About JAM 2020

IIT Kanpur has released the application form of JAM 2020 on September 4, 2019,  in online mode. Candidates could register for the national-level examination through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The last date to apply for JAM 2020 was October 8, 2019 (till 5.30). JAM is conducted by one of the IITs every year. The online process of admission is carried out on one single generated online portal called JAM Online Processing System (JOAPS). Joint Admission Test for M.Sc Programmes is a computer-based entrance test for admissions to a number of programmes including M.Sc, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D, M.Sc PhD dual programme, integrated PhD, M.Sc-M.Tech and M.Sc-M.S (Research) in as many as 20 IITs and IISc Bangalore. JAM 2020 is held in six papers-

  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS) 
  • Physics (PH)  

Each subject is for three hours of duration. Candidates can apply for one or two tests depending upon their eligibility for the same. Candidates who score equal to or above the qualifying cutoff are eligible to participate in the counselling that is common for the participating institutes. 

JAM 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Joint Admission Test for M.Sc Programmes
Short Exam Name JAM
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 33
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats 1888 Seats

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Candidates wishing to apply for M.Sc programmes at the IITs and NITs must meet the eligibility criteria of JAM 2020. JAM 2020 eligibility criteria are different for each of the M.Sc programmes offered by the participating institutes.

JAM eligibility criteria are as follows

  • All candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree. Proof of graduation should be submitted by September 30, 2020.

  • General/OBC (NCL) candidates must have obtained at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 CGPA/CPI in aggregate without rounding-off.

  • Marks must be calculated taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries for all years combined

  • SC/ST and PwD category candidates must have obtained at least 50% or 5.0 out of 10 in their graduation

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The application form of JAM 2020 was available online from September 4, 2019. The JAM application process was completely online. IIT Kanpur had released the JAM application form on its candidate portal, JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The following details were to be entered in the application form-

  • Personal Details
  • Exam Centre Details
  • Academic Details

While filling the JAM 2020 application form, it was mandatory for the candidates to upload the following documents-

  •   Class 10 mark sheet
  •   Class 12 mark sheet
  •   Qualifying degree certificate   
  •    Photograph 
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IIT JAM 2020 Application Form Fee    

            

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Application fee amount

            

Application For for two Subjects 

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Rs. 1500 

        
            

Rs.2100

        
            

SC/ST/PwD

        
            

Rs. 750 

        
            

Rs. 1050

        
            

Female (all categories)

        
            

Rs. 750 

        
            

Rs. 1050

        


Note - IIT Kanpur opened the application correction window from October 18, after the closure of the application form window, with the help of which candidates could change their test centres/gender/category in the application form. JAM 2020 application correction was allowed only till October 28, 2019.

Application Fees

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JAM 2020 Syllabus

JAM Biotechnology Syllabus

Biology-

Biology: Unit 01
General biology
Biology: Unit 02
Biochemistry and physiology
Biology: Unit 03
Basic biotechnology
Biology: Unit 04
Molecular biology
Biology: Unit 05
Cell biology
Biology: Unit 06
Microbiology

Chemistry+

Chemistry: Unit 01
Atomic structure
Chemistry: Unit 02
Chemistry of functional groups

Mathematics+

Mathematics: Unit 01
Sets
Mathematics: Unit 02
Mathematical induction
Mathematics: Unit 03
Logarithms
Mathematics: Unit 04
Relations and Functions
Mathematics: Unit 05
Complex numbers
Mathematics: Unit 06
Linear and quadratic equations
Mathematics: Unit 07
Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates
Mathematics: Unit 08
Sequences and series
Mathematics: Unit 09
Straight lines and family
Mathematics: Unit 10
Trigonometry
Mathematics: Unit 11
Circles
Mathematics: Unit 12
Conic sections
Mathematics: Unit 13
Permutations and combinations
Mathematics: Unit 14
Exponential and logarithmic series
Mathematics: Unit 15
Binomial theorem
Mathematics: Unit 16
Mathematical logic
Mathematics: Unit 17
Statistics
Mathematics: Unit 18
Vectors
Mathematics: Unit 19
Matrices and determinants
Mathematics: Unit 20
Three dimensional geometry
Mathematics: Unit 21
Boolean algebra
Mathematics: Unit 22
Probability
Mathematics: Unit 23
Differentiation
Mathematics: Unit 24
Application of derivatives
Mathematics: Unit 25
Functions
Mathematics: Unit 26
Limits and continuity
Mathematics: Unit 27
Definite and indefinite integrals
Mathematics: Unit 28
Differential equations

