IIT JAM 2018 Counseling, Result, Scorecard, Rank List, Cutoff, Admission

IIT JAM 2018 First Admission List will be released on 22nd May 2018. IIT JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc) is a national level examination organized by the IITs and IISc on rotation basis. IIT-JAM 2018 is conducted by IIT, Bombay. Through this exam, students can get admission in M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree & other courses. Top reputed colleges & institutions like IITs & IISc offer admissions into these courses on the basis of IIT JAM 2018 exam. This exam came into existence from the year 2014. Here we are providing details about IIT JAM 2018 exam, including result, score card & counselling, etc.


IIT JAM 2018 Exam Date

Events Dates
Application form release 5th September 2017
Last date to submit the online application & uploading documents 17th October 2017 (Extended)
Last date for application fee payment (online) 17th October 2017 (Extended)
Correction in gender, category & PwD status 30th October to 5th November 2017
Mock test release 21st December 2017
Admit card available 9th January 2018
Exam date 11th February 2018
Answer key release 27th February 2018
Answer key challenge window 28th February to 3rd March 2018
Final answer key release 14th March 2018
Result announcement 20th March 2018
Score Card available 27th March to 31st July 2018
Submission of admission form 3rd – 17th April 2018
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category 17th April 2018
First admission list released 22nd May 2018
Second admission list released 12th June 2018
Third & final admission list release 29th June 2018
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018 5th July 2018

IIT JAM 2018 Counselling

Candidates who have their names appear in the IIT JAM merit list are eligible to apply for admission. Students have to apply for admission by filling the application form through the website. Submission of admission form was started from 3rd April 2018. In the application form candidates have to fill their preferences, education details, marks obtained, etc. Seats will be allotted to students as per the preferences filled, rank and availability of seats. An admission list will be published through the website for admission on 22nd May 2018 (1st Admission List). After seat allotment, candidates have to visit the allotted college to complete admission.


JAM Result 2018

The IIT JAM Result 2018 has been released on 20th March 2018. The result has been provided to students via online mode through the website. Students can check the result by entering required details to view their results. An AIR (All India Rank) rank list will be prepared for each paper. The merit list will be prepared as per the marks obtained in the examination. The score card has been released from 27th march to 31st July 2018.


IIT JAM Application Form 2018

Students can fill and submit the IIT JAM 2018 application form through online mode.
Candidates have to register by entering their name, Email, Mobile Number and Password on the website.
After successful registration, candidates will receive an Email containing their enrollment ID.
The last date to submit the application was over by 17th October 2017.
After login through the ID & Password, candidates have to fill their personal, academic, qualification & other details in the application form.
Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and SC/ST/PwD certificates (if applicable).
Make the application fee payment via online mode.
The authority has opened the correction facility from 30th October.
Make sure to check all the entries before the final submission.
Candidates are advised to take printout of the application form for future references.


Application Fee:

  • Candidates have to make the fee payment through online mode only.
  • The fee payment was made through debit/credit card or net banking.
  • The detailed application fee is given below:
Category Fee Details
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories), SC, ST, PwD Rs. 750/- Rs. 1050/-
General & OBC Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2100/-

Eligibility Criteria

Students are suggested to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The detailed eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

Nationality: Indian & Foreign candidates are eligible to apply.
Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in specified stream from any recognized college or university.
Percentage Criteria: Students must have obtained minimum 55% marks for general & OBC-NCL candidates and 50% marks for SC, ST and PwD categories.
Appearing Candidates: Students appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.


IIT JAM Exam Pattern

Candidates can check here IIT JAM 2018 Exam Pattern:

Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through online mode (Computer Based Test).
Duration: The total exam duration will be three hours.
Language: Question paper will be asked in English language only.
No. of Question: There will be total 60 questions asked in the examination.
Sections: The exam has been divided into three sections.
Total Marks: The question paper will have 60 questions of 100 marks.
Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for Section B & C.

Section No. of Question
Section-A 30 MCQs (Multiple Choice Question)
Section-B 10 MSQs (Multiple Select Question)
Section-C 20 NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
Total 60 Questions

IIT JAM Syllabus

The IIT JAM syllabus has been divided into three sections, i.e. Section A, B & C.
The syllabus will comprise of various topics such as BL (Biological Sciences), BT (Biotechnology), GC (Geology), MS (Mathematical Statistics), CY (Chemistry), PH (Physics) and MA (Mathematics).
Students can prepare from the above mentioned topics from the examination.


Preparation Tips

Candidates have to prepare as early as possible so that they will get enough time for IIT JAM exam preparations.
Understand and analyze the syllabus before preparing.
Study from the best study materials and also practice previous year question paper & sample papers.
Make short notes of the topics and revise them in the end of preparation.
Take care of your health, do exercise and yoga it will help you concentrate in your studies.


IIT JAM Admit Card 2018

JAM 2018 Admit Card was available via online mode on 9th January 2018. Admit card bear details like Candidate’s Name, Photograph, Registration Number, Signature, Code of Test Pater, Exam Center, etc. Admit card was not sent by post or Email. Candidates have to bring the downloaded admit card along with the original & valid photo identification at the examination centre. Candidates are not permitted to sit in the exam without valid admit card.


IIT JAM Answer Key 2018

Candidates can check the JAM 2018 answer key from 27th February 2018. The answer key along with question paper was released through online mode. The answer key was released for various papers of IIT JAM 2018 examination. However, the candidates responses in the examination were released on 19th February. Candidates can submit their objections against answer key from 28th February to 3rd March 2018.

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