IIT JAM - Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test 2018

Conducted by : Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D)
  • Exam Type:National Level
  • Format: Online/CBT
  • Language:English

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being held to offer admissions to Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at IITs. JAM 2018 will be conducted by IIT Bombay on February 11, 2018 (Sunday). The examination will be conducted in online mode for all test papers i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). All seven test papers will be completely objective type with three different patterns of questions, namely Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

All nationals (Indian/Foreign) who have a relevant graduation degree with minimum 55% marks can apply for the examination through online portal, http://jam.iitb.ac.in. There is no age limit to appear in JAM 2018. The online registration will be commenced from 05 September 2017. Before applying for IIT JAM Exam, candidates are recommended to read all the eligibility conditions. The last to submit the completely filled online application form with requisite registration fee is 30 September 2017.

Here, we have summarized all the relevant and important details related to IIT JAM 2018.

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Timelines

Dates

27 Mar,2017
Monday
Date of Result
05 Sep,2017
Tuesday
Applications Open
10 Jan,2018
Wednesday
Admit Card Available
11 Feb,2018
Sunday
Date of Exam

Eligibility Criteria

 

Test Paper

Academic Programme

Institute

Minimum Educational Qualification

Bachelor's Degree along with minimum duration

Essential subjects at (10+2) level

Biotechnology (BT)

M.Sc. Biotechnology

IITI. IITR

Any Branch/ Subject

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Biotechnology

IITB

Any Branch/ Subject

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters

 

Chemistry (CY)

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITI, IITR,

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Chemistry

IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITRPR

Chemistry for three years/six semesters

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry

IITBBS, IITKGP

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any 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 Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Geology (GG)

 

M.Sc. Applied Geology

IITR

Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Applied Geology

IITB

Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science

Mathematics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology

IITKGP, IITBBS

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions


 

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. in Economics

IITR

B.Tech/B.E./B.Sc.(PCM)/ B.Stat. and B.A./ B.Com (with mathematics as one of the subjects in the whole programme.

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Mathematics

IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR

Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters

M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing

IITH

M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing

IITG

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics

IITBBS, IITKGP

Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any 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 Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

No Restrictions

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

M.Sc. in Economics

IITR

Mathematics as one of the core subjects

No Restrictions

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics

IITB

Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

No Restrictions

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research

IITB

M.Sc. Statistics

IITK

Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

Physics (PH)

M.Sc. Physics

IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR

Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters

No Restrictions

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics

IITBBS, IITKGP

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics

IITK

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics

IITB

Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters

M.Sc. Astronomy

IITI

Physics or Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

IITBBS

Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics

Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics

IITKGP

Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Mathematics

M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering

IITB

Any 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

  • The aspirant must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks (without rounding off).
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD category must have secured minimum 50% marks (without rounding off).
  • There are no age criteria for the applications to apply for JAM 2018.

Check Complete- IIT JAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria Here

Application Details

IIT JAM 2018 Application is a six-step procedure beginning from online registration to filling the application form to paying the application fee and saving a copy of the filled JAM application. The candidate must provide an active and valid E-mail address in the application form, as all communications to the candidate will be sent to their registered E-mail address.

Step 1: Register Online through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at website http://jam.iitb.ac.in

Step 2: Successful registration for JAM 2018 and login window for applications

Step 3: Filling online application and upload photograph, signature and other required documents like category certificate, PwD certificate (if applicable), etc

Step 4: Pay the Application Fee through online mode

Step 5: Download and print of the filled-in JAM 2018 application form

Check IIT JAM 2018 Application Fee Details

Check IIT JAM 2018 Application Form

EXAMINATION FEES

The payment of the application fee for IIT JAM 2018 can be made only in online mode. Application fee paid is non-refundable.

Group/Category

Fee Details

One Test Paper

Two Test Papers

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

INR 750/-

INR 1050/-

General and OBC

 INR 1500/-

INR 2100/-


Additional Fee for Change/Addition of Test Paper(s)

Group/ Category

Existing

Wishes to Change

Wishes to Add

Case

Additional Fee(Rs.)