Physics+

Physics: Unit 01
Physical world and measurement
Physics: Unit 02
Kinematics
Physics: Unit 03
Laws of motion
Physics: Unit 04
Work
Physics: Unit 05
Energy and power
Physics: Unit 06
Electrostatics
Physics: Unit 07
Current electricity
Physics: Unit 08
Elementary statics and dynamics
Physics: Unit 09
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Physics: Unit 10
Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
Physics: Unit 11
Optics
Physics: Unit 12
Dual nature of matter and radiations
Physics: Unit 13
Electromagnetic waves
Physics: Unit 14
Atomic nucleus
Physics: Unit 15
Motion of system of particles and rigid body
Physics: Unit 16
Solids and semiconductor devices
Physics: Unit 17
Principles of communication
Physics: Unit 18
Gravitation
Physics: Unit 19
Heat and thermodynamics
Physics: Unit 20
Oscillations
Physics: Unit 21
Waves
Physics: Unit 22
Mechanics of solids and fluids

JAM Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry+

Chemistry: Unit 01
Physical chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 02
Basic mathematical concepts
Functions of maxima and minima
Integrals
Ordinary differential equations
Vectors and matrices
Elementary statistics and probability theory
Chemistry: Unit 03
Atomic and molecular structure
Fundamental particles
Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom
Wave particle duality
Uncertainty principle
Schrödinger’s wave equation
Quantum numbers
Shapes of orbitals
Hund’s rule and pauli’s exclusion principle
Electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules
Chemistry: Unit 04
Theory of gases
Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal van der waals of gases
Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature
Maxwell
Boltzmann distribution law
Equipartition of energy
Chemistry: Unit 05
Solid state
Crystals and crystal systems
X rays
Nacl and kcl structures
Close packing
Atomic and ionic radii
Radius ratio rules
Lattice energy
Born - Haber cycle
Isomorphism
Heat capacity of solids
Chemistry: Unit 06
Chemical thermodynamics
Reversible and irreversible processes
First law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases
Thermochemistry
Second law
Entropy and free energy
Criteria for spontaneity
Chemistry: Unit 07
Chemical and phase equilibria
Law of mass action
Kp, kc, kx and kn
Effect of temperature on k
Ionic equilibria in solutions
Ph and buffer solutions
Hydrolysis
Solubility product
Phase equilibria
Phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems
Colligative properties
Chemistry: Unit 08
Electrochemistry
Conductance and its applications
Transport number
Galvanic cells
Emf and free energy
Concentration cells with and without transport
Polarography
Debey
Huckel
Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes
Chemical kinetics
Reactions of various order
Arrhenius equation
Collision theory
Transition state theory
Chain reactions
Normal and branched
Enzyme kinetics
Photochemical processes
Catalysis
Chemistry: Unit 09
Adsorption
Gibbs adsorption equation
Adsorption isotherm
Types of adsorption
Surface area of adsorbents
Surface films on liquids
Chemistry: Unit 10
Spectroscopy
Beer lambert law
Fundamental concepts of rotational
Vibrational
Electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Chemistry: Unit 11
Organic chemistry
Basic concepts in organic chemistry and stereochemistry
Electronic effects like resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation and steric effects and its applications of acid or base property
Optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls)
Conformation of acyclic systems of substituted ethane or npropane or n butane and cyclic systems of mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes
Organic reaction mechanism and synthetic applications
Chemistry of reactive intermediates of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc
Hofmann curtius lossen rearrangement
Wolff rearrangement
Simmons smit reaction
Reimer tiemann reaction
Michael reaction
Darzens reaction
Wittig reaction and mcmurry reaction
Pinacol pinacolone
Favorskii
Benzilic acid rearrangement
Dienone phenol rearrangement
Baeyer villeger reaction
Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry
Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis like grignard, organolithium and organocopper
Diels alder
Electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions
Functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions
Qualitative organic analysis
Identification of functional groups by chemical tests
Elementary uv, ir and 1h nmr spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation
Natural products chemistry
Chemistry of alkaloids
Steroids
Terpenes
Carbohydrates
Amino acids
Peptides and nucleic acids
Aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry
Monocyclic
Bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
And monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom
Synthesis
Reactivity and properties
Chemistry: Unit 12
Inorganic chemistry
Periodic table
Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties
General methods of isolation and purification of eliments
Types of bonding of chemical bonding and shapes of compounds
Vsepr theory and shapes of molecules
Hybridization
Dipole moment
Ionic solids
Structure of nacl
Cscl
Diamond and graphite
Lattice energy
Main group elements (s and p blocks)
General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties
Transition metals (d block)
Structure of electron deficient compounds involving main group elements
Characteristics of 3d elements
Oxide
Hydroxide and salts of first row metals
Coordination complexes
Structure
Isomerism - Structural and stereoisomerism
Reaction mechanism and electronic spectra
Vb, mo and crystal field theoretical approaches for structure
Color and magnetic properties of metal complexes
Organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls
Carbenes
Nitrosyls and metallocene
Homogenous catalysis
Bioinorganic chemistry
Essentials and trace elements of life
Basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions
Especially fe2+, fe3+, cu2+ and zn2+
Structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase
Instrumental methods of analysis
Basic principles
Instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry
Potentiometry and uv-vis spectrophotometry
Analysis of water
Air and soil samples
Analytical chemistry
Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis
Acid base
Oxidation
Reduction and complexometric titrations using edta
Precipitation reactions
Use of indicators
Use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis
Radioactivity
Nuclear reactions
Applications of isotopes

Organic chemistry+

Organic chemistry: Unit 01
Basic concepts in organic chemistry and stereochemistry
Electronic effects like resonance, inductive, hyperconjugation and steric effects and its applications of acid or base property
Optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls)
Conformation of acyclic systems of substituted ethane or npropane or n butane and cyclic systems of mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes
Organic chemistry: Unit 02
Organic reaction mechanism and synthetic applications
Chemistry of reactive intermediates of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc
Hofmann curtius lossen rearrangement
Wolff rearrangement
Simmons smit reaction
Reimer tiemann reaction
Michael reaction
Darzens reaction
Wittig reaction and mcmurry reaction
Pinacol pinacolone
Favorskii
Benzilic acid rearrangement
Dienone phenol rearrangement
Baeyer villeger reaction
Oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry
Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis like grignard, organolithium and organocopper
Diels alder
Electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions
Functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions
Organic chemistry: Unit 03
Qualitative organic analysis
Identification of functional groups by chemical tests
Elementary uv, ir and 1h nmr spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation
Organic chemistry: Unit 04
Natural products chemistry
Chemistry of alkaloids
Steroids
Terpenes
Carbohydrates
Amino acids
Peptides and nucleic acids
Organic chemistry: Unit 05
Aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry
Monocyclic
Bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
And monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom
Synthesis
Reactivity and properties

