Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM) 2014
JAM 2014 Date: 09th February, 2014 (Sunday)
IIT Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2014
JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc. 2014
Admission to Integrated Ph.D. Programmes at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, MSc-MTech and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at Indian Institutes of Technology
JAM 2014 Organizing Institute INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR
JAM 2014: What’s New?
i. Application Forms will NOT be sold through Banks.
ii. Applications will be accepted only through Online Process.
iii. CA and GP Test Papers have been discontinued.
iv. Entry to the programs which required a candidate to qualify in GP-Test Paper will be through PH.
v. MCA, M.Tech. in Geological Technology and M.Tech in Geophysical Technology will not be offered from 2014-15 Academic Year.
vi. The Test Papers CY, GG, MA, MS and PH will consist of Two Parts, viz. Part-I and Part-II. Part-I will be Objective and Part-II will be Subjective. In each of the above Test Papers, a certain number of candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in Part-I. The Subjective Part (Part-II) will be evaluated only for those shortlisted candidates. The final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of performance in both Part-I and Part-II.
vii.Application Fee has changed. Please see the details in Application FAQ.
STRUCTURE OF JAM 2014: JAM 2014 will have seven Test Papers. A candidate can appear in either one or two Test Paper(s), subject to the restrictions imposed by the Test Schedule and on payment of requisite additional fee for the Second Test Paper as applicable. Candidates desiring to appear in two Test Papers must ensure, from the Test Schedule, that these Test Papers are not scheduled in the same session.
JAM 2014 Important Dates:
|Commencement of Online Registration||16 September, 2013 (Monday)
|Last date for payment of fee through challan||12 October, 2013 (Saturday)
|Last date for closure of Online Registration on the website||12 October, 2013 (Saturday)
|Last date for final website closure||16 October 2013 (Wednesday) at 23:59 hrs
|Last date for receipt of completed Online Registration Form along with two Photographs, payment details and SC/ST/PD and OBC(NCL) Certificate(s) at IIT Kanpur||23 October, 2013 (Wednesday)
|Date of JAM 2014 Test||09 February, 2014 (Sunday)
|Announcement of the Results of JAM 2014||16 April, 2014 (Wednesday) at 17:00 hrs
|Issue of Application Form(s) for admission by JAM Office of IIT Kanpur / downloading from the website of IIT Kanpur||17 April - 24 April, 2014(Thursday to Thursday)
|Last date for receipt of completed application forms for admission along with Demand Draft of Rs. 600/- at IIT Kanpur||30 April, 2014 (Wednesday)
|Interview at IISc/IITB/IITK/IITM||To be announced
|Declaration of First Admission List||To be announced
|Declaration of Second Admission List||To be announced
(i) The JAM 2014 is open to all nationals (Indian / Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to academic programmes covered under JAM 2014 need to appear in JAM 2014. There is no age restriction.
(ii) The JAM 2014 will be held on 09 February, 2014.
(iii) For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).
(iv) To apply for admission in a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the corresponding test paper and also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility criteria of the respective academic programme.
(v) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2014 are eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2014, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (i) All parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (ii) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the admitting institute will be submitted by 30 September, 2014 as per the regulations prevailing in the admitting institutes.
(vi) Admissions to various academic programmes at different institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2014. On the basis of performance in the test, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General, OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disability (PD) category candidates.
(vii) For a few Programs at IISc, IITB, and IITK, the admission will also depend on additional interviews that will be held during the time window given in this brochure (see Important Dates on the inside Back Cover).
(viii) The candidates who have obtained B.Sc. degree through Distance Education/Correspondence Mode and are desirous of admission to M.Sc. Mathematics or M.Sc. Physics Programs of IIT Madras will have to appear for an additional interview.
(ix) On the basis of performance in JAM 2014, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PD) category candidates.
(x) Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 6th December, 2013. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
(xi) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2014 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to a dmission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
(xii) With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.
The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other postbachelor’s degree programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2014.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc):
Integrated Ph.D. programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.
IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS):
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Earth Science, (iii) Mathematics, and (iv) Physics.
IIT Bombay (IITB):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Applied Geology (ii) Applied Geophysics (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics (iv) Biotechnology (v) Chemistry (vi) Mathematics and (vii) Physics.
Four-year Dual Degree Programme in M.Sc. (Physics)- M.Tech. (Materials Science) with specialization in Nano- Science and Technology.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programmes in (i) Applied Geology (ii) Applied Geophysics (iii) Biotechnology (iv) Chemistry (v) Energy (vi) Environmental Science and Engineering (vii) Operations Research and (viii) Physics. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the programmes.
IIT Delhi (IITD):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry (ii) Mathematics and (iii) Physics.
IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN):
Two - year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in (i)Chemistry, (ii)Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
IIT Guwahati (IITG):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry (ii) Mathematics and Computing and (iii) Physics.
IIT Hyderabad (IITH):
Two-year M.Sc. Programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
IIT Indore (IITI):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.
IIT Kanpur (IITK):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry (ii) Mathematics (iii) Physics and (iv) Statistics.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme to M.Sc. Physics programme is not permitted. However, for the students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree).
IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp):
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programmes in (i) Chemistry (ii) Geology (iii) Mathematics and (iv) Physics.
IIT Madras (IITM):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry (ii) Mathematics and (iii) Physics.
IIT Roorkee (IITR):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Applied Geology (ii) Applied Mathematics (iii) Biotechnology (iv) Chemistry (v) Industrial Mathematics and Informatics and (vi) Physics.
The academic programmes, their durations and number of seats available in different institutes with programme codes are listed in Appendix-I.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION / TEST PAPERS FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
Minimum educational qualifications for admissions, name of the test papers with their codes and the corresponding academic programmes for admission are given in Appendix-II. Admission to each academic programme shall be made on the basis of merit in the corresponding test paper(s) of JAM 2014.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:
The candidates who qualify in JAM 2014 shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IISc, Bangalore & IITs.
(i) For IISc, Bangalore: First class marks (as declared by the University) for Un-Reserved/OBC Category Candidates and Second class (as declared by the University) or 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off, for SC/ST and PD Category Candidates in the qualifying degree.
(ii) For IIT Guwahati: At least (a) 55% marks in Major/Honors and Pass in all other subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries or (b) 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for Un-Reserved/OBC Category Candidates; and at least (a) 50% marks in Major/Honors and pass in all other subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, or (b) 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 (iii) For IITs: 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.
(iii) For all other IITs: At least 55% aggregate marks, without rounding off, (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for Un-Reserved/OBC Category Candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks, without rounding off, (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).
(iii) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualifications as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by 30 September, 2014.
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 physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
(a) It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
(b) 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.
PATTERN OF TEST PAPERS:
The questions for Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT) and Computer Applications (CA) test papers will be fully objective type. There will be negative marking for wrong answers to the objective type questions in BL, BT and CA test papers. Candidates will get negative 1/3 for a wrong answer. These test papers have to be answered in an Objective Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening appropriate bubbles using a black ink ball point pen. 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.
The Question-cum Answer Booklets for the Test Papers CY, GG, MA, MS and PH will consist of two parts (Part - I and Part-II). The weightage of Part-I is 60% and that of Part-II is 40%. Part - I will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ). Some of the questions are of 1 mark each and others are of 2 marks each. Answers to this part have to be filled in the ORS by darkening the appropriate bubble as explained in the previous paragraph. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. The negative marking scheme will be negative 1/3 for 1 mark question and negative 2/3 for 2 marks questions. Part-II will consist of Subjective type questions. The answers to Part - II have to be given at appropriate places in the “Question - cum - Answer Booklet” itself. No supplementary sheet will be provided.
JAM 2014 TEST SCHEDULE:
The JAM 2014 exam will be held on 09 February, 2014 (Sunday) in two sessions. The schedule for different test papers of JAM 2014
|09 February 2014 (Sunday)||I||9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon||BT/CY/GG/MS
|II||2:00 PM - 5:00 PM||BL/MA/PH
The test schedule will not be changed 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 and on payment of requisite additional fee for the second test paper, as applicable. Candidates desiring to appear in two test papers must ensure, from the Test schedule, that there is no clash of time schedule for the chosen test papers.
CHOICE OF EXAMINATION CENTRES
The locations of examination cities/towns for JAM 2014 are listed in Appendix-III. Candidate must indicate the codes of two cities where he/she is willing to appear in JAM 2014. If enough candidates are not available at a listed city/town, then the city/town may be dropped from the list, and candidates will either be allotted a centre in the city of their second choice or in a city near the city of first choice.
A centre once allotted will not normally be changed. A request for change of a centre within the same city/town will not be permitted. In exceptional circumstances, a change of centre to another city/town may be permitted if a request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of the Organising Chairman, JAM 2014, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, on or before 30th November
, 2013 along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 300/- (Rs.150/- for SC/ST and PD candidates) drawn in favour of “Chairman JAM, IIT Kanpur”, from any Nationalized Bank, payable at Kanpur. The decision of the Organising Chairman JAM 2014, in this regard will be final.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR JAM 2014:
Candidates may apply for JAM 2014 only through online process. The details of the Application Fee specific to Genders/Category are given in Table 2
The facility for Online Registration will be available through the website http://gate.iitk.ac.in/jam from 16th September, 2013
. The last date for filling in and submission of Online Application Forms on the website is 16th October, 2013 at 23:59 hrs
. A candidate has to first register on the JAM - 2014 website. The candidate then needs to fill - in all the personal data. The personal data can be modified until the candidate has paid the fee. Once the personal data is submitted, the candidate can make a payment either through net - banking or through challan. In case of payment through net - banking, the site will redirect the candidate to a secure payment gateway through which the payment can be made. After the successful payment, the payment gateway will redirect the candidate back to the JAM - 2014 website for taking the printout of the Online Registration Form.
