IIT JAM Eligibility 2020 – Check General & Qualification Eligibility

IIT JAM Eligibility 2020 should be checked by candidates before applying. Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM)  is the national level exam for admission to M.Sc and other post-bachelor degree & dual degree programmes at IITs. IIT JAM eligibility criteria are given below in detail. The JAM exam is gateway for admission to integrated Ph.D programme at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) & IITs. IIT, Kanpur is the organizing institute for JAM 2020 examination. Only eligible candidates will be able to apply for JAM 2020. Through this article, candidates can check JAM 2020 eligibility.

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IIT JAM Eligibility 2020

Here, candidates can check the complete eligibility criteria:

General Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility before filling the IIT JAM 2020 application form.

  • Nativity: Indian national as well as foreign national will be eligible for JAM.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates applying for JAM must have bachelor’s degree as a qualifying examination degree.
  • Minimum Marks: The qualifying examination must be passed with minimum 55% aggregate marks (in all subjects including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) without rounding off.
  • Candidates belonging from SC/ST category will require to obtain at least 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off.
  • In case of grading system/CGPA, the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute.
  • Candidates who will be pursuing the qualifying examination have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination to the admitted institute by 30th September 2020.
  • There will be no restriction in the upper age limit for JAM.

Test Papers & Codes & Eligibility for Admission

Here, we are providing the eligibility criteria of various courses offered under IIT JAM exam 2020. The examination will be organized in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers, of Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).

Test Paper (Test paper code)Academic Programme(s)Institute(s)Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with minimum durationEssential subjects at (10+2) level
Biotechnology (BT)M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITIAny Branch/ SubjectNo Restrictions
M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITB, IITRAny Branch/ SubjectMathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
 
Chemistry (CY)
M.Sc. ChemistryIITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM, IITBHU,  IIT BhilaiChemistry for three years/six semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in ChemistryIITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
Geology (GG) M.Sc. Applied GeologyIITB, IITRGeology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological ScienceMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeologyIITKGP, IITBBS
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geology*IITISMB.Sc degree (3 year) with Geology as Honours/ Major/ Main/Equivalent subject and any 2 subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.Mathematics
Mathematics (MA)M.Sc. in EconomicsIITRMathematics as one of the core subjectsNo Restrictions
M.Sc. MathematicsIITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRMathematics for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and ComputingIITISM
M.Sc. Mathematics and ComputingIITG,
IIT Bhilai
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics and ComputingIITH
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in MathematicsIITBBS, IITKGPMathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters.Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
Mathematical Statistics (MS)M.Sc. Applied Statistics and InformaticsIITBMathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semestersNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc. StatisticsIITKStatistics for at least two years/ four semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Physics (PH)

 

M.Sc. PhysicsIITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM, IITBHU, IIT BhilaiPhysics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semestersNo Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in PhysicsIITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in PhysicsIITK
M.Sc. Applied GeophysicsIITBPhysics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters
M.Sc. AstronomyIITIPhysics and Mathematics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters / Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryMathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
M.Sc.(Tech) in AppliedGeophysicsIITISMB.Sc Degree (3 yr.) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years/4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, and Statistics for 1 year/ 2 semesters.No Restrictions

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  1. Sakshi says:

    Sir,I am biotedoing bscchnology.Can I apply for chemistry through JAM exam. I was a PCB student.

  2. Sakshi says:

    Is it necessary to have maths in 10+2 for chemistry jam exam and also in DU?If yes then is there any other prestigious institution where maths is not required? Please reply soon

  3. Chaitalee kadam says:

    I passed bsc in 2013with 59%and I passed msc in 2016 with 56.9% can I take admission for PhD or joint msc -phd can I give the iit jam chemistry exam

  4. Chaitalee kadam says:

    I pass out bsc in 2013 with 59% and I passed msc in 2016 with 56% can I take admission for PhD in chemistry ? For that one what is procedure

  5. Jabiya says:

    Sir, I’m a final year microbiology student.Am I eligible to write the exam? I want to take MSc in microbiology but their is no option provided above for microbiology. If I’m qualified can I be able to study my subject ?

