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IIT JAM 2025: Latest Updates, Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

By: Sunil Kushwaha

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IIT Bombay is set to administer the IIT JAM exam in 2025. This exam is conducted on a rotational basis by various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). To be eligible for the 2024 IIT JAM exam, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree. Even those candidates who are in the final year of their bachelor’s program, graduating in 2024, are eligible to apply. However, they are required to provide proof of their graduation by September 2024.

The application fee for the 2024 IIT JAM exam is ₹900 for one paper and ₹1,250 for two papers. It’s important to note that this fee structure applies to candidates belonging to categories such as SC, ST, PwD, and female candidates.

Many consider clearing the IIT JAM exam as a significant milestone that can positively impact one’s career prospects in science and technology. Success in this exam can potentially improve the chances of pursuing advanced studies in prestigious institutes. It can open doors to higher education opportunities in the field of science, leading to better career prospects and access to well-paying jobs. Graduates who clear the IIT JAM exam often find themselves in a more advantageous position, securing opportunities in leading research institutions, laboratories, academia, and other esteemed organizations.

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IIT JAM SyllabusIIT JAM Preparation Tips

IIT JAM 2025 Highlights

Exam NameIIT JAM
Full-FormIndian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test
Exam TypesPG Degree Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedPost-Bachelor’s Degree Courses
Conducting BodyIIT Guwahati
Eligibility
Admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree
Foreign nationals with Indian degrees are eligible to apply.
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Exam Date
12th February 2025
I Session – (Morning) – Biotechnology (B.T.), Mathematical Statistics (M.S.), and Physics (P.H.)
II Session – (Evening) – Chemistry (C.Y.), Economics (EN), Geology (G.G.), and Mathematics (M.A.)
Exam Duration3 Hours
Paper Pattern
Divided into three sections (A, B & C Section).
A Section (30 MCQ), B Section (10 MCQ), C Section (20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT))
Negative MarksAvailable, But No negative marking in Section-C (NAT).
Official websitehttps://jam.iitr.ac.in/
Helpline0512-259 0151

IIT JAM 2025 Important Dates 

Dates are significant for an exam and are the most anticipated information candidates wait for. Knowing the dates on time helps the candidates to plan and prepare for the exam. IIT JAM 2025 will be online from September 2024. All the other dates for IIT JAM 2025 are given below:-

EventsDates (Tentative)
IIT JAM 2025 Release of online application2ne week of September 2024
Deadline for submission of application form2nd week of October 2024
Application Correction Dates4th week of November 2024
IIT JAM 2025 Release of admit card2nd week of January 2025
IIT JAM Exam date 20252nd week of February 2025
Announcement of Result4th week of March 2025
Deadline for submission of application form1st week – 4th week of April 2025
Last date for recovery or rectification of defective documents1st week of May 2025
Release of 1st admission list1st week of June 2025
Release of 2nd admission list2nd week of June 2025
Release of 3rd admission list and final admissionJune 2025
Closure of admissions1st week of July 2025

IIT JAM 2025 Application Form 

The Application Form is the first official step toward the exam. It is a crucial step; all the candidates must fill in the application form to access the exam and an admit card. 

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All the candidates are advised to fill in the application form with utmost care to avoid cancellations. All the information about the IIT JAM 2025 application form is given below:-

  • The application form will be available on the official website only. 
  • The start date to submit the application form online is from 2nd week of September 2024
  • The last date to submit the application form will be 3rd week of October 2024
  • One applicant cannot fill out more than one application form.  
  • Candidates have to upload all the mentioned documents in the application form. 
  • Fill in your information very carefully to avoid cancellations. 
  • Fill in your details such as Name, Date of birth, and Address very carefully to avoid application form rejection. 
  • Upload all your documents, which are required very carefully and in the prescribed format. 
  • Do not forget to note down your registration number, User ID, and Password. 
  • Candidates should take the printout of the application form after completion.
  • Candidates will not have to send any hard copies. 

IIT JAM 2025 Application Fee

Every candidate must pay some application fees after filling out the application. The conducting authorities set application fees, and every candidate has to pay the required application fees for IIT JAM 2025. 

