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IIT JAM - Eligibility Criteria

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2020

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IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria : Qualification, Age Limit and Marks

Updated On - August 26 2020 by Akriti Maurya

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria must be followed by each candidate who wants to pursue M.Sc courses such as M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc-PhD, M.Sc-PhD Dual Degree, etc at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc. IIT Kanpur the organizing authority conducts the JAM exam at National level. IIT JAM exam is conducted once in a year by the rotational administrative authority. All candidates have the responsibility to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Education Qualification (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements(ERs). Go through the complete article to know more about IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility.

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must check the IIT JAM 2021 eligibility of different course. If the candidate found ineligible at any stage of the admission process the applying institute has the right to cancel their admission.

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree.
  • General/ OBC(NCL)/ EWS candidates have at least 55% or 5.5 out 10 CGPA/CPI without rounding off.
  • For ST/ SC or PwD category candidates have 50% or 5.0 out of 10 CGPA/ CPI without rounding off.
  • If CGPA/ CPI is on a different scale, it would be mapped to a scale on 10.

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria/ MEQs Test-Paper Wise

The Test-Paper wise Eligibility Requirements (ERs) are given in the table below along with the academic programmes, institute and essential subjects:

Eligibility Criteria for IIT JAM 2021
Test Paper
(Test paper code)
Academic Programme InstituteMinimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor's
Degree along with the minimum
duration
Essential
subjects at
(10+2) level
 Biotechnology(BT)M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITB, IITI, IITRAny Branch/SubjectNo Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Molecular Medical
Microbiology
IITKGPB.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six
semesters) with Biology/
Biotechnology/Botany/Life
Science/Physiology/Zoology/
Microbiology/Biochemistry/
Genetics and Molecular Biology as
Honours/Major/Main Subject, and
anyone of Chemistry/ Physics/
Mathematics as one of compulsory
the subsidiary subject for at least one year /two semesters
No Restrictions
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree
in Environmental Science
and Engineering
IITBAnyone of Biology, Biotechnology,
Chemistry, Mathematics and
Physics for two years/four
semesters, and any one of the
other four subjects for at least one
year/two semesters
Mathematics
Chemistry(CY)M.Sc. ChemistryIITIChemistry for three years/six
semesters
No Restrictions
IITBhilai,
IITB, IITD,
IITISM,
IITGN, IITG,
IITH, IITJ,
IITK, IITM,
IITMandi,
IITPKD, IITP,
IITR,
IITRPR, IITTP
IITBHU
Chemistry for three years/six
semesters
Mathematics
 Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Chemistry
IITBBS,
IITKGP
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Nuclear Medicine
IITKGPB.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six
semesters) with Chemistry as
Honours/Major/Main Subject,
Mathematics as a compulsory one
subsidiary subject and Physics/
Biology as another subsidiary subject
for at least two years/four semesters
No Restrictions
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree
in Environmental Science
and Engineering
IITBAnyone of Biology, Biotechnology,
Chemistry, Mathematics and
Physics for two years/four
semesters, and any one of the
other four subjects for at least one
year/two semesters
Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Atmosphere and
Ocean Sciences
IITBBSMathematics and Physics with any
one of these subjects among
Chemistry, Computer Science,
Computer Application, Geology
and Statistics
No Restrictions
Geology(GG)M.Sc. Applied GeologyIITB, IITRGeology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and
Biological Science
Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three
years/ six semesters and any two
subjects among Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in GeologyIITBBS,
IITKGP
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Atmosphere and
Ocean Sciences
IITBBSMathematics and Physics and anyone
of these subjects among Chemistry,
Computer Science, Computer
Application, Geology and Statistics
No Restrictions
M.Sc.(Tech) in
Applied Geology 
IITISMB. Sc. degree (3 years) with Geology as
Honours/ Major/ Main/Equivalent
subject and any two subsidiary
subjects from Mathematics, Physics
and Chemistry
Mathematics
Mathematics(MA)M.Sc. in EconomicsIITRMathematics as one of the core
subjects
No Restrictions
M.Sc. MathematicsIITB, IITD,
IITGN, IITI,
IITJ,IITK, IITM,
IITPKD, IITP,
IITR, IITRPR
Mathematics for at least two
years/four semesters
M.Sc. Mathematics/
Mathematics and
Computing
IITISM, IITH
M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree
in Mathematics-Data and
Computational Sciences
IITJ
M.Sc. Mathematics and
Computing
IITBhilai, IITG
M.Sc. Mathematics and
Statistics
IITTP
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in
Mathematics
IITBBS,
IITKGP
Mathematics/ Statistics as a
the subject for at least two years/four
 semesters
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in
Operations Research
IITB
M.Sc. Applied MathematicsIITMandiMathematics for at least two
years/four semesters
Mathematics
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree
in Environmental Science
and Engineering
IITBAnyone of Biology, Biotechnology,
Chemistry, Mathematics and
Physics for two years/four
semesters, and any one of the
other four subjects for at least one
year/two semesters.
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions
Mathematical Statistics(MS)M.Sc. Applied Statistics and InformaticsIITBMathematics or Statistics for at least two years/four semestersNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc. StatisticsIITKStatistics for at least two years/four semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology
and Statistics
Physics(PH)M.Sc. PhysicsIITBhilai,
IITB, IITD,
IITISM, IITGN,
IITG, IITH, IITI,
IITJ, IITK,
IITM, IITPKD,
IITP, IITR,
IITRPR, IITTP,
IITBHU
Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semestersNo Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in PhysicsIITBBS,
IITKGP
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in PhysicsIITK
M.Sc. Applied GeophysicsIITBPhysics and Mathematics/ Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as a subject for three years/six semesters
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Medical PhysicsIITKGPB.Sc./B.S. degree (3yrs/6 semesters) with Physics as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Chemistry/Biology as another
the subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc. AstronomyIITIPhysics/ Mathematics /Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology/Physics as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Geology and ChemistryMathematics
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAnyone of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and anyone of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semestersMathematics
M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied
Geophysics
IITISMB.Sc. Degree (3 yrs.) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary the subject for two years/four semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science for one year/two semesters.No Restrictions

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria (ERs) for Physical Fitness

Read the below points to know the IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Requirements (ERs) in terms of physical fitness for admission into an institute after JAM exam:

  • All candidates have to submit their physical fitness certificate from the registered medical practitioner. 
  • At the time of admission, the candidates may also undergo a physical fitness test by the medical board constituted by the applying institute.
  • If the candidate is not found physically fit to pursue their chosen course of study, their admission is to be cancelled.

Important Notes

  1. Interested candidate must fulfil all the eligibility criteria for admission if any candidate fails in any criteria, then his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  2. Institute can cancel the admission of the candidate at any stage if he/she is found unqualified or ineligible as per the rules and regulations of the conducting authority.
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