Inorganic chemistry+

Inorganic chemistry: Unit 01
Periodic table
Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties
General methods of isolation and purification of eliments
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 02
Chemical bonding and shapes of compounds
Vsepr theory and shapes of molecules
Hybridization
Dipole moment
Ionic solids
Structure of nacl
Cscl
Diamond and graphite
Lattice energy
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 03
Main group elements (s and p blocks)
General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties
Structure of electron deficient compounds involving main group elements
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 04
Transition metals (d block)
Characteristics of 3d elements
Oxide
Hydroxide and salts of first row metals
Coordination complexes
Structure
Isomerism - Structural and stereoisomerism
Reaction mechanism and electronic spectra
Vb, mo and crystal field theoretical approaches for structure
Color and magnetic properties of metal complexes
Organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls
Carbenes
Nitrosyls and metallocene
Homogenous catalysis
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 05
Bioinorganic chemistry
Essentials and trace elements of life
Basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions
Especially fe2+, fe3+, cu2+ and zn2+
Structure and function of hemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 06
Instrumental methods of analysis
Basic principles
Instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry
Potentiometry and uv-vis spectrophotometry
Analysis of water
Air and soil samples
Inorganic chemistry: Unit 07
Analytical chemistry
Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis
Acid base
Oxidation
Reduction and complexometric titrations using edta
Precipitation reactions
Use of indicators
Use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis
Radioactivity
Nuclear reactions
Applications of isotopes

JAM Geology Syllabus

Geology+

Geology: Unit 01
The planet earth
Origin of the solar system and the earth
Geosphere and the composition of the earth
Shape and size of the earth
Earth moon system
Formation of continents and oceans
Dating rocks and age of the earth
Volcanism and volcanic landforms
Interior of earth
Earthquakes
Earth’s magnetism and gravity
Isostasy
Elements of plate tectonics
Orogenic cycles
Weathering and erosion in geomorphology
Transportation and deposition due to wind, ice, river, sea, and resulting landforms
Structurally controlled landforms
Geology: Unit 02
Structural geology
Concept of stratum
Contour
Outcrop patterns
Maps and cross sections
Dip and strike
Classification and origin of folds
Classification and origin of faults
Classification and origin of joints
Classification and origin of unconformities
Classification and origin of foliations and lineations
Shear zones
Stereographic and equal area projections of planes and lines
Computation of true thickness of beds from outcrops and bore-holes
Geology: Unit 03
Palaeontology
Major steps in the evolution of life forms
Fossils
Their mode of preservation and utility
Morphological characters
Major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals
Brachiopoda
Mollusca
Trilobita
Graptolitoidea
Anthozoa
Echinodermata
Gondwana plant fossils
Elementary idea of verterbrate fossils in india.
Geology: Unit 04
Stratigraphy
Principles of stratigraphy
Classification of litho
Classification of chrono and biostratigraphic
Distribution and classification of the stratigraphic horizons of india from archaean to recent
Geology: Unit 05
Mineralogy
Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes
Physical properties of minerals
Isomorphism and polymorphism
Classification of minerals
Structure of silicates
Mineralogy of common rock forming minerals
Mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks
Transmitted polarised light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals
Geology: Unit 06
Petrology
Definition and classification of rocks
Igneous rocks forms of igneous bodies
Crystallization from magma
Classification of association and genesis of igneous rocks
Classification of sedimentary rocks
Texture and structure
Size and shape of sedimentary bodies
Clasification of metamorphic rocks
Facies
Zones and texture
Characteristic mineral assemblages of pelites in the barrovian zones and mafic rocks in common facies
Geology: Unit 07
Economic geology
Properties of common economic minerals
General processes of formation of mineral deposits
Physical characters
Mode of occurrence and distribution in india both of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits
Coal and petroleum occurrences in india
Ground water in applied geology
Principles of engineering geology

