ABOUT IIT JAM EXAM



Highlights 

  •  IIT Roorkee is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2022. 

  • JAM 2022 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers. 

  • All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2022 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions, namely (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. 

  • Applications for JAM 2022 examination will be accepted ONLINE only during August 30- October 11, 2021 through link available on JAM 2022 website.  No hard copies of documents are to be sent to the Organizing Institute. The required documents are to be uploaded online to the application website only. 

  • No hard copy of JAM 2022 scorecard will be sent to the JAM 2022 qualified candidates by the Organizing Institute. It can only be downloaded from JAM 2022 website within a specified period. 

  •  No additional requirements, such as suitability test or interview, are needed for admission to the programmes in IITs under JAM. 

  • Candidates who qualify in JAM 2022 are eligible to apply for admission to IITs in the academic year 2022-23. 

  •  Applications for admission to IITs by JAM 2022 qualified candidates can be submitted from April 11-25, 2022 ONLINE only through link available on JAM 2022 website. 

  • Integrated Ph.D. programmes in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences & Biological Sciences at IISc Bangalore may use the JAM results to shortlist candidates for an interview for the final selection.

 INTRODUCTION 

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament in 1956. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a premier research and teaching institute established in 1909. The IISc and IITs are well-known, the world over, for high-quality education in engineering, science, social science, management and research in frontier areas. The aim of these institutes is to build a strong foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The current pace of advancement of technology needs a coherent back-up of basic science education and research. The vibrant academic ambience and research infrastructure at IISc and IITs motivate students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences, social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. Further, IISc and IITs have well-equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks and state-of-the-art libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote close and continuous interface between the faculty and the students. A number of financial assistantships are available to SC/ST and other deserving/meritorious students at individual institutes. 

             From the Academic Session 2004-05, IITs started conducting a Joint Admission test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country. JAM has been established as a benchmark for the undergraduate level science education in the country. The Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISc, started in the early 1990s to enable students to directly join a Ph.D. Programme after their B.Sc. Degree, has flourished under JAM. From the year 2021, a new Test Paper Economics (EN) is added and the purview of JAM is extended to social sciences to provide admission to Masters Programmes in Economics at the IITs. To reflect this, the name of the examination was changed to Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) from 2021. 

      The M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at the IITs and the Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at the IISc offer high-quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at the IISc and IITs. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction is English for all the above mentioned programmes. All programmes are open to all eligible students irrespective of their nationality.


GENERAL INFORMATION 

a) JAM 2022 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes for the academic year 2022-23 covered under JAM 2022 must appear in JAM 2022. There is no age restriction.

 b) JAM 2022 will be held on February 13, 2022 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.

 c) For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s). 

d) To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme. JAM 2022 

e) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2022 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2022. By qualifying in JAM 2022, candidates can apply for a provisional admission subject to the condition that:

 (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2022. 

f) On the basis of performance in JAM 2022, for each Test Paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates. 

g) Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2022. 

h) Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by May 04, 2022. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

 i) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2022 or being in the merit list of any Test Paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s). 

j) The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirements and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s). 

k) With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2022 shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned. 

l) In all matters concerning JAM 2022, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2022 will be final and binding on all the applicants. m) Although JAM 2022 is held at different centres across the country, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2022. In case of any claims or disputes related to JAM 2022, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Nainital High Court (Nainital, Uttarakhand) alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.


ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

 The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at the IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2022. 

  1.  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc): Integrated Ph.D. Programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences. 

  2.  IIT Bhilai (IITBhilai): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics. 

  3.  IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Geology, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. The modalities for selection to the Ph.D. programme in the joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme are as follows: After completing the third semester of the M.Sc. Programme, a) Those students securing CGPA ≥ 8.5 and having expressed their desire to continue in writing are eligible to opt for the Ph.D. Programme. Final selection will be based on the written test, interview and other short-listing criteria set by the Institute. Those not selected and those who do not opt for the Ph.D. Programme will exit with an M.Sc. degree. b) Those with CGPA < 8.5 are not allowed to opt for the Ph.D. Programme and will exit with an M.Sc. degree. 

