IIT Kanpur has released the application form of JAM 2020 on September 4, 2019, in online mode. Candidates can register for the national-level examination through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The last date to apply for JAM 2020 is 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-
LATEST: Last date to fill IIT JAM Application Form 2020 extended till October 9, 2019 (5.30 pm)
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.
Upcoming Dates and Events
07 Jan, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
09 Feb, 2020
Exam - Biotechnology, Physics, Mathematical Statistics | Mode: Online
20 Mar, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
03 Apr, 2020
Score Card | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
18 Oct, 2019 - 28 Oct, 2019
Application Correction | Mode: Online
04 Sep, 2019 - 09 Oct, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
12 Aug, 2019
Advertisement | Mode: Online
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 is 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 has opened the application correction window from October 18, after the closure of the application form window, with the help of which candidates can change their test centres/gender/category in the application form. JAM 2020 application correction is 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 will release the JAM 2020 admit card on January 7, 2020. The admit card will be 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)
Yes, you can definitely participate in the JAM exam after BSC physics.
IIT JAM is a national level examination, that offers admission into the following degree programmes at the IITs and IISC : M.Sc. (four semesters), M.Sc. Ph.D., and M.Sc. Ph.D. dual degree etc. Students that qualify this entrance examination are given admission to the reputed colleges of the country. Admissions are offered to both National and International Students.
The paper is a 3 hour online examination with 60 questions having a total of 100 marks.
There are seven test papers, namely for the following, Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH). The syllabus will be based on the studied graduation topics.
The Basic Eligibility Criteria for the examination are:
1)All candidates should have a Bachelor's degree
2)In the qualifying degree, the total marks without rounding off or CGPA/CPI inclusive of all main subjects, languages and subsidiaries of all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.
If the CGPA is on a different scale, it would be converted to the ten point scale. It is the candidate's responsibility to show proof of meeting the eligibility criteria, which in your case would be the documentation of your BSC physics.
Since you have done your BSC in physics, pay keen attention to the following topics: Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism,Mathematical Methods, Kinetic theory, , Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Devices and Electronics.
Hope this helps! All the best!
Preparing the syllabus given in the IIT JAM exam for biotechnology is enough to crack the JAM exam. If you study the whole biology as a syllabus, you can attend most of the exams conducted in life sciences field for the higher studies and jobs. In JAM exam they will check your critical thinking and your subject knowledge depth. So prepare well.
All the best.
Hope you are doing well.
IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria
mandates candidates to hold a
. Candidates belonging to General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category must have
at least 55% aggregate
in Bachelor’s. The marks secured include all the subjects studied at the graduation level, without rounding off the marks.
So you obviously appears for the IIT JAM.
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