IIT JAM 2024: Result (Mar 20), Cutt Off, Counselling, Admission Process & Latest Updates

Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc 2024 ( IIT JAM )

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Counselling: 1 Apr '24 - 24 Apr '24

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Updated on Apr 15, 2024 11:50 IST

IIT JAM 2024 online application portal for JAM counselling process was opened on April 10, 2024, on the official website. Candidates who secure marks greater than or equal to the JAM 2024 cut-off marks of their respective category are eligible to apply for JAM 2024 admissions. The last date for filling out the IIT JAM 2024 application form for JAM 2024 counselling is April 24, 2024.

Also Read: IIT JAM 2024 Online Application for Admission Process Begins; Know the Complete Process

JAM 2024 counselling process is being held for admissions to over 3000 seats across 89 postgraduate programmes at 21 IITs and will be coordinated by IIT Madras for the academic year 2024-25. JAM 2024 counselling process will be completely online and divided into four rounds. Candidates seeking admission have to pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 750. Candidates who have been offered and accepted the seat should pay a Seat Booking Fee
online of INR15,000/- for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category and INR 7,500/- for SC/ST/PwD category within the stipulated time period.

Candidates can check the complete details regarding IIT JAM 2024 admissions from here: JAM Admission Brochure 2024 

IIT JAM 2024 Results were declared by IIT Madras on March 20, 2024. Along with the JAM 2024 result announcement, the exam officials also released the IIT JAM 2024 final answer key with the master question paper of seven subjects. Candidates could check their results and download IIT JAM 2024 scorecards by logging in using their enrolment ID or email ID. IIT JAM 2024 Cut off for all the seven MSc courses were released on March 22, 2024 along with the JAM 2024 results.

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Q:   What is the objective of IIT JAM 2024 Examination?

A:

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) has been established as a benchmark for the undergraduate level Science education in the country from last two decades. The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to Post- graduate Degree Programmes and to consolidate Science as a career option for the students across the country. These programmes offer high-quality education in
their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula enable the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. These programmes are open to all eligible students irrespective of their nationality. The medium of instruction is English for all the programmes.

 

Q:   When is IIT JAM 2024 provisional answer key releasing?

A:

IIT Madras has released the IIT JAM 2024 answer key on February 19, 2024. JAM 2024 test takers can visit the official website to download the JAM 2024 master question paper and JAM answer key 2024. 

The examination authority will also open the Answer key challenge IIT JAM 2024 portal. Candidates will be able to raise objections against the answer provided by the authority at the official website. Candidates will be able to submit challenges against the provisional answer keys within the stipulated deadline by paying a fee of INR 500 per question.

 

Q:   When will IIT JAM 2024 admit cards releasing?

A:

IIT JAM Admit Card 2024 has been released by IIT Madras, the exam conducting body on Januray 8, 2024. Candidates who have successfully filled out and submitted the IIT JAM 2024 application form can download the JAM 2024 admit card by visiting the IIT JAM official website- jam.iitm.ac.in.

IIT JAM 2024 admit card will be available in online mode on the JAM Online Application Processing System  (JOAPS) portal. Candidates who had filled out the IIT JAM 2024 Application Form can download the IIT JAM 2024 Admit Card by using their enrolment ID or email ID and password on the portal to see their respective exam centres. 

 

What is IIT JAM?

The 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. 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. 

Candidates can check out the video below to get more insight about IIT JAM examination, eligibility, preparation and counselling-related information:

 

 

Q:   How many admitting institutes are there in IIT JAM 2024?

A:

There are around 3000 seats in postgraduate programmes at 21 IITs for the academic year 2024-25. JAM 2024 Scores will be used to admit the candidates subject to satisfying the ERs and MEQs and any other necessary requirements, without any additional interview or written test.
JAM scores will be used for admission to over 2000 seats for postgraduate programmes such as M.Sc. and M.A. at IISc and various NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, DIAT through Centralized Counselling for M.Sc / M.Sc. (Tech.) Admission (CCMN).

 

Q:   How many seats are available in IIT JAM 2024 exam?

