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Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2024
Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2024
Admissions to (I) M.Sc., (ii) M.Sc. (Tech.), (iii) MS (Research), (iv) M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree, (v) Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., and (vi) M.Sc. – Ph.D. Dual Degree
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Organising Institute:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
The Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) is conducted to provide admissions to (I) M.Sc., (ii) M.Sc. (Tech.), (iii) MS (Research), (iv) M.Sc. – M.Tech. Dual Degree, (v) Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D., and (vi) M.Sc. – Ph.D. Dual Degree, at the IITs for taking up science as a career option for the students.
  • It is a Computer Based Test in SEVEN Test Papers at the undergraduate level
  • Test Papers consists of (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. Read More
  • Candidates may appear in ONE or TWO Test Papers. For two test papers, the second paper must be carefully selected to avoid session clash. Read More
  • Candidates in merit list are eligible for admission to around 3000 seats in various postgraduate programmes at IITs.

Important Dates

JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) Website Opens September 05, 2023 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Online Registration/Application Submission October 13, 2023 (Friday)
Availability of JAM Admit Cards on the Online Application Portal
(for Download and Printing)
January 08, 2024 (Monday)
Date of Examination February 11, 2024 (Sunday)
Announcement of the Results March 22, 2024 (Friday)
Availability of Scorecards for download April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Portal for Admission Opens April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)
*The dates are tentative and subject to change.

Note: Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for the status of the application or/and information. They should also check the messages sent to their registered email id and mobile number.

General information

  • Candidates seeking admission to select postgraduate programmes for the academic year 2024-25 must appear in JAM 2024 Examination. There is no age restriction.
  • JAM 2024 Examination will be held on February 11, 2024 (Sunday).
  • JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted as a Computer Based Test in SEVEN Test Papers, namely, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics.
  • JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in around 100 Cities in India.
  • Admission shall be given as per All India Rank (AIR) in each Test Paper of JAM 2024, reservation policy of Government of India, and the availability of seats.
  • The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirements and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in the Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institutes.
  • JAM 2024 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institutes.
  • The candidates who have either completed or will be appearing in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2024 are eligible to appear in JAM 2024. By qualifying in JAM 2024, candidates can apply for admission subject to the conditions that (a) all parts of their undergraduate programme shall be completed before the date of admission of the respective Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted within the timeline provided by respective admitting institute.
  • In all matters concerning JAM 2024, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2024 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

    + Test Schedule

    The JAM 2024 Online Examination will be held on February 11, 2024 (Sunday) in two sessions as a Computer Based Test (CBT). Number of Test Papers Allowed:
    A candidate can appear in either one or two Test Paper(s). However, a candidate can appear in two Test Papers only if they are not scheduled in the same session (see the above table).

    + Application Procedure

    Candidates can apply for JAM 2024 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) available through "Candidate Portal" button on the website from September 5, 2023 to October 13, 2023. Candidates have to first register on JOAPS website, by providing their name, a valid e-mail address, an active mobile number and setting a password. Upon successful registration, candidate's Enrolment ID and OTP will be sent to the e-mail address and mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this Enrolment ID or e-mail address along with the password for submitting the application. Candidates are advised to keep the Enrolment ID and the password safe and confidential.

    JOAPS portal provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM 2024 Administration. With this interface, a candidate can:
    • Apply for the examination online.
    • Upload photograph, signature, and other documents like certificate (for OBC-NCL / EWS / SC / ST / PwD)
    • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
    • Check the status of the application form such as Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, and Admit card ready for download.
    Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form:
    The following information will be required while filling the form at JOAPS portal:
    • Personal information (name, e-mail id, date of birth, mobile number, parent’s/guardian’s name, parent’s/ guardian’s mobile number, etc.)
    • Name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per Qualifying degree.
    • JAM 2024 Admit Card and Scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Ms/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used.
    • Address for communication including PIN code
    • Details of Eligibility degree
    • Name and address with PIN code of the College/Institute/University
    • Choice of JAM Test Paper(s).
    • Choice of JAM Examination Cities.
    • Details of the Photo Identity Document (ID). Any one of the following Photo ID: Aadhaar ID, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, or Voter ID. The specified Photo Id, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination centre.
    • Document to be Upload:
    • Scanned copy of High-quality image of the candidate’s photograph and signature.
    • Scanned copy of 10th standard (SSC) Marksheet.
    • Scanned copy of the Category (OBC-NCL/EWS/SC/ST) Certificate (if applicable) as per guidelines Click here.
    • Scanned copy of Physical Disability Certificate (if applicable) or Unique Disability Identification (UDID) certificate Click here.
    • Mode of Payment – Net banking / Debit card / Credit card / UPI details for fee payment. The application fee will be automatically determined based on the category, gender, and number of Test Paper(s) that have been opted by the candidate. refer Fees Details.
    • JOAPS allows the candidate to enter the data, save a partially filled form, log out and resume filling by logging in again. The JOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly.
    • Candidates are strongly advised to fill the application form on their own. If someone else is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct.
    • Candidates must give an e-mail address that they use frequently, as all communication to the candidate for JAM 2024 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.
    • Similarly, candidates should provide their personal mobile number and are advised to use the same number until the admission is completed because most of the communication may also be sent via SMS.
    • A candidate should submit only one application form even if the candidate wants to appear for two Test Papers. Multiple applications submitted by a candidate are liable for rejection. Hence, DO NOT submit multiple application forms.
    • Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for the status of the application or/and information. They should also check the messages sent to their registered email id and mobile number.

