IIT JAM stands for Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. It will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on February 9, 2020. It is organised annually for admission to Master of Science and other post-graduate programmes. The authority has a certain predefined set of rules for the aspirants of IIT JAM 2020. One needs to make sure that he/she fulfils the IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2020. Therefore, it is highly advised that one should go through the criteria thoroughly before registration of IIT JAM. It’s important to realize that scrutiny will not be entertained by the authority. Immediate cancellation of candidature is done in case of any misinformation. With this in mind, we have provided you with the detailed eligibility criteria of IIT JAM in this article. Read further for the details.

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The Application Form of IIT JAM has been released on the 5th of September 2019. The candidates will be able to apply through JOAPS Portal.

IIT JAM 2020 Overview

Henceforth, let’s look at some important information regarding the IIT JAM.

OVERVIEWPARTICULARS
Exam NameIIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.)
Organising InstituteIIT Kanpur
Official Websitejam.iitkgp.aK.in
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam CategoryPost-graduate
Frequency of ExamAnnually
Mode of ApplicationOnline

 

Take a look at some important dates you shouldn’t miss. Additionally, these are provided by the authority on its official website as well.

EventDate
Date of JAM 2020 online registration September 5, 2019
Last Date of Application SubmissionOctober 8, 2019 (upto 05:30 pm)
IIT JAM Admit card 2020 downloadJanuary 7, 2020
Date of JAM 2020 ExaminationFebruary 9, 2020

IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2020

IITs are well-known institutions of National importance and so are there rules. To put it differently, there is a predefined criterion set by the institution. To clarify, the candidate willing to take the JAM 2020 Exam must fulfil those conditions. The applicant has to fulfil the below given JAM 2020 Eligibility Requirements.

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree. The qualifying degree must be with at least 55% aggregate marks without rounding-off (for General/OBC). (50% for SC/ST and PwD category candidates).

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  • The qualifying degree must be with at least 5.5 out of 10 CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (for General/OBC). (5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates).
  • The candidate should also be physically fit to pursue the course. In other words, the candidate has to submit a physical fitness certificate. It should be from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. A physical fitness test may be conducted by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. The admission is liable to be cancelled if the candidate found unfit for the course chosen.
  • Given below is the list of various courses offered at different institutes under IIT JAM 2020 Exam. Test paper along with the test paper code specified below as well.

Biotechnology (BT)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITIAny Branch/SubjectsNo restrictions
M.Sc. BiotechnologyIITB, IITRAny Branch/SubjectsMathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for 2 years/ 4 semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least 1 year/ 2 semesters

Chemistry (CY)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. ChemistryIITB, IITG, IITD, IITN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRChemistry for 3 years/ 6 semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D in ChemistryIITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for 2 years/ 4 semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least 1 year/ 2 semestersMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions

Geology (GG)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. Applied GeologyIITB, IITRGeology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological ScienceMathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeologyIITKGP, IITBBS
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions

Mathematics (MA)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. in EconomicsIITRMathematics as one of the core subjectsNo Restrictions
M.Sc. MathematicsIITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRMathematics for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and ComputingIITH
M.Sc. Mathematics and ComputingIITG
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in MathematicsIITBBS, IITKGPMathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny 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 SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and StatisticsNo Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. in EconomicsIITRMathematics as one of the core subjects
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and InformaticsIITBMathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semestersNo Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations ResearchIITB
M.Sc. StatisticsIITKStatistics for at least two years/ four semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

Physics (PH)

Academic ProgrammesInstitutesMandatory subjects in degree programme Mandatory subjects in 10+2
M.Sc. PhysicsIITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPRPhysics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semestersNo Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in PhysicsIITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in PhysicsIITK
M.Sc. Applied GeophysicsIITBPhysics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters
M.Sc. AstronomyIITIPhysics and Mathematics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters / Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean SciencesIITBBSMathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in GeophysicsIITKGPGeology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryMathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and EngineeringIITBAny 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

IMPORTANT POINTS

  • Once IIT JAM Admit Card 2020 is available. The candidate must check all the details on it for any errors.
  • Keeping in mind, if any discrepancy is found in the information provided by the candidate regarding the IIT JAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria. The institute has the authority to cancel the candidature of the candidate with immediate effect.
  • In addition, it is entirely the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs). Along with Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission set by the institution.
  • If any candidate is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible. The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel the admission of that candidate. Thereafter, it can be done at any stage during the IIT JAM counselling or later in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.

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