IIT JAM 2020: Counselling (Started), Dates, Cut Off (Out), Admission List

IIT JAM 2020IIT JAM 2020 Final Cut Off (3rd round) has been released. Third & Final Admission List has been released on 4th August 2020. Cut Off (2nd Round) has been released on 24th July 2020. Admission Schedule has been revised. The exam has been conducted by the IIT Kanpur on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). IIT JAM is a national level examination organized to offer admission into M.Sc. (four semesters), M.Sc. Ph.D., and M.Sc. Ph.D. dual degree etc. programmes at IITs. The admission is offered to the Indian nationals as well as foreign national candidates. Students qualifying this entrance test can apply for admission into these courses in various renowned colleges of the country. Candidates can go through this article to know various details about IIT JAM 2020 including important dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, result and much more.

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IIT JAM 2020 Notifications – Final Cut Off Released 

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IIT JAM 2020 important dates are available. Check here for dates – application, admit card, exam, result & counselling.

IIT JAM 2020 New Changes Introduced

  • JAM 2020 examination will be conducted for six subjects only. BL (Biological Sciences) has been discontinued.

IIT JAM 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check the IIT JAM dates regarding the exam in the below given table:

Events Dates (Announced)
Commencement of online application form5th September 2019
Last date of online application submission & uploading of documents on website9th October 2019
Correction18th October 2019
Admit card release7th January 2020
Mock test availability21st November 2020
IIT JAM 2020 exam date9th February 2020
Release of Answer Key20th February 2020
Challenging of answer key21st to 24th February 2020
Final Answer key16th March 2020
Announcement of result16th March 2020
Availability of score card31st March 2020
Submission of application for admission20th April – 24th May 2020
Last Date for Receipt of Request for making Changes of Category in Proper Format & Rectification of Defective Documents25th May 2020
Declaration of first admission list29th June 2020
Declaration of second admission list17th July 2020
Last date for payment of admission fee (for 2nd admission list)23rd July 2020
Declaration of third admission list4th August 2020
Last date for payment of admission fee (for 3rd admission list)7th August 2020 
Last date to upload missing documents against undertaking7th August 2020 (5 pm)
Opening and closing of withdrawal option4th to 7th August 2020 
Closure of admission through JAM 20207th August 2020 

IIT JAM 2020 Counselling

The shortlisted candidates will be able to attend the IIT JAM Counselling. Qualified candidates will have to fill the admission form of IIT Jam 2020 from 20th April to 24th May 2020 to participate in the counselling. The first admission list has been released on 29th June 2020. The admission form will be available in online mode through the website.

The admission fee for the candidates will be Rs. 600/-. Through the admission form candidates can choose the courses in order of preference, percentage, category, qualification etc.

Candidates are advised to carry their original documents during the admission.

Candidates will have to carry the following original documents with photocopies at the time of admission:

  • 10th and 12th mark sheet
  • 10th and 12th certificates
  • Category certificate
  • Graduation degree
  • Caste certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Voter id or id proof

IIT JAM 2020 Cut Off

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of IIT JAM Cut off. Cut off will be the minimum marks required in each subjects for the admission procedure.

Through the cut off candidates will be invited based on their preference of course. Participating institutes will give the admission to the candidates on the basis of cut off marks. All the IITs and IISc will release the separate merit list for providing admission in the campus.

IIT JAM 2020 Result

Candidates can check their IIT JAM Result from the website in online mode. Candidates will be able to check their results on 16th March 2020. For each test paper, an all India merit list will be prepared based on the All India Rank (AIR).

The prepared merit list will depends on the total number of seats and availability of seats for students including reservation policy for various categories. Candidates can check their results in the form of score card. The result will represent the merit and rank secured by the students in the exam.

The Score Card (indicating the All India Rank(s) and the mark(s) obtained by the candidate) is available for download from the JAM website from 31st March 2020 for qualified candidates.

IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

After few days of completion of entrance exam, the IIT JAM answer key has been released by the authority. Candidates can access the answer key & question papers in online mode from 20th February 2020.

Through the answer key candidates can calculate their marks obtained in the exam. Candidates can also submit challenges against the answer key from 21st to 24th February 2020 with the submission of proof & online fee payment of Rs.500. After provisional answer key, the final answer key has been released by the authority on 16th March 2020.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: No, only one email address can be used to submit only one application form of IIT JAM 2020.

Answer: No, you don’t have to send the printout of the application form to the exam conducting authority.

Answer: No, there will be no correction allowed after submission of the application form.

