IIT JAM 2020 Application Process

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 10 Oct, 2019 12:17 IST

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The IIT JAM 2020 online application process has begun from 4th September 2019 and the last date to submit the application form is October 8, 2019. Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of IIT JAM and all the requirements related to the application procedure of IIT JAM. All the registrations have to be made through JOAPS (JAM Online Application Processing System) link provided at the official website.

While completing the registration process, candidates have to provide a valid Email-ID and Password, Name and Mobile number. After the registration process of IIT JAM is complete, candidates have to use the enrollment ID and password created during the registration process to login and fill the application form. 

IIT Kanpur had been given the responsibility to conduct Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) in the month of February 2020. JAM is taken by candidates seeking admission in M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., and M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree courses at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree courses at IISc Bangalore. Last year, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) conducted the IIT JAM exam. 

IIT JAM 2020 Application Dates



Commencement of Online Registration and Application on IIT JAM 2020 Website

4th September 2019

Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website

8th October 2019

Online Window for Application Correction Open Until 

To be Announced

Date of JAM 2020 Examination

9th February 2019

Pre-requisite Details for IIT JAM 2020 Application Form

  • A valid E-mail ID and Mobile Number.

  • Image of scanned photograph and signature in prescribed format and size.

  • Class 10, 12 Marksheet and certificate

  • Qualifying degree Marksheet and certificate

  • Category Certificate (if required)

  • Passport Size Photograph

  • Photo ID Proof

  • Debit / Credit Card/Net Banking details while making an online payment.

Step-by-step Guide for IIT JAM 2020 Registration Process

Here are the simple steps to register online for IIT JAM 2020 Registration:

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the official website of IIT JAM. 

  • Click on the 'Candidate Portal (JOAPS)'  on the left-hand side of the IIT JAM Homepage.

  • Enter all the requisite details such as Candidates Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, and other details.

  • Click on the “submit” tab.

  • After successful registration, students will receive an Enrollment ID sent to the registered Email ID and Mobile Number.

  • Then using this Enrollment ID, create your registration password.

  • After created the password, log in to IIT JAM Registration Form, students are needed to click on “Edit Application Form” & fill the following details.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form:

  • After Login with your credentials such as Enrollment ID and Password.

  • Click on Apply Now.

  • Enter your personal details such as name, date of birth, permanent and present address, category & PwD status and other required details.

  • After that, you have to give your exam preference which includes, subject and exam centre.

  • You can choose up to 3 exam centres according to their preferences.

  • Note:

    • It must be noted that students can choose only two subjects as their wish and also make sure that both the exams will be conducted in two separate sessions.

    • While choosing the exam centre students must make sure that their choice of exam centre is nearest to home.

  • Provide your academic details such as Qualifying examination, the percentage of marks/CGPA, Name of College, Year of Passing, Name of University.

Step 3: Uploading of Documents:

  • You have to upload your documents and scanned images of your recent passport-sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format.

Specifications of Photograph, Signature, and Category Certificate:

Category Certificate (If required):

  • Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribe candidates will have to upload a valid documentary proof for exemption in the application fee.

  • Only certificates issued by authorized officials will be valid.

  • In order to avail the application fee concession under the Person with Disability (PwD) category, the candidates should attach a recently obtained valid PwD certificate issued by the competent authority.

  • OBC-NCL candidates are not required to submit/upload any category certificate along with the filled online application form.


  • The photograph should be coloured with white or very light background.

  • The image should be in JPEG format with 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm dimensions.

  • The size of the JPEG image can be 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Megapixel).

  • The minimum pixel size of the JPEG image can be 240 X 320. 

  • The file size of the image should be in the range of 5 KB to 200 KB.

  • You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses.


  • The signature must be done with black or dark blue ink.

  • The image should be in JPEG format with 160 x 560(maximum pixel resolution) and 80 x 280 (minimum pixel resolution).

  • The file size of the image should be in the range of 5 KB to 100 KB.

Step 4: Preview of Application Form:

  • Before proceeding for making any payment, you should view your application by clicking the 'Save and Preview' tab.

  • You should go through the application and ensure that there is no error in the application form and all the relevant and valid documents are uploaded.

  • If there are any corrections, you can go back and do the correction. After this, you should click on "Proceed for Payment" tab. 

  • No further change in the application form can be made, after clicking on 'Proceed for Payment' tab 

  • You will be directed to the payment portal.

Step 5: Payment of Fees:

  • The fee payment can be done through debit/credit card or net banking account. 

  • You are required to enter the payment details and pay the application fee.

IIT JAM 2019 Application Fee


One Test Paper (INR)

Two Test Papers (INR)

Female (All Categories), SC, ST, PwD



General & OBC



Application fee for those who wish to change or Add subjects



Wishes to Change Paper

Additional Fee (INR)

Wishes to Add Paper

Additional Fee (INR)

Female (All Categories)/ SC/ST/PwD

One Test Paper

One Test Paper


One Test Paper


Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper


Not Applicable


Both Papers


All Others

One Test Paper

One Test Paper


One Test Paper


Two Test Papers

Any One Test Paper


Not Applicable


Both Papers


Application fee for candidates who wish to change category or gender

Existing Gender/ Category



Additional Fee (INR)

Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD
(Group - 1)

Within Group-1

One or Two Test Paper(s)


To Group-2

One Test Paper


Both Papers


All Others (Group - 2)

To Group-1

One or Two Test Paper(s)


Note: Once the IIT JAM application fee is submitted, then it will not be refunded/ transferred under any circumstances.

Step 6: Submission of Application Form:

  • After completing all steps of the application form, you can take the printout of the filled application form.

  • You are suggested to keep safe the printed application form for further use.

  • There is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

Application Form Status of IIT JAM 2020

Candidates whose application forms need to be rectified for photographs/signature/other supporting documents are contacted by the university via e-mail/SMS. If everything is found to be in order, the application is accepted. Otherwise, defects in the application are marked and intimated to the candidate for rectification within a stipulated time period. The status of the application can be checked anytime by logging into JOAPS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the online application portal closes.

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