JAM 2020 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result

JAM 2020 – IIT JAM 2020 exam date official notification has been released. Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 2020 entrance exam will be conducted by the IIT Kanpur for M.Sc and other postgraduate science courses for the admission to various IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore, IISERs, NISER Bhubaneshwar. Students can know the IIT JAM exam time table 2019 from the official page of the IIT Kanpur. Candidates can get more details about the IIT Joint Admission Test for M.Sc 2020 exam schedule such as the JAM entrance exam application form, admission process, exam syllabus, eligibility, exam pattern, exam result, etc., from here.

About Joint Admission Test (JAM)

Joint Admission Test for M. Sc (JAM) is a national level entrance exam for the postgraduate courses in the disciplines of science. JAM is being conducted from the year of 2004 to provide the admission for M. Sc. (Two years), joint M. Sc – Ph. D., M. Sc – Ph. D Dual Degree. JAM exam shall organize every year in the month of February in the online mode only and this year the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur will conduct the JAM 2020 exam. In 2019 onwards IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Mandi, IIT Tirupati, IIT Palakad will be admitting the students to the PG courses through the JAM 2020 exam.


JAM Exam

IIT JAM 2020 Exam Schedule

Students should check the below mentioned details to know them throughout exam details about the JAM exam 2020.

Dates Events
05 September 2019 Commencement of Online Registration and Application Process
08 October 2019 (Upto 5:30 PM) Closure of Online Application Process
07 January 2020 Download the Admit cards
09 February 2020 JAM 2020 Examination
20 March 2020 Announcement of JAM 2020 Results
09th – 22nd April 2020 Submission of the Application form to Admission Process
June 01, 2020 Declaration of First Admission List
June 16, 2020 Declaration of Second Admission List
June 29, 2020 Declaration of Third and Final Admission List
July 03, 2020 Closure of Admission through JAM 2020
JAM 2020 Examination Session Details
Session Time Test Paper & Codes
I 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Biotechnology (BT), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH)
II 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), and Mathematics (MA)
Academic Programmes

The full-time M. Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M. Sc – Ph. D., M. Sc – Ph. D Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes are offered at different IITs and Integrated Ph. D Programmes at IISc shall be made on the basis of JAM 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for JAM 2020

Candidates who wish to apply for the admission into IITs should have to fulfill the below mentioned eligibility requirements.

  • All the candidates should have completed a Bachelor’s degree with the minimum aggregate marks of 55%.
  • In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks of 55% or 5.5 out of 10 (CGPA) for the candidates in the category of General / OBC (NCL) and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for the SC / ST and PwD category candidates.
  • The proof of having passed the qualifying degree by the admitting institute with the Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) should be submitted.
  • There is no age limit to appear in the JAM exam and also candidates from any nation can participate in the JAM entrance exam.

Note: Candidates have the responsibility to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) and Eligibility Criteria for the admission process.

How to fill the JAM 2020 Exam Application Form?
Step 1: Application Procedure for JAM 2020

Students should need to enroll themselves for the JAM 2020 exam in the way of register at JAM Online Application Processing System (JOASP) by filling and submitting details like name, valid email id, valid mobile number, and password. Once the registration is done, candidates need to login their account using enrolment ID and password generated by the JOASP.

Step 2: JAM 2020 Application Form
  1. Students should log in their valid credentials at the JAM 2020 official website to fill the JAM examination application form.
  2. Candidates shall provide the basic educational details, he/she photograph, signature are submitted at the time of form filling.
  3. Examination details such as the examination centre and other important details also check and ensured and then filled by the candidates.
Step 3: Application Fees for IIT JAM 2020 Exam

After submitting the basic and educational details then finally candidates are redirected into the payment page for paying the examination fees. The examination fees will be paid in the mode of online through credit, debit, or net banking.

Category One Test Paper Two Test Paper
Female from all categories/SC/ST/PwD Rs. 750/- Rs. 1050/-
General/OBC/others Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2100/-
JAM 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to apply the JAM 2020 exam should refer to the below mentioned details for knowing the exam pattern of the JAM 2020 exam. There are totally 60 questions are divided into three sections i.e., Section A, Section B, Section C.