  4. IIT Bombay (IITB): * Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics & Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics. * M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in (i) Energy, (ii) Environmental Science, (iii) Operations Research. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the Programmes. 

  5. IIT Delhi (IITD): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Economics, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics. 

  6.  IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (IITISM): * Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Computing, (iii) Physics. *Three-Year Master in Science (M.Sc.[Tech]) in (i) Applied Geology, and (ii) Applied Geophysics. 

  7. IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. 

  8.  IIT Guwahati (IITG): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Computing, and (iii) Physics. 

  9. IIT Hyderabad (IITH): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics/Mathematics & Computing, and (iii) Physics. JAM 2022 4 

  10. IIT Indore (IITI): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Astronomy, (ii) Biotechnology, (iii) Chemistry, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics with an option to convert it to M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme during second semester. Programme conversion of the eligible students is confirmed at the end of the third semester subject to their qualification of the CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE or any equivalent examination and meeting the short-listing criteria of the concerned discipline. Students continuing in M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme are awarded M.Sc. degree after successful completion of all its prescribed requirements with recognition that it also partially fulfills the requirements of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme. 

  11. IIT Jodhpur (IITJ): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. * M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree Programme in (i) Mathematics - Data & Computational Sciences and (ii) Physics and Materials Engineering. 

  12. IIT Kanpur (IITK):*Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics.  *M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme to M.Sc. Physics Programme is not permitted. However, for students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree). 

  13. IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, (v) Medical Physics, (vi) Molecular Medical Microbiology, (vii) Nuclear Medicine, and (viii) Physics. xiv. 

  14. IIT Madras (IITM): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. 

  15.  IIT Mandi (IITMandi): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Mathematics, (ii) Chemistry, and (iii) Physics. 

  16.  IIT Palakkad (IITPKD): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. xvii. IIT Patna (IITP): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. 

  17.  IIT Roorkee (IITR): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Economics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. 

  18. IIT Ropar (IITRPR): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. 

  19.  IIT Tirupati (IITTP): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Statistics, and (iii) Physics. 

  20. IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IITBHU): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.                                        

S. No. | Name of the Institute  |Website           

  1.  | IISc Bangalore|  www.iisc.ac.in

  2. IIT Bhilai|  www.iitbhilai.ac.in 

  3. IIT Bhubaneswar|  www.iitbbs.ac.in 

  4.  IIT Bombay|  www.iitb.ac.in 

  5.  IIT Delhi|  www.iitd.ac.in 

  6.  IIT (ISM) Dhanbad|  www.iitism.ac.in 

  7.  IIT Gandhinagar|  www.iitgn.ac.in 

  8.  IIT Guwahati|  www.iitg.ac.in 

  9.  IIT Hyderabad|  www.iith.ac.in 

  10.  IIT Indore|  www.iiti.ac.in 

  11.  IIT Jodhpur|  www.iitj.ac.in 

  12.  IIT Kanpur|  www.iitk.ac.in

  13.  IIT Kharagpur|  www.iitkgp.ac.in 

  14.  IIT Madras|  www.iitm.ac.in 

  15.  IIT Mandi|  www.iitmandi.ac.in 

  16.  IIT Palakkad|  www.iitpkd.ac.in 

  17.  IIT Patna|  www.iitp.ac.in 

  18.  IIT Roorkee|  www.iitr.ac.in 

  19.  IIT Ropar|  www.iitrpr.ac.in 

  20.  IIT Tirupati|  www.iittp.ac.in 

  21.  IIT (BHU) Varanasi|  www.iitbhu.ac.in

TEST PAPERS AND MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (MEQs) 

FOR ADMISSION JAM 2022 Examination will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers; Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). Candidates are advised to become familiar with the code(s) of the Test Paper(s) as this information is required at the time of application submission, at the time of examination, and later at the time of admission process. The Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM 2022 are given in Annexure-II, along with the names of the Test Papers and their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit list in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2022.

