The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc which is conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology. The joint admission test was only started in 2004 – 2005 which had a main objective of providing admissions to dual degree and post B.Sc programs based on the performance in a single test so as to consolidate science as a career option for bright students from all across the country and the world over.
The M.Sc course is not restricted to Indian candidates but also encourage nationals from other countries, however other nationals will have to satisfy the rules and regulations of the institutes that they are applying for. The application for a desired program would require the candidate to measure up in the corresponding test paper as well as ensure he or she satisfies the minimum educational qualification as well as the eligibility criteria of the applied academic program. This is not restricted to people who have completed the educational qualification but also who have appeared for the respective exams or due to appear for them as well. Just appearing for the JAM exams or getting a merit alone does not assure them a place but the admissions also depend on the number of available seats in specific universities.
The minimum requirements in terms of educational qualification would be a bachelors degree with mathematics as a subject for one year at the least for yearly system candidates and two papers of mathematics at the least for semester system candidates. As far as the marks aggregate are concerned the candidate should have scored fifty five percentage or more and for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe a minimum of fifty percentage is the requirement. If a candidate has letter grades instead of percentage the institute that is admitting the candidate will calculate the equivalent percentage accordingly.
The pattern of questions for biotechnology and computer applications will be fully objective which will have to be answered in an objective response sheet which is also called as ORS. Only a black pencil should be used to darken the bubble and the evaluation of these sheets will be done electronically. All the other papers will be objective as well as subjective type questions. The objective questions will have four choices out of which only one would be correct and the candidate will have to select the correct answer. In case of incorrect answers there will be a negative or reduction of one third of the marks the question carries.
There are both online and offline forms available for application process although most institutes prefer online mode versus offline mode as it makes it a lot easier for processing.