Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission
MSc Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)/ Joint MSc - PhD in Geology (IITKgp)/ MTech Geological Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science. The candidate must have Mathematics at (10+2) level.
MSc Applied Geophysics (IITB): Bachelor's degree with both Mathematics and Physics as subjects for two years and at least one of them as a subject for three years.
MSc Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ MSc Statistics (IITK): Bachelor's degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years/ four semesters.
MSc Biotechnology (IITB, IITR): MSc - PhD Dual Degree in Biotechnology (IITB): Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).
MSc Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint MSc - PhD in Chemistry (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and Mathematics at (10+2) level.
MSc Mathematics (IITB, IITD, IITK, IITM)/ MSc Mathematics and Computing (IITG)/ MSc Applied Mathematics (IITR)/ MSc Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (IITR)/ Joint MSc - PhD in Mathematics (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.
MSc Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint MSc - PhD in Physics (IITKgp)/ MSc - PhD Dual Degree in Physics (IITB, IITK): Bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject for at least two years/ four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/ two semesters.
Joint MSc – PhD in Geophysics (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with any two subjects among Physics, Mathematics and Geology for three years/ six semesters.
MSc - PhD Dual Degree in Energy (IITB): Bachelor's degree 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.
MSc - PhD Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering, (IITB): Bachelor's degree with any one of Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four Semesters, and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/two Semesters.
MSc - PhD Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB): Bachelor's degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years or four semesters.
MTech Geophysical Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects and anyone of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science.
Master of Computer Applications [MCA] (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least one year for annual system candidates/ at least two papers of Mathematics for semester system candidates.
Eligibility Requirements for Admission
The candidates who qualify in JAM 2010 shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs.
à At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
For candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).
à Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualification as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by 30th September 2010.
At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of registration, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found to be physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
1. It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
2. The admitting institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.
JAM 2010 is to be held on 2nd May 2010 (Sunday) in two sessions. The schedule for different test papers of JAM 2010 is given in the following table. Each test paper will be of three hours duration.
Test schedule for JAM 2010
2nd May 2010,
9:00 am-12:00 noon
Computer Applications (CA)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
The Test schedule will remain unchanged under any circumstances.
Number of test papers allowed: A candidate can appear in either one or two test papers, subject to the restrictions imposed by the Test schedule (Table 3) and on payment of requisite additional fees for the second test paper, if applicable. Candidates desiring to appear in two test papers must ensure, from the Test schedule (Table 3), that there is no clash of time schedule for the chosen test papers.
Pattern of Test Papers
The questions for Biotechnology and Computer Applications test papers will be fully objective type. These test papers have to be answered in an Objective Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening appropriate bubbles using black HB pencil. Since the ORS will be evaluated by electronic means, it is imperative that the instructions given on the ORS are carefully read and followed by the candidates.
All other test papers will be objective-cum-subjective type. There will be a "question-cum-answer booklet" for each of these six test papers. Answers to various questions are to be given at appropriate places in the "question-cum-answer booklet" itself. No supplementary sheet will be provided. In each of these six test papers, objective and subjective questions will carry weight ages of 30% and 70% respectively.
The objective type questions in all the test papers will have four choices as possible answers, of which, only one will be correct. There will be negative marking for wrong answers to the objective type questions in all the test papers. For wrong answer to an objective type question, candidates will get negative 1/3 (negative one third) of the maximum marks assigned to that question.
à Use of logarithmic tables/calculator of any kind/ cellular phone/electronic gadgets is NOT permitted in the examination hall.
à All answers to the subjective type questions must be written in blue/ black/ blue-black ink only. Sketch pen, pencil or ink of any other colour is not permitted.
à The medium for all the test papers will be English only.
à Use of unfair means by a candidate in JAM 2010, whether detected at the time of test, evaluation or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in JAM in future.
à Disclosure of identity in any form, such as writing registration number or name inside the question-cum-answer booklet, making any kind of distinguishing marks, may lead to disqualification of the candidate.
Only the candidates who qualify in JAM 2010 (whose names appear in the Merit List) shall be eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available at different IITs. Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the brief profiles of the admitting institutes and departments included in this Information Brochure. Applicants should note that they have to apply for admission by sending an Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) only to the Organizing Institute (IIT Madras).
An applicant can apply to one or more academic programmes corresponding to the test paper(s) in which he/she has qualified, subject to fulfillment of the minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility requirements of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2010-11, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the programmes at the IITs covered under JAM 2010.
à (i) After JAM 2010 results are announced, a qualified candidate will have to apply on the prescribed Admission Form to the Organizing Institute (IIT Madras) only, irrespective of the IIT(s) where he/she desires to seek admission. The application form(s) for admission will be sent along with the Rank Card to the qualified candidates and can also be downloaded from the website of the Organizing Institute.
à (ii) Irrespective of whether a candidate has qualified in one or two test papers, he/she needs to send only one duly completed Admission Form listing all the programmes at the IITs (along with the order of preferences) to which the admission is sought.
à (iii) The duly completed application form for admission along with required enclosures must be sent by the applicant to the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2010, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036, along with an Account Payee Demand Draft of Rs 300/- (Rupees three hundred only), drawn in favour of "JAM 2010", payable at Chennai, as non-refundable processing fees. It must be noted that the application form for admission either found incomplete in any respect or if not accompanied by a Demand Draft of Rs 300/- shall be rejected and the candidate shall not be considered for admission irrespective of his/her eligibility for any programme(s) for which application form for admission has been submitted. Also, a candidate will be considered for admission only to the programme(s), given in his/her Admission Form. The last date for receiving the completed application form(s) for admission along with Demand Draft of Rs. 300/- only at the Organizing Institute (IIT Madras) is 7th June, 2010.
à (iv) Taking into consideration the order of preferences as given in the Admission Form and corresponding rank(s) in the merit list, the First Admission List for each programme under JAM 2010 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced at 17:00 hours on 16th June 2010.
à (v) After the declaration of the First Admission List, admission offers will be sent by the respective Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned on 18th June 2010. Last date for conveying the acceptance of the offer by the candidates to the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2010, IIT Madras, is 30th June 2010. Along with the acceptance of offer, these candidates will also have to send an advance fee of Rs 5000/- to the Organizing Chairman through a demand draft in favour of the "JAM 2010", payable at Chennai. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and the same will be adjusted at the time of registration.
à (vi) In case some seats remain vacant (after the First Admission List), the Organizing Institute will prepare additional admission lists. These lists will be announced by the Organizing Institute and admission offers based on these lists, if any, will be sent by the Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned. The candidates offered admission through the additional lists must report directly to the admitting institute on the date of semester registration. With that the admission process based on JAM 2010 will come to an end.
à (vii) If a candidate has been allotted a seat through first admission list and if he/she accepts the offer of admission, his/her lower preferences, if any, will be automatically cancelled but he/she shall remain on the waiting list for all of his/her higher preferences, if any, in the next round of admissions. Those eligible candidates, who are not allotted any seat in the First Admission List, shall remain on the waiting list in the next round of admissions. Candidates who do not want to be considered for higher preference programme(s) in the next round of admissions, will have to indicate about the same in the prescribed form at the time of acceptance of the admission offer. However, once a candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he/she will not be considered for any of his/her choices thereafter and hence, in the next round of admissions, he/she will not be in the waiting list of any programme.
à Verification of minimum educational qualifications and the eligibility criteria for admission is the prerogative of the Admitting Institute(s) only and the Organizing Institute will not respond to any queries in this regard.
à The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified.
à Candidates should note that being in the merit list of any Test Paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).