Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (IIT-JAM)

From the Academic Session 2004-05, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint AdmissionTest for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor's Degree programmes at the IITs and to the Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country. JAM is expected to serve as a benchmark for undergraduate level science education in the country. IISc had joined the JAM for the first time on the year 2013 to select candidates to its Integrated Ph.D. Programmes. The integrated Ph.D. Programmes at IISc was started in the early 90's to enable students to directly join for a Ph.D. degree after their B.Sc. Degree.

IIT-JAM Schedule
IIT-JAM is conducted once in a year, i.e., in the months of February. The notifications announcing the IIT-JAM published in the months of October in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation (Employment News).

Pattern of IIT-JAM Test Paper
The Question-cum-Answer Booklets will consist of two parts (Part-I and Part-II). The weightage of Part-I is 60% and that of Part-II is 40%.
Part-I will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ). Some of the questions are of 1 mark each and others are of 2 marks each. Answers to this part have to be filled in the ORS by darkening the appropriate bubble. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. The negative marking scheme will be negative 1/3 for 1 mark question and negative 2/3 for 2 marks questions.

Part-II will consist of Subjective type questions. The answers to Part- II have to be given at appropriate places in the "Question-cum-Answer Booklet" itself. No supplementary sheet will be provided. Note: A certain number of candidates will be short-listed based on the performance in Part-I. The Subjective part (Part-II) will be evaluated only for those short-listed candidates. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of performance in both Part-I and Part-II.

Educational Qualification
The candidates who qualify in JAM shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore & IITs.

(i) For IISc, Bangalore: First class marks (as declared by the university) for General/OBC category candidates and at least second class or 50% aggregate marks for SC and ST category candidates in the qualifying degree.

(ii) For IITs: At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.

(Academic Programs: The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post bachelor's degree programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) Integrated Ph.D. programmes in Physical Sciences.

IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Physics

IIT Bombay (IITB) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.
Four-year Dual Degree Programme in M.Sc. (Physics)-M.Tech. (Materials Science) with specialization in Nano- Science and Technology.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programmes
(i) Applied Geophysics
(ii) Environmental Science and Engineering
(iii) Physics. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the programmes.

IIT Delhi (IITD) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Gandhinagar Delhi (IITGN) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Guwahati (IITG) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Hyderabad (IITH) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Indore (IITI) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Kanpur (IITK) Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics. M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme to M.Sc. Physics programme is not permitted. However, for the students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree).

IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp)
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programmes in Physics.

IIT Madras (IITM)
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Madras (IITM)
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics.

IIT Roorkee (IITR)
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in Physics