Case

Additional Fee (Rs.)

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

Rs. 750/-

One Test Paper

Rs. 300/-

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper

Rs. 300/-

Not Applicable

Both Papers

Rs. 1050/-

All Others

One Test Paper

One Test Paper

Rs. 1500/-

One Test Paper

Rs. 600/-

Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper

Rs. 600/-

Not Applicable

Both Papers

Rs. 2100/-

 

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Exam Pattern

IIT JAM Exam Pattern

Section

Type of Questions

No. of Ques

Marks

Section A

Multiple Choice Questions

30

50

Section B

Multiple Choice Questions

10

20

Section C

Numerical Answer Type

20

30


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Counselling/Interview

The candidate who makes it to the merit list will be eligible for the IIT JAM counselling 2018. The candidate is required to fill the application form for admission through the official website of IIT Jam to participate in the counselling process.

Check IIT JAM 2018 Counselling Process Here

Exam Centres

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

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Exam Syllabus

Subject

Important Topics

 

 

 

Biotechnology (BT)

Biology (10+2+3 level)- General Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Basic Biotechnology, Molecular Biology , Cell Biology

 

Chemistry (10+2+3 level)- Chemistry of Functional Groups, Atomic Structure, Instrumental techniques - chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Biomolecules, etc.

 

Mathematics (10+2 level)- Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Linear and Quadratic equations, Sequences and Series, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, etc

 

Physics (10+2 level)- Physical World and Measurement, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, etc.

 

 

 

Biological Sciences (BL)

 

General Biology- Taxonomy of plants and animals; pro-and eukaryotic organisms; cell organelles and their function; multicellular organization; general physiology; energy transformations; internal transport systems of plants and animals; photosynthesis; respiration; regulation of body fluids and excretory mechanisms; etc.

 

Basics of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics- Buffers; trace elements in biological systems; enzymes and proteins; vitamins; biological oxidations, etc.

 

Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology- Classification of microorganisms and their characterization; nutrient requirement for growth; laboratory techniques in microbiology; pathogenic microorganisms and disease,etc.

 

Mathematical Sciences- Mathematical functions (algebraic, exponential, trigonometric) and their derivatives (derivatives and integrals of simple functions); permutations and combinations; basic probability and volumetric calculations.

 

 

 

Chemistry (CY)

 

Physical Chemistry- Basic Mathematical Concepts, Atomic and Molecular Structure, Theory of Gases, Solid state, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Adsorption, Spectroscopy.

 

Organic Chemistry- Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications, Qualitative Organic Analysis, Natural Products Chemistry, Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

 

Inorganic Chemistry- Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds, Main Group Elements (s and p blocks), Transition Metals (d block), Bioinorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Analytical Chemistry.

Geology (GG)

The Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology.

Mathematics (MA)

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of One Real Variable, Functions of Two or Three Real Variables, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory Theorem for finite groups, group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis

 

 

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

 

The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60%weightage).

 

Mathematics- Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices,etc.

 

Statistics- Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses

 

 

 

 

Physics (PH)

 

Mathematical Methods- Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series, etc.

 

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter: Newton's laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, etc.

 

Oscillations, Waves and Optics- Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. etc.

 

Electricity and Magnetism: Coulomb's law, Gauss's law. Electric field and potential. Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace's equation for simple cases, etc.

 

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics: Elements of Kinetic theory of gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases. Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state, etc.

 

Modern Physics: Inertial frames and Galilean invariance. Postulates of special relativity. Lorentz transformations. Length contraction, time dilation. Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass energy equivalence, etc.

 

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics: Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis. Miller indices. X-ray diffraction and Bragg's law; BJT, Simple Oscillators, OPAMP and applications, Boolean algebra, Logic Gates, etc

 
Check Complete IIT JAM 2018 Syllabus Here.

CAT Contact Details

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Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016

Ph: (011) 26596137, 26591777/ 26581579

Email: chrjam@admin.iitd.ac.in

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