IIT JAM 2018 Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test

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What is IIT JAM ?

IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test) is conducted every year in Feb for admission in various Postgraduate programmes like M.sc, integrated M.sc+P.hd in IIT's and Indian Institute of science (ISC),...

IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test) is conducted every year in Feb for admission in various Postgraduate programmes like M.sc, integrated M.sc+P.hd in IIT's and Indian Institute of science (ISC), Bangalore. IIT Bombay is conducting IIT JAM 2018 on 11th Feb 2018. It will be an online examination (computer based paper). The eligibility criteria for writing IIT JAM is a candidate should be a graduate in any stream with 55% marks in aggregate for students belonging to General Category and there is the relaxation of 5% i.e 50% marks in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Candidates with foreign nationality can also apply to this exam. Final year students can also apply for IIT JAM (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test 2018) provided they submit the required documents at the time of admission and there is no upper age limit for applying to this exam.

The Commencement of ONLINE Registration has already begun on JAM 2018 Website from September 5, 2017. Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website is October 17, 2017, the same is the Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through the Online process. The fee will be non-refundable.

Candidates would be appearing for IIT JAM exam on 11th Feb 2018. The exam pattern details include examination type, duration of exam, no. of questions, mode of exam etc. JAM 2018 will be a Computer Based Test conducted in an online mode. There are 3 sections in the exam consist of total 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.

IIT JAM Admit card will be available from January 9, 2018, and can be downloaded from the official website. It is mandatory for a candidate to bring the admit card, without admit card candidates will not be allowed to sit in the examination. The admit card contains the details of the student's name, Photograph, registration, Signature of the candidate, Code of Test Pater and complete details of Exam Center. It is suggested to all the aspirants to check all the details printed on admit card carefully after downloading it.

There are seven papers of IIT JAM viz,  Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics. The Syllabus for IIT JAM 2018 has been released by the conducting body. Students can prepare for these subject in advance for the exam.

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IIT JAM 2018 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 02-Sep-2017
Registration Ends on 13-Oct-2017
Exam Starts on 11-Feb-2018
Result Date 20-Mar-2018

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IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates would be appearing for IIT JAM exam pattern on 11th Feb 2017. Candidates with the help of exam pattern can prepare well for IIT JAM exam. The exam pattern details include examination type, duration of exam, no. of questions, mode of exam etc.

IIT JAM exam is objective type exam, there are 3 sections in the exam pattern total 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The duration of the exam is 3hrs

There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.

Complete details for JAM Exam Pattern

IIT JAM Exam pattern

 

 


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IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility

IIT Bombay has recently released the eligibility criteria of IIT JAM exam, given below is the eligibility criteria of IIT JAM:

1.Bachelor's degree in any stream

Candidates appearing for IIT JAM exam must hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline.

2.At least 55% aggregate marks and 5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC students

The minimum percentage required for the exam is 55% for general category although there is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/Pwd candidates, they need to have at least 50% marks in graduation.

3.Foreign National and Indian national both are eligible to apply.

All the candidate's whether a foreign nationality or Indian nationality can apply for this exam. 

4.No restriction in the upper age limit for JAM.

There is no age limit for JAM exam, as per the rules stated by conducting body, there is no restriction in the upper age limit for IIT JAM exam.

5.Final year students can also apply

All the students who are currently in final year of graduation can also apply for this exam provided they submit the proof of passing with required document by Sep 2018.

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Application Fees

There are two modes of paying the application fees:

Online - The application fee can be paid via net banking, debit/credit card. The application fee is non-refundable.

Offline(E-challan) mode via SBI. 

The application fee for different categories is mentioned below:

Group/Category

Fee Details

One Test Paper

Two Test Papers

SC/ST/PwD & Female (all categories)

Rs.750/-

Rs.1050/-

All others

Rs.1500/-

Rs.2100/-

 

 

Top Colleges accepting IIT JAM 2018

Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 29,218 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 55,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 54,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 72,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 48,450 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 38,160 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 17,252 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 1,25,650 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MSc
Fees: Rs. 20,000 /-
Duration : 2 years

IIT JAM 2018 Selection Procedure

The candidates are advised to read JAM eligibility criteria carefully before filling JAM 2018 application form. The candidature of the candidates will get cancelled if they don't fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Online submission of the application form has already started from 5th September 2017, the last date of the application form submission is 10th Oct 20177, no application will be accepted beyond this date. The exam will be taking place on 11th Feb. 2018 across various cities.

