IIT JAM 2022: Everything You Need to Know About it in One Place

IIT JAM (Joint Admissions test for Master’s) is an exam conducted by IIT Roorkee on a yearly basis for students who are in the final year of their bachelor’s or have already completed it. The exam will be conducted by IIT Roorkee on February 13. This year, two exam cities have been added in Haldwani, Uttarakhand and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island. 

IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted in a computer-based mode (CBT) or online mode for seven subjects which are Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). Last year, the Economics subject was added to the IIT JAM exam.

Approximately six lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam.

IIT JAM Exam 2022 Important Dates

Starting of online application form25th August 2021
Last date of online application submission & uploading of documents14th October 2021
Last date to pay application fee17th October 2021
Commencement of correction20th – 25th October 2021
Admit card releaseJanuary 2022
IIT JAM 2022 exam date13th February 2022
Declaration of Final Answer KeyMarch 2022
Announcement of result22sn March 2022
Score Card1st April – 31st July 2022
Submission of application for admission11th – 25th April 2022
Last Date for Receipt of Request for making Changes of Category in Proper Format & Rectification of Defective Documents4th May 2022
Declaration of 1st admission list1st June 2022
Declaration for 2nd admission list16th June 2022
Declaration of 3rd admission list25th June 2022
Declaration of 4th admission list5th July 2022
Closure of admission through JAM 202211th July 2022

How to Apply for IIT JAM?

  1. Visit official website
  2. Click on “JOAPS Applicant login” option on the home page.
  3. Fill the details such as name, mail ID & phone number.
  4. Now candidates will receive an enrollment number on their registered mail ID & number.
  5. After receiving details, login using the given login credentials.
  6. Proceed to fill other personal & qualification details.
  7. Candidates must also submit exam city as per their preference.
  8. Once all details will be filled, upload passport size photograph & signature in JPEG format.
  9. Photograph must be in 3.5 cm width * 4.5 cm height in range of 5KB to 200 KB.
  10. Signature must be in range of 5 KB to 100 KB with maximum 160 * 560 pixels & minimum 80* 280 pixels in size.
  11. Candidates must also upload category certificate (if required).
  12. Now re-check & verify the given details.
  13. After verification, click on “submit” option.
  14. Then proceed to submit application fee as per your category.
  15. Once fee will get submitted, a confirmation page will appear on your screen.
  16. Take printout of confirmation page for future reference.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for IIT JAM?

  • Indian as well as foreign national category candidates will be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must qualify Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for IIT JAM 2022.
  • The candidate must score at least 55% marks (50% for reserved category) to be eligible for IIT JAM 2022.
  • Applying candidates will have to submit physical fitness proof from registered medical practitioner.
  • There will be no age limit to apply for IIT JAM 2022.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in year 2022 will be also eligible for examination.

How to Download the IIT JAM 2022 Admit Card?

IIT JAM 2022 admit card was scheduled to be released on January 4 but has been postponed until further notice. IIT Roorkee has not stated the reason for postponing the IIT JAM 2022 admit card. As of now, no other dates of IIT JAM 2022 has been changed.

  1. Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2022
  2. Click on the tab indicating IIT JAM 2022 Admit Card download
  3. Log in by entering the registration credentials
  4. Download the IIT JAM 2022 admit card in PDF format

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Exam Pattern for IIT JAM 2022

No of Questions60
Duration of Exam3 hours
Question typeSection 1: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Section 2: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)Section 3: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 
ModeOnline, CBT mode
Papers7 subjects
Total Marks100 per paper
Negative MarkingNegative marks will be there only for Section 1

IIT JAM Syllabus

1. IT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus:

  • General Biology – (Taxonomy; Heredity; Genetic variation; Conservation; Principles of ecology; Evolution; Techniques in modern biology.)
  • Biochemistry and physiology – (Carbohydrates; Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes; Vitamins; Hormones; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation; Photosynthesis. Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation; Vertebrates-Nervous system; Endocrine system; Vascular system; Immune system; Digestive system and Reproductive System.)
  • Basic biotechnology – (Tissue culture; Application of enzymes; Antigen-antibody interaction; Antibody production; Diagnostic aids.)
  • Molecular Biology – (DNA; RNA; Replication; Transcription; Translation; Proteins; Lipids and Membranes; Operon model; Gene transfer.)
  • Cell Biology: (Cell cycle; Cytoskeletal elements; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi apparatus; Signaling.)
  • Microbiology: Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organisms.

