IIT JAM 2021: Counselling(Started), Admission Process

IIT JAM 2020
Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling Process has been started. the first admission list will be declared on 16 June 2021. IIT Kanpur has conducted JAM 2021 on 14 February on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD). It is a National level exam to offer admission in M. Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M. Sc. – PhD., M. Sc. – M. Tech., M. Sc. – PhD Dual Degree, and other offered courses. Also, the students get admission in top colleges and universities of India such as IITs and IISc based on their performance in Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 2021. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the IIT JAM 2021.

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Status

Exam date Over
Admission Notification Announced

Latest Update

  • IIT JAM 2021 first admission list will be declared on 16 June and the second list on 01 July 2021.

IIT JAM 2021 Important Dates & Schedule of Exam

The important dates related to IIT JAM 2021 are given in the table below:

Events Important Dates 
Notification releases on 12 August 2020
Start date of Online registration at JOAPS 10 September 2020
Last date to submit the application form and upload documents 15 October 2020
Form correction window 02-10 November 2020 (Re-opened)
Download JAM admit card from 11 January 2021
JAM 2021 exam date 14 February 2021
Date of Release of Answer key 26 February 2021
Challenging answer key 01-03 March 2021
JAM 2021 Final Answer Key released on
March 2021
Announcement of results 20 March 2021
Availability of Scorecard March 2021
Submission of admission form 20 April- 20 May 2021 31 May 2021
First admission list out on 16 June 2021
Second admission list out on 01 July 2021
Third admission list out on 16 July 2021
Closure of admission via JAM 2021 20 July 2021

The above-mentioned dates are as per the notification released by the authority.

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the IIT JAM Counselling is given below:

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  • The shortlisted candidates will have to attend the IIT JAM Counselling.
  • Candidates will have to fill the admission form for counselling until 31 May 2021.
  • The admission form will be available in online mode.
  • The first admission list will release on 16 June 2021.
  • The admission fee for the candidates will be Rs. 600/-.
  • Through the admission, form candidates can fill their choices. Candidates are advised to carry their original documents during admission.

Document Required at Time of Counselling

The documents to be carried along on the day of IIT JAM Counselling is given below:

  • class 10 and class 12 mark sheet
  • class 10 and class 12 certificates
  • Category certificate
  • Graduation degree
  • Caste certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Voter id or id proof

IIT JAM 2021 Result

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2021 Result is given below:

  • IIT JAM Result has been released by IIT Kanpur on 20 March 2021.
  • Candidates can check the result online mode on the official website.
  • After the result is out Rank list will be released.
  • Each paper will have a different Rank List.
  • Based on the All India Rank, an All India Merit List has been prepared.
  • The prepared merit list will depend on the total number of seats and availability of seats for students including reservation policy for various categories.

IIT JAM 2021 Cutoff

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2021 Cutoff are given below:

  • IIT JAM 2021 Cutoff will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of IIT JAM Cutoff.
  • The Cutoff will be the minimum marks required in each subject.
  • Participating institutes and colleges will give admission on the basis of the cutoff score.
  • All the IITs and IISc will release a separate merit list for providing admission in their campuses.

IIT JAM 2021 Rank and Merit List

The details regarding the rank and merit list is given below:

  • Rank List: All India Rank will be published by the organizing Institute to each candidate appeared in the TEST.
  • Tie-Breaking Rule: The candidate will be given a higher rank whose ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be higher. And, If this criterion fails, then the same rank will be awarded.
  • Merit List: The merit list will be prepared based on All India Rank (AIR). And the merit list depends on the seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject.

JAM 2021 Answer keys

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2021 Answer keys are given below:

  • The Final Answer Key has been released on 16 March 2021.
  • IIT JAM Answer keys have been released on Official Website of IIT JAM.
  • Candidates can use the IIT JAM Answer Keys to predict their marks before the result.
  • Candidates can also challenge the answer key within the stipulated time.

IIT JAM 2021 Question Papers

Candidate can view or download the question papers of IIT JAM exam from the table given below:

Question papers
Mathematical statics

IIT JAM 2021 Response sheet

The details regarding the IIT JAM response sheet is given below:

  • IIT JAM 2021 Response Sheet has been released by IIT Kanpur.
  • Candidate can download it from the official website of IIT Kanpur.
  • The candidate needs to log in first to view the response sheet.
  • The Answer key and Result will be declared soon.

IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card

The details regarding the IIT JAM Admit card is given below:

  • The Indian Insititute of Technology, Kanpur has released the JAM hall ticket
  • IIT JAM Admit card releases in online mode only.
  • Candidates can download the JAM admit card from the official website (i.e, https://joaps.iitk.ac.in/).
  • Aspirants are advised to cross-check all the details mentioned on the admit card post download of it.
  • The Candidates are advised to check the details of Admit Card according to entries made by him/her in the application form.
  • In case of any discrepancy, the applicant must inform the organizing committee of JAM, IIT Kanpur immediately.
  • The Applicants must carry ADMIT CARD along with valid government ID proof (given at the time of filling the application form) to the examination centre. No Candidate will be allowed for the TEST without admit card & ID Proof.
  • The Admit Card may be withdrawn by the organizing institute if in any case the candidate’s is not fulfilling the eligibility criteria lead by IIT Kanpur at the time of application form.

Details mentioned in the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 2021 Admit card

The details mentioned in the IIT JAM Admit card are given below:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Registration Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied.
  • Also, the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted.