Answer: You can apply for either one or two papers. There will be total 6 papers for the exam.

Answer: No, the dimension of the size should be under the given specifications.

Answer: There will be no age limit criteria for IIT JAM 2020 exam.

Answer: The application process has been started from 5th September 2019.

Answer: Yes, you can apply provided you have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination during document verification.

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newiconIIT JAM 2020 application form has been released on 5th September 2019. Check here for application details – fee, documents, process & correction.

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IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check IIT JAM 2020 application form details from below:

  • Candidates can fill IIT JAM 2020 application form in online mode.
  • Candidates are now able to fill application from 5th September 2019.
  • Candidates have to register by providing their name, email, mobile number and password.
  • The application process will include – Online registration, filling details, uploading of images, application fee payment and printing of application form.
  • Candidates have to upload signature, photograph and documents like category certificates in the application.
  • After successful registration, candidate’s user id and password will be sent to the email address provided by the candidate.
  • The official authority will also provide the correction facility after the last date of application form.
  • The enrollment id will be also sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate.
  • Students can appear for either one or two test papers.
  • Candidates can check their application status after submission of the application.
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Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode via debit card, credit card or net banking etc.

In case of fees amount has been debited from your account, but JOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account.

The application fee is given below for all categories:

       Category                          Application Fee
One test paper Two test paper
Females of all categories & SC/ST/PWDRs. 750/-Rs. 1050/-
General/OBC or other categoryRs. 1500/-Rs. 2100/-

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IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check the IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form:

  • Nationality: Candidates should be Indian or foreign citizen.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have done Bachelor’s degree from any recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying marks: Candidates must have obtained minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying exam. For SC/ST/PWD candidates 50% marks must be obtained.
  • Age Criteria: There will be no age limit to apply this exam.
  • Appearing: Candidates who are appearing in the last year of their degree programme can also apply provided they have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination during document verification.

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the IIT JAM exam pattern given below:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • Time Duration: The time duration for the exam will be 3 hours.
  • Total Questions: There will be 60 questions asked in the exam.
  • Type of Questions: Questions will be in multiple choice and Numerical answer type.
  • Language of paper: It will be asked in English language only.
  • Total Papers: 7 papers will be organized for exam.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Negative Marking: In the exam negative marking will be only for section I.

Candidates can check the exam pattern below in the table:

Sections          Question Total marks
No. of questions Type of questions
Section I30Multiple choice questions50
Section II10Multiple select questions20
Section III20Numerical answer type questions30

IIT JAM 2020 Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus will be divided in various topics and chapters from the subjects of biological science, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and geology etc.

The syllabus will be based on studied topics of graduation level.

Some of the topics for each of the subjects are provided below:

Syllabus for Geology:

This section will include questions from the topics i.e. geomorphology, the planet earth, structural geology, paleontology, stratigraphy, petrology, economic geology, applied geology and mineralogy etc.

Syllabus of Mathematics Statics:

This section will include topics from differential calculus, integral calculus, matrix, sequence and series, probability, random variables, joint distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, limit theorem, testing of hypothesis etc.

Syllabus of Chemistry:

This section will depends on mathematical concepts, theory of gases, solid state, chemical thermodynamics, electro chemistry, spectroscopy, adsorption, organic reaction mechanism, basic concept of organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry periodic table, main group elements, chemical bonding and shapes, bio inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry etc.

Syllabus for Biotechnology:

The questions will be asked from General biology, biochemistry and physiology, basic biotechnology etc.

Syllabus of Mathematics:

This section will include the topics function and one variable, integral calculation, differential calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, group theory and sequence and series and real number tec.

Syllabus of Physics:

This section will be based on the topics i.e. oscillation waves and optics, mechanics and general properties of matter, mathematical methods, kinetics theory, thermodynamics, modern physics, electricity and mechanism, solid state physics, devices and electronics and modern physics etc.

IIT JAM 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check below some preparation tips to perform well in the examination:

  • Candidates can solve previous year question papers.
  • Make a proper time table and follow it.
  • Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Candidates must solve the mock test and online papers for better preparation.
  • Eat healthy food and maintain your health to stay fit.
  • Choose the best books and online lectures for the study.

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IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card

IIT JAM Admit card has been made available to the candidates after the final submission of the application form. The exam conducting authority will not sent the admit card to the students by post. Candidates can get their admit card in online mode from 7th January 2020 until examination date.

Candidates must check complete information given on the admit card like exam date and time, exam center, name and address etc. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall showing the admit card. To download the admit card, students have to enter their login credentials.

