ADMISSION PROCEDURE


Application Procedure


Applications for Admissions based on JAM 2022 must be submitted online through Candidate Portal by paying a non-refundable application fee of ₹ 600/- (additional bank charges may apply depending on the mode of payment). Only candidates in the merit list of JAM 2022 will be eligible to apply for admission. Option will be given to the candidate to change their category by providing proof (if any) at the time of filling admission form.


The following documents, in PDF format (maximum size 4 MB), are required for applying online:



  1. Mandatory Documents for All:
    1. X standard (SSC) Certificate
    2. XII standard (HSC) Marksheet
    3. Qualifying Degree Certificateǂ
    4. Marksheets of all semesters/years of the Qualifying Degreeǂ§

  2. Document for General Category:
    1. Nationality Certificateǂ: Birth Certificate or Aadhaar Card or Voter ID or First page of Passport or School Transfer Certificate (TC) showing nationality or Nationality Certificate issued by an authorized government agency.

    2. (Note that any other documents like Ration Card, Driving License, College/ Institute/ School ID, Bank Passbook, PAN Card, Marksheets are NOT considered as Nationality Certificates).


  3. Other Documents:
    1. Category Certificate for OBC-NCL, EWS, SC and ST candidates

    2. (Note that Nationality Certificate is NOT required for candidates submitting the category certificate. OBC-NCL/EWS/SC/ST Category Certificate serves as Nationality Certificate too.)


    3. PwD Certificate for PwD candidates

ǂ Candidates who do not have the nationality certificate (not required for Category candidates), qualifying degree certificate, and marksheet(s) of the courses of the qualifying degree in possession during filling of the application form must fill the undertaking.


§ If institute/university provides letter grades (without marks) in qualifying degree, an institute/university guideline/declaration showing the equivalence of letter grades and marks also needs to be uploaded.


The photograph and signature uploaded during the time of applying for JAM 2022 Examination will be used for the admission process. Irrespective of whether a candidate appears in the Merit List of one or two Test Papers, only one duly completed Application Form should be submitted. All programmes to which the candidate is seeking admission must be selected in the option form, in the order of preference. Incomplete applications or applications that are not supported by valid documents will be rejected.


Notes:


  1. The Application Form for admission will not be considered, if the fee is not received by the JAM Organizing Institute before the application deadline. No intimation regarding the rejection of application form will be sent to the candidate.

  2. Candidate should note that being in the merit list of any Test Paper neither guarantees nor provides automatic entitlement to admission. The admission would be based on the order of merit, available seats and the fulfillment of Eligibility Requirements (ERs) and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) requirements of the programme in the admitting institute. The fulfilment of Eligibility Requirements (ERs) & Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) is decided by the department offering the programme and the prerogative to accept/reject the candidate rests with the department.


Admission Procedure


The following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2022.


Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites (See here). Candidates should note that they have to apply for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) available only at Candidate Portal.


Based on the Test Paper(s) qualified, a Candidate can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that Test Paper(s), subject to the fulfilment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic year 2022-2023, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2022.



  1. The Applicant will be considered for admission only to the programme(s) filled in the Application Form for admission.

  2. 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 01, 2022 on JAM 2022 website.

  3. Note: Applicants are requested to periodically check the JAM 2022 website for the status of the application/any communication. They should also check the messages sent to their registered E-mail ID and/or mobile number.


  4. Once an offer is received, Applicants can login to Candidate Portal and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b) Accept with Upgrade (c) Reject and Quit.

    • Accept and Freeze: By choosing "Accept and Freeze", the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would not like to upgrade to higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent rounds (if applicable). The applicant will not be considered for admission in the subsequent rounds (if any).

    • Accept with Upgrade: By choosing "Accept with Upgrade", the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would like to upgrade to higher preferences in the subsequent rounds (if any). The applicant will be considered for upgradation in the subsequent rounds (if any).

    • Reject and Quit: By choosing "Reject and Quit", the Applicant rejects the offered seat and would not like to continue in the admission process of JAM 2022. The seat offered to the Applicant would be cancelled and the Applicant will not be considered further in the admission process.

    For "Accept and Freeze” and “Accept with Upgrade" decisions, the Applicant will be directed to an ONLINE payment portal to pay the "Seat Booking Fee" of ₹ 10,000/- for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category Applicants and ₹ 5,000/- for SC/ST/PwD category using credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ UPI (additional Bank charges may apply depending on mode of payment) within a stipulated time period as mentioned in the offer. Challan payment is NOT accepted. The Seat Booking Fee will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Admission.


    For "Reject and Quit" decision, the applicants will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.


  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. Applicants who are offered admission in the Second List but not in the First List, must login to Candidate Portal and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b) Accept with Upgrade and (c) Reject and Quit and pay the required fee, for “Accept” decisions within a stipulated period of time. Applicants with an upgraded seat offer need not pay the Seat Booking Fee once again, for “Accept” decisions. For “Reject and Quit” decision, the applicants will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

  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. Applicants who are offered admission in the Third List but not in the previous Lists, must login to Candidate Portal and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b) Accept with Upgrade and (c) Reject and Quit and pay the required fee, for “Accept” decisions within a stipulated period of time. Applicants with an upgraded seat offer need not pay the Seat Booking Fee once again, for “Accept” decisions. For “Reject and Quit” decision, the applicants will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

  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 06, 2022 on JAM 2022 website and the intimation will be sent by the Organizing Institute to the candidates concerned.

  10. Applicants who are offered admission in the Fourth List but not in the previous Lists, must login to Candidate Portal and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze and (b) Reject and Quit and pay the required fee, for “Accept” decision within a stipulated period of time. Applicants with an upgraded seat offer need not pay the Seat Booking Fee once again, for “Accept” decision. For “Reject and Quit” decision, the applicants will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

  11. Last date for the payment of fee for the seats allotted in each round cannot be relaxed in any case. If the offer is not accepted by the candidate or payment is not made within the stipulated period, the offer gets automatically cancelled. No other requests or correspondence on this matter will be entertained.

  12. The Applicants who were offered a seat can CANCEL the offer during June 25, 2022 to June 30, 2022 by logging into Candidate Portal and choosing "Withdraw".

    • Withdraw: The Applicants who have accepted an offer of seat can cancel/opt out of the programme/withdraw from the programme by selecting "Withdraw". The Seat Booking Fee (if paid by them) would be refunded after deducting a Processing Fee of ₹ 1,000/- within a fortnight after the completion of the JAM admission process.

  13. Offer letters from the admitting Institutes will be available for downloading by the candidates through Candidate Portal, after the final round of admissions. The Applicants who are offered a seat should report to the Admitting Institutes along with the required documents, as per their offer letter.

  14. With the Fourth and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2022 will end.

Notes:


  1. Applicants, who are not allotted a seat, will remain on the waiting list in the next round of admission(s), if any.

  2. Applicant who fails to accept an admission offer, will not be considered further in the admission process.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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).

  6. During admission, the photograph of the candidate captured during the day of JAM 2022 examination will be used by the Admitting Institute for verifying the identity of the applicant and it has to match with the candidate being admitted.