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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance  established through an Act of Parliament. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a  premier research and teaching institute established in 1909. The IISc Bangalore & IITs are  well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science, management  and research in frontier areas. The aim of these institutes is to build a sound foundation of  knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating  environment. The current pace of advancement of technology needs a coherent back-up  of basic science education and research. The vibrant academic ambience and research infrastructure of IISc Bangalore & 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. Further, IISc and IITs have well equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks and state-of-the-art libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote close and continuous contact between the faculty and the students. A number of financial assistantships are available to SC/ST and other deserving and meritorious students at individual institutes.


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.


General information

(a)       JAM 2018 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes covered under JAM 2018 need to appear in JAM 2018. There is no age restriction.

(b)       JAM 2018 is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination. It will be held on 11 February 2018 (Sunday).

(c)       For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).

(d)       To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Programme.

(e)       The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2018, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, will be submitted by 30 September 2018.

(f)        Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2018.

(g)       On the basis of performance in JAM 2018, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.

(h)       Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 10 May 2018Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

(i)         Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2018 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

(j)         The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirement and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmesmentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).

(k)       In this document, the phrases 'Un-Reserved' and 'General' are used interchangeably and they both mean the same.

(l)         With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

(m)     In all matters concerning JAM 2018, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

(n)       Although JAM 2018 is held at different centres across country, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2018.In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of JAM 2018, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Mumbai High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.

Test Papers, corresponding Academic Programmes

offered by the Admitting Institutes and

their Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

 

Test Paper

(Test paper code)

Academic Programme(s)

Institute(s)

Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission

Essential subjects in Bachelor's Degree along with minimum duration

Essential subjects at (10+2) level

Biotechnology

(BT)

M.Sc. Biotechnology

IITB, IITI, IITR

Any Branch/ Subject

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

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

 

Chemistry

(CY)

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry

IITBBS, IITKGP

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

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

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

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

No Restrictions

Geology

(GG)

 

M.Sc. Applied Geology

IITB, IITR

Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology

IITKGP, IITBBS

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

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

No Restrictions

M.Sc.(Tech) in

Applied Geology *

IITISM

B.Sc degree (3 year) with Geology as Honours/ Major/ Main/Equivalent

subject and any 2 subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Mathematics

Mathematics

(MA)

M.Sc. in Economics

IITR

Mathematics as one of the core subjects

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Mathematics

IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing

IITH, IITISM

M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing

IITG

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics

IITBBS, IITKGP

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

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

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.

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

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

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics

(MS)

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics

IITB

Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc. Statistics

IITK

Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

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

Physics

(PH)

M.Sc. Physics

IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics

IITBBS, IITKGP

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics

IITK

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics

IITB

Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters

M.Sc. Astronomy

IITI

Physics/ Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

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

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and

Engineering

IITB

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

M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geophysics

IITISM

B.Sc Degree (3 yr.) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years/4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, and Statistics for 1 year/ 2 semesters.

No Restriction



EXAMINATION CITIES: JAM 2018

Institute

Cities

IISc Bangalore

BengaluruHubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, PalakkadTrissur

IIT Bombay

Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, PuneVadodara

IIT Delhi

Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater NoidaGurugramHisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi

IIT Guwahati

Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri

IIT Kanpur

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur

Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam

IIT Madras

Chennai, Coimbatore, ErnakulamKollamKottayam, Madurai, ThiruvananthapuramTiruchirapalliTirunelveli, Warangal

IIT Roorkee

DehradunJalandharKurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee


ADMIT CARD

a)    Admit Card, bearing the Candidate's Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JAM 2018 website from January 9, 2018 till Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post/E-mail.

b)    The Candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairperson, JAM 2018, IIT Bombay immediately.

c)    If a candidate is not able to download the Admit Card, then the Chairman JAM of the respective IISc/IITs (See Appendix III of the JAM Brochure), under which the first choice Test City/Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone/Fax/E-mail, giving the Online Enrolment ID, Name, E-mail ID, Mobile Number, Mailing Address and City Code of the desired Test Centre (first choice) to get information about the Registration Number and the Name of the Test Centre allotted.

d)    A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification. Please note that you have to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application.

e)    No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2018 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original ID.

f)     The Admit Card should be presented to the invigilators/JAM officials for verification.

g)    The Admit Card of JAM 2018 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute.

h)   The Organizing Institute may withdraw the permission granted to a candidate to appear in JAM 2018, if it is found that the candidate is not eligible to appear in the exam, even though an Admit Card has been issued and is produced by the candidate before the Presiding Officer of the Test Centre.

RANK AND MERIT LIST

Rank List

For each test paper in JAM 2018, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all the appeared candidates based on the performance of the candidates in the test paper.

Tie-Breaking: The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper will be as follows:

The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the candidates concerned will be awarded the same rank.

Merit List

The results (merit lists) will be declared on March 20, 2018 (Tuesday). The results will be available on the website: http://jam.iitb.ac.in.

