JAM 2016 Notification Announced!
Prabha Dhavala, 03 Aug 2015, #JAM

JAM 2016 – IIT Madras has released the notification for JAM 2016 - the admission process for the M.Sc programmes at the IITs and IIsc Bangalore. The Application will be available online from September 2, 2015 till October 14, 2015. The JAM 2016 exam will be held on February 7, 2016 for all the seven papers.

Candidates may note that JAM 2016 exam will be conducted for 7 papers and will be completely online. A total of 1629 seats will be available for candidates through the JAM 2016 Admission process.

Candidates will be allowed to bring their own non-programmable calculators for the exam. Admissions will be based on the scores of the candidates in the JAM 2016 exam. Applications for the admissions will be available from April 15, 2016 onwards.

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Candidates must ensure they meet the JAM Eligibility Criteria before applying to avoid being rejected for the admissions. Some common guidelines for the eligibility are:

  • Candidates must have secured at least 55% aggregate marks (for all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/ OBC (NCL) Category candidates

  • SC/ST/PwD candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks

  • The Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility should be submitted by September 30, 2016.

The JAM 2016 Application Process is completely online with supporting documents to be uploaded along with the JAM application form. Some details are:

  • Candidates can pay the Application fees online or through EChallan

  • Supporting documents must be scanned along with the photograph and signature to be uploaded while filling the JAM 2016 Application Form.

One important aspect to be checked by candidates is the JAM Important Dates. Candidates must know the deadlines to apply, download the admit card, exam schedule and the result.

Candidates may keep checking our website for the latest updates.

Published Date: August 3, 2015


Check the Offical JAM 2016 Notification:


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Hi, Im pursuing my 2nd bsc in biotechnology, can I write jam exams only for biotechnology or should I learn all the syllabus given as "Biology" to write exams on biotechnology?

Hi aspirant,

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.


I have only two months for the preparation of IIT JAM examination how would I prepare

Avishek Dutta 2nd Dec, 2019
Two months are a enough for someone to get a good rank in JAM .
Download the syllabus of IITJAM from their official website.
And stick to it.You won't be asked any questions out of the syllabus.
Now make a Doomsday notes please.
You would find it quite handy.Otherwise you have to open those large books again and again.
Compactness of the notes always helps.
Download all of the previous years questions from the website and try to solve them all,even two times if you have enough time.
Also give mocy tests.
Learn from your mistakes.
Learn to use the jam calculator which is not same as the normal calculator we use .
Get enough sleep.
You would be fine

can a B tech student can apply for IIT jam physics exam and what are the requirements that are needed ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

Hello Sai,

Hope you are doing well.

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria mandates candidates to hold a Bachelor’s Degree . 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.

Good luck


I am currently studying bsc third year. I want to do MSc. but I didnt apply for any entrance exam like JAM till now. where can I study? is that any college opened their admission process?

Karvannan sevugamurthi 29th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant

Yes you can still apply for your M.Sc degree. Because still you have one semester remaining. JAM application, TIFR application portals may get closed, but you can apply for upcoming notifications regarding admission. Universities call for admission, colleges also nearly in the month of March. So be ready to apply for them.

All the best.


can I eligible for MSc chemistry in IIT jam with bsc chemistry and additional subject of mathes and computer science

Avishek Dutta 28th Nov, 2019
I am giving the eligibility for different courses of chemistry provided by IITS below
M.Sc. Chemistry
Chemistry for three years/six    semesters
Same as above
Joint MSc PhD in Chemistry
Same as above
Joint M.Sc phD in Nuclear Medicine
B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/ Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in     Atmosphere and    Ocean Sciences
Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistic
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