In case of payment through challan, the candidate should generate and print a PDF-file of the challan, which needs to be presented to any Core Banking Branch of State Bank of India on the next day for payment. The payment data of the candidate will get automatically updated in the portal. After two days of making the payment, the candidate can login into the JAM - 2014 Online Application Portal for taking a printout of the Online Registration Form. Note that due to the above process, the last date for payment of Application Fee through challan is 12th October, 2013
Application Fee for JAM 2014:
|One Test Paper||Two Test Papers
|Male & Others||UR*/OBC||1500/-||2100/-
* Person with Disability, UR-Unreserved Category
An Admit Card, bearing the Candidate’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Signature, Category as declared by the Candidate, Disability Status and Name(s) and Code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied along with the Name and Address of the Test Center allotted, will be available for download from JAM 2014 website during 13th December to 20th December, 2013. The Candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the Candidate should inform the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2014, IIT Kanpur immediately. If a candidate is not able to download the Admit Card, then the Chairperson JAM of the respective IISc/IITs (see Appendix - III), under which the first choice Test City/Town of the candidate falls, may be contacted through Phone/Fax/E-mail, giving the Online Registration Number, Name, Mailing Address and City Code of the desired Test Center (first choice) to get information about the Registration Number and the Name of the Test Center allotted. Those candidates who may have misplaced, lost or are unable to download their Admit Card will be issued a Duplicate Admit Card by the Presiding Officer of their respective Test Center, on the Date of Examination, i.e., 9th February, 2014
(one hour before the examination), on production of a photograph identical to that pasted on the Application/ Online Registration Form and the Identity Card from the Institution last attended (bring the Original Identity Card along with its Photocopy). No candidate will be permitted to appear in JAM 2014 Test without a valid Admit Card. The Admit Card should be presented to the invigilators/JAM officials for verification.
The Admit Card of JAM 2014 must be carefully preserved by the Candidate and produced at the time of admission, if required by the Admitting Institute.
The Organizing Institute may withdraw the permission granted to a candidate to appear in JAM 2014, if it is found that the candidate is not eligible to appear in the Test even though an Admit Card has been issued and is produced by the candidate before the Presiding Officer of the Test Center.
RANK AND MERIT LIST:
For each test paper in JAM 2014, separate rank lists, on the basis of written test will be prepared for candidates in General, OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and PD categories.
NOTE: To OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates
I. OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates need not submit any category certificate along with the OMR Application Form/Online Application form.
II. The category rank in a JAM paper for JAM 2014 qualified candidates will be prepared based on the category declaration by the candidate in his/her application form. The relevant certificate will not be accepted after 13 April, 2014 under any circumstances. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC certificate (in the prescribed format) submitted along with application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General Category in case of non-compliance of OBC noncreamy layer certificate with the prescribed format.
The tie-breaking criterion for awarding the ranks to candidates scoring the same aggregate marks in a test paper will be as follows:
(a) For Fully Objective Type Test Papers:
The candidate with a higher ratio of positive marks to negative marks will be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the candidates concerned will be awarded the same rank.
(b) For Objective-cum-Descriptive Type Test Papers:
The candidate having higher score in the subjective questions (both fill in the blank and descriptive) of the test paper shall be given a higher rank. If this criterion fails to break ties, the candidates concerned will be awarded the same rank.
The results (merit lists) will be declared at 17:00 hrs on 16 April 2014. The results will be available on the website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in/jam.
For each test paper, an All India merit list will be prepared. Separate merit lists will be prepared for OBC (noncreamy layer), SC, ST and PD category candidates. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in a given subject.
These candidates (henceforth called qualified candidates) are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available (Appendix- I) at IISc, Bangalore & IITs.
The Score Card (indicating the All India Rank(s) and the mark(s) obtained by the Candidate) will be sent to the candidates appearing in merit list.
PROFILE OF IISc, BANGALORE & IITs:
These can be seen at the websites of the respective Institutions.
Website addresses of IISc, Bangalore & IITs.
SYLLABI FOR TEST PAPERS:
|S.No.||Name of Institute||Website
|1||IISc, Bangalore|| www.iisc.ernet.in/
|2 ||IIT Bombay ||www.iitb.ac.in/
|3 ||IIT Delhi ||www.iitd.ac.in/
|4 ||IIT Guwahati ||www.iitg.ac.in/
|5 ||IIT Kanpur ||www.iitk.ac.in/
|6 ||IIT Kharagpur|| www.iitkgp.ac.in/
|7 ||IIT Madras ||www.iitm.ac.in/
|8 ||IIT Roorkee|| www.iitr.ac.in/
|9 ||IIT Bhubaneswar|| www.iitbbs.ac.in/
|10|| IIT Gandhinagar|| www.iitgn.ac.in/
|11 ||IIT Hyderabad ||www.iith.ac.in/
|12 ||IIT Indore ||www.iiti.ac.in/
1. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BL)
2. BIOTECHNOLOGY (BT)
3. CHEMISTRY (CY)
4. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (CA)
5. GEOLOGY (GG)
6. GEOPHYSICS (GP)
7. MATHEMATICS (MA)
8. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (MS)
9. PHYSICS (PH)
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