A:

Candidates qualifying in JAM 2024 are eligible to apply for admission to around 3000 seats in IITs for the academic year 2024-25. No additional evaluation process, such as suitability test or interview is required for admission to the programmes in Admitting Institutes under JAM 2024.

JAM 2024 Scores will be used for admission to over 2000 seats for IISc and counselling through CCMN. JAM Scores are used for admission to programmes such as MSc, MSc (Tech), MS Research, MSc-MTech. Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D., M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree in various institutes.

 

Q:   How many subjects are there in IIT JAM 2024 examination?

A:

There are 7 subjects in the IIT JAM 2024 examination:

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

Students can choose to appear for one or more subjects, depending on their interests and eligibility. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode and consists of 60 questions for 100 marks.

 

Q:   What are the admission programmes offered by IIT JAM 2024?

A:

JAM Score is used for admission to various postgraduate programmes such as (i) MSc,   (ii) MSc (Tech), (iii) MS (Research), (iv) MSc - M.Tech Dual Degree, (v) Joint MSc - PhD. and (vi) MSc - PhD Dual Degree, across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country.
Admissions to various programmes using JAM 2024 Score can be divided into two categories:
I. Admitting Institutes:
There are around 3000 seats in postgraduate programmes at 21 IITs for the academic year2024-25. JAM 2024 Scores will be used to admit the candidates subject to satisfying the ERs and MEQs and any other necessary requirements, without any additional interview or written test.
II. Result Sharing Institutes:
JAM scores will be used for admission to over 2000 seats for postgraduate programmes such as MSc and MA at IISc and various NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, DIAT through Centralized Counselling for MSc / MSc (Tech.) Admission (CCMN). There are no additional written tests or interviews for admission to candidates qualifying JAM and satisfying the eligibility and special eligibility requirements through CCMN.

 

IIT JAM 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IIT JAM 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

01 Apr '24 -

24 Apr '24

IIT JAM 2024 Application Form for Counselling Process

ONGOING

24 Apr '24

IIT JAM 2024 Last date for data correction

31 May '24

IIT JAM 2024 Declaration of First Admission List

04 Jun '24

Last Date for Online Payment of Seat Booking Fee for First Admission List

12 Jun '24

Declaration of Second Admission List

15 Jun '24 -

01 Jul '24

Opening and Closing of Withdrawal Option

16 Jun '24

Last Date for Online Payment of Seat Booking Fee for Second Admission List

DatesPast Exam Dates

08 Apr '24

Last Date for Online Payment of Seat Booking Fee for Fourth Admission List

20 Mar '24

IIT JAM 2024 Result

20 Mar '24

IIT JAM 2024 Final Answer Key

IIT JAM 2024 Highlights

The following table brings the important features of the IIT JAM 2023.

Particulars Details
Exam Name Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for MSc
Conducting Body

IIT Madras

Exam Level Postgraduate Exam at National level
Exam Frequency Once a year
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Total Number of Applicants Six lakh (approx)- as per previous year's trend
Courses Offered Through Entrance Exam MSc and Integrated PhD
Exam Fees

INR 900 (Female candidates applying for one paper)

INR 1,250 (Female candidates applying for two papers)

INR 1,800 (All other category candidates applying for one paper)

INR 2,500 (All other category candidates applying for two papers)

Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of Papers and Total Marks Seven papers in total with 100 marks each
Total Number of Questions 60
Marking Scheme Differential marking scheme carrying 1 mark and 2 marks
Language/Medium of Questions English
Colleges Accepting IIT JAM Scores IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs and CFTIs
Total Number of Seats 2,900 (approx)
Number of Exam Cities 103
Official Website https://jam.iitg.ac.in/
Contact Details

Helpdesk Number - (0361) 2586500 

Email - jam2023@iitg.ac.in

Also Read: IIT JAM 2024 Seat Matrix 

Q:   Is IIT JAM conducted every year?

A:

Yes, IIT JAM is conducted every year. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on a rotational basis for admission to M.Sc., Ph.D., and other postgraduate programs in Science and its allied subjects.

The exam is typically conducted in the month of February, and the applications are usually open in the month of September. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode and consists of 60 questions for 100 marks.

