JAM 2024: Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus

JAM - Joint Admission Test for Masters
JAM – Joint Admission Test for Masters

JAM – Joint Admission Test for Masters

JAM is an exam for the aspirants who are interested in pursuing 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 from renowned Indian colleges like IISc, IITs, NITs DIAT, IIEST, IISER, IIPE, JNCASR, SLIET for over 2300 seats.

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) has been established as a benchmark for the undergraduate level science education in the country from last two decades. The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to postgraduate Degree Programmes and to consolidate Science as a career option for the students across the country.

IITs started Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) from the Academic Session 2004-05.

JAM Score is used for admission to various postgraduate programmes across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country such as

  • M.Sc.,
  • M.Sc. (Tech.),
  • MS (Research),
  • M.Sc. – M.Tech. Dual Degree,
  • Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D., and
  • M.Sc. – Ph.D. Dual Degree,

Admissions to various programmes using JAM Score can be divided into two categories:

  •  Admitting Institutes
  •  Result Sharing Institutes

JAM 2024 Exam will be conducted on February 11, 2024.

Highlights of JAM 2024

Exam NameJAM 2024 (Joint Admission Test for Masters 2024)
JAM 2024 OrganizerIIT Madras
Exam for Course LevelPG level
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test (Online Mode)
Medium of PaperEnglish only
Test Duration180 minutes (3 hours)
Total Questions60
Total Marks100
Courses OfferedM.Sc. (Two-year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelors Degree Programmes

JAM Subjects

JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in SEVEN subjects, also referred to as Test Papers.

  1. Physics (PH)
  2. Chemistry (CY)
  3. Mathematics (MA)
  4. Mathematical Statistics (MS)
  5. Biotechnology (BT)
  6. Economics (EN)
  7. Geology(GG)

Important Dates for JAM 2024

JAM 2024 ScheduleDate (Day)*
JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) Website OpensSeptember 05, 2023 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Online Registration/Application SubmissionOctober 25, 2023 (Wednesday)
Availability of JAM Admit Cards on the Online Application Portal (for Download and Printing)January 08, 2024 (Monday)
Date of ExaminationFebruary 11, 2024 (Sunday)
Announcement of the ResultsMarch 22, 2024 (Friday)
Availability of Scorecards for downloadApril 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Portal for Admission OpensApril 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

*The dates are tentative and subject to change.

JAM 2024 Exam Schedule

JAM 2024 will be held in two sessions on February 11, 2024 as a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Examination DateSessionTest Papers (Paper Code)
February 11, 2024
ForenoonChemistry (CY)
Geology (GG)
Mathematics (MA)
February 11, 2024
AfternoonBiotechnology (BT)
Economics (EN)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Physics (PH)

A candidate can appear in either ONE or TWO Test Paper(s). However, a candidate can appear in two Test Papers only if these are not scheduled in the same session.

JAM Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who qualify in JAM 2024 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.

  •  Candidates should have passed an undergraduate degree or should be currently studying in their final year of undergraduate programme. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute.
  •  Candidates promoted without a marksheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
  •  Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to policy of the Admitting Institute.

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. Admission is liable to be cancelled if a candidate is found physically unfit to pursue their chosen course of study.


  •  It is responsibility of the candidates to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission.
  •  The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of candidates who are found to have been admitted to a Programme to which they are not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect.

JAM Eligibility Criteria

JAM 2024 Application Form

Candidates can apply for JAM 2024 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) available through “Candidate Portal” button on the website https://jam.iitm.ac.in from September 5, 2023 to October 25, 2023 (Wednesday).

Candidates have to first register on JOAPS website, by providing their name, a valid e-mail address, an active mobile number and setting a password.

Upon successful registration, candidate’s Enrolment ID and OTP will be sent to the e-mail address and mobile number provided by the candidate.

The candidate needs to use this Enrolment ID or e-mail address along with the password for submitting the application.

Candidates are advised to keep the Enrolment ID and the password safe and confidential.

JOAPS portal provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM 2024 Administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

  • Apply for the examination online.
  • Upload photograph, signature, and other documents like certificate (for OBC-NCL / EWS / SC / ST / PwD)
  • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
  • Check the status of the application form such as Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, and Admit card ready for download.

Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form

The following information will be required while filling the form at JOAPS portal:

  • Personal information (name, e-mail id, date of birth, mobile number, parent’s/guardian’s name, parent’s/ guardian’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per Qualifying degree.
  • JAM 2024 Admit Card and Scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Ms/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used.
  • Address for communication including PIN code
  • Details of Eligibility degree
  • Name and address with PIN code of the College/Institute/University
  • Choice of JAM Test Paper(s)
  • Choice of JAM Examination Cities
  • Details of the Photo Identity Document (ID). Any one of the following Photo ID: Aadhaar ID, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, or Voter ID. The specified Photo Id, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination centre.
  • Document to be Upload:
  • Scanned copy of High-quality image of the candidate’s photograph and signature
  • Scanned copy of 10th standard (SSC) Marksheet.
  • Scanned copy of the Category (OBC-NCL/EWS/SC/ST) Certificate (if applicable) as per guidelines Click here
  • Scanned copy of Physical Disability Certificate (if applicable) or Unique Disability Identification (UDID) certificate Click here
  • Mode of Payment – Net banking / Debit card / Credit card / UPI details for fee payment. The application fee will be automatically determined based on the category, gender, and number of Test Paper(s) that have been opted by the candidate.
  • JOAPS allows the candidate to enter the data, save a partially filled form, log out and resume filling by logging in again. The JOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly.


  1. Candidates are strongly advised to fill the application form on their own. If someone else is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct.
  2. Candidates must give an e-mail address that they use frequently, as all communication to the candidate for JAM 2024 will be sent to this e-mail address.
  3. The candidate must not use somebody else’s e-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address.
  4. Similarly, candidates should provide their personal mobile number and are advised to use the same number until the admission is completed because most of the communication may also be sent via SMS.
  5. A candidate should submit only one application form even if the candidate wants to appear for two Test Papers. Multiple applications submitted by a candidate are liable for rejection. Hence, DO NOT submit multiple application forms.
  6. Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for the status of the application or/and information. They should also check the messages sent to their registered email id and mobile number.

Application Fee

Gender / CategoryFees Amount
One Test PaperTwo Test Papers
Female / SC / ST / PwD*₹ 900₹ 1250
All others₹ 1800₹ 2500
Fee for Changing Examination Cities /Test Papers /Category /Gender is ₹300 apart from the applicable difference in Application fee.

Examination Cities

  • IISc Bengaluru: Belagavi/Belgaum [KA], Bengaluru [KA], Bidar [KA], Gulbarga/Kalaburagi [KA], Hassan [KA], Hubbali [KA], Hyderabad [TS], Kannur [KL], Kozhikode [KL], Mangaluru [KA], Mysuru (Mysore) [KA], Palakkad [KL], Port Blair [AN], Shimoga [KA], Thrissur [KL], Vatakara [KL]
  • IIT Bombay: Ahmedabad [GJ], Ahmednagar [MH], Akola [MH], Amravati [MH], Aurangabad [MH], Goa [GA], Jalgaon [MH], Kolhapur [MH], Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane [MH], Nagpur [MH], Nanded [MH], Nashik [MH], Pune [MH], Rajkot [GJ], Sangli [MH], Satara [MH], Solapur [MH], Surat [GJ], Vadodara [GJ]
  • IIT Delhi: Faridabad [HR], Greater NOIDA [OR], Gurugram [HR], Hisar [HR], Indore [MP], Jaipur [RJ], Jammu [JK], Jodhpur [RJ], Mathura [UP], New Delhi [DL], Srinagar [JK]
  • IIT Guwahati: Agartala [TR], Asansol [WB], Dhanbad [JH], Dibrugarh [AS], Dimapur [NL], Durgapur [WB], Guwahati [AS], Imphal [MN], Jorhat [AS], Kalyani [WB], Kohima [NL], Patna [BR], Shillong [ML], Siliguri [WB]
  • IIT Kanpur: Agra [UP], Aligarh [UP], Bareilly [UP], Bhopal [MP], Gorakhpur [UP], Jabalpur [MP], Kanpur [UP], Lucknow [UP], Prayagraj (Allahabad) [GJ], Varanasi [UP]
  • IIT Kharagpur: Bhubaneswar [OR], Bilaspur [CH], Brahmapur (Odisha) [OR], Kolaghat [WB], Kolkata [WB], Kharagpur-Midnapore [WB], Raipur [CH], Ranchi [JH], Vijayawada [AP], Visakhapatnam [AP]
  • IIT Madras: Alappuzha [KL], Chennai [TN], Coimbatore [TN], Ernakulam [KL], Guntur [AP], Karimnagar [TS], Khammam [TS], Kollam [KL], Kottayam [KL], Madurai [TN], Ongole [AP], Puducherry [PY], Salem [TN], Thiruvananthapuram [KL], Tiruchirapalli [TN], Tirunelveli [TN], Tirupati [AP], Warangal [TS],
  • IIT Roorkee: Ambala [HR], Dehradun [UK], Ghaziabad [UP], Haldwani [UK], Jalandhar [PB], Kangra [HP], Kurukshetra [HR], Meerut [UP], Mohali-Chandigarh [PB], Moradabad [UP], NOIDA [UP], Patiala [PB], Roorkee [UK], Shimla-Solan [HP],

