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|About IIT JAM|
|The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-M.S.(Research)/Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor's Degree Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country.|
|The candidates who qualify in JAM 2015 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirement (ER) for admissions in IISc and 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 PwD Category Candidates in the qualifying degree.
(II) For IIT Guwahati: At least (a) 55% marks or 6.0 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, in Major/Honors and Pass in all other subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries or (b) 60%aggregate marks or 6.5 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined, for Un-Reserved/OBC(NCL) Category Candidates; and at least (a) 50% marks or 5.5 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, in Major/Honors and pass in all other subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, or (b) 55%aggregate marks or 6.0 CPI in a scale of 10, without rounding off, taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined, for SC/ST and PwD Category Candidates, in the qualifying degree.
(III) For IIT Indore: A first class in the qualifying degree. At IIT Indore, the First Class is defined as: (i) A minimum of 60% marks for GEN/OBC (55% for SC/ST) category in aggregate or as specified by the university/institute OR (ii) A minimum CPI of 6.0 for GEN/OBC (5.5 for SC/ST) category on the scale of 10; with corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than on 10 (for example 4.8 for GEN/OBC category (4.4 for SC/ST) on a scale of 8) OR (iii) A first class as specified by the university/institute.
(IV) 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 PwD 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).
Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by September 30, 2015.
|A candidate has to first register on the JAM 2015 website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. |
Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing your enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate in the E-mail address provided by the candidate. The enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this enrolment ID along with the password for all JAM 2015 related communications or website operations.
Upon logging in to the JAM 2015 application processing website, the candidate needs to fill in information, such as parent/guardian's name and mobile number, city choices, the number and choice of test paper(s) that he/she wishes to appear, date of birth, gender, address for communication, category and PwD status. The candidate's application fee will get determined based on these information. The candidate should also fill his/her other details, such as information on qualifying degree, marks, percentage, details of valid personal ID information, etc. It may be noted that the candidate can specify any one of the following for the personal ID information: Aadhar ID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID.
The application fee can be paid either online or through challan via State Bank of India, as detailed below. Additional bank charges may apply for the above transactions.
If the candidate chooses to pay through online payment mode, then he/she will be able to make the payment using his/her netbanking account, debit or credit cards, until October 09, 2014. The charges may vary depending on the payment option.
In case the candidate chooses the offline payment mode to pay through challan, then a challan will be generated (as a .pdf file). The candidate has to take the printout of the challan and the payment should be made in cash at any SBI branch latest by September 30, 2014 (Tuesday). The payment information gets updated in the candidate's login typically within 72 hours.
The candidate should upload the following files/documents to the application website:
A) A high quality image of the candidate's photograph, as per the requirements given below (see section 10.1).
B) A good quality image of the candidate's signature, as per the requirements given below (see section 10.2).
C) A good quality scanned image of SC/ST/PwD certificates, if applicable (in JPEG/PDF format).
D) A good quality scanned image of SBI - stamped JAM copy of Challan, if applicable (in JPEG/PDF format).
In case of payment through Challan mode, the candidates are required to send the SBI-stamped JAM copy of the challan to the organizing Institute, by post at the address 'Organizing Chairperson, JAM 2015, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781039, Assam'.
|The JAM 2015 examination for all the seven test papers will be carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. |
For all the seven test papers, the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers will be English only. There will be a total of 60 questions carrying 100 marks. The entire paper will be divided into three sections, A, B and C. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types as given below:
Section – A contains a total of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying one or two marks each. Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Candidates can mark the answer by clicking the choice.
Section – B contains a total of 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying two marks each . Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices. The candidate gets full credit if he/she selects all the correct answers only and no wrong answers. Candidates can mark the answer(s) by clicking the choice(s).
Section – C contains a total of 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions carrying one or two marks each. For these NAT type questions, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions. Candidates have to enter the answer by using a virtual numeric keypad.
In all sections, questions not attempted will result in zero mark.
In Section – A (MCQ), wrong answer will result in negative marks. For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
In Section – B (MSQ), there is no negative and no partial marking provisions. There is no negative marking in Section – C (NAT) as well.
An on-screen virtual scientific calculator will be available for the candidates to do the calculations. Physical calculators, charts, graph sheets, tables, cellular phone or any other electronic gadgets are NOT allowed in the examination hall.
A scribble pad will be provided for rough work and this has to be returned back at the end of the examination.
The candidates are required to select the answer for MCQ and MSQ type questions, and to enter the answer for NAT questions using only a mouse on a virtual keypad (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.
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