Jam 2015

The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) conduct the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and M.Sc. (Two Years):

  • Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree
  • M.Sc. - M.Tech.

Jam Exam:

JAM Exam is conducted for Admission to M.Sc. (Two-Year)

  • Joint M.Sc. - PhD, M.Sc. - PhD Dual Degree
  • M.Sc. - M.Tech and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programs at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) & IISc
  • M.Sc. -M.S. (Research)/PhD Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at IITs.

Objective of Jam:

The main objective of JAM is to make Science as a career option for students across the country. It is expected that the research infrastructure, the inter-disciplinary interaction and the vibrant academic environment of IISc Bangalore and IITs will motivate these students to pursue R&D careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as inter-disciplinary areas of science and technology.


Procedure of admission:

JAM 2015 qualified students will also have to appear for an interview for admission to the following programs:

  • Integrated Ph.D. Degree at IISc Bangalore
  • M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc. -Ph.D., M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc. - M.Tech., M.Sc. -M.S. (Research)/PhD Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at IITs IIT

JAM 2015 will be administered by IIT Guwahati. On the basis of performance in IIT JAM 2015, candidates shall be admitted to postgraduate programs of the following IITs:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IITPR)

Exam Pattern JAM 2015

students has seven test papers out of which a candidate can appear for either one or a maximum of two test papers there is an additional fee for taking the second test paper .

JAM 2015 papers

  • Biological Sciences (BL)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS) and
  • Physics (PH)

Duration of the paper:

Duration of each paper is three hours.

For all the papers, JAM 2015 examination will be conducted in ONLINE

A candidate can appear in either one or two test papers subject to the restrictions of test schedule given below and by paying an additional fee for the second test paper.

IIT Guwahati is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2015 .JAM 2015 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers. All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2015 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions all candidates have to apply only ONLINE No hardcopies of documents (except challan) are to be sent to the Organizing Institute.

Programs of JAM 2015

Biological Sciences (BL)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes]

Integrated PhD in Biological Sciences /Chemical Sciences - [IISc Bangalore]

  • M.Sc - Ph.D Dual Degree in Biotechnology - [IITB]

Biotechnology (BT)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes] Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences – [IISc Bangalore]

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology – [IITB, IITR]
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology / Environmental Science & Engineering - [IITB]

Chemistry (CY)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes] Integrated Ph.D in Chemical Sciences / Integrated Ph.D in Biological Sciences [IISc Bangalore}

  • M.Sc. Chemistry - [Institutes - IITB, IITG, IITD, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR]
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. in Chemistry - (IITBBS, IITKgp)
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree in Chemistry / Energy /Environmental Science & Engineering / Biotechnology – [IITB]

Geology (GG)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes]

  • M.Sc. Applied Geology - [IITB, IITR]
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. in Geology - [IITKgp]
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree in Applied Geology - [IITB]
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. in Earth Science - [IITBBS]

Mathematics (MA)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes] Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences /Biological Sciences - [IISc Bangalore]

  • M.Sc. Mathematics - [Institutes: IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITH IITK, IITM] M.Sc. Mathematics & Computing - [IITG]
  • M.Sc. Applied Mathematics / Industrial Mathematics and Informatics - [IITR]
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. Program in Mathematics - [IITBBS, IITKgp]
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research / Environmental Science & Engineering /Energy - [IITB]

Mathematical Statistics (MS)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes] Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences - [IISc Bangalore]

  • M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics - [IITB]
  • M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research - [IITB]
  • M.Sc. Statistics - [IITK]

Physics (PH)

[Academic Programs / (Institutes]

  • Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences / Biological Sciences / Chemical Sciences - [IISc Bangalore]
  • M.Sc. Physics - [Institutes: IITB, IITH, IITG, IITD, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR]
  • Joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. Program in Physics - [IITBBS, IITKgp] M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Physics - [IITB, IITK]
  • M.Sc. (Physics)-M.Tech (Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano-Science & Tech) - [IITB]
  • M.Sc. Applied Geophysics - [IITB]
  • M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Applied Geophysics / Energy / Environmental Science & Engineering/ Biotechnology - [IITB]
  • Joint M.Sc. ‐ Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences - [IITBBS]
  • M.Sc. ‐M.S (Research)/Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics - [IITRPR]

Joint Admission Procedure

Admission to the above academic programmes in IISc Bangalore and IITs for the academic session 2015‐16 will be made on the basis of all India merit list of JAM 2015.

Admission For some of the programmes at IISc, IITB, IITK and IITM, the short listed candidates will additionally have to appear for an interview.

If the Candidates who qualify in any test paper of JAM 2015 shall be eligible to apply for admission to all the academic programmes corresponding to that test paper, provided they also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility requirements, as specified by the Institute(s) in which the admission is sought After the declaration of JAM 2015 results, qualified candidates shall be required to apply to the Organizing Institute (IIT Guwahati).


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