Brief about IIT JAM 2019

IIT JAM 2019 – For quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas, IITs and IISc are institutions of national importance and are well known, the world over. In an intellectually stimulating environment, the aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity.

To pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology, the vibrant academic ambience and well-equipped research infrastructure of IISc & IITs motivate the students.

IIT JAM 2019 – Admissions

To provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004. For bright students, programmes at the IITs and Integrated PhD Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option are being conducted.

In their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world, these postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high-quality education. To provide opportunities to the students, the curricula for these programmes are designed apart from developing academic talent leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life.

Application timeline

  • ONLINE Registration and Application Process- September 05, 2018 (Ended)
  • Closure of ONLINE Application Process- October 12, 2018 (Ended)
  • The issue of Admit Card -January 8, 2019
  • Examination Date – February 10, 2019.
  • The announcement of Results – March 20, 2019

Test Schedule

Session  1

Time: 9:30 AM to 12.30 pm


  • Biological Sciences (BL)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Physics (PH)


Session 2

Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm


  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Geology (GG)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Examination Zones

With eight zones, the JAM 2019 Examination is conducted in collaboration. The Eight zones are listed  below,

  • IISC Bengaluru Zone – 8 cities
  • IIT Bombay Zone- 8 cities
  • IIT Delhi Zone – 10 cities
  • IIT Guwahati Zone – 8 cities
  • IIT Kanpur Zone – 7 cities
  • IIT Kharagpur Zone – 7 cities
  • IIT Madras Zone – 11 cities
  • IIT Roorkee Zone- 8 cities

At the time of applying for the JAM 2019 examination, candidates must specify their first, second and third choice cities. When the choice of the first city is made, then the zone gets determined and the candidates will be able to choose the second choice city from the same zone. From the same zone, the third choice city can be chosen from anywhere in India including. From the final list, if enough number of candidates are not available at a listed City/Town, then the City/Town may be dropped and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of their second choice or third choice.

However, because of operational constraints, the JAM 2019 Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and to allocate a city that may not be any one of the choices stated by the candidate.