Joint Admission Test M.Sc. (JAM)
The Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) is an admission test to M.Sc. and other post-B.Sc. programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). From the Academic Session 2004 – 2005, IITs have started conducting a Joint Admission test for M.Sc. The main objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual degree and other post-B.Sc. programs based on the performance in a single test and consolidate ‘Science’ as a career option for bright students from across the country.
JAM has the following 8 Test Papers of three hours duration each. A candidate may appear at the most, in two Test Papers (with payment of additional fee for the second Test Paper), subject to the restrictions of the Test schedule.
Biotechnology – M.Sc. Biotechnology
Chemistry - M.Sc. Chemistry
Geology - M.Sc. Applied Geology, M.Sc. Applied Geology, M.Tech. Applied Geology
Geophysics - M.Sc. Geophysics, M. Tech. Applied Geophysics
Mathematics - M.Sc. Mathematics, M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, M.Sc. Industrial
Mathematics and informatics, M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics, M.Sc. Statistics and Informatics
MCA - Master of Computer Applications
Physics - M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual degree programme in Physics
Statistics - M.Sc. Statistics
Biotechnology and MCA Papers are of Objective Type with multiple choice questions only. Remaining six Test Papers namely, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics are of Objective-cum-Subjective type with a weight-age of 30% only for the Objective Type questions. There will be negative marking for wrong answers to Objective type questions in all the Test Papers.