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IIT JAM 2021 Counselling (Started), Cut off, Result, Scorecard, and Toppers

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IISC Bangalore has begun IIT JAM Counselling 2021 registration on the official website. The last date for the submission of application form is May 20, 2021. After that, the declaration of first admission list based on IIT JAM scores will be released on June 16, 2021. Check IIT JAM 2021 Counselling  

IISC Bangalore had released IIT JAM 2021 Result on March 20 and candidates can now download the scorecard from March 27 to July 31, 2021. Category and subject-wise IIT JAM 2021 cut off will also be released soon on the official website. Check IIT JAM 2021 Cut off

  • IISC Bangalore had released IIT JAM 2021 Subject Wise Final Answer keys along with questions papers on the official website. Check IIT JAM Answer Keys 
  • Candidates can also check the subject wise IIT JAM 2021 Paper Analysis to get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam. 
  • In IIT JAM 2021 candidates had appeared for GG, MA, MS, BT, CY, EN, Physics papers. Biological Science paper has been discontinued from this year and a new paper is added i.e. Economics. Read More

IIT JAM offers an opportunity to get admission in MSc and other PG courses at IITs and integrated PhD courses at IISc, Bangalore along with other government-funded institutes.

IIT JAM 2021 Highlights

Exam Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
Conducting Body IISC, Banglore
Mode of Exam CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Official Website jam.iisc.ac.in
Exam Type National Level
Courses offered  M.Sc., M.Sc.+ PhD, M.Sc.+ PhD Dual Degree, M.Sc. + M.Tech and various other integrated post-graduate programs
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Eligibility Criteria

General/OBC – Minimum 55% in Bachelor’s Degree 

SC/ST/PwD – Minimum 50% in Bachelor’s Degree

Mode of Application Online
IIT JAM Exam Dates

IIT JAM 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates 
Availability of application form for IIT JAM 2021  September 10, 2020
Last date of application form availability

October 17, 2020

IIT JAM Form Correction Facility November 2 to 10, 2020
Availability of Admit Card January 11, 2021
IIT JAM 2021 Exam Date February 14, 2021
Objection Against IIT JAM Answer Key  March 1 to 3, 2021
Announcement of IIT JAM 2021 Result  March 20, 2021
Availability of Score Card March 27 to July 31, 2021
Submission of Application Form for Admission April 20 to May 20, 2021
Declaration of 1st Admission List June 16, 2021
Declaration of 2nd Admission List July 01, 2021
Declaration of 3rd and final Admission List July 16, 2021
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2021 July 20, 2021


Ques: Why is Biological Science Paper scrapped for IIT JAM? Is the change permanent or temporary?

Ans: As per experts inmtroduction of MSc Biotechnology cpourse at severa lITs, seats were divided between Biotechnology and Biology. Only IISc and IIT Indore used to accept BL scores. 

Moreover BL and BT both papers were conducted on the same day serving no purpose to the candidates. Biotechnology course encompass more subject domain compared to Biology. 

Check IIT JAM 2021 Paper Analysis

IIT JAM 2021 Answer Key

IISC Bangalore has released IIT JAM 2021 Subject Wise Answer Key on the official website on Feb 26, 2021. Candidates can raise objections against the answer key from March 1 to 3, 2021. Earlier the authority had released the IIT JAM Response sheets of candidates which can be downloaded by logging in into the personal accounts of candidates. IIT JAM 2021 Answer Keys

IIT JAM 2021 Result

IIT JAM 2021 Result

IIT JAM Result 2021 will be released on March 20, 2021. 

  • No scorecard will be sent to candidates through offline mode.
  • All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned as per the marks obtained in the examination.
  • Based on the candidate’s performance in IIT JAM 2020, for each test paper, a separate merit list will be prepared for GEN/ OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
  • Merit list will be based on the number of seats available in each subject and AIR of every candidate.
  • The scorecard will contain AIR and marks obtained in the particular subject.

Check IIT JAM 2021 Result

IIT JAM 2021 Toppers

IIT JAM Subject Topper Name Scores Out of 100
Biotechnology (BT) Sudarshan Bandyopadhyay 77
Chemistry (CY) Prince Sethi 83.33
Economics (EN) Chandrika Chatterjee 61.33
Geology (GG) Shubham Banik 90
Mathematics (MA) Gaurav Aggarwal 86
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Abhradipta Ghosh 83
Physics (PY) Prince Vibek Baruah 86.33
IIT JAM Cut off

IIT JAM 2021 Cut off

IIT JAM 2021 Cut off or opening and closing ranks will also be released separately for all the courses and categories depending on the choices filled by the candidates. 

