IIT JAM 2018: Counselling, Result, Scorecard, Rank List, Cutoff, Admission

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IIT JAM 2018 Third Admission List has been released on 29th June 2018. This exam is conducted by IISC or IIT rotationally for the students who want admission in It was held for providing admission in M.Sc (Two years), M.Sc. Ph.D., Joint M.Sc. Ph.D., M.Sc.-M.Tech and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at IITs and Integrated Ph.D. degree programmes at IIT. This examination application is available in the online mode online, So candidates are requested to fill the application form online only. IIT JAM 2018 Result has been declared on 20th March 2018. IIT JAM 2018 First Admission List will be released on 22nd May 2018.

Bachelor degree completion is the compulsion to students who want admission through IIT JAM. For online application, the student has to visit the official site for filling the form. IIT JAM examination 2018 related Updates, Procedure, Information Term as Exams Date, Application Releasing Date, Application Fee, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, related information are provided on the page.

Moreover, admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) are offered through centralized counseling to M.Sc / M.Tech programmes (CCMN).

For more information, /suggestion students can visit other sites. IIT JAM 2018 second admission list will be released on 112th June 2018.

IIT JAM Notifications – Application Form Released

New IIT JAM 2019 Application form will be releasing on 5th September 2018. Check here for IIT JAM 2019.

IIT JAM 2019 Full Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus & other details have been released. The examination will be conducted on 10th February 2019. Check here for 

IIT JAM 2018 Third Admission List has been released on 29th June 2018. Check here for admission details.

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IIT JAM 2018 First Admission List has been released on 30th May 2018. Check here for admission details.


IIT JAM 2018 Score Card will be released on 27th March 2018.Check here for score card details.

IIT JAM 2018 Answer Keys along with Question Papers have been released on 27th February 2018. Check here for answer key details.

IIT JAM 2018 candidates responses have been released now. Check here for details.

IIT JAM 2018 Answer Key along with question papers is releasing soon in the month of February 2018. Check here for answer key details.

IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card will be released on 9th January 2018. Check here for admit card Details.

IIT JAM 2018 Mock Tests for various courses have been released now. Click here for mock test & preparation tips.

IIT JAM 2018 Duplicate Rejected Application List has been released now. Click here to view the list.

IIT JAM 2018 Application Correction in gender, category, PwD status and exam city has been over by 5th November 2017 via GOAPS login. Click here to make a correction.

List of IIT JAM 2018 Defective Applications has been released now. Click here to view the list.

Candidates can check here the Previous Years Question Papers of IIT JAM examinations. Click here

IIT JAM Exam Dates 2018

Examination dates of IIT JAM are declared by the authority every year and hence students are requested that they should keep themselves updated for the entrance examinations.

IIT, DELHI has officially declared exams dates of IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.). The IIT JAM is conducted into two sessions I and II, Biological science(BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH) it is a Session I from morning 9:00 clock till 12:0 a clock noon.

Session II is Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS) this is scheduled of Session II from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 a clock.

Events Dates
Application form release 5th September 2017
Last date to submit the online application & uploading documents 17th October 2017 (Extended)
Last date for application fee payment (online) 17th October 2017 (Extended)
Correction in gender, category & PwD status 30th October to 5th November 2017
Mock test release 21st December 2017
Admit card available 9th January 2018
Exam date 11th February 2018
Answer key release 27th February 2018
Answer key challenge window 28th February to 3rd March 2018
Final answer key release 14th March 2018
Result announcement 20th March 2018
Score Card available 27th March to 31st July 2018
Submission of admission form 3rd – 17th April 2018
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category 17th April 2018
First admission list released 30th May 2018
Second admission list released 12th June 2018
Third & final admission list release 29th June 2018
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018 5th July 2018

The counseling will be done after result announced of IIT JAM examination.  Students will be invited for advice according to their marks in exams. A Candidate who fits in the merit list of IIT JAM can only participate in counseling session of IIT JAM.

 IIT JAM Counselling 

An admission list will be published through the website for admission on 25th May 2018 (1st Admission List).  An admission list will be published through the website for admission on 22nd May 2018 (1st Admission List). Students who are attending counseling are kindly requested to bring all required document for verification with them.

Students who show interested in counseling will give the serial number with the password so, that students can roughly get an idea of choosing their favorites college according to their marks.

As per the JAM Counselling procedure, The candidates who are qualifying the IIT JAM Entrance examinations can also apply for the admission in M.Sc. programmes in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) through common counseling portal of IIT JAM, also called CCMN.

IIT JAM Result

The IIT JAM Result 2018 will be released on 20th March 2018. The scorecard has been released from 27th March to 31st July 2018.

Students have to go through online and check their ranks no personally offline scorecard will be sent to the candidates. How candidate performed in their test paper of IIT JAM according to that, the Separate list will be preparers for GEN OBC-NCL, SC, AND PWD class candidates.

