IIT JAM 2022- Notification(Soon), Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers

IIT JAM 2022: Indian Institute of Science will release the notification for JAM 2022 soon. Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an examination for admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at the IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country.  For more details about IIT JAM 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Previous year question papers, keep reading this article.


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Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high-quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life.

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IIT JAM 2022 Important Dates

IIT JAM 2022 Important Dates
Notification Released Aug 2021
Application Start Sep 2021
Application End Oct 2021
Last Date of Payment Oct 2021
Application Correction Oct 2021
Admit Card Jan 2022
IIT JAM 2022 Exam Feb 2022
Answer Key Feb 2022
Declaration of Result Mar 2022
Submission of Admission Form Apr 2022
First Admission List Jun 2022
Second Admission List Jul 2022
Third Admission List Jul 2022
Closure of Admission Jul 2022

IIT JAM 2022 Conducting Body

This is the first run through in quite a while that IISc Bengaluru is directing JAM 2021. Conducting body of JAM 2022 will be announced soon. Up to this point since 2011, the IITs were alternating to hold the test. The following is the year-wise leading assortments of JAM.

Year Organizing Body
2022 Announce Soon
2021 IISc Bengaluru
2020 IIT, Kanpur
2019 IIT Kharagpur
2018 IIT Bombay
2017 IIT Delhi
2016 IIT Madras
2015 IIT Guwahati
2014 IIT Kanpur
2013 IIT Delhi
2012 IIT Bombay
2011 IIT Delhi

IIT JAM 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for IIT JAM 2022 are as follows:

Age: There is no age restriction.

Educational Qualification: Educational qualification is as follows:

  • All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 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.

Note: Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by the end date.

IIT JAM 2022 Application Form

Candidates can apply for JAM 2022 only through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at the website http://jam.iitk.ac.in. Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License. The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards may please procure any one of them before making the application.

Application Fee
Application fees are as follows:

Category One Test Pape Two Test Papers
Female /SC/ST/PWD ₹ 750/- ₹ 1050/-
All Others ₹ 1500/- ₹ 2100/-

Payment Method: Net-banking/debit card/credit card only.

How to Apply

A candidate has to first register on the JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. The candidate must give an E-mail address that he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communication to the candidate from IIT JAM 2022 will be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else’s E-mail address and only one candidate can register with one E-mail address. Similarly, the candidate must provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communication may also be sent via SMS.

Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing a candidate’s Enrolment ID will be sent to the E-mail address provided by the candidate. The Enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this enrolment ID along with the password for all JAM 2022 related communications or website operations.

Documents Required for Fill the Application Form

The following data is required while filling the form at JOAPS:

  • Personal information.
  • Address for communication (including PIN code).
  • Eligibility degree details.
  • College name and address with PIN code.
  • High-quality image of the candidate’s photograph(3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height, size: 5KB to 200KB).
  • High-quality image of the candidate’s signature(7 cm Width × 2 cm Height, size: 5KB to 100KB).
  • Scanned copy of the Category (SC/ST) Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
  • Details of the valid Identity Document (This ID proof, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall).

JAM 2022 Application Correction

JAM 2022 application correction will be released as per schedule. Not all fields can be changed. Some changes require an additional fee to be paid. These include change of category, PwD status, change of the city. Any fee paid is non-refundable. Change of examination city/town may be permitted only in exceptional circumstances. The fee for the same is ₹ 500/-.

Application Scrutiny and Rectification

All the applications submitted for the JAM 2022 Examination shall be scrutinized to verify the accuracy of the data entered by the candidate with the submitted supporting documents and clarity of the photograph, signature, and relevant supporting documents. If everything is found to be in order, the application will be accepted. Otherwise, defects in the application will be marked and intimated to the candidate for rectification within a stipulated time period. The status of the application and defects marked in the application will be intimated to the candidates through E-mail and/or SMS. The latest status of an application will be updated after the receipt and re-scrutiny of the application. The status of an application can be checked at any point in time by logging in to JOAPS.

IIT JAM 2022 Admit Card

An Admit Card, bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied, along with the Name and Address of the Test Centre allotted, will be available for download, until the Examination Date. Admit Cards will not be sent by post/E-mail. The candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate should inform the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2022, IIT Kanpur immediately. If a candidate is not able to download his/her Admit Card, then the Chairman JAM of the respective IISc/IITs (see Appendix III), under which the first choice Test City/Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone/Fax/E-mail.

Exam City

The JAM 2022 Examination is conducted in collaboration with eight zones. The names of these eight zones and the locations of Examination Cities/Towns for JAM 20212 are listed zone-wise in the Brochure. Candidates must specify their first, second and third choice cities at the time of applying for the JAM 2022 examination. When the choice of the first city is made, then the zone gets determined and the candidates will be able to choose the second choice city from the same zone. The third choice city can be chosen from anywhere in India including from the same zone.

JAM 2022 Exam Pattern

The IIT JAM 2022 Examination for all the six test papers will be carried out as Online Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. For all the six test papers, the duration of the examination will be of 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.

The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section will be of different types as given below:

Section A

Contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) involving 10 questions of one mark each and 20 questions of two marks each. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.

Section B

Contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MCQs) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ is similar to MCQ but with the difference that MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit only if he/she selects all the correct answer(s) only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).

Section C

Contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions involving 10 questions of one mark each and 10 questions of two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor. No choices for NAT questions.

Negative Marking

In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero marks. In Section-A (MCQ), the wrong answer will result in negative marks. For each wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted and similarly, for each wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. In Section-B (MSQ), there are no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section-C (NAT) as well.

IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus

All subjects syllabus is given below:


The Biotechnology (BT) test paper comprises of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.


Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry. For more information about Chemistry(CY) syllabus.


  • The Planet Earth
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology


  • Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  • Functions of One Real Variable
  • Functions of Two or Three Real Variables
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Calculus
  • Group Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Real Analysis


The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics (40% weightage) and Statistics (60% weightage). The syllabus of Statistics is given below:

  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Standard Distributions
  • Joint Distributions
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Limit Theorems
  • Estimation
  • Testing of Hypotheses


  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Oscillations, Waves and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

IIT JAM 2022 Result

The JAM 2022 result will be available on the website: http://jam.iitk.ac.in. For each test paper, an All India Merit List will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, EWS, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject. For each test paper in JAM 2022, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned to all the appeared candidates based on their performance in the test paper.

Tie-Breaking: The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the concerned candidates will be awarded the same rank.

Previous Year Opening and Closing Ranks

IIT JAM 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the eligibility criteria of IIT JAM 2022?

Answer: Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university.

Question: For each semester do I have to add separately the marks obtained for each paper?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What is the admission procedure of  IIT JAM 2022?

Answer: The candidate should appear for the entrance once. A merit list will be prepared based on the total marks secured in JAM 2022.

Question: What are the application fees of IIT JAM 2022?

Answer: Rs.750/- for Female/SC/ST/PwD for others Rs.1500/-.

Question: What is the Question Pattern of JAM 2022?

Answer: In part- I and II all are MCQ Based Questions and Part III is Numerical Answer Type (NAT).

Question: Is there any negative marking in JAM 2022?

Answer:  Yes, Only for Part-I. 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Question: What is the test duration of IIT JAM 2022?

Answer:  The duration of the test will be 3 Hrs.


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