 

 

 

Q:   What is the format of the IIT JAM exam, and what types of questions can candidates expect?

A:

The IIT JAM exam is a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of 60 questions for 100 marks. The exam is divided into three sections:

  • Section A: This section consists of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 1 and 2 marks each.
  • Section B: This section consists of 10 multiple-select questions (MSQs) of 2 marks each.
  • Section C: This section consists of 20 numerical answer type (NAT) questions of 1 and 2 marks each.

Candidates can expect a variety of questions in the IIT JAM exam, covering the entire syllabus of the chosen subject. The questions are typically designed to test the candidate's conceptual understanding, problem-solving skills, and analytical abilities.

 

Q:   Who is the conducting body for IIT JAM 2024 examination?

A:

The conducting body for the IIT JAM 2024 examination is the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. IITs conduct the exam on a rotational basis, and this year, IIT Madras is responsible for organizing and conducting the exam.

IIT JAM is a national-level entrance exam conducted every year for admission to M.Sc., Ph.D., and other postgraduate programs in Science and its allied subjects. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode and consists of 60 questions for 100 marks.

IIT JAM is one of the most popular entrance exams for Science students in India, and it is a gateway to some of the best universities and institutes in the country. If you are a Science student and are interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in India, then IIT JAM is an exam that you should definitely consider appearing for.

 

IIT JAM 2024 Admission Process

Before IIT JAM 2024 application form, aspirants must ensure that they have fulfilled the IIT JAM 2024 eligibility criteria.

  • In order to fulfil the IIT JAM 2024 eligibility criteria, candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Candidates who had appeared or will appear for their graduation exams in 2024 were also eligible to apply, provided they submit the proof by September 2023.
  • For the admission process, candidates who would pass the IIT JAM 2024 exam were eligible to apply for the admission process/ counselling process.

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

IIT JAM Admission Process

 

 

Q:   Is there any age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2024?

A:

IIT Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) notification has been announced by IIT Madras, the exam conducting body for the academic year 2024-26. IIT Madras, the conducting body for IIT JAM 2024, will be commencing the application process on September 5 in online mode. 

According to the infomation mentioned in the IIT JAM 2024 Information brochure, which was released by IIT Madras, the examination conducting body, there is no as such nay age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2024. However it is recommended that aspirants can appear for IIT JAM 2024 examination as soon as the get a graduate degree so that they can perform well in the examination.

 

Q:   What is the IIT JAM 2024 Exam Schedule?

A:

The Test Paper schedule of JAM 2024 is given below:

Examination Date SessionTest Papers and Codes
February 11, 2024
(Sunday)
Forenoon (FN)
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
• Chemistry (CY)
• Geology (GG)
• Mathematics (MA)
 Afternoon (AN)
2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
• Biotechnology (BT)
• Economics (EN)
• Mathematical Statistics (MS)
• Physics (PH)

A candidate can appear in either ONE or TWO Test Paper (s). However, a candidate can appear in two Test Papers only if they are not scheduled in the same session.         

 

Q:   What are some tips while filling out the JAM 2024 application form?

A:

Here are some tips while filling out the JAM 2024 application form:

1. Read the instructions carefully: Before you start filling out the form, read the instructions carefully to understand the requirements. This will help you avoid any mistakes.
2. Keep your documents ready: You will need to upload scanned copies of certain documents, such as your photograph, signature, and identity proof. Keep these documents ready so that you can upload them quickly and easily.
3. Enter your details accurately: Make sure that you enter all of your details accurately, including your name, date of birth, address, and educational qualifications. Any errors in your application form may lead to rejection of your application.
4. Proofread your application: Once you have filled out the form, proofread it carefully to catch any errors. It is also a good idea to ask a friend or family member to proofread the form for you.

Here are some additional tips:

Use a good internet connection: Make sure that you are using a good internet connection when you are filling out the form. This will help to ensure that the form is submitted successfully.
Save your progress: Click on the "Save" button frequently to save your progress. This will prevent you from losing your data if there is a technical problem.
Submit your form early: Do not wait until the last day to submit your form. Submit your form as early as possible to avoid any technical glitches.

 

Q:   What are the examination dates for IIT JAM 2024?

