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IIT JAM Registration 2020 begin

PUBLISH DATE 5th September 2019

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has started the online registration process of Joint Admissions test for Masters's programmes (JAM) 2020. All the interested, eligible candidates can apply for IIT JAM 2020 on the official website, the link for which is jam.iitk.ac.in. As per the schedule, the registration process of IIT JAM 2020 will conclude on October 8.

IIT Kanpur to conduct JAM 2020:

The JAM 2020 examination will be conducted by IIT Kanpur on February 9, 2020 (Sunday) as a computer based online examination.

By qualifying in JAM 2020, candidates can apply for a provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2020.

Eligibility criteria for IIT JAM 2020:

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.
If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a scale on 10.

How to apply for IIT JAM Registration 2020:

  • Log on to the official website of IIT JAM 2020, http://jam.iitk.ac.in
  • On the homepage, click on 'JOAPS portal is operational now'
  • If you are a new user, click on 'New User? Register Here'
  • Make your login account
  • Log in using your 'Enrolment ID /Email ID' and 'Password (Case Sensitive)'
  • Click on login
  • Enter all the required information in the space provided
  • Click on submit
  • Pay the application fees and upload all the required documents

Direct link: https://joaps.iitk.ac.in/

Official notification

Application fee to be paid:

Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD:

  • One test paper (Rs 750)
  • Two test papers (Rs 1050)

All others:

  • One test paper: 1,500
  • Two test papers: 2,100

Examination schedule and scheme (February, 2020)



Test Papers and Codes


9:30 AM
12:30 PM

Biotechnology (BT),
Mathematical Statistics (MS) and


2:30 PM
5:30 PM

Chemistry (CY),
Geology (GG) and
Mathematics (MA)

JAM 2020 examination will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all test papers.

JAM 2020 will have six test papers, namely, (i) Biotechnology (BT) (ii) Chemistry (CY) (iii) Geology (GG) (iv) Mathematics (MA) (v) Mathematical Statistics(MS) and (vi) Physics (PH). Please note that the Biological Sciences (BL) paper has been discontinued.

All the six test papers of jam 2020 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions, namely:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NATs) questions

IIT JAM Registration 2020: Important dates to remember

Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2020 Website

September 05, 2019

Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website

October 08, 2019
(Upto 17:30 Hours)

Mock Test Link

To be announced later

Admit Card Download

January 07, 2020

Date of JAM 2020 Examination

February 09, 2020

Announcement of the Results of JAM 2020

March 20, 2020

Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2020 Website

April 09 - 22, 2020

Last Date for Receipt of Request for Change of Category in Proper Format/Rectification of Defective Documents

May 04, 2020

Declaration of First Admission List

June 01, 2020

Declaration of Second Admission List

June 16, 2020

Declaration of Third and Final Admission List

June 29, 2020

Closure of Admissions through JAM 2020

July 03, 2020

Admission to MSc (two year), Joint MSc- PhD, MSc-PhD dual degree and other post-bachelor's degree programmes: