The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) conduct the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc Bangalore and M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-M.S.(Research)/Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelors Degree Programmes at IITs. The main objective of JAM is to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country. It is expected that the research infrastructure, the inter-disciplinary interaction, and the vibrant academic environment of IISc Bangalore and IITs will motivate these students to pursue R&D careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as inter-disciplinary areas of science and technology.
1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.
2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.
3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
|September 02, 2016||Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application Process|
|October 10, 2016||Last Date for Payment of Fee through Challan|
|October 14, 2016||Closure of ONLINE Application Procedure|
|February 07, 2017||JAM 2017 Examination|
|March 23, 2017||Announcement of JAM 2017 Results|
JAM 2017 examination will be conducted for the seven test papers, namely: Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH). All seven test papers will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:
SECTION A: contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying one or two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer.
Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
SECTION B: contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each. Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).
SECTION C: contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions carrying one or two marks each. For these NAT-type questions, the answer is a signed real number that needs to be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
Candidates have to enter the answer by using a virtual numeric keypad.