A:

IIT JAM 2024 examination is scheduled to be conducted on February 11, 2024. The examination will be held in 2 sessions. IIT Madras, the examination conducting body will be organizing the exam at the JAM 2024 exam centres across the nation.

IIT JAM is a joint entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admission to M.Sc., Ph.D., and other postgraduate programs in Science and its allied subjects. It is one of the most popular entrance exams for Science students in India 

 

IIT JAM 2024 Cutoff

IIT JAM 2024 Cut-off for all seven MSc courses was released on March 22, 2024. The exam officials published the IIT JAM 2024 cut-off for a particular subject in the scorecard of the candidate who appeared for that subject. Candidates can check IIT JAM 2024 Marks vs Rank from here.

The exam officials published the IIT JAM 2024 cut-off for a particular subject in the scorecard of the candidate who appeared for that subject. Candidates can go through the JAM 2024 subject wise cut off from here:

Subject Cut-Off Marks
GEN OBC-NCL / EWS SC / ST / PwD
Biotechnology (BT) 44.46 40.01 22.23
Chemistry (CY) 25.38 22.84 12.69
Economics (EN) 24.64 22.17 12.32
Mathematics (MA) 11.22 10.09 5.61
Mathematical Statistics (MS) 23.03 20.72 11.51
Geology (GG) 33.09 29.78 16.54
Physics (PH) 19.63 17.66 9.81

IIT JAM 2024 Counselling

IIT JAM 2024 online application process for counselling was started on April 10, 2024 onwards. Test takers who had qualified the JAM 2024 examination will be eligible to sit in the JAM 2024 admission counselling process. The last date for filling out the JAM 2024 counselling application form is April 24, 2024.

Selection of the candidates is done as per the merit secured in IIT JAM 2024. Four rounds of admissions are planned but the number of rounds of admission or counselling rounds may increase in case seats remain vacant. IIT JAM 2024 counselling is being conducted as a Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). 

IIT JAM 2024 Result

The result of IIT JAM 2024 was released on March 20, 2024. Candidates will able to download their scorecards by logging in using their enrolment ID or email ID along with the password. The scorecard will be released within a few days of declaring the result. The last date to download the IIT JAM scorecard is likely to be in July 2024. The IIT JAM result 2024 would declare candidates' scores as well as the All India Rank (AIR). Qualified candidates was be called for the final admission process or the counselling rounds.

 

Q:   What are the IIT JAM 2024 Result Sharing Institutes?

A:

IIT JAM scores will be used for admission to over 2000 seats for postgraduate programmes such as MSc and MA at IISc and various NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, DIAT through Centralized Counselling for MSc / MSc (Tech.) Admission (CCMN). There are no additional written tests or interviews for admission to candidates qualifying JAM and satisfying the eligibility and special
eligibility requirements through CCMN. 
In addition, JAM 2024 scores will be used for admission to the four Integrated Ph D Programmes and two MSc Programmes at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). JAM 2024 scores are likely to be used by various other institutes such as Jawaharlal Nehru
Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), and Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE). Additional details can be directly obtained from the respective institute.

 

Q:   What is the IIT JAM 2024 Tie-breaking criteria post results?

A:

The results will be declared on March 22, 2024 on the JAM 2024 website. For each Test Paper, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all candidates based on their performance.
Tie-Breaking: The tie-breaking criteria for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a Test Paper will be as follows:
Positive-to-negative marks ratio, followed by NAT marks, and then MSQ marks. Subsequently, if there is a tie, then DOB would be used, where, the older candidate gets better rank.

For each Test Paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (GEN/ OBC-NCL/ EWS/ SC/ ST/ PwD) in a given subject.

 

IIT JAM 2024 Answer Key

IIT Madras had released the IIT JAM 2024 answer key on February 19, 2024. Candidates can download the IIT JAM 2024 answer key by using their login credentials. In case of any discrepancy, candidates will be able to submit challenges within the time issued by the authority by logging into the IIT JAM 2024 candidate portal.

