The Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) is an admission test to M.Sc. and other post-B.Sc. programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). From the Academic Session 2004 - 2005, IITs have started conducting a Joint Admission test for M.Sc. The main objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual degree and other post-B.Sc. programs based on the performance in a single test and consolidate 'Science' as a career option for bright students from across the country. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalizing undergraduate level science education in the country.
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IIT JAM INSTITUTES
JAM aspirants can either opt for M.Sc. or Phd or M.Sc.-Phd Dual degree professional courses offered by the IIT's and IISc. Although each IIT institute offers specialized courses in its respective manner. You can check the list of courses offered by each IIT and the IISc below which can help you select your preferred institute-
M.Sc. (Physics) - M-Tech. (Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano-Science & Tech.)
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics
Joint M.Sc.- PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
Joint M.Sc.-PhD in Geophysics
M.Sc.- PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
Candidates willing to take the IIT JAM 2017 exam need to firstly check their eligibility for taking the IIT JAM Exam for 2017. If calculations and new inventions were what you dreamt of in your childhood as your prospective career, then yes JAM 2017 would be the final step towards realization of your dream.
To apply for admission to a desired program, a candidate is required to qualify in the corresponding Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Program.
The applicants should at least score 55% aggregate marks for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
IIT JAM CLASSROOM
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IIT Delhi is the organizing Institute for JAM 2017.
JAM 2017 Examination will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all test papers.
All the seven test papers of JAM 2017 will be of fully objective type with three different patterns of questions, namely -
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Multiple Select Question (MSQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
All candidates have to apply online.
No hardcopies of any documents are to be sent to the Organizing Institute. If the payment is by e-challan then the scanned copy on the JOAPS site by logging in your application account. The documents are to be uploaded to the online application website.
No hardcopy of JAM 2017 Sore card will be sent to the JAM 2017 qualified candidates by the Organizing Institute. It can only be downloaded from JAM 2017 website.
No additional requirements, like suitability test or interview, are needed for the programs for which admission process is through JAM.
Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences & Biological Sciences at IISc Bangalore will use the JAM results to short list the candidates for final selection.
The exam we are preparing for so judiciously and if we don't know how the exams pattern is; it would be like we are heading for climbing the journey with the right aides but in the wrong direction.
A JAM aspirant should savor his minds for the flair of questions that will be served to him on the D-day, thereby ensuring and developing the prompt approach towards answering the questions wisely and scoring well.
JAM 2017 examination will be conducted for the seven test papers, namely-
Biological Sciences (BL)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
All seven test papers will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions
IIT JAM PREPARATION
Name: JAM IIT (Joint Admission Test Indian Institute of Technology)
Exam held in the month of: February usually
Mode of applying for JAM: Online
Age criteria: No age restriction
Exam pattern: Both objective and descriptive
Negative marking: Yes 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer consisting of one mark and 2/3rd mark will be deducted for questions comprising two marks