JAM Mathematics Syllabus

Mathematics+

Mathematics: Unit 01
Sequences and series of real numbers
Sequence of real numbers
Convergence of sequences
Bounded and monotone sequences
Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers
Cauchy sequences
Subsequences
Bolzano weierstrass theorem
Series of real numbers
Absolute convergence
Tests of convergence for series of positive terms in comparison test
Tests of convergence for series of positive terms in ratio test
Tests of convergence for series of positive terms in root test
Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series
Mathematics: Unit 02
Functions of one real variable
Limit
Continuity
Intermediate value property
Differentiation
Rolle’s Theorem
Mean value theorem
L hospital rule
Taylor s theorem
Maxima and minima
Mathematics: Unit 03
Functions of two or three real variables
Limit
Continuity
Partial derivatives
Differentiability
Maxima and minima
Mathematics: Unit 04
Integral calculus
Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
Definite integrals and their properties
Fundamental theorem of calculus
Double and triple integrals
Change of order of integration
Calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals
Calculating volumes using triple integrals
Fundamental theorems of integral calculus
Applications of definite integrals
Arc lengths
Areas and volumes
Mathematics: Unit 05
Differential equations
Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y'=f(x,y)
Bernoulli's equation
Exact differential equations
Integrating factor
Orthogonal trajectories
Homogeneous differential equations
Variable separable equations
Linear differential equations of second order with constant coefficients
Method of variation of parameters
Cauchy-Euler equation
Mathematics: Unit 06
Vector calculus
Scalar and vector fields
Gradient
Divergence
Curl
Line integrals
Surface integrals
Green
Stokes and gauss theorems
Mathematics: Unit 07
Group theory
Groups
Subgroups
Abelian groups
Non-abelian groups
Cyclic groups
Permutation groups
Normal subgroups
Lagrange's theorem for finite groups
Group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups
Mathematics: Unit 08
Linear algebra
Finite dimensional vector spaces
Linear independence of vectors
Basis
Dimension
Linear transformations
Matrix representation
Range space
Null space
Rank nullity theorem
Rank and inverse of a matrix
Determinant
Solutions of systems of linear equations
Consistency conditions
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors for matrices
Cayley hamilton theorem
Mathematics: Unit 09
Real analysis
Interior points
Limit points
Open sets
Closed sets
Bounded sets
Connected sets
Compact sets
Completeness of r. power series
Taylor s series
Radius and interval of convergence
Term wise differentiation and integration of power series
Mathematics: Unit 10
Sequences and series
Convergence of sequences of real numbers
Comparison
Root and ratio tests for convergence of series of real numbers
Mathematics: Unit 11
Differential calculus
Limits
Continuity and differentiability of functions of one and two variables
Rolle's theorem
Mean value theorems
Taylor's theorem
Indeterminate forms
Maxima and minima of functions of one and two variables
Mathematics: Unit 12
Matrices
Rank
Inverse of a matrix
Systems of linear equations
Linear transformations
Eigen values and Eigen vectors
Cayley hamilton theorem
Symmetric
Skew symmetric and orthogonal matrices

JAM Mathematical Statistics Syllabus

Statistics+

Statistics: Unit 01
Probability
Axiomatic definition of probability and properties
Conditional probability
Multiplication rule
Theorem of total probability
Bayes’ theorem and independence of events
Statistics: Unit 02
Random variables
Probability mass function
Probability density function and cumulative distribution functions
Distribution of a function of a random variable
Mathematical expectation
Moments and moment generating function
Chebyshev's inequality
Statistics: Unit 03
Standard distributions
Binomial
Negative binomial
Geometric
Poisson, normal & binomial distributions
Hypergeometric
Uniform, exponential, normal, poisson and binomial distributions.
Exponential
Gamma
Beta and normal distributions
Poisson and normal approximations of a binomial distribution
Statistics: Unit 04
Joint distributions
Joint
Marginal and conditional distributions
Distribution of functions of random variables
Joint moment generating function
Product moments
Correlation
Simple linear regression
Independence of random variables
Statistics: Unit 05
Sampling distributions
Chi-square
T and f distributions and their properties
Statistics: Unit 06
Limit theorems
Weak law of large numbers
Central limit theorem
Statistics: Unit 07
Estimation
Unbiasedness
Consistency and efficiency of estimators
Method of moments
Method of maximum likelihood
Sufficiency
Factorization theorem
Completeness
Rao blackwell and lehmann-scheffe theorems
Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators
Rao cramer inequality
Confidence intervals for the parameters of univariate normal
Two independent normal
One parameter exponential distributions
Statistics: Unit 08
Testing of hypotheses
Basic concepts
Applications of neyman-pearson lemma for testing simple and composite hypotheses
Likelihood ratio tests for parameters of univariate normal distribution

