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IIT JAM 2023: Notification (Out), Exam Date (Feb 12)


IIT JAM 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati released the IIT JAM 2023 notification on July 22, 2022. The online application for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc will begin on September 7, 2022. The deadline for submitting the JAM application form 2023 is October 11, 2022. The examination will take place on February 12, 2023. Candidates interested in IIT JAM admission 2023 can apply from the official website – jam.iitg.ac.in or directly from this page.

JAM 2023 applications can be submitted through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) portal. Eligible candidates are offered admission to 2802 seats in various programmes at 20 IITs and IISc Bangalore. Read on to know more.

What is IIT JAM?

IIT JAM 2023 exam offers an opportunity to get admission in MSc and other PG programmes offered by 30 CFTIs including NITs, IISc, DIAT, IIEST, IISER, IIPE, JNCASR, SLIET for over 2300 seats. Candidates will have three hours to finish the entrance exam. The entrance exam will be held at JAM exam centres located in eight different IIT zones. Candidates who meet the cutoff will be granted admission into IITs on the basis of the scores scored by them in JAM 2023.

IIT JAM 2023: Overview

Let’s have an overview of the IIT JAM 2023 exam:

Features Details
Exam Name IIT JAM or IIT Joint Admission Test 
Conducting Body IIT Guwahati
Level of Exam National 
Category Post-graduate 
Mode of ExamOnline 
Duration 3 Hours 
Medium English 
Total Number of Questions 60
Total Number of Marks 100
Frequency of examOnce a year
Mode of applicationOnline
Application feesRs 1500
Mode of counsellingOnline
Participating colleges37
Number of seats2802 Seats
Official Websitejam.iitg.ac.in

IIT JAM 2023 will be conducted for seven papers –

  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MS)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Economics

Candidates may also apply for one or two tests, depending on their eligibility. Those who achieve the qualifying marks or higher will be offered a common counselling process for participating institutes. Scroll down to know more.

IIT JAM 2023 Important Dates 

Let us have a look at the below-mentioned tabular representation of important dates of IIT JAM 2023 exam:

EventsJAM Exam Date 2023
JAM 2023 application start dateSeptember 7, 2022
Last date to fill the online application formOctober 11, 2022
IIT JAM 2023 admit cardNotified soon
CBT exam dateFebruary 12, 2023
JAM 2023 result dateMarch 22, 2023
Online application for admissionApril 11 to April 25, 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for IIT JAM 2023 exam, it is highly advisable for all the candidates to go through the eligibility criteria predetermined by conducting body. IIT Guwahati has released the IIT JAM eligibility criteria through official notification. It must be noted that IIT may cancel the candidature of candidates failing to satisfy the eligibility parameters.

The candidate must meet the age criteria, academic qualifications and nationality etc. Before applying to M.Sc programmes, the candidate must check JAM 2023 eligibility criteria laid down:

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a well-recognized university.
  • Candidates belonging to the General/ OBC category must score a minimum of 55% aggregate.
  • Marks will be calculated by taking into account all the subjects that include languages and subsidiaries.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category must score at least 50% marks i.e. 5% relaxation is given to them.
  • Citizens from Indian states and Foreign nationals are eligible.
  • IIT has put no limitation on the age of candidates.
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in science in any subjects such as Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Physics, or Chemistry.

Minimum Marks

Category Minimum Percentage/CGPA/CPI
General/OBC (NCL)/EWS55% or 5.5 out of 10
SC/ST/PWD50% or 5.0 out of 10

During the time of admission, the shortlisted candidate will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from registered medical practitioners. Qualified candidates may undergo physical fitness tests by a medical board constituted by admitting institute. If the candidate is found physically unfit to pursue their chosen course of study, their candidature will be cancelled.

IIT JAM 2023 Application Form

IIT JAM 2023 application form will be released on September 07, 2022. However, no application form will be accepted by IIT Guwahati after October 11, 2022. Interested aspirants who are eligible can apply for JAM via online mode by entering details into the application portal.

IIT JAM application process will be conducted in online mode. IIT will make the JAM application form available on its web portal, JAM Online Application Processing System. The candidate must follow the below steps in order to fill IIT JAM 2023 application form:


  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM.
  • Enter the details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number and password.

