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IIT Bombay conducts Joint Admission Test - JAM 2018 for 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.

IIT JAM Registration / Application Form

IIT JAM 2018 Application Form  / Registration Procedure:-
Apply online at website:- http://jam.iitb.ac.in from 05th September 2017 to 10th October 2017.
The JAM 2018 application requires that your photograph and signature are uploaded electronically at JOAPS. 
Photograph Requirements:
• Please pay attention to upload only good quality photograph. The JAM scorecard will be printed with the photograph you submit.
• The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.
• A passport size (3.5 cm Width X 4.5 cm Height) photograph of the face of the candidate is required for application form.
• The photograph must be in COLOR and taken after 01 August 2017 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of application.
• Request photo studio to provide the image of your photo in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm (Width X Height) print.
• Maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480 X in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) (Request photo studio to reduce it to this size if it is higher). Minimum pixel size of the JPEG image can be 240 X . File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 200KB.
• Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.
• The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
• The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
• If you normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove the spectacles.
• You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
• Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your JAM application, without any refund of the application fee.
Signature requirements:
• Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm X 7 cm (Height X Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
• The signature with all CAPITAL LETTERS, Initials or in any other colour (other than black and blue) shall NOT be accepted.
• Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box..
• Only JPEG image format will be accepted.
• The maximum image size of the signature can be 160 X in pixels.
• The minimum image size of the signature can be 80 X in pixels.
• File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 100KB.
Application Fee -
For Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD - 
One Test Paper - Rs. 750/-
Two Test Papers - Rs. 1050/-
All Others -
One Test Paper - Rs. 1050/-
Two Test Papers - Rs. 2100/-
Mode of Payment - Net-banking, Debit or Credit Card.


IIT JAM Exam Dates

IIT JAM 2018 Date:-  11th February 2018 (Sunday)


Session I - 
Time - 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
Test Papers and Codes - Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Session II -
Time - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Test Papers and Codes - Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH)


Institute - Cities
IISc Bangalore - Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT Bombay - Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi - Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati - Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur - Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur - Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras - Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee - Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee


Paper Pattern

IIT JAM 2018 Pattern:-

Mode - ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration - 3 hours
There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types as given below:
Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).
Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions. Candidates have to enter the answer by using a virtual numeric keypad.
In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark. In Section – A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted. In Section – B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section – C (NAT) as well.
There is provision of using online virtual calculator and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.
Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, tables, are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.
The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions, and to enter the answer for NAT questions using only a mouse on a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3-hours the computer will automatically close the examination.

IIT JAM Preparation

As far as preparation for papers like Maths and Physics are concerned, stick to basic high school textbooks. Learning formulae and theorems will assist in comprehensive understanding of the sections.  Solving sample papers will be a great help for aspirants as it will also be conducive in time management programme. You can do online surfing to get previous years’ papers of the mentioned subjects. There are many links that provide free PDF versions of the previous years’ questions papers. 


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IIT JAM Notification

IIT JAM 2018 Notification:-


Apply online at website:- http://jam.iitb.ac.in from 05th September 2017 to 10th October 2017 
Admit Card available for download from 9th January 2018 till Examination Date
IIT JAM 2018 Date - 11th February 2018 (Sunday)
Session I - 
Time - 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
Test Papers and Codes - Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Session II -
Time - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Test Papers and Codes - Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH)
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2018 - 20th March 2018 
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2018 Website - April 03 - 17, 2018
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay - 17th April 2018
Declaration of First Admission List - 22nd May 2018 
Declaration of Second Admission List - 12th June 2018 
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List - 29th June 2018 
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018 - 05th July 2018

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