IIT JAM 2022 TOPPERS

Shuvarghya Chakraborty

Archit Jambhule

Sumit Majhi

Samriddhi Shukla

Vinod Yadav

Akashjyoti Pathak

Junaid Ahmed

Siddhi Pavale

Varuna Arora

J Devachandana

Hiranmoy Adak

IIT JAM Courses

Some Frequently Asked Questions

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

JAM has been established as a benchmark for the undergraduate level science education in the country. The Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISc, started in the early 1990s to enable students to directly join a Ph.D. Programme after their B.Sc. Degree, has flourished under JAM.

From the year 2021, a new Test Paper Economics (EN) is added and the purview of JAM is extended to social sciences to provide admission to Masters Programmes in Economics at the IITs. To reflect this, the name of the examination was changed to Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) from 2021.

The M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor's Degree Programmes at the IITs and the Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at the 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 the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at the IISc and IITs.

The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction is English for all the above mentioned programmes.

All programmes are open to all eligible students irrespective of their nationality.

JAM 2022 Activity
https://jam.iitr.ac.in
Date (Day)
JAM Online Application Processing System Website Opens (Wednesday) 25th August 2021
Last Date for Online Registration/Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website (Thursday) 14th October 2021
Availability of JAM Admit Cards on the Online Application Portal (for Download and Printing) (Tuesday) 4th January 2022
Date of Examination (Sunday) 13th February 2022
Announcement of the Results (Tuesday) 22th March 2022

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2022 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.

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

• The candidates must PASS the qualifying degree examination. In case if a candidate is promoted without a marksheet, the promotion certificate or a document accompanying the promotion certificate duly signed by the Head of the Institute must mention the subjects taken in that semester/year to evaluate the MEQ requirements for admission to a specific program.

• Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to the admitting institute's policy.

If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a 10-point scale.

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 (MEQs) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2022. 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.

At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case candidates are not found physically fit to pursue their chosen course of study, their admission is liable to be cancelled.

Notes:
a) It is entirely the responsibility of the Candidates to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission.
b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of candidates who are found to have been admitted to a Program to which they are not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect.

The JAM 2022 Examination for all the seven Test Papers will be conducted 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 of THREE hours. The medium for all the Test Papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 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 (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ 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 (MSQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate is awarded full credit only if all the correct answer(s) and no wrong answers are selected. 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 NAT questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad displayed on the monitor. No choices will be shown for NAT questions.

• 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 to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly for each wrong answer to 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 a provision for using online virtual calculator. The candidates are NOT allowed to bring their own calculators.

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

• A scribble pad will be provided for rough work. Candidates have to write their name and registration number before using it. The candidate can possess only one scribble pad at any point of time. A second scribble pad is given only upon returning the first one. The scribble pad has to be returned 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 3 hours, the examination will end automatically. Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2022, whether detected at the time of examination, or at any other stage, will lead to the cancellation of candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future. The candidates are advised to visit the JAM 2022 website regularly for more details on the pattern of questions for JAM 2022, including examples. Candidates will also be able to take a mock examination through a 'Mock Test' link that will be made available on the website on a date closer to the examination.