  6. meghraj says:

    i have taken electronics in third year can i give the exam

  7. Munish raj says:

    I have completed my graduates in 2017 can i elgible for 2019 jam..pls comnt

  8. ashish says:

    sir i am in b.sc chemistry honors can i go for iit jam physics

  9. SHILPI says:

    I took admission in ISM dhanbad, then left it due to some reason. will I be eligible to give the JAM entrance 2019?

  10. Rupanka das says:

    I have Geology as a major subject and mathematics and chemistry as a core subjects… Can I apply for Geophysics.

  11. Ankit says:

    Bsc-industrial chemistry vale bhi ye exam de sakte hai?

  12. Rupanka says:

    I have geology as a major subject and math and chemistry as core subjects… Can I apply for applied geology,

  13. Krishna kant says:

    Essential subject require in b.sc for doing m.sc (biological science) from iit.?

  14. Myu says:

    I’m studying bsc in CBZ group , but I tooked fishery in 11th 12th , so there was no mathematics in my 11th 12th, is I’m eligible in jam entrance for M.sc in chemistry

  15. Kathija says:

    I didn’t study maths at my higher secondary level. I didn’t take maths as an allied subject in college. I’m studying B.Sc chemistry. Can I apply for JAM? Am I eligible for JAM test ?

  16. Vijay Malik says:

    What to do if I got 71 rank all over India in jam 2018 but still they are showing I’m not eligible for interview

  17. Koushik Roy Pramanik says:

    Sir,i am a student of statistics. May i eligible to apply for both subject (Staistics and Mathematics )in JAM?

  18. Jack patel says:

    Respected sir,i have backlog in one subject, i cleard it now.. So can i apply for this examination.?

  19. Puneet says:

    I am a mechanical engineer (B.E.) passed out in 2015… Gradually i realised my bend towards physics and want to pursue higher education in pure or applied physics…. Am i eligible for IIT JAM ?

  20. sourav Biswas says:

    Sir I’m studying final year with physics honours. …I have 70% of previous 2 years. But my equivalent general and language subject is below 50%…I’m belonging sc category. ..am I eligible iit jam 2018?

  21. Satyarth says:

    Sir,i m a bsc life sci student with zoo,bot and chem subjects and i had pcmb in 12th,so am i eligible for biological science exam?

  22. Naveen says:

    Sir, I’m studying 1st year bsc agriculture. Can i apply for jam exam for biological sciences paper

  23. subhash jha says:

    I’m b.sc 2nd yr student. My hons. Is chemistry . I’ve got 72.5% marks in 1st yr exam but promoted in subsidiary physics. Am i eligible for jam after b.sc fully complete ?
    plzz …… Kindly reply me

  24. Subhash says:

    I’m student of b.sc 2nd year .my hons. Is chemistry . I’ve got 72.5% marks in 1st yr exam but promoted in sub. Physics . Am i eligible for jam after b.sc fully pass ?

  25. Dimpi Biswas says:

    sir…plzzz kindly reply me

  26. Dimpi Biswas says:

    sir, I am a student of B.Sc 5th sem (3rd year) and I took honours in Mathematics… my subjects were physics, mathematics (honours subject) and statistics. I had back in statistics (general subject) once in 2nd sem (1st year)….but sir, I have cleared it in 4th sem(2nd year)… am I eligible for IIT, JAM entrance examination?????? I already have filled up the online form….

  27. Sumit kumar says:

    Sir! I am B.sc pass out in 2017 but I failed B.sc 1st year and again passed B.sc 1st year and finally B.sc passed 2017 so I eligible IIT jam for mathematics

  28. sumit kumar says:

    Sir! I am B.sc pass out in 2017 ,but I failed in bsc 1st year and again B.sc 1st year pass .
    So I am eligible for IIT jam mathematic

  29. Pragati says:

    I m bsc final year student(zoology, chemistry,botany)i have done 12th with PCB.i don’t have maths in class 12th.am i eligible for iit jam for chemistry 2018.

