Admission Procedure

Only the candidates who qualify in JAM 2017 (whose names appear in the Merit List) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available at IITs (refer to Appendices-I & II of this Information Brochure).
Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the brief profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites (Table 1).  Applicants should note that they have to apply for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) available only at JAM 2017 website.
Based on the test paper(s) qualified, an applicant can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2017-18, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2017.  Candidates are also advised to refer to the JAM 2017 website for latest updates.

  1. After JAM 2017 results are announced, a qualified candidate will have to apply ONLINE only using the prescribed Admission Form available at JAM 2017 website http://jam.iitd.ac.in, irrespective of IITs where the admission is sought. The duration for online Admission Form submission is from April 12-25, 2017.

NOTE to OBC-NCL Candidates: The candidates must upload a valid OBC-NCL certificate in the prescribed format when they submit their application form for admission after the declaration of JAM 2017 results. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC-NCL certificate submitted along with the application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General category in case the OBC-NCL Certificate is invalid or not in the prescribed format or sent/ uploaded after April 25, 2017.

  1. Irrespective of whether a candidate has qualified in one or two Test Papers, only one duly completed Admission Form should be submitted listing, in an option form, all the programmes at IITs (along with the order of preferences) where the candidate is seeking admission.
  2. Upon logging in to the JAM 2017 website (JOAPS), the candidate needs to fill in the required information, such as choice of the programmes in order of preference, educational qualifications, percentage of marks/CGPA, category, PwD status etc. After carefully choosing the order of programme preferences based on the ER and MEQ of the programmes at Admitting Institutes, a payment of Rs 600/- (Rupees six hundred only) is to be made as non-refundable processing fee. The payment can be made online through JOAPS latest by April 27, 2017 (Thursday). 
  3. The Admission Form will not be considered if it is found incomplete in any respect or if it is not accompanied by the payment and the candidate will not be considered for admission, irrespective of satisfying the ER and MEQ of any programme(s) for which the Admission Form has been submitted. Also, a candidate will be considered for admission only to the programme(s), given in his/her Admission Form.
  4. Taking into consideration the order of preference as given in the Admission Form and corresponding rank(s) in the Merit List, the First Admission List for each programme under JAM 2017 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced on June 02, 2017 (Friday) on JAM 2017 website.
  5. After the declaration of the First Admission List, admission offers will be sent by the respective Admitting Institute(s) to the concerned candidates. Along with the submission of the acceptance form, these candidates will also have to pay an advance seat booking fee (Rs. 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL category candidates and Rs. 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) online through JOAPS, within the deadline mentioned in the admission offer letter. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.
  6. If seats remain vacant after the first admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Second Admission List. This second list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on June 20, 2017 (Tuesday) on JAM 2017 website and the admission offers based on the second list, if any, will be sent by the Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned.
  7. Candidates who have been offered admission through the Second List but not through the First List, must submit their acceptance form, along with an advance seat booking fee (Rs. 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL category candidates and Rs. 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) paid online through JOAPS, within the deadline mentioned in the admission offer letter. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.
  8. If seats remain vacant even after the second admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Third and Final Admission List. This third and final list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on July 03, 2017 (Monday) on JAM 2017 website and the admission offers based on the third list, if any, will be sent by the Admitting Institute(s) to the candidates concerned.
  9. With the Third and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2017 will come to a close.
  10. If a qualified candidate is allotted a seat through the First Admission List and if the offer of admission is accepted, the lower preferences of the candidate, if any, will be automatically cancelled. However, the candidate will remain on the waiting list for all the higher preferences (if any). Qualified candidates, who are not allotted any seat in the First/Second Admission List, will remain on the waiting list in the next round of admission(s). If a qualified candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he/she will not be considered further in the admission process.

Important Note:

    • Verification of Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission is the prerogative of the Admitting Institute(s) only and the Organizing Institute will not respond to any queries in this regard.
    • The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified.
    • Candidates should note that being in the Merit List of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).