CATEGORY FEE DETAILS
ONE TEST PAPER TWO TEST PAPERS
Female and SC/ST/PwD ₹ 750/- ₹ 1050/-
All others ₹ 1500/- ₹ 2100/-
Institute Programme Discipline (Code) JAM Paper Code GEN EWS OBC-NCL SC ST Total
IIT Bhilai M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2801) CY 4 1 3 + 1* 2 1 12
Mathematics & Computing (2802) MA 5 2 3 1 1 12
Physics (2803) PH 5 + 1* 1 3 2 0 12
IIT Bhubaneswar Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Chemistry (1901) CY 10 2 7 3 + 1* 2 25
Mathematics (1902) MA 9 + 1* 2 + 1* 6 3 2 24
Physics (1903) PH 10 3 7 + 1* 4 2 27
Geology (1904) GG 9 + 1* 2 7 4 2 25
Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences (1905) GG/PH/MA/MS/CY 9 + 1* 2 6 4 2 24
IIT Bombay M.Sc.(4 semesters) Applied Geology (1201) GG 14 + 1* 4 10 5 + 1* 3 38
Applied Geophysics (1202) PH 8 2 5 3 1 + 1* 20
Applied Statistics & Informatics (1203) MS 18 + 1* 5 12 + 1* 7 4 48
Biotechnology (1204) BT 14 4 8 + 1* 5 2 + 1* 35
Chemistry (1205) CY 21 + 2* 6 15 8 + 1* 4 57
Mathematics (1206) MA 14 + 1* 3 + 1* 10 6 3 38
Physics (1207) PH 23 + 1* 5 + 1* 15 + 1* 9 5 60
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Energy (1212) CY/MA/PH 9 2 6 2 + 1* 2 22
Environmental Science (1213) BT/CY/PH/MA 4 + 1* 1 3 2 1 12
Operations Research (1214) MA/MS 5 + 1* 2 4 2 1 15
IIT Delhi M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (1301) CY 26 + 2* 7 17 + 1* 9 + 1* 5 68
Mathematics (1302) MA 27 + 1* 7 17 + 1* 10 4 + 1* 68
Physics (1303) PH 27 + 1* 6 + 1* 17 + 1* 10 5 68
Economics (1304) EN 9 + 1* 2 7 4 2 25
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2601) CY 26 + 1* 6 17 + 1* 10 5 66
Mathematics & Computing (2602) MA 21 + 1* 6 15 7 + 1* 4 55
Physics (2603) PH 21 + 1* 6 15 8 3 + 1* 55
M.Sc. (Tech)(6 semesters) Applied Geology (2604) GG 26 + 1* 6 17 + 1* 10 5 66
Applied Geophysics (2605) PH 22 6 15 7 + 1* 4 55
IIT Gandhinagar M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2001) CY 11 2 7 4 1 + 1* 26
Mathematics (2002) MA 14 + 1* 4 10 + 1* 5 3 38
Physics (2003) PH 15 4 9 + 1* 5 + 1* 3 38
IIT Guwahati M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (1401) CY 24 + 1* 5 + 1* 15 + 1* 9 4 60
Mathematics & Computing (1402) MA 22 + 2* 6 16 9 4 + 1* 60
Physics (1403) PH 23 + 1* 6 15 + 1* 8 + 1* 5 60
IIT Hyderabad M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2101) CY 15 + 1* 4 11 5 + 1* 3 40
Mathematics/Mathematics & Computing (2102) MA 11 2 5 + 1* 4 2 25
Physics (2103) PH 16 3 + 1* 11 6 2 + 1* 40
IIT Indore M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2201) CY 11 + 1* 3 8 4 + 1* 2 30
Physics (2202) PH 12 3 8 5 1 + 1* 30
Mathematics (2203) MA 8 2 4 + 1* 3 2 20
Biotechnology (2204) BT 6 2 4 2 1 15
Astronomy (2205) PH 5 + 1* 2 4 2 1 15
IIT Jodhpur M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (2401) CY 13 + 1* 4 11 6 3 38
Mathematics (2402) MA 7 + 1* 2 5 4 1 20
Physics (2403) PH 13 + 1* 4 11 6 3 38
M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree Mathematics-Data & Computational Sciences (2404) MA 3 1 3 2 1 10
Physics and Materials Engineering (2405) PH 6 1 3 2 1 13
IIT Kanpur M.Sc.(4 semesters) Chemistry (1501) CY 19 + 1* 4 + 1* 13 7 3 + 1* 49
Mathematics (1502) MA 19 + 1* 5 13 6 + 1* 4 49
Physics (1503) PH 14 + 1* 4 9 + 1* 6 3 38
Statistics (1504) MS 24 + 1* 5 + 1* 16 + 1* 9 5 62
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Physics (1505) PH 8 2 4 + 1* 3 2 20
IIT Kharagpur Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Chemistry (1601) CY 22 + 1* 6 14 + 1* 8 + 1* 4 57
Geology (1602) GG 14 + 1* 4 9 + 1* 6 3 38
Mathematics (1603) MA 15 4 9 + 1* 5 + 1* 3 38
Physics (1604) PH 23 + 1* 6 15 + 1* 9 3 + 1* 59
Geophysics (1605) GG 6 2 4 2 0 + 1* 15
PH 6 2 4 1 + 1* 1 15
Medical Physics (1606) PH 2 + 1* 0 1 1 1 6
Nuclear Medicine (1607) CY 2 1 2 1 0 6
Molecular Medical Microbiology (1608) BT 2 1 1 1 0 5
IIT Madras M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (1701) CY 26 + 1* 6 + 1* 17 + 1* 10 5 67
Mathematics (1702) MA 19 + 1* 5 12 + 1* 6 + 1* 4 49
Physics (1703) PH 21 + 1* 5 14 + 1* 8 4 54
IT Mandi M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (3101) CY 19 + 1* 4 + 1* 14 7 4 50
Applied Mathematics (3102) MA 19 + 1* 5 13 + 1* 7 4 50
Physics (3103) PH 16 4 11 5 + 1* 2 + 1* 40
IIT Palakkad M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (2901) CY 8 3 5 2 + 1* 2 21
Mathematics (2902) MA 8 2 6 3 1 + 1* 21
Physics (2903) PH 8 3 5 2 + 1* 2 21
IIT Patna M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (2501) CY 11 + 1* 3 8 5 2 30
Mathematics (2502) MA 12 + 1* 3 7 + 1* 4 2 30
Physics (2503) PH 12 + 1* 3 8 4 2 30
IIT Roorkee M.Sc. (4 semesters) Applied Geology (1801) GG 8 2 4 + 1* 3 1 19
Chemistry (1802) CY 17 + 1* 4 11 + 1* 7 3 44
Economics (1803) EN 13 3 9 4 + 1* 2 + 1* 33
Mathematics (1804) MA 15 4 10 5 + 1* 2 + 1* 38
Physics (1805) PH 11 + 1* 3 8 + 1* 4 2 30
IIT Ropar M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (2302) CY 9 + 1* 2 7 3 + 1* 2 25
Mathematics (2301) MA 10 3 6 + 1* 3 2 25
Physics (2303) PH 10 3 6 4 1 + 1* 25
IIT Tirupati M.Sc. (4 semesters) Mathematics & Statistics (3001) MA 6 2 4 2 1 15
Chemistry (3002) CY 6 2 3 + 1* 2 1 15
Physics (3003) PH 5 + 1* 1 4 3 1 15
IIT (BHU) Varanasi M.Sc. (4 semesters) Chemistry (2701) CY 9 + 1* 2 6 + 1* 4 2 25
Physics (2702) PH 10 3 7 3 1 + 1* 25

