IIT JAM 2022 Exam: Application Form (Out), Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

FIIT JAM 2022 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee on February 13. The application process has commenced on August 25, 2021, and the last date of application is October 11, 2021. Originally the date of commencement of the IIT JAM 2021 application process was August 31, which has been preponed for five days. IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted in a computer-based mode (CBT) or online mode for seven subjects which are Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). Last year, the Economics subject was added to the IIT JAM exam. Approximately six lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam.

Table of Contents

  1. What is IIT JAM?
  2. IIT JAM 2021 Highlights
  3. IIT JAM 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  4. IIT JAM 2022 Admission Process
  5. IIT JAM 2022: List of Courses and Colleges Accepting Scores
  6. IIT JAM 2022 Exam Centres
  7. IIT JAM Preparation Tips by Toppers
  8. FAQs on IIT JAM 2022

What is IIT JAM?

Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is an all-India level online entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) every year on a rotational basis on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Candidates are informed that the biometric system of identity verification (fingerprint) will be used for JAM 2021 exam as well as admission. IIT JAM is conducted to provide admission to candidates in MSc and other postgraduate courses offered at IITs and integrated PhD courses offered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Several National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) also accept JAM scores for MSc admissions.

IIT JAM 2021 Highlights

The following table brings the important features of the IIT JAM 2022.

Particulars Details
Exam Name Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Total Number of Questions 60
Total Number of Seats 2,906
Total Number of Applicants Six lakh (approx)
Number of Exam Cities 82
Official Website https://jam.iitr.ac.in/

IIT JAM 2022 Important Dates

The table below brings the important dates of IIT JAM 2022. Check the complete schedule below.

IIT JAM 2021 Events IIT JAM 2021 Dates Salient Features
Start date to fill the application form 30-Aug-2021

25-Aug-2021

The application process has started for IIT JAM. Candidates have to fill the application form for the exam online. No change in the application process for the science exam.
Last date to fill the application form 11-Oct-2021 IIT JAM application process will end on this date. Aspirants need to fill the application form and pay the application fee within the stipulated time.
Start date to download admit card 04-Jan-2022 Candidates need to download IIT JAM admit card from the official website and take a printout of it.
IIT JAM exam date 13-Feb-2022 IIT JAM exam to be conducted as a Computer-Based-Test (CBT) in two sessions.

  • Session-I to be held from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Session-II to be held from 3 PM to 6 PM
IIT JAM 2022 response sheet release date To be announced Candidates can check their response sheet
IIT JAM 2021 answer key and question paper release date To be announced The official question paper and answer key of IIT JAM 2021 can be checked by the candidates.
Objection against IIT JAM 2021 provisional answer key To be announced Candidates can file objections against the provisional answer key of IIT JAM 2021
Final IIT JAM 2021 answer key release date To be announced The final answer key is released.
IIT JAM result 22-Mar-2022 The result is declared on the official website of the exam.

IIT JAM 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Roorkee has stated the IIT JAM 2022 eligibility criteria which are given below:

  • In order to fulfil the IIT JAM 2022 eligibility criteria, candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 55 per cent aggregate (50 per cent for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates) or equivalent CGPA. It may be noted that the aggregate should be considered without rounding off and taking all subjects into account, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined.
  • Candidates who have appeared or will appear for their graduation exams in 2022 are also eligible to apply.
  • For the admission process, candidates who have passed the IIT JAM 2022 exam will be eligible to apply for the admission process.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2022 exam.

IIT JAM 2022 Admission Process

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps as part of the IIT JAM selection process:

IIT JAM Admission Process

Step 1: Fill IIT JAM Application Form

For IIT JAM 2022 registrations, candidates have to apply for the exam in the online mode. Candidates had to visit the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link present on the official website of the exam and fill the IIT JAM 2022 application form there.