JAM Physics Syllabus

Physics+

Physics: Unit 01
Mathematical methods
Calculus of single and multiple variables
Partial derivatives
Jacobian
Imperfect and perfect differentials
Taylor expansion
Fourier series
Vector algebra
Vector calculus
Multiple integrals
Divergence theorem
Green s theorem
Stokes theorem
First order equations
Linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients
Matrices and determinants
Algebra of complex numbers
Physics: Unit 02
Mechanics and general properties of matter
Newton’s laws of motion and its applications
Velocity and acceleration in cartesian
Polar and cylindrical coordinate systems
Uniformly rotating frame
Centrifugal and coriolis forces
Motion under a central force
Kepler’s laws
Gravitational law and field
Conservative and non conservative forces
System of particles
Center of mass
Equation of motion of the cm
Conservation of linear and angular momentum
Conservation of energy
Variable mass systems
Elastic and inelastic collisions
Rigid body motion
Fixed axis rotations
Rotation and translation
Moments of inertia and products of inertia
Parallel and perpendicular axes theorem
Principal moments and axes
Kinematics of moving fluids
Equation of continuity
Euler s equation
Bernoulli s theorem
Physics: Unit 03
Oscillations waves and optics
Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution
Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators
Lissajous figures
Damped and forced oscillators
Resonance
Wave equation
Traveling and standing waves in one dimension
Energy density and energy transmission in waves
Group velocity and phase velocity
Sound waves in media
Doppler effect
Fermat’s principle
General theory of image formation
Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations
Interference of light
Optical path retardation
Fraunhofer diffraction
Rayleigh criterion and resolving power
Diffraction gratings
Linear polarisation
Circular polarisation
Elliptic polarization
Double refraction and optical rotation
Physics: Unit 04
Electricity and magnetism
Coulomb's law
Gauss’s law
Electric field and potential
Electrostatic boundary conditions
Solution of laplace’s equation for simple cases
Conductors
Capacitors
Dielectrics
Dielectric polarization
Volume and surface charges
Electrostatic energy
Biot savart law
Ampere's law
Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction
Self and mutual inductance
Alternating currents
Simple dc and ac circuits with r, l and c components
Displacement current
Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves
Poynting’s theorem
Reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface
Transmission and reflection coefficients
Lorentz force and motion of charged particles in electric and mag-netic fields
Physics: Unit 05
Kinetic theory thermodynamics
Elements of kinetic theory of gases
Velocity distribution and equipartition of energy
Specific heat of mono
Di and tri atomic gases
Ideal gas
Van der waals gas and equation of state
Mean free path
Laws of thermodynamics
Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium
First law and its consequences
Isothermal and adiabatic processes
Reversible
Irreversible and quasi static processes
Second law and entropy
Carnot cycle
Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications
Thermodynamic potentials and their applications
Phase transitions and clausius clapeyron equation
Ideas of ensembles
Maxwell boltzmann
Fermi dirac
Bose-einstein distributions
Physics: Unit 06
Modern physics
Inertial frames and galilean invariance
Postulates of special relativity
Lorentz transformations
Length contraction
Time dilation
Relativistic velocity addition theorem
Mass energy equivalence
Blackbody radiation
Photoelectric effect
Compton effect
Bohr s atomic model
X-rays
Wave particle duality
Uncertainty principle
The superposition principle
Calculation of expectation values
Schrödinger equation
Schrödinger equation and its solution for one two and three dimensional boxes
Solution of schrödinger equation for the one dimensional harmonic oscillator
Reflection and transmission at a step potential
Pauli exclusion principle
Structure of atomic nucleus
Mass and binding energy
Radioactivity and its applications
Laws of radioactive decay
Physics: Unit 07
Solid state physics devices and electronics
Crystal structure
Bravais lattices and basis
Miller indices. x-ray diffraction and bragg's law
Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
Variation of resistivity with temperature
Fermi level
P-N junction diode
I-v characteristics
Zener diode and its applications
Bjt characteristics in cb
Bjt characteristics in ce
Cc modes
Single stage amplifier
Two stage r-c coupled amplifiers
Simple oscillators barkhausen condition
Sinusoidal oscillators
Opamp and applications
Inverting and non inverting amplifier
Boolean algebra
Binary number systems conversion from one system to another system
Binary addition and subtraction
Logic gates and or not nand nor exclusive or
Truth tables combination of gates de morgan’s theorem

