Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor's Degree Programmes

IITs and IISc are institutions of national importance and are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas. The aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure of IITs and IISc motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, 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. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.

  Important Updates

  • NEWImportant Information related to COVID19/Coronavirus

    (March 26, 2020) JAM committee is aware of the steps taken by Govt of India to control the spread and is working on alternate dates for the admission process. It is a complex process due to involvement of multiple institutes, so please wait for a few days.

  • (March 16, 2020) Candidates can view their result by logging into the JOAPS Portal. Scorecards will be available for download from March 31, 2020.

  • (March 16, 2020) Candidates can view JAM 2020 Question Papers and FINAL Answer Keys HERE.

  • Older updates can be found HERE.

Important Dates

Events Date(s)
Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2020 Website September 05, 2019
Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website
October 09, 2019
(Upto 17:30 Hours)
Mock Test Links (Released) November 21, 2019
Admit Card Download January 07, 2020
Date of JAM 2020 Examination February 09, 2020
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2020 March 20, 2020
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2020 Website April 09 - 22, 2020
Last Date for Receipt of Request for Change of Category in Proper Format/Rectification of Defective Documents May 04, 2020
Declaration of First Admission List June 01, 2020
Declaration of Second Admission List June 16, 2020
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List June 29, 2020
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2020 July 03, 2020
Application Timeline
ONLINE Registration and Application
September 05, 2019
Closure of ONLINE Application Process
October 09, 2019
(17:30 Hours)

Announcement of JAM 2020 Result

March 20, 2020
Examination Schedule: February 09, 2020 (Sunday)



Test Papers and Codes
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
Biotechnology (BT),
Mathematical Statistics (MS) and
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
Chemistry (CY),
Geology (GG) and
Mathematics (MA)

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