The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor's Degree Programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at the IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2022.

  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc): Integrated Ph.D. Programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
  2. IIT Bhilai (IITBhilai): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.
  3. IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Geology, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. The modalities for selection to the Ph.D. programme in the joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme are as follows:

    After completing the third semester of the M.Sc. Programme,

    1. Those students securing CGPA > 8.5 and having expressed their desire to continue in writing are eligible to opt for the Ph.D. Programme. Final selection will be based on the written test, interview and other short-listing criteria set by the Institute. Those not selected and those who do not opt for the Ph.D. Programme will exit with an M.Sc. degree.
    2. Those with CGPA < 8.5 are not allowed to opt for the Ph.D. Programme and will exit with an M.Sc. degree.
  4. IIT Bombay (IITB): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics & Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics. M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in (i) Energy, (ii) Environmental Science, (iii) Operations Research. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the Programmes.
  5. IIT Delhi (IITD): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Economics, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.
  6. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (IITISM): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Computing, (iii) Physics. Three-Year Master in Science (M.Sc.[Tech]) in (i) Applied Geology, and (ii) Applied Geophysics.
  7. IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
  8. IIT Guwahati (IITG): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Computing, and (iii) Physics.
  9. IIT Hyderabad (IITH): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics/Mathematics & Computing, and (iii) Physics.
  10. IIT Indore (IITI): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Astronomy, (ii) Biotechnology, (iii) Chemistry, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics with an option to convert it to M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme during second semester. Programme conversion of the eligible students is confirmed at the end of the third semester subject to their qualification of the CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE or any equivalent examination and meeting the short-listing criteria of the concerned discipline. Students continuing in M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme are awarded M.Sc. degree after successful completion of all its prescribed requirements with recognition that it also partially fulfills the requirements of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme.
  11. IIT Jodhpur (IITJ): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree Programme in (i) Mathematics - Data & Computational Sciences and (ii) Physics and Materials Engineering.
  12. IIT Kanpur (IITK): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics. M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme to M.Sc. Physics Programme is not permitted. However, for students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree).
  13. IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, (v) Medical Physics, (vi) Molecular Medical Microbiology, (vii) Nuclear Medicine, and (viii) Physics.
  14. IIT Madras (IITM): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
  15. IIT Mandi (IITMandi): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Mathematics, (ii) Chemistry, and (iii) Physics.
  16. IIT Palakkad (IITPKD): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
  17. IIT Patna (IITP): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
  18. IIT Roorkee (IITR): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Economics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics.
  19. IIT Ropar (IITRPR): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
  20. IIT Tirupati (IITTP): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics & Statistics, and (iii) Physics.
  21. IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IITBHU): Two-Year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.