IIT JAM 2020: Counselling, (Started), Dates, Admission


IIT JAM 2020 Counselling Process has been started from 20 April 2020. IIT Kanpur has conducted JAM 2020 this year 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 2020. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the IIT JAM 2020.

IIT JAM 2020 Latest Update

  • IIT JAM 2020 Counselling process has been started by the authority on 20 April 2020.
  • The application submission is starting from 20 April 2020 in online mode.
  •  IIT JAM 2020 Scorecard has been released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on 31 March 2020. 
  •  IIT JAM 2020 Final Answer Key has been released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on 16 March 2020. 

IIT JAM 2020 Important Dates & Schedule of Exam

The important dates related to IIT JAM 2020 are given in the table below:

Important Dates
Events Dates (Announced)
Application Form Available 05 September 2019
Last date to fill Application Form 09 October 2019 (Extended)
Application Form Correction 18 October 2019
Application Form for J&K Students 22 – 28 November 2019
Admit Card Downloading Date 07 January 2020
Mock Test Available January 2020
IIT JAM Exam Date 09 February 2020
Answer Key Release 20 February 2020
Final Answer Key 16 March 2020
Result Declaration 16 March 2020
Score Card Available 31 March 2020
Admission Form Starts 20 April – 10 May 2020
last date for Rectification of documents and change of category in a proper format. 15 May 2020
Declaration of First Admission List 15 June 2020
Declaration of Second Admission List 30 June 2020 
Declaration of Third Admission List 15 July 2020
Closure of Admission 20 July 2020

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

IIT JAM 2020 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 from 20 April 2020.
  • The admission form will be available in online mode.
  • The last date to fill the form of the admission process is 15 May 2020.
  • The first admission list will release on 15 June 2020.
  • 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 the 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 2020 Result

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2020 Result is given below:

  • IIT JAM Result has been released by IIT Kanpur on 20 March 2020.
  • Candidates can check the result through online mode on the official website.
  • After the result is out Rank list will be released.
  • Each paper will have 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.

Note: IIT JAM result has been released and checks the result now.

IIT JAM 2020 Cutoff

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2020 Cutoff are given below:

  • IIT JAM 2020 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 the 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.


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

Rank List: All India Rank will be published by 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 2020 Answer keys

The details regarding the IIT JAM 2020 Answer keys are given below:

  • The Final Answer Key has been released on 16 March 2020.
  • 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.

Candidate can view or download the answer key of IIT JAM exam from the table given below:

IIT JAM 2020 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 2020 Response sheet

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

  • IIT JAM 2020 Response Sheet has been released on 12 February 2020 by IIT Kanpur.
  • Candidate can download it from the official website of IIT Kanpur.
  • Candidate needs to log in first to view the response sheet.
  • The Answer key and Result will be declared soon.
  • Candidates may note that all the information related to IIT JAM 2020 will be released on the official website.

IIT JAM Admit Card 2020

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

  • The Indian Insititute of Technology, Kanpur has released the JAM hall ticket on 07 January 2020.
  • 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 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 2020 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 2020 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. The online application form for J&K students has been released on 22 November 2019.
  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 an 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 2020 Application Fee

The application fee details are given below:

JAM 2020 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 2020 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 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the IIT JAM 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 2020 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.

How to Download the IIT JAM Admit Card?

Candidates can download the IIT JAM Admit card from the official website by clicking on the link provided. Candidates will need to login to download the admit card.

JAM 2020 Admit Card
JAM 2020 Admit Card

Click here to download the IIT JAM Admit Card 2020.

Important Information about IIT JAM 2020

The overview of IIT JAM exam is given below:

Organizing Institute IIT Kanpur
Examination Name Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2020
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.

Official website: http://jam.iitk.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!