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► IIT JAM 2018, Application Invited, Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

IIT JAM 2018 Application Form has been released from 5th September 2017. IIT JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc) is a national level examination organized by the IITs and IISc on rotation basis. IIT-JAM 2018 will be conducted by IIT, Bombay. Through this exam, students can get admission in M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree & other courses. Top reputed colleges & institutions like IITs & IISc will offer admissions into these courses on the basis of IIT JAM 2018 exam. This exam came into existence from the year 2014. Here we are providing details about IIT JAM 2018 exam, including application form, eligibility, exam date, exam pattern, etc.

JAM 2018
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2018
Organizing Institute: IIT Bombay

General information

(a)       JAM 2018 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes covered under JAM 2018 need to appear in JAM 2018. There is no age restriction.

(b)       JAM 2018 is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination. It will be held on 11 February 2018 (Sunday).

(c)       For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).

(d)       To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Programme.

(e)       The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2018, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, will be submitted by 30 September 2018.

(f)        Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2018.

(g)       On the basis of performance in JAM 2018, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.

(h)       Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 10 May 2018. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

(i)         Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2018 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

(j)         The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirement and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).

(k)       In this document, the phrases 'Un-Reserved' and 'General' are used interchangeably and they both mean the same.

(l)         With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

(m)     In all matters concerning JAM 2018, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018 will be final and binding on all the applicants.
(n)       Although JAM 2018 is held at different centres across country, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2018.In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of JAM 2018, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Mumbai High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.

Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2018 Website
September 05, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Online application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website
October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online process
October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
Date of JAM 2018 Examination
February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2018
March 20, 2018 (Tuesday)
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2018 Website
April 03 - 17, 2018
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay
April 17, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of First Admission List
May 22, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of Second Admission List
June 12, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List
June 29, 2018 (Friday)
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018
July 05, 2018 (Thursday)


IISc Bangalore
Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT Bombay
Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi
Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati
Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur
Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur
Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras
Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee
Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

Note: The JAM 2018 Committee may add and/or drop any place as an examination city at its discretion


Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for JAM 2018 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at website The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website from September 05, 2017. A candidate has to first register on JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. The candidate must give an E-mail address that he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communications to the candidate from JAM 2018 will be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else's E-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address. Similarly, the candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS. The password that the candidate provides should be chosen so that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he/she will require it to login to the online application website. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing candidate's Enrolment ID will be sent to 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 2018 related communications or website operations. Keep your ID along with the password information safe, and confidential.

JOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM Administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

o    Apply for the examination online.

o    Upload photograph, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.

o    Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.

o    Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit card ready for download, etc.

o    Download Admit Card.

o    View your answers, marks and JAM score.

o    Download JAM scorecard.

o    Submission of application for Admission

Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet cafe person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. It has been noticed during earlier occasions that the information filled by other person on behalf of the candidate was wrong, since they did not have correct information about the candidate. Hence, we strongly discourage such practice while filling the online application form.

Data Requirement for Filling the Application form: The following data will be required while filling the form at JOAPS:

o    Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent's name, parent's mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per the qualifying degree certificate. JAM 2018 Score Card will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.

o    Address for Communication (including PIN code)

o    Eligibility degree details

o    College name and address with PIN code

o    JAM paper/s

o    Choice of JAM Examination cities

o    High-quality image of candidate's photograph conforming to the requirements specified

o    Good-quality image of candidate's signature conforming to the requirements specified

o    Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

o    Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

o    Details of the valid Identity Document (ID) (This ID proof, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall)

o    Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment

The JOAPS allows you to enter the data, "Save" partially filled form, "Logout", and "Resume Filling" by logging in again. The JOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Additional help information required in filling various fields in the JOAPS portal will be made available.

Upon logging into the JAM 2018 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 this information. The candidate should also fill his/her other details, such as information on qualifying degree, percentage of marks/CGPA, details of valid personal ID information, etc. It may be noted that the candidate can specify any one of the following photo ID cards for the personal ID information: Aadhaar ID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, PAN Card, Passport, or Voter ID.

The JAM 2018 application requires that your photograph and signature are uploaded electronically at JOAPS. Uploading photograph and signature that does not meet the specifications can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the application fee.

Photograph Requirements

o    Please pay attention to upload only good quality photograph. The JAM Score Card will be printed with the photograph you submit.

o    The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

o    A passport size (3.5 cm Width x 4.5 cm Height) photograph of the face of the candidate is required for application form.

o    The photograph must be in COLOR and taken after 01 August 2017 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in the rejection of application.

o    Request photo studio to provide the image of your photo in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm (Width X Height) print.

o    Maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480�640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) (Request photo studio to reduce it to this size if it is larger). Minimum pixel size of the JPEG image can be 240 X 320. File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 200KB.

o    Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.

o    The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.

o    The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.

o    If you normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove the spectacles.

o    You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.

o    Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your JAM application, without any refund of the application fee.