IIT JAM 2021 Application Procedure

The details regarding the IIT JAM application procedure is given below:

  1. Firstly, the students need to visit the official website and submit the online application form.
  2. Here, the aspirants have to register themselves by entering their Full Name, E-mail ID, Contact Number, and Password.
  3. Then, after successfully registering, the applicants will receive a system-generated email containing their Enrollment ID.
  4. Next, the candidates have to log in through the Enrollment ID and Password and fill the asked details in the Online Application Form.
  5. Further, the students should upload their recent photograph and signature, and category certificate (if applicable).
  6. Then, the application fee should be paid through online mode only.
  7. Moreover, before finally submitting the application form, check all the filled entries.
  8. Finally, the applicants should take a printout of the Online Application Form and keep it safe for future reference.

IIT JAM 2021 Application Fee

The application fee details are given below:

JAM 2021 Application Fee
Category Application Fee
One Paper Two Paper
Unreserved / Other Backward Classes Rs. 1,000 Rs. 2,100
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Persons With Disability / Women (All Categories) Rs. 750 Rs. 1,050
  • Mode of Payment:
    • Candidates can pay the Application Fee for Joint Admission Test 2020 through online mode only via:
      • Net Banking
      • Credit Card
      • Debit Card

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the IIT JAM Eligibility criteria is given below:

  1. Firstly, all the candidates irrespective of their nationality are eligible to apply for IIT JAM exam.
  2. Then, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized college or university.
  3. Next, the applicants must have secured at least 55% marks (for candidates belonging to Unreserved, and Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer) or 50% (for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Persons With Disability).
  4. Finally, the students appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply for IIT JAM.
  5. There is no Age limit to apply for this exam.

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the IIT JAM 2021 exam pattern given below:

  • Mode of exam: The exam will be conducted in Online mode.
  • Total Questions: Question Paper will have 60 Questions.
  • Type of Questions: Questions will be in MCQ.
  • Papers: 7 Paper will be organized for this exam.
  • Negative marking: Negative marking would be only for 1 session.

The distribution of questions of each subject of IIT JAM exam are given below:

 Exam Pattern
Sections No. of questions Total marks
Section 1 30 50
Section 2 10 20
Section 3 20 30
Total 60 100

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

The details regarding the IIT JAM Syllabus is given below:

  • IIT JAM Syllabus is divided into 3 sections.
  • These subject are part of IIT JAM exam syllabus- biological science, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and geology etc.

Syllabus for Geology:

Geomorphology, the planet earth, structural geology, palaeontology, stratigraphy, petrology, economic geology, applied geology and mineralogy etc.

Syllabus of Mathematics Statics:

Differential calculus, integral calculus, matrix, sequence and series, probability, random variables, joint distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, limit theorem, testing of hypothesis etc.

Syllabus of Chemistry:

Mathematical concepts, the theory of gases, solid-state, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, adsorption, organic reaction mechanism, the basic concept of organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry periodic table, main group elements, chemical bonding and shapes, bioinorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry etc.

Syllabus of Mathematics:

Function and one variable, integral calculation, differential calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, group theory and sequence and series and real number tec.

Syllabus of Physics:

Oscillation waves and optics, mechanics and general properties of matter, mathematical methods, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, modern physics, electricity and mechanism, solid-state physics, devices and electronics and modern physics etc.

IIT JAM 2021 Highlights

The overview of IIT JAM exam is given below:

Organizing Institute IIT Kanpur
Examination Name Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2021
Courses M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other post-bachelor’s degree programs.
Institutions IITs & IISC.
JAM Official website https://jam.iisc.ac.in/

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  1. Hello,
    I am a student of 3rd year B.Sc. in mathematics (honors) and wanted to do M.Sc. in physics from IITs.
    Do I am eligible for the IIT JAM exam in the Physics.
    What is the IIT JAM admission procedure and requirement to get into Bombay IIT.
    What will be study plan if I am preparing it IIT JAM without coaching in 3rd year.

    • Hello Twinkle,
      Yes, you are eligible for IIT JAM but it’s necessary that you should be completed your graduation before the admission.
      IIT JAM is one of the toughest entrance exams. It requires attentive mind, dedication, and self-belief.
      Here are some tips to prepare for it.
      Analyze the complete syllabus, it’s necessary to make a proper strategy.
      All you need is a good study material.
      Prefer the best reference books which cover most of the topics of the syllabus and contains previous years question papers and model test papers also.
      Practice mock tests through this you will get an idea about the paper pattern and time estimation.
      Study hard at least 7-8 hours daily.
      Don’t get stressed, keep calm and prepare well.

  2. Hello,
    I am an engineering student. I have cleared my final semester exams, but I still have to give my back exams which will be in November 2017. So, am I eligible to write IIT JAM exam?

    • Hello Akshay,
      Yes, you are eligible to write JAM exam. But at the time of your admission, you must have your Bachelor’s degree with you.

      At the time of admission, you will also have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form.

      You may also have to undergo a physical fitness test. If you found physically unfit, your admission must be cancelled.

  3. IIT JAM Exam is one of the toughest exam in India. It is conducted for the candidates, who want to pursue:

    1. MSc
    2. Joint MSC-PhD
    3. MSc-M.Tech.
    4. MSc-PhD dual degree

    IIT JAM 2018 Exam will be conducted on 11th February 2018. If a candidate want to appear in the JAM Exam, he/she must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

    1. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from any stream, from any recognized University.
    2. Both Indian as well as Foreign candidates can write IIT JAM Exam.
    3. There is no age limit to write JAM Exam.
    4. Candidates appearing for their final year exams, are also eligible for JAM Exam.
    5. Candidates must have minimum of 55% marks for General & OBC categories and 50% marks for SC/ST/PwD categories in their qualifying degree.
    6. Candidates also need to submit a physical fitness certificate at the time of their admissions. If any candidate found unfit to pursue his/her chosen course, there admission will be cancelled.

    Best of Luck!