IIT JAM 2020: Application, Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

IIT JAM 2020IIT JAM 2020 Notification has been released. It will be 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.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern FAQs

IIT JAM 2020 Notifications – Notification Released

newiconIIT JAM 2020 complete notification has been released on 11th July 2019. The application form will be started from 5th September 2019. Check here for application details.

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 submission8th October 2019
Admit card release7th January 2020
Mock test availabilityJanuary 2020
IIT JAM 2020 exam date9th February 2020
Answer key releaseLast week of February 2020
Announcement of result20th March 2020
Score card availability1st week of April 2020
Submission of application for admission9th-22nd April 2020
Declaration of first admission list1st June 2020

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 will be 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.
  • 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.

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/-

Check here- How to IIT JAM Application Form.

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.
  • 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, electrochemistry, 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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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 7 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 will start from 5th September 2019.
Answer: Yes, you can apply provided you have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination during document verification.

IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card

IIT JAM Admit card will be 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 will get their admit card in online mode on 7th January 2020.

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.

IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

After few days of completion of entrance exam, the IIT JAM answer key will be released by the authority. Candidates will be able to access the answer key in online mode in last week of February 2020.

Through the answer key candidates can calculate their marks obtained in the exam. Candidates can also submit challenges against the answer key with the proof. After provisional answer key, the final answer key will be released by the authority.

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 20th 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.

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 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 to participate in the counselling. The first admission list will be available on 1st 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.

The admission form will be released from 9th-22nd April 2020. 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

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

Displaying 14 Comments
  1. Lava Kumar says:

    Tq u so much sir

  2. Sai sowmithri says:

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

  3. DARAB SINGH says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. G saiteja says:

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

  8. Rajat Bhattacharya says:

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

  9. Pragati khanorkar says:

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

  10. Deepak pandey says:

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

  11. Manish kanshi says:

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

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