  30. Geeta says:

    I am a student of 4th yr pursuing B.Sc.B.Ed. Integrated course (PCM). Now I’m in my last year and doing chemistry honours but I’m appearing for maths m.Sc. in iit-jam entrance. My professors’ told me I can appear in Maths exam as I’ve studied maths for 8 semesters.. But I’ve doubt regarding what marks should I be submitting when asked for qualifying discipline? Maths or chemistry? Will I be able to appear in IIT-JAM entrance for maths??

  31. Mahi says:

    Sir I’m b.sc pass out in 2014 and I’m fill the Jam 2018 form…. I wants to know can I give the exam jam 2018

  32. Ritwik Maity says:

    Sir !! I am a student of b.SC(PCM) 1st yrr.. I want to complete M.SC (chem) in future !!! Am I eligible to give jam???

  33. sameera says:

    hello sir, iam pursuing Bsc nutrition & iam from Bipc stream, i dont have mathematics in 10+2. i want to do msc(analytical chemistry), am i eligible for JAM 2018. please sir, kindly respond.

  34. Suryakanta says:

    Sir i am persuing Bsc(itm) can i eligible to apply JAM mathematics

  35. Mahima patel says:

    Can I appear for jam in physics,I am in ty bsc ,having physics as my main subject but I haven’t taken maths not even for one year,I was having maths in my 11th nd 12th,am I eligible?

  36. pragyan panda says:

    without having math as optional can i appear jam for doin msc. in applied physics??

  37. Amitha says:

    Sir I am a student of final year bsc electronics and communication systems. Am I eligible for IIT jam for doing MSC physics.

  38. Hitesh says:

    Hello sir…
    I have done 10+2 with biology and now i’m in b. Sc third year (chemistry) i’m Eligible for iit jam (chemistry )

  39. Shalini says:

    thanks sir, providing this precious information related to JAM 2018. I am also preparing for the JAM. It will help me. Can you please tell me the new notifications regarding IIT JAM also.

  40. anushka says:

    Sir I am in the last year of bsc biotechnology I didn’t had maths in my 12 standard, am I eligible for iit jam 2018 exam

  41. Sreelakshmi says:

    Sir I am doing my bed biochemistry now.After completing can i apply for iit jam in biological sciences?

  42. Prabhash kumar says:

    Sir.i am study in bsc chemistry part 3 and my bsc result will be clear in last september 2018 can i apply iit jam 2018 pls sir bato… I confused

  43. radhika says:

    Sir I m final year student of b.sc(chemistry,botany,zoology) but not having maths in 12th will I m eligible for jam 2018 chemistry.

  44. deepika says:

    sir i’m in final year now and i have 1 backlog and it will be cleared by october . Will i be able to give this exam ?

  45. sourav biswas says:

    Sir I am 3rd year physics honours running student my 1 year and 2year physics average 70% math 70% chemistry 40 and ben and eng 47 out of 100 …I am belonging sc catagory sir can I eligible for iit jam exam 2018…..

  46. molik prajakta says:

    Sir, I’m the student of agricultural biotechnology.i want to apply for JAM 2018 for MSC biotechnology but is there any compulsion of having maths in 10+2 level for applying JAM 2018 biotechnology?

    • radhika says:

      Sir I am final year student of b.sc in chemistry,botany ,zoology but not having maths in 12th.will I am eligible for jam chemistry 2018.kindly reply.

