INDIAN INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE BANGALORE
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Madras has announced the exam dates for Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM-2016), which will be conducted in February 2016. The JAM online exam will be held on Sunday, February 07, 2016.
JAM is conducted for taking admission to 2 years Master of Science (M.Sc), joint M.Sc-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree M.Sc-Master of Technology (M.Tech), M.Sc-MS (by research), other post-bachelor’s degree and Ph.D dual degree programs at the IITs
in Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi,Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad,Indore, Kanpur, Jodhpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and Ropar and integrated Ph.D programs at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country for the academic session 2016. However, JAM score may also be used by other Institutions for admission to their programs.
- Candidates should have at least 55% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for general, OBC (NCL) Category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks without rounding off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PwD Category candidates in the qualifying degree.
- For candidates with grades in letter, CGPA (instead of percentage of marks) the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the admitting institute(s).
- Candidates can apply for JAM 2016 ONLINE only through JOAPS (JAM online Application Processing System).Please click Browser Settingsand read the details given below before starting the online application process.
- The candidates can do most of their interactions with JAM through the JOAPS interface provided at JAM 2016 website. Through JOAPS, a candidate can register and apply for JAM 2016, check the status of the application, download of admit card, know the result and download of score card, etc.
- Once a candidate registers at JOAPS he, she will get the Enrolment ID and would be able to set the password. At the time of registration as a new user a candidate will be asked to fill in his name, e-mail address, mobile number and a password. once submission is done the JOAPS site would send the Enrolment ID to his, her mobile as a SMS. This Enrolment ID and given password should be used for further log in.
- Before registering and logging in to JOAPS,a candidate is advised to keep the following information, documents ready:
- Personal information (name, E-mail address, mobile number, date of birth, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).
- Address for communication (including PIN code).
- Eligibility degree details (Name of the degree, percentage of marks, CGPA, college information).
- JAM test paper(s) for which a candidate wishes to appear.
- Three choices of JAM examination cities. A candidate can choose the first two choice from a zone. The third choice is meant as All India Choice, that is,any center in the list. However it may also be choosen from the same zone as choosen for choices 1 and 2.A list is available at the JAM site http:,,jam.iitm.ac.in,jam2016
- Good quality image (in .jpeg format) of the candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified in Photograph Requirements on pages 8-10 of the JAM 2016 Information Brochure available at JAM site. see also page 2 & 3 below
- Good quality image (in .jpeg format) of the candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified in Signature Specifications on page 11 of the JAM 2016 Information Brochure. see also page 2 and 3 below.
- Scanned copy of SC, ST, PwD Certificates in pdf format only (if applicable)
- Details of a valid ID Proof the candidate carry to the examination hall (any one of the following: Aadhar ID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID)
- Netbanking login and password to make the application fee payment via online net banking mode. In case the payment is to be made through debit card, credit card, then have the following information like debit card, credit card number, password, CVV number ready with you.
- A candidate who wish to apply for JAM 2016 examination must first register on the JOAPS website, by providing his, her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. Please note that Name of the Candidate, Email Address and Mobile Number (10 digits) cannot be changed in the later stage, hence they MUST BE carefully verified and confirmed before submission.
- The candidate must give the name as it appears in the certificates.
- The candidate must give an e-mail address that he, she uses and checks frequently, as all communications to the candidate from JAM 2016 will be sent to this e-mail address.The candidate must not use somebody else’s e-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address.
- The candidate should provide his, her personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
- The password that the candidate provides should be chosen so that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this JOAPS password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he, she will require it to login to the JOAPS website.
- Upon successful registration, an e-mail containing your JOAPS enrolment ID will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the candidate. The enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this JOAPS enrolment ID along with the JOAPS password for all JAM 2016 related communications or website operations.
- Upon logging in to the JOAPS website, the candidate needs to fill in information, such as the number and choice of test paper(s) that he, she wishes to appear, city choices, date of birth, gender, parent, guardian’s name and mobile number, nationality, category, PwD (Person with disability) status, address for communication, details of valid personal ID information, information on qualifying degree, percentage of marks, CGPA, status of graduation, college information, etc.
- After filling in the required information, the candidate has to upload the image files (in .jpeg format) of photograph and signature. A scanned copy of SC,ST and, or PwD certificates(in.pdf format) are also to be uploaded, if applicable. The JOAPS website allows saving a partially filled application form, logging out and resuming filling up the application by logging in again.
- The candidate should check for the correctnessof the entered information and uploaded documents. If not satisfied, he, she can correct the entries and upload the files again. After ensuring that there is no error in the application form and all the relevant and valid documents are uploaded, the candidate must carefully read the declaration and accept the declaration before submitting the application. A candidate will be able to download the whole application including his photograph, signature and scanned copies of the documents in a .pdf format. once he, she ascertains the correctness the application is ready for submission. Once the candidate submits his, her application, then no further changes can be made to the application. After the application form is submitted, the candidate can then also view the submitted details and download the duly filled application form.
- Any application which is incomplete in any respect and does not have the required valid documents will be summarily rejected. The candidates must take care to fill in the details in the application form correctly and must upload the correct and valid documents, including signatures and photographs.
- Candidates are advised to visit the ‘FAQ’ section on the JAM 2016 website for any additional queries.
- Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2016 Website: September 02 2015
- Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through e-Challan: October 10 2015
- Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website: October 14 2015
- Date of JAM 2016 Examination: February 7 2016
- Announcement of the Results of JAM 2016: March 23 2016
- Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2016 Website: April 15-24 2016
- Last Date for receipt of request for change of category along with valid documents in proper format at IIT Madras: April 29 2016
- Declaration of First Admission List: June 15 2016
- Declaration of Second Admission List: June 29 2016
- Declaration of Third and Final Admission List and the Closure of Admissions through JAM 2016: July 11 2016
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