Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

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The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an admission test to Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, and other institutes. IITs started conducting the JAM in the 2004 - 2005 academic session. The main objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual-degree and other post-graduate programs based on the performance in a single test. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalising undergraduate-level science education in the country.

As of 2014, the following are the full-time M.Sc. (two-year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other post-bachelor's degree programs at different IITs, and Integrated Ph.D. Programs at IISc to which admission shall be made on the basis of JAM.[1]

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore: Integrated Ph.D. Programs in (i) Biological Sciences, (ii) Chemical Sciences, (iii) Mathematical Sciences, and (iv) Physical Sciences.

IIT Bhubaneswar: Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Earth Science, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.

IIT Bombay: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics.

Four-year dual-degree program in M.Sc.(Physics)- M.Tech (Material Science) with specialisation in nano-science and technology.
M.Sc. Ph.D. dual-degree programs in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Biotechnology, (iv) Chemistry, (v)Energy, (vi) Environmental Science and Engineering, (vii) Operation Research, and (viii) Physics.

IIT Delhi: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Gandhinagar: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Guwahati: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Hyderabad: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Indore: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.

IIT Kanpur: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics.

IIT Kharagpur: Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.

IIT Madras: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Roorkee: Two-year M.Sc. programs in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Mathematics, (iii) Biotechnology, (iv) Chemistry, (v) Industrial Mathematics and Informatics, and (vi) Physics.

Following are the result-sharing institutes which use JAM scores:

Format[edit]

The JAM Examination is conducted online and in English only. There are seven papers (objective questions) on the following subjects:

  • Biological Sciences (BL)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  • Physics (PH)

Each paper is divided into three sections, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, 10 multiple-select questions and 20 numerical-answer questions. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.[2]

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Institutes

Examinations

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