Candidates were also given the option to file objections against the provisional IIT JAM 2024 answer keys by paying a fee of INR 500 per question. Candidates' OMR sheets were released along with the answer keys. With the help of the answer keys of IIT JAM 2024, candidates would be able to calculate their estimated scores in the exam and assume which college and branch they are likely to get admission to. The final answer keys was released along with the result. 

IIT JAM Exam Analysis and Student Reactions

The majority of the students appeared for Mathematics and Chemistry papers in the morning shift. There were a few takers of the Geology paper. The Mathematics section was difficult compared to the previous year. The Chemistry section has been rated as easy to moderate. IIT JAM 2024 exam shift 1 was found to be moderately easy by the maximum number of candidates who appeared for Mathematics, Chemistry, and Geology subjects. Questions were designed in such a manner to test their analytical and practical approach of the concerned subject.

According to the students the IIT JAM 2024 Chemistry Question Paper was comparatively lengthy. The exam can be categorised as Moderate to Difficult.  

According to the students who appeared in the exam, the good attempts for the IIT JAM 2024 Chemistry Question Paper can be considered as 25-30 questions with 90% accuracy. The IIT JAM Chemistry expected cutoff this year might be in between 25 to 30 marks according to some coaching institutes.

Candidates can go through the IIT JAM 2024 Shift 1 exam analysis and student reactions video from below:

IIT JAM 2024 Shift 2 Student reactions and Exam Analysis

 

IIT JAM 2024 Application Form

The IIT JAM 2024 application process is over. The complete process was online, right from the registration process till depositing the online fee for the examination. Candidates needed to first visit the official website of the exam to complete the application process and pay the application fee in online mode. The exam authorities provided an application correction window. Watch the video on how to fill out the IIT JAM 2024 application form. 

 IIT JAM 2024 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Guwahati had stated the IIT JAM 2024 eligibility criteria which are given below:

  • In order to fulfil the IIT JAM 2024 eligibility criteria, candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree. Earlier, there was a CGPA cutoff, but this year onwards, candidates need to just pass the qualifying degree.
  • Candidates who had appeared or will appear for their graduation exams in 2024 are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the proof by September 2024.
  • For the admission process, candidates who would pass the IIT JAM 2024 exam will be eligible to apply for the admission process.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2024 exam.

Q:   When will IIT JAM 2024 online registration process starting?

A:

Candidates seeking admission to select postgraduate programmes for the academic year 2024-25 must appear in JAM 2024 Examination. IIT JAM 2024 for the academic session 2024-2025 will be conducted by IIT Madras, the examination conducting body on February 11,  2024

Instrested applicants of IIT JAM 2024 examination can visit the official website of IIT JAM 2024 and fill up the IIT JAM 2024 application form. The online application portal opened from September 5, 2023 and can be applied for a period of around a month. The last date for filling up the online application form for MSc courses will be October 13, 2023.

 

Q:   What are the educational requirements to get enrolled for MSc Biotechnology course via IIT JAM 2024?

A:

Aspirants can go through the eligibility criteria for MSc Biotechnology IIT JAM test paper in the table below:

Test Paper (Code)

Course

Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Biotechnology (BT)

 

MSc Biotechnology

Any branch/ subject

MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

Any one 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 MSc- PhD in Molecular Medical Microbiology

BSc/ BS 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 any one of Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least one year/two semesters

 

Q:   What is the educational requirement for MSc Mathematics course of IIT JAM 2024?

A:

Here are the list of MSc Mathematics courses offered by participating institutes like IITs & NITs :

Course

Educational Qualifications

MSc in Economics

Mathematics as one of the core subjects

MSc Mathematics

Mathematics for at least two years/ four semesters

MSc Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and Computing

MSc Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing

MSc Mathematics and Computing

Joint MSc- PhD in Mathematics

Mathematics/Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters

MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research

MSc- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

Any one 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 MSc- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

 

IIT JAM 2024 Pattern

IIT JAM 2024 exam pattern remained the same as that of last year. It is a computer-based test of three hours duration conducted in two slots. The total number of questions is 60 and the total marks is 100. There are three types of questions, which are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). There is a differential marking scheme in the exam and a negative marking scheme for each wrong answer. Know more about the IIT JAM 2024 exam pattern here.