The application form will be cancelled if the candidate has not submitted the application fees. You can see the application fees for different categories in the table below:

CategoryApplication FeesFor two test papers
Female/SC/STINR 750/-INR 1050/-
Other CategoryINT 1500/-INR 2100/-

There are some documents to be uploaded with the application form, and the guidelines for them are given in the table below:-

ParticularsFile SizeDimensionMinimum SizeMaximum Size
Photograph5KB-200KB3.5 * 4.5 cm240 * 230480 * 640 pixels
Signature5KB-100 K.B.2 * 7cm80 * 120160 * 560 pixels

The conducting authority body also has allowed changing the gender in the application form. But to make the changes, you will need to pay some extra fees given in the table below:

CategoryChangeCaseFee
Female (all categories) / ST / SC / PwD (Group 1)Within Group 1One or two test papersNIL
All Other (Group 2)To Group 1One or Two test papersNIL
Female (all categories) / ST / SC / PwD (Group 1)To Group 2One test paper Two test papersINR 750, INR 1050

IIT JAM 2025 Application Form Correction 

IIT JAM 2025 application forms will be released in September 2024 and only be available on the official website online. If the candidates want to make changes and corrections to the IIT JAM 2025 application forms, they can do that only on the official website. 

Candidates would be informed of all the details about correcting the application form on the official website. Applicants would have to give some required documents for correction too. But it is advised not to make any mistakes in application forms.

IIT JAM 2025 Eligibility Criteria 

The conducting body sets Eligibility Criteria for all the candidates appearing for the exam. All candidates should check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. 

Eligibility criteria are the same for every candidate, and every candidate has to follow them. The eligibility criteria for IIT JAM 2025 are given below:-

Nationality 

Candidates should be Indian citizens, and candidates from foreign countries can also apply for IIT JAM 2025. 

Educational Criteria

The applying applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject with a minimum of 55% marks or 5.5 CGPA for General /OBC-NCL candidates and 50% marks or 5.0 CGPA for ST/SC/PWD.

Appearing 

Applicants taking their qualifying degree’s final year exam are also eligible.

All the candidates will be required to present a physical fitness certificate, and that should be from a qualified medical practitioner. The certificate should be in the appropriate format when applying for admission.

There is a potential that candidates would be subjected to a physical fitness exam which is administered by a medical board that the admitting institute forms. If a candidate is determined to be physically unfit, their admission may be cancelled. 

IIT JAM 2025 Exam Pattern 

Exam Pattern is essential information, and every candidate preparing for IIT JAM 2025 exam should read and consider the exam pattern before starting the preparation for the exam. Follow the exam pattern for IIT JAM 2025 below:-

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours 
  • Negative marking: No mark will be deducted for a wrong answer in sections B and C, and there will be negative marking in other sections. 
  • Question types: MCQs
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks 
  • Language: English 
Sections Section ASection BSection C
Section A30Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)10 *1 + 20*2= 50
Section B10Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)10*2=20
Section C20Numerical Answer Type10*1+10*2=30

IIT JAM 2025 Syllabus 

The syllabus is critical information about the exam. The candidates are evaluated based on their performance. All the candidates are advised to start preparing for the exam when they get the syllabus. The syllabus for IIT JAM 2025 is given below:-

  • IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry;
  • IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus: Functions of One, Two, and Three Real Variables, Sequence and Series of Real Numbers, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, etc.
  • IIT JAM Physics Syllabus Sequence and Series, Mathematical Methods, Oscillations, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Waves and Optics, Devices and Electronics, Thermodynamics, Calculus, Matrices, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Probability, etc.
  • IIT JAM Geology Syllabus: Geomorphology, Palaeontology, Petrology, Mineralogy, The Planet Earth, Structural Geology, etc.;
  • IIT JAM Biological Sciences Syllabus: Basics of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology, General Biology, Biophysics; Chemistry & Biology (10+2+3 level), Physics& Mathematics (10+2).

IIT JAM 2025 Preparation Tips 

Preparation Tips are an essential part of exam preparation. All the candidates are advised to read the preparation tips before preparing for the exam. The IIS JAM 2025 preparation tips are given below:

  • Prepare the moment you get the syllabus and dates for the exam not to waste any time.
  • Plan your time accordingly so you do not miss out on any essential topics from the syllabus, as every point is important. 
  • Prepare on time so you do not feel burdened before the exam. 
  • Revision is the key to acing the exam, so revise the topics as you cover them.
  • Revise thoroughly before exams at least once, as it will help you brush up on what you have learned in the syllabus.
  • You can also make your notes while studying for the exam to understand the topics better. 
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and do not miss any crucial points. 
  • Give your best and be confident in yourself. 

