About JAM (Joint Admission test for Masters)

About JAM (Joint Admission test for Masters)

The join Admission test for Master (JAM) is conducted to provide admission to

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Sc. (Tech).
  • MS (Research).
  • Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. – M.Tech. Dual Degree.
  • M.Sc. –Ph.D. Dual degree at the IITs for taking up science as a career option for the students.

Joint Admission Test for Master:-

Is a common admission test conducted every year for admission into Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and National Institute of Technology (NITs), organized by alternating institutes every year. JAM has been conducted since 2004.[1]. The 2021 edition has been organized by Indian Institute of Science.[1]

JAM 2022 was organized by Indian Institute of Technology Rookree. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the organizing institute for JAM 2023. Indian Institute of Technology Madras is the Organizing institute for JAM 2024.

JAM 2024
TypeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Developer/ AdministratorConducted jointly be the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) and Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) on behalf of Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of Indian
PurposeAdmission to Postgraduate Programmes 
Year started2004
Duration3 hours
Prerequisites/Eligibility criteria Undergraduate Degree
FeeINR ₹ 990 (single Paper) & ₹ 1250 (Double Papers) for Female (All Categories)/SC/ ST/ PwD. INR ₹ 1800 (Single Paper) & ₹ 2500 (Double Papers) for all other categories (For JAM 2024)
Websitejam.iitm.ac.in for JAM 2024


As of 2022, the eligibility criteria for JAM include having a bachelor’s degree. There is no percentage criteria to apply for the exam. The Foreign candidates can also apply for the JAM exam after having a qualifying degree with the Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQs) as specified by the Admitting Institute.


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

Exam Pattern

The exam is Computer Based Test (CBT). The Seven Papers of respective subject namely mathematics, physics, chemistry, mathematical statistics, geology, biotechnology and economics, biological science was removed in 2020 and economics introduced in 2021.[4]. The exam is three hours and is conducted only in English. It includes 60 questions, as follow: 30 multiple choice question (MCQ- involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each), 10 multiple select question (MSQ) and 20 numerical answer type (NAT) questions. Total marks are 100, 50 for MCQ, 20 for MSQ and 30 for NAT. Negative marks are given for mistakes in the MCQ part.

IIT JAM Mathematics Seats from IITs

Number of seats available in IITs for Mathematics through JAM 2023 are not yet announced. Last year, a total of 675 seats available in 19 IITs for the mathematics MSc. Course. You can check the number of seats in every IIT from the table given below. Visit IIT JAM Seat Matrix to check the category wise seats.

IIT Bhilai12
IIT Bhubaneswar24
IIT Bombay38
IIT Delhi68
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad55
IIT Gandninagar40
IIT Guwahati60
IIT Hyderabad25
IIT Indore20
IIT Jodhpur20
IIT Kanpur49
IIT Kharagpur38
IIT Madras49
IIT Mandi30
IIT Palakkad21
IIT Patna30
IIT Roorkee38
IIT Ropar25
IIT Tirupati15

Name of InstituteTotal No. of Seats
NIT Agartala39
Motilal Nehru NIT Allahabad25
NIT Arunachal Pradesh22
NIT Calicut68
NIT Durgapur69
Malaviya NIT Jaipur123
NIT Jalandhar116
NIT Jamshedpur100
NIT Manipur47
NIT Hamirpur75
Visvesvaraya NIT Nagpur75
NIT Rourkela182
NIT Silchar75
NIT Srinagar31
NIT Warangal180
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab75
NIT Sikkim19
NIT Meghalaya60
NIT Tiruchirappalli109
NIT Surathkal58
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur180
NIT Nagaland12
IIT Bombay
Master of Science (M.Sc.) ProgrammesApplied Geophysics
Applied Statistics and Informatics
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree ProgrammesEnvironmental Science and Engineering
IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes inChemistry
Atmosphere and Ocean Science
IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP)Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. Programmes inChemistry
Medical Physics
Nuclear Medicine
Molecular Medical Microbiology
IIT Jodhpur (IITJ)Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) ProgrammesChemistry
M.Sc.-M. Tech. Dual Degree Programmes inMathematics- Data & Computational Science