IIT JAM 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

IIT JAM 2021 ( Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) is an online examination for admission in M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at various IITs. The examination organized by one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) every year on a rotational basis, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), GOI. Every year, the IIT JAM Application form will be released in the month of September.

Candidates those who want to appear for IIT JAM Exam, please go through this article to know complete information about IIT JAM 2021 including Important Dates, Application Form, Fee, eligibility, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, etc. 

IIT JAM 2021 Overview:

Exam NameIIT JAM 2021 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc)
Exam LevelAll India Level
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Conducting Authority7 IIT’s & IISc. Bangalore on a Rational Basis
Question TypesObjective (MCQ & MSQ) & Numeric Answer Type (NAT)
Number of Questions60
Maximum Marks100
Exam Time Duration3 hrs

IIT JAM 2021 Official Website

Officially Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2021 will be conducted by IIT Guwahati.

IIT JAM 2015 conducted by IIT Guwahati last time.

IIT JAM 2021 Official Website:  IIT Guwahati: Click Here

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) committee made the announcement of the official website of IIT Guwahati. Official JAM 2021 Notification will be released soon.

Must Check: JAM 2021 Information Brochure

IIT JAM 2021 Notification

JAM Notification will be released in the month of July 2020 by IIT Office. Notification will include all necessary information.

Must Check: JAM 2021 Notification

IIT JAM 2021 Important Exam Dates

Online Application Form Starts 5th September 2020
Last date of Application Form Submission8th October 2020
Application Form Correction20th October 2020
Last Date of Change in Examination City25th October 2020
Admit Card Availability6th January 2021
JAM 2021 Exam Date9th February 2021
Answer Key Availability25th February 2021
JAM 2021 Result Deceleration20th March 2021
Score Card Download25th March 2021

Must Check: JAM 2021 Important Dates

IIT JAM 2021 Registration/Application Form

Candidates can apply through JOAPS (JAM Online Application Processing System) for JAM Registration. Here GATExplore providing basic information about the registration

  1. Candidates have to apply for JAM 2021 examination using online mode only.
  2. JAM 2021 registration will be started from the 1st week of September 2020.
  3. JAM 2021 registration will be end till the 1st week of October 2020.
  4. Candidates have to register as a New User for JAM 2021 examination registration.
  5. After successful registration candidates are able to access JOAPS using their JOAPS Enrollment ID and JOAPS Password.
  6. While filling JAM 2021 application form candidates need to upload scanned photographs, signature, thumb impression, degree certificate, or category certificate.

Must Check: JAM 2021 Application Form

IIT JAM Application/Registration Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC(NCL)Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/ PWD CandidatesRs. 750/-
Women CandidatesRs. 750/-

*Note: Candidates pay the application fee via Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card or e-challan.

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria to apply for IIT JAM Exam as follows.

  1. Nationality: Indian/Foreign nationals candidates are eligible to apply.
  2. Qualifying Exam: All candidates admitted through should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  3. Required Marks/Grades: 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.

Must Read: JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IIT JAM Papers and Paper Codes

IIT JAM 2021 examination conducted in 7 subjects (referred to as Papers) by Online Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates can choose any of the following subjects:

IIT JAM PaperPaper Code
Chemistry (CY)
Mathematics (MA)
Mathematical Statistics(MS)

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

JAM 2021 exam conducted for 6 subjects. Candidates can choose any JAM 2021 Paper as per their graduation subjects. The syllabus of each stream is different. JAM aspirants can download JAM 2021 syllabus in PDF for BT, CY, GG, MA, MS, PH from the link given below.

Must Read: IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus in PDF

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Paper Pattern

Candidates, please check the IIT JAM Exam Paper Pattern in order to appear for this entrance exam. 

  1. Exam Mode: The entrance exam will be conducted in Online Mode Only
  2. Duration of Exam: The time duration for the exam will be 3 hours.
  3. No. of Questions: Exam contains 60 Questions of different types.
  4. Types of Questions: Questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) & Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  5. Papers: Only 6 Papers will be in the exam
  6. Total Marks: The Exam of 100 Marks
  7. Negative Marking: Only MCQ type questions have negative marking.
SectionsNo. of QuestionsTypes of QuestionsMarks Weightage
A30Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)1 or 2 Mark(s) each
B10Multiple Select Question (MSQ)2 Marks each
C20Numerical Answer Type (NAT)1 or 2 Mark(s) each
Total Questions: 60Total Marks: 100Duration: 3 Hours
MCQ: 50 MarksMSQ: 20 MarksNAT: 30 Marks

IIT JAM 2021 Response Sheet

After completion of the JAM 2021 Examination, JAM Office will release the Response Sheet for each candidate in the last week of February. You can check your JAM 2021 Response by clicking the below links.

Must Read: IIT JAM 2021 Response Sheet

IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

After getting the IIT JAM Response sheet, you have to compare your answers with the official answer key. This will gives you an idea about how much you can score in JAM Exam 2020. To download JAM 2020 Answer Key please follow the below link. 

Must Read: IIT JAM 2020 Answer Key

IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers & Answer Key

One of the important parts of every competitive examination is last year’s papers and their solution. For you, we come up with the previous year JAM Question Papers & Answer Key in PDF format. Please check the below links to download these question papers and answer key.

Must Read: IIT JAM Previous Year Question Papers & Answer Keys

IIT JAM 2021 Result

JAM 2021 Result will be declared in the 3rd Week of March 2021. To download your result please check the below link.

Must Read: JAM 2021 Result

IIT JAM 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Full form of JAM Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

IIT JAM Exam will be conducted ONCE in Year.

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) conducts the IIT JAM 2021.

Scrutiny and verification of documents is a manual process, so it takes time due to a large number of applications.

The change of exam center may be permitted, if a request with a valid reason for the same is submitted through the JOAPS website along with an online payment of Rs. 500/-.

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