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IIT JAM Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

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IIT JAM Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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Across India, the IIT Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (IIT JAM 2022) is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Roorkee on February 13. The release date for the application form of IIT JAM has been set for August 25, 2021.  You can register for the online exam before October 11, 2021.

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree as it is the minimum required eligibility criteria with an average of 55% for the general category and 50% for the reserved categories. Here’s a list of IIT JAM subjects for you:

  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Economics (EN)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Physics (PH)

The Economics subject has been added to the IIT JAM subject list, last year only.

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IIT JAM Notification: 2022 LATEST UPDATES

The Application Process for the IIT JAM 2022 was supposed to be on August 30, 2021. Later, the date, August 25, 2021, was decided to make it earlier than before. You must submit the application form before October 11, 2021, as it is the last date of submission. You can visit the IIT JAM official website or click the given link  https://jam.iitr.ac.in/

  • It is an online mode examination. You will need to give an online test.
  •  IIT JAM 2022 online exam will be conducted across 82 cities all over India
  • The application fees for the IIT JAM exam are Rs 1500

 

ABOUT IIT AND IIT JAM EXAM:

IIT JAM is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology for admission into Master of Science (M.Sc.) as well as other science post-graduate programs also offered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

The IITs are situated all over India under the authority of the Government of India, Ministry of Education. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 governs the twenty-three institutes all across the country. The IIT JAM was started in the year 2004 to provide admissions to the students in IITs, the Indian Institute of Science (IIFSc), and other Technical Institutes.

The admit card for the IIT JAM 2022 exam will possibly be released by January 4, 2022. The application fee for a single exam is Rs 1500 and Rs 2100 if you are opting for two subjects.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE IIT JAM EXAM 2022:

You can go through the table given below for details regarding the IIT JAM exam:

PARTICULARS DETAILS
 Exam Conducting Body IIT Roorkee
Exam Name Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
Date of Exam February 13, 2022
Duration 3 hours
Application/ Exam Mode Online (computer-based)
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Exam Type National Level
Admission Courses M.Sc. (Two Years), Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc. Ph.D., MTech, Integrated Ph.D. degree programs at IISC and IIT post-graduate degree programs.
Total Questions 60 Questions
Qualification Requirement Bachelor’s Degree with the Average of 55% marks
Number of Attempts Allowed There is no such limit
IIT JAM Official Website https://jam.iitr.ac.in/

 

IIT JAM 2022 APPLICATION FEE:

You will have to pay a certain amount after you complete the application form successfully. Your payment must be made online via Debit/ Credit card or net banking. The application fee structure for the IIT JAM 2022 is given below for your reference:

 

CATEGORY APPLICATION FEE (SINGLE SUBJECT) APPLICATION FEE (TWO SUBJECTS)
Females (All Categories) Rs 750 Rs 1,050
SC/ ST/ PWD
General/ OBC Rs 1,500 Rs 2,100

 

You can check the status of your application by visiting the IIT JAM official website https://joaps.iitr.ac.in/   After you have completed and submitted your application form. The application form status will let you know whether your application is received, accepted, rejected, or under review. After the verification of your application is completed by the exam conducting authorities the status will be updated and you will receive a notification on your email for the same.

You can follow the steps to check your application status:

  • Go to the official website and log into your account.
  • Go to the ‘Admission Status’ tab and check the status of your application form.

 

IIT JAM EXAM CENTERS 2022:

  • The exam will be conducted across cities divided into eight zones. Each city can have more than one exam center.
  • You can select a maximum of three cities while filling the IIT JAM form. However, you must select the first two exam cities in the same zone and the third city anywhere in India.

 

You can take a look at the eight zones selected by the IIT Roorkee for IIT JAM 2022:

  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. Bombay
  4. Guwahati
  5. Kharagpur
  6. Kanpur
  7. Madras
  8. Roorkee

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT BANGALORE ZONE:

Belagavi/ Belgaum Kozhikode
Bengaluru Mangaluru
Bidar Mysuru (Mysore)
Gulbarga/ Kalaburagi Palakkad
Hassan Shimoga
Hubbali Thrissur
Hyderabad Vatakara
Kannur  

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT DELHI ZONE:

Faridabad Jammu
Greater Noida Jind
Gurugram Jodhpur
Hisar Mathura
Indore New Delhi
Jaipur Srinagar

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT BOMBAY ZONE:

Ahmedabad Mumbai
Ahmednagar Nagpur
Akola Nanded
Amravati Nashik
Aurangabad Pune
Goa Rajkot
Jalgaon Sangli
Kolhapur Satara
Solapur Surat
Vadodara  

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT GUWAHATI ZONE:

