IIT Delhi JAM Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

IIT Joint Admission Test [IIT Delhi JAM]

IIT DELHI JAM - IIT Joint Admission Test

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc(JAM) is been organized by  Indrapastha Institute of Information Technology(IIT) Delhi and it is being conducted to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., 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.

IIT Delhi JAM Exam Date

The important dates are given below:


Dates (announced)

Online Registration and Application Form

2nd September 2018

Last Date for Registration

6th October 2018

Last Date for  Application Fee through Online process

6th October 2018

Admit Card Download Date

10th January 2019

JAM 2017 Entrance Exam

12th February 2019

Result announcement

27th March 2019

Submission of Application Form for Admission

12th April to 25th April 2019

Last Date for receipt of request for change of category/rectification of defective documents at IIT Delhi


Declaration of First Admission List

2nd June 2019

Declaration of Second Admission List

20th June 2019

Declaration of Third and Final Admission List

3rd July 2019

Admission Closed on

7th July 2019

IIT Delhi JAM Eligibility criteria

Candidates applying for JAM entrance exam shall have to fulfil the following eligibility requirement for admission in IITs and IISc.

  • Indian national as well as foreign national are eligible for JAM.
  • Candidates applying for JAM should have bachelor’s degree as a qualifying examination degree.
  • The qualifying examination must be passed with minimum 55% aggregate marks (in all subjects including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) without rounding off.
  • Candidates belonging from SC/ST categories are required to obtain at least 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off.
  • If in case of grading system/CGPA, the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute.
  • Candidates who are pursuing the qualifying examination have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination to the admitted institute by 30th September.
  • There is no restriction in the upper age limit for JAM.

IIT Delhi JAM Application Form & fees

  • Candidates can apply only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at website http://jam.iitd.ac.in
  • The application form will be provided through the official site from 2nd September 2018.
  • The application form will be filled and submitted through online mode. Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to keep ready their scanned photographs, signature and caste certificate (SC/ST/PwD).
  • The last date to submit the application form is 6th October 2018.
  • There is no need to send the application form or any other documents through offline mode.
  • The application fee is Rs.750/- (for one paper) or 1050/- (for two paper)
  • For Gen. and OBC candidates, the fee is Rs.1500/- (for one paper) or 2100/- (for two paper).
  • Candidates can submit the fee through online payment mode; they will be able to make the payment using their net banking account, debit or credit cards.

IIT Delhi JAM Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IIT JAM examination has seven test papers. The seven papers of JAM are Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics.The Exam pattern as follows:-

  • This examination will be organized through online mode (computer based test). The question paper will be asked in English language.
  • The exam duration will be total three hours. The question paper has been divided into total three sections, A, B and C.  
  • Each section will contain total 60 questions which carry 100 marks.
  • There is no negative marking in the Section B & C but negative marking will be done for Section A.
  • In section A, for the 1 mark question, 1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

The details of three sections are mentioned below:

Section – A:

This section will have total 30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions). Each question will carry one or two marks. Each question will contain four optional answers; students have to choose the right answer only. Candidates can answer by clicking the given choices.

Section – B:

It will contain total 10 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions). Each question will carry two marks. Each question will contain four given choices out of which more than one choice(s) can be correct. Candidates will get full marks if all the correct answers are selected. Two marks will be given for each correct answer.

Section- C:

This section will consist of 20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions. No options will be displayed for these types of questions. Candidates have to answer by pressing the number through the virtual numeric keypad.

Syllabus will be based on various subjects some of the topics are given below:-

Biological Sciences (BL)

  • General Biology
  • Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology
  • Mathematical Sciences

Biotechnology (BT):

  • The Biotechnology test paper comprises of Biology (44% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage) and Physics (18% weightage). The syllabus will be of 10+2+3 level.

Chemistry (CY)

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Geology (GG)

  • The Planet Earth
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Applied Geology

Mathematics (MA)

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

Mathematical Statistics (MS):

  • The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage).
  • Sequences and Series
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Matrices
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Standard Distributions
  • Joint Distributions
  • Sampling distributions
  • Estimation
  • Testing of Hypotheses

Physics (PH):-

  • 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

IIT Delhi JAM Admit Card

The admit card will be available from the 10th January till Examination date. The admit card will not be sent via post or e-mail. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairman, JAM  IIT Delhi immediately. A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the test centre along with the original and valid photo identification.

IIT Delhi JAM Results & Score Card

  • The results will be declared on March 27 (Monday). The results will be available on the website: http://jam.iitd.ac.in.
  • For each test paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR (All India Rank).
  • 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.
  • The Score Card (indicating the All India Rank(s) and the mark(s) obtained by the candidate) will be available for download in the JAM website from April 07 to July 31 to qualified candidates.

IIT Delhi JAM Counselling & Admission

JAM examination is conducted through collaboration of eight zones. A centre once allotted will not normally be changed. A request for change of a centre within the same City/Town will not be permitted in any circumstances. In exceptional circumstances, a change of examination City/Town may be permitted, if a request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of the Organizing Chairman, JAM  IIT Delhi, New Delhi- 110016, on or before October 28, along with a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- drawn in favour of “Chairman JAM IIT Delhi”, on any Nationalized Bank, payable at New Delhi.

List of IIT Delhi JAM examination centres

The Eight Zones of the Examination centres are:-

IISc Bangalore Zone:-

Bengaluru ,Hubli, Hyderabad ,Kozhikode ,Mangalore ,Palakkad ,Thrissur

 IIT Bombay Zone:-

Ahmedabad ,Goa, Mumbai ,Nagpur , Nanded ,Nasik ,Pune ,Vadodara

 IIT Delhi Zone:-

Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hisar ,Indore ,Jaipur ,Jammu ,Jodhpur ,New Delhi

IIT Guwahati Zone:-

Asansol - Durgapur, Dhanbad ,Guwahati ,Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna , Siligur

 IIT Kanpur Zone:-

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

IIT Kharagpur Zone:-


 IIT Madras Zone


IIT Roorkee Zone

Dehradun ,Jalandhar , Kurukshetra ,Mohali ,Noida ,Moradabad, Roorkee

IIT Delhi JAM Contact Information

Okhla Industrial Estate,Phase III
(Near Govind Puri Metro Station)
New Delhi, India – 110020
Phone: 011-25099214
 Website: http://www.iiitd.ac.in