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IIT JAM 2021 Form Correction, Dates, Fees and Process

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IISC Bangalore is the organising body for IIT JAM 2021 had opened the form correction facility from Nov 2 to 10, 2020. Candidates were allowed to make changes in their forms only once during this time period. Moreover, candidates were allowed to make changes in exam city preferences, personal information, category, and second paper option. 

  • Changes to examination city preferences are free. 
  • Changes to personal information other than mobile number and e-mail address are free.
  • Changes to category/gender information/PwD status can be made by paying an additional fee wherever applicable. 
  • A second test paper can be added by paying an additional fee. 

The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the exam is that candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum required marks i.e. 55% for general category candidates. 5% relaxation is given to reserved category candidates in the marks required in the qualifying exam. Check IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

Highlights of IIT JAM Application Form

Official Website jam.iisc.ac.in
Minimum qualification Requirement Bachelor’s degree with 55% aggregate marks
Mode of Application Online
Documents to be uploaded Passport size photo, signature, and left-hand thumb impression
IIT JAM Application Fee  INR 1500 for 1 paper; INR 2100 for 2 papers (General/OBC)
INR 750 for 1 paper; INR 1050 for 2 papers (SC/ST/PWD)

Application Dates 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Application Dates

Event Date 
Release of IIT JAM Online Form  September 10 – October 17, 2020 (Extended)
IIT JAM Form Correction Facility November 2 to 10, 2020 
Release of Admit Card January 2021
IIT JAM Exam Date 2021 February 14, 2021 – Check JAM Exam Pattern

Form Correction 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Form Correction

IIT JAM 2021 form correction facility is available from Nov 2 to 10, 2020. Candidates are allowed to make changes in exam city preferences, personal information, category, and second paper option. 

  • Changes to examination city preferences are free. 
  • Changes to personal information other than the mobile numbers and e-mail addresses are free.
  • Changes to category/gender information/PwD status can be made by paying an additional fee wherever applicable. 
  • A second test paper can be added by paying an additional fee. 

Additional Fee for Addition or Change of Test Paper(s)

Group/ Category Existing Wishes to Change Wishes to Add
Case Additional Fee(?) Case Additional Fee (?)
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD One Test Paper One Test Paper ? 750/- One Test Paper ? 300/-
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper ? 300/- Not Applicable
Both Papers ? 1050/-
All Others One Test Paper One Test Paper ? 1500/- One Test Paper ? 600/-
Two Test Papers Any One Test Paper ? 600/- Not Applicable
Both Papers ? 2100/-

Additional Fee for Changing Category or Gender Information

Existing Group/ Category Change Case Additional Fee
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD (Group - 1) Within Group-1 One or Two Test Paper(s) NIL
To Group-2 One Test Paper ? 750/-
Both Papers ? 1050/-
All Others (Group - 2) To Group-1 One or Two Test Paper(s) NIL (No fee will be refunded)

How to fill Application Form?

How to fill IIT JAM 2021 Application Form?

Candidates have to follow these steps to fill the IIT JAM application form:

Step 1: Register Online

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM i.e. jam.iitkgp.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Application Login (JOAPS )’ link.
  • A registration window will appear on the screen.

Step 2: Make Registration

  • Enter all the required details in the form such as Candidates Name, Email ID, Mobile Number and other details.
  • Click on “Submit” button
  • After successful registration, students will receive an Enrollment ID sent to the registered email ID and Contact Number.

Step 3: Fill Details in the Application Form

  • Candidates are required to use their Enrollment ID and Password to login to the website.

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  • After login, candidates are needed to click on “Edit Application Form” & fill the following details.

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Step 4: JAM 2021 Exam Details

  • Enter JAM 2021 exam details like no. of paper, paper subject and exam city preferences.

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Step 5: Applicant Personal Details

  • Parent/guardian’s name & mobile number, city preferences, number and choice of test paper(s), date of birth, gender, address for communication, category & PwD status and other required details.

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  • In this step, candidates will have to verify their email id and mobile number by entering the OTPs given to them through their mail and contact sms.

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Step 6: Communication Details

  • Enter the proper address with details of valid personal ID information (give ID proof number).

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Step 7: Qualification Details

  • Qualifying degree, percentage of marks/CGPA, year of passing, college name and address, etc.

