Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore will be the Organizing Institute for theJoint Admission test for Masters (JAM)2021. Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, the Director of the Indian Institute of Science, has announced that the JAM 2021 examination will be conducted on Sunday, February 14, 2021. The JAM application portal will be open to aspiring candidates from 10th September 2020 to 15th October 2020. JAM is a qualifying examination for candidates seeking admission to variousmasters programmes,including M.Sc. (Two years), Masters in Economics (Two years), Joint M.Sc.‐Ph.D., M.Sc.‐Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.‐M.S. (Research)/ Ph. D. Dual Degree, and other Post‐Bachelor Degree programmes at IlTs (Bhilai, Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Delhi, ISM Dhanbad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati, and BHU Varanasi). JAM score will be used by llSc Bangalore for admission to Integrated Ph.D. programmes. JAM score will also be used by other centrally funded technical institutions such as NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab, and IISERs for admission to their programmes.JAM 2021 is open to all nationals and there is no age restriction. JAM score is valid for only one year. For admissions to masters programmes for the academic year 2021-22, candidates need to appear for JAM 2021.
IITs and IISc started conducting JAM from the academic year 2004-05. JAM 2021 will have 7 papers Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Economics (EN), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS), and Physics (PH). A new paper on Economics (EN) is added this year and the purview of JAM is extended to social sciencesto provide admissions to masters programmes in Economics at the IITs. To reflect this, the nameof the exam is changed to Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) from the year 2021.
The JAM 2021 examination will be conducted as a Computer BasedTest (CBT) in ONLINE mode only. A candidate can appear foreither one or two test papers. The examinationwill be conducted in various cities spread across the country. The examination attracts more than 1 lakh aspirantsevery year.Further details can be obtained by visiting the JAM 2021 website https://jam.iisc.ac.in.