IIT JAM 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Paper Pattern Notifications!

IIT JAM Exam Review 2018

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IIT-JAM, acronym form of Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. An engineering aspirant who has completed his bachelors and is willing to pursue Master degree from India's reputed IIT's need to qualify this entrance test.

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JAM (Joint Admission Test) 2018 is expected to be held on 11th February 2018.

If you are willing to pursue career in Pure Sciences and Research, then IIT JAM is the perfect M.Sc. Entrance Test for you. It offers 1000+ seats in pioneer IITs and IISC for Masters in Science and Ph.D. Courses.

In this article, we are going to unleash the IIT JAM 2018-19 Exam. To begin with, you need to know every bits and pieces about the Joint Admission Test before preparing for it.

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List of M.Sc. & Ph.D Courses Offered by IITs and IISC

JAM aspirants can either opt for M.Sc. or Phd or M.Sc.-Phd Dual degree professional courses offered by the IIT's and IISc. Although each IIT institute offers specialized courses in its respective manner, you can check the list of courses offered by each IIT and the IISc below which can help you select your preferred institute-

S. No. Subjects Offered Courses Institutes
1. Biological Sciences (BL) M.Sc. - Biotechnology IIT Indore
2. Biotechnology (BT) M.Sc. Biotechnology IIT Bombay
IIT Roorkee
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
M.Sc. Biotechnology IIT Indore
3. Chemistry (CY) M.Sc. Chemistry IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Guwahati
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore
IIT Kanpur
IIT Madras
IIT Patna
IIT Roorkee
IIT Ropar
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Kharagpur
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
4. Geology (GG) M.Sc. Applied Geology IIT Bombay
IIT Roorkee
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology IIT Kharagpur
IIT Bhubaneswar
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
5. Mathematics (MA) M.Sc. in Economics IIT Roorkee
M.Sc. Mathematics IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Indore
IIT Kanpur
IIT Madras
IIT Patna
IIT Ropar
IIT Roorkee
M.Sc. Mathematics / Mathematics and Computing IIT Hyderabad
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing IIT Guwahati
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Kharagpur
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research IIT Bombay
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
6. Mathematical Statistics (MS) M.Sc. in Economics IIT Roorkee
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics IIT Bombay
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research IIT Bombay
M.Sc. Statistics IIT Kanpur
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
7. Physics (PH) M.Sc. Physics IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Guwahati
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore
IIT Kanpur
IIT Madras
IIT Patna
IIT Roorkee
IIT Ropar
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Kharagpur
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics IIT Kanpur
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics IIT Bombay
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneswar
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IIT Bombay

IIT JAM Eligibility

IIT JAM Eligbility

Check your eligibility to take IIT JAM 2018.

Candidates willing to take the IIT JAM 2018 exam need to firstly check their eligibility for taking the IIT JAM Exam for 2018. If calculations and new inventions were what you dreamt of in your childhood as your prospective career, then yes JAM 2018 would be the final step towards realization of your dream.

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

The applicants should at least score 55% aggregate marks for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.

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Important Dates Associated with IIT JAM 2018

IIT JAM Exam dates

When we schedule our learning activities as per the notified time table we can also prepare our deadlines or rather our small to be achievable learning targets which will help us create a better understanding of the subject itself but also supercharge our confidence level to crack the target.

To begin the journey you can ink you learning path with the clearly defined IIT JAM 2018 Time table for Important Dates and Notifications.

Check out the IIT JAM Important Dates and begin with the end in mind

Exam Date: 11th Feb 2018

Online Registration Date: 5th September 2017

Closing Date for Registration: 17th October 2017 [Extended]


What's New in JAM 2018?

IIT JAM 2018
  • IIT Bombay will conduct the IIT JAM 2018 Exam.

  • JAM 2018 Examination will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all the 7 test papers.

  • All the seven test papers of JAM 2018 will be of fully objective type with three different patterns of questions, namely -
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

  • Multiple Select Question (MSQ)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
  • All candidates have to apply online.

  • No hardcopy of JAM 2018 Score card will be sent to the qualified candidates by the Organizing Institute. It can only be downloaded from JAM 2018 website.

  • No hardcopy of JAM 2018 score card will be sent to the JAM 2018 qualified candidates by the Organizing Institute. It can only be downloaded from JAM 2018 website.

  • No additional requirements, like suitability test or interview, are needed for the programs for which admission process is through JAM.

  • Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences & Biological Sciences at IISc Bangalore will use the JAM results to short list the candidates for final selection.

