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IIT JAM Eligibility 2022 - Age Limit, Category-Wise Elegibility, Minimum Marks and Qualification

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Dec 20, 2021

IIT JAM 2022 Eligibility Criteria has been relaxed for all the candidates. The authority has removed the criteria of minimum marks required in the UG programs to become eligible for the admission process. This year, candidates who will qualify the exam will directly become eligible for admission on IIT JAM scores. The exam is scheduled to be held on Feb 13, 2022. Check IIT JAM 2022 Exam Dates 

  • Based on the updated IIT JAM eligibility criteria, the candidates must pass the qualifying degree examination. Also, if a candidate is promoted without a mark sheet then those candidates can submit the promotion certificate with the details of the subjects taken in that semester/year to evaluate the MEQ requirements for admission to a specific program.
  • Candidates who are pursuing the qualifying examination have to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination to the admitting institute by Sep 30, 2022.
  • There is no restriction in the upper age limit for IIT JAM. The reservation policy will be as per government norms. Check IIT JAM 2022 Reservation
  • Indian nationals, as well as foreign nationals, are eligible to appear for IIT JAM 2022.

IIT JAM 2022 Eligiility Criteria: Updated

  • Foreign nationals with Indian degrees are eligible for admission but the final decision of eligibility stays with admitting institute’s policy. 
  • Also, satisfying the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission is the responsibility of candidates because without the candidature will be cancelled.
Category Updated Eligibility Criteria Old Eligibility Criteria
General/OBC
  • Passed in UG exam. 
  • Can use promotion certificate with details of subjects studied in the qualifying exam. 
55% marks in UG
SC/ST/PWD 50% marks in UG

IIT JAM Test Papers & Codes & Eligibility for Admission

Here we are providing the eligibility criteria of various courses offered under IIT JAM exam 2022:

Biotechnology Eligibility

Biotechnology (BT) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Biotechnology

(BT)

M.Sc. Biotechnology IITB, IITI Any Branch/ Subject No Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology IITKGP B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/six semesters) with Biology/ Biotechnology/ Botany/Life Science/ Physiology/Zoology/ Microbiology/Biochemistry/ Genetics and molecular biology as Honours/Major/ Main Subject, and any one of Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least one year/ two semesters No Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IITB Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters
Chemistry Eligibility

Chemistry (CY) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
 
Chemistry
(CY)
M.Sc. Chemistry IITGN No Restrictions Mathematics
IITH, IITI, IITR Chemistry for three years/six semesters No Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Chemistry IITB, IITBhilai, IITBHU, IITD, IITG, IITISM, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITMandi, IITP, IITRPR Chemistry for three years/six semesters Mathematics
IITPKD Chemistry of minimum 12 credits
IITBBS, IITKGP Chemistry for three years/six semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine IITKGP B.Sc./B.S. degree (three years/ six semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/ Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least two years/ four semesters No Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy IITB Bachelor’s degree in Science (B.Sc. or equivalent of minimum three years’ duration with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/two semesters No Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IITB Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/ two semesters Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IITBBS Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics No Restrictions
Economics Eligibility

Economics (EN) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Economics (EN)  M.Sc. in Economics IITD Any Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B. Sc./ B.Com/ B.Stat./B.Math./ B.Tech/B.E. or equivalent). The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. No Restrictions
IITR B.Tech/B.E./ B.Sc. (PCM)/ B.Stat. and B.A./ B.Com. (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the whole program)
Geology Eligibility

Geology (GG) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Geology
(GG)
 
M.Sc. Applied Geology IITB Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science Mathematics
IITR Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science No Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics IITKGP Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geology IITKGP, IITBBS Geology as a subject for three years/ six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IITBBS Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics No Restrictions
M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geology IITISM B.Sc. degree (3 year) with Geology as Honours/ Major/ Main/Equivalent subject and any two subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Mathematics
Mathematics Eligibility

Mathematics (MA) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Mathematics(MA) M.Sc. Mathematics IITGN No Restrictions No Restrictions
IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters
IITPKD Mathematics of minimum of 12 credits
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing IITH Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree in Mathematics-Data and Computational Sciences IITJ Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing IITBhilai, IITG Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters No Restrictions
 IITISM Mathematics
M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics IITTP Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters No Restrictions
M.Sc. Applied Mathematics IITMandi Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters Mathematics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Mathematics IITBBS, IITKGP Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject for at least two years/ four semesters. No Restrictions
Mathematical Statistics Eligibility

Mathematical Statistics (MS) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Mathematical Statistics

(MS)

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics IITB Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters No Restrictions
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research IITB
M.Sc. Statistics IITK Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IITBBS Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Physics Eligibility

Physics (PH) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) Academic Programme(s) Institute(s) Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission
Essential subjects in Bachelor’s Degree along with the minimum duration Essential subjects at (10+2) level
Physics

(PH)

M.Sc. Physics IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI,IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters No Restrictions
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Physics IITBBS, IITKGP
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics IITK
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics IITB Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters
M.Sc. Astronomy IITI Physics and Mathematics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters / Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences IITBBS Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics
Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D. in Geophysics IITKGP Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Mathematics
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering IITB Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters

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IIT JAM 2022 Eligibility FAQs

Ques. What percentage of marks do I need to secure as per IIT JAM Eligibility 2022 to appear in the exam?