JAM Paper Pattern 2020 – Section-wise division

Sections/Types

Section A

Section B

Section C

Number of Questions

30

10

20

Duration

 3 hours

  

Marks

 1 mark 10 questions

 2 marks 20 questions

Each question carries 2 marks 

10 questions for 1 marks each

10 questions for 2 marks each

Negative Marking

1/3 of marks will be deducted for 1 mark questions and 2/3 marks will be deducted for 2 marks questions, 

Negative marking will not be applicable 

Negative marking will not be applicable

Types of Question

Multiple Choice questions

Multiple Choice questions

No options will be displayed

Mode of Exam

Online

Online

Online

Total number of Question

60

Total Marks

100

IIT Kanpur has released the JAM 2020 admit card on January 7, 2020. The admit card is available to download till the exam date.

How to Download JAM Admit Card 2020

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on 'Download JAM Admit card'
  • Enter the login credentials (enrollment ID and Password/ JOAPS password)
  • Evaluate the arithmetic expression or enter the captcha given.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • A window displaying admit card will appear. 

While downloading the admit card of JAM 2020 candidates must make sure to check for the following details-

  • Name and D.O.B
  • Photograph and signature uploaded
  • Exam centre details
  • Duration and session of examination

Candidates must make sure to follow the instructions mentioned in the IIT JAM admit card regarding the examination.

JAM 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Hubli
Mangalore
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal
Kerala Kannur
Kozhikode
Palakkad
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Kollam
Kottayam
Thiruvananthapuram
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Vadodara
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Goa Panjim
Haryana Faridabad
Gurugram
Hisar
Kurukshetra
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Agra
Allahabad
Bareilly
Kanpur
Lucknow
Varanasi
Noida
Moradabad
Madhya Pradesh Indore
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jodhpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Delhi New Delhi
West Bengal Asansol
Kalyani
Siliguri
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Ranchi
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Bihar Patna
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Roorkee
Punjab Jalandhar
Mohali

Documents Required at Exam

  • JAM 2020 admit card
  • Valid ID proof

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JAM 2020 result will be released online on March 20, 2020. Candidates have to check their JAM 2020 result by entering their login details. The result of JAM 2020 will be available in the form of a pdf.

How to check JAM Result 2020?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on 'JAM Results 2020'
  • Enter your Login details (login ID and password)
  • Click on the ‘Download Result’ tab.

A window displaying the result of Jam 2020 which includes the qualifying status, marks and rank obtained will be displayed.

Mode of Counselling: Online

IIT JAM 2020 counselling procedure has started with the release of the admission forms on April 20, 2020. Candidates who qualify the JAM 2020 exams can apply for the counselling process by filling the admission forms.

