Mumbai: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will conduct Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) for 2018. IIT Delhi conducted JAM 2017. IITs conduct JAM exam for admission to MSc (Two Year), Joint MSc-PhD, Dual Degree, Integrated PhD and other post – bachelor degree programmes at the IITs and IISc, Bangalore.
JAM 2017 was conducted by IIT Delhi while JAM 2016 was conducted by IIT Madras. Admission to the above mentioned academic programmes in IISc Bangalore and IITs for the academic session 2018-19 will be made on the basis of all India merit list of JAM 2018. JAM has test papers: Biological sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BY), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Physics (PH).
Generally, JAM is a three hours test. For all the papers, JAM 2017 examination will be conducted via online. A candidate can appear in either one or two test papers subject the restrictions of the test schedule.
In addition to admission in IITs and IISc, Bangalore, JAM results are used for Centralized Counseling for MSc/MSc (Tech) programmes for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) via CCMN.
From the Academic Session 2004-2005, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to MSc and other post-BSc programmes at the IITs and IISc Bangalore. The main objective of JAM is to revive and consolidate ‘Science’ as a career option for bright students from across the country and provide them a single step opportunity for admission to some of the postgraduate programmes offered at the IITs.