Document Required for filling Application form

  1. Scanned image of photograph in pdf format 
  2. Scanned image of signature in pdf format 
  3. Valid Photo Identity Card in pdf format 
  4. Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate in pdf format
  5. Copy of the marks-sheet of the fifth or sixth or seventh semester as the case may be in pdf format 
  6. Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Head of Institute/ Dean/ Registrar/ Head of Department in pdf format 
  7. Caste Certificate in pdf format (if applicable) 
  8. Disability or PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable)

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IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card

IIT JAM admit card will be available online on 9th January 2018.  

The admit card details contain the following particulars of the students:

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Candidate's Photograph
  3. The Registration Number of the candidate
  4. Signature of the candidate
  5. Code of Test Pater
  6. Details of Exam Center

Admit card can be downloaded from the official website. It is mandatory for a candidate to bring the admit card, without admit card candidates will not be allowed to sit in the examination.


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IIT JAM 2018 Preparation Tips

IIT JAM 2018 will be conducted by IIT Bombay on 12th Feb 2017.There are various books available for preparing for IIT JAM. Students can also solve test papers. There are many online mock papers available online.

Check out some steps to prepare for JAM 2018:

1.Check IIT JAM Syllabus & Exam pattern

2.Go through marking scheme and negative marking

3.Diligent study

4.Prioritise syllabus and study accordingly

5.Solve mock test paper & previous papers.

6. Check reference books carefully

7.Sleep for atleast 6-7hrs

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Test Centres

IIT JAM conducting body IIT Bombay has shared the list of test centres for JAM 2018, mentioned below is the complete list of exam centres of JAM exam;

Institute Cities
IISc Bangalore Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Jalandhar, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee,Kurukshetra, Noida

The test centres mentioned above in the table are institute wise data.

IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus

IIT JAM 2018 syllabus has been released by the conducting body.

The are  seven papers of IIT JAM viz,

  1. Biological Sciences,
  2. Biotechnology,
  3. Chemistry,
  4. Geology,
  5. Mathematics,
  6. Mathematical Statistics and
  7. Physics

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IIT JAM 2018 Counseling Details

IIT JAM counselling will be organized once the result for the exam is announced. A candidate who falls in the category of merit list will be only applicable to participate in the counselling session of IIT JAM 2018. The counselling session will go to be conducted within the second or third week of April 2018


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IIT JAM Previous Years Question Papers

CY 2017 Question Paper
CY 2017 Question Paper
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BT 2017 Question Paper
BT 2017 Question Paper
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BL 2017 Question Paper
BL 2017 Question Paper
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IIT JAM Answer Keys

Answer Key 1
BL 2017 Answer Key
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Answer Key 2
BT 2017 Answer Key
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Answer Key 3
CY 2017 Answer key
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Exam Toppers

"Harsh Gupta" 22-year-old hailing from Jaipur is the topper of IIT JAM 2017.

He scored 999 out of 1,000 in the examination. He is currently studying the final year B.Tech at Jaipur's Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT).He has secured all India rank 1 in chemical engineering. I

In a recent interview, he quoted "I will consult my seniors and teachers to decide whether I go for a Master's at an IIT or try for a job in a public sector undertaking (PSU)"

Intake

Given below is the intake for all the IIT JAM Participating Institutes:

S.No.

Institute participating in JAM

Number of seats offered through JAM

1.

IIT Bombay

342

2.

IIT Bhubaneswar

103

3.

IIT Delhi

167

4.

ISM Dhanbad

128

5.

IIT Gandhinagar

82

6.

IIT Guwahati

149

7.

IIT Hyderabad

67

8.

IIT Indore

72

9.

IIT Jodhpur

30

10.

IIT Kanpur

179

11.

IIT Kharagpur

181

12.

IIT Madras

157

13.

IIT Patna

45

14.

IIT Roorkee

168

15.

IIT Ropar

33

IIT JAM 2018 Result

An All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all the appeared candidates based on the performance of the candidates in the test paper. In case of Tie break following criteria will be taken into account.

  • The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper will be as follows:
  • 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 candidates concerned will be awarded the same rank.
  • Merit List will be declared on Tuesday 20th March 2018.
  • The results will be available on the website: http://jam.iitb.ac.in. 
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