Friday , April 20 2018

IIT JAM 2018: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Counselling

IIT JAM Overview

JAMJAM (Join Admission Test for Msc) is conducted by IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) every year on the behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

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.

IIT, as we all know, is one of the most reputed Institute in India.

It is not an easy task to take admission in IIT and every student of India is aware about this fact and hence they try their level best to take admissions in IIT.

Talking about JAM it is the abbreviation for Join Admission Test for Msc.

Admission Forms of IIT JAM will be released on 5 September 2018 like every year.

Information regarding important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, application form, etc. are mentioned below in this article.

Candidates are requested to check the details wisely.

IIT JAM 2018 Important Dates

Important dates regarding IIT JAM 2018 are mentioned below in the table.

Candidates are requested to go through the dates thoroughly:

Applications: Start Date5 Sep 2017
Application Fee: End Date17 Oct 2017
Applications: End Date17 Oct 2017
Admit Card9 Jan 2018
Exam Date11 Feb 2018
Result20 March 2018
Score Card Download: Start Date27 March 2018
Application Form for Admission: Start Date3 April 2018
Application Form for Admission: End Date17 April 2018
Receipt of Category Change Request: End Date7 March 2018
First Admission List22 May 2018
Second Admission List12 June 2018
Final Admission List29 June 2018
Closure of Admissions5 July 2018

IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admissions in IITs.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with themselves.

In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by September 30, 2018.

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.

IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern

The medium for the question paper is English.

Total number of questions are going to be 60.

Maximum marks will be 100.

60 questions are divided into three sections – A, B, and C. All the sections are compulsory to solve.

The exam pattern for IIT JAM is mentioned below in the table:

SectionType of QuestionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
AMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each question has four choices with one correct answer.3050
BMultiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each question has four choices with one or more correct answers.1020
CNumerical Answer Type (NAT): The answer for each question is a signed real number. No choices will be shown for these questions.2030

IIT JAM 2018 Application Form

Application forms are available to the students only by an online mode.

To fill the application form candidates are requested to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Register at JOAPS

Step 2: Fill IIT JAM Application Form

Step 3: Pay IIT JAM Application Fee

CategoryIIT JAM Application Fee for One Test PaperIIT JAM Application Fee for Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ ST/ PwDRs 750Rs 1,050
All OthersRs 1,500Rs 2,100

After the payment is made, a dialog box will appear confirming that the application form has been received successfully.

After this candidates’ IIT JAM application process will be complete.

IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus

Physics Syllabus:

The students should prepare well to get the high score in the examination.

  1. Modern Physics
  2. Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  3. Electricity and Magnetism
  4. Oscillations, Waves and Optics
  5. Mathematical Methods
  6. BJT
  7. Boolean algebra
  8. Solid State Physics, Devices, and Electronics
  9. Simple Oscillators
  10. Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Maths Syllabus

They have to get IIT JAM Syllabus 2018 for Maths on the official website.

  1. Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  2. Functions of One Real Variable
  3. Functions of Two or Three Real Variables
  4. Integral Calculus
  5. Differential Equations
  6. Vector Calculus
  7. Group Theory
  8. Linear Algebra

Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics 

The JAM Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper have Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage).


1. Sequences and Series

2.Differential Calculus

3.Integral Calculus




2.Random Variables

3.Standard Distributions

4.Joint Distributions

5.Sampling distributions

6.Limit Theorems


8.Testing of Hypotheses

Chemistry Subject

It will be helpful to know more about the exam.

IIT JAM Chemistry syllabus 2018 is divided into three categories that are Physical, Organic, Inorganic.

Physical Chemistry Syllabus:

  1. Basic Mathematical Concepts
  2. Atomic and Molecular Structure
  3. Theory of Gasses
  4. Solid state
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Chemical and Phase Equilibria
  7. Electrochemistry
  8. Chemical Kinetics
  9. Adsorption
  10. Spectroscopy

Organic Chemistry Syllabus:

  1. Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry
  2. Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications
  3. Qualitative Organic Analysis
  4. Natural Products Chemistry
  5. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus:

  1. Periodic Table
  2. Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds
  3. Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)
  4. Transition Metals (d block)
  5. Bioinorganic Chemistry
  6. Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  7. Analytical Chemistry

IIT JAM 2018 Admit Card

IIT Bombay has released JAM 2018 admit cards.All candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of the exam.

Admit is compulsory to carry in the examination hall.

Candidates must preserve the admit card till the end of admission process.

IIT JAM 2018 Results

IIT JAM 2018 Result : 20 Mar 2018

Candidates can download their IIT JAM 2018 score cards by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIT JAM.

Step 2: Click on the Applicant Login button present on the Home page of the website. On clicking the link, the portal of JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) will open.

Step 3: Enter enrollment/ email ID and JOAPS password.

Step 4: Evaluate the arithmetic expression given and put the value in the space provided.

Step 5: Click on the Submit button.

Step 6: Click on the Result button.

IIT JAM score card will appear on the screen.

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