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IIT JAM 2023: Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, and More | IIT JAM Full Form

Sukanta Das Waytoadmissions Team
Sukanta Das

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Updated On - Nov 09,2023

The third admission list for IIT JAM 2023 has been made public on the website jam.iitg.ac.in. Till June 29, 2023, candidates can reserve their places by paying the money. On July 7, the fourth admittance list will be made public.

On June 5, 2023, IIT JAM CCMN Counselling registration opened at ccmn.admissions.nic.in. IIT JAM 2023 graduates can submit their applications for counseling until June 22. On June 29, the round 1 seat allocation results will be made public.

IIT JAM 2023 Third Admission List Released; Seat Reservation Fee Due by June 29

Admissions are provided to 2800+ slots across 90 PG programs at 21 IITs for the course of study 2023–2024 through IIT Guwahati's IIT JAM 2023 JOAPS counseling.

  • The JAM 2023 subject-specific qualifying scores are revealed in the result login. The minimum qualifying scores for MA in JAM 2023 are 12.28 for ST/SC/PWD categories, 22.10 for EWS/OBC-NCL, and 24.56 for GN categories.

Candidates can use the IIT JAM 2023 College Predictor to guess their schools based on their IIT JAM 2023 results.

On March 21 and April 3, respectively, IIT Guwahati revealed the results of the IIT JAM 2023 examination. By entering the JOAPS 2023 Student Portal at jam.iitg.ac.in, candidates may get their scorecard, question paper, and final answer key. Register yourself to get more information Click here

All About IIT JAM Exam

For admission to MSc and other PG programs at IITs, as well as integrated Ph.D. programs at IISc, Bangalore, and other government-funded institutions, the IIT JAM is a nationwide entrance exam. Every year in February, IIT JAM is held, and students can enroll in a variety of courses based on their IIT JAM results.

Facts & Figures of IIT JAM

Exam Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
Conducting Body IIT Guwahati
Mode of Exam CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Official Website jam.iitg.ac.in
Exam Type National Level
Courses offered  M.Sc., M.Sc.+ PhD, M.Sc.+ PhD Dual Degree, M.Sc. + M.Tech and various other integrated post-graduate programs
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Mode of Application Online

IIT JAM Exam Schedule

Events Dates
IIT JAM 2023 Release of online application September 7, 2022 
Deadline for submission of application form 

October 14, 2022

IIT JAM Exam date 2023 February 12, 2023
IIT JAM Response Sheet Feb 20, 2023
IIT JAM Provisional Answer Key Feb 22, 2023
IIT JAM Provisional Answer Key Challenge Window Feb 24 to 26, 2023
IIT JAM Final Answer Key  March 16, 2023
Announcement of IIT JAM 2023 Result  March 21, 2023
Availability of IIT JAM Scorecard April 3, 2023
IIT JAM Counselling Registration 2023  April 11 to 25, 2023
IIT JAM 2023 Admission Form Correction Last Date May 12, 2023
Release of 1st admission list  June 1, 2023

Last date for paying seat booking fee for 1st admission list

June 7, 2023
Release of 2nd admission list  June 15, 2023
Last date for paying seat booking fee for 2nd admission list June 21, 2023
Release of 3rd admission list (Out) June 26, 2023
Last date for paying seat booking fee for 3rd admission list June 29, 2023
Release of 4th admission list July 7, 2023
Last date for paying the seat booking fee for the 4th admission list July 10, 2023

IIT JAM Paper Analysis

After each exam shift, IIT JAM Paper Analysis is updated subject by subject.