 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (ERs) FOR ADMISSION 

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2022 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs. 

  •  All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree. 

  •  In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be 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. 

  •  The candidates must PASS the qualifying degree examination. In case if a candidate is promoted without a marksheet, the promotion certificate or a document accompanying the promotion certificate duly signed by the Head of the Institute must mention the subjects taken in that semester/year to evaluate the MEQ requirements for admission to a specific program. 

  •  Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to the admitting institute’s policy. If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a 10-point scale. For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s). Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2022. At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case candidates are not found physically fit to pursue their chosen course of study, their admission is liable to be cancelled.

 Notes: 

a) It is entirely the responsibility of the Candidates to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission. 

b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of candidates who are found to have been admitted to a Programme to which they are not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect.


PATTERN OF TEST PAPERS The JAM 2022

 Examination for all the seven Test Papers will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven Test Papers, the duration of the examination will be of THREE hours. The medium for all the Test Papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below: 

  •  Section-A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

  •  Section-B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate is awarded full credit only if all the correct answer(s) and no wrong answers are selected. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s). 

  •  Section-C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For NAT questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad displayed on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions. 

  1.  In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark.

  2.  In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. 

  3. In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. 

  4. There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.  There is a provision for using online virtual calculator. The candidates are NOT allowed to bring their own calculators. 

  • Mobile phones, watches, and any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall. 

  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work. Candidates have to write their name and registration number before using it. The candidate can possess only one scribble pad at any point of time. A second scribble pad is given only upon returning the first one. The scribble pad has to be returned at the end of the examination. 

  • The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled).

  •  At the end of 3 hours, the examination will end automatically. Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2022, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to the cancellation of candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future. The candidates are advised to visit the JAM 2022 website regularly for more details on the pattern of questions for JAM 2022, including examples. Candidates will also be able to take a mock examination through a 'Mock Test' link that will be made available on the website on a date closer to the examination.

TEST SCHEDULE AND APPLICATION FEE 

The Test Paper schedule of JAM 2022 is given 

Test Schedule |   Examination Date Session | Test Papers and Codes February 13, 2022 (Sunday)| Forenoon* (FN) | Mathematical Statistics (MS)


CODE OF CONDUCT 

All candidates appearing for the JAM 2022 must strictly comply with the following Rules and Regulations: 

  • Candidates appearing for the examination must carry their Admit Card and Original Valid PhotoIdentity Proof to the examination hall. 

  • The candidate’s fingerprint and/or photograph will be captured before the examination. This captured data will be used for verification during admission. Hence, candidates should avoid any coating (e.g., ink, mehendi, henna, or tattoo) on their fingertips and have clean fingers on the examination day. 

  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work. Candidates have to write their name and registration number before using it. The candidate can possess only one scribble pad at any point of time. A second scribble pad is given only upon returning the first one. The scribble pad has to be returned at the end of the examination.

  •  Carrying mobile phones (even in the switched-off mode), smart watches, calculators, and other electronic gadgets inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited. 

  • Carrying any other electronic devices that can be used for communication or for any other purpose, and printed or hand-written materials, inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited. 

  • All means of communication (verbal or otherwise) among the candidates inside the examination hall are strictly prohibited. 

  • Candidates should not tamper with the computer and the related hardware provided in the examination hall. Candidates found to have tampered with these willfully, will have their candidature cancelled. In addition, appropriate legal action will be initiated against such candidates. Examination may be cancelled for those candidates who are found adopting unfair means and not in line with the code and ethics of the JAM 2022. Their Test Paper(s) responses will not be evaluated, even if they were allowed to complete their examination. In addition, appropriate legal action may be initiated against all such candidates.

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