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-
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.
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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
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
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-
While filling the JAM 2020 application form, it was mandatory for the candidates to upload the following documents-
IIT JAM 2020 Application Form Fee
Application fee amount
Application For for two Subjects
Female (all categories)
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.
JAM Paper Pattern 2020 – Section-wise division
Number of Questions
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
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
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Mode of Exam
Total number of Question
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
While downloading the admit card of JAM 2020 candidates must make sure to check for the following details-
Candidates must make sure to follow the instructions mentioned in the IIT JAM admit card regarding the examination.
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?
A window displaying the result of Jam 2020 which includes the qualifying status, marks and rank obtained will be displayed.
Mode of Counselling:
IIT JAM 2020 counselling procedure will start with the release of the admission forms on April 9, 2020. Candidates who qualify the JAM 2020 exams can apply for the counselling process by filling the admission forms.
Documents to be submitted
JAM 2020 Counselling - Seat booking fees
Seat booking fee amount
General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
For the year 2020 through iit jam iit kharagpur provides the biomedical sciences course which is of integrated nature -
The courses offered in biomedical sciences are-
2) Nuclear Medicine
3) Molecular Medical Microbiology
All these courses are Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D.
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For the year 2020 following courses are available in iit jam to do msc.
1) M.Sc. Biotechnology
2) Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology
3) M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
iit jam exam is conducted
to take admission 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 of India and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc, Bangalore.
The eligibility of mathematics at class 10+2 level depend on course in which you want to take admission. For example if you want to take admission to Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology for this courses it is not necessary that you have math at 10+2 level. However for the course M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering it is compulsory to have mathematics at 10+2 level.
Yes, a pure PCB student can attempt IIT JAM Examination.
IIT-JAM is an entrance exam conducted by different IITs every year for admission of students in the M.Sc. program in any of the discipline in which you have pursued Bachelor's of Science.
For a GEN/OBC student 55%, or 5.55 out of 10 aggregate marks in their qualifying degree are required to attempt IIT JAM.
For a SC/ST/PWD student 50%, or 5.0 out of 10 aggregate marks in their qualifying degree are required to attempt IIT JAM.
As mentioned above, if you have done your B.Sc through Biology subjects than also you can attempt IIT JAM and take admission for M.Sc. Biotechnology and Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences and many more.
Moreover, the more M.Sc. courses are available for a Mathematics student.
You may refer to this
for more information about IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2020.
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To prepare for IIT jam, you should be well aware of exam pattern and syllabus.
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.
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.
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.
Practicemakes 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.
for more information, you can refer to the link given below-
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