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Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2020

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IIT JAM 2020 Application Form - How to Fill, Fee, Process, Correction

Updated On - January 25 2020 by Anusha Pachauri

IIT JAM 2020 Application form is closed for all the aspirants. The candidates can register themselves till 28 November 2019 on the official website of JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS). The deadline for the submission of registration form was 08 October 2019. This year IIT Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. is conducted by IIT Kanpur. Candidates who want to pursue 2 years M.Sc, Joint M.Sc-PhD, M.Sc-PhD Dual degree, integrated PhD programme at IITs and IISc can fill the application form. This article contains all the important details regarding IIT JAM Application Form 2020.

Latest Updates

  • IIT JAM 2020 application window form has been reopened for Jammu and Kashmir candidates from 22 November 2019 till 28 November 2019.

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form Dates

Candidates must check the important dates regarding the IIT JAM 2020 application form in the given table mentioned below:

IIT JAM Registration Dates 2020
Event Dates
Commencement of online application form and registration 05 September 2019
Last date of an online application form and uploading of document 08 October 2019
Correction Window From 18 October 2019 - 28 October 2019
JAM 2020 Exam date 09 February 2020

The candidates are requested to keep visiting the page for the latest updates if any.

IIT JAM 2020 Information Brochure is available here.

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

IIT JAM 2020 Application forms are available from 05 September 2019 on the official website of JOAPS. Candidates must read the detail given below to avoid any mistake while filling the form:

  • Candidate must apply online on the official website only.
  • Upload the scanned copy of photographs, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable).
  • Candidates must check the application status continuously whether their online application form is received, under scrutiny, accepted, defective, status after rectification, Rejected with valid reason.
  • Application fees will be paid through any of the electronic payment modes.

Important instructions to fill the IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

Candidates must have to follow the given instruction while filling the IIT JAM 2020 Application Form online:

  • Applicants can apply for the JAM 2020 only through JAM Online Application Processing System(JOAPS) on their official website http://joaps.iitk.ac.in.
  • Candidates have to first register on JOAPS website, by entering their name, valid email, a working mobile number and a password.
  • Candidates must not use anybody else email.
  • Only one candidate can be registered with one email address.
  • Candidates must give their mobile number because of all the information will also be sent via SMS.
  • Enrollment ID of candidates is sent on email as well as on the mobile number given.
  • Candidates must use their enrollment id along with the password for all JAM 2020 related pieces of information.
  • Candidates must keep their enrollment id along with password safe and confidential.

Details to be filled in IIT JAM Application form 2020

Below mentioned is the data or documents list candidates must keep in mind while filling IIT JAM 2020 Application Form:

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the online application form must exactly be the same as per the qualifying degree certificate.
  • JAM 2020 Score Card will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before a name.
  • Address for communication (including PIN code).
  • Eligibility degree details.
  • College name and address with PIN code.
  • JAM paper(s).
  • Choice of JAM examination cities.
  • Details of the valid Identity Document (ID) (This ID proof, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall).
  • Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment.

Documents required during IIT JAM 2020 Online Application Process

Below mentioned are the documents candidates must keep ready while IIT JAM 2020 Application Form filling:

Mandatory Documents for All Applicants:

  • Class X Certificate
  • Class XII Mark sheet
  • Qualifying Degree: Mark sheets of all semesters/ years

Document for General Category:

  • Nationality Certificate: Birth Certificate or Voter ID or First page of Passport or School Transfer Certificate (TC) showing nationality issued by the authorized government agency or Aadhaar Card.
  • Please note that any other documents, Ration Card, Driving License, College/ Institute/ School ID, Bank Passbook, PAN Card, Mark sheets are not considered.

Other Documents:

  • Category Certificate for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST Candidates
  • PwD Certificate for PwD Category Candidates
  • The photograph and signature uploaded during the time of applying for JAM 2020 Examination will be used for the admission process.
Image to be uploaded Dimension Format File Size
Photograph Width 3.5cm x Height 4.5cm JPEG 5KB-200KB
Signature Height 2cm x Width 7cm JPEG 5KB-100KB
Category Certificate - PDF -
  • Any application which is incomplete in any respect and does not have the required valid documents will be summarily rejected.

IIT JAM Application Fees

Joint Admission Test Application fees 2020 are given below category wise:

IIT JAM 2020 Registration Fees

Category of Candidates

Fee Details

One Test Paper

Two Test Papers

SC/ST/PwD/Female(all categories)

Rs 750/-

Rs 1050/-

All Other Categories 

Rs 1500/-

Rs 2100/-

Mode of Payment

Candidates need to make the fee payment for their application form through online mode only via Net Banking/ Credit card/ Debit card.

How to fill the IIT JAM 2020 Application form?

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form can be filled through online mode only. Applications sent through any other mode would be straight away rejected. Candidates need to check the below steps for filling the online application form:

Step 1: Registration on JOAPS (JAM Online Application Processing System).

    • Click on the official link of JOAPS " http://joaps.iitk.ac.in
    • Candidates need to fill the personal details like Name, Date of Birth, Personal Mobile Number, Name of the parents, etc for the registration.
    • After filling all the details candidate need to submit it. On submitting, he/she will get an email and SMS on the mobile number given.

Step 2: Login into JOAPS

    • Candidate needs to login into the JOAPS system by using their enrollment id/ email id along with the password created.
    • Now proceed to the next step by clicking the submit button.

Step 3: Filling in the Application Form

    • Now click on the edit application form button for filling up further details.
    • Candidate needs to select the number of test paper from the drop-down menu in which he/she wants to appear.

After this, the applicant needs to fill in the personal, educational and communication details.Step 4: Image uploading

    • Upload the images of the photograph as well as the signature in the specification mentioned above.
    • Tick on the declaration box after successful uploading of the images.

Step 5: Paying Application Fee

    • The candidate needs to submit the application fee through Debit/ Credit/ Net Banking.

IIT JAM 2020 Application Form Correction

The applied candidates can make the changes in their application form from 18 October 2019. Candidates can make IIT JAM 2020 Application Form corrections even after successful submission of the form once. The organizing authority opens the form correction window for a limited period of time. Candidates have to pay an extra fee for the correction of the online application form. The last date of the correction window is 28 October 2019, Correction can be allowed in the given field:

  • Category Change 
  • Gender
  • Test paper

Extra charges for Addition or Change of test paper are given below:

Group/Category Existing Wishes to Change Wishes to Add
Case Additional
Case Additional
Fee (₹)
Female (All
One Test
One Test
Rs 750/- One Test
Rs 300/-
Two Test
Any One Test
Rs 300/- Not Applicable
  Both Papers Rs 1050/-
All Others One Test
One Test
Rs 1500/- One Test
PaperOne Test
One Test
Two Test
Any One Test
Rs 600/- Not Applicable
  Both Papers Rs 2100/-

Extra fee for changing category or gender are given below:

Existing Group/
Change Case Additional Fee
Female (All
(Group - 1)
Within Group-1 One or Two Test
To Group-2 One Test Paper  750/-
Both Papers 1050/-
All Others
(Group - 2)
To Group-1 One or Two Test
(No fee will be

Important Points related to IIT JAM 2020 Application Form Correction:

  • Candidates can change their examination city/town with valid reason through the JOAPS official website before 28 October 2019.
  • Candidates have to pay 500/- while changing the examination city/town.
  • Candidates cannot change their centre in the same city/town.

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