Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) Details

Name of Entrance Exam

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM)

Category of Exam

National Entrance Exam For-Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM)


About Exam

Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor's degree programmes.

IITs and IISc are institutions of national importance and are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas. The aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure of IISc & IITs motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.


The candidates who qualify in JAM 2019 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ER) for admissions in IITs.

  • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.

  • In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).

Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2019.

At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.

a) It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission.
b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.

Exam pattern and syllabus

Question Papers and Answer Key



Name of the Subject Question Paper Answer Keys
Biological Sciences (BL)                     
Biotechnology (BT)                     
Chemistry (CY)                     
Geology (GG)                     
Mathematics (MA)                     
Mathematical Statistics (MS)                     
Physics (PH)                     


Exam fees

Group/Category Fee Details
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwDRs. 750.00Rs. 1050.00
General and OBCRs. 1500.00Rs. 2100.00

Details of Application Fee for JAM 2019


Important Dates


Test Schedule: February 10, 2019
Session Time Test Papers and Codes


9:30 AM
12:30 PM

Biological Sciences (BL)
Mathematics (MA)
Physics (PH)


2:30 PM
5:30 PM

Biotechnology (BT)
Chemistry (CY)
Geology (GG)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)


How to apply

Application Timeline

ONLINE Registration and Application Process September 05, 2018
Closure of ONLINE Application Process October 10, 2018
October 12, 2018
(Upto 17:30 Hours)
Announcement of JAM 2019 Result March 20, 2019

Official Website & Contact Details:

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2019
Organizing Institute : IIT Kharagpur