Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for Admission

JAM 2020 examination will be conducted in six subjects, also referred to as Test Papers; Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). Candidates are advised to become familiar with the code(s) of the test paper(s) as this information is required at the time of application submission, at the time of examination, and later at the time of admission process.
The Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM 2020 are given below, along with the names of the Test Papers and their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2020.

Test Papers and their Codes, corresponding Academic Programmes offered by the Admitting Institutes and their Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission
Test Paper

(Test paper code)
Academic Programme Institute Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor's Degree along with minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level

Biotechnology

(BT)

M.Sc. Biotechnology

IITB, IITI, IITR

Any Branch/Subject

No Restrictions

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Biology/Biotechnology/Botany/Lifescience/Physiology/Zoology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Genetics & Molecular Biology as Honours/Major/Main Subject, and any one of Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Chemistry

(CY)

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITI

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

No Restrictions

IITB, IITBhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITMandi, IITP, IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR, IITTP

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry

IITBBS, IITKGP

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Geology

(GG)

M.Sc. Applied Geology

IITB, IITR

Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology

IITBBS, IITKGP

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geology

IITISM

B.Sc degree (three year) with Geology as Honours/Major/Main/Equivalent subject and any two subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Medical Criteria:
a) Applicants with color blindness and/or Uni-ocularity are not eligible.
b) To do fieldwork, persons with disability (PwD) category candidates should be able to walk in the field without assistance /escort (on-road and/or off-road conditions.)

Mathematics

Mathematics

(MA)

M.Sc. in Economics

IITR

Mathematics as one of the core subjects

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Mathematics

IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP,IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

M.Sc. Mathematics/Mathematics and Computing

IITH, IITISM

M.Sc. M.Tech Dual Degree in Mathematics-Data and Computational sciences

IITJ

M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing

IITBhilai, IITG

M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics

IITTP

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics

IITBBS, IITKGP

Mathematics/Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

IITMandi

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters.

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics

(MS)

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics

IITB

Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc. Statistics

IITK

Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

Physics

(PH)

M.Sc. Physics

IITB, IITBhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITPKD, IITR, IITRPR, IITTP

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics

IITBBS, IITKGP

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics

IITK

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics

IITB

Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Medical Physics

IITKGP

B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with physics as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Chemistry/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/four semesters

M.Sc. Astronomy

IITI

Physics/Mathematics/Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology/Physics as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Geology and Chemistry

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geophysics

IITISM

B.Sc Degree (three years) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for two years/four semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science for one year/ two semesters.

No Restrictions

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