2. IT JAM Chemistry Syllabus – (10+2+3 level):

  • Atomic Structure – (Bohr’s theory and Schrodinger wave equation; Periodicity in properties; Chemical bonding; Properties of s, p, d and f block elements; Complex formation; Coordination compounds; Chemical equilibria; Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions); Photochemistry; Electrochemistry; Acid-base concepts; Stereochemistry of carbon compounds; Inductive, electromeric, conjugative effects and resonance)
  • Chemistry of Functional Groups – (Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and their derivatives, Aromatic hydrocarbons, halides, nitro and amino compounds, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids, Mechanism of organic reactions.)
  • Synthetic polymers – (Bio molecules, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides), Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry)

3. IT JAM Mathematics Syllabus – (10+2 level):

Sets, Relations and FunctionsMathematical InductionLogarithms
Complex numbersLinear and Quadratic equationsSequences and Series
TrigonometryCartesian System of Rectangular CoordinatesStraight lines and Family
CirclesConic SectionsPermutations and Combinations
Binomial TheoremExponential and Logarithmic SeriesMathematical Logic
StatisticsThree Dimensional GeometryVectors
Matrices and DeterminantsBoolean AlgebraProbability
Functionslimits and ContinuityDifferentiation
Application of DerivativesDefinite and Indefinite IntegralsDifferential Equations

4. IT JAM Physics Syllabus – (10+2 level):

Physical World and MeasurementElementary Statics and DynamicsKinematics
Laws of MotionWorkEnergy and Power
ElectrostaticsCurrent electricityMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentElectromagnetic wavesOptics
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationsAtomic NucleusSolids and Semiconductor Devices
Principles of CommunicationMotion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyGravitation
Mechanics of Solids and FluidsHeat and ThermodynamicsOscillations, Waves

How to Give the IIT JAM mock test?

  1. Visit the official website of IIT JAM 2022 – https://joaps.iisc.ac.in/
  2. Click on the tab indicating Mock Test
  3. Click on the subject
  4. Click on Sign in
  5. Read the instructions and click on ‘Next’
  6. Click on the checkbox indicating the candidate has read and understood the instructions followed by clicking on the tab ‘I am ready to begin’
  7. Take the mock test

Tips and Tricks for the IIT JAM Examination

  • Avoid any kinds of distraction and keep your focus on the study.
  • Make a proper study plan and follow it strictly.
  • Go through the Exam pattern and Syllabus.
  • Keep the proper balance between games and study.
  • Go through the mock tests and previous year question papers.

IIT JAM 2022 Exam – Admission Process

  1. Fill the IIT JAM Registration form
  2. Down load the admit card from the official IIT JAM website
  3. Give the IIT JAM Exam
  4. Check the results on the official website
  5. Fill the admission form for the IIT JAM Counseling
  6. Check IIT JAM Admission list
  7. Offer letters will be given out to the candidates
  8. Submit the acceptance letter and Advanced seat booking fee through JOAPS

IIT JAM Exam Related FAQs

Q. What is the IIT JAM official website?

Q. Can I fill the exam form now, even though I have missed the last date of registration?

AnsNo, you cannot fill the registration form after the last date of Application.

Q. What is the registration/exam fee?

Ans – The registration fee for females and reserved category students belonging to SC/ST/PwD appearing for one paper is Rs.750, while those appearing for 2 papers is Rs.1050 and for everyone else appearing for 1 paper is Rs.1500 and Appearing for 2 Papers is Rs.2100

Q. Where will I get my exam centre?

Ans – Exam centers are given based on the preferences entered by the candidate while applying for the Exam

Q. Can I rectify my exam form if there are some mistakes in it?

AnsYes, you can rectify it before the submission date.

Q. Details in the admit card are not the same as I had filled in my registration form, what do I do?

Ans – You will have to report the problem to the official help desk of the exam conducting committee to resolve the issue.

Q. Will the admission fee be refunded if I don’t appear for the exam?

AnsNo, Exam fee is non-refundable.

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