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Q:   How many sections will be there in IIT JAM 2024 exam?

A:

There will be 3 sections in the IIT JAM 2024 exam:

  • Section A
  • Section B
  • Section C

Each section will have a different type of question and format, as described below:

Section A: This section will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 1 and 2 marks each.

Section B: This section will consist of 10 multiple-select questions (MSQs) of 2 marks each.

Section C: This section will consist of 20 numerical answer type (NAT) questions of 1 and 2 marks each.

 

Q:   For how many MSc Courses IIT JAM 2024 Exam is being conducted?

A:

JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in SEVEN subjects, also referred to as Test Papers; Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA),  Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH). The medium for all the Test Papers is English only.
JAM 2024 Examination for all the Test Papers will be conducted as a Computer Based Test  (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The duration of the examination will be of THREE hours.

 

Q:   What are the JAM 2024 shift timings?

A:

IIT JAM 2024 aspirants can check the below table for exam day shift timings:

Examination DateSession TimeTest Papers and Code
February 11, 2024
(Sunday)
Forenoon (FN)
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
• Chemistry (CY)
• Geology (GG)
• Mathematics (MA)
Afternoon (AN)
2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
• Biotechnology (BT)
• Economics (EN)
• Mathematical Statistics (MS)
• Physics (PH)
 

IIT JAM 2024: List of Courses and Colleges Accepting Scores

Courses in which aspirants can secure admission, along with the list of colleges accepting IIT JAM 2024 scores/ ranks are mentioned in the table below:

Chemistry (CY) Test Paper: List of Courses and Colleges accepting JAM scores 2024

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 KanpurIIT MadrasIIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT RoparIIT (ISM) DhanbadIIT (BHU) Varanasi, IIT Bhilai, IIT Palakkad, IIT Delhi

Joint MSc- PhD in Chemistry

IIT BhubaneswarIIT 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 2024

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 2024

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 2024

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 2024

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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 2024

Course

List of IITs Accepting JAM Scores

MSc Economics

 IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee

Admission to each course is provided on the basis of merit in the corresponding test paper of JAM 2024.

IIT JAM 2024 Syllabus

IIT Madras has released the syllabus for IIT JAM 2024 in the Information Brochure on the official website of IIT JAM 2024. Candidates can download PDFs of the IIT JAM syllabus for each subject from the official website of the exam. As compared to last year, the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus has remained the same. The syllabus refers to the topics covered under each subject that are tested in the exam. The IIT JAM syllabus is of BSc level for the respective subjects. Check the detailed IIT JAM 2024 syllabus released by the exam authorities. 

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IIT JAM Physics Syllabus  IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus 
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IITJAM Geology 

Q:   Is there any change in JAM 2024 exam syllabus?

A:

After analysing and comparing the IIT JAM 2023 and 2024 syllabus, it has been found that there is no change in the IIT JAM 2024 syllabus. However, it is always a good idea to check the official website of the IIT JAM conducting institute for any updates to the syllabus.

The IIT JAM syllabus is quite comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics in the chosen subject. It is important to start preparing for the exam early and to practice solving a variety of questions from different sources.

 

Q:   Who sets the JAM 2024 syllabus?

A:

The IIT JAM syllabus is set by a committee of experts from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The committee is responsible for reviewing the syllabus on a regular basis to ensure that it is up-to-date and covers all of the latest developments in the field.

The committee takes into account a variety of factors when setting the syllabus, including:

A.  The recommendations of the IITs and other leading academic institutions in India
B. The latest trends in the field
C. The feedback of students and faculty

The committee also ensures that the syllabus is aligned with the admission criteria of the IITs and other postgraduate programs in India.

 

IIT JAM 2024: Preparation Tips by Toppers

IIT JAM is a highly competitive entrance exam and aspirants need to have an action plan in place to score well in this science entrance exam. Some key points that aspirants need to keep in mind while formulating the IIT JAM preparation strategy include knowing the

  • exam pattern
  • syllabus
  • referring to the right books and study materials
  • making a timetable,
  • and solving previous years' question papers, mock tests, and practice tests.

