JAM 2021 Examination will be held on February 14, 2021 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.


Joint Admission test for Masters is an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects including Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH). A new paper on Economics (EN) is added to JAM from 2021 onwards. JAM scores will be used for admission to M.Sc. (Two years), Masters in Economics (Two years), Joint M.Sc.‐Ph.D., M.Sc.‐Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.‐M.S. (Research)/ Ph. D. Dual Degree and other Post‐Bachelor Degree programmes at IlTs (Bhilai, Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Delhi, (ISM) Dhanbad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati and (BHU) Varanasi) for the Academic Session 2021‐22. JAM score will be used by llSc Bangalore for admission to Integrated Ph.D. programmes. JAM score will also be used by other centrally funded technical institutions such as NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab, and IISERs for admission to their programmes. However, qualifying in JAM does not guarantee either admission to postgraduate programs or any scholarship/ financial assistance.


JAM 2021 examination will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) in ONLINE mode only. A candidate can appear for either one test paper or two test papers by paying an additional fee for the second test paper. Candidates opting to appear for two test papers must ensure that they do not choose test papers that are scheduled in the same session.


Admissions to various academic programmes at IITs for the Academic Session 2021‐22 shall be made based on the All India merit list of JAM 2021. Candidates who qualify in any test paper of JAM 2021 will be eligible to apply for admission to all the academic programmes corresponding to that test paper, provided that they also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility requirements as specified by the institute(s) in which admission is being sought. Admission shall be given in the order of merit depending on the number of seats available at the admitting institute(s). After the declaration of JAM 2021 results, qualified candidates should apply online at JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) through the Organizing Institute (IISc Bangalore) specifying preferences for the programmes of their interest. Further details regarding admission, prescribed fees, etc. are available on the JAM 2021 website. Reservation policy is applicable as per the Government of India norms.


In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding‐off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category candidates and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates (If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a 10-point scale). Refer to http://jam.iisc.ac.in for MEQ and other details. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required eligibility as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by September 30, 2021.


Agra, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Asansol‐Durgapur, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Ernakulam, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Goa, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Guwahati, Hisar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jind, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kalyani, Kannur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Moradabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, New Delhi, NOIDA, Palakkad, Patna, Prayagraj (Allahabad) Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Roorkee, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.

Note: The JAM 2021 Committee may add and/or drop any place as an examination city/ town at its discretion.

Fee Details:

  • Female (All categories)/SC/ST/PwD: Rs.750
  • All others: Rs.1500

Important Dates:

  • Closure of ONLINE Application Process: 15 October 2020
  • JAM 2021 Examination: 14 February 2020
  • Announcement of JAM 2021 Results: 20 March 2020
Contact Details:
Organizing Chair, JAM-2021
GATE – JAM Office
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Bengaluru-560012, Karnataka, India
Phone No: 080-22932392
E-mail: jam@iisc.ac.in

For more details and apply Online

Official Website: https://jam.iisc.ac.in/
Click here to download JAM 2021 Poster
Click Here to download JAM 2021 Brochure
Click Here to Apply Online.

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