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(OBC-NCL, SC,ST, and PwD) in a given subject. These candidates (henceforth called Qualified Candidates) are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available (see Appendix-I) at IITs and IISc. Please note that the number of category-wise (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD) candidates included in the All India Merit List will be based on the category declared by the candidates in their application.

JAM 2018: List of Defective Applications (As on 15th Nov. 2018)
Sr. NoEnrollment NoNameDefect Type
1B102Z64ANKITA SHOMEDefect In Photo : Dark background not acceptable (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
2B103E11SHALINI PRIYADefect in PWD Certificate : No authorised signature & seal on PWD Certificate
3B102H64OLIVIA BARMANUpload all pages of the certificate in a single scanned pdf file.
4B103J70ASHUTOSH VILIN MESHRAMUpload all pages of the certificate in a single scanned pdf file.
5B105S87MONALI SUDHIR KHADSEUpload all pages of the certificate in a single scanned pdf file.
6B107V27NEERAJDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
7B108F60VIJAYALAKSHMIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
8B109D48LALIT KUMARDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
9B109P99DHRITISMITA BAISHYADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
10B112T31HIMANSHU SEVALIYADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
11B113M13SHALINI DDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
12B103J97KODAP SONIYA DINKARCategory certificate not uploaded.
13B107A84RAJU WADAKADefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
14B107X80GOBINDA BASUMATARYDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
15B114W94KSHAMA SEHRADefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
17B116P11VISHADefect In Photo : Photo is not as per the guidelines (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
18B114P18MAMTA BHAMBHIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
19B116S45SUKHWINDER KAURCategory certificate uploaded by you is not in English/Hindi.
20B117C54DEEPAK KUMARCategory certificate not uploaded.
21B115F43LUNG SIRAMDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
22B117Z72BANLAMJINGKMEN KURBAHDefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
23B119D80MEGHA ABBIGERIDefect In Photo: Improper Photo
24B119B85KOMAL DEVATWALDefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
25B117K27TARA CHAND PATELDefect In Photo : Photo is not as per the guidelines (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
26B121W23NIMBUS L CDefect in PWD Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid PWD Certificate uploaded
27B112T81PINGILI SWATHIDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
28B119S74UTKAL BEDIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
29B122A75BHARAT MANSIONDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
30B122T60BALAGANESH TDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
31B122X11ARUNPRIYA ADefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
32B124R49SOHAM RANADefect in Signature : Signature should not go out of the box
33B101Z56KAPILCategory Certificate not Uploaded
34B117G82YEDLA MANASADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
35B123H43TUSHAR RAJDefect in Category Certificate : Certificate is not issued by competent authority
36B124M33ONKAR HEMANT CHOWKEKARDefect in Category Certificate : No authorised signature & seal on certificate
37B125F58ANKIT KUMARDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
38B125K70CHANDRADASH MOHANANDIADefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
39B126S32SHIVAM RAJORADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
40B127B46M BALA YOGIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
41B123X68BAREKAR ROSHAN RAMKRUSHNADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
42B115Q89K VIGNESHDefect In Photo : Photo is not as per the guidelines (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
43B128D79SUSMITA PRAMANIKDefect In Photo: Improper Photo
44B128C20NAGA ARJUN S.JDefect in PWD Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid PWD Certificate uploaded
45B103J85POOJA DAGADU SURYAWANSHIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
46B128T67NEHADefect in Category Certificate : Certificate is not issued by competent authority
47B128V85NEHA THAKURDefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit
48B129B13BACHALAKURA DHEERAJA DEVIDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
49B129D27ANKITA BISWASDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
50B129U44BIGALLA SAISUPRIYADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
51B130A40SHWETHA.A.NCategory certificate uploaded by you is not in English/Hindi.
52B127Q18NUNAVATH CHANDULALDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
53B127W45ZEBULUN MANKIN SANGMADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
54B130G55KADAM RUTUJA BABASAHEBDefect In Photo : Photo is not as per the guidelines (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
55B132C32ABINASH MODAKDefect in PWD Certificate : Percentage disability must be 40 and above - Not valid
56B134E71KHAN SANUBADefect In Photo : Photo is not as per the guidelines (Refer Sec. 11.2 of JAM 2018 brochure)
57B109Y86ACHREKAR SAGAR KISHORPhoto Defect: Adhar card uploaded
59B123X90KUNU NAVEEN SAI KUMARDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
60B127U10VEERENDRADefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
61B128N78SHASHI RANICategory certificate not uploaded.
62B131U63DAMARAGIDDA ARUNKUMARDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
63B132Q63GODAM DEEPAK MURLIDHARDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
64B132R69SARLADefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
65B132U37VASANTH.MDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
66B133E11KUNAMALLA ANUHYACategory certificate not uploaded.
67B133M20POOJA GARAGDefect in Category Certificate : Category certificate is not readable / having poor quality scan
68B133U24DEVENDRA KUMARDefect in Category Certificate : Incorrect / Invalid certificate uploaded
69B127A14HARKAVATH MAHENDARCategory certificate not uploaded.
70B131X27KAVITA MEENADefect in Category Certificate : Name mismatch between the application and the certificate: Upload with affidavit