Choice of Examination Cities: JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in eight zones. The names of these eight zones with the list of zone-wise Examination Cities given above. Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice of cities at the time of applying for JAM 2024. When the choice of first city is made, then the zone gets determined and the candidates will be able to choose the second and third choice city only from the same zone.

JAM Application Process

JAM 2024 Syllabus for All Subjects

Before starting preparation for any exam knowing syllabus is very important. With syllabus of JAM exam, you can prioritize your preparation for important topics. Then choose the study material according to the syllabus.

Check the complete syllabus for your opted subject here – JAM Syllabus.

JAM 2024 Exam Pattern

Before starting your preparation, it is important to know the JAM Exam Pattern. So that you can easily understand the marks weightage of the topics.

The JAM Exam contains three sections with three different types of questions as follows:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

These questions have four choices out of which only one choice is correct.

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

These questions have four choices and there may be one or more than one choice(s) can be correct out of the four given choices.

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

These types of questions do not have any choices. The answer can be numerical value, decimal, or an integer value.

Check full detail on exam pattern – JAM Exam Pattern

JAM Previous Years Question Papers & Answer Key

You must practice solving JAM Previous Years’ Question Papers. It will help you to understand the difficulty level of exam, topic wise marking weightage, boost up your confidence, etc.

JAM Answer Key

JAM 2024 Provisional Answer Keys will be available after the exam.

Candidates can challenge the answer key if not satisfied with any answer.

JAM Answer Key

JAM 2024 Admit Card

JAM Admit Card is compulsory for each aspirant to appear in exam. 

JAM Admit Card released from January, 2024.

List of Admitting Institutes for JAM 2024

Admitting Institutes
IIT Bhilai
IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Guwahati
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore
IIT Jammu
IIT Jodhpur
IIT Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Madras
IIT Mandi
IIT Palakkad
IIT Patna
IIT Roorkee
IIT Ropar
IIT Tirupati
IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Result Sharing Institutes

For programmes listed below, admissions will not be directly based on the JAM 2024 score. However, to get admitted into these programmes, candidates qualified in JAM 2024 can apply separately to the Institutes concerned.

Result Sharing Institutes and Programmes

InstitutesProgramme JAM Test Papers 
IISc BangaloreIntegrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences BT 
IISc BangaloreIntegrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences CY, PH 
IISc BangaloreIntegrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences MA, MS 
IISc BangaloreIntegrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences PH 

CCMN (Counselling Body for Admission to NITs and CFTIs) will admit candidates through qualified JAM 2024 scores. Refer to web page of CCMN for further information about these Institutes.

JAM score will also be used by other centrally funded technical institutions such as IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab, and IISERs for admission to their postgraduate programmes.

JAM 2024 Seat Matrix & Courses

M.Sc. (Two Years), Masters in Economics (Two Years), MSc-PhD Dual Degree, Joint MSc-PhD, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at the IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2024. Check out the JAM list of courses and Seat Matrix offered by each IIT and the IISc.

Also, visit – List of NIT MSc Courses

JAM Cutoff

JAM Cutoff is the minimum marks required to qualify JAM Exam.

Check here previous years cutoff – JAM Cutoff

JAM 2024 Counseling

Admission process for IITs and IISc will start after the declaration of JAM Result.

Candidates who has qualified for the JAM 2024 exam have to appear for JAM Counselling 2024 for admissions. 

JAM Counseling

JAM Important Links

Information BrochureClick Here
JAM 2024 PosterClick Here
JAM 2024 WebsiteClick Here