IIT JAM 2021: Application Form (Released), Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern

IIT JAM 2021IIT JAM 2021 Application Form has been released on 10th September 2020. Exam will be conducted by one of the IIT’s on a rotation basis on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). IIT JAM is one of the national level examination organized to offer admission into M.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D., and M.Sc. Ph.D. dual degree etc. programmes. For the year 2021, IIT JAM will be conducted by IISc, Bangalore. Candidates can get admission in various universities through entrance exam. Candidates can go through this article to know complete information about IIT JAM 2021 including important dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, result, etc.

IIT JAM 2021 Notifications – Application Started  

newiconIIT JAM 2021 Application Form has been released on 10th September 2020. Check here for application details. 

newiconIIT JAM 2021 Exam Dates have been released. The exam will be conducted on 14th February 2021. Check here for exam dates details. 

IIT JAM 2021 Highlights

Who is organizing IIT JAM 2021? – IISc, Bangalore 

When i can apply for IIT JAM 2021? From 10th September 2020, Check application form

When will be IIT JAM 2021 exam conducted ? On 14th February 2021, Check exam schedule

Are there any new changes introduced in IIT JAM 2021 ? – A new paper of Economics (EN) has been added this year

For how many papers will IIT JAM 2021 be conducted ? 7 subjects (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematical Statistics & Economics)

Can I apply for more than one paper ? Yes, you can apply for either one or two papers (not scheduled in same session)

Can I appear for Biological Science paper in IIT JAM 2021 ? No, this paper has been been removed from last year.

In what mode will be the IIT JAM 2021 exam conducted ? Online CBT mode, Check exam pattern

Will IIT JAM Syllabus changed for 2021? – No, Check syllabus

Application Form Exam Dates Exam Pattern

  Eligibility Syllabus FAQs

IIT JAM 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check here the complete official exam schedule of IIT JAM 2021:

EventsDates 2021 (Announced)
Starting of online application form10th September 2020
Last date of online application submission & uploading of documents15th October 2020
Commencement of correctionOctober/ November 2020
Admit card release5th January 2021
Mock test availabilityJanuary 2021
IIT JAM 2021 exam date14th February 2021
Announcement of result20th March 2021
Score Card27th March to 31st July 2021
Submission of application for admission15th – 28th April 2021 
Last Date for Receipt of Request for making Changes of Category in Proper Format & Rectification of Defective DocumentsBy 4th May 2021 
Declaration of first admission list16th June 2021
Declaration for 2nd admission list1st July 2021 
Declaration of 3rd admission list16th July 2021 
Closure of admission through JAM 202120th July 2021 

IIT JAM 2021 Application Form

  • The IIT JAM 2021 application form can be submitted through online mode.
  • Candidates are able to fill the application form from 10th September 2020 through JOAPS.
  • Multiple application submitted by the candidates will be liable to be rejected.
  • Candidates have to upload necessary documents such as photograph, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.
  • Last date to register will be till 15th October 2020.
  • Once the application form is submitted, candidates will not be allowed to make any correction in the application form.
  • Candidates are required to fill all the details carefully and submit it on time.
  • Keep the printout of the application form till the admission process gets over.

Application Fee:

  • Once the fee submitted, it cannot be changed/rectified.
  • Candidates can make payment using net banking, debit or credit card.
Group/ CategoryApplication Fee
One test paperTwo test paper
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwDRs.750/-Rs.1050/-
All OthersRs.1500/-Rs.2100/-
Check Here – How to Fill IIT JAM Application Form

IIT JAM 2021 Quick Links

What should I Study for IIT JAM 2021? Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who wants to appear in JAM 2021 exam should fulfill the following Eligibility Criteria for admissions to IITs:

  • Nationality: The candidates of Indian/Foreign nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or appearing in last year of bachelor’s degree.
  • Required Marks: In the qualifying degree, the candidate should have aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) of at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply.

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the IIT JAM exam pattern in order to appear in the entrance exam.