Agartala Jorhat
Asansol – Durgapur Kalyani
Dhanbad Patna
Dibrugarh Shillong
Guwahati Siliguri
Imphal Dimapur- Kohima

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT KHARAGPUR ZONE:

Berhampur Kolkata
Bhubaneswar Raipur
Bilaspur Ranchi
Cuttack Vijayawada
Kharagpur Visakhapatnam

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT KANPUR ZONE:

Agra Jabalpur
Aligarh Kanpur
Bareilly Lucknow
Bhopal Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Gorakhpur Varanasi

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT MADRAS ZONE:

Alappuzha Puducherry
Chennai Salem
Coimbatore Thiruvananthapuram
Ernakulam Tiruchirapalli
Karimnagar Tirunelveli
Kollam Tirupati
Kottayam Warangal
Madurai  

 

EXAMINATION CITIES UNDER IIT ROORKEE ZONE:

Dehradun Mohali
Ghaziabad Moradabad
Jalandhar Noida
Kurukshetra Patiala
Meerut Roorkee

 

LIST OF COURSES AND IIT COLLEGES ACCEPTING JAM SCORE 2022:

You can go through the list of courses and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) accepting admissions all over India for different subject categories. You will get a rough idea of the Institutes and which courses they offering. There is a total of twenty-three IITs all over India.

 

GEOLOGY (GG) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

COURSES INSTITUTES
MSc (Tech) in Applied Geology IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Bhubaneswar
MSc Applied Geology  Roorkee and Bombay
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Geophysics  Kharagpur
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Geology Bhubaneswar and Kharagpur

 

CHEMISTRY (CY) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

COURSE LIST INSTITUTES
MSc Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy IISc Bangalore
MSc Biotechnology Indore
 Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. Bombay
Integrated Ph.D. Programs in Biological Sciences IISc Bangalore
MSc Chemistry Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati,  Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Roorkee, Varanasi
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Chemistry Bhubaneswar,  Kharagpur
Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences IISc Bangalore

 

MATHEMATICS (MA) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

COURSES INSTITUTES
MSc Mathematics Kanpur, Delhi, Indore, Bombay,  Madras, Roorkee
MSc Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics and Computing  Hyderabad
MSc Mathematics and Computing Guwahati, Bhilai, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Mathematics  Bhubaneswar, IIT Kharagpur

 

THE COURSES AND INSTITUTES LIST:

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (MS) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

COURSE LIST IIT INSTITUTES
MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics  Bombay
MSc Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research Bombay
MSc Statistics IIT Kanpur
Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences IISc Bangalore

 

PHYSICS (PH) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

COURSES IIT INSTITUTES
MSc Physics  Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IIT Varanasi, IIT Ropar, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Bombay
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Physics IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics IIT Kanpur
MSc Astronomy IIT Indore
Joint MSc Ph.D. in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences IISc Bangalore

 

ECONOMICS (EN) COURSES AND INSTITUTES:

MSc Economics IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee

 

IIT JAM EXAM DATE 2022:

The IIT JAM Exam 2022 will be divided into two sessions and it will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The exam is scheduled for February 13, 2022 (Sunday). You can select more than one subject.

 

Exam Date Session Subjects and Codes
 

February 13, 2022

 

Morning Biotechnology (BT)

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Physics (PH)

Afternoon Chemistry (CY)

Economics (EN)

Geology (GG)

Mathematics (MA)

 

IIT JAM is a science entrance exam that is conducted on a rotational basis. You will be eligible to get admission in MSc or other post-graduate programs offered by IITs across India. Integrated Ph.D. courses are offered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

To know more about IIT JAM exam date click here

 

IIT JAM EXAM NOTIFICATION 2022:

The schedule for the IIT JAM Examination 2022 has been released by JAM 2022 website. The application process has already started on August 25, 2021. Previously, August 30, 2021, was decided but was preponed to an earlier date. The application process will end on October 11, 2021. You can go through the table for the upcoming events given below:

 

EVENTS DATES
Online Application Process August 25, 2021 – October 11, 2021
Admit Card Release Date January 4, 2022
Exam Date February 13, 2022
Declaration Of Result March 22, 2022

 

IIT JAM ELIGIBILITY: 2022 examination

The Eligibility Criteria for the IIT JAM exam 2022 has been announced. You can go through the points below to know more about the IIT JAM eligibility:

 

  • To meet the eligibility criteria for the IIT JAM 2022, you must have a bachelor’s degree and aggregate 55% marks or an equal to CGPA.
  • The aggregate marks scheme for the ST/ SC/ PWD categories is 50%.
  • The marks must be considered without rounding off, including all the subjects as well as subsidiaries and languages combined.
  • You can appear for the exam even if you are due for your graduation exams or you have already appeared for the exams.
  • After clearing the IIT JAM exam 2022, you will be eligible for the admission process.
  • IIT JAM 2022 has no age limit.
  • Foreign nationals with Indian degrees are also eligible to apply for the examination.

