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IIT JAM 2023 - Exam Date (Feb 12), Registration (Ongoing), Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 27 Sep, 2022 14:00

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About IIT JAM 2023 (Register until Oct 11)

IIT JAM 2023: The IIT JAM 2023 Application Form is out. It was released on September 7, 2022. The deadline to apply for IIT JAM 2023 is October 11, 2022. Candidates who would like to appear for IIT JAM 2023, can apply only through JAM Online Application Processing System known as JOAPS which is available through the 'Candidate Portal. Interested candidates can visit the official portal and can fill in the application form. The exam is all set to be conducted on February 12, 2023. Candidates interested in applying for IIT JAM 2023, must check out the detailed IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria 2023. IIT Guwahati is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2023, Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) is an all-India entrance examination.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an all-India examination conducted across the country by the IITs and IISc on a rotational basis. JAM Score is used for admission to various postgraduate programmes such as MSc, MSc (Tech), MS (Research), MSc - M.Tech, Dual Degree, Joint MSc - PhD, and MSc - PhD Dual Degree, across multiple disciplines by premier institutes across the country. The Biological Science paper has been discontinued from 2020, and Economics was the newly introduced subject in 2020.    

IIT JAM 2023 Subjects and Codes

JAM 2023 is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and it is going to be conducted in seven different subjects.  The subjects along with their codes are specified in the following table.

Name of the Subject

Subject Code









Mathematical Statistics






IIT JAM 2023- Type of Questions

The question paper consists of objective type of questions, which fall under three different sections

  • Type-1: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Type-2: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Type-3: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 

IIT JAM 2023- Total Seats

  • Through JAM candidates will be directly admitted to approximately 3000 seats in various postgraduate programmes at IITs.
  • There are 2300 seats approximately for which IIT JAM 2023 score can be utilized for the admissions.
  • JAM 2023 Scores to be used for admissions provided by various CFTIs including NITs, IISc, DIAT, IIEST, IISER Pune, IISER Bhopal, IIPE, JNCASR, and SLIET.
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Highlights of IIT JAM Exam 2023

From the table given below, candidates who will be appearing for the entrance examination can check out the exam highlights of IIT JAM 2023: 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the conducting authority of IIT JAM 2023.
  • IIT JAM 2023 provides admission for both Indian and Foreign nationals. It is open to anyone from any country.
  • There is no age restriction/ limit.
  • IIT JAM 2023 is going to be conducted in 7 subjects and is a Computer Based Test.
  • The IIT JAM 2023 question paper will have three objective types of questions viz (1) Multiple Choice Questions, (2) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and (3) Numerical Answer Type (NATs) Questions
  • Aspirants may appear for ONE  paper or TWO Papers
  •   Candidates who qualify JAM 2023 are eligible to apply for over 3000 seats in IITs for the academic year 2023-24. There is no additional evaluation process, such as an entrance test or interview, required for admission to the programmes in Admitting Institutes under JAM 2023.
  • JAM 2023 Scores can also be used for admission to different programmes like MSc, MSc (Tech), MSc- MTech Dual Degree, MS (R), Joint MSc - PhD, MSc - PhD Dual Degree, and Integrated PhD in various institutes.
  • JAM 2023 scores will be used for direct admission to around 2000 seats for counselling through CCMN in NITs and other CFTIs.
  • JNCASR, IIPE, IISc, IISER Bhopal, and IISER Pune also use JAM 2023 scores for admission to postgraduate programmes.
  • JAM 2023 Examination will be conducted across 109 Cities in India.

Conducting Body (2023)

IIT Guwahati

Name of Exam

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test

Exam Date

February 12, 2023 
Duration of Exam

3 hours

Mode of Application


Exam Type

National Level

Courses of Admission

M.Sc. (Two Years), M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-M.Tech, Other Post-Graduate Degree Programmes at IITs, Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc

Mode of Examination


Total Number of Questions

60 Questions

Colleges Accepting Exam IIT JAM :

IIT JAM 2023 Registration

The application process for IIT JAM 2023 will commence on September 7, 2022 and the final date to apply for the entrance exam is October 11, 2022. The IIT JAM registration will entirely be held in online mode and only eligible candidates are required to participate in the same. Provided below are the simple instructions on how to apply for IIT JAM 2023:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the exam

Step 2: Click on the application form link mentioned on the homepage

Step 3: Register yourself.

Step 4: Fill out the application form

Step 5: Upload the required documents

Step 6: Pay the application fee

Step 7: Submit the application form

Once the registration process is over, the conducting body will start the application correction process for IIT JAM 2023. Only registered candidates can take part in this process.

IIT JAM 2023 Important Dates

Check the important dates of IIT JAM 2023 here such as registration dates, admit card date and entrance test date.  


Dates (Out)

Commencement of IIT JAM 2023 Online Registration and Application form

September 7, 2022

Last Date of Submission of IIT JAM 2023 Online Application form and Documents Uploading 

October 11, 2022

Form Correction

October 2022

IIT JAM 2023 Admit Card Download Date

January 2023

IIT JAM Mock Test link

January 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Examination Date

February 12, 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Final Answer Key

March 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Result Date

March 22, 2023

Date of Submission of IIT JAM 2023 Application Form for Admission 

April to May 2023

Final date for rectification of defective documents/ receipt of requests
for Change of Category with valid documents

May 2023

First Admission List Declaration

June 2023

Deadline to Pay Seat Booking Fee

June 2023

First Admission List Declaration

June 2023

Deadline to Pay Seat Booking Fee

June 2023

IIT JAM 2023 Admit Card

The admit card of IIT JAM 2023 is expected to be released in the final weeks of January 2023. The exact IIT JAM 2023 admit card release date is yet to be announced by the conducting body. The admit card will be made available in online mode only and will contain important personal and exam related information like the name of the candidate, subjects chosen by the applicant, exam venue address & code, registration number, candidate’s photograph & signature etc.

