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The Joint Admission Test for MSc 2017

The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc - JAM is an entrance gateway exam for students aspiring to pursue their master studies or post-graduation and/or doctoral studies in the field of Science. India’s premier institutes in Science & Technology - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) organize and conduct the JAM every year with an aim to build the quest for science and related fields in students and help them attain their masters in their fields and further pursue Research and Development.


AIMA–MAT 2016 The JAM enables students to pursue studies at the IIT’s and IISc for the following courses -

M.Sc. (Four Semesters) 
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree


The JAM – 2017 is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 12th February, 2017.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelor’s degree (in science field) from a recognised university.
Bachelor’s degree via distance studies also permitted.
General or OBC category candidates must have at least 55% of marks however candidates from the reserved category need to be passed via 50% of marks.
Indian as well as Foreign candidates may apply for JAM 2017.
Final year students can also apply.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Exam Pattern & Duration:

The JAM 2017 will be conducted in two sessions I & II. The papers – Biological Sciences (BL), Mathematics (MA) and Physics (PH) will be scheduled in Session  I (9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon) while the papers – Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematical Statistics (MS) will be scheduled for Session II (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

The papers shall consist of 60 MCQ’s carrying 100 marks (total) divided in 3 sections. Section B and C shall not have any negative marking. The medium of Language is English ONLY.


Section Questions
Section A  30 Multiple Choice Questions
Section B  10 Multiple Select Questions
Section C  20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT)


AIMA–MAT 2016 Application Procedure:

Interested candidates must apply online on JAM official website.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Application Fee:


Category Fee Details
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
 Females (All Categories) &
 Candidates from SC/ST/PwD
 Rs. 750/-  Rs. 1050/-
 General and OBC  Rs. 1500/-  Rs. 2100/-


AIMA–MAT 2016 Venue:

Test centers across the country.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Important Dates:


Event Dates
 Last date for online application  6th October 2016
 Download Admit Card  January 2017
 Date of JAM 2017 Examination  12th February 2017
 Announcement of Result of JAM 2017  27th March 2017


AIMA–MAT 2016 Website: http://jam.iitd.ac.in/


Radhika Kulkarni
Counseling Psychologist