    + Application Fees

    The details of the application fee are given below. The application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. *PwD: Person with benchmark Disability

    Candidates who have wrongly entered the Category or Gender will be allowed to change with applicable fee and if candidates decide to appear in other Test Paper or to change Test Paper(s), they can ADD THE ADDITIONAL TEST PAPER or can CHANGE THE TEST PAPER(S) in the earlier submitted application available at with an additional fee as shown in above table before November 20, 2023.

    + Examination Cities

    IISc Bengaluru: Belagavi/Belgaum [KA], Bengaluru [KA], Bidar [KA], Gulbarga/Kalaburagi [KA], Hassan [KA], Hubbali [KA], Hyderabad [TS], Kannur [KL], Kozhikode [KL], Mangaluru [KA], Mysuru (Mysore) [KA], Palakkad [KL], Port Blair [AN], Shimoga [KA], Thrissur [KL], Vatakara [KL]

    IIT Bombay: Ahmedabad [GJ], Ahmednagar [MH], Akola [MH], Amravati [MH], Aurangabad [MH], Goa [GA], Jalgaon [MH], Kolhapur [MH], Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane [MH], Nagpur [MH], Nanded [MH], Nashik [MH], Pune [MH], Rajkot [GJ], Sangli [MH], Satara [MH], Solapur [MH], Surat [GJ], Vadodara [GJ]

    IIT Delhi: Faridabad [HR], Greater NOIDA [OR], Gurugram [HR], Hisar [HR], Indore [MP], Jaipur [RJ], Jammu [JK], Jodhpur [RJ], Mathura [UP], New Delhi [DL], Srinagar [JK]

    IIT Guwahati: Agartala [TR], Asansol [WB], Dhanbad [JH], Dibrugarh [AS], Dimapur [NL], Durgapur [WB], Guwahati [AS], Imphal [MN], Jorhat [AS], Kalyani [WB], Kohima [NL], Patna [BR], Shillong [ML], Siliguri [WB]

    IIT Kanpur: Agra [UP], Aligarh [UP], Bareilly [UP], Bhopal [MP], Gorakhpur [UP], Jabalpur [MP], Kanpur [UP], Lucknow [UP], Prayagraj (Allahabad) [UP], Varanasi [UP]

    IIT Kharagpur: Bhubaneswar [OR], Bilaspur [CH], Brahmapur (Odisha) [OR], Kolaghat [WB], Kolkata [WB], Kharagpur-Midnapore [WB], Raipur [CH], Ranchi [JH], Vijayawada [AP], Visakhapatnam [AP]

    IIT Madras: Alappuzha [KL], Chennai [TN], Coimbatore [TN], Ernakulam [KL], Guntur [AP], Karimnagar [TS], Khammam [TS], Kollam [KL], Kottayam [KL], Madurai [TN], Ongole [AP], Puducherry [PY], Salem [TN], Thiruvananthapuram [KL], Tiruchirapalli [TN], Tirunelveli [TN], Tirupati [AP], Warangal [TS],

    IIT Roorkee: Ambala [HR], Dehradun [UK], Ghaziabad [UP], Haldwani [UK], Jalandhar [PB], Kangra [HP], Kurukshetra [HR], Meerut [UP], Mohali-Chandigarh [PB], Moradabad [UP], NOIDA [UP], Patiala [PB], Roorkee [UK], Shimla-Solan [HP],

    Choice of Examination Cities: JAM 2024 Examination will be conducted in eight zones. The names of these eight zones with the list of zone-wise Examination Cities given above. Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice of cities at the time of applying for JAM 2024. When the choice of first city is made, then the zone gets determined and the candidates will be able to choose the second and third choice city only from the same zone.

    Note: JAM 2024 Committee may add or drop an examination city or town due to operational constraints - a notification will be made on the JAM 2024 website.

    + Admit Card

    An Admit Card bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied, along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download from JOAPS from January 08, 2024 until the Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post/e-mail. The candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate should inform through email to

    A printout of the downloaded Admit Card must be brought to the Test Centre along with the original and valid Photo ID. The candidate has to give the details of this ID proof while filling the online application. No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2024 examination without a valid Admit Card, and a valid and original Photo ID. The Admit Card should be presented for verification.

    A copy of the Admit Card of JAM 2024 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of Admission, if required by the Admitting Institutes.

    The Organizing Institute may withdraw the permission granted to a candidate to appear in JAM 2024, if it is found later that the candidate is not eligible to appear in the exam, even though an Admit Card has been issued.

