IISc conducts a joint admission test for Masters

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore will be the organizing institute for the Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2021.

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director of IISc, announced that the JAM 2021 exam will be held on Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

The JAM application portal is open to prospective applicants from September 10, 2020 to October 15, 2020.

JAM is an aptitude test for candidates seeking admission to various Masters courses, including MSc (two years), Masters in Economics (two years), Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD. Dual Degree, MSc-MS (Research) / PhD Dual Degree and other post-Bachelor degree programs at IlTs (Bhilai, Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Delhi, ISM Dhanbad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati and BHU Varanasi).

The JAM score is used by llSc, Bangalore, for admission to integrated doctoral programs and by other centrally funded technical institutions such as NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab and IISERs for admission to their programs.

JAM 2021 is open to all nationals and there is no age limit. The JAM score is only valid for one year. Candidates for JAM 2021 must appear for admission to master’s courses for the academic year 2021-22.

IITs and IISc started running JAM from the 2004-05 academic year. JAM 2021 will contain seven (7) articles: Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH).

A new paper on economics has been added this year and the scope of JAM is extended to include social sciences to allow admission to Masters in Economics at IITs. To reflect this, the name of the exam will be changed to Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) starting in 2021.

The JAM 2021 exam is only taken in online mode as a computer-based test. A candidate can appear for one or two test papers. The exam is conducted in different cities across the country. The exam attracts more than one lakh aspirant each year. Please visit the JAM 2021 website for more information http://jam.iisc.ac.in


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