Fill IIT JAM Online Application:

  • Once registration gets completed, the candidate will have to log in at JOAPS by entering their email ID or enrollment ID & password.
  • Edit the application form using login credentials.
  • Click on the link that states “Edit application form”
  • Enter details such as name, date of birth and contact details.
  • Choose the JAM papers for which the candidate is appearing.
  • Select JAM Exam centres.
  • Fill in educational details.

Upload Photograph and signature:

  • Candidate must upload scanned photograph and signature as per the required specified.
  • Verify the details in the application form.

Application Fee:

The candidate must check the below-mentioned table for the application form fee:

CategoryApplication FeeApplication fee for Two Subjects
General/ OBCRs 1500Rs 2100
SC/ST/PwDRs 750Rs 1050
FemaleRs 750Rs 1050

How to Check JAM Application Status 2023?

Applicants who will successfully fill out the application form must check the IIT JAM 2023 application status by visiting the JOAPS portal. With the help of application form status, they will be able to check that under scrutiny, rejected, received, and accepted. After proper verification, IIT Guwahati will update the status.

Candidate must check the below mentioned steps to check JAM application status 2023 including:

  • Candidate must visit the official website of JAM 2023 i.e. JOAPS.
  • Candidate must enter login credentials such as enrolment ID or email ID & password.
  • Then, the candidate will have to click on submit tab.
  • After this, click on the “Admission status ” tab.
  • After clicking on the admission status tab, candidates can check the application form status.

IIT JAM Admit Card 2023

IIT Guwahati will release IIT JAM Admit Card 2023 online on its official website. Candidates who have successfully submitted the JAM application form can download the admit card by visiting the JOAPS portal using their login credentials. JAM 2023 hall ticket mentions the name of the candidate, exam centre, registration number, examination roll number, and all other details of the exam.

The IIT JAM Admit Card will only be issued to aspiring candidates who submitted their applications before the deadline. Candidate must follow the below steps in order to download IIT JAM Admit card 2023:

  • Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Click on the link i.e. “Download JAM Admit card” tab.
  • Enter the login credentials.
  • Enter the given captcha and solve the arithmetic expression.
  • Click on the “Submit” tab.
  • A window will appear displaying admit card.

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Pattern 

JAM 2023 examination for all seven test papers will be conducted as an online computer-based test. The duration of the examination will be of three hours. The medium of the IIT JAM 2023 exam will be English only. The entire paper will be divided into three sections i.e. Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, and Numerical answer types.

The university will conduct the exam in two sessions with three subjects each. The first session will include biotechnology, mathematical statistics and physics. The second session will include chemistry, geology, and mathematics. Find below the IIT JAM exam pattern:

SectionsQuestions Per SectionMarks Per Section 
Section-A – Multiple Choice Questions30 50
Section-B -Multiple Choice Questions1020
Section-C- Numerical Answer Type 2030
Total 60100

In all the sections, unanswered questions will result in zero marks. In Section A, for every wrong answer, negative marking prevails. For every wrong answer to a 1 mark question, 1/3 mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking in Section B and Section C. The candidate will be given the provision of the online virtual calculator.

IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of IIT JAM covers all the important topics of each subject. The syllabus helps the candidate to know the topics and sections that will be covered in the entrance test. Candidates must have complete knowledge of the officially prescribed syllabus. The syllabus for seven papers is specified as follows includes:

Subject-wise IIT JAM 2023 Syllabus

BiotechnologyBiology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics
ChemistryPhysical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry
GeologyPlanet earth, geomorphology, structural geology, palaeontology, stratigraphy, mineralogy, petrology
MathematicsSequence and series of real numbers, functions of two real variables, differential equations, vector calculus, group theory, linear algebra, real analysis
Mathematical statisticsSequence and series, differential calculus, integral calculus, integral calculus, matrices, differential equations, statistics, joint distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, testing of hypotheses
PhysicsMathematical methods, mechanics and general, properties of matter, oscillations, waves and optics, electricity and magnetism, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, modern physics, simple oscillators

IIT JAM 2023 Mock Test 

IIT Guwahati will release IIT JAM Mock Test window soon on its official website. The candidate will not require any login credentials for the mock test. Applicants can get familiar with online examinations and prepare for the examination day.