Sections Questions Type Total number of Questions Total Marks
A Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 30 50
B Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) 10 20
C Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 20 30
Total Marks 60 100

Exam Type: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Number of Papers: 6 Papers (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Biotechnology)

Medium of Exam Questions: English

Number of Questions: 60 Questions

Questions Type: Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, Numerical Answer Type

Total Marks: 100 Marks

Negative Marks: MCQ only (1/3 mark will be deducted for one mark weightage, 2/3 mark be deducted for two marks weightage)

Exam Time Duration: 3 Hours

JAM 2020 Exam Syllabus

Previously, there are seven subjects are included for the JAM entrance exam. Now, a major change i.e., JAM 2020 exam will be conducted for the M. Sc Programmes along with the six subjects only and the biological science has been discontinued. In JAM 2020 exam shall come the questions from the below mentioned syllabus. It will be based on candidate’s studied topics of their graduation level.

Subjects Syllabus
Mathematics (MA) Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus, Functions of one, two, three real variables, Sequence and Series of Real Numbers
Physics (PH)


Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory and Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics & Devices and Electronics, Mathematical Methods, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Mechanical and General Properties of Matter
Chemistry (CY)


Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Adsorption, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Organic chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Mathematical Statistics (MS)


Sequence and Series, Differential and Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability, Joint Distributions, Standard Distributions, Random Variable, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
Geology (GG) Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, The Planet Earth, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology
Biotechnology (BT) Biology (10+2+3 level) General Biology, Basic Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Chemistry (10+2+3 level), Mathematics (10+2 level), Physics (10+2 level)
Exam Preparations and Tips

Students are advised to be prepared well for the upcoming examination to getting higher marks in the entrance examination. There are some useful exam tips as follows.

  • Candidates should make a clear cut plan to cover each and every topic according to the separate courses wise.
  • Students are requested to focus the previous year questions paper and take a mock test available on the online.
  • Candidates should study the basic and advanced concepts of the above mentioned syllabus in the level of class 10th, 12th, and graduation degree.
How to Download IIT JAM 2020 Admit Card?

Students should follow the below mentioned details for how to download the IIT JAM 2020 exam admit card.

  1. Go to the official website of JAM 2020
  2. Click the appropriate Admit Card link
  3. Provide the enrollment ID and password
  4. Take a printout JAM 2020 Admit Card for exam uses.
IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

After completing the JAM 2020 entrance exam, the provisional Answer key for the conduced exam held on February 2020 will be available at the official website. After some days, the official Answer key will be announced by the concerned authority of JAM. Candidates can download the Answer key from the JAM official page. From the Answer key, candidates can check their correct and incorrect answer and also calculate the total marks.

How to check and download the IIT JAM 2020 Result?

Candidates who are willing to know check and download the IIT JAM 2020 exam result should follow the below mentioned simple instructions.

  1. Go to the official website of JAM 2020
  2. Select the suitable JAM 2020 Result link
  3. Enter the enrollment ID and password then submit it
  4. The JAM 2020 exam result will be displayed on the screen
  5. Take a printout for the JAM 2020 Result for admission processes.
JAM 2020 Counselling Process

Students will be shortlisted based on the earned score on the JAM 2020 exam. It will have some required qualifying marks from each and every section defined by as per the rule and norms of JAM. The Counselling process will be based on the candidate’s cut off marks. The institutes will give the admission to the deserving students based on their respective cut off marks. By default, all the IITs, NITs, IISc institutes have some separate merit list to provide the admission in their campuses.

Students are advised to should carry the below mentioned original documents at the time of counselling or admission. It can be listed as follows.

  • 10th and 12th Mark Sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Community Certificate
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Any one of ID Proof
JAM 2020 – Participating Institutes of Admission

There is a total of 20 institutes are having a place to admit the students in various IITs, NITs, IISc through the Joint Admission Test for M. Sc (JAM) exam. It can be listed as follows.

Institutes Website
IIT Bhubaneswar  www.iitbbs.ac.in
IIT Bombay www.iitb.ac.in
IIT Delhi www.iitd.ac.in
IIT Gandhinagar www.iitgn.ac.in
IIT Guwahati www.iitg.ac.in
IIT Hyderabad www.iith.ac.in
IIT Indore www.iiti.ac.in
IIT Jodupur www.iitj.ac.in
IIT Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in
IIT Kharagpur www.iitkgp.ac.in
IIT Madras www.iitm.ac.in
IIT Patna www.iitp.ac.in
IIT Roorkee www.iitr.ac.in
IIT Ropar www.iitrpr.ac.in
IIT (BHU), Varanasi www.iitbhu.ac.in
IIT Bhilai www.iitbhilai.ac.in
IIT (ISM), Dhanbad www.iitism.ac.in
IIT Palakad www.iitpkd.ac.in
IIT Tirupati www.iittp.ac.in
IIT Mandi www.iitmandi.ac.in