The main objective of IIT-JAM is to provide admissions to these following courses offered by IITs:
* 2-years Master of Science (M.Sc.)
* Master of Science - Ph. D. Dual Degree
* Master of Technology (M.Tech) at IIT, Roorkee
* 3-years Interdisciplinary Master of Computer Applications (MCA) at IIT, Roorkee
* Eligibility conditions for different programmes of IITs are different and thus candidates are advised to go through the detailed eligibility criteria of each programme and each institute.
* However all candidates must have passed the Bachelor's degree in the subject concerned or related subjects, in which they are seeking admission.
* JAM qualified candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs:-
* Candidates must have secured at least 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grade (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries in all years combined) in the qualifying degree.
* There is a relaxation of 5% of marks in case of SC/ST/PD category candidates.
* 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.
* IIT-JAM is a single stage entrance test for admission to various M.Sc and Post-BSc level programmes in IITs.
* Students seeking admission to a programme have to choose the corresponding Test Paper from the list as given below.
3. Computer Applications
6. Mathematical Statistics
* Each Test paper will be of 3 - hour duration.
* A candidate can appear in either one or two Test Papers, subject to the restrictions imposed by the Test Schedule. Candidates should ensure that there is no clash of time schedule for the chosen test papers.
* Test Papers for Biotechnology and Computer Applications will be fully Objective Type and to be answered in an Objective Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening appropriate bubbles.
* All other Test Papers will be Objective-cum-Subjective Type. In each of these six Test Papers, out of the total marks assigned to the Test Paper, objective and subjective questions will carry weightages of 30% and 70%, respectively.
* There will be negative marking for wrong answers to the Objective type questions in all Test Papers.
Different Test Papers have different syllabus. Test papers are set on the following subjects.
* Computer Applications
* Mathematical Statistics
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