IIT JAM Section Difficulty Level Maximum Weightage Topics
Chemistry (CY) Moderate Chemical Kinetics, Molecular Orbital Theory, Coordination, Bragg’s Law
Mathematics (MA) Easy to Moderate Sequence and Series, Cauchy Criteria, Order, Rieman Integral, Calculus
Geology (GG) Moderate to Difficult Structural Geology, Applied Geology
Physics (PH)  Moderate to Difficult EMT, Current, Flux, Electricity
Biotechnology (BT) Moderate Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Pedigree Analysis
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Moderate Estimates, Standard Distribution, Aptitude Test
Economics (EN) Easy to Moderate Macro and Micro Economics, Statistical Methods and Analysis

IIT JAM Response Sheet

IIT JAM Answer Sheets have been made available on the applicants' login pages. By logging into their accounts, candidates who take the exam can get their IIT JAM answer. 

  • Visit the IIT JAM website, which is jam.iitg.ac.in.
  • Open an account and log in. 
  • You will see on your screen the test code, question code, and answer for the paper on which you have appeared. 
  • Check everything out carefully and save it as a PDF. 

IIT JAM Answer Key

Based on the complaints raised against the provisional answer key from February 24 to February 26, 2023, IIT Guwahati published the final IIT JAM 2023 Answering Keys on March 16, 2023.

IIT JAM 2023 Papers IIT JAM 2023 Answer Key
Biotechnology (BT) Available Soon
Chemistry (CY)
Economics (EN)
Geology (GG)
Mathematics (MA)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Physics (PH)

IIT JAM Result

IIT JAM 2023 Results were made public on March 21, 2023. Candidates will not get a scorecard in the offline mode. The scorecard includes the AIR and the grades earned in the specific topic. According to the test results, an All India Rank (AIR) would be issued.

A distinct merit list will be created for students who fall under the GEN, OBC, SC, ST, or PWD categories based on how well they performed on each exam paper at IIT JAM 2023. The total amount of seats available in each topic and each candidate's AIR are used to determine the merit list.

IIT JAM Cut off

IIT JAM Cut Off 2023 is announced separately for each degree and category based on the options selected by the applicants. For JAM Result 2023, only applicants with JOAPS login access can view the IIT JAM Cut-Off. The cut-off is updated here in accordance with the test-takers results information.

Subject Gen EWS/OBC SC/ST/PwD
Physics - - -
Chemistry 20.51 18.46 10.26
Mathematics 24.56 22.10 12.28
Mathematical Statistics 14.61 13.51 7.30
Biotechnology - - -
Economics - - -
Geology - - -

Colleges Accepting IIT JAM Score

Paper Code Respective Course List of IITs Accepting Score
Biotechnology(BT) MSC Biotechnology IIT Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Engg IIT Bombay
Chemistry (CY) MSc Chemistry IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc-PhD in Chemistry IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneshwar
Geology (GG) MSc Applied Geology IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc-PhD Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD Geology IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneshwar
MSc Tech in Applied Geology IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Mathematics (MA) MSc Mathematics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar
MSc Economics IIT Roorkee
MSc Applied Mathematics and Computing IIT Hyderabad, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhilai
MSc-PhD in Mathematics IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD in Operation Research IIT Bombay
Mathematics Statistics (MS) MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics IIT Bombay
MSc Statistics IIT Kanpur
Physics (PH) MSc Physics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc-PhD Physics IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Astronomy IIT Indore

IIT JAM Counselling

The actions listed below must be taken in order to get admitted to IITs and pass the demanding selection procedure.

  • Fill Out an Application Form for IIT JAM Counselling - According to the organizing committee, students who pass more than one exam paper must only complete one admission form. A processing fee of INR 750 must be paid after submitting the properly completed admission form for counseling.  
  • Admission List Announcement - After the deadline for submitting admission forms has passed, an admission list is released by the organizing institution, IIT Roorkee. Candidates receive the admission offer letter from their respective colleges.
  • A seat reservation deposit must be included with the acceptance form:
Category Seat Booking Fee
General OBC-NCL INR 10,000
SC/ST/PwD INR 5,000

IIT JAM CCMN Counselling

IIT JAM counseling is offered through the CCMN common admission portal for admission to IIEST Shibpur, NITs, and GFTIs. On June 5, CCMN 2023 counseling officially began. After each round of counseling, the outcomes of the seat allocation will be made public. By checking on the official website, ccmn.admissions.nic.in, using their JAM registration number & password, applicants may view the seat allocation results.

