JAM Entrance Exam 2017


About JAM Entrance Exam

JAM is a joint admission test conducted by all 12 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and the IISC (Indian Insitute of Science), Bangalore. An all India admission test, the JAM qualifies a candidate for admission to a joint Ph.D. dual degree, M.Sc. Program and many other post- B.Sc. Programs at various IITs.

Each participating institute organizes the exam by turns and is called the organizing institute. There is no age bar for the examination and can be taken by candidates from India and abroad.

Eligibility Criteria

IISC Bangalore: OBC/ Unreserved category First class marks as declared by the University

SC/ST/ PwD category Second class marks as declared by the University or 50% aggregate marks without rounding off.
IIT Indore: OBC/ Unreserved category i. 60% of the qualifying degree in aggregate or as specified by the university / institution
ii. A minimum CPI of 6.0 on a scale of 10 or proportionate on other scales
iii. A first class as specified by the university/ institution

SC/ST category i. 55% in the qualifying degree in aggregate or as specified by the university/ institution
ii. A minimum CPI of 5.5 on a scale of 10 or proportionate on other scales
IIT Guwahati: OBC/ Unreserved category i. 55% of the qualifying degree or a CPI(Cumulative Performance Index) of 6.0 on a scale of 10 including languages and subsidiaries for Major, Pass and Honors.
ii. 60% of the qualifying degree or a CPI (Cumulative Performance Index) of 6.5 on a scale of 10 including languages and subsidiaries- all years combined.

SC/ST/ PwD category i. 50% of the qualifying degree or CPI of 5.5 on a scale of 10 including languages and subsidiaries for Major, Pass and Honors.
ii. 55% of the qualifying degree or CPI of 6.0 on a scale of 10 including languages and subsidiaries- all years combined.
For all other IITs: OBC/ Unreserved category 55% in the qualifying degree in aggregate including languages and subsidiaries- all years combined.

SC/ST/ PwD category 50% in the qualifying degree in aggregate including languages and subsidiaries- all years combined.

For Candidates with CGPA/ letter grades, the equivalent percentage marks is decided by the admitting institution.

How to Apply

Candidates have to apply online through the JAM official website. Exam fees can be paid through Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Bank Challan or Demand Draft. Scanned photograph, signature and ST/SC/PwD certificate needs to be uploaded when filling in the form complete in all aspects.

Exam Pattern

The exam is a series of 7 papers, of 60 questions of 1 and 2 marks each. Each paper totals 100 marks each and is divided into 3 sections each. Section 1 has 30 multiple choice questions, Section 2 has 10 multiple choice questions and Section 3 consists of 20 Numerical type questions. A 1/3rd negative mark is applicable for each wrong answer.

Exam Syllabus

The candidate can choose from the following eight subjects- Geology, Biotechnology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Physics and Computer Applications. Depending on the papers selected, the syllabus is announced by the organizing institute and can be collected from all participating institutions.

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