IIT JAM 2023 on Feb 12- Application, Exam Pattern, Admission Process Details

New Delhi, 3 August 2023– The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati has released a notification declaring Sunday, 12 February 2023, as the date for conducting the IIT JAM 2023 examination. The application process for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT JAM) 2023 will begin on 7 September and will go on till October 11, 2022. IIT Guwahati is the conducting institute for the exam this time.Ā 

Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT JAM) 2023

What is IIT JAM?

  • IIT JAM is a computer-based common admission test conducted every year for admissions into Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other reputed institutes offering Master and PhD courses in engineering. The test is conducted in 7Ā  Papers including Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Economics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics, at the undergraduate level. The test helps students secure a direct admission to approximately 3000 seats in various postgraduate programmes at IITs.Ā 

IIT JAM 2023 – Important Details

Name of the examination Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT JAM) 2023
Conducting institute IIT Guwahati
Date of the exam 12 February 2022
Starting date of application process 7 September 2022
Duration of exam 3 hours
Last date of applicationĀ  11 October 2022
Medium of exam English
Total number of seatsĀ  3000 seats
Declaration of resultsĀ  22 March 2023
Online application for admission 11 April to 25 April 2023
Application feeĀ 
CategoryĀ  One paperĀ  Two paperĀ 
Female and SC/ ST/ PwDĀ  Rs. 900/- Rs. 1250/-
All othersĀ  Rs. 1800/- Rs. 2500
Mode of examination Computer Based Test
Type of questionsĀ  There are 3 objective types of questions

  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), andĀ 
  3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Test paper codesĀ  Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Biotechnology (BT), Economics (EN), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH)
Shift-wise papers Forenoon- Chemistry, GeologyĀ  MathematicsĀ 

Afternoon- Biotechnology, Economics, Mathematical StatisticsĀ  and PhysicsĀ 

Admission institutesĀ  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, and IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Admission programmesĀ  MSc, MSc (Tech), Joint MSc- PhD, MSc- PhD Dual Degree, MSc-MTech Dual Degree, MS (R)

NOTE : JAM 2023 Score is also likely to be used by IISc Bangalore, IISERS, LIPE, INCASR, and CFTIs such as NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, and DIAT

Application websiteĀ Ā  https://jam.iitg.ac.in/

NOTE:Ā 

The candidates may appear in ONE or TWO test papers.

The candidates who wish to appear in two test papers must ensure that both are not scheduled in the same session.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE IIT JAM INFORMATIONAL POSTER 2023

What is the eligibility criteria for IIT JAM 2023?

As per the guidelines issued by IIT Guwahati, the candidates applying for IIT JAM 2023 fulfill the following eligibility criteria.Ā 

  • The candidate must have completed undergraduate degrees or are currently studying in the final year of an undergraduate programme are eligible to apply for JAM 2023 examination.
  • A foreign national with an Indian degree is eligible to apply, subject to the policy of the admitting institute.

What is the admission procedure after the completion of IIT JAM 2023?

The exam notification mentions the following application process which is to be followed by the candidates after qualifying for the exam.Ā 

  • Candidates who qualify in any Test Paper of IIT JAM 2023 will be eligible to apply for admission to specific academic programmes subject to the satisfaction of the eligibility requirements and minimum educational qualifications
  • Admission shall be given on the basis of merit, the reservation policy of the Government of India, and the availability of seats
  • Candidates must submit the proof of the qualifying degree by September 29, 2023
  • Candidates promoted without a mark sheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year. The document should be duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
  • Additional details are available on the JAM 2023 website.
  • Qualifying the IIT JAM 2023 does not guarantee admission to postgraduate programmes or any scholarship/ financial assistance.

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Pattern

Here are the details about the exam pattern –

  • It will be a Computer Based Test
  • The exam papers will be conducted in two shifts (forenoon and afternoon). The Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics papers will be conducted in the forenoon shift whereas Biotechnology, Economics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics papers will be held in the other shift.
  • A candidate can appear for two papers given both the paper do not overlap
  • There would be 3 types of objective questions in the paper-Ā 
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), andĀ 
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)Ā 
  • The duration of the exam is three hoursĀ 
  • The medium for all the test papers will be English
  • The candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.Ā 

IIT JAM Marking Scheme 2023

  • 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 will be compulsory.
  • Section ā€“ AĀ will have a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ will have four choices out of which only one choice will be the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
  • Section ā€“ BĀ will contain a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ will be similar in pattern to MCQ however the MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate will get full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).
  • Section ā€“ CĀ will contain 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 will be a signed real number, which will be required 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.Ā 
  • In Section – A (MCQ), a wrong answer will result inĀ negativeĀ marks. For each wrong answer to 1-mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly, for each wrong answer to 2-mark questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.Ā 
  • In Section – B (MSQ), there will be no negativeĀ andĀ no partialĀ marking provisions. There will beĀ no negativeĀ marking in Section – C (NAT) as well.

IIT JAM Exam Centres 2023

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IIT Jam 2023 – FAQs

What is IIT JAM examination?

The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT JAM) is a computer-based common admission test conducted every year for admissions into Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other reputed institutes offering Master and PhD courses in engineering. The test is conducted in 7 Test Papers including Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Economics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics, at the undergraduate level.

What is the eligibility criteria of IIT JAM 2023?

As per the guidelines issued by IIT Guwahati, the candidates applying for IIT JAM 2023 must have completed an undergraduate degree or be currently studying in the final year. Foreign Nationals with Indian degrees are eligible to apply, subject to the policy of the admitting institute.

What are the important dates related to IIT JAM 2023?

The IIT Guwahati has announced Sunday, 12 February 2023, as the date for conducting the IIT JAM 2023 examination. The application process will begin on 7 September and will go on till October 11, 2022. The results of the exam will be declared on 22 March 2023.

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