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JAM 2016 Notification and Exam Date

JAM 2016 Notification and Exam Date

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras invites applications for admissions to JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc. (JAM) for the academic year 2016.

JAM is an yearly exam conducted for admissions to 2 years Master of Science (M.Sc), joint M.Sc-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree M.Sc-Master of Technology (M.Tech), M.Sc-MS (by research), other post-bachelor’s degree and Ph.D dual degree programs at the IITs in Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Jodhpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and Ropar and integrated Ph.D programs at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

JAM is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

=> The Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM 2016 are given Below, along with the names of the Test Papers with their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2016. Admission to some programmes will additionally depend on an interview.

=> Candidates should have at least 55% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for general/ OBC (NCL) Category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC/ ST and PwD Category candidates in the qualifying degree.

=> For candidates with grades in letter/ CGPA (instead of percentage of marks) the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the admitting institute(s).

Mode of Examination

JAM is Computer Based Test (CBT).

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

Candidates can apply for JAM 2016 ONLINE only through JOAPS(JAM online Application Processing System).Please click Browser Settings and read the details given below before starting the online application process.

=> JOAPS (JAM online Application Processing System)
The candidates can do most of their interactions with JAM through the JOAPS interface provided at JAM 2016 website.

=> Information/Document Requirements for Filling in Application Form
Before registering and logging in to JOAPS, a candidate is advised to keep the following information/documents ready:
=> Personal information (name, E-mail address, mobile number, date of birth, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).

=> Address for communication (including PIN code).

=> Eligibility degree details (Name of the degree,percentage of marks/CGPA, college information).

=> JAM test paper(s) for which a candidate wishes to appear.

=> Three choices of JAM examination cities.A candidate can choose the first two choice from a zone.The third choice is meant as All India Choice,that is,any center in the list.However it may also be choosen from the same zone as choosen for choices 1 and 2.A list is available at the JAM site

=> Good quality image (in .jpeg format) of the candidate's photograph conforming to the requirements specified in Photograph Requirements on pages 8-10 of the JAM 2016 Information Brochure available at JAM site.see also page 2 & 3 below

=> Good quality image (in .jpeg format) of the candidate's signature conforming to the requirements specified in Signature Specifications on page 11 of the JAM 2016 Information Brochure.see also page 2 and 3 below.

=> Scanned copy of SC/ST/PwD Certificates in pdf format only (if applicable)

=> Details of a valid ID Proof the candidate carry to the examination hall (any one of the following: Aadhar ID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID)

=> Netbanking login and password to make the application fee payment via online net banking mode. In case the payment is to be made through debit card/credit card, then have the following information like debit card/credit card number, password, CVV number ready with you.

=> Step-1: Registration at JAPS
A candidate who wish to apply for JAM 2016 examination must first register on the JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. Please note that Name of the Candidate, Email Address and Mobile Number (10 digits) cannot be changed in the later stage, hence they MUST BE carefully verified and confirmed before submission.

=> Step-2: Filling in the Application Form
Upon logging in to the JOAPS website,the candidate needs to fill in information, such as the number and choice of test paper(s) that he/she wishes to appear, city choices, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian's name and mobile number, nationality, category, PwD(Person with disability)status,address for communication, details of valid personal ID information, information on qualifying degree, percentage of marks/CGPA, status of graduation, college information, etc.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of JAM: Click here to download application form

Important Dates:

JAM Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: September 02 2015
  • Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through e-Challan: October 10 2015
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: October 14 2015
  • Date of Examination JAM 2015: February 7 2016
  • Declaration of JAM 2015 Results: March 23 2016
  • Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2016 Website: April 15-24 2016
  • Last Date for receipt of request for change of category along with valid documents in proper format at IIT Madras: April 29 2016
  • Declaration of First Admission List: June 15 2016
  • Declaration of Second Admission List: June 29 2016
  • Declaration of Third and Final Admission List and the Closure of Admissions through JAM 2016: July 11 2016

Test Cities:

List of cities where JAM will be conducted in 2015
Zone: Cities

IISc Bangalore: Benagaluru,Hubli, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur

IIT Bombay: Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara

IIT Delhi: Delhi-NCR, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi

IIT Guwahati: Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri

IIT Kanpur: Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur: Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras: Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli,Tirunelveli ,Warangal

IIT Roorkee: Dehradun, Jalandhar-Phagwara, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali-Rupnagar-Fatehgarh Sahib, Moradabad, Roorkee-Muzaffarnagar

Selection Process:

Results will be announced on March 23rd 2016.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Beside Adyar Cancer Institute,
Opposite to C.L.R.I,
Sardar Patel Rd,
Tamil Nadu 600036

Question Pattern JAM 2016

JAM 2016 examination will be conducted for the seven test papers, namely: Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA) , Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). All seven test papers will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) : Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.

2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a differencethat there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.

3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, (IIT Madras)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959.

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