Biotechnology 34.13 30.72 17.07
Mathematics 24.69 22.22 12.35
Mathematical Statistics 22.08 19.87 11.04
Physics 19.91 17.92 9.96
Chemistry 19.52 17.57 9.76

IIT JAM 2021: List of Courses and Colleges Accepting Score

Paper Code Respective Course List of IITs Accepting Score
Biotechnology(BT) MSC Biotechnology IIT Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Engg IIT Bombay
Chemistry (CY) MSc Chemistry IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc-PhD in Chemistry IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IIT Bhubaneshwar
Geology (GG) MSc Applied Geology IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee
MSc-PhD Geophysics IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD Geology IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneshwar
MSc Tech in Applied Geology IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Mathematics (MA) MSc Mathematics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar
MSc Economics IIT Roorkee
MSc Applied Mathematics and Computing IIT Hyderabad, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhilai
MSc-PhD in Mathematics IIT Bhubaneshwar,IIT Kharagpur
MSc-PhD in Operation Research IIT Bombay
Mathematics Statistics (MS) MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics IIT Bombay
MSc Statistics IIT Kanpur
Physics (PH) MSc Physics IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Dhanbad, Madras, Bhilai, Plakad, Varanasi
MSc-PhD Physics IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Kharagpur
MSc Astronomy IIT Indore

Read More Top IIT JAM Participating Colleges

IIT JAM Admission Process

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling

Below mentioned steps are to be followed in order to gain admission in IITs and make it through the stringent selection process.

  • Fill Admission Form for IIT JAM Counselling – In case candidates qualify in more than one test paper, they have to fill only one admission form as stated by the conducting authorities. After filling the duly filled admission form for counselling, a processing charge of INR 600 needs to be submitted.  
  • Admission List Announcement – An admission list will be declared by the conducting body IIT Kanpur when the admission form submission process gets over. The admission offer letter will be sent to candidates by respective colleges.
  • Acceptance form needs to be submitted with advance seat booking fee:
Category Seat Booking Fee
General OBC-NCL INR 10,000
SC/ST/PwD INR 5,000

Read More IIT JAM Counselling

IIT JAM Exam Report

Candidates can check the table below to know the number of candidates who had appeared and qualified for the exam in the previous year. 

Number of Candidates Registered 73,360
Number of Candidates Appeared 62,654
Number of Qualified Candidates 14,623
IIT JAM Eligibility

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Those wishing to appear in IIT JAM will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:

  • Nationality: Citizens from Indian states and foreign nationals are eligible.
  • Age Limit: There is no age restriction. 
  • Educational Qualifications: Must have a degree in Bachelor’s in Science in any one of the following subjects – Geology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, PhysicsChemistry. Final year candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Minimum Marks: At least 55% or 5.5 CGPA out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL) category candidates and 50% or 5.0 CGPA for SC/ST and PwD category candidates.

IIT JAM 2021 Application & Form Correction Facility

IIT JAM Form Correction window had been made live on Nov 2, 2020, and the last date to correct the forms was Nov 10, 2020. Steps for form correction are mentioned below: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIT JAM

Step 2: Enter all the required details in the form such as candidate Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, and other details.

Step 3: Correct the details which are wrong or you wish to change. 

Step 4: Fee Payment – Pay the fees online and submit your form. ? 

IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card

In order to download their IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card, candidates need to enter all the mandatory details such as:  

  • issued Enrollment ID/Email ID 
  • password
  • security code and other credentials

In case any candidate has forgotten their enrollment ID or password, they can recover it through the “Forget Enrollment ID or Password” option.

Note: Check the details given on the admit card properly. In case there is any discrepancy on the admit card, contact the concerned authorities immediately.

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Day Schedule (Updated)

Exam Date Session & Time Test Papers & Codes
February 14, 2021 (Sunday) Session-I 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Biotechnology (BT), Physics (PH) and Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Session-II 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG) and Mathematics (MA)

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Centers

IIT JAM exam centers are spread across the nation and divided as per these eight IIT zones where the exams are held each year – 

Institute Cities
IISc Bangalore Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Carrying IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card along with a valid ID proof to the exam center is mandatory. 
  • Candidates reaching late at the exam center will not be allowed to enter the exam center. 
  • No need to carry any notepads or rough sheets to the exam center. Candidates will be given a scribble pad for rough work.
  • Communication devices like Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, microphones, etc are not allowed. 
  • Items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap, etc are also not allowed. 
  • Food items opened or packed, water bottles, etc are not allowed inside the exam center. 

Read IIT JAM Exam Day Guidelines 

IIT JAM 2021 Exam Pattern

Although the exam pattern will vary as per the course opted by the candidate, here is a basic outline of the exam and type of questions asked in IIT JAM: 

  • Exam Mode: Computer-Based Test
  • Medium: English
  • Sections: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)
  • No. of Papers:  6 or one for each stream 
  • Duration: Three hours
  • No. of Questions: A total of 60 questions will be asked in the examination
  • Maximum Marks: 100 
  • Negative Marking: In Section A only.
Sections No. of Questions Marks
Section A 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 50
Section B 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) 20
Section C 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 30
Total 60 100

JAM 2021 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH). Earlier only Biotechnology and Computer Application papers consisted of Objective Type Questions but the IIT JAM exam pattern has changed throughout the years and the exam is now known to be an amalgam of MCQs, MSQs and NAT Questions.  

IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus

No new additions have been made to IIT JAM paper pattern and syllabus in the past years. IIT JAM is set on a 10+2+3 level and comprises the following subject’s topics & chapters: 

Subject Topics
Biotechnology (BT) Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
Chemistry (CY) Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Geology (GG) Planet Earth, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applied Geology
Mathematics (MA)  Sequences and Series of Real Numbers, Functions of Two Real Variables, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis
Mathematical Statistics (MS) Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics, Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses
Physics (PH) Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Simple Oscillators

Check the detailed subject-wise syllabus here, in order to get familiar with IIT JAM exam pattern. 

IIT JAM 2021 Mock Test

  • IISC Bangalore has activated IIT JAM 2021 mock test window. Candidates who have applied for the exam can appear for mock test by visiting the official website of IIT JAM 2021 i.e. jam.iisc.ac.in.
  • No login details are required to appear for mock test.
  • No restrictions is there on the number of times to attempt IIT JAM mock test 2021.
  • Applicants can get familiar with the online examination and prepare for the day of examination. Click Here for IIT JAM 2021 Mock Test 

Download IIT JAM 2021 Sample Papers

Candidates can click on any of the links provided below to download free sample papers for IIT JAM:


Ques: Is class 12th Syllabus also incorporated in IIT JAM Syllabus?

Ans: Generally syllabus of IIT JAM is that of graduation level of the subject concerned. As mentioned in the official brochure Biotechnology syllabus covers up 10+2+3 level Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is advised to brush up basics of intermediate as well for all 6 subjects to score well in IIT JAM.  



Ques: When will IIT JAM 2021 Admit Cards be released by IISC Bangalore?

Ans: Candidates will be able to download their admit cards from January 11, 2021 from the official website. 

Ques: What is the start date of IIT JAM 2021 Application process?

Ans: IIT JAM 2021 Application Forms have been released online and the last date to fill the forms is extended till October 17, 2020.  Click Here to Fill IIT JAM 2021 Application

Ques: For how many subjects is IIT JAM conducted?

Ans: JAM 2021 will be conducted for seven subjects, which are Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), and Physics (PH).

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to appear in IIT JAM?

Ans: Candidates having a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 55% marks belonging to the General Category can apply for the exam. Aspirants from reserved SC/ST/PwD categories have a relaxation of 5% marks. Candidates appearing in their final year examination are also eligible to apply. 

Ques: Can I apply to more than one test paper in IIT JAM?

Ans: Yes at the time of the Application form filling candidates can select up to 2 test papers to appear for. It should be kept in mind that there is no clash in time slots of both the papers.  However, at the time of filling admission/counselling form candidates have to select one subject to fill their choice.

Ques: Do i need Maths as a subject in class 12th to appear for IIT JAM? 

Ans: In most of the test papers out of 6, Mathematics is required as a compulsory subject to be eligible. Though candidates should make sure they fulfill the respective eligibility criteria of papers before applying.

Ques: Is there any benefit of appearing in IIT JAM?

Ans: IIT JAM is one of a kind science entrance test in India for admission to MSc courses in IITs and integrated MSc-PhD course in IISc Bangalore. Future prospects are also high in the field of specialization and research. Plus, there is cut-throat competition for PG courses in such prestigious institutes of national importance. 

Ques: Can I get admission in IISER Bhopal through IIT JAM?

Ans: Yes, candidates whose name appears in the merit list of IIT JAM are eligible to get admission in IISER Bhopal. Though a common counselling process is conducted by IISER Bhopal and IISER Pune to final admissions.

Ques: In how many test centers is IIT JAM conducted?

Ans: On a rotational basis anyone IIT is responsible to conduct IIT JAM. It is conducted in over 65 cities across India. Candidates can select 2 exam center as their preference while filling the application form.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Sir, for how many times a candidate can appear for the IIT jam examination?
Hello Rinki, There is no restriction on the number of attempts. One can appear as many times as one wants.
Thank you so much.
can somebody with final year subject as chemistry and physics can apply for master in applied statstics and informatics from iiit bombay

Hi Vaibhav, you can check the eligibility criteria and Admission Procedure of the concerned course in IIT Bombay from here.

Sir I suddenly added .2 percent to our jam application form is there any problems occurs in this exam
Hi Alkur, No It does not occur any problem in an application form.
Hello Dear,I wanted to do MS in Physics from IIT's. pls guide for the same.
Hi Punit, You need to appear the entrance exam for the same, as above mentioned the detail of the application form for IIT.
I'm not an inter BiPC student instead I did Agricultural Diploma in Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultutal University affiliated college and doing my Graduation in BSc Biotechnology. Am I eligible for the examination?

Hi Vasundhara, You may please check this link for getting the IIT JAM Entrance exam Eligibility.

When is the jam answer keys releasing
Hello Seram, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27
Sir iit jam 2018 ki answer key kb ayegi
Hello Gunjan, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27
Will today release jam 2018 answer key?
Hello Monalisa, IIT Bombay has released the official questions paper and answer key of JAM 2018 on February 27

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