JAM: Apply now for admission for masters in Science subjects at top institutes

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The Joint Admission Test for Masters is a national-level entrance test for admission to the various master’s courses in science subjects at the top institutes in the country. The online test has been scheduled on 12 February 2023. Website: https://jam.iitg.ac.in.

The online applications could be submitted until 11 October. There are around 3000 seats for MSc, MSc – MTech, Joint MSc – PhD, MSc -PhD dual degree, MSc – MTech dual degree and MS research in 21 Indian Institute of Technology campuses including Palakkad.

Besides, the JAM score is used for admission in around thirty premier institutes that receive financial aid from the central government including the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research centres in various cities including Thiruvananthapuram, National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Vishakhapatnam, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Punjab, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune and Indian Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Shivpur. Visit the website https://ccmn.admissions.nic.in for details about it.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will be conducting the Joint Admission Test for Masters 2023. Address – Organizing Chair, JAM 2023, GATE – JAM Office, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 781039, Assam, Phone – 0361 – 2586500, jam2023@iitg.ac.in.

In Kerala, there are exam centres in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kannur.

There will be seven undergraduate-level test papers in two sessions held in the morning and afternoon. The three-hour long sessions will have 60 questions that carry a total of 100 marks. Chemistry, Geology and Maths would be held from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm while Biotechnology, Economics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics have been scheduled from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

The question papers would have three categories of objective-type questions – Multiple choice (30), Multiple – Select (10), Numerical Answer (20). In the multiple-choice category, there are negative marks for the wrong answers. Candidates can apply for up to two subjects. Syllabus and question papers from previous years are available on the website for the applicants to practise. Besides, the mock tests on the JAM website too would be helpful.

Eligibility
The details about the category-wise seat matrix of each course in all the IITs, the subjects that the applicants should have mandatorily studied at degree level for admission to each course and the subjects in JAM etc are available in the information brochure. Besides, it is important to know the unique admission criteria at each institute. Graduate students who will be writing their final exams in 2023 too can apply. The documents that prove their eligibility should be submitted by 1 September 2023. There is no age restrictions for applying.

The application fee could be paid online. The amount for one paper is Rs 1800 while it is Rs 2500 for two papers. Meanwhile, it is Rs 900 and Rs 1250 for women, candidates from scheduled categories and persons with disabilities. The exam results would be announced on 22 March.

Applicants should keep in mind that admission to these institutes cannot be assured only by securing a good score in JAM. Separate applications need to be submitted to join the preferred courses after the results are announced. 

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