IIT JAM 2016 - Jonit Admission Test For M.Sc

IIT JAM 2016 - Joint Admission test For M.Sc

IIT JAM 2016 - Joint Admission test for M.Sc conducted by IIT Madras. IIT JAM is common written test  for all IIT's. Admission to M.Sc in IIT's, IISC and other related dual degree courses through is through JAM 2016.

From the Academic Session 2004-05, IITs have started conducting a Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other PostBachelor’s Degree Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country.

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Important Dates For IIT JAM 2016:


General Information:

  • JAM 2016 examination will be held on February 07, 2016 (Sunday) as Computer Based ONLINE Examination.
  • Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2016
  • On the basis of performance in JAM 2016, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.
  • Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by May 10, 2016. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2016 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
  • Although JAM 2016 is held at different centres across country, Indian Institute of Technology Madras is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2016. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of JAM 2016, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Madras High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims 

IIT JAM 2016 Eligibility:

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2016 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admissions in IISc and IITs. 

• All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.

 • 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 letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s). 
  • Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by September 30, 2016. 

Question Paper Pattern of IIT JAM 2016:

The JAM 2016 examination for all the seven test papers 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. For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers 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 are of different types as given below:

  •  Section–A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying one or 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 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 carrying one or 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 type of  questions. Candidates have to enter the answer by using a virtual numeric keypad.

Test Schedule of IIT JAM 2016:

The JAM 2016 online examination will be held on February 07, 2016 (Sunday) in two sessions as Computer Based Test (CBT). The schedule for different Test Papers of JAM 2016 is given below

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Click Here - To Download Syllabus Details of IIT JAM 2016

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