Admission Procedure


Only candidates who qualify in JAM 2022 (whose names appear in the Merit List) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the Academic Programmes available at IITs (refer to 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. Applicants should note that they have to apply by filling an online Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) available only at website of JAM 2022. 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 Institutes. For the academic session 2022-23, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2022. Candidates are also advised to refer to the JAM 2022 website for latest updates.


After JAM 2022 results are announced, a qualified candidate should have to apply ONLINE only using the prescribed Admission Form available at JAM 2022 website, irrespective of IITs where the admission is sought. The period for submission of online Admission Form is April 11, 2022 to April 25, 2022.


NOTE to OBC-NCL/EWS Candidates: The candidates must upload a valid OBC-NCL/EWS certificate issued after March 31, 2021, in the prescribed format when they submit their application form for admission after the declaration of JAM 2022 results. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC-NCL/EWS certificate submitted along with the application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General category in case the OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate is invalid or not in the prescribed format or not uploaded within the specified time.


Irrespective of whether a candidate has qualified in one or two Test Papers, only one duly completed Admission Form should be submitted. The duly completed Admission Form must list, in an option form, all the programmes at IITs (along with the order of preferences) where the candidate is seeking admission.



  1. Upon logging into the JAM 2022 online application portal, the candidate needs to provide 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 ERs and MEQs of the programmes at Admitting Institutes, a payment of ₹ 600 (Rupees six hundred only) is to be made as non-refundable processing fee. The payment can be made online through JAM 2022 web portal latest by April 25, 2022.

  2. 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 ERs and MEQs 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.

  3. 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 2022 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced by June 02, 2022 on JAM 2022 website.


    Note: Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for the status of the application/any communication. They should also check the messages sent to their registered E-mail id and mobile number.


  4. After the declaration of the First List of Admission, intimation will be sent by the Organizing Institute to the candidates concerned. Along with the submission of acceptance form, these candidates will also have to pay an advance seat booking fee (₹10000 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and ₹5000 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) online through JAM 2022 admission portal, within the deadline mentioned in the 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.

  5. 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 16, 2022 on JAM 2022 website and an intimation based on the second list, if any, will be sent by the Organizing Institute to the candidates concerned.

  6. Candidates who have been intimated about the offer through the Second List but not through the First List, must submit their acceptance form, along with an advance seat booking fee (₹10000 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and ₹5000 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) paid online through JAM 2022 admission portal, within the deadline mentioned in the 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.

  7. If seats remain vacant even after the second admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Third Admission List. This third list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on June 25, 2022 on JAM 2022 website and the intimation will be sent by the Organizing Institute to the candidates concerned.

  8. Candidates who have been intimated about the offer through the Third List but not through the first two Lists, must submit their acceptance form, along with an advance seat booking fee (₹10000 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and ₹5000 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) paid online through JAM 2022 admission portal, within the deadline mentioned in the intimation. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.

  9. If seats remain vacant even after the third admission process is over, the Organizing Institute may prepare a Fourth and Final Admission List. This fourth list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on July 05, 2022 on JAM 2022 website and the intimation will be sent by the Organizing Institute to the candidates concerned.

  10. Candidates who have been intimated about the offer through the Fourth List but not through the first three Lists, must submit their acceptance form, along with an advance seat booking fee (₹10000 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates and ₹5000 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates) paid online through JAM 2022 admission portal, within the deadline mentioned in the intimation. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.

  11. With the Fourth and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2022 will come to a close.

  12. 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 his/her higher preferences (if any). A qualified candidate, who is not allotted any seat in the First/Second/Third 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.

Note:


  1. 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.

  2. The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified.

  3. 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).

  4. The candidate’s fingerprint/photograph will be captured before he/she takes the JAM 2022 examination. This captured data will be used for verification during the admission process. Hence, candidates should avoid any coating (ink, mehendi, henna, or tattoo) on their fingertips and have clean fingers on the examination and admission days.