IIT JAM Toppers

IIT JAM 2023 The toppers list will be made available as soon as the results are released.

The list of JAM The Toppers 2022 is shown below.

Name of the Toppers Scores Out of 100 IIT JAM Paper Subject
Souvik Mondal - Physics
Joyeeta Purkayastha 72.66 Biotechnology
Aviral Agarwal 72.33 Mathematics
- 91 Chemistry
Ankit Mondal 88.33 Chemistry
Gourav 64.00 Biotechnology

The list of JAM The Toppers 2021 is shown below.

IIT JAM Subject Topper Name Scores Out of 100
Biotechnology (BT) Sudarshan Bandyopadhyay 77
Chemistry (CY) Prince Sethi 83.33
Economics (EN) Chandrika Chatterjee 61.33
Geology (GG) Shubham Banik 90
Mathematics (MA) Gaurav Aggarwal 86
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Abhradipta Ghosh 83
Physics (PY) Prince Vibek Baruah 86.33

IIT JAM Eligibility Requirements

Those who want to take the IIT JAM must meet the requirements listed below:

  • Nationality: Both foreigners and citizens of Indian states are eligible.
  • Age Restrictions: There are none. 
  • Educational Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in science is required, and it can be in any of the following fields: geology, mathematics, biotechnology, mathematical statistics, physics, or chemistry. Candidates in their senior year are also welcome to apply.
  • Minimum Marks: No minimum score is needed to apply for the IIT JAM 2023.
  • By September 30, 2023, you must provide documentation proving that you met the Minimum Educational Requirements (MEQs) for the Admitting Institute's Qualifying Degree.

IIT JAM Exam Pattern

The following is the IIT JAM exam schedule:

  • Test papers- Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Physics.
  • Mode of exam- Online;
  • Duration of Exam- 3 hours;
  • No. of questions- 60- 30 in section A, 10 in section B, and 20 in section C
  • Medium of IIT JAM Paper- English;
  • Total Marks-The question paper will be for 100 marks.
  • Negative Marking: IIT JAM will have negative markings for section A.
    • For Section A- For each mistake, a third of the marks will be lost. a one-mark response and two-thirds of a mark for a two-mark query;
    • For Section B- no negative and no partial marking;
    • For Section C- no negative marking
Sections No of Questions Type of questions Total marks
Section A 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 10 *1 + 20*2= 50
Section B 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) 10*2=20
Section C 20 Numerical Answer Type 10*1+10*2=30

IIT JAM Syllabus

The IIT JAM syllabus and paper format have not changed in recent years. The 10+2+3 level IIT JAM includes the following subject-specific subjects and chapters:

Subject Topics
Biotechnology (BT) Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
Chemistry (CY) Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Geology (GG) Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
Mathematics (MA)  Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
Physics (PH) Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators

IIT JAM Mock Tests

The IIT JAM mock test window has been made available by IIT Roorkee for all 7 topics. Since no login information is needed to take the test, candidates may readily access the sample exams. Candidates may familiarise themselves with the online test format and be ready for the real exam with the aid of the IIT JAM Mock Test.

  • Candidates may also compute their marks and gain a sense of their performance level with the aid of IIT JAM Mock Tests. 
  • They might focus on the areas that need development in terms of prep and revision after analyzing the performance. 
  • Make use of all the preparation-related shortcuts and tactics you learned. 

IIT JAM Preparation Tips

Candidates are urged to go through and put into practice the following preparation advice in order to adequately prepare for the IIT JAM:

  • Candidates are advised to create a timetable when preparing for a test like the IIT JAM, whose extensive syllabus makes it difficult to manage their time well.
  • It is recommended not to skim the curriculum. Prioritise mastering the essentials since a solid foundation will enable you to manage more challenging issues.
  • Candidates cannot slack off on their revision. Daily review of the previously covered material is essential; avoid leaving all revisions until the last minute.
  • You are suggested to practice sample papers, take mock exams, and practice previous years' papers when you have mastered the themes since they will assist you to manage your time while taking the test.

