category must have passed bachelor's degree with atleast 55% aggregate or 5.5 out of 10 CGPA.For SC/ST/PWD it's 50% aggregate or 5.0 out of 10 CGPA.

You can refer the link below for other detailed information

I am bca student can with 3 sem maths can i write iit jam ms statastics am i eligible to join or write?

Shivika Tyagi 24th Jan, 2020

Hey Akhilesh,

The basic eligibility for masters in statistics through IIT JAM is that candidate must have studied mathematics or statistics for at least two years ( four semesters ) . And you have studied maths for 3 semesters only. So you are not eligible for it.


How many students appeare in iit jam Ms 2020

Harshita Gupta 22nd Jan, 2020

Every year, around 50,000-60,000 Candidates appear for IIT JAM examination. The maximum number of candidates are usually in mathematics, physics and chemistry, while the number of students is minimum in MS (mathematical statistics).
The exact number of candidates is not available yet, but for MS, it is around 4-5 thousand every year.

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