IIT JAM 2025 Books 

Preparing for exams is an essential thing, and the sources from which we prepare are also significant. There are a lot of sources available from which you can prepare for exams. But books are the most readily available sources for preparing for the exam.

The list of IIT JAM 2025 books is given below:

Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
RPH Editorial BoardIIT-JAM MSc (Physics) Previous Papers & Practice Test Papers (Solved)
Samvedna PublicationIIT-Jam Physics (Solved Previous Year Test Paper & Mock Tests for all M.Sc. Entrance Examination)
PearsonElementary Solid-State Physics
PearsonClassical Mechanics
S. ChandNuclear Physics
David J. GriffithsIntroduction to Electrodynamics
F.W. Sears, G.L. SalingerThermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, Statistical Thermodynamics
ArihantSolved Papers and Practice Sets IIT-JAM Physics
Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
OXFORDAtomic & Molecular Structure: Physical chemistry
McGraw HillIntroduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
WileyAnalytical Chemistry
New AgeBasic Concept in Organic Chemistry & Stereochemistry
IFASInorganic Chemistry
New Age International PublishersHeterocyclic Chemistry
Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
Dr Gorakh PrasadIntegral Calculus
PearsonReal Analysis
Krishna’sModern Algebra
New Age International PublishersPrincipal of Real Analysis
S. ChandOrdinary & Partial Differential Equations
New Age International PublishersUniversity Algebra Through 600 Solved Problems
Schum’s OutlinesVector Analysis
Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
Apurva S Sastry & Sandhya BhattMicrobiology
SatyanarayanaBiochemistry
PearsonMolecular Biology
Bruce Alberts / LodishCell Biology
OXFORDDevelopment Biology
Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
S. ChandPrinciples Microeconomics
S. ChandMacroeconomics
B.C. Mehta, G.M.K. MadaniMathematics for Economists
Mishra and PuriIndian Economy
B.L. AgarwalProgrammed Statistics
Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
New Age International PublishersFundamentals of Historical Geology, Stratigraphy of India
Mead L. Jensen & A.M. BatemanEconomic Mineral Deposits
G.S. RoonwalIron Ore Deposits and Banded Iron Formations of India
John D. WinterPrinciples of Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
WileyGroundwater Hydrogeology
K.S. VaidyaGeodynamic Evolution of India
Arthur Morley DaviesIntroduction to Palaeontology
P.K. VermaOptical Mineralogy
Professor Haakon FossenStructural Geology
Kale, V.S. Gupta,

Ravi P. Gupta

Introduction to Geomorphology

Remote Sensing Geology

Author/ PublicationBook’s Name
S.C. Gupta, V.K. KapoorFundamentals of Mathematical Statistics
WileyAn Introduction to Probability & Statistics
McGraw HillIntroduction to the Theory of Statistics
JBC PressIIT-JAM Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics 15 Years Solved Papers
Robert V. Hogg and Craig McKean HoggIntroduction to Mathematical Statistics

IIT JAM 2025 Admit Card 

The Admit Card for IIT JAM 2025 will be made available in January 2025. The admit card will only be available on the official website. All the candidates should make sure they download their admit cards. 

Candidates will have to enter their information like, Enrolment ID, Password, and Email ID to access their admit card. All the candidates will have to take a print of their admit cards and carry it with them to the exam hall. Candidates who will not have their admit cards with them will not be allowed to take the exam. 

IIT JAM 2025 Answer Key 

The answer Key for IIT JAM 2025 will be available online in March 2025. The answer key will be released online on the official website only. The candidates could match their answers with the answer key to get an estimation. 

The steps to download the answer key:

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  • The first step is to go to the official website of IIT JAM 2025
  • Then click on the ‘ANSWER KEY’ link on the website
  • Then the candidate will be redirected to the display on the login page
  • After login, the screen will display the answer key for each paper separately
  • The same will be in PDF form; candidates can download and save it for future reference.

IIT JAM 2025 Cut Off

Cut-offs are the minimum marks set by the conducting body and the candidates giving the exam should score more than those minimum marks to pass the exam. The cut-off for IIT JAM’s previous year is given below; you can look to get an idea. 

SubjectGeneral Category SC/SC Category OBC Category 
Biotechnology3517.531.5
Biological Sciences321628.8
Geology402036
Chemistry261323.5
Mathematics12.56.2511.25
Physics136.511.5
Mathematical Statistics52.54.5
Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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