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IIT JAM Counselling 2024 (Application Begins): Check the Expected Dates, Required Documents, and Eligibility Criteria

IIT JAM counselling 2024: The application process for IIT JAM counselling has started on April 12, 2024. Candidates can expect the invitation after registering for the counselling process.
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IIT JAM Counselling 2024: The Joint Admission Test for Masters 2024 is going to be organised by IIT Madras on February 11, 2024. The official exam and important dates are available on the website jam.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can expect their admit cards for the same to be released on January 8, 2024. 

The applications for IIT JAM counselling has started on April 12, 2024. The last date to register for counselling process is Aril 24, 2024. This is after the declaration of the results on March 20, 2024. Candidates who qualified in the IIT JAM result will be invited for counselling. 

The admission offer to the candidates will be made on the basis of their All India Rank, availability of seat, and cut off lists. This will be determined by the IIT JAM results 2024

IIT JAM Counselling 2024: Highlights

Before applying for counselling sessions, candidates must understand the whole process of IIT JAM counselling. The pointers below will give a brief overview of how the counselling process works.

  • While submitting the admission registration form, candidates are required to fill in their course and institute preferences
  • Once the results are out, IIT Madras will release merit lists based on All India Ranks allotted to qualified candidates
  • These candidates will then receive invitations for counselling session via email
  • After the counselling, candidates are required to upload all the required documents to continue the verification and admission process

IIT JAM Admission List 2024

The conducting IIT releases around four admission lists for the IIT JAM exam every year. These admission lists are prepared on the basis of All India Ranks offered to candidates, and the number of seats available in all 21 IITs. 

The lists are released on an interval of 1 to 2 weeks. These admission lists are expected to be released during the month of June. Candidates can check the admission lists on the official website. 

Steps to check IIT JAM admission lists

Step 1: Visit the official website 

Step 2: Log in to the JOAPS portal using your credentials

Step 3: You will be redirected to the allotment page

Step 4: Check the institutes offering you admission

Once the candidates are offered admission, they get the options to perform the following functions with their respective admission offers.

  1. Accept and Freeze: This option will let the candidates accept the admission offer and pay the fees to secure and confirm their admission
  2. Accept and Upgrade: This option lets the candidates accept the current admission, however if they believe they may get a better offer in the next list, they can upgrade their offer accordingly
  3. Reject: This option lets the candidates reject the offer they receive if it does not suit them and withdraw their names

IIT JAM Important Dates 2024

The table below shows some of the important dates related to the IIT JAM exam 2024.



Release of Admit Card

January 8, 2024

Date of Exam

February 11, 2024

Declaration of Result+Release of Merit List

March 22, 2024

Beginning of Counselling 

Mid-April 2024 (expected)

Check here: IIT JAM Admit Card 2024

IIT JAM Counselling 2024: Documents Required

After the IIT JAM counselling process is over, candidates are required to submit a series of documents for the verification and admission process. Here is a list of these documents:

  • Class 10 marksheet & certificate
  • Class 12 marksheet & certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • IIT JAM 2024 score card
  • Photo ID proof
  • Undergraduate passing marksheet
  • Undergraduate degree certificate
  • Certificate of nationality
  • Certificate of reserved categories (if applicable).

IIT JAM Counselling 2024: Seat Booking Fees

Once candidates submit their application with these documents, they will then be required to pay the seat reservation fees. The seat booking fees for IIT JAM exam 2024 varies for candidates belonging to different categories:




INR 5,000


INR 10,000

OBC (Non-creamy layer)

INR 10,000

IIT JAM Counselling 2024: Participating Colleges

A total of 21 IITs are participating in the IIT JAM exam 2024. These institutes include IITs in Bangalore, Bombay, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Indore, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Madras, Mandi, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Patna, Palakkad, Roorkee, Ropar, and Tirupati. 

Candidates can choose and apply for any of these participating institutions, based on the courses they are offering. The courses and institute preferences are to be filled in the admission registration form before the counselling process begins. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the counselling for IIT JAM begin?

The counselling for IIT JAM exam 2024 is expected to begin in April 2024, shortly after the release of results.

Who will release the merit list for IIT JAM?

The conducting institute, IIT Madras is responsible for releasing the subject wise merit lists for IIT JAM 2024.

What is the seat booking fees for IIT JAM counselling?

The seat booking fees amount varies for different categories of candidates. Reserved categories like SC and ST have to pay INR 5,000, while candidates belonging to general category and OBC (non creamy layer) have to pay INR 10,000 to book their seats.

When will the IIT JAM result be announced?

IIT JAM result 2024 is expected to be announced on or around March 22, 2024.

How many merit lists will come out for IIT JAM?

Every year, around 3 to 4 merit lists are released for IIT JAM. The number of lists depends on the total number of qualified applicants.

Where can I download my IIT JAM scorecard?

The IIT JAM scorecard will be available to download on the official website jam.iitm.ac.in.


Which documents are required for verification in the IIT JAM admission process?

Candidates have to submit official documents including their 10th and 12th marksheets, undergraduate degree and marksheet, photo ID proof, reservation certificate (if applicable) and birth certificate for verification.

When can I expect my IIT JAM admit card to be issued?

IIT JAM admit card 2024 is expected to be released on January 8, 2024. 

How many seats are available for qualified candidates in IIT JAM?

IIT JAM exam 2024 is offering around 3000 seats in 21 IITs across the country.

Can I upgrade my choice of institute in the 2nd list?

Yes, candidates who choose the option of accept and upgrade during their counselling can upgrade if they are getting an admission offer from their preferred institute.

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