17 Aug 2018

JAM-2019 Entrance Exam. for Admissions in IITs, NITs & IISERs in M.Sc. & Ph.D Schedule

JAM-2019 Schedule, Eligibility, Key Dates, Courses, Admit Card, Syllabus, Question Papers, Answer Keys, Result, Rank and Merit List

JAM 2019 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes covered under JAM 2019 need to appear in JAM 2019. There is no age restriction
The JAM 2019 online examination will be held on February 10, 2019 (Sunday) in two sessions as Computer Based Test (CBT). The schedule for different Test Papers of JAM 2019 is given below.

JAM 2019 Examination Test Schedule 

Exam Date- 10.02.2019

1st Session (9:00 AM TO 12:00 Noon) Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA), Physics (PH).
2nd Session (02.00 PM to 05.00 PM) Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS).

Key Dates-

(i) Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application- September 05, 2018
(ii) Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents- October 10, 2018
(iii) Admit Card Download- January 04, 2019
(iv) Mock Test link- January 10, 2019
(v) Date of JAM 2019 Examination- February 10, 2019
(vi) Announcement of the Results of JAM 2019- March 20, 2019
(vii) Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2019 Website- April 11 - 24, 2019
(viii) Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Kharagpur- To be announced later
(ix) Declaration of First Admission List- To be announced later
(x) Declaration of Second Admission List- To be announced later
(xi) Declaration of Third and Final Admission List- To be announced later
(xii) Closure of Admissions through JAM 2019- To be announced later
For more info- Click here

Application Fee for JAM 2019

i). Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD
One Test Paper- Rs.750.00 
Two Test Papers- Rs.1050.00
ii). General and OBC
One Test Paper- Rs.1500.00
Two Test Papers- Rs.2100.00

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2019 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ER) for admissions in IITs.

*All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.

*In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).

Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2019.

At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.

How to Apply-

Candidates can apply for JAM 2019 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at the website http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in
The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in from September 01, 2018. 
A candidate has to first register on JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. 
The candidate must give an E-mail address that he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communication to the candidate from JAM 2019 will be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else's E-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address. 
Similarly, the candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communication may also be sent via SMS. The password that the candidate provides should be chosen such that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he/she will require it to login to the online application website. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing candidate’s Enrolment ID will be sent to the E-mail address provided by the candidate. The Enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this enrolment ID along with the password for all JAM 2019 related communications or website operations. Candidates are advised to keep the ID along with the password information safe and confidential.

Admit Card

An Admit Card, bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JAM 2019 website from January 04, 2019 till Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post/E-mail. The Candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2019, IIT Kharagpur immediately. If a candidate is not able to download the Admit Card, then the Chairman JAM of the respective IISc/IITs (See Appendix III), under which the first choice Test City/Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone/Fax/E-mail, giving the Online Enrolment ID, Name, E-mail ID, Mobile Number, Mailing Address and City Code of the desired Test Centre (first choice) to get information about the Registration Number and the Name of the Test Centre allotted.

A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification. Please note that you have to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application. No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2019 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original ID. The Admit Card should be presented to the invigilators/JAM officials for verification.

The Admit Card of JAM 2019 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute.

Syllabus For JAM 2019

1. For Biological Sciences (BL) Syllabus- Click here 
2. For Mathematics (MA) Syllabus- Click here
3. For Physics (PH) Syllabus- Click here
4. For Biotechnology (BT) Syllabus- Click here
5. For Chemistry (CY) Syllabus- Click here
6. For Geology (GG) Syllabus- Click here
7. For Mathematical Statistics (MS) Syllabus- Click here

Admitting Institute

IIT Bhubaneswar

IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Guwahati

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Indore

IIT Jodhpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

IIT Patna

IIT Roorkee

IIT Ropar

IIT Varanasi

IIT Bhilai

IIT Dhanbad

IIT Palakkad

IISc Bangalore

Results sharing Institutes

Centralized Counselling for M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech) for NITs (CCMN) Institutes


IISER Institutes


Pattern of Test Papers

The JAM 2019 Examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result innegative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partialmarking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.

There is provision of using online virtual calculator and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.

Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.

A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.

The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination.

Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2019, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to the cancellation of his/her candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future. The candidates are advised to visit the JAM 2019 website for more details on the patterns of questions for JAM 2019, including examples of the questions. Candidates will also be able to take a mock examination through a 'Mock Test' link that will be made available on the website closer to the examination date. 

Courses for Admission-

Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor's degree programmes
To view courses & institutes- Click here

Question Papers and Ans.Key

Will be uploaded on February 25, 2019.

Rank and Merit List-

Rank and merit list will be uploaded after examination.

Old Question Papers

Old question papers are available on the official website of JAM. Candidates can download the same from the website. 
To download old question papers- Click here

For more info visit the official website of IIT Khargpur- Click here

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