Wednesday, August 11, 2021



Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM 2022)

Admission to

M.Sc. (Two-year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelors Degree Programmes at




Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at


Online Application portal will be available from August 30, 2021.

JAM 2022 Examination will be conducted ONLINE only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers.

JAM 2022 will have seven Test Papers, namely, Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).

All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2022 will be of entirely objective type, with three different patterns of questions, namely (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Joint Admission test for Masters is an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates at the undergraduate level in Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH). JAM scores will be used for admission to M.Sc. (Two-Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.S. (Research)/Ph.D. Dual Degree M.Sc.‐M.Tech. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at IITs (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 2022‐23. JAM score will be used by IISc 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 postgraduate programmes. However, qualifying in JAM does not guarantee either admission to postgraduate programs or any scholarship/ financial assistance.


JAM 2022 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.


JAM 2022 Test papers will be fully objective type, with three patterns of questions: (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2022 must fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.

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.

Foreign nationals with Indian degree are eligible to apply, subject to the admitting institute’s policy.

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

For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).

Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2022.

At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case candidates are not found physically fit to pursue their chosen course of study, their admission is liable to be cancelled.


It is entirely the responsibility of the Candidates to prove that they satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission.

The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of candidates who are found to have been admitted to a Programme to which they are not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect.

Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for JAM 2022 only through by logging into application portal for which link is available at the website The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website from August 30, 2021. A candidate has to first register on JAM 2022 application portal, 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 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 be registered with one E-mail address. Similarly, the candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communication may also be sent via SMS. The password that the candidate provides should be chosen such that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he/she will require it to login to the online application website. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing 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. Candidates are advised to keep the Enrolment ID along with the password information safe and confidential.

JAM 2022 application portal provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM Administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

 Apply for the examination online.

 Upload photograph, signature, and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.

 Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.

 Check the status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.

 Download Admit Card.

 View answers, marks, and JAM Score.

 Download JAM Score Card.

 Submission of application for admission.

Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet café person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. It has been noticed during earlier occasions that the information (including signature) filled by another person on behalf of the candidate was wrong, as they did not have correct information about the candidate. We, therefore, strongly discourage such practice while filling the online application form.

After filling in the required fields in the application form and uploading the required documents, the candidate must review his/her complete application form before the final submission and making of the payment.

The last date to complete and submit the application form is October 11, 2021.

Any application that is incomplete in any respect and does not have the required valid documents will be summarily rejected. The candidates must take care to fill in the details in the application form correctly and must upload correct and valid documents, including signatures and photographs.

The candidates are advised to visit the 'FAQs' section for additional queries.

Application Fee

The details of the application fee specific to Gender/Category are given bellow. The application fee is non-refundable.

Group/Category Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD* ₹ 750 (One Test Paper) ₹ 1050 (Two Test Paper)

All Others ₹ 1500 (One Test Paper) ₹ 2100 (Two Test Paper)

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General Information

 JAM 2022 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes for the academic year 2022-23 covered under JAM 2022 need to appear in JAM 2022. There is no age restriction.

 JAM 2022 Examination will be held on February 13, 2022 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.

 For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).

 To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme.

 The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2022 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2022. By qualifying in JAM 2022, 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, 2022.

 On the basis of performance in JAM 2022, for each Test Paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.

 Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2022.

 Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should be made latest by May 04, 2022. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

 Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2022 or being in the merit list of any Test Paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

 The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirement and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).

 With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2022 shall be final and applicable to all the parties concerned.

 In all matters concerning JAM 2022, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2022 will be final and binding on all the applicants.

 Although JAM 2022 is held at different centres across the country, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2022. In case of any claims or disputes related to JAM 2022, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Nainital High Court (Nainital, Uttarakhand) alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.

Examination Cities/Towns

Important Dates

JAM Online Application Processing System Website Opens August 30, 2021 (Monday)

Last Date for Online Registration/Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website October 11, 2021 (Monday)

Availability of JAM Admit Cards on the Online Application Portal (for Download and Printing) January 04, 2022 (Tuesday)

Date of Examination February 13, 2022 (Sunday)

Announcement of the Results March 22, 2022 (Tuesday)

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