Provided below are a few simple steps explaining how to download the admit card of IIT JAM 2023:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2023.

Step 2: Click on the admit card link mentioned on the homepage.

Step 3: Enter the registered credentials.

Step 4: Click on ‘Login’.

Step 5: Select the admit card, verify the details & download the IIT JAM admit card PDF.

Step 6: Take a few printouts for future reference.

IIT JAM 2023 Exam Centers

The list of IIT JAM 2023 exam centres can be checked below - 

Name of the Zone

Examination Centres

Contact Details

IISc Bangalore

  • Belagavi/Belgaum
  • Bengaluru
  • Bidar
  • Gulbarga/Kalaburagi
  • Hassan
  • Hubbali
  • Hyderabad
  • Kannur
  • Kozhikode
  • Mangaluru
  • Mysuru (Mysore)
  • Palakkad
  • Port Blair
  • Shimoga
  • Thrissur
  •  Vatakara

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 80 2293 2392

IIT Bombay

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednagar
  •  Akola
  • Amravati
  • Aurangabad
  • Goa
  • Jalgaon
  •  Kolhapur
  • Mumbai-Navi  Mumbai – Thane
  • Nagpur
  • Nanded
  •  Nashik
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Sangli
  • Satara
  •  Solapur
  • Surat
  • Vadodara

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 22 2576 7022

IIT Delhi

  • Faridabad
  • Greater NOIDA
  •  Gurugram
  • Hisar
  •  Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  •  Mathura
  •  New Delhi
  • Srinagar

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 11 2659 1749

IIT Guwahati

  • Agartala
  • Asansol-Durgapur
  • Dhanbad
  • Dibrugarh
  • Dimapur- Kohima
  • Guwahati
  •  Imphal
  • Jorhat
  •  Kalyani
  • Patna
  • Shillong
  • Siliguri

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 361 258 6500

IIT Kanpur

  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Bareilly
  • Bhopal
  • Gorakhpur
  • Jabalpur
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  •  Varanasi

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 512 259 7412

              IIT Kharagpur

  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Brahmapur (Odisha)
  • Kolaghat
  •  Kolkata
  • Midnapore
  •  Raipur
  •  Ranchi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 3222 282 091

IIT Madras

  • Alappuzha
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Ernakulam
  • Guntur
  • Karimnagar
  •  Khammam
  •  Kollam
  •  Kottayam
  • Madurai
  • Ongole
  •  Puducherry
  • Salem
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  •  Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupati
  • Warangal

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 44 2257 8200

IIT Roorkee

  • Ambala, Dehradun
  • Ghaziabad
  • Haldwani
  • Jalandhar
  •  Kurukshetra
  • Meerut
  • Mohali
  • Moradabad
  • Patiala
  • Roorkee
  • Shimla-Solan

Email ID:

Contact No: 91 1332 284 531

What are the Options to Explore other than IIT JAM Exam?

IIT JAM or the Joint Admission Test is a national level entrance examination that is a gateway for the aspirants seeking admission into courses such as M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree etc offered by various participating institutes of IIT JAM 2023 such as, IIT Indore, IIT Delhi, IIT Patna, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur etc. Since IIT JAM is surely considered one of the toughest entrance exams to crack, there are various other sought after entrance exams that are conducted on a national level such as, NEST, JEST, GSAT, AIEEA etc. Candidates may also consider registering for these examinations and pursue an M.Sc course to delve deep into their respective science subject areas. Pursuing an M.Sc course will also help the candidates can find a job in both the private and government sectors. One can take up jobs such as lab work, or teaching as a career after completing their M.Sc programme.

IIT JAM Conducting Body

IITs conduct the popular IIT JAM exam on a rotational basis along with IISc Bangalore. IIT JAM 2023 will be conducted by IIT Guwahati. The institutes are quite popular in India for providing quality education in the fields of engineering, science & technology and research. IITs as well as IISc's vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure, encourage students to pursue Research and Development careers in areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of Science and Technology.

IIT JAM 2023 Contact Details

Here are the contact details for IIT JAM 2023:


(0361) 2586500 *

Email address

Contact Address

Organizing Chair, JAM 2023, GATE - JAM Office, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India

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FAQs about IIT JAM

Is a mock test available for IIT JAM?

The IIT JAM mock test link can be accessed from the official website of IIT JAM.

When will IIT JAM 2022 be conducted?

IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted on February 13. 

How many questions are asked in IIT JAM?

IIT JAM comprises 60 questions.

What is the mode of IIT JAM?

IIT JAM entrance exam is conducted in online mode.

Is a biological science subject included in IIT JAM?

The Biological Science paper has been discontinued from 2020 in IIT JAM.

How many papers are there in the IIT JAM entrance exam?

IIT JAM is conducted for biotechnology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, mathematical statistics and physics.

Who conducts the IIT JAM entrance exam?

IIT JAM entrance exam is conducted by one of the IIT’s on a rotational basis along with IISc Bangalore.

What is IIT JAM?

IIT JAM is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission in M.Sc, Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor's Degree programmes in IITs and Integrated PhD programmes at IISc.

When is IIT JAM conducted?

IIT JAM is conducted in the month of February.

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