Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JAM 2016 Application Process

JAM 2016 Application Process

Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2016, is scheduled to be conducted on February 7, 2016 for admissions to integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and MSc (two years), Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual Degree, MSc MTech, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at IITs. The registrations for the same will commence from September 2 onwards.

The exam will be conducted by IIT Madras and approximately 1629 seats are vacant at various IITs and IIScs. The online test will be held at various centres in the country and the results will be announced on March 23, 2016.

Educational qualification:

The candidates who are interested in registering for the exam, should have completed graduation with atleast 55 percent marks (50 percent for SC/ST/OBC category candidates).

The information brochure and all other information related to JAM 2016 will be updated time to time on the JAM 2016 website: http://jam.iitm.ac.in/jam2016. A candidate can register and apply ONLINE only for JAM 2016 from September 02, 2015 to October 14, 2015. The application fee can be paid either online or through e-challan (additional transaction charges may apply). In case, a candidate chooses to pay through e-challan, then the payment should be made in cash at any branch of the bank mentioned in the e-challan latest by October 10, 2015 (Saturday).

Paper pattern

There will be total 7 papers for the JAM 2016 exam namely, Biologocal Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics.

Biological Sciences:

General Biology

Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

Microbiology, Cell Biology and Immunology

Mathematical Sciences


Biology, Chemistry , Mathematics and Physics.

The syllabus will be of 10 plus 2 plus 3 level.


Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry


The Planet Earth


Structural Geology




Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

Functions of Two Real Variables

Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Mathematical Statistics:

The Mathematical Statistics (MS) test paper comprises of Mathematics and Statistics.


Mathematical Methods

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

Oscillations, Waves and Optics

Electricity and Magnetism

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

Students can find the detailed syllabus on the official website.

Important dates

The online registration begins from September 2,2015

The last date for registration is October 14,2015

The date for JAM 2016 exam is February 7,2016

The results will be announced on March 23,2016

For more information visit : http://jam.iitm.ac.in/jam2016


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