IIT JAM PHYSICS

Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor’s degree programmes

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.

IIT JAM SCHEDULE

IIT-JAM is conducted once in a year, i.e., in the months of February. The notifications announcing the IIT-JAM published in the months of October in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation (Employment News).

IIT JAM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

The candidates who qualify in JAM shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore & IITs.

(i) For IISc, Bangalore: First class marks (as declared by the university) for General/OBC category candidates and at least second class or 50% aggregate marks for

SC and ST category candidates in the qualifying degree.

(ii) For IITs: At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages

and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.

IIT JAM SCHEME OF THE TEST

The JAM Examination will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours and the medium for test paper will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory.

Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section–B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. 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. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

Section–C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.

IIT JAM NEGATIVE MARKING

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark.In Section-A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer of 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer of 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions.

There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.

  • There is provision of using online virtual calculator 

    and hence, the candidates should not bring any calculator with them.

  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside examination hall. Charts, graph sheets, and tables are also NOT allowed inside the examination hall.

  • A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.

  • The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions using the mouse. The answer for NAT questions can be entered using a virtual numeric keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3 hours, the computer will automatically end the examination.

IIT JAM APPLICATION FORM

 Eligibility for apply iit jam physics as follows-

  • The candidate should complete his / her Graduation ,

  • The candidate should in the final year of Graduation 

The application for IIT JAM is done only online process through official website, no offline application is allowed.