Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is an all-India level online entrance exam conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) every year on a rotational basis on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Candidates are informed that the biometric system of identity verification (finger-print) will be used for JAM 2020 & 2021 exam as well as admission.
Till last year, IIT JAM exam was conducted in seven Science subjects (also referred to as test papers) in order to provide admission to candidates in MSc and other post-bachelor courses offered at IITs and integrated PhD courses offered at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. However, in 2020 JAM was conducted for six subjects only. Several National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) also accept JAM scores for MSc admissions.
IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria
In order to fulfil the IIT JAM 2020/2021 eligibility criteria, candidates should hold a bachelor degree with at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates). It may be noted that the aggregate marks should be without rounding off and take into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined, informs the official website.
Candidates who have appeared or will appear for their graduation exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply.
Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for IIT JAM 2020 exam.