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IIT JAM Notification 2024 – Joint Admission Test For Masters

IIT JAM Notification 2024

The Joint Admission Test for Masters or JAM is a common online test to provide admissions to various postgraduate programmes such as M.Sc., M.Sc. (Tech), M.S Research, M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D., M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree, across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country.

IIT Madras has released the official notification of IIT JAM exam 2024. This year, Indian Institutes of Technology Madras will conduct the computer- based Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM 2024) on February 11th, 2024 (Sunday). Interested and eligible candidates who wants to pursue their career in the basic science, may apply online here for this entrance test .

IIT JAM Exam Details

Name of exam: Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM)

Name of conducting institute: IIT Madras

Type of exam: Online

Mode of exam: CBT (Computer-Based Test)

Duration of exam: 3 hours

Date of exam: February 11th, 2024 (Sunday)
Mode of application: Online

Official website

Eligibility Criteria to Appear in JAM

Educational Qualification: The candidates who qualify in JAM 2024 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.

# Candidates should have passed an undergraduate degree or should be currently studying in their final year of undergraduate programme. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute.
# Candidates promoted without a marksheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
# Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to policy of the Admitting Institute. 
It is responsibility of the candidates to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission. 

Physical Fitness: At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. The admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. Admission is liable to be cancelled if a candidate is found physically unfit to pursue their chosen course of study.

IIT JAM Application Fee

Candidates have to pay a fixed amount as application fee. Details are as given below:

CategoryOne Test PaperTwo Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD₹ 900₹ 1250
All Others₹ 1800₹ 2500

How to Apply for IIT JAM Examination ?

Interested and eligible candidates who want to pursue their career in the field of basic sciences may apply online here by visiting Official IIT JAM 2024 Portal. Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply .

# Scroll down, go to Important Web-Links section .

# Click on the "Online Application Form" and a new web page will be opened.

# In the next stage, click on "Online Application Form" Link and Login.

# Fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.

# Make payment of application fee as per your category and submit the form.

# At the end, take a print out of the application form .

Important Dates of IIT JAM 2024 Examination

# Starting date online application submission: September 5, 2023
# Last date of online application submission: October 13, 2023
# Availability of JAM Admit Cards: January 8, 2024
# Date of JAM 2024 Examination: February 11, 2024
# Announcement of the Results of JAM 2024: March 22, 2024

Important Web-Links of JAM Exam

Online Application Form05/09/2023
Information Bulletin
Click Here
Previous Question Papers
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Official WebsiteClick Here

Exam Pattern of IIT JAM 2024

JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted as a Computer Based Test in 7 Test Papers namely, Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH).
# For all the seven Test Papers, the duration of the examination will be of THREE hours. The medium for all the Test Papers will be English only. 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.

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 the answer by clicking the choice.

Section - B: contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

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 these NAT questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions.

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section-A (MCQ), 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-mark questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.