Documents to be submitted

  •  Class 10 and Class 12 Certificate
  •  Degree Marksheet (If completed)
  •  Qualifying Degree Certificate
  •  Marksheet  until last semester attempted (If in Final Year)
  •  ID  Proof (Passport/ Voters ID/ PAN/ Aadhaar Card)
  •  College Transfer Certificate
  •  Caste and reservation certificate (OBC (Non Creamy Layer)), SC, ST
  •  Valid Certificate for PwD candidates
  •  Birth Certificate
  •  Nationality Certificate (General Category)

JAM  2020 Counselling - Seat booking fees

            

Category

        
            

Seat booking fee amount 

        
            

General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

        
            

Rs. 10,000

        
            

SC

        
            

Rs. 5,000

        
            

ST

        
            

Rs. 5,000

        
            

PH

        
            

Rs. 5,000

        

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 10 and class 12 certificate
  • Qualifying degree certificate
  • Mark sheet until last semester attempted (if in final year)
  • Degree mark sheet (if completed)
  • Nationality certificate (general category)
  • ID proof (passport/voters ID/PAN/aadhar)
  • Birth certificate
  • College transfer certificate
  • Caste and reservation certificate (OBC-non creamy layer), SC, ST
  • Valid certificate for PwD candidates
  • Scorecard

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Can i apply for IIt Jam mathematics as i am pursuing my b.tech from electronics and communication engineering

Sharon K Rose Student Expert 26th May, 2020

Hello,

To be eligible for M.Sc Mathematics through IIT JAM you must have studied Mathematics for minimum two years or four semesters in your Engineering irrespective of your discipline to be eligible.If you have studied Mathematics as mentioned above you can apply for it.

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Can Btech Mechanical student is eligible in giving IIT JAM exam for doing MSC in Physics?

Ayush 26th May, 2020

Hello ,

It doesn't depends upon your branch it depends upon the subject you studied and your privious degree score .

For MSc in physics eligibility criteria is if you have scored more than 55% or 5.5 CGPA and 50%  or 5 CGPA (for SC/ST category) in your privious degree and have studied physics for 2 years or 4 semester and maths for 1 year or 2 semester then you are eligible if not then not .

Check the eligibility criteria in details here :-

https://www.google.com/amp/s/university.careers360.com/articles/jam-eligibility-criteria/amp

Hope this will help you .

Thanks.

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what are some best iit jam coaching centers in delhi for iit jam physics??

Shivang Dubey 25th May, 2020

Hey

IIT-JAM is examination through which one can get admission into Masters program of Sciences and Economics in IITs' and NITs'.

The choice of coaching solely depends on you, you need to see which suits you according to distance, locality, and fees. And you can also consider the results these coaching centers produce every year. But you should focus on self study more, coaching are just for guiding you. Here's the list of IIT-JAM coaching in Delhi, based on result:

  • Career Endevour, GTB Nagar
  • DIPS Academy, GTB Nagar
  • Path Finder Classes, Vijay Nagar
  • Alpha Plus, Punjabi Bagh

All the best

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Can Btech Mechanical Engineering graduates(studied Engineering Mathematics upto 3rd semester in graduation) give IIT Jam Exam for doing Msc. in Mathematics?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th May, 2020

According to the eligibility criteria, for a Candidate to appear for M.Sc Mathematics for IIT JAM, he/she should have completed Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject atleast for 2 years or 4 semesters. But if you have studied only 3 Semesters, unfortunately, you might not be qualified for IIT JAM. Please read our article for more information: https://university.careers360.com/articles/jam-eligibility-criteria

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what is the syllabus of iit jam

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 24th May, 2020

Hi

Through  IIT JAM , admission  in following  courses is provided :-

  • M.Sc. (Two Years),
  • Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D.,
  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree,
  • Integrated PhD Degree Programmes etc.

Syllabus  of IIT JAM is different for different courses

You can get the complete syllabus of IIT JAM for different courses by going to our page the link for the same is provided below

https://university.careers360.com/articles/jam

Thank you


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