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
**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 |
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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 (BT) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

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

Biotechnology
| 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 (CY) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) | Academic Programme(s) | Institute(s) | Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission | |
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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 (EN) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) | Academic Programme(s) | Institute(s) | Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission | |
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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 (GG) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) | Academic Programme(s) | Institute(s) | Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission | |
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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 (MA) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

Test Paper (Test paper code) | Academic Programme(s) | Institute(s) | Minimum Educational Qualification(s) for Admission | |
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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 (MS) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

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

Mathematical Statistics
| 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 (PH) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission

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

Physics
| 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 |

**Check IIT JAM 2021 Syllabus**

## 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.