IIT JAM Best Books

  • Biotechnology: Biochemistry-Lehninger, Molecular Cell Biology-Harvey Lodish, Microbiology-Michael Pelczar Jr..
  • Geology: Structural Geology by Prof. Haakon Fossen, Geodynamic Evolution of India by KS Valdiya, Physical Geology by Mukherjee.
  • Chemistry: Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry-H. J Arnikar, Chemistry of Organic Natural Products-O. P. Agarwal, Physical Chemistry-Levine.
  • Mathematical Statistics: Introduction to Mathematical statistics-Hogg & Craig, Introduction to the Theory of Statistics-Mod & Graybill, Mathematical Analysis-S.C. Malik.
  • Physics: Mathematical Methods for Physicists-Arfken, Heat and Thermodynamics-Mark Zemansky, Introduction to Solid State Physics-Charles Kittel.
  • Mathematics: Integral Calculus-Gorakh Prasad, Geometry & Vectors – Vasishtha, Mathematical Analysis-S.C. Malik.

IIT JAM Previous Exam Analysis

For your information, the IIT JAM paper-by-paper analysis from the prior year is provided below:

IIT JAM Section Difficulty Level Maximum Weightage Topics
Physics (PH)  Moderate-High Electro Dynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, and Optics
Biotechnology (BT) Moderate Microbial cultivation, Microscopy, Chromosomal basis of inheritance, Biogenetics
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Moderate-High Monotony, Testing of Aptitude, Sequence and Mass Functions
Chemistry (CY) Moderate Co-ordination Chemistry, MOT, Solid State, Organometallic Chemistry
Economics (EN) Easy-Moderate Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistical analysis, Numerical
Mathematics (MA) Moderate-High Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equation, Variables, Calculus
Geology (GG) Moderate Paleontology, Planet Earth, Structural Geology

IIT JAM Admit Card

Candidates must input all necessary information, including their assigned Enrollment ID/Email ID, security code, password, and other credentials, in order to get their IIT JAM Admit Card. The "Forget Enrollment ID or Password" option allows candidates to retrieve their information in the event that they have forgotten their enrolment ID or password.Contact the relevant authorities right once if there is a discrepancy on the admission card.

IIT JAM Exam Centers

Each year, the tests are administered at IIT JAM test centers located around the country and organized into the following eight IIT zones:

Institute Cities
IISc Bangalore Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur
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, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

IIT JAM Exam Center Rules

  • It is required that you bring your IIT JAM admit card and a valid ID to the exam location.
  • Candidates who arrive at the exam center beyond the scheduled time will not be admitted.
  • There's no need to bring any notepads or blank pages to the exam. For rough work, candidates will get a doodle pad.
  • Mobile phones, microphones, Bluetooth, and other communication devices are not permitted.
  • Wallets, goggles, handbags, belts, hats, and other accessories are also prohibited.
  • Water bottles, food that has been opened or packaged, and other objects are not permitted within the exam room.

IIT JAM Application Form

On the official website, JAM Online Application Process System must be used to submit IIT JAM application forms.

  • The application form must contain personal information, the IIT JAM test paper preference, exam city preferences, details of the valid identification document, the eligibility degree, and other information.
  • Additionally, scanned copies of documents such as category certificates, pictures, signatures, and others must be supplied when completing the IIT JAM application.
  • Pay the IIT JAM application fee after providing all the required information in the application form. Only online payments made with a credit/debit card or net banking will be accepted for fees.

Following are the steps to filling out an IIT JAM application form:

  1. Go to www.jam.iitg.ac.in, the official IIT JAM website.
  2. Complete the application;
  3. upload your most recent passport photo with your signature and the SC/ST/PwD category;
  4. Pay the application cost to complete;
  5. Please submit the application.