Check out preparation tips by IIT JAM toppers of previous years below:

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IIT JAM Previous Year Question Paper

The exam authorities will release the IIT JAM 2024 question papers a few days after the exam, along with the provisional answer keys. The IIT JAM question papers are released for each paper/subject in PDF format. Candidates can download the question paper of IIT JAM as per their preferred subject from the official website. Aspirants planning to take the test next year must solve the IIT JAM question papers of previous years to prepare well for the exam. 

Download IIT JAM question papers here.

IIT JAM 2024 Mock Test

IIT JAM 2024 mock test was released by IIT Madras on its official website in the month of January 2024.

Candidates should take the mock test of IIT JAM 2024 for better preparation and get accustomed to the exam format and navigation scheme. To take the mock test, candidates need to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2024
  • Click on the tab indicating Mock Test
  • Click on the subject
  • Click on Sign in
  • Read the instructions and click on 'Next'
  • Click on the checkbox indicating the candidate has read and understood the instructions followed by clicking on the tab 'I am ready to begin'
  • Take the mock test

Candidates can click on the links mentioned below to solve the official IIT JAM mock tests for the paper/subject of their choice. The IIT JAM mock test is a valuable tool for candidates to assess their knowledge of the subject matter and identify areas where they need to improve.

IIT JAM Official Mock Test Links

IIT JAM Biotechnology Mock Test

IIT JAM Chemistry Mock Test 

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Mock Test

IIT JAM Geology Mock Test

IIT JAM Physics Mock Test

IIT JAM Mathematics Mock Test

IIT JAM Economics Mock Test

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IIT JAM 2024 Examination Centres

The JAM 2024 entrance exam was conducted across 103 cities that are divided into eight zones. There can be more than one IIT JAM exam centre in one city. The exact IIT JAM exam centre details were mentioned on the admit cards issued to candidates. Last year, the exam authorities had announced two more exam cities, Port Blair and Haldwani. Candidates had to 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 should be from the same zone. Candidates may select the third exam city anywhere within India. The zone-wise list of IIT JAM exam centres 2024 was released by IIT Guwahati along with the exam notification. 

IIT JAM 2024 Admit Card

The admit card of IIT JAM 2024 was released by IIT Madras on January 8, 2024. Only those candidates who had successfully completed the application process by paying the application fee will be eligible to download the IIT JAM 2024 admit card. The steps to download the IIT JAM admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2024
  • Click on the tab indicating IIT JAM 2024 Admit Card download
  • Log in by entering the registration credentials such as email address and password
  • Enter the solution to the arithmetic expression
  • Click on the agreement checkbox and enter virtual signature
  • Download the IIT JAM 2024 admit card in PDF format

The admit card for IIT JAM 2024 is a mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre as well as during the counselling process. Hence, it must be preserved properly till the admission process is complete. The IIT JAM admit card carried candidates' personal information, exam day venue, address, instructions and related details. 

IIT JAM 2024 Topper's List

Upon the declaration of the result, the exam authorities will release the list of toppers in the order of their AIR. The subject-wise topper names for IIT JAM 2024 are given in the table below. The names of IIT JAM 2024 toppers will be updated after the counselling process of the IIT JAM 2023 examination.

Name Subject AIR
Souvik Mondal Physics 1
Ankit Mondal Chemistry 2 (88.33 marks)
Aviral Agarwal Mathematics 1 (72.33 marks)
Joyeeta Purakayastha Biotechnology 4 (72.66 marks)

IIT JAM 2024 Contact Information

Address:

Location:

The Chairperson, JAM 2024
GATE - JAM Office, IIT Madras,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600036.

