IIT JAM Application Form

JAM 2022 ADMISSION Eligibility Application Form

If you wish to pursue MSc, MSc-PhD dual degrees, etc at the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, then check out this blog and know more about JAM Exam.

May 24, 2022

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JAM Started in 2004, the exam assesses candidates’ knowledge on various topics based on the subject of their choice [Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics]. Through this test, candidates can enrol in Integrated PhD programs at IISc and Master of Science, MSc-PhD, etc, at IITs.

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria



Indian and well as Non-Indian students can apply.

Age Criteria

There is no age bar

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree under one of the
following subjects like Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics &
Mathematical Statistics.

Minimum Marks

Candidates must have secured at least 55% or 5.5 CGPA out of
10 for General/OBC (NCL) category and 50% or 5.0 CGPA for
SC/ST and PwD category candidates.



IIT JAM 2022 Exam Pattern

Although the exam pattern can differ depending on the candidate’s chosen course, here is a general overview of the IIT JAM 2022 exam:



Mode of Examination


Language of Question Paper


Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Number of Sections

3 Sections: Section A, Section B, Section C

Total Number of Questions

60 Questions

Total Marks

100 Marks

Number of Questions

-Section A: 30
-Section B: 10
-Section C: 20

Type of Question

-Section A: MCQs
-Section B: MSQ
-Section C: NAT

Marking Scheme

For Every Correct Answer
-Section A:- 1 or 2 marks for each question
-Section B & C: 2 marks for each question
For Every Incorrect Answer
-Section A:- 1/3 of marks will be deducted for 1 mark questions and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted
-Section B & C: No Negative Marking


IIT JAM will consist of 60 questions carrying 100 marks and has to be completed in 3 hours.

Name of the Examination

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (IIT JAM)

Organizing Institute

IIT Roorkee

Mode of Examination

CBT (Computer-Based Test)

Examination Type

National Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Courses to offer

M.ScM.Sc.+ PhDM.Sc.+ PhD Dual DegreeM.Sc.+ M.Tech and various other integrated post-graduate programs

Examination Duration

3 Hours

Total Questions


Total Marks


Negative Marking

In section A only

Mode of Application

Online Based

No. of Test Cities

71 cities across 8 zones

Medium of Paper

English Only

Official Website




IIT JAM Syllabus 2022


Subject Name

Main Topics

Biotechnology [Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics]

Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, Instrumental Techniques, Chemistry of Functional Groups, Chemical thermodynamics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Oscillations, Waves, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, etc.


Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, etc.


Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology, etc.


Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics

Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses


Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators


Preparation Tips

  • A better time table will help in studying well and managing the time of the applicant.
  • Short notes made by the applicants can help them in quick revision.
  • Hard formulas can be remembered by noting it down.
  • The applicant who will have the best knowledge about the entrance exam pattern and syllabus will be able to prepare well for the entrance exam.
  • To evaluate the performance of the applicants, they must solve past question papers.
  • Many mock tests are also available on the official website which can be solved by the applicants

Application Form

Here are the steps following which you can fill up the application form of IIT JAM:

  • Visit the official website and open the link for the application form
  • Candidates must confirm their eligibility before applying for the exam
  • Once you have checked it, start filling the application form
  • Do submit the application form with correct and valid details only though authority will provide the correction facility later.
  • Do cross check all the documents while uploading them on the form
  • After checking all the details in the application form, submit it by completing the fee payment


Fee for One Test Paper

Fee for Two Test Paper

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwD



All Others




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