Candidates who wish to appear for the Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2018 can start applying as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has opened the official portal – jam.iitb.ac.in. The entrance exam will be held for admission in various masters courses at IITs and the Indian Institutes of Science (IISc). The last date for online application submission is October 10.
IIT Bombay will conduct the exam on February 11, 2018 and will announce the results on March 20. The exam will be held in two schedules – for admission to biotechnology (BT), chemistry (CY), geology (GG) and mathematical statistics (MS), candidates will be required to clear JAM through session 1 which will take place from 9 am to 12 pm. Those wishing for seats in biological sciences (BL), mathematics (MA) and physics (PH) will need to clear the afternoon session exam from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Age: There is no age restriction and the candidate can be an Indian national or a foreigner.
Education: The aspirant should hold a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognised college or university. They must have scored a minimum 55 per cent marks for general and OBC-NCL candidates. For SC, ST and PwD categories, it is 50 per cent.
Those students who are in the final year of their qualifying exam can also apply.
Important dates for JAM 2018
Application form release: September 5, 2017
Last date to submit the online application & uploading documents: October 10, 2017
Last date for application fee payment: October 10, 2017
Admit card available: January 9, 2018
Mock test link: February 2018
Exam date: February 11, 2018
Result announcement: March 20, 2018
IIT JAM 2018 syllabus: It is divided into three sections — Section A, B and C. The syllabus will comprise of various topics such as BL (Biological Sciences), BT (Biotechnology), GC (Geology), MS (Mathematical Statistics), CY (Chemistry), PH (Physics) and MA (Mathematics).
How to register for IIT JAM 2018
Step 1: Get registered on JOAPS website by providing your name, a valid e-mail address, a working mobile number and a password.
Step 2: All communications will be made through the same
Step 3: An E-mail will be sent that will have candidate’s enrolment ID.
Step 4: Keep your ID along with the password information safe, and confidential.