Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test [IIT JAM]

IIT JAM 2018

Exam Date : 12th February 2018 To 12th February 2018
Result Date : 24th March 2018

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Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for IIT JAM 2018

  • JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc) is a gateway to various professional courses such as M.Sc (2 years), M.Sc-PhD, M.Sc-M.Tech, Joint M.Sc-PhD, and many other Bachelor degree courses.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM) is conducted on 12th February 2018 to allow admissions to candidates into Joint M.Sc-Ph.D, M.Sc.-Ph.D Dual Degree, M.Sc-M.Tech at IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore.
  • It is a national level test that is conducted once in a year.
  • Candidates who crack the examination are enrolled into M.Sc courses in reputed universities and colleges of India. Candidates should know the counseling procedure
  • The registration for Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (IIT JAM) 2018 starts in the month of September every year.
  • A lot of students appear for the exam and only those who fulfill the eligibility criteria, qualify the test and other procedures, are given admission into the reputed institution.
  • Candidates are advised to refer the books to be clear with the concept.

Exam Summary for IIT JAM 2018:

Name of the Examination

JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for MSc.)

IIT JAM 2018 Organising Institute

IIT Delhi

Exam Level

All India Level Examination

Exam Type

Postgraduate Examination

Exam Date

February 2018


  • Application form for IIT JAM is released on 5th September 2017.
  • Eligible candidate can apply for the same on or before 10 October 2017.
  • To know more about the IIT JAM Application process click here.

IIT JAM 2018 Application Process

  • The interested and eligible applicants have to apply only online for IIT JAM 2018 from the official website.
  • The candidates are advised to go through eligibility criteria before they start application procedure.
  • The candidates should be ready with scanned photograph and signature of the specified format.
  • There is an only online mode for an application form.

IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card

  • Candidates can download their IIT JAM 2018 admit card on the official site.
  • The candidates appearing for the examination can download the admit cards for IIT JAM 2018 after the availability of the official notice.
  • JAM admit cards will only be available online.
  • The candidates can log on to the JOAPs (JAM Online Application Portals) to download the admit cards- Check Here

IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates are suggested to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Candidates should be Indian National or Foreign candidates can also apply.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the specified stream from any recognized college or university.
  • Candidates must have obtained minimum 55% marks for general & OBC-NCL candidates and 50% marks for SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates must have knowledge about the exam pattern of IIT JAM 2018.
  • The IIT JAM exam will be organized through online mode (Computer Based Test).
  • The question paper will be in English language only.
  • There will be total 60 questions asked in the examination which is divided into A, B, C sections.
  • There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.

IIT JAM 2018 Important Dates

IIT JAM 2018 Important Dates Summary

  • IIT JAM application form availability: The  online application form for the ITT JAM exam will be available from 5th September 2017 to 13th October 2017 
  • ITT JAM application form fee payment: The IIT JAM application fees should be paid by October 13th, 2018.
  • IIT JAM application form submission for admission: The application form should be submitted for admission on the IIT JAM 2018 website from 13th October 2017.
  • IIT JAM Admit Card: The IIT JAM admit card can be accessed by the candidates and downloaded from the official website 10th January 2018. 
  • IIT JAM exam date: The IIT JAM exam will be held on 12th February 2018.
  • IIT JAM result: The results of the exam will be declared on 24th March 2018.
  • IIT JAM Change of category or rectification of defective documents: The last date for receipt of a request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Delhi is May 10th, 2018.
  • IIT JAM First admission list publication: The IIT JAM first admission list will be published on June 2nd 2018.
  • IIT JAM Second admission list publication: The  IIT JAM second admission list will be published on June 20th 2018.
  • IIT JAM Third and final admission list publication: The third and final admission list will be published on July 3rd, 2018.
  • IIT JAM Closure of admission: The IIT JAM admissions will be closed on July 7th, 2018.

IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree of minimum three years' duration from a recognized university.
  • Candidates who have a degree from distance learning courses are also eligible.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their final year examination can apply as well.
  • 50% of the seats under the purview of the IIT JAM exam are reserved for category candidates.
  • The General and OBC category candidates must have at least 55% marks in their graduation to be eligible. 
  • Indian and foreign nationals are eligible for the IIT JAM exam.

IIT JAM 2018 Application Process

Application Process Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

  • Application Process: The IIT JAM online application process will begin on 5th September 2017  and end on 13th October 2017.
  • The application form will be available on the official website and the candidates have to apply for the exam only through the online application form from the website.
  • Registration: Candidates have to register themselves on the official website by providing their personal details and contact details in order to fill in the online form.
  • Enrollment Number: Once the registration process is complete, an email which contains the candidate's enrollment number will be sent to the registered email id.
  • Details:  The candidate is required to login and fill in the information about his/her parents,  educational qualifications, choose preferable exam center, and the subjects for the test paper.
  • Scanned documents: The candidates are required to upload scanned copies of their photograph, signature, and SC/ST/PWD certificate (if applicable). Once the above details have been filled and the form can be reviewed and submitted. 
  • Application fee: The payment of application fee is the last step in the application process after which the form has to be submitted.