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Know your JAM 2018 Syllabus

IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus

To get best scores in JAM 2018 you should begin your preparations with a clearly defined syllabus which is authentic and is as per the norms prescribed by the governing institute.

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Question Paper Pattern for IIT JAM 2018

IIT JAM paper pattern

The exam we are preparing for so judiciously and if we don't know how the exams pattern is; it would be like we are heading for climbing the journey with the right aides but in the wrong direction.

A JAM aspirant should savor his minds for the flair of questions that will be served to him on the D-day, thereby ensuring and developing the prompt approach towards answering the questions wisely and scoring well.

JAM 2018 examination will be conducted for the seven test papers, namely-

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

All seven test papers will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.

  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions.

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IIT JAM Question Paper

IIT JAM Question papers

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IIT JAM Answer Keys

IIT JAM Question papers

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IIT JAM Online Application 2019

IIT JAM Preparation tips

Filling online application form is the first step towards your goal so keep yourself aware with the dates to fill the IIT JAM online application form for JAM 2019 mission.

The candidates who wish to pursue M.Sc. from IIT’s or IISc should apply for IIT JAM Exam.
Every year JAM Exam is conducted in the month of February. The coordinating body allows candidates to appear in the exam by applying online. Eduncle provides complete details of How to Fill the Online Application Form?


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IIT JAM Admit Card 2018

IIT JAM Preparation tips

IIT JAM Admit Card is compulsory for each aspirant to carry in the examination hall, otherwise they won’t be allowed to appear in the exam.
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How to use Virtual Calculator for IIT JAM Exam?

IIT JAM Preparation tips

To perform the mathematical calculations with ease during the IIT JAM Exam, JAM Authorities have introduced the use of Virtual Calculator.

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IIT JAM 2018-19 Preparation Tips

IIT JAM Preparation tips

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IIT JAM Results 2017

IIT JAM Preparation tips

Result is the final outcome of all those activities which you’ve made during exam preparation!
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Admitting Institutes for JAM 2018

As per the JAM Brochure details, there are total 15 IITs that offer the admissions to various M.Sc. programs based on the IIT JAM 2017 Scores.

Apart from these IITs, 15 National Institute of Technologies (NITs) and 02 Centrally Funded Technical Institutes are also participating as JAM 2017 Admitting Institutes.

Below, we have mentioned the list of all the institutes that are participating in IIT JAM 2017. Please check it out!

S.No. Admitting Institutes Name Logo
1. IISc Bangalore IISc Bangalore
2. IIT Bhubaneswar IIT Bhubaneswar
3. IIT Bombay IIT Bombay
4. IIT Delhi IIT Delhi
5. IIT Gandhinagar IIT Gandhinagar
6. IIT Guwahati IIT Guwahati
7. IIT Hyderabad IIT Hyderabad
8. IIT Indore IIT Indore
9. IIT Jodhpur IIT Jodhpur
10. IIT Kanpur IIT Kanpur
11. IIT Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur
12. IIT Madras IIT Madras
13. IIT Patna IIT Patna
14. IIT Roorkee IIT Roorkee
15. IIT Ropar IIT Ropar

Other Institutes Accepting JAM 2018 Scores

16. IIEST Shibpur IIEST Shibpur
17. NIT Agartala NIT Agartala
18. MNNIT Allahabad MNNIT Allahabad
19. NIT Arunachal Pradesh NIT Arunachal Pradesh
20. NIT Calicut NIT Calicut
21. NIT Durgapur NIT Durgapur
22. MNIT Jaipur MNIT Jaipur
23. NIT Jalandhar NIT Jalandhar
24. NIT Jamshedpur NIT Jamshedpur
25. NIT Manipur NIT Manipur
26. VNIT Nagpur VNIT Nagpur
27. NIT Rourkela NIT Rourkela
28. NIT Silchar NIT Silchar
29. NIT Srinagar, J&K NIT Srinagar, J&K
30. NIT Warangal NIT Warangal
31. SLIET Punjab SLIET Punjab
32. NIT Hamirpur NIT Hamirpur
33. NIT Sikkim NIT Sikkim

Apart from the above-mentioned colleges, there are 3 more colleges that accept the IIT JAM 2018 Scores. Please find the list below –

S.No. Other IIT JAM Scores Accepting Institutes (Click on the Links to get detailed Info) Official Links
1. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) JNCASR
2. IISER, Bhopal IISER, Bhopal
3. IISER, Pune IISER, Pune

If any JAM qualified candidate wishes to take admission in these 3 colleges, then he/she must appear in the Interview Rounds conducted by the College Authorities. Only after passing out the Interview Round, they can take admission in these colleges.

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