IIT JAM Counselling Process 2021

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 10 Aug, 2020 12:12

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IIT JAM 2021 Counselling Process

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling Process will be organised by IIT Kanpur in the month of April to June 2021 in online mode. The counselling of IIT JAM 2021 will be organized only for those candidates who will complete the admission form after the IIT JAM result has been declared. On the basis of the IIT JAM 2021 merit lists and scores, candidates will be offered admission in IITs, NITs, and CFTIs.

After the declaration of IIT JAM 2021 result, candidates will have to fill the admission form for the IIT JAM 2020 counselling procedures. Candidates need to submit all the requisite document during the IIT JAM Counselling 2021. After submission of the documents, IIT, Kanpur will release the first admission List in the month of June 2021.

The counselling of IIT JAM is conducted to allot seats to the candidates in various courses. A candidate can apply to one or more programmes that are covered under the test papers qualified by the candidate, subject to fulfilment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) and the Eligibility Criteria of the Admitting Institutes.

Note: The organising authority releases the second or third admission list if the seats remain vacant.

Schedule of IIT JAM Counselling 2021

From the table given below, candidates can take a look at the detailed counselling schedule of IIT JAM 2021:



IIT JAM Result 2021

March 20, 2021

Availability of IIT JAM Scorecard

April 2021

Availability of IIT JAM Admission Form 2021

April 2021

End Date of IIT JAM 2021 Admission Form

April 22, 2020

Last date for receipt of the request for a change in category in proper format/rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay

May 2021

IIT JAM First Admission list

June 2021

IIT JAM 2021 counselling date for payment of seat booking fee (for first admission list)

Second week of June 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Second Admission List

June 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Last date for payment of seat booking fee (for second admission list)

Fourth week of June 2021


Opening and Closing of withdrawal option in IIT JAM 2021

The month of June 2021

IIT JAM Third and Final Admission list

June 2021

Last day for payment of seat booking fee (for final admission list)

First week of July 2021

IIT JAM 2021 Counselling Procedure

Step – 1: Filling of Admission Application Form

Candidates applying for admission in various courses first have to fill an application form to participate in IIT JAM counselling. Candidates have to fill the form with accurate details and verify the details before submitting the application form. For admission application form filling, candidates will have to visit the official website of IIT JAM, click on the appropriate link and enter the login credentials, irrespective of the IISc and IITs where the admission is sought, to fill the admission form. After that, candidates will have to provide the requisite details such as choice of programmes in order of preference, academic qualification, aggregate/CGPA, category, etc. After filling the programme preference and proceeding to payment. The application fee for the JAM 2020 admission form has to be paid online only through using Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking. The application fee will be non-refundable. After making the payment and upload the scanned image on the admission website in the prescribed format.


  • Only one admission form can be filled, therefore candidates must be careful while they fill the admission form.

  • Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL category have to submit a valid certificate along with the admission form after the declaration of IIT JAM 2021 Result.

  • If found incomplete the admission form of JAM 2021 will not be considered.

Step – 2: Accept or Reject Choices

  • In this step, candidates have to log in to the official website and make choices from any of the options appearing on the screen. They can opt “Accept and Upgrade”, “Accept and Freeze” or “Reject and Quit” option.

  • After choosing the option and booking the seat, candidates have to pay “Seat Booking Fee” through online payment modes using Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking.

  • If a candidate chooses to withdraw, then an amount of INR1000/- will be deducted from their Seat Booking Fee and the final amount will be refunded.

Step – 4: Reporting to the Allotted Centre

  • After seat allotment, candidates have to report at the allotted IITs, NITs, and CFTIs along with all the documents required to be submitted at the time of admission.

  • Candidates who fail to accept the admission offer are not considered for the further admission process.


  • IIT JAM 2020 Third and final admission list will be prepared if seats still remain vacant.

  • Qualified candidates who are not allotted a seat in the 1st and 2nd admission round will remain on the waiting list.

  • Anyone who does not accept the acceptance offer from the institute will be removed from the admission process.

 Important Pointers Regarding IIT JAM 2021 Admission Procedure

  • The verification of Eligibility Requirements (ERs) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) is the mandatory steps to move for the admission.

  • The admission will be offered only those candidates who fulfill all eligibility criteria of IIT JAM 2021.

  • Apart from this, the admission will depend on the availability of seats in the admitting institutions.

  • Without all the documents mentioned below, no candidate will be allowed to participate in IIT JAM 2021 Counselling.

  • The admission in IISc Banglore, IISER Bhopal, IISER Pune, and CCMN Institutes will not be done through common JAM admission process. The candidate must apply for these institutes directly to their undergraduate programmes.

Seat Booking Fee in IIT JAM Counselling 2021

  • In order to get admission into IITs, candidates who have been allotted seats will have to freeze their seats.

  • Candidates will be required to pay the IIT JAM counselling fees in online mode via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

  • IIT Kanpur will provide a secured gateway for the IIT JAM 2021 counselling by which the candidates can remit the fee for their admission.


Seat Booking Fee Amount (in INR)





General/ OBC (Non Creamy Layer)




List of Documents Required in IIT JAM 2021 Counselling

The candidates are required to carry the following documents in original along with Xerox copies at the time of counselling:

  • 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate

  • 12th or HSC mark sheet

  • Qualifying degree certificate (mark sheets of all semesters)

  • National certificate for candidates belonging to general category

  • Category certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

  • JAM Scorecard and admit card

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FAQs about IIT JAM Counselling Process

What is the IIT JAM seat booking fee for SC category?

The IIT JAM seat booking fee for SC category is Rs. 5,000.

Will I get the refund of IIT JAM seat booking fee if I choose to withdraw from the counselling process?

The candidates who wish to withdraw from IIT JAM counselling process will get the refund of seat booking fee. However, Rs. 1,000 shall be deducted.

What is the general category seat booking fee for IIT JAM counselling?

The IIT JAM seat booking fee for General Category is Rs. 10,000.

Do I have to report immediately after paying the IIT JAM seat booking fee?

The candidates will be given time to report to the allocated institutes.

Can I wait for second admission list if I am not satisfied with the IIT JAM first admission list?

If you are not satisfied with the first allotment, you will have to enter your preference on JOAPS portal. You can select Retain and Wait for the IIT JAM second admission list.

What should I do after checking the IIT JAM admission list?

You will have to pay the seat booking fee after checking the IIT JAM admission list.

How many IIT JAM admission lists are released by the exam authority?

Usually, the exam authority releases three admission lists of IIT JAM.

How can I check my IIT JAM admission status?

The exam authority will release IIT JAM admission list on the specified dates, and the candidates will have to check the same through the JOAPS portal.

Where can I register for IIT JAM counselling process?

The candidates will have to register for the counselling process on JOAPS portal.

Who conducts the counselling process for IIT JAM?

The counselling process for IIT JAM is conducted by the conducting IIT.

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