Table 1 shows samples of acceptable good quality photographs and poor quality unacceptable photographs

Signature Requirements

o    Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm X 7 cm (Height X Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.

o    The signature with all CAPITAL LETTERS, Initials or in any other colour (other than black and blue) shall NOT be accepted.

o    Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box. Table 2 shows sample signatures that are acceptable and unacceptable.

o    Only JPEG image format will be accepted.

o    The maximum image size of the signature can be 160 X 560 in pixels.

o    The minimum image size of the signature can be 80 X 280 in pixels.
o    File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 100KB.

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► UGC Public Notice, Fake letter on Research Programs guidelines of 2016-17

UGC issued a public notice regarding  Fake letter on Research Programs guidelines of 2016-17.

"It has come to the notice of the University Grants Commission that a letter bearing No. RP2016/190 dated 3rd October, 2016 is being used by Monad University, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh on the plea that they are following additional guidelines as conveyed by UGC through the aforesaid lefter.
 In this connection, it is informed that no such letter was issued by the University Grants Commission in the name of Monad University, Hapur (UP). Therefore, the letter under reference is a forged and fake, and shall not be given any effect for any purpose. UGC has already lodged a complaint bearing No. 14190 dated 30th March, 2017 with the Police this regard"

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► Single window Plus one (HSE) Admission 2017, Ekajalakam/ ഏകജാലകം 2017, plus one allotment kerala

  • Online Submission of Applications For Plus One Admission in Merit Quota(Single Window System) commences on 8th May 2017
  • Single Window Application Distribution starts on 08/05/2017
  • Facility for Online Submission of Applications by students will be available from 08/05/2017
  • Last Date for Application Submission is 22/05/2017.
  • Trial allotment date : 29/05/2017
  • Date of first allotment : 05/06/2017
  • Commencement of Classes : 14/06/2017
  • Supplimentary allotment : 22/07/2017

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► Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, IIRS, Dehradun, M.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

M.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
(Specialisation/ Domain: Geoinformatics)

Course Setting

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (specialisation/domain: Geoinformatics) is offered within the framework of Joint Education Programme (JEP) of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands.
The course is of 18 months duration. Students follow part of the course at IIRS (Modules 1-10 and 17-23, i.e. 13 ½ months) and a part at the Faculty ITC, The Netherlands (Modules 11-16, i.e.4 ½ months). This is an accelerated course of 18 months with a study load (118 ECTS or European Credits) that would normally take two years to complete. This achieved in two ways: (i) the usual university vacations are not observed and (ii) the per-week study load (48 hours) is high in comparison with the usual university system. According to Dutch Law, one credit represents 29 hours of study and 60 credits represent one year of full-time study.
Following successful completion of the course, the students receive the M.Sc. degree from ‘University of Twente’ with the title: “Master of Science in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.” The ‘diploma supplement’ containing details of marks obtained and information about the course is provided along with the M.Sc. degree.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes


To develop a critical understanding of appropriate tools; exposure to new methods and techniques; gaining competence in developing tools for the acquisition, processing,transformation, analysis, modelling, storage and presentation of spatial data; using geo- information in identifying and responding to development problems and in drafting development policies; developing research skills to design and undertake research and development projects in various fields of geoinformatics.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are able to:
  • Analyse geo-information problems encountered in professional practice and develop appropriate methods for studying and/or solving the problems;
  • Choose and possibly develop appropriate methods for geospatial framewok data collection and processing;
  • Use programming languages;
  • Use geo-information science and earth observation technology to generate, integrate, analyse and visualise spatial data;
  • Understand and apply the principles of databases and data models and to use database query languages;
  • Formulate and carry out independent research in the general field of Geinformatics, possibly as part of a multi-disciplinary research and development project;
  • Communicate and defend Geoinformatics-based research methods and findings.

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidates applying for the course should have the following qualification:
M.Sc./M.Tech. in Physics/ Appl. Physics/ Electron./ Math./ Appl. Math./ Stat./ IT/ Comp. Sci./Geology/ Geophysics/ Geo-Engg./ Agriculture/ Forestry/ Urban and Reg. Plann. or any Natural/Env. Sci., OR Master in Geog. (having B.Sc. in science subjects), OR B.E./ B.Tech./B.Sc.(Engg.)/ Graduate (with four year deg. course) in Civil Engg./ Electron. & Comm./Comp. Sci./ Comp. Engg./ IT/ Geoinformatics/ Agril. Engg./ Geosci. Engg./ Petrol. Engg./Mining Engg./ Agri. Inform./ Agriculture/ Forest Inform./ Forestry or equivalent, OR B.Arch./ B.Plann./ M.Arch./ M.Plann., OR MCA (having B.Sc. in Science subjects), OR equivalent.
The admission in M.Sc. course is based on a written test (for self-financed candidates), interview (for self-financed as well as Government-sponsored candidates), academic performance and experience.

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