IIT JAM 2018 Application Form Details

Application Form Details Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

  • Application form availability: The IIT JAM online application forms will be available from 5th September 2017 to 13th October 2017.
  • Application Procedure and details: The IIT JAM application form will be available on the official website.
  • The candidates can apply for the exam through the IIT JAM Apply Online Link. 
  • The candidates are required to fill personal and academic details and pay the fee as per the category they belong to and the subjects they opt to answer.
  • The printout of the completed application form and the payment receipt can be kept for future reference.
  • The IIT JAM application fee is Rs. 1500 for the General and OBC category candidates for one paper and Rs. 2100 for two papers.
  • For the reserved category candidates, there is a concession in the application fee to be paid.The fee to be paid by the candidates belonging to the reserved category is Rs. 750 for one paper and Rs. 1050 for two papers.

IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

  • The admit card for IIT JAM will be available from 10th January 2018 on the official website. 
  • The candidate has to visit the admit card portal on the official website.
  • Candidates have to enter the details asked for and the admit card is then accessible.
  • The candidates are required to download the admit card and retain it until the end of the counseling round. 
  • The IIT JAM admit card contains details such as the candidate's name, roll number, date, time and venue of the exam etc.
  • Admit card will not be sent via post by the examination authority and has to be availed from the official website.
  • It is a mandatory document to be carried by the candidate on the exam day to the test center.
  • The admit card should not be tampered with or plagiarized.

IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

The IIT JAM exam paper consists of three sections of questions.

  • Section A: Section A contains 30 multiple choice questions out of which there are 10 questions carrying one mark each and 20 questions carrying two marks each.
  • There will be negative marking for the questions in this section and for each wrong answer to the questions carrying one mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted
  • Similarly, in this section for a wrong answer to the questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted.
  • Section B: Section B contains 10 multiple select questions carrying two marks each. There may be more than one correct option out of the four options. There are no negative or partial marking provisions.
  • Section C: Section C contains 20 Numerical answer type questions which consist of 10 questions carrying one mark each and 10 questions carrying two marks each. The answer is a signed real number. Candidates have to enter the answer using a virtual numeric keypad.
  • Questions which are unanswered will be awarded zero marks.
  • Candidates will be provided with an online virtual calculator.
  • Duration: The exam will be for a duration of 3 hours.

IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

The topics to be studied under the following seven subjects are as follows:

  • Physics (PH): Simple Oscillators, Solid state physics-devices, and electronics, Modern physics, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, etc.
  • Chemistry (CY): The main topics are as follows Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, etc.
  • Mathematics (MA): The main topics are as follows Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, etc.
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS): The paper has two parts. The mathematics syllabus is as follows Differential Equations, Matrices, etc. The statistics syllabus is as follows Testing of Hypotheses, Estimation, Sampling distribution, Joint distribution, etc. Statistics carries 60% weightage and mathematics carries 40% weightage.
  • Biological Sciences (BL): The main topics are as follows Mathematical Sciences, General Biology, etc.
  • Biotechnology (BT): This paper has questions from Physics (18% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage), Chemistry (18% weightage) and Biology (44% weightage). The syllabus includes the topics studied in the 10+2+3 level.
  • Geology: The main topics are as follows Applied Geology, Economic Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy, etc.

IIT JAM 2018 Results

Results Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

  • Date:  The IIT JAM results will be published on March 27th, 2018.
  • The results will be declared online on the official website and can be accessed by the candidates.
  • Merit list: Merit lists will be prepared for the General, SC/ST, and PWD category candidates.
  • Procedure to access Result: Candidates have to visit the results portal on the official website.
  • The results can be downloaded from the portal and can be retained by the candidates until the end of the counseling session.
  • Scorecard: The IIT JAM scorecards will be available for download from April 9th, 2018 to July 31st, 2018.
  • The scorecard contains the marks obtained by the candidate in IIT JAM and the candidate's All India rank as per the scores.

IIT JAM 2018 Counselling

Counseling Summary for IIT JAM 2018 

  • After the announcement of the results on the official portal of IIT JAM, the counseling session will begin 
  • Candidates who are in the merit list published by the examination authority are eligible for counseling round.
  • These shortlisted candidates are required to register for the counseling session through the official website.  
  • Candidates can submit their application form for admission on the IIT JAM 2018 website from April 12th, 2018 to April 15th, 2018.
  • Candidates have to pay a counseling fee of Rs. 600 via E-Challan through State Bank of India. 
  • The counseling session fee is nonrefundable.


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