IIT JAM 2022 application fee also had to be paid in the online mode only via net banking/ debit card/ credit card. It may be noted that candidates can apply for a maximum of two test papers at a time. But for appearing for the second test paper, candidates have to pay an additional application fee.

Step 2: Download IIT JAM Admit Card

Candidates can download their IIT JAM 2021 admit cards from the official website of the exam. After downloading the admit card, candidates had to take a print of it and carry it to the allotted exam centre along with valid ID proof (original). Candidates not carrying the admit card and ID proof were not allowed to appear for IIT JAM 2022 exam.

Step 3: Appear for IIT JAM

Next, candidates had to appear for IIT JAM 2022 exam at the allotted exam centre. Candidates could take one or two IIT JAM test papers. However, candidates appearing for two test papers had to ensure that both exams were being conducted in different sessions.

IIT JAM Exam Day Session & Time JAM Test Papers
14-Feb-2021 Session-I

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Biotechnology (BT), Physics (PH), and Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Session-II

3 PM to 6 PM

Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), and Mathematics (MA)

Step 4: Check IIT JAM Result

IIT JAM 2022 result will be declared on the official website of the exam on March 22. For each test paper in IIT JAM 2022, candidates are given an All India Rank (AIR). Based on AIR, an All India Merit List will be prepared. Candidates whose names/ roll numbers appear in the merit list are considered eligible for admission in MSc courses offered at IITs and integrated PhD programmes offered at IISc.

Step 5: Fill Admission Form for IIT JAM Counselling

Qualifying candidates are required to fill the admission form available on the official website of JAM 2022. Note that irrespective of whether a candidate qualifies for one or two test papers, they need to fill and submit only one admission form. After filling the admission form, candidates need to pay a processing fee of Rs 600 in the online mode through JOAPS.

Step 6: Check Admission List

After the submission of the admission form along with the processing fee, an admission list will be released on the official website of JAM 2022. After the declaration of the list, offer letters will be sent by the respective admitting college/ institute(s) to candidates. After receiving the offer letter, candidates need to submit an acceptance form along with an advance seat booking fee in the online mode through JOAPS.

Category Acceptance Fee
General/ OBC – Non-Creamy Layer Rs 10,000
SC/ ST/ PwD Rs 5,000

After this, candidates will be allotted seats and their IIT JAM 2022 admission process will be complete.

Note: “Being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the admitting institute(s),” states the official website.

It may also be noted that admission at IISER Bhopal, IISER Pune and Centralised Counselling for MSc/ MSc (Tech) for NITs (CCMN) will not be done through the common JAM admission process, informs the official website.

IIT JAM 2022: List of Courses and Colleges Accepting Scores

Courses in which aspirants can secure admission, along with the list of colleges accepting IIT JAM 2022 scores/ ranks are mentioned in the table below:

Chemistry (CY) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Biotechnology IIT Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
Integrated PhD Programmes in Biological Sciences IISc Bangalore
MSc Chemistry IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, IIT Bhilai, IIT Palakkad, IIT Delhi
Joint MSc- PhD in Chemistry IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
Joint MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
Integrated PhD in Chemical Sciences IISc Bangalore
MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Energy IISc Bangalore
Geology (GG) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Applied Geology IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
Joint MSc- PhD in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
Joint MSc- PhD in Geology IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneswar
Joint MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
MSc (Tech) in Applied Geology* IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Mathematics (MA) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Mathematics IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar
MSc Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and Computing IIT Hyderabad
MSc Mathematics and Computing IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhilai, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Joint MSc- PhD in Mathematics IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research IIT Bombay
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
Joint MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
Integrated PhD in Mathematical Statistics IISc Bangalore
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Energy IISc Bangalore
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics IIT Bombay
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research IIT Bombay
MSc Statistics IIT Kanpur
Joint MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
Integrated PhD in Mathematical Sciences IISc Bangalore
Physics (PH)  Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Physics IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, IIT Bhilai, IIT Palakkad
Joint MSc- PhD in Physics IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Physics IIT Kanpur
MSc Applied Geophysics IIT Bombay
MSc Astronomy IIT Indore
Joint MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
Joint MSc- PhD in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
MSc (Tech) in Applied Geophysics IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Integrated PhD in Chemical Sciences IISc Bangalore
Integrated PhD in Physical Sciences IISc Bangalore
MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Energy IISc Bangalore
Economics (EN) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2021
Course List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores
MSc Economics  IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee

Admission in each course is provided on the basis of merit in the corresponding test paper of JAM 2022.

