IIT Madras to conduct JAM 2016: Objective type & 3 different patterns of questions expected

Jayita Ekka updated on : 30 Jun 2016

Know more about IIT JAM 2016 exam paper pattern & important dates.

The dates for 2016 Joint Admission Test for admission to M. Sc courses in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) for admission in 2016 – 2017 have been announced! Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will be organizing JAM 2016. 

Mode of JAM 2016 test:

Online/ Computer Based Test (CBT) for all test papers

Paper Pattern for JAM 2016

All the seven Test Papers of JAM 2016 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions as follows:
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ type question is similar to MCQ but with a difference that there may be one or more than one choice(s) that are correct out of the four given choices.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: For each NAT type question, the answer is a signed real number which needs to be entered using the virtual keypad on the monitor. A virtual calculator will also be available on the computer monitor. No choices will be shown for these type of questions.

Application process for JAM 2015


Important Facts to remember about JAM 2016

  • For application to JAM 2016, you will NOT send hardcopies of any documents. If your payment option is via e-challan mode, then the scanned (institute) copy (.pdf file) on the JOAPS site by logging in your Application account. 
  • The documents (certificates, mark-sheet, etc) are to be uploaded to the online application website only
  • No hardcopy of JAM 2016 score card will be sent to the JAM 2016 qualified candidates by the Organizing Institute. It can only be downloaded from JAM 2016 website.


Important Dates for JAM 2016

Beginning of online registration & application

September 2nd, 2015

Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through e-Challan

October 10th, 2015

Last Date for Online Application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website

October 14th, 2015

Date of JAM 2016 Examination

February 7th, 2016

Announcement of the Results of JAM 2016

March 23rd, 2016

Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2016 Website

April 15th – 24th, 2016

Last Date for receipt of request for change of category along with valid documents in proper format at IIT Madras

April 29th, 2016

Declaration of First Admission List

June 15th, 2016

Declaration of Second Admission List

June 29th, 2019

Declaration of Third and Final Admission List and the Closure of Admissions through JAM 2016

July 11th, 2016



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