

Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for Admission

JAM 2019 examination will be conducted in seven subjects, also referred to as Test Papers, of Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT), Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG), Mathematics (MA), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH). Candidates are advised to become familiar with the code(s) of the test paper(s) that they wish to appear as this information is required at the time of application form submission, at the time of examination, and later at the time of admission process.
The Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM are given below, along with the names of the Test Papers with their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2019.

Test Papers and their Codes, corresponding Academic Programmes offered by the Admitting Institutes and their Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 
Test Paper
(Test paper code) 
Academic Programme 
Institute 
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission 
Essential subjects in Bachelor's Degree along with minimum duration 
Essential subjects at (10+2) level 
Biotechnology
(BT) 
M.Sc. Biotechnology 
IITI, IITB, IITR 
Any Branch / Subject 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering 
IITB 
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
Mathematics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Molecular Medical Microbiology 
IITKGP 
B.Sc./B.S. degree (3yrs/6 semesters) with Biology/Biotechnology/Botany/Lifescience/Physiology/Zoology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Genetics & molecular biology as Honours/Major/Main Subject, and any one of Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics as one of compulsory subsidiary subject for at least 1yrs/2 semester 
No Restrictions 
Chemistry
(CY) 
M.Sc. Chemistry 
IITI 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters 
No Restrictions 
IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ, IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR,
IITISM, IITBHU, IIT Bhilai, IITPKD 
Chemistry for three years/six semesters 
Mathematics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Chemistry 
IITBBS, IITKGP 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine 
IITKGP 
B.Sc./B.S. degree (3yrs/6 semesters) with Chemistry as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Physics/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least 2yrs/4 semester 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering 
IITB 
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
Mathematics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences 
IITBBS 
Mathematics and Physics with any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology
and Statistics 
No Restrictions 
Geology
(GG) 
M.Sc. Applied Geology 
IITB, IITR 
Geology for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science 
Mathematics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Geophysics 
IITKGP 
Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Geology 
IITKGP, IITBBS 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences 
IITBBS 
Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology
and Statistics 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geology* 
IITISM 
B.Sc degree (3 year) with Geology as
Honours/ Major/ Main/Equivalent subject and any 2 subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 
Mathematics 
Mathematics
(MA) 
M.Sc. in Economics 
IITR 
Mathematics as one of the core subjects 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc. Mathematics 
IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITP, IITR, IITRPR 
Mathematics for at least two years/four semesters 
M.Sc. Mathematics / Applied Mathematics and Computing 
IITH 
M.Sc. Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing 
IITISM 
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing 
IITG, IIT Bhilai 
M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics 
IITTP 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Mathematics 
IITBBS, IITKGP 
Mathematics/Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research 
IITB 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering 
IITB 
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters. 
Mathematics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences 
IITBBS 
Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology
and Statistics 
No Restrictions 
Mathematical Statistics
(MS) 
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics 
IITB 
Mathematics or Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters 
No Restrictions 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research 
IITB 
M.Sc. Statistics 
IITK 
Statistics for at least two years/ four semesters 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences 
IITBBS 
Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics 
Physics
(PH) 
M.Sc. Physics 
IITP 
B.Sc./B.S. degree with physics as major/main/honours subject and
mathematics for 2 years/4 semesters. / B.Tech in Engineering Physics. 
No Restrictions 
IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITJ,IITK, IITM, IITR, IITRPR, IITISM, IITBHU, IIT Bhilai IITPKD 
Physics for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Physics 
IITBBS, IITKGP 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics 
IITK 
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics 
IITB 
Physics and Mathematics/Mathematical Physics for two years/four semesters and at least one of them as subject for three years/six semesters 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Medical Physics 
IITKGP 
B.Sc./B.S. degree (3yrs/6 semesters) with physics as Honours/Major/Main Subject, Mathematics as compulsory one subsidiary subject and Chemistry/Biology as another subsidiary subject for at least 2yrs/4 semester 
M.Sc. Astronomy 
IITI 
Physics/ Mathematics / Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences 
IITBBS 
Mathematics and Physics and any one of these subjects among Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Application, Geology and Statistics 
Joint M.Sc. Ph.D. in Geophysics 
IITKGP 
Geology/Physics as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 
Mathematics 
M.Sc. Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering 
IITB 
Any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters 
M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geophysics 
IITISM 
B.Sc Degree (3 yr.) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 years/4 semesters and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science for 1 year/ 2 semesters. 
No Restrictions 


* Medical Criteria: a) Applicants with color blindness and/or Uniocularity are not eligible.
b) To do fieldwork, persons with disability (PwD) category candidates should be able to walk in the field without assistance /escort (onroad and/or offroad conditions.)