IIT JAM Answer Key

IIT JAM 2018 Final Answer Keys have been released on 14th March 2018. A student can give the answer to any question after giving justification and giving payment Rs 500/- for each question, through the online portal which is available.

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria

Candidate are requested to read full eligibility criteria for IIT JAM. Sometimes student fails to know the proper eligibility criteria for IIT JAM, which affect them afterward so, the candidate must know the eligibility criteria for IIT JAM.

A candidate who belongs to India or foreign both can apply for admission. Students who want to use for IIT JAM 2018 must have bachelor’ degree. Students who are appearing in the final examination of qualifying degree are also eligible for this entrance exams.

Marks are fixed for the particular category like the candidate who belongs to General/OBC-NCL. They should get at least 55% marks in qualifying degree. A candidate who belongs to SC/ST AND PWD category should get around 50% marks in degree.

Here we have given complete Eligibility criteria for IIT JAM. For more information, please check out other links and official site.


  • Both Indian and Foreign Candidates can apply.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates belonging to the General/OBC-NCL Category, have to get at least 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree, without rounding off (50% aggregate for candidates who belong to the SC/ST and PWD Category Candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible for this entrance exam.


Here is a table which is showing the minimum marks required to fill the IIT JAM examination form

S.No. Category Minimum marks required in the aggregate of subjects
1 General 55%
2 OBC 55%
3 SC 50%
4 ST 50%
5 PwD 50%

IIT JAM Application Form

Students who are interested and eligible can apply through online mode from official website. The Candidates who are interested to fill the application form of IIT JAM are informed that the application will be available in online mode only.

Students those are eligible can fill the IIT JAM application form 2018 through online mode. The details of the application form are mentioned below:

  • Application form can be submitted via online method through the website.
  • The application forms will be released on 5th September 2017.
  • The last date to fill the application form along with uploading the documents will be 10th October 2017.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal, qualification & other details in the application form.
  • After making fee payment, submit the application form before checking all entries carefully.

Application fees can be paid by the candidates through many mediums like online payment, Debit card, etc.

There will be no offline mode of payment for the application fees of IIT JAM.

Candidates who are applying for IIT JAM 2018 should know about when to apply how to use, what need in filling forms etc. related information is provided to students.

Students are requested to read all detail carefully for filling application form IIT JAM.


  • Candidates can apply for the IIT JAM Application Form only through online process.
  • The application form was provided through the official site from 2nd September 2016.
  • The application form was filled and submitted through online mode. Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to keep ready their scanned photographs, signature and caste certificate (SC/ST/PWD).
  • The last date to submit the application form was extended until October 2017. There is no need to send the application form or any other documents in offline mode.

Application Form Fee: 

Candidates who are appearing for the IIT JAM Entrance Exam have to pay the Application fees through online mode only.

Candidate/ Category Fees
                       Female 750/- (for one paper)
(All Cat.)/SC/ST/PWD.  1050/- (for two paper)
 For Gen. and OBC c 1500/- (for one paper) or 2100/- (for two paper).

Candidates who are paying the fees online mode, they can use their debit card, Credit card, and net banking.

Choice of Examination Cities: 

When students applying for IIT JAM EXAMINATION, students have to specify their first, second and thirds choice of their city. When candidate choice first city automatically it will show the second city of choice in the same zone. Candidate can make choice, third cite anywhere from India, or from the same zone. The exam cities had been selected as per the IIT zones.

JAM Test Centers


S.No. IIT Zone JAM exam centers
1 IISc Bangalore 7
2 IIT Bombay 8
3 IIT Delhi 10
4 IIT Guwahati 7
5 IIT Kanpur 7
6 IIT Kharagpur 7
7 IIT Madras 10
8 IIT Roorkee 7
Total 8 Zones 63


Offered Courses through IIT JAM

Courses offered by various IITs across the country are as follows:

·         Integrated Ph.D. (at IISc Bangalore)
·         M.Sc (Two years)
·         Joint M.Sc-Ph.D
·         M.Sc-Ph.D Dual Degree
·         M.Sc-M.Tech


IIT JAM Admit Card

Students can download rank card admit card through official portal. From January 2018 admit cards are available for students till the examination date. The admit card contains all information related to students such as students Roll No, Examination Centre, Candidates Name, Timing and other related information of candidate.

Admit Authority will not set card/Hall Ticket/Rank card to the candidates who have applied for the IIT JAM Examination via any medium like India post, Courier or Email. Hence Candidates are requested to download the Hall ticket from the Official web portal of IIT JAM.

Students who are applied or appeared for IIT JAM exams can download their rank cards from the official website www.jam.iitd.ac. In, All Information Related To Result, Cut Off Marks, Rank Card, etc. easily will get in above mention site.

