[Updated] IIT JAM 2021: Application, Date, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, etc.

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The Indian Institute Of Technology Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM-2021) is an entrance examination for Post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and other institutes. The first time this exam was conducted in the year 2004-2005.  JAM  provides admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual-degree and other post-graduate programs through this single test.

IIT JAM 2021 will be conducted this year by prestigious IIT Kharagpur will be playing the role of organizing institute for the first time. Last year JAM Exam was conducted by IIT Bombay. Every year the exam is scheduled for the month of February.

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[Page Index]
1. Quick Facts
2. Important Dates

3. Why choose IIT JAM 
4. Exam pattern of IIT JAM
5. Exams Timing
6. Basic Guideline of IIT JAM 2021
7. Program Eligibility
9. Books For IIT JAM 2021
10. IIT JAM Sample Paper
11. Fees for IIT JAM 2021
12. How to apply
14. IIT JAM 2021 Test centres
15. Entrance Exams in India
16. Contact Detail
17. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
18. List of Top Colleges in India

Quick Facts

The IIT JAM 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in Online mode (Computer- Based Test). The duration of this entrance exam is 3 hours in the examination. The multiple-choice questions asked will be asked in the examination of IIT JAM exam.

Exam NameIndian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc
Exam FrequencyTwo Year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 Hours
Official Websitehttps://jam.iisc.ac.in/

Important Dates

Below we have provided all the official IIT JAM Important Dates for various events taking place in the September 2020 session (over) and March 2021 session:

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EventDates (ANNOUNCED)
Release of Online Application10 September 2020
Last date to submit an application15 October 2020
Downloading of Admit card05 January 2021
IIT JAM 2021 Exam14 February 2021
Announcement of Result20 March 2021
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 202115 April 2021 to 28 April 2021
Declaration of First Admission List16 June 2021
Declaration of Second Admission List01 July 2021
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List16 July 2021
Closure of Admissions through JAM 202120 July 2021

Why choose IIT JAM 

Before we go in deep, let us have a look over some of the salient features of IIT JAM which will try to give you the answer to the question Why to choose IIT JAM.

  • Based on the performance in IIT JAM 2021 admissions shall be made in the following: M.Sc. (two-year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech.
  • Admission for other PG programs at different IITs, and Integrated PhD Programs at IISc.

So if you have already decided to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about the IIT JAM 2021.

Exam pattern of IIT JAM 2021

Let us first have a brief look at the pattern of IIT JAM 2021 question paper.

SectionTotal No of QuestionsMarks
Section A30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)50
Section B10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)20
Section C20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)30
Total60 Questions100

 Exams Timing

Biotechnology (BT)2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Biological Sciences (BL)9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chemistry (CY)2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Geology (GG)2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mathematical Statistics (MS)2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mathematics (MA)9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Physics (PH)9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Basic Guideline of IIT JAM 2021

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted in the computer-based model.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • No. of Papers: 7 Papers will be held for JAM.
  • Negative Marking: Only in Section A.
  • Medium: English Medium only.
  • Sessions: Two sessions are organised for the exam i.e, 9 AM to 12:30 Noon & 2 PM to 5:30 PM

Program Eligibility

Nationality & Age

  • Both Indian and Foreign Nationals can apply for the IIT JAM 2021.
  • Candidates who are pursuing the qualifying examination have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination to the admitted institute by 15 April 2021.
    There is no restriction in the upper age limit for JAM.

 Educational Qualification

  • It is mandatory for the candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Candidates of General/OBC category must have scored at least 55% aggregate in bachelor’s, without rounding off.
  • candidates of SC/ST category have scored at least 50% aggregate in bachelor’s, without rounding off.

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  • Registration for JAM 2021 had started from 10th September 2020 till 15th October 2020.
  • Besides that candidates have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signatures and SC/ST/PWD certificates(if applicable).
  • Most importantly no hard copy of documents will be sent to the organising institution

Books For IIT JAM 2021

The IIT JAM 2021 Exam is an online Computer Based Test (CBT) to be held in various cities across all India, in which questions will be based on XI and XII syllabus with options to attempt papers in either Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB). According to some of the previous toppers of IIT JAM, 6 months of dedicated studies and these Highly Recommended books for IIT JAM  Entrance Exam is what you need to score great in the IIT JAM Examination.

IIT JAM Sample Paper

Students can solve previous year question papers and sample papers to get updated with the latest trend of IIT JAM. The previous year question paper will help you to get updated with the latest syllabus of JAM and Expected questions to be asked in IIT JAM 2021 Question paper. It will help you to score well in the Entrance Examination.

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Fees for IIT JAM 2021

Candidate applying for the IIT JAM 2021 examination must know the application fees to proceed further. Besides that here is the tabular representation of the Application fees for IIT JAM 2021 Examination.

1.Female (all categories)/SC/ST/PwD:For one test paper- Rs. 750
For two test papers- Rs.1050
2.For all othersFor one test paper- Rs. 1,500
For two test papers- Rs.2,100

  Note: Candidates can appear in both papers.

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How to apply

Most importantly one can apply to IIT JAM 2021 online only

Online Mode:

To apply for IIT JAM one have to visit the official website http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in/ and apply online. Filling up the detailed application form with all the Information asked and paying the registration fee, a unique registration ID will be created which will confirm that your application accepted.


The syllabus will be comprised of following subject ’s: Biotechnology (BT), Biological Sciences (BL), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GC), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) & Physics (PH).

IIT JAM 2021 Test centres

IIT-JAM has its test centres all across India. It has 8 IIT test zones to conduct the examination. To know about the different test cities and their centre codes visit the official website.

IIT BombayAhmedabad,Goa,Mumbai,Nagpur,Nanded,Nasik,Pune,Vadodara
IIT DelhiFaridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT GuwahatiAsansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT KanpurAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT KharagpurBhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
IIT MadrasChennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT RoorkeeDehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee
IISC BangaloreBengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur

Entrance Exams in India

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Bengaluru – 560012, Karnataka, India
Phone No.: 080-22932392
E-mail: jam@iisc.ac.in

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q1. What is eligibility for IIT JAM?

Ans. 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 Bachelors. The marks secured include all the subjects studied at the graduation level, without rounding off the marks.

Q2. What is IIT JAM exam for?

Ans. IIT JAM is a national level exam that is conducted to shortlist students for admission in MSc and integrated MSc courses offered at colleges accepting IIT JAM scores for admission. IIT JAM is jointly conducted by the IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISC) .IIT JAM 2021 is being conducted by IISc Bangalore

Q3. Is IIT JAM difficult?

Ans. JAM is a tough nut to crack, this is not because of the difficulty level of the questions. Of course, the question asked in the JAM Test are not easy. But IIT JAM is tough because the selection ratio is very low.

Q4. What are the subjects in IIT JAM?

Ans. There are seven objective-type test papers in IIT JAM: Chemistry (CY), Physics (PH), Mathematics (MA), Geology (GG), Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT).
Negative marking will be applicable only for section A.

Q5. Can I go to IIT after BSc?

Ans. There is no age bar for IIT JAM Exam. Any student who has completed B.Sc. degree with at least 55% can apply for the exam. This gives an opportunity to droppers and candidates who have surpassed the upper age limit for most of the exams

Q6. Which subject is best for IIT JAM?

Ans. If we go through student’s opinion who has appeared for IIT JAM exam for admission in Master’s degree in Science then mathematics is the best subject to appear for this entrance exam. *Mathematics is marks fetching subject.

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