  • Mode: The exam will be organised through online CBT mode. 
  • Duration of Exam: The total of 3 hours will be provided to complete the exam.
  • No. of Questions: 60 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: Questions will be in Multiple choice (MCQ), Multiple Select question (MSQ) and Numerical answer type (NAT).
  • Language: It will be asked in English language only.
  • Papers: 7 papers will be asked in the exam. A new paper of Economics has been added this year.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Negative Marking: Negative marking will be only for section I.
 No. of questionsType of questionsTotal marks
Section 130Multiple choice questions50
Section 210Multiple choice questions20
Section 320Numerical answer type questions30

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

The IIT JAM syllabus will be comprised of various topics and chapters including biological science, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and geology etc. Some of the topics of syllabus are given below:


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

Mathematics Statics:

It include differential calculus, integral calculus, matrix, sequence and series, probability, random variables, joint distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, limit theorem, testing of hypothesis, etc.


This section will contain the topics such as 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.


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


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


It has the topics such as 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 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check below some preparation tips for IIT JAM 2021 exam:

  • Candidates must go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Must solve the previous year question papers.
  • Make a proper study time table and follow it on a regular basis.
  • Solve the online or offline mock test to score good marks and to be aware with the exam pattern.
  • Eat healthy food and maintain your health to stay fit.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The change of exam center may be permitted, if a request with a valid reason for the same is submitted through the JOAPS website along with an online payment of Rs. 500/-.

Answer: Scrutiny and verification of documents is a manual process, so it takes time due to a large number of applications.

Answer: Candidates can fill the application form through online mode by JOAPS website.

Answer: Candidates have to upload Class X Certificate as a single pdf file within file size.

Answer: You can upload one of the following

  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID
  • First page of Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • School Transfer Certificate (TC) showing Nationality
  • Nationality Certificate issued by the authorized government agency.

Answer: If there are two semesters in a year, then the documents of the two semesters have to be uploaded together as a single pdf. In this section, you have to upload marksheets and degree/provisional certificate (if applicable).

Answer: You can add as many number of preferences as possible based on your qualified JAM Test Paper(s).

Answer: No, do not send any hard/ printed copy of the documents.

Answer: Candidates can modify the “Programme Choices” after submitting the choices, but before the last date of submission. They cannot change any other information in the application after submitting their application.

IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card through online mode from 5th January 2021.

A printout of the downloaded admit card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification.

No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2021 examination without a valid admit card and original ID.

The IIT JAM 2021 admit card must be kept by the candidate and produced at the time of admission.

IIT JAM 2021 Answer Key

The IIT JAM answer key will be released by the authority through online mode. Candidates can get the answer key in last week of February 2021.

Through the answer key candidates can calculate their marks which they will be going to score in the exam.

Candidates can also submit challenges against the answer key with the valid proof. After provisional answer key, the final answer key will be released by the authority.

IIT JAM 2021 Result

Result will be available for download from 20th March 2021. Candidates can download their score cards from  27th March to 31st July 2021. Candidates will be able to download their IIT JAM result through online mode.

For each test paper, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to the candidates based on the performance in the test paper.

The tie-breaking criterion will be adopted for assigning the rank to the candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper.

The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the concerned candidates will be awarded the same rank.

IIT JAM 2021 Merit List

The IIT JAM merit list 2021 will be released with the result.

For each test paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, EWS, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject.

These candidates will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding at IITs and IISc. Candidates included in the All India Merit List will be based on the category declared by the candidates in their application.

IIT JAM 2021 Cut Off

Candidates will be selected for the counselling on the basis of cut off marks released by the official authority. Candidates should be required IIT JAM minimum cut off marks in each subject for the admission procedure.

After releasing of the cut off marks, candidates will be called for the counselling. 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 their campus.

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling

The candidates those name will be listed in the merit list will be called for the counselling. Candidates will be able to attend the IIT JAM counselling through online mode.

Qualified candidates will have to fill the admission form after releasing of the result. The first admission list will be available on 16th June 2021. 

The admission form will be available in online mode through the website.

The candidates have to pay Rs. 600/- as admission fee. Candidates can choose the courses in order of preference, percentage, category, qualification etc.

The admission form will be released on 15th to 28th April 2021. Candidates are advised to carry their original documents during the admission.

