Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is a national-level qualifying examination for admission to Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and MSc (two years), Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual Degree, MSc MTech, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at IITs.

JAM 2016 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The exam will be conducted Online-Only as a Computer Based Test for all the test papers.

How to Apply for JAM 2016

Candidates can apply for JAM 2016 only through JOAPS (JAM Online Application Process System) interface provided on official JAM website.

In order to apply for JAM exam, you have to submit application forms via the online application website. Before submitting applications, you can clarify your doubts by checking out the JAM Information Brochure.

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.

[NOTE: It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admissions. (b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.]

Important Dates to Remember

Online Registration & Application From 2 September 2015
Availability of Admit Cards 31 December 2015 - 6 February 2016
Last Date to Change Exam Centres 31 October 2015
Exam date (JAM 2016) 7 February 2016
Result Announcement 23 March 2016

JAM 2016 Question Pattern, Syllabus, Sample Question Papers

Check out Jam 2016 Syllabus and Question Pattern

Here are sample question papers of previous years: 2013, 2014 and 2015

JAM 2016 Examination Centres

IISc Bangalore Benagaluru, Hubli, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur
IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Delhi-NCR, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli,Tirunelveli ,Warangal
IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Jalandhar-Phagwara, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali-Rupnagar-Fatehgarh Sahib, Moradabad, Roorkee-Muzaffarnagar

JAM 2016 Contact Details

To contact IITs for JAM 2016 exam-related queries, click HERE.

For FAQs, click HERE or HERE.