Email: jam@iitm.ac.in 

Contact Number: (044) 2257 8200

Note: Candidates can contact the organising institute on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 10:00 AM to 1 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM/

Contact Details of IIT JAM 2023 Participating Institutes

Institute

Website & Email ID

Phone Number

IISc Bangalore

Website: http://jam.iisc.ac.in/

Email: jam@iisc.ac.in

Phone No.: (080) 22932392

Fax: (080) 23601227

IIT Bhilai

Website: https://www.iitbhilai.ac.in

Email: academics@iitbhilai.ac.in

Phone No.: 7712973624

IIT Bhubaneswar

Website: http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/jam.php

Email: chairman.jam@iitbbs.ac.in

Phone No.: 7064419604

IIT Bombay

Website: http://jam.iitb.ac.in

Email: jam@iitb.ac.in

Phone No.: (022) 25767022

Fax: (022) 25722674

IIT Delhi

Website: http://jam.iitd.ac.in

Email: jam@admin.iitd.ac.in

Phone No.: (011) 26591749

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Website: http://www.iitism.ac.in

Email: chairman_gatejam@iitism.ac.in

Phone No.: (0326) 2235213,
(0326) 2235482

Fax: (0326) 2210028

IIT Gandhinagar

Website: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/jam/index.htm

Email: academics@iitgn.ac.in

Phone No.: (079) 23952483

IIT Guwahati

Website: http://www.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Email: jam@iitg.ac.in

Phone No.: (0361) 2582751

Fax: (0361) 2582755

IIT Hyderabad

Website: http://www.iith.ac.in 

Email: dean_academics@iith.ac.in

Phone No.: (040) 23016026

Fax: (040) 23016147

IIT Indore

Website: http://www.iiti.ac.in

Email: gatechairman@iiti.ac.in

Phone No.: (0731) 24387700 Ext 901

IIT Jodhpur

Website: http://www.iitj.ac.in

Email: chair_admissions@iitj.ac.in

Phone No.: (0291) 2449099

IIT Kanpur

Website: http://jam.iitk.ac.in

Email: jam@iitk.ac.in

Phone No.: (0512) 2597412
(0512) 2597304

Fax: (0512) 2590932

IIT Kharagpur

Website: http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in

Email: jam@adm.iitkgp.ac.in

Phone No.: (03222) 282091

Fax: (03222) 282095

IIT Madras

Website: http://jam.iitm.ac.in

Email: jam@iitm.ac.in

Phone No.: (044) 22578200

Fax: (044) 22578204

IIT Mandi

Website: https://www.iitmandi.ac.in

Email: adcourses@iitmandi.ac.in, aracad@iitmandi.ac.in

Phone No.: (01905) 267066,
(01905) 267058

IIT Palakkad

Website: https://iitpkd.ac.in

Email: deanadmn@iitpkd.ac.in

Phone No.: (04923) 226577

IIT Patna

Website: https://www.iitp.ac.in

Email: pic_jam@iitp.ac.in

Phone No.: (0612) 3028103

Fax: (0612) 3028303

IIT Roorkee

Website: http://www.iitr.ac.in/jam

Email: jam@iitr.ac.in

Phone No.: (01332) 284531

Fax: (01332) 285707

IIT Ropar

Website: http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/jam

Email: jamchair@iitrpr.ac.in

Phone No.: (01881) 242186

Fax: (01881) 223395

IIT Tirupati

Website: https://iittp.ac.in

Email: academics@iittp.ac.in

Phone No.: (0877) 2503530

IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Website: http://www.iitbhu.ac.in

Email: doaa@iitbhu.ac.in, associate.doaa@iitbhu.ac.in

Phone No.: (0542) 2368428

FAQs on IIT JAM 2024

Candidates can go through the IIT JAM 2024 FAQs from here:

 

Q:   What is the duration of IIT JAM 2024 examination?

A:

IIT JAM 2024 examination is scheduled to be held on February 11, 2024 across the various JAM 2024 exam centres. The exam will be conducted in two sessions:

  •  Session 1: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Session 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Candidates will have to attempt all three sections of the exam in the allotted time. A candidate can appear in either ONE or TWO Test Paper (s). However, a candidate can appear in two Test Papers only if they are not scheduled in the same session

 

Q:   What type of questions Section A of IIT JAM exam has?

A:

JAM 2024 Examination for all the Test Papers will be conducted as a Computer Based Test  (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.

Section - A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark their answer by clicking one of the choices. A wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark
questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions,  2/3 mark will be deducted.

 

Q:   What type of question does Section C of IIT JAM exam has?

A:

There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section - C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For NAT questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad displayed on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions. There is no negative marking for NAT.

 

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