    + JAM 2024 Scorecard and Merit Lists

    The results will be declared on March 22, 2024 on the JAM 2024 website. For each Test Paper, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all candidates based on their performance.

    The tie-breaking criteria for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a Test Paper will be as follows:
    Positive-to-negative marks ratio, followed by NAT marks, and then MSQ marks. Subsequently, if there is a tie, then DOB would be used, where, the older candidate gets better rank.

    For each Test Paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (GEN/ OBC-NCL/ EWS/ SC/ ST/ PwD) in a given subject. These candidates (henceforth called Qualified Candidates) are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes.

    The JAM 2024 Scorecard indicating the AIR and the mark obtained by the candidate will be available for download from the JAM 2024 website from April 02, 2024 to July 31, 2024 for qualified candidates.

    + Admissions Information

    • JAM 2024 Organizing Institute will coordinate the admission process of the Admitting Institutes and the qualified candidates can apply for Admission after the JAM 2024 examination.
    • Applications for Admissions must be submitted online at by paying a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 750/-.
    • Only candidates in the JAM 2024 Merit List will be eligible to apply for admission. Irrespective of whether a candidate appears in the Merit List of one or two Test Papers, only one duly completed Application Form should be submitted.
    • Based on the Test Paper(s) qualified, a Candidate can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that Test Paper(s), subject to the fulfilment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Admitting Institutes.
    • All programmes to which the candidate is seeking admission must be selected, in the order of preference, during the application filling.
    • The candidates will not be able to change the choices or their preferences after the last date of application submission.
    • The Application Form in the admission portal will be pre-filled with (i) name, (ii) category, (iii) date of birth, (iv) parent’s/guardian’s name, (v) mobile number and (vi) email id using the information provided during the application process for JAM 2024 Examination (or, corrected subsequent to the exam).
    • The photograph, signature, 10th standard (SSC) Marksheet, Category (OBC-NCL/EWS/SC/ST) Certificate and Physical Disability Certificate uploaded during the application process for JAM 2024 Examination will be used for the admission process.
    • The candidates are requested to verify the details on the candidate portal before the start of the admission process and contact the Organizing Institute, in case of any discrepancy.
    • The list of documents required for applying is given in below.

    • Verification of Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission is the prerogative of the Admitting Institutes only and the Organizing Institute will not respond to any queries in this regard.
    • The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified.
    • Candidates should note that being in the Merit List of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in the order of merit and depending on the availability of seats at the Admitting Institute.

    + Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission

    Candidates who qualify in JAM 2024 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.
    • Candidates should have passed an undergraduate degree or should be currently studying in their final year of undergraduate programme. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute.
    • Candidates promoted without a marksheet should produce a certificate stating the subjects studied in that semester/year duly signed by the Head of the Institute.
    • Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to policy of the Admitting Institute.
    At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. The admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. Admission is liable to be cancelled if a candidate is found physically unfit to pursue their chosen course of study.

    • 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.

    + Academic Programmes, Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Seat Matrix

    PwD - Person with benchmark Disability
    • Seat Matrix and MEQs are subject to change. The final Seat Matrix and MEQs will be available in the Admission brochure.
    • For any queries related to Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) candidates are requested to directly contact the respective Admitting Institute.
    • @ The department may revise (a) the curriculum, (b) modes of assessment, and (c) duration of the academic program by taking into consideration the nature and extent of disability of each PwD student. The Department will seek approval of each such revision by the Senate of the Institute. The Department, and thereby the Institute, reserves the right to implement such duly approved revisions, along with Reasonable Adjustments, specific to each PwD student.

    + Admitting Institutes

    There are around 3000 seats in postgraduate programmes at 21 IITs for the academic year 2024-25. JAM 2024 Score will be used to admit the candidates subject to satisfying the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and any other necessary requirements, without any additional interview or written test.

    To apply for admissions, please check the website in the first week of April 2024.

    Click here to refer the Academic Programmes of various Admitting Institutes.

    + Result Sharing Institutes

    Candidates will have to directly approach the respective institute/admission body.
    1. IISc Bengaluru
    2. CCMN (NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET, and DIAT)


Organizing Institute: IIT Madras
The Chairperson, JAM 2024
GATE - JAM Office, IIT Madras,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600036.
(044) 2257 8200

Kindly send your query in detail along with your JAM Application Number.
Timings: 09:30 A.M. - 01:00 P.M. and0 2:00 P.M. - 05:30 P.M. (Monday-Friday)

Zonal Institutes
IISc Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
Bengaluru - 560 012, Karnataka, India
+91 80 2293 2392
IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076, Maharashtra, India
+91 22 25767068
IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016, Delhi, India
+91 11 26591749
IIT Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India
+91 361 2582751
IIT Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India
+91 512 6797412
IIT Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
The Chairperson, JAM
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur - 721 302, West Bengal, India
+91 322 2282091
IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600 036, Tamil Nadu, India
+91 044 22578200
IIT Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
The Chairperson,
GATE-JAM Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee - 247 667, Uttarakhand, India
+91 1332 284531

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