  47. Hanuman says:

    Sir
    I am going to completing bsc biology this year.
    In +2 my subjects are physics chemistry and biology .
    Can i do msc chemistry through iit-jam

  48. dharmendra mourya says:

    i am a student of bsc 2 year what will i do for future in msc from iit or iis from jam

  49. Sucharita says:

    I am a student of b.sc 3rd year computer science . What about me ? Can I apply ? I mean ,there is any master degree course with computer science? Plz reply soon

  50. shivraj kumawat says:

    Sir.. i passed my 12th in biology and doing bsc in chemistry zoology and botany so can i give exam of iit msc jam from chemistry after completing my graduation

  51. Sushma singh says:

    sir, I have passes by BSc this year with 55% in Botany(hons). So, sir I want to know that whether I will be able to apply next year for biological science. Pls reply

  52. Sushma singh says:

    sir, I have passes by BSc this year with 55% in Botany(hons). So, sir I want to know that whether I will be able to apply next year for biological science

  53. Ajeya says:

    Sir I persued for pcb in 12 so I am not having maths in 12 sir plzz can you tell m if I am eligible to give iit jam for biological sciences

  54. Saumya Singh says:

    Sir…I want to appear for this exam..but I didn’t have maths in my 11th nd 12th standard..nd did my bsc with zoology botany and chemistry..I am willing to do MSc biotechnology..am I eligible? If not then please give me details.

  55. Ashwini says:

    Sir I am doing BSc in biochemistry zoology microbiology. can I write iit jam exam in chemistry? Or is it that I must try only under biological science?

  56. Basit Altaf says:

    Sir, i am doing B.Sc in Chem. Bot. Zoo. and have passed my 12th with Phy, Chem, Biology and Maths . I want to do M.Sc Zoology in IISC/IIT.can i apply?

  57. nisha says:

    sir i m doing bsc in chem bot zoo and had math in 12th std i want to do msc in chem am i elligible to apply for iit jam

  58. Nisha Khatri says:

    sir i m doing my bsc with chem botany zoo and had math in 12th std i want to do msc in chem. Can i apply for iit jam?? Sir plz reply…

  59. Aadi says:

    Sir…
    I want pursue msc chemistry from iit and my 12 std subject biology not maths so i eligible iit jam..???
    Sir plzz replayy….

  60. Surbhi says:

    I have done my graduation but not applied for jam.so next year can I apply for it.and I had micro chemistry and zoology in graduation but want to persue msc in environment is that possible

  61. NARENDRA SINGH says:

    Sir my daughter is doing B.sc zoology botany and chemistry she did her 12th with English Hindi Physics chemistry and biology now she wants to appear in IIT GEM with a course biological sciences , is she eligible for the course please reply sir Thanks

  62. Rahul Mishra says:

    Sir, i have passed +2 science having with 52% mark…… M i eligible to give the iit jam entrance for physics??????….. Kindly help me sir…. Plz reply me sir

    • Aksh Shah says:

      There is no mentioned for 10+2 results. But from your question I think You have not completed Bsc. If you have not completed BSC you should first complete.then you can give this exam…

  63. Pratibha says:

    Sir,i am studying in b.voc(polymer science).it is UG course… Can i apply for iit jam

  64. Braja kishore Marndi says:

    Sir can I apply for IIT-JAM after one year later of graduate. Please reply me.

  65. How many marks are required for getting admission in any college of IIT or iisc for st/sc condidate says:

    Sir how many marks are required to get admission in any college for st/sc candidate in IIT jam chemistry.please reply me.

  66. mohd nadeem says:

    Sir how many attempts a person gets and if I leave one or two year after graduation completed and then I apply for IIT jam then am I eligible for apply

  67. saurabh dhengale says:

    I will have a bachelor degree in engineering. Will I eligible for iitjam?plz guide.

  68. ashi says:

    M in bsc 2nd yr with subjects zoo botany n chem bt NO mathematics in 12 std . M i eligible for msc chem in iit jam exam next year if i got abv 55% aggregate in bsc??

  69. Kynjohbor lyngkhoi says:

    Sir can i apply for IIT JAM 2017 msc chemistry but failed maths in +2 level and taking chemistry hons in graduate level with zoology and botany as general subjects.

  70. without rounding off means sir

  71. Rivu Ghosh says:

    If I repeat or drop in any year during B.Sc or undergraduate course, will I be eligible for IIT jam?

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