Ans. The authority has removed the minimum marks criteria to become eligible for the admission process. From this year, all the candidates who are fulfilling the minimum educational qualification are eligible for admission. Earlier, candidates were required to secure 55% of marks in aggregate in their graduation. 

Ques. Is IIT JAM 2022 eligibility criteria allow candidates who are in the final year exam of degree courses?

Ans. Yes, in this case, candidates who are pursuing the qualifying examination have to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination to the admitting institute by Sep 30, 2022.

Ques. What is the maximum age limit to appear in the exam as per IIT JAM 2022 eligibility?

Ans. There is no maximum age limit to appear in IIT JAM 2022. You can appear in the entrance examination at any age.

Ques. I belong to the SC category. Can I get any relaxation of marks to appear in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. Yes, there is a 5% relaxation that will be given to candidates from reserved categories including SC. This relaxation is not applicable for candidates belonging to the OBC category.

Ques. What percentage of marks do I need to get in my graduation to appear in IIT JAM 2022 if I belong to the OBC category?

Ans. If you are from the OBC category, you need to secure 55% of marks in aggregate to sit for IIT JAM 2022. This percentage of marks is the same for the candidates belonging to the General category.

Ques. I have British citizenship. I have completed my graduation from the University of India. Am I eligible to appear in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. Yes, though you are a Foreign Nationals You can appear in IIT JAM 2022 after the completion of your graduation from an Indian University. Any candidate having foreign nationality can sit for the test but the candidate must fulfill all the basic eligibility criteria.

Ques. I have completed my dual degree program in 2021. Can I appear in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. Yes, in that case, you can still apply for IIT JAM 2022. But you need to have the scorecard and certificate of any of the degree programs. And you need to present it at the time of the verification process.

Ques. I have completed my joint M.Sc and PhD program in Geophysics. Am I eligible to appear in IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. Yes, after the completion of your graduation program, you can apply for IIT JAM 2022. You must fulfill all the minimum eligibility criteria for that.

Ques. I am in the third year of my BTech program. Can I take admission through IIT JAM 2022 for MSc?

Ans. No, you need to have completed your graduation or must have appeared in the final semester of the degree program to appear in IIT JAM 2022. Candidates who are pursuing the third year or second year of the degree program for a duration of 4 years are not eligible to sit for the entrance test.

Ques. I belong to the ST category. Do I need to submit any category certificate to apply for IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. No, no candidates from any category need to submit any category certificate to apply for IIT JAM 2022. Candidates need to present some required certificates at the time of the verification process.

Ques. When do I need to submit the pass certificate of the graduation program for admission through IIT JAM 2022?

Ans. You need to submit the pass certificate of your graduation program on September 30, 2022. Candidates need to submit this certificate to the concerned institute.

Ques. Can I apply for IIT JAM 2022 if I secure a score equivalent to CGPA in my degree program?

Ans. Yes, if you secure the minimum marks equivalent to CGPA in your degree program you can apply for IIT JAM 2022. Candidates from the General category need to have a minimum of 55% of the score in total whereas candidates belonging to the reserved category should obtain 50% of marks in total.

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

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actually i am from geology department so i want to pursue msc in iit so what are the generic courses i should select to get admitted to iit.
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Am i eligible for msc mathematics and computing after doing bca ??
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Hi Meenakshi, yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in this course.
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I am a student of open university vmou. Can i eligible for this course. Pls guide me.
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Hi, yes, students from open university can also apply for this exam.
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Hi, I have done B.E in Computer science and I am 22 year old. Worked in a IT company for 1 year. Am I Eligible for IIT Jam Mathematics
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Hi Anil, candidates applying for this course must have studied Mathematics in two years/four semesters in graduation. Thus, if you satisfy this criteria, then, you are eligible for IIT Jam Mathematics.
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I am doing MSc in Physics , After completing my MSc can I apply for JAM to do MSc from IIT?
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Hi Rajnish, yes, you will be eligible to apply for admission in that course.
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I have done b.tech in ece . Can i do msc.physocs in iisc?
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Hi Madhav, yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in IISC.
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minimum eligibility for technical candidates for IIT-JAM.
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Hi Abhay, eligibility criteria is same as mentioned above for all the candidates applying in IIT JAM.
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I hve done Bsc in life science ie. CBZ Am I eligible for biotechnology
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Hi Vaishnavi, yes, you are eligible for this course.
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can i do msc (physics) after btech (mechanical engg)
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Hi Akash, yes, you are eligible to apply for this course.
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i have done B.com .am i eligible for msc statistics / applied statistics and informatics .
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Hi Parvathy, sorry but you are not eligible for this course.
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I have done my graduation in computer science hons with mathematics for starting four semesters only. Am i eligible for msc mathematics???
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Hi Aditi, yes, you are eligible for this course.
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I have done my BA .am i eligible for biotechnology.
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Hi Sonam, no, you are not eligible for this course as students applying for Biotechnology must have passed intermediate in science stream.
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I have done Electronics and Communication Engineering. Am i eligible for M.Sc in Biotechnology
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Hi Tabasum, yes, you are eligible for the concerned course.

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