If you have any other query regarding IIT JAM 2021, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 42 Comments
  1. Pavan Kumar G says:

    Sir now I am studying final year bsc …next I will take one year gap of studyy … The geology syllabus be changed or not changed in next year sirr
    …pls reply sirr

  2. Lavkush Kumar Namdev says:

    Iti new admission for machinary

  3. Bineeta Pramanik says:

    Sir, I am now in 2nd year of my college preparing for 3rd semester in B.sc(Math). My last semester (6th) will take place in 2022. May I take part in Jam Exam (math)-2021 to gather experience ?

  4. Rasagna says:

    I completed second year of bsc but exams are not conducted due to covid ..I may complete final year by 2021.but I couldn’t get certificate by June..am I eligible to write exam

  5. Priyal Bhargava says:

    Can I fill in my application in 2 subjects

  6. Raihan says:

    I’m state base OBC not all india base …in this case during the application from fill up of IIT JAM 2021 should I mentioned myself as a reserved category or as general ?

  7. Aditi says:

    Is 12th maths is compulsory for taking admission in msc chemistry through iit jam?????plz reply soon

  8. kuhu says:

    sir, I am student of 5th semester and I don’t have 55% in semester exams but will clear the arrears… can I apply for jam2021?

  9. Chauhan mittal says:

    can i appear for iit jam in my second year (BA atrs)…and 3 year complete in diploma in Agroprocessing

  10. Ankita Routray says:

    If there is any possibility of change of exam date due to covid-19?

  11. KAMATCHI S says:

    Whether BSC biochemistry is eligible to write IIT JAM

  12. Neetu Yadav says:

    I don’t have mathamatics in 12 but i have pursued passing certificate of mathamatics throw nios(National institute of open schooling) can I eligible for jam throw biological sciences?
    Pls reply your answer can help me to solve this problem

  13. Neetu। Yadav says:

    Sir is jam exam will be conducted for biological sciences this year?

  14. Thoriya akshay says:

    Due to covid-19 exam postponed or not ???

  15. Deenbandhu Kumar says:

    I have completed my bachelor degree B.E. in chemical engineering. Can I apply for JAM 2021 for Mathematics.

  16. Babi Mondal says:

    Sir,Is 12th class math compulsory for jam on biotechnology ?

  17. Aboli says:

    What will be the structure of exam in this year due to the affect of covid-19

  18. Sakshi patil says:

    How many min time required to crack this exam?
    I’m last year student with subject statistics so how can I prepare for it?

  19. Karan Vaja says:

    Tell me about jam exam center…
    Please give me information about this.

  20. Divyanshi rathore says:

    I want to be crack the IIT jam
    So I want it support

  21. Sourabh says:

    How many subjects are in iit jam for preparation of iit jam 2021

  22. Shakir says:

    I am a civil engineering student. I’ve taken 1 year of physics and 1 year of fluid mechanics in my B.Tech.. Am I eligible for IIT JAM Physics?

  23. Nandita says:

    Good day sir!
    Will you be requiring 12th grade mathematics marks during application? I had maths till 11th grade, as I was doing the IGCSE Syllabus. I had all the other science subjects and a language. Will that be enough for application?

  24. Chinu jain says:

    Sir mAi iss year final mai hu abhi mere ek semester k exams nhi hue kya mai abh iit jam exam de skti hu

  25. Saurabh says:

    Sir can i take admission through iit jam in math msc, but i am partial color blind

  26. Surya says:

    Sir,I am a biochemistry and industrial microbiology student..Can I appear for MSc Physics?..Or i can only appear biology science and biotechnology..

  27. Yashika says:

    Sir, I want to know that it is compulsory to have 12 maths for MSc to give chemistry exams.

  28. Shyam Patadia says:

    I have got a year back in my bachelors, does that breach any eligibility criteria for getting into IIT?

  29. Swapan says:

    Sir i want to ask that i want to take admision in msc phd integrated course in biology for it syllabus will be for entrance ?? ad will it contain chem phy maths also ?

  30. Shreya Basu Roy says:

    Can I appear for IIT JAM in my second year of b.sc.?

  31. Franklin says:

    Complete fees???

  32. Dipsubha Deb says:

    I am now in second year of my college. I am doing engineering. So i was saying that if I give my exam on 3rd year will they allow me to take admission in next year. Actually my course duration is 4 years of engineering. So I can give exam on 3rd year or 4th year or will I be given admission if I give exam on 3rd year.

  33. Lareaunts murugan says:

    Excellent 👍👍👌

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