If you have any other query regarding IIT JAM 2020, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 141 Comments
  1. Shriram gupta says:

    If i select obc category at the time of form filling and in case after exam during admission my obc cerficate is not there then they will count me in general category or not

  2. vijay says:

    sir i have 49.38% in graduation.i also fill up thethe improvement form . sir please give me a chance to apear in exam

  3. vijay kumar says:

    sir i have 49.38% in graduation.are i apear in onl y exam ?. please give me a chance.

  4. Rittik Hazra says:

    I have got a message that my photo is rejected for dark background. Can i change it?

  5. Langkhu says:

    I failed In mathematics subject in 12th and I’ve done my B.sc chemistry and my subject combination was Geology.. So mi eligible for m.sc chemistry?

  6. Langkhu says:

    I’ve done my B.sc chemistry and my subject combination was Geology. So,there’s any rejection??

  7. manoj kumar says:

    sir i wants admission for zoology msc,ph.d .can i take it from jem2020?

  8. Mohini dev says:

    I’m a student of 2nd year zoology honours I got64%marks….but in my pass subject my marks are below than 50%
    I passed my 12th with 70%marks…but I didn’t pass in math so it is counted as sixth subject as best of 5subject’s marks are counted……
    So am i eligible for the jam 2020exam

  9. Nayana T S says:

    Sir,after registration,while filling the online application form there was change in the email id than that given while registering and it is not allowing for correction and hence not verified.Can I proceed without verifying for payment,if not suggest any way to correct the email id

  10. HARESH SAHOO says:

    Is there any examination centre in pundichery

  11. Prachi Agarwal says:

    I am in bsc 3rd year . I have secured 56% in 1st year and 51% in 2nd year can I register for 2020 jam?

  12. Mrinmay Bhattacharjee says:

    Actually currently I am pursuing B.Ed and I have already qualified in M.Sc Physics in 2018. But through JAM if I qualify for then which transfer certificate shall I carry during admission??

  13. tejashyamk says:

    what if my board issues graduation certificate late ? according to admission (counselling) date ..

  14. Anjali Pandey says:

    Can I pay the fees through offline mode(challan system) instead of online?

  15. Urmila Boro says:

    If I have 10 and 12 exam percentage is below the 50% but degree is 50% in chemistry…
    Can I get admission if I pass Jam exam…

  16. Afrin says:

    Test paper 1,test paper 2 means??

  17. RAN ADHIKARY says:

    Which colleges of West Bengal are offered to a jam examinee?

  18. Misba haram says:

    Cuttoff marks for qualifying in the exam out of 100?

  19. Shraddha Rajore says:

    If there is one subject is back in 4sem, will we can give this exam?

  20. Poonam says:

    Hello sir , in my first year in bsc I hadn’t chemistry, but I have chemistry in my second year and third year, so can I eligible for this entrance in chemistry.

  21. Biswajit Jena says:

    I am a +3 2nd year student. Can I face IIT jam exam 2020 for practice?

  22. Biswajit Jena says:

    How many times one can appear IIT jam exam?

  23. somsher lepcha says:

    My category certificate is not uploading …while i am uploading it says session expired login again. what should i do?

  24. Mk Mari says:

    Sir Iam b.sc physicics studying. Iam atten for iiT jam plz ans

  25. Kirti Gawande says:

    Sir there is no syllabus available for biological science or microbiology…

  26. Mukesh chavan says:

    what is difference between One test paper and Two test paper.

  27. gokulraj says:

    i want to m.sc chemistry in iit madras so what kind of subject i would prepare this jam exam

  28. Sg says:

    I am 2019 passout with percentage 54 and gave back paper but result is pending , so in qualification field what i should fill “appearing” or these percentage only ,because jam form closes on 8th october and my result will be declared in november

  29. Priya says:

    Do I need to get the printed confirmation page of IIT jam application signed by principal and re-upload it?

  30. Kunu says:

    I am from Arunachal pradesh and I can’t find exam centre for iit jam…what do I do..??

  31. shruti kirti says:

    i am pursuing b.sc. (biology)lastyear with subjects botany and chemistry am i applicable for applying m.sc. chemistry through JAM

  32. Twinkle says:

    Sir I am doing bsc maths hons
    Now and I have filled non medical by mistake in my qualification details in application form of iitjam instead of maths hons….sir what should I do now??….can I edit it??

  33. Rahul kumar kumawat says:

    Sir I have passed bsc with 59 percentage can I apply for iit jam 2020 please reply sir

  34. kuldeep says:

    sir i am in msc final yr(industrial chemistry), i wanted to appear in jam
    so in qulifying degree column should i chose Bsc or other degree

  35. Prasanta says:

    Can a b.tech student apply.

