The Joint Admission Test - IIT JAM 2018
The Joint Admission Test for MSc. or IIT JAM 2018 is a computer based online test for those IIT and IISC Bangalore aspirants who wish to take admission in the Msc programs, Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual course and the other Post Bachelor Degree Program and integrated PhD programmes offered by these esteemed Indian institutions. Other than IISC Bangalore, the participating IITs for JAM 2018 are IIT Kharagpur, IIT Ropar, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Indore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, Bombay, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Dhanbad and IIT Patna.
IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates who wish to pursue higher studies in all the IITs in India should have completed their graduation and secure a minimum of 55% marks (5.5 out of 10 CGPA), without the rounding off for the unreserved category candidates. For the unreserved category candidates, they should secure a minimum of 50% (5 out of 10 CGPA) marks without rounding off. Those candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear for their final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2018. The institutes consider various subjects including the subsidiary and the language with the distinct years combined.
How to apply for IIT JAM 2018
The IIT JAM 2018 aspirants can only apply online by logging into IIT JAM 2018 official website from 5th September, 2018. The online application process ends on 17th October, 2017.
IIT JAM 2018 Exam Dates
Given below is the exam dates for IIT - JAM 2018:
- Online registration and application process will start:
5th September 2017
- Closure of the online application process and uploading documents:
17th October, 2017
- Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online process:
17th October, 2017
- Exam Date of JAM 2018:
11th February, 2018
- Date of result announcement:
20th March 2018
- Submission of Application Form for Admission:
3rd April - 17th April, 2018
- Last Date for receipt of change request of defective documents/format rectification:
7th May, 2018
- Declaration of First Admission List:
22nd May, 2018
- Declaration of Second Admission List
12th June , 2018
- Declaration of Third and Final Admission List
29th June, 2018
- Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018
05th July, 2018
IIT JAM 2018 Exam Schedule
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Test Papers and Codes: Mathematical Statistics (MS), Geology (GG), Chemistry (CY), and Biotechnology (BT)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Test Papers and Codes: Physics (PH), Mathematics (MA) and Biological Sciences (BL)
Fee structure for JAM 2018Female candidates (all categories): Rs. 750 for 1 paper and for 2 papers Rs. 1050
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD (both male and female): Rs. 750 for 1 paper and for 2 papers Rs. 1050.
For all other candidates:
Rs. 1500 for 1 paper and Rs. 2100 for 2 papers.N.B.
The fees mentioned above is non-refundable and should be paid only through online mode.
IIT JAM 2018 Admission Requirements
The aspiring candidates for JAM 2018 should fulfill the eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore and the all the IITs.
The candidates belonging to the OBC and General category should atleast score a minimum of 55 % marks (5.5 out of 10), without rounding off, (including all the subjects and even languages and subsidiaries, of all years) and for the candidates falling under SC/ST and PD category must get atleast 50% aggregate marks (5 out of 10), without rounding off, including all the subjects and even languages and subsidiaries, of all years) in their qualifying degree. However, the equivalency of the marks in percentage will be decided by the particular institute, if the candidate scores in CGPA or grades.
The Candidates are required to submit the pass certificate as a proof of qualifying the degree with all the required eligibility that is specified by the particular institute.
Reservation of Seats
There are certain number of reserved seats for candidates belonging to the reserved categories that include SC, ST, OBC and Physically Disabled. These reservation of seats are only done according to the Government rules and regulations.
Given below are the minimum education qualification for admission to IISc, Bangalore and IITs for
various master degree programmes
- M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Geology (IITKgp)/ M.Tech. Geological Technology (IITR)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geology (IITB)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Earth Science (IITBBS):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Geology for three years or six semesters and any two subjects in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biological Sciences. They should have Mathematics at the (10 2) level.
- M.Sc. Applied Geophysics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects for two years and at least one as a subject for three years.
- M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Statistics or Mathematics as a subject for a minimum of four semesters or two years.
- M.Sc. Statistics (IITK):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Statistics as a subject for a minimum of four semesters or two years.
- M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree in any branch of Medicine (MBBS)/ Engineering/ Veterinary/ Pharmacy/ Agriculture/Science. For IITB's M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology and M.Sc. Biotechnology, the candidates must pass Mathematics at the 10 2 or equivalent level.
- M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Chemistry (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Chemistry (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Chemistry for six semesters or three years and Mathematics 10 2 or equivalent level.
- M.Sc. Mathematics (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITH, IITK, IITM)/ M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing (IITG)/ M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (IITR)/ M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (IITR)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research:
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least four semesters or two years.
- M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Physics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics (IITB, IITK)/M.Sc. Physics - M.Tech. Materials Sciences (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject for atleast four semesters or two years and Mathematics as a subject for a minimum of two semesters or one year.
- M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for four semesters or two years and any of the other remaining two subjects for two semesters or one year.
- M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (IITB):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree with one of the subjects Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology or Biology for four Semesters or two years, and any one of the other remaining subjects for at least two semesters or one year. They should also have Mathematics at the (10 2) or equivalent level.
- Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
The candidates must complete their bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. They must also pass Biology at the (10 2) or equivalent level.
- Integrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
The candidates must complete their B.Sc or equivalent examination with Chemistry as the core subject. They must also pass Mathematics at the 2 or equivalent level.
- Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
The candidates must complete their engineering undergraduate or B.Sc with mathematics as a core subject for six semesters or three years.
- Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences (IISc Bangalore):
The candidates must complete their B.Sc or equivalent degree with Physics as their main subject.
The papers that include Biological Sciences,Mathematics and Physics will be held at the morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m and papers like Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology and Mathematical Statistics will be held at the second session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The candidates are allowed to take one or both test papers.
IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern
The JAM 2018 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all the seven papers and it will be online. The test will have a choice of seven test papers for its candidates, out of which they can only appear in one or a maximum of two test papers. Other than the registration fees, there is also an additional fee for the second test paper. It is important to note that the candidates who plan to appear for more than one paper should ensure that the dates for the test don’t clash.
The duration for each paper will be of 3 hours duration and will be of 100 marks. The question paper will have a total of 60 questions.List of papers in JAM 2018
The whole paper will be objective type and will come in three sections, A, B, C:
- Biological Sciences (BL)
- Biotechnology (BT)
- Chemistry (CY)
- Geology (GG)
- Mathematics (MA)
- Mathematical Statistics (MS)
- Physics (PH)
i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):
The Multiple Choice Questions will have four choices and out of which only one is correct. There would be 30 MCQs at section A of every paper which would carry 1 or 2 marks each. For every wrong answer there would also be a negative marking of one-third.ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ):
The MSQ is quite similar to MCQ with four given choices, but the difference is that they have one or even more than one correct answers. There would be 10 MSQs of 2 marks each in the Section B of every paper. The selection of the right answer would earn full marks to the candidate and there is no partial or negative marking for wrong answers.iii) Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT):
In the Numerical Answer Type Questions, the answers are real numbers which are to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. There are no choices for these types of questions. There would be 20 NATs of 1 or 2 marks each at the Section C of every paper. There are no negative markings for wrong answers in this section and students are also allowed to virtual calculator on the monitor.