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Step 8: Upload Scanned Images

  • Go through the upload images option.
  • Choose the scanned images of photograph, signature and SC/ST/PwD certificate (if applicable) one by one and upload them.

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  • Candidates are suggested to prepare the scanned images of photograph, signature and SC/ST/PwD certificate as per the specification given below:

Photograph Specification:

Candidates must upload only good quality color photograph. JAM Score Card will be printed with the photograph you submit. The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

  • Background Color: White or a very light color.
  • Format: JPEG/ JPG format
  • Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm dimensions (Width × Height).
  • Size: 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel).
  • File size: 5 KB to 200 KB.

Other Facts:

  • Image should be taken after 1st August 2020 in a professional studio. 
  • The face should occupy about 50% of the area.
  • The main features of the face must not be covered by hair, any cloth or any shadow.
  • Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  • Mobile phone & other self-composed portraits are not accepted.

Signature Specification:

  • Background Color: A4 White paper
  • Format: JPEG/ JPG format
  • Dimension: 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width).
  • Size: 160×560 in pixels.
  • File size: 5 KB to 100 KB.

Other Facts:

  • Signature must be done with black or dark blue ink.
  • Signature with all CAPITAL LETTERS, Initials or in any other color (other than black and blue) shall NOT be accepted.
  • Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.

Step 9: Fee Payment

  • After uploading the images, candidates can proceed to make the fee payment. The application fee can be paid through online and offline mode.

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  • In online mode, the fee payment can be done through debit/credit card or net banking account. Candidates are required to enter the payment details and pay the application fee.
  • In offline mode, students are required to take printout of the e-challan form and submit the application fee to the nearest branch of SBI Bank.

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Step 10: Print Application Form

  • After completing all steps of the application form, students can take the printout of the filled application form.
  • Students are suggested to keep safe the printed application form for further use.
  • There is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

Application Fee

The fee can be paid through Net-banking/debit card/credit card. The application fee details are given here:

Category/Group Fee
One Test Paper Two Test Papers
Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD INR 750 INR 1050
All Others INR 1000 INR 2100

Details Required for Form

Details Required For IIT JAM 2021 Application Form

IIT JAM 2021 Application Form requires important details of the applicant which should be filled accurately. The information provided will be used in the future admission proceedings. The documents that should be kept ready for applying for IIT JAM 2021 are:

  • Class 10 Mark sheet and certificate.
  • Class 12 Mark sheet and passing certificate. If only CGPA is mentioned in class 10 and class 12 mark sheets, enter the CGPA in aggregate marks field after converting in the percentile form.
  • Qualifying degree Mark-Sheets and certificate (Graduation).
  • Nationality Certificate.
  • Caste or Category certificate.
  • PWD Certificate.
  • After paying the JAM 2021 Application fee, scan the Institute's copy of E-Challan and upload the same before the last date of application form submission on the official website.
IIT JAM Details

Eligibility 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Eligibility

To apply for IIT JAM 2021, candidates will have to satisfy the basic IIT JAM Eligibility requirements as per the program one chooses. The basic requirements are:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum required marks.
  • The minimum aggregate marks required for graduation is 55% for general category candidates.
  • 5% relaxation is given to reserved category candidates in the marks required in the qualifying exam.
  • For candidates acquiring letter grades/CGPA, the equivalent marks will be decided by the admitting institute.
  • There will be no age criteria/restrictions to apply.
  • Final year studying candidates are eligible to apply.

Download Free IIT JAM Sample Papers

How to Retrieve Lost Enrolment ID/Password?

Candidates can retrieve their IIT JAM enrollment ID or password if they happen to lose/forget it by following the simple steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to the official website of IIT JAM.
  2. In the Home page, click on candidate portal.
  3. You will find a tab ‘Forgot Enrolment ID’ or ‘Password’.
  4. If you remember the Enrolment ID and have forgotten the password "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.
  5. If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password.
  6. If you do not remember the Enrolment ID, click on "Forgot Enrolment ID" to get Enrolment ID via SMS.

Form Correction 2021

IIT JAM Application Form Correction

Applicants will be provided with a one-time facility to make changes or correct errors in their online forms for IIT JAM 2021. The correction window opens after the registration concludes. You are required to send an email to the authority within the given time limit from your IIT JAM 2021 registered email id along with the relevant documents. The email should be subjected to “Correction in data (enrollment number)”.