  36. Vaishali shrimali says:

    Is it true, that Subject biological Sciences (BL) discontinued?

  37. RAJKUMAR SINGH says:

    May I pursue msc from distance after qualifying JAM??


    What does it mean:fees for 1paper, fees for 2papers?

  39. Bikram Ghosh says:

    Sir i am studying bsc third year.but i dont have my result of bsc second year.it will publish after some day.can i apply the form before getting my result?is it needed to show the result of second year on the applying process?plz tell me.

  40. Badal Vairagade says:

    Sir… Is there an environmental science subjects too?

  41. Ranjana says:

    Sir mein biology department se hu… Kya mein iit jam keliye this yr aply kar sekta hu..???

  42. n.surya says:

    Is bsc life science legible for this exam

  43. Aashna says:

    Do we have to fill separate form for different iits????

  44. MrutyunjayA says:

    Sir,How many attempts are there for a candidate

  45. SAI KRISHNA says:

    Is Computer Science exam available in JAM?

  46. Janaki says:

    Could u plz tell me best online classes for jam mathematics

  47. Rajni says:

    I have given final year bsc mathematics exams in 2019.but I have two backlogs of last year.I will give exams of them in 2020 may.Am I eligible to give 2020 feb IIT jam .

  48. Manjunath says:

    Sir , while filling the application should I have original caste n income certificate to applod or just the number or code of my caste n income certificate its enough ? Please reply sir

  49. Mohd Ahmar says:

    Sir privous year ki cutt off kitni gai thi

  50. tej says:

    sir, I’m complete my MSc but my % below 55%. so I want to do again MSc with integrated Ph.D. can I eligible for this exam.

  51. Malipatel Mahesh says:

    Hi jam 2020 doesn’t conducting biology(Bl) entrance exam

  52. Suhel aly says:

    Iitjam ki preparation kese kare

  53. Vruha Patil says:

    What is the validity of iit jam scorecard?

  54. divyanshi says:

    grdaution is not completed ,i m appearing in my final year and last yr percentage is 49% so can i fill the form

  55. Vinay pradhan says:

    Jam biological science is removed in 2020 ?? Why?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      There has been no official notification regarding remove of biological science. Till then you must not consider yourself that it has been removed.

  56. Malipatel Mahesh says:

    Sir I this jam 2020 there is no syllabus available for biology/microbiology students

    Please give a confirmation a bout this 🙏 as quickly as possible

    Your obeint

  57. Nikhil patil says:

    Which subjects are compulsory for doing M.Scin chem in I it jam.

  58. Alok arya says:

    Sir mai bsc zoology botany geography se kiya hu kya mai biological science se iit jam exam de sakta hu

  59. Sangeetapatil says:

    Sir i studied BSc final year i written jam exam or not plz inform me

  60. Lava Kumar says:

    Tq u so much sir

  61. Sai sowmithri says:

    Sir, please tell me biological science exam which date will conduct

  62. Bikash says:

    Currently I am in Chemistry Hons Part 3 ,but in part 1 i got 46 marks in math .Have I any problem regarding this ?

  63. DARAB SINGH says:

    क्या 10+2 में PBC तथा GRAGUATION में ZBC वाले CHEMISTY से MSc Kar सकता है क्या

  64. SACHIN SHARMA says:

    I have enrolled in previous year for IIT jam but not given paper so now I have enrolle with a new I’d or old I’d will work.

  65. Kishor ingole says:

    I got cleared my graduation but when I am studying for it I got fail in sem 2 and 3 whic h I cleared. So my question is that can I also apply for jam in chemistry

  66. Surya Narayanan says:

    Sir mere math me 41,no h but total ,,%66.6 h kya my Dall skta hu

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates must have obtained minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying exam. For SC/ST/PWD candidates 50% marks must be obtained.

  67. G saiteja says:

    My exam will complete in last week of may 2020 how can I take admission for pg in april

  68. Rajat Bhattacharya says:

    Can I appear in jam(biotechnology) or chemistry if i did not have mathematics in 10+2?

  69. Pragati khanorkar says:

    Can u please send me syllabus for IIT jam exam in biotechnology 2020.plz email me.

  70. Deepak pandey says:

    Please tell me that how many attempts can I give to crack jam..

  71. Manish kanshi says:

    Please provide full syllabus of IIT JAM MATHEMATICS 2020 ,plz email me or notify me

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