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Introduction- IIT JAM:

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

(b)       JAM 2020is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination. It will be held second week February 2020.

(c)       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).

(d)       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 respective Academic Programme.

(e)       The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2020are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2020 candidates can apply for 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.

(f)        Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2020.

(g)       On the basis of performance in JAM 2020 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.

(i)         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 order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

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

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

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

(m)     In all matters concerning JAM 2020, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2020 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

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



The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at different IITs to which
admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2020.
a) IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Chemistry,
(ii) Geology, (iii) Mathematics, (iv) Physics, and (v) Atmosphere and Ocean
The modalities for selection to the Ph.D. programme in the joint M.Sc. – Ph.D.
programme are as follows.
After completing the third semester of the M.Sc. Programme:
i. Those students securing CGPA > 8.5 are eligible to apply for the Ph.D.
Programme. Final selection will be based on the written test, interview and
other short listing criteria set by the Institute. Those not selected and those
who do not opt for the Ph.D. Programme will exit with an M.Sc. Degree.
ii. Those with CGPA < 8.5 are not allowed to opt for the Ph.D. Programme and
will exit with an M.Sc. Degree.
b) IIT Bombay (IITB): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied
Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics,
(iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in (i) Environmental Science and
Engineering and (ii) Operations Research. Both the degrees will be awarded
together after the successful completion of the Programmes.
c) IIT Delhi (IITD): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry,
(ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics
d) IIT Dhanbad (ISM): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, (iii) Physics, and Three-year
Master in Science (M.Sc.[Tech]) in (i) Applied Geology and (ii) Applied Geophysics
e) IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics
f) IIT Guwahati (IITG): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics
g) IIT Hyderabad (IITH): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics and Computing, and (iii)
h) IIT Indore (IITI): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i)
Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Biotechnology, and (v)
Astronomy with an option to convert it to M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme
during second semester. Programme conversion of the eligible students is
confirmed at the end of the third semester subject to their qualifying the
CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE or any equivalent examination and meeting the shortlisting
criteria of the concerned discipline. Students continuing M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual
Degree Programme are awarded M.Sc. degree after successful completion of all
its prescribed requirements with recognition that it also partially fulfills the
requirements of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme.
i) IIT Jodhpur (IITJ): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics
j) IIT Kanpur (IITK): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual
Degree Programme to M.Sc. Physics Programme is not permitted. However, for
the students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme, the M.Sc.
Degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of
the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. Degree).
k) IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Chemistry,
(ii) Geology, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics
l) IIT Madras (IITM): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics
m) IIT Patna (IITP): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in
(i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics
n) IIT Roorkee (IITR): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied
Geology, (ii) Biotechnology, (iii) Chemistry, (iv) Economics, (v) Mathematics, and
(vi) Physics
o) IIT Ropar (IITRPR): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i)
Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2018 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ER) for admissions in IITs.
• All Applicants admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
• In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off
(taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years
combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)
category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category
Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational
Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by 30
September, 2019.
At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness
certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. The admitted
candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board
constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to
pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
(a) It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she
satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission.
(b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission
of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which
he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the
rules and regulations in force.

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