IIT JAM 2022 Exam Centres

The science entrance exam was conducted across cities that were divided into eight zones. The official website informed that there could be one or more IIT JAM exam centres in one city. The exact IIT JAM exam centre details were mentioned on the admit cards issued to candidates.

Candidates could select up to three exam cities in order of preference at the time of filling the IIT JAM application form. However, it may be noted that the first two exam cities had to be from the same zone. Candidates could select the third exam city anywhere within India. The zone-wise list of IIT JAM exam centres 2022 has been released by IIT Roorkee. IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted across 82 test cities spread all over the country.

FAQs on IIT JAM 2022

Q. What is IIT JAM?

A. IIT JAM is a national level exam that is conducted to shortlist students for admission to MSc and integrated MSc courses offered by colleges accepting IIT JAM scores for admission. IIT JAM is jointly conducted by the IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISC). IIT JAM is conducted on a rotational basis by colleges participating in the exam.

Q. What is the eligibility for IIT JAM 2022?

A. Candidates are eligible to appear for the IIT JAM exam 2022 if they have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 55 per cent aggregate if they belong to the General category. For aspirants from SC/ ST/ PwD category, the minimum marks to meet IIT JAM eligibility criteria is 50 per cent. Candidates who have appeared or will appear for their graduation exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit Criteria: There is no age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2022 exam.

Q. Is IIT JAM difficult?

A. Experts share that the IIT JAM exam is difficult to clear. This is not because the difficulty level of the questions asked is very high but because the selection ratio through the IIT JAM exam is low. However, this does not mean that the questions asked in the exam are very easy.

Q. How many exams are there in IIT JAM?

A. Last year, IIT JAM was conducted for six subjects. But in 2021, Economics (EN) has been added to the list of JAM test papers. Thus, IIT JAM 2021 is being conducted for seven subjects which are listed below:

  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Economics (EN)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Biotechnology (BT)

Q. Who will conduct IIT JAM 2022?

A. IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee on February 13.

Q. How many times can I appear for IIT JAM?

A. There is no restriction on the number of times an aspirant can take the IIT JAM exam. Candidates can appear for the JAM exam only if they fulfil the eligibility criteria of the science entrance test.

Q. Is Maths in Class 12 compulsory for IIT JAM?

A. In the majority of the courses wherein admission is offered through IIT JAM, the eligibility criteria state that aspirants should have studied Mathematics at the Class 12 level.

Q. What score is necessary for IIT JAM 2021 for admission in IITs?

A. IIT JAM score at which admission is offered in different courses varies from one IIT to the other. Candidates can go through the IIT JAM cutoff to get a better idea of the score at which they can secure admission in a course through this science entrance exam.

Q. What is the benefit/ advantage of giving IIT JAM 2021?

A. IIT JAM is a national-level science entrance exam that is conducted on a rotational basis by the participating IITs and IISc. IIT JAM is the means through which candidates can secure admission in MSc and other post-bachelor courses offered at IITs and integrated PhD courses offered at IISc Bangalore.

Q. How many subjects are there in IIT JAM?

A. There are seven test papers in IIT JAM. The subjects for which IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted are Mathematical Statistics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Economics, and Biotechnology.

Q. What do I do after IIT JAM?

A. Candidates who clear IIT JAM get admission to the course of their choice at IITs/ IISc Bangalore. After completing the course, aspirants can get a job in their respective specialisations/subject

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