The score will be declared online; no offline score cards personally sent to candidates. If students want any information from the website, they can easily find out by the following step which is given below.


The result can be accessed by following these few easy steps:

  • Log on to the official website of IIT JAM at www.jam.iitd.ac.in
  • Click on the option of Result of JAM 2018, and you will be redirected to the page ‘ JAM Online Application Processing System’ (JOAPS)
  • Enter your Enrolment ID sent during registration or Email ID used for registering.
  • Enter your JOAPS password
  • Evaluate the arithmetic expression given and place the value provided in the space provided
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to view IIT JAM 2018 Result
  • Verify all the details mentioned on the scorecard.
  • Download and save IIT JAM 2018 Result scorecard and print it out. Save the hard copy of the scorecard for future reference.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern 2018

According to exams pattern question paper are set in the examination center. Students are suggested to go through your syllabus according to the paper pattern, which will help them for scoring good marks in IIT JAM examination.

Students will get only 3 hours to complete their paper. Number of question, time duration, mode related al detail are given below:

JAM Examination will have seven test papers namely.


1.      Biological Sciences (BL)
2.      Biotechnology (BT)
3.      Chemistry (CY)
4.      Geology (GG)
5.      Mathematics (MA)
6.      Mathematical Statistics (MS)
7.       Physics (PH)


  • Examination Type: Objective type test
  • Some questions:60 divided into three sections viz. A, B, C
  • Time Duration:3 hours
  • Marking Scheme:60 questions carrying 100 marks
  • Mode: Computer Based Test
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.
Section Questions
Section-A 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Section-B 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Section-C 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)


IIT JAM Cut Off Marks

After realizing marks of IIT JAM cut off marks will be declaring to students, category and of each subject. Going through previous year marks will help students for the rough idea of how much more needed for qualifying.

Candidate can check minimum and maximum marks required for eligible for the IIT JAM 2018 counseling. A candidate who scores secure marks or higher marks from the given cut-off marks on the website can fill admission form.


Preparation Tips for IIT JAM

  • Applicants should prepare as soon as possible so they will be given sufficient time to prepare for the IAM JAM exam.
  • Understand and analyze the curriculum before preparing.
  • Study the best study materials and also practice the questions and sampling documents from the previous year.
  • Make brief notes on the topics and review them at the end of the preparation.
  • Take care of your health, exercise, and yoga; this will help you focus on your studies.

List of offered programmes through JAM


S.No. Offered degrees and programmes
1 Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
2 M.Sc in Applied Geology
3 M.Sc in Applied Geophysics
4 M.Sc in Applied Statistics and Informatics
5 M.Sc in Biotechnology
6 M.Sc in Mathematics
7 M.Sc in Chemistry
8 M.Sc in Physics
9 M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
10 M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree in Operations Research
11 M.Sc-M.Tech. in Materials Science with specialization in Nano Science and Technology
12 M.Sc in Mathematics and Computing
13 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Geology
14 M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree in Physics
15 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Physics
16 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Geophysics
17 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Chemistry
18 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Mathematics
19 M.Sc in Economics
20 Joint M.Sc-Ph.D in Atmosphere & Operations Sciences


Seats offered through JAM 


S.No.InstitutesSeats1Indian Institute of Science Bangalore202IIT Bombay2643IIT Delhi1624IIT Guwahati1445IIT Kanpur1756IIT Kharagpur1767IIT Madras1528IIT Roorkee1629IIT Bhubaneswar10010IIT Gandhinagar8011IIT Hyderabad6512IIT Indore6013IIT Ropar3214IIT Patna4215IIT JodhpurWill notify laterTotal15 Institutes1634 + IIT Jodhpur seats

JAM Syllabus

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Check out new changes in syllabus of IIT JAM 2018. New syllabus of IIT JAM is given below.

Syllabus of IIT JAM test paper will comprise in various subjects which are: Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GC), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).

Students preparing for exams are requested to read all information related to changes in the prescribed syllabus. Syllabus of IIT JAM 2018: Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GC), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH) seven paper is given below;

Biological Sciences (BL)

  • General Biology
  • Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology, Cell Biology, and Immunology
  • Mathematical Sciences

Biotechnology (BT): The Biotechnology test paper comprises of Biology (44% weight), Chemistry (20% weight), Mathematics (18% weight) and Physics (18% weight). The syllabus will be of the 10+2+3 level.

Chemistry (CY)

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Geology (GG)

  • The Planet Earth
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Applied Geology

Mathematics (MA)

  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  • Functions of Two Real Variables
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Calculus
  • Group Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics (MS): The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weight) and Statistics (60% weight).

  • Sequences and Series
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Matrices
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Standard Distributions
  • Joint Distributions
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Estimation
  • Testing of Hypotheses

Physics (PH)

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
  • Simple Oscillators

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