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Indian Institute of Science IISc Bangalore conducts Joint Admission test (JAM) for admission to M.Sc. (Two Years), Masters in Economics (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes & Integrated Ph.D. Programmes
JAM 2021 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers.
JAM 2021 will have seven Test Papers, namely, (i) Biotechnology (BT), (ii) Chemistry (CY), (iii) Economics (EN), (iv) Geology (GG), (v) Mathematics (MA), (vi) Mathematical Sciences (MS) and (vii) Physics (PH). Economics (EN) paper is added newly this year.


IIT JAM Registration / Application Form

IIT JAM 2021 Application Form  / Registration Procedure:-
Apply online at website - https://jam.iisc.ac.in from 10th September 2020 to 15th October 2020.
Upload photograph, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.
Application Fee -
Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD -
One Test Paper - Rs 750/-
Two Test Papers - Rs  1050/-
All Others -
One Test Paper - Rs 1500/-
Two Test Papers - Rs 2100/-
Mode of Payment - Net Banking / Credit Cards / Debit Cards / Foreign Cards / UPI/Wallet.


IIT JAM Exam Dates

IIT JAM 2021 Date:-   14th February 2021, Sunday

Session I (Morning) -  Biotechnology (BT), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH)
Session II (Afternoon) - Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), and Mathematics (MA).

Paper Pattern

IIT JAM 2021 Pattern:-

The JAM 2021 Examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be of 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:
Section A - contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ 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 (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) 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 NAT questions.
In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks. In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted, and similarly, for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark 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 a provision for using an online virtual calculator. The candidates, therefore, should not bring any calculator with them.
Mobile phones and any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.
A scribble pad will be provided for rough work, and this has to be returned at the end of the examination.
The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled).
At the end of 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination. The candidates have to be careful and submit their answers before the end of 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 2021 Notification:-


Apply online at website - https://jam.iisc.ac.in from 10th September 2020 to 15th October 2020
Download Admit Card from 5th January 2021
JAM 2021 Date - 14th February 2021, Sunday
Session I (Morning) -  Biotechnology (BT), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH)
Session II (Afternoon) - Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), and Mathematics (MA)
Announcement of the Results - 20th March 2021
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2021 Website - April 15-28, 2021
Declaration of First Admission List - 16th June 2021
Declaration of Second Admission List - 1st July 2021
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List - 16th July 2021
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2021 - 20th July 2021.

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