The corrections in the Application form are permitted for the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
  • Date of Birth (minor change in date/ month/ year with document proof)
  • Parent/Guardian’s Name (only minor spelling with document proof)
  • Category (with document proof)
  • Exam Center 

Candidates can check the status of their application form by logging in to the official site. Any discrepancy in the application will not be entertained after the issue of IIT JAM 2021 Admit Card. When a form is successfully submitted, one can view their application form status and check for errors. Any mistake can be corrected by contacting the authority immediately.

IIT JAM 2021 Application FAQs

Ques: When will IIT JAM 2021 Application process be started?

Ans: IIT JAM 2021 Application forms has been released on September 10, 2020. The last date to apply for IIT JAM 2021 is October 17, 2020.    

Ques: Who will be conducting IIT JAM 2021 and when?

Ans: IISC Bangalore is the organizing body for IIT JAM 2021, the official portal has been activated by the authority so that candidates can fill the application forms on time. The exam is scheduled to conducted on February 14, 2021. 

Ques: What are the documents required to fill the IIT JAM 2021 Application form?

Ans: You need the following documents while filling the form: 

  • Class 10 Mark sheet
  • Class 12 Mark sheet
  • Qualifying degree Mark-Sheets
  • Nationality Certificate
  • Caste or Category certificate
  • PWD Certificate
  • Copy of E-Challan

Ques: What is the application fee for IIT JAM 2021?

Ans: The application fees is INR 1000 for the general category if they are planning to opt for one paper and if they are planning to opt for two paper then the fees will be INR 2100. 

*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 if I get a seat IIT jam after shall I pay fee for this course
Hi Anitha, of course, fee shall be paid by the candidate. However, candidates who have qualified IIT JAM may get concession in the fee as per the policies of the university/college they have applied for.
I filled bsc degree in qualifiy details.but in the option discipline of degree I don't filled anything but I have degree with bsc mathematics honors there be any problem.can my form reject? Plz help me.

Hi Vishal, if the form was incomplete, it would not have been submitted. Thus, no need to worry, there will not be any consequences of the same at first place.

what is last date of registration?
Hi Pramod, Oct 9, 2019 was the last date to apply for this exam.
Hi Tirupathi, you may fill the application form for IIT JAM, and in the space provided for percentage, you will write your aggregate till seventh/fifth semester whichever applicable.
I have completed b.sc but my % is less than 50 can me eligible for jam

Hi Nitesh, even if you are from reserved category, then too you will not be eligible to appear in this exam as for reserved categories, minimum percentage to be scored is 50%. You can check other Eligibility Criteria in detail from here.

Can I upload aanother photo after once i uploaded everything?
Hi Ipsita, yes, students can change the pic uploaded once the form correction window gets functional. The form correction process is likely to start from Oct 8, 2019.
How to download application status
Hi Chinnababu, application status cannot be downloaded. However, on successful submission of the application form, you will be notified on the email address that you have registered.
Plz help me... Can i correction in my qualifying details if no then what to do. Plz help ???????????????????????? mere career ka sawal hai
Form correction window will get enabled from Oct 8, 2019. You can try doing corrections using it. If this also does not works, then, you can contact the exam authorities for most suitable guidelines.
Thnks mam
can i change my qualifying degree details? plz help me
Hi Vishal, no, qualifying degree details cannot be edited using form correction facility.
I want to know that main BSc maths honours sar value for IIT JAM form fill kar sakte hain ya nahin
Hi Deepti, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam from here to know whether you are eligible or not.
Good evening. It is compulsory to upload the caste certificate while applying for the examination in application form
Hi Likhit, It is not at all to mandatory while if you have you can otherwise you don't need of that.
Can I verify my email and phone no after submission of form in correction window
Hi Neeraj, Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 7th May 2019. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances. After the scrutiny of applications, a list of defective applications has been released now. The list contains the Application ID, Candidate’s Name and Defects in the application. Candidates should check the list and if any correction required then do it immediately.
Is that compulsory for all categories to bring caste certificate for verification.....
Hi Likhitha, Yes it is Mandatory to carry all the document while the verification.

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