General Information

  1. JAM 2020 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes for the academic year 2020-21 covered under JAM 2020 need to appear in JAM 2020. There is no age restriction.

  2. JAM 2020 Examination will be held on February 09, 2020 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.

  3. For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).

  4. To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme.

  5. The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2020 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2020. By qualifying in JAM 2020, candidates can apply for a provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2020.

  6. On the basis of performance in JAM 2020, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates. No separate merit list will be prepared for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

  7. Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2020.

  8. Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should be made latest by May 04, 2020. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

  9. Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2020 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in the order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

  10. The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirement and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).

  11. In this document, the phrases ‘Un-Reserved’ and ‘General’ are used interchangeably and they mean the same.

  12. With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2020 shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

  13. In all matters concerning JAM 2020, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2020 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

  14. Although JAM 2020 is held at different centres across the country, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2020. In case of any claims or disputes related to JAM 2020, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Allahabad High Court (Prayagraj, UP) alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.

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