The mock test will be based on the current exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates can practice & analyze the weak sections of the syllabus. JAM 2023 Mock test will help candidates in preparing for the examination.

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Centres 

The candidates will be able to check their exam centre on the admit card. The authority conducts the entrance examination in eight  IIT zones. Find below some of the JAM exam centres:

Exam Centres of IIT JAM 2023

IISC Bangalore ZoneIIT Bombay ZoneIIT Delhi Zone IIT Guwahati Zone 
BengaluruAhmedabad Faridabad Agartala 
Hubballi (Hubli)Goa Greater Noida Asansol-Durgapur 
Hyderabad Mumbai Gurugram (Gurgaon)Dhanbad 

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Centres

IIT Kanpur Zone IIT Roorkee Zone IIT Kharagpur Zone IIT Madras Zone 
Agra Dehradun Bhubaneswar Chennai 
Bareilly Ghaziabad Kharagpur Coimbatore 
Bhopal Jalandhar Kolkata Ernakulam 

IIT JAM 2023 Result 

IIT JAM 2023 will release the result in online mode. For each exam paper, a merit list will be prepared based on AIR. Candidates on the merit list will qualify for admission to the university.

To check the result, candidates will have to enter their email ID or enrolment and password in the login window. Qualified candidates can download the result from the official website of IIT Guwahati. The candidate must follow the below steps in order to check the IIT JAM 2023 result:

  • The candidate must visit the official website.
  • Click on the notification link i.e. “JAM Result 2023” tab.
  • Enter the login credential i.e. enrollment ID or email ID & password.
  • Enter captcha given and evaluate the arithmetic expression.
  • Click on submit button
  • Result will be displayed on the screen.

JAM 2023 Admission Process

The Institute will release the IIT JAM 2023 application form on the official website on September 07, 2022. The authorities will consider the preference of the candidate for the institution and marks secured by them for seat allotment. The officials will declare three admission lists that include the name of the candidates along with the allotted seat. 

IIT JAM 2023 Programmes

Find below the list of some of the programmes offered-

Programmes Offered

M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied GeologyM.Sc. in Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D in Molecular Medical Microbiology Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences M.Sc. in Mathematics/Mathematics and Computing 
M.Sc.-Ph.D Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering M.Sc. Applied GeologyM.Sc Statistics 
M.Sc. Chemistry Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D in GeophysicsM.Sc. Astronomy 
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D in ChemistryJoint M.Sc.-Ph.D in GeologyM.Sc Applied Statistics and Informatics 
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D in Nuclear Medicine M.Sc. in EconomicsJoint M.Sc.-Ph.D in Physics 

You can also check –

JAM Mock TestJAM Programmes
JAM CutoffJAM Result

FAQs on IIT JAM 2023

Candidates might face queries regarding the JAM 2023 exam. With the frequently asked questions mentioned below, they can get some common doubts resolved:

Q.1: What is IIT JAM exam for?
Ans: JAM, or Joint Admission Test for M.Sc programmes, is a national-level online entrance examination for candidates seeking admission to M.Sc and higher PG programmes offered by 20 IITs and IISc Bangalore.

Q.2: How many subjects are there in IIT JAM 2023 exam?
Ans: IIT JAM 2023 exam will be conducted for seven subjects Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical statistics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, and Physics.

Q.3: When will IIT JAM 2023 application form window close?
Ans: IIT Guwahati will close the IIT JAM 2023 registration window on October 11, 2022.

Q.4: How do candidates pay IIT JAM 2023 application fee?
Ans: IIT JAM 2023 application fee can be paid via online mode through credit, debit, or net banking through a payment gateway.

Q.5: What are the documents that must be uploaded while filling IIT JAM 2023 application form?
Ans: Some of the documents that have to be uploaded include a Birth Certificate, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, the first page of the Passport, School Transfer Certificate, Nationality Details, and Nationality Certificate.

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