 

IIT JAM REGISTRATION for 2022:

You can only apply through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) portal. The link for the portal is available at the JAM 2022  https://jam.iitr.ac.in/ website. The Registration process will be made available from August 25, 2021, on the website. You will have to first register on the JOAPS website with the following details:

 

  • Your name
  • A valid E-mail
  • Working Mobile Number
  • Password

You must enter your active email as all the details will be sent to you on your email. You should not use someone else’s email ID and make sure only you are registered from that email. Make sure the mobile number you provided is active. After the successful registration on the portal.  The Enrolment ID will be sent to you on your email as well as your mobile number. You should keep your Enrolment ID as well as your password confidential.

 

 

DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM: Your following details will be required to fill in your application form on the JOAPS portal:

 

  • Personal Information (name, date of birth, mobile number, Parent’s Name, Parent’s mobile number, etc) Your name must be the same on the application form as on your qualifying degree.
  • Your Address with PIN code
  • Eligibility Degree details
  • College name with address, including PIN code
  • Choice of JAM paper(s)
  • Choice of JAM cities
  • Your High-quality Image
  • High-quality Signature
  • A scanned copy of the category (ST/ SC/PwD) certificate, if applicable.
  • Details of a valid Identity document (ID)
  • Your Debit-credit, Net-banking details for fee payment

You will need to fill in your complete details by logging in on the portal. Educational qualification, CGPA, gender, ID proof, etc.

 

THE IIT JAM PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNATURE SPECIFICATIONS:

IIT JAM APPLICATION FORM PHOTOGRAPH SPECIFICATIONS:

You can go through the given photograph specifications to avoid getting it rejected due to any reason. Your photograph must have a 3.5 cm Width and 4.5 cm Height. You can take a look at the table below for more details:

 

SIZE DIMENSIONS
3.5 cm Width x 4.5 cm Height

 

Maximum Size – 480 x 640 Pixels

Minimum Size –  240 x 320 Pixels

 

Your photograph must be of good quality and in JPEG format and must be clicked in a professional studio. Any other medium used for taking your picture such as a mobile phone will be rejected.

The Photograph provided by you should be colored and must have a white or any light-colored background. Only clear glasses are permitted, if you wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses your photograph will not get accepted. Poor quality images will lead to rejection with no application fee refund.

The file size of your image must be within 5KB to 200 KB.

 

IIT JAM SIGNATURE SPECIFICATIONS:

SIZE DIMENSIONS
2 cm Height x 7 cm Width Maximum Size –160 x 560 Pixels

Minimum Size –  80 x 280 Pixels

 

Your signature must be done on white paper with a blue or black ink pen and it must be in a JPEG format and signature must be done horizontally so it should fit in the box.

If your signature includes any capital letters, initials, or any other ink pen it will be rejected. The file size of your image must be 5KB to 100.

 

IIT JAM APPLICATION FEES 2022:

The fee structure for the JAM Application form, category-wise is mentioned below. You can check for the details below:

 

Category IIT JAM Application Fee for Single Test Paper For Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwD Rs 750 Rs 1,050
All Others Rs 1,500 Rs 2,100

 

You can go through the table below for the amount charged for any changes made in the JAM Exam paper:

 

Group/Category Existing Wishes to Change Wishes to Add
Case Additional Fee (in Rs) Case Additional Fee (in Rs)
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwD) One Test Paper One Test Paper 750 One Test Paper 300
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper 300 Not Applicable
Both Papers 1,050
All Others One Test Paper One Test Paper 1,500 One Test Paper 600
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper 600 Not Applicable
Both Papers 2,100

 

Any changes in the category or gender will have additional charges and no fee will be refunded to you. You can refer to the table below for the pattern:

 

Existing Group/Category Change Case Additional Fee (in Rs)
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD (Group-1) Within Group 1 One or Two Test Papers Nil
To Group 2 One Test Paper 750
Both Papers 1,050
All Others (Group 2) To Group 1 One or Two Test Papers Nil

 

IIT JAM SYLLABUS:

The syllabus for the IIT JAM exam 2022 is mentioned below. You can go through the subjects as well as the topics under each subject to prepare well for your exam:

 

  1. CHEMISTRY (CH): Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry.
  2. BIOTECHNOLOGY (BT): Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  3. GEOLOGY (GG):  Geomorphology, Planet Earth, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Applied Geology.
  4. MATHEMATICS (MA): Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis,
  5. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (MS):  Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses.
  6. PHYSICS (PH): Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Solid State Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory.
  7. ECONOMICS (EN): Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics for Economics, Indian Economy, Mathematics for Economics.

 

To know more about IIT JAM exam syllabus click here

 

IIT JAM EXAM PATTERN: 2022 Examination

The IIT JAM Examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT) scheduled to be conducted on February 13, 2022. The Exam is going to be conducted for seven subjects. You can select your subjects accordingly:

  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Economics (EN)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Geology (GG)

 

The examination is divided into two sessions:

DATE SESSION SUBJECTS
 

 

FEBRUARY 13, 2022

Session-1

9:30 AM – 12:30 Pm

 Physics (PH), and Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT),
Session-2

3 PM – 6 PM

 Economics (EN), Geology (GG), and Mathematics (MA), Chemistry (CY),

 

You will get three hours to complete the examination. There is a total of 60 questions with a 100 marks weightage. The Question paper has three sections:

  • SECTION A- MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS: Four options will be given to you with any one of the options as a correct answer.
  • SECT B- MULTIPLE SELECT QUESTIONS: In this section also you will get four options but more than one correct answer.
  • SECT C- NUMERICAL ANSWER TYPE: In this section, the answers will be in real numbers but you will not get any options.

 

The marking scheme for each section is explained below for your reference:

SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS MARKING SCHEME
A 10 MCQs  1 MARK EACH
20 MCQs 2 MARKS EACH
B 10 MSQs 1 MARK
C 10 NAT Ques 1 MARK
10 NAT Ques 2 MARKS

 

There will be no negative marking for IIT JAM Exam 2022. But you will get a deduction for wrong answers.

 

IIT JAM ADMIT CARD: 2022 Examination

The Admit Card will be made available on the JOAPS portal from January 4, 2022, for you to download. You will need to enter your Enrolment ID and password to log in to the Portal. You must keep in mind the below-given points.

  • For any errors in your admit card, you just need to inform the organizing authority for immediate changes.
  • You will need to carry a printout of the admit card as well as a photo ID proof.
  • The details on your admit card should be correct to avoid any problems on the day of the exam.
  • You must keep your admit safe and in good condition for future use, like during the admission.

 

You can follow steps to download your admit card:

  • Go to the JAM 2022 website and click on the tab under the JOAPS portal
  • Enter your log-in details, Enrolment ID, and password.
  • Check the declaration box and download your IIT JAM admit card 2022
  • Take out the print of your admit card and make sure the print is visible as well as your photograph on the admit card.

 

To know more about IIT JAM admit card click here

 

IIT JAM RESULT 2022:

The result will be announced on the official website on March 22, 2022. You can go to the JOAPS portal by logging in your details. The Results will be declared in the form of a merit list including:

  • All India Rank
  • Your Name, Marks
  • Category and,
  • Your Qualifying Status.

The scorecard will be announced by the authorities in March 2022. Only if you are qualified you can download the scorecard from the JOAPS portal. The date of the release of the scorecard will be notified by the authority.

To Know about IIT JAM exam result click here

 

IIT JAM 2022 FAQs:

Q1. What is IIT JAM?

A. The IIT JAM is a national-level science exam for admission in MSc and Integrated Ph.D. courses offered by the IITs and IISc all over India.

 

Q2. Who will conduct IIT JAM 2022?

A. The IIT JAM exam will be conducted at IIT Roorkee.

 

Q3. Is Maths in Class 12 compulsory for IIT JAM?

A. According to the courses offered by IITs and eligibility criteria, you should have mathematics for the exam

 

Q4. What do I do after IIT JAM?

A. You can take admission in IIT or IISc Bangalore after successfully qualifying in the exam.

 

Q5. What is the advantage of giving IIT JAM?

A. The advantage of the IIT JAM exam is that you can secure admission in the MSc and other courses offered by the IITs.

 

Q6. Can an average student crack IIT JAM?

A. Everyone can clear the IIT JAM exam with well preparation. You just need good practice.

 

Q7. What is the JAM exam for?

A. The joint admission test for Masters (JAM) is an admission test for you to get into the Masters of Science (M.Sc.)

 

Q8. Are JAM questions repeated?

A. The questions may or may not repeat in the exam. You can still go through the questions for your understanding.

 

Q9. Is a calculator allowed in the exam?

A. The virtual calculator will be made available to you during the exam. You are not allowed to carry your calculator

 

Q10. How can I start preparing for the IIT JAM exam?

A. You can start with thorough research about the topic and try to get familiar with the exam pattern and marking scheme. You can also go through the syllabus and try solving mock tests for rough ideas

 

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