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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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 Name||Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc|
|Exam Frequency||Two Year|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
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:
|Release of Online Application||10 September 2020|
|Last date to submit an application||15 October 2020|
|Downloading of Admit card||05 January 2021|
|IIT JAM 2021 Exam||14 February 2021|
|Announcement of Result||20 March 2021|
|Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2021||15 April 2021 to 28 April 2021|
|Declaration of First Admission List||16 June 2021|
|Declaration of Second Admission List||01 July 2021|
|Declaration of Third and Final Admission List||16 July 2021|
|Closure of Admissions through JAM 2021||20 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.
|Section||Total No of Questions||Marks|
|Section A||30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)||50|
|Section B||10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)||20|
|Section C||20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)||30|
|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|
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
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.
- 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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ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR IIT JAM 2021
- 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.
Check IIT JAM Sample paper for more detail.
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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 others||For one test paper- Rs. 1,500|
For two test papers- Rs.2,100
Note: Candidates can appear in both papers.
How to apply
Most importantly one can apply to IIT JAM 2021 online only
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.
IIT JAM SYLLABUS 2021
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 Delhi||Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi|
|IIT Guwahati||Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri|
|IIT Kanpur||Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi|
|IIT Kharagpur||Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam|
|IIT Madras||Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal|
|IIT Roorkee||Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee|
|IISC Bangalore||Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur|
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Bengaluru – 560012, Karnataka, India
Phone No.: 080-22932392
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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