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

  • FOR J&K Candidates

    Smiley face (November 21, 2019) Important Information For JAM 2020 Aspirants From J&K.

  • MOCK TEST LINKS released.

    Smiley face (November 21, 2019) Candidates can now use MOCK TEST LINKS to practice for JAM2020 examination.

  • (October 03, 2019) ALL submitted applications go through the SCRUTINY process. It is a manual process and due to large volume of applications, it takes time. The deadline of October 08 is for applying and payment, scrutiny process will continue beyond that.
  • (September 19, 2019) Candidates will be given a chance to correct defects in non-editable data in their application after the application deadline is over (i.e., after October 8th, 2019).

  • (September 04, 2019) JOAPS portal is operational now!

  • (September 04, 2019) Due to operational reasons, Ghaziabad city has been transfered from IIT Delhi Zone to IIT Roorkee Zone.

  • (August 09, 2019) JAM 2020 examination will be conducted for six subjects only. BL (Biological Sciences) paper has been discontinued.

  • (August 09, 2019) JAM 2020 poster can be downloaded here.

  • Other 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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