IIT JAM Fees

Category Application fee (for one test paper) For two test papers
Female/SC/ST INR 900 INR 1250
Other Category INT 1800 INR 2500

IIT JAM Required Documents For Upload

Particulars File Size Dimension Minimum Size Maximum Size
Photograph 5KB-200KB 3.5 * 4.5 cm 240 * 230 480 * 640 pixels
Signature 5KB-100KB 2 * 7cm 80 * 120 160 * 560 pixels

IIT JAM Form Correction

The window for IIT JAM 2023 Form Alteration was available till November 30, 2022. The following is a list of the key information regarding the details that can be changed within the IIT JAM form correction window: 

  • Add/change Test Papers
  • Change of data related to Exam City
  • Gender
  • Category
  • PwD/Dyslexic status
  • Candidate’s Name
  • DOB
  • Parent’s/Guardian’s Name
  • University/College Name
  • Year of Graduation
  • Marks/CGPA.

The following changes are exempt from additional fees:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • DOB and Parent’s/Guardian’s Name
  • University/College Name
  • Year of Graduation and Marks/CGPA.

IIT JAM Gender Change Additional Application Fee

Application forms cannot be changed once they have been filed, therefore applicants should be aware of this. Candidates must pay an additional application fee if they decide to change the number of exam papers or gender after completing their JAM application.

Category Change Case Fee
Female (all categories) / ST / SC / PwD (Group 1) Within Group 1 One or two test papers INR 300
All Other (Group 2) To Group 1 One or Two test papers INR 300
Female (all categories) / ST / SC / PwD (Group 1) To Group 2 One test paper

INR 900

Two test papers INR 1250
Extra Charge for Adding or Changing Test Papers
Group/ Category Existing Wishes to Change Wishes to Add
Case Additional Fee(₹) Case Additional Fee (₹)
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD One Test Paper One Test Paper INR 900 One Test Paper INR 350
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper INR 300 Not Applicable
  Both Papers INR 1250
All Others One Test Paper One Test Paper INR 1800 One Test Paper INR 700
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper INR 600 Not Applicable
  Both Papers INR 2500

IIT JAM Overview FAQs

Ques. Will the opening and closing ranks for the 2023 IIT JAM Cut-Off be released to the public?

IIT JAM, please With the results announcement came the announcement of the cutoff scores. Candidates can fill out the admission applications if they get these minimum cutoff scores. Prior to releasing the admission lists, the IIT JAM initial and final ranks are made public. Admissions are provided in accordance with these rankings.

Ques. When will the results of IIT JAM 2023 be released? Will an email be used to send the scorecard?

The IIT JAM 2022 Results have been published on the official website, jam.iitg.ac.in, as of March 21, 2023. THE IIT JAM scorecard will also only be accessible via the official website starting on April 1. It is not sent to any candidate through email.

Ques. In how many subjects is the IIT JAM held?

The IIT JAM 2023 will be held in seven subjects: Geology (GG), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Mathematics (MA), Biotechnology (BT), Economics (EN), Chemistry (CY), and Physics (PH).

Ques. What is the IIT JAM Biotechnology (BT) cutoff?

The IIT JAM Biotechnology (BT) Cut Off for the General Category was 35.25, for OBC/EWS it was 31.73, and for SC/ST/PWD students it was 17.62.

Ques. Can I register for more than one IIT JAM exam paper?

Yes, candidates may choose up to two exam papers to take at the time of filling out the application. It should be noted that the time windows for the two papers do not conflict.  However, candidates need to choose one topic while filling out the admissions or counseling form.

Ques. Do I Need Math in My 12th Grade Class to Take the IIT JAM?

In five out of the six exam papers, mathematics is